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

Monday, February 13, 2017

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

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





Monday, January 2, 2017

#GOALS



"Great Things Have Never Come From Comfort Zones" Wall Art: Marshalls. "Work It" Marble Printed Notebook: Marshalls. 2017 Marble Printed Planner: Marshalls. Marble Printed IPhone 7 Case: Rebecca Minkoff via Amazon found here.





Happy New Year, loves! I hope that each of you enjoyed ringing in the new year with the ones you love. I mentioned in my last post of 2016 found here, that 2016 was the first time I put together a list of New Year's goals and successfully managed to cross a couple of them off of my list. I also mentioned that this was something I wanted to do at the start of every year. 

Last year some of my goals included paying off credit card debt, (I worked part-time at Hayden Olivia Bridal Boutique and was able to pay off both my credit cards), completing a 2 week sugar detox (I completed the Whole 30 challenge, and you can read about my results and journey here), save to buy a new DSLR camera and lens (haven't bought a new camera yet, but was able to buy a new lens at the end of last year), and there were a couple others that will transfer into this year since I was not able to get to them last year! Below are some of my goals for 2017:

  1. Travel More! There is nothing I love more than exploring a new city with unique people, food and culture. Last year, I made the sacrifice to put traveling on hold in order to meet some financial goals and I'm excited to have a little bit of financial freedom and explore some US states I've never been to. I have my first trip booked for 2017, and will be heading out mid January to explore a place I've always wanted to visit. Stay tuned to find out where that is!
  2. Become better at sticking to my monthly budget- Last year, I started reading Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover and it had me super motivated to become debt-free! I just recently downloaded the Every Dollar App which is supposed to help keep track of your expenses as you stick to your monthly budget. You can find the link to download the app here.
  3. Save More!
  4. Revamp the Blog- this was a goal I had for last year that I wasn't able to get to- but that's okay. I will be making steps within the next coming months to revamp the visual aesthetic of the blog and to make it easier for all of my followers to shop my looks.
  5. Take a photography class- Photography is a hobby I took up a couple of years ago. I absolutely love it and have been "self-taught" up until now. I want to learn the technique as well as explore aspects of photography that I'm not familiar with. I've heard great things about the Skill Pop classes here in Charlotte, and I'm going to make it a point to take their photography class and maybe a couple of blogging classes. 

These are just a couple of the goals I have for 2017. I love having a list to keep me focused, intentional and positive as I go through the New Year. What are some of your goals for the New Year? I'd love to hear them! Please share below.

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




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, May 19, 2016

70s Flare











I am loving the re-invention of the 70's trend. The bell bottoms, bell sleeves, fringe, platforms, retro sunnies and modest swimsuits and necklines are giving me so much life! This summer smock, and sunnies remind me of everything about 70's fashion. All I need is a little bit more Farrah Faucet flip and I'll be good! I love the high neckline, and gingham pattern of this dress- it's perfect for a Saturday picnic, brunch with the girls, or some summer fun in the city. Also, the price tag gave me all the heart eyes at just $17! 

There are 4 different ways to incorporate the 70's remix trend into your wardrobe. First, invest in a pair of slim fit perfectly belled, bell bottoms or culottes. This is such a chic and sophisticated look and I'm so glad that it's making it's reappearance as a casual piece or a workwear piece. Since the weather will be getting warmer as the months go on, stick to lighter weight fabrics when it comes to finding this perfect piece. Second, incorporate fringe in small doses. There are plenty of cute fringe, gladiator sandals, crossbodies with fringe detail, and fringed denim is huge now but with fringe it's easy to over do it. Be selective in what you choose to be your staple fringe piece for an outfit. A little bit goes a long way with. Third, platform shoes! Nothing says 70's like the platform shoe. The height of these shoes range, but no matter the highness of the shoe, these are the most comfortable pair of "heels" I've worn in a while. I could wear these Steve Madden Rose Gold platforms for hours and not even think twice about it. This purchase was so worth it. Fourth, a pair of rounded, retro sunnies are an inexpensive way to give your look some 70's flare.

What do you guys think of the 70's trend? Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below!

xoxo,
Shauntel



Sunday, May 15, 2016

#Accessorize









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 :)

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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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