Sandal Charms


Trends come and go like the wind. But shopaholics love to partake in the latest fashion stories. Charm bracelets for the feet have been the latest craze this summer. Some of us DIY’d our own sandals while others went to high end designers to get our trend fix. 


The first time I saw the colorful shoe was on Zara’s site. It’s one of those things that you either hate or love. These shoes are definitely not for everyone but if you are into this kind of thing these leather Pom Pom sandals are a good idea. 



I picked up these Pom Pom gladiators at Rainbow for 16 dollars yesterday. The key when shopping a trend is to spend as little as possible. You do not want to invest money in something that is here today nd gone tomorrow. 


Similar styles have been seen on online boutiques for anywhere between 30-90 dollars. I truly believe that none of them are better than the other and you can totally do This on your own. But if you must there are definitely cheaper alternatives.

Trend Advisor 


Most of today’s trends have been stolen from the 80’s and 90’s and branded as vintage inspired or novelty. The visor is definitely not a new look. But we have been seeing more creative versions of them and I have been loving them for the spring and summer. 


The clear versions don’t exactly protect 100 percent of the Suns harsh rays… But you have to admit they are really stylish. I love the colorful tints to pair with a swimsuit on the beach or poolside. You can’t go wrong with this look. 


If you are looking for more practicality then you can go for a shadier option. I love trend because it forces variety on a simple garment or accessory and we now have a bunch of styles to suit different personalities. 


I love bold prints and colors. These styles allow creativity shine through. You can choose a color block visor or an intense floral. It’s just a hat. The cooler the story the better the outfit. That is just my opinion. 


I love the visor trend. It’s perfect when you’re having a good hair day but still want to keep the sun out of your way. If you like the trend or already have a bunch of these hats I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Until next time happy shopping. 

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Sliding Statements 


Sometimes a trend happens by accident. Sometimes a trend happens on purpose. When  Birkenstocks first appeared in the world of fashion, you either hated it or you loved it. Fast forward to present day even if you still hate it I can almost guarantee some version of it is available at your local retail store. It’s almost as if ever designer has been trying their best to create a more appealing version of the “supermarket-run slipper” turned fashion statement. 


The athletic slipper, also known as the slide has been around for a long time. Men wear them and women who played sports used them as a transition shoe in the locker room shower after a game. But some how they have turned into the statement piece of a casual outfit. 


Over sized labeling on the trendy shoe is a must. It adds to the novelty of the look as well as the great outfit. It provides purpose to the questionable look. Well known brands jumped in on the trend and have been very successful.


If there was a question of the purpose these companies have even gone as far as to bring exiting colors and styles to entice us to buy into this new phenomenon. I personally like the trend and don’t need much persuading.


If labels aren’t really your thing then you might like these Gucci Slides. The shiny Red crisscross design is a great unisex style. Pair with a white t shirt and jeans and your outfit is ready for all seasons. As long as it isn’t snowing or raining of course. 


Maybe the hot pink wasn’t exciting enough for you. This gold pair from ALDO is a must-have! If you are into all things gold like me; then, you can definitely appreciate the beauty of these shoes. The gold metal mimics jewelry and is the perfect accessory for the foot in the summer when you get that killer tan.


I love prints! Prints and texture is a great way to express your fashion sense through your accessories. This animal print is so dope. Cheetah is the new black. Pair them with literally anything. 


This combination of sports and luxe is perfect for a casual outfit slay. The white faux leather cushion is perfect comfort for an all day wear. These ZARA slides have long since sold out but they really complimented the purpose of the style. 


If you are here for the drama then you might want to add some fur to your slides. These shoes are perfect as a comfort flat to change into from a pair of club heels. They don’t compromise style and when paired correctly will still be head-to-toe photograph ready.


These Puma x Fenty slides are another example of a sports luxe collaboration. The house slipper is leaving the house with style. Look at this style as a fuzzy sneaker when styling. Just try to stay away from spills and rainy days. 


If you are here for gawdy footwear then you probably will love these Gucci monogram floral slides. They are definitely over the top and definitely not for cooking and cleaning in the house. Pair with a shirt dress and a messy top knot. 

I love the slide trend and I hope you do too. If you don’t, just remember there are no rules in fashion. It is just important that you remain confident and just be yourself. Happy Shopping. 

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Tying Up Loose Trends 


This year has definitely been the year of the choker. Fall fashion is almost here and the scarf has been slowly incorporating its way into choker style accents. There are many ways to tie your scarf. Whether you are a classy lady or a chic hipster, there is a way to wear and a pattern to fit and play to every style. 


If you are a high-fashionista go for a bold statement making scarf. It can be a bright neon or a graphic print (as seen above). Pair with black leather jacket or textured sheath dress. These two simple pieces paired together will have your on-lookers thinking you stepped out of Elle magazine. 


If you are a minimalist then your wardrobe is simple and completely functional. You probably aren’t into trends anyway. If you want to spice up your wardrobe without breaking the bank go for a simple bandana. Most can be found at a local beauty supply or thrift store for as little as a dollar. If it’s still hot pair with cut off shorts and a simple t-shirt. 

 

If you are more of the floral dress kind of girl… There is a scarf for you as well. Choose a dress silhouette that is cut lower in the bust area and then play with a complimenting length. This is sexy and elegant. No one will question the fact that you are a lady. Pair with sunglasses or a fedora and go to brunch with friends. 


If you want to wear a scarf in the office you totally can. Add a sateen scarf in a complementary hue and everyone will swear you took forever to get dressed. Keep your other accessories neutral. You can pair this look with brown loafers and a neutral structured bag. You will be ready to handle that board room presentation. 


Are you stumped on what to wear to Fashion Week. Bombers are trending as well! Pair a bomber or letterman jacket in your favorite color. Wear a simple bodycon dress and sneakers with your scarf. It takes a lot of work to make a fashionable outfit look effortless but with this look they won’t even know that you are fresh off the pages of the trend section. 


Duster coats, duster vests and satin overcoats… Everything a blogger has in their closet. If you are a fashion blogger you probably own one or all of these pieces. This garment is probably the focal point of today’s look so choose a shade similar if not an exact match to your outfit if you want to write a little trend on trend blog post. 


If you are a preppy lady, add stripes and a trench coat to your look. Adding a pop of color like this red scarf is a nice change to the cardigans you always have tied over your shoulders. Live on the edge and wear a matching lip stain and a cross body bag. This is perfect for a day at the museum, or even an afternoon walk through the city. 


So you like fashion, and you’re into trends a little but you’re more of a labelista. Pair a grafic t-shirt with a pair of leather joggers and a black bandana. Just Do It. Throw your coat over your shoulders… That’s what the cool kids are doing these days… Trust me. Now go to Williamsburg and have a drink or two. You can even wear sneakers. Thank me later.

No matter how you like to wear your scarf… You must admit as I said before there is definitely a right way to do it. I hope you gained some inspiration from this post. Would this be something you would like to try? I would love to know in the comments section below. Until next time Happy Shopping. 

Shopaholic Personal Style: LA Edition


I have been away from my blog for a while and I have missed you guys! I have been busy trying to finish up my portfolio for Thee Shopaholic Styled Me, and I can not wait to share that and more news with you. I took a quick girls trip to LA. I had fun in the sun and dressed for the occasion. 

One of my favorite pieces from my trip was this yellow lace dress from HM Trend. This dress is beautiful and I love yellow pieces, especially in the summertime. But if I am being totally honest I don’t like the fact that I was having issues with the zipper. I think for the $129 price tag they could have put more effort into the quality. The zipper kept coming down throughout the day and I eventually had to just change. I had to drop the dress off at the tailor for the zipper to be replaced. 


I took a trip to the Standard Hotel Pool. I had been itching to wear my favorite fringe bathing suit. I paired it with a floral beach cover from Forever 21. The pool was so dope and I saw Les Twins playing table tennis and felt like I fit right in.


This whimsical piece is also from HM. I went on a Hollohwood Tour to see the sign and wanted something light and breezy. I paired the look with my tourist white nike sneakers and my kashmirviii clutch. 


There was a full on heatwave in California and I wanted to have lightweight fabrics that had a lot of movement. This chambray denim dress from Forever 21 was perfect. I went for a quick brunch at Aroma and then headed downtown for a day at the museum. I decided to Dust of my personalized clutch from my girl HerStyleByFashion. 


On our last night in LA we had a fancy dinner outing and I decided tocolor-block. I had a green jumpsuit I purchased from Tick-Tock clothing boutique earlier this year. I paired the look with a pair of orange pumps, a matching clutch and tassel earrings.  

  I had a blast in LA! I hope you enjoyed my looks because I had fun wearing them. I have a lot more to share from my trip. I got the most questions about my outfits so I decided to start there. Until next time. Happy Shopping! 

VH 1 Honors a Queen 


Queen Latifah is a hip hop pioneer. If you have been living under a rock you probably don’t know about the laundry list of life accomplishments. Tonight she was honored by VH 1 for some of those accomplishments. 


People got an exclusive with the queen and the campaign looks amazing! The leather and gold looks absolutely regal on her and very fitting for her self proclaimed title. 


I can’t wait to see what else Queen Latifah has on her list of life contributions to the world of fashion, beauty and hip hop. This is an unlikely combination but she carries all three hats and several others, with elegance grace and style. 

Cocktails With Claire NewYork 


So I attended this year’s installment of Cocktails with Claire, hosted by Claire Sulmers and Miss Diddy LA. The panel was rich with guest speakers like Yandy Smith (Love and Hip Hop), Ty Hunter (Celeb Wardrobe Stylist), Angela Yee (Radio Personality) and countless more. 


I was finally able to sample brunch bites from Chef Jeff Catering and business partner Tasia (Master Decorator). The chicken and waffles, French toast, mini sliders, and Mac and cheese were all so memorable! I would not know how to describe the flavor you just had to be there! SO GOOD! 


One of the most interesting parts of attending these networking events for me is meeting new people and creating new bonds with like-minded fashionistas. This purple haired beauty is a radio personality Angel White from Rochester, NY and drove down to get advice from the entertainment panel. 


It is always good to connect with people we see at these events all year long and catch up away from social media. We get to have a meeting of the minds and talk about how we can collaborate our efforts to make our individual business better. 


This was a fashion driven event and the attendees did not skimp on style! I loved this monochromatic look on Avielle Amor (beauty blogger and YouTube content creator). The sun coming over the lofts roof top made for an awesome outfit post. 


Staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily Marsha Badger looked amazing in white and later changed into a sleek black outfit for the second half of the festivities. 


There were tons of vendors at the second half of the event. The sip and shop had body care products like Skin Buttr (pictured above) and fashion and accessories as well. 


Fashion, Style and all they have to offer! Which of these looks is your favorite! They look like an amazing girl group, I promise this was not planned! But these ladies looked amazing. 


During the break I ventured into midtown Manhattan for a quick wardrobe change for MUA Ace more fondly known as Delightful Ace. We decided to go for a quick monochromatic look to match the cobalt blue heels she wore to part one of Cocktails with Claire. 


I think it’s safe to say that the matching set and monochrome was the theme of the night as Sammy B (wardrobe designer) attended Cocktails in one of her latest designs. We talked a little about what was coming in the future for her collection. I can’t wait to see what she does next. 


Black Girl Magic was also present at Saturday’s event and I was glad to catch up with the girls. 


What I wore: 

Crop Top & Pants : ZARA

Necklace : ALDO Accessories 

Shoes: Shoemint (Years Ago) 


I have included the rest of the pics from the event below for you to browse through. If Cocktails with Claire comes to your city you might want to check it out! 

Sheer Genius

I don’t know who we have to blame for the onset of the sheer trend, but I am not complaining. I am anticipating a quick trip to California and I decided to get a couple of new pieces to add to my current wardrobe for the warm West Coast climate. 


This risqué sheer maxi dress is amazing. Unfortunately this Nasty Gal piece has long since sold out on the website but J would love for someone to find one for me on the inter webs.  


Nasty Gal “I’ll take that Net Ruffle Dress – $98. SOLD OUT


If you want to add a bit of feminine flair to your sheer look I say opt for this picture perfect polka dot ensemble. A few pops of red would be ideal. I think I’ll do a top knot with this to finish the look. I can’t wait to Add this to cart! 


Love Risqué “Spot On” – $58.24 

Whether you like Ruffles, spots or just like to keep it plain and simple I think everyone should try this sheer trend. Even if you feel a dress or matching set is a bit over the top you can still try just the top or bottom. I would love to know how you feel about this trend, let’s talk about it in the comments below. 

Until next time… Happy Shopping. 

Shopaholic Cart Confession: Red Sandals

  
No one loves a red sandal more than me. Ever since the Birkenstock has been added to the women’s fashion trend I have been in love with the masculine style red sandal for the ladies. Last summer I purchased the Red Dr. Martens. I was sent these sandals by a friend and fell in love. 

  
 
They are a men’s shoe but are perfect for casual summer style for either sex. If you have a shoe size smaller than a 9 ladies unfortunately this may not work for you. If you are looking for a comparable style let me know in the comments and I will recommend some variations. 

  
I will definitely be abusing these this summer and can’t wait to show you how I style them. The People Footwear Lennon Chiller sandals are definitely a must have. They are also the perfect gift for your mister. 

  
Let me know in the comments… Would you wear these? 

March Madness: Seven Deadly Spends

 
 I have been demonstrating a lot of restraint when it comes to my impulse shopping. I have been busy shopping for other people; as I am still heavily working on Thee Shopaholic Styled Me. Recently I have been browsing the stores to see the coming trends for this Spring. I have combined seven pieces that I’ve purchased or added to my summer wish list. The best part… there’s enough time for you to get your hands on them as well. 

  
 

HM Dress – $19.90 (Sold Out online but still available in participating H&M stores)

This flowy dress in a bright coral is perfection! This affordable dress is definitely a must have for a stellar summer wardrobe. Pair it with bright yellow, white or neutral hues. I love the off-the-shoulder detailing but as a woman with a bigger bust I appreciate the thick straps to cover a bra or bathing suit. The tassels were probably another strong selling point for me as this trend is going to be everywhere this year. 

    

 
Kat Maconie Thea Aztec Leather Heel – $290 

These shoes are not for someone who is shy with style. Whether you like simple silhouettes with killer statement accessories or just love bold colors and out loud style you can appreciate this piece. These color block heels have a lot of personality. They are a bit pricey so you first have to determine if they are worth the investment. If it’s a trend for you I say don’t get them. But if the only reason is that you have nothing like it I say Buy! 

  

Lace up barely there heeled sandals – $42.50
If you like more traditional footwear maybe this pair is more you’re speed. I love a good red shoe and these strappy heels are a great wardrobe staple. They don’t require too much instruction in terms of styling because when done consciously, these sandals can literally be worn with anything.

 

   Lantos – $70

I am not a fan of clutches and small purses, but in the summer no one wants a huge leather bag sticking to the side of your body and wrinkling that coral dress we got a few paragraphs ago… I prefer a structured bag nowadays and this egg colored piece with gold hardware is right up my alley. It also comes in a black option which I think is more practical for someone like me who is more prone to accidents. Either decision is great in my book. 

   

 

Alize – $70

No summer wardrobe is complete without a pair of flats. The particulars are totally personal preference but I love this strappy number. In the office they can add interest to a cropped cigarette trouser or sheath dress. If your fair-skinned I say go for the nude option when your tan comes in they will look amazing. 

  
Long Vest – $69.99

If you have been keeping up with the blog you probably already know how I feel about black items. They have to be interesting in a way that does not relate to their color, or in this case abscence of color. I love this vest because of the myriad of fabrics. This can add a smart flare to a whimsical outfit or pair it with those black flats and a crisp white shirt dress and a red lip for a spring brunch.

  

Puma Sneakers – $180

I Almost never talk about sneakers but it has been a while since last we spoke so I figured I would add an item to change the pace a little. Rihanna has launched yet another collaboration sneaker with Puma and I have to say that I am intrigued. These red faux high tops are dope and totally gender neutral. I love that Puma is going against the popular sneaker silhouettes and I think it’s that quaintly that draws me to the brand.
  If you’re still here I appreciate you for letting me justify this shopaholic confession. I would love to hear what you would purchase, have purchased or can’t wait to share with a friend. Until next time Happy Shopping.