2 Years down and Forever 2 Go

Hey ladies, I’ve been a bit MIA trying to start some new business ventures, trying to dive into some new job opportunities and of course trying o maintain this blog and content for you all. I admit I have been failing at it horribly but I haven’t given up.. Hey sometimes we need a break and then to get back up and try again. This year has been rough but I am trying to plan for the months ahead and hit 2020 with a bang. Yep already projecting out 2020.

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I just wanted to share with you ladies that over the weekend was my 2 year wedding anniversary with my superhero.. my husband Benjamin. What a joyous milestone to accomplish and it feels so wonderful!

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I wanted to share with you all my outfit details. I originally bought this 2 piece nautical outfit from Zara unfortunately it’s sold out but don’t worry I found the same outfit on Shein! I like to call this a status print with the nautical rope and chain detail. It’s absolutely stunning and can easily go from day to night.img_2578

You all know I love a good two piece outfit and I am still not ready to get into my high heels since my surgery. The top is actually a sheer tank top with a cape overlay. It adds an elegant touch to this outfit. The pants hit right at the ankle and has a side zipper. the over all material is satin and polyester but feels so silky and comfortable. The best thing about this was that it didn’t make me hot! Perfect for summer and fall.

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Are you ready for fall ladies?


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Blouse | Pants | Shoes 

Don’t Judge Me

Don’t judge me! Hey divas happy Monday and you know I am diving into the nitty gritty about judging. We are half way through this month and to be honest it’s been a rough year for me. Trying to stay consistent with my blog, work and home life. Along the way I have judged myself and have often wondered how people view me.

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Romans 2:1

Is it ok to judge others? Let alone yourself? Of course we know the answer to this. It’s a big fat NO! We aren’t called to judge others or put unhealthy pressure on ourselves. I have been judged many of times weather I was judged by my hair, the clothes I wear, the way I talk. The list goes on and I’m sure it does for you as well. The ultimate issue is if you’re confident in who you are you will to allow what anyone think or feel of you bother you. This is easier said than done.

I often still struggle with my own thoughts and what people have said about me. However I am learning to use those negative attributes and turn them into positive attributes in my life. Weather true or not I try to use anything as motivation to do and be better. How are you trying to live your life judgement free?

Let’s get into this outfit. You know I love a good jumpsuit. But this one is extra special as it can be dressed up or down. It is a satin. Material with wide leg with pleating, v neck with buttons and a simple flutter sleeve. The length of this is long, however I normally would wear heels with an outfit like this. I am still recovering from my surgery so I opted for a pair of leopard sparkly slides. To top of this fun flirty look I grabbed my leopard print bag and shades. Oops did I fail to mention this look is from Fabrik and slides are from TJMaxx Steve Madden brand.

Have a good day xo Happy Fashion Divas.


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Jumpsuit | Sandals

June In Bloom

Hi Divas and Happy first Monday of June! It’s been a long while since I have kicked a blog into full swing. However I have the perfect outfit and motivation for you. So let’s dive right tin the goodies.

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Let’s talk Fear, Faith and Fashion! So I was reading a devotional the other day and it was so perfect for my current situation. You can’t leave in fear without having a strong rooted faith in God.  Your fears can easily overcome your daily tasks, making it hard to function mentally and physically. However this is relation to anything that we do, how? Because we must always have a healthy balance. Our lives must be balanced, whether it’s work life.. healthy food to junk food… working out to not working out..of course to no fashion to fashion.. the list goes on.

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Meditate on this.. I can do all things with a balanced lifestyle and not succumbing to fear. Be balanced also means that you are powerful and can overcome anything that you set yourself too. So why not do this in style.

This lovely coral and cream outfit is from New York and Company..of course! and it’s from the Eva Mendes collection. This outfit was actually a gift for my birthday.. I know I know super late but guess what it’s still available. This lovely coral knot top is perfect, sexy and light weight for spring and summer. This stripe matching skirt gives the perfect balance with the button and bow tie back in the front or back. Eva always makes outfits super easy to put together. I paired this outfit with my gladiator zip back block heels from JustFab.

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That’s all you are now fearless.. confident and have your power outfit on.. You are now ready to conquer the week!

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Stay Confident and as always xo Happy Fashion Divas.


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2019 Let’s Get it!

Happy New Year Divas! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. For most of u it’s back to the daily grind, make money spend money survive. This year I want to change my mindset and stop feeling like i’m a slave to my job, bills, cough cough student loans and other daily tasks. I want to start living for the things I enjoy. After-all we only live once so you better enjoy it. I admit I did fall off on planning some of my goals but life happens.

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So divas I’m back and ready to conquer 2019. I just purchased this blogging planner.. cough cough which I should have ordered months ago. but that’s okay better late than never. I am tying to bring you all more savvy, inspirational, meaningful content. So let me ask you this.. what would you like to see on the blog? What are you interested in reading about? Ask and your wish is my command. So hold on tight divas 2018 was just the beginning and we about to dive deep into fashion, shopping, food, spirituality and more this year are you ready? oh yes and by the way did you catch me on Poshmark? that’s right hunny I am selling items in my closet! finally right? Yes I have way too many clothes in my closet so why not share! You can find me at Poshmark here.

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It’s Monday, are you ready to crush this day? Well I am and this look is giving my girl boss vibes. pink is one of my favorite colors and of course New York and Company got all this pink right! This sweater is from the Eva Mendes collection and the blushing pink wide leg pants are form the 7 Avenue line from NY&CO as well.. I simply added this taupe but almost blush pink JustFab pumps to tie the look all together. This look is simply soft and classy. make a bold statement without trying at all! Xo Happy Fashion divas!

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Why Sweaters are Perfect For “Sweater Weather”

Yes divas it’s officially sweater weather. that’s right, pull out your chunky, knit, turtle neck, hi lo, and all color sweaters out of your closet! I sure am.. If you didn’t know I love sweaters…all types! I don’t discriminate. (lol) anyways, today’s blog is about sweaters.. well obviously! I love mixing a long cardigan with a good sweater.

Why A Cardigan?

Cardigans are my go to in the fall and winter! why? because they add an extra layer of warmth, style and can easily jazz up or dress down an outfit. I stay cold so have a funky layer piece always says i thought about this outfit instead of “I’m cold.” I usually flock towards long cardigans so that it makes wearing leggings, skinny cans, crop tops, or any sweater that hits right at your waist look more professional.. especially if you are int eh work place. Let’s get this right, I don’t wear crop tops to work that’s so not appropriate.

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  2. Crewneck
  3. Chunky
  4. long line

Why A Sweater?

Because it keeps your warm! Thats so obvious however Sweaters can also be dressed up or down! styled with jeans, slacks, shorts, skirts you name it! I feel like I should have said greens, beans, potatoes.. you name it!! There are so many different styles that at least having the basics are necessary.

  1. V-neck sweaters are great for a business casual look, where you can easily pair a button up collard blouse underneath.
  2. Crew neck, which is also the round neck.
  3. Cowl neck sweater is for someone who like the “thought” of a turtleneck but possibly doesn’t like the “i’m being choked” feeling.
  4. Turtleneck 
  5. Mock neck
  6. Oversized, one of my favs to wear with leggings or skinny jeans.
  7. Cropped
  8. Hi Lo

All of these types of sweaters come in, slim knit, chunky, oversized, cropped, hi lo you name it there’s a sweater that will fit your style.

Now for my look! I went for an all white underneath this crazy english scene print cardigan. True story, my boss thought I was excited about thanksgiving, she thought it was turkey and cranberries on my cardigan. However it’s actually a women in a store selling fruit to a man at a counter. anyway this cardigan coat is super warm, long and has every pop of color your heart desires! I pair it with my chunky cable knit white turtleneck, a pair of skinny Michael Kors jeans and my high hell lace up booties! It’s so simple.

How do you wear your sweaters and cardigans?

xo happy fashion divas!


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Turtle neck sweater (similar) | Jeans | Cardigan | Booties

The Must Have Closet Trend: Featuring The Fab 5 Fashionistas

Hey divas the Fab 5 Fashionistas are back at it again. We are serving you a must have closet trend that nonetheless trending right now. Can you guess what? That’s right animal, leopard,cheetah print which ever you desire to say it. Me girls and I each styled the print differently giving you several options for you to mix and match. So let’s get right into it.

How many ways can you style animal print? I say countless. I decided to do a cozy work wear look while playing with prints and fall colors. If you have been following me you will know that this blouse has been featured and styled multiple ways. It’s honestly a staple in my closet. Dillard’s now has the zip up version which I will leave the link to below.

It’s no secret I get cold very easily, I am that o e friend that carries a sweater all year around. This look can be worn with a chunky over sized cardigan. I chose this burnt orange not only to match with my booties but it’s my favorite grandma sweater. It is the epitome of sweater weather!!

Topping this look off will be my olde but goody brown tweed slacks. I purchased these babies about 4 years ago from my favorite store New York and Company. I love the composition of the leopard print and the tweed paired together. They don’t compete with each other but compliment the entire look. What do you think?


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Blouse| Pants |Cardigan |Booties

 

 

Lydia of Chictostreetstylemom is giving me sexy school girl vibes. I say that because this neck jumper dress is so classic with the k de high boots. This is a versatile look as it can be worn to work, the weekend or even date night take your pick! To find out all the chic details head on over to Lydia’s blog here.

Reyni of Curlsandhighheels is slaying a classic leopard pencil skirt. But wait she paired her amazing skirt with this black sweater and pipped it with lavender. Let’s take a minute because I always think of black and red with leopard print never purple. But hunny she did that. Heck out Reynis blog here for all the details.

Mary of Curlybyrdiechirps is rocking one of my favorite looks in a 2 piece outfit. Yaull know how I love a good two piece. Popping this look off with red booties and long line duster I swear it’s the perfect match. Bye the way don’t forget to wish my girl happy birthday!To get all these details head on over to Mary’s blog.

Yolanda of Curlypetiterenee is giving us a bold leopard print dress with pops of red. I have a leopard print dress and let me tell you I don’t look like Yolanda she’s killing this look. Head on over to Yolanda’s blog for all the sweet details.

And just like that leopard print is a must have statement piece in your wardrobe. My girls styled dresses skirts blouses and pants take your pick!

Until next time xoxo happy fashion divas.

5 objectives to beat time! Goal Series part 2

Hey divas… it’s that time again motivational Monday. Part 2to the goal series. Be honest do you like these types of blogs? I hon still like writing these blogs to help inspire myself just as much to inspire you. I have come along way I promise I will spill out my entire life story one of these days…. and I don’t care if you judge any of it because it has made me who I am today. As I am still growing and learning through this thing we call life, I continue to make life goals for my self weather they are short or long term.

Now ladies we are driven by time. Let’s be honest by the age of 16 you should’ve obtained your drivers license and had your first kiss. By the age of 21 you should’ve graduated college and fell madly in love with the star basketball player or an engineer nerd (hence I married an aerospace engineer) and landed your dream job. By 25 you either married your prince or bought a house and a year later you had a baby. By the age of 30 you now had your PHD if you are a book worm or you are a big CEO of a fashion company and are on the board of directors for a girls mentoring program and let’s not forget you love being active in church…. okay okay you get what I’m the truth is nothing goes our way and time definitely doesn’t wait for your specific plans or go according to them either.

I’ve had to learn to roll with whatever God and that day, year gave me. None of the above things happened for me in that way. Matter fact they all happened when I stopped thinking and focusing on what society said I should have now.

This weeks objectives:

  1. Stop looking and listening to what everyone else has
  2. Set a specific goal it must be clear and well defined and measurable .
  3. Don’t base your goals on time. Time is delicate and should not be waisted as we know it goes fast. So instead make attainable goals and jump! Starting today, even if starting means researching and writing down a step process, or figuring out what it is you’re going to do. A plan of action.
  4. Relevant: make
  5. Start telling yourself daily that you can,you will, be successful ( please note that we will be discussing that word successful in another blog as it’s often misunderstood.

Now what’s even more crazy is that I sat here writ g this blog for syou all and something told me to just google how to attainable, relevant and time. Girl get out of here. The way I have ordered mine are not in that order but clearly we can I’m onto something. Look at God won’t he do it!

Okay divas I leave you with this let’s kick time in the butt and put our pen to that paper our fingers to the keyboard and get started today! No more ifs ands or buts. I claim it that you are more than who you think you are.

Xo happy fashion divas.


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4 Tips For Getting The Best Shopping Deals!

Divas you all know I’m a bargain shopper. I rarely buy anything at full price and if I do it’s because I know that item will be gone..gone and GONE. I love to think of myself as the ultimate bargain shopper as I have purchased $100 item for $5 my last win was an $80 for $8 can I get an amen. Now I am no extreme coupon guru like the women on that television show but I have a few tricks up my sleeve. 

 Look For Sales

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My first tip is to look for sales. Now I have some staples stores that I know I can always rely on for a good deal. But if I see a sale that doesn’t stop me from looking. Now be mindful some stores like to raise their regular prices and drop them on sale and they call it a sale. No this means they are still getting their regular retail price off the sale. Does that make sense? I have seen it done before I some major department stores. They will put a red tag over the regular price. But me being an avid shopper I got hip to what they were doing. People see red = sale or discount but why does the red sticker match the regular price. So make sure you are paying attention.  A good sale for me is anything above 40% off where I can double with coupons which leads me to my next tip.

 Coupons

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Coupons are great when they can be doubled with a sale. Okay okay any coupon is good however it depends on the value of the coupon. I usually look for coupons that give me a significant dollar amount off. Now some stores do not allow you to double the sale with a coupon or they make you choose. Figure out if the coupon is or the sale is a better deal. Mind you I am not mathematician but when it comes to my deals I am on it!

 Find Rotating Deals

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Pick you 3 top stores that you love and learn their sales, coupons and offers. Many stores today have credit cards which equals points. Please please be mindful if you are going to venture down the credit card lane, make are you are being responsible and understand all of the terms and conditions. You don’t need a credit card to access to all of the deals and coupons. You can always join the stores email list to receive weekly updates, deals and coupons! No one needs to go into debt over looking fly.

 Consignment & Thrift Stores

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I love consignment and thrift shops. Consignment shops will be more expensive but still can find great name brand deals. You thrift shops has rotating deals during the week. Two bloggers that I admire about their thrifting skills are my girls Kisha of the Kisharoseatl and Melodie of the MelodieStewart blog. Check out their blogs if you want more thrifting tips! I usually pop in thrift stores just to see what deals I can find here and there. Usually you will realize that nothing goes out of style. What’s trending today is was trending a few years ago. So that blazer that is on the rack for $80, you can most likely find for $5 at the thrift store. Check it out and tell me what you think.

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Okay so I am sure you all are dying to know the details on this outfit. This polka dot bell sleeve blouse comes from TJMaxx. It’s Calvin Klein and was on super discount for $12! This skirt is from H&M and it’s trending on many blogs and I will definitely do a side by side with some of my girls so you can see how they styled this skirt on Instagram. Make sure to follow me @emaneescloset. The skirt is a knot body con with pops of silver metallic threading. The black and white waist band is subtle but ties in the overall honeycomb look. I topped this look off with my red suede chunky heel booties and a few red accessories. I thought about pairing my silver metallic booties with this too. Hmm what do you think?

 

Xo happy fashion Divas

 


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Skirt | Booties (Name: Rosamund)

 

5 Basic Fall Must Haves

I am going to close my eyes and pretend it’s getting cold here in Georgia! That’s the easiest way for me to write this blog. I have all my basic essentials lined up ready for when that cool breeze tickles my nose. Well I still have some shopping to do before I can 100% say I’m ready. Matter fact I’m never ready because I am forever shopping. But ladies I’ll tell you this I am on a shopping fast till Black Friday. Do you think I can do it? That’s a long stretch. If I do purchase anything it will be Christmas gifts.

If you know me I’m so not a basic person. I barely have regular t-shirts in my wardrobe. So this is a good way to mix up basic with my over the topness!

1. Shirt Dress

 

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Ladies shirt dresses are amazing for fall. I will even go as far as saying a long tunic will work in place of a shirt dress. These pieces are great to go from fall to winter. As you can wear it as a dress, or put leggings underneath for the colder days. These pieces can easily be dressed up or down depending on the style and material.

 

2. Leggings

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Now please I repeat please.. let’s not do the dreaded camel toe ladies!!! It’s so not cute and honestly no one wants to see that. Okay now.. leggings.. they pair great with a shirt dress, tunics and skirts. Lately I have seen the cutest prints out lately.. I’m not wearing leggings with this looks but coming up on the block I definitely will be serving you some eye candy. Please not theres a difference between leggings and tights!

 

3. Hats

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Fedoras and berets are trending hard right now. I must admit I have a few fedoras already in my closet but for berets I had to toss them.. they were so old, time for an update. Once again catch some of my blogs coming up as I will be featuring some of these hats on the blog.

 

4. Booties

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If you have been following me on Instagram you will know that booties are life right now! Lol I can’t help myself.. if I see them and they are different.. and if they call my name lol, hey are coming with me. No but seriously booties come in all different heel heights, shapes and sizes. From stiletto to block heel, to pointed toe to rounder toe even open toe. Take your pick. I have been finding my booties at Shoedazzle and Justfab. I have linked my referral codes.  Anything with embroidery, prints, suede of course and leather are trending!

5. Longline Duster

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I love long vest, dusters, kimonos.. these add just an extra pop to any basic outfit. These are essential for those fall nights or even in the office when it’s a bit cold and you want to cover up in style. Once again plaid, animal print and embroidered styles are trending. I will leave some links below.

These are my fab 5 basic fall essentials what are yours? Let me know in the comment section below. Details to this outfit are linked below. Xo Happy Fashion Divas


Shirtdress | Booties | Beret| Fedora|Duster | Leggings

Rule The World in the New Gab Union Collection

Hey divas is your wardrobe fall ready? Yes, no, maybe. Well if you are looking to elevate your wardrobe this fall and winter the Gabrielle Union Collection exclusively at New York & Company is a great starting point.

I’m kicking it off with this royal blue and black knit striped dress. Ladies let me first off by saying the quality is amazing and so is the fit. This dress will definitely hug every curve on your body.

I love dresses like this as they are easy and always make you look like you put effort into your outfit. I decided to pair this dress with pops of color such as red and white. I added these red vibrant earrings, red shades and a color block chevron print bag. My shoes are old from JustFab but are such a classic as they give the stripe effect to my feet!!!


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Dress | Shades |Earrings| Purse