It’s Finally Fall!…Kind Of

It’s the 6th day of fall, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it.

In Baltimore, the weather has been teetering between 70 and 80 degrees!

20170920_101720Since the weather isn’t chilly just yet I am still embracing the beautiful weather and wearing my spring/summer clothes.

I paired a blue bodycon dress with an african-print skirt. I tucked my dress into my skirt to make it look like a shirt and it turned out great!

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I adore this skirt because of the numerous colors on it. I can pair almost anything with it because of the varying shades of blue, white, green, purple and gold in it.

To complete this look, I wore my navy blue sandals and, of course,  my signature pearl bracelets.

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I got a lot of compliments on this look and people were surprised when I told them my shirt was actually a dress tucked in. I love using my clothing in different ways.

A great fashion tip is investing in staple article of clothing that is versatile. For example, my blue bodycon dress that can be worn as a shirt tucked in, a skirt folded over, and as a dress.

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The more ways you can reuse your clothing, the more outfits you can make and the more money you will save on buying clothes!

Have a good weekend lovelies ❤

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Embrace your ever-changing style

Happy Fri-yay! Excited for the weekend??

Im off today so I will be catching up with some friends from college, which I am excited about! Today, I am showcasing my Caslon sweatshirt dress!

20170913_100807I paired a red lip and red TOMS with the dress to give the charcoal gray a pop of color.

Ive not so secretly been obsessing over this dress ever since I saw it at Nordstrom, where I work in case ya didnt know. 🙂

20170913_100819(0)It was $79 when i first saw it which is pricey for me. Im a bargain shopper for sure.

So I patiently waited almost 2 weeks for it to go on sale. So the sale price in addition to my employee discount got me this amazing dress for only $27. A steal!!

What I love about fashion and style in particular is that you can definitely see how your style has progressed and changed over the years. As you get older and go through different stages in life your style changes and matures.

20170913_100834Im saying this because honestly a few years ago I would never have purchased and definitely not worn a dress like this. Growing up, my idea of fashion was always having to dress up and look super feminine and cute in order to be stylish.

Now I’ve learned that you can dress semi-casual or completely casual and still look flawless and fashionable. Im glad that I learned this in my late teen years because now at 22 I feel more stylish and beautiful than ever.

Remember fashion is ever changing and you can always reinvent your style. As long as you feel beautiful, wear what you want and wear what you love.

20170913_100854Have a great weekend lovelies!!

Hair Spotlight: Lemonade Braids

Happy Hump Day lovelies!!!

Today, I am showcasing a new protective style perfect for when your natural hair needs a break!

Side braids, also know as lemonade braids (thanks to Queen Bey), are a simple, but fierce style. Lemonade braids add a touch of sophistication and edge to any look.

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Depending on whichever side is your “good side” or how you are use to wearing your hair, let that determine which side is slicked back and which side the braids will fall on. I am right handed and consider my right side my “good side,” so that’s the way I wanted my braids to fall.

Upkeep for the braids are simple; wrap them up in a scarf or bonnet at night and unwrap in the morning. Piece of cake!..Which I kind of want a piece of now after mentioning it 🙂

I unfortunately felt stuck with my natural hair so to get out of my hair funk, I tried this look and loved it!

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It is okay to not be in love with your hair every moment, just make sure you take care of it and it will flourish. Sometimes all you need is a new look to make you appreciate the hair God blessed you with.

Having natural hair requires a lot of trial and error. Some products may work for your mom and best friend, but does absolutely nothing for your hair and that’s okay because you will find something that definitely works for you.

My “hair funks” or feeling stuck and powerless because I am not sure what to do with my hair usually goes away pretty quickly. I’ve been natural for going on 4 years and it is still a learning process.

But do I regret going natural or want to go back to the creamy crack, never!! Being natural is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. So love your short fro, long curly hair, kinky bush, or long lemonade braids. Embrace it baby ❤

P.S. This is my favorite picture out of the group…super dramatic super edgy

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Talk to you all again soon!!!

Love,

Tati

Tropical Sundress on a Sunday

Happy Sunday!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, I’ve worked the entire weekend unfortunately, but I did get a chance to go to a baby shower and take the fab pictures seen in this post.

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I love dresses because they are breezy, flirty, and super comfortable. In the front this tropical floral print dress looks like any other traditional sundress, but in the back is where all the fun is!

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The straps, even though they are very hard to put on lol, give this look an edgy side. And they are adjustable so you can make them as long or short as you need to.

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I paired the dress with blue sandals and also tried a couple of new poses. What do you all think of this look and my model-esque poses. Leave a comment below and let me know!

Enjoy your week and don’t work too hard loves!

New Look, Most Complimented Item, and a Word of Advice

Is there one item in your closet that seems to get an outstanding amount of compliments? I know there has to be at least one piece that does every time you wear it!
For me, that’s this blouse that I purchased in South Korea over 3 years ago. Its lightweight, sleeveless, sheer and the collar is accented with gold triangles to give it an
elegant touch.

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I paired this blouse, with pink joggers, and black lace TOMS. Overall, I would consider this more of a dress down look for me, simple and chic, with a dash of sportiness. Also, in case you haven’t noticed from the pictures, I have another new hairstyle!

This style is called feed-in braids, because the hairstylist “feeds-in” or blends my natural hair with the fake hair to create this gorgeous look. What do you think about it and would you try this look out?

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Now, this post isn’t to brag about my shirt or hairstyle, it simply came to fruition based on a thought I had yesterday when I wore this shirt to work and everyone seemed to ask where I got it from, how much it cost, etc. It is one of my favorite pieces because it is one of the few items I have in my closet that I purchased overseas.

The important information I would love for you to grasp from this post is don’t let your clothes be the only definition of what makes you you. Don’t hide behind fancy clothes or an outlandish style in order to hide your true self.

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Having an unique sense of style isn’t a problem, I love my eclectic style. But I also know that when I dress down in a t shirt and leggings, I am still beautiful, strong, and I should still feel like myself.

Don’t let your clothing mask your true self; let your clothing speak volumes and add to the beauty and great personality that is already there. Hope that this encouraged you on this lovely Hump Day. Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!

Kehlani SweetSexySavage Tour Concert & Outfit Details!!

If I could describe last night’s concert in one word it would be unforgettable.
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Kehlani is as beautiful on the inside as she is gorgeous on the outside. Her energy is so down to earth, relatable, and positive that you can’t help but be in a great mood at her concert.
She wore a sheer, white sweatshirt with the word “SPLASH” on it, black bra underneath, white cutoff shorts, nude tights, and black combat boots. Effortlessy stylish in my opinion.
I got to hear my favorite songs from her album sung live which blew me away. Her vocals were stunning.
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She gave advice on taking care of yourself, not having self-doubt, and giving to back to the community. The aura of a Kehlani concert is really something you can’t put into words.
And I was so close to the stage as well which made the experience feel even more real and personal. Big shoutout to my boyfriend Shawn for going with me, who said he also had a great time as well.
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Outfit details:
Topshop Tokyo Romper- $45 from Nordstrom
Sandals- $15 from American Eagle
The romper was a perfect concert peice because it kept me cool and was easy to dance and jump around in.
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If you never listened to Kehlani, give her new album a chance! And if you fall in love with her and her music as I have, be sure to see her in person because you wont regret it.
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Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!

90’s Baby Style

Hope July is treating everyone well so far!

July has been full of excitement so far for me. I recently just got back from a wonderful resort in Virgina called Massanutten.20170705_174657

There I went go-karting, played mini golf, spent the 4th of July at a waterpark, and even ziplined for the first time!

This post is about one of the outfits I wore on the trip. I called this look 90’s baby style, hence the title!

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I wore a low cut back bodysuit with characters from one of my favorite series growing up, Rugrats! I paired the bodysuit with blue shorts which came with an adorable brown woven  belt.

To finish the look off, I wore a pair of black lace Toms.

As a 90’s kid, we are all at the time in our lives where we are getting established in our careers, building and maintaining relationships, and striving to achieve our biggest dreams and goals.

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I’m going to achieve a big goal this year that has been in the works for over a year. This goal will be revealed to you in a post within the next few months 🙂

To achieve that goal I can’t just sit and hope for the best, having faith that things will work out is great, but you must also put action behind your faith.

Remember that your dreams and goals are achievable. I believe in you and never stop believing in yourself.

Have a great week! ❤