Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

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

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


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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

MDW Style



Floral Print Romper: Jessica Simpson via Belk found here. Metallic Sandals: Candies via Kohls. Earrings: Old. 


WHAT A WEEK!! It's always the hardest to get back into the swing of things after a long holiday weekend. But thank you sweet baby Jesus it's been a shorter work week. I hope that you guys enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend. I spent it catching up with old friends, and relaxing with family which was heavenly. Probably one of my favorite parts of the weekend was getting to see my college friend and fellow blogging babe Molly! Is she not the cutest little blonde bombshell?! I remember when she first started blogging, and how obsessed I was with it then and even more so now! She truly inspired me to start my own little creative corner of the internet. You have to swing my Molly's Musings for tons of outfit inspiration and super glam braiding tutorials. It was fun snapping a couple of pics together. We both went for casual, comfy style. A cute little romper is always an easy, carefree go to look for summer time. What did you guys wear to celebrate the holiday?

xoxo,

Shauntel

Thursday, August 21, 2014

White Tee

Tribal Print Skirt: Target. Shoes: Jessica Simpson Julez Heels via Off Broadway Shoes. Clutch: Ross Dress for Less. Watch: Michael Kors. White Top: Guess. Sunglasses: Platos Closet














You've been forewarned before about my love for prints! I just can't help myself. And, I definitely couldn't say no to this tribal inspired print that I snatched up at my local Target earlier this spring. I'd been contemplating what exactly to pair it with. I debated a crop top with the same pattern since 2 piece sets are all the rage this season, but that wasn't quite the look that I had envisioned. This light weight, white blouse was the perfect top. I almost forgot how important it is to have basics, like a plain white tee. I like to keep my basic colors in V-necks for a go-to casual look, or it's nice to have collard tops in your basic colors to give you that crisp, pulled together look. What I love about this white top from Guess, is that it isn't too stiff and boring. The material is extremely light-weight, soft and relaxed. I could easily get away with pairing this top with so many other fits, which is the great thing about basics. So, moral of the story always, always, always! keep basic tees, and camisoles as a part of your wardrobe ;) Enjoy your Thursday loves!

xoxo,
Shauntel

Friday, July 4, 2014

Retro Reds











Retro Red Sunnies: Target. Peplum Printed Top: Marshalls. White Cut-Off Shorts: Ross Dress for Less. Cobalt Blue Heels: Jessica Simpson via Off Broadway Shoes. Statement Earrings: Old Navy. White Clutch: Ross Dress for Less. 






Happy 4th of July Everyone!! I absolutely love all the patriotism and summer memories that the 4th of July brings. The fireworks, the cookouts, the laughter...all the above! I'm super excited to be reuniting with my college roommates to celebrate the holiday. How will you guys be celebrating? This is more of my cutesy 4th of July look- I'll most likely be in cutoff jean shorts with a pair of chucks tonight lol def no heels! But I was really feeling doing this look up with the ever popular Jessica Simpson Cobalt blue Julez heels that I just love so much! I don't care where you are, it's most likely hot and humid wherever you're going this afternoon/this evening, therefore cute, fringed cut-offs are a MUST! I've been on the lookout for a pair of crisp white cut-offs, and scored these at Ross Dress for Less. I love the aztec detail on the pockets. This peplum printed top is super light and flowy-which is also perfect for celebrating outdoors. My whole vision for this outfit was to be cute, but also comfortable and cool. You could easily dress this outfit down with a pair of gladiator sandals. And, it's definitely not the 4th of July without bold red lips, and retro red sunnies! I hope that you enjoy the holiday! 

xoxo,
Shauntel