Incorporating Trendy Pieces into Your Fall Wardrobe

I haven’t been 21 for a long time y’all.  Yet, I’ve found myself loving a lot of the trendy pieces from fast fashion brands such as Zara, H&M, Forever 21, and even Target.  I try not to go overboard at some of these stores because I know that a lot of their items (mainly Forever 21) can only be worn once before they either fall apart or are no longer stylish.

Being that I’m a style blogger who does a lot of shopping, I either invest a lot of money on a classic piece or I spend very little money on a lot of trendy pieces.  It’s either one or the other.  Nonetheless, I’ve found that I love to incorporate the accessories and trendy pieces of these fast fashion brands into my wardrobe.  I feel like they make a simple, chic outfit more fun (if that’s what you’re going for, of course).  And if you style the accessories correctly, you won’t feel like you’re trying to relive your younger days!

Keep scrolling to see how I incorporate trendy accessories into my wardrobe!

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Photography by Shots By Priiincesss

There are definitely some Fall vibes within this look.  I am in love with this rust colored blazer that was only $10 at Forever 21 and I can’t get over these faux patent boots and this faux patent crossbody.  All are Forever 21.  All are very trendy.  And all of them are fun pieces that I will be able to incorporate into to my wardrobe all season long.  And you can still rock your classic and basic pieces with these trendy pieces.  The combination of these two elements will make your looks stand out for sure.

What are some of your favorite trendy pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe.  Let me know in the comments below.

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Daneisha

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You Are Fly! You Are Beautiful! You Are Amazing!

It’s Friday! Hey! Good Morning, OC Family! I woke up today in a very good mood and I’m oozing positive energy.  So, I felt that it was my duty to let you know that you are fly! You are beautiful!  And you are amazing!

I know we don’t always feel that way and life can really get us down, but just know that trouble does not last always! And great things are coming for us. We’re going to continue to work as hard as we can.  We’re going to set goals and crush them!  And guess what?  We’re going to look good (most of the time) while we’re doing it.

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Photography: Kaylin N. James

Today, I decided that I would remix this skirt that I rocked a few weeks ago (see here).  I wanted to give it more of a Fall look, so I added my very uncomfortable over-the-knee boots and this cute little fedora hat that I scored from Target a couple weeks ago.  I have suddenly found myself in love with these fedora hats. Expect to see them on me a lot this season! Old Navy has these very lovely luxe t-shirts that feel amazing!  They’re super soft and they fit perfectly.  I’ve bought a few already.  You should definitely try them.

I added a few of my favorite accessories and created this fun look that I love!!! Don’t you just love when an outfit comes together perfectly!  That’s it for today y’all! I sincerely hope that you have an amazing day friends!

What are you getting into this first Fall weekend of the year?  Let me know in the comments section below.

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Daneisha

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5 Boot Trends I’m Excited About This Fall

Fall is officially here!!! And I have been drooling over all of the latest trends that have been popping up this last month. I’m not going to lie, I’ve already purchased a few pair of boots and I can’t wait to show them to you on the blog.  Of course they’re all black, because that’s how I do trendy pieces, ALL BLACK.  Anyway, I’ve purchased a pair of cowboy boots, a pair of patent leather boots, and a pair of slouch boots! And I still need a couple others to make my Fall boot wardrobe complete.  Here is a list of my favorite boot trends for the Fall!

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Cowboy Boots

It’s funny how trends are constantly rotating.  I distinctly remember having a pair of brown cowboy boots that I rocked incessantly during my sophomore year of college.  That would have been years 2006-2007.  And now they’re back again!  I loved them then, and I love them now.  These boots come in so many colors and styles.  However, I purchased a simple black pair (the ones from Forever 21 below).  I already have so many outfit ideas for them y’all!

Zara Cowboy boots

Zara, Animal Print Leather Cowboy Boots, $249.00

Forever 21 Cowboy Boots

Forever 21, Faux Leather Tasseled Boots, $44.90

Patent Boots

Now, I already have a heeled version of the patent leather booties from last Fall.  But, I love the  flat version from Forever 21 for a more dressed up, dressed down look.  This boot is another that comes in many shades.  I’ve seen them in gold, silver, red, orange, etc.  It doesn’t matter the color though; When you rock these babies, you will definitely make a statement! This means that, for the most part, your outfit can be very simple. Or not.

Forever 21 black patent leather bootie

Forever 21, Faux Patent Leather Booties, $29.90

Bershka Patent ankle bootie

Bershka, Patent Ankle Boots, $64.00

Combat Boots

The combat boot is another trend that really hasn’t gone out style in the last few years. Now, there are a lot of new ways to style this boot.  To make a feminine dress more casual, pair it with combat boots.  For a biker chic look, add a graphic tee, a pair of skinny jeans, and a leather jacket.  And for a chic Fall look, try the combat boots with an over-sized sweater and a cute mini skirt.  The options are endless!

ASOS black combat boots

ASOS Design, Wide Fit Elm Chunky Lace Boots, $64.00

Jeffrey campbel black Combat boots

Jeffrey Campbell, Legion High Heel Boot, $164.95

Leopard Print Boots

Animal print is everywhere right now.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a watch, a pair of earrings, a belt, eyeglass frames, etc.  There is an animal print version of everything.  And so, it should come as no surprise that animal print boots are “in” right now.  For a subtle look, go with a flat or short heeled boot, like the Franco Sarto pair below.  But, if you’re really trying to stand out, get a pair like the Katy Perry Over-the-Knee boots also below.

Franco Sarto Leopard Print Booties

Franco Sarto, Bette Bootie, $99.99

Katy Perry Leopard Print over the knee boot

Katy Perry, The Idolize Over-The-Knee Boot, $188.95

Knee High Boots

There is something very luxurious and chic about the knee high boots that I’ve seen lately.  I’m already picturing myself rocking them with a cute plaid skirt and an over-sized sweater.  It’s definitely the new “thigh-high” and “over-the-knee” boot of the season.

Marc Fisher Anata knee high boot

Marc Fisher, Anata Knee High Boot, $229.95

Forever 21 brown faux croc knee high boot

Forever 21, Faux Croc Over-The-Knee Boot, $47.90

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These are some of my faves for right now y’all! I’m sure there will be more trends uncovered as the season rolls on.  My advice when trying trendy pieces, is to try it in it’s most subtle form. For me, I usually choose black whenever I’m trying out a trend.

Later, if you feel like this trend really suits you, I suggest trying it in other colors and designs too!  What are some boot trends that you’re currently obsessing over? Let me know in the comments below!

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Daneisha

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Feeling Sexy and Confident in My Shapermint Shapewear

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After having my son, I struggled for a while to feel confident in my new body.  But, eventually I got to a point where I learned to love and appreciate my new figure; curves and all! And now I am forever a fan of any and every piece that accentuates my curves.  I’m confident in my curves and there is nothing that can take that away.

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Today, I’m rocking this lovely figure hugging dress from ASOS with my Empetua high-waisted shaper short from Shapermint underneath.  Yes, I have on shapewear! And y’all I feel so much more secure in my little dress. It supports me in all the right places and gives me a nice, smooth finish!

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Shapermint is a new online shapewear marketplace providing high quality and comfortable products from a variety of top brands.  They believe that shapewear isn’t about hiding our bodies, it’s about celebrating our curves, enhancing our natural beauty and feeling sexy and confident in the skin we’re in!  And y’all already know that’s what I’m all about.  So, I was so excited when they sent me a few of their pieces to try!

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One of my favorite things about Shapermint shape wear is that you can’t even tell that I any shape wear on.  There are no lines and no bulging. Just smoothness! I feel good! I feel confident! And I feel sexy! Now, who wouldn’t want that?  Thank you Shapermint for gifting me this piece!

Are you into shape wear? Would you try it out? Let me know in the comments below! And make sure you check out Shapermint for more amazing shape wear!

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Daneisha

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3 Life Lessons I’ve Learned As A Blogger

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I’ve been blogging for almost two years now, and it has been an amazing journey full of so many life lessons.  I’m constantly pushing myself to step it up.  And to be honest, I can’t think of a time that I’ve had to motivate myself this much!  It’s tough, but I know that the payoffs are going to be tremendous.

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Anyway, I decided to share with you three of the many lessons life lessons that I’ve already learned during this short amount of time.  They have been very instrumental in helping me to become a better blogger and better person.  And I know they will help you in accomplishing whatever goals you have set for yourself!

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1. Consistency Will Never Fail You. Persevere.

I’ll admit it. I am one of the most inconsistent people you will ever meet.  I’ve been this way all of my life, and I’ve always known it was a problem.  Growing up there were all of things that I wanted to do and be (a singer, a model, an actress, etc.), but because of my inconsistency and perhaps lack of confidence, I never followed through with any of those passions.  To be honest I always chose the easier route of education.

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Now, I’m a 30+ year old who has finally decided that I can no longer do what comes easy to me. I have to do what I’m passionate about. What am I passionate about?  Style. Motherhood. Inspiring others. This blog.  The inconsistency comes when things aren’t going my way, or when I feel like I’m working hard and not seeing any results.  Discouragement is not the best feeling.  However, it should not stop you from persevering.

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We all have goals.  And the truth of the matter is, if you give up every time things aren’t going your way, you will never accomplish those goals.  So, I’m learning to push through despite the fact that sometimes I will stumble.

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2. An Investment in Self Pays The Highest Dividends.

I think most successful people will tell you that investing in yourself is essential to your growth and achieving your goals.  If that means paying for some classes so that you can be more well-versed in your craft or buying that suit so that you look the part for that career that you’re trying to work in, then you must do it.  Many of us think that we know it all.  That’s just not true.  The world is changing constantly, so there is always more to learn.

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I have to note, though, that investing in yourself does not necessarily mean spending money. It can mean making sure your mind is right by taking some time to meditate, properly plan, or just read.  It’s about making sure that you have all that you need mentally, spiritually, and physically.  Investing in all of these areas will earn you returns that will last a lifetime.  But, most importantly, they will make your success that much more attainable and enjoyable!

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3. Rest If You Must, But Don’t Quit.

Blogging is not the hardest thing in the world physically.  But, it can be tough mentally and emotionally.  You’re constantly competing for the attention of people you barely even know.  Sometimes you question whether or not you’re good enough.  And you’re always trying to figure out how to crack the code that is social media.  It’s tiring sometimes.

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When I get to the point that I’m too wrapped up in all of those things that don’t align with my ultimate purpose, I will force myself to take a break AKA rest.  Now, resting does not mean that you’re giving up.  It means that you are restoring your energy so that you can continue to be your best self!  There is nothing wrong with resting, just don’t quit!

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Photography by Shots By Priiincesss

Hopefully, these lessons will be beneficial to you and your journey.  And of course, I hope you love my outfit!  I would love to know what life lessons you live by, so that we can all benefit from them.  Share them with me below!

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Daneisha

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Fall Vibes With My Favorite Summer Trousers

I must admit that it’s been hard to get into all of these “Fall vibes” that everyone is talking about, when it’s still 90 degrees outside on a typical day in Atlanta.  However, because of the Fall fashion trends that I’ve already seen everywhere, I’m getting a little excited about the new season.  I’m reading my favorite style blogs and watching my favorite style channels on YouTube in anticipation of what’s to come this season in fashion.  And of course, my online shopping carts are full of new booties, leopard print dresses, leather jackets, combat boots, camel jackets, etc.  I haven’t hit the “place order” button yet on any of the items in my cart because there’s just so much that I want, yet I have to be strategic about my purchases!  Anyway, while deciding what new Fall items I will be purchasing, I pulled out a few of my favorite pieces from last Fall and this Summer.  These olive/khaki trousers from ASOS were a hit this summer (see here), so I decided to create a cute Fall look with them.  Check it out below!!!

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Photography by Shots By Priiincesss

Just like the first time I wore these trousers, I felt super fabulous rocking them while shooting!  I love the fit of these pants, and the bottom hem hits at the perfect spot!  They’re probably one of my best purchases this Summer.  I paired them with these sleek booties that I purchased on sale last Fall from Steve Madden.  And I couldn’t resist the urge to throw on my belt bag from Zara.  It gives a fun and trendy touch to the look!

Are y’all eagerly anticipating this upcoming season or are you still holding on to every essence of Summer?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Daneisha

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An Affordable Way to Change Up Your Look

For most of my life and up until recently, my style has been very simple. My looks were mostly solid colors, and my accessories were minimal.  Nowadays, that has changed a little.  Even though I still keep my looks pretty simple, I like to add a little something extra to each look that I create. I think that as I continue to blog and discover different styles and trends, I’m more intrigued to step outside my box.  The easiest and most affordable way that I change up my look is through my accessories; Especially, my earrings.

As you can see below, I am having too much fun with statement accessories right now!!! I love all of the different shapes, colors, and sizes that I can play with to add more texture to my looks.  The great thing about all of the earrings that I buy is that they are no more than $15 a piece.  Some are less than $5.  My favorite places to purchase them from are Forever 21, Target, H&M, and ASOS!

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Photography by Shots By Priiincesss

So, it’s simple. If ever you feel like your outfit is a little boring or simple, just find an inexpensive pair of statement earrings. Watch you entire look go from “blah” to “yasss”!!!

I did a great post a few weeks ago on some of my recent earring purchases here.  I think you’ll love it.  Go check it out!  How do go about changing up your look when you want to try something new? Let me know in the comments below.

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Daneisha

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