Month: May 2014

Lookbook Overload

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So I was going through some of my old photos on Instagram as I was trying to evaluate my wardrobe and find an outfit for BeautyCon this weekend and I decided to share what I found with you guys! I really enjoy putting new looks together. It’s no secret that I love to shop! If you are subscribed to my blog you already know some of my favorite places to shop:

H&M
Is my favorite places to find clothes for work, outfits for a night out and pieces to complete and outfit. The price point is almost always super affordable and great for any budget.

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Asos.com
Is my favorite online haven. They have a range of styles and prices to satisfy any stylists wish list. Anything from an extravagant sequin mini dress to a denim pleated midi skirt is available and can be to your door in as little as 2 days.

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ZARA
Is my favorite place on earth to find quality pieces. I like to pic up handbags, shoes and dresses here. If you are looking for outerwear pop on to ZARA and take a look! Trench coats blazers and winter coats are timeless and great pieces to invest in.

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F21
If you are in a time crunch and don’t have to much time to shop check out forever 21. Their pieces are not going to last you forever all the time but they are always on trend for any night club event or night out with the girls.

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ShopRoxx
Most of my latest exciting shoe purchases have come from ShopRoxx and the coral jumpsuit above has also come from this little gem. There are only 3 locations here in New York City so if you live in the area be sure to check them out.

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Where is your favorite place to shop?

Which of my looks is your favorite??? Leave your thoughts and questions down in the comment section!

Trend Update

So as I was online browsing (don’t judge me lol) I landed on the H&M homepage and discovered they added some gorgeous pieces to their collection. Since I am on a buying hiatus I decided to share these pieces with you guys! You guys get an extra post this week since I behaved so poorly last week (please forgive me).

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The items that stood out to me the most had to begin with a plush tribal print flared dress (also available in white). The dress is knee-length and made of a thick woven fabric, a flared skirt with buttons at the back of the neck, elastic waist band and concealed zip closure. On the site it is advertised with sleek hair and bright minimal mule sandals. Retailing at $69.95 I think this item will be one of the top sellers of this collection.

Coming in at a close second (in my opinion) is the blue A-line asymmetrical dress. This soft draped jersey dress is so elegant the draped neckline is an excellent touch and perfect for large statement necklaces and can be dressed up for a summer brunch or dressed down for a day of shopping with the girls. For $49.95 you won’t want to miss this piece!

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Now I always thought the best thing you can do to maximize the return on an item is to make sure the piece can be styled in numerous ways. One of my favorite pieces to play with is the one piece swimsuit. H&M’s stylists clearly agree because the next trend item is a tribal one piece that does just that. Unfortunately this piece is no longer available on the site but you may be able to find one at your local flagship H&M location. They paired the skirt with a thick Jacquard-weave skirt and Sun Hat great for a pool party or day party this summer in downtown Manhattan. As a second option you can pair it with a gorgeous leaf necklace for a lunch or dinner date with a special someone.

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The last piece that I chose from this collection features a bold sequin mini skirt. This are for my shopaholics that have a more daring style and I feel this piece should be styled with muted, minimal, pieces to be the most effective. The skirt should be the focal point! I truly enjoyed this new trend collection and if you plan to purchase something let me know down in the comment section.

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There is also a coupon code that is good today ( but it’s the last day so act fast):

UP TO 30% OFF, 3 DAYS ONLY

UP TO 30% OFF, 3 DAYS ONLY – from H&M

http://www.hm.com/us/s/076TWNH;amp;Mwww.hm.com

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

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I first spotted this fabulous Pink PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) pencil skirt on Ciara and Kim Kardashian (seen wearing the nude version) late last year. Instantly I fell in love but I didn’t pursue it which is so unlike me. More often than not if the source is not given right away and I dont have a successful google search I usually let it go. But Shirley B Eniang made a haul video over on her self entitled YouTube channel earlier this year and sourced them on Asos.com for somewhere between 50-70 dollars. I immediately ran over to asos to #AddToCart! But when I got to the site to do my homework I wasn’t to sure of the skirt.

The skirt looked rather stiff and I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off! I really wanted to recreate the look that Ciara wore with the monochrome sweater and minimal heels. I found a similar sweater from the HM Lana Del Ray Collection two winters ago and only needed the skirt to complete the look:

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Needless to say I didn’t end up purchasing the skirt and had since forgotten about it. So as I was checking my YouTube subscriptions yesterday imagine my surprise when I spotted the skirt once again in a haul video on Shirley’s channel! Did she buy the skirt twice???

Well it turns out that she too was not happy with the fit of the Asos version and had since found a more flattering silhouette from MissGuided! I immediately came to the conclusion that my wardrobe would not be complete with out it… The skirt was also a lot cheaper pricing at only $35.98! The icing on the cake they ship for Free!!! I tried to head over to retailmenot.com to find a coupon but was unsuccessful. But at the end of the day I was satisfied with my purchase and I can not wait for it to arrive. Shirley has a huge following and I had to make my move before the skirt sold out… So if you are interested please check it out too!

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Pink PVC Pencil Skirt

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Pink PVC skirt, Back View.

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Left: White PVC Pencil Skirt Right: Kim Kardashian in White PVC Skirt

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Far Right: Kim Kardashian in nude PVC

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Oxblood PVC outfit pairing inspired by look.

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Ciara in original post which inspired my purchase!