October 26, 2016

Halloween 2016: Fast, Fun, Affordable Halloween Style + Event

What do you wear for Halloween, when you don't have a costume?

I didn't grow up celebrating Halloween, and when we did got to Halloween parties, I was too shy to wear costumes. I know, weird! So, as I celebrated Halloween as an adult, I always came up with looks straight from my closet. So, I decided to come up with some outfit inspiration that YOU could pull from you closet. Just add a little imagination, and you can come up with an ORIGINAL and affordable look. Let's get started:

October 20, 2016

MY STYLE: Fun Flirty Fall Transition


Living in Tennessee, I'm used to it being warmer well into October. But this super warm weather is jacking up my dress code. And, according to my Instagram timeline, Summer is making a guest appearance all over the nation! I thought I needed to showcase a cute look to help you transition to Fall. I guarantee it's gonna get cool soon. But while it's warm, let's enjoy this beautiful weather.

Purchase skirt (similar) and shoes (similar) at Torrid
I purchased this cute illusion skirt from Torrid on a whim. It was actually on sale. I'd been wanting a sheer paneled skirt for so long. I intended to save this skirt for next spring, but this warm weather prompted me to pull it out for a fun spin. Oh, let's talk about these lace-up flats! Listen, these are the most comfortable, cute shoes I've ever worn. These shoes instantly update a look! Got 'em from Torrid too.

When attempting to rock Fall looks in warm weather, always keep up with the textures and tones of Fall while rocking the cuts of summer. I decided to rock a crop top on this warm Fall day. But, it's a turtleneck crop . . . which I DIY'd! Yup. I've had this Lane Bryant turtleneck for YEARS but recently I spilled some ink on the bottom. So, I cut the bottom of the shirt and now I have an automatic crop top. Give it a try.

So, don't get angry at this sudden warm front. Or, if you live in a warm climate like Florida, Texas, or California, take my tips for enjoying fall clothes during warm times. What looks have you rocked to keep up with this climate change? Let me know in the comments section!

October 18, 2016

Nashville Fashion: Clemmie Jewelry

I always love discovering new designers, especially in Nashville. Duh, I live here. Anyway, when Rena Doss, the creator of Clemmie Jewelry, reached out to me I was excited. Clemmie Jewelry is a handmade minimal jewelry line that showcases one-of-a-kind pieces. Each piece has a specific meaning as Rena puts a piece of her life in her jewelry.

Rena named her line Clemmie Jewelry after her father who died of cancer when Rena was a young girl. Her eye for shapes and simple style is the foundation of the line's aesthetic. Rena's use of precious metals gives the wearer a bold yet elegant feel. Rena is a self taught jewelry artist with deep design roots. She received her BFA in Fashion Design/Marketing from American InterContinental University. Rena is a merchandising specialist here in Nashville while designing jewelry. I'm happy that this artist has decided to design in the city, she's a welcome addition.

Dew Drop Earrings - Clemmie Jewelry

Make sure to follow Clemmie Jewelry on Instagram and purchase pieces on Etsy. You'll be honored to have one of the first pieces in this every growing collection. Shop TN, Support local!

October 13, 2016

MY STYLE: Plus-Size Homecoming Style

On Monday, I shared my HBCU Homecoming outfit inspiration. But, I have to share my personal style with you. Listen, plus-size ladies love to 'turn up' too and we have the outfits to prove it! Of course, since I'm celebrating an HBCU Homecoming, the emphasis on FASHION is a big deal. Historicllay, black people have been the purveyors of style for the culture. Attending college is no different. We strive to be excellent in education and style. So when we return to celebrate being an Alumni, you know we are bringing our 'A' game.

Below, I share some of the looks you might see me rocking this weekend. Let's get started:

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