JACKET: Caché // TANK: Marshalls // PANTS: H&M // SHOES: Ralph Lauren (Marshalls) // PURSE: Michael Kors (TjMaxx) 


My precious beauties, 

I hope you're all having a wonderful afternoon so far! This outfit is perfect for this time of year, especially since most places are experiencing a bit of coldness during this start of spring. Black and white are colors that can be worn all year long, so don't think that they're only for the fall and winter months. The way you can make them more suitable for spring and/or summer, is by pairing them with beautiful pops of color, as I did here with the radiant orchid. Although radiant orchid was the color of the year last year, I'm still loving and wearing it and will continue to do so. I'm not too crazy about marsala being the color for 2015 because I don't really feel it can be worn all year long, as the radiant orchid can; it's more of a fall and winter pantone in my book. 

I'm wearing the pear shaped version of the look, while I have other options below for the remaining body shapes. This pairing works for the pear shape best because the jacket has more a boxy silhouette, which helps widen out the upper body, essentially balancing out with our wider hips, which is important in this case, since we're working with a straight legged pant, which puts greater emphasis on the hip area. You'll notice the apple shape jacket I featured in the set is longer and this works great for this shape, since it helps extend the eye downwards to your beautiful legs. It prevents the eye from focusing primarily on your ample bust and upper body, creating attention on your body as a whole, rather than in parts. In the rectangular set, I selected a biker style jacket with the hounds print because it creates some dimension to the upper body, preventing it from looking boxy, so avoid styes like the jacket I wore, as it will make your body appear even more boxy than it actually is. Lastly, in the hourglass set, I selected a sleeveless vest style option that has a bit of a menswear inspired feel. These kind of pieces look exceptionally great on the hourglass shape, since your curves are proportional and the shorter hem in the front places a greater emphasis on your distinguished waistline. 



I hope you all feel inspired to recreate this look on yourselves and if you do, please let me know! Until next time, thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!


With lots of love,

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Hey Beauties, 

I hope you're having a relaxing finish to your weekend! Now that we're in spring, I wanted to give you all some ideas on wearing pastels this season. I created a YouTube video last year (watch HERE) on wearing pastels, with a focus on not looking like a little girl, since pastels and softer hues can have the affect, especially if you're petite. In this post, I will be providing you all with some color pairing options, more for creating outfits. Both I'm sure will be helpful to you this spring! 


Thanks so much for stopping by!


With lots of love,

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WHITE BUTTON DOWN: Nordstrom Rack // SWEATER: Andrea Jovine (Marshalls) // JEANS: GUESS (Marshalls) // SHOES: Ralph Lauren (Marshalls) // PURSE: Dooney & Bourke // NECKLACE: Charming Charlie // WATCH: Michael Kors // BRACELET: Bali Couture // RING: TjMaxx


Happy Friday everyone!

I'm so happy it's Friday, it's been such a busy week and I'm glad that it's nearly over! Some places have a dress down day on Fridays and I think this would be a great option, if that's the case for you. It still looks classy and professional, but the jeans and pop of color make it more fun and exciting. I love wearing fun and colorful sweaters over a classic button up because I think they balance each other out rather nicely. One reads professional (the shirt), while the other has more of a fun, laid back feel (the sweater). It helps to prevent the whole look from appearing stiff or stuffy, which is key when working with a classic button-up. When you want to create a casual or semi casual vibe, it's essential to pair it with jeans that are lighter in wash or style, such as a pair of boyfriend jeans. 

Below are some alternatives of this look for the body shapes, I'm wearing the pear shape version. 


I hope you all have an awesome day and the official start to the weekend is just hours aways, so hold tight!!!


With lots of love,

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SUEDE JACKET: Express (similar style HERE// TANK: Cynthia Rowley (Marshalls similar style HERE// JEANS: New York & Company (HEREPURSE: Michael Kors (Marshalls similar style HERE// BOOTS: Michael Kors (Marshalls similar style HERE)  


Hey Babes, 

I hope you're all having a wonderful morning so far! I wanted to share a look with you that I hope will inspire you as we transition to spring. Although we are officially in spring, it hasn't been feeling much like it. However, there are a few colors that can be worn right now, despite the low temps, nudes and browns. What I love about these colors are that they can be worn all year long! You can wear a complete nude look for a softer and polished look, or you could add some darker hues into the mix, as I did here. Either way, you're sure to have a look that would be suitable this time of year!

On a side note, I've mentioned before how I love suede for spring, since it's lighter than your typical leather jacket. It's a different form of leather that I think is perfect this time of year and for the months to come because it's lighter. Below are some of my favorites, in case you're in the market for an addition to your wardrobe ;)


With lots of love,

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HAT: Marshalls // SCARF: Marshalls // T-SHIRT: Cynthia Rowley // JEANS: New York & Company // SHOES: TjMaxx WATCH: Michael Kors RING: TjMaxx


Hey Girlies,

I hope you're all having a great start to the week! Today's post is a look that I wore to my sister-in-law's birthday party yesterday. It was pretty chilly, but I was able to get away with wearing this look, since I was going to be indoors much of the time and the chunky scarf helped keep me warm. I must admit, I've been itching to wear my spring clothing so bad, since we've had such an intense winter; I'm so ready to say farewell to the cold!

I decided to go for a denim on denim pairing, which will keep you pretty warm and stylish at the same time. This is a trend that was popular during the 90s and has made a comeback and I'm happy it has, since I love the look. It can be dressed up by adding a pair of heels and perhaps a button down chambray or dressed down like this with a vest and oxfords, either way, you're sure to get the most out of your denim this season! 

This particular pairing is perfect for all body shapes, so I wouldn't suggest you change anything if you were considering recreating it. Below are some denim vests that I like and would suggest, if you haven't got one in your wardrobe or would like to add. The one I'm wearing is a recent purchase and I'm so glad I got it! I know I'll be styling it in so many ways as the weather starts to get nicer!


With lots of love,

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