Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Shop in Small Town!

Even if you don't live in a small town these are times to keep in mind! 

When I came back to my home town one of things I had to get reacquainted with was the lack of fashion stores. What I mean by that is there are about five fashion stores in the whole county! This was quite different from when I was in college (NCA&T). I lived just down the street from the mall and there were stores all over the place of Greensboro and surrounding areas! I could pick any store I wanted to shop in!

But now I don't have that luxury! I have found ways to stay stylish in a small town and not having to break my bank account.
These are just a few tips on shopping in a rural town.

I few of the cute items (Candies Flats and skirt from Pebbles)  I brought since I been back in my home town.

Go local

Try some of the local stores and see what they have. I sometimes go to the local Pebbles store and buy some name brand items. Other times I try the local shops and find great deals. This not only helps me to find fashionable item but gives back to the local commerce.

Buy Vintage or Thrift Stores

When I got my internship I needed to find more office friendly items ( a hoodie just would not do!). My mom and sister decided to go to a thrift and they found some cute items for me to wear for at my first real grown up job. A lot of these items I still wear and get a lot of  compliments from others on. They would be so surprised were I got it from because people really look down on buying thrift!  So don't think you can't find anything at a vintage shop but you can!

Buy out of Town

I mostly get the bulk of my clothing out of town.  Other towns have a variety of stores and does stores include more stylish modest fashion. The stores in town they tend to be not as modest, which is something I hear from a lot of people from church reflect on. So when I usually buy more when I go out of town just so I would not have to worry about making another trip or miss on something I really like!

So on Thursday I went to Cato's Fashion Store to find a denim skirt!
Which I knew would be easy especially since fall is almost here.

I only found one but I love how it is a pencil skirt!
The braided detail on the pockets also had me sold on getting it.

I also got yet another pink top!

Outfit Details:
Cato's Pink Blouse $8.00 (similar)
Cato's Fashion Braided Trim Denim Skirt  (similar) (similar)
Bow Flats from Belks Similar

Buy Online

A preview of the post they will be up on Monday!

I brought this dress online.

I sometimes buy my clothing online especially when there is a sale or a get a discount code through the email. The thing about buying online is that it can be tricky but if you get the something you love it is worth the risk. One way to help you buy online is to always check the sizes to see if an item runs too small or to big. That is how I figure out the right size to get this dress. I realized it ran a little big so I went down a size.

And speaking of shopping online here are a few stores having sales!


Forever 21  Labor Day Deals starting at $5!

Macy's  Super Weekend Sale

JCPenney  Back to School Sale Online and In-store Ends 8/28

Asos  Final Clearance Extra 10% off the up to 70% off sale, Code: MOREPLEASE
Zara  Online and In-store

If you live in a small town how do you shop?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This or That: Fall Preview Part 2

Preview Fall Trends Part 2
Animal print is going to be a popular trend for Fall 2016!

Guess     Guess

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There are so many cool trends for fall that I could not wait to do this post! Last time I did fall trends that were more classic pieces but this time I decided to include some statements. From edgy look to more luxurious pieces these bold items will be popular for Fall 2016. So lets see which of these fall trends is a steal or a splurge! 

Suede Moto Jacket

Suede jackets are here to stay!
But look for it in more edgier pieces like a cool moto jacket.

Guess which is the must!

Guess   Guess

This or That Cage Flats
Caged flats  are stylish yet comfortable enough to wear in  chillier fall weather.
Pick which one you think is the steal!
Black Jacquard Knit Dress
Jacquard skirts and dresses were seen in a few runway shows like Burberry and Oscar de la Renta. 
These opulent knit is classy yet can be pulled off with more casual pieces like moto boots.

Can you figure out which is the splurge?

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Velvet is another trend that is luxurious yet vintage look that will be found in many forms like jacket, shoes, and bags.

Pick the real! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fall Color Trend: Dusty Cedar

Pantone Color For Fall: Dusty Cedar
Dusty Cedar is a warm color that is romantic yet strong.


I always loved fall colors especially shades to are similar to what you find in nature. From the floral that bloom in fall and the colors that the leaves change into are the colors that I love to see especially in fashion. That is why I really feel that Pantone did not disappoint this year with their choice of top colors for Fall 2016.

The colors for Fall 2016 is to inspire strength, unity, and optimism.  The main color is blue and the anchor colors are earth tones and vibrant colors.  These colors are playful yet unexpected from the tradition fall shades. 

This color is the fall version of Rose Quartz. So if you love Rose Quartz you should love this shade too! It is a warm shade that a lot of people would appreciate wearing in fall.  Even though this color is called dusty cedar to me it invokes a dusty rose color that you may find  fall flowers.

Coloring pairings are: Gold, black, brown, gray, tan, blue, light pink,white, and animal print all look good with this shade.

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