Posted by Jalisa on Jan 15, 2018 under

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Happy Monday my beautiful friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Last week was a bit quite here on the blog because the week started off as a whirlwind, which resulted in me not having much time to interact in the comment's and setup a post for Friday, but I'm here today and I'm glad to be back with a post that pops a punch with my favorite color of the moment, red. I mean, who isn't loving red these days? It's such a classic way to do a pop of color and though it can be quite bold, it's nearly always classy and sophisticated, especially when done with black! 

I love an all black outfit with some sort of pop of red thrown into the mix. Be it a red lipcoat, or pair of boots, I'm all for it. In fact, I've been contemplating about adding a pair of pointy toe red boots to my shoe collection. I have a pair of red open toe booties, but let's face it, they're not the most practical during the winter months. I'm not willing to get frost bite for the sake of a cute outfit. My love for fashion doesn't go that deep, lol! 

Anyway, an all black outfit is one that's classic and looks good on everyone, regardless of body shape, size, or skin color. There are a number of ways you can style a black monochrome outfit to prevent things from appearing boring. I personally chose to omit the use of texture or a belt because I wanted to create the illusion of a long lean and clean look, but mixing textures is such a great way to add interest and of course comfort during the winter months. I did do some layering; I'm wearing a black tank underneath the turtleneck for some added warmth. 

I also think this is a great look to go for if you want to continue wearing that festive red coat you wore all December long. We don't have to put away the red coats and accessories just because the holidays are over. You can still wear red all winter long by wearing it with neutrals. Think of your red pieces as a red lip. Do you only sport a red lip in December? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, so why limit your red accessories to just one month?

Have you embraced the red color trend that's been going strong since fall? If so, what's your favorite way to wear it?

Thanks so much for stopping by, my gorgeous friends, and I hope you have the most amazing start to your week!

 

XO,

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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 10, 2018 under

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Happy Wednesday my beautiful friends!

I hope you're all having a great week so far. We finally got our furnace replaced and the heat is now working, yay! You don't realize how blessed you are until you no longer have what you've been so used to having. A great lesson to start off the new year with is to never take what you have for granted, especially those things that make your daily life that much more comfortable and convenient. 

When it comes to winter fashion there are a few things that come to mind, aside from specific colors there are textures. Textures play a huge roll in keeping warm and can also be rather stylish, too. Who knew that when we pay more mind, winter fashion can be quite interesting and anything but dull! I particularly like sweaters and cardigans that have a fuzzy texture because they're often incredibly cozy and enhance that wintertime feel in appearance. When it come stop styling them one thing you really must consider are the other elements in the look. I wouldn't suggest combining your textured piece with more than one other piece in your outfit or else you risk looking like a teddy bear, haha. Pieces that have more structure pair great with this fabric, such as leather leggings/coated jeans, suede, or your classic denim. 

As you may have noticed, I've been really into edgier vibes as of late and added in a crossbody that has some chain details and these ankle boots with buckle details. This texture is quite easy to mix into any wardrobe though, so feel free to add in pieces that exude the vibe of your particular style or look you want to go for. 

I will say this, pieces that have this texture can make one appear wider and more bulky depending on the length of the piece. So, if you're bustier or have a wide chest and back, I'd suggest you go for pieces that are a bit longer in length, such as a tunic style or perhaps and oversized cardigan. They'd look super cute paired with leggings! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, my dear friends! I hope you found some inspiration from today's post and I hope you have a great day!

 

XO, 

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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 08, 2018 under

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Happy Monday my beautiful friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I was able to get some much needed cleaning done. Very exciting, I know! Haha. It's been so incredibly cold here in Connecticut with record lows, and we had a snow storm this past Thursday and in the midst of all this cold, our furnace gave out the day before the storm as mentioned in this post. We were supposed to get it fixed on Friday, but due to the storm, it's been postponed until today. The anxiety of not having working heat with a baby with record low temperatures and a snow storm gave me enough anxiety, but thankfully we've made it through and Aviah has been kept warm. 

Since it's been so cold, I've been layering up while keeping style in mind. Of course this coat would be buttoned up with a scarf, but I wanted to show you what was underneath ;) 

Black, gold, and medium-dark brown shade combinations are amongst my faves this time of year. I feel they work so well together to create a classy and chic combination and look great on everyone. In this case, I've roughened up the trio a bit by adding in a couple of pieces that are more on the edgier side, such as the distressed knee jeansfishnet tights, and the camo ankle boots you all know I'm obsessed with come winter (this is my third season wearing them!).

Though all of these pieces look great paired together, I feel it's the belt that really ties it all together in this case. It adds a great focal point with the black and gold contrast and look so good with the sweater partially tucked in the front. You all know how much I love doing this with my sweaters. I only ever tuck the front part in by the zipper and pull down the sides to give it a more casual, laid back feel. It's also a really flattering way to wear a sweater, as it conceals a larger mid-section in a way that's discrete and stylish. 

Now that it's coat/layer weather, what are some ways you love to style your coats to make your bundled look more fashionable?

Thanks so much for stoppng by, I hope you have the best start to your week!

 

XO, 

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Happy Thursday my gorgeous friends!

As I'm typing this, we're bracing ourselves for a supposedly major snowstorm set to hit the northeast and our furnace blew conveniently. Luckily we have a fire place, send all the positive (and cozy) vibes our way. 

Anyway, you all know how much I love my outerwear. From fur coats to leather jackets and vest, I'm all for them. Why? They're not only practically in keeping you warm, but can make an entire outfit. In fact, during the winter, it can be an entire outfit, since we're so bundled up that not many get to witness the great amount of (stylish) effort we've put into what's underneath. That said, when there's an outerwear trend, my ears and eyes perk up. This winter, it's all about the puffer coat. It's a bit nostalgic for me having grown up in the '90s and owning so many different colors and styles. I'm glad they've made a comeback and though some of the colors and finishes (hello, metallic!) are very reminiscent, there are some more contemporary styles that have been added, such as velvet and the teddy fabrics, can you say ultra cozy!?

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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 03, 2018 under

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Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!

If there's one styling technique I love to turn to when I want to create an outfit that's unique and interesting it's juxtaposing. Though as I've mentioned in Monday's post, my style is evolving, but I still enjoy experimenting with various styles and vibes and that I don't think will ever change. It's reflective of my personality; I'm one that enjoys a little bit of everything. 

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Posted by Jalisa on Dec 20, 2017 under

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Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! So, to give you a little update on Aviah's sleep training, these past couple of nights, she's been sleeping in her crib at night! This is a huge victory for us because like I mentioned on Monday, it's been such an arduous task to sleep train her. With much persistence and consistency, we're making strides, what a sigh of relief! It was really getting to met that she wasn't sleeping as much as she should be before, so I feel so alleviated that she's catching up on much needed rest! A huge thank you to all of your words of encouragement, you're all awesome!

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Happy Monday my dear friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are off to a great start to your week so far! Mine was a bit more relaxed than last, since we had our first snow! It wasn't much, so I was quite happy. Don't get me wrong, I love the snow, I just don't like the aftermath of having to navigate the roads. Did it snow where you live?

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Posted by Jalisa on Dec 08, 2017 under

 

 

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Happy Friday my gorgeous friends!

I hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend! These past few seasons, the trends have been so good. What I've loved about most of them is that they've been bold in their colors and details, yet so practical for the every day woman like you and me to embrace. Many of them allow for us to wear them at work or on a more casual day, justifying each addition to the wardrobe. Or so I've been telling myself, haha. 

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Happy Friday my gorgeous friends!
 
Today we're wrapping up my gift guide series, no pun intended. I was pregnant during the holidays last year and some of my family members gifted me with mom-to-be gifts that I thought were so cute. I don't know, something about receiving gifts from others before my baby shower that had to do with my pregnancy and baby made it that much more real and sentimental. Perhaps it was the hormones, but I loved it, haha! 
 

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Happy Monday my beautiful friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had such a great time with my family and disconnecting from all devices, it felt so good to live in the moment and enjoy Aviah's first holiday! 

Over the weekend, I did some holiday shopping, taking full advantage of some of the awesome sales that are still going on right now. In times past, sales would mostly be on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (today) and that's it. Now, many stores are extending their sales throughout the week, which is awesome! So, I thought I'd share some of my personal favorites in the categories 'Treat Yo' Self', 'For Her', For Him and 'For Mama-to-be & Baby' this week. This is the first time I'll be sharing a full on gift guide, so I hope you love it! 

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