Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Grey Culottes + Stiletto heels






 
Happy Tuesday Friends; just a short post today to celebrate the warm weather; it's like having summer in the middle of Winter. The weather today is 50* degree plus which actually is summer weather in Minnesota. We are so used to our cold and frigid weather and below zero temperatures in Minnesota that any double digits temperature is regarded as great weather. What better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than to wear culottes?


This tailored and structured one is actually very great for work. And again, what better way to wear a pair of culottes other than pairing it with great high stilettos? This helps to formalize the look and to elongate the legs. Culottes are actually not work friendly in a corporate work environment but if you work in a less formal office environment or your own office/ business, go for it. The denim culottes is another option for casual wear and Spring 2017 is going to showcase the culottes for both work and play. What are your thoughts on culottes? Yay or Nay?
 






       Grey Culottes: Nordstrom (sold out) similar HERE and HERE / Black sweater: Loft / Bag: Aldo (old) Pumps: similar HERE and HERE also HERE
 



 

 















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Monday, February 20, 2017

Cobalt Blue Pant Suit + Blue floral Pumps









Happy Monday and Presidents day Friends. A lot of mixed feelings about President's day this year but when it comes to wearing the color blue, I absolutely do not have any mixed feelings. It is a color I am starting to embrace and explore. Several years ago, I never would have thought of wearing a blue color pant suit but I started taking fashion risks over the past years and last summer, I put this cobalt color pant suit together which are actually separates; the blazer is an old thrifted piece  and the pants is an old purchase from Jcrew. I paired the look with my white blouse from Ann Taylor and accessorized with a pair of blue floral Nine West pumps to get a full blue outfit. So much dose of blue medicine to get rid of the Monday blues; Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for stopping by.





 
 

        Blue Pant Suit: similar HERE and HERE / White blouse: Ann Taylor / pumps: Ninewest (old) similar HERE and HERE




 

 
 



 






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Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Trend: Mustard Color Cardigan








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cardigans are usually a common trend in the Spring but this year, it is a little more; the "mustard color cardigan" would be a huge trend.  'paired with distressed denim, floral dresses or whites, it is a trend that can be worn by many. In the outfit styleboard board above, I paired the cardigan with burgundy color ankle booties and crisp white shirt and distressed denim; definitely, a very casual chic outfit. Happy Friday 😆
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Khaki Trench Coat + Block heel Pumps








So, the weather has started to warm up a lot and it is actually going to be in the 50s next week; currently, the temps is in the upper 30s to 40s and it's definitely time to get out the trench coats and lighter jackets. This Khaki trench coat is an Ivanka Trump brand and it's an old purchase from Nordstrom. I like the beautiful intricate details on the coat like the bows on the sleeves and the folded inseams at the back and the contrast color lapels; definitely a well tailored trench coat. I paired it with a white tee and black denim and green velvet pumps blogged about HEREThe pumps appear to be black in these pics due to the pics quality but they are actually dark green and gave a nice contrast to the coat; speaking of which; I'm quite aware of all the controversy surrounding the Ivanka Trump brand right now and although this is not a political blog but I'll just give my two cents on the matter here.


In as much as I support business decisions made by stores and their right to stop carrying items that do not sell, I also believe it is not a good idea to snub Ivanka Trump's brand because of her Dad's attitude. I follow Ivanka Trump on Instagram and I love her family commitment and her entrepreneurial skills and she really makes beautiful clothing and shoes because I have a couple of items from her brand in my closet right now. I know everyone has the right to make whatever decisions they choose to but the Christianly thing to do is to move on and pray for everyone including your enemies and show them love when you can. I know this is a very hard and sensitive issue..."Anywho," I am on a shopping freeze right now so, I won't be buying any item from Nordstrom or any other store that is involved with this controversy but I'll gladly wear and blog about her clothing that I already purchased a while back. Hmmm**clears throat** what say you?  🙆






 

 
Ivanka Trump Khaki trench Coat: (old) Nordstrom similar HERE and HERE  and HERE / Black Denim: JCrew / Block heel pumps: HERE  similar HERE and HERE / Bag: Aldo (old)
 

 


 











  
 
 
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1 Timothy 2: 1-3
 
 
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for Kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Polka Dots + Red wide-leg Pants







Happy Wednesday Friends, I hope the week is going great. I do not celebrate Valentine on February 14th as I believe Love should be celebrated any day and everyday; so, I did not make much fuss about it here on the blog. I have been married for over ten years and I have two boys and two girls ranging from ages three to ten and I strongly believe that love should be celebrated between couples especially on anniversaries and birthdays. If February 4th Valentine celebration happens to be one of the special days you celebrate with your spouse; it is perfectly okay.



My outfit for the day is a polka dots blouse tucked into a pair of red wide legged pants purchased from Victoriassecret years ago. They are the most comfortable and trendy pants ever and the quality is amazing; definitely the perfect work pants. The polka dots blouse is from Loft and currently sold out but I have included links of similar items below the pics if you want to check them out. This outfit is feminine and chic at the same time and definitely appropriate for work in a corporate setting on Valentine's day or day after Valentines. Keep spreading the love 💞
 
 


 

Pants: Body by Victoria by Victoriassecret (old) similar HERE and HERE and HERE / Polka dot blouse: Loft (sold out) similar HERE and  HERE sweater version HERE and HERE another style HERE t-shirt version HERE and HERE / Bag: old /Pumps: Colin Stuart

 


 
 









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John 3:16
 
 
For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him would not perish but have everlasting life.
 






 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How to accessorize for Date Night





Blush dress and red pumps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Fendi dress
snobswap.com


Christian Louboutin red pumps
matchesfashion.com


Alexander McQueen white clutch
$3,400 - luisaviaroma.com


Effy Jewelry diamond earrings
fredmeyerjewelers.com





 
One Sleeve Ruffle Dress

 
  
 
 
 
 
 


Givenchy long sleeve top
marissacollections.com


Roland Mouret high-waisted pants
$1,020 - stylebop.com




LE VIAN pendant necklace
macys.com








Dressing up for that special night or event can be as easy as a breeze when you have the right outfit and accessories available. Once you pick up an outfit, the next step is to pick all the pretty little accessories to go with the look. If you want a feminine look, then you should accessorize with pieces/items with ruffles, flowers, pearls and crystals or diamonds based on your budget. On the other hand, if you need a more edgy look, then you have to go with straps, studs, tassels or plain bold clutches like the accessories in Style board #2 above. Happy styling.









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