Tag: fall fashion

Khaki Smock Dress

Franklin Fountain is a really dope ice cream shop located in Old City Philadelphia. Once you step inside you’re reminded that this is truly an old city. Offering homemade ice cream and unique soda flavors like cantaloupe and watermelon, it’s busy year round. Tourists and residents alike love this place. I decided stop in and grab something since it was 86 degrees. This was also the perfect opportunity to wear my khaki smock dress.

I was honestly hesitant about purchasing this style at first. The colors are very muted and could actually come across as dull. The boxy shape made me worried I’d be lost in a sea of tan. However, refusing to be limited I grabbed it anyway from Buffalo Exchange. It’s an H&M piece (go figure) but it’s about 5 years old so pre-monkey.

I kept things simple with ballet flats and gold jewelry. This post has actually made me realize how little conten I shoot showcasing flat shoes. I’m in flats them 90% of the time at work. I’ll be sure to fix that moving forward.

Dress//H&M , Shoes//Payless , Jewelry//Burlington Coat Factory

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

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 ūüôā

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

Plaid Pants + Ivory Blazer

Well beloveds November is here and that means that it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Why? Because it’s my birthday month! Just how did I kick off my celebration yesterday? By traveling over an hour and a half to get to work thanks to the Philly Septa (our public transportation system) strike.

No shade to the union employess… because benefits, but yesterday’s commute was a hot stanky mess! I made up for it by treating myself to some clearence Halloween candy and a gourmet hot chocolate tho. I have to say Monday’s tartan ensemble has lead to me very own mini plaid revival and I now find myself pulling out all the plaid I own.

Hence today’s outfit features more plaid perfection and loafer love to get you through humpday. Let me just tell you these pants are so comfy you could wear them all week. The stretch fabric makes me forget their not leggings, perfect for long unromantic walk to the train station.

I found this fabulous blazer a few years back from a thrift shop and it’s easily become one of my favorite pieces. The styling options are endless. With my loafers and bowler bag I’m ready to be great. Enjoy your Wednesday loves, try not to work too hard lol!

Top//Target , Blazer//Vintage , Pants//Zara , Shoes//Nine West , Bag//Calvin 

Maroon Bodycon + Bell Sleeve Jacket

Hello beautiful people, oh how I’ve missed you! Last week I took a much needed break from all social media as per the leading of the Holy Spirit. It was extremely necessary for my sanity considering all that’s been happening in my personal life (possible blog posts forthcoming) as of late.

I fully intended to be back to business by the start of the work week but the way my sinuses are set up… an annoying cough has turned into full on sinusitis accompanied by laryngitis over the weekend. So basically I feel and sound a mess. Luckily, when the weather was delightful here in Philly ya girl took advantage so that I could give the people what they want… good fall fashion!

Temperatures reached record highs last week, which I’m sure is the catalyst for my sinus woes but they afforded me an opprtunity to rock some great new pieces like today’s dress. I found this this gorgeous maroon bodycon dress at my favorite local boutique Smak Parlour in Old City. It features lazer cut detailing on the neckline and hem and the thick fabric is perfect for transition weather when you want to stay warm but aren’t quite ready for tights with your dress.

Beleive it or not it’s actually very comfortable as well. I added my favorite vintage jacket since the dress is sleeveless. It’s pure wool with lovely bell sleeves, which have been trending all year. I honestly couldn’t find my go to black stilettos, so these black patent pumps finished the look. I’m beyond excited fall is here, hope you’re having an awesome Wednesday, talk to you soon!

Dress//Mystic , Jacket//Vintage , Shoes//Nine West

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