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11.27.2013

Tartan & Leather!

  
 
Hello! I hope your week so far has been great.  I got my hair braided earlier this week and I love that braids give my hair a break from weave extensions which exposes my hair more to the harsh weather changes and causes breakage.  Can you believe tomorrow is thanksgiving?  What are you thankful for? I am so thankful for my supportive parents, my loving husband, but most importantly thankful to God for my health and strength to graduate.

Anyway, I love this tartan shirt because I can pair it with black pants to work or with a short faux leather skirt like this to go out with friends.  Tartan/plaid is another trend I love this season which can be worn in different ways...it could be worn in a more sexy or conservative way. 

11.20.2013

Full Floral!


Hope your week is going ok so far.  I can't believe thanksgiving is a week from today.  I caught up with one of my oldest dearest African friends via telephone yesterday and I am thankful to have her and a few others as friends even with the distance because good friendships are not easy to find. 
 
Anyway after studying at the university's library, I took some blog photos while there but of course after an outfit change.  Full skirts are another trend this fall which I think can be pulled off by all body types.  I'm still searching for the right one but for now, I thought this floral skirt I'd purchased on sale months ago would work similarly.  I paired it with a yellow shirt, colorful necklace and clutch to keep the look bright. 

11.18.2013

Black & White with a Posh Find!



Hello! Hope your weekend went well.  Besides studying, I was busy with my fairly new side adventure, poshmark.    In trying to clean out my closet, I thought to sell some of my never worn or barely used items and donate what I choose not to sell to those in need in my home away from home Nigeria and Cameroon.  I opened a 'shop my closet' poshmark account.  So far I like it, though I hate the 20% fees, but I think it's slightly justifiable since they ship. 
Although I should be selling, I could not resist buying this new $38 C.Wonder clutch for $15 from poshmark.  I paired the clutch for a hint of color with this outfit but keeping the rest of the look black and white. I added a blazer with the dress because I think it's a nice way to transform a look, for instance going from a date to the office.

11.10.2013

Skirt & Stripes!


 
Hope you had a nice weekend guys!  I studied but was able to sneak a few hours to the bar with a friend who's having some dating issues.  Marriage is not easy but hearing some of these issues makes me appreciate marriage more.  I also attended a game where my lovely mother in law was announced as teacher of the year...proud of her!
 
About this outfit, I simply realized I had this unworn white BCBG top and wanted to wear it.  I thought to wear the skirt with before it gets too cold.  I like that the skirt and top are both flared out and the jacket makes the look more fitted; and also great for the evening when cooler.  I say when unsure of what color to pair with a white or black item, pair them together.  Can't go wrong with black and white together! 

11.06.2013

Isabel Marant for H&M in stores Nov 14th!






Do you have any favorites? I love the coats, the boots with the fringe on the side, and the red pants.

Thanks for stopping by!
xx,
Yvonne

11.03.2013

Peplum & OTK!

 
 
 Happy new month guys! I can't believe November is here?!  I feel the older I get, the faster time goes.  My birthday is about 4 weeks away as well as upcoming thanksgiving and Christmas, my favorite holidays.  It's already starting to feel like the holidays as I attended the annual Christmas fair on sunday.  Anyway, november here usually brings cooler weather.  I was happy to be able to wear one of this season's trends I've had, the over the knee (OTK) boot which I wore with a peplum . 

I went to Forever 21 for a tank top for a blazer but ended up with this embroidered faux leather peplum top.  I gave in and got it simply because I didn't own a leather peplum top.  I love peplums and I'm not a size 0, nor 14.  Point is, I think they can be worn by women of all sizes, and an all black look is an easy way to wear it if in doubt.