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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2019 Trends: The Slip Dress






When shopping for any pieces of clothing I always ask my self 2 things, “can I style this multiple ways and can I wear this year round”... if the answer is yes, then I buy it. As summer comes to a close I always like to reevaluate what I have in my closet as we move into Fall & Winter. 

This summer I picked up this leopard silk slip dress from Forever 21. Animal prints are one of my favorite trends of 2019. The dress was a no brainier for me because I immediately thought of ways to style the dress from one season to the next. Not mention the boost of confidence I got when trying it on. Ladies you know that feeling you get when trying clothes on after you’ve worked hard to reach a weight loss goal?!? This was that dress for me! The versatility of the dress is unmatched and would work well for any Sunday Funday, date night with the boo or chic work look.   

Here are three different looks that can be worn through the end of summer and beginning of Fall that will have every girl asking “Where’d you get that dress”, and your boo, staring at you all night!

Look 1 Sunday Funday: White t-shirt, dress and Vans combo



Look 2 For Work: The Slip Dress, Black Blazer and Black Mules


Look 3 Date Night: Slip Dress with Black Mules


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

5 Ingredients in 5 minutes: A Summer Watermelon Salad








Not going to lie, as hot as it's been I'm still not quite ready for fall... Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. You get to wear the cutest clothes, layout next to the pool and eat one of the most refreshing foods, watermelon! 

Watermelon is one of those foods that can be enjoyed a million different ways and can be served in any setting. It's one of the many foods I eat after spending the day outside or when I'm in the mood for a healthy, and quick snack.

A few years ago I came across a recipe for a refreshing watermelon salad. It required 5 ingredients and took 5 minutes to make. This recipe is on of my favorites when it comes to snacking or lunch options for summer and id like to share it with you. 

Ingredients
1 lime
2 cups cubed watermelon (pre-cut from produce section)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 pack mint leaves (produce section)
1 cup fresh blackberries 

Instructions 

  1. Take 2 cups of watermelon and place it in a medium-size bowl. 
  2. Spread 1 pack of mint leaves over watermelon. 
  3. Add 1 cup of fresh blackberries to bowl.
  4. Take crumbled feta and sprinkle over the mixed fruit and mint.
  5. Lastly cut the lime in half and squeeze juice from lime over the entire bowl, then mix everything together.  








Vala! You now have a delicious and healthy meal.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

5 Tips to Help Define Your Personal Style






Fun fact about me... I’m a quiz queen! That’s right- I’m the person taking the personality, love, and friendship quiz in the magazines. I thoroughly enjoy taking those quizzes in my spare time, so when I ran across a “style type” quiz, of course I had to take it. 


On visual-therapy.com you can answer six questions about your personal style, to get the results of classic, chic, whimsical, bohemian or avant-garde as your style type. I love wearing blacks and whites paired with a pop of color or bold print for a statement and would consider my style to be chic. After taking the quiz my results were pretty spot on with a bit of a surprise. I got a combination of chic and avant-garde style.



According to the website avant-garde means that I like to take risks with my fashion choices. I see clothing as more of a form of wearable art, while I more than likely own a lot of black and love to add pops of colors to an outfit. The site defines my other results for chic style as wearing lots of black and neutrals with accessories that have pops of color. Pretty interesting right? The site even gave me examples of what these types of styles looked like.


Over the years my style has changed from jeans and a t-shirt at age 18 to tailored jeans, a crisp white t-shirt, and snake skin pumps at age 27. At the age of 27, my style changed and I began to value my clothes more. My personal style became more about quality over quantity, and how I could style one blouse or dress multiple ways. Blacks, whites and neutrals are my go-to colors for almost everything and it’s what I feel the sexiest in, as well as the most confident.  Adding things like a bold red lip, a colorful shoe, and/or accessories, always completes the look for me. Also, often times I look for pieces that most people wouldn’t wear. An asymmetrical skirt or blouse, a purse with metal hardware, or even a shoe with a weird heel. My motto is, “if my someone think it’s weird, then I want it!” LOL. 


If you’re not sure what your style is I’d take this quiz as well and ask yourself these questions: What am I most confident in? What am I most comfortable in? What is your favorite outfit that you can wear over an over again? What prints, fabrics and colors do you love to wear the most? Answering these questions can help you put a few things into perspective when it comes to defining your personal style. Remember that style is about what you like, what’s important to you and should be an artistic expression of who you are as an individual.
  

Here’s a link to the “style type” quiz.



Happy styling!!