Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Who What Wear Collection: The Perfect Floral



Floral Wrap Midi Dress: Target found here. White Mules: Who What Wear Collection via Target found below. Straw Clutch: A New Day Collection via Target found below. 



I have been obsessed with Target's Who What Wear Collection since it launched. I pop into the Target on the daily just to spy what's new in the collection whether its a handbag, a cute shoe, or a darling dress like the one in today's post. If you have been following me for awhile then you know I jump at any chance I get to mix patterns and just be playful and have fun. I love that about style- that you don't have to take it so seriously and that every outfit can be unexpected. This midi dress is perfect for summer. I can totally re-wear and dress this up completely with a statement ear and a dressier pair of heels to be wedding ready. I love that about the Who What Wear Collection pieces. They are so versatile and can be worn over multiple seasons and throughout the years. Their pieces are timeless. 

Today has been somewhat of a strange day of reflection for me. With hearing about the passing of style icon, Kate Spade it made me think about how short life is, and how you just never know what others are going through. Kate Spade was a trailblazer within the fashion realm, having very little knowledge of the handbag business or even the design portion of the business, she kept her head up and pushed through adversity and the challenges which come on the road to success.  She inspires me to keep going, even though some days I have no idea what I'm doing in this whole world of blogging and all that comes with it. All you need is confidence in the passion which has been placed in your heart, and faith that what you produce actually matters and inspires others. With hearing of how Kate passed, it made me think if she really believed that she mattered and that she was an inspiration to so many. I wish she would have truly known how many lives she touched. 

Wherever you are, whatever you do in life just know that you matter. You are important. Your presence doesn't go unnoticed, your smile, your creative energy and just YOU alone are like no other. Remember that today. Kate Spade, you will be missed by many.

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Eyelet

Eyelet Dress: Marti & Liz Boutique & Shoes. Straw Clutch: Target. Sunnies: H&M: SOLD OUT but similar found here




Since its basically summer, I've been buying lots of new pieces to add to my summer wardrobe. Amongst the most popular ones are eyelet...lots of eyelet. White eyelet screams sweet summertime and I'm in love. I especially love the flutter sleeve detail on this number - its so unique and the perfect touch of feminine detail. I have also been adding a lot of chic eyewear to my accessories collection. I'm especially loving these tortoise shell sunglasses that look like Karen Walker dupes or like a pair you would find at Madewell but they're neither! I scored these beauties at H&M- they are unfortunately sold out but I've linked some similar pairs below! How are you getting your wardrobe prepped and ready for summer?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Saturday, May 26, 2018

MDW Style



Striped  Blue & White Smock Dress: Marshalls. White Mules: Target. Straw Clutch: Target. Heart Sunglasses: Amazon.










Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hopefully you have had a relaxing and fun weekend with friends and family.  I had a little staycation here in Charlotte, and it was much needed! I'm so excited for the start of summer time...for weekend trips to the coast, endless cups of gelato, and summer sunsets. There is just something about summer sunsets that feels so serene and perfect. Ever since last summer, blue & white shades have been staples in my wardrobe. I especially love this blue & white piece because of the smock detailing. It's so vintage, flirty and light for the warm temps. I paired this super cute dress with my new Target Who What Wear mules which I scored on clearance at my local Target for under $25. I had been eyeing these shoes since I saw them at the start of Spring. Thankfully I waited and they finally went on sale! Don't you love when that happens? Also, can we please talk about this straw clutch with tassel detailing? It's so perfect for summer and is super affordable! Trust me when I say that you'll be grabbing for this guy on the regular- the perfect bag for summer. How are you guys celebrating the long weekend? What are you most looking forward to this Summer?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Warp + Weft Denim Review



Ruffled White Top: Marshalls. Denim via Warp+Weft found here. Shoes via Nordstrom Rack linked below. Bag via Amazon found here.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Greene

Finding great quality denim at a reasonable price is such a struggle. I don't know about you but denim is such a staple piece to have and be able to throw on; and to dress up or down. I always buy cheaper brands, and then end up disappointed when they stretch after the first wear- not cute! Warp + Weft Denim was kind enough to send me two pairs to try out, and you guys I'M OBSESSED. I'm 100% sold on this brand and want to share with you guys why I love them so much! 

1.)  Warp + Weft denim is a brand conscious of size inclusivity, and makes denim for all body types. There is a piece for everyone which in and of itself is such a comforting feeling as a consumer. It feels good to know that you can shop and find something just for you and that you were considered throughout the whole design process.
2.) All of their denim is under $100! Denim is something I'm willing to splurge on, and under $100 isn't bad at all! Especially for amazing quality.
3.) The fit and stretch makes you look and feel like a rockstar. I love that the specific pair I'm wearing here (The Palm Springs Crop Boot Cut; fun fact: all of the jeans are named after an international airport-so cool, right?!) are high-waisted and distressed which are two of my favorite details in jeans. 

All in all I'm impressed with this brand, and the way these jeans make me feel- so confident, chic and carefree! Believe me when I say you need them in your life.

xoxo,
Shauntel



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Culotte Jumpsuit





Culotte Jumpsuit-Belk found here. Shoes: Target found here. Sunglasses: Quay Australia.


Happy belated First day of Spring! The East Coast feels like we rewound and went back to December- it's freezing out. I have slowly but surely been transitioning my closet to include more touches of Spring but the weather isn't making it easy. I love a good jumpsuit, and this culotte one took the cake the moment that I laid eyes on it. I'm obsessed with the ruffle sleeves, and the chicness of the crisp white and navy combo. It's such an easy outfit to take from the boardroom to happy hour. I work in a corporate setting Monday-Friday and have the option of being pretty casual yet fashion forward day to day however I always want to be sure that I am putting my best foot forward and dressing the part. I love that navy is a professional shade without being too bland and boring. I'm so happy I snagged this piece- and, on sale too! I've linked some similar options below. Happy Shopping!

xoxo,
Shauntel



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dark Florals




Floral Dress: Zara- SOLD OUT but similar dress found here. Booties: Alice and Olivia via Marti and Liz Shoes. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Nordstrom Rack. Suede Moto Jacket: Jou Jou via Marshalls. Sunglasses: Rayban via Belk found here.


With Spring right around the corner, I have been brainstorming and daydreaming of beautiful Spring/Summer pieces to begin to add to my wardrobe. We are in that weird time of the year here in North Carolina where the days are unusually warm, which leaves you standing in front of your closet with absolutely nothing to wear. Transitioning into Spring can seem daunting and hopeless but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way if you simply remember 2 things! Layers and patterns/color!

Fun layers and Spring patterns/colors can be your bridge to full-out Spring wardrobe. Layers give you endless options. I love throwing a motto jacket over my shoulders with the option to take it off if I get too warm. A motto jacket is chic in every way and is sure to polish any look you have in your closet. I love playing with patterns and colors! Don't be afraid to embrace florals, because they are here to stay. If you are drawn to more darker shades, then this dress is perfect! I knew I had to have it as soon as I laid eyes on it. I've definitely been getting my fair wear out of these Alice and Olivia camel sock booties that I scored for a steal from Marti and Liz Shoes here in Charlotte. These shoes are killer!!! I would wear them everyday if I could.

Do you find it difficult to transition into Spring? What pieces are your go-to to make the transition?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blush



Blush Coat: Zara found here. Blush Knotted Sweater: ASOS found here. Tractr Jeans: Nordstrom Rack found here. Camel Sock Booties: Alice & Olivia via Marti & Liz Shoes found here.



After the holidays is the perfect time of year to purchase a great piece of outerwear. I had a lot of time off work post holiday, and spent a good amount of that time scouring the internet for the best sales. There is no surprise that ZARA had some of the best pieces for amazing prices! I scored this amazing creme coat with blush detail and I'm so glad that I snagged it.

 If you are like me, and follow a ton of bloggers then you know that the Teddy Coat has been a huge trend this winter season. This piece reminds me of the Teddy Coat in a less plush way. The shearling and fur detail at the bottom are such a chic combination. I love that this piece isn't like anything that all the other bloggers are wearing! Don't be afraid to try trends in different interpretations! I love that about fashion. You have the ability to make any trend your own. 

There are always 3 things that I keep in mind when purchasing a nice piece of outwear. Color, versatility, and comfort!

Color: There are so many fun coats this season!! From faux fur, to bright, fun colors, and neutrals. I, myself am drawn to the neutral palette (blushes,camels, cremes, grays) as these colors are easily transitional between seasons and over the years. Finding a neutral piece of quality outwear can last you a good 5 years. 

Versatility: There are so many variations and styles of coats. They can range from dressy to really casual. Your outerwear selections all depend on your everyday style. For me, I spend most of my days in the office and in dressy/casual pieces for work so I like to have something that will match that same vibe but could also be dressed down! Versatility in outwear is super important! Make sure your selection is aligned with your everyday style and you will be sure to get your fair wear out of whatever piece you chose.

Comfort: Comfort is key in wearing anything! This coat literally feels like I am wearing a shearling blanket and I love it. The first time that I wore it to work, I seriously debated just keeping it on the whole entire day. It's just that good. 

What are some of your favorite outwear trends this season?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fresh Start






Orange Balloon Sleeve Sweater: Target found here. Frayed, distressed Denim: Tractr Jeans via Nordstrom Rack. Bucket Bag: Zara. Snakeskin Booties: Steve Madden found here.



It's the second week into January, and I may be a little late to the game with my first post of 2018 but hey I'm here now and that's all that matters! There is nothing like a fresh start to truly put life and goals into perspective. I love that clean slate feeling about the new year. 2017 was an incredible year! I'm truly grateful for the places I was able to travel to, the people I was able to meet, and for the opportunities presented to me. 

One of the things that I love to do in the new year is a vision board. This just started as of last year and I feel like it really gives me focus and inspiration to go after my goals whether they be little or small. On New Years Eve, my cousin, her friend and I all sat down and made vision boards for the New Year and spoke out loud the accomplishments we were proud of in 2017, as well as what we wanted to change/achieve in 2018. 

Amongst my list of goals, one of my goals which really stood out to me was to be more confident and to be unapologetic. It's funny how being a blogger, you find yourself catching up with people in person and they think your life is a dream and that everything is picture perfect! Don't get me wrong, I love my life however, it is far, far from perfect. I go through high highs and low lows just like the next 29-year-old gal. In 2018 I'm vowing to love myself flaws and all- which isn't easy! It's a constant battle in the mind but the Lord knew what he was doing when he created me- every cell, every strand of hair, every piece of me was designed to serve a purpose that no one on this earth could ever compare to because there is no one like me! And, there is no one like you! There is beauty in knowing that there is no one else like you. No one else can do the things you do, the way you do them. So, OWN IT! I want to own that, and never be sorry for it. I am feeling so inspired, and ready to conquer another year. I truly believe this self-love can change things! It will easily change your perspective on life, and how you handle situations thrown your way. So, who's with me?! What are some of your 2018 goals? Would love to hear them. Leave me a comment below.

xoxo,
Shauntel