Some days I like to be as simple as possible. This day was no different. I wore a very plain plum dress, a black cardigan, and black wedges. I wanted to spruce it up just a tad, so I paired this outfit with patterned tights and a thick black belt around the waist. This particular pair of tights is my absolute favorite. I pray nothing ever happens to them because I’m not sure if I’d be able to buy the same pair again. I also wanted to add a bit of color to my face. Below I’m wearing my favorite lipstick, Covergirl’s Euphoria.
As you can see I don’t have any jewelry on, and it’s not because I don’t want to wear it. My earring holes have been damaged due to the heavy earrings I’ve been wearing. So, I’m giving my poor ears a break. Ladies, as much of a fashion trend it is to wear big heavy earrings, please take care of your earring holes by giving them a break from time to time. 🙂
Black Cardigan: Dillards
Plum Dress: Ross
Patterned Tights: Target
Black Wedges: University Mall (Tampa,FL)
Thick Black Belt: My Sister
For those who know me, it is a known fact that I have a shoe fetish! I LOVE shoes!!! My favorite style is the wedge heel. For me, they are the most comfortable and are a lot easier to walk in. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve been dying to wear the wedges featured in the picture below. I have been looking for an orange pair of wedges, and I am too happy that I finally found what I was looking for. This particular color can be worn in the spring, summer and fall. I don’t think this is a winter color, but to each his or her own. These wedges have a mustard sole that can be seen at the peep-hole. I really like the color mustard, so that was definitely an added bonus. I love this outfit because I am completely comfortable, and it captures my personality.
Elle Wedges: Kohl’s
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Watch Bracelet: International Flea Market
Ring: My Mom!
Let me start off by saying that I am no fashion guru. I am familiar with different brands, fabrics and trends, but I am no expert. For the past few years, I’ve been putting more effort into my wardrobe and how I dress myself. Some may not be aware of this, but what you decide to put on every morning, speaks volumes. When people look at me, I want them to know that I take pride in my appearance. I haven’t always been so keen on my appearance. It has been a progression. Nowadays, I try to embrace my own personal style without falling victim to too many trends.
With that said, I want to share an outfit a week with my readers. I hope that my wardrobe will provide some inspiration to those who need it. There was a time that I was looking to others for a fashion sense, but eventually, I found my own.
I have to add this disclaimer before I talk about my outfit below. I am in no way a baller; I recycle my closet often, sale shop and go thrifting. However, I found that since I lost weight, I’ve had to shop a little more. With that said, you’re able to dress well with minimal money and with the things you already own.
Black Cardigan (Ross)
Aqua Green Sheer Top (Charlotte Russe)
Black/Gray/White Plaid Skirt (JC Penney)
Nude Belt (Target)
Nude Pumps (Charlotte Russe)
Silver Bracelet (International Flea Market)
Earrings (Charlotte Russe)
This past weekend was Tax Free Weekend in Florida. Needless to say, I was out looking for bargains and things I could add to my wardrobe.
Now, I’ve shopped at Charming Charlie on a few occasions before. This time was different. I actually took the time to walk around and look at everything they had to offer. If you’ve never been in Charming Charlie before, the accessories are arranged by color. It makes shopping so much easier, trust me! They not only sell jewelry, but they also sell purses, clutches, belts, shoes, scarves and more.
During my visit on Saturday, I learned that they were having a 50% off sale. While they normally have a clearance section, they also marked down different items throughout the store. I was in there forever! I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything, and I don’t believe I did (at least for me).
I ended up with three chic clutches and a very cute necklace. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love accessories. I think for many outfits, it’s one of thee most important pieces. An accessory can either make or break an outfit.
There are a few things to keep in mind about accessories. Too many accessories can definitely ruin an outfit. I’ve witnessed this and have also been a culprit of it in the past. For instance, if you’re wearing chandelier earrings that touch your shoulder, a bulky necklace, bracelets on both arms, a ring and a clutch, you’re doing too much. Too little accessories can turn an otherwise awesome outfit into something that is just blah. Don’t get me wrong though, some outfits can be outstanding without any major accessories. When choosing an accessory, look for something that compliments your outfit. It doesn’t necessarily have to match perfectly, but it shouldn’t look like it just fell out the sky and on to your neck, wrist, finger or ears. I, for one, like to pair a textured clutch with a solid color dress or top.
With that said, I have to recommend shopping at Charming Charlie for your accessories. I’d be quite surprised if they don’t have what you’re looking for. They sell accessories for all occasions and cover all colors and styles. More importantly, their clearance section is well-organized and nicely priced. It’s not a junk corner like at several other accessory stores. I will add that some of Charming Charlie accessories are a bit pricey, but for the most part, they have pretty decent prices for their quality items.