How To Mix Summer Colors

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Hi Divas, what are some of your favorite summer colors? I love bright, vibrant, bold, loud colors for the summer. I mean who doesn’t? I barely wear black and when I do it has some sort of print mixed in. This year I am totally into yellow, aqua, orange, red and pink.. I may throw the whole color wheel in there in a minute!

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I will be doing a series on mixing different colors together to bring together a cohesive looks. Today I am serving you yellow and aqua… lemons of course! have you all realized I have a fetish for fruit let alone lemon print clothing! I first discovered how well these colors pop together 2 years ago with my frist Eva Mendes Lemon dress.

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This dress is $16 at TJMaxx. Don’t sleep on the max you will find great designer deals! This dress has a little ruffle flair that i love along with a thin lining. perfect little summer dress. My heels are old from JustFab, however they have a similar color and style online now. Use my referral code below to get a similar beauty. Oh and this lovely lemon purse.. I just had to have it. This cutie is $6-$9 from Shein.

What summer colors are you mixing? let me know in the comment section.


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Lemon dress (similar)|Lemon Dress (similar) |Lemon dress (similar) Purse | Heels

 

 

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I’m Bringing Sexy Back!

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Hi divas, it’s almost the weekend which means Mother’s Day! Are any of you planning something special for your mom, aunt’s, second moms.. or anyone in your life that is a mom to you? I have something special up my sleeve for the blog.. catch me in a  few days so you can see what it is.

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Until then I am bringing sexy back.. for some reason I have that Justin Timberlake song in my head. I kinda needed to get that out of my system. But yes it’s been a while since I brought you a grown and sexy look and I thought this dress was perfect! Form the Eva Longoria line, this body-con stretchy form fitting strip dress is amazing! it hugs all the right curves and the pattern makes the perfect statement. Look at the front pattern compared to the back, it’s that awesome!

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Pairing this one of a kind dress with  pops of yellow did the trick. Wearing my favorite yellow pumps from JustFab along with my yellow bag from Charming Charlie tops off this outfit..

How are you bringing sexy back? or maybe sexy never left 🙂

xo happy fashion divas.


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Two Piece Outfit- Gaining Confidence

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Many of you know that I struggled with showing my legs, or wearing a bikini. However it has taken me 32 years to dare to show my belly. I know get over yourself? Sometimes confidence comes in all forms, any showing skin wasn’t mine. However After trying this outfit on.. I didn’t look so bad after all.

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Whelp it’s Friday and I am letting it..just  a bit hang out..It’s warm and it’s time to welcome that melanin glow! This 2 pieces is from TJMaxx and is giving me super bohemian vibes. I love loose fitting pants like this. One they are perfect for the air to flow through on a hot day and two they make me look like I have a booty (lol). The matching off the shoulder top is a no brainier as it’s the perfect length to almost hit the high waisted pants. I paired this look with a weaved color block purse that I found at the Goodwill for $5. Sun hat? why not I love hats, this was actually a gift form years ago. Did I tell you that I am totally loving espadrilles right now? Well I have always had a love for them, however DSW has been getting me right with these deals! These back lace tie up espadrilles and are by Nanette Lepore. They are no longer available online as they were on the clearance rack. So check your local DSW for these beauties.

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What are your weekend plans? My business travel was a success now it’s time to get some rest!

xo happy fashion divas.


Two Piece outfit (Take your pick) | Espadrilles | Purse (take your pick)

Fashion Is My Voice

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Have you ever felt lost in a crowd..not noticeable almost like you are invisible? I have found that many people feel this way, I know I have. Finding your voice is one of many factors to self love.

My twin aka my mom often would say never loose your voice. Coming from a broken family household I often saw my mother’s voice being limited. I didn’t understand her words then, but I often found myself trying to fit in with the latest fashion…that never looked good on me. It wasn’t until I was in undergrad at Norfolk State University when I realized, I can’t run to the store and just buy anything.. There’s an actual science, remedy a method to this. Once I developed my own style, this is when my voice developed.

Since then my style has changed and has become more fashionable but it relates to who I am creatively. To me fashion is art! Your voice is not just the words that you speak but by the way you creatively express yourself. Once I found my voice, I feel alive, bold and I love myself just that much more.

 

* Check out New York and Company for similar Dress from Eva Mendes.

High Fashion & a Bentley Continental GT

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Growing up in the inner city of San Diego California, I was not exposed to all of the many arts, high society clubs, luxury cars and many other things. I wouldn’t say I was raised in the ghetto. However my parents did the best they could. Well we did have the biggest house on the block and many people thought we were rich. Rich in money? No! But rich in style yes.. Both of my parents new how to dress and instilled that in my brothers and sisters. My mother would always tell me “Always dress to impress, you never know who you will met.” I intend to always dress my best.

Flashing into present day my husband was raised the same way however was exposed to luxury in many different ways. However we have the same mindset although we come form different locations and background! It amazing how you can meet someone who is just like you! My husband is an Aerospace Engineer, who loves all things, trains, plane and automobiles. He is a natural for tech gadgets and things that go fast. Totally opposite of me.

We were recently invited to the Bentley Reveal party of the all new Bentley Continental GT (Grand Touring). Let me give this car a moment of silence… Okay so when you think of Bentley you think of high class, fancy, red carpet right? Well I at least do and so does my husband. We didn’t know who we would meet let alone network with.. I of course dressed us both and figured, lace, and suede always look rich.

My outfit is from Dillards. this is one of the dresses i purchased during the New Year’s sale. I snag this beauty for more than a bargain! Te detailing on this dress is exquisite as it actually fades to different shade of burgundy. There’s a nice lining underneath that stops right at the knee leaving the rest of the lace see-thru. I paired this lace Antonio Melani dress with my burgundy suede JustFab heels. My husband was fitted in a matching burgundy blazer and black lapel.. fitted black slack pants and “custom” made shoes.. okay they are not custom made but the way they match this blazer one would think so.

For any car lovers out there check out the full Bentley Continental GT technical review form my husband Ben Wayne . Enjoy!

 

How has your past shaped your present? Are you more than grateful for thing your parents taught you even if you had access to luxury things in life? I am more than appreciative for what I did, didn’t and now have.

XO Happy Fashion Divas.


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Hat, Vet, Sweater and Candy Canes

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I would love to sip on a cup of ho tea and snuggle up in the bed with a fuzzy blanket.. However it’s Monday so that means we must conquer the week! Now that Thanksgiving is over it is not Christmas season. I kid you not hours after I ate dinner I put up my tree and decorated! I was not wasting anytime this year! I am probably more excited about this Christmas because it’s me and my husbands first Christmas! I will share a few of the personalized holiday decor items I recently purchased.

I am feeling a bit extra in the holiday season so all my outfits lately have been festive. This outfit I am wearing, everything is from New York & Company except for my favorite JustFab boots. NY & Company came with it this year with the hats and scarfs. I love hats with pom poms and this year the hat is one color and the pom pom is another.. eek I can’t wait to show you all my hat collection! The sweet cream and gold lacing in my sweater is so comfortable and long. I love sweaters that are long and cozy. I added this simple vest to match the beenie. Topped this look off with my super stretch jegging’s and my favorite pair of red laced camel boots! This look has me looking like a mean candy cane.

FYI: NY&CO is having a 75% off Cyber Monday sale. JUSTFAB is also having a Cyber Monday sale and items are starting at $10!!

Xo Happy Fashion Divas


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Sweater | Vest| Pom Pom Hat| Jeggin’s| Boots (Name: Chanice)

Thrifty Fall Outfit!

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Do you ladies ever go thrifting? Well I must say thrifting for me is therapeutic.. it’s almost like  a hunt or what great items will I find.. I have 2 hot spots I love to thrift and consign at. one is the GoodWill and another is a black owned thrift shop called Best Kept Secret. I have actually posted a few other items from BKS on the blog. BKS is actually black owned and if anyone knows I love supporting black owned businesses!

So lest get right into this furry outfit. Stating form head to toe, I purchased this fabulous fur vest from BKS. It’s originally from Chicos and it still have the $150 price tag on it! I love how the faux fur offers different neutral tones that is pared with a cream knit back and a leather belt. I placed a simple cream sweater underneath. my skirt is thirfted from the GoodWill. I love the grey wool blend with the gold sailor buttons. As it gets colder I will definitely wear tights with this but I thought my legs look good enough to wear with they extra high heel booties! I kept my accessories simple with a gold wrist-lit.

Don’t be afraid to go thrifting you never know what goodies you just may find.

XO happy Fashion Divas


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Vest (Out of Stock) | Skirt (Similar)| Sweater | Boots

Cotton Candy Fall Outfit

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Can I tell you that it’ is freezing here in Georgia and Iv’e been in my sweats, hoodies and boots! As I have mentioned before crushed velvet is in, when I saw these sneakers it took me way back in time.. All the way to when I was 16 working the concession stand at Sea World in California. These soft Rocket Dog tennis shoes reminded me when I used to sell cotton candy or should I said candy floss. There were always guest at the park that owned their own convenient stores, that would complain about the price of “candy floss” I can’t even lie the price was ridiculous, but at that time it’s either you want it or not.. I guess after working a little over a year, cooking cotton candy and going home smelling like sea lions and Shamu I should probably hate the smell of it.. Sadly I find myself sneaking tot eh dollar store for bags of cotton candy.

I paired these shoes with a soft heather grey sweat outfit. These sweat are soft, not to thick or thin, comes with lace detailing on the pants and the neck line. I places a simple pink “feeling Fierce” tee underneath and called it a day. this cotton candy winter outfit is perfect for running errands, staying warm or even lounging around the house!

 

XO Happy Fashion Divas


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Shoes | Joggers | Hoodie | Tee shirt

 

“Dreams taste like cotton candy”

Teal Cable Knit Sweater

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BRRR… who felt that cold breeze this morning?  Sometimes my best motivation is getting up and putting on “feel good” clothes.. That means a sophisticated look! Iv’e been in my chill mode lately and have not been featuring any of my classy looks!

I swear Eva Mendes always gets me right! With her timeless elegant looks, I truly have  weakness for her designs. I am loving the color teal right now, as it’s one of the must have colors for fall and winter 2017! I actually have a similar all burgundy and a all white skirt and top assemble like this teal one. This cable knitted skirt loves to hug…or make you look like you have curves! The skirt is very stretchy and comfortable and honestly it’s the perfect length. I opted for the sleeveless ribbed turtleneck shell and draped with bell sleeve zip up jacket! This look can be worn with booties, pumps or like I did with these opened toed JustFab heels. I love adding prints with solids to give the look for character.  xo Happy Fashion Divas!

“Always Dress like you are going to see your worst enemy”

Fall Vibes Jumpsuit

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Summer is still here in Georgia.. so excuse me while I try to channel the fall Fashion Gawds! let’s be real i love warm weather, however I am getting excited about all the endless fall fashion ideas I have roaming through my head..

Jumpsuits are perfect for mix and matching summer and fall items. This red-orange jumpsuits, has tailored skinny pants, a waist tie and a layered top. When I saw this it gave me Audrey Hepburn meets 2017! Because I am forever cold I needed a let’s say loud jacket to pair with this.. and that’s exactly what I found! This long line coat is from Romwe.com and was on clearance for $5. The animal print mixed with the  many colors, is lined with brocaded subtle print. Topping this outfit with a matching orange-red lace up heel was eh perfect pair! My wrist-lit is actually called a charging wallet and these can be found in most retail stores!

“The Best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Jumpsuit| Coat (Alternative) | Shoes |Wallet