Showing posts with label charlotte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charlotte. Show all posts

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Gingham + Overalls






This week was a whirlwind- in a good way! If you follow me on Instagram, or keep up with me in Instastories then you know that I was featured on Julianne Hough's website talking about 3 of my favorite places here in Charlotte, NC. My sister and I also had the opportunity to attend her Move Live Tour, and even got to meet/hang out with her after the show. I'm still in shock and disbelief about it all! 
Blogging has afforded me so many amazing opportunities and open doors, and I'm so thankful and appreciative of all of the awesome ways that the Lord continues to open doors for my passion. I owe Him everything. It's also just been reassuring and encouraging to keep pushing and walking in my purpose. There are plenty of days when find myself comparing, I question my purpose, or don't really see how everything will pan out but the Lord keeps showing me that we don't always have to see the big picture. We are called to simply trust and have faith that the steps we take walking in our passion and purpose do not go unnoticed. 
I say all of that, just to encourage anyone reading this post. If you've been debating starting your own blog, just do it! It's overwhelming at first, but He will walk with you through it all. Giving you all that you need to complete the work that he has started within you. 
I wore this super cute, casual outfit for my shoot and I love everything about it. The overall jumper brings back feelings of nostalgia, and I may or may not have worn it 3 times over the first week of purchasing it. This gingham ruffle sleeve top is a SheIn find! The quality of the shirt is impeccable, and I got it for next to nothing. I paired the jumper and shirt with these white espadrilles that I've been raving about all Spring. 
My full post of Charlotte favorites can be found here. Also, if the Move Live Tour is coming to a city near you, you have to go! The show is amazing from start to finish. Julianne and Derek Hough are SO talented, and perform with so much passion. I love how real and genuine they both are despite their fame. They have such a great appreciation and respect for all of their fans. And when I say all, I mean every.single.one. Tour dates can be found here.

All Photos: Danielle Greene

xoxo,
Shauntel

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Velvet X Metallic

Pleated Perforated Metallic Skater Skirt: Sam Edelman from Belk found here or similar found here. Velvet V-Illusion Onesie: Marshalls similar found here and here. Grey Tassel Earrings: H&M similar found here. Lace Up Suede Tassel Heels: Marc Fischer via Belk found here. Grey Mini Bag with Pom Pom Charm: Marshalls similar found here.










It's crazy to even think 2016 is 2 days away from being over. I always love this time of year, as its much often a time spent resting, reflecting and preparing to enter into a new season of life. 2016 was a year filled with many challenges and closed doors as well as exciting opportunities and self-realizations. This was actually the first year that I made an effort to type out my New Years' "Resolutions" and I actually managed to successfully cross a couple off of my list. This is definitely a tradition I am going to keep going for myself to help maintain focus and intentionality within my day to day. 

As I get older, I want every part of my life to hold meaning and purpose. My purpose ultimately rests in being a vessel for the Lord, and doing what I do in my professional life as well as in my hobbies all to give him honor and praise. There are so many new and exciting adventures that I want to embark on in the new year, and I find myself thinking "how in the world is this going to happen?!" but the still small voice of the Lord always keeps me anchored in hope and faith. I trust and believe that only the absolute best is yet to come and that it won't come too soon nor will it come too late. His promises will be right on time, and perfect in every way. I'm excited for my purpose to continue to unfold within my personal life, my professional life as well as my blog. I'm so appreciative to all of you who have followed along on my journey so far. I plan on being a lot more consistent, and intentional with providing the best content for you guys so I hope that you will stick around! 

I'm closing out 2016 with this super chic New Year's Eve outfit that has to be one of my favorites to date. I bought this metallic skater skirt almost 2 summers ago and never managed to find the time to wear it until now! It's the perfect festive piece to have in your closet for an anniversary date, birthday, Christmas party or New Year's Eve i.e. this post. I paired it with a comfortable velvet onesie from Marshalls with a sexy V-neck illusion neckline and my favorite Marc Fisher lace up tassel sandals as the weather has been quite warm as of lately. I kept the festive vibe going with my sparkly, gray tassel earrings from H&M and the cutest of cutest minibags from Marshalls.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

xoxo,
Shauntel




Thursday, July 14, 2016

Waisted



High-Waisted Denim: Marshalls. Shoes: Steve Madden found here. Stripped Body Suit: Burlington. Tassel Earrings: H&M




You are probably looking at these pictures and think I'm absolutely crazy to be wearing denim in the hot, sticky temperatures we've been experiencing lately buttt how in the world could I not pass up a great pair of high-waisted denim. I am especially looking forward to wearing this staple piece throughout fall and winter- which can you believe Fall is literally right around the corner?!

High-waisted denim makes me feel instantly more thin, and sexy. Being that I'm already on the shorter side, I chose to pair this look with my favorite pair of chunky, Steve Madden peep toe heels. I love how this stripped bodysuit goes so well with how simple and chic this whole fit is. What pieces have you started adding to your wardrobe for Fall?

xoxo,

Shauntel


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Natural










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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Friday, April 22, 2016

Chambray + Aztec



Chambray Shift Dress: Old Navy. Earrings: H&M. Shoes: Marc Fisher via Belk found here. Bag: Tory Burch via Nordstrom Rack. Watch:  Guess. Bangles: Old Navy.




Much like classic black and white style (if you missed Wednesday's post check it out here) I don't think chambray is anywhere close to leaving the runways this Spring or going out of style any time soon. Chambray, a lighter version of denim with the same type of look is a great piece to have whether it be a button down top, a romper, or a shift dress like the one I scooped up from Old Navy a couple of weeks ago. Not to mention that I got it for a major steal...try $9. Yep, pretty much makes my life when I'm willing to take on the jungle of clothes that blew up in the clearance section of Old Navy and find pieces like this . It's worth it ladies I'm telling you! It just takes a little bit of patience and the will to walk out of the store with a great deal! There is nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you saved tons of money on a piece you'll be sure to wear over and over again for the next couple of months to a year. 

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Classic




Top: Marshalls. White Denim: Marshalls. Bag: Marshalls. Earrings: H&M.



There is nothing quite like a classic, crisp pair of white denim or finding an outfit for under $50. Marshalls you just get me. Always have and always will! I love that white denim in my opinion, surpasses all season rules and can be worn in summer, spring, fall and winter. I definitely plan on getting my fair wear out of them, so don't act surprised if they make another appearance on the blog. The fit is absolutely perfect, and I love the distressed effect which gives them a little edge- easily allowing you to take these to a night on the town look. I paired my white denim with this black and white top- I absolutely love the delicate, embroidered detailing. I always feel like tops like these are so unique, and hard to come so it's always an easy yes! 

xoxo,
Shauntel

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cozy


Sweater Dress is SOLD OUT but similar here. OTK Boots via Belk- they are old but similar here. Coat: Nordstrom Rack. Sunnies: Old Navy.




Early mornings have never been my favorite, and early, cold mornings legitimately are the worst things next to CROCS. I know I can't be the only one who would rather stay under the covers for a couple of hours as soon as my alarm clock sounds. Since the temps have dropped, and I guess it's officially winter? the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to getting dressed for the work day is wearing something warm and cozy because 1.) I hate being cold and 2.) I hate being cold. I love the simplicity of this knit sweater dress from Old Navy. When I initially wore this dress for work, I went with a shorter boot to make it more corporate friendly. However, for this particular look, I edged it up a bit with these Sam Edelman over the knee boots. I hope over the knee boots never go out of style because I'm always a fan of a little bit of sass!

xoxo,

Shauntel

Monday, January 25, 2016

Marble



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!

xoxo,

Shauntel

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Checkmate


Buffalo Plaid Button Down: Old Navy. Shop Here. Aztec Poncho: Old Navy. Shop Here. Distressed Denim: See Thru Soul Megan Skinny via Belk. Shop Here. Peep Toe Booties: Vince Camuto via Belk




As if I didn't love pattern mixing already! No, seriously...pattern mixing is the perfect way to edge up and make a plain Jane outfit unique. I've found a new way to mix it up and it features this Buffalo plaid button down, and Aztec poncho from you guessed it (orrr maybe you didn't)...Old Navy!  This isn't the first, nor will it be the last time that I rave about how far Old Navy has come. From the basic 90's screen tee that everyone and they mama used to have (don't act like you don't remember, or that you didn't own one *side eye*) to these amazing, classic fall pieces...they have hit the nail on the head when it comes to affordable fall, fashion. I feel like as I get older, my wardrobe is starting to mirror the minimalistic mindset with a couple of fashion/trendy pieces here and there. It's truly the best way to go if you are opting to look cute on a budget. A minimalistic mindset also allows you to get creative and think of ways that the same pieces can be worn differently to create a whole new look without spending a dime. Also, it doesn't hurt that the red and black color combo gives you a festive feel which is perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Because, who's not counting down the days until Christmas?! 

xoxo,

Shauntel

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wild Thing


Jumpsuit: H&M. Caged Booties: Sam Edelman via Belk. Sunnies: Fabrik Charlotte.





If you know me, you are also very familiar with my rather unhealthy obsession with leopard print. Fall, is my favorite time to pull out pops of leopard print which could range from a blanket scarf, leopard print flat, or heel. I would have never thought to take the plunge and go full out with a jumpsuit but when I spotted this sassy number at H&M a couple of weekends ago (on sale, might I add) I just couldn't resist. I'm a sucker for beautiful patterns and unique pieces and I'm so glad  I went with my gut feeling to make the purchase. It's absolutely perfect for the cooler temps, and could easily be worn for summer, spring, fall and winter. I can't wait to layer it with a navy blazer for work, or a transitional crisp white vest. Transitioning your summer pieces to fall is all in the layers. 

xoxo,

Shauntel

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CLEAN


White Top: Jessica Simpson. Jeans: Chip & Pepper. Shoes: Guess. Watch: Guess





I can already tell that this summer is going to be all about crisp, clean whites for me. I just love the light, airy freshness about white on white or this simple white top, with my favorite Chip & Pepper denim. I normally gravitate toward Jessica Simpson's show line over her clothing line any day, but surprisingly she carries some exceptionally cute pieces which are affordable and easy to style. This off-the-shoulder top and romper from my last post are just a few of my recent purchases. How do you guys feel about fresh whites for summer?

xoxo,
Shauntel