Summer Romance

This year, I’ve been feeling the pretty pastels and soft florals. I love how feminine and girly they are and I notice that I’ve been filling my closet with such. In my humble opinion, florals and pastels are a good way to get in touch with your girly side! I remember growing up, florals were my favorite pattern, (the tasteful patterns I might add) and I would be teased about it. But that didn’t stop me not one bit! My blankets, dresses, sweaters were floral.

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So when I saw this dress from Torrid a couple months ago, I fell in love with it. But I wasn’t interested in paying full price for it. Let’s face it, Torrid is a little overpriced especially when I would find loose threads from brand new pieces. I walked away because $90 for a dress was too much for me. So, I went back a month or so later and still saw it there. Still full price. Still pretty. I decided to grab it. Yup. Full price and no coupon. But let me tell you, it was one of the best full price purchases I made.

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I absolutely love this dress! I purchased this in a 3x (my Torrid size) and it fits perfectly! Can we talk about this? I’ve never been one to wear halter style dresses but the fit on this dress is superb. This dress is darling, and not a thread out of place. It is very lightweight with the tiered ruffles going on. This dress has the high-low effect but its too exaggerating. With a white cardigan or light pink one,  I can wear this to church with a nude pair or heels, or date night with some comfy sandals.

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I love how it cinches above the waist and it camouflages everything giving a very feminine silhouette.

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The best thing about this dress, is that it will last for several spring/summer seasons to come. The print, the style and colors, are here to stay, so I will definitely get my price per wear out of this. I wore this dress this past Sunday with my bright pink block heels from Forever 21 that you’ve seen several times and my matching Kate Spade purse. If you want a more romantic, subtle look, a pair of nude heels and a rose colored crossbody/clutch does the trick as well.

If you’re looking to spend more money than you would on a piece of clothing, make sure you can wear it next year and not stuffed in the back of your closet.

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Spring Series: Style Me 3 Ways: Striped Jumpsuit

Since spring is now one of my favorite seasons, I decided to start a few fashion series about my newfound love for this season. You’re probably thinking, “you didn’t like spring?” No, I didn’t. I was never confident in how I looked and I always kept covered. I’ll talk about how I overcame that in another blog post.

Fast forward and I’m embracing spring and the fashion trends to go with it. In today’s post, I style one of my favorite things to wear not only in the spring, but year round, the beloved jumpsuit. Or, an “adult onesie” as some people put it. I got this jumpsuit from Burlington and I was impressed at how the store has changed over the years because I could never find anything worth buying. I will be going back pretty soon. Although this jumpsuit is not 100% great quality, I love how comfortable the fit is and I adore the cropped wide leg look.

Corporate Spunk

I put this outfit together using things I already had in my closet, and I call this my corporate casual look. Yes, this jumpsuit can be worn to the office, just by adding a dope white crisp blazer and some comfortable heels. And you know, florals and stripes pair beautifully. To add more of a pop, I paired this outfit with my bright sunny yellow Michael Kors crossbody bag.

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Nautical Look

This next look is going out my normal look because I’m not a sneaker person. When I saw blue, I immediately thought of red and white. Some people will think the American Flag, I just think more of a nautical look. So i kept it simple by pulling out my classic Converse sneakers. I’m digging this look and to add some flair, I grabbed my red Kate Spade crossbody. If you don’t know, crossbody bags are my favorite. Plus, you can never go wrong with a bold red lip. And yes, the rain had the nerve to come while we were shooting.

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Comfy, Casual

So my last look, is just a complete casual look. This can be worn if I’m shopping with the girls (or even my husband), or just if you want to be casual and not sacrifice style. My trusty Tory Burch sandals (that I had for 2 years!) and my sunny Michael Kors bag did the trick for comfort and stylish.

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You see my hair?? Check out my last post on my update!

If you’re on budget like I am, its best to find pieces that you can create multiple looks from and still be stylish for this season. I think I just created a “Restyle Me” series.

Pink And A Pop Of Denim

Sometimes, I surprise myself with how bright colors look on me. To me, you have the best mood wearing bright colors and that’s how I feel wearing this pretty fuchsia dress. It is so bright and comfortable and I love the detail on the sleeves. What I love about this dress is the endless styling options you can do. You can wear heels, flats, or sandals. Instead of going the usual, black, white or nude color pallet, I wanted to do something different.

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Yes. I. Did. I slid on these pretty adorable embellished denim flats and pointy toe flats are a fav of mine. I know I leave links to everything you can buy, but this dress is sold out (came from Cato) and my shoes came from Marshall’s a couple years ago. Don’t fret, bright colors are everywhere.

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You’ve seen this crossbody before, of course from Kate Spade, but these earrings! Let me tell you. I was in Target looking for a birthday gift for my aunt, and I saw these gorgeous earrings for $4! I was worried that they might be too heavy, but they are not. And look, it matches my bag.

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This post is dedicated to my sister in law, because she knows I love color and she’s also hired me to revamp her entire wardrobe from darks and neutrals to vibrant colors and amazing prints, thus the birth of Styled by Marisa, a personal styling service where I assist on styling services of course for all occasions. Yup, stay tuned for the official launch!

Get Ready For Warmer Weather

Is anyone ready for the warmer version of Spring? I know I am! Its almost mid March, Daylight Savings is life because we get extra daylight for longer blog photoshoots. However, it is still freezing here in Charlotte, like 30 Degrees. Not to fear though, the warmer weather will be here so its time to get your closets ready.

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I’m very excited to try a few trends and also some other trends that are making a comeback that I am tempted to try. This will also help me to come out of my comfort zone.

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Trends To Indulge In

Black and White Polka Dots

Any Shade in the Pastel Rainbow

Monochromatic Looks

Mules

Statement Earrings

Matching Top & Bottom Trend

Straw Bag Accessories

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Basic Spring Essentials

T-Shirts (Plain and Graphics)

White Shoes

Denim Jeans

Casual Sneakers

Maxi Skirts & Dresses

Denim Skirt

Statement Crossbody Bags

 

What’s on your spring trend/essential list?

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Outfit Details: Skirt; ASOS, Coat; JUSTFAB;  Shoes; H&M

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Look Chic & Modest for Easter!!

Did you notice that Easter is on April Fools this year? And y’all don’t believe that God has a sense of humor?  Although Easter is a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, you still want to look your best. If you read the story of how Jesus was crucified and then he rose 3 days later, you would want to step into church in your Sundays best too, making the Devil angry. My fiancé thinks I can do no wrong when it comes to how I dress, but I love to dress up and I love to look good. Going to church is no different. So, I figured I’d share a chic yet modest look for Easter.

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This Asos dress is absolutely breath-taking. I love the pretty pastel pink with the sequins for added sparkle. I love to look good for and going to church is no different.

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It is a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and its okay to look my best. I feel like this dress can be worn in so many ways, not just for Easter, but brunch, engagement parties, etc. You can never go wrong with pastel pink for spring and the A-line silhouette screams darling.

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Although Easter happens to be on the first day AND Sunday of April, most churches have communion as well and the women tends to wear white so this dress from Eloquii would be perfect. I get a mature vibe from this piece with the form fitting and the bell sleeves. If you’re looking for a more casual look, try this dress from Asos. The pleats add a relaxed vibe, perfect for praise dancing!

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Although there are plenty fashionistas that are like me, wanting to look fashionable for church, a few of my modest tips that I am practicing myself is to make sure that I keep my cleavage covered and to wear my dress at or below my knees. I also shy away from tanks or anything that is not at least a 3/4 length for my sleeves (not for just modesty, but my church tends to get cold!). If I’m wearing a dress that has spaghetti straps, or strapless, I wear a blazer or cardigan.

Now, there may be a few people who will argue that we should “come as we are” and it shouldn’t matter how we dress, the truth is, it matters how you dress. For me, being fashionable is fun! Also, dress for location of the occasion.

Dress: ASOS

Shoes: JustFab,

Peacoat: JustFab, sold out, similar here

Crossbody Bag: KateSpade similar bag here