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Flowers In Bloom

I am truly a "set" type of girl, so when I came across this outfit at Ted Baker, I immediately fell in love.

This two piece set is exactly what you need as a staple in your closet. Why you ask? Well it's two outfits in one. The shorts can be worn with the jacket for a cool spring or fall night or alone with a really cute tank for the summer. 

Every detail of this outfit is made to perfection. Although I love the print on the outside, the inside of this bomber jacket has a slightly different print. Unfortunately, it is not reversible. The jacket can also be worn with a pair of skinny jeans or pencil skirt as a "pop" of color. You can literally make it your own.

The shoes - These lace-up beauties were purchased at Top Shop. I wanted to switch things up by adding a pair of silver shoes because of the details in the flowers. Normally, I would wear them with a pair of black pumps but they were entirely too gorgeous to pass by.  

A special addition to this outfit was the bag and reflective sunnies. I was so excited to get my hands on them. Purchased at Frugalfinds

Photographer: Zakiya Lucas-Murray IG: lucasmurrayphoto

 

 

Date Night & The Little Black Dress

Have nothing to wear? I am pretty sure you have a black dress sitting in your closet. Though it may seem a bit boring to wear black, it is however all in your accessories.

Wearing black typically makes me feel sexier and slimmer, especially for a date night. As mentioned above, accessories play a key role in your overall look.

For example, this simple dress by JLuxlabel.com is both sexy and form fitting but not too revealing. I paired it with python earrings or "Black Mamba" as my best friend Zakiya like to call them from Patricia Field. She was the designer for Sex and the City the series.  

The shoes are indeed the show stopper. Picked those up at a showroom in Manhattan and once I laid my eyes on these beauties, it was love at first sight. This textured gold and black pumps by Christian Siriano (Gold Edition) for Payless were the perfect match. Remember, heels are your friend. Why you say? It elongates your legs.  

When accessorizing a simple black dress, get creative. Choose your favorite color combination and don't be afraid to be different. The possibilities are endless! Think of it as a blank canvas and you are the artist. Create darling!! 

Photographed by Zakiya Lucas-Murray

The Ankara Print

Welcoming Black History Month with this colorful Ankara set. This two piece set is fit for a Queen. For those who know me well, I am a huge fan of prints and bold colors. This set met all my requirements.

The material is soft and flowy with an elastic high waist band and a split at the front. Best of all, it has side pockets. The tube top shows just enough skin and super comfortable to wear. I would suggest a strapless bra. Pair them together or wear as separates. See similar sets available for sale here.

Photographed by Zakiya Lucas-Murray

 

Black Series

Hello my loves,

There are times when I really surprise myself by simply shopping in my own closet. Came across these pieces and thought, this will make the cutest outfit. Remember buy pieces, not outfits! Top: Hot Miami Style  Shorts: Top Shop Bag: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Christian Loubontin

Photographed by Zakiya Lucas-Murray