When Color Meets Leopard!


Hello Friends! 
Notice something different? Yes Its my hair! I have changed it again! And can I say I love it! Earlier this year, I started my natural hair journey through transitioning and discovered this hairstyle a short time after I got my box braids! They are called Crochet Braids and it has changed my life forever! T only took 3 hours and I was done!! It has only been a week and its life changing. Its currently my favorite way to wear my hair!

Crochet braids is when a crochet needle is used to weave packaged hair into natural hair that has been French braided or braided into corn rows.



When styling this outfit I started with these Leopard Booties (seen here) and the rest of the outfit came together because I  like the bright colors! I figured that if the weather is not  to cooperating maybe I can bring Spring through the my outfit! I stuck with my red pants and colorful cardigan! Does it look familiar? Yes, I have worn it all over my Instagram here and here and now its officially on my blog! There is this hidden rule, that once  a clothing piece is worn on the blog, its almost cant be worn again! But of course I don't follow THAT RULE! LOL! Anyway, please enjoy the pics below! 










Outfit Details: Cardigan: Cloud 9 Clothing (Double Zero) | Chambray Shirt: Madewell | Red Color Jeans: Madewell | African Earrings (see here) | Lepard Booties: DV Dolce Vita | Purse: Vlisco | 



See Another way I wore these Red Jeans! Click here
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Its the Weekend! March Favorites Wrap Up!



Hello Friends,  Happy Weekend! 
Can you believe that we have reached the end of yet another month in the year 2015! We have Sprung Forward, experienced a few warm days, snow, rain and definitely transition. At the beginning of the month I decided to focus the word Transition as the word of the month. I got the idea from the The Well Blog! March is all about progress, about anticipation for the end of winter and beginning of Spring!

March is also about preparing for a new season and one way to do that through organizing and Spring cleaning! The Everygirl 30 day Challenge: 30 days of Organizing!  article and motivation was really helpful in getting me there. transition also means looking back at the resolutions i made at the begining of the year and making sure I follow through. Read my fashion resolutions here. In April I will start with the tackling the Closet Clutter and getting ready for Spring!

If you haven't heard that Instagram is on the rise in 2015, well get on board. It is the social platform that is growing and getting better each and every time. Here's an article Why Instagram is better than Facebook It is important to focus your energies on Instagram especially if you are a blogger and/or vido content creator in 2015

This year I am working toward building my Life + Style Youtube Channel and it adds a new dynamic to my fashion blog content in a new and creative way. Read this article, Is video more relevant for Fashion Bloggers? 

Saumya and I have been blogger friends for a few years now and it has been a pleasure getting to know her better. We took a couple of pictures and out that came three blog outfit posts, Check out Spring Florals, Spring Forest and When Color meets Leopard  to see all the fun times we spent together so far. Follow Saumya through her Myriad Musings Blog 

With Winter slowing down and exiting stage left and  I am welcoming Spring with open arms, I wanted to share my favorite Winter Boots collection (read here)  that mostly consists of ankle boots that I wore during the fall/winter season. Some of my favorites can be worn in the early Spring, but i  look forward packing this collection away until September. I am so excited for Spring! You can watch the Winter Boots Collection here.

March is Women's History Month and International Women's Day was on March 8. When I saw this floating around Youtube, I was inspired to also participate and join in with the DEAR ME Campaign. Watch it and let me know what advice you would give your younger self?

Facon Magazine is a DC based fashion publication that I contribute with fashion and style articles and I am so proud of my Black Style Icons article in honor of black history and Women's history. Its so inspiring and motivation to aways work better and be better. Read it here

I love Spring! Its my favorite time of year. One because I get to celebrate my birthday and also I love how nature wakens and refreshes the planet with greenery and flowers everywhere that bloom in many different vibrant and pastel colors. Two, I love the new Spring/Summer Fashion trends and the classic Wardrobe Staples that take over. Check out the latest Spring Trends 2015 article (coming soon) and my 5 different ways to wear a Trench Coat Lookbook.

I have always loved to join link ups to grow my audience, the two I'm really excited to join  the Myriad Musings Swap Tuesday to open myself to something new and new bloggers.

I always looking for new ways to improve my skills as a blogger and this article is a great read: 5 investments for your blog/business

There are some many things I am excited to share this month in March Favorites (Watch it here) current favorite hairstyle is crochet braids and really loved Mary Bella Tutorials  on crochet braids and Matteologie videos as well. They really helped me make my decision to take the leap! Watch it here. I am also looking for new ways to grow my social media following. How to maximize your twitter following! 

As we transition to Spring there are definitely things I need to do to get organized and get my wardrobe ready for Spring! With these 10 tips to get rid of clothes, it will definitely give me a head start.

With March ending and April around the corner, I look forward to celebrating Spring and my milestone birthday for thirty days straight! So stay tuned!

Want more Monthly Favorites and Link Roundup?
Check out what I loved in February? Its the Weekend! February Wrap Up! 

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Spring Forest!


Hello Friends, Happy Friday! Happy First Day of Spring! 
This outfit gets me excited as the countdown to Spring time continues! In particular the outfit reminds me of a Spring Forest! The colors, the flowers, the freshness in the air. Its coming and I can't wait! For now please enjoy the photos and outfit details! 










* Photos c/o  Saumya of Myriad Musings 

Details: H&M Pink Linen Blazer | Madewell Floral Top | Uniqlo Green Jeans | Zara Heels | Urban Expressions Purse 

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Ways to Wear a Trench Coat


Hello Friends, Happy Thursday! 
In honor of the month of transition and #ThrowbackThursday. I wanted to share five different ways to wear a Trench Coat in the Winter to Spring Season. Whether you are going to work, or a Weekend trip or the Whenever outfit. The Trench Coat can work for anyone's sense of style. For more pics and outfit details please click the link below each photo.

WORK
Wearing the Trench Coat at work adds a sense of sophistication and motivation to any work outfit you wear. Whether is a pants/skirt suit or classic pencil skirt or dress. It says you are serious about your career and who you work with.
WEEKEND
Casual outfits also work well with Trench Coat. Pair it with a colorful shift dress. Wear it with Ankle jeans, white jeans, anything that works with the texture and integrity of the trench. Its a create item to push creativity to inspire others and who new ways to wear it.
WHENEVER
When you don't know what to wear. The trench coat is the perfect Whenever piece that is so versatile. Throw it over a Chambray Shirt, or sweater or white t shirt. The key with a whenever outfit is to stick with the basics and colors black, white or gray.



Outfit Details | What to Wear...Olivia Pope


Full Outfit Details | A Neutral Palette 


Full Outfit Details | The Sheep Scarf! 





Full Outfit Details | Spring Florals 

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Spring Florals!

Hello Friends, Happy Monday to you!  
Are you enjoying the weather? The weather is in transition friends! Spring is coming! Spring is Coming! We are moving toward warmer longer days (Daylight Savings Time) and shorter nights. I can't wait for picnics, bike rides, afternoon walks, beach trips, barbecues and pool time. Last week, I had lunch with my friend, Saumya of Myriad Musings blog at this Del Frisco's Grille in the new Pike & Rose shopping destination in North Bethesda. This outfit is inspired by the transition we are in right now. Its something you can wear when transitioning your style from Winter to Spring. Trench Coats are a great transition classic piece. Wearing Florals is totally inspired by the beautiful flowers that will come. I can't wait. I also look forward Spring because its my favorite time of year when nature wakes up and is reborn, its a season of progress, growth and inspiration. April is also my birthday month. Its time for a celebration but for now I will look forward and prepare myself by transitioning to something great! Saumya and I took these photos of our outfits because we are both bloggers and you have to take full advantage of every stylish outfit post opportunity.









Outfit Details: Floral Dress: Red Hue Collection | Trench Coat: Burberry | Leopard Belt: Madewell (similar) | Boots: Ivanka Trump (See Here) | Purse: Dooney & Bourke | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters


Check out my blog this Wednesday for Ways to Wear a Trench Coat this Spring!

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Winter Boots Collection!


Hello Friends! Happy Tuesday! 
We are finally reaching the end of winter and approaching spring! we can see the light at the end of the tunnel  to warmer weather and I am excited! I wanted to share with you all my favorite winter boots that took me through fall and winter! I do love ankle boots, and all kinds! 


How to Wear Ankle Boots? 
Ankle Boots are my favorite. I love them more than tall knee high more than sneakers and flats shoes. It is my absolute favorite way to keep my feet stylish and warm through the winter. That why when you watch my Winter Boots Collection video will mostly be Ankle boots. They also transition well from fall to Winter and to the early days of Spring! They are so versatile, whats not to love. I discovered ankle boots on holiday in Ireland  while visiting my auntie and a shopping trip way back in 2009. It was definitely fashion souvenir for myself. I knew once I tried them on it was the beginning a stylish combination and friendship.

Three Ways to Wear your Ankle Boots: 
Tucked In with a leggings or skinny jeans
- Rolled or Double Cuffed
- With socks Trend. 

Here are a few examples of how I styled my ankle boots. I have worn my ankle boots many different ways through most of my outfit posts. Whether you wondering how to wear ankle boots to work, here is my post I wrote with my favorite black/white outfit that speaks louder than words  or when its winter time, you could create a winter wonderland outfit or wear a Winter Sweater dress I wore to church then took photos at this Needwood mansion. My favorite cold weather outfit is what I call my Winter Uniform or what to wear when its freezing. 

Ankle Boots featured
HM Black Boots (similar)
JustFAB Gold Cutouts "Alsty" (similar)
Silver Buckles "Isadore" (similar)
JUSTFAB "Alma"
JustFAB "Brayden"
JustFAB "Wylie"
JustFAB "Brayden"
Bakers Black/Grey Black Boots 
Ivanka Trump Brown Heel Boots:
Leather Lace Up Boots:
Michael Antonio Gold Buckle Black Booties (similar)
Madewell Western Black (similar)
Madewell  Golden Spinach (similar)
Enzo Anglioni
DV Dolce Vita "Fife" Leopard Suede
Circus Sam Edelman "talon" 
BGBG Generation

How to Wear Tall Boots?
I have learned to love the tall boots. They go well with leggings, skinnies, sweater dresses, skirts. I got my first pair from Madewell. They are real leather and serve as a great pair for anything I wear. I wore them in my Style & Confidence outfit post, styling yet again my favorite floral skirt that seems to be my wardrobe staple. In fact, Tall boots whether knee length or over the knee is now a classic must have essential for every women's closet. I have styled these Madewell Archive Leather Boots two different ways for work and weekend. For the office, I paired by favorite floral skirt with my Madewell Boots and it makes me believe that Style and Confidence can create a beautiful relationship together. I love Chambray shirts and denim skirts it will always be part of my style, thats why this denim on denim outfit works so well for the weekend.

TALL BOOTS Featured
JustFAB "Devianna"
Nine West "Tubbso" Cocoa/Black Leather Boots
Enzo Anglioni "Eaurgent"
Madewell Archive Leather Boots English Saddle

Now Watch the Video! Please enjoy!



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Welcome March!



 Hello Friends, Happy Monday! 
Can you believe we are in March already! Time really does fly by really fast. The picture above is an outfit post A Neutral Palette from March 2014. The reason why I chose it because it represents what March is all about. TRANSITION! We are reaching an exciting time of the year. Spring! 
As I blog more and more I realize that I would like to create content that involves lifestyle topics and write real life experiences  that help every young woman navigate adulthood and the world with my personal tips and lessons I have learned. This month I will be focusing on creating content that has to do with the word: Transition. 

Transition is defined as the process or period of changing from state to another. It is a stage, subject, concept, movement or passage. It connects one idea to the next.