Spring Ready

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Hi fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday.  Hope everyone had a great start to their week. This month has been crazy weather wise where its hot one day and cold the next.  

Im here for the warm days. Hence title spring ready. Target clearance section has been my bff when it comes to finding things that i had my eye on. 

Like this purple dress. When i saw it i fell in love cause its in my favorite color of course lol. 

I paired it with this colorful blazer i thrifted awhile back and wore my favorite thigh high boots. Let me tell you these are the best boots i purchased in a long time.  Worth the money. Just wish i purchased them in black. 

Let me know your thoughts on this look. Until next time. 

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All about Balance 

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Hi fashionistas ,

Happy Wednesday.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and great start to your work week. My week started off with a big bang literally. 

Balance is something that we all try to manage especially when we are working professionals. For me being a full time career women and blogger has many challenges that i have recently discovered.  Let me correct that i have been noticing it for a few months but still been trying.

If you do not know, i am foster care supervisor over an intense therapuetic unit so my day can start from 7 am and end at 8pm. 

So being able to blog as much as i like has been becoming a thing of the past. Even trying to do photograph has had some challenges. 

I have to often remind myself that it is ok because the blogging world can be very cruel i tell you. 

Day by day i have been learning to balance and just plan which has been going good. 

So let me know what you all think do you have issues with balancing . I would love to hear your thoughts. 

Too much plaid never

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Hi fashionistas, 

Happy Monday i hope everyone had a blessed and productive weekend. Im obessed with plaid and love it so much lol and when i saw this two peice set from macys i had to grab it. 

What makes it great i can pair the vest with jeans or a skirt or wear the pants alone with a blouse or sweater. 

I paired it with a turtle neck sweater and some booties.  The hat was the added accessory. 

Hope you enjoy the look. Until next time. 

No Shopping or Tight Budget

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Hi Fashionistas ,

Hope everyone had a great weekend , I spent mines relaxing but on saturday ,i hosted with a few friends a vision board party which was so much fun but i will tell you  more about that in another post coming this week.

Now i know you are wondering Drea what is with the topic. Being a fashion blogger for the last four years has been amazing but it can also place a dent in your closet from time to time due to you always wanting to keep up with the lastest fashions and just having it all. For me i just love fashion period  and i think working at my previous job which was in child welfare and very stressful at the time , shopping was a way to release my stress and other triggers.

Now that i am at a different environment and also want to change my style , i have been doing clothing purges. I am going through everything from clothing, bags to shoes. Most is being  donated and others i am planning to sell on my poshmark account. Now there are some items that i give to close close friends but that it is it.

I am also thinking about doing a closet sale but need to figure out exactly how that will work. I know i was told i should do a clothing swap which i think is nice but the previous ones ive been to in the past i was not impressed by lol.

So starting February 1 i am going on a no shopping spree , meaning only buying things that i need not the things that i want because i have enough at this time ( more than enough). I already have an accountability partner and im excited . I do not know how long  i will plan to do the no shop for maybe till my vacation coming up which is in July so that will be four months. I can do it no pressure. I will check in and keep everyone updated on how well i do.

So what do you ladies and gentlemen think, have you done a no  spend and if so how did it work out for you. I would love to hear your thoughts. Until next time.

 

Winter Blues make some White hot Coco

Hi fashionistas, 

It has been awhile but you know how life can be and let me tell you i have been busy but there is so much behind the scenes happening which i will share soon.

Winter time calls for hot drinks and relaxing in a warm place. Everyone loves hot coco but i prefer white chocolate so i said hmm why dont i make it.

The receipe is so easy fun and simple.

All you need is 

1. A cup of white chocolate chips

2. Milk 

3. Tsp of vanilla

Mix all of these ingredients in a pot and stir for a least 10 mins or until chocolate is melted through.

Pour in mug and top with whip cream and there you have. Simple and so good. 

Try it out and let me know. Until next time.

Snacking Healthy with Newmans

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Hi fashionistas ,

Happy new year and happy Wednesday. I hope everyone had an amazing start to the year. I must say that it has been a great kick off for me so far. 

If you dont know snacking is a weakness of mines where i enjoy all things cookies and chips although it is not the best at times. 

So when newman owns sent me over some goodies to try i was excited. For me i knew newmans for their dressings and other items but their snacks i was so unaware about. 

The good thing is that all the products are natural and organic so it gives you a healthy alternative to snacking. 

My favorite are the pretezls and popcorn and raisens which i keep at my office for snacking. My husband loved the peanut butter cups as they were his favorite. 

Do not get me started on the cookies the orange chocolate chip were so good (wishing i had more lol).

Have you tried newmans owns,  let me know would love to hear your thoughts.  Until next time. 

No Turning Back

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Hi fashionistas, 

Hope everyone had a blessed and productive week. It has been a short one as i was off on friday before new years eve which is what i was happy i did as i got to spend so much needed time with my sister friends who i love adore and are family to me. 

2016 has been a year for me . I have to say there has been some highs with getting to work with brands, covering new york fashion week, and just expanding the blog where more people know who i am. As well as landing a new job.That was such a blessing.

With highs there are lows and the death of my grandfather was very hard and still hard for me to process as i love him and still do . I know he is so proud of me and watching over me everyday. 

I learned so much this year in which i can see it has helped me to put what matters first in perspective. 

So as 2017 approaches im looking forward to expanding my brand and blog more and just being successful.  

What are some goals and accomplishments you have . I would love to hear?

Kenzo for H&M

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Hi fashionistas, 

Happy tuesday hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent it doing so overdue cleaning and spending time with my husband. I also finally worked on a media kit for myself which im so excited about.

Work has been so crazy and there is so much i want to share with the blog. Which will be coming soon.

When the kenzo for hm line came out i really wanted to jump on board but im honest and the price point was not something i wanted or could really deal with at the time. Especially if im not in love.

So on a recent trip there to the store they had marked down the items this overall dress which was 300 dollars i paid 80 dollars yes you see correct 80. 

What i love is the detail of it and the qulaity and of course the pockets cause what girl does not love a dress with pockets lol. 

I paired the dress with a simple blouse and for extra pop of color these booties and you know i love my hats so my veil beenie gave me the look i was going for.

To dress it down i could switch the boots for sneakers. What you think i love to hear your thoughts. Until next time.

Fine Dining in your local neighborhood 

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Hi fashionistas , 

Happy Wednesday  hope everyone had a great thanksgiving weekend .  I spent it with my family and just relaxing and regrouping.

One of my favorite times besides shopping lol, is to go out to eat with my husband where we enjoy some good food and downtime.

Sometimes traveling to the city is a no go for us so to discover nice restaurants in the neighborhood that give you that city vibe and feel is a plus.

The pine bar and grill located on eastchester road in the bronx is one of those restaurants. They are an italian american restaurant that offer so much different and delicious foods. 

Im all about customer service and they are excellent when it comes to that . I have to say this is my favorite restaurant to dine at. i actually hosted a birthday and family dinner here on the upper level which gives you privacy. 

In the summer they have a lovely roof top that is amazing paired with good music. so if ever in the bronx check it out you will not be disappointed. 

Until next time

Taking a break is always good

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Hi fashionistas , 

I know its been awhile with me posting and i know i will post a pic here and there on Instagram but never fully go through with blogging.

So much has happen in this short month and im still trying to process it all. Earlier this month i lost my grandfather and it was very hard for me to cope with as he actually raised me and i saw him more like a father to me. 

So losing him was hard and still it but im thankful for the memories and knowing he is in a better place away from pain and suffering. 

Moving on or going through my regular day has been rough but im so thankful for friends and family who check in on me everyday just to see how im doing.

I will not lie i was going to give up blogging but then i remember i need to keep going and keeping doing what i love which is sharing my fashion style. 

This look was one i wore before winter came in with the cold. everything is mostly thrifted except the vest and bag. The nine west camo boots i purchased from poshmark and the open cardigan from local thrift store. This whole look was perfect .  

I hope you enjoy the look. until next time .