Wardrobe Wednesday | Another Casual Date Night

Casual date nights are my favorite! I don’t mind dressing up for date nights, but deep down I’m a huge fan of being comfortable and stylish. So whenever date nights call for jeans, I’m all smiles! ;-) Which brings me to today’s casual date night outfit. Hubby and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, On the Border, the other night and this is the ensemble I decided to wear. In my opinion, this is a very simple and chic look – 2 things I strive to achieve when dressing for a casual date night. I also make sure I’m wearing (at least) 5 essential casual date night must haves. Let’s check them out below!

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Jeans: JCPenney (Shop Similar) // Tunic: H&M (Another Option)// Flats: SAM EDELMAN, Macy’s (Another Option) // Necklace & Cross Cuff : Side Dish Mobile // Watch: Thrifted

casual date night 1. Fitted Denim. The perfect pair of fitted denim is the perfect start to a casual date night outfit. Fitted denim is sexy and easy to style. I shop JCP and sometimes Dress Barn for my denim bottoms. Both locations offer a wide selection of styles and sizes. 2. Basic Top (can be embellished with statement pieces). A simple top can easily be adorned with layered necklaces and other fun statement pieces. Take a look at my statement necklace post and see why I think they’re a major wardrobe must have! ;-) 3. Comfy & Cute Flats. Causal date nights call for comfort. Flats and cute sandals are always a winner for me! 4. Purse. Nothing too big and bulky, but a nice medium size purse will do. A cute clutch can do the trick as well. 5. Lip Gloss. I’m not one for a “full face” on casual date nights, so I just make sure I put on a smooth nude lip gloss. It’s simple and the nude color goes with anything! DSC_0212

 So tell me, are you feeling my casual date night ensemble? What do you wear on casual date nights? Let me know! 

Before I wrap up, I just want to congratulate Ashley of A Sassy Woman for winning my June giveaway! You have some pretty great goodies coming your way! :-) A huge thanks to Cortnie of Love, Cortnie and the amazing staff over at Side Dish Mobile. THANK YOU for sponsoring this months giveaway! :-)

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Thanks to EVERYONE who entered! My next giveaway will be in July and I have some awesome things in store. Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe….XO!


Linkups: Style Sessions, Random Wednesday, Working Wednesday, I Feel Pretty, Fab Fridays, Tres-Chic Thursday

Black & White Monday

Hello there and welcome to another week! My weekend was spent doing yoga, school shopping with my little sister and spending QT with the hubby. All in all, it was yet another great weekend. I actually went to bed a little early last night so I was able to lay my clothes out actually plan the rest of my outfits for the week. While I try to do this every week, somehow those plans fall through LOL! :-D


blkwhiteSo with today’s outfit, I “planned” to be cute and comfortable. I went for my LBD (little black dress) and one of my favorite, lightweight cardigans. My black and white thrifted flats finished off this outfit, of course. ;-) When I purchased these flats, I immediately knew they’d be in heavy rotation. While I haven’t been wearing them as much as I’d like, on days like this I’m happy I do have them.

blkwhite2Dress: JM Collection (Macy’s, HERE)//Cardigan: Jones New York Collection//Flats: Thrifted//Purse: Old//Earrings: Bakers//Watch: Charming Charlie

blkwhite4blkwhite5So what’d you wear today? Are you one who plans their outfits for the week or do you just a go with whatever you pick the morning of work? Let me know! Have a goodnight and I’ll talk to you soon. Be blessed!


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My Favorite Shirt

Hey, friends! Welcome to a NEW week! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good. We went to my little sisters play on Friday night—she was Glenda the Good Witch in the play, Wicked. Needless to say, she did a wonderful job! The entire cast was excellent! :-) The rest of the weekend was quiet and relaxing. So relaxing that I didn’t really think to snap pics, LOL. As a blogger, do you ever have those weekends (or days) where you’re so relaxed and chill that you don’t even want to take pictures? Well, this weekend was mine. :-D

Luckily I was able to get some quick shots of my outfit today. This NEVER happens but Darrius and I were both headed out at the same time this morning. I figured, why not snap a true OOTD (outfit of the day) post?! We had the time and we had my iPhone, lol, so we made it happen.


greenI’ve worn this shirt a few times on the blog and I wear it probably once a week. It’s a versatile top and because of that, it can pretty much go with jeans, slacks or a skirt. The colorful pants are from Macy’s. I LOVE colorful denim/pants—it’s an easy way to add color to your wardrobe. My flats are the most comfortable pair I own. When I wear them I literally feel like I’m walking on a cloud! #WINNING <— (do we still say that anymore??) :-D

Well that does it for Monday’s work look. Enjoy, be blessed and be safe! See ya Wednesday!


green2Top: Gifted (Cable & Gauge Woman)//Pants: Macy’s (Style & Co.)//Flats: Nordstrom Rack (Tory Burch) See, HERE (Sold Out//Jewelry: All Thrifted (2nd Avenue)//Sunnies: Thrifted (2nd Avenue) 

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Perfect for a Rainy Day

Hey, darlings! These past few days have been super dreary and rainy and on days like that, I hate thinking about what to wear. Because I knew I was going to spend some time with the boo, I wanted to look 1/2 way decent, lol! So I figured an over-sized sweater, a dash of leopard print, and putting my hair up would do the trick.;-)

I’ve had this leopard wrap for ages and it’s SO perfect for me because as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t always like wearing heavy jackets/coats. I also wore another favorite item which is the tan Micheal Kors sweater. It’s so cozy, soft and the cow-neck collar is the best.

My jewelry, jeggings and shoes were all thrifted! I’ve actually never worn these shoes on the blog. I found them at 2nd Avenue (Columbia, MD) for about $5. I looked at the bottom of the shoes before deciding to purchase them and they weren’t even touched! There they were…never worn Nine West flats for $5. Score!! ;-)

Enjoy the pics. Be blessed…XO!




Wrap: NY & Co.

Sweater: Macy’s (Micheal Kors)

Jeggings: Thrifted (American Rag)

Shoes: Thrifted (Nine West)

Jewelry: Thrifted

Hair Clip: eBay








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Thrifty (Fall) Florals

With the weather changing and temperatures dropping, my wardrobe is beginning to consist of sweaters, jackets and scarves!

Today I woke up at 6 a.m. and realized I forgot to lay out my clothes. I usually lay out what I’m going to wear the night before but lately, I’ve been slacking. So I rummaged through my closet and pulled out this floral sweater. I think I’ve worn this sweater once but as soon as I saw it this morning, I wondered why I didn’t wear it more? It’s super comfy and very soft so it’s safe to say this sweater will be apart of this seasons wardrobe for sure!

Thrifted Sweater
Marshalls Jeans
Express Flats (eBay)

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When I think of florals, I instantly think of Spring or Summer. Don’t you? Well, I’ve seen some cute fall floral looks out there and it’s inspired me to go on a hunt for more. Even if its something as subtle as a floral watch or a pair of earrings, I’m going to try and incorporate more “pretty” patterns like florals in my fall/winter wardrobe. Some examples of how you can do the same are below.

So what do YOU think of fall florals? Are you in? Let me know ;-) Until next time, take care and be blessed!


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