Category: Bauble Bar

Mixing Black & Blue…

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Details:

Blue Camo Dress: Nordstrom; Similar | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Earrings: BaubleBar; Similar | Watch: Coach; Similar | Bracelets: Kluster | Sunglasses: BP | Blue Saddle Bag: J. Crew | Lipstick: Deadly Nightshade

 Blue and black were not two colors that I thought paired well together. I thought mixing them was a faux paux, kind of like mixing black and brown. However, they actually look great together, especially when it comes in the form of one of my favorite prints. Camo of course! I had been on a hunt for the perfect black saddle bag for the last few months. The ones I found were either too small or too big. This one from J. Crew is the perfect size. The combination of it being both blue and black was unique to me. Also,the calf hair also sealed the deal. I love calf hair. It makes an interesting accessory. It comfortably fits my make up bag, my wallet, keys and iPhone 6. I highly recommend it.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Pattern Mixing: Plaid + Camo

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Details:

Shirt: Gap; Similar | Pants: Loft, Similar | Shoes: J.Crew | Cluth: Gigi New York |Earrings: BaubleBar; Similar | Watch: Michael Kors; Similar |Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Bracelets: Kluster | Rings: Etsy, Love Always Couture | Lipstick: Pink Pigeon

 Pattern mixing was something I was always a little skeptical to try. It made me feel uncomfortable. I felt this way because I just did not have the confidence to move out of my comfort zone.  I always thought dressing well meant matching everything from head to toe. However, I was wrong. Camo and plaid at first thought is an unlikely pairing. Although, the more I wear camo, the more I see it as a neutral. It goes with everything in my closet. Some of my best pattern mixing combinations happen when I am in a rush to get dressed and leave the house. My four tips for pattern mixing are:

1. Comfort – Wear what you feel comfortable in and what makes you feel stunning, no matter how simple the outfit.

2. Creativity – Thinking outside of the box goes a long way. Besides, it is fashion and it is meant to be fun.

3. Color – When print mixing, stick to like colors to create an overall tone.

4. Confidence – This is the most important one. If you are unsure of yourself or your style that will show. Own your look.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Leopard Mingle Mingle Mini

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Details:

Sweater: Old; Similar | Plaid Shirt: Old Navy | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Steve Madden | Earrings: BaubleBar | Watch: Michael Kors Leopard Bag: Kelly Wynne (Sold Out) | Lipstick: All Fired Up | Ring: Love Always Couture | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar

I am back to wearing heels. I know my last post was a little different with me wearing the Jordans, but hey, it takes a true shoe addict, I mean shoe lover to appreciate all kinds of shoes, not just heels.

Over the last few months my love for leopard and plaid has grown. This shirt has been on major repeat lately, and it just might make an appearance on Thanksgiving at my parents’ house along with this Kelly Wynne Leopard Mingle MIngle Mini Bag.  This leopard bag was a little bit of a mission to acquire, but it was well worth the effort. I saw it online first during my lunch break at work but forgot to purchase. The next night, I remembered, but when I went to purchase, it was “Sold Out.” I immediately E-Mailed the Kelly Wynne info that night. The next morning, I was given the names and telephone numbers for two boutiques that had the Leopard Mingle Mingle Mini. I called Monkee’s of Columbia and placed my order. A few days later, this leopard beauty arrived. Persistence pays off! Besides, one can never have enough leopard anything.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

A Lil Bit of Plaid

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Details

Blazer: Target | T-Shirt: Target | Shoes: Ninewest | Jean: Gap |Earrings: BaubleBar | Bracelet: Kluster |Necklace: Purple Peridot | Watch: Michael Kors; Similar | Sunglasses: Coach; Similar | Clutch: Clare V. | Lipstick: Girl About Town | Lipstick case: Tory Burch

It has been a little bit since my last post, but alot has been going on lately. I just got back into town from a fabulous four days in Chicago visiting my bestie, Eric. Aside from a tons of shopping and too much food and wine, we managed to see Jason Mraz in concert at the Chicago Theatre. It was, he was AMAZING!!!

I have had this blue plaid blazer for a few weeks now, but have been waiting for the chance for the weather to get cooler in Tampa for me to wear it. As soon as I saw it in my local Target store, in the only one in my size I immediately snatched it up. Besides, who does not love plaid this time of year? Target is definitely a store that when you see something that you like in your size, you have to get it then, otherwise it will not be there when you go back to get it. Aside from this blazer, I really adore these navy blue booties. It was love at first sight when I saw these. They are super comfortable for four-inch heels, if you find four-inch heels comfortable. These are amazing though. I have worn them several times already with not only jeans but with dresses and skirts, so expect them to show up in future posts. They will carry me through Fall and will definitely become a year-round staple.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne