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Check out my girl Renae from The Ultimate Style Diary www.theultimatestylediary.com

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Original Look!

 

 

Hey Loves!!

 

I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this closet remix series. Its giving me a new perspective on how to re work a few pieces in my closet. About a month or two ago, I featured this ruffle sleeve blouse on the blog (Click HERE) with a pair of jeans and flats. This time, I remixed it with my new favorite pair of denim shorts and my Valentino, look for less, studded pumps. I like the juxtaposition of a classic white shirt vamped up with the ruffle sleeve and ripped denim shorts together. Its like two different people coming together and vibin’ just the same!

 

Speaking of, I had brunch this weekend with my blogger boo, Renae, of The Ultimate Style Diary. Renae and I “met” on Instagram! She has followed my blog and I hers. She is a native of New Orleans and is one of the sweetest and realest people I know. I wanted to share her blog with you today because I feel its important to spread love in this blogging community. Sometimes, it can be very competitive and challenging. But, I always believe we can all make it together. It should never be a “You Cant’ Sit With Us” mentality (although some folks are like that). Renae has a unique sense of style that I love (I mean, check out that watermelon clutch) and feel that you will too!

 

Meeting Insta-friends on the ‘gram?

You know, its funny, but I have met a few people that I follow or follow me on Instagram and now we do brunch or hang out. Believe it or not, Instagram is like a new way of meeting people. Its great to meet new people who you share a common bond with and can get to know over lunch or coffee. I use to say no new friends, but blogging has changed that for me. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. It makes blogging more personable and allows me to connect with others. Instead of feeling like a girl behind a computer wondering, is anyone even reading this? Lol.

 

So please be sure to check out my girl Renae blog and her Instagram. We had so much fun chit chatting over brunch and taking pics of each other. That blog life is real honey!

 

Outfit Details

ASOS Ruffle Sleeve Shirt (only few sizes left)

American Eagle “Tomgirl” Denim Shorts

BCBGeneration Studded Pumps 

ZARA Oval Floral Handbag

Forever 21 Drop Chain Gold Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 22, 2017 0 comment
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High waisted pants can be a bit tricky to wear. It can sometimes cut you off and not elongate you. For me, my problem area is my stomach and sometimes high waisted pants may accentuate my belly. Trust me, I don’t want that accentuated AT ALL. But, these high waisted paper bag pants that I found at H&M??? In love!! I like how they are a little loose around the stomach area so that you can’t see my pooch. However, they hit my waistline perfectly and the length of the pants are da bomb. I saw my blogger boo, Marche Robinson from Robinson Style, rock a pair similar to these. I knew I had to go buy the ones she had or find something similar. H&M came thru in the clutch and all for $50 baby. Sold!!

 

Let me tell you, you guys are probably gonna get sick of me with my orange shoes and orange Michael Kors bag. But, I love pops of orange in the summer. It just refreshes a look, like wearing it with the army green top and khaki pants. It takes it up a notch!

 

These sunglasses tho’?!

Ok, so I happened to be in Nordstrom Rack the other week (um more like once a week) and I found these GORGEOUS pair of sunnies. I’ve been wanting a nude/ pink pair of sunglasses for a minute. But, most of the ones I found either washed me out or it was too big of a contrast against my skin tone. So when I put these babies on, I was shocked. The color of the sunnies were pure perfection on my complexion and the shape is amazing. These are by BOBBI BROWN  (the makeup artist, not Bobby Brown the King of R&B lol). I didn’t even know she had an eye wear collection!  The style name is “The Reagans” and I purchased them for $40. I could not find them on The Rack’s website. I could only find it for the original price on another website. So try to check your local Nordstrom Rack first to get it on the low, before paying the original price. I wore another Bobbi Brown style in my previous post (click here). So definitely check out her collection and fall in love with a pair or two like I did.

 

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Did you enter the $1000 Cash Giveaway yet?? Yes, girl! I partnered with some fabulous fashion bloggers to bring you this AMAZING giveaway. I mean, do you know what I could do with $1000?? Tons! I’ve linked the Raffle copter for you below so you can enter.

You MUST enter by submitting your email address AND following ALL of the bloggers!! Giveaway ends 4/29.

 

 

Outfit Details

H&M High Waist Paperbag Pants $50

H&M Olive Green Tank

Zara Orange Mules 

(no longer avail, linked similar)

Michael Kors Ostrich Hamilton Bag

(ostrich style no longer avail, linked leather option)

NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in “Cruella”

Bobbi Brown “The Reagan” Sunglasses 

(linked the sage green style, nude pink not avail)

Photography: Angie Garcia

a Rafflecopter giveaway

April 27, 2017 2 comments
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Jumpsuits are usually the first thing I look for when wondering what to wear to an event. They are an easy outfit considering its only one piece and tend to make a statement. I was recently inspired by a few jumpsuits that I saw on Pinterest of one of my favorite fashion bloggers, “Wendy’s Lookbook.” So I went to my favorite online store, ASOS, and immediately went to the search button and typed in “jumpsuits.” Well, that led to several pages that I did’nt particularly want to sift through.

 

Until I thought… I wonder if they have any cute denim jumpsuits?!

 

So when this off shoulder (yall know I love an off shoulder anything), ruffled, wide- legged beauty popped up. GIRL, I added it to my cart so fast. I am signed up with ASOS two day shipping service and I STILL could not wait for it to arrive!! Its seriously the most perfect, statement making jumpsuit for spring. Brunches, date nights, vacations! It will get so much love I cannot wait to wear it out again.

 

Ok, so how does this jumpsuit fit?

This fits true to size in my opinion, I ordered the size 4 and size 6 and kept the 6. My waistline like to act funny sometimes and I don’t always have time to play games. So I didnt want anything holding me back from wearing this jumpsuit. So the six fit me perfectly without being as snug in the tummy as the size four. Other than that, the fit gets a two thumbs up in my book!

 

Guess what, its now been marked down to $38!! Won’t He do it?!

 

I hope you have a great Easter weekend ahead. I will be attending church on Sunday and cooking dinner at home with my family. Easter always makes me so emotional. When I think of the sacrifice of a man who died for my sins, just so I could be me??

Its AMAZING!!

 

Outfit Details

ASOS Denim Jumpsuit ONLY $38!

Diane Von Furstenburg Round Aviator Sunglases 

ZARA Platform Sandals 

(old, linked similar)

Henri Bendel “Whitni” Satchel

(old, linked similar)

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella”

Photography: Angie Garcia

April 15, 2017 1 comment
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Hey loves!

Spring is here in Dallas! As a Michigander all of my life, Spring usually doesn’t hit Michigan until about May. So to have warm spring weather in Dallas in March always amazes me. But, I’m here for it because I can start transitioning winter pieces in my closet and remix them for spring! Like this velvet midi skirt I got a few weeks ago. I have been in love with it since I pulled it out of the package and the luxe velvet touched my fingertips. Was that too much? Sorry, but this skirt is just simply LOVELY and I want you to buy it!

 

If you are wondering how to wear velvet in Spring, the answer is pretty simple. You want to find a lightweight velvet piece that you can easily layer to go with the ever changing temps. The idea with extending velvet from Winter to Spring, is to make it more of a transitional piece that you can layer with multiple items in your closet. When I bought the skirt, my initial plan was to wear it with a sleek turtleneck and knee boots with a nice, streamlined coat and vampy lips. Well, I never got around to wearing that look since Spring got here so quickly. So I made some easy changes to make it spring ready! When I styled this look, it was one of those moments where I was desperate to make it happen. I was deep in my closet, searching on what to wear with this skirt. Nothing really stood out to me and I was close to giving up lol. Can I be honest with you for a sec? When I post looks on the blog, there is a little pressure there to get the look right. So I really go through it when I am creating an outfit because I don’t want y’all side eyeing me like “ummm girl, no!” lol.

 

Anyhoo, I am certainly pleased with this look. It has my name written all over it! I was glad that I was able to pair this velvet midi skirt with a few other spring transitional pieces such as the bomber jacket and the open toe booties (old Zara sale goody). I see myself wearing this look to events, church and brunch too!

 

I hope this post on how to wear velvet in spring gave you a few ideas. Do you have any velvet pieces in your closet that you want to carry in to spring? Let me know, I’d love to know how you plan to wear it!

 

 

Outfit Details

ASOS VELVET MIDI SKIRT

H&M WHITE CAMI

H&M ARMY GREEN QUILTED BOMBER JACKET

ZARA MESH LACE UP BOOTIES (OLD, LINKED SIMILAR)

HENRY BENDEL “WHITNI” BAG (NO LONGER AVAIL)

MAC LIPSTICK IN “VERVE”

14TH & UNION HOOP EARRINGS

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein

March 19, 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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Hey there!

 

Soooo, I pretty much want all ten of the lace cami’s I have linked below. Why? Because they are an excellent transitional and layering piece to your wardrobe. You can layer them under a suit, blazer, jean jacket or cardigan and look amazingly chic. I’m all about pushing thru and giving a little chic to my wardrobe. I stumbled across this one at Nordstrom Rack and fell in love with how soft it was and the lace detail in the back of the tank. It doesn’t take much to make this cami look gorgeous and work with any outfit.

 

When I put together my outfit looks for the blogs, often times I have NO CLUE on what to wear. Its hilarious to me that as often as I shop or receive certain things for the blog that I still have no clue what to wear. The night before this shoot when I was  pulling looks, I was so tired and over it. I was like girl throw that together and call it a day and go to bed. Well, look how cute it all came together! A lace cami is exactly why you need one or two in your closet for those moments where you want an instant outfit and move on with your life. Pair them with boyfriend jeans, culottes, midi skirts or wide leg pants and you are winning honey, winning!

 

I hope you enjoyed this look. Let me know if you add any of these adorable cami’s to your wardrobe!

Stay tuned for Thursday’s blog post. I have another NYFW look for you to see!

 

Outfit Details

Nordstrom Rack Lace Trim Cami

H&M Gray Midi Cardigan

(no longer available, linked similar)

H&M Gray Boyfriend Jeans

(no longer available, linked similar)

Zara Leopard Lace Up Sandal 

(old, linked similar)

JustFab Celine Style Bag

(old, linked similar)

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein

February 20, 2017 0 comment
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Hey loves!

 

I know, I know I have been M.I.A!!! But, I am back! 2017 has been weird for me as I don’t feel like it’s a new year. So, I haven’t gotten my life and told myself, “ITS TIME TO CRUSH 2017!” I have basically still been on my 2016 mindset, which, isn’t or has not been bad. But, I know its time to go higher and I can’t do that until I made up my mind to get started right?!

I decided to get a little personal on the blog today and share “Five Things About Myself to Improve in 2017.” Now, I do know that I am quite a fabulous person lol, however, your girl could use some work! Its nothing like evaluating yourself and saying, “Girl, do better!” We all have flaws that we need to improve about ourselves. When you recognize those flaws and don’t take the steps to make positive changes, then what are you really doing? I cannot be the “GIRL BOSS” I dream to be if I am not applying myself and doing “GIRL BOSS” things, am I right??

So I am going to let you in on a few things that I know I need to work on about myself for 2017! I like to be transparent with my followers so you guys can get a sense of who I am.  I am a wife, mom, blogger and everything else I need to be to others. Life can get a bit crazy, so its time to buckle down and get to work! Here are my five things that I plan to hold myself accountable for in 2017. Let’s go!

Five Things About Myself to Improve in 2017

 

  1. Procrastination: Your girl GOT IT BAD!! In fact, there are a lot of opportunities that I see out there for myself that I pass on because I know my procrastination game is real!! I am easy to push things off until later. Honestly, I don’t even know why I allow myself to do that knowing that I have a 2-year-old toddler. I am always tired by the end of the day and when the couch calls my name, I answer! In 2017, I cannot allow procrastination to hold me back from the things that can allow myself to be great and create the brand I dream of.                                                                   Solution: Create a weekly task list to complete by Sunday. This will allow me time to schedule and plan my week and allow for changes instead of stressing myself to get it done daily.
  2. Healthy Eating: Y’all, since the holidays I have been eating any and everything. My trouble zone is my stomach area and I am not liking what I am seeing. I get bloated very easily to the point I look three to four months preggo. Last summer, my family and I did a weight loss challenge and I actually did really well! I noticed that I wasn’t bloated as usual and that I had more energy. Personally, I learned that I need to cut back on bread and sugar which was the culprit of my bloating. Another problem is, I don’t like working out! I can go strong for about a month or two and then I don’t want to do it anymore. I never really enjoy it.                                                                          Solution: Starting today get back on my healthy eating! No breads or sugar and increase my water intake. Find a workout that I enjoy and commit to attending or completing starting at twice a week.
  3. Spending: Lord, hold my mule! This should really be number one, but whatever. I really need to get better at saving, budgeting and reduce impulse buying. You all know that I LOVE to shop! I am great at finding affordable fashion and look for less deals. Problem is, even though an item may be a great deal, I am purchasing other stuff that’s a great deal too and it all adds up. With blogging, some of my outfits are sponsored, meaning, provided by the brand. But, for the most part its all me swiping that card honey. Not to mention making sure Camille is fly and cute and household expenses as well. I am getting close to 40 y’all, its time to start thinking long-term and retirement! Wow, I’m real grown lol.                                                                                                                                                          Solution: Create a monthly spending budget that allows me to shop, but reduce the amount that I am spending. Also, to use cash for purchases that are not online. Maybe I can actually leave Target without spending hundreds perhaps? #goals
  4. Housekeeping: My house is unorganized y’all and I am not the best housekeeper. It’s really unorganized and the walls are closing in with all of Camille’s toys. We are hoping to move in the next few years since we also want to expand our family with one more little one. So, I have to do better at maintaining my household and reducing the clutter. It really irritates me to come home to the clutter and mess. I can’t take it anymore!                                  Solution: Eliminate furniture that is not regularly used and get more functional storage options. Reduce the clutter by selling or donating to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Also, create a schedule to do a “deep cleaning” once or twice a month and then maintain for the other two weeks.
  5. Blogging/ Business: I want to start my own business in relation to my blog. But, I am not set on exactly what product I want to sell or market. I initially thought t-shirts, but I don’t know if that’s something I am completely sold on. I really don’t want to spend time on something that I am not 100% about. But, I know that in order to turn my blog into a brand, I really need to focus on a product to grow my audience and financially. Solution: Prayer and research! I don’t want to do anything without confirmation from God that this is the right path. But, faith without works is dead. So I need to research to ensure what I really want to do and if its beneficial to this time period or season in my life.

Whew! Ok, those five things I must focus on this year. I really need to make sure I am not deterred and stay focus on accomplishing these goals.

I would love to know what are some things you feel you can improve upon personally and what solutions or tactics you have in place to get it done!!

So please share and let’s make 2017 AMAZING!

 

Outfit Details

ASOS Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt

Ann Taylor Wrap Navy Blouse

Zara Metallic Heels

(old, linked similar)

Tory Burch Convertible Clutch in Navy

(old, linked similar)

MAC Retro Liquid Lipstick in “Carnivorous”

 

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein

January 22, 2017 2 comments
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I am loving a good pleated midi skirt! Its one of my favorite fashion trends for 2016. I’ve been eyeing this pleated midi skirt from ASOS for a long time. So I finally decided to just hit the button and buy it! Its a gorgeous, subdued gold color that can be worn with just about anything in my closet. When I shop “trendy” pieces, I like to make sure they are pieces I can still rock after its no longer “in style.” How can this pleated midi skirt ever go out of style though, right?

 

I hope you had a very, Merry Christmas! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love going all out to celebrate it. We did so many fun things this holiday season as a family which made it even better. Having a child who is old enough to get excited about the festivities of the holidays just made it 100 times better. We took Camille to so many Christmas events and she had a blast. I am sad that the build up and anticipation of Christmas is now over because honestly, thats the best part!

 

Well loves, the next time you will hear from me will be in 2017!!! I cannot even believe that 2016 is coming to a close. I have so many things I need to accomplish and goals that I must meet in 2017. This blog life has to go further, you hear me? So be on the look out for more diverse blog posts, great giveaways for my loyal readers and more!

 

Please have a SAFE, BLESSED and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR my loves!!

 

Outfit Details

MISS SELFRIDGES FOILED PLEATED SKIRT BY ASOS

ASOS CAPE SWEATER 

(old, linked similar)

BCBG Snakeskin Clutch

(old, linked similar)

Zara Rose Gold Pumps

(old, linked similar)

Lips: Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in “Avenue”

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein

December 29, 2016 0 comment
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Hey loves!

Dallas weather is so unpredictable. One day its 80 degrees in November and the next the high is 50! I like transitional pieces for this reason, to stay covered up! I’m a Midwest girl and I just believe in always having a little jacket to keep covered when the weather can’t make up its mind. I don’t have to catch the pneumonia just because Dallas can’t get it together! No ma’am! So I am totally loving this lightweight olive trench from Pink Blush Maternity! Pink Blush is a fabulous online boutique that offers versatile pieces that all of you stylish mommies can wear from pregnancy to motherhood! Now isn’t that nice?! Lord knows I wish I knew about this store when I was pregnant with Camille. This olive trench would have given me so much life!

 

Now no, your girl isn’t pregnant. Although we are hoping to try next year! But, anyways I find the concept of PINK BLUSH to be so on point. When I was pregnant with Camille, I only had about 5 pieces of maternity wear because I just couldn’t find anything stylish and didn’t want to waste money. I mean I know I was pregnant and all but I still believe in slaying even still! lol. Imagine finding cute pieces you can wear from pregnancy into motherhood, so easy right?! Right! As soon as I pulled this olive trench out of the packaging I knew it was meant to be! The fit and comfort of this thing is just perfect! I even wore it for a night out with my girls. I was cute y’all, cute!!

 

What transitional pieces are your favorite? Are you feeling this olive trench coat? I know I am!

 

I am going to try to post Thursday but y’all know its Thanksgiving and what not! I’ll be busy cooking in the kitchen. If you don’t hear from me before then, have a fabulous Thanksgiving! I am SOOOO thankful for you all!!

 

Outfit Details

Pink Blush Olive Trench under $60!

SP Black Fringe boyfriend jeans under $35!

Zara lace up leopard sandals (old, linked similar) under $50!

Zara Fringe Backpack (old, linked similar) under $25!

Target Aviator Sunglasses 

MAC “Whirl” lipstick (my new fav!)

Photography: Victoria Blitshtein Photography

Disclaimer:  Alwayz Fashionably Late may also participate in sponsored posts. Outfit Items marked with (*) have been provided courtesy of Pink Blush Maternity!  Please trust that all views and opinions provided are my own! I strive on being completely honest with my readers and audience!

November 21, 2016 0 comment
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So I am a little excited to title this post “50 Shades of Gray,” I’ve been waiting my whole blog life for this moment right here lol.

I was all too thrilled when I received this gorgeous, leather convertible clutch from GiGi New York! If you haven’t heard of GiGi New York, get on it girl! They have amazing, quality leather goods in just about any style bag you like or even a gorgeous, embossed, python card case as shown above. Not only that, you can totally monogram your special piece for ONLY $15!! How cool is that?! This is my second GiGi bag and let me tell you, the consistency in how these bags are made is on point. Even touching the bag, you know its good stuff! I’ve linked a few of my favorites for you to check out too. I swear I am always wanting another GiGi bag all the time. The struggle is real my friends!

 

When I received this clutch, I knew I wanted to go ALL GRAY for this shoot! Monochromatic, head to toe! As usual, ASOS definitely came through for the win! My sweater is so super soft and the detail at the cuff of the wrist adds a little something to such a simple sweater. I had to go wide leg with the pants. I’ve been craving wide leg pants for a while. Sometimes you grow tired of always wearing a fitted look. I think the wide leg pants adds sophistication and class to this “50 Shades of Gray” vibe. Am I right?

 

I am super excited for this weekend!! The husband and I are headed to New York to celebrate his birthday and our anniversary month. Seven years with this man my friends! Wont He do it lol. So stay tuned to my Instagram and follow along on our weekend of fun in the Big Apple. Oh, and he may be appearing on the blog too. Let us pray lol.

 

Outfit Details

ASOS Turtleneck Sweater

ASOS Wide Leg Pleated Pants 

* GiGi New York Carly Convertible Clutch 

*GiGi New York Embossed Python Card Holder

Zara Gray Pumps (old linked another option)

Kendra Scott “Naomi” Double Drusy Ring

Baublebar Hooping Drops

Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in “Avenue”

Photography: Angie Garcia

Disclosure: Alwayz Fashionably Late may also participate in sponsored posts. Items marked with an (*) are sponsored or provided by the company.  Please trust that all views and opinions provided are my own! I strive on being completely honest with my readers and audience!

October 27, 2016 2 comments
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