Casually Chic Summer

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From the moment I saw Rihanna wearing a slip dress out in public, with a wine glass in her hand, I was immediately intrigued…with her of course, but more so with the idea of wearing a nightie out in public. I couldn’t decide if I was more impressed with what she was wearing or the fact that she had a wine glass in her hand? Lol, nonetheless I’ve been obsessed with slip dresses ever since, I’ve been obsessed with Rihanna ever since ‘Pon’ de Replay’…where are all my day one Rihanna fans at? I’ve seen this trend all over social media and even dabbled in it a little myself. Have you read my, ’10 things I wish I knew before turning 30′ post? I wore one in that post too.What I love most about them is the versatility of them, they can be worn for so many different occasions. Am I going to bed? Out to dinner? Going to see bae? Is there even a bae?…Lol. Am I running errands? Going to Target? Attending an outdoor event? The possibilities are endless! The versatility gives you so many different styling options as well, they’re the type of garment that could easily be dressed up or down. This time around I chose to style it down and when I say this has to be one of my favorite looks of the summer, I mean just that. I am absolutely all about comfy, chic and practical styling. There was a time where you wouldn’t catch me dead in a pair of sneakers, now I am looking into purchasing a couple pairs. I’ve never been into flats let alone sneakers but there are a few I’ve been eyeing for awhile now.I purchased this pair from Go Jane and was completely in love with them when I received them. I hesitated while purchasing them simply because they weren’t a “name brand” but quickly stopped myself dead in my tracks…style has NEVER been about labels so what was I actually tripping about? After trying them on I immediately cursed myself for waiting so long to wear sneakers lol my feet gave me an instant sigh of relief. Since then I’ve worn them at least 4 times, we’re practically inseparable at this point lol. I knew that the next time I wore a slip dress I wanted to wear it with sneakers. I’ve been so into wearing dresses/skirts with sneakers lately…it’s like the perfect mix of edgy, chic & tomboy all wrapped up into one look. I’m so here for it!If you’re new here you may not know about my hat obsession but hats are hands down my absolute favorite accessory, fedoras in particular. During the Fall and Winter you really can’t keep me out of them, they’re a staple piece in my wardrobe. I’ve been on the hunt for a good quality fedora for years now, most of mine have been from Forever 21, H&M & lately Target. I want to invest in a good quality one this Fall, I wear mine a lot so I need one that can handle a lot of wear and last for years. I’ve been searching for a white, straw fedora with a wide black band for for the longest now, I love a good white hat during the summer months. I came across this one on Forever 21 on the humble and it definitely didn’t disappoint, it gives you that I’m on vacation in Cuba serving looks vibe.I don’t normally pay to much attention to trends but this one has probably been my favorite one this summer. I remember my grandmother would make me wear slips under my skirts/dresses as a child and I always hated it, now if I could I would wear one everyday lol. They’re just so effortlessly chic. Summer 2019 is winding down and I for one am so happy to see it go, it’s been a pretty bland summer for me. The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching guys and I couldn’t be more excited lol. Fall is creeping in and I’m sure all my fashion lovers can understand my level of excitement. Although my wardrobe is still being curated I’m happy to welcome the cooler temperatures. While shooting these photos I literally felt like my back was on fire 😩, it had to be 90+ degrees outside and the humidity was out of this world! It got to the point where I changed my location to a spot with more shade because I simply could not.

Side note: I took these photos by myself with people watching lol and I didn’t give a single fuck. Lol, if you know me you know how I feel about this, but I pushed right on through. Who else is counting down until Fall?? I know I am! Thanks for stopping by and remember, whatever you do, always do it with style.

Xx, Quita

Sunnies: Shein

Dress: Boohoo

Shoes: Go Jane

Bag & Hat: Forever 21

Are sweats the new chic?

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So if i’m being completely honest I truly do enjoy being comfortable, like 98% of the time. As I’ve gotten older being in clothes slightly to small, to short or to tight just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. Comfort has become a top priority of mine when choosing clothing options because let’s be honest who wants to be pulling & tugging on a dress all night? Who wants to have to pass on eating simply because one morsel of food & you’re about to bust out of your clothing, not me! I for one love to eat & will not be passing up on the food lol 99% of the time if you catch me out at any function there’s probably food or wine involved. Now I’ve always been able to curate an outfit to get dressy & go out in but when it came down to the sporty trend I would always draw a blank. 

So to make this trend work for me I knew I had to actually make it more me. I had to incorporate my own style into it & that is exactly how I got this look. Now I am obsessed with faux fur, like I own about 10 & counting & I love them all. I am the one you’ll see in Target with the faux fur buying milk & eggs with no shame, yes I have on a faux fur to grocery shop & I absolutely do not care lol I am that extra in real life! They’re so warm, fuzzy & not to mention oh so chic & no animals were harmed in the making of it, what’s not to love? When I decided to put this over sized sweat shirt on (another Boohoo purchase) I knew I had to dress it up a tad, so I reached for this jacket and boom! Just to keep the sporty thing alive I put this beanie on and was on my way out the door. If you haven’t noticed by now hats are definitely my favorite accessory. 

Now I know I said that I’ve been opting for comfort lately and I really have but I simply cannot resist a good pair of heels! My one weakness would probably be heels, I’ve tried wearing more flats & while I do like them there is NOTHING like a good pair of heels. My favorites would have to be pumps & thigh high boots, I’ll try to pair them with just about anything. I always get that extra boost when i’m wearing heels (probably because i’m short lol) that bad ass feeling & who doesn’t love to feel extra confident? While I do prefer wearing heels over flats I do look for ones that are a little more giving, ones that don’t leave my feet feeling like two swollen sausages by the end of the night. Surprisingly these are just that, 4 inches, comfortable & definitely the it boot of the season. These boots have been all over social media & I knew I had to have a pair. While leopard print has been the go to animal print for years this Fall we’re seeing snake print everywhere & I love it. Snake print is so sexy to me in a subtle kind of way, its not to loud but you can’t help but to notice it. These had been sitting in my closet for about a week before I put them on and when I did I didn’t want to take them off. And let’s not ignore that they fit my leg like a glove, definitely a win in my book!

I purchased these boots from Go Jane when they were having a 50% off sale, I got these and three other pairs of shoes….and I’m not ashamed lol. I couldn’t resist a good sale and thigh high snake print boots at that, whew! This was my first time purchasing anything from their site & I’m not totally disappointed. Only one pair of shoes didn’t fit & I definitely ordered my correct size so I’m not to sure what happened there. Other than that I was thoroughly impressed by the quality & appearance of the shoes.  I can’t wait to actually wear these again & style them completely different, these will absolutely be making more appearances for the rest of Fall right into the brutal Winter months. I can already see an all black look with these for sure! Are you guys into the snake print trend?? Let me know down below how you would style these boots! Thanks for stopping by and as always whatever you do, do it with style.

Xx, Quita