How I Styled My Fashion Finds From Walmart!

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Spring is Here!!

I am so excited because the weather here in Los Angeles has been on another level from cloudy chilly days to endless nights of constants rain. I am so ready for the warm weather and the sun to coming shining in… and what better way to kick off Spring than with some new pieces.

I have teamed up with Walmart for their “We Dress America” Spring campaign to show you how you can look fabulous while on a budget. Additionally, Walmart is excited to share their extensive selection of styles at affordable prices that you can mix and match with your current wardrobe (which is what I did).

LOOK #1

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For this look, I styled my Time and True High Rise Jeans and Prive Revaux Sunglasses with a salmon colored button up blouse and nude heels. I wanted to mix casual w/ stylish, so the accessories added a nice touch for me. These jeans are really comfortable and stretchy and I like the slight edginess given by the rips.

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I really loved this look and will definitely wear it again for a night out, brunch with the girls or even my next social networking event!

LOOK #2

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I live a very active lifestyle, so finding cute workout wear is a new thing for me. Who doesn’t want to feel good AND look good when working out? When I saw these Avia Performance Crop Legging, I knew I needed them. I paired these leggings with a cute pink workout top and my white Nike’s and it perfect for look for Spring and any type of outdoor workout- running, yoga, biking, etc.

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While you’re planning your next shopping visit to get started on your Spring looks, make sure you head over to Walmart or visit Walmart.com to shop the We Dress America campaign! 


DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by Walmart via Linqia. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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QUEEN PEN x Queen of the South

This post is sponsored by USA Network and Queen of the South, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Anyone who knows me knows that I am a hustler and I learned to develop a tough skin really early on in life because the neighborhoods that I grew up in, did not start off as the prettiest. I had to learn to be resilient, book smart and street smart, fight for what it was that I wanted and never take "NO" for an answer. 

Although my environment was a tad bit rough, I wouldn't change it for the world because it has made me a fighter and appreciate how far I have gotten in life without sacrificing my morals or beliefs for anyone.

  1. Currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Neuropsychology)
  2. Former Jr. research scientist in Cardiovascular Medicine and the Human Genome Project
  3. Behavioral Therapist in communication, cognitive and behavioral disorders
  4. Co-Author of a book in Clinical Psychology
  5. Fitness/Nutrition business owner
  6. Professional dancer and model
  7. National Honor Society member

.... and the list goes on. 

I say this not to brag about accomplishments, but use it as a reminder to help others who look like me know that there is more to life than what your current situation or environment is providing for you.

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:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Dress: Neiman Marcus | Belt: Goodwill find | Pumps: Michael Kors |

Tote bag: Hermes | Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo


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One thing I love about a good series is relating to the main character because it allows me to naturally put myself into their shoes and become immersed in the show for hours. That is how I currently am feeling about the new series Queen of the South. Babyyyyy when I tell you Teresa is a BAD A** , I mean it, and I can definitely relate to her because I consider myself a bad a** too (as any woman should, WE ARE POWERFUL).

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Queen of the South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza who fled to America from Mexico after her boyfriend was suspected of murder. In addition, she teams up with someone from her past to help bring down the leader of a drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In Season 2, we see Teresa start to come into her own as a Queen Pin by recognizing her power and potential.

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Spring is in Bloom with JORD

Finally, the weather is starting to break and the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining and bringing warmth back into everyday life. My favorite part about Spring is the beautiful color versatility of nature and how you can find amazing backdrops to create gorgeous photo memories! Another favorite of mines in relation to Spring is PASTELS! I love gorgeous neutral colors during this time of year because you can play upon color schemes and always have an outfit that comes out amazing. For me, it adds an air of femininity that I absolutely love.

JORD is also impressed with the beauty nature has to offer because they offer unique and beautifully handmade wooden watches.

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JORD is a company that specializes in creating affordable and sustainable gorgeous natural wood based time pieces for men and women, and they are based out of my hometown of St. Louis, MO! They use 13 different types of natural wood from different countries to create their watches, so you know your purchase will match your sense of style but also contain a bit of history and unique culture.

They sent me their Ebony & Gold watch from the Frankie collection. I just love the East African Ebony wood they used and how this watch can go from the workplace-to casual-to a night out. 

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JORD x The Kashonna Files | GIVEAWAY

Wondering how you can score your own timepiece? Well I have partnered with JORD to do a giveaway where you can receive $100 towards your own unique piece!! All you have to do is enter the contest here ....

There is something for everyone! Each person that enters the contest will receive a $25 credit towards your purchase.

The giveaway will close 05/07/2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 07/31/2017.


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CAPE Me Away: Fashion Collab x TOBI

Fall is here and I am SO EXCITED to pull out my stylish boots, coats and hats while coasting the LA  streets with my Starbucks in hand. This is my favorite season because I can really showcase my style and layering expertise, so when fashion powerhouse TOBI reached out to me to do a review I was uber excited!

TOBI is an online design label based in Los Angeles where LA is the source of their inspiration. What makes TOBI a unique online only retailer is that they design and develop all of their products and collections out of their downtown LA headquarters. With their quick garment productions from sketch done in only a few weeks, they are able to deliver the best of what’s now in LA.

What sealed the deal for me to work with this brand was their commitment to community service and scholarship with their TOBI Cares programs where they provide scholarships to deserving undergraduates, donate 1% of your purchase to a charity of your choice and sponsor and volunteer with many community organizations. A company that has affordable and amazing fashion pieces that supports the community is one that I can support wholeheartedly.

                                                         :: OUTFIT DETAILS::                     Cape Blazer :  TOBI.com  |  Sheer Blouse : Zara |  Boyfriend Jeans : Old Navy                                                        Nude Pumps : Michael Kors

                                                         :: OUTFIT DETAILS::

                  Cape Blazer: TOBI.com | Sheer Blouse: Zara | Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy

                                                     Nude Pumps: Michael Kors

TOBI sent me their Garrison Cape Blazer which was a perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe collection. I have been wanting a cape blazer for the longest time because I love how they add an extra flair to a simple day causal look (as seen in the pics) or add drama to a night on the town look. 

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I wanted the focus to be all about the cape blazer because the red is such a statement piece, so I paired it with a sheer brown button up, boyfriend ripped jeans and my nude heels. I added the gold necklaces for added flair.

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Shop this look and more of their fabulous unique finds at TOBI.com and first timers receive 50% off at checkout!

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:: SHOOT DETAILS ::

Photographer: Donald Franklin dfportrait.com

Makeup: Claire Gonella clairegonella.com


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