Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thank You

Trending Thursday- The Color Block Shirt

Color blocking has been a trend for a while but in a different way. Most of the time we see a mixture of different colors to create the color block look. Well now retailers has started to spice up  color blocking by creating shirts with the color blocking already done for you. The color block shirt is great because it makes you look slimmer. What girl doesn’t want to look slimmer? You can pair a color block shirt with just about anything. Check out my look, just cute and simple.

Shirt: Forever 21 (sold out now)
Black Leggings: Forever 21 (You can find those anywhere)
Shoes: Steven Madden Dejavu Platform Pumps (click here to find)
Accessories: Earrings Aldo (sold out) Watch Nordstrom (click here to find)
Purse: Thrift Find


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday- Work to Happy Hour

Going to Happy Hour after Work? Here is a great way to change your look without changing your whole outfit. For work you can wear this:
                                                   Xhilaration Peplum Zip Front Jacket $24.99
                                                     Mossimo Supply Co. Tank $8.00
                                            Merona Women's Tailored Ankle Pant w/belt $27.00
                                           Xhilaration Orabella Studded Scrunch Ballet Flats $19.99

For Happy Hour change jacket and shoes.

                                              Mossimo Long Sleeve Blouse $22.99

                                            Jessica Simpson  Erica Platform Sandal $98.00

All items are from Target   except the Jessica Simpson shoes you can find those at Macy's

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaacher Moment Tuesday- FAFSA Frenzy

Do you know a High a School Senior that plans on attending college this Fall? Do you know parents that need help filling out the FAFSA? Please read and share the information below!
The Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel and the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) are partnering closely to bring the CGS program, called FAFSA Frenzy, toMissouri in 2013. To assist students and parents with the FAFSA process, financial aid professionals will be on hand at fifty-four FAFSA Frenzy events throughout the months of January – March. Dates, times and locations for all events are available at or Families will be able to complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA on-site and obtain valuable information.
 A local FAFSA Frenzy event will be held at Soldan International Studies High School on Thursday, February 7, 2013, from 6-8 pm. Soldan is located at 918 North Union Blvd St. Louis MO 63112 . An inclement weather date of Wednesday, February 13, 2013 has been established. Please go if you need help!
Scholarships will be drawn for students attending a FAFSA Frenzy event. Winners will receive their scholarship upon receipt of enrollment verification for the 2013 fall term in a Missouri post-secondary program.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Educated Glamour Girl Of the Week- Shanice

This week's Educated Glamour Girl

Name: Shanice Taylor
College/University: University of Missouri- Kansas City
Major: Nursing 
Expected Graduation: May 2015

Make it Happen Monday- Do it For You

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.                            –Ken Venturi

When setting goals don’t set them to compete with someone else, do it for you. I don’t believe you should live your life based on other people. You should do what makes you happy.  If you get to the point where you are competing with your friends to be better than them, then you need new friends. Surround yourself with friends that motivate and uplift you, not those that look down on you. Be mindful of the company you keep and the people you associate with. Base your goals on your dreams not someone else’s. Live life to YOUR POTENTIAL!  Have a good week! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes
I can't wait to try out these recipe ideas!

Trending Thursday- Vertical Stripes

New trend alert! The vertical stripe is in! A lot of women are afraid to step outside the box, but don’t be! You can mix vertical pieces with color and really be hot! 

Check out a few outfits I put together.  

                                                            Date Night

                                                   Vertical Stripe Blouse 
                                                       Black Pants
                                                  Jessica Simpson Sasa Wedge


                                               Out With The Girls

                                                    Vertical Stripe Blazer

 Black Tank Dress

    Jessica Simpson Kadi-T Strap

To find items from the Date Night Look visit Forever 21 and Jessica Simpson

To find items from the Out With The Girls Look visit Forever 21ASOS (Curve), and Jessica Simpson

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wardrobe Wednesday-Dress to Kill Boutique

I have a new place new SHOP! Dress to Kill Boutique is my newest find! I discovered them on Instagram and fell in love with the selection of shoes and accessories. They offer clothing as well but just not for me. I’m a little too thick with it, but that’s fine because I would not pay $200 for a dress I could get from ASOS for $50. 

Click Here to visit Dress to Kill Boutique Miami! Below are the shoes I want! Love Love Love them!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Make it happen Monday- Second Inauguration

If this picture don't motivate you then I don't know what can! Congratulations Barack Obama on  your second term!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sophisticated Sunday- Splurge V.S. Steal

Splurge V.S Steal 

Steven Madden $149.95

Target $39.99

I have wanted some studded boots for a while and I came across these two pair! Should I splurge or take the steal? 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fashion Friday- Fashion to Figure

 The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.                  
                                                                                                  - Audrey Hepburn 

I recently found a new place to shop! How exciting! I'm always nervous about ordering  from places for the first time,but I decided to take a risk. The name of the store is Fashion to Figure and they cater to women sizes 12 to 26. They are very affordable and have lots of trendy items. Not only do they sale clothes, but they sale jewelry, handbags, belts, and scarves. I purchased two skirts and some leggings the other day. I will share how the items look and let you know if the clothes run true to size. They have a BOGO  sale that just started today, buy 1 get 1 50% off PROMO CODE: BOGO50. The sales ends Monday January 21, 2013. Click Here to visit Fashion to Figure!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Trending Thursday- Faux Fur

Faux Fur is this season’s style statement piece. Jackets, vests, and scarfs are the most popular but the Faux Fur also is available in coat, ear muffs, hat, and boot styles as well. The Faux Fur is one of my favorite pieces because it’s versatile, chic, and comfy.  Check out my Faux Fur picks below!

Forever 21 $47.80

Asos $68.60 (On Sale)

 H&M $25.00 (As seen on my blog January 1st) 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I could not help but to share these deals. OMG I’m not supposed to be shopping right now and retailers keep attacking me with sales! LOL I’m blaming them for my shopaholic problem. They keep sending me e-mails! Enjoy the deals! 


*Free Shipping Both ways (always)

Buy 1 Get 1 Free ON SELECT ITEMS Promo Code: WINTER Ends Monday 
*Flat $4.99 Shipping on all orders 

Take an extra 50% OFF SALE ITEMS Promo Code: EXTRA50 Ends Monday
*Free Shipping over $50.00

40% OFF FULL PRICE ITEMS PLUS TAKE  AN EXTRA 20% OFF SALE ITEMS- Sale on for a limited time both in stores and online. Discount applied at checkout no code required. 
*Free Shipping over $50.00

Wardrobe Wednesday- What I'm Wearing

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
                      - Audrey Hepburn

             What I'm Wearing
Top: Target
Ballerina Skirt: Target
Tights: H&M
Wedge Booties: Bakers Shoes
Accessories: Forever 21/ H&M

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teacher Moment Tuesday- Saving for a Rainy Day

Saving money is so hard! It used it to one of my biggest challenges in life. I have learned that it does not matter how much you save, but save something! It’s nothing like something unexpected coming up and you’re faced with the problem of not having the means of fixing it. Many American families feel as if they don’t make enough money to save, but that’s not true. You can save at least $50 a paycheck. If you are having a hard time managing your money then create a budget! My budget saves my life literally! Without my budget I would not know what I could and couldn't afford.

Check out the budget below! I hope this helps you organize your finances and save a few bucks!

                                                   Monthly Budget

Mortgage payments (or rent payments)
Utilities (heat, electricity, cooking gas)
Children’s tuition/Day Care
Gas and car maintenance
Communication costs (telephone, cell phones, Internet, cable TV)
Health care
Entertainment (eating out, clothing, shoes, video rentals, weekend outings)
Other expenses (sew-ins, braids, girl trips) LOL LOL LOL

Monday, January 14, 2013

Educated Glamour Girl of the Week- Lisa

This week's Educated Glamour Girl
Name: Lisa Claxton
College/University: St. Louis College of Health Careers
Major: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation: March 2013

Make It Happen Monday- That Extra Boost

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
               - Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes you need that extra boost to get your week off to the right start! I hope this motivational quote has inspired you to believe in yourself. I wanted to share this quote with you because it will help me get through the challenging week  ahead.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sophisticated Sunday- Bakers Shoes

Bakers Shoe store in the St.Louis Galleria will close sometime in February. The exact day has not been announced. Ladies go check out Bakers before they close the doors. I'm really upset about the store closing. I'm forced to find other retailers that offer stylish/ trendy shoes at affordable prices. Bakers will be missed by so many, I'm sure. I hope Bakers online will still be available, I can't wait to find out. I will keep you updated!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Stylish Saturday- Spring Key Pieces

Spring is right around the corner and stores are rearranging to make room for the new spring items. 10 Key Pieces you need to add to your closet include the following:

  • Leopard Blazer 
  •  Print Pant
  • Leather Skirt
  • Biker Jacket 
  • Graphic Dress
  • Loose-Fit Tee
  • Something Monochrome Print
  • Summer Knit
  • Blouse Shirt
  • Oversized Handbag 

 Below is a picture of each item listed above. (The items are listed in Chronological order) 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fashion Friday- Goodee2Shoes

So I was browsing Instagram and came across @goodee2shoesatl .  The store is based in Atlanta and has some of the hottest shoes I have ever seen. The web address is You can place your order online and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $59.99! Follow them on Instagram! Check out a few of my favorite shoes from the site! My favorite brands there are Privileged and Luichinu. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Here's My Peplum Look

Trending Thursday- Peplum

The Peplum look is popping! I like the Peplum look because you can dress it up or down and it looks great on everyone including plus size women. The Peplum look is available in a variety of looks, dresses, tops, skirts, coats, blazers, and more. Check out the Peplum looks below! Consider adding something Peplum to your closet. Forever 21, Asos, and Macy's had lots of Peplum items I fell in love with.