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To wear or not to wear?

We all have those go to shoes or outfits we love, its a staple and we know how its going to look without spending too much time.  Some shoes can go with any outfit, especially if its a neutral and just sets the entire outfit.

 

But is there a such thing as seasonal shoes as there is seasonal clothes?  Should suede heels or ankle peep toe booties be worn during warm months? The way some of these shoes are made kind of makes you wonder if the shoes are confused. A peep toe boot or bootie? A suede peep toe pump?  Can you wear suede boots in the summer?  I myself try not to think too much into the  whether or not its for summer or winter, fall or spring.

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Personally I feel a suede pump that goes great with that summer dress should be worn if its comfortable and appropriate for the event. Quite sure no one will stop you and say Hey those are suede you only wear those when its cool! I’ve actually saw someone wearing a pair of tan suede boots with a skirt and top not to long ago. She was confident and apparently comfortable despite the heat. Comfort is key Bottom line is if you want to wear those ankle boots or booties whether peep toe or knee high, its your perogative!

 

 

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Spring-ISH

Where are you Spring?! Still feels like Fall-ish weather, warm with a breeze. So I decided to wear an outfit that matches the weather. Black with a pop of Pink! The dress was cool although it was black, the shoes gave it the Spring look.

 

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Wearing a dark colored outfit with pop accessories always makes the outfit. Being that it was black any color would bring out the outfit. The dress was simple with a touch of class and would you believe it was free?? My aunt gifted the dress to me! The shoes and clutch came from the same store months apart but matched perfectly and waiting to be worn at the right time.

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My philosophy is it doesn’t have to be expensive to be classy and chic!

 

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The total outfit was $20!

Dress-FREE

Shoes-$12

Clutch-$8

Unscripted

Well the warm weather is coming to an end, so hard to say Goodbye! I’ll miss the summer nights outside sitting on the patio and talking with next to no clothes on lol. My most enjoyable thing about the warm weather is sitting on the rooftop of a nice hotel with good company while sipping.

 

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Unscripted is a new hotel in Durham that has a pool on the rooftop. It recently opened and has been quite the popular spot. Nothing like being around good vibes eating good food and being able to dip your toes in the pool.  Can’t ask for much more on the last weekend of summer.

 

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I wanted to be dressed for a casual evening but sexy at the same time.  Sometimes when you think of something too much it becomes frustrating and harder to accomplish. Well i decided last minute to put on some capri’s and plain white tank with blue heels. Everyone loved the heels, the royal blue(my fav color) seemed to catch everyone’s attention! I paired it with a royal blue/bright yellow clutch to bring out the outfit, simple yet classy!

 

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tank-$3

shoes-$10

clutch-$6

jeans-$5

 

 

Beauty was a Beast

I’ve always been a girlie girl, no doubt about that! I love dressing up and feeling like a million dollars. Looking like a a million dollars is always the goal but you definitely don’t have to spend a million dollars for any look!

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Being invited to an formal gala a week before made me feel a little anxious but I knew I could pull it off. I just simply had to grind and be in Beast Mode! The look I was going for was to be sexy yet classy, no cleavage and not too much skin showing. Being in a room with an older crowd I didn’t want to portray the wrong image as this was my first time at this particular event and meeting new folk of prestige.

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Well believe it or not I pulled off this entire look for about $30! (check below for prices) Sometimes formal dresses can be a little out of budget especially when we wear them only once for special occasions such as weddings or galas! I did not want to pay that much for one night! I ended up finding a dress online from a lady who had only worn it twice and it was the perfect fit, not too tight and not too big.  The shoes and clutch bag were items I already owned but at good prices!

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Be Confident, Be you! Dress tastefully and with class while staying true to yourself!

dress- $10

shoes-$7

clutch-$15

Eagle Pride!

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Homecoming is a time of remembering staying in the dorms, meeting new people from all walks of life and the crazy things we did in college as youngsters! Its always good to see classmates and roommates, how they have changed and accomplished things.

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Tailgating has always been my thing, food drinks and good times! I love seeing everyone come together. Mixing and mingling was great to do. Walking across campus is task in itself! Of course some people you see some people only during this time of year so you want to look your best for yourself first but to others, especially those old flings that missed out on you, LOL.

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I was going for a Fall look that was comfortable but also something stylish. Flats were a must with all the walking I had to do and my handy-dandy cross-body bag to keep my essentials.  The pieces initially did not match in my eyes but I thought what the Hey, why not?! Who’s matching these days!?

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Boots-$13 Jeans-$13 Shirt-$4 Cross-body bag-$9

 

 

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Night in the QC

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It’s going down in the QC! Food, drinks, new city and just having fun! I’m not too much of a night owl like I used to be in my youthful days but stepping out once in a while is always nice to do especially when its a change from you normal surroundings.

I hadn’t been to Charlotte in the past 3 years which is shameful since I live about 2.5 hours away, but I don’t like driving! I hate driving lol. And this trip I still didn’t drive, luckily I have a friend that works at the airport.

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Of course I had to pack accordingly for traveling and having a carry on, so a few sundresses a pair of jeans and heels and flip flops with cute tops and a skirt. I’ve always been a neat and organized packer so I knew I had to make my outfits work around the shoes I bought. I think most females can relate when I say some of us may take about 30 bags sometimes for just a weekend!  Learning to downsize and pack lightly was a challenge but I think I mastered it! I had fun and was able to feel  and look sexy and comfortable on my weekend getaway!

How do you organize your clothing items for travel?

 

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Skirt-$8 (Plato’s Closet)

Top-Free

Heels-$6

 

Princess for a Day!

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Have you ever gotten dressed and felt like you were the Ish that day? That’s almost everyday for me, lol.  Getting dressed shouldn’t be a task it should be fun! I love playing dress up and looking and feeling like a Million Dollars!

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This past Labor Day weekend was very low key, no trips or anything but I was out the house every day! The weather was nice and everyone was off so of course I wanted to look my best.

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On Monday Labor Day I decided to look extra special meeting up for dinner and movie.  I went for a cute summer dress with flip flops and some accessories to compliment the dress. The kicker is is I only paid $8bucks for my dress online a few months ago on Amazon! Its not what you wear its How you wear it! Make a statement, be bold!

 

DRESS-$8 SHOES-$12  BRACELET-$4  HEADBAND-.74cents!

 

 

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One of a Kind!

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Ever go to a store and find something to that catches your eye? On top bkof that when you look at the price and its the right price!? I love finding deals but I also love finding pieces that are different, one of a kind!

Finding the right pieces aren’t too hard. Look for things that catch your eye something that really reaches out and speak to you. One piece can speak volumes about yourself and your style.

 

Although I shop cheap and it is at thrift shops I still try to only purchase items that really grab my attention. Unique pieces that will be the statement of your entire outfit. Pieces that will grab others attention. Having find it at a great price is a bonus!

 

 

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Dress-$1  shoes-$6

Making History!

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I hated History class with a passion, didn’t interest me at all. Completed the course enough to get a passing grade. I never new why History would help me with gaining a job. However as I grew older I became more interested in learning about History how it affects us now days.

The laws have drastically changed since my parents were born until now in our modern day time. Years ago women had little say so in things that would effect the world. Women were not able to express themselves as we are today.

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Adjusting from not speaking our mind or being seen in public to possibly having a female President is a huge leap! It’s so awesome how we have evolved as women, more freedom of speech, having our own businesses and even having positions in well known companies.

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The female species are powerful and creative. We know what we want and strive to achieve those goals. We speak our minds until we are heard and given equal opportunity. It’s only fair that we do “Make History” for our future sisters, daughters, granddaughters to follow in our footsteps! My future goals are to be great at being a entrepreneur, God fearing woman that others look up to!  How would you Make History!?

 

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Shoes-$7  Jeans- $3 Top-$8

 

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Beautiful

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Everyone has their days, in a slump, just not wanting to get the day started. Sometimes people may dress the way they feel. Wearing an outfit without much thought or effort can probably dictate your day.

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Clothes can say a lot about a person without them even opening their mouth! How you dress can tell what you think of yourself and how you want others to perceive you. On rainy days I like to wear a pair of jeans and some sneakers or ankle boots depending on the season, to avoid too much water splashing on my feet and legs. I can’t stand rain water, makes me feel yucky! Rainy days kind of make me feel gloomy and I think at times my outfit reflects that.

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During warm sunny days I love wearing cute sundresses and skirts with some flip-flops or heeled sandals. The sun invites you to wear bright and vibrant colors. Bright colors have taken over my closet. They speak volumes.

 

Any outfit you wear in any season you should always feel Beautiful! If you feel yourself feeling a little gloomy wear your favorite outfit and  remind yourself you are beautifully made!

 

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Peplum top- FREE skirt-$7

Handbag- Shoe Dazzle($39)

Strap Sandal-$6

Necklace- https://www.rocksbox.com (check out their subscriptions)

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