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Pants, Unique Finds

The ‘70s Trend Alert

The ‘70s Trend Alert

I’m so glad I found these Mid-Rise Sailor Flare Pant and I can’t wait to purchase a pair for myself! These are definitely the trousers to either dress up or down and I can’t get enough of these bold domed button accents.  I would pair these trousers with a crop top or a button down blouse to elevate the look. Last I checked the current trend was all about the nautical time and now it has transitioned to the 1970s trend! These awesome trousers come in two colors that are rust and pitch black. These trousers provide amazing features that include a mid-rise flare pant, sailor style 8-button front, welt back pockets and three inseams that include: Short 30″, Regular 33″, Long 35″. Gotta love that ‘70s look!

Bargain Deals, Shorts, Tops

Summer Fashion

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I couldn’t be more thankful to have a full week of good consistent summer weather and I found the perfect pair of sailor shorts to celebrate the week!!!!!!! I totally fell in love with these High Waist Nautical Shorts when I spotted them online. I just had to have them, but there’s nothing better than a purchase on sale…………….. These shorts were a match made in heaven and everything I imagined them to be and more in person. The features of these shorts are absolutely mind-blowing: piqué woven with nautical print, gold-tone button accents, invisible side zipper with hook and eye closure and welt back pockets. It also comes in three different sizes that include inseam: Petite=4″, Regular=5″, Long/Tall=6″, but at an over 60% discount these shorts are totally flying (just a few sizes left in petite and tall).

Now to this amazing blouse from H&M that I found for less than $20 at regular price and I couldn’t be happier (that’s what I call a total score). It looks so expensive in person and the continuous compliments, were definitely an added bonus……. This wide-cut blouse in lightly crêped woven fabric with short dolman sleeves couldn’t be more perfect, especially with the side slits that create that extra touch.  For my accessories I kept it real simple with these diamond stud earrings, cognac leather rivet bracelet, large gold choker (similar styles available at Aldo accessories) that I purchased last year and these Michael Kors pumps that were also purchased about two years ago. But, I did find these Michael Kors Bennett Leather Wedge that would elevate this outfit to another level, plus its selling at 50% off! These Bennett wedges feature criss-cross straps in luxe vachetta leather, a sky-high 4.5″ platform, a wrapped woven heel and rubber sole (no falling accidents). Ladies it’s time to show off your legs and enjoy what’s left of the summer!!!

Accessories, Skirts, Tops

Lady In Burgundy

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An evening out for dinner and I decided to go for a look totally outside my norm……… Let’s start with my favorite piece that completely had me in a fashion awe moment! I totally love this wrap skirt from H&M that is available in both Canada and the United States. It comes in two colors, which are the red/patterned and black. H&M describes this skirt as a figure-fit knee-length skirt in woven fabric with a sewn-in wraparound section at the front, metal buckle at the side and concealed zip at the back. It has just the right amount of stretch for the ultimate sexy fit, without the extreme clingy look.

I love this chiffon bodysuit that I purchased at Go Jane, but unfortunately it sold out!!!!!!!  I found this Mila Bodysuit from the Eva Mendes Collection that fits flawlessly………….  If you want to complete this look with a burgundy bodysuit, the Mila bodysuit just so happens to come in four amazing colors. I purchased it in the black, but I chose not to wear it with this outfit even though it provided a fabulous finish. I was especially impressed with the extra-long sleeves and I couldn’t believe these were long enough for my arms…………..  Eva Mendes describes this bodysuit as effortless elegance: a luxurious chiffon-draped front, complemented by billowy sheer sleeves.

Now to the accessories………. My vintage earrings are an old purchase from The Bay, but similar styles can be purchased from Bebe or Aldo accessories. Oh and of course, one of my favorite bags that I own is this amazing Nine West haircalf chain shoulder bag, but unfortunately to my surprise Nine West stores have closed. I visited Express last week, where I spotted this  Faux Suede Chain Strap Shoulder Bag, which looks very similar to mine……… It offers a structured look with polished metal details, gold convertible chain strap and fold-over top with a turn lock closure. On my feet are these deliciously stunning Poetic License pump! These pumps happen to be an old purchase, but the Ablaze of glory pump in black and the Baby cakes pump in black on the website really caught my attention.  Dare to incorporate this all burgundy look into your closet, for a fun night in town!!!

Accessories, Outerwear, Pants

All Black Everything

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It’s ladies night and I must say, I’m feeling hot in this spicy all black outfit………….. I was a little hesitant to attempt this look, but I’m glad the fashionista within me rose to the occasion! I received so many stares and awesome compliments with almost every step I took………. I absolutely adore this H&M Vest with fringe, but looking at this vest on the hanger was quite intimidating even for me as a highly bold dresser!!!!!!! I’m truly IMPRESSED with the final look, it turned out much better than I anticipated! I love the features of this long fringe vest that include a front leather trim, open-front and most importantly the jersey like material that is great for both summer and fall!

 I purchased these black leather look pants from TOPSHOP, but unfortunately this particular pair is sold out, but I found a few pairs that will finish the look at a lower price point. I know firsthand that leather look leggings can be quite challenging to find at times, especially when you need them!  I love these black leather look leggings from Next that come in petite, regular, long, extra-long  and tall sizes. Another great pair are these ASOS leather look leggings with elastic slim waist come in both a regular and tall. Leather look leggings is just what this outfit required to bring it over the top!

For my lovely accessories these products can’t be purchased because their all old purchases, but I’ve provided similar alternatives! These are vintage gold-plated earrings, but HotTrendzEarrings online has a wonderful selection of oversized statement studs that would complement this look just as well. This oversized black python effect clutch was purchased from Spring Shoes a few years back, but this Sole Society oversized clutch and Boohoo oversized chain quilted bag will do just the trick!  I choose to complete this look with strappy DKNY heels, which unfortunately was an old purchase, but as we all know black pumps are always the easiest to find. Dare to dress bold in this highly bold all black look and I promise you’ll feel like a million bucks………………………

Unique Finds

LuLu*s Black and White Print Clutch

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It’s all about bold statement clutches for the summer and if you want to make quite the entrance Lulu*s got a great selection of unique clutch bags. I love everything about this Gleam Black and White Print Clutch, as it commands attention!!!!!!!!

Lulu*s couldn’t have said it any better “we’ve been dreaming up ways to add a little spice to our accessory collection, and the It Was All a Gleam Black and White Print Clutch is the perfect addition! This soft woven clutch boasts a bold black and white mosaic-inspired print across its rectangular exterior. A pointed lucite flap (with grey, gold and multi print accents) secures the top with a hidden magnet button. Zipper top opens to a black fabric interior with side zipper pocket. Clutch measures 12″ wide, 8.5″ tall, and 1″ deep. All vegan friendly, man made materials”. This is one clutch to definitely add to your collection of bags…………….

Blazers, Unique Finds

Double Breasted Statement Vest

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This vest is everything I expected and so much more……….. This Double Breasted Bright Blue Vest from The Limited is definitely the showstopper I needed in my closet!!!! The large gold buttons complement this vest in a very rich and sophisticated way! The features of this vest are truly impressive, which include a supple double weave woven, peak lapels, double-breasted front, flap front pockets and it is fully lined to ensure that true quality fit. This vest is nautical-inspired with exceptional quality. It’s made in only regular sizing, but I didn’t find any issues with the fit or length. The only factor to consider before purchasing this vest is the larger sizing issue. I read the reviews and thank goodness I took the advice to order one size down. I’m usually a medium, but I decided to go with a size small; as the reviewers had mentioned and it fit perfectly without being tight. On their website, they suggest this vest be coordinated with their high waist ankle trouser pants, refined cassidy bootcut pants, refined drew simply straight pants, and refined lexie skinny pants for matching suit looks. I would pair these up with colorful printed trousers or just a sleek pair of white pants to complete the look!

To further highlight the gold buttons, I decided to wear gold statement accessories. I bought these oversize earrings and cuff bracelet a while back, but I’m sure you can easily spot something similar at Aldo accessories! For a nice color contrast, I chose to pair up this bright blue vest with a bright yellow hard-shell bag that gave it that pop I was looking for…………

This vest also comes in a navy blue, which offers all sizing options that include petite, regular and tall. This color was featured in the February 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine! I had been waiting patiently to purchase this vest, but what better time to purchase something like when it’s on sale at 40% off……….. Don’t hesitate to grab yourself this classic double-breasted vest, especially since it’s selling for a phenomenal sale price. THIS ONE’S A WINNER!!!

Weekly Pick

Kool Khaki

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It’s a khaki affair and everyone is invited!! Which look would you wear out of these 5 looks?

First we have these Glamorous Tall Cargo Trousers that delivers amazing features for a casual day out! It offers a stretch woven fabric, drawstring waist, side flap pockets, fitted cuffs for a perfect relaxed fit. The second look is this ASOS Military Shirt With Pockets, which is a lightweight breathable material that couldn’t be more perfectly suited for the summer. This blouse is a woven, linen-blend fabric, classic point collar, drop shoulders, button placket and twin flap top pockets with button fastenings. A material every women’s body can appreciate during the hot summer months!

The third look is this beautiful ASOS TALL Utility Wrap Jumpsuit and this look screams elegance and class without being overpowering…………… I love the offered features of this jumpsuit that include a woven silky fabric, wrap front, belted waist, hip pockets and tapered cut. I would definitely dress this up versus down!!!!! To complement this look, I’d pair it up with a statement black clutch bag, gold pumps, black accessories and you’ll be ready for a night out!!!!!

The fourth look is this Tall Belted Cargo Jumpsuit from Loft that can be worn for a lunch date or an evening out with friends.  I love the cotton cargo style striped belt, long sleeves, hidden button placket, button flap patch pockets, roll cuffs with button tabs, elasticized waist and of course the elasticized cuffs that happens to be my favorite highlight. The fifth look is the Alloy Apparel Alejandra Midi Body-Con Dress, which is a super steal deal…………. This dress is offered in both a regular and tall inseam; and best of all it comes in 12 different colors! This knit midi dress makes the necessary statement with a scoop neck and back. If you’re looking for a different color for the summer, put on some kool khaki colors with me…………………..