Summer came for a day, packed it’s bags, and left. Fortunately, it left its temps behind. If you know Texas’ weather, you know we won’t experience the cooler temps until mid November. I find that to be a good thing, because you can still get away with wearing certain pieces that are deemed for summer only. Since mid-August, I’ve purchased pieces here and there from my Fall musthaves list (I’ll share with you all later on this month). Nonetheless, one of the items on the list is a fringe skirt. During one of my pinning sessions via Pinterest, I spotted inspiration with exactly what I had in mind. Having said that, I’ve joined forces with Tobi to bring you inspiration that you too can recreate for fall/winter, without breaking the bank!
What piece(s) are you coveting for fall/winter 16?
It really is a happy Tuesday, because it’s TACO TUESDAY!
Let’s talk rompers. I believe rompers are a summer staple. Like jumpsuits, they’re easy to style. With temps being synonymous with fish grease, I really don’t want to take up too much time trying to find something to wear. It’s just too hot!
Not only was it boiling hot on Saturday, it was humid. I swear, the humidity we experienced this past weekend was greater than the humidity you experience in Houston.
Luckily, I didn’t suffer too much, all thanks to light dressing of the Just Like Me Cut-Out Romper. If you glance from afar, it appears that I’m wearing an extremely short dress, but if you look closer, you’ll notice that the shorts are wide-leg. The sweetheart neckline, and the front cut-out is what sold me! To wing myself off wearing darker colors, I opted for gray. 😊
What are your thoughts? What are your summer staples? Describe your ideal romper.
I believe jumpsuits are a gift from God. They’re easy in terms of styling, and they lessen the headache of trying to find something to wear in the crunch. I’m drawn to wide-leg, solid colors and printed versions. I also like jumpsuits that allows me to reveal a little back. *Wink*
Two thumbs up for Tobi and the groovy, 70’s inspired denim jumpsuit. It’s one stylish piece in its own right, with a sassy side zipper closure and adjustable straps. What I like most about this jumpsuit, is its versatility — it can be worn all year long!
Spring: Opt for a cute, graphic tee or high-neck crop top.
Summer: Wear the jumpsuit alone (like I did), or pair it with an off the shoulder top.
Fall: Keep the 70’s alive, by pairing your jumpsuit with a bell sleeves top and choker.
Winter: Keep warm by pairing a turtleneck and/or flannel. Add your favorite outerwear to complete the look.
Whatever you decide, the possibilities are endless!
P.S. New customers get 50% off their first order. Add some Tobi newness to your summer wardrobe!
This June, I’ve partnered with SIX:02 to bring you athletic chic-inspired looks. Speaking of athletic chic, ever since I spotted Rihanna wearing the Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Dress w/ split, I had to have it for myself. Okay, maybe not the exact dress, but something remotely close. The one I’m wearing below is similar to the aforementioned number with the exception of the neckline. As you can see, mine has a scoop neck and Rihanna’s dress has a v-neck. When I walked into SIX:02, there I spotted the Adidas Originals 3-Stripes Dress. I immediately tried it on with a cool pair of all-white Adidas Originals Superstars. I couldn’t wait to share this look with you all. Who knew a glove-fitting dress could be deemed both athletic and sexy? LOL
What are your thoughts on my look? Describe your ideal sporty chic look.
I’ll admit it: I’ve jumped on the sporty chic bandwagon by partnering with SIX:02! If you haven’t heard, Adidas Original Pharrell’s Pink Beach SS16 Collection has landed both online and in stores. Adidas has definitely raised the bar by offering super cute athletic wear that can be worn just about anywhere.
The collaboration dropped early May, and includes a range of bold summer goodness in the form of printed tees, jackets, and more. I got my hands on the sassy, Daisies Leggings that can be worn to your evening workout sesh or paired with a crop for a relaxed, yet stylish look.
What are your thoughts on my sporty chic look? What athletic brand do you like to shop via SIX:02?
There’s no coincidence with this post and the previous one. I found this dress at Buffalo Exchange almost two years ago, and it’s one of my favorite pieces. The bold, nautical print and pleats are what sold me. The shirt dress is quite the conversation piece — minimal with a subtle, fun detail. Initially, I wanted to pair Stans with this number, but I think my ole faithful gold heels did this ensemble justice. Get a look-see👇🏾.
Tag me in your photos wearing your favorite shirt dress. There’s a prize awaiting the best! 😉
Expect to see me in a shirt dress from now, until it gets cold again. I’m obsessed with the many variations, but I like the menswear-inspired versions. They look great with almost any shoe. I like to pair them with sneakers, chunky heels, lug soles and/or flat sandals. The one I’m wearing below has a masculine touch up top and a flirty, feminine look at the bottom. It definitely gives off a private school girl vibe.
Shirt dresses are a THING for me — obviously! What are your thoughts?
I like leather pants. The ones I’m wearing happen to be the only pair I own. The longline top paired with the leather pants are a perfect combination. The peek-a-boo slit is my favorite feature. I randomly thought about it when I was shopping browsing online. I found the top and thought, “I could wear this with a pair of leather pants.” Ironically, I found a similar getup via NastyGal. Might I add that I’m not the biggest fan of silver jewelry but the silver rings, and bracelets definitely complement the all black look.
I love a good faux fur. Let’s face it, my disposable income won’t allow me to buy the real deal (one day). Nowadays, you can snag a decent-looking faux fur for under $200. Sure, you might fork over more, but I’ll bet money that the quality is exceptional. Make a note that known retailers like NastyGal, MissGuided, TopShop and Asos have an amazing selection of faux furs.
The one I’m wearing below is from MissGuided. Not so fast, unfortunately, it’s sold out! However, you can click the aforementioned links for an identical version. The coat is amazing and worth the money. The warm inner lining serves its purpose with the below-freezing temperatures we’ve experienced in the last couple weeks. The dress I’m wearing underneath was definitely overshadowed by the furry goodness. Tell me about your faux fur coat experience!
We had a cold front usher it’s way through the DFW area. The good news is that it presented the opportunity for me to wear my fringe jacket. I snagged this baby in the summer and I’ve waited patiently to wear it at the right time. It’s a 100% suede with a nice fringe detail on both sides. Actually, everything I’m wearing below happens to be some of my favorite fall pieces. After a month-long hunt, I found a reasonably priced Lace Up Front Bodysuit – score! I was coveting one from a known clothier, but couldn’t bring myself to pay almost $100. I found an inexpensive version via MissGuided for $37.
The denim flares I’m wearing are every bit of amazing. I ordered them on a whim and didn’t regret paying over $100. Like my other pair of denim flares these too, had to be altered. They were just too long. Now, they’re a perfect fit. The bell at the bottom might be extreme for some, but I love it. I’ll definitely get plenty of wears out of these jeans!
Do you own a pair of denim flares? If so, are they worth the price?