Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trend Alert: Metallic Oxfords Under $50

Viola Davis made a major footwear move Oscar's night, and no, not talking about those red beauties she wore to accept her Oscar. I am talking the metallic oxfords she showed off almost as proudly as her Oscar at the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party.

The combo of these awesome oxfords and her immaculate suit is just one more example of the comfy semi dressy shoe and chic outfit, a trend that (prayerfully) is here to stay. I am not mad about it.

Here are some equally awesome pairs of metallic oxford for $50 and under. Happy ShoesDay loves!

Trend Alert: Metallic Oxfords Under $50

Zara flat shoes

Cape Robbin lace up flat

JustFab ballet flat

JustFab ballet flat

JustFab ballet flat

Lace up shoes

Gold shoes

Lace up flat

Lace up flat

Reclaimed Readables, February 28th

Happy Mardi Gras! (aka Tuesday for the rest of us). Let's close out February with one our favorite topics here; SHOES!

This #TuesdayShoesDay we are talking Malia Obama's favorite shoe for the office, the weird hybrid shoe that is about to be a major trend, Amal Clooney just wore the boots we will all be wearing in the fall, Kirsten Dunst just proved the importance of having go to black shoes, Viola Davis' great after party shoes, and a gorgeous mule to DIY for.

Malia Obama's $55 shoes
DIY Embellished mules
Hybrid shoe that is about to blow up
Viola Davis' awesome after party shoes
Amal Clooney's slouchy boots
Kirsten Dunst's go to black shoes

Monday, February 27, 2017

Reclaimed Readables, February 27th

Happy Monday loves!

This week's #ManCrushMonday features major menswear trends from Oscars Night, 10 affordable alternatives to the J. Crew sneaker of spring, 2017 men's jewelry trends, why the wrong belt is ruining your outfit (and how to fix it), 15 church signs that were just too real, and jacket inspiration for the last month of winter.

The Things: 15 Church signs that are so real
Menswear Style: 2017 jewelry trends, why buying the right belt is so important
Dappered: 10 affordable alternatives to the sneaker of spring
GQ: The major trend from the Oscars
Suit Up Weird: Jacket Inspiration

Best Dressed Guys of the Oscars

Oscar's Night is the Super Bowl of both Film and Cinema as well as fashion. It is no coincidence that couture shows and fashion weeks typically occur before the big awards night. Therefore, only the most dapper ensembles will do for the evening.

By now, you know how I feel about award shows, that I typically only watch the Red Carpet and arrival interviews (as painfully awkward as they may be at times) and then go to bed. Be proud of me, guys, I stayed up until about 10:45, just enough to cry at Viola Davis' acceptance speech but not long enough to see the unbelievable mixup of LALA Land and Moonlight for Best Picture (still have no idea how you even mix those up). So I had the chance to see most of the good, the bad and the hilarity that was Oscar's Night.

Being that it is Monday, this Oscar's post goes out to the so fresh and so clean (clean) guys of Oscar night. From the tux's of different shades to the velvet jackets, to all of the personal touches that made these looks unique to their wearers.

Here are my picks for the best dressed men of Oscar Night, 2017.

Ryan Gosling

Josh Dallas

John Legend

Pharell Williams

Dwayne Johnson

Mahershala Ali

Aldis Hodge
Who was you favorite best dressed man? Let's talk! Drop me a comment below!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

TREND ALERT: Treggings under $50

For those who thought that the legging and all its derivatives were on it way out, I am sorry to disappoint but this new edition proves that skinny pants aren't going anywhere. In fact, the legging is loved so much, it's launching beyond jeggings to your dress pants.

May I introduce the Tregging, a combination of the loved legging with the chic trouser to create an office friendly version of the super comfy pant. The result? A sleek and chic look that can go from brunch to the board room to the bar without getting uncomfortable.

Here are my top picks for this trend, all under $50. Happy Saturday loves!

(Photo by ASOS)

TREND ALERT: Treggings under $50

ASOS clothing
$26 - asos.com

Dorothy Perkins pants

Dickins & Jones stretch pants
$49 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Dickins & Jones stretch pants
$49 - houseoffraser.co.uk

ASOS clothing
$19 - asos.com

Missguided zip pocket pants

Monsoon zipper pants

Elastic waist pants

Friday, February 24, 2017

TREND ALERT: Ruffle Tops $50 and Under

More proof that maximalism is going to be the move for Spring and Summer, the return of the ruffle.

But these aint your granny's ruffles. Nope, these ruffles embellish sleeves, dangle from sides, and are even stacked on top of each other.

And these ruffles aren't merely for show. When added to flowy tops, ruffles give a free spirited flair. And when paired to more structured fabrics, ruffles give the look a put together, lady like feel.

Here are 13 different ruffle tops, from the easy flowing to the avant garden stacked ruffle, all for $50 and under. Happy Friday!

TREND ALERT: Ruffle Tops $50 and Under

ASOS satin top
$21 - asos.com

Brown top

Chicwish flounce top

Chicwish flounce top

Ecote ruffle top

Topshop ruffle top

MANGO long tee

Reclaimed Readables, February 24th

Happy Happy Friday beauts and beaus!

Today's Readables feature the model you need to know, fashion week trends that are easy to reproduce, the best apps for your budget , the finance rule to follow in your 20's, the selfie trick Ashley Graham swears by, Journee Smolett glams up Ebony Mag, and the awesome thing that finally happened this NYFW.

Refinery29: Why you need to know Halima Aden, fashion week trends to copy
My Domaine: The best budgeting apps, finance rule to follow in your 20's
WhoWhatWear: The selfie trick Ashley Graham swears by
BGLH: Journée Smolett on the cover of Ebony
Fashionista: This NYFW is the First ever to have this happen

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TREND ALERT: PJ Pieces for $50 and Under


Pajama dressing is nothing new. The trend popped up about 2 years ago and has held a comfy chic reign upon us ever since.

What is new is that pajama style pieces are becoming more affordable, easier to wear, and innovative in their styling. So whether it is the romper that has traditional pj style piping that shows up to brunch on Sunday or it is the edgy belted sleeveless blazer that makes it to the meeting on Monday, pajama pieces have come a long way and are ready to make their way into your wardrobe.

Here are my top picks of the trend for Spring, all at $50 or under. Enjoy loves.

TREND ALERT: PJ Pieces for $50 and Under