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Well you guys, the time has come! I have to give up my Shoe Room with baby #2 on the way. Camille is going to move into my shoe room and baby #2 will take Camille’s nursery. I knew when I designed my shoe room that this was going to happen once we were pregnant again. I’ve had the shoe room for a little over 3 years now. It was a nice run, but its time!

 

While I am a little sad about this, I am actually ok with having to make this transition. We plan to move some of the things from my shoe room to the guest bedroom. It will basically be a shoe room/guest bedroom. In order to make this happen, I have to downsize and get rid of a lot of stuff. I don’t know if its nesting kicking in, but I am so ready to downsize and let go of a lot of my shoes. Honestly, I haven’t worn many of them in years. So its just taking up precious space and its time for it to go.

 

One of my followers suggested I sell my shoes on Poshmark, so I created an account. There are over 40 pairs of shoes are listed there! I wanted to share with you all my Postmark closet so you can take a look and shop my closet. My shoe size is a  6.5/7 and I will also be listing handbags, Camille’s old clothes and shoes and whatever else I decide to sell. So stay tuned and be sure to follow me there! I rather these things go to someone else who will wear and enjoy them, rather then sitting on my shelf. It got a little emotional going thru Camille’s old baby clothes. Time has flown so quickly. My little tiny baby is now a fiery, sweet little 3 year old. Pass me a tissue please!

What is Poshmark?

Poshmark is a great online platform used to buy and sell clothing/shoe etc items online. Its super easy to set up and get started rather you are buying or selling. So here is the link to my Poshmark closet (CLICK HERE)!  Take a look around and see what you like! I am willing to negotiate prices, so don’t be afraid to ask!

 

Do you need to do a closet clean out? Let me tell you, I am so excited to let go of some of these things and just keep what I truly love and use. After this closet clean out, it will be time to get started on redoing Camille’s room! Let me know if you want me to share that process with you too if you’re interested!

 

Outfit Details

Pink Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

Zara Floral Booties

(no longer avail)

Black Cape Coat

(old, linked similar)

Zara Pearl Leather Gloves

(no longer avail, linked similar)

January 29, 2018 0 comment
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Outfit Details

Bell Sleeve Velvet Wrap Top $18!

Layered Tassel Earrings $13

 

This velvet top screams Valentine’s Day to me! Its so pretty, soft and gives off the right amount of sexy and romantic vibes I must say. Especially with the off shoulder and pretty velvet texture. I had to share this velvet top with you all so you can grab it now. Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. So lets go ahead and get some Valentine’s Day outfit ideas in mind shall we?

 

I’ve fallen prey to the velvet trend and simply cant get enough. Its something about a super soft fabric such as velvet that makes it so soft, luxurious and even comfortable. I think this top is also perfect for Galentine’s Day if you are celebrating with your girls too. For $18, you just need to grab this top  ASAP! You never know when you’ll need it, hey better safe then sorry right?!

 

I just wanted to pop in for a quick post to let you all know about this top. Are you following me on Instagram? If so, you should! You definitely want to be “in the know,” regarding all of my content that I don’t always share on the blog!

 

I linked a few other velvet options for you below! Is the velvet trend one you love too?

 

 

January 8, 2018 0 comment
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Happy New Year!

 

You’ve probably seen this color block coat around for a while now. I surely have! But, I saw it pop up on my Instagram feed not too long ago and here we are. I now own one! And its a keeper! You guys know my love for coats, so this truly is no surprise to you that I have, yet another one. I really like how I can wear head to toe black and look like I did something to myself with this coat on. Because lets face it, thats kind of what I had on underneath this coat in these pics. And well, its a look! lol.

 

This color block coat has been around for some years now. Just about every blogger I follow had one when it first came out. So naturally, I didn’t want to participate in getting something EVERYBODY and they mama was wearing. Now that its popularity has died down some, I decided I would go ahead and get in on the action. Are you like that too? When everybody is wearing it, you want no parts of it. But, once the craze is over, you’re here for it?! Well, thats me! I don’t believe anything really goes out of style. Not if you take it and make it work for you. If you want to wear a darn skant (the skirt over pants craze in the 90s) and you can make it look GOOD in 2018?! Girl! That simply tells me you have true style and make things work for you, not everyone else!

 

Happy New Year!

I wish I had a New Year Eve “word” for you today, but it hasn’t hit me yet. I’m gonna take some more time over the next few days to figure out what is on my heart and mind to deliver it to you. Sometimes I have a motivational or from the heart blog post for you guys and sometimes I don’t. But, life is like that you know. I rather share whats really on my heart then fake it for you. Understand?! Good!

 

Chat with you soon!

 

January 4, 2018 1 comment
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Hey Loves!

Let me fill you in on something. I LOVE coats! I really do! Outerwear is one of my top clothing pieces that I love to wear. Even though I live in Texas, it does get cold enough to have a nice coat on hand for those Winter days where a little jacket just won’t do. I really love coats with a nice print, such as this plaid coat that I got recently from Shein! When I saw this beauty in the black and white, I just HAD to have it!

 

It was super cold the day we shot this look, about 40 degrees that morning. I will say, this is NOT a heavy coat. Its more like a heavy weight duster or cardigan. So you must make sure to dress warm underneath. I don’t want you to think that all you need is this coat and you’ll be warm. I would say its perfect for 50-60 degree weather if you wear light clothing underneath. Nevertheless, its very comfy and stylish plaid coat that hangs beautifully. I loved pairing this plaid coat with orange/red booties to add some color to this simple look.

 

How was your Christmas?

I hope you all had a very, Merry Christmas. It was great to spend time with family, see Camille open her Christmas presents and eat all the good food. To tell you the truth, my favorite moment on Christmas is after the last guests have left, you change into pajamas and fix that second or third plate and have dessert lol. Its nothing like popping off that bra and getting into those comfy clothes and being able to fully relax. Am I right?

 

Outfit Details

*Shein Drape Collar Plaid Coat $42

Misguided Off Shoulder Sweater

Ann Taylor Black Leather Leggings

(old, linked similar!)

BCBG Bootie 

(no longer avail, linked similar!)

 

Disclaimer: Items marked with (*) have been gifted. All views and opinions are of my own!

December 27, 2017 0 comment
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Outfit Details

Zara Sequin Sleeve Jacket 

(no longer avail, linked similar)

Boss So Hard Tee

American Eagle Ripped Jeans

Just Fab Gray Ankle Boots

(old, linked similar)

Henri Bendel Flat Top Sunglasses on sale $77!!

Ok so let me start off by saying this Zara sequin sleeve jacket is no longer available. I purchased it at Zara’s last sale which was during the summer. Its one of those jackets that you know will cause attention. You will get compliments all day long from fashionistas alike! I wore this to brunch before the shoot and couldn’t take it off, I loved it so much. So before I posted this jacket, I made sure to go to google and search to find similar sequin sleeve jackets like mine. Fortunately I found a few! So don’t be too mad at me, ok?!

 

I’m a sucker for army green, especially in a jacket. It compliments my skin tone and I am all for it! So I typically always reach for one when I am out shopping. But, what I liked about this one, was that it was not the same as my other 3 olive green jackets lol. This sequin sleeve jacket makes such a statement and uplifts a plain outfit. I mean all I am rocking is my “Boss So Hard” tee (get you one y’all!) and some ripped jeans. You can easily see how this jacket transforms this simple outfit and makes it stand out.

 

I know I’ve been MIA lately. But, the holiday season has me so busy with preparing for guests, shopping for gifts and trying to get everything in order. But, I do have some looks for you guys coming up soon. So stay tuned!!

 

 

Photo Credit: Renae of Ultimate Style Diary

December 14, 2017 0 comment
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Y’all, this Zara dupe bodysuit is a good one! I initially saw this bodysuit on Zara’s website and in store and I adored it. Bodysuits have a way that fits and lays so easily on the body and perfect to wear with jeans or a skirt. This bodysuit retails at Zara for $50! Well, your girl found it on Shein for only $22! Save your coins when you can ladies, save your coins!

 

I kept it simple and paired it with my favorite pair of flared jeans, layered necklaces and these gorgeous shades from The Impeccable Pig. These shades scream 70s vibe and pretty much set the entire look off! This Zara dupe bodysuit looks like the original version and fits just as nice. You could even layer a fur vest on top of this to take it to the next level. It was warm on the day we shot this look, so I didn’t even bother to pull out my heavy fur vest. But, don’t you love it when you can create a variety of looks just off of one piece? I sure do!

 

I linked a few  Zara dupe bodysuit that I thought you might love too. I’m contemplating in grabbing them all because its such an easy way to create a simple, stylish look. These days, with the chaos of the holidays, no one has time to spend on trying to create an outfit. With this Zara dupe bodysuit, just put on cute bottoms and go on your merry way!

 

How do you love this Zara dupe bodysuit?

How would you rock it?

 

Outfit Details

c/o Shein Flower Print Plunge Neckline Bodysuit

Michael Kors Flare Jeans for only $30

(old, linked similar pair)

Oversized Vintage Sunglasses by Impeccable Pig

(not avail on website, linked similar)

Eros Multi Strand Lariat Necklace $37

MAC Liquid Lipstick in Carnivorous

 

Disclaimer: Items marked with a c/o have been gifted. Opinions and views expressed are of my own!

December 3, 2017 0 comment
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Hey loves!

As you know, I was in New York a few weeks back for my very first New York Fashion Week (read about it here)! As you can imagine, packing for New York during the winter time is quite a feat. Not only do I need to be stylish, but stay warm as well. I mean, I’m all for fashion, but what I am not gonna do is freeze my butt off! So it was absolutely crucial to have pieces to layer and keep warm in, while enduring the cold while in NYC. Rent The Runway to the rescue!!

 

Rent The Runway is truly a great travel hack because you seriously save so much space in your luggage.  You can rent dresses, accessories, coats, pants and handbags too!! Which to me, is quite important as I am a pro- carry on kind of girl.  I love using packing cubes to save space in my luggage! Whats great about RTR is that you can go online, select your pieces and the date you need them and have them delivered your home, hotel or wherever. When I was in NYC last October, I rented a few dresses for our anniversary shoot and had them delivered to the hotel (see the shoot here and here). After my rental period was up, I simply returned them to the RTR store in NYC. If you are not in New York, don’t worry! You can totally return them via UPS as well. Seriously, how easy is that?!

 

Rent The Runway also has an Unlimited program where you can rent up to three pieces and keep them as long as you like for $139 a month. If you didn’t know, RTR has tons of designer items such as Marissa Webb, Derek Lamb, DVF, Zac Posen and lots more! Free shipping, dry cleaning and you can cancel at any time! So the next time you are planning your vacay and wondering what to wear, just head to RTR and have your selections delivered to you. I linked a few vacay ready pieces from Rent The Runway below.  What a great hack right? Saving luggage space and still slay? You are winning!

 

 

Have you rented from RTR before? I’d love to hear what you rented and how you liked the service!

 

Please share!

 

Outfit Details

* Lovers & Friends Colorblock Charlie Jacket c/o RTR

ASOS Camel Wrap Coat

(old, linked similar)

ASOS Gray Turtleneck Sweater with slit sleeve (only $22!)

JustFAB Wedge OTK boots

(old, linked similar)

Disclaimer: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Items that are marked with a (*) are sponsored. My views and opinions provided are my own! I always strive to provide honest feedback to my readers!!

Photography: Laurel Creative in NYC

 

March 2, 2017 0 comment
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So you guys, how many of you watch Love & Hip Hop??

Its ok, this is a safe place for you to admit your guilty pleasure! But, I must say that I, an educated woman watch this foolery and I am still trying to figure out why. Tonight, I watched the reunion show of Love & Hip Hop New York and it was a complete mess. Remy Ma and Papoose were the only two on the platform who were not acting a fool. But, why do we watch these shenanigans again and again on reality tv shows? Its really not just because of the storylines, but its because in a way we like seeing people fail. Let me explain!

 

There are plenty of reality tv shows that I feel some kind of way about in terms of being messy and again, pure foolery ( I have a feeling the word “foolery” will be all up and thru this post btw.) But again, it’s not just about a storyline the producers and “stars” use to draw us in. Its about forcing people to take a side and wanting the other side to lose. Because I just literally finished watching Love & Hip Hop Reunion Special, I will try to keep my focus on this particular show. Anyways, in tonight’s reunion show, there was a HUGE fight between Yandy and her “husband” baby mommas. If you haven’t watched the show, Yandy’s husband Mendeeces is in jail for a looonnng time for a crime he committed and he has two baby momma’s and his wife Yandy. Well, the kids mothers are attempting to get the kids together to ensure they have a relationship together while the father is in jail. Lets just say this attempt continues to fail and fail again because of their pettiness and immaturity that gets in the way of these kids having at least a darn play date. Anyways, these grown women end up on stage cursing each other out and fighting because of all of the trifling things they have done and said about one another. In case you didn’t know, its #teamyandy and then the other two baby mothers who have joined forces to try to bring her down (insert eye roll here).

 

Now, I am not going to say whose team I am on. Actually, I am not on either of these three ladies team to tell you the truth. They are all acting very immature and I cannot support the foolery. But, let me tell you this, I do believe there is a level of respect and hierarchy that you have to understand here. Yandy, his “wife” holds the hierarchy because hello, she is his “wife!” I am not going to go into why I am putting “wife” in quotations because this post isn’t about doing a darn review of the show, but I am trying to make a point. Yandy truly did not have a need for bringing herself down by fighting these drama filled women. You would not have caught me out there looking crazy. If I was Yandy, I would’ve set myself right in that seat and just looked at these chicks with a smile on my face. Why? I have the commitment of the man I love, beautiful children who don’t need to see their momma act a fool and my bank account is sitting nice and pretty because I am an entrepreneur of several businesses. Are you not entertained by what I have worked hard for and built on my own?? Now do you want to sit here and look foolish or take some notes so you can try to get what I have. You mad or nah?! #petty

 

So why do I say we like to see them fail? Because its true. If you think about it, the “I told you so’s, she’s so stupid she gonna go back to him, he don’t have any money to take care of his kids, etc etc.” Its like we get points for being right about what happened to these people who are supposedly living their lives for the world to see. Even watching the Housewives franchise or any other reality tv show will have you doing the same thing, “watch he’s gonna cheat on her, she’s gonna go bankrupt, she’s broke, their marriage is gonna fail.” Blah, blah blah, I think you get the point! Honestly, its kind of sad that we are amused and entertained by watching these people fail. I mean they have struggles, shortcomings and personal issues just like anybody else. Its very rare that you are celebrating the success of these people we do not know, but more so highlighting their moments in life that they are probably not very proud of.

 

So what is this post about?? I don’t know girl, I was just watching and thought what a mess it was and how we are more entertained by their failures then their success. Funny thing is, these reality stars and tv networks know that its a winning formula that works. Give the people drama and foolery!  I guess that check must be worth it huh?!

 

So what do you think? Do you think that reality tv shows such as LHH is more about highlighting people failures  more then their success? Or you just cant take the ratchet out of everybody? Hmmm..

 

Thoughts?

Outfit Details

Zara Suit (OLD, linked similar)

Zara Leather Bralette

Nordstrom Rack Earrings

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein

February 23, 2017 1 comment
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My roomie and blogger boo, Marche Robinson of Robinson Style!!

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“Every Year The  Women Of New York leave the past behind and look forward for the future. This is known as FASHION WEEK.”

-Carrie Bradshaw

Sex in the City

 

Now, I am not a woman of New York, but let me tell you, attending New York Fashion Week has been on my list of things to do before I started blogging!! The glitz and glamour of attending runway fashion shows and chit chatting with the “who’s who” seems so wonderful. It’s only been a few years now that bloggers are actually counted amongst those in the industry to  be able to attend NYFW. Well, last week I was glad to be in that number, but man did I learn a few things about NYFW that I am here to share with you. Not to mention the snow storm of the year prevented your girl from attending almost 2 full days of it (insert my tears here).

 

Honestly, I did not plan on attending NYFW this February. But, Marche Robinson of Robinson Style, reached out to me and asked did I have plans to go and if not, lets go together. Well, you didn’t have to ask me twice! It made it an easier decision to take on NYFW with a room mate and someone that I knew. I’ve known Marche through a few blog groups and of course follow her blog!! So I was down for the cause and we started our plans to attend. We clicked instantly when we officially met last week and are planning to attend NYFW in September too!

So anyway, lets cover a few of the things I did in order to prepare for my attendance to NYFW, as well as scoring invitations to shows. Oh, did you think invites just magically appeared in my inbox?? I wish! I am not there yet! You have to put in some work for them. I received invitations from Club Monaco, Jill Stuart and three other presentations thru me contacting the brand! So you have to put yourself out there if you want to get in to some of these events. I would say give yourself a two month time span from the date of the show to get all of these things done:

  1. Secure accommodations: I stalked sites for a good deal for a flight, so that was easy. Next, was to find a hotel! As a blogger and influencer, you can pitch to different hotels to see if they will host your stay OR provide you with a media rate. So let them know who you are, what you can offer them and have your media kit ready to send to them! If you don’t get any bites, thats ok, just book your hotel and work on Travel content for your blog so that next time you can show them your work providing travel content the next time you reach out.
  2. Book a photographer: I don’t see how you can attend NYFW without a photoshoot planned! I mean come on, New York is the PERFECT back drop for any blogger. So start scouring photographers in the area and request rates! Usually, rates are a bit higher during NYFW. So thats why I say to start maybe two months prior when you search to give yourself enough time to make a decision and book. I have used Laurel Creative twice and she’s great!
  3. Draft your email requesting an invite: Some bloggers get invites to shows, presentations and showrooms! How nice, but guess what, there are some of us that have to put in a little work to get invited to shows! So go ahead and get started on crafting your email to brands requesting an invite! I recommend  explaining who you are, that you will be attending fashion week and would like to participate in any events they may have. Don’t make it lengthy, just to the point! Find the media contact or PR firm that represents that brand and email them your request! You may have to do some digging around. Google is your friend!  Oh, also reach out to showrooms too for visits. Sometimes they have some of their new collections or may even let you borrow some pieces. Most importantly, don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear back immediately. Most of my invites came like 3 days before I arrived so be encouraged!
  4. Head to NYFW “The Shows” and “Fashion Week Online” website: These sites provide the schedule of all of the shows during Fashion Week. Its a great resource to help you plan what shows you want to attend, location and time. Keep in mind that the full schedule isn’t updated until maybe 1-2 weeks prior to Fashion Week. Use the letter that you drafted and begin sending out to the brands who are on the schedule. Sometimes the schedule will include a PR contact, but mostly it does not.
  5. Plan what to wear: NYFW comes with the pressure of looking absolutely amazing. But, boo just do you and you will slay anyway, OK!
  6. Sign up for a FOHR card: If you haven’t heard of FOHR, go and sign up now! FOHR is a great platform for bloggers  where they help brands partner with influencers. FOHR also emails you about a few months prior to Fashion Week and ask if you will be attending as they may have brands who want to invite you to shows or events!

 

Now, lets discuss what I learned attending my first Fashion Week. While we were there, Marche and I talked about how attending NYFW in February was actually good for us in terms of getting our feet wet and learning what to do differently next time. Speaking of getting our feet wet, let me tell y’all about how I missed almost two days of my trip. The snowstorm of the darn year decided to hit New York the day my flight was to leave, which was last Thursday. My flight was cancelled TWICE!! Not only that, my airline didn’t have any other flights going out until that Sunday. Sunday y’all, the day I planned to return home! I was literally devastated. I’m like come on, I am so close!! Well, obviously I made it to New York as you can tell. I ended up buying another ticket by the grace of God, leaving that Friday afternoon with a connecting flight to New York. I didn’t touch down in NYC until 9:00 Friday night. So I missed about 3 events because of the storm. Thankfully, Marche went in my place to two of the events but still! I tried to remind myself to just make the most of it and move on (insert more of my tears here) lol.

 

So here’s what I learned:

  1. Try to come a day earlier and Don’t Overbook Yourself: We missed out on a few invites to shows because they were on Wednesday or Thursday morning. I suggest trying to maximize your trip as much as you can so you can get the most out of it. I also think its important to not be held down by a slew of show invites. One blogger I follow said she had FORTY shows to attend. FORTY!!! I’m sorry but thats too darn much. I am over 30 and I require my rest lol. But, my point is that you are in New York, enjoy it! Maybe take a day and just enjoy the city! Hit up all of the hot spots and restaurants, meet some fellow bloggers and hit the town to take pics! Who wants to go on a vacation only to be exhausted every day? Not me!
  2. Reach out to blog networks: Shopstyle, Bloglovin and Reward Style just to name a few, typically have events during Fashion Week! We didn’t consider reaching out to these networks and we should have. We were so focus on contacting brands we didn’t consider the actual networks in our outreach.
  3. Wear the Brand: If you love the brand, wear it on a few of your blog posts so that you have blog content to share with the brand when you reach out for a show invite. I adore many brands, but I feel if I focused a little more on having that brand’s clothing on my blog it would have given me a little edge on getting invites!
  4. Be Organized and Schedule Reminders on your phone: Y’all, this is where we messed up!! We missed a show that we REALLY wanted to attend because we didn’t have the time correct. By the time we realized it and made it to the presentation, it was over ( ok give me the cup of my tears now). So lesson learned, schedule all of your shows and appointments in your phone with an alert so that you don’t commit the same mistake. We thought we were organized, but clearly we were not. Don’t worry, we won’t do this again!!
  5. Reach out to local area businesses and try to do a brand collaboration: Content is king for a blogger!! So maximize your trip to New York and reach out to some companies there for a collaboration. Spa’s, restaurants, tourism board etc. We thought of this while walking back to our hotel lol. Again, so focused on show invites we didn’t consider other opportunities we could have scored.

 

All in all, I cannot complain one bit. I love learning lessons and applying them later. What you have to keep in mind is that these tips are nothing unless you go out there and apply them. So that means start now and get prepared by creating great content, build your following, remain consistent and work hard on being a great blogger. So when New York Fashion Week rolls around again you’ll be ready, prepared, hitting the shows and slaying while you work! Not bad at all girl, not bad at all!

 

My Outfit Details:

*Parker leather Jacket c/o Rent the Runway

Wide Leg Pants (very Old Express pants, linked similar)

ASOS Gray Turtleneck Sweater

Target Sunglasses

(no longer available online, linked similar)

Marche Outfit Details:

Olive Pea Coat c/o Rent the Runway

Photography: Laurel Creative

Disclaimer: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Items listed with a (*) have been  sponsored. Alwayz Fashionably Late strives to provide quality content to its readers and always provide honest feedback.

February 16, 2017 4 comments
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Hey there! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and its time to start thinking the most important question… what should I wear? Ok, maybe what your significant other plans are for Valentine’s Day is the most important question lol. But, if you ask me, having an idea in mind of what to wear is very important! Well, I partnered with Rent The Runway to bring you a very chic, yet casual daytime date look today. Even though its a daytime date, being stylish and cute is still important. My metallic leather jacket, peplum blouse, handbag and earrings are all courtesy of Rent The Runway. I seriously adore this metallic jacket so much. Its absolute perfection, I don’t want to give it back lol. No, Rent The Runway isn’t just for formal occasions. They have tons of outfit options, even handbags. Check out the Zac Posen bag that I am carrying above!!  As you can see, the hubby, Eric, is back on the blog! He is wearing a denim shirt and gray, quilted bomber jacket from Bonobos. Bonobos is a stylish menswear line that has really nice items for your man. From casual to dressier items, your honey will be just as chic as you!  So check them out too!

 

We decided to take you guys along on our daytime date! As parents, sometimes “date night” ends up being “daytime date.” Hey, gotta get in where you fit in! So we took the little one to daycare and headed out to enjoy the morning! We kept it easy with a quick breakfast and coffee at one of my favorite bistros in the area.  After breakfast, we headed over to the movie theatre for more fun. There are so many good movies we have to catch up on. What are some of your favorite movies that are out right now? Eric decided to sweep me off my feet too while we were in the movie theatre. I tell you, there isn’t a dull moment with this dude lol.

 

I’ll be sharing a fun “Mommy’s Day Out at the Spa” next week with a few ladies from the Empowerment Exchange. Hey, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for you and your boo! Spending a little girl time with your friends is always fun. I can’t wait to hang with these ladies this weekend and show you guys are fun spa session!

 

What are some of your V- Day plans? Please share, I’d love to hear!

 

Outfit Details

Parker Leather Metallic Moto Jacket c/o Rent The Runway

TY-LR Peplum Gauche Blouse c/o Rent The Runway

Zac Posen Studded Eartha Handbag c/o Rent The Runway

Elizabeth & James Gold “Bonnie” Earrings c/o Rent The Runway

H&M Gray Jeans

Zara booties (old, linked similar)

Eric Outfit Details

Denim Button Down Shirt c/o Bonobos

Founder Quilted Bomber Jacket c/o Bonobos

Disclaimer: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Items marked with “c/o” are sponsored. My views and opinions are my own. I strive to provide quality and honest feedback.

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein 

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