Category: J.Crew

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

Studs on Studs…..

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Details:

Shirt: J.Crew | Jeans: Banana Republic | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bag: J. Crew | Monogram Ring: Love Always Couture | Bracelets: Kluster Shop; This & This | Watch: Michael Kors; Similar | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Lipstick: Smoked Purple

Metal studs on clothing are an accessory that can add a slight punk factor. They seem to be very popular this year thanks to Valentino’s shoes and purses. Unfortunately for me, the coveted $900+ Rock Stud Pumps are not in my budget. These studs fit my budget. I also like the neutral color and peep toe feature. Being able to show off my pedicure is also a bonus. However, I really love the way they look cuffed with boyfriend jeans. I really am obsessed with boyfriend jeans. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Keeping it Simple…

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Details:

Shirt: JC Penney | Jeans: J.Crew | Shoes: Steve Madden; Similar | Bracelets: Kluster | Earrings: Purple Peridot | Old Navy; Similar | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Coach; Similar | Lipstick: Flat Out Fabulous

Simple and easy is how I like my outfits. Comfort is key. No matter how simple the look, accessories will always dress up an outfit. My standout accessory is always shoes. Shoes will forever be my weakness. They speak to me. Whether it’s a heel or flat if I see a shoe that I like, I have to have them, especially if they are camo print.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Denim on Denim + Pink…

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Details:

Denim shirt: Banana Republic | Jeans: J. Crew | Shoes: BCBG Generation; Similar | Clutch: Clare V. | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabanna | Bracelets: Kluster | Watch: Coach; Similar | Lipstick: Pink Pigeon

I have had the idea for a while now to do something with denim on denim. I just never got around to it until now. Since I knew there was going to be an abundance of blue denim, I knew I wanted to add some pops of color to balance the look out. I knew I wanted my shoes to be that pop of color. Every outfit that I wear starts with the shoes. I build my outfit always around the shoes I am in the mood to wear. Truthfully, I was more concerned with wearing fabulous shoes than I was about picking out a wedding dress. Once I settled on wearing pink heels, I knew pink would be the perfect pop of color for my denim on denim. From there I just added on my favorite Kluster bracelets, a leopard clutch, and topped it all off with swoon-worthy pink and leopard sunglasses. I actually have a funny story about these sunglasses. I saw these in Sunglass Hut and initially walked right by them. However, I really saw them out of the corner of my eye. Anything pink and leopard will catch my attention. I did one of those slow-motion walk backs to confirm if I really had just seen pink and leopard glasses. I did! Love at first sight! I knew I had to have them. Plus, they were the only pair, and I also had a gift card so that helped seal the deal, too. I can’t stop wearing them!

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Spring Has Sprung…

 

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Details:

Shirt: J.Crew; Similar | Jeans: Banana Republic | Shoes: J.Crew | Bag: Ann Taylor | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Earrings: T&J Designs | Bracelets: Kluster | Watch: Borrowed From David | Lip gloss: Heroine

Happy First Day of Spring! Hello sunshine and bright colors! I could not resist buying these metallic flats from J.Crew when I saw that they were on sale. Plus, I had some reward money from J.Crew, so double bonus. These flats are actually my favorite! I have them in three other colors, and I still want more. With warmer weather here to stay in Florida, I thought this shirt was perfect with the palm trees. I also liked the cute “Tres Bien” saying. David and I just booked our second wedding anniversary trip. Paris will be one of our stops, so this shirt made me ready for Paris.

Though it is Spring, and it is all about bright fun colors, I have actually fallen in love with dark lipsticks and lip glosses. I know this is not the typical Spring palette of the usual pinks and nudes for lips, but I have been incorporating some darker shades into my daily rotation of pinks. I think it has a lot to do with my new darker hair color. It makes me feel vampy. Black is actually my natural hair color, but I wanted a change from the blonde. My hair is dyed black with dark blue ombred throughout. I wanted to go completely blue and be a mermaid, but I did not think my job would be thrilled with blue hair, so this was a fun compromise. These pictures were shot in mostly shade, so it is hard to see the blue in all its glory, but if you look really hard you can see that my hair isn’t really just black.

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

Shades of Burgundy…

 

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Details:

Burgundy turtleneck: Old Navy | Scarf: Zara, Sold Out; Similar | Jeans: J.Crew | Booties: Madewell | Earrings: Purple Peridot | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Clutch: Clare V.

I love the color burgundy. I like burgundy because it reminds of wine. Then again, what woman does not love wine, right? Burgundy pairs well with many rich hues. I like it especially paired with browns and oranges, which all go great with my complexion. This burgundy turtleneck is super soft and cozy. I have it in every color Old Navy makes, but I bought this one first.  I highly recommend these turtlenecks. They make a great staple and layer very well under other pieces.  I have found them to me go to layering piece topped off with a scarf since the weather can never make up its mind in Tampa. Typical Tampa is chilly in the morning and then 70s by mid-afternoon. Speaking of scarves, Zara is sold out of this version, but has other plaid options.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

P.S. Please Old Navy, make more of these turtlenecks!

Sequins…

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 Details:

Sequin Top: H & M (Sold out); Similar | Skirt: H & M: (Sold out) Similar | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (Old); Similar | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Old); Similar | Wristlet; Tory Burch (Old); Similar | Bracelets: Kluster | Ring: Love Always Couture | Watch: Coach; (Old); Similar |Lipstick: Pink Pigeon | Lip gloss: Girl About Town

Sequins, Sequins, and more sequins! This shirt alone jazzes up any outfit. In the words of Rihanna, “shine bright like a diamond.”  This would certainly be an understatement when describing all of these sequins. It actually caused quite the distraction for David while driving. The sequins shined like a disco ball all inside the car. All of the sparkly colors drew me to this shirt. I loved how the sequins were not monochromatic, but multi-colored. In keeping with a sparkly theme, I paired them with jeweled peep-toe pumps. Besides, nothing goes better with sequins like more sparkles, right? The black skirt helps to break up the sparkles from the sequins and shoes. I am thinking that this shirt might make its way out of my closet for NYE. I think it would look really cute with my new favorite J.Crew Jeans and black Christian Louboutin pumps.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

DIY Blanket Scarf

 

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Details:

Shirt: Old Navy | Jeans: J.Crew | Belt: J. Crew | Booties: Madewell | Clutch Grateful Handbags | Necklace: Kluster | Bracelets: Kluster | Watch: Michael Kors; Similar | Ring: Love Always Couture | Sunglasses: Coach: Similar | Blanket Scarf: DIY; Similar | Earrings: Gift; Similar | Lipstick: So Chaud | Lip gloss: Cheerful

 Blanket scarves are all the rage this season and for good reason. They are super versatile and just like their name can be used for a blanket. This particular blanket scarf has kept me warm on the couch cozied up with David and our cat, Lilly.  She definitely enjoyed using it as a blanket. I have amassed quite a collection of blanket scarves. However, I particularly wanted an orange and blue one. I guess it is the Florida Gator in me. I could not find one until I was inspired by a post by the lovely Zevyjoy about making my own blanket scarf. Voila! Here is the result of my very own DIY blanket scarf. The best part about making this blanket scarf is that it required no sewing, which is awesome for me and anyone else who does not know how to sew very well. All it took was a little bit of time and patience, and it cost me a fraction of the price of the some of the blanket scarves being sold in stores. So, before you buy that blanket scarf that you have been eyeing, why not try to make your own. Good Luck!

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne