Fall is Near

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Haha! No not Christmas but FALL! That’s right, the new season is just around the corner so pack up those sleeveless shirts, shorts and maxi dresses because FALL is NEAR and we are falling back into the 70’s with the latest trends.

This season resolves around earthy neutrals including burnt oranges, olive greens and browns.

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Pantone top fall colors

I know some of you can wait to get your hands on some cozy knits, over-the-knee boots, and everything else that makes fall fashion fun.  Here are my top ten (10) fall must-haves from two of my favorite stores which are, Express and Windsor.

What are your top ten must-haves this fall from your favorite store(s)?

Express

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Black One Eleven Long Sleeve Extreme Hi-Lo Tee

 

Shop this look: http://www.express.com/clothing/women/black-one-eleven-long-sleeve-extreme-hitolo-tee/pro/9691624/cat1920061

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Long Sleeve Crochet Inset Blouse

Shop this look: http://www.express.com/clothing/women/long-sleeve-crochet-inset-blouse/pro/8651793/cat430028

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Southwestern Fringe Blanket Cover Up

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Shop this look: http://www.express.com/clothing/women/southwestern-fringe-blanket-cover-up/pro/1030013/cat430028

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Berry Bell Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

Shop this look: http://www.express.com/clothing/women/berry-bell-sleeve-fit-and-flare/pro/9383827/cat1910048

Fringe Vest

Black Suede Fringe Vest

Shop this look: http://www.express.com/clothing/women/black-suede-fringe-vest/pro/8872600/cat1930002

Windsor

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Pink Mocha Faux Trench Coat

Shop this look: http://www.windsorstore.com/product/Pink-Mocha-Faux-Trench-Coat?c=2467

Spark Black Top

Midnight Spark Black Dolman Top

Shop this look: http://www.windsorstore.com/product/SEQUIN-ELBOW-PATCH-DOLMAN-060017177?c=2036

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Burgundy Alba Wide Leg Pants

Shop this look: http://www.windsorstore.com/product/Burgundy-Alba-Wide-Leg-Pants–064020580?c=2042

 

thigh-high boots

Black On Top Thigh-High Boots

Shop here: http://www.windsorstore.com/product/OTK-POINTED-TOE-BEST-SELLER-BOOT-074020324?c=3013

High-Tme Bootie

Taupe High-Tme Bootie

Shop here: http://www.windsorstore.com/category/Shoes-Boots-Booties

Happy Fall Shopping Everyone!

 

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Reinventing the Wheel: Black and White Stripe Dress

Stripes, namely the black-and-white ones, is a style that people are continually experimenting with. However, this form fitting black and white stripe dress is a great way you can recreate this look by dressing it up, down, or even pairing it with anything in several different ways.  So why go out and buy a black and white stripe top when you can work with what you have? By the way, I love the idea of wearing this stripe dress with a skirt.

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Black and white stripe dress. Date night or night out with girlfriends attire.

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Black and white stripe dress paired with a vest and dress pants. Dress is tucked in pants. Business casual attire

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Black and white stripe dress paired with a blazer and a skirt. Perfect business attire to wear to work.

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Black and white stripe dress paired with a blazer and hat. You can rock this look anywhere.

Reinventing the Wheel: Leopard Print Maxi Kimono

Are you searching for a lightweight layer to wear this spring and summer? Well, the boho-chic kimono is a trend that is perfect for adding just the right amount of elegance to your outfits and will be a piece you can wear season to season for any occasion. You can rock this trend with jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, dress pants, or even as a bathing suit coverup.

How would you wear this trend?

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*HELLO SPRING*

Spring is just a few days away and FINALLY, we are slowly beginning to move out of this cold wintry weather and easing our way into warmer temperatures. Now that the sun is shining and temperatures are ranging from 50 to 70 degree weather, it is just right for us to trade in those heavy coats, scarves and sweaters into sheer cardigans, sleeveless tops, breezy blouses, and dresses. I’m pretty sure we have all been waiting for this time of year.

Spring 2014 fashion trends will still be wearable but this year, set your mind back in the ’70s and think boho chic and floral prints.

Here are the spring colors, pattern, prints, and trendy items that will catch your eye this season.

Spring Colors

2015 Spring Colors

Pantone Top Spring Colors

Prints and Patterns

  • Animal Prints
  • Gingham Patterns
  • Pop Art Prints
  • Stripes
  • Geometric Shapes

Prints and Patterns

Spring Fashion Trends

  • Crop Tops
  • Trouser suits
  • Fringe Kimonos
  • Flare leg pants/jeans
  • Distressed jeans
  • Wide leg Culottes
  • Lace tops
  • Denim tops/Dresses/Jumpsuits
  • Bold print dresses/tops
  • Sheer Blouses
  • Fringe heels
  • Slip on sandals
  • Print and Pattern heels/flats

Spring Fashion Trends

 

Happy Spring Shopping Everyone!!!

 

 

 

 

Wrong vs. Right Colors For Your Skin Tone

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Colors, Colors, COLORS! How can you possibly be RIGHT with wearing the WRONG colors for your skin tone? The colors you choose to wear can have a positive or negative effect on your appearance?  Whether your color selection has a positive or negative effect on your appearance depends on whether your complexion has a warm or cold tone. Flatter your skin tone by wearing working complementary colors into your wardrobe.

WRONG COLORS THAT DO NOT FLATTER YOUR SKIN TONE

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Lena Dunham has pale skin and cool undertone. This bright yellow dress did not give her a radiant look, instead, it made her appearance look washed-out.

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Lupita Nyongo has dark brown skin and cool undertone. This bronze dress did not flatter her appearance, instead, it gave her a dull look.

Kim-Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has slightly yellow skin and warm undertone. This nude dress is perfect for her curvy figure but the color matches too closely with her skin hue.

RIGHT COLORS THAT FLATTER YOUR SKIN TONE

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The greens, the blues, and the pinks add a great affect to pale skin. This look gives a positive, radiant, awake, and attractive look to your skin tone.

 

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The pinks, the purples, and the blues are very “eye catching” to dark or pale skin with cool under tones. These colors will bring out your undertone and show off your skin to the best effect.

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If you are warm toned, the reds, the oranges, and the yellows brightens your appearance because it complements the golden, yellow, and the olive tones.

What are your thought?

  For more information on how to find colors that will look best on your skin tone click on https://tabstrendytwist.com/self-assessment/

Reinventing the Wheel: Purple Dress

First new post of the New Year! Happy New Year everyone! Although we are nineteen days into the month of January, lol. I truly hope that 2015 brings happiness to all of us and also accomplish many more goals.

In the meanwhile, here is a look at how you can switch up and style a simple purple dress from a dressy look to a casual look. Which look is your favorite?

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Dressy Look

 

 

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Business Look

 

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Dressy Casual look

 

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Casual Look

 

 

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Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin Comes to Little Rock

My weekend in a nutshell was AMAZING! I had the opportunity to be an Assistant Stylist to aspiring Celebrity Stylist, J. Bolin for a fashion show this weekend in Little Rock. This was a birthday celebration for Dr. Jennifer Johnson who is the founder and president of “A Call to Excellence Revival Ministries” and first lady of Full Counsel Ministries in North Little Rock. Back in June, I participated in J. Bolin’s fashion stylist bootcamp in Dallas TX, which was a WONDERFUL experience for me (check out my fashion stylist bootcamp blog post) and this weekend, I was reunited with him again to assist him in styling models for the fashion show. This was an EPIC, yet another GREAT opportunity that I did not want to miss out on. The pictures will explain how my experience went.

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Prepping for the fashion show

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Styling Models

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A few of the models rocking J. Bolin’s collection

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The styling team with J. Bolin