Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Layers + Loafers








JouJou Suede Moto Jacket: Marshalls. Camel Turtleneck: Marshalls. Light Wash Distressed Denim:Marshalls. Unisa Slip-On Tassel Loafers: Ross Dress for Less. Grey Minibag: Marshalls.
All Photos: Kimberly Greene.
I have been dying to get my hands on the perfect pair of slip on loafers. I've seen them everywhere- fashion magazines, the runways, street style on Insta- you name it! I knew that it was well passed time to finally pull the trigger and buy a pair for myself...of course, within my price range.

I originally had my eyes set on a pair of black slip on Steve Madden loafers. Black just seemed so sleek and chic. However, these neutral Unisa loafers from Ross Dress for Less are just as good for more than half the price you would expect to pay. Shout out to my little sister Danielle who came in the clutch with sending me a picture of these beauties while she was out shopping. I have her to thank for this fabulous find! If you're reading this- thanks Danielle! 

These loafers go with everything in my wardrobe, and are the perfect color for the Spring temps that we have been experiencing these past couple of weekends. Not to mention the fact that they were only $25! Such a steal. If yall have been reading and following along for awhile then you know I love finding a good deal. 

I styled these slip-ons with a couple of my favorite layering pieces as the temps had cooled down on Sunday when I was shooting. I love this cozy, camel turtleneck from Marshalls, and this suede motto jacket also from Marshalls which is such a great piece!! I went with light-washed denim to balance out my neutral combo. I'm so excited to have these loafers in my Spring shoe rotation. What are some pieces you are dying to get your hands on this Spring? Feel free to share in the comment box below!

xoxo,
Shauntel

Monday, February 13, 2017

Velvet VDay Crush

Velvet Black Choker Top: Marshalls. KanCan Denim: Marshalls. Lace Up Wedges: Marc  Fisher via DSW Shoes. Sunglasses: Rayban via Belk.













Happy Valentines Day, loves! If you're down to the wire and staring into your closet with "nothing to wear"- fret no more! When all else fails, sleek and chic black pieces are my go to. Whether its a detailed black top, or the perfectly fitted black bottoms- you can never go wrong with black. I especially love this velvet choker top I scored from Marshalls just before the holidays last year. It's 100% 90's and so on trend. I paired this top with my favorite pair of lightly washed, distressed denim and lace up Marc Fisher wedges. Simple, easy and chic outfit with pieces that can easily be found in your closet! Enjoy the day!

xoxo,
Shauntel


Spring Tunes

Tunic: KK Bloom Boutique found here. Remainder of look- similar pieces can be shopped below!





I'm definitely having coffee on coffee on coffee from staying up late to watch The Grammys last night.  Did you guys watch?! The whole show was absolutely amazing. I"m a huge fan of James Corden, Adele and Chance the Rapper and the whole night was jammed packed with all three so I was and still am on Cloud 9- especially with Adele taking home Album of the Year.
Chance the Rapper is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! He won 2 Grammys last night- and his whole album is literally perfection- I've had it on repeat for the past month. Def a fan.

Okay, on to the real reason why you stopped by. This whole outfit- which was perfect for the Spring temps we experienced here in the Queen City.

Seems about right that Spring temps start to get woven into the weather pattern around these parts. Just one of many things I love about living in the South. Although I'm a tad confused, as it's still early February- I am not complaining. Dressing for warmer temps can be difficult. I always opt for a cute pair of denim and a lighter layer up top. When it's warmer like this on some days, it's always so awkward in taking that giant leap in rocking full on Spring threads so I get the frustration. This striped tunic from KK Bloom is perfect for transitioning into Spring weather and can also be worn for winter and fall with a cute pair of olive joggers and ankle booties/loafer slides. Pieces like these are a must have staple in your closet. I'm linking this exact one above- you're welcome! Happy Monday loves! Hope it's a productive one.

xoxo,
Shauntel

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Bay

I think its safe to say that every kid raised in the 90's dreams of one day getting to the other side of the world. You know, that side of the world where perfect television families picnic and frolic in parks with the Golden State Bridge in the background-orrr was that just me? Being a Full House fanatic as a youngin, a piece of me has always wanted to make its way over to the West Coast. 
I was super excited when I found out that a couple of my girlfriends were planning a trip to the Bay Area at the beginning of this year. Deciding to go was a no brainer. Especially since the theme of the entire trip was "Wine & Warriors" which we have now modified to "Wine Warriors" because when wine and girl bosses mix. The West Coast is absolutely beautiful and nothing like I've ever seen before. There is so much to see, and its difficult to try to pack in everything especially if you visiting for the first time. 
Luckily, my girlfriends who also have a travel blog (Have Cats Will Travel) are pros at Google Docs and are basically the girl bosses of girl bosses so our trip was planned out to a T from beginning to end. Which I definitely appreciated because I'm such a planner and love to be on a schedule if that means I get to see and experience most of the things. We started the first leg of our trip in the Bay Area of course which included a yummy lunch at Boudin, a visit to Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden State Bridge, a quick Uber drive through Lombard Street and lastly, a Warriors Game! 
The next half of our trip was spent in wine country- my favorite place EVER. The views were absolutely breathtaking, the people were warm, friendly and carefree. Wine tasting and winery hopping is an experience you will enjoy- both educational and relaxing. Make sure you bring lots of cash flow, and that you research the local wineries before venturing into wine country. We made our way to Napa and Sonoma. Sonoma, by far was my favorite little town. It was quaint, cozy and perfectly picturesque. Literally #DREAMZ.

5 Things You Should Do While on the West Coast:

1.) take in all of the views- from the colorful houses with the most intricate detail, to the lush green fields of grapes. The views make you appreciate all there is in our own backyard of the United States. There is so much to see, and you don't have to go out of the country to do so! The one thing I loved was the different colors of all of the buildings and the architecture. Stunning.
2.) Go to a Warriors Game! you won't regret it because HELLO Stephen Curry and the Warriors are a force to be reckoned with right now- the energy in Roaracle is insane and actually getting to attend a home game is an unreal experience that will for sure go down in the books.
3.) Drink lots of wine in wine country, and laugh with friends.I myself am a red wine kind of girl, but be open to trying new wines. It truly expands your wine palette, and you'll come back home with a greater love for many different types of whites, reds and bubbly.
4.) Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street and of course, The Painted Ladies *cue Full House theme song*
5.) Drink more wine :)

Hope you guys enjoy the photo diary below!
xoxo,
Shauntel


Be prepared for the long 5 hour flight! My group and I opted for the earlier flight so that when we landed there (3 hours behind) we would have plenty of time to explore before the Warriors Game that evening. I brought plenty of books, downloaded music before I left and got in lots of naps on the way there. 

We took public transportation into the city- the Bart to be exact. The Bart is connected to SFO and is pretty manageable to figure out. I, of course felt more comfortable being with a group of friends that had already been to the city before. When we finally arrived to our stop for the hotel we stayed at in downtown San Fran- this was the view and I was absolutely in love. 


Boudin! This is a great spot to catch a quick lunch. We grabbed sandwiches and local brews and everyone was happy! Simple and sweet! Also, local brews and bread? You can't go wrong with that!


As we were walking to the Pier 39, we saw the bakers baking away and working on cute little carb crafts if you will :) I just had to snap a picture of this creation- how cool!

The infamous Fisherman's Wharf! It had somewhat of a beachy feel to it- lots to do around there! We walked to Pier 39 which is basically a free sea lion show! However, there were lots of local shops and food places to visit as well.

It was a rainy, cold afternoon as we made our way to Pier 39 to oogle at all of the sea lions.

And the second moment I was waiting for this entire trip- to see the Pink Ladies in person! The detail and intricacy of these houses in out of this world.

Obvi, the one thing I was looking forward to was seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. Pictures don't do her justice. I don't think I could ever get tired of this view.

Pangloss Cellars was my favorite winery because of their careful attention to design and curating a cozy atmosphere for friends and/lovers to converse over the most delicately made wine in Sonoma's vineyards. I didn't actually have a glass at this particular winery, because believe it or not I was all wined out at this point but when I go back to visit this gem is definitely going to be on my list to return to.











No West Coast trip is complete without In-N-Out Burger. This was my first time there and it was so good! I wish there was a location here in North Carolina!




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Blush x Fringe-Casual Valentines Day





Sunnies: Target. Blush Pink Oneie: Nordstrom Rack. Fringe Duster: Marshalls. Dark Wash High-Rise Flare Denim: Old Navy. Shoes: Belk. Grey Minibag: Marshalls.

This post is for all the ladies who aren't trying to get all fancy schmancy this Valentines Day. Don't get me wrong, I love any chance I get to play dress up but, I'd opt for a casual fit on any day. This outfit is perfect for a casual Valentines brunch date, or Galentines GNO. Fitted high-wasited flares- 3 words. YOU.NEED.THEM. Comfort and style all in one place, and the dark wash goes with most of my favorite sweaters I currently have on rotation. I paired my dark wash denim, with this soft blush onesie that I scored during the clear the rack sale after Christmas and this Moon River fringe duster from Marshalls is literally what Boho dreams are made of.  What do you ladies have planned for Valentines Day?

xoxo,
Shauntel