How I Wore a Sleeveless Trench Coat

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 Always do more than you get paid for. – Sadly, most people will only do the bare minimum of what’s required of them.  You stand out when you do just a little bit more.

Don’t be a complainer, ever. – Do you like being around someone who complains all the time?  I have never been around anyone who likes to be around someone who likes that.  Unless you’re looking to decrease your friend count, don’t complain.

Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view, –  Especially in disagreements, a lot of are more focused on being right than trying to honestly see things from their point of view. When we try to see things from the other person’s point of view it shows that you care about them.

Listen more than you talk. – Almost everyone I know, enjoys when people are interested in them.  How do you know when someone’s interested in you?  They ask questions.  Be a question asker.

Linked up with Dressing Dallas, The Pleated Poppy, Pumps and PushUps, Shopping My Closet,



How To Wear Your Lazy Grey Tee

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Because there are literally a million ways to style a plain tee, I figured I’d share another look here.  You might recall the way I styled a tee with a granny sweater here or how I styled my tee with a massive scarf wrap here or how I styled my tee for the Thirtee Days of Tees challenge here.

Today, I linked up with Shopping My Closet’s Link up!

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And be sure to link up with the BLM Girls for the #StyleWERKshop challenge.  Currently, we’re stying our pencil skirts!  It’s a blast!

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Winter Fashion Finds |

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Is it me or do you also get excited when you find an item you’ve had your eye on at a really reasonable price?  I’ve been looking for one of those trendy overcoats that we’re seeing everywhere.  Granted, I live in Los Angeles, where there climate is seasonless, but that’s all the more reason I try to find items at reasonable prices.  I recently came across this website and it was a treasure trove of great wardrobe pieces. See for yourself.

Plus size coat here

Over coat here

Coat here

Womens plus size coat here

Womens plus size coat here

Womens plus size coat here

Plus size coat here

Plus Size here



9 Fourth of July Finds

It goes without saying that the real meaning of fourth of July is to celebrate our wonderful country’s independence.  Independence that is hard fought for and protected.  On this day we celebrate liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness.  Traditionally, Americans like to spend fourth of July with friends and family enjoying good food and the great outdoors.  And it doesn’t hurt to look super cute while doing so.

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19 Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

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FASHION DU JOUR |  How to wear boyfriend jeans

FASHION DU JOUR |  How to wear boyfriend jeans

FASHION DU JOUR |  How to wear boyfriend jeans.

FASHION DU JOUR |  How to wear boyfriend jeans

FASHION DU JOUR |  How to wear boyfriend jeans

There are tons of ways to wear boyfriend jeans and really I don’t think you can go wrong.  What’s your favorite way to were boyfriends?


What to Wear on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fourteen days away and I’m beginning to think that the world is made up of 2 kinds of people; people who LOVE Valentine’s Day and people who LOATHE Valentine’s Day.  There’s never really an in-between.  I have a friend who jokingly calls Valentine’s Day, “Single Awareness Day” and while some may think of this holiday as a cruel trick to fool men into buying chocolate and flowers my single friend loves this day.  For her, it’s a chance to have a spa day and a night out with friends enjoying each other’s company.  For me, it’s a chance to pause and enjoy my husband’s company one-on-one.

Whether your idea of Valentine’s Day is a fancy dinner with that someone special in your life or a casual outing with your favorite girls, here are some fantastic looks to make your night a fashion success.

Depending where you go, Los Angeles night life is usually full of swanky lounges and romantically lit trendy restaurants.   If your Valentine’s Day includes a trip to one of these locations, it’s likely that you will want to go for a more “casual-glam” look.  Boyfriend jeans are still very much on trend and hide a multitude of sins.  So go ahead and order that slice of double chocolate cake because no one will see your insta-belly.  Not only are boyfriend jeans the most comfortable pair of jeans you’ll own, but they’re incredibly easy to transition from day to night.  You might wear your boyfriend jeans to work with a white buttoned-down shirt, black blazer and chocolate leather loafers.  Then at quitting time you can quickly transition them for your girls meet-up by ditching the jacket, swapping the shirt out for a pussy bow blouse and the loafers for a pair of dashing pumps.  Just add a red lip and some splashes of jewelry to accent and your outfit is perfection.

Casual ValentineThis second look is for the woman who has formal plans in store.  This night out calls for a look that is classy, classy, classy.  What’s the easiest way to accomplish a classy and chic look?  Stick to a solid colored dress with a simple shape, either fitted or curve- skimming.  This will draw attention to where you want it, your face.  However, that’s not to say that prints and colors are out of the question.  If you prefer a dress with some morsels of fun find a dress with all over print action.  My tip to you is to go for a dress that has very small dark prints.  The smaller and darker the print, the more flattering the dress will look.  Another option is to find a dress with some interesting combination of print and solid.  However, the rule still applies…the darker the better.  With the weather as unpredictable as it’s been of late, adding a pair of black opaque tights and black pumps will be the perfect topper to keep you warm but looking hot! 

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Regardless of what you wear and what you do, I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!



Even though the weather is cooling down, California {Los Angeles in particular} is one of those places that is just known for it’s insane {in a good way} style.  So, on any given Fall day you’re bound to see girls hitting the streets in short-shorts and UGG Boots…with the fur.  Well, here’s my interpretation of an L.A. Fall ensemble.  And what better way than with neutrals.  Neutrals are the default color all year long!
By the way, the Hubs and I are back from Miami and exhausted with a capital Zzzzz….. BUT we had a great time.  I can’t wait to tell you all about the branding panel I moderated during the Style Bloggers of Color Conference and some other juicy tidbits.  Stay tuned.
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Black coat

River Island brown coat
$93 –

Cape coat

Waterfall jacket
$62 –

H M short coat
$55 –
I used to be a Summer girl!  I loved hitting the sun with my cutoffs and a tank!  Three kids later I’ve decided I’m a Fall girl and layer I shall!
I about FELL. IN. LOVE. with these coats I found and when I noticed the prices I just had to share with a few of my favorite people (YOU).  Enjoy!
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FASHION du jour LOVES – Baby Got Backpack


River Island black studded backpack
$47 –

Notebook bag

MCM studded leather bag

Studded backpack
$59 –
If you haven’t noticed, backpacks aren’t just for toting books anymore.  They’re the newest on trend accessory and here are some of my favorites!  If I had to pick one, I’d have to go with the Tory Burch backpack.  Tory can do no wrong!
Which is your favorite?
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