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30 December 2016

New Year's Eve Party Looks: Day to Night


It's almost 2017!  To celebrate the upcoming new year, I created two (2) New Year's Eve party outfit ideas.  This first outfit is a daytime look and the second outfit is a night look.  I love wearing pants that make a statement, so a metallic gold pair of pants was perfect, paired with a funky white top and navy blue boots with buckle details.




• Johanna Ortiz ruffle v neck top
modaoperandi.com



• Schutz zip ankle boots
theoutnet.com


• Jo handcrafted ring
handbagtailor.com


• Gold snake jewelry
etsy.com


• Tiffany Co gold flower necklace
$1,480 - rebelle.com


• Auriya white diamond earrings
overstock.com


• Blue gold jewelry
kohls.com


• Christian dior eyewear
$410 - rebelle.com


• Nail polish
etsy.com


Fur is my friend when it's cold, so I paired a lovely pink fur coat with light brown boots with fur tassels.  The focal point of the look is the sequin body-con mini-dress.



• Topshop mini dress
nordstrom.com


• Fur coat
$130 - trouva.com


• Fleece tight
athleta.gap.com


• Short boots
gojane.com


• Jimmy Choo evening handbag
$3,090 - net-a-porter.com


• Yael Salomon silver jewelry
runway2street.com


• Marc Jacobs silver jewelry
$89 - ssense.com


• MaxMara silk scarve
$280 - selfridges.com


• Ted Baker glove
nordstrom.com


• Prada oversized sunglasses
$250 - veryexclusive.co.uk


• Tech accessory
felonycase.com


• Oscar de la Renta fragrance
oscardelarenta.com


• Witchery gel nail polish
$11 - witchery.com.au


I hope everyone has a safe transition into the new year!  See you in my next post. ♥


Topics:  new year's eve party outfit ideas. new years eve party look. party looks day to night. party outfit ideas for women.

22 November 2016

Chicago Bulls 23 Sweatshirt & Wedge Sneakers | Casual Fall OOTD

Since the Chicago Bulls have an away game today...


Before it suddenly got cold, I wore one of my favorite Christmas gifts from last year:  my "Street Bulls" sweatshirt!  It is very comfortable and warm, paired with a faux leather jacket and it kept me in a great mood while running errands.  I like to pair skinny jeans with wedge shoes in general, but my favorite has to be wedge high top sneakers.  I really need to add more pairs to my shoe collection very soon!


I wore my usual assortment of rings on almost every finger and my Chicago Bulls drop / dangle earrings (a Birthday gift from my mom).  I've been wearing my ear cuffs on the center of my ear instead of the top; I've always wanted a piercing in that spot but until then, the cuff will suffice. πŸ˜„  Also, I got my nose pierced almost three months ago!  Yay!


The design on this top is so cool!


An up close photo of my earrings.


I've had this pair of Sketchers for years, but I don't wear them very often.  I usually save them for cute casual outfits.


I styled my hair in a really quick half updo, using a quarter of my locs in the front to create somewhat of a french roll or hump.  I used two locs from my crown to tie the hump in place, instead of bobby pins or straight pins.


My mom picked out a pair of sunglasses / sunshades for me when we were shopping in Target.  I absolutely love them.  Target has the cutest clothing, shoes and accessories!


See you in my next post and thanks for reading! ♥

πŸ€ Hopefully, the Bulls will win tonight against the Nuggets. πŸ€


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Topics:  casual fall outfits for women. autumn outfit ideas women. how to wear graphic sweatshirts. how to wear wedge sneakers. how to style skinny jeans and jeggings. fall ootd.

26 October 2016

Braid Out on Fine Colored Locs | Easy Dreadlock Styles

Hey guys!  I haven't worn a braid out on my locs in a very long time.  I decided to change that this past weekend and set my hair in large braids once my freshly washed hair was about 75% (seventy-five percent) dry.  I used three (3) locs per braid to give my hair more fullness and texture.  I have enough locs to make both braid outs and twist outs with ease; I only had one braid created with four (4) strands.

I kept my braids in for one day or 24 (twenty-four) hours.  Instead of keeping my braids in for a few days, I set my hair for a much shorter period of time.  The eczema on my scalp is maintained since I wash my hair every three (3) to four (4) days, using SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash on my scalp.  I rinse my locs / strands thoroughly with water and conditioner and use shampoo every few weeks.  It's much too drying to use shampoo on my locs / strands every three (3) days.  I discuss my hair care products in detail here:  Hair Products for Colored Locs and Eczema Relief.  Now to my braid out results!


Hope you all enjoyed this hair update and style!  Thanks for reading and see you in my next post. ♥

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Topics:  braid out on fine locs. braidout on colored dreadlocks. easy styles for locs. four years locs. 4 years dreadlocks journey.

20 October 2016

Nude Gothic Almond & Russian Almond Acrylic Nails | NOTD (Nails of the Day)


Whew!  I'm back to blogging full time!  Yay!  I took a much needed break, took some time to refocus, and now I'm ready to get back in the swing of things.  Since this is my first blog post in over a month, I'd like to share my go to manicure as of late.  I've been wearing an acrylic overlay over my natural nails for about six (6) to eight (8) months.  I wore a hard gel overlay before hand, alternating between regular nail polish and gel nails for almost three (3) years.  Hard gel nails must be buffed off to be removed and soak off gel nails can be removed by soaking in pure acetone nail polish remover. ;-)

I am self taught and love experimenting with different nail treatments and enhancements.  This nail set was created using simple gold nail forms that I purchased on eBay.  They came on a roll with 500 forms, giving me plenty to practice with.  I have worn acrylic extensions on both ring fingers but I decided to go all out this time and extend all ten finger nails!  I'm so excited with the outcome.


I use a custom acrylic mix; I created this nude shade myself, just as I custom create my hair color.  I combine different shades of pink, beige, peach, and more to match the look I'm trying to achieve.  I wanted a color that fit well with my skin tone after a summer in the sun.  I use a variety of acrylic powder brands, including a few unbranded ones for solid acrylic colors.  I like CND (Creative Nail Design) products and Mia Secret products.  Later this month, I will be trying out a new brand of acrylic monomer from EzFlow.

When I extended the length of my nails, my natural nails were what one usually considers sporty length.  I couldn't wait for them to grow back to my normal long length so I used the nail forms to have long nails instantly.  I really love to change things up sometimes!  See you in my next post, which will not be a month from now this time! ❤️

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Topics:  nude gothic almond acrylic nails. russian almond accent nails. custom nude acrylic powder mix. nails of the day. notd. natural nails acrylic overlay. acrylic nail extensions.

22 September 2016

Autumn Outfit Idea ft. Western Booties | Fall Fashion Preview Two


Part two of my Fall Fashion Preview features a semi casual Autumn outfit idea.  (View part one.)  I love pairing warm shades of brown with more neutral colors, such as light pink, grey / gray, and tan.  The short sleeve tiger t-shirt works well during the day when its warmer, and the light grey / gray sweater is perfect for cooler nights.



• WithChic round neck t shirt
$19 - withchic.com


• STELLA McCARTNEY gray coat
$1,385 - net-a-porter.com


• French Connection zipper skinny jeans
$105 - houseoffraser.co.uk


• Cognac ankle boots
dsw.com


• Cognac ankle boots
dsw.com



• Panacea long layered necklace
lastcall.com


• NOVICA wide bangle
novica.com


• StyleRocks pink gold wedding ring
$1,845 - jewelstreet.com


• Zad imitation jewellery
zulily.com


• Sydney Evan rose gold jewellery
sydneyevan.com


• Gucci pink glasses
mytheresa.com


• NARS Cosmetics shiny nail polish
narscosmetics.com


• JINsoon shiny nail polish
$24 - net-a-porter.com



This is my favorite time of year to shop for cold weather shoes.  Be sure to check out more shoes on my Fall / Autumn Boots and Booties Wishlist.  Thanks so much for reading.  See you in my next post! ♥

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Topics:  fall outfit ideas for women. autumn outfits for college. casual fall fashion. how to style western boots. how to wear neutral colors for autumn. brown fringe booties. graphic t-shirts and tees. bohemian accessories. boho chic style.

01 September 2016

Fall Fashion Preview One: Outfit Idea ft. Peep Toe Booties


As promised, this is the first installment of my Fall Fashion Preview, featuring boots and booties from my Autumn Boots and Booties Wish List.  I wanted to create a look featuring the cute pair of tan peep toe booties.  I love wearing deep and warm colors as the weather transitions into cooler temperatures.  This jersey bib overall dress can easily be paired with tights beneath as the weather continues to change, and the dark green long sleeve top can be swapped out with a turtleneck sweater for extra warmth.  All of the pieces in this outfit can be worn during Autumn and Winter.



• Short overall
hm.com


• Topshop lightweight sweater
$33 - topshop.com


• R13 genuine leather jacket
kirnazabete.com



• Vintage rucksack
shein.com


• Amrita Singh hinged bracelet
tradesy.com


• Arizona quartz wrist watch
jcpenney.com



• Tiffany Co flower jewellery
1stdibs.com


• Casetify apple iphone case
casetify.com


• Rhinestone glasses
amazon.com


See you in my next post! ♥

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Topics:  fall outfit ideas for women. autumn outfits. how to style peep toe booties. how to wear a jersey dress. how to style boots and booties.

25 August 2016

Fall / Autumn Boots & Booties Wishlist


I'm so excited!  It's that time of year again for my Fall / Autumn Boots and Booties wish list.  Typically, I wear different styles of boots year round, but late Summer and early Fall are when I shop for new shoes for the colder months.  I chose eight (8) pairs that caught my eye, and they just happen to all be in the same color family.  I have a lot of brown and grey / gray boots, but not as many tan and cognac shades.  My wish list features shoes with fur, fringe and tassels, peep toe details, and block or wedge heels.







• Bootie boots
dsw.com


• Western boots
dsw.com


I plan to create outfit inspiration and styling ideas for at least half of the shoes featured in this post.  Until then, check out my boots and booties wish list from last year.  For more style inspiration featuring boots, visit my board on Pinterest.

See you in my next post and thanks for reading! ♥

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09 August 2016

2 Summer Looks ft. Aldo Rivalgo Sandals in Light Pink


With almost the last month of Summer in full swing, I have been shopping around for cute sandals and flats to wear into Fall.  This pair of Aldo sandals, named the Rivalgo comes in a peachy light pink color that I absolutely love.  I created two summertime looks to feature the shoes styled for both a casual and semi-casual location.
In the first outfit, I paired the pink platform sandals with an easy going romper, a denim jacket, and bohemian / boho accessories.

In the second outfit, I paired boyfriend jeans with feminine accessories to create a relaxed look.  And I love Adventure Time, so a Jake the Dog graphic tee was a perfect match.

An up close view of the shoes is below.

The sandals also come in white:  Aldo Rivalgo in White.  Thanks so much for reading! ♥
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Topics:  summer outfits for women. summer outfit ideas women. dressy summer ootd. casual summer ootd. cute summer sandals. pink platform sandals.

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