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Instant Chic

Instant Chic


Hi Everyone! I hope you are doing well! I am at a stage in my life where my personal style is evolving. More and more I find myself drawn to an effortlessly chic esthetic. Below are a few of the items that I have found helpful in achieving that look.
1. Leather/Faux Leather Jacket- Oh leather jackets how I love thee! Let me count the ways: 1. they are slimming, 2. provide warmth, 3. create modesty, etc.  Best of all, a leather jacket has the ability to transform a ho-hum outfit into a chic one. I also love how it instantly adds a little edge to anything it is paired with. Be sure to look for a timeless leather jacket that is appropriate for your figure.
2. Sunglasses- Sunnies are another multi-purpose closet staple. They protect our eyes from the sun and those unsightly under eye bags. Sunglasses have always had a cool factor about them. My favorite styles are aviator and cat eye.
3. Red Lipstick- A bold blue based red lipstick can take your look from drab to fab in an instant. Paired with oversized sunnies is the easiest way to look chic.
4. Black Booties- Booties have the ability to add some edginess to an otherwise plain outfit. I prefer the open-toed version as they are perfect year round.
5. Winged Eyeliner-A winged eyeliner can take your makeup from pretty to chic. Now, if I could only master how to create the asme liner for both eyes.


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My Fall Fashion Must Haves

Fall is here again (Yay)! Like many of you, I am in love with fall fashion. And I couldn’t let old man winter get here before I tell you about my must have fall clothing pieces. I will be featuring some of my favorite outfits in the coming weeks. Until then, below are my fall  fashion haves must haves. What would you add to the list?

  1. Leather/Faux Leather Jackets- Leather jackets are an essential part of everyone’s closet. I love how they instantly add edge to boring outfits.
  2. Chunky sweaters- Sweaters are a great way to keep warm in the cooler months.  However if you aren’t careful, they can cause you to look frumpy. I’ve discovered that the key is creating the correct proportions. Pairing chunky sweaters with form fitting bottoms helps your outfit to look more balanced.
  3. Coats/Cardigans/Dusters- As a Florida native, I never had an appreciation for coats. I didn’t invest a lot of time/money into them because I didn’t have a real need to. I have become obsessed with them recently. I think the neutrals are a must- black, brown, khaki, etc. However it is always fun to experiment with bold colors such as red, pastels, etc.
  4.  Totes- Totes are great year round however I find them to be quite handy during the cooler months. They allow enough space to carry bulkier items such as scarves, sweaters, hats, etc.
  5. Plaid- Plaid is a classic print that just screams fall. I love how versatile they are. You can wear them with jeans, skirts, leggings, etc.
  6. Loafers- These are great for those casual fall days. They are also comfortable to wear while shopping for the holidays.
  7. Hats- Im not typically a hat girl however I find them to be quite chic during fall. They are great because they help disguise a bad hair day and while keeping you warm. I like just about all styles including floppies, bowlers, fedoras, beanies, etc.
  8. Scarves- Scarves are an easy way to look chic while keeping warm. Everyone should have a few cozy scarves in their closet.
  9. Boots and booties- These are a must for this season. I love how versatile they are. They can be worn with pants, dresses, skirts, etc.
  10. Chambray shirts- Chambray tops are staples for all seasons however they look especially great with fall staples such as leggings, leather jackets, flannel shirts, etc.