Style | All Black Outfit for the Win

An all black outfit is pretty much my go-to when I just can’t figure out what to wear. I was faced with the “don’t know what to wear” dilemma while planning my outfit for our anniversary dinner this past Monday. Thankfully hubby kept plans casual, so I knew this black relaxed look would be a good option! Of course I fancied things up a bit with my accessories and red flats. After all, I’m a sucker for statement pieces and cute flats! ūüėČ

All Black Spring Fashion

Top: 14th & Union (Nordstrom Rack) // Leggings: (Nordstrom Rack) // Mossimo Flats: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue

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OOTD - All Black OutfitSince we have vacation plans next week, we kept our evening low key and ended up eating near the mall and walked/shopped a bit afterwards. I picked up a few new goodies for out upcoming trip to Charlotte, NC and so did hubby. We are SO looking forward to our week there. Although we’ve both been to North Carolina several times, it’ll be our first time in Charlotte. There’s so much to do there and it’s close enough for us to road trip it one day to the beach. And just in case you’re wondering, I will be packing at least one all black outfit for the trip, lol. ūüėČ

Spring Fashion All Black Outfit

Purse: Nine West (Old) // Necklace: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue // Watch: Charming Charlie // Earrings: Bakers (Old)

All Black Outfit - Nordstrom Rack


So tell me, what do you think about my all black outfit? What’s your go to look this season when trying to be casual, comfy and cute? Let me know! 

As always, thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below letting me know what things hubby and I should do while in Charlotte. We’re open to suggestions! Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Style | Spring Style April Recap

Happy Monday! I’m still on cloud 9 after all the gorgeous weekend weather. It got me thinking about spring style and how I’ve finally been able to wear some cute and springy outfits throughout the month of April. A lot of my looks include black and white, but I’ve also dabbled in prints, a little color and of course, amazing flats!¬†

My Easter dress was a lot of fun to wear. I knew I wanted to wear a spring color for Easter, but I also knew I wanted to be comfortable and chic. The teal Dress Barn one piece was the perfect option. I also added my fun floral flats, which I’ve been wearing a lot¬†lately. These flats have easily become a spring/summer staple in my wardrobe. They’re pretty, fun and versatile.

Of course my spring style has included, and will continue to include, casual and chic outfits. That’s why leggings, straight leg denim and more cute flats are a must! I’ve also been a fan of flowy blouses and over-sized (thrifted) men’s shirts; those elements are perfect for casual and chic days. When I want to be a bit more sassy and girly, florals and dresses are my go-to’s. If any of my spring style¬†wardrobe essentials¬†can be thrifted, that’s even better!


So tell me, what do you think about spring style looks so far? What are some of your spring style staples. Let me know! 

Don‚Äôt forget¬†to¬†show off your personal style¬†by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to¬†link your outfit back to this post.¬†Also, visit the other bloggers who‚Äôve linked up and say hey. I’ll be sharing my favorite linkup next Monday! Until next time, be blessed and stay safe‚ĶXO!

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Style | Styling a Vintage Dress + a Style Linkup

It’s been while since I’ve purchased a vintage dress, but there was something about this black and white floral number that caught my eye. At first glance, I thought it was more of a moo-moo than a dress. I still think that actually, lol. I mean let’s be honest, styling a vintage dress can be tough.¬†Nonetheless I threw it in the cart, determined to make it work.

Styling a Vintage Dress

Vintage Dress: 2nd Avenue // Heels: Lane Bryant (Sold Out)

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When I got it home, I tried on the dress (again) and wasn’t all that impressed to be honest. But I figured adding a pair of heels and a statement jewelry piece would make this moo moo fly! I like patterns,¬†especially floral and animal print, bt I’m not one to style an item like this. The dress has a lot going on, but that’s what’s fun about fashion. You can make pieces fun by adding your own personal touches ¬†here and there.

I decided to wear this outfit to dinner with hubby one night. It was fun to wear, I was comfortable in it, and he thought I looked lovely. Works for me! However the next time I style this piece I’ll probably add a belt. This will give the dress a different shape. I’m also toying with the idea of making the dress into a top/tunic. Of course I’d take it to my seamstress. A trusty seamstress is a must for recreating pieces like this!

Styling a Vintage Dress - Thrifted

Earrings: Fashion Truck Vendor // Bracelet: Monet, Macy’s

Vintage Dress


So tell me, what do you think about my vintage dress? Have you ever had trouble styling a vintage dress but made it work? Let me know!

Don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Style | Another Casual Thrifted Outfit

Happy Monday! Although I was a bit under the weather this weekend, I still managed to hang with my family and enjoy some of the spring weather. I even did a little spring thrifting (on Friday). I stopped by 2nd Avenue (Value Villiage) and grabbed 2 dresses, 2 men’s button down shirts for myself and of course, a few items for hubby. There’s nothing like a casual thrifted outfit during the springtime, and the first place I scope out when thrifting for spring items is the men’s department.

Casual Thrifted Outfit

Plus Size Casual Spring Outfit

Sunnies: Vintage, Thrifted // Men’s Shirt: 2nd Avenue // Denim: JCP

Casual Thrifted Outfit - OOTD

There are several men’s items¬†in my closet. I find that menswear is the perfect place to shop for oversized and structured¬†tops. The material of the button ups are usually lightweight and the prints are sometimes more fun and unique than those I find in the women’s section.

I’ve been a fan of menswear for years! From blazers, sweaters, outerwear and even accessories the options are endless. There have even been times when hubby and I fight over who gets a particular item. Yea, it gets that bad, lol! I usually let him win in the end…and just borrow the item later. ūüėČ

Casual Thrifted Outfit - Plus Size

Thrifted Style

Clutch: Aldo (Old) // Cuff: Lucky Brand, Macy’s // Flats: Mossimo, Goodwill

Casual Thrifted OOTD


 So tell me, are  you a fan of my casual thrifted outfit? Have you ever thrifted a menswear item? Let me know!

Don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Style | Spring Fashion…Finally!

Spring is making it’s way to Maryland and I couldn’t be happier! That means spring fashion is on it’s way too. Although it was a bit windy and chilly this weekend, I still feel that spring weather is just around the corner. Just call me optimistic!

Spring Trends - Trench Coat

Trench: Goodwill // Scarf: Borrowed // Earrings: Thrifted. 2nd Avenue

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Trench Coat - Spring Trends

When it comes to spring fashion a¬†trench coat is a must have wardrobe staple. My thrifted Calvin Klein trench made its appearance last year; it’s absolutely ¬†perfect for this time of year. From the color, to the fit and the material it’s spring fashion perfection!

I enjoy styling the trench coat both casually and for more dressy occasions.¬†It’s very versatile that way and is perfect to wear over slacks and a blouse for a day at work, or as an outfit for Sunday church service. This outfit is what I wore to my in-laws church one Sunday in Delaware. The look is chic, simple and comfortable – that combo always wins.

Spring Fashion

Blouse: Calvin Klein // Slacks: Macy’s // Heels: Kenneth Cole, DSW (Similar)

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So tell me, what do you think about my 1st spring fashion look of the season? Are you a fan of trench coats for springtime? Let me know!

As I mentioned last week on IG¬†or¬†Facebook, I’ve started my¬†#FearlessWoman¬†series. I‚Äôm very excited to introduce you to the rest the dynamic, inspiring, and intelligent women in honor of¬†Women‚Äôs History Month. To see which ladies are in¬†the lineup, check out this post¬†here. Get ready to continue to be inspired!

Before you go, don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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Style | My New Firmoo Glasses

Have you ever put on an outfit and felt like something was missing? This happen to me the other day and after a few minutes of going back and forth, I figured out what was missing from my outfit. A pair of cute fashion glasses! I think glasses can be such the perfect outfit accessory! Even if the glasses are prescription, wearing a stylish pair instantly makes certain outfits complete.

That’s how I feel¬†about my Firmoo¬†glasses. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of fashion glasses since last summer, but I must say that this pair is by far my favorite. I wanted a pair that fit my personality and personal style, so I went with these. Good¬†choice, right?

Firmoo Glasses Review

Glasses: Firmoo

Firmoo Glasses Review - Style Blogger

When deciding what to wear this weekend, I knew I was going to wear my new specs. So I opted for an outfit with¬†earth tones, and of course,¬†leopard print. I’d been dying to wear my thrifted coat with fringes, so I added that piece to the look as well. This outfit, in my mind, is the perfect look for a weekend full of blogger events and family activities. It’s not too dressy, but not too causal and the heels add a little something extra to the look. I did carry a pair of flats with me, that I ended up wearing most of the day, but the idea and the effort I put forth to wear heels all day to 2 different events was admirable. ūüėČ

Plus Size Blogger - Leopard Print Top

Top: Macy’s (Another Option) // Pants: Macy’s, American Rag // Shoes: DSW, Tahari

Review Firmoo Glasses

Aside from the glasses, my favorite part of this¬†outfit is the pants. These lightweight American Rag pants were $10 at Macy’s a few weeks back. I knew they’d be coming home with me because they’re very¬†versatile. After trying them on in the fitting room, I came up with 3 or 4 different outfits to wear with the pants. I’m all about restyling, as I’m sure you’ve realized by now, so adding them to wardrobe was a no brainer.

Leopard Print Blouse - Plus Size OOTD

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Fringe Coat: Thrifted, 2nd Avenue

Adding simple elements to an outfit, like the perfect pair of glasses, is a simple way to achieve a stylish or trendy look. At first I thought the glasses maybe too much, but I ended up really liking the final¬†look. So next time you’re in need of the perfect pair of fashion (or prescription) glasses to complete your OOTD, check out the Firmoo¬†glasses selections.


 So tell me, what do you think about my look? Are you a fan of wearing fashion glasses? Let me know!

The ¬†Firmoo ordering process is simple, the glasses are affordable, and the selections are fabulous! If you’re thinking about ordering a pair, check out their BOGO¬†Valentine’s Day Sale! And for new customers, you¬†can¬†get¬†a¬†50%¬†off¬†code¬†on¬†the¬†frames¬†sitewide by clicking HERE!¬†

Don’t forget to¬†show off your personal style¬†by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Be sure to link your outfit back to this post.¬†Also, visit the other bloggers who‚Äôve linked up and say hey.¬†Until next time, be blessed and stay safe‚ĶXO!… 

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Personal Style Monday + Audible Amazon Giveaway

Happy Monday to you! This weekend was all about cleaning and relaxing for me. I did something a little differnt with my hair (pics below) and I also pulled out most of Christmas decor. While relaxing, I made time to catch up on my Netflix watching, as well as my reading. As I mentioned in¬†this post, I’ve become a huge fan of audiobooks lately. It’s just makes it so¬†easy to read these days. During the car ride to Delaware for Thanksgiving, I was actually reading an audiobook. I’m addicted!

Thrifted Style - OOTD

Sweater: Vintage, 2nd Avenue // Denim: Dress Barn // Flats: Micheal Kors

Winter Outfit - thrifted fashion

With the new year approaching, I’m looking forward to using (and subscribing to)¬†Audible. This audiobook site is absolutely perfect for every occasion and event throughout the year. You can even gift a¬†yearly subscription¬†to the book lover on your list. Talk about the perfect gift! Not only are audiobooks perfect for book lovers like me, but they’re also great for children. My tween sister does a lot of traveling for pageants and acting, so something like an Audible yearly subscription would be perfect for those long car, train or plane rides.

Right now, you can check out Audible’s gold offer for a chance to¬†save 50% off! This offer gives you the first three months of your subscription for only $7.49, which is half the usual price. There are also several¬†Audible coupon codes¬†and other ways to save as well.

HM Scarf - thrifted Sweater

Sunnies: Retro// Scarf: H&M (old)

Plus Size Style - Thrifted Sweater


Are you convinced, like me,¬†that Audible is the way to go this year for audiobooks? What are some books you’re looking forward to reading in the new year? Oh yea, what do you¬†think¬†about my outfit and hair style too? ūüėČ Let me know!¬†

Before I go, be sure to¬†check out this amazing Audible giveaway me and a few other lovely bloggers are hosting below! One winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card!¬†FYI, Audible is an Amazon company. ¬†This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents and will run from¬†December 8th – December 12th.¬†Until tomorrow, stay blessed and be safe…XO!

P.S. Don’t forget to linkup your recent OOTD to my Personal Style Linkup!¬†

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Personal Style Monday | (More) Skirts and Tights

Hey there! Happy Monday to you. :-) I hope your weekend was great! I did nothing but relax, clean up around the house, and relax some more. I needed a weekend with no plans. The fact that hubby was there to enjoy the peaceful few days with me made it even better. I did however go to church and decided to wear yet another skirt and tights combo. With the weather getting and staying below 55 degrees these days, skirts and tights will definitely be worn a lot more these next few months. I usually wear pants/slacks to church, but I felt a little fancy. So I opted for this thrifted maroon (stretchy/body-con like) 2-year-old skirt.

Skirts and Tights - Plus Size Fall Fashion

Top: Serena Williams, Thrifted (Similar) // Skirt: Thrifted // Handbag: DKNY, Gifted

Hanes Hosiery - Skirts and Tights

The top, also thrifted, has been in rotation¬†for weeks. I picked it up awhile ago at 2nd Avenue and thought the design¬†was very interesting.¬†I love how it wraps around my left side and goes over my shoulder like a scarf; very chic! Looking at the tag I realized it was a part of the Serena Williams¬†Signature Statement Collection. I was shocked! I was also shocked that her collection has a lot of great pieces that I can see myself wearing. There are regular and plus size options, and most of the items are staples that I find¬†necessary for a woman’s wardrobe. The price points are also reasonable.

This discovery is yet another reason I love thrift shopping. Sometimes you find a brand that you really like while thrifting and realize you can also shop that brand online or in store. #WINNING Thrifting this Serena Williams piece opened my eyes to a new brand to try. I’ve already fallen for the top, so I’m more likely to purchase another piece, at least another top, from the collection.

Plus Size Winter Jacket - Simply Be Jacket

Coat: Simply Be // Jewelry: Thrifted // Shoes: Micheal Kors, Nordstrom Rack

Tights and Skirts - Hanes Hosiery

The blogger behind Thrift Stories linked up her thrifty look last week and she too is wearing skirts and tights. Well, a dress and tights, but nonetheless Heather still looks great! Her look is so well put together and is perfect for the fall.

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So tell me, are you a fan of my latest take on skirts and tights? Have you been wearing skirts and tights lately? Let me know! 

Don’t forget to show off your personal style by linking your recent OOTD pots(s) below. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe…XO!

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