Casual and Ready for Football…

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Details:

Shirt: Shop Riff Raff | Jeans: STS Blue | Oxfords: Madewell | Bag: Old Navy | Necklace: Love Always Couture (3XL) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Watch: David’s | Lips: Maverick

Football is my favorite thing about Fall. I am glad that I finally found a shirt to express a few of my favorite things that pair perfectly with football. The only thing this shirt is missing is the word shoes. What can I say, shoes it will always be a favorite of mine. Anyhoo, back to this shirt. It is incredibly soft and has this perfectly lived-in feel.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Oxfords…

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Details (from top left to right to bottom left to right):

1. Cole Haan (Under $100)

2. Steve Madden (Under $50)

3. Dune London (My favorite)

4. Aldo (Under $50)

5. Madewell (Under $100 + an additional 30% off until 10/2/15)

6. Steve Madden (Under $50)

 Oxfords were one type of shoe that I did not have and wanted to try out especially for Fall. Besides, I am always looking to add to my shoe collection. Sorry David. Boots and booties are usually my footwear of choice for Fall. Oxfords are perfect for Fall because your feet stay covered up. Sometimes riding boots and over the knee boots become too hot to wear, if you live in a state with variable weather where it is freezing in the morning but hot by lunchtime. Oxfords solve that problem perfectly. They are also a chic alternative to sneakers. Sneakers give off a more casual vibe, whereas oxfords make an outfit appear more put together. I also love the preppy vibe they give off. If you are worried about looking too boyish in them, try them in a fun color other than black or brown like pink. Above are a few pairs that are not only cute, but very budget friendly.  I cannot wait to wear them with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, and even with knee-high socks to channel my inner Dionne from the movie Clueless. How will you wear your oxfords?

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

My Obsession With Boyfriend Jeans…

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My obsession with boyfriend jeans is epic! Boyfriend jeans are slowly taking over my closet. Actually, they have become a staple. I love this style of jeans. They look great dressed up with heels or dressed down with heels. I am only 5′ 3″ and curvy, so I was hesitant to try to this style. I did not want the jeans to overwhelm my petite frame. I also did not want to look like I was wearing David’s jeans. However, do not let the name fool you. Boyfriend jeans are extremely flattering on all body types. They have a relaxed fit through the hip and thighs and are usually worn cuffed at the ankle. For me since I am curvy, I find them to be fitted at my hips and thighs and relaxed through the leg. Because they are fitted on my booty, David doesn’t mind me wearing them at all. If you prefer a more fitted, but relaxed look to your boyfriend jeans, size down. You can also opt for girlfriend jeans. Here are a few of my favorite boyfriend jeans.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Details (from top left to right to bottom left to right)

1. J.Crew (Extra 25% off until 9/20/15)

2. STS Blue

3. Banana Republic

4. Gap (Extra 40% off until 9/17/15)

5.  Banana Republic

6. Articles of Society

Leopard Tunic + Pink…

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Details:

Tunic: Pomp & Circumstance; Similar; | Jeans:J. Crew; Similar | Shoes: BCBG Generation; Similar | Bucket Bag: Ann Taylor; Similar | Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana | Necklace: Kluster Shop | Bracelets: Kluster Shop; This & This | Watch: Coach; Similar | Lipstick: Girl About Town

You can never go wrong with leopard anything. Especially when it is a tunic. I also own this same tunic in pink and white. When I really like something, I buy it in multiple colors. When I have no idea what to wear, I grab a tunic and skinny jeans. A tunic also looks great paired with leggings. It is my recipe for an easy, comfortable outfit. Once it finally starts to cool down in Tampa (most likely never), this will be my go to outfit. I will swap out the cute heels for booties or oxfords and layer with a vest.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Gingham and Stars…

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Details:

Gingham shirt: J. Crew Factory; Similar | Denim: Banana Republic | Shoes: TOMS | Clutch: Gigi New York | Necklace: Gift; Similar | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Bracelet: Kluster | Watch: Borrowed from David | Lip gloss: Giggle

I love prints. Gingham is a very fun print to wear. It can be worn many ways. You usually see it worn alot in the winter, but it can be worn in Spring, too. My initial thought of gingham was that it looks like a picnic table. Not really a look I was going for. It comes in a variety of colors, but I am partial to the blue print. Gingham looks especially crisp when paired with white denim. I chose to pair it casually with these super cute TOMS. At least I know I will be ready for the 4th of July.

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

Camo + Cognac + Mules…

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Details:

Camo pants: Gap ; Similar | Shirt: Ily Couture | Mules: Target | Bag: Sole Society | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Belt: J. Crew | Bracelets: Kluster | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Love Always Couture | Lipstick: Pink Pigeon

Camo is my favorite print. I find any excuse to wear it. I especially love its versatility. I have always considered my style to be tomboy glam. My new way to pair camo is with the color cognac. I have been looking for a pair of casual, cognac colored shoes. I also wanted to give this mule trend a try, but did not want to spend alot of money. These Target mules solved that very problem. They are trendy and comfy. I kind of have my eyes on the black ones as well. Shoe addict problems…

Thank you for reading,

Yavonne

Casual in Blue Striped Dress…

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Details:

Dress: Old Navy | Shoes: J. Crew | Bag: Grateful Bags; Same bag, but in black | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Watch: Borrowed from David | Bracelets: Kluster | Earrings: Purple Peridot; Similar | Lipstick: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

I love casual outfits. Dresses are my go to look for an easy outfit. It is simple and it is one clothing item that takes the guess work out of what to wear. They can be styled to look casual or dressed up depending on the accessories. When I am not wearing jeans, you will most definitely find me in a dress. With temperatures heating up in Florida, a dress is a simple way to stay cool and look chic. You will also find me with my hair up. I am currently having a moment with braids. I plan on doing some more experimenting. Stay tuned for what I come up with next.

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