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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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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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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As a girly girl I have to have certain things to complete my outfits. You have basics to create your outfit that you absolutely need.  Sometimes you walk out the house and know you’re forgetting something, hmm, what is it? Earrings, clutch bag, bracelet, scarf one those!  I hate reaching my destination and realizing I forgot my earrings, it kinda irks me for the rest of the night. Makes me feel my outfit is a little incomplete, lol.

Earrings are something that can be outlandish or chill. Normally I would wear huge ear-bobs like my grandma will call them! Huge says dramatic and attention grabber to me and I was always asked where I bought them. The beauty supply has the cutest earrings in really large sizes for $1-$2! As I’m getting a little more mature I find myself reaching for the more smaller dangle earrings or a nice pair of studs. The smaller ones seem to scream laid back, maybe elegant and  sparkles will definitely catch my eye every time.

Leggings can be worn all year long( the regular ones). They are my go to during the summer when I’m going to the grocery store or going walking. Comfortable and easy to put on is how I would describe them. In the winter I wear them layered with jeans or I wear them alone with some boots to stay warm. A pair of leggings with some knee high boots,a sweater and a cute scarf, those are basics for me! I love a cute scarf in the winter to bring out the outfit. Even in the summer the a light scarf can be worn as wrap or in the place of a necklace.You can also find scarves at good deals at the thrift stores. I own tons and need to wear them more often!

 

 

What are your basics?

 

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Sunday’s Best

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Down in the South its tradition to go to church. As a preacher’s kid I was always in church Sunday although I didn’t want to be, lol. As I  became older I realized going to church was apart of me. Church helps me to come to myself and realize somethings about myself that I should work on, almost like a therapy session.  I love music! All types! Music helps the soul. Songs sung in church often touch me and touches my heart. The music is therapy for my soul as well.

 

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I don’t go to church to put on a show but I was always taught to dress my best. My parents always made sure we had nice Sunday clothes for church. I remember wearing frilly dresses and those lace socks with the black flats that buckled! Was that just me or did anyone else wear those?

 

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As a matured young lady my attire has most definitely changed. Heels with a cute purse and a nice dress. Sometimes I have a tendency to wear the same shoes which most times are black because that’s what I’m comfortable wearing and its quick when you’re rushing, but this Sunday I made myself step out of my comfort zone and wear something different. I’ve only worn these shoes twice in 3 years!  If you make time to really put an outfit together you would be amazed at all the options you come up with. One pair of shoes can create a zillion outfits. Have fun and see what you come up with!

 

 

 

Dress-$15   Shoes-$15( Shoe Dazzle)

Know Thy Style

Have you ever seen someone and they are wearing clothes that completely does not compliment them? Hand raised high, Yes! It  just makes me want to do a makeover on the spot.  Just because they make it in your size doesn’t mean you are required to wear it.  So many people wear clothes just because its their size or maybe the price was reasonable but if it doesn’t flatter them in any way than I say stay away from it. Now that’s not to say you have to buy expensive clothes to look your best. Of course you can find cheap clothes that makes a statement about who you are.

Know your taste in clothes; do you like a more casual look? Wearing heels every day?  Whatever it is just be sure you are comfortable but dressed in a way that expresses who you are a person.  And your style can be so many looks depending on the occasion or your mood. For instance Michelle Obama has had many looks we all love and adore! But of course if she is visiting a school she’s not going to wear her formal dresses right, and vice versa. However her style no matter what she wears seems to fit her body type and says who she is in a nutshell. Although her clothes may be a tad more expensive if you like her style give your local thrift store a try, I’m sure you can find a basic t-shirt jeans and sneakers similar. Give it a try!

 

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