Zara had their semi-annual sale and I was all in their racks and stocked up! I purchased this Peplum skirt for $40, among a few other items. We had a girls night out and saw Magic Mike and chowed down at Negrils in the West Village section of NYC. So it only made sense to dress somewhere in between casual and a notch or two below dressy. Throwing on my comfy wedges instead of stilletos and a cotton tank to pair with the skirt created that comfy look and feel that I was going for without looking like out of place and overdone.
I had such a lovely stay-cation. I did nothing but go to the beach and sit poolside almost every single day… I cut myself off from all social media and just enjoyed my time not thinking about anything. And now I’m back…
Going to work comfy has been my mission lately. With temps rising to 95 or even higher again this week, I really just wanted to throw something on and go. No muss or fuss with extras. Is that a cardinal sin for fashion lovers? Maaaaybe.. but I’ll risk it…
Simple does it in a loose one shoulder dress. Throw it on and belt it. This loose dress can hide trouble areas if u have any and slims the upper body if you have broad shoulders. Check out more options at Necessary Clothing. Instead of my signature large necklaces, I opted for larger earrings to bring in a little POW, in a low key kind of way. Yes. This is my low key. Lol.
The wedges I found are priced at $12.50 at where else– Strawberry Stores. They were on sale 1/2 off. How could I pass on that deal. Comfort without breaking the bank.
Zara’s mini shopper was a gift from my husband. Although pictured with handles, it does have a strap for your shoulder and an internal bag inside that can be removed. The bag is so spacious and made of 100% buffalo leather. I wear it everyday. When I love something, I run it to the ground. Lol. It is priced at about $90 and can be found for purchase in many other colors at Zara. This could be a great alternative for a “school bag”.
For my girlfriend/cousin’s birthday (we have known each other since we were 11), I decided to throw her a bash at Vodou Bar. Well, to be honest it wasnt supposed to be a bash, more low key than anything, but it turned out a lot bigger and actually A LOT of fun! As usual, drinks and food were on point. The music was great and the crowd was nice and ready to party. Most importantly, Shaniece (the birthday girl) had a great time!
I had alot of options that night to wear, but decided on shorts. I am not much of a shorts kind of girl until recent, but I couldnt pass up the tuxedo shorts. So I said ehhh why not.. I think it turned out cute.
Photo: Shaniece & I
Photo: Chris Classiq & I Wearing: top & tuxedo shorts: H&M;heel-less shoes: Mystique Boutique -SoHo, NY; Coral neck piece:street vendor in Union Square; heart earrings:Necessary Clothing-SoHo, NYC.
Photo: Accessories tribal bag: Strawberry Stores- Union Square, NYC (AND ONLY $12.99!!);bracelets: Aldo Stores; skull bracelet: My TEE Bad; rings & cuff: Necessary Clothing.
On a whim, I popped into Strawberry’s in Union Square, NYC. And this store really has come a lonnnng way. For those of you who don’t know about Strawberry’s. It’s like a lower end Marshall’s. You don’t really go in there for the clothes (although sometimes you find a few diamonds in the rough), you go into the store for the SHOES! Brands like Jessica Simpson, Lovely People, Chinese Laundry, Steve Madden and now JEFFREY CAMPBELL! I nearly passed out! I was in the store with my girlfriend Pauliana and I gasped! It was like I was in a tunnel and these Jeffrey Campbell shoes were the light! I said Pau, they have, J Campbell shoes!!! And of course they didn’t have my size!! But, that doesn’t mean I wont let you into my secret shoe spot and help you find a pair of your very own before it’s gone!
The Jeffrey Campbell they had in stock was the Foxy Nite Heel-Less Shoe for $125.00!!! Original price $169.95 elsewhere.
And why not add that I also found these Evangel by Jessica Simpson shoes for $89.00. This same shoe can be found for $110 to $98 elsewhere.