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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Raid Your Own Closet

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Hi divas, if you have been following 2018 spring fashion trends then you would know that polka dots are a must have! Well polka dots aren’t new to the game, however this year they are truly making a statement. This post if for your budget friendly divas on a dime… like me! I never buy anything for full price and if I do I better need it in my wardrobe! Many women feel as if they can never keep up with trends or may just not have the money to constantly buy new pieces. That’s totally okay.

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This outfit is straight out of my closet and is not new. My bow tie white and black polka dot blouse is from H&M years ago… got it for $4! H&M always has super steals on spring and summer blouses. My skinny ankle pants are from New York and Company a few years ago as well. NY&CO always has this style as they like to call it the Audrey ankle pant., can you tell why? These lovely polka dot shoes, however up close they are actually cheetah print heels are from JustFab. I snagged these beauties for $12 on a super sale years ago! I enjoyed playing with one print but in different colors. I encourage you to pull out pieces that are already in your closet and having fun pairing them together!

Do you experiment with prints and colors? if so how?


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Blouse | Pants | Heels

A Fly Girl That Reads

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Hey Divas, what are some of your hobbies? Many of you know that I love fashion… I am sure that’s obvious. However I am a total naturalista. I love doing all types of hair from braids, blow outs, sew in you name it and I am sure I can do it. Besides all of the beautification hobbies I do have a passion for reading.

My love for reading runs deep in my family, as my grandmother used to always takes us to the library. I specifically remember walking form her house to the Malcolm X library in San Diego California. I remember when that library was first built and Momma Doris (my grandmas name) told I and my siblings that reading is very important. And at that moment is when she got us our first library card. I never went without a library card since then!

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I always enjoyed reading however eldest sister Lawan.. or should I name her by her author names, Yvette Hines and Monique Lamont, introduced me to “Fly Girl” by Omar Tyree. Every since then it was history! I instantly became a book worm, a book junkie, I had to have it. My sister soon started to write her own contemporary romance and erotic novels. Some of which she never let me read until I was married. 🙂 Some of my favorite novels from my sister are Yvette Hines, The Marriage Clause. This  book is everything you would want and more in a romance novel. You will cry, laugh, oooh and awh. To name a few more are One Reckless night and from Monique Lamont is Fire and Desire. She has many many more to satisfy your book appetite this is only a few. My sister has one best Author of the year award twice! You can google her and of course you can find her books fully stocked on Amazon and check out Barnes and noble.

Moving right along, Mary B. Morrison is another one of my favorites. As she writes everything under the sun as well. I had the opportunity to meet her and many other fly girls who write and read at the AAMBC Literacy Awards “We Read Mixer” Which was hosted by Talia O. Myss Shan write urban novels that will make you feel like you need a solider, but is the solider worth fighting for? I actually have one of her books packed in my suitcase for business travel this week! Tamika Newhouse, just like her social media handle she is truly a boss chick! She is the CEO and founder of the African American writers, called the AAMBC Literary Awards. If you are looking for a juicy read for a Friday night snag one of her books you won’t be disappointed. Let’s not forget the Legendary Laquita. I must say she is legendary as she made my soul move as her and the other fly girls dove head first into some serious issues in the African American community. She’s a firecracker with a bundle of knowledge. Catch her if you can she was ghsot writer! If you have the opportunity to attend one of the AAMBC mixers, please do so, this will be a few hours well spent! I can’t wait to see what’s in store this coming summer and fall.

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With all the book worm talk let’s get into this fly girl outfit! Let’s start from head to toe. I am rocking this handmade headband from Bold Look Head wraps. I thought this print went well with my fly girl t-shirt from the mixer and the army pants said power, edge, motivation, it just gave me life to this look! These pants are of course from New York and Company, out of stock now but I will leave a similar pair below. Topping this look off with one of my favorite red strap up heels from JustFab.

What are your hobbies? Do you love to read if so who are your favorite authors?

Xo happy fashion divas!


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T-Shit (similar) | Pants (Similar) | Heels | Headband


More of my favorite Authors:

Sista Souljah | Kimberly Lawson |Mary Monroe

#AllTogetherNow – A Gab Union inspired Fashion Blog

 

I’m every women it’s all in you!!!! I am giving you true girl power on today’s blog! I am truly honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with 4 beautiful women. We all came together as the “Fab 5 Fashionistas” to style different pieces from the Gabrielle Union collection exclusively at New York & Company.  We truly are representing Gab Unions theme: #ALLTOGETHERNOW. Each of us have very unique backgrounds stories of how and why we became fashion bloggers. This couldn’t be more fitting to share I and how each of styled a piece form this line. So let’s get right into it.

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My outfit selection is very special as today is my 32nd Birthday! Whoot Whoot so happy and thankful to God for allowing me to see another year. I chose the puckering pink jumpsuit. As I’m such a girly girl and can’t stay away from pink. This jumpsuit looks like a 2 piece as it gives a high waisted pant look with the functional buttons down the middle. Wide leg culottes are trending right now and are a must have for this spring and summer! I decided to keep this cool and simple as I paired it with one of my favorite Sam Edleman espadrilles from DSW. All of the vibrant colors make this outfit just pop even more. Staying along with this easy look I chose my blue straw side satchel and my white sunnies from Ross. Bam outfit made easy!


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Jumpsuit | Bag | Shoes (similar)

Below are snippets to all the other Fab Fashionistas. Make sure to check out their blogs for more details.

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Rayni  is such an amazing women, and friend. We instantly connected, share ideas, tips and tricks to inspire all women.We truly have become blogger sisters! With that being said she is wearing this lovely green shirt dress to kick off spring. This dress is so flattering on her and may I just say she is killing this entire look! I love how she paired this with a simple wedge heel, floral belt and a fun straw bag. She is more than ready for summer! Make sure to check out her blog on how she fully styled this look!

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Lydia, is such a delight. I just met her recently and might I say I have actually been following here on #IAmNYandCO… loving her pictures and here I am so honored to be in a group with her. Lydia has an eye for color and gives a very unique take on style. I must admit she has inspired me! So this look is truly giving me lunch date weekend vibes on fierce mode! I mean these popping hot pink shorts, go perfectly with this black and white stripe shirt. Now she decided to add this floral kimono to tie this entire look together. I must admit this was very clever and stylish! For more details on Lydia’s look please make to check out her blog!

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Yolanda, is another wonderful fashion blogger that I have grown to like and follow from all of her New York & Company blogs. She is such a sweet heart, hard working and totally dedicated to inspiring all women. She has a great eye for fashion and speaking of which she styled this blue and white stripe maxi dress for the fashion gawds! I love a bold print with a statement shoe. Find out more details to her look by viewing her blog.

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Mary, well what can I say I have been following her on Instagram for a while now and when I was asked by Rayni to be in this group I was so honored to have such an inspirational blogger like Mary in the group. Such a natural beauty, always positive and of course very fashionable. She chose Gab Unions white sheath dress to blog and this couldn’t be more fitting for her. Once again I love the simple but chic look of this entire outfit. From the gold purse with the matching gold booties was definitely a nice surprise. Continue to Mary’s blog for more outfit details.

This was truly an ALLTOGETHER Blog! I hope you have been inspired let me know which is your favorite look and how you would style it!

xo Happy Fashion Divas.

What Is Your Fashion Inspiration?

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Sometimes we don’t realize where we find our inspiration from and other times we just follow the trends. Each year as I get older I count my blessings and realize how much I am becoming more like my mother. Not just by the way I look, but how I pair my outfits.

I am keeping it simple on today’s blog with this eyelet white maxi dress. I bought this last season from New York & Company for my honeymoon. I didn’t have the chance to wear it as it was extremely hot in St. Lucia. This maxi dress is delicately made as it has eyelet laces, crochet and comes with a lining! Awesomely made. I decided to pair this dress with my blue and white nautical stripe wedges from Justfab. Let’s not forget I love a good sun Hat. Keeping along with the fresh nautical theme this blue and white strip hat is the perfect match! Don’t like hats? throw on a cute pair of sunnies. Basket weave purses are trending right now and I just so happen to have one in blue from TJmaxx.

As I was looking through some family photos, I came across this picture of my mom in this white maxi dress. I couldn’t help but laugh because here I am in the same type of dress. Thanks mom!

Where do you find inspiration from?

xo Happy fashion Divas.


Dress (similar)| Shoes (similar)|Hat (similar)|Purse

Flats or Heels? Spring Accessories

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Divas I have been asked so many times if I prefer heels or flats. Honestly I prefer comfort. I secretly have feet problem and hate to be in pain.. Don’t get me wrong I have a plethora of heels but when it comes to looking good I make sure I have extra cushioning, a block heel or flats. Although I love to get into my stellitoes I make sure I have a change of shoes to still be fashionable!

In today’s look I am giving you 1 outfit with 2 different pairs of shoes, same color and style just different heel heights. This outfit is super chill, comfortable and oh so cute! Kimonos are a spring and summer must have. As these can make any simple outfit look chic. I love long kimonos over a pair of jeans, jumpsuits or crop pants. I opted for this simple red orange blouse. Both of these tops are form Ross and snagged both for only $8.99! wow what a bargain.

I am new but old to this rip jean trend, as my mom had bought me a pair when I was a teenager and I was afraid of looking 18 again.. Which is not a bad thing but I am forever being told I look under age.. Yes I still get carded till this day. Anyways these jeans are form New York and Company and they are actually on sale. They are great jean material and offer a nice stretch to them. I love the distressing on these as off an edgy look tho this outfit.

Now for my accessories, This simple cream purse is from H&M snagged this last year for only $4.99 on clearance. I chose these fuchsia heels with fringe to elevate this look. However if you are more into comfort you can have the same look  with the sandal version. I found both of these from JustFab last season. JustFab has been great with offering a shoe is different styles. Below I have similar products to achieve this look.

How do you pair your accessories with your outfits?

Xo Happy Fashion Divas.


Kimono F21 | Kimono NY&Co | Jeans | Blouse (similar)| Sandals (kitten heel) or mule sandal| Heels (Name: Tayrey limited sizes)

 

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.