Supporting My Sisters…

I think you all know by now that I love clothes, and I love buying clothes.  You could probably guess some of the stores that I love too.  I spend a lot of money at large retail chains.  But the thing is, I have so many sisters who either make clothes or have their own clothing boutiques.  And one thing that I’ve said numerous times is that I want to do a better job of supporting my sisters’ businesses.  So I’ve decided that periodically I will shine the light on some of my sisters who are “doing it for themselves”!

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Today, I am rocking the perfect denim jumpsuit from Power RefinedPower Refined is a brand new clothing boutique launched by Cindy Lafalaise of I Am Priiincesss and Jojo of Jojo Stylez.  These two ladies joined forces to curate “beautiful clothing for the fearless, hardworking, powerful boss babes of the world.”  Their websites states, “Each and every one of our pieces is picked with our girl in mind. She’s a mover and shaker with such a busy life.  She deserves pieces for every moment of her life; the office, date night, girl’s weekend, baecation, Sunday brunch, charity soiree, girl’s night out and beyond.”

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I am in love with all of their pieces! But this jumpsuit is definitely one of my faves because of its fit and versatility. As you can see, I paired it with these bright red Sam Edelman single sole heels and my cute backpack from another one of my sisters (Shanowya James at Sew Sophistikated)!!! However, I could also see myself pairing this jumpsuit with a pair of white Converse tennis shoes too!  You can’t beat that! What do  you think of this jumpsuit? Make sure you check out Power Refined and Sew Sophistikated for more of their unique and beautiful pieces!

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Daneisha

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Day to Night Looks From the H&M x GP & J Baker Collection

I love when my favorite brands drop new collections.  So, when I heard that H&M had a new capsule collaboration with the iconic British textile house GP & J Baker, I knew that this was going to be GOOD!!!

GP & J Baker is one of the world’s innovators of fabric design. They produce luxury fabrics, wallpapers and accessories for the many, including the Queen of England!  And now the company’s gorgeous designs are going to become a lot more accessible, because the brand has teamed up with one of my favorite shops, H&M, to create a range of clothes featuring its prints. The range includes dresses, shirts, skirts and trousers decorated with bold, colorful prints!

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When I saw some of the pieces from the collection, I was amazed at how lovely and beautiful the prints were.  They’re a combination of H&M’s stylish designs with beautiful oriental prints including the classic oriental bird, the hydrangea bird, and blossoms.  There was nothing ordinary about about them!

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I decided to pick out a couple pieces that I knew I would wear regularly and give you some cute looks from them.  Check them out below!

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I am always a fan of dark florals; especially with Fall being right around the corner.  So, you can guess that the black background and floral prints in this jumpsuit have me totally in love.  Jumpsuits are my faves, as you already know, which is why I had to have this one.  I love the silky material, as well as, the cinched waist.  It’s the perfect fit.  Can’t wait to wear it to the next night out with my girls!

Brunch Date

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These beautiful wide leg pants from the collection are what style dreams are made of! The fabric is light, flowy, and super comfortable.  And can we talk about the gorgeous color and print! I AM IN LOVE!!! I wanted to dress these pants up, so I matched them with this silky cami (from H&M as well).  And I added this trendy faux croc box handbag from Forever 21. I then stacked on the jewelry and added a pop of red lipstick!!! I’m thinking about getting the dress in this print as well.

Have you checked out the collection yet? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!

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Daneisha

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Current Fave: Trendy Statement Earrings

In the past, I had never really been a big statement earring girl. I would usually stick to my big gold hoops or a pair of diamond studs. I know hoops had their moment, only to go out of style and then come back in again. But I’m an all-the-time hoop earring wearer, and I don’t give a second thought to whether or not they’re in fashion. We all have our favorite types of earrings: The ones we continually go back to.  I mean if you go back and look at the majority of my past posts, you will see me in my favorite pair just about every time.

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However, I’ve really been into some of the new earring styles that have dropped lately. They are so vibrant, abstract, and glamorous!!! And because I’m a girl who loves her basics, these new trendy statement earrings have been the perfect standout element for my looks.

And guess what, your girl has been buying them up. I swear, every time I go to H&M, Target, Forever 21, or New York & Company, I pick up a new pair.  I can’t help it.  They’re just so pretty and fun!

I’ve built up a little collection this past summer and I decided to give you a peek at some of my favorite earrings that I’ve purchased so far.  I’ve also linked them, as well, so that you can get a pair for yourself!!! Take a look below…

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Target Sugarfix by BaubleBar, Gilded Floral Hoop Earrings, $12.99

Combining glossy blooms with a chic, look-at-me palette, the SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Gilded Floral Hoop Earrings make accessorizing for any occasion an absolute breeze. Boasting both texture and glamour, a front-facing silhouette feels decidedly on-trend for the season.

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Target Sugarfix by BaubleBar, Beaded Drop Earrings, $12.99

No look is complete without the SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Beaded Drop Earrings. Their beautifully beaded palette is embellished with a delicate touch of gold, while a trio of dangling discs lends just the right amount of whimsy. Jooj them up with a bold hairstyle, or keep it low-key with your go-to ‘do.

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Forever 21 Tortoiseshell Drop Hoop Earrings, $5.90

A pair of high-polish drop hoop earrings featuring a tortoiseshell trim and post-back closures.  I love the simplicity of these, and I could definitely see myself wearing them with an outfit that has a lot of color and designs to it.

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Forever 21 Cutout Drop Earrings, $5.90

A pair of drop earrings featuring a tortoiseshell pattern, rectangular cutout design, and post-back closures.  I could say the same for these that I said about the previous ones.  They’re perfect for looks with a lot of color!

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Forever 21 Beaded Duster Earrings, $5.90

A pair of multicolored duster earrings featuring a beaded construction, high-polish hardware, and post-back closures.  I get so excited when I get to wear these earrings! I love the fact that there are so many different colors in them. This makes them easy to pair with just about anything that has solid colors.

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Target A New Day, Leaves And Chain Tassel Earrings, $7.99

Style any outfit from your wardrobe with these simple and elegant gold earrings made by A New Day™.

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Target A New Day, Drop Ball and Disc Drop Earrings, $9.99

Complete your trendy look with these drop earrings! The sprayed matte beads will show off your trendsetting style. Be the first of your friends to own this eye catching style!

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Mango Embossed Hoop Earrings, $12.99 

I love color of the fringed earrings!!! The beautiful teal color would match perfectly with a burnt orange top worn this Fall!

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Target Sugarfix by BaubleBar, Resin Hoop Earrings, $12.99

Finish off your cardigan-and-jeans outfit or shorts-with-tank ensemble with these Thick Large Open Hoop Earrings from A New Day™. I love the bold take on traditional metal hoops, with an open design, gold accents and thick, colorful plastic.

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Which of these is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments below! Have an amazing weekend!

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Daneisha

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Mom & Me Trip: Atlanta Botanical Garden

Recently, I made the decision to start planning mini “Mommy and Me” trips with Elijah to multiple kid-friendly places in Atlanta.  Atlanta has so much to offer and I want Elijah to experience as much of it as possible. So, I “Google” a bunch a places that were perfect for toddlers to have little mini adventures and I stumbled upon the Imaginary Worlds at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  There were so many pictures of these huge animal figures made out of trees and flowers. I knew immediately that Elijah would love it!

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From there, I bought the tickets (children under 3 are free) and planned our trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located adjacent to the popular Piedmont Park, so a visit to both would make for an amazing day out.

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We went on a Sunday and for some reason, I forgot that we would be outside.  I was not prepared for this Georgia heat that we were about to experience! The heat was dreadful!  But, luckily, toddlers couldn’t care less about a little heat and sunshine.  In fact, Elijah started running around as soon as we got there and he didn’t stop until we left.

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I think both Elijah and I were amazed at all of the different animals that were created from plants. It was such a beautiful sight.  There were dragons, peacocks, mermaids, llamas, and all sorts of amazing creations. As you can see, Elijah’s eyes were wide opened and in awe of it all!

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After walking around in the blistering heat, we stepped into one of the greenhouses to enjoy some shade and get a better view of even more plants.

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I love places where kids can just run free and explore! I didn’t have to constantly tell Elijah to stop running and slow down.  I just let him explore the plants, the water, the ants, the bees, etc.  It really  warmed my heart to see him in wonderment.

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Every time he found a small body of water, he had to put his hands in it and splash the water!!! That’s one of his favorite things to do!

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At some point we decided that it was too hot for all of these clothes lol! So, I got rid of that clingy kimono and I took off Elijah’s “NASA” shirt!!!! I think he felt a little manly when I took his shirt off. Look at how he’s posing beside this St. Francis statue.

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When we were finally done touring the garden, we decided to try the Longleaf Restaurant.  Thank God for air conditioner!  It felt so good in there!  And the food was okay.  I had shrimp and grits (there were barely any shrimp, just saying).  Elijah had cheese toast and some cut up strawberries.    I managed to get him to smile for the camera too!

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Y’all my baby had such a good time!!! I love being able to give him new experiences and the freedom to roam!  The Atlanta Botanical Garden is such a beautiful place but, I know that there was so much that we missed.  I will definitely be bringing him again soon; hopefully before he becomes obsessed with “boy stuff” and is disgusted with plants and trees!

I plan to make this “Mommy and Me” trip a thing for us a couple times a month!!! I can’t wait to bring you all along for the journey!  If you’re in Atlanta, GA (or any of the surrounding states), do you know of any other great places to take toddlers! Let me know below!

Have an amazing day y’all. Speak to you soon!

Daneisha

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Back to School 2018: Best Sales to Shop Teacher Style

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A couple days ago , I gave 7 tips and some outfit inspiration for all of my educators out there (see here).  Now, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t also make sure that you got the best deals for these new looks that you’re about to be rocking this year! So, below I’ve listed the best back to school sales that are going on right now!!! Let me know if you find this list to be helpful and I will make sure I do it again in the future!

Keep scrolling to discover my favorite Back to School sales.

Nordstrom – The Anniversary Sale is still going strong until August 5.

Old Navy – Jeans, tops, and shirts are up to 50% off.

Macy’s – Receive extra 20% off  and free shipping using code WKND.

Off 5th – Up to 85% off using code 2DAYSONLY.

Ann Taylor – Up to 70% off all sale styles.

Boohoo – 50% off everything.

Gap – 40% off everything and free shipping using code FRIEND.

H&M – Summer clear out up to 80% off online and in-store.

JCPenney – 25% off orders over $100 and an extra 20% off orders under $100.

ASOS – Sale items reduced to up to 70 percent off.

Loft – Take an extra 60% off all sale styles using code LOVEIT.

New York & Company – Buy One, Get One 50% off.

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Back To School Style: 7 Style Tips For Teachers

Okay, teachers! A new school year is right around the corner.  Are you ready?   I mean, are you really ready? Like ready to step it up in the style department (because we know how important that is)! Every year around this time I watch as educators work to get prepared for their new kids that will be arriving to soak in all of this new information for the entire year.  I see you getting your rooms decorated with the latest, trendiest themes.  And I see some of you getting dressed in your Sunday’s best!!! I love it all, especially, the fly outfits!!!  So this year, I decided to throw in a little of my own input on how to make those fly outfits even “fly-er”.

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Unless you followed your mother’s advice to lay out your outfits the night before, for most of us the idea of getting dressed for school/work in the morning involves more of a last-minute rush than a carefully thought-out look. This leads to you wearing a convenient outfit that you probably hate. Well, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. I’m here to help you with some simple, yet fun looks to work into the busy schedule that you will most likely have this year

I will be giving 7 outfit ideas and inspiration for upgrading your style this school year! P.S. these outfits can definitely apply to those in other professions as well!

A Colorful, Patterned Maxi Skirt

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I am in love with this maxi skirt! And really, who doesn’t love a maxi skirt?  So, I decided to start off with this amazing maxi skirt from New York & Company.  As an educator, I imagine that you are constantly moving around and/or chasing young students.  Maxi skirts are perfect for this setting because they are super flowy and comfortable.   They allow you to move around the classroom and/or sit down on the floor if necessary (while still looking cute).

In my mind, teachers (especially elementary school teachers) should wear anything that has tons of color in it.  Its just more fun!  This maxi skirt is a great example of that.  As, you can see, I paired mine with a basic tee shirt and simple accessories.  Perfecto!

Profession And Chic Paperbag Waist Pants

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Paper bag waist pants are pants that have a scrunchy waist that is reminiscent of a paper bag.  Most of these pants are very spacious in the hip and thigh area; Therefore, they are super comfortable.  This makes them another perfect option for teachers to wear.  The key is to find a cute pair that have a nice print.  I love the stripes on these pair because they look very professional, chic, and elegant.

Also, you can add a breezy kimono or trench vest (as I did here) for an extra layer of comfort and chicness!

A Pop Of Color With Palazzo Pants

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I have a few pair of palazzo pants that I truly adore!  They’re another piece that is extremely comfortable and stylish at once.  They can be paired many ways including with a blazer, basic tee, kimono, etc.  And in my opinion, they are a lot more comfortable than dress pants. Yet, essentially, they are dress pants.  Another great piece to add to your teacher wardrobe.

Try A Comfortable, Flowy Jumpsuit

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A loose fitting jumpsuit is perfect for educators of pre-k students up to college students;  Mainly because their comfortable and allow for a lot of movement.  Look for one that has plenty of room! It should be cute, yet still looks professional.

A Powerful Printed Blazer

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I am a huge fan of the blazer and denim combo!  And I’m an even bigger fan of a blazer with a bold print.  I know that some educators have dress codes that they have to stick to.  However, I can’t see why a cute floral blazer wouldn’t be allowed.  I love them for teachers because they’re pretty easy to dress up or down.  They can be styled with dress pants or a pair of jeans.  And if you don’t have to do much standing, I would even suggest adding a pair of ankle strap heels!  Otherwise, a cute pair of flats will do the trick as well!

A Figure Flattering Wrap Dress

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Try a midi length wrap dress or a fit and flare dress.  Both dress types are flattering on all figures and are perfectly appropriate for the classroom.  Plus, a dress saves time in the morning from trying to figure out what you’re going to wear. Having a dress ready to go is a great option and just needs to be paired with the right shoes!

Classic White Button Up and Blue Denim Jeans

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If you’re in a more casual school environment, but still want to look polished and put together quickly/easily, there’s nothing wrong with reaching for a pair of neat (non-distressed) jeans and a crisp white button-up. The look offers all the comfort of a T-shirt without looking like you didn’t try.  To look extra pulled-together, try tucking the front of the button-up into your pants. I would even suggest throwing a blazer on top of it too!

And that’s it people!!! I hope you have an amazing school year. Make sure you stop by for more style tips as the new season comes in.  Also, check back with the blog this Thursday as I will have a list of the best stores to shop for stylish, affordable pieces for teachers!!!

Speak to you soon!

Daneisha

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How to Wear Bold Stripes This Summer

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I don’t know if you have noticed, but I’ve been rocking a lot of bold stripes lately (see here)!  It’s like I’m drawn to this print right now!  And I guess it makes sense because, the print is right on trend for the summer!  From major celebrities, to IG models and everyday people, I’ve seen multitudes of people styling this trend to the extreme.  It’s the perfect way to make a bold statement.

Now, the question for us more “modest” people is, how do you wear such a bold and vibrant statement piece without feeling extra “showy”?  Well, I will tell you!  As you can see with my ensemble today, I chose this bright, bold, and colorful blouse from New York & Company.  Naturally, I kept my bottoms a simple, solid color.  And I added a pop of color with this simple and chic structured satchel purse from Target to complete the look.  Notice also that I kept my accessories minimal as well.  The truth of the matter is, when you have such a vibrant statement piece, you don’t need to do much else with the rest of your outfit.  Keep it simple!

Also, I love that fashion is fun and carefree (at least, it should be).  So have fun y’all!  Don’t overthink it!  Add some bold pieces to your closet and wear whatever makes you feel confident and chic!

*By the way, this top is currently on sale for $25.00! And these pants are on sale as well!

Have an amazing day y’all. Speak to you soon!

Daneisha

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