Since I moved into my new apartment last August, my accessories game has taken a turn for the worst. With the exception of a few pieces that my mom bought me for my birthday, I have not updated my accessories in forever. I have lost tons of earrings and only wear a few pairs now, because that’s all that I have left.

I had an accessory cork board before, but the way my new bedroom is setup, there isn’t enough wall space for it, and it would look awkward in any other place other than my bedroom. So I barely wear the necklaces that I do have, and when it is time to “dig in the boxes” I just get lazy and do not feel like searching. I’m not going to even talk about bracelets and rings. SMH.

I’m just not inspired by what I currently have anymore, so I’m on the search of new pieces to update my look. Accessories can make or break an outfit so I like to have multiple options. I want to do a wardrobe update for the spring (whenever it decides to show up) and new accessories are a top priority.

Here are a few pieces that I am currently scouting all under $50:

Fab Under $50 Accessories

 


Flower jewelry
$31 – newlook.com

Guess necklace
guess.com

How are you going to update your spring wardrobe?

This weather has been a drag. I know, I know, it is winter and this is the “normal” weather for winter…. I don’t think I’ve experienced such frigid temperatures and consistent snow. I’m so over it. I hate dressing for the cold temperatures. People always say, “You can tell who has true style based on how they dress in the fall and winter.” I think that’s a bunch of bologna. When it’s cold I honestly just want to throw on a sweater, some leggings or jeans, and my UGGs. That’s it. Comfort and warmth are key. This weather does not have me motivated to get dressed at all. I try to spice it up a little for date nights with the boo, and occasionally for work but that’s about it.

I’m not going to count the days until spring. Every season has it’s purpose, so I’m going to try to make the best of winter.

This look I created below would definitely be a nice pick me up.

Beat the Winter Blues

 

This goes to show a little color goes a long way. I’m used to just wearing gray and black. Occasionally, I’ll throw in some burgundy and oxblood. Colors do help change your mood, so add some color to your wardrobe to beat the blues!

How do you get out of your winter style rut?

Flawless Fall Transition: Chic Outerwear

I’m not sure if summer ever came, but Fall is definitely upon us and to make the most of your wardrobe you need to know how to transition. The best way to get a few more wears out of those maxis and sundresses is by pairing them with a jacket. That could include a blazer, leather moto jacket, denim jacket, and one of my personal favorites, the anorak. I’m sure some of the pieces I’ll have listed below, you’ll already have in your closet. Now when those cooler temperatures roll around, don’t be in such a rush to pack away those dresses, pair with a jacket on cooler days. You could even pair your dresses with tights, boots, cardigan and jacket too…layering is always key. Check out my top picks below.

Flawless Fall Transition: Chic Outerwear 2

 

I have three of the four….I just need an anorak. I’ll be on the hunt for that soon. All of the pieces can add a different element to your look. Choose your outerwear depending on the look you are trying to achieve. My go to pieces are blazer and denim jackets. The blazer adds a more polished look and the denim is for a more casual look. The moto jackets add a bit of edge to your look and the anorak would be great for a mix of masculine and feminine when paired with a sundress.

What is your favorite piece to transition into fall?

Remember the Luxe List series where I would feature items way out of my budget? Yeah well I’m back at it. There’s nothing wrong with coveting some amazing pieces from designers you know aren’t in your price range. It’s better to love from afar rather than spending money you don’t have on clothes you don’t really need lol. Ok I’m getting off of my soap box now. Check out this month’s feature.

The Luxe List-August 2014-1

Clover Canyon yellow dress
$410 – oxygenboutique.com

Sophie Hulme leather purse
$895- bergdorfgoodman.com

Tom Ford sunglasses
$450- marissacollections.com

Total Price: $2,980

Which items are you loving from a distance?

Our favorite former Spice Girl besides Victoria Beckham and favorite X-Factor judge has been on it with her fashion game lately. Mel B. She chooses the right pieces to highlight those curves in a classy way. She is not over the top with her hair and makeup and she lets the clothes speak.

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Look One-Office Chic- I love pencil skirts because, when the fit is right and with a  nice pair of heels, it shows that you mean business. Mel B. paired her skirt with black pumps, beige button up, yellow birkin, and a fly pair of shades. This is a great fall look. Since it’s still summer I would opt for a pencil skirt that’s not leather and a short sleeve or sleeveless blouse. In the office I’d throw on a blazer for a more professional look.

Look Two-Date Night- This look is the perfect balance of sexiness and class. She’s showing her killer legs while covered up top. I love lace because it is super feminine and classy. The lace mini paired with the pumps are great for a chic evening look.

Look Three-Bold and Beautiful- Hot pink dresses make the world a better place. No really they do. Well maybe not all, but this dress that Mel B. is rocking on the red carpet of the X-Factor auditions does. I’m all for neutrals, but to spice up your look you need color and that’s exactly what Mel B. did.

What’s your favorite look from this week’s Style Files?