Deconstructed Suit

Hello, and welcome back to my blog page. Today we’re going to be discussing suits. Okay, I couldn’t last with the seriousness too long. Well, we are going to be talking suits, specifically one suit, so that part was genuine. BUT Hello everyone, how are ya? I hope your week was awesome, mine left something to be desired that’s for sure! This week I decided it was finally time to wear the suit that I had been holding on to for quite some time. I’m not really super into suits, but I have seen the rise in trend over the last year. So, I thought I would show you guys how I styled my suit together and separately. Suits are not in my regular work repertoire, but I have an intense fascination with wearing a suit to a formal event with some type of lacey bodysuit and some sky-high stilettos. That’s going to stay a fantasy for a while because me and sky-high stilettos do not typically work out, I do the weird buckle that Kevin Hart talked about in his comedy special.

Nevertheless, here I am showing you this suit that was inexpensive and stylish from none other than (drum roll please) Target! I went to Target by myself (first mistake), and I saw the blazer initially. I thought it was gorgeous, great for Fall, great for work, great for casual wear, just great in general. I happened to go to a different Target and discovered the pants; they, unfortunately, didn’t have my size but never fret I found them online and ordered them expeditiously. The first time I saw the full outfit together on my body, I was floored at how great it looked. The blazer has one button and has functional pockets that you just have to pull to pop the seam. The pants have the devil’s contraption – 2 clasps, a button, and a zipper – that are amazing to hold your pants up but terribly inconvenient when you need to use the little restroom. The color is gorgeous, sort of pumpkin spice if you’re into that. The pattern is plaid and very Fall! Unfortunately, I couldn’t wear it in the Fall because it was almost nonexistent in Baltimore. Anyway, onto the pictures, I know why you guys are here!

Full suit: paired with a lace top, also from Target, and nude Jessica Simpson heels. Yes, you read that right! If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with Jessica Simpson’s shoes. These heels, however, weren’t as uncomfortable! This I would wear to maybe an interview, a more business-like event, or to the living room on Thanksgiving (just kidding).

Suit Bottom: paired with a white sweater from Target, they should sponsor me at this point and my favorite tan boots. Cozy and comfortable, that’s all I have to say.

Blazer: paired with jeans from Eloquii, off-white shirt…from Target, and platform Fenty Pumas. Because I’m such a casual person, I always want to feature casual looks in my blogs. I always tell people; I don’t look like my blog posts every day. I am very much a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so showing you guys looks that I would typically wear is where it’s at for me!

#letsgetthroughthistogether

Jackets…. But Make Them Different!

We’re still in Fall, correct? I mean, the weather outside has been, dare I say, frightful? It seems that winter is upon us, and with it comes this dreadful, freezing, cold weather. It’s cold enough to wear Ugg boots, but we still got a week, or two left to leave our jackets open so people can see the entire outfit. I’m not sure about you guys, but I get hot very quickly. So, for me, it’s almost always okay to leave your jacket open. Unless you have to be outside for an extended period of time, in which case you should probably bundle up and not wear any of the jackets I’m featuring below.

In my recent online shopping travels, I discovered that jackets are becoming more and more stylish. They aren’t just your usual run-of-the-mill colors and styles. They have cropped jackets, long jackets, moto-jackets, dusters, trench coats, and I even saw a green snakeskin trench coat. Talk about innovation. In the spirit of finding amazing jackets, I decided to feature the newest jacket to my clothing repertoire and an oldie but a goodie.

Eloquii Cropped Faux Fur Coat: Paired with distressed boyfriend jeans, white camisole, and studded heels: This jacket was such an exciting buy for me, but I had to have it! I was told that it looks like I killed the Muppets and put them on a jacket, but you know what, it’s personal style, and I loved it! The coat is a lot warmer than it looks, I was actually sweating a little bit in 40-degree weather. It does have hook-and-eyelet clasps, so if you would like to close it, that’s an option. There are also functioning POCKETS, which are so crucial to women. When I wore the jacket, I felt that I stood out a lot, and I’m not usually one to call attention to myself. I wear a lot of muted colors and patterns, and I’m perfectly okay with not being seen as much. Wearing this jacket was almost like asking for attention, and for me, that was BIG. Style is an expression of your personality without having to say anything at all, and I think this jacket displayed me very well. Soft with just a little flare.

ASOS CURVE Dark Floral Jacquard Kimono Jacket: Paired with distressed black jeans, white camisole, and pink pumps. Yes, these are the same pink shoes from a few posts ago that murdered my feet. Style hurts sometimes loves! I purchased this jacket in for birthday in 2018, so this thing is sold out all the way. I do not wear it often as I am afraid to ruin it, but I am now and always will be in love with this thing. It’s a lot heavier than it looks and can be worn as a dress if that’s your style. The armpit area is cut open, which is bomb for me so I can get some ventilation when I’m too hot. A lot more muted that than the jacket before, but just as cute and just as “Shanice.” I can’t post this without mentioning that these jeans are from Torrid, and they are amazing. They hold everything together and fit like a glove. I looked and felt great in these jeans, and I will be back, Torrid!

#letsgetthroughthistogether

Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes

Guys! Did you know that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday? Probably not and that’s okay but now you know! I don’t just love the holiday for the large amounts of mac and cheese, but because it’s one of the holidays where everyone gathers and it’s not because they got a gift waiting. You see your family in one room, and everyone is extremely happy, laughing, and talking. You always see that one cousin that you don’t really talk to daily but when you get together it’s nothing but good vibes. The home that you go to smells like love and happiness. I just absolutely adore Thanksgiving. So, I thought it would be fitting to discuss Thanksgiving outfits. Now, everyone’s family is different. Some Thanksgiving dinners are super upscale, so you have to wear your absolute best clothing. Some are less upscale and because you live in the host home, you’re probably going to wear pajamas. My family is somewhere in between, we dress nice, but nobody is coming to dinner dripped in diamonds and pearls. We are comfortable classy, which is right up my alley. 

For the outfits I chose to feature in this year’s Thanksgiving looks, I made sure comfort was the driving force. Being as comfortable as possible, but also extremely stylish. I think nothing is worse than sitting there at the table eating your food while you feel uncomfortable in the clothing that you’re wearing! When you’re getting asked those awkward questions about your life, you want to be 100% comfortable in your clothes. 

First Outfit: Dark green pants, grey wide V-neck sweater, and snakeskin boots. This is one of those comfortable outfits that you can be really safe in. There aren’t any holes in the pants, so your grandmother won’t ask you if you bought your jeans like that if you ripped them up yourself. The sweater is super comfortable as well, but very, very warm! It’s easy to sweat in it. 

Second Outfit: White sweater dress and tan booties. Honestly, this dress felt great to put on. The color is dangerous if you’re a messy eater, but the comfort is bar none. Be careful when raising your arms as the dress rides up and you do not want to expose yourself. 

Third Outfit: Plaid pinafore dress, black ribbed t-shirt, and brown booties. I felt like I was going to school in this outfit. The colors are definitely fall-themed and the look I thought was adorable! I felt kind of young in this particular outfit, but I was so with it. 

Fourth Outfit: Black, white, and silver dress, with over-the-knee black boots. This dress is so heavy! It is super warm and not as itchy as you would think. The pictures don’t show how silver it was. There were little strings of silver like tinsel, which would have made it more of a Christmas sweater, but I wanted to show it for Thanksgiving. 

Wearing Clothes That Scare Me: Bodycon Dress

In this episode of “Wearing Clothes That Scare Me”, I will be featuring the bodycon dress. Bodycon dresses leave nothing to be hidden. There is no cover-up for problem areas, you can’t scrunch a certain way to hide things and for me, that is nerve-wracking. My problem area is my tummy, and I try my best to make sure that I am uber comfortable in what I’m wearing. I’m not good with tight things because they bring attention to my stomach and I do not like that. This doesn’t mean that I am not in love with my body (in like, we still working on our relationship) but I’m aware of the things that make me self-conscious and I avoid them like the plague. That’s why buying this dress was such a big deal to me, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and see what I felt like. Trying it on at home is different than wearing it out in public, so I just had to go for it.Read More »

On Trend: Sequins

One of my absolute favorite trends this year is sequins. Who doesn’t love a sparkly outfit or a nice sparkly outfit? Sequins are very versatile and depending on the outfit or the formality of the event sequins can upgrade your look. Literally, there are sequins everywhere and I am just enamored with including sequins in my outfits. I especially like the cool ones that change color when you brush it up or down. If you open any website right now, you’ll see one of two things, plaid/flannel or sequins.Read More »

Goodbye Spooky Season, Hello Cozy Season

The leaves on the trees are starting to change colors, it’s getting dark earlier, your car windows are foggy in the morning, you know what that sounds like? Sounds like Fall weather has finally hit us, and I couldn’t be happier! I am not a huge Halloween fan – I did, however, pass out candy this year (Yay, Adulting). But I am a huge Fall weather fan and will not hesitate to tell anyone and everyone. No more sweating while getting ready to go out, or sweating just by standing outside, or sweating just anywhere but the gym. I am looking forward to sitting outside with my fire pit lit and a nice cup of warm wine. I’ll have to say though – my favorite thing about Fall is SWEATERS! There is nothing like putting on your favorite sweater and enjoying the warmth that it gives you. You can dress sweaters up or down, it really doesn’t matter, they are extremely versatile. Sweaters are probably my favorite item of clothing. So, below I have 5 different outfits featuring some of my favorite sweaters from my wardrobe.Read More »

L.O.V.E.

I wanted to come to you guys on a more personal note this week. I know some of you are probably like “girl, where are the clothes”, but I wanted to take a different route. Let’s talk about self-love. Self-love is important to every single person so, this post isn’t geared towards my usual audience, it’s for everyone. I hope by the end of this, you all find ways to progress in your self-love journey. Disclaimer: I’m not writing this post to brag about how great I am at loving myself because, to be honest, I suck at it sometimes. But I enjoy making my blog posts conversation pieces and if I learn something or feel strongly about something then I feel the need to share it with you all.

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