Sunday, December 21, 2014

opposing

If you follow this blog you know that I love to combine opposing styles. If I have a super sexy item, I love to pair it with something totally opposite. I feel like this makes the sexy item even more sexy because it's unexpected. 

Creating the Look: 
This look started with the oversize sweater. Usually I pair this sweater with pants, so I wanted to change it up. I decided to pair it with a cutout skirt because made the look sexier. I always see an oversize sweater as a "sick day sweater". I wanted to take that cozy feel and add some sexy. Any shoes that laces up my legs is super sexy to me, so I wore olive lace up heels. I completed the look with emerald earrings and a burgundy lip. 

Joe Fresh Sweater (old similar here) | Skirt via T.J. Maxx (old similar here) | Zara Heels (old similar here) | Target Earrings (old similar here) |

Sunday, December 14, 2014

all white two ways

I wanted show my readers how to style some all white looks for the winter. One of my biggest pet peeve is fashion rules, especially the "no white after Labor Day" rule. The base of my all white outfits was a pair of white boyfriend jeans and a white graphic tee. With a simple jacket and shoe change, I was able to create two different looks. 

Look #1

H&M Jacket and Tee | Gap Jeans | Zara Heels | gifted bag | Target Shades


Look #2


Forever 21 Blazer | H&M Tee | Gap Jeans | Converse Sneakers | Gap Shades

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

colorless


As I post my outfits, I am realizing that the colorful Yolande is missing. Lately I've become drawn to neutrals.






H&M Sweater and Jacket | The Limited Pants | Shoedazzle Heels | Mac Cyber Lipstick | Target Earrings

Sunday, December 7, 2014

fearless and free

In October my church, World Overcomers Christian Church, had a women's conference titled Fearless and Free. This was an awesome conference where women banded together to overcome fear and to find peace in everything. On the last day of the conference we were ask to wear our Fearless and Free t-shirt. If you follow this blog, you know I had to dress it up. 

Creating the Look:
I paired the t-shirt with a plaid blazer because the green in the plaid matched the shirt. Since the blazer was navy, I wanted light blue jeans. I chose my slim, distressed boyfriend jeans because they created a laid back look. To keep the look casual, I wore forest green loafers. I completed the look with a brown clutch, emerald earrings, and sunnies. 

Target Blazer and Earrings (old similar here) | Gap Jeans (old similar here) | Zara Loafers (old similar here) | Thrift Purse


Sunday, November 30, 2014

new fall

My Dark side

H&M Jacket, Dress (worn as top), and Skirt | Zara Loafers | Target earrings | Forever 21 Necklace | Charming Charlie's Clutch | Mac Cyber Lipstick


Friday, November 28, 2014

classic neutrals

Nothing is more classic than the mix of neutrals. Most people are afraid of combining brown and black but I embrace it. If it is said that neutrals go with everything, why can't they go with each other?

Creating the Look:
This look started with the faux leather skirt. I wanted it to be the focus of the look so I paired it with classics. For my top, I went with the most classic item which is a white button up. After adding the button up I wanted to keep the look black and white so I wore a white blazer. When it was time to pick my accessories, I decided to change the black and white rule. I added other neutrals like olive for my shoes and brown for my bag and earrings. This look is an example that combining neutrals isn't a horror story. 

Forever 21 Blazer and Shades | The Limited Button Up and Skirt | Zara Heels | J. Crew Earrings | Gifted Bag