Posted by Jalisa on Oct 18, 2017 under

Shirt: Similar | Skirt: Similar | Bracelet: Similar Bag | Boots: Similar 


 

 


 

Happy Wednesday my lovely friends!

I hope you're having a great week so far!

It's been another crazy busy week over here. It just seems to get busier and busier each week, especially as Aviah is growing! I'm still trying to get into a groove and have a more set schedule. My days and even weeks are so unpredictable, but I'm trying to make it all work. I have to be honest and say that sometimes I get rather overwhelmed because I feel as though I'm stretched so thin trying to get everything done and be everything to everyone all at once. I'm sure many new moms feel the same way and until you get into your groove, it can be very tough.

I'm honestly so thankful to have such supportive friends in all of you. You've all been so patient and supportive of me from the beginning. Each time I apologize for not having a post up or responding to comments, you assure me that it's okay. At the same time, you've come to "know" me and that it's my nature to feel terrible for not perfectly dotting my i's and crossing my t's . I'm such a Type A. Though I know you will say that I don't need to explain myself, I promise that as I become more and more used to my role as a mother, while juggling life and this blog, I'll be more active as once before, just bare with me :)

Enough of my emotions, which are all over the place these days...blame it on the fluctuating mama hormones, haha; let's get onto today's outfit, shall we?!

I've had both pieces in this outfit for as long as I can remember, but I constantly challenge myself to create new and refreshing outfits with older pieces in my wardrobe each season. I've never styled these two together before and thought they'd make for the perfect combination. I love the way the olive green looks paired with the black and how the mix of texture in the fringe works with the studded details in the military inspired shirt. 

What I love about fringed skirts is that they're super flattering because they're often found in skirts that are a-line or pencil and lay flat against the service, so you don't have to worry about it making you appear larger or drawing attention in an unflattering way. To re-establish my waistline, I tucked in the shirt and pulled it out a bit to add some volume up top, while adding definition to the waist area. If you're looking for a more casual way to style a similar skirt, an oversized sweater would look super cute paired with ankle boots; a look I'm thinking of creating myself sometime soon! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, my dear friends! I hope you found some inspiration in today's look and I look forward to seeing you in Friday's post!

 

XO, 

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Shirt: Similar | Faux leather pants: Similar Earrings | Bag | Shoes: Similar 


 

 


 

Happy Monday my gorgeous friends!

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty relaxed for the most part. I really tried to take it easy and rest, since last week was so hectic. I took a nice break from my phone and social media, which felt really good. These days, I try to soak up and truly live in the moment. All of the catastrophic events and evil acts we've, unfortunately, been seeing nearly every week have been a reminder of how fragile life is and how we shouldn't take it for granted. This sometimes means putting the phone down, stepping away, and giving your undivided attention to those around you. 

Moving right along to today's outfit, I wanted to look for yet another way to style this blue striped shirt you've seen my style a number of times this past summer. We often see light blue stripes during the warmer months, but I wanted to demonstrate how you can still get use out of them during the fall, by styling them with more seasonal pieces, such as dark chocolate-y browns and leather. I had originally intended on wearing nude pumps, but my leopard ones came to mind. I thought it would make for a great pattern mix; I love the way it turned out! 

I hope you feel inspired to recreate this outfit yourselves, if not in working with a striped shirt, at least in the color pairing! Thanks so much for stopping by, my gorgeous friends, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

 

XO,

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Happy Friday my lovely friends!

I hope you all had a great week and are ready to embrace the weekend full force, I know I am...this mama had a loooooooong week! I can't even count the amount of times I did laundry, it's all a blur guys, it's all a blur. 

Does this dress look familiar? It's the one I wore to my baby shower back in June! I've mentioned that when I was shopping during my pregnancy, I tried to avoid purchasing too much maternity, since I'd only be wearing the pieces for a few months. What I did instead was purchase pieces that had a lot of stretch in my regular size, like this dress. I wanted to be able to still get use out of them post pregnancy, this is something I'd suggest you do if you're expecting or file in the back of your mind for when the time comes. 

Embroidery is still going strong this fall and so are florals, dark florals in particular. Though these florals aren't dark, the solid color of the dress is, which makes it perfect for the season. To add some warmth, I've styled it with a leather jacket...one of my must have fall essentials. It also creates a perfect juxtaposition and is also a great way to extend the wear of your favorite summertime maxi dress. As the weather starts to dip even more, you can add in a scarf and hat. It's such a versatile piece. 

I hope you all love the look and most importantly, feel inspired by it! Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend, friends!

 

XO, 

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Posted by Jalisa on Oct 11, 2017 under ,

Faux Leather Blazer | Cami | Pants: Similar herehere | Necklace: Similar | Boots: Similar here (ON SALE $40 OFF!)






Happy Wednesday my gorgeous friends!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! Today's outfit screams 90s to me, I wasn't necessarily going for this particular vibe when creating the outfit, it wasn't until after I put everything together that I realized it. I think it's the combination of leather, bold gold necklace, and these bold mustard yellow pants. I've been on a mustard yellow kick lately. Perhaps it's to make up for the entire season I missed wearing it last year when I was pregnant, if you read last Friday's post, you know what I'm talking about, haha!  

I grew up in the 90s and I'll continue to say that it was the best era, nothing like it in terms of fashion and music, nothing. 

I've had this blazer for a few years now and it seems to be one of the most popular pieces at Missguided because it's always selling out and being restocked season after season. The quality is amazing for the price and it's super flattering, as it tapers in at the waist complimenting the double breasted buttons perfectly. Plus, it's a great dupe for the original and iconic Balmain version! I've styled it a number of times (see here for the last outfit) so it's definitely versatile; I highly recommend! 

Since I went for cropped pants, I decided to pair them with a pair of pointed toe booties to visually elongate the leg. I feel any other type of shoe (rounded toe) would make the leg short and stubby. So, my suggestion if you're petite and bottom curvy would be to opt for pointed toe shoes when working with cropped bottoms to help flatter your curves! 

Thanks for stopping by, my dear friends; I hope you liked today's look! 

 

XO,

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Posted by Jalisa on Oct 09, 2017 under

Sweater | Shorts: Similar herehere | Necklace: Similar Boots c/o | Bag: Louis Vuitton


 

 


 

Happy Monday my gorgeous friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was pretty laid back. Yesterday, we spent much of the day cleaning and I feel so good that the house is clean. I'm one of those people that can't stand a messy house, it makes me feel unclean. I'm a bit OCD, though, I admit. A weird fact about me is whenever I buy something new, I have to clean the whole house. I know, this is incredibly weird, but I have to. I used to be very impulsive about a clean house, until I met Eddie who is the total opposite. I would get anxiety if the bed slippers were not tilted a certain way before bed and I had everything colors coordinated. Who I'm I trying to fool, my closet is still color coordinated, ha. When I was younger, whenever I would get stressed or upset, I'd clean. A friend of mine hit the hammer on the nail when she said it was because it was the only thing I felt I could control, so very true. 

Anyway....

One of this season's hottest color trends is red. It was trend that first gained momentum at the start of spring and has shown no signs of stopping. I shared some tips at the start of summer on how to select the best shade of red for your skin-tone, so I won't touch upon that today; if you're interested, feel free to check out that post here

Today, I'm sharing a color combination featuring the hot color that's perfect for fall. To add a fall vibe to any outfit, add brown, it's as simple as that! There are a variety of brown shades to work with, ranging from sandy to deep, dark chocolate shades. Reds that have more of an orange undertone, like the sweater I'm wearing, pair great with lighter shades and those that have more of a blue undertone or even burgundy, pair great with darker shades. 

Are you loving the fact that red is trending this season? 

Thanks so much for stopping by, my dear friends, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!

 

XO,

 

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Posted by Jalisa on Oct 06, 2017 under

Sweater: here, here | Pants: Similar herehere | Bag: Louis Vuitton Boots c/o 






Happy Friday my gorgeous friends!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared why I love wearing white in the fall and today I'm, yet again, bringing to you an outfit that includes rich fall tones with white as the canvas for the reasons I mentioned in that post. I don't know if you remember me sharing how I hated and could not tolerate the sight of mustard yellow when I was pregnant with Aviah. It would literally make me nauseous just looking at it, so I only wore this sweater once and my mustard Zara jacket I love so much a hand full of times, before those feelings kicked in. Isn't that weird?! Lol! I honestly love the color, it reminds me of fall and I think it works well during the spring season, too, making today's outfit a great transitional outfit for both seasons. 

Though mustard yellow is a beautiful shade, I will caution those of who have yellow undertones to beware, as it can easily make the skin appear tawny and greenish. This is something we all wish to avoid. That said, avoid it one days you don't feel well, as it can make the skin appear even more dull and bring out all the discolorations that come along with a common cold.

Isn't it interesting the different effects color can have on the skin and our mood, too!? Elise, my blogger babe over at Sparkle and Slippers shared an interesting fact she came across regarding yellow. It's supposedly a color that people feel the most comfortable about being themselves in. Interesting, huh?

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by, my dear friends, and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead! 

 

XO,

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Posted by Jalisa on Oct 04, 2017 under

Tunic: Similar herehere | Jeans | Boots | Bag: Louis Vuitton Necklace c/o | Bracelet: Similar 


 

 


 

 

Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!

On Monday, I shared my new found love for balloon sleeved sweaters, today, I'm sharing my love for OTS shoulder sweaters. I'm loving the fact that many of the s/s 17 trends are still going strong, but are modified for fall pieces. I've actually had this tunic sweater for years, yet this is the first time I'm wearing it as an OTS. It's a cowl neck, so it allows for me to wear it in different ways, so if you have cowl necks that are longer, give it a try! It's a great way to get more use out of your clothing and feel as though you've purchased an entirely new and trendy piece. Though OTS are more classy and timeless in my opinion. 

What I love about this particular sweater is that it's in one of my favorite fall colors, teal. I adore jewel toned colors because they're so rich, beautifully saturated, and look great on anyone and everyone. They do so much for the skin, especially in the winter when our skin looks dull and dry; they add a nice vibrancy and flush to the skin. You can even see from the look of these photos that my skin looks as though it has a glow to it and it's entirely due to the fact that I'm wearing the rich color. Try it and see for yourselves. 

Also, my legs look much longer than they are and that's because I'm wearing dark jeans and OTK boots. This is such a great way to add visual length to the legs. I'm sure many of your petite ladies have heard that you should avoid OTK boots because they "make you appear shorter." Though this is true to a certain extent, it's all in the way you style them. If you do as I've done here and wear them with darker bottoms, you'll actually achieve the opposite effect and look as though you have legs for days ;)

What are some of the fall trends you're excited about this season? 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have the most amazing day, my dear friends!

 

XO,

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Posted by Jalisa on Oct 02, 2017 under

Sweater: Similar Ring | Jeans: Similar Bag | Shoes: Similar 


 

 


 

Happy Monday my sweet friends!

First, I'd like to thank all of you who wished me a Happy Birthday on Friday! We had a wonderful time celebrating this past weekend. My mom came up from Brooklyn and spent the weekend with us. We ordered from one of our favorite Italian restaurants and my mom brought a Parisian dessert from one of the bakeries in NYC. 

As for gifts, Eddie  got me this Tory Burch tote I had been wanting ever since my blogger babe, Kelly of Rosy Outlook shared it on one of her her essentials lists and has also been rocking it in the grey color. I had been in need of an all black tote minus the hardware. I'm one of those people that has a pet peeve with metals on clothing and bags clashing. Sometimes, I have no choice because I'm not one of the Rockefellers; I don't have a closet just for bags, though one day I hope too, ha! It's a bit on the smaller side, so I can't double it as a diaper bag, so I intend on using it when I'm not with Aviah or if I want to carry both it and a diaper bag, though the latter is less practical. 

Now let's talk about this sweater! I wish it were still in stock because it's seriously so comfy and is super trendy with the balloon sleeves. I purchased it from Asos back in August and it was the only one left in stock, but this one is very similar. I'm loving balloon sleeved knits this season (I also got this one and can't wait to wear it) because I feel they're cozy and has that cute oversized look, perfect for fall. 

I paired the sweater with velvet bow flats to add yet another trendy element to the look that's more luxe, which was a nice contrast to the casual look of the sweater and distressed knee jeans

I hope you like today's casual outfit and that you have the best start to your week, my dear friends; thanks so much for stopping by! 

 

XO, 

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