Fashion Forward Friday [V.28]: Accumulated Fashion Haul

I’ve accumulated some new additions to my wardrobe while donating what I don’t wear. I have held on to clothes in hopes of wearing them, but that never happened. I just kept collecting, collecting, and collecting. It’s not that I don’t have the space, but I’d rather donate it and have it used than for it to just hang in my closet. As for my style, I really like neutrals with pops of color. I’ve also been into statement jewelry, and I can’t wait for fall so I can break out my knee high boots.

As for what I’ve added to my wardrobe although I’m into neutrals, I love printed pants. The easiest way for me to add a pop has been to wear all black and just accessorize, but I love printed bottoms as well. I featured a printed floral maxi (click HERE) in an outfit of the day, but having black and white printed bottoms leaves the print as not only the focal point, but the pop of color can be added easily as well.

I purchased a pair of palm tree shorts from Kohls (Apt. 9 Essentials) and they are by far the most comfortable shorts that I own. I was so tempted to buy them in every print and color that was available, but I refrained myself. They fit great and they are amazing quality. They can easily be dressed up or down. As for the two items I purchased from JustFab, one was a dress and the other a pair of printed pants. The dress I had purchased for a party, but I’ll be wearing it for my 24th birthday in October. As for the pants, I haven’t quite decided how I wanted to style them, but an outfit of the day will follow once I do. Links to items I could find are below.

JustFab "Foldover Pleated Pant" JustFab "Asymmetrical Knit Tank Dress"
JustFab “Foldover Pleated Pant”
JustFab “Asymmetrical Knit Tank Dress”

IMG_2038Most recently from Kohls I purchased a pair of Levi jeans. They were a regular $40, but they were 80% off and an additional 20% of that price. With Kohls Cash I ended up paying under $4 for the jeans. They are a bit baggy as they are a size larger than what I usually buy. They also aren’t typically my style because they’re wide legged, but they were so cheap I couldn’t leave them behind. I plan to turn them into boyfriend jeans and add some distressing.

From the thrift store I was able to snag a few tops and a dress. I didn’t go in looking for anything in particular, I just wanted to see if anything caught my eye. I was able to find a plaid Gap shirt and a basic tee that can be styled with anything. I have a plaid shirt from Gap that I purchased 5 years ago and it’s one of my favorites in my entire wardrobe.

I also snagged a few Old Navy items. I found a nice white dress which I’ll end up wearing sometime next Summer. It has great knit detailing at the the top and it’s a maxi dress. I’m only 5’6, but it’s difficult for me to find maxi dresses. I like the dress to basically drag the ground, not stop at my ankles. I also found a pair of joggers that I’m still trying to figure out how to style. They reach my ankles, but I would wear them cropped.

Lastly, I found two tops that didn’t have the tag inside, but they look like they would be from Aeropostale. they are so cute, so flowy and every time I wear them I get major compliments. I try to stay away from white tops because I always drop something on my clothing, but thankfully this one has stay cleaned.

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Check out my previous thrift haul HERE. There are a few more items I’d like to add to my wardrobe for the fall/winter. A wish list post is coming soon!

Fashion Forward Friday [V.23]: Heel Collection

I’ve posted my shoe bootie collection (click HERE for that post) and I wanted to share my heel collection. I have so many heels that I want to add to my collection so be sure to check that wish list out below as well. For my heels, it’s a growing collection and I’m starting to really get into heels. The ones that I own I’ve had for a while and I’ve downsized because at one point I had quite a bit. The ones I do own are not permanent in my collection minus a few pairs, but I’m content with what I have. Check out the slideshow below.

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Fall Haul Pt. 2

Last week I posted my Fall Haul Pt. 1 (click HERE for that). I had a couple more items that came in and I wanted to share. In shopping for fall pieces I knew that I had a lot of clothes already in my closet and I’ve even (forced myself) to downsize what I’m not wearing.

Sidebar, for the items that I have given away they are brand new or only worn a couple times. I have a few listed on Vinted (click HERE), but a majority is donated to my church’s clothes closet.

Back to the haul, I am currently buying pieces that will become staples in my wardrobe more so than be trendy. I found a pair of shoes that I love and a lippie set that I couldn’t pass up.

First up are my new shoes from ShoeDazzle. I do not want to give too much away because I will be doing a full review sometime this month on my experience with ShoeDazzle. I’ve always wanted a pair of maroon/oxblood shoe booties and I have a pair from GoJane (click HERE for that review), but these have a heel. I absolutely love them! Again stay tuned for the review. To see if the shoe is still available, click HERE. The shoe is called the ‘Jasleen’ by Leila Stone.

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Next up was a lippie set from Sephora that I came across last year, but it was sold out. The set is ‘Give Me More Lip’ and there is ‘Give Me Some Lip’. I received a $50 Sephora gift card for my birthday (so sweet) and I treated myself to the “Give Me More Lip” set which cost a whopping $69. Thankfully out of pocket all I had to pay was a little over $13. A full review will be given on this product from hits and misses and of course swatches, so stay tuned for that. Be sure to click all links above to get to the product, if it is still available.

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We are now in November, HAPPY NOVEMBER, and I will be accumulating a few more pieces here and there. The lippie set was a sure splurge, but as for future purchases I’m thinking longterm and versatile. Thanks for reading. (All photos are that of my own.)

Fall Haul Pt. 1

With less than a week left in October, I think it’s safe to still post a fall haul. Then again I can post it up right until Thanksgiving. Although Winter doesn’t begin officially until December 21st, once Thanksgiving is over it becomes Winter for me. I love posting hauls and watching them on YouTube. This time around I bought NO CLOTHES (shocking), but I stick to leggings and sweaters in the fall anyway and I really don’t need anymore. I stocked up on my essentials, treated myself to a pair of shoes, and snagged a couple candles from Bath & Body Works. Oh and I received something yummy in the mail. I’ll get to that later.

IMG_3941First up are my essentials that I had to restock on. Aside from razors and other feminine products, I had to get my favorite hair care product, Organix ‘Renewing Argon Oil of Morocco.’ With having relaxed hair this stuff works wonders. After washing and conditions my hair, I towel dry and apply this oil while its damp before blowdrying. It makes my hair so soft and I can flatiron my hair and not have to again for nearly two weeks and I owe it all to this product. It goes a long way and I had a mini size from a Organix 3 Piece Starter Kit that lasted me from October to this past late March/April.  I’ve seen the results of my hair with and without it and THIS is amazing; highly recommend.

IMG_3937Next up are my shoes from DSW. I’m not a huge fan of DSW, but I had a $15/$49 or more coupon so I took advantage. I didn’t get sneakers and a pair of boots I wanted were $150 and then I saw these. The heel is the perfect height, they are extremely comfortable and I snagged them for $40 with the coupon. The brand is Diba and the shoe is called ‘Femma’ for those interested.

IMG_3931From Bath & Body Works I picked up two candles in their 2/$22 sale, ‘Green Apple Orchard and ‘Autumn Sky. These two candles smell absolutely AMAZING! I was looking for a candle that had more of a manly scent and ‘Autumn Sky’ is PERFECT. I can’t wait to light ‘Green Apple Orchard’ on Thanksgiving.

Last but not least I jumped on the Nature Box bandwagon. My full review will go live on Wednesday (10/26/14).

In my next haul expect to see items from ShoeDazzle and Sephora.