Drop it Low

DRESS // SHOES (Zara, old)


...that waist, that is.  Fell in love with this leaf print when I saw it!  I love that the color scheme makes what could be a "summer print" go right along with autumn.  I also don't own any drop waist dresses.  It is surprisingly a flattering style!  Anyway, you can find it in my shop--> HERE.






Anyway, the hubs and I are heading to a Halloween party tonight.  If you've been reading my blog for a while, you should know that Halloween is one of my favorite "holidays"!  Hopefully, I'll have some pictures to share later.

Have a great weekend!




Blouse



BLOUSE // JEANS // BOOTS // SUNGLASSES


I've always associated blouses with fall/winter.  I'm not sure why, since there are summer blouses.  There's just something about a nice long-sleeved blouse in a rich color.  Oh, and if it has a bow--that's even better!






In these pics, this blouse looks a bit lighter than it actually does in person.  It's actually more of a deeper "ginger" color.  It looks great with jeans or tucked into a pencil skirt!  If interested, you can get it HERE.

Hope the rest of your week is great!


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BLOUSE 
JEANS 
BOOTS 
SUNGLASSES

Transition

Black Floral 2PC Set - HERE // Booties - HERE

Fall is in the air.  Yes, the high temps here in Atlanta are still in the 90's...BUT in the mornings, you can feel Fall trying to creep in.  There's a slight coolness there, that wasn't before.  I hate to admit it (because I'm such a summer time girl), but I welcome it.  This summer has been pretty extreme, and I have to admit that I'm starting to look forward to Fall clothing.



Black Floral 2PC Set - HERE // Booties - HERE

So, now's the time when I'm shopping, I'm looking for pieces that will easily transition into Fall.  I haven't totally ditched buying summer fashions just yet, because right now the deals are too good.  So I just keep an eye out for those summer wears that are in nice deep, rich colors that can play double-duty for both seasons.

I'm also looking forward to the "all pumpkin everything" phase to hit as well.  I see many Starbucks pumpkin lattes in my future.

Happy Hump Day!


99 Problems, but...

Shirt: HERE // Hat: HERE

Sometimes we, as people, get overly caught up in stuff that doesn't concern us.  At times it's hard minding your own business especially when others put so much out there in these social media streets... 




When I find myself over analyzing why some people do the idiotic things that they do, I try to remind myself that it's "Nacho Problem", just enjoy the show.

Stay focused, guys!

SHOP THE LOOK:
Shirt - HERE
Hat - HERE
Joggers - Old Navy (old)

One Shoulder


one shoulder top belleza blu
Get the Look (click links):: TOP // SHADES // SHOES


She said "Hola, como estas? She said "Konichiwa!"...  Good morning, readers.  That darn song was playing after I'd dropped my kids off at school, and of course it will now stay stuck in my head for the next 4 hours.  Speaking of school, I just have to say....YAY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!  Here in Atlanta, some of the school districts start school quite a bit earlier, but my kids also get a lot of days off during the year as well.  Makes it great for squeezing in family vacays all throughout the year, instead of having to wait for summer.








So, I'm wearing this "boho chic" one shoulder top that I currently have stocked in my store.  I love the print and how air-y and free it feels.  To snap one up, get it HERE!

Happy Hump Day!


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TOP
SHADES 
SHOES

White Tribal Dress

DRESS // PURSE // SHOES // BRACELET // NECKLACE

"Rasta Barbie", "Mocha-hontas"--all of the cliché names, I've been referring to myself as since I've put these Marley twists in my hair.  I love them!!  And it only took me 2-3 hours to put them in.  Yea, they are a bit sloppy, in my opinion, but this was my first time, so I'm not to concerned.  I'm just happy to be taking a breather from doing my hair. 

In this post, I'm wearing this white tribal print dress, I currently have stocked in my store.  I wore it on Saturday for a "date day" with the hubs.  We went to one of Atlanta's local breweries, Orpheus Brewing--went on the brewery tour and sampled some beer.  It's also Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, so we tried out a new downtown area restaurant, as well.  I will be doing a separate post on that restaurant later in the week.








This dress is one of my favorite dresses in the store.  It's super light and air-y (which is great for this record-breaking heat), without being see-through.  Of course, the strappy back is the cherry on top.  I have limited quantities, so get it while you can!

Happy Monday!


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DRESS 
PURSE 
SHOES 


I'm linking up with: Pink Sole, CaryLee & Jenna Marie, Carly, and Cherie

Teal Wrap Dress


DRESS // SHOES, similar

I love wrap dresses.  Have I ever told you guys that?  I do...because it's one of the easiest and most flattering style of dress for ALL body types.  They also have this "classy" feel to them....even if it only cost you 20 bucks...like in this case.









Of course, the fact this is a wrap dress with a "boho" style, Hindi-ish print....I had to have it, and I had to make sure you guys could have it too!!  So I have just a handful of them available at BELLEZA BLU.  Grab them fast! My last wrap dress sold out pretty quickly.

Hope your week is off to a great start!






CHECK OUT THE REST OF THESE GREAT ITEMS!

I'm linking up with: Rachelle, Molly, Carylee, Osy, Shellbee, and Jenna.


Indian


DRESS / SANDALS

I'm in love with anything tie-dye.  I can't remember a time when I wasn't automatically drawn to tie-dyed clothing.  I'm not really talking the retro, rainbow tie-dyed t-shirts. That's pretty typical.  I like articles of clothing that "dress up" the casual, hippy vibe of it.



Enter this dress.  I couldn't pass it up.  Not only did it dress-up the tie-dye, it sexified it up too without being too overt with the lil' bit of exposed midriff and hi-lo hem.  I'm all for a little ventilation during these summer temperatures.

This dress is made in India, and is made out of a nice air-y, cotton gauze-like material.  Looking forward to taking it out for a spin for one our date nights.







Oh, and yes, I cut my hair.  I also dyed it back black.  Hair A.D.D.--yea you know me!  I will post a separate blog post talking about the new do.

Happy Friday, guys.  Hope you have amazing weekend!




OUTFIT DETAILS:
Dress - HERE
Shoes - HERE

Orange Flash

Belleza Blu ebay 2 piece set crochet boho chic
2 PC Set: HERE

Hey mi gente!  June is here, which means summer is near!  Anyone who knows me, knows that summer time is my favorite time of year.  Heck, I was born in July--so, of course, it is.

So during this time of year, I tend to lean towards "instant outfits", i.e. dresses, rompers and now...2 piece sets!!  I've noticed the popularity of 2 piece sets in the past couple years, and I am totally on board.


I instantly fell in love with this bright orange short set when I saw it.  Of course, I love the boho vibes that the crochet trim and off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves give.  So I had to add it to the shop! (By the way, feel free to click "Shop" under the title of my blog to check my other items!)


Belleza Blu ebay 2 piece set crochet boho chic

Belleza Blu ebay 2 piece set crochet boho chic

Belleza Blu ebay 2 piece set crochet boho chic
flash tattoo

Obviously, the "flash" part of the title of this post is about flash tattoos.  I was just in Atlanta's Caribbean Carnival which occurs yearly over Memorial Day Weekend.  I added some flash tattoos to my masquerade costume to spice it up and it was a hit!  And they really do last quite a while.  I am JUST about take this elephant off of my chest, and I've had it on there for a week now.  These are definitely going to be my new thing for the summer.

Have a great weekend, my friends!
OUTFIT DETAILS:

Orange 2PC Set: HERE
Purse: ASOS (sold out)

I linking up this post with:




Spring Forward

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Dress - HERE

So, I'm sure you all have been seeing all the reminders on TV or from people you know that Saturday night you need to move your clocks forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time.  Now, if you know me, you know that I am so happy that Spring is here.  I LIVE for warm weather.  What I don't live for, is losing an hour of sleep.  I guess we have to take the good with the bad.  I just don't look forward to the morning struggle for the next week or so, as our bodies adjust to the change.  My kids are going to be sooo grumpy.  Not to mention, they are going to be reluctant having to go to bed while it is still light outside.  Ah well...


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shopbellezablu belleza blu ebay the_nikg nikg

Speaking of Spring, I have another spring/summer look that I'm digging.  I'm so happy that summer dress season is here, especially for us ATLiens.  For me, this time of year is the easiest for me where getting dressed is concerned.  I usually just throw on a dress or romper and I'm on my way.  I guess that spending as much time picking out something to wear, will help make up for that hour lost.

Have a great weekend, and don't forget to Spring forward!




OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress - HERE


Boho Bodycon


Dress - HERE

So, who says "boho chic" can't be sexy too? 

Okay, so I don't usually wear "bodycon" anything--except for workout wear.  Not that I have anything against it, it's just not my steelo.  But when I laid my eyes on this dress--I thought that maybe stepping out of my box may not be so bad.  I was immediately attracted to the ethnically, ornate pattern on the front that looks pretty quasi-Hindu-Buddhist, which I am all about.  But, at the same time, it slays!  It's a boho slay! *wink*






So, I loved the dress so much, that I decided to get more and put a few up for sale in my eBay shop.  If interested, you can get it HERE.

By the way, we're suppose to be having Spring weather this weekend and, apparently, it's here to stay!  Woohoo!  I look forward to posting lots of Spring/Summer looks this season.  Warmer weather shall breath new life into this blog...trust!

Have a fantastic weekend, guys.



Chevron Patchwork



So have you begun to notice a trend here on my blog?  Yes, the indoor shots and the OTK boots is what I'm talking about.  You know why? Well...it's cold here in Atlanta!  Thankfully, we aren't experiencing an impending blizzard like some other places, but the winter struggle is still real.



So, as you know, I lean towards a slight "boho chic" style.  If certain items of clothing give off a retro vibe, I'm probably attracted to it.  Which is exactly what happened with this top.  The print, the slight babydoll cut, and the peplum--all give off a vintage-y feel that I immediately liked. I like that it looks like something you'd find at Anthropologie, without the Anthro prices. Also, the tans, browns, and neutral color scheme went perfectly with one of my favorite pair of OTK (over the knee, calling them "thigh highs" is so 90's. *wink*) boots.  It was the perfect casual, date night look.






I currently have this shirt listed in my eBay shop, in limited quantities, so grab one while you can.  The lace-up bodysuit in my last outfit post has since sold out, and thanks for all who purchased.  I have many more great items that I will share with you all soon!

Have a great weekend, guys.  And try to stay warm out there!

OUTFIT DETAILS:
SHIRT  
BOOTS  
BAG
JEANS (F21, old)


Unpredictable


Life can be so unpredictable at times, and boy did I learn that lesson in the past few weeks.  First, I lost my older brother to a motorcycle accident about 3 weeks ago.  He was hit by a drunk driver while on his way to work at 6:30AM in the morning.  Yea.  He was wearing a helmet and wasn't speeding, yet he is no longer here with us.

This has been the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with--my family has had to deal with.  And as I've been in the darkest sorrow I've ever experienced, my husband gets a promotion 2 weeks later that is sending us back to ATLANTA in just a few weeks!  That bit of news was definitely a pick-me-up that I could use.


In these pictures, I'm wearing this Grecian style dress that is my new jam.  Can I tell you that I love this dress!?  It actually can be worn in many different ways.  The straps can be tied how ever you please.  I love the color scheme and it makes me feel like a tropical goddess.  If interested, you can get it HERE.


As most of you know, I lived in Atlanta for 7 years prior to coming to Kansas City.  I'm so excited to be going "home"!  I think after 7 years, 2 babies, and a marriage all happening there--it's safe to say that ATL is my home.  I'm also very happy that I'll be back in driving distance to my other favorite city, Miami.  

You know, it's crazy how a great year can turn into the worst year in life, in just a blink of an eye.  I realize that loss is a part of the cycle of life and we're (my family & I) all trying to get through this, because we have no other choice.  In the mean time, I'm just trying to focus on the silver linings.

Have a great weekend, guys.



OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress - c/o Belleza Blu (HERE)
Sandals - Old Navy
Sunglasses - F21 (old)