Showing posts with label Forever 21. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Forever 21. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumped Up Kicks

Jean Overall Jumper: Forever 21. Puffy Sleeve White Blouse: Forever 21. Embroidered Tennis Shoes: Traffic Shoes found here. Crossbody: The Frye Company.

Photos by: Kimberly Greene

Statement shoes are definitely having a moment this Fall season. From embroidered mules, to my new found favorite, embroidered tennis shoes. I will be completely honest and admit that less than 5% of my shoe closet are tennis shoes and the other 95% are heels. Working a 8-5 in Corporate America doesn't really lend itself to comfortable shoes, but whenever I can get my hand on a pair as cute as these white, embroidered tennis shoes its a complete game changer. Being a lover of fashion, I'm constantly scrolling through my Instagram feed for outfit inspiration and staying up late on Pinterest pinning fashion trends that I can put my own spin on. Wearing tennis shoes with dresses is currently a trend statement I've been seeing everywhere and couldn't wait to try. 
I paired this overall jean jumper dress with a statement poplin sleeve white top and my Frye crossbody which is perfect for Fall. These statement shoes gifted to me by the team at Traffic Shoes were the perfect way to make this outfit trendy and chic. I cannot wait to style these adorable shoes with some of my Fall sweaters that I FINALLY get to wear. Can't wait to share with all of you! Meanwhile, I'll just be over here breathing in all the Fall crisp air, drinking Trader Joe's Pumpkin spice coffee, and slipping on my booties because, I do believe that Fall has arrived.


Sunday, May 15, 2016


Shoes: Steve Madden similar found here. Bag: Tory Burch via Nordstrom Rack. Skirt: Forever 21 found here. Chambray Top: Loft found here. Sunnies: Francesca's similar here

Happy Sunday! I cannot believe that the weekend is already coming to a close- don't they always go by so fast?! I had a pretty eventful weekend, and it started off just the way I like it...a trip to the mall for a little bit errr maybe a lot a bit of shopping! I've partnered with Concord Mills to bring you the cutest case of the blues! I mean, isn't everything about this fit to die for? Concord Mills has some of the best shopping right here in the Charlotte area- there are ton of different retailers to choose from and they all offer this year's Spring trends of Metallics, Florals, Stripes and Cobalt for affordable prices! Now through May 31st, Concord Mills will hold their first Accessorize Your Spring sale month long event where you can shop for this springs trends and save up to 70% off! If you guys have been following me for some time, then you know that I love a good deal. 

Chambray is such classic staple piece and is so worth the investment. It can be dressed up, dressed down or even paired with your favorite pair of denim to create a chic Canadian Tuxedo- which bee tee dubs, that's just fancy terms for denim on denim ;) I decided to pair my soft, chambray top with this stripped midi skirt from Forever 21. The material is lightweight, which will be perfect for the humid, North Carolina temps headed our way soon. I finished my look with a pop of metallic. These Steve Madden Rose Gold platforms give the whole outfit a little bit of edge, not to mention they're super comfortable and under $60. This Spring, metallics are the perfect neutral to give your outfit a pop of uniqueness. These shoes literally go with everything, so I'm warning you now that I'll be a repeat shoe offender for the months to come. Lastly, these nude rounded sunnies are the perfect touch of 70s flare.

If you're in or from the Charlotte area, make your way to Concord Mills before it's too late to save BIG on all of my favorite spring trends!

Happy Shopping :)


Tuesday, May 3, 2016


The natural scenery during spring and summer has to be one of my favorite things about the warmer months. That, and eating watermelon on the porch while reading a good book! Spring and Summer in North Carolina are the absolute best...the southerly breeze and clear blue skies during the day and the warm summer, star-filled nights are pure perfection. 

As the days warm up, I have the freedom to get back into my wash n go natural hair routine without risking getting a cold! This is my go-to hairstyle on the weekends when the humidity is unbearable, and when I don't want to spend hours straightening my hair just for it to poof back up. This past weekend was cloudy and rainy, and it was super quick to do my normal wash routine, add some of the products I love and just go. My favorite products are from the Shea Moisture line. I've  been natural for almost 3 years now and, have over my natural hair journey become more and more confident in my curls and have learned to feel beautiful in my natural skin. I'll be doing a blog post about the products I use in the future so stay tuned! 

This outfit is perfect for both work, church and play. Mustard yellow is one of my favorite natural hues- there is just nothing like it! And chambray is a basic staple that will be sure to go with any and every piece you own in your closet. I've been wearing these Marc Fischer lace up heels with all of my spring outfits and felt like my dollars were well spent adding them to my wardrobe. I promise you'll feel the same way! What are some of your favorite things about the spring/summer season?

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Monday, January 25, 2016


Shoes: Aldo currently ON SALE here. Dress via Target found here. Leather Motto: Old via Forever 21. Beanie: Marshalls similar here, here and here

NORTH CAROOOLINAAAA COME ON AND RAISE UP! *in my best Petey Pablo voice* lol it's Monday and if you haven't heard- the Carolina Panthers are officially on their way to Super Bowl 50!! All of Charlotte was absolute mayhem last night as the Panthers clinched the NFC Championship Title. I'm still on a high and that's probably the only thing getting me through this Monday! 

I guess that's enough sports talk, well...for now at least. Let's get to what you really came for. I love everything about this Target marble print scuba drop waist dress. The pastel tones are absolute winter perfection, and the fit is simply to die for. Whoever invented scuba material- I THANK YOU *insert emoji praise hands* I've been obsessed with these Aldo booties that my sister got me for Christmas. What's not to love about a chic, sleek black bootie with a metallic heel? And, ladies their currently on sale for under $100! You definitely need them in your life - trust me on this one :)

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday and #GoPanthers!



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Bye Bye Summer

Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Belk. Jeans: The Gap. Top: Forever 21. Watch: Guess. Sunnies: Fab'rik.

Hello, hey, HI, HOW YA DURIN?! Long time no see! :) There is no denying that Beautique'd has been a tad barren this summer. I could go down the list of excuses like work has me swamped, life has gotten in the way, and blah blah blah however those would just be excuses and it wouldn't be the truth. Although work does keep me busy and let's face it, life is always crazy- the real reason for my little hiatus is that I just felt it necessary to step away and take a breather- a little summer vaca if you will :)

This summer has been lots of fun! From roaming the streets of NYC, to planning and producing my first fashion show. I've had so many great experiences, and made so many more memories with my friends and family. I'm thankful that I was able to just bask, and enjoy in these special moments this summer instead of worrying about getting the best picture to share with you guys on the blog, or capturing the most perfect 640 x 640 Insta pics. While I did capture a couple of moments, which you can find on my Instagram here. I wasn't consumed with it. If you are a blogger, or have been a blogger then you know that it's so easy to fall into the trap of producing perfection all of the time. It's overwhelming and unrealistic. If there is one thing I've learned about myself is that I never want to lose sight of why I started and created this corner of the internet to begin with. I started Beautique'd in hopes of inspiring and sharing with you guys my affordable fashion, and because I love playing a part in making people look and feel good about themselves. It makes my heart burst with the feel-goods. Christ has given me so much joy in that and that's how I know it's my purpose. 

All that goes to say, that I want to always keep it real with you guys. Even though it may seem like I have it all together from the looks of my Instagram feed, I go through things just like y'all. I have my days where I just don't want too. My moments where life doesn't make sense. LOL does life ever make sense?! But, that's the  beauty of it all. That we are all trying to figure it out and that's okay. We are all in this together. After some time away, I'm so glad to be back to blogging and sharing with you guys. Today's post is all about my new, favorite pair of Gap Jeans. With fall right around the corner, I've been stacking up on fall staples. These distressed skinny jeans will be in heavy rotation the next couple of months.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Crop Top Screen Tee: Forever 21. Cut-Off Shorts: American Eagle. Black, Strappy Heels: Candies. Necklace: Old. Clutch: Ross Dress for Less. Bangles: Target.  

Am I wrong for assuming that every girl out there has that perfect, go-to LBD (little black dress) hidden away in the corner of her closet?, you know that one knock-out dress that's tucked away for those special occasions with the beau or as a very last resort wedding dress? Wellll if you don't own a LBD, I'm almost certain you have to own a cute pair of LBS (little black shoes.) I probably own way more pairs of black strappy sandals than is considered normal, but these have to be one of my favorites! They hug my little feet just perfectly, and they give this little shorty a good couple inches of height. Ha! A pair of little black shoes is just as essential as having the perfect, little black dress. When picking out my heels, I always keep comfort, versatility, price, quality and of course, style in mind. What do you guys look for when purchasing your heels? I pairedthese edgy black heels with my jean cutoffs, and rocker crop-top, muscle tee...which y'all know I love so much. I bought this tee a couple weeks ago for the Justin Timberlake concert, which was absolutely PHENOMENAL. Love me some JT. This look is perfect for summer concerts. It's a mix between sophisticated, and edgy. I think the floral kimono gives it a little bit of a boho chic touch, which I'm definitely a fan of. What concerts have you guys gone to this summer? 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flirty Prints & Fedora Hats

Printed Shorts: JCrew. Black Crop Top: Forever 21. Black Studded Crossbody: Ross Dress for Less. Shoes: Platos Closet. Fedora: Old.

There is nothing like a staple, go-to summer hat. This fedora is definitely my favorite little accessory to give any little outfit the perfect touch of summer sass! These printed JCrew shorts are by far my favorite pair of shorts that I own! Unlike most jean cuts, these are super flowy, lightweight and also give you the versatility to dress them up or dress them down! It's always key when shopping to purchase pieces where you can easily do both, and I think that's why I love these so much. I paired these printed shorts, with a classic black crop top which gives the look a little smidge of edge, and these strappy black sandals. What are some of your favorite staple accessories for the summer?


Friday, June 20, 2014

Floral Frenzy

Floral Patterned Dress: Five13Studio. Shoes: Off Broadway Shoes Nude Jessica Simpson Julez Heel. Crossbody Bag: Forever 21. Watch: Michael Kors.

I've said it once, and I'll say it again! I'm obsessed with floral prints for this season! Being a pattern lover at heart, I just couldn't say no to this new, fun trend. I scored this cute number last summer from Five 13 Studio, one of my favorite online boutiques. I love all of the unique pieces they have to offer. You get the boutique experience but at the convenience of shopping in your jammies- what could be better?! The fit of this dress is everything!! And the pops of neon color paired with the floral pattern make it one of a kind! They don't sell this particular dress anymore but be sure to shop their other styles. I promise you won't be disappointed! Since this dress is so busy, I kept it light, simple and classic with my accessories with this nude Crossbody snakeskin bag and my Jessica Simpson nude Julez heels. How are you guys styling your florals this summer?


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bubble Gum Pink & Bold Blues

Distressed Cut-Off Shorts: Old. Similar:Here. Creme Crossbody Bag: Forever 21.  White Collared Top: Guess. Hot Pink Blazer: H&M. Julez Heels: Jessica Simpson. Pearl Necklace: Old. Similar: Here. 

Happy Tuesday everyone! Sorry it's been a minute since I've posted- life has been cray! But I'll be posting more regularly for the weeks to come. I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was able to join in on the fun at my very first blogging event hosted by Off Broadway Shoes. I purchased three pairs of spring/summer shoes and these Jessica Simpson Julez heels definitely make my list of faves. Pops of color are hot for this summer, so this cute little blue shoe is the perfect way to make any summer outfit pop! AND they come in several different other colors, you can shop here. Although it's a tad bit too warm to be rocking a blazer, I just couldn't resist pairing this hot pink with the electric blue. Plus, the cut-off distressed denim balance out the combo for a warm summer evening date night, or for a night out on the town. Get bold and brave! Have fun with pops of color this summer! 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Days Ahead

Denim Dress: Forever 21. Similar Here. Shoes: Chuck Taylors. White Leather Studded Clutch: Ross. Similar Here. Fedora (Old).

It's been a minute since I've posted! Sorry friends! No worries though, I'm back with a super, cute outfit post just in time for Memorial Day! It's officially that time of year for BBQ's, long pool days, warm summer nights, Firecracker popsicles (those are my absolute fav!) and more. We definitely skipped right over spring, and summer has arrived! This classic, denim flared dress paired with my high top Chucks is the perfect, simple ensemble for summer days that I have long awaited. If I could I would live in a Fedora for the next 3 months. A cute fedora, floppy hat, or baseball cap are an easy go-to accessory  for days at the pool or beach. Not only are they stylish, but they protect your skin from the sun's rays. Aint nobody got time to be sun burnt or dealing with the aftermath of too much sun. What kind of styles and fashions will you guys be wearing this Memorial Day? 

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."
-Rachel Zoe