Dec 19, 2014

Faux Vs. Fo Real



 So, once upon a time, your favorite retailers used to sale genuine leather pieces. I'm not really sure why pleather has taken over. I guess one could assume it's because of the price. But hell, some brands want you to pay the hundreds of dollars for plastic. Faux is becoming just as expensive as the real deal and I'm not here for it. I love me some genuine cow! I love REAL leathers and suedes! I adore the look of it, the feel of it, and especially the smell of it. There is nothing like the rich smell of buttery leather! It's kind of dishearten to be forced to buy faux. At least give me the option! Now, it's not all bad (as far as faux leather goes) but lets be real, there is no way that faux will ever compare to the fo real.

I'm not a huge fan of pleather but I have a few pieces in my closet. However, I needs my boots and booties to be made with real cow! When finding the perfect wide width/wide calf boot, genuine leather is always a better. It has a "give" that synthetic material doesn't. Depending on the width of your wide calf, a little investment goes a long way. If you spend a little more money, you can probably find a tall fashionable boot to fit your calf. Now, the word of distinction was "fashionable". If you're into the rider style, I'm pretty sure you don't have any trouble finding cute boots. Personally, I'm over that style. I dream for the day when I'll own a badd, peep toe, over the knee, stiletto boot, to fit my big wide feet and calfs. But until then, I'll keep stocking my boot collection with investment pieces. I am working on my collection black boots in every style.



I have been on the hunt for a classic pair of tall leather boots with a chunky heel. I finally found a pair that I love at lanebryant.com. These are definitely my "everyday" shoes. They are super comfortable and they pair well with everything. These boots will never go out of style. (I'd thought about buying two pairs so that I'd have a fresh pair to wear years from now. But I didn't do it. I now wish I did.) I decided to pair them with my faux leather skirt and classic white turtleneck for a cute, casual look. This skirt is the perfect faux for me. Not too shinny and it's not fitted. It doesn't look cheap and the fabric is the right thickness. The pleated detail is so on trend and it's the perfect style for my body type. A statement necklace and a matching clutch completed this look.

Faux is cool sometimes, but the real thing is always better.





Get the look: Skirt similar , Boots here, Top thrifted, Coat similar

Dec 16, 2014

Lashes and Stilettos GLAM Box: My Everyday Face and Foundation Routine


You ladies have asked for this, so here it is. My first makeup tutorial! Take a look!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBAeag1djIE
Click the photo to view the video
 
 

 


Dec 3, 2014

Ladies Night, Black n White

 
By now everyone should knows that I am a lover of black and white. Just because 2015 is quickly approaching, that doesn't mean that the ol' girl is about to change her stripes. You might as well call it my uniform. And you better believe that I have one for every occasion.

This black and white ensemble is perfect for a girls night out. Whenever I'm out with friends, I like to dress in a manor that says, "Yes, I'm sexy but I am not a THOT" lol. I save my "Thotianna" outfits for date night. Don't get me wrong, I like to show a little skin sometimes. However, I feel just as sexy in joggers and a t-shirt. If not more sexy. There's nothing like being fully clothed in a room full of half naked chicks and getting just as much attention as they are. Ultimately, I don't go out to pick up men. She ain't here for that! But it's nice to know that I can still turn heads every now and again.








Fashion Thoughts:
If you're thinking about purchasing these pants online, please note that there is some stretch but not like your traditional cotton joggers. I would advise you to get your correct size. If you are bottom heavy, I would definitely size up one to get the "jogger" look. Otherwise, you may end up looking like you're wearing leggings.
 
Get the look: Top (sold out)  New York and Co, Pants Here, Jacket Similar, Shoes Similar


Nov 30, 2014

Old Year's Night: Emerald City

 
 
Over the years, my Old Year's Night posts have become the readers' favorite. I am back again with yet another list of fabulous dress. Fun fact: I have never been out on the town for NYE. I've always ended up in church. Not that that's a bad thing, I've just never had the opportunity to get fancy for a NYE celebration. I totally live vicariously through you all. Maybe one day I'll do something festive on NYE. But until then, I'll keep fantasying about what I'd wear on such a night.
 
If you know me, then you'd know that I hate blending in. I have always picked dresses that A, I would definitely wear. And B, that would get me noticed and make the insecure feel uncomfortable when I walk into the room. Emerald green is so hot for the holidays. While everyone else will be in red and black, you'd be enamored in emerald. So go ahead, make a statement and stand out! How regal is this color? Sequins, mattes, velvets, and sheen, I think I have you all covered across the board. From form fitted to flowy drapes, this color is absolutely stunning in any style.

So there you have it! My favorite five picks for a fabulous New Year's Eve. Let me know what you think of them. Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. If you wear one of these dresses, please tag me on Instagram so I can share how great you look.

Here's to a fab and fashionable NYE!
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