fashion

Victoria Beckham is Right on Target

 

     I hope you guys are all enjoying your Palm Sunday! Victoria Beckham launched her collection with Target this morning and I am definitely here for it! Clean lines and bold colors, prints and textures pretty much sums up the five separate collections she issued to the target brand today. I successfully made a few purchases but I also left a few great pieces as well. 

Women’s Orange Scallop Tie Waist Romper – Victoria Beckham for Target
     I love a good play suit (romper) that can be worn over and over again! This bright orange item is going to be one of my summer closet staples. The structure is perfect for every fashion occasion. The scalloped detailing is my favorite part! This circus scallop collection is giving me Solange vibes and I am definitely here for it! 


     This midi skirt is construction perfection! This is a statement piece and something that you will have in your closet for a lifetime! I personally think that this is the most innovative piece of all in her collection. I definitely had to add this to my shopping cart! 

Women’s Black and White Stripe Scallop Midi Skirt – Victoria Beckham for Target
     You can pair this look with blazers or play the look down with a simple graphic tee. The collection is super playful and definitely affordable. I love that target is giving us fashion while keeping in mind the budget of its “target” consumer (no pun intended). 

Women’s Fuchsia Twill Ruffle Hem Dress – Victoria Beckham for Target
     The last item I picked up was this bold pink swing dress with ruffle detail at the base. The spring and summer season is all about bold colors and I love the white accent at the bottom of the dress. YouCam dress it up with a heel or dress it down with a pair of white sneakers. This collection is very girly and classic just like the style we love to see from Mrs. Beckham. 


     I would love to know if you picked up any of the styles from target today. What did you hate? What did you love? What did you miss out on? The looks are selling out fast so if you haven’t already be sure to head over to the site. Until next time happy shopping! 

Spring Fling: Shopaholic Virtual Style 

Dress – Rainbow Shops • Shoes & Clutch – Zara • Sunglasses – Vera Wang • Necklace – ALDO • Denim Hat – Local Accessory Shop
     The Spring season is finally here (sort of)! I picked up a few refresher pieces which I spoke to you guys about in a previous post. But I wanted to show you guys how I plan to pair the looks together once the temperature decides to cooperate here in NYC. This first look is super casual and paired with a denim jacket is perfect for running errands. It’s a look that is easy but still gives the appearance of someone who tried a little. 

Dress – Rainbow Shops • Necklace – Fancy Kouture • Shoes – Target x Who What Wear • Turban – EBay 

     I love a good bold color moment in the spring and one of my favorite combos is the yellow and orange. His look is perfect for a brunch, date, or social event. The block heels add a level of comfort and doesn’t dress the look up too much. This is another simple dress look but the silhouette of the dress makes the outfit more event worthy. 


Floral Duster/ Dress – Fe Noel • Shorts – Levi’s • Blouse – Old Navy • Earrings – Chanel • Lipstick – The Lip Bar 

     The next look is definitely a moment! The floor length duster dress is definitely trending upwards. It has been present for the last few years but this year it’s all about textured and detailed fabrics paired with simple inner pairings like the t-shirt and jeans. Choose one of the colors from the palette to complete your look! Wear this everywhere! 


Duster – Tick Tick Boutique • Top – Adidas • Jeans – American Eagle • Shoes – Roxx by Hotpoint • Bag – EBay 

     Here is another duster look if you want to take baby steps into bold prints. You can always reverse the theory with a solid on the outside and your prints underneath. The concept works and it is up to you to find one that suits your own style. 


Denim Jacket – Fancy Kouture • Sunglasses – Quay x Shay • Dress – Rainbow Shops • Bag – M2Malletier 

      Another simple day of style is this micro pleat dress paired again with a boyfriend cut denim jacket. This is perfect for a day of retail therapy. When your shopping for new items it is important to have a loose fitting dress handy. This makes it easier to get in and out of the fitting rooms when you need to try on your summer pieces. This is probably a no makeup day so grab a pair of oversized frames and your favorite neutral lip. 


Jumpsuit – Old Navy • Sunglasses – Fancy Kouture • Bag – Bohoo Bazaar • Shoes – Rainbow Shops 

     This last look is more traditional and a perfect date night look. The color red has been proven to provoke hunger and appetite. Pair a black jumpsuit with a red lip and red accessories. You will be sure to capture your mates interest the entire night. 

I would love to know which look was your favorite! If you try to recreate these looks I would love it if you tagged us! 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! 

Saint Records and Mixed Prints

I have really been feeling uninspired at the kick off of this year in fashion. I did not attend any of the New York Fashion Week shows I was invited to. If you follow my social media you probably know I have been knee deep in completing my new portfolio and it has kind of taken over my life. There is one person who consistently inspires me to try new things in fashion and that individual is Solange Knowles. 

  
Solange always dons the most unique fashion wears and I would love a day to play in her wardrobe. She constantly pairs the most tailored fabrics in bold and trendy colors and has a knack for pairing bold prints. Ever since she cut off all her hair she has really been on top of the fashion conversations. 

  
If I could model my wardrobe after her I would do so because I have a shared love for color. If you go through countless images of the songstress you won’t find much black. I believe that the tailoring of the garments polish the look and make them chic.

  
I definitely love the flair of her style. There aren’t many people that can pull off these bold looks. Her makeup is always super simple and enhances her natural beauty in every sense of the word. Only Knowles can wear head to toe green without looking like a potted plant. 

  
I love the overly structured details paired with the bold patterns. I would love to try to recreate some looks inspired by some of her best fashion accomplishments.

   
Solange is definitely a fashion icon and I can’t wait to watch as her fashion sense evolves. I have included some more of my favorite looks below for you to look through. I would love to know who your favorite fashion icons are in the comment section please share who inspires you to experiment with style. 

    
    
 

Shopaholic Personal Style: It’s a Celebration

  
It’s the first celebration of the year… Since the ball dropped. Today I celebrated a birthday with a wonderful girl named Lacey. She took a bunch of her favorite people out to brunch in Lower Manhattan and I was so excited to have a reason to get out of the house this weekend. It always feels good to join friends to celebrate life.

  
As I was perusing my favorite store (my closet), another friend of mine had to remind me that it wasn’t MY birthday; and that I should keep it simple with a t-shirt and jeans. I thought it was a good idea but I knew I was going to do it my way. 

  
I have always had an eye for creating stories using clothing. I knew I wanted to do a graphic t-shirt and distressed jeans. Both pieces were purchased from Forever 21 last year. You can always find a “guns and roses top”, you can simply enter it into google and you should be able to find something. The boyfriend jeans are a bit harder to find… I have been hunting for a pair like this that is all but destroyed and these have quickly become my favorite pair. 

  
I spoke about the Target boots in a previous blog post and after wearing them all autumn, I can truly say these are one of the most comfortable pair of heels I have ever had. I wear them a lot when I am styling photo shoots and I’m on my feet for long hours and I have never had to take them off. 

  
I know what you guys are thinking… “Umm where is that dope sequin blazer from? This thrifted piece may not be one of a kind, but unfortunately  I have no idea where to get another since I found it at a favorite vintage shop last year. All I can say is that the tag says Rina Z. and it was made in India.

 
I had a blast in the city today and I hope you enjoyed this look. In the comments below please share what you did this weekend. You can also feel free to tag me in instagram (@thee_shopaholic) I would love to see what you wore.  Until next time… Happy Shopping. 
  

Outfit Of The Day

  
The autumn season would just not let go! I am forever grateful for this Indian Fall weather we have been experiencing. I took advantage of this beautiful day in New York to share a look with you guys. 

  
It’s not that often you get the opportunity to wear open toed shoes in December. As a newyorker I am used to the cold by now. This was something I quickly threw together with some recent purchases I made towards the end of last year. I meant to share this with the Week In My Wardrobe posts but never got around to it. 

  
I shared the details of this hunter green jacket as well as the leatherette pencil skirt a few posts back. I paired them with a transition neutral grey top and simple black sandals. The warm weather is long gone now but this look can easily be adjusted with the addition of a pair of boots and tights. 

  
I am still getting used to having hair on my head so I wore this oversized brown fedora simply because I love hats. The starve to necklace is from fancy kouture accessories. 

   

I hope you guys enjoyed this quick outfit and I hope to get the opportunity to share my personal style a bit more here on the blog. Please be sure to subscribe for more like this in the future. Happy Shopping! 

   

Shopaholic Virtual Style: How To Style Fur

I want to personally wish all of my readers a Happy New Year! You guys have stuck by me for a long time and I appreciate each and everyone of you! I want to jump right into today’s post which is a “How-to” styling some of my favorite faux fur pieces.

  
I love the shaggy coat. I don’t gravitate toward black items often but when I do they normally have a lot of texture. I am big on details when investing in my wardrobe. I picked up this coat from H&M a few months ago and I think it adds a cool level of chic to any winter outfit.

 
I decided to style this piece for a night out. I kept the look glam-casual. I love the look of a graphic tee shirt paired with a sequin skirt. This look can be dressed up or down. Pairing this with a warm golden pair of pumps keeps it evening appropriate. The look is great for a winter date or club night with drinks and dancing. Keep your accessories in the same color family to take it to another level. 
  
While on the topic of shag, a gilet is also good for building looks and layering during the colder months. I picked one up from Rainbow recently and I have yet to wear it. This can take some of the more casual outfits in your closet up a notch. Adding this piece immediately gives the illusion that you’re “put-together” even though you’re just wearing a tee shirt and jeans. 

  
If you want to increase the sexiness of the look, put on a super low cut tee shirt and high waist distressed jeans. Pair with a strappy bra and a statement necklace to keep the attention at your neckline. Put on your favorite pair of over-the-knee boots and a bright pink fedora to finish the look. This is perfect for a brunch date with the girls or a winter concert in Madison Square Garden. 

  
The final fur piece is not for the faint of heart. Not many people can pull off a leopard print fur coat. It is definitely a mouth full. If you like this coat you definitely have a strong personality to carry it through the streets of the city. This Bar III piece is not meant for someone who wants to blend in. 

  
The key to styling a piece like this is to mute everything else out completely. Keep the base of the outfit neutral. This can be done with greys, denim, whites and any solid neutral that compliments your skintone. You won’t have your coat on all night so add a bit of interest to your look with a pop of color on the lips and an accessory that will keep the integrity of the look like this animal print statement necklace. You can wear this to a museum walk or see a show on Broadway. 

I would love to know which of these looks were your favorite. In the comment section below let me know which one you would like to try. Until next time have a blessed year. If you haven’t already and you like what you see here don’t forget to subscribe. Happy Shopping! 

Shopaholic Personal Style: A Week in my Wardrobe 

  
I’m pretty sure you guys are either following along or completely sick of me by now. But we are over the mid week hump. I can not stress enough how much I love the color green. I rarely do head to toe color but green is definitely the new black. 

  
Basic t-shirts are a wardrobe essential. I picked up a bunch of colors from Tick Tock and Rainbow. These simple stretch tees are super cheap and I don’t get upset when I ruin one because they are only five or six bucks. I knew I had to get this green because it looks just so good on brown skin. I have said it a million times. I picked up the green skirt from ZARA and shared links and details in a previous blog post. 

  
The shoes are from ROXX boutique. ZARA also has a similar style in different colors but I picked these up for $35. A few weeks ago. I think this outfit is classic and timeless. It’s not over done and can be worn on many different body types. I have a large bust so I would normally wear a vest or blazer over top. But if you love your rack by all means embrace it!   

 
I really enjoys sharing these looks with you guys. Please let me know if you enjoy them and I will be sure to continue doing them in the new year. If you have any questions always feel free to ask. I would love to know what your favorite look is this far. Until next time… Happy Shopping! 

  

Shopaholic Personal Style: A Week in my Wardrobe 

  
‘Tis the season… and today is the perfect day to be festive. The spring break that we received yesterday has long since worn off and it is almost business as usual here in New York. I have never been. Huge fan of the color red but I think burgundy is a great alternative. 

  
If you will be attending office parties this winter you want to create a balance between work wear and festive party wear. If your office is super conservative you may want to throw on a long vest or a blazer to cover up. I love the mesh top and this dress is so comfortable! 

  
I wore this dress on my birthday and played up the sexiness by adding a strappy bra and paired it with boots. I picked up this dress from Tick Tock as well for $28. You can find similar styles on websites like Missguided. It comes in Green and Black as well as a few other color ways. The green option wasn’t available at this local boutique but I think the burgundy is a perfect choice for the holidays.

  
You do not need any accessories for this look but you can always add a dainty or minimal necklace under the top for a girly flare. I would love to know what you guys wore to your office party so be sure to tag me in your photos. You can use the hashtag #ShopaholicPersonalStule or just tag me @thee_shopaholic on Instagram. I would love to share the looks with my readers. Happy Holidays, don’t eat too much, but most importantly, Happy Shopping!