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Category: Fall

31 Oct

Forbidden Fruit

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Dressed like this, I feel  I have beamed from the confines of my 1800's Victorian home and landed in America, specifically Chicago. The look is so vintage and very old world British, which wasn't intentional, (ig's @joannethescammer voice) honestly, truly. Perhaps my unexpected embark on the Victorian era style sense, bares all the proof that Target is becoming more and more classic within their design layouts. Target's fall fashion naturally takes us back in time, with a modern twist. I say encore! To be completely frank with you, I knew I liked this snake print blouse and faux skirt together, but after styling it, "Like" was an understatement. I am in fashion love! Considering I decided to coordinate the same...
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21 Oct

Boldly Chic by Fe Noel

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  I ran across Fe Noel on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her garments! If you don't know FeNoel head to her website and get acquainted, she's so bomb! If you know me you know that I love supporting indie designers by adding them to my closet (she literally has something for everybody and then some). I love that Fe Noel will custom make your desired size although sizes range from xs to xl. There is an option for custom by simply putting in your measurements.  Now let's dive into the deets of this classic. The weight of this piece is solid, the linen is thick, but not hot and Fe Noel cut no corners when it came to the...
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14 Oct

How To Mix Prints Like A Pro!

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Today's post is not exactly about how amazing I look in this outfit or even where I wore it to impress. I'll save you those details. Instead, I want to teach you the logic behind mixing prints. Hopefully, this will make your life a little easier and your print mixing fashionably approved. Print mixing falls on a continuum of "FABED IT" or "TRIED IT" scale. Follow these steps to "FAB IT." Before we jump into the steps, first comprehend my analogical approach. The best way to get you to see print, is to relate it to volume. I know-crazy, right? Trust me. I'm going to break volume up into three sounds: loud, medium, and low. Now let's get into it. A....
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2 Oct

A New Day with Gucci

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I was devastated when I read Merona and Mossimo would no longer be a brand name for Target. I just knew the Victoria Beckham collection was the last collection I’d purchase. After being introduced to Target's new designers, I’m glad to say my devastation was yesterday’s news and cheers to “A New Day”. Target has done a great job up-ing the fashion racks with their new designer brand, A New Day. The collection launched August 27th and I’m far from disappointed. I have to admit the collection is definitely tailored to prim and proper, framed with a high end appeal and enhanced with details like never before. I’m actually feeling the vibes of Tar-zhaay at its best. Target who? Which leads me to...
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23 Sep

Who Runs

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Fall is finally here and I'm beyond ecstatic about all of the amazing styles coming out. Yes, we are fresh into fall, but still getting summer vibes. Today in Chicago, it was 90 degrees, which is insane! The weather is definitely pms-ing. Like I tell anyone, transitional pieces will help balance some of the weather emoing. This utility jacket from ASOS is the perfect transitional piece. The color screams fall and the weight of it says, have me in any season. They should have named it 4 seasons. So, I'm sure you realized I called this cutie a jacket. Yep, that's exactly what it is. Lets just say I was in the mood to jump into my sexy inspector Gadget-...
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8 Nov

Pretty Woman… Big Mistake. Big. Huge

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I totally had to borrow those words from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (one of my favorite movies). Christian Siriano amazed me yet again, with his poised classics.  All I can say is, it'll be a big mistake if he lets it end here. I must admit I owned nothing this classic until now! As you know this girl is all about details, and apparently Siriano is too. Do you see this over sized collar, scooping decollete and the frontal draping of this wrap dress? If this isn't 50s swing I don't know what is. This look is so soft and feminine yet powerful and distinct. Shenell who...
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7 Nov

Crossing the Vest

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Christian Siriano completely gets the body of a plus size gem. Shopping the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection pulled me into a world of luxury, just what a girl like me looks for. The collection was nothing shy of Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman and Jackie O. The garments were definitely role catchers.  I swear as soon as I tried them on I instantly turned into another persona- Shenell, who? Call me She-neilah lol. Okay I admit I love when people give me that confused who she think she is look, which I got a lot of in my royal blue faux fur vest. Smh, I marvel at the fierceness of this vest, look how daring and demanding it is....
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27 Oct

Green Bean

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Ain't nothing green about me but this outfit and Lord knows that was hard to fathom. So my struggle with this look was putting brown green and olive green together. Putting them beside each other just seemed so off. Eventually I decided ya know just-do-it, throw perfect out of the window and make it do what it do. I'm glad I did because this sexy trendy look is one of my favorite looks. I don't do too many sexy flirty looks absent of a pinch of innocence, but this time innocent was put to rest. The split in my skirt is fiery and sassy, just like me. Coupled with my jacket it added a chicness and mystery to it, how...
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27 Oct

Autumn’s Bestie Summer

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Hey guys,I'm so glad the blog is up and running again. As you know, although we were fresh into Autumn, I wasn't exactly ready to let go of all my summer brightness. I just had to binge on bright colors once more. Yeah, this was suppose to be a three part series but it ended up being two because the weather totally flipped on me. I swear it went from 0 to 100 real quick, hence causing this series to be shortened. This series is all about bright loud vibrant colors. Clearly I decided to go with denim as it is season transitional. The blue denim was my fave, all the shades of blue and my tweed jacket was what I...
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