Showing posts with label velvet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label velvet. Show all posts

Friday, March 3, 2017

Velvet X Stripes







Striped Top: Who What Wear via Target. Velvet Spaghetti Strap Top: Who What Wear via Target. Light Distressed Denim: Marshalls. Camel Heels: Steve Madden via Belk. Gray Minibag: Marshalls. Sunnies: Target.




All Photos: Kimberly Greene

Happy Friday, friends! We made it through yet another week. And I'm so grateful! I'm looking forward to some much needed rest and relaxation. Thank the Lord for the invention of weekends. For renewing your mind, body and soul and just being. I don't think I really began to treasure and understand the importance of weekends until recently.

 I mentioned in a previous post earlier this year, that I was working every Saturday for a local bridal boutique on top of my full-time job in corporate retail to pay off some debt quicker. While I enjoyed helping beautiful brides to be find their perfect gown, the rest my body needed was essential for me to give my all to my full time job and to this little corner of the internet. I'm thankful to the Lord for lessons learned and for provision in my efforts to financially set myself straight. I've been living for the 2 days of the week that I get to myself. When I get to decide if I want to wake up early for cycling, or just sleep in or if I want to spend the night drinking wine and laughing with friends. So, cheers to the weekend!

I have been sticking to light layering these days and I especially love a good striped top. I picked up both this quarter length striped Who What Wear top and velvet spaghetti strap  top the other week at Target on clearance. I couldn't say no to the simplicity of the striped top, an easy workwear piece and casual too. I also thought that this velvet piece would be a great addition to my wardrobe for this year's holiday season as I don't see the velvet trend going away any time soon. I am loving how all of the trends are bringing me back to the 90s and my middle school days- the nostalgia *hashtag all the heart eyes* 

What are some of your favorite weekend leisure activities?

xoxo,

Shauntel

Monday, February 13, 2017

Velvet VDay Crush

Velvet Black Choker Top: Marshalls. KanCan Denim: Marshalls. Lace Up Wedges: Marc  Fisher via DSW Shoes. Sunglasses: Rayban via Belk.













Happy Valentines Day, loves! If you're down to the wire and staring into your closet with "nothing to wear"- fret no more! When all else fails, sleek and chic black pieces are my go to. Whether its a detailed black top, or the perfectly fitted black bottoms- you can never go wrong with black. I especially love this velvet choker top I scored from Marshalls just before the holidays last year. It's 100% 90's and so on trend. I paired this top with my favorite pair of lightly washed, distressed denim and lace up Marc Fisher wedges. Simple, easy and chic outfit with pieces that can easily be found in your closet! Enjoy the day!

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