Showing posts with label fashion blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion blogger. Show all posts

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Marigold






One of my favorite things about seasons changing is getting to play with different color hues. In the past, I've been naturally drawn to deep merlot shades once the temperature finally starts to cool down but this Fall is a different story. I have been loving the Marigold yellow color this season. It's saturated pigment is absolutely gorgeous and chic yet playful and fun. Also, the sleeves on this sweater are my absolute favorite. I've been seeing tons and tons of bell sleeve sweaters and they are surely going to be one of my  This past weekend, we got a little bit more of a taste, well...more like a tease of chilly, Fall weather and my family and I took full advantage. We visited Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC and partook in all things Fall i.e. Cider doughnuts, live music, hard cider flights and more! I'm so excited for the weather to actually stick around, for cozy sweaters and layers, the smell of bonfires in the crisp night, pumpkin picking and re-runs of Hocus Pocus on FreeForm LOL. 

What are you most looking forward to about the Fall season? Are you normally drawn to a certain color once this time of year rolls around? Let me know in the comments box below!

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cool for the Summer





Striped Jumpsuit: Target found here. Shoes: Nordstrom Rack -BCBG found here

with Fall literally right around the corner, you would think that the temps would start to cool down by now but its been the exact opposite. I'm anxiously awaiting the moment when the air turns crisps and stays that way so that I can pull out all the cute Fall sweaters and tweed blazers that I recently purchased and have been dying to wear! Am I the only one? In the meantime, I've been holding onto some of my summer, closet staples like this striped jumpsuit that I recently purchased from Target. I layered it with my favorite, distressed denim jacket which is sure to make several more appearances as I start to style and shoot some Fall looks. I've been a little MIA over the past couple of months due to recently starting a new job! I plan on getting back into my regular routine and swing of things but thanks so much for following along and bearing with me! Fall has to be one of my favorite seasons, mainly because the scenery here in the Carolina's is absolutely gorgeous with the trees changing and the leaves on the ground. I cannot wait! We're ready when you are, Fall! What are you most excited for, for Fall?

xoxo,
Shauntel


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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Caftan Dress


Dress: H&M found here. Shoes: Steve Madden via Burlington Coat Factory similar found here.




I know I can't be the only one having serious FOMO looking at all of the Instagram stories, snapchats and posts of NYFW. Ahhh, its my dream to one day make it to the concrete jungle and play an active part in New York Fashion week. I love everything I have seen on the runways and seeing all of the Spring shows has me inspired to start changing out my summer wardrobe for fall. One thing I love about a good summer piece, is that it can be transitional into the cooler temps like this palm fronds/floral print Caftan dress from H&M. Seriously, all of the heart eyes. I love the long sleeves, that make it that much more of a transitional fall piece. I can't wait to pair it with my blush pink motto jacket that I styled here. It's still pretty warm here in Charlotte...who am I kidding?! It's hot as hades like every single day, but I have my fingers crossed that cooler weather is right around the corner.

xoxo,

Shauntel

Friday, July 1, 2016

Cold Shoulder


Dress: Marshalls. Lace Up Heels: Marc Fisher  via Belk. Bag: Marshalls. Tassel Earrings: H&M.







I'm clearly obsessed with little white dresses this summer. Sorry, not sorry! I have been clinging to clean whites, and natural hues this summer which sounds kind of basic, but sometimes simplicity in your everyday style is key. I love how crisp, fresh and lightweight this cold shoulder number is- it's so perfect for summer and the blue embroidered detail is perfect for this weekend's 4th of July festivities. I paired this flowy Free People like dress with my Marc Fisher lace up heels and my favorite tassel earrings. Not to mention that I snagged this dress for a steal at my favorite place ever! Marshalls! for only...$20! 

Can you guys believe we are already in July?! Where does the time go? Seriously! I'll be spending this 4th of July weekend celebrating my great grandmothers 99th birthday, and grilling/hanging out by the pool with friends. Do you guys  have plans for the holiday?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eyelet



Pants: H&M found here. Top: Marshalls. Shoes: Old- Steve Madden via Belk. Bag: Tory Burch via Nordstrom Rack.












One of the things I look forward to about each week is casual Friday. I love waking up on Friday knowing it's the weekend and knowing I don't have to give my outfit any extra thought because it's usually just dark denim and a cute top. But then there's Thursday, you know...Friday eve! By Wednesday, my fancy schmancy workwear is all tapped out, and all I want is to be comfortable but cute. These H&M printed slim fit pants are everything!! They are comfortable, cute and the pattern is unique and playful. Not to mention, the price I got them for is *emoji praise hands* - they were only $15. I mean, how could I not buy these in every color/pattern! The ones I'm wearing are sold out, but I've linked the same pant in different patterns up top. They are lightweight and definitely corporate friendly. I paired them with this gorgeous eyelet white top from...you guessed it! Marshalls. I love how crisp, and summer fresh it is and that I'll be able to pair it with a number of skirts and shorts during the upcoming summer season. 

xoxo,

Shauntel

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fringe With Benefits

Fringe Top: Lotus-SOLD OUT. Skirt/Dress: H&M. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Aldo Shoes.




This Valentine's Day I'm having a love affair with this chic, fun fringe top. Is it not the sassiest of sassiest tops you've ever seen?! Okay, maybe it's just me but I've been all about some fringe lately so when I laid eyes on this top there was no question in my mind that it was going home with me. And, in case you were wondering... this patterned midi "skirt" is actually a fitted, midi dress! I bought it on sale at H&M around the holidays and actually wore it to my birthday brunch. I knew I would be able to wear it for my brunch, and also to the office but would have never thought to pair it with this top to create a complete V-Day look. I've toggled the idea back in forth in my mind to do something like this (making a dress a skirt) with what was already in my closet, but I just couldn't seem to pinpoint a dress in my wardrobe that would give me the look that I was going for. 

When I purchased this fringe top the other weekend, I initially thought it was look great with some distressed denim, and studded stilettos (fringe, distressed denim, and studded stilettos=  KILLER, rocker chic) BUT I knew this red/black combo would be more fitting for V-Day. I absolutely love it and I didn't have to go out and spend a dime on another piece to make the outfit complete. These bauble earrings are an older purchase from Aldo. Every woman should have statement jewelry on deck at all times especially for those fancier occasions. 

Do you ladies have any special plans for the weekend? What do you plan on wearing? I'd love to know! Leave me a message in the comment section below.

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

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