Bow Flows


Chicwish Bowknot Knit Top | J.crew Skirt Similar | Marc Fisher Over-the-Knee Boots

There is something so classic about a bowknot top. Gals, the bowknot collars are not just for men! This one from Chicwish, really pulls the entire look together. It’s my new favorite sweater top. I paired this top with a knee boots and and corduroy skirt. I think that the solid, dark background is the perfect landscape to try something new such as wearing a bowtie or bowknot scarf for women. Gucci has made this really popular in recent months. (Similar)

If you are a reader of my blog, you know I love preppy looks. The collar blouse and a neat ribbon bow tie around the neckline is the perfect accessory for an elegant, classic look.

Execute the masculine/feminine look perfectly with a bowknot collar. This look is timeless and has been around for years! What a wonderful additional staple piece to add to your fashionista wardrobe.

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The Perfect Pair


Chicwish Amiable Attraction Crochet A-Lined Knit Dress  | J. Crew Factory Heels | Chicwish Feeling of Warmth Faux Fur Longline Coat | Sunglasses

I’m so incredibly obsessed with this outfit by Chicwish. This dress is chic, yet very comfortable. The material is a stretchy sweater-like material. It fits perfectly. (I am wearing a Small). The sweater dress is being reintroduced this season into our wardrobes as a fall and winter staple. Most sweater dresses are are oversized and cozy, but this one is so much more. It’s fitted, stylish and comfy at the same time. The crochet lines add the perfect detail.

How about this gorgeous fur coat? It pairs perfectly with the knit dress for a monochromatic look. It’s so easy to style. Not only can you dress it up with a dress like mine, but try it with leggings and sneakers, or skinny jeans. I can’t wait to dress it down.

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2 Ways to Wear the Leopard Midi


Chicwish Leopard Midi Skirt | HM T-shirt with Appliqué | HM Pink Pumps | J. Crew Pearls | J. Crew Chambray Shirt | Forever 21 Leather Jacket

I’m sorry, but I’m not the kind of women who only wears something once after I buy it. I like clothes that I can really get a bang for my buck. Pieces such as this Chicwish Leopard Print Skirt are extremely versatile, and can be worn many ways. Timeless pieces like this one will be the staples of your wardrobe. Mix it up a bit and make it worth the investment.

With this skirt, I sampled two opposite ends of the fashion spectrum. My first look with the leopard skirt is a more edgy rockstar look. On the other hand, with look two, I styled the leopard skirt with classy and feminine characteristics in mind. This leopard midi will undoubtedly go with almost anything in your wardrobe. Plus, the flowey knee-length skirt is an easy summer to autumn transition piece. It’s a wardrobe must have!

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LBD: The Lacey Black Dress


Chicwich Sweet Destiny Tiered Crochet Mesh Dress in Black | Kate Spade Heels Similar here, and here | Heart Sunglasses | Michael Kors Cindy Bag

I have an obsession with lace! Not just lace, but black lace is a sexy and sweet combination. This Chichwish crochet tiered dress is one of my new favorites! I love the long nude illusion sleeves. I have a couple of wedding events coming up that this would be perfect for. The classic style of the black lace dress is perfect for those women who want to create an ultra chic but edgy look. It’s sophisticated and an evening appropriate look. I am wearing a small.

PS. my sunglasses are only $8.00!

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5 Ways To Wear the Herringbone Vest


I know that the herringbone vest has been popular in the past, but I think it’s a classic and will continue to be the number one vest for years! I have worn this vest for 2 seasons past, and I will continue wearing it for countless seasons to come!

I can wear this vest with almost very outfit! It’s one of those accent pieces that pairs well with literally anything- plaids, solids, prints, stripes…. The vest looks great no matter what I wear. I started thinking about wearing it over the weekend, hence this inspired blog post. Come on chilly air!

The herringbone vest is incredibly versatile! There are millions ways to wear it. It always just pulls an outfit together. You can find one of your own below for only $27 from Amazon. Mine is from J. Crew Factory.

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The Red Effect: It's Banana!


Hi everyone! Don’t we all live such fast pace busy life? I know for me, with a full time job and a full time blog, I barely have time to breath!

We all want the experience and to not miss any thing! Moreover, no matter how fast and unpredictable life can get, we need an outfit for all the occasions that life throws at us.

Banana Republic brings a fresh approach to your wardrobe. A working, fast paced life, closet capitalizes on the minimal approach. Banana Republic’s creations are just that! They offer the perfect pieces that you can keep wearing for years to come.  These pieces are just down right classic. You can wear each piece so many ways for so many occasions.

Besides the wonderful fact that it’s red (and also comes in black), this BR jumpsuit was designed for a life in motion! You can bet this outfit will not hold me back when I’m on the move! This jumpsuit from Banana Republic is extremely modern! I love the classiness about it. The first time I wore this was to my friend’s wedding shower at church. Then I wore it to my other friend’s wedding and out to drinks with the girls. I had so many people compliment me on it, and ask where it was from. Since this jumpsuit was designed for an ever-changing life, I am planning on wearing it to many future events and travels. I’ve also got a bachelorette party coming up, and I think it may also be the perfect occasion for this suit.

Banana Republic presents an extremely classic wardrobe that will help you explore all stages of the day .. and life for that matter. For example, I think stepping into such a bold color jumpsuit like this one, gives you the confidence to tackle the day, the conference call, the meeting, the presentation, the sidewalk,  the girls night out,  and even the date night. You know it’s a winner if you can wear it from work to dinner.

Thank you Banana Republic for this AMAZING outfit!


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Leopard Love for Fall


Express Ripped Jeans | Black Blazer Similar | Michael Kors Sandal Similar | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Leopard Top Similar |

To kick off my birthday week, I’m wearing leopard! Leopard print is my fall floral! Leopard print is so easy to style with crisp black or white bottoms and statements kicks.

I feel so much more productive when I actually dress up on a Monday. This is a dressed up rendition of a leopard top. Trade out the ripped jeans for a more sleek pant if you want to wear to the office. My jeans are linked as exact from Express. I love their jeans! Express is one of the few brands where the jeans fit me perfectly. That’s a big deal when you have a small butt! Hah! I especially love the mid-waist jeans. Have a great Monday guys!

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Wearing White After Labor Day?


White Blazer SimilarDenim Shorts | Booties Similar | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Maui Jim Sunglasses  | Denim Shirt

As a true Southern woman, I have been told many times by all close female friends,  my grandmothers and mother that you cannot wear white after Labor Day. I think this may have been a southern tradition passed down by many generations. "Don't get out the white until Easter!"

However, I think the times are changing! It's September, but it's still 90 degrees outside! In Alabama, even though your calendar says it’s September, the weather outside still feels like July.
Especially in the South, it stays hotter longer and it doesn’t quite feel like autumn until
the last part of October. So, it’s only appropriate to throw on a pair of easy white skinny
jeans, knits, or a sundress before heading to outdoor activities. My thoughts are, if it feels like summer, then it’s probably safe to wear white.

Also, as fashion is evolving, white can truly be worn ALL THE TIME... if styled right.

Whether or not this is acceptable, this fashion debate has been going on for
hundreds of years. Millions of woman contemplate, “Am I going to look ridiculous if I
wear something white after Labor Day?” Furthermore, it is so difficult to not want to
wear the awesome white pants you got on sale last week or that long white maxi you
just found yesterday on its third markdown.

The SOLUTION is knowing how to style it right. Here are a few tips from me to help you
feel comfortable about wearing whites after Labor Day.

1. Stay away from white accessories.

You can have too much white in your outfit.
Remember it’s pre-fall not summer any more.

2.  Invest in Winter Whites!

 Skip the really white items. One shade off is best; for example, eggshell white, cream, and ivory are the way to go! (My blazer comes in
shades of white.)

3. The fabric is key.

Make sure the fabric is suitable for fall.
The weight of the white fabric is very important. Lightweight materials, like linen, chiffon,
eyelet, and charmeuse, are meant for pool parties and barbeques. Heavier materials,
like denim, khaki, and tweed are more suitable for the pre-fall time of year.

Wearing white this fall and winter CAN definitely work! If your outfit feels still super-summery, swap out accessories for low- rise booties and a leather jacket.

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The Best Boot for Fall!


SAS Delaney Boot 

Hey everyone, and happy Friday!  When it comes down to the end of August and September, I'm looking for and wearing Fall transitional! This means I'm wearing a lot of boots with dresses,  shorts, and breaking out the jackets. Because it's actually still really HOT in Alabama, I need to stay cool, but stick with the season.

I have finally found one of the best boots for fall! The SAS Delaney Boot is one of the most universal boots I've ever come across in all my fashion expeditions. You can wear this boot so many ways! I love how this boot can give an edgy feel, but also a rugged feel with the right outfit. When I put these on, I instantly feel fearless!

With smooth Italian leather (yep I said ITALIAN LEATHER), the Delaney is THE go-to bootie for this fall's lavish style.

Stretchy gore panels make this boot easy to slip on and off. In my opinion, that's a big deal! I hate boots that take me minutes to get on and off! I can kick these off in less than 5 seconds. 

The soft padded insole feels like you are walking on air. Seriously, I wore these for the entire day last week, and never got a blister, nor did my feet ever hurt or catch a cramp. The Delaney design allows for lots of extra room for my toes. The tough, rugged outsole also gives you lots of traction.  If you know about the SAS brand, they really know how to to make the most durable shoes.  I have a feeling these will be on repeat... season after season after season. 

Thank you SAS Shoes for the complimentary shoes! Happy Fall Ya'll!!

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Camo that Stands Out: Rules to Wearing Camo


Camo Tee |J. Crew White Shorts | Similar Booties | J. Crew Denim Shirt | Ray-Ban Tortoise Aviator | Belt

The point of wearing camo where I'm from is to blend in, but in the fashion world, it's
meant to stand out. Standing out can is always a good thing when you pull the look off
flawlessly. Camo can be risky. Which brings me to my thought, there are some do's and
don'ts in wearing camouflage.  Without looking like you just jumped out of a Destiny's
Child music video, here is a little guide to wearing camouflage.
1. NEVER wear camo with animal print.
When mixing animal print with camouflage, the thought of hunting a leopard is
unavoidable. We're not going on a safari, just making a fashion statement. Plus, both of
these types of prints are extremely busy when paired with each other.  Try solids, or
other geometric prints such as stripes but only in small doses.
2. Denim goes with everything, even camo.
 Try to avoid a super ripped jean if you're not going for the edgiest look.
3. Add Color
Camo obviously looks great with neutral colors such as white, black and tan, but it can
also pair great with some bold colors, and pastels. If you have a mainly pastel outfit,
add a hint of camo for an edgy feel.
4. Go Naked
Not really, but show a little skin. It shows the feminity. I chose to pair this tee with mini
white denim shorts.
5. Head to Toe? NO!
 If you're wearing camouflage from head to toe, I'm going to automatically think you're going
hunting in the woods. Enough said...
6. Accessorize, Accessorize!
The more bling the better. Camouflage can be very masculine. That is why we have
to pair it well with lots of feminine flairs.  I don't have on much bling with this outfit, but I
paired it with my open toe heels and my white shorts to contrast the masculinity.
Statement necklaces and big bold bracelets are great!

I hope this helps you to be confident enough to stand out in camo!
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Staple Stripes


J.Crew Striped Dress Similar | Adidas Superstar | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Ray Ban Sunglasses | Jean Jacket

I'm trying my hardest to use transition pieces now that we're getting closer to fall, but I can't lie when I say it was 90 degrees hot while taking these pictures. That's just South Alabama for you. Thanks, Lancer for the pictures. 

This striped dress is completely universal. I can dress it down with sneakers and a denim jacket for a laid-back look on the weekends, or I can dress it up and wear it with a herringbone vest and tights to work.  I also like to wear it with my olive green Michael Kors Army Jacket. Just like the white tee and denim, I would put a black and white stripe dress in the staple category as well. It's definitely one of the wardrobe essentials that every woman should own.  The pattern and the colors black and white are timeless. Stock your closest with pieces like this dress that are extremely classic and versatile. You can wear them over and over again. 

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Women’s Watches: The Most Unique Timepiece for Spring


Oh, look at the time! It's almost spring,  and you know what that means....It's time for a wardrobe make-over! Just "watch" me make time stop with my new JORD wooden watch this spring! It's also, a perfect gift for your significant other on V-day. 

 My JORD Watch is the CASSIA series in Ebony & Sable. It's a simple but a classic women's piece that compliments literally every piece of jewelry I own. The full Roman numeral concave dial in the JORD collection is beautifully reflected in domed glass, which is incredibly shiny. It's such a head turner. I would like to call this a "three table watch", because I would notice this wrist candy from three tables over.  Interestingly enough, JORD also carries watches for men. I know Lance would love to wear one of their wooden watches as well since they are very tasteful, durable, and not gaudy. 

The metal and wood link interlaced band integrates seamlessly. Yes, I did say wood. JORD is a brand of wooden watches. JORD wood watches are handcrafted from natural woods — Maple, Bamboo, Koa, Zebrawood, Olive, Rosewood, and Sandalwood among them. The watches are created from all untreated wood with the exception of the clasp, which is stainless steel.  It also comes in a gorgeous wood box with a cloth and a stick of finishing oil to keep your watch looking fresh! (Check out my insta-story for the unboxing).

The team is great by helping you figure out your wrist size so your watch will fit seamlessly on your wrist. JORD also offers free shipping world wide!

With JORD, now you can tell time from a modern, trendy and current point of view. Just enter our giveaway HERE for your very own wood watch! All entrants will have a chance to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site! One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth 10% off once the contest is over. A discount code is always a win for me!

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The Red Dress Effect


J. Crew Red Flounce PonteDress | Leopard Pumps Similar here & hereKaren Walker Sunglasses | J. Crew Factory Pearl Necklace Similar here & here | Gucci Watch | J.Crew Earrings Similar | Michael Kors Clutch  

When I Googled the words "Why Wear Red?", this is what I found.  

"Red dress effect. The red dress effect is a putative phenomenon in which people wearing red clothing, such as a red dress, are perceived to be more sexually appealing than they are when wearing other colours."

Wow, so why don't we wear red more often? Not just for sexiness. This red dress makes me feel powerful, confident, fearless, and pretty sassy. I feel like I can take on whatever the worlds throws at me.  

A little red dress is a classic wardrobe item that can be appropriate for a variety of occasions. You don't have to be Jessica Rabbit when wearing red; just be aware of length, cut, and fit. I wore this dress to a professional event, and felt great in it! J. Crew factory has the best fit! This one fit like a glove (not too tight), and was the appropriate length! Plus, it comes in black and is on sale now!

If you want to wear a red dress, there are many options. Red comes in a variety of shades, so choose one that works for you.  As Audrey Hepburn once said, "There's a shade of red for everyone."  Pair the dress with accessories and makeup that go well with red. I am wearing Smashbox Ombre Red Lipstick, which I'm obsessed with, and I paired this dress with classic J. Crew pearls.

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Denim and Leather Together Forever


H&M Leather Skirt | BCBG Open-toe Booties Similar | J.Crew Denim Shirt | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Michael Kors Cross Body Bag

I know that I harp a lot about denim, but that's because it's so universal! It can be comfy and chic at the same time. We all wear denim because it's just, well, ... easy! Denim shirts or pants go with literally EVERYTHING! We all have them in our closets, so let them be worn!

Leather has really made a come back in the past couple of years and now is almost as safe as wearing denim. My most favorite denim combination is denim and leather, and it's so easy to replicate.  It’s a fashionable and trendy combination that will always look effortlessly chic. You can just throw this look,  and look extremely put together. How do you wear denim and leather together?

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Sweater Weather is Better


H&M Leather Skirt  | H&M Sweater | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | T.j Maxx Slip-on's, Similar here, here, and here | Michael Kors Clutch Similar| Smashbox Ombre Red Lipstick

There's something about Fall fashion that really gets me excited. Fall brings sweater weather, crunching leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin spice everything! The only downside to sweaters, scarves, and leggings while living in the deep South, is that it's still 90 degrees in the middle of October! Oh well, I will try my best to stay in season by mixing cozy sweaters with skirts and booties. I went for a more relaxed looked with these slip-on sneakers. Mine were bought from T.J. Maxx, but I have linked more similar pairs.   This H&M sweater is the perfect hue of red. I have always hated the color orange but I absolutely love the tint of this garment. It's the perfect mix. I also adore the bell sleeve detail.  

My faux leather skirt is also from H&M. I really respect that they made this one with length in mind. I think it hits the perfect spot, and the high waist is great for showing off the waist line. I went a size up for length and less confinement. 

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The Polka Dot Mix


J. Crew Factory skirt- Similar here, here, and here | J.Crew Factory Leopard Flats | Tory Burch Bag Similar | Dolce Gabbana Sunglasses J. Crew Factory Denim Shirt

Polka Dots are one of the most versatile patterns to wear! I love this pleated one from J.Crew Factory. I didn't want to over complicate my look so I paired my polka dot skirt with a denim blouse and tied it up to extenuate the waist line.  I also love to play with prints and mix these dots with my leopard flats- fun, yet chic. 

Scale is key when mixing polka dots and prints. Once you have your larger, bolder print, be sure to pair it with a smaller, less dominate print. Two prints of equal scale will give your ensemble an overwhelming appearance and could be unpleasing to the eye. My polka dot print is pretty tiny, so they compliment my bold shoes.

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The Anytime, Anywhere Blouse!


Style We White Blouse | Boyfriend Jeans Similar | J. Crew Factory Heels | LV Neverfull | Karen Walker Sunglasses

A white blouse is that basic piece that every woman owns, right? Could you wear one every day? It could get kind of repetitive using the same staple day after day, but it doesn't have to be.  You might actually find that you've totally been underestimating your LWT. Oh you like that huh, LWT? (Little White Tee).  Magazines have said it, a white tee, or blouse, is THE ultimate women’s staple. I love this white blouse from StyleWe! I paired it with my ripped boyfriend jeans for a more relaxed look. It has the perfect length cut in the front to hit your jean waist line exactly, so you don’t have to bother with the tuck. It also has a sheer tail that really flows when you walk. The cap sleeves are also perfect for those dressier days when you don’t want to expose your shoulders. I have the exact blouse linked. Jeans are similar.

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Black Lace Pretty Face


StyleWe Black Lace Dress | Target Strappy Heels  | Tory Burch Purse | Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses

The little black dress is really a wonder piece! No matter the season, a chic LBD can be worn for multiple occasions. Black is one of the most classic frocks, providing a blank canvas for the addition of statement accessories and adornments. I love this dress from StyleWe because you can wear it for so many different occasions! From a date night on the bay to a play down town, dress it up or dress it down. I paired my StyleWe dress with these red strappy heels from Target-simple and chic!

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Spruce Up Your Sweater Game

H&M Skirt similarhere, andhere | Antonio Melani Boots Similarhere, and here | Express Sweater similarshere,  and here | Louis Vuitton Neverfull | Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Spruce your sweater game up with a button down jean skirt. These skirts are really in this season, and they go with literally everything! You  can even wear these skirts well into the Sping and Summer months as well. This skirt right up there with the white tee in cloest staples. It's a basic that's not going anywhere! Tuck your sweater in to show more of your waist line. This crop sweater from Express is the perfect length for a high waisted skirt!
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Proportions Made Easy

Chunky Knit Sweater similar, here, and here | Leather Skirt similar herehere, and here | Express Booties | Ray-ban Clubmaster
It's all about balance, and opposites always attract in fashion. If you want to wear something large and oversized, something smaller on the other end will always compliment it. Combine items that are "uneven in proportion to each other": Instead of two items that are the same length, look for  long and a short garments to put together. A shorter jacket looks best with a longer skirt, ect.  A sleek, skinny, mini leather skirt that hugs my waist pairs perfectly with a big, loose, chunky knit sweater!  See, proportions are easy! 
Also, my new obession are stackable gold rings! These beauties are from Eternal Sparkle, and I swear I did not make that ring sparkle the way it did in the picture. No edits here, only true, gorgeous sparkle!
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