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?

Resurrection Sunday is quickly approaching and being that this is the holiest day for those of the Christian faith that believe in the Resurrection of Christ, you want to go rocking your Sunday’s best. Church is NOT about what you wear, definitely come as you are, but I have a few suggestions that could help you put your best foot forward to thank Jesus for making the ultimate sacrifice.

It is hard finding “church appropriate” pieces these days. I know many of you would say, “But you just said come as you are??” Yes I did, but when it comes to church I’m hold somewhat of a conservative view about attire. If you would wear it to a club, then most likely you shouldn’t wear it to work. I hold this same sentiment for the workplace. It is hard finding the right dress for many occasions because many designers and brands are opting for very form fitting dresses, pants, and skirts. Therese nothing wrong with showing off your curves, but there is a time and a place for everything.

Ok, now back to the post…….

White Flower near Christian Cross

I’ve posted some oldies but goodies (Looks I’ve created in the past that can be worn today :) and individual pieces that you can mix and match. All of the pieces and looks below are under $50. Who says you can’t look good on a budget!

Oldie but Goodie 1

Pastel with Neutrals

Sunday’s Best -Dresses, Skirts, and Outerwear

Dresses

Skirts

Outerwear

Oldie but Goodie 2

Pastels and Floral Prints

Sunday’s Best- Pants and Tops

Pants

Tops

Oldie but Goodie 3

Pastel Color Block

Sunday’s Best- Shoes and Accessories

Shoes

Accessories

Hopefully the weather cooperates and everyone can rock their Sunday’s best!

I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving already! It feels like it was just July and now I’m just trying to stay warm. Since it is Thanksgiving and most people will be spending time with their loved ones (others will be in stores shopping) it is only right that I curate (makes my job sound fancy) a few pieces that you can rock for Thanksgiving dinner. Check out my previous posts on this very topic click here and here

Check out the looks I created below

Look #1 The Bulge Friendly Skater Dress- I rocked a skater dress last year and I think I may do the same this year. I was comfortable and cute. What more could you ask for.

Thanksgiving 2013

Look #2 Sporty Chic Sweatshirts and Joggers- I am in love with sweatshirts this year and I love how versatile they are. You can rock a sweatshirt with skinnies, skirts, shorts, and a cute heel or even jeans and riding boots. The sweatshirts versatility is perfect for Thanksgiving! Find one that is embellished for an instant touch of glam. I went with a printed sweatshirt and black joggers (fancy sweatpants) with an ankle bootie to dress up the look. This boots can be easily switched for something flat for more comfort.

Thanksgiving 2013 Look #2

Look #3 The Hostess. Each year I try to set the hostess’ look apart from all of the others. I know realistically the person that is hosting is running around the house like a crazy woman (or man), but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to look fabulous doing it. So I paired an embellished top with a printed pencil skirt. In this look you have lots of prints and textures. None of the pieces are overpowering each other. They work well as a unit and separately when paired with other items.

Thanksgiving 2013 Look #3

Which look would you rock?

Loft is one of my go to places for work wear. I love the variety that they offer as well as the modern twist they they add to classic pieces like pencil skirts and sheath dresses. They also have frequent sales so sign up for their email list and become a Loft Insider for additional discounts. Friends and Family discounts are happening right now with 40% off! So here are my top picks of separates that can be put in multiple combinations that will have you looking great at work!

Office Chic: The Loft

 

Ok so last week I told you all about me coloring and few hair pieces to switch up my look for fall. I dyed black peruvian human hair with Clairol Professional Classic Collection dye in 6N which is dark neutral blonde. Many people felt swindled because they thought I was going totally blonde. Honestly I had no idea that the dark neutral blonde on dark brown hair would make the hair sandy brown. Although I knew I wasn’t bleaching my hair I didn’t know what to expect. I also told you that I would be making my own hair extensions! If you don’t remember, click here. Well why the dyeing process was so easy and effortless the clip-ins were not! The gurus on YouTube make it seem like it was totally simple, but apparently I did not have the proper hair weaving needle :(, but because I’m resourceful and savvy, I made it work!

So check out how I styled my new hair and new look!

Perfect sporty chic outfit!

Perfect sporty chic outfit!

I went sporty chic with my Phillip Lim for Target BOOM Sweatshirt and my leather leggings from H&M. I carried new favorite bag from the Phillip Lim for Target collection and brought the look together with a pair of shoes that I’ve had for the last three or four years from Payless, yes don’t sleep on Payless and their shoes last.

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I’m amazed at how great the color looks first because I did it myself, and second because it matches exactly to  my natural hair color. As I’ve stated in previous hair posts, my hair currently has three textures, most of my hair is relaxed, a portion of my hair is texlaxed, and then there is my new growth. My hair also has three different colors and for the Clairol Professional Classic Collection to be so versatile that it matched all three of my hair shades I’m simply blown away.

This picture captures the color so beautifully!

This picture captures the color so beautifully!

Remember the collection offers 16 different shades and because it is easy to use I’m sure you won’t have a problem finding the right color to fit your style needs. The process of coloring took about 10 minutes for the mixture and application and 45-minutes to process without heat. I love my new look and it’s just in time for my birthday too! How exciting is that!

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Classic makes a comeback. Clairol Professional’s new ‘Classic Collection’ offers 16 timeless shades with a modern formula for brilliant shine and deep conditioning.

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