Month: November 2017

Printed Blouse + Peach Trousers

Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone and hopefully you’ve enjoyed your holiday. Hubby and I spent our first Thanksgiving (and Black Friday for that matter) in bed watching movies. We opted to barbecue instead of preparing a traditional turkey dinner, although we made sure to bake an apple pie.

It was the most relaxing two days I’ve had since out trip to Avalon and we were rested enough to spend the weekend out and about with our daughter. Now that fall is winding down the trees are full of colors and the grass is littered with leaves. I’ve been taking full advantage of nature’s photo ops by shooting blog pics in the neighborhood.

I chose a nearby park to shoot today’s look because the backdrop was perfect for my outfit. Rich warm colors always look sublime on brown skin so I decided to layer them. A dark brown v-neck underneath this sheer printed blouse really makes the colors stand out.

I then added a pair of loose peach trousers with an elastic hem to give a relaxed look. The earth tone accessories compliment these separates and make everything cohesive. Here’s to seeing another wonderful Thanksgiving and the start of a great week.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you did over the holiday, XO!

Cotton Shirt//Old Navy , Blouse//New York & Co , Pants/Jewelry//H&M , Shoes//Donald J. Pliner

Khaki Trench + Navy Silk


Guess who turned thirty-four over the weekend? Yup, your favorite Philly Jawn is officially in her mid thirties. There is so much left to process from year thirty-three that I’m sure it’ll take me til the end of the month to finish reflecting but as far as I’m concerned, my new year started Saturday. I’ve definitely had some growing pains but they’ve given me a whole new swag. All I can say is this chapter finna be lit! In other news fall lasted about a week so here’s one of the few outfits I got to shoot while it was still “wear your bare legs out” weather LOL.

This is the same DKNY trench from Daffy’s (RIP) that you’ve seen for the last three years because I can still fit it and it matches everything. I genuinely love the way it hugs my frame. This was the perfect outerwear to cover this navy silk number I wore to work. This silk dress features a delicately ruffles with a slightly v-shaped neckline. The pockets made it an instant win for me and they’re surprisingly deep.

I added a printed silk scarf to add some rich color to all this navy and chose a caramel (aka my shade of nude) shoe and bag to balance out the look. You may have noticed that I have this tote in black as well. They’re definitely my go-to bags for work since they’re big enough to carry my flats, tablet, purse umbrella and more. Simple and sophisticated, perfect for another Monday at the office. For those of you working like me, here’s to a short work week – let’s make it awesome!

Jacket//DKNY , Dress/Scarf//H&M , Shoes//Donald J. Pliner , Tote//Rampage , Jewelry//Burlington Coat Factory

3 Ways to Wear a Tee for Fall

Nothing gets my fashion wheels turning like a challenge and recently Jamelia Blackman-Sonny, lifestyle blogger at jbsinspires , presented me with a good one. She asked me to style a t-shirt three ways for the season and y’all know your girl couldn’t resist! I decided to create a look for church, date night, and weekend errands. Jamelia’s entire Faithfull Queens line is adorbs you guys, but I fell in love with this “My Daddy is a King” tee immediately.

For my church look I decided to add a big pop of color. This super soft long cardigan brings out the pink lettering and this full polka dot skirt brings just the right amount of whimsy. A bold color and bold pattern meant subtle jewelry and a classic shoe. This can easily be worn to the office as well if your dress code allows.

Next up I wanted to take the tee from day to date night. This structured blazer is one of those pieces that you don’t see often. The dramatic shoulders give me life and the slim fit is great. I paired it with a pair of high waist stone wash skinny jeggings. However, the real mvps are these rhinestone sandal boots from warriorprincess that I wear for a quick slay.

Finally, I kept it cool and threw on a pair of ripped jeans and a moto jacket for the weekend. I have to be honest, this look is how I’d wear a message tee 99% of the time. So I’m actually pretty stoked that Jamelia presented me with this challenge. I added a pair of comfy slip on sneakers and my favorite sunnies (seen in all three) to complete my casual look.

There you have it loves, three different ways to style a t-shirt for Fall. If you like what you see grab your favorite shirt and try your own challenge. Be sure to check out Jamelia’s blog and grab a dope inspirational tee from her shop I promise you’ll love it!! Happy Friday loves 🙂

Jeggings & Cardigan//H&M ,  Ripped Jeans & Polka Skirt//Forever21 ,  Moto Jacket//KMart ,  Blazer//JCP ,  Sneakers//Payless

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