Weekly Style Roundup

This week’s style roundup features one look. Yes folks, that’s right! But this one look was fire!
This week we were blessed with some really good weather here in California, and by good I mean sun lol. While the days were cold, the sun was nice treat! This particular day began bright and sunny and I don’t know about you but there’s something magical about the sun, it puts me in a great mood!

The outfit…
I mean who said short shorts were just for winter? I decided to pair these stretchy H&M jean shorts ($14) with a Forever21 ribbed tank ($7), thrifted oversized mustard colored blazer (less than $4) from Savers, distressed tights and these spectacular thigh high boots ($72 splurge item) from ASOS!

I absolutely loved this look. The way I paired these shorts is a perfect way to integrate summer pieces into the winter. It’s all about layering! You don’t have to pack everything away, if you don’t want to. Those shorts, mini skirts, slip dresses and any other summer pieces can be worn in the winter.
Do you wear summer pieces in the winter?
That’s a wrap on this week’s look! Remember to keep it cute, comfortable and most important, keep it affordable!
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Weekly Style Roundup

This week I’m giving you two very different looks! Since incorporating fashion into the blog, I’ve discovered so much about my style. I can say that I am extremely versatile and most definitely adventurous. I can be seen in sweats one day, and a pair of leather pants the next. That’s the beautiful thing about fashion, you make the rules!

Now let’s get into these looks!

Look Number 1. During the holidays I was in H&M (no surprise there) and while in the clearance section I came across this beautiful vintage looking green dress. I was immediately drawn to it and knew I had to have it! I found one left in my size…coincidence? I think not! The fact that it was marked down, just an added bonus. I decided to pair the dress with a pair of block heeled boots, and my beauty supply fave turban. The dress, $20.99. The boots are from ASOS and were $40.50. I’m definitely getting my money’s worth because of the versatility. I’ve worn them with so many things.

Look Number 2. Loved this look! This entire look is from Forever 21 minus the heels, those are from JustFab. The moto jacket I’ve had forever and quite honestly, it’s probably tired of being worn. This jacket pairs well with everything! Slacks, jeans, sweats… The pants and the turtleneck were part of the 50% off the whole store sale. Yes, you heard that right, 50% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE! Y’all I almost lost my entire mind. The pants are a cargo jogger. Very decent material and gives the snatched waist effect. The turtleneck is a staple in my wardrobe. This is a ribbed turtleneck with a sweater like material. As a kid I hated turtlenecks because I always felt like I was choking lol. My, have I grown! The pants, $15. The turtleneck, $7. Unfortunately, for this look I don’t have links. I scanned the items, but nothing came up. If I’m able to find the items, I’ll link them at a later time!

Until next time keep it cute, comfortable and most importantly, affordable!

Weekly Style Roundup|Beauty Product of the Week|Where have I been?

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Where the heck have I been? Did you even notice that the weekly style roundups had disappeared? The beauty products of the week? Either way I’m back! Let’s get caught up! So much has been going on. I’ve been trying to figure out this blog situation; my blog identity, the whole nine. Where did I land? Well, LifeSTYLE, Fashion & Motherhood. That pretty much sums me up! I had to get clear on how I can best serve my followers/readers. I’ve already deemed 2020 the year of clear vision and I’m getting a head start.

A few months back I began posting Weekly Style Roundups and Beauty products which included an in depth look at my affordable looks of the week which I post on Instagram Tuesdays & Saturdays. It broke down the pieces, included links when available and pricing info. My beauty product posts were basically products I was currently using and obsessed with!

Now why did I fall off? Simply put, life. Things are a bit more settled and I’m getting my grove back! Just call me Stella!

I want to take this time to say thank you! Thank you to those of you who read my blogs. Share my blogs. Comment on my blogs. I appreciate each one of you! Thank you for sticking with me!

Now on to some recent exciting happenings! Through the process of defining my blog identity, I kept asking God for signs. This is something I do often when I’m struggling with a lack of clarity. I was asking what did Lifestyle blogger mean exactly. I mean, I know the literal definition, but what did it mean for me. Then I began to ask, what am I good at and who is my target audience? That’s when I came up with LifeSTYLE, Fashion & Motherhood. After I settled there, I began to question IF that was right…because OVER THINKER.

Went to bed one night and woke up to a bunch of Instagram notifications, one of which was from H&M. I honestly thought it was a joke when I read it at 3 AM because deep sleep…so I rubbed the sleep from my eyes and took a real good look. Y’all, it was a real notification from the real H&M! They had posted me, the not quite nano influencer, the small Lifestyle blogger on their Instagram landing page! Y’all, I was in complete shock! Remember, it was 3AM but I wanted to wake up the entire house and yell, “I’m famous!” I wanted to call my mama and tell her I made it! Yes, I’m that extra in real life, but this was a big deal to me! I had barely made it off the pity party train and woke up to this news!

Picture of me when I got the news at 3AM. I call these shades, “my extra” shades!

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This is me posted on H&M’s instagram page wearing one of their looks!

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So, while still riding this wave I received another message. Same week! This time it was from Ross asking would I agree to having my image posted in their marketing materials. I agreed of course and here I am again!

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I was so excited that I didn’t know what to do. I was also grateful for the opportunity! It definitely boosted my confidence and gave me an even clearer vision! I know what I want and THIS is definitely part of the vision! Stayed tuned folks because there is definitely more to come!

Until next time…🦋

 

Weekly Style Roundup – Week of 9/2

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This week was a mix of this and that! A bit of dressy, business casual and grunge!

Look Number 1 is a beautiful mustard colored jumpsuit. I found this amazing piece at Target! Yes folks, the same Target you go to for toothpaste and toilet paper and leave with $150 worth of everything but toothpaste and toilet paper.  Let’s talk about Target’s fashion for a moment. I’ve always been a fan, and over the years their fashion game has evolved. They now have several amazing collections. Wild Fable, Who What Wear and Target 20 to name a few. This jumpsuit is from their Wild Fable collection. Not only is it on trend and great quality, it’s also affordable! Okay, now before I share, let me gather myself…Target landed in my comments asking me if it would be okay if they shared my look on their site! Oh but wait, this isn’t the first time. Ya’ll I was so excited…now, I’m currently manifesting a paid brand deal. This jumpsuit is super comfortable and feels like you’re wearing your favorite pair of pj’s. The gold strappy shoes are from my mama’s closet, they were perfect for this look! Price/Grand Total $30.

 

Look Number 2 I’m calling, “a little bit of grunge”. This outfit, also purchased from Target. Hat and shoes are from H&M. I am so longing for Fall that all three of these looks were shot in 90 degree weather. This look features my favorite pair of distressed jeans and a flannel in my favorite color. I was a bit unsure of this outfit, but I posted it anyway. The jeans are more of a jegging material which I love! I am not a huge fan of jeans with no stretch. The shirt it waist length and a really heavy material so it’s perfect for the Fall/Winter. The boots, I love love love. They are so cute and they are pretty comfortable. The hat, purchased on a whim from H&M and I’ve worn it with many outfits. Shirt $10.98. Jeans $15. Grant Total: $25.98.

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Look Number 3 I absolutely love a good blazer moment! I found this particular blazer in Forever 21 and it was the only one in the store. I tried it on and it was a perfect fit. I paired it with a black turtleneck from Target and the jeans are from ASOS. The shoes are from JustFab. This look is perfect for dress down Fridays in the office. Blazer $29.90. Turtleneck $6.98. Jeans $20. Belt $7.99. Grand Total: $64.87.

 

That’s a wrap on this week’s look! Until next time, keep it cute, comfortable and most important, affordable! Come back next week for all new looks!

Weekly Style Roundup – Week of 8/5

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This Week the focus is statement graphic tees. I love when you can make a statement and make it fashion!

Look Number 1 is a “The Future Is Female” tee paired with a cute polkadot midi skirt which I got for an unbelievable price. A black biker jacket and 1 of my 8 pair of heels! This look was cute and comfortable. The jacket came from Forever 21 purchased a while back so I don’t remember the price. The skirt is from Ross and it was $10.99. The shirt, Amazon $10.99 and the shoes are from Just Fab $14.99. Grand Total: $36.97.

 

Look Number 2 is a Black Girl Magic tee! This tee like the others need no explanation! This look is casual chic. Distressed jeans, graphic tee and an oversized jean jacket that I love! The shirt is from Amazon $10.97. The jeans are from Target $15. The jacket is also from Target $32. This I will admit was pricey to me, but the quality is amazing! This jacket is part of Target’s Wild Fable collection. The shoes are the same ones from look #1 and are from JustFab $14.99. Grand Total: $72.96. This entire look is a bit more than I’d normally spend, but I will get multiple wears out of every piece…as you can see by the shoes!

 

Look Number 3, wrapped up the week with a tee titled,”Nah”. I paired this graphic tee with one of my favorite pair of mom jeans! The blue is electric and the fit is amazing! I love a great pair of mom jeans that don’t give you pancake butt, and these my friends are that pair. Jeans are from Forever 21 $27.90. Shirt is from Amazon $10.99. Shoes are from H&M (bought a while back and I don’t remember the price. Grand Total: $38.89.

That’s a wrap on this week’s look! Until next time, keep it cute, comfortable and most important, affordable! See you next Sunday 😉

Weekly Style Roundup – Week of 7/29

This Week’s Theme, Jumpsuits and Rompers!

I mean, who doesn’t love a good jumpsuit or a cute little romper? Until you have to use the bathroom lol. This week I kept it cute, comfortable and most important, affordable. I purchased items from Pretty Little Things, H&M, Target, Kids Foot Locker (be jealous) and Journey’s. Now let’s get into these looks!

Look Number 1 a beautiful baby blue (looks green in the photo) colored jumpsuit with a chunky Fila sneaker. One thing you’ll notice about me, I go for comfort over cuteness often. Flats or sneakers, always my first choice. I shared a fun fact on Instagram and that fun fact is, I only own 8 pairs of heels, and two are specifically for work. I simply find no pleasure in my feet hurting. Now if someone can recommend a heel that wears like a Naturalizer shoe, let me know. Now back to the look. Let me talk about this jumpsuit, it’s perfect for fall! Why? because it is thick! Lucky for me, living in the Bay Area, it can be 90’s during the day and 60’s by the evening. The jumpsuit is from Pretty Little Things: $24. The shoes are from Kids Foot Locker and were a gift from my amazing daughter. Grand Total: $24.

 

Look Number 2 brought out the legs and 1 of my 8 pairs of heels! I love this romper. It’s big booty friendly, doesn’t ride up and shows just enough without exposing cheeks. I purchased this romper from H&M years ago and unfortunately couldn’t find the exact look on the site, but no fear, I did find something similar (see below). Romper: $14. Shoes from Target: $19.99. Grand Total: $33.99

 

Look Number 3, all white and super cute! This jumpsuit is also from Pretty Little Things. This jumpsuit like the other one is thick! Great quality, very comfortable and Fall friendly. Say it with me…Comfort over Cuteness but still cute! The shoes Fila, are from Journey’s and wait until I tell you the price. Who knew that Fila would make a comeback? Now if they’d only bring back British Knights and Diadora.  The jumpsuit: $24. The shoes: $29.99. Grand Total: $53.99

 

That’s a wrap! Come back next Sunday for a brand new Weekly Style Roundup featuring more cute and affordable looks! Are you enjoying these posts? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time, keep it cute, comfortable and most important, affordable!