Hometown Flare

It’s Friday and I’m walking through my hometown in a retro-70s inspired look with my bell flare jeans from Express and brown BLANKNYC vegan leather jacket.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of flare jeans and pants since they tend to make my legs look longer and accentuate my derrière and you can bet these high waisted dark wash jeans do just that.

For the longest time, I never combined black and brown because I believed it was a fashion faux pas, but as I got older, I’ve learned some of these silly fashion rules (e.g. not wearing white after labor day) are outdated and false. Brown and black pair well together since they both provide a polished and clean look and a little contrast to a monochromatic outfit can really make a difference.

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[Photography Credit]: Chris Anthony

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Stepping into Spring

Happy Thursday! In just a couple of hours, I will be on a flight heading out to New Orleans for a destination wedding to stand next to one of my closest gal pals as she says, “I Do!” I’m so excited for her and am looking forward to a long weekend away with some of my favorite people.

Now that it’s officially spring and warmer weather is upon us, I wanted to get one more use out of my wool camel coat. While I love all black outfits, I’m ready to transition into lighter weight jackets and a more colorful wardrobe. If you haven’t noticed, bell sleeves are a huge trend this season and can make any plain shirt easily stand out. My faded distressed black skinny jeans, caged lace up sandals and choker make this casual street style more edgy and chic.

[Photography Credit]: Chris Anthony

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Power of Love Black Strapless Jumpsuit

Spring has officially sprung and what better way to transition into spring than in this chic ‘Power of Love’ black strapless jumpsuit from LuLus.

A long wide leg jumpsuit is definitely my favorite article of clothing and one I think every woman should own. The right jumpsuit is flattering on most body types, can elongate your legs and torso and can certainly make you look and feel sexy while being comfortable.

Jumpsuits are favorable alternatives to cocktail dresses and a sleek black one is an ideal option for a night on the town, special events, including wedding receptions, or in my case, a photo shoot in the community park. 🙂 Strap on a pair of high heels, accessorize with statement jewelry, throw your favorite lipstick in your evening clutch and…voila!

***For reference I went with a size medium and you can shop more options below.

View my photo that was featured on Lulus.com.

[Photography Credit]: Jennafer Ashley of Fresh and Fit

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Spring is in the Air

Happy Hump Day! Is anyone else having a hard time waking up this week and trying to adjust to the time change? I’m feeling so tired these days, but at least we’ve gained an extra hour of daylight and spring is just around the corner. Five days to be exact. Shades of pastels, lighter jackets, warmer weather, fresh blooms….I’m ready!

For today’s casual look, I went with neutral tones that include a blush pink sweater, beige trench coat and my brand new Nine West ‘Quicksand’ almond toe booties that were just under $50. They have a 3 1/2″ block heel, are extremely comfortable and the natural suede can go with almost anything; definitely a must this season. You can also buy them on Amazon.com if your size is sold out. My sweater (Banana Republic) and trench coat (Zara) are both from last year so I’ve only been able to link similar styles for you.

Hope you all have a great day!

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City Vibes

Happy Friday!! Since we’re going into the weekend and I typically tend to flock towards a black outfit as my go-to weekend look, I wanted to share an all black option that I paired with my new Calvin Klein wool-cashmere blend coat in camel to give it some contrast.

I’ve been wanting a camel coat for a while now because it’s a closet staple that goes with almost anything and is a great transitional outwear piece to keep you warm on those chilly nights yet is classic and chic.

I bought this coat at Macy’s about a month ago when it was marked down to more than half off. I prefer to wait until end of the season to buy my coats and fall/winter apparel for the following year because there are so many great deals as retailers are making room for their spring and summer inventory.

Macy’s currently has their super weekend sale going on where you can get up to an extra 15-20% off when you use code: WKND. This exact coat is almost sold out and with the additional 15% off, it retails for $144.49. Although it’s a little darker in person, I would highly recommend it if you can find it in your size. Similar styles are linked as well.

***For reference, I went with a size 4.

[Photography Credit]: Gaby Abboud of Gabmaster Photography

[Hair and Makeup]: Daniela Kosta with CALM Skincare

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