Striped dress & gladiator heels | 3 easy tips to slay every outfit

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

Striped dress & gladiator heels (12)

My mom loves the details of this dress so much that she claims she’s going to get it made for herself. When mom approves of your outfit, you know you’re doing something right! 🙂 Read on for three easy tricks to be a styling queen. 

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Dubai travel diary: Buffet at the Atlantis

Dinner at Dubai Atlantis (14)Gracie was able to make dinner reservations at Atlantis for all 11 of us so we headed back to the hotel to freshen up after spending the afternoon at the mall. I couldn’t wait because I needed an occasion to wear the most beautiful jumpsuit I’d ever seen which was a score from AQAQ’s semi annual sale.

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The Coco Gawdess: Camo bodysuit + midi skirt

Camo top + midi skirt (1)I have a strong feeling I’m going to be living in midi skirts this spring and summer. This is a really easy and simple version of a midi skirt and bodysuit outfit, done with a print.  Continue reading “The Coco Gawdess: Camo bodysuit + midi skirt”

The Coco Gawdess: Printed shift dress + chunky heels

Printed shift dress (1)

Spring has finally sprung and it’s time for tunics. There are many mornings where I find myself late to work or unwilling to iron, and I call these my tunic days. I love tunics because they are effortlessly chic. They come in great prints and fabrics and are usually one-stop-shop pieces, like rompers and jumpsuits, meaning a complete outfit only missing accessories!

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Ripped jeans + embellished bow tie

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”-  Henry Adams

Ripped jeans + bedazzled bow tie (1)

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Striped midi dress | 5 tips for improving your financial health

“Do not save what is left after spending. Spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffet”

Midi striped dress & olive coat (1)

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Wide leg pants & boyfriend blazer

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

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Blush trousers & blouse | Tips for successful fasting

The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them. – Tariq Ramadan

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7 shades of monochromatic fashion

Dressing in primary colorsIn the hopes that you my Versidivas will master the art of monochromatic dressing, I decided to put together a list of my top 7 looks – old and new – in different hues for your viewing pleasure. I’m also sharing tips on how to try out this trend without a hitch. Check it out! Continue reading “7 shades of monochromatic fashion”

4 ways to incorporate color to your neutral looks

“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.” – Allen Klein

Black and white looksI always get comments about some of you beauties being too scared to incorporate color in your neutral wardrobe so I figured I’d put a quick post together to show you that adding color to your look doesn’t have to imply looking like a highlighter or glow in the dark for that matter. Lol! Trust me on this. I won’t lead you astray 🙂 Continue reading “4 ways to incorporate color to your neutral looks”

Neutral look & red coat

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

Jcrew top + Red Rachel Roy coat (1)

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“White trousers & faux fur stole”

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

White trousers + faux fur stole (4)Hello my darlings! 

I hope your week is off to a good start. Over here on the East coast, we are absolutely over the moon as we experience single digit temperatures that came as a package deal with the new year. (sarcasm!) Continue reading ““White trousers & faux fur stole””

“Ankara maxi skirt”

“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.” – Harriet Tubman

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“Work uniform: styling a pencil skirt”

Godmom & godson
Every once in a while, my adorable godson has to make an appearance on the blog. He’s always behind the scenes with me when I’m shooting & tells me I look beautiful with every look. Melts my heart:) He’s my biggest little fan!
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“White power suit”

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt