Black Jumpsuit + Leopard Clutch

 

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Jumpsuit: Loft; Similar, also bought this | Shoes: Jessica  Simpson; Similar | Clutch: Sozo United | Earrings: Tory Burch; Similar | Watch: Coach; Similar | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Necklace: Kluster | Bracelets: Kluster | Monogram Ring: Love Always Couture | Cat Ring: Gift; Similar

A jumpsuit can be a little bit tricky to pull off. However, if worn right, it is totally chic and feminine. A super baggy jumpsuit should be avoided at all times though. Besides, no one wants to end up looking like they are wearing a potato sack. They come in an array of styles and can look good on anyone no matter your size or shape. I love them because personally they make me look taller. I know that is why heels were invented, but a great jumpsuit with a cinched in waist can really elongate the body and show off curves. The other reason why I love them is because it makes an easy outfit. It is only one piece. All you need to do is add a great pair of shoes and some accessories. Speaking of accessories, how gorgeous is this leopard clutch by Sara Sozo? A woman can never have enough leopard clutches. Not only is this clutch more beautiful in person, but it supports a great cause. A portion of the proceeds from any purchases of handbags by Sara will go to missions, both in Atlanta and overseas in India. I also have this one and have my eye on this one. Check them all out on Etsy here.

Thanks for reading,

Yavonne

Pretty In Peplum…

 

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Peplum Shirt: H & M; Similar | Jacket: Forever 21; Similar | Jeans: Banana Republic | Shoes: Neiman Marcus | Necklace: Kluster | Bracelets: Kluster, Kluster | Watch: Coach, Similar | Clutch: Clare V. | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Lipstick: All Fired Up

Peplum is a style that I was very hesitant about wearing, I always thought it was for itty, bitty people. Boy was I wrong! It is actually very universally flattering. It is fun and flirty. A peplum top is best paired with a fitted bottom like a pencil skirt or skinny jeans. This helps to balance out the proportion of the bottom. I prefer wearing with skinny jeans because virtually everything pairs well with skinny jeans.Below are some peplum tops that might be making their way into my closet soon.

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Yavonne

Navy + Distressed Denim…

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Navy Sweater: Belk | Jeans: Gap (Sold Out); Similar | Shoes: Belk | Clutch: Gigi New York | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (Old) ; Similar | Lipstick: Flat Out Fabulous

I love this navy Gigi New York clutch! I have them in three other colors because I love these clutches so much. They make any outfit look sleek especially when paired with distressed jeans. Lately, all of my denim purchases have been distressed denim. They look rough but cool at the same time especially when paired with a great pair of heels. This Gap pair is one of my favorites, but I also have my eye on these, these, and these.

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Yavonne

Pink, Pink and More Pink…

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Scarf: Nasty Gal (Sold Out); Similar | Jeans: Gap | Turtleneck: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (Old); Similar | Shoes: BCBG Generation (Old); Similar | Clutch: Grateful Bags | Lipstick:  Flat Out Fabulous

Pink is by far my favorite color. It was even one of my wedding colors. I wear it everyday. It may not be in the form of lipstick, lip gloss, or as my under garments if it is not visibly seen as part of my outfit. I just love pink, which is why I wanted to build a pink outfit around this scarf.  Initially, I  wanted to do a monochromatic look with pink. However, once I was dressed in my pink jeans and pink everything else, I looked like I belonged in the game Candy Land. That was not the look I was going for. I switched to good old-fashioned blue denim with a little distress to toughen up all of this pink. The scarf is no longer available in pink on Nasty Gal, but it is available in heather grey here.

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Yavonne

The Best Black Booties…

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Burgundy Turtleneck: Old Navy | Camo Vest: J.Crew Factory; Sold Out; Similar | Skirt: Nordstrom | Bucket Bag: Old Navy (Sold Out); Similar | Booties: Tory Burch | Earrings: BaubleBar (Sold Out); Similar  | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

These booties are AMAZING! My quest for the perfect pair of black booties is over! It seemed as if I liked every pair that was unavailable in my size. David must have been reading my mind about my endless search for black booties. He actually bought me a pair for Christmas, but they were not my style. I found this pair instead and ordered the very last pair in my size and returned the others. These booties are perfect in every way imaginable. They have buttery soft leather, a chunky heel, true to size, and are extremely comfy. Though these booties are sold out online on Tory Burch,  Zappos has them available in black suede. I highly recommend them.

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Yavonne

Black and White Stripes…

 

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 Details:

Turtleneck: Old Navy (I have every color!) | Skirt: Zara (old); Similar | Heels: Steve Madden | Clutch: Tory Burch (old); Similar | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (old); Similar | Lipstick : All Fired Up

You can never go wrong with black and white, especially when it involves stripes. Black and white is a classic pairing. Why not pair it together with different patterns of stripes? As long as the stripes are in the same color family, mixing different patterns of stripes is perfectly fine. You do not have to be matchy matchy. I used to think that my outfits always had to match exactly, but now as I get older, I mean younger, I care  less. All you need is confidence and to have fun with clothes. Fashion is meant to be fun, which is why I paired these black and white stripes with leopard Steve Madden pumps. Besides, since leopard is a neutral, it goes with everything.

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Yavonne

 

Shades of Burgundy…

 

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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.

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Yavonne

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

Sequins…

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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.

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Yavonne

Buffalo Check

 

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Buffalo Check Shirt: Old Navy; Similar | Skirt: Nordstrom | Sweater: Gap | Shoes: Neiman Marcus | Neckalce: Purple Peridot | Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Similar | Purse: Kelly Wynne: Sold out; Similar | Watch: Coach; Similar  | Lipstick: All Fired Up | Lip gloss: Viva Glam VI

 This buffalo plaid shirt my be my favorite yet. Lately, I have been living in this Gap Sweater. I even bought it in Navy and Grey. It has actually been quite chilly here in Tampa. So, I have actually gotten a chance to wear sweaters, which I love. They layer perfectly over anything effortlessly. This buffalo check button up shirt is no exception. I am a huge fan of prints, especially plaid. However, recently David told me that all I wear is plaid, so I decided to switch to buffalo check to give my plaid a break. Since this is my only buffalo check shirt, I will more than likely be wearing plaid again this week. Sorry David! This buffalo check shirt gave me another great excuse to wear my amazing birthday gift to myself, my Christian Louboutin heels. Nothing pairs better with a red and black colored outfit than these shoes. Well, maybe this leopard bag. Then again leopard goes with everything because it is a neutral!

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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