Fashion


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014


TIME TRAVELING TO THE SIXTIES.














For some reason this outfit reminds me of the sixties. I don't know whether its the style of the dress, the floral pattern, or the floral crown that I decided to pair with the outfit. Or the simple fact, that I watched Across the Universe the other day and I have have Beatles songs playing in my head all day long. If I was able to travel to the sixties for a day. The first thing I would do is go to a clothing store and buy a dress. There is something about the silhouettes of dresses from that era that I love some much. I would go crazy!?1 I would love to get an original dress from the sixties and bring it to the present. What a cool alternative to vintage shopping and a lot more fun!! 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

PRE-FALL DOWNTOWN + VERA BOUTIQUE LOOK 1











I am feeling a bit festive in this dress today! It always amazes me how I think a dress may be a bit too short, but then I pair it with tights and it appears longer. I guess I can get away with shorter hem lines because I have short legs. I also have ways of teasing the eye and making my otherwise, on the verge of risky dresses, look modest. Anyways, I am absolutely obsessed with this dress gifted by Vera Boutique. Immediately when I laid eyes on this dress I knew I had to make room for it in my wardrobe. So here it is, one of my favorite dresses at the moment. If I could wear it everyday I would. Check out Vera Boutique if you have a chance! 

I am planning on going hiking with my sister today and try to take some outfit posts as well.

Outfit:
Dress: Vera Boutique 
Collard Top: Tj Maxx
Sweater: Forever 21 
Shoes: Thrifted 
What are your plans today?

Have a great Saturday, lovelies! 
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014

LIFE CHANGES + A WALK ON THE BRIDGE















I have been going through some pretty big life changes lately, some of the changes have brought joy and excitement to my life, others not so much. On the flip side of the anticipation for things on the horizon, there is also that sadness of letting something go or a door being closed to something in your life. I used to think that I was someone who handled change well. To be honest, I am a wuss when it comes to change. Sometimes i'm really comfortable with the way things are and refuse to accept change. But instead of forcing things to stay the same, I should embrace change with open arms. You can't control everything neither keep things from changing in your life. I will now look change in the face and not tremble in fear when it heads my way. 
How do you handle change? 


Outfit:
Dress: Choies gifted
Shirt: Thrifted 
Purse: Forever 21 
Shoes: Target 
Necklace: Burdees gifted
Have a great Wednesday, lovelies! 
xo Precious 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

FLOWER GARDEN + GROWING UP













I just now realized that I look a little serious/sad in some of these photos. I want to reassure you that I am far from sadness. I am actually ecstatic today! A few days ago, I was offered a new job. I am so excited!! At the new job I will be making double what I was making at my old job. Also its my first big girl job after I graduated college. Which is quite ironic since this outfit reminds me of something a little girl would wear. I can't help it... I tend to yield to the child in me and allow her to influence my wardrobe. At least I am still young enough to get away with it. I am sure this ensemble wouldn't be as appropriate when I'm 80. But I am a person who dances to the beat of their own drum, so I can see the 80 year old me wearing something like this. We'll see... 


Outfit:
Dress: Forever 21 
Backpack: Ruche
Shoes: Tj Maxx 

Happy Hump Day, lovelies!
xo Precious 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

HANGING DOWNTOWN + END OF SUMMER STYLE












The subtle signs of summer coming to an end is filling my heart with joy. We've had a few cool days here and there and I am being reminded why I love autumn so much. I tend to like a little bit of all the seasons but I am biased when it comes to autumn, it's my favorite. There is no other place I'd rather be then sitting in front of a fireplace, wrapped in a blanket, drinking hot chocolate. 

Outfits:
Top: Tj Maxx
Dress:Tj Maxx
Shoes:Payless
Purse: Etsy 

I decided to create an end of summer look with this blue gingham dress and pink cap sleeve top. This dress is a piece that will be easy to transition into fall. This ensemble reminds me of something "Little Bo Peep" would wear. Ironically I work at a pre-school, so it is not a shocker that a nursery rhyme influenced my outfit today. 

Hope you guys are having a lovely week so far!
xo Precious 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL + ABANDONED BUILDING












Well, the weather was pretty amazing over the weekend. When I say pretty amazing I mean in the upper 80's, for the south this is sweet relief. I can't believe we are already 10 days deep into September. Summer is officially over and students are back in school. For the first time ever I am not going back to school and I am ecstatic. But for some reason the nerd in me wants to sign up for Grad school just for the simple fact that I miss studying and being in school. Then I am quickly brought back to reality and pretend that thought never entered my mind. This is my back to school look and I hope you guys like it. 

Outfit:
Collar Top: Tj Maxx 
Dress: Thrifted 
Shoes: ModCloth 
Purse: Forever 21 

If any of you guys are still in school!
 I wish you the best of luck!

Happy studying, lovelies!
xo Precious

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

DINNER WITH FRIENDS + COOL WALL











After a dinner with a few friends, I had to stop by this wall and take a few snaps of this outfit! Yet again I am mixing patterns...what can I say I love it. Looking though my closet this morning I thought this top and dress would look neat together. I was right they are a lovely couple! It ended up being a great decision. 

Outfit:
Top: Forever 21 
Dress: Thrifted 
Shoes: Tj Maxx 
Purse: Thrifted 
Necklace: Ruche

Hope you guys are having a great weekend!
xo Precious 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

AFTERNOON WALKS + PUSHING FALL










Oh hey guys! Hope you're having a fantastic Wednesday! It's that time of year when I try to push the fall by wearing "fall-like" ensembles though the heat and humidity are sweltering. Just after I took these shots I had to take off the sweater because I was too hot. Until I was back in the AC and then I put it back on. There is nothing that frustrates me more than being cold. Even though I hate being cold, I love the Fall. I am so ready for the Fall! 

What about you guys? 
Outfit:
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Dress: Thrifted 
Shoes: ModCloth 
Purse: Forever 21 
Have a great Wednesday, lovelies!
xo Precious

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

SUMMER LOVE/HATE










I happen to both love and hate the summer. Sometimes I am excited about the temperatures warming up and wearing cute dresses with short sleeves. Other days I am fed up with the 100 degree weather where it is hard to find something to wear; that is simple and not clinging to your body. I am anxiously waiting for the fall to arrive and save me from the heat. 

Oh autumn, can you come early this year? I would greatly appreciate that. 

Love, 
Precious 

Outfit:
Dress: Thrifted
Top: Tj Maxx 
Purse: Forever 21 
Shoes: ModCloth 


Are you guys fed up with the summer?
Have a lovely Monday!

xo Precious 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014

NEW SHADES PART II + COOL ARCHES











Another look that I styled with a new pair of shades from Sunglasswarehouse.com. Ideally I would wear this dress with a pair of tights and a quarter length cardigan. Unfortunately it is was too warm, it is 102 degrees to be exact. I am feeling a little retro in these shade and I love them! I was a little worried because in the past I have had a hard time finding shades that look good on me. But I think these sunglass look great on my and accommodates my personal style.

Thank you so much Sunglasswarehouse.com for gifting me these retro shades! 

Outfit:
Dress: Tj Maxx 
Top: Tj Maxx 
Shoes: Thrited 
Purse: Forever 21
Shades: Sunglasswarehouse.com


Its finally Friday! Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xo Precious

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014

NEW SHADES + SATURDAY STROLlIN'















My sister and I decided to take a stroll down our favorite historic neighborhood before the temperature reached smoldering HOTT!! Unfortunately it heated up rather quickly and our stroll was cut short. I was gifted these lovely pair of shades by SunglassWarehouse.com I absolutely love them and I have been wearing them every day since I got them! You should check out their website and browse through their amazing selection of shades. What are you waiting for... check them out! :)

I am counting down the days until Labor Day weekend, I am so ready for a three day weekend!

Outfit
Top: Forever 21
Dress: Tj Maxx
Shades: Sunglass Warehouse  gifted
Shoes: Thrifted 

Have a great Monday, lovelies! 
xo Precious 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

PINK + POLKA DOTS












I apologize for the overexposure and poor quality of these photos! I really wanted to shoot this outfit after work. I was in a hurry and picked the wrong time and location to shoot at. Oh well... I really like this outfit and wanted to share it!
Outfit:
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Thrifted 
Purse: Forever 21 

Have a happy Thursday, lovelies!
xo Precious 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014

A DAY AT THE PARK










 I tried to become friends with these little guys, but they weren't having it! Oh well...maybe next time!


Yes, I am wearing a sweater covered in colorful pears in the middle of the summer. Plus I live in the south. Crazy, I know... but it was not very hot today. For some reason we had a really cool and breezy day. So whenever I am graced with the opportunity to layer up with a light cardigan, I can't pass it up. I don't know how many times I have mentioned it, but I love to wear layers!!

Despite the proximity of this park from my grandmother's house I don't visit this park often and I visit her rather frequently. Ironically when my sister and I were younger we would ask our grandmother to take us to this very park to take pictures.  We loved getting dressed up in our favorite clothes, pose, and take snaps on our disposable polaroid cameras. I guess old habits die hard... ha ha! My lovely sister took some pictures of me and a lady stared at me the whole time, awkward. When we finished she asked if my sister and I were twins...we get that a lot.                                                                      

Outfit 
Top: Thrifted 
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Dress: Urban Outfitters 
Shoes: ModCloth


Happy Tuesday, lovelies!!
xo Precious

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

LAZY DAY








Oh, to wake up on a Sunday morning grab your favorite blanket and flip on the television (or in my house the Netflix). Sometimes I love lazy weekends where you don't have much planned and the number one priority is to RELAX! I have had a pretty busy week so it is nice to have one day where I can unwind and just let the day go by. I thought this chambray top and floral dress would make a lovely couple and I was right. I love this outfit and I feel very girly and pulled together when I wear it.
Outfit
Top: American Apparel
Dress: Tj Maxx 
Purse: Forever 21 
Shoes: Thrifted 

I can't believe tomorrow is Monday, this weekend has really flown by! I am sure this week will be a great one! Hope you guys had a lovely weekend!

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments and support!
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014

MINT GREEN DRESS AND A WALK IN THE PARK









Hello friends! I was so excited to share this outfit I started editing and preparing this post during my lunch break yesterday. It was worth the sacrifice. I realized that there is nothing that makes me happier right now than this blog. It brings me so much joy and I am so compassionate about it. I hope that I will only grow from here and continue to develop better content to share with you guys.

I have fallen hard for this thrifted dress; in my mind it is the perfect dress to throw on for any casual day out.

Im signing off...enjoy your day lovelies! Make sure to follow along on Instagram too! xo Precious!

Outfit
Dress: Thrifted 
Necklace: Ruche 
Purse: Forever 21 
Shoes: ModCloth
Have a great Wednesday, lovelies!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014

GUEST BLOGGER POST ON LAZY EXPLORERS BLOG!









I was invited by the lovely Chloe of Lazy Explorers to guest post on her blog! I am very honored because Chloe has a very lovely blog and a very cute style! I shared my thrifting secrets on her blog. Check out her blog and my thrifting tips on Lazy Explorers!

Outfit 
Dress: Ruche 
Cardigan: Ruche 
Purse: Forever 21 
Necklace: Ruche 
Shoes: Thrifted 

Have a  happy Saturday, lovelies!
xo Precious 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014

FOUNTAIN FRIDAY








I took these photos a couple a weeks ago, I think it was a few days after an interview. I decided to pair two of my favorite patterns together, florals and polka dots. This is what I came up with and I absolutely love it. It is quirky and fun yet still appropriate for professional settings. 

And with that thought, I need to hurry and finish getting ready for work. I am not much of a coffee drinker but I may need to grab a cup. I am really tired today! At least its Friday!! 

Outfit
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: ModCloth
Purse: Thrifted 


Have a lovely day, friends!
xo Precious 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014

LIFE GOALS









Two weeks after I graduated college in May, I put a little list of goals that I wanted to accomplish before the end of the year. Some may take a little over a year to accomplish but I can use them as guidelines.

*A new job in a field I really enjoy (my dream job would involve something fashion-related)
*Move to California, I have lived in Texas all my life and it has always been a dream of mine to move the West Coast
*Visit or live in France for a few months, I really want to be fluent in French and think an immersion program is the most efficient and quickest way.
*Meet some new people and make some new friends
(and may more....these are just a few)

...basically I am ready to check off some things I have dreamed of doing for years as well as some basic goals to embark on a new life. I am ready to be a new and improved Precious, whom has traveled the world and met many people along the way.

What are some of your life goals?
Dress: ModCloth
Shoes: ModCloth
Purse: Forever 21 



Have a 'trendy Tuesday."lovelies!
Xo Precious 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014

TECHNICOLOR DAISIES











Hi lovelies! These aren't the best photos but who am I kidding. I know nothing about photography and I am still learning how to use my dslr camera. This past week was a busy week since I started a new job, but I still had some extra time to snap some photos after work. Since I am currently working at a developmental pre-school my uniform has pretty much been a t-shirt and jeans. Blah, not my favorite thing to wear. Ha ha... as soon as I get off from work I throw on a dress and enjoy the rest of the day feeling like myself. My mother came along for this shoot and we had a blast. I can truly say 
that my mom is my best friend and biggest supporter. I am so thankful for her!! 

Outfit
Top: Forever 21
Dress: Tj Maxx
Purse: Forever 21 

What are your plans for this weekend?

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xo Precious

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

ALICE ON CAMPUS
















I was gifted this dress by Choies and I absolutely love it. I know this post is a little bit picture heavy but I really wanted to showcase this dress. As soon as I received this dress I was ready to take it for a spin! This is definitely added to my favorite "summer dress list!!" I watched Alice in Wonderland a countless times as a child and for some reason this dress reminds me of something Alice would wear. 

Outfit:
Dress: Choies gifted
Top: American Apparel
Shoes: ModCloth
Purse: Forever 21 

What do you think? Do you think Alice would wear this? 


Have a great Monday, lovelies! 
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

SUBURBIAN SUMMER









I believe the "obsession-meter" for this dress is full. This is currently one of my favorite summer dresses. I randomly bought this dress on my trip to Nashville. My best friend and I decided to window shopping and check the city out. My eyes first met this lovely dress when we entered a cute boutique called Pangaea, its an eclectic shop with cool and funky items. I will put a link at the bottom so you can check it out, especially if you live in the Nashville area. I knew I had to buy her because of the many details she has, the wide blue and white stripes, the cap sleeves, and the pockets (yes I said pockets...need I say more?) I love how this dress is young and girly yet flirty. It also fits me pretty well, which is always a challenge for me since most things are always too big. 

Outfit
Dress: Pangaea 
Collard Top: Thrifted 
Shoes: ModCloth 


Hey its Wednesday!! Hope you guys have a fantastic day!
xo Precious 

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

LEAST LIKELY TO BE PICKED FIRST













I am not even the least bit athletic or sporty. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I went for a jog or decided to make a trip to the gym. I know that I should make a habit of working out, so I can live a longer and healthier life. But for some reason working out is the last thing I think about when planning my daily agenda. I should add working out regularly to my summer bucket list and actually tackle it. :) 

On another note, I have a job interview tomorrow and I am really nervous. So I hope I get the job, if not than I have to continue job searching. I'll let you guys know if I get it. 


Outfit
Long Sleeve Top: Forever 21
Collard Top: Thrifted 
Skirt: Thrifted 
Shoes: ModCloth 


What about you guys, do you work out on a daily basis?
If so, do you have any advice for me?  


Have a fantastic Monday, lovelies!
xo Precious 

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

IM SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN...









"I am sixteen going on seventeen..." Something about this gazebo reminded me of that scene in The Sound of Music. Ironically people always mistake me for a teenager and then I always have to politely respond "No actually, I'm 25!" Then they look at me shocked and apologize. I find it so annoying when people think you are a lot younger than what you are. I know that 20 years down the road I will love looking younger, but right now its really annoying. It probably doesn't help that sometimes I dress like a little girl. For example this outfit, it is fun and quirky and probably doesn't look like what you would expect a 25 year old to wear but I don't care. So I guess I should just get used to people thinking I am possibly "16 going on 17"... ha ha!! :)

Outfit
Dress: Choies
Pinafore: Forever 21 
Shoes: ModCloth
Bag: Thrifted 
Necklace: Ruche 

Have you ever had anyone think you appear younger than what you are?

Have a happy Thursday, lovelies!
xo Precious 

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

SELFIE SHAME









Whenever I scout locations for my photos I try to look for secluded spots or areas that I am least likely to be disturbed by confused strangers trying to figure out what I am doing. I can imagine that a girl dressed up and wearing bright, red lipstick taking pictures of her self on a busy street can look a bit strange. So I understand the stares, gestures, and random comments. For a lot of people, someone taking pictures of themselves and their outfits on a regular basis can seem a bit conceited. Which is why I don't bother to talk about my blog to many people who don't understand this.                                      

I love being able to share my style and the ways I pair outfits. I look at taking pictures of myself as an artistic medium through which I could inspire someone else's personal style. I love admiring other people's style and the ways they self express their personalities through clothing. I also find other bloggers inspiring and would love to inspire someone else. Since I have started blogging and taking outfits I have learned to be more comfortable with my body and posing. I have learned to appreciate who I am and ignore my imperfections. I have learned to celebrate me and in return I want to encourage others to do the same. 

So I encourage you to ignore the selfie shame and take a few photos of yourself and celebrate who you are!! 

Outfit
Top: Thrifted 
Dress: ModCloth
Shoes: ModCloth 
Purse: Forever 21

Have a Happy Monday, lovelies!
Enjoy being you!!!
xo Precious

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

GRANNY DRESS









For those who have been following my blog so far, it is quite obvious that I prefer a more modest style of dress. In the past when the rising temperatures of the summer months became a daily issue, it would make shopping for dresses a challenge. That is before I discovered certain brands such as Modcloth and Ruche. These two brands are lifesavers for me due to the countless amount of dresses with sleeves and modest silhouettes. During the summer months I can continue to wear my sophisticated style and be comfortable.                                                                                                                                                

Instead of wearing thick layers to accommodate my covered up-style. I have also learned a few tricks over the years such as pairing sleeveless dresses with a light top under the dress. That way I feel comfortable and less exposed and I don't feel like I am the Wicked Witch of the West melting to her death! (ha ha...) This is a recent buy and I absolutely love it...for some reason it kind of reminds me of something my grandmother would wear. I thought this look would be appropriate since it looks pretty modest. What do you think?                                                          

Outfit
Dress: ModCloth
Shoes: ModCloth
Bag: Thrifted 
Necklace: Ruche

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xo Precious

MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

SUNNY DAY BLUES










I just recently bought this dress from Modcloth, and it has left me speechless. I decided to take it for a spin and it is absolutely one of my favorites. I already have too much blue in my closet but I had to add it to my collection... its so cute.

On another note, this past weekend was a blast and I had a great time with friends and family!

Outfit
Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Modcloth
Purse: Forever 21
Necklace: Ruche 

How was your Fourth of July weekend?

Have a Happy Monday, lovelies!
xo Precious 

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

I'M BACK








Yayy!! Im back...I have returned from an unplanned hiatus! It seriously feels like an eon since I had shared anything with you guys. So here I am... I am still alive and wanted to say Hi!!! 

Lately pinafore dresses are my best friend. I really like how pinafores are basic and allow you to pair them with interesting tops and statement accessories. Sometimes I go for a quirky look with pinafores but today I decided to go a little more simple. 

Hopefully I won't take as long of a break as that one... but I can't guarantee it! Well at least I'm back!

Outfit:
Dress: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Purse: Forever 21
Necklace: Ruche
Do you like pinafores?

Happy Thursday, Lovelies!
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014

CORAL PINK AND FLORAL PRINT







Thunderstorm after thunderstorm.... We have been be experiencing a lot of thunderstorms and restless days indoors for the past few days. For someone who loves rainy days...I have to say I am a little sick of it!! I am ready for long summer day outings and photo shoots. Plus when we have great weather I can take more outfit posts and share my "daily wears." Sunny days allow me to do what I love, take pictures for my blog. I am so ready for another sunny day!                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                 
Outfit 
Top: Forever 21 
Dress: Forever 21 
Purse: Forever 21
Shoes: TJ Maxx

What is the weather like where you are?

Have a great day, lovelies!
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

SIMPLE DRESS







A simple dress is basically my go-to for my personal style. I also love mixing patterns, I paired this polka dot dress with a peach patterned cardi. I am wearing neutrals again...oops! I have been wearing a lot of neutrals lately and I cant really put my finger on why. I guess its a comfort zone for me.

Outfit
Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21 
Shoes: Tj Maxx 

Have a great day, lovelies!
xo Precious 

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

LIFE QUOTES










Right now I am in a difficult season of my life, I am waiting for things to start looking up. I randomly came across a few life quotes the other day that have really encouraged my these last few weeks. Here's a few:

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
--Robert Frost

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
--Albert Einstein

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." 
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can."
--Nicholas Sparks 

Outfit
Dress: Forever 21
Sweater: Thrifted 
Purse: Forever 21
Necklace: Ruche 
Hope you have a great Monday!
xo Precious

FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

LONGER WEEKENDS







One extra day of the weekend has increased my level of energy and happiness by 95% for this week. If only we could legalize it and make Monday part of the weekend, life would be so much better for everyone. I think having longer weekends is a great plan! Anyone with me? 

Outfit: 
Dress: Forever 21 
Top: Thrifted 
Shoes: Target 
Purse: Forever 21

Have a great Friday, lovelies!
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

BLUE DRESS








Well I'm on the road right now headed to Nashville with my bestie. I cant wait. I am just hours away from seeing Bombay Bicycle Club in person! Ahh!! I'm stocked. Plus I am sure you guys are tired of hearing about it. I am taking my camera with me so I can share my trip! I apologize that this is not my traditional type of post. I really wanted to post something so here you go. 

Dress: Forever 21
Wallet: My Sister's Closet (ha ha...)

Have a great Wednesday, lovelies!
xo Precious.

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

A POCKET FULL OF SUNSHINE





I love to wear neutrals, but its great to have some variety in your wardrobe. I have been stretching myself by embracing articles of clothing with bold colors. I am a black, white, beige, and brown type of girl (clothing wise). I also tend to wear a lot of blue, which is like 95 percent of what I wear. Whenever I wear this dress I feel like it's hard to miss me. I love this ensemble from the peter pan collar, short sleeves and the floral print which makes it a playful piece. I know I'll be wearing this lovely ensemble all spring and summer long. I love how it is so simple and yet makes a statement. There is nothing that makes me more happy than effortless style and this dress makes that possible.             

Dress: Lala Magic

Happy Tuesday, lovelies!
xo Precious

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

HOW TO DEFINE YOUR STYLE






If you're trying to capitalize your wardrobe,  it is best to develop a personal style and be consistent. This will help maintain satisfaction with the pieces in your closet and keep you from wasting money on clothing that are only worn once. I personally can't afford to purchase an item I won't wear several times. Actually, all of my pieces go into full rotation throughout the year. Also if you are trying to increase your closet but you don't have a lot of money this is where the modular wardrobe comes in. Buying several basics and finding many different ways to wear them (change up the combinations/mix and match). 

*Remember a modular wardrobe can be your best friend. Especially if you have holes in your pockets like me (ha ha...) 

Here are a few things that helped me define my personal style.

1. Know your body shape
2. Use what inspires you 
3. Be intentional
4. Be yourself
5. Learn from the pros 
6. Have fun!!


(All photos above taken by me, model my sister)

What did you do to find your personal style? 

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xo Precious

THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014


HEART POLKA DOTTED DRESS








Life has been extremely busy the last few days, so when I have a moment to lie in bed and surf the internet... I treasure it. I feel since finals and graduation last week, someone has pressed the fast forward button on the remote control of my life. Layers layers layers, I can't help it!  I seem to be obsessed with this styling method. I have a small waist, small upper body, long arms, short torso, and long legs (for a short person, ha). So I have a pretty tricky body shape to dress. This is why I love to layer it gives me dimension and shape. I usually have a hard time finding clothing that isn't too big for me, but when I layer I feel it distracts the eye from realizing how loose my clothing fits. I basically go for what works and repeat it. 

Oh, I am less than a week away from seeing Bombay Bicycle Club in Nashville! Eeek! 

Collard Top: Thrifted 
Dress: Tj Maxx
Black Top: Thrifted (Forever 21)
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Target 

Happy Thursday, my friends!
xo Precious

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

MODULAR WARDROBE REMIX





Here are a few clothing pieces that I wore in previous posts to create an entirely different look. I am so thankful for the modular wardrobe concept. The idea of buying basic articles of clothing and finding different ways to wear them. I love styling and coming up with several ways to wear some of my favorite pieces. I also like this idea of mix and matching because I can't go shopping a lot and it allows me to add variety to my daily outfits. II can get several uses out of a piece that I am currently obsessed with.                                                                                                                                                                

Sweater: Target
Romper: Thrifted 
Skirt:Thrifted 
Belt: Forever 21 
Have a great Sunday!
xo Precious

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

WINDY DAY







It was a really windy day when my sister and I decided to take pictures but we were really bored so we continued to take pictures. I ended up with a lot of shots that I couldn't use and discarded most of them. I am still learning how to use my camera and basic photography skills. I am completely clueless. These aren't the best but I wanted to post this outfit of the day anyways, so here it is. Also I have my last final today and I am a few days away from graduation! I am so excited! 

Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Thrifted 
Collared Top: Tj Maxx 
Shoes: Modcloth 

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

WITH A DASH OF MINT GREEN









I am going to wear light cardigans as long as I can get away with it. I am a big fan of layering. I feel like I have to layer to complete my look. If you haven't noticed already I love wearing tights and sweaters. I could seriously wear them everyday no matter what season. Unfortunately I live in the south and it apparently looks strange when you wear tights in the summer. But I don't care! I also like to mix patterns and wear colors that break rules, like wearing brown and black. I decided to accomplish one of my spring bucket list tasks and incorporate more colors in to my wardrobe. I tend to wear a lot of neutrals so I decided to spruce this look up with a "dash of mint green."

Dress: Thrifted 
Sweater: Target
Collard Top: Tj Maxx
Purse: Asos
Happy Monday, lovelies!
xo Precious :)
(p.s. thanks for all the comments...you have no idea how much this encourages me to continue blogging)

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

FLORAL FRIDAY!








Today is a great day! I am officially done with classes and next week is finals week and graduation! Also in a few weeks I am going to Nashville with my sister to see one of my favorite UK bands, Bombay Bicycle Club! May is going to be a great month, I am so excited. At the moment I am obsessed with the floral print. I have been buying dresses and tops with this print. Also this entire outfit was thrifted and is under $30. I love shopping on a budget and finding things that are unique. You don't have to spend a lot of money to be in style and dress on trend. You can also find quality pieces that will last you for a long time. I am thinking about writing a "thrifting tips" post in the future.

Collar Top: Thrifted 
Top: Thrifted 
Skirt: Thrifted 
Belt: Forever 21 
Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xo Precious

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

ONLY THE BEGINNING...











Woo hoo! Its Thursday which means we are that much closer to the weekend! I am ready for a break. Also a week from now I will be a college graduate. What!?! Oh how the time has flown by. I cant wait to see where I end up in a few years from now. Hopefully living in another state with an amazing career. This is the beginning of a new start. 


Dress: Forever 21 
Top: Thrifted
Shoes: Payless 
Have a great day!
xo Precious

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

VINTAGE WEDNESDAY






Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

Its a perfect 75 degrees today and the skies are clear! Its about time for warmer weather and I am so excited! The weather is on point today. As you all know I love spring and today is amazing. :) I decided to pull out a vintage top that I bought last year and give it a spin. I paired it with a dress I thrifted and my urban outfitters skinnies. (skinny jeans lol!)  Well that's all I have for now!

Since it was Earth Day yesterday I decided to enjoy the afternoon outside!

  What did you guys do for Earth Day?
xo Precious



Top: Vintage
Dress: Thrifted
Jeans: Urban Outfitters

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

HOW TO WEAR: HIGH WAISTED JEANS








I pretty much wear dresses and skirts everyday. Jeans are not my go to item of clothing. I bought a pair of high waisted jeans months ago to try and spruce up my wardrobe. For some reason, I always have a hard time pairing things with it. Maybe because styling dresses and skirts has become an easy way out when it comes to my personal style. I don't know. Well here is one way I wear high waisted jeans!

Romper: Thrifted 
Sweater: Thrifted 
Jeans: Urban Outfitters 
Happy a great day lovelies! 
xo Precious

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

THRIFT FINDS


Yesterday after class, I decided to go shopping and see if I could find any hidden jewels. I am a week away from finals and graduating, so I feel a little stressed. There is something about thrifting that is relaxing to me. I love looking through endless clothing racks (with widely different clothing pieces) and finding something that looks like me. It's a Eureka moment, I love it! Here are a few things that I found yesterday!




I should go I am running late for my next class but I just had to send this post!
Happy Friday, lovelies!
xo Precious

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

STYLE FEATURE: SPRING WARDROBE


Spring has finally arrived, and its time to trade your coats and jackets for sundresses and sandals! Although, many of us are not in a full swing of spring quite yet; and we are still transitioning from a warm-weather wardrobe. Layering with light sweaters and jackets that are pastel or brightly colored is ideal. It makes for a smooth transition into spring fashion. Here is an outfit of the day featuring my sister's style!







My sister pairs the perfect white sweater with her floral print dress. She adds tights and beautiful black flats to complete the look. She also adds a statement necklace to set everything off. This outfit is appropriate for the beginning of spring when it is still very chilly in the morning and the evenings. During the spring, you can't go wrong with layering since the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Time to ditch the fall and winter pieces in our closets (well until it is cool again...) and pull out our spring and summer.


Sweater: Forever 21
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Asos

Happy Friday, lovelies!
xo Precious!

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

HIDDEN TREASURE









I was looking for something to wear and I couldn't find anything. To be honest there are several options, I just couldn't find anything that I "felt" like wearing. When suddenly with a quick glance at my closet I found a hidden treasure, this white lace knit dress. I had bought this dress years ago and for some reason I only worn it once.

It has been in my closet for years. Why am I just now noticing it? Beats me! I am so excited that I found it. Now I am readmitting it to my daily wardrobe. This dress has a straight, boyish silhouette so I decided to wear it with a belt. The belt adds dimension, gives me a shape and also emphasizes my waist. 

Next time you are looking for something in your closet, look and see if you have anything that needs a little love. Who knows you may have some hidden treasures too? 

xo Precious

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

SUNDAY FUNDAY!








This floral patterned dress is one my favorite dresses. And get this I got it for free! My sister was the previous owner of this dress and after a few months, decided that it no longer worked in her wardrobe. (The benefits of having a sister that wears the same size as you) So I adopted this lovely dress and now it is one of my faves.

Well I should get back to studying. Yayy. How I spend my sundays!
What are your plans today?


Dress: Urban Outfitters 
Sweater: Target 
Shoes: Mod Cloth 


Happy Sunday!
xo Precious 


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014

MY NEW NECKLACE










When it comes to jewelry, I prefer simple and easy. I am not a bracelet person because my wrists are too small and I find it annoying when they are sliding back and forth on my arm. I also don't wear earrings simply because I find them irritating and I constantly take them off throughout the day. But necklaces are my favorite. I love love love them. 

I recently received a necklace from a shop called Burdees a couple a days ago and I absolutely love it. Therhone necklace is exactly what I look for in necklaces and I love how it matches my style perfectly. Here's an outfit that I paired with this necklace. Burdees has adorable jewelry and are launching a new spring line at the beginning of April!

Check them out at www.burdees.com!
Instagram @burdees

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

POLKA DOT FRENZY









My absolute favorite pattern is the polka dot pattern, it is a classic pattern that looks flattering on everyone. You can never go wrong with a polka dot piece of clothing. I love polka dots so much, I guess you could say I am obsessed. I believe that people around me can vouch that I wear a lot of polka dotted dresses and skirts. I can't help it! My polka dot obsession lately encouraged me to look up the history of the infamous polka dot pattern. I read that the polka dot pattern was named after the polka dance because it became famous around the same time the polka dance was receiving increased attention. I read that polka dot dresses were traditionally associated with flamenco dancers. I also read that in 2006, polka dot skirts, dresses, scarves, and tops became a fad in the United Kingdom. Polka dots generally appear on playful attire such as bathing suits, and are seen on children's clothing, toys, and furniture. Maybe thats why I like polka dots so much since my style tends to be playful and childlike. Alright, enough about polka dots. I think I have obsessed about them long enough. The outfit details are below...

Peter Pan Collar Top: Thrifted 
Dress: Urban Outfitters 
Shoes: Thrifted 


MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014







I am not an out going person so I rely on my style to show a little bit of my personality. I love being able to express who I am through my style. I love picking two widely different patterns, styling them together, and making them work. I guess I like how whimsical and fun it looks when you mix patterns. I absolutely love this overall dress and I am planning on get a few more this season. I would have to say that dresses are my all time favorite clothing piece. I feel like they are so comfortable and versatile. If I am not feeling my best and don't know what to wear. I can throw on a dress and immediately have a look pulled together for the day.

Sweater: Urban Outfitters 
Dress: Forever 21 
Shoes: Payless 
Necklace: Ruche

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014


HOW TO STYLE: A PARKA






My sister and I were hanging out a couple of days ago and decided to take a few outfit shots. My sister has a really neat style and I want to feature her on my blog too. My sister is also big on finding quality clothing pieces for a deal! This parka that she is wearing was on Ebay, and this is one on the ways she styles a parka. I am also really excited because my sister just got hired for a really cool marketing internship. I am so proud of her and we are going to celebrate this weekend by going on a sister date! 

Parka: Ebay 
Stripped Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Asos 
Belt: Forever 21 
Shoes: Asos 


FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

DEAR CREATURES SPRING 2014 COLLECTION







 One of my favorite designer brand labels, Dear Creatures, created by Bianca and Rob Sinclair’s spring collection is inspiring. The awesome husband and wife duo, joined forces to create yet another fun and flirty collection for the spring, titled Life of Leisure. Last season the spring collection incorporated a neutral toned color palette. This season the colors are dark blues and greens, and vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. I really like the entire collection but my favorites are the Celine Dress and the Christine Dress. I would definitely buy them in a heartbeat if I could afford it at the retail price, but maybe I can buy it off-season and find it for 50% off. I am all about snagging a good deal! For the time being I’ll just admire them.


TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014


NOT QUITE SPRING...





I'm so ready for spring. I might be a little biased to say that spring is my favorite month, since I was born in this season. I think one of the things I look forward to is warmer weather and spring clothing. The season that makes wearing bright colors, whimsical patterns, and floral prints appropriate.  I also love relaxing outside in the sun and enjoying a great book. Oh! I also love the rainy days too. There is nothing that makes me more excited than being snuggled up under my favorite blanket and watching movies when it's raining. Spring tends to bring a sense of hope, excitement and a new outlook on things. I am not trying to rush the season, but I am so ready for it to officially be spring.

Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Rue 21
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Modcloth.com


FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014


HOORAY ITS FRIDAY!



Dress: T.J. Maxx 
Collard Top: T.J. Maxx 
Sweater: Forever 21 
Spring is Coming! 


The spring season is approaching so naturally I decided to to pull out my floral dress, chambray collard top, and cardigan!




Dress: Forever 21 
Cardigan: Forever 21 
Chambray Collard Top: Asos

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