Monday, September 5, 2016

Last 'Shift' before Fall featuring ASOS CURVE Shift Dress with Ruffle

Hey everybody!! How are y'all doing? I have really missed you guys. I had so many hopes for my blog this summer but ya girl has truly been busy with work and school. While I've had a lot of time to go out and take pictures, most of them never seem to make it to an actually post... well no further than Instagram. Please forgive me because I have honestly turned into a basic Instagram model. But fret no more... I just had to bring you one more summer blog post before fall hits.

If you've been keeping up with my photos on Instagram you will quickly notice that all my post have been dresses. There have been a few rompers and jumpers in between but mostly dresses. I really didn't notice it until one of my readers asked me if I wore anything other than dresses lol... I guarantee this was not on purpose. In retrospect I wish it would've been because then I could've possibly done a blog series on dresses... but oh well.... I promise this will be my last dress post... I think lol

Truth be told I've always felt more comfortable in dresses. I know it's ironic that this former tom-boy actually prefers dresses and skirts, but growing up I really had no choice. I went to private school until middle school and the uniform for girls was either a dress or skirt. I believe around the 5th grade they made some shorts for us, but back then you really couldn't pay me to show my legs... and I don't remember the blue, yellow and orange plaid shorts to be very flattering. But beyond being forced to wear them in school, dresses and skirts are just comfortable... especially in the summer.

As you know it can get hott down here in the South and dresses are as breathable as it gets for me... During the summer I prefer shift dresses over the usual maxis or fit and flares. The design of shift dresses basically allow the dress to flow away from your body. This is very important during those hot summer months because there's nothing worse than clothes sticking to you on a hot summer day with Georgia's humidity. I fell in love with this ASOS Curve Shift Dress!! As soon as I saw it I knew it had to be mine. I absolutely love the texture and feel of this dress. The dress is well-designed and the ruffles are an added bonus of femininity. And as if you could ever have too much pink, I paired the look with some old flats from Old Navy and my new purse I received at AKA's 67th Boule that was held here in Atlanta, Ga. I promise it's the bags that keep me going each year.

So what do you guys think? Are we loving this look? I promise I will try to do a better job of posting more looks for you guys. I have a jean series coming up soon so be on the look out for that. See you guys later!!

Monday, May 30, 2016

My Gwynnie Bee Experience and LookBook

Hi ladies!! How are ya'll feeling? I know it's been a while since I've written a blog… but I promise today's post is worth the wait! For the past month I have been experimenting with a clothing subscription plan known as +Gwynnie Bee. Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. It allows you to feel stylish and savvy everyday with endless fashion, free shipping, and free exchanges.

If you've been following my blog a while you will remember that I tried Gwynnie Bee a while ago in 2012.  I loved the service back then!!! I remember going to quite a few weddings that year and everything I wore was from my Gwynnie Bee closet… Here's a little #throwback lol 

#throwback circa 2012 GB Asos Dress 

#throwback circa 2012 GB Asos Sequin Skirt 

So… Whew… My blog pictures have truly come a long way… lol… But as stated above… Back then I remember how much fun I had trying out GB.  So I decided to give it another try and document the experience.

If you're like me… We always have somewhere to go but nothing to wear… The malls are just too crowded to even get out and go shopping and you're so nervous that the dress you recently purchased online may come too late or be too small… This is where Gwynnie Bee comes to the rescue…

Browse the collection. 
Check out all the designers, styles, and looks you’ll love.

Add clothes to your Virtual Closet.

Try fun stuff. It’s rental—not ownership. Explore and be adventurous. You need to place a minimum number of garments, dependent on your current plan, into your virtual closet before your Gwynnie Bee package can be shipped. Browse through the collections and add styles you wish to try to your virtual closet. Once you've met your closet minimum, your box will automatically start processing. GB typically has a 2-3 day processing time prior to shipment. Boxes ship out via USPS Priority Mail and delivery takes 2-4 business days in most cases. (I literally got my boxes 2 days after reaching my closet minimum) 

Wear it. Rock it. Love it.

Your first box arrives within 2–3 days filled with items that you’ve selected and put into your closet.
If you can’t bear to part with a Gwynnie Bee item you have at home, you can purchase it directly from your closet! Send back what you like, when you like. Using pre-paid bags, send back as many garments as you like: one, two, three, or all at once. Your choice. We handle the cleaning, so send it back in any state. As soon as you let us know you’re dropping garments in the mail, we start preparing your next box with as many garments as you sent us.

Repeat Steps and continue to enjoy Gwynnie Bee’s clothing without commitment!

Ready to try Gwynnie Bee for yourself?!!? Great!! They've given me a link that provides you with a free month subscription!!!!  Check it out HERE!!!  And if a free month doesn't persuade you to give it a try… Take a look at some of the styles I received from my very own virtual closet!!!!

Julian Taylor | Fit & Flare Dress in Diamond Jacquard 

I absolutely loved this dress.  I would definitely recommend going down a size, but I was able to make it work! Other people on GB said the dress was "too heavy" and that the fabric was "too scratchy" I would have to agree.  While this seems like the perfect dress for spring the material is a little too heavy and would probably feel better during the Fall/Winter months.  

Taylor Dress | Emerald Fit & Flare Dress in Painterly Floral 

Now I must admit… At first I did not like this dress… Out of all the items in my closet I could not understand why this one… But as you can see that definitely changed once I put this dress on.  It was the perfect fit and flare dress for any occasion.  

Robbie Bee | Asymmetrical Colorblock Dress in Red

I wanted to love this dress.  The color blocking was perfect! But the dress was too uncomfortable… Surprising it fit well in the bust region and on my arms.. But towards the bottom the dress was just too tight!! With each step I had to make sure that I kept pulling the dress down.  

Spruce and Sage | Navy Color Block Fit & Flare Dress

I'm just starting to realize that half of the dresses I added to my closet were fit & flare.  They're just perfect!!!  Hugging your curves right at the waist and then flaring out for a flattering girly and flirty look.  While I loved this dress the color was just a little boring to me…. 

Eloquii | Fit & Flare Shirt Dress In Jungle Green

So we have another fit & flare lol… But this one I honestly would have to say I'm not a fan of…. The color, gorgeous… the flare, gorgeous… but the fit, all wrong!!! Not the perfect fit for busty girls. I have to keep in mind that buttons are not always our best friend when you have a little more on top.

Universal Standard | Geneva Dress In Anchor Grey

Now this dress I must admit I absolutely did not like!!! It was so plain and huge… But I could see it had some potential!! To spruce things up I paired this look with two vest I purchased from +Fashion To Figure +Fashion To Figure.  I'd have to say prefer the grunge look over the simple black vest.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Protective Styling with FreeTress Braid Island Twist

Hey everybody!! How are ya'll feeling today? One of my most frequent asked questions about my natural hair journey is how do I retain length.  Now it may not seem like it when my curls are in their natural state, but blown out and straightened you can tell that I have been able to retain a lot of hair growth in the past two years since my big chop.  The key to retaining such length is truly due to protective styling.  I would have to say that I protective style at least 6 months out of each year.  So yes… half of the year I wear my hair and the other half it is tucked under a wig, braids or crochet.  I usually keep my hair in protective styles for about a month at a time.  Over the years I've realized that my hair does not do well with long periods of protection.  I exercise and run a lot and the sweat build up definitely makes for a very unhappy scalp.  I can literally say I've tried it all… Different crochet braiding styles, senegalese twist, box braids, dutch braids, mini twist…  yes I am the queen on protective styling.  

Recently while walking in my local beauty supply store I found a new style of crochet braiding hair that I'd never seen before.. FreeTress Island Curl.  I was quickly attracted to this twist pattern because it honestly mimicked my natural braid outs.  There wasn't many videos on youtube about styling with this hair so I decided to take a chance and try it out.  I was definitely not disappointed! 

This hair was by far the most natural looking crochet braids I have ever done.  Everywhere I went people would ask me where I'd purchased the hair. I purchased this hair for about $5 a pack but you can also purchase it at the following websites:  EbonyLine and BlackHairSpray I was able to maintain this style for 4 weeks.  It definitely can be worn longer.  The pattern was maintained throughout me running four times a week and sleeping without a scarf.  

If you are looking for a natural looking protective styles I highly suggest trying Crochet Braids.  In the tutorial below I will show you an easy way to crochet your natural hair using the FreeTress Braid Island Twist.  

Products Needed: 

  • Rat Tail Comb 
  • Hair Clips 
  • Latch Hook Needle
  • Needle and Thread
  • 5 packs of the FreeTress Braid Island Twist
  • Moisturizer of your choice 

Will you try this style? Let me know in the comments sections.  Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to view more videos and stay update on new uploads! 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

But first... Shampagne

Hey everybody!! How are y'all feeling? Today I want to talk about champagne.... Now not the champagne you drink… and unfortunately not Champagne Papi, but Shampagne | The Web Series!!!!!

If you've been following the hashtag #OscarSoWhite you've come to understand the difficulties black actors have in creating a place for themselves in Hollywood. This web-series definitely highlights the struggle one rising actress faces as she tries to break into the business.

Shampagne | A Web Series was created and produced by Melissa Mickens. It was inspired after she recalls going to three casting auditions and being asked if she could rap… Now I get it… you're probably thinking what I thought at first… She's auditioning for an actress role, not trying to be the next Jay-Z….

"Why does the industry want me to be hashtag urban so bad?" is the question she asks herself that lays the foundation for this new web series Shampagne.

In the first episode we meet M, a 20-something actress trying to make it in New York City. Only problem is, everybody assumes she can be something that she's not. Will M be able to play the game by the industry's rules, or will she change the game completely?

Check out episode one below to find out!

M could've easily dismissed the requests to become so hashtag urban… In fact, many would argue that black actresses should stop limiting themselves to roles that are too rough (Taraji P. Henson as Cookie in Empire) or too submissive (Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in "The Help")... M, on the other hand, decides to embrace the roles she is offered.  On her YouTube Channel she so eloquently highlights how rap was created from the black community… and instead of dismissing the roots of black culture that is rap… she embraces it and becomes PagneCham.  Subscribe to her channel to meet her friends and family as she makes some BIG CHANGES! Hurry up and subscribe as episode 4 will be released today!!!!!

And ladies… I didn't forget about those of you who are wondering what I wore this week.  This look is inspired by PagneCham herself… So don't forget to subscribe to her channel and check her out… But first, Champagne…. 

Shirt from Charlotte Russe; Jeans from Target; Shoes by Jessica Simpson

Monday, March 28, 2016

Trend Alert: Purple Lipstick

Everybody who personally knows me knows I'm obsessed passionate about the color PURPLE!!! I'm not exactly sure when this infatuation began, but I believe it's safe to say my middle name should be Purple... lol

So I definitely was here to hop on the latest trend.... PURPLE LIPSTICK....

Here's what's in my collection....

Here's a few pictures of me and some of the lipsticks.....

L-R: Punk Couture paired with Visions in Violet, Inglot 281, Punk Couture, Lavender Voltage, Heroine

So which one is my favorite? Hmmm... I absolutely love them all!! But... if I had to pick one it would definitely be Mac's Heroine.  This color looks great on all skin tones... It's actually amazing how it adjust to just your perfect shade of purple... Just take a look at a few CUTIES wearing Heroine....

Update: Check out the new purple lippies Sway and Amethyst from NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Lipstick Line

Sunday, March 20, 2016

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Swatch/Review

The Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick line from NYX Cosmetics is one of the latest lines released in Fall 2015 from the company.  Now I know I'm kinda late to the party, but after hearing a lot of my friends talk about how much they loved these new lipsticks.... I just had to give it a try.  I rushed to the nearest Target to get a hold of them just to see how great these items would be.  I'm really hesitant when it it comes to buying drug store lipsticks...  While I prefer drugstore prices, I always have a hard time finding drugstore lipsticks that are able to evenly coat my naturally pigmented lips.  Most times I end up with a beautifully swatched bottom lip and then an upper lip that looks like I haven't applied any color to it... I'm pretty sure most of my melanin rich sisters can understand this dilemma when choosing the perfect lipstick.  

Watch the video below to see the lipsticks swatched on my lips.  I've also collaborated with fellow youtuber Jenni Koutur to show you how these lipsticks look on different lips.  Continue reading for a detailed review as well as information on how to find these lipsticks… ENJOY!

I went straight to the cosmetics aisle once I arrived in Target and guess what.... They were having a sale... You know the types of sales where if you buy 2 items you get a $5 gift card in return?  Now I'm truly a sucker for these types of promotions... I'd only come in to buy a few of the lipsticks, but with an offer like this I thought, what the heck... Let me try them all.  I was able to buy 10 of the 12 colors from this line all from Target.  They can be found by clicking the link here and are priced at $7.  I was able to save 5% off of my total also because I am a Target DebitCard holder.  Two of the colors I did have to purchase at Ulta.  I'm not sure if these two are exclusive to Ulta stores, but they also retail for $7.  Ulta does sell all 12 of the colors from this line.  If you sign up for their member's reward program you will be able to get $3.50 off your total of $10 or more at checkout... Yep... another deal.  

Aisle display of the lipsticks at my local Target 

The NYX website boast that the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks will glide on and set into a striking matte finish.  It states that they are velvety soft and waterproof creating a long-lasting lippie with a positively polished look with every swipe.  The lipsticks are housed in a barrel tube with a sponge applicator.  Besides the vibrant colors, the sponge applicator would probably have to be the best part of this line.  It provided me with the ability to delicately stroke the color onto my lips.  I was also able to easily apply added color where needed... Especially my upper lip.  This lipstick does set to a matte finish... sort of.... Usually when I think about matte finish lipsticks the first thing I think about is drying.  I saw on a lot of reviews that other girls did not appreciate the drying aspect of this lipstick.  I, on the other hand, did not find these lipsticks to be that drying... Especially compared to other lines that feature matte finishes.  Out of all the matte lipsticks I've tried, this one is truly the least drying.  I have not worn the lipsticks all day to test their durability but I will definitely update this article to let you guys know if they truly are waterproof and long lasting. 

L to R:  Stone Fox, Life's A Beach, Cherry Skies, Soft-Spoken, Orange County, Sway, Sandstrom, Pink Lust, Tea & Cookies, Amethyst, Kitten Heels and Vintage

Overall I would give this line 4 out of 5 stars.  It provides radiant colors at an affordable price.  And though light colors did take a couple of applications, I do believe that the colors provide an even finish on my pigmented lips.  I would definitely suggest buying these lippies.  I would have to say Amethyst is my favorite color.  Have you tried these lippies? Let me know which one if your favorite… 

Jenni Koutour is a fellow youtuber who also happens to be my cousin.... Her youtube channel is filled with all things hair, fashion and beauty...  She also swatched 5 of the lipsticks from this line... I absolutely adore Cherry Skies and Soft Spoken on her... Head over to her channel to check it out!!!! 

L to R:  Stone Fox, Life's A Beach, Cherry Skies, Soft-Spoken, Orange County, Sway, Sandstrom, Pink Lust, Tea & Cookies, Amethyst, Kitten Heels and Vintage 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jessica Simpson Floral Printed Dress

Hey ladies! How y'all feeling? Today I want to talk about something that I'm pretty sure we've all experienced... Buyer's Remorse... Remember that time you just had to get that outfit even though the price wasn't too hot... Well that happened to me not too long ago... Luckily with a little bit of patience I was able to turn this shopping tragedy into a shopping treasure...

I first saw this dress Fall 2015 while shopping in Dillard's. I can't remember the exact month (September or October), but I remember I was looking for a dress to wear to my friend's wedding in October. When I saw this dress, I knew it would be the perfect dress for the occasion. The only thing I did not like was the price tag. At this time the dress was listed at regular price around $99. Feeling that I would not find something to wear before I left for the wedding, I made the rash decision and bought the dress. After my purchase I felt really good... I could check this off of my list of things to do in preparation for my trip... but then something happened... Buyer's Remorse. Now I know to most $99 may not seem a lot, but for a graduate student whose loans continue to stack up year by year this was a very large coin to lose... Every time I would see this dress hanging in my closet all I could think about was the amount of groceries I could've gotten with that much money or how many times I could have filled up my gas tank... I just couldn't get over spending that much money on a dress I would probably wear once... and maybe a few times to church once the spring time hits. So my conscious got the best of me and I returned the dress maybe a week after it's purchase. Surprisingly, I ended up wearing something out of my closet to wedding. The older I get the more I realize that you don't have to buy a new item for every event. Now that probably was the first time in many years that I didn't buy something new for an event, but lets just say I'm still a work in progress.

Now being an avid window shopper, I probably visit Dillard's maybe once a month. I rarely buy something on these trips... Shopping just happens to be something I enjoy to past time. In the months to follow I continued to see this dress on display. The wedding had passed, but I was still in love with the dress. The price tag on the other hand, had yet to budge. Fast forward 5 months and I'm in Dillard's doing some window shopping and guess what I see... a sign that reads "Clearance 65% off." Usually I avoid this section... By the time clothes hit clearance in Dillard's it's usually something that I don't want or something that is not in my size... Nevertheless, I decided to check the rack out. To my surprise I see the dress hanging with a price tag that reads $34... and guess what??? It was just my size!! Yep thats right... 65% off the original price... I'm pretty sure you guys know I did not hesitate to make this purchase.

This floral printed dress from Jessica Simpson features a beaded neckline and side slit. It is the perfect combination of feminine and ultra chic. Though there's no weddings coming up any time soon and nearly half a year has passed, I do think this purchase was right on time as the weather heats up. To finish off the look I paired it with some Vince Camuto criss cross strap platform sandals that I also purchased during the Dillard's Clearance Sale. These were a whopping $24!!!!! Macy's is still selling this exact same shoe for $90... Talk about a STEAL!!! If you're trying to get my look for the same price I suggest visiting your local Dillard's or Macy's... I've searched everywhere but unfortunately the dress seems to be sold out everywhere online...

In an effort to avoid experiencing buyer's remorse I want to leave you with a few little tips.... Count to three. 1.... 2.... 3.... Let's stop buying things because we want it... First let's think if we really need it... In the event that you absolutely need to purchase an outfit for a special occasion, lets try not waiting to the last minute to buy it... In the situation above I made a rash decision in purchasing the dress because I felt like I would not have enough time to find another dress.... All it took was a little delayed gratification… Hope you guys enjoyed reading the blog today… See you next time!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

How I Refresh My Old Braidouts (with Video and Product Reviews)

So wash day is tomorrow, but you have somewhere to go tonight.  You've been able to rock your braid-out for the past 5 days but it just doesn't have anymore life to it.  You have about 10 minutes to devote to your hair before getting ready... So what do you do?  Refresh those curls!!  Below you will find a video explaining how I refresh my curls in less than 10 minutes.  Each product helps to revitalize each strand without the additional drying time needed when styling freshly washed hair.  After watching the video continue reading to find a detailed review on each product used.  Hope you enjoy!   

I start off by sectioning my hair into 4 equal parts. I usually like to start with the back of my hair first since it takes the longest to dry. One thing I like about this quick refresher is that the products don't saturate my hair too much. I have low porosity hair and it seems like a drop of water takes at least 2 hours just to dry.

The Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Milk Leave-in Conditioning Mist provides my hair with just the right amount of moisture to prepare my hair for this refresher.  I purchased my bottle at my local Sprouts Farmers' Market for about $7, but I've also seen it at some CVS.  This has been my go-to leave in conditioner when prepping for any style.  With ingredients such as water, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sweet almond oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, and coconut, pineapple, papaya and mango fruit extracts, the makers state that this product will moisturize and quench dull, thirsty, tangled tresses and protects hair prior to heat styling.  It exactly does just that!! A thorough mist over my dry hair to reactivates and tame my unruly curls.

Once I've made sure to distribute the first product evenly through out my hair, I pull out what I believe to be the key to refreshing my curls, the Camille Rose Fresh Curl Hair Smoother.  I picked this product up from my local Target.  Now I must admit... Camille Rose products are usually on the higher end when it comes to natural hair products.  I believe this bottle cost about $14 in the store.  I shop at Target a lot and usually wait for them to have a sale.  Just recently there was a ad going on for $5 back for every $20 spent on beauty items.  Couple sales like this with the Target Cartwheel app and you can almost always get these high end products for almost nothing.  This product has ingredients like deionized water, castor seed oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, glycerin, and avocado oil. These ingredients together act to easily detangle the hair and serve as an anti-humectant.  Essentially this product helps with reducing frizz by blocking moisture. Living in a humid city such as Atlanta this product really comes in handy to smooth out my tresses... It's just an added bonus that it helps with the detangling process.  

Last, but certainly not least is Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey.  Now I must admit, I've always been a little weary of Carol's Daughter products.  I've tried many of her lines but none seemed to work with my hair... until I discovered this.  My sister would always boast about how much she loved this product.... so I decided to give it the try.  I picked this product up from my local Target for about $12.  The Mimosa Hair Honey line was actually marketed for protective styles, but that didn't stop me from giving it a try on my tresses.  This shine pomade is the finisher of almost any style I do with my hair.  Ingredients include Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Annatto Seed, Lavender, Sage, Red Clover, Rosemary, Nettle, Corn Oil and Orchanet.  And as if the ingredients didn't give it away... it smells AMAZING.  I reach for this product not only before braiding or twisting, but I also grab it when I'm getting ready to unravel my twists and braids.  This thick honey pomade tames fly aways and frizz without weighing the hair down.   It also gives your hair an awesome shine that makes it look conditioned and healthy.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Flirts in Skirts | Valentine's Day LookBook

Hey ya'll! I know it's been a long time since I've blogged, but I have been swamped in school.  I still find it amazing that I had the time to do a shoot with a presentation and preliminary exam coming up soon.  Nevertheless, I'm back and blogging… And what better way to bring it back than during a girl's favorite holiday… Valentine's Day!!!

Valentine's Day has always been a great holiday for me because I'm obsessed with chocolate!! Yeah thats right… Forget all the flowers and dates and just give me the chocolate…  and after I've sat at home and eaten all of the chocolate I can for one day, I like to head out with friends or with that special someone and dress things up.  Those of you that know me or have read past blogs know that my wardrobe mainly consists of comfy chic items.  I'm always on the go with school and usually only buy items that I can wear all day and feel comfortable.  But on Valentine's Day I like to change things and go major girly… And what is more girly than a pink skirt?!?!  Below you will find three different outfits I've put together for Valentine's Day with each outfit featuring a pink skirt. If you like any of the items, keep reading and I will tell you where I purchased each item so that you can get your very own.

I recently discovered  Charlotte Russe carried plus size clothing.  I remember in college all of my friends loved Charlotte Russe and when they walked into the store, I went straight to the jewelry or shoe section.  I literally could not fit anything in that store.  This really upset me because my friends would always be able to find something really cute and at affordable prices.  Now, 4 years later, I get to as well.  The skirts in the first two looks and the bodysuit in the last look came from Charlotte Russe.  If I remember correctly, I got a really good deal on all items during an online sale.  I think I paid like $6 each for the tulle skirt and bandage skirt and $10 for gray bodysuit.  Yep, thats right… All three items were purchased for under $25!!! Now that's a steal!!!! I suggest frequently visiting the site before purchasing because there seems to be a different deal going on every other day.

First Look:  Breakfast at Tiffany's

So my first look is my spin on Breakfast at Tiffany's… More like brunch with my girls.  When I was single, my single friends and I would get together on Valentine's Day for brunch at our favorite restaurant… We not only did this on V-Day but basically every chance we got… lol… what can I say? We really like brunch.  Brunch is sort of our time to get together and catch up with what's going on in our lives.  Every now and again, we like to dress things up and look real fancy.

 The top in this first look was actually purchased maybe 2 years ago at Target.  I found it in the clearance section for under $10.  I had so many plans for this bodysuit but could never find the right bottoms to pair it with… Fast forward two years later and I finally found the right bottoms lol.  My shoes were purchased in college from Dillard's… The brand is Gianni Bini.  Though this is possibly my second time wearing the shoes, they are so comfortable.  I doubt this style is still available seeing as though I purchased them in 2012… but you can never go wrong with a nice heel sandal.

Skirt Found HereSimilar Top Found HereSimilar Shoe Found Here

Being busy with school is definitely one of the reasons I haven't posted a blog in a while… but the second reason is because all my friends are busy too and I have nobody to take pictures of me… So I really appreciate my friend Shari helping me out with this one… I even told her to dress up so she can take a couple of pics too… I didn't tell her much about my looks just that I would be shooting a post for Valentine's Day-- and what do you know? She shows up in a tulle skirt as well… So there you have it ladies… 
Tulle Skirt = Valentine's Day lol…

Second Look: Date Night

So Bae has already told you he's got Valentine's Day covered.. and if your dreams have come true, he's made reservations at that fancy little restaurant you've been wanting to try.  He finally got it right, ladies.  So you look into your closet to find something that shows off your figure just right.  This bandage skirt from Charlotte Russe does just that--hugs my curves in just the right place!  I paired it with a top that I've had for so long I can't even remember where I got it… Oh wait… JcPenny… Yep! I absolutely love this top because I can pair it with jeans for a quick cute look.  The shoes, like at least 90% of the shoes in my closet, were purchased in college.  Let's just say during college my line sisters and I totally visited Dillard's and DSW once a week.  I hardly even buy shoes these days unless it's flats for work or church… These shoes were purchased from DSW and the brand is Chinese Laundry.  While they're not the most comfortable, they probably are one of my most worn heels.  I just slip a gel insole in them before I go out and before you know it, I'm dancing the night away and my feet aren't even hurting.

Skirt Found HereSimilar Top Here and HereSimilar Shoes Here

Third Look: V-Day to the Max(i)

Now this third look is by far my favorite look because it fits in with my comfy chic style… And I get to wear flats….  Now I'm kinda short so you really can't see the flats I had on with this outfit, but they were a really cute pair of sparkly Steve Madden Conncord Flats like the ones being sold here.  The maxi skirt was purchased last year from Target.  I absolutely love Target clothes… in fact… I may do a haul from them soon.  The gray top is actually a bodysuit from Charlotte Russe.  Though it's not pictured here, the top has a cute little key hole on the back.  This look is truly universal.  No matter what plans you have on Valentine's Day you can wear this outfit.  

Similar Skirt HereBodySuit Found Here

Well, folks there you have it… My Valentine's Day LookBook!  I hope you enjoyed it…. Have suggestions for future looks and blog post? Let me know… See ya soon!