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Hey there! I know I’ve been skimping on the outfit posts this week but things have been a it busy. This week I had a meeting in DC, went to see Toni Braxton perform in Baltimore and helped my little sister decorate her locker (she starts 6th grade Monday). All that, plus the busyness of my regular workday, has me so tired. But thankfully today I will have a moment for myself when I go to the hair salon.
That being said, today’s post will be the usual Looks of the Week. My 1st pick is one of my favorite Hollywood couples, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. They are such a nice looking couple and I love their style(s). For this event, they both kept it casual. Dwyane wore a cream/white light-weight sweater and a pair of jeans. Gabrielle decided to mix and match a bit with her black and white flowy top and Aztec-ish mini shorts. I’m not a fan of her shoe choice but for her, it works.
I love “styling” my husband and my Dad so when I saw Dwyane’s look, I immediately thought this was a perfect look for them both! In my look, I paired a pair of Kohl’s jeans with an American Eagle sweater. I think my favorite thing about this look has to be the Steve Madden sneakers. The bracelet is a fashionable and masculine addition, don’t you think?
For Gabrielle’s recreated look I went with a different print for the shorts, as well as a sleeveless, plain top. I think I like the way these pieces fit together better. Reluctantly, I found a pair of H&M booties to add to the ensemble. When I put it all together, it wasn’t that bad. Like I said, Gabrielle carried this look well but if I had to wear something similar, this is what I’d go for. What about you?The next look features Mrs. Lala Anthony. She always gets it right when it comes to dresses. I love how she is not afraid of color and the way she rocks the fliest shoes! I also like her casual style; it’s very tomoby-chic! Back in April, Lala wore this $259 floral dress from, My-Wardrobe. This dress is BAD! Her $595 green suede pumps are by Manolo Blahnik (similar pair HERE).
I guess everyone wanted to dress like Lala because the item is currently out of stock, lol. However, I have 2 choices below that are still just as fabulous! Both dress options below are under $100 and both pair of shoes are less than $50! The 1st choice is the closets to Lala’s dress and it’s just $90! I’m loving the loud print and colors; very bold and fashion-forward. The 2nd dress is more toned down and versatile. This dress still has the floral effect, but it’s a bit more practical for the “everyday fashionista.” Which do you prefer?
Happy Friday, good people! Today’s looks of the day are from Reese & Rihanna. Both looks are casual and I had fun recreating them! Let’s get right to it!
I’m a huge fan of the look Reese wore. It’s classic and simple and it instantly reminded me of an outfit my blogger buddy Simply Chic would wear. The jeans are a perfect fit and the cuff gives the look a bit more of a relaxed feel. I like how Reese accessorized with chunky gold jewelry and of course, I LOVE that Louis Vuitton tote/purse. As a hip Hollywood Mom, Reese nailed this look. In my creation, I added a flowy blue top, to give the look an ultra feminine touch, and went with a leopard print Asos tote. The Jessica Simpson pumps are a pure classic and of course, red heels are a MUST have for every woman’s closet. I can see someone wearing this outfit on the weekend to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat with friends, or even jet setting!
Lets move on to Rihanna’s trendy threads. While this is not a look I may not wear, I do love the idea of the outfit. Rihanna can pretty much get away with wearing anything though, right? I’m feeling the cropped camo top she sported. Crop tops are the “in thing” now so, she is right on trend with this look. The camo Steve Madden heels give this boyish look a nice touch of “sexy”.
In my creation, I paired the River Island denim pants with a basic v-neck camo t-shirt—no crop tops over here, LOL! I found a similar pair of Steve Madden shoes and added them to mine. Basic gold accessories and a red lip were the last additions. What do you think—would YOU rock this Rih-Rih inspired look?
Hello everyone! Yes, another week has come to an end and as usual I’m shouting, “TGIF”!!!! I hope this week has been good to ya!
I know I promised an outfit post today but last night, Darrius and I went to the Legends of Summer Tour (Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake) in Baltimore. We had a GREAT time, despite the rain towards the end of the concert, but I wasn’t able to snap pics of my outfit. We were trying to get there on time and whatnot so, I’ll use today’s post as an introduction to another new feature on the blog. This feature will be “Looks of the Week”. I used to do “Facebook Friday’s” which was basically me recreating looks of my fave celebs from my Facebook week. But now, I want to change the name and be more consistent. As I’m sure you can tell, I LOVE styling and creating outfits so this will be a permanent feature that you can look forward to every Friday! I may create looks for different seasons, trends, etc. but it’ll all be under this feature, and on Friday’s.
So, let’s jump in and take a look at 2 of my faves—Kerry Washington and Brandy. Kerry wore this look to a red carpet event and I just fell in love with the print of the dress. I’m a “print girl” so this dress is right up my alley! As a petite woman, Kerry knows how to dress her body and this front-pleat, Giambattista Valli dress is no exception! With a pair of grey Christian Louboutin pumps and a cute envelope clutch by Nancy Gonzalez, she dazzled the red carpet.
My recreated look shows 2 similar style options. Both under $100, the Zara and Freeluxury dresses are just darling. Both options are complete with nude pumps, $50 and under, minimal jewelry and clutches. Like Kerry, I added a soft colorful lip color, as well as a nude Butter nail polish. These looks for less can be worn day or night and are perfect for the end of summer!
Moving on to the ever so talented and stylish Brandy. She wore this casual chic look to celebrate actress Kym Whitley’s birthday. If you ask me, the hottest part of the outfit are her pair of Christian Louboutin Dafreak Pumps—love ‘em but wouldn’t be able to walk in ‘em, LOL! I also like her fitted blazer and light wash/distressed denim. She looked great and stuck with neutral colors, which I’m always a fan of.
In my look, I focused on the neutrals and paired a TopShop blazer with a TopShop cami/tank—very “easy breezy”. I decided to go with a longer necklace so I added the two-toned peals (from Macy’s) with a classic pair of studs. In keeping with the look for less idea, the $80 Aldo pumps were a must! They’re super classic and can be styled so many ways. Shoes like that are what I like to call an investment item. Topping off the look, I went with a nude lipgloss.
So as you can see, “dressing like” celebs is pretty easy and doesn’t have to empty your pockets. If you see an outfit you like that’s a little pricey, there is ALWAYS a less expensive option. If you’re interested in any of the items listed, click on the picture for more details.
As always, thanks for reading and until Monday, be blessed and stay safe! And don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE! XO!