5 Fun and Flirty Outfit Ideas for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to have fun with your wardrobe, yet I always have a hard time trying to find something cute and stylish to wear that is not my typical t-shirt and jeans.  I know I’m not the only one, so today, I’m giving you a little Spring style inspo.

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DressASOS  BagForever 21  HeelsSteve Madden  NecklaceForever 21

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Wear This Leather Jacket All Spring Long

We’re finally getting some Spring weather around here, but the temperatures are still so “wishy-washy”.  One day it’s nice and warm out; the next day, it feels like December again.  I always look on the bright side though, so I used this crazy weather as an excuse to buy a new jacket!  Hence, this beautiful salmon pink leather jacket that I’m wearing today.

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The leather jacket is a classic that is constantly being reinvented season after season.  Maybe because it adds instant cool to an outfit or maybe because it can be worn anytime throughout the year; I’m sure the reasons are endless.  I think it’s the instant cool factor that always gets me.

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This jacket from New York & Company is a little bit Spring (the color) and a little bit Fall (the warmth); but it’s totally me right now.  I love the texture as well as the chunky silver zippers and the buttery soft faux leather.  The pink also gives a girly feel to it as well.

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As you can see, I paired the jacket with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.  But, I think it would be super adorable with a cute floral dress or a romper as well.  It’s so fun and it’s quite sexy too.  It’s the best moto jacket that I’ve owned if I’m being honest!

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Be prepared to see a lot of pink this season y’all!  It’s my go-to color and I can’t get enough of it!  What are some of your go-to pieces right now?  Let me know in the comments below!

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IG Outfit Posts for This Week

Hey OC Family, I’m doing something different today on the blog.  I’m giving you the link to all of the pieces featured on my IG feed during the last week.  Check out all of the looks below!

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TopNew York & Company  JeansH&M  HeelsSteve Madden  Belt BagZara

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Did you love any of these looks?  If so, which ones?!?! Let me know in the comments below!  Thank you for your support OC Family!!!! Have a great weekend!

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5 Ways I’m Shopping Smarter These Days

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When I first decided to get serious about my finances, the question I kept asking myself was how am I going to enjoy life with all of these restrictions (or how am I going to be able to shop).
This question was also part of the reason that I decided to take a break from blogging. I had to figure out how I would be able to run a blog dedicated to style and shopping while also going hard with paying off my debt. The two just didn’t go together in my mind. So, I spent the majority of my blog break trying to come up with an answer to this question.  Eventually, I decided on some ways that I could still have what I wanted, while also accomplishing this very important goal of financial freedom!
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Created a strict budget

The great thing about budgets is that when you use them correctly, you never have to wonder where your money has gone.  And that was a huge problem for me in the past.
Once I created a budget that accounted for all of my money down to the penny, I found that it took away a lot of stress. I then added clothes shopping to my budget because it would allow me to do something that I’m passionate about with a few restrictions.   I could no longer go shopping and not think about what I was buying and what I was spending.  I had to plan for my shopping trips and come up with a strategy.  The pieces that I buy would have to be more reliable and versatile.  Because they would be worn a lot more often than clothes I’ve purchased in the past.
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Real Life Outfits, Less IG Worthy

As a style blogger, I’m constantly thinking about style inspiration and how I can provide helpful style tips to my subscribers.  I know that you guys check out my blog because you enjoy the different ways that I put outfits together and I always take that into consideration when I’m choosing looks.  However, somewhere down the line, I started choosing looks that were more IG (Instagram) worthy, and less of what I would actually wear on an everyday basis.  That left me with a bunch of clothes that were not being worn and just sitting in my closet.  No more of that!!!  I want to be as authentic as possible, so I’m purchasing items that I can wear on a daily basis in my real life, not just IG worthy looks.  Because we’re all “REAL” people and let’s be honest, most people do not look/dress like they do on IG in real life.

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Shop my closet

As I stated earlier, in the past I had a tendency to just purchase items that I would only wear once, then leave them in my closet never to be seen or worn again.  Well, now instead of running to the stores when I want to find something to wear for my blog or to an event, I go straight to my closet first.  There’s almost a 100% guarantee that I will find something in there that I like.  How do I know that?  Because I bought everything in there.  So that must mean that I liked some of those purchases.

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Don’t purchase just because there’s a sale.

Another thing that I tend to do (and I know y’all can feel me on this) is rush to a store as soon as I see that they’re having a sale.  Now, I know very well that I don’t need to buy anything. Yet, I go into the store with the intention of finding pieces just because I know their on sale.  Then I convince myself that I just saved money.  Do you see the irony in that thought process?  I go into a store even though there’s nothing that I need from the store.  I buy a bunch of stuff on sale and then tell myself that you’ve saved.  That’s not even sane, but that’s how my mind works sometimes.

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The “Three Times” Rule

Lastly, I’ve started asking myself a couple questions when I’m about to purchase an item.  One question is, “Can you see yourself wearing this three times or more?”  Another question is, “What are three ways/occasions that you can wear this piece?”  If I can’t come up with any answers, then that means that I probably don’t need it.

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As you can see, I have a true shopping problem, smh.  I joke about it sometimes but it’s definitely REAL!  I’m currently having a mindset shift and I’m hoping that this shift will lead to me making smarter and more thought out decisions when it comes to spending my money.

Now, about this look.

Y’all know I am a firm believer in keeping it simple in every part of my life; especially style. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love this look! It’s simple, yet slightly trendy. What I love even more about it is that all of these pieces are old, except for this top. My handy dandy black jeans are a constant go-to for me and these heels are probably going to fall apart very soon but they have stood the test of time. And I think y’all remember this fanny pack/belt bag from this post couple months ago. I love shopping at Officially Chic 😊!

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Daneisha

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This One Piece Will Never Let You Down

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Last year around this time, I featured some of my favorite jumpsuits for 2017!!! So I decided to do the same this year.  The jumpsuit will probably never go out of style because there are so many iterations of it.  As you can see below, you have the wide legs, tapered legs, cropped, floral, polka dot, denim, classic black, etc.  They will never steer you wrong (unless you get one that’s ill-fitting, of course).  Jumpsuits are perfect for many occasions including the office, business meetings, weddings, conferences, a night out, etc.  They’re very versatile and easy to style which is why they’re my favs!  All you have to do is add some cute heels, a nice bag, and a statement piece of jewelry! You’ll be ready to go!  Some of the one’s I’m loving are featured below.  Check them out!

ASOS AX Culotte Black Floral Jumpsuit

AX Paris Culotte Jumpsuit In Floral, $56

ASOS Ruffle Pink Floral Jumpsuit

ASOS Ruffle Jumpsuit in Floral Print with Tie Back, $56

ASOS Yellow Floral Jumpsuit

ASOS Tea Jumpsuit with Ruched Sleeve in Floral Print, $64

New York & Company Navy Blue Wrap Jumpsuit

New York & Company Navy Seamed Wrap Jumpsuit, $89

New York & Company Pink Floral Wrap Jumpsuit

New York & Company Floral Wrap Jumpsuit, $79

Target Ava and Viv Black and White Plus Size Floral Jumpsuit

Target Plus Size Floral Jumpsuit – Ava & Viv™ Black/White, $35

Target Universal Thread Green Olive Jumpsuit Plus Size

Target Plus Size Tie Front Jumpsuit – Universal Thread™ Olive, $34

Target Who What Wear Pink Jumpsuit

Target Short Sleeve Belted Jumpsuit – Who What Wear™, $36

Target Xhilaration Black floral Jumpsuit

Target Women’s V-Neck Jumpsuit – Xhilaration™, $30

Target Xhilaration Denim Off the Shoulder Ruffle Jumpsuit

Target Ruffle Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit – Xhilaration™, $33

Which one (or two) of these jumpsuits do you love the most?!?! Let me know in the comments below!

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Daneisha

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Eva Mendes Collection Polka Dot Jumpsuit

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Y’all already know that I love a good jumpsuit.  So when I tried this one on a few weeks ago, I knew I had to have it.  It’s from the exclusive Eva Mendes Collection at New York and Company.

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This lovely jumpsuit is the perfect outfit to wear to work on my more casual days and even for a night out with the girls.  I wore it to work Monday and received compliments the entire day.  It was definitely a hit!

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I love the wide leg of the pants too and the cinch at the waist that the drawstring gives.  It gave me that hourglass shape while also concealing my flaws (the pudge).

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My favorite thing about this jumpsuit is the length though.  I think New York & Company is finally considering us tall girls when it comes to their jumpsuits and palazzo pants because the length on this jumpsuit is perfection!

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I also have a new bag that I will be carrying a lot this summer.  It’s very similar to the Louis Vuitton Epi Monceau BB but a lot less expensive.  The clean lines and structure gives it a classic, everyday chic look that I love.  Plus, it also has a crossbody strap that I can wear if I don’t want to carry it using the top handle.  The bag is from another one of my favorite shops, Target!!! It’s a part of the A New Day™ brand.

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I just love an easy breezy look!!! And this jumpsuit is just that.  With Spring finally getting here, I think we’re all excited about the fun and flowy pieces that we get to wear during this time of the year.  Now we just have to get past the cold weather!  Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you have an amazing day!

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Target’s A New Day Floral Blazer

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Spring is here which means plenty of pastels and floral prints.  I’m totally into both this year so I’ve been picking up a lot of powder pink and floral pieces; like this blazer, this clutch, and my heels in both of these looks I’m rocking today.

One of my new rules for shopping is that whatever piece I buy, I must be able to wear it multiple ways and multiple times.  I’m talking versatility y’all!  And this floral blazer is just that.  So, today I will be showing you a couple ways that I styled it.

The thing that I love about both looks is that each can be worn to the office.  One is a little dressy, while the other gives a nice casual, yet dressed up look.

Monday’s Office Look

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This floral blazer is from the A New Day™ brand at Target.  This brand has not disappointed me yet and this season, I’m loving all the fun, bright colors in their collection.

The matchy, matchy look of this blazer and  floral cropped pant is so on trend right now.  The bright and vibrant flowers in the pieces set against a rich navy background is so fresh and will definitely get you noticed (if that’s what you’re going for).

I love the matching set because it make for a quick and easy morning when I’m getting dressed for work.  It’s an office-friendly look that I will be sporting during the weekend as well! Win, Win for me!

Friday’s Office Look

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I also paired this blazer with a pair of jeans and a button down shirt for a casual day at the office.  It made for the perfect polished outfit that could be worn straight from the office – to date night or dinner with friends.

The great thing about blazers will always be their versatility.  So, if ever you’re trying to decide on a staple piece to add to your closet that you will get the most wear out of, you will never lose when you choose to purchase a blazer.

What are some other Spring pieces that you’re dying to add to your wardrobe?  Let me know in the comments below!

Daneisha

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