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Bright Yellow Sweater + Silver Pleated Skirt Holiday Look

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With Christmas only two days away, yesterday should have been my last day of shopping, instead it was my first day.  Judge all you want, I care's not!  What I'm most looking forward to is the extra day off from work and scrolling through my shopping apps admiring all the after Christmas sales that I won't be taking advantage of (or at least that's the plan.)

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Did you know that yesterday was the first day of winter?  And while here in Atlanta we haven't really experienced the really really cold temps, I'm sure it's on the way.  Which means I need to make sure my winter wardrobe is up to par.  Starting with today's outfit.  Most people naturally gravitate to dark wintery colors - greys, blacks, browns, navy, neutrals - boring (unless it's cute).  Not me, this winter season I'm looking to add bright vibrant colors to my closet.  

I mean, why should spring and summer have all the fun colors?  They shouldn't!  That's why I've decided that for winter this year I'm adding splashes of brightness to my winter looks.  You should too, I promise it will definitely get noticed.  Plus bright colors are an instant mood lifter and it will keep you from looking drab.  

The color combo of today's look is just what the style doctor ordered, considering the week (at work) I've had.  I picked up this sunny yellow sweater from Forever 21 a few weeks ago while on a shopping binge (hence the shopping fast) and immediately fell for it.  I mean what's not to love about it?  The one I'm wearing isn't available online, but this yellow sweater from Asos will do just fine.  

I paired the sweater with this Zara silver metallic pleated skirt for a cute and casual holiday look and opted to complete the look with these black ShoeDazzle booties I found hiding in the back of my closet.  Another bootie option, are these platform booties from H&MIf I said to you this skirt was not longer available, you might be disappointed.  BUT, I was looking out for you, check out this dup silver pleated skirt from AsosIt's a game changer.  

The best part about this post is that I've linked to a few really dope alternative options if you'd like to recreate my look.  See below.  Btw...  Have you gotten your holiday outfits picked out yet? I would love to know what you plan to wear!!  Talk to me in the comments below.   

Atlanta Blogger, Top Style Blogger, Black Blogger
Atlanta Blogger, Top Style Blogger, Black Blogger
Atlanta Blogger, Top Style Blogger, Black Blogger
Atlanta Blogger, Top Style Blogger, Black Blogger
Atlanta Blogger, Top Style Blogger, Black Blogger

Sweater -- Forever 21 // Skirt -- Zara // Booties -- ShoeDazzle (old) // Handbag -- Aldo // Hat -- Forever 21 // Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk

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Distressed But Not Stressed

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It's 3 days before my closet shopping event and I'm cool as a cucumber.  Unlike last week (and the week before that and the week before that) I was out of my mind.  You see, I get these crazy ideas and the way that I plan them out on paper, everything is unicorns and puppies.  But in real life, everything seems like black evil horses and Cujo (okay maybe that's a little extreme, but I think you get my drift).  What I'm trying to say is that at this point, I'm resting in the fact that all will be well.  Happy Hump Day!

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If you've been following me for a while, then you know most of my wardrobe is thrifted.  And though it might be cliche, I thrift not because I'm poor, but because I really enjoy the thrill of the find.  I've found so many dope gems in thrift shops, I highly doubt I'll ever stop thrifting.  Aside from scoring one of a kind pieces, I still find items that are currently on trend at a fraction of retail prices.  While some people are grossed out by wearing "other people's clothes," for me it's nothing that a little Gain detergent and fabric softener can't handle (my honest opinion, not sponsored).  

Okay!  Let me get back to the subject of today's blog post.  Last season I saw a few of my favorite style bloggers killing the gram in varies styled denim jackets.  And of course, I wanted one to.  But ya girl wasn't about to pay full price for one, because I just knew that I'd find something similar at the thrift store (even if I had to distress it myself).  While waiting on the thrift gawds to smile upon my plight, I took to the world wide web.  It was then that I feel hard for this longer length distressed denim jacket from SheIn.  

The dilemma came when I saw the price.  A whole $34!!! I know you're probably like really.  This cheap chick here!  Long story short... I got tried of waiting on the thrift gawds and decided to order the denim jacket, only to find that it was SOLD OUT, dun dun dunnnnnn!!!!!  Dang it!  Short story even shorter... I happened to be SheIn's site when I saw that they'd restocked on the distressed jackets.  I wasted no time adding this jacket to my cart (along with some other items) and dropping some coins.  

The jacket wasn't a long as I thought it would be, but it was a perfect match to wear over this pocketed white shirt dress.  I was going for a little modern / 80's mix.  And now that we're officially in boot season, pairing the look with JustFab's 'Shylan' bootie in black was a good idea.  JustFab sent me these booties to review and my verdict is two thumbs up.  I love that the fit is true to size and that they hug my skinny ankles perfectly.  I added this funky floral print handbag to break up the solid colors of this look.  

Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger
Atlanta Style blogger, Top Atlanta blogger, Top Black blogger

Distressed Denim Jacket -- Shein // Shirt Dress -- Thrifted // Shylan Booties -- Justfab // Floral Print Bag (old) -- Justfab // Sunnies (old) 

Photo Cred: K Visuals 

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