Outfits of the Week: Week 7

What a week it has been! So many things are happening in the world and I cannot help but feel pretty useless just watching the news on TV. We have the wildfires in California, we have many of our government officials in Puerto Rico trying to pick up what Maria left behind, we have the mourning from the Las Vegas shooting, and the Harvey Weinstein news that makes me sick. Then we have our own personal lives. Whether it’s work, school, relationships or setbacks, life is just happening and nothing is going to stop it. I could have easily curled up in a ball after enduring everything I saw on the news, hearing about my boyfriend’s car window being hit with a bb gun and needing to be replaced, getting frustrated at work, overwhelmed with homework and feeling like I may be spreading myself out too thin, but the quickest way for me to instantly feel better is the way that I dress.

I may be struggling and be under a lot of pressure, but as long as my outfit is okay, I will be too. Here are the outfits of the week!

Monday: Denim Vest: Thrifted, Tank top: Macy’s, Skirt: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: Dillards, brand is Gianni Bini

Resized_20171009_152728Resized_20171009_151928

Tuesday: I did not get to take a photo of my outfit since this is the day my boyfriend’s car window needed to be repaired. 😦

Wednesday’s Outfit: Pink lace blouse: Wetseal, Denim: Express, Boots: Dillards, brand is Gianni Bini

This blouse received a lot of compliments. I used to work at Wetseal and the company unfortunately went out of business about a year after I left. I have heard that they are coming back, but have not seen anything yet! It was one of my favorite stores and it will be missed greatly. I wear these jeans so much because the distress in them is subtle and the was is unique. The boots are a great fit for this outfit because I did not want to wear black shoes, but still needed a neutral shoe to go along with my outfit. These were perfect!

WednesdayWednesday2

 

Thursday: Dress: Fashion Nova, Jacket: Love Culture, Boots: Boot Barn by Dan Post

fashionnovadress2fashionnovadress

I hope you guys have a great weekend and enjoyed these outfits 🙂

Don’t be a stranger and stay stylish!

Advertisements

Outfits of The Week: Part 6

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog! It’s about that time where we reflect on the outfits worn this week so let’s get started!

Monday- This skeleton shirt is from Target and of course I was sporting a Halloween inspired shirt to kick off my week. Even though the weather here is all over the place, I am still trying to get into the Halloween spirit and get ready for fall. I paired this blouse with some faded purple pants and wore some grey shoes from Shoedazzle to top it all off.

MondayoutfitMondayoutfitcloseup

Tuesday- For Tuesday I wore a burgundy skirt, also from Target, and decided to pair it with black tights, boots and blouse. Since red is my favorite color, I decided that I would wear red lipstick and a red rose necklace that I got from Hottopic several years ago. The skirt is a soft suede material and I love that the studded pocket detail gives it a vintage-y look to it. The necklace also looks like it would have been worn in medieval times, while the rest of this outfit was kept pretty modern. This outfit was my favorite one from this whole week.

outfitsoftheweek (2)Tuesday Outfit Closeup

Wednesday- You know I love my high-waisted jeans from Fashion Nova. I wore high-waisted jeans by them on both Wednesday and Thursday because they are the best pants ever! I wanted to look put-together yet stay comfortable on this day so I wore some comfortable flats and layered a skull kimono I got from Hottopic, over a simple black tank-top. Still in that Halloween spirit!

Wednesday outfit leaningWednesdayoutfitskulls

Thursday- Thursday is usually my most casual day out of the week as far as outfits go because this is usually my longest day and I cannot afford to have any wardrobe malfunctions interfering me. Simple does not have to be boring though! Luckily bright colored tops with lace detail can save the day! Now-a-days even sneakers are fashionable. I love these sneakers from Steve Madden. I have also worn them in one of my previous ‘Outfits of the week’ blog posts so I’m sure they look very familiar.

ThursdayThursdaycloseupThursdaycloseupoutfit

Each week continues to fly by so fast! I am pleased to say that I am surviving my classes and slowly but surely learning how to edit videos. I am very excited to see things come together! Let me know which outfit was your favorite!

Have a great weekend and stay stylish!

Light Jackets to wear NOW under $40!

Here’s a fact for you, I am a sucker for jackets! I love how easy it is to throw a jacket on top of a simple pair of jeans and a t-shirt and look a little more put together. I love that jackets help tailor an outfits specific style whether it is the print, fit or color. I always find myself gravitating towards a nice jacket when I go shopping even though I know I have plenty in my closet. Still, I just can’t seem to have enough! I live in Texas and even though it is autumn season, it is still very hot down here in Texas so jackets are a little too warm to wear right now. Luckily there are some light jackets to consider right now that I can wear indoors where the AC can be set to a ridiculously cold temperature and a jacket is needed. Here are my picks on some jackets under $40 that a perfect for fall weather!

Forever 21: Velvet Bomber Jacket for $21.00

Comes in black and red.

Redvelvetbomberjacket

 

Link to shop:

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/Catalog/Product/f21/outerwear_coats-and-jackets/2000148623

Boohoo: Charlotte Waterfall Duster for $25.00 Comes in black, mustard and olive green (khaki)

BoohooYellowJacket

Link to shop:

http://us.boohoo.com/charlotte-waterfall-duster/DZZ41944.html?color=146

Fashion Nova: Love Letter Denim Jacket for $32.99

The original price of this cool denim jacket was $39.99. It’s small, but reasonable discount earns this jacket a spot in my blog post! This jacket is perfect when you do not want just “another regular denim jacket,” but one that is going to stand out from the rest!

LoveLetterDenimJacket

 

Link to shop: https://www.fashionnova.com/collections/jackets/products/love-letter-denim-jacket-medium

Charlotte Russe: Studded Faux Leather Jacket for $34.39 and $37.59 for plus size!

 

 

Studded Faux Leather Moto JacketPlus Size Studded Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Link To Shop:

http://www.charlotterusse.com/studded-faux-leather-moto-jacket/302432892.html?dwvar_302432892_color=648&cgid=jackets#sz=30&start=39

Link to shop for Plus Size:

http://www.charlotterusse.com/plus-size-studded-faux-leather-moto-jacket/302436727.html?dwvar_302436727_color=648&cgid=plus-size-outerwear#start=29

Papaya: Floral Applique Denim Jacket for $26.99

This last jacket is from the store Papaya and has embroidered flowers on it which is a very hot trend for the fall!

Papaya Embroidered Jacket

 

Link to shop:

http://www.papayaclothing.com/p/jackets/floral-applique-denim-jacket?color_id=346&size_id=3

I hope you guys like these jackets. I have a lot of jackets that I am eager to wear already! Luckily there’s light jackets to wear for now. Even if light jackets cannot be tolerated right now due to the weather, you can always carry a jacket in your car in case anywhere you go indoors is cold! I hope you all had a good Monday and continue to have a great week. Until next time, stay stylish!

 

Never Say Never!

Can you recall a time where you said you would never wear something like that?

I remember all that time and laugh while shaking my head side-to-side in disbelief. I remember how not even a year ago I said that I would NEVER wear white pants or long pencil skirts. It’s funny how these items made their way into my closet. So what changed?

I began this fashion blog in order to give some outfit inspiration and talk about things relative in the fashion world that I hope is relateable and/or enjoyable to read.

Today I am going to show you some photos I took earlier today where I am wearing a long pencil skirt that I thought I would never, ever wear. So here it goes!

boohoo2

Everything in this outfit are all things that I said I would never wear!

Starting from the shoes, I remember how I said I would never wear shoes that showed my toes. I used to be self-conscious about my toes because of how little they were. My pinky toe is so small, the nail looks like it’s hardly there when I cut my nails!

The skirt, as I mentioned earlier, was that long pencil skirt that I said I would never wear yet this snakeskin one from Boohoo is my favorite! I love skirts, but long length skirts and dresses always intimidated me because I am a short person (5 ft. 2 in) and I felt that I could not pull it off. I think this skirt is very figure flattering and I am really thinking of getting another skirt like this.

The top is a band top! I LOVE band shirts, but I recall a time where I only wanted to wear a band shirt if it was a t-shirt. I used to hate tank tops. I didn’t want to be showing my arms. I had twig arms my whole life and I felt weak. I wouldn’t leave the house in a tank top or in a sleeveless blouse because I didn’t like the way my arms looked.

The choker necklace is also something I thought I wouldn’t wear. I always thought that it looked like a had a collar like my pet cat or something, but the choker necklaces I am seeing everywhere are so cute! I’m obsessed!

Never say never to things without giving them a try. You’ll be surprised to see what actually looks good on you! Keep an open mind and stay stylish! 😉

boohoo3.jpg

5 Makeup Products I Cannot Live Without

Welcome back everyone! So sorry I did not post my blog last night. I woke up in a panic when I realized that I did not make a post. I am going to continue on with tonight’s intended blog which is 5 makeup products I cannot live without!

5. Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation

Rimmel London Foundation

I really like this foundation because it doesn’t make my skin look cakey when I put it on. I naturally have oily skin and this foundation helps my complexion look smooth and matte all day. With normal foundation, my skin will look shiny by the middle of the day which is very annoying when I am planning on doing a photo shoot. The only time that I can wear a foundation that is no matte is during the winter. I think it’s really important to change up your foundation when the seasons change because your skin reacts differently to different climates.

 

4. Too Faced Blushes

Two Faced Blush

I really love these blushes by Too Faced thank to my mom who introduced me to them. The ones that I own are Baby Love and Love Hangover and I really love how pigmented they are. I love that Baby Love is more natural and is a nude pink that suits my skin tone and how Love Hangover gives me a pop of color that I need when I keep the rest of my makeup looking simple. I think these blushes can flatter anyone.

3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liners

Stila Eyeliner

I needed to train myself on how to use liquid liner.  Before using liquid liner, I strictly used pencil. I began seeing how a lot of girls did winged eyeliner and I really wanted to give it a try. This eyeliner by Stila makes applying liquid liner so easy! The skinny pointed tip helps you draw winged eyeliner steadily and these eyeliners come in different colors. I really like the dark blue one even though I use black the most. One day I will have all the colors!

2. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Liquid Lipstick

L'oreal Paris Infallible Pro-matte liquid lipstick

I am a lipstick junkie. I can never go a day without wearing it! Although my favorite lip color to wear is red, I have also grown very fond of wearing muave pink and nude colored lipstick. These lipsticks by L’Oreal are so great! They stay on all day and the color does not fade on you. I will say, that if you are not used to matte lipstick, that this may not be the lipstick for you. These lipsticks are intense in the sense that they stay on for long periods of time. With that said, these can be very hard to take off if you do not have proper makeup remover. Soap and water will not cut it! But if you love matte lipstick like me…I recommend these! The shade that I own is called ‘Cowboy.’

1. L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

I cannot live without lipstick. But I also cannot live without mascara! Honestly, lipstick and mascara are all I need!

So I heard of this mascara by YouTube Beauty guru, Carli Bybel!

Loreal Telescopic Mascara

This mascara is a lengthening mascara which is something that I prefer over a mascara that volumizes and I love this mascara because it makes my lashes super long without my ever having to worry about false lashes. I have tried many mascaras, but this one really lengthens my lashes and opens my eyes up. I have even tried the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara and not even that mascara has worked wonders on my eyes like Telescopic does.

There you have it guys, the 5 makeup products I cannot live without! I use these products daily and they have really worked for me and if you give them a try, I hope they work for you too! I will talk to you all more tomorrow.

Stay stylish!

 

 

Why Red Is My Favorite Color

I am uncertain if us girls ever remember the first time we really felt beautiful. I was watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air this morning and they were showing the episode where Ashley is about to have her first year in high school Carlton and Will. Will allows her to hang out with him and his friends until she makes friends of her own. Ashley then notices how Will and his friends looked at girls and how they would rate them on their looks from a scale of 1 thru 10. This makes Ashley begin to look at herself and change in order to get this sort of attention from boys as well. The point of me bringing this up is because I remember feeling just like Ashley. Feeling like every other girl was prettier or more desirable and likeable. Just like Ashley did, I begin to dress a certain way and put myself through so much just to feel pretty.

I was Ashley’s age when I went to the mall and bought myself clothes. I had saved some birthday money and went to the mall and told myself that I couldn’t be beating myself up over not being the tallest, or the smartest, or the one with the nice boobs, or with the flawless complexion, or a size 2 and so forth and that I had to just work with what God gave me.

Although red is a color I’ve always been drawn to, I fell in love with the color when I found myself inside Charlotte Russe trying on this red blouse and stared at myself in the mirror for a long time. I actually felt beautiful. This color looked great on me! I got a taste if confidence and self-acceptance.

At that moment, I knew that I wanted the color red to be on mt quinceanera dress. I knew that I wanted to one day dye my hair red. I bought red lipstick which became a part of my identity. I now have so many red clothing ij my closet and have even earned myself the nickname “red” at work because of my red hair and the fact that every outfit I wear has something red on it. Even my iPod is red!!!

redlady-1.jpg

I love this color because it makes me feel beautiful, confident, empowered and unstoppable. The color itself is bold and makes its presence known and I love it! Red will always be my favorite color. What is your favorite color and why? Love yourself and stay stylish.