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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Accessorizing: The Right (And Wrong) Way To Get Creative

The accessories you wear can make an instant impact on your look, lift any outfit, and help you stand out from the crowd. But accessorizing the wrong way can result in a severe style disaster. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about how to accessorize the right way, and make sure you stay on point, on-trend, and avoid making mistakes.

Keep It Simple

While accessories can lift any outfit, they are also capable of overpowering it completely. You might wear an attractive bunch of bangles as a highlight, for example, but combining it with five or six necklaces is probably overdoing it - and vice versa. Too much jewelry can look a little trashy, so if you want to pile it on, only focus on one particular area and go plain and straightforward everywhere else.

 

Be Appropriate

Don’t turn up for work wearing your chunkiest, dangly earrings - simple and professional is all you need. Keep your playful jewelry and accessories for nights out and special occasions.

 

Don’t Hide

Accessories should complement your clothes, not hide or overpower them. It’s the same principle for your face. A large, low brimmed hat paired with an enormous pair of sunglasses of your choice will make you appear like you are trying to hide, and won’t do your appearance any favors. So, if you are wearing a hat, be sensible about your choice of eyewear. And if you do go for the chunky looking glasses, consider dressing in a smaller hat, cap, or even a headscarf.

 

It’s All About The Bag & Shoes

The plainest of outfits can look stunning with the simple addition of a great pair of shoes - and even more so when you have a bag or a clutch to match. There’s no need to splash out hundreds - or thousands - of dollars on a new pair of Louboutins, however. There are plenty of budget-friendly brands out there and off-season sales where you can pick up bargains and look great for less.

 

Highlight Your Best Points

Accessories not only include your outer features, but your inner ones too! A bra con be disastrous to your look, especially if it's the wrong fit and not made for your body type. Knix's comfy bras are perfect for your specific body type and just as the name says, they are comfy too!

 

Color On Monochrome

If you are wearing a monochrome outfit, choose a more exciting color scheme for your accessories. Similarly, if you are going out in a colorful floral print dress, keep your jewelry and accessories nice and straightforward. Use the color of your accessories to highlight what you are wearing, too. For example, if you are wearing brown clothing, you might offset it with amber or orange stones, or a yellow scarf and shoes.

 

As you can see, it’s easy to get accessorizing wrong - but it won't’ take much to get it right. If you have any tips to share, feel free to do so below!


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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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Summer Shopping on a Budget

I love the fact that summer is within our reach. After all, it means all the hot new clothes are making their appearance on the shop floor, and it definitely calls for a shopping trip in the very near future. But the trouble is that we might not have the biggest budget at the moment. After all, booking vacations and festivals can take a lot out of funds. However, there are some ways you can still enjoy a shopping trip for your summer wardrobe. In fact, here is how you can do some summer clothes shopping on a budget.

Stick to accessories which you can mix and match

Summer is a great time for accessories. After all, we love to wear sunglasses, oversized bright bags, and cute jewelry during the sunshine months. However, when we haven’t got much to spend, it’s a good idea to get some accessories which we can mix and match with our outfits. That way, we don’t have to spend a ton of money on a load of different accessories.

For example, go for some cute black sunglasses which are suitable to wear with a load of different outfits. That way, you can just put them on whether it’s with casual or formal wear. Also, you might want to go for some simple black and gold jewelry. That way, they can be worn with a range of different colored outfits to add some character. And the gold jewelry will look fantastic when you work on your tan during summer. Don’t forget an anklet too which is a must-have in the summer months.

 

Get some coupons for your summer purchases

Before you go on your shopping trip, you need to look to see if there are any deals going on at your favorite stores. After all, you don’t want to end up buying a new pair of shorts at one store to find they are cheaper elsewhere. If you want to get a wealth of new dresses and summery tops while you are limited to dollars, you should look to see if you can get some coupons. That way, you can reduce the cost of your summer purchases. If you would rather shop online, you can even get codes you can use online like a tillys promo code. That way, you can get new clothes for summer for a cheap rate.

 

Opt for one pair of sandals and flip flops

It’s easy to go mad when it comes to summer shoes. After all, there are more cute shoes around which are perfect for summer. But the truth is you only need a couple of summer shoes that you will practically live in during the summer months. After all, if you go for sandals in a neutral or a black color, they are bound to go with everything, and a pair of funky flip flops will also be perfect to take you from summer days to night. Remember that you don’t have to spend a small fortune on shoes. Look around to find a good deal on a pair which are cheap but still good quality.

 

..... And remember to get a few maxi dresses. After all, they are fab for taking you from day to night during the summer.


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Graffiti Chic: COCoA-ine Jane


:: OUTFIT DEETS ::

Bandage Dress: Miss Guided | Blazer: Old Navy | Heels: Traffic Shoe

 Necklace: Etsy | Aviators: Ray-Ban


So my OBSESSION with graffiti street art continues! Don't you just love it though? Seeing the finished product and how everything comes together makes this shit so dope to me. I have a niche for finding beauty in the most random places (thinking outside the box is my trade.)

Okay so when I bought this dress, I didn't know that it was going to be this short (LOL) like literally- this could be a shirt. When we were taking the photos, I kept pulling it down to make it shorter, so needless to say, I will be donating this dress (*sigh*). However, I LOVE this look and although Easter isn't here yet, I decided to wear white and I think I looked damn good in it (forget the stereotypes boo- just do you!) What drew me to this dress is the detail-I love the gold buttons on the side and the impromptu split. I decided to add the gold blazer to make the look pop and stand out, but then decided on the black accessories (shoes & clutch) to bring everything together.

When deciding on your look for the day, it is okay to go all out with your clothes and have your accessories tone down your look so everything blends together or vice versa. It's all about knowing what looks good on you and how to pair your details so your overall look is somewhat polish and not just all over the place.


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:: OUTFIT DEETS ::

Sweater: H&M | Faux Fur Jacket: Uptown Cheapskate | Jeans: H&M

Heels: Modern Vice | Clutch: Goodwill


R E V I V A L

I have really been all over the place with this blog.... I KNOW.  I have gone through yet another life changing epiphany moment (hey, it's an AQUARIUS thing), BUT after blogging off and on for almost 4 years now, I have had my "ah ha" moment about not just the direction I want to take my blog this year, but also my life, so stay tuned for some pretty awesome AND consistant dope shit!!

:::::::::::: OK RANT OVER, BACK TO THE FASHION ::::::::::::

I am loving this play on the neutral and brown/ red family here. I literally woke up with this outfit on my mind and it came out perfect for this sunny yet chilling day in the A. I love the contrast between the top and bottom because this outfit literally screams "move over winter, spring is on it's way"!

I am really excited to bring you all more of my fashion looks because I think I have great style and would love to inspire you all to step outside your comfort zone with finding your unique style.

"be BOLD, but ALWAYS be true to YOU!"

-Cheryl K


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Bold Tribal Prints & Pastels

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Heyyyyyy LOVES!!

After a 3 month hiatus from the blog, it feels so good to get back to doing something that I love! I just needed a break to clear my head and conjure up some new and refreshing ideas because I felt that I was becoming stagnant. Needless to say, I'm back and better than ever and I cannot WAIT to share with you all the goodness that is to come!

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress: GILLIAN      Skirt: American Apparel       Belt: Goodwill     Clutch: Goodwill
Earrings: Belk         Sunglasses: The Clothing Warehouse     Shoes: Steve Madden

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So, who take a perfectly bomb dress and makes it into a top.... ME! 

I found this dress on a whim at a local vintage shop here in Atlanta and it definitely was calling my name. I have been into bold African and Tribal inspired prints and pastels lately and so I figured why not put them together. I love this look because the bold and dramatic look of the top doesn't over power the rest of the outfit because the skirt makes it stand out and the black accent touches from the belt and the shoes create a sleek final touch .

SPEAK OUT: Are you into Tribal prints? Do you consider yourself a Fashion Risk taker??


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