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Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone With This Ankara Wrap Shirt

Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Ankara Print Street Style

*This top was sponsored by SGTC by Détóké

One trend that I really like, but rarely wear is the off the shoulder trend (OTS).  You might even shake your head at the craziest reason why... I feel all saggy when I don't have on a strapped bra.  I know, crazy right?  And before you ask, yes I own a good strapless bra, I just feel more secure with the straps. 

Opting to wearing this Ankara wrap shirt off the shoulders was a stretch for me and slightly out of my comfort zone.  But before I get into why I decided to step out of my comfort zone, let's take a moment to reveal in how amazing this top is?  First of all Ankara (or African print) is gorgeous in and of itself.  The array of different colors, patterns and styles is just so beautiful.  I can't wait to wear this top again.

Now back to me stepping out of my comfort zone.  Wearing this top is a bit out of my style realm.  Which is why I was a little over whelmed when I took it out of it package.  The vibrant colors and print, along with these voluminous sleeves had me like woah!  I thought how the heck am I going to style this.  Once I tried it on and played with a few different style options (all while my husband cracked jokes) surprisingly I actually loved how it looked draped off the shoulder.  

Initially I wanted to dress up this top with either a cute skirt or pants, but that's expected.  So I went with these distressed white jeans and Adidas sneakers.  My little neon yellow clutch was the perfect pop of color (not that this look needed a pop of color).  Adding the clutch was like the cherry on top.  Over all, I'm pleased with how this look came together.  Styling this top from IG acct, Style Goes To Church was fun and I can't wait to wear it again.

You should definitely check SGTC out on Instagram.  And you're in luck, they actually just released 13 new designs, but don't take too long the designs are limited.  

Photography: Kaylin James

Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Ankara Print Street Style
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Ankara Print Street Style
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Ankara Print Street Style
Atlanta Personal Stylist, Top Atlanta Blogger, Ankara Print Street Style

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This Multi-Color Statement Sequin Duster

This Multi-Color Statement Sequin Duster, Atlanta Personal Stylist

For starters thrifting is magical and I owe it to my cousin who introduced me to the world of resale shopping many years ago.  It wasn't until I got older that I really started to appreciate all that thrifting had to offer.  I'm pretty sure that even after I became a millionaire, I'm still going to find my way to a thrift shop.

A few months ago (while co-hosting a thrift shopping event with Keren of Thrifting Atlanta) I'm walking around perusing the rows of varies vendors, telling myself - girl you better not go over your $50 budget.  For the most part my shopping budget is between $50 - $100 dollars.  Now if I see something that I "have to have" and I've reached my limit, I'll ask the Mr. for a "small" contribution.

Let me get back on track here.... so I walk past this one particular clothes vendor (Mobile Style Stop Boutique) and notice this colorful shiny garment hanging on the rack.  I approach the garment, but paused as it was in the XL section.  Bomber!  Guys, can you believe I actually walked away from it?!?! I didn't even bother trying it on (which btw, you should always do a try-on session).

Somehow I ended up back at the rack and for the heck of it, tried it on..................  It fit!!! OMG it fit!!!! I couldn't believe my luck.  Mind you I'd seen this same duster last year selling for a lot more that what I'd paid for mine.  After doing the most by sashaying around the event, I quickly paid for my favorite piece.  This duster cost me half my budget, yet it was totally worth it.  Afterwards I went back to telling myself - girl you better not go over your new budget of $25, lol.  

What makes this piece so amazing is that it has pockets.  I know! I know!  Pockets just make everything else in the world bearable.  Most people would have probably worn something black, but instead of going dark, I decided on an all white approach.  Pairing my fave pair of JustFab white distressed jeans (currently sold out, but these white jeans from H&M are super cute) with this Adidas top (worn HERE + similar option) was the perfect combo of both street and chic.  S/o to my friend for reminding me that I had these criss-crossed gold mules from ShoeDazzle (sorry ya'll they are sold out in all 3 colors) adding the right amount of cute this look needed.  

I hope this look inspires you to think a little outside the box.  Even if you don't have a sequin duster, a colorful blazer or kimono would work equally as well.  But if you do want one, I've found a few sequin duster's for you to consider.   

Photography: KVisuals

This Multi-Color Statement Sequin Duster, Atlanta Personal Stylist
This Multi-Color Statement Sequin Duster, Atlanta Personal Stylist
This Multi-Color Statement Sequin Duster, Atlanta Personal Stylist
This Multi-Color Statement Sequin Duster, Atlanta Personal Stylist

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What To Wear: New Years Eve Outfit Inspo

New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Well maybe not quite, but we are so close and the closer NYE gets, the more excited I become.  Not because I'm looking forward to partying the night away (because if I'm being honest, I'll probably be sleep when 12:00 am hits).  Guys I feel way down deep that 2018 is going to be THE year of break through for me and mine.  I've been decreeing and declaring for years and I'm finally going to reap in this next year. 

I’m already claiming 2018 as a great year; mentally, physically, financially, and spiritually. I know great things will align for me. - @idillionaire on twitter

Still trying to decide what to wear on New Year's?  Today's post may offer a little inspo.  While most are probably looking to wear a skimpy skirt or dress that shines bright like a diamond in hopes of slaying the night away.  Me, I'm going for a look that's more covered and warmer. 

Enter this effortless chic street style look.  Starting with this awesome faux leather jacket from H&M scored two seasons ago.  Even though my exact jacket is out of season, this one from H&M (on sale now) or this one from Asos need to be in your shopping cart pronto.  

Breaking down the rest of my look, I paired this black and white polka dotted sweatshirt (similar here) with distressed white jeans (similar here) and layered with this sheer skirt for the perfect NYE look for parting in or out.  And because I've pledged to brighten my winter wardrobe (like with this Yellow Sweater look here) I finished off the look with these hot pink sock booties from JustFab.    

Are you inspired by this look?  If not, what are you planning on wearing this NYE?  Drop a line in the comments.

New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger
New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger
New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger
New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger
New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger
New Years Eve Outfit Inspo, Atlanta style blogger, Top black blogger

Photography:  Kvisuals

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Patchwork Blazer + Ripped Jeans

White distressed jeans, white after labor day, zara silver oxfords, atlanta style blogger

A few weeks ago, I blogged about some of my quirkiness - (HERE).  And I'd like to share another weird one.  Surprisingly, I don't like buying pieces that I've seen other bloggers wear.  I know! I know!  That's the whole point right?  I mean, it can be the most bombastic item of the year, yet I still won't buy it.   

White distressed jeans, white after labor day, zara silver oxfords, atlanta style blogger

However, there are those rare times (when the moon completely blocks the sun, lol) when I see one of my fave style bloggers grace Instagram with a super dope piece and I have an internal fight with myself on whether or not I want to buy it.  After eyeing this blazer for a month or so, I give in and ordered it.  This embroidered patchwork blazer is awesome!  And what really sold me on it was the 'M' patch.  How was I not going to add this blazer to my blazer collection when it had my initial on it?  How?  

White distressed jeans, white after labor day, zara silver oxfords, atlanta style blogger

I styled this patchwork blazer with all white for two reasons, 1. It's after Labor Day and I wear white after this holiday and 2. I wanted the blazer to be the focal point of the look so I gave it a blank canvas.  My shoes, bag and sunglasses all do an fab job of complimenting the over all look, and add a touch of streetstyle.  The last time I wore this blazer (HERE) I focused on the gold aspect of this blazer.   

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Patchwork Blazer -- Shein (old) // Shirt -- Thrifted // Jeans -- Shoedazzle // Shoes -- Zara // Mini Bookpack -- Forever 21 (old) // Mirrored Sunnies -- Mall Kiosk 

Photo Cred: KVisuals

White distressed jeans, white after labor day, zara silver oxfords, atlanta style blogger
White distressed jeans, white after labor day, zara silver oxfords, atlanta style blogger
White distressed jeans, white after labor day, zara silver oxfords, atlanta style blogger

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