When you think of spring, you think of florals of course, but florals and motorcycle jackets? Who would have thought the two would go together so perfectly?! Floral prints are so feminine and girly and I love that they’re being presented in a much edgier way! This is a jacket that you will see me in more often than not. I have been holding on to it for some time and could not wait to wear it when the weather permitted. Although it’s quite windy, the sun was out and that was enough for me. Now that the weather is beginning to break, you will find me in much lighter outerwear. I absolutely hate heavy clothing.
Fashion and Style is something that I am very passionate about, but lately, I have been out of it and not really wanting to do anything that requires effort. Lazy? Yes, but with a valid explanation. Type 2 Diabetes…I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2011. Something was off with my body, as I was gaining weight, always tired and extremely thirsty all the time. I decided to go to the doctor to check it out and see if there was an issue. Well, the test results came back and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes! I wasn’t all that familiar with the disease, but it runs on both sides of my family and my parents both had it. Not really worrying much out of sheer ignorance, I continued to eat as I normally would. I am a person who eats pretty well, but there are things that I love that aren’t so good for me. Well, let’s fast-forward to 2015 (of course I was going to the doctor regularly in between). I went back to the doctor because my diabetes is poorly controlled and found that my A1C went from a 7.4 to a 13.9 from the time I was diagnosed! My vision and limbs are affected and the only way to really get this thing under control is to start insulin. Now, because of the poor control, I am on two types of insulin and three different pills. With insulin, increased activity and a few more changes to my diet, I am making progress…it was the wakeup call that I needed and although, I don’t want to be on all of this medication; I have to do what is necessary to get better. The thought of not being here for my son and my loved ones scares me and I don’t want to be the reason that I did not make it. I hope to reach someone who has the same struggles as I do because it’s not an easy disease to deal with. It takes so much discipline to get it under control. Don’t let ignorance and stubbornness keep you from taking care of your body.
Sometimes, you don’t need much to accessorize an outfit. The simplest things can make your look pop! Fringes are a favorite for me! For the past few seasons, fringes have been a staple in fashion and this season is no exception. I’ve been seeing fringes all over the place! On bags, shoes clothing and other accessories. Here are a few of my favorite pieces! I’ll be doing a whole post dedicated to how to sport your favorite looks with fringes added!
Leopard Sweater/Jeans/Ankle Booties Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending Haus of Swag’s event #TheDollHausProject! It was one of the most amazing events I’ve been to this year. There were vendors, bloggers and other entrepreneurs in attendance and I got to meet some really amazing people! As a new blogger, it’s important to network and get to know other bloggers. I am looking forward to many more events like this. I played it cool and casual, because it was a very cold day in NYC! I hope you enjoy!
It was a fairly decent day in New Jersey today and I felt like wearing my favorite white jeans! Who says you can’t wear white after Labor day?! I don’t follow fashion rules! I like to do things my way and really put my sense of style out there. I decided to pull out one of my favorite pairs of ankle boots from Steve Madden from several years ago just to add a cool neutral look to my plaid duster. I cinched it with a thin croc print belt from H&M (old).I created a great fall look with pieces I already owned. You don’t have to go out and shop for new pieces all the time. Sift through your wardrobe and find little hidden gems and pair them with more recent pieces to create a trendy, yet timeless look for yourself!
So, last Friday was Halloween and I attended a Hallowedding with a friend! It was the most unorthodox wedding I’d ever attended, but it was a lot of fun! I don’t dress up for Halloween, but I opted to wear my beautiful green peplum dress from KTR Collection and my bow pumps from Steven by Steve Madden!
People often tell me that I look like I popped out of the 70s! I was born in the 70s so I don’t mind! I love a good jumpsuit and adding personal little touches to make the look your own is what style is all about! The jumpsuit I’m wearing is from http://www.MysEleganceBoutique.com. I added a flower to give it a little something extra. The jumpsuit is a multiway, so the top can be styled many different ways. My bag is vintage Fendi and my wedges are from Fendi spring 2008, but can be found on eBay and other sites. It was a lovely day in NYC and I’m not ready to cover up my toes :-). I went out for dinner in the city with a friend and had a lovely time! I hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday! Until next time!
It was such a beautiful day today! Spring is here and I’m so excited for all the colorful looks that will be displayed. Its been a few days since I’ve been out , but I decided to take in some of the nice weather. I love camouflage and decided that today I’d add a pop of color. Hope you all enjoy!
Jumpsuits are one of my favorite pieces of clothing. They’re elegant with clean lines and appropriate for work or a social gathering. This photo was taken in June and got many compliments from everyone I passed. This is a look that I will always go to when I’m not sure what to wear.
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Acadia peep toe)
Bag: Aldo faux croc print