Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Say Yes to Plaid

Nothing says holiday like classic red plaid I just love it. It is kind of festive with a shot of school girl. I love the fact that this is such a classic pattern with a kind of sexy shape. What more can a girl ask for in a skirt? I can totally see me wearing this with a jean jacket for a more casual look.   I decided to add my J-Lo sweater from Kohl's I love that the sleeves are sheer giving it an airy kind of feel than add my Silver statement necklace and I have turned this regular outfit into a festive ,fun and fashinable look.. Oh Fudge that's a lot of F's.. Wait did something say fudge? LOL.  What patterns scream holiday to you Fashionista's ?

My Look
Skirt - Windsor Store ( last year)
Top - Jennifer Lopez via Kohl's  I got in the store for $10.80
Shoes - Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
Bag - H&M - I got in store for $20
Jacket - Windsor Stores ( last year) $15

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Litte Dramatic

There is something about the right kind of hat that adds a little drama to any outfit.  When I was out doing a little Christmas Shopping my sister aka my little shopping ninja in training spotted this super cute hat a Jcpenney's . This hat had me at hello. It was cheetah print and with a bow on the back... yes please!  I decided to make it an accent piece to a casual weekend look.  I picked up this stylish jacket from the on of my favorite places to shop the Clothes Mentor perfect place to pick up a little of everything at a great price and right now at the Fort Wayne location they are having a 12 days of Christmas deals so check them out on Facebook to see what special deals they are offering.  I added my own cheetah belt to the jacket to for some coordination .. u have to coordinate.. LOL and my " Dramatic Look is in full effect " 

My Look
Hat - Jcpenney 
Jacket - Apt 9 via Clothes Mentor Fort Wayne $16
Red Sweater - Macy's (old)
Jeans - Jessica Simpson Via Macy's (old)
Booties - Style and Co via Macy's (old)
Bag - H&M ( I got mine in store for $20)
Gloves - H&M - last year $5

Jewels for the Holiday

The holiday seasons is filled with so many events so that means various oufit choices are a must.  Now I can't afford to spend tons of money on different pieces for all functions after all I am a " Fashionista on a Budget" .  Now typically when I dress up for the holiday I am usually attracted to red , black or maybe gold but I decided to come out of my comfort zone and go for some lighter hues. The minute I saw this jewel ensemble from the Elle Runway collection at Kohls' I knew I had to have this cute little outfit. I am huge fan of the peplum top and pencil skirt look it is so flattering on all body types and with it being scuba material that made it even better. Now what says "Holiday "  like wearing a jewel pattern? I decided to accessorize with pearl accessories to give it a regal finish and my this chic look was born. Sometimes you have to come out of your comfort zone and you may discover something new about yourself I discovered that I can wear pastels in December!

What new things are my fashion loving friends trying for the holiday season?

My Look

Peplum Top and Skirt - Elle via Kohl's - I purchased Thanksgiving $15.99 each piece
Shoes - Elle - Kohl's sim  Apt 9
Pearl Necklace - H&M $5
Bracelets - H&M $1.50 , Bangles $5 NY and Company
Sweater - H&M $10

Life is About Moments

This holiday season has been different than previous years . Usually I am all excited about the Christmas season and sometimes I do have my moments but this season one of my family members is very sick.  So the Christmas season has been about appreciating the moments because you never know what tomorrow may bring.  

This weekend I thought about the little things in my life that I am thankful for . That if they went away tomorrow I would miss them greatly .  I went to visit my Mom and Step Dad this weekend  and I surprised by my mother with lipstick on earrings and a cute top . I was just leaving my holiday look photo shoot and I asked her to take a picture with me.  When I got home an looked at the picture and I smiled.  My mama this woman that is small in stature has such a big heart. This woman raised 4 kids all on her own and did with such grace and gentleness .  I admire her in so many ways .. I strive to be half of the Mother she is.   During this holiday season I want to reflect of things that I am grateful for and today I am focusing on my Mama!  What moments have touched you over this holiday season? 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Casual Holiday look on Budget

Nothing says Christmas like the color Red and it is actually one of my favorite colors to wear. I must have gotten that from my Mama .. she loves wearing red and she looks beautiful in it.  You know it is that time of year when you are out buying gifts and that doesn't leave alot of money to spend on yourself but I still like to look festive and cute .  I have the perfect solution to that problem you should try shopping at the Clothes Mentor.  I am telling you will be surprised with the selection it's kind of like being surprised on Christmas Morning.  I was able to get 4 awesome pieces for $32 now how cool is that?  I wore this look to office for a casual day and nothing makes me happier than a little pop of animal print like this super cute belt.  I think this would be great look for a family gathering or perhaps some holiday shopping.  

Don't forget you can take those fabulous pieces that you are no longer wearing and take them in for cash on the spot. Perfect time of the year to get some extra money or you can get a festive look of your own. Also check them out on Instagram they are always posting new awesome pieces that you can get first dibs on. 

I hope you Fashionista's are having a very Happy Holiday season! Please share any tips you may have about staying fashionable of a budget. We are in this together 

My Look
Skirt  -Alfani via Clothes Mentor $10
Denim shirt- Eddie Baurer via Clothes Mentor $8
Belt - Clothes Mentor $4
Fur Vest - $10
Boots -Carson's

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Look Made Easy with some Fab Shoes

It has been a busy but exciting December so far and I am not even halfway through it! I was so honored to be invited to join an awesome group by Kohl's called " Yes 2 You Fashionista" .A wonderful place for fellow fashionista's who love fashion and Kohl's as much as I do. If you follow my blog than you know how much I love me some Kohl's. They even gifted me with a $50 giftcard .  A giftcard to one of my favorite stores now it doesn't get much better than that. So my sister and I were out doing some shopping and I decided that I would use my giftcard on these fabulous Jennifer Lopez leopard shoes.   Now I have been stalking these shoes for awhile as you can see my on previous post (here).   These shoes are so sexy and fashionable but they are comfortable as well which was the icing on the cake. I decided to incorporate these fabulous shoes into my holiday look.  I styled items that I already had in my wardrobe.  I had this chiffon  midi skirt that I purchased from +Forever 21  last year added a cropped summer top from Jcpenney clearance rack , pulled this together with the belt with bling that was a steal for only $10 from H&M .  Than to top off the look these gorgeous shoes.  My sister asked me what am I going to match these shoes with . I responded "Everything" Hasn't anyone told her that leopard is the new black.. duh! LOL. I could easily wear this out for a girls night out  or a holiday program at my kids school.  A holiday look made easy by Curlybyrdie ! 

How are you styling items in your closet for a festive holiday look? Please share I would love to hear about it.

My Look
Shoes - Jennifer Lopez - Kohl's $39.99
Skirt - Forever 21
Belt - H&M
Top - Jcpenney- Degree
Necklace- H&M $5
Bracelets - H&M $3
Jacket - Jcpenney ( last year)
Bag - H&M
Clutch - Jessica Simpson via Meijer $6 ( last year)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tar-Jay Day

Nothing like a new dress to give you a little pep in your step! It may be new shoes for some or a new lipstick for another but for me it's a dress. Now when I find a cute dress on clearance that's even better.  I saw this dress a few months ago and it wasn't on sale so if you know me you know I just had to walk away and see if I was lucky enough to get in sale or clearance. When going to Target for "tights" lol.. (who ever leaves Target with just one thing?). I decided to stroll over the the clearance rack to "just browse" and low and behold there was my dress on clearance for $13.98! How awesome is that? So you should definitely should check out your local Target for some great discounted finds. I opted to pair this with with my black sweater that was trimmed with a little bling bling gold chain and my work look was born.  What items make you feel good about yourself when you walk out the door?

My Look
Dress -Target - Now I got this in the store for $13.98 so you should try your local store for a better price. If not they are offering by get one 1/2 online.
Sweater- Target- Another Tar-Jay find last year 
Necklace - H&M clearance find $1.50
Bangles - NY and Company $5
Ring - H&M - $1
Shoes- Lauren Conrad - I picked this up last year and I just love them so much so I purchased a grey and black pair this year . Check them out  here $38.99 use code DASHER for 20% off