Month: December 2018

Maroon + Fleece

This is my favorite time of the year! Christmas Villiage is packed with visitors. Department stores are open around the clock. Little children are posing for pictures on Santa’s lap. Last year we waited til the week before Christmas to put up the tree. This time it’s been up since Thanksgiving. Princess Jasmine’s presents are ready to be wrapped and Donnie Hathaway’s “This Christmas” is on repeat. I’m truly happy for my little family. This year was challenging but God is good. Now that it’s down right cold I can pull out the latest addition to my wrap collection. This striped fleece is the perfect cover for my maroon dress.

A simple fit and flare dress is so versatile. It can be worn to work, church, on a date, or a party. The trick is to let your accessories do all the work. Since I purchased three of the same dress in different colors, I’ll be paring them with different wraps. This fleece wrap was a $20 steal from TJ Maxx. The deep colors transition from fall to winter easily. Not to mention it’s ridiculously soft. I literally felt like I was wearing a snuggie.

Maroon is such a distinct color. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had boots to match. The faux suede otk boots from early this year are perfection with the dress. They give a very sleek, monochromatic touch to the outfit. Metallic jewelry adds a nice pop against the deep color. My only regret is that I brought the wrong eyewear to this photoshoot. These are clearly summer shades. Since I hadn’t worn any eye makeup for the shoot I was stuck with the pair. What can I say, stuff happens. Hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend, Merry Christmas!

Dress//BooHoo , Wrap//TJ Maxx , Boots//Go Jane , Jewelry//H&M

Pink Velour

My wardrobe has seen a steady influx of items in various shades of pink over the last five years. Never cared for the color as a teen or young adult yet here I am, mid thirties and suddenly hooked. Whenever asked I’d proudly proclaim blue as my favorite color. Ask me now and I’m not even sure I still have one. Especially when I seem to be drawn to pieces like this pink velour cardigan and matching sneakers.

These sneakers were ten bucks at Kmart. No seriously, I promise. Just as winter was transitioning into spring early this year I snagged these babies. Never got around to buying the burgundy pair regretfully. The comfort level is amazing and they fit perfectly. So perfect that I’ve been wearing them everywhere… with anything.

On a trip to Marshall’s for aromatherapy oils I bought this velour cardigan. I didn’t have my sneakers to confirm it matched but I took a chance. The chenille knit is super soft and cozy. It’s just the right length and width for me; everything you want in a cardigan. Over denim, tights, dresses, etc.

I kept it simple with skinny jeans and a turtleneck for this look. I’m plotting my next as we speak. Let me know in the comments below how you’d rock these items!

Cardigan//Marshall’s , Top//Uniqlo , Jeans//Forever 21 , Sneakers//Kmart

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