2 Ways To Style A Faux Leather Mini Skirt

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Everyone needs a faux leather skirt this season! In my opinion, it's a must-have staple piece. Adding a faux leather skirt into your wardrobe will provide you with endless outfit combinations. Leather skirts can be styled in so many ways. You can pair it with a sweater, jacket, blouse or bodysuit and it can be dressed up or down. In todays post, I‘m sharing two ways to style a faux leather mini skirt. One look is feminine and one look is fierce with an edge. My skirt came from Vestique boutique, and it was such a steal for just $42! 

For my first look, I wanted a soft, and feminine feel. When I saw this cute, ruffle sweater at Vestique, I knew I had to have it. Plus, its cozy and warm, perfect for this seasons cold weather.

For the second look, to pull off an edgier vibe, I went with an all black color scheme and added in sheer & studded detail which completed the look.

I shopped my look at Vestique Boutique in Charlotte, but if you are not located in the NC/SC area near Vestique boutiques, don't worry, because they have an online store too. 

Xoxo,

Majesty

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Look #1

Sweater:  Vestique (wearing size small)

Faux Leather Skirt: Vestique c/o (wearing size medium)

Booties: Vestique c/o

 

Look #2

Sheer Bodysuit: Vestique c/o (wearing size medium)

Faux Leather Skirt: Vestique c/o (wearing size medium)

Booties: Vestique c/o

*Disclaimer: Wardrobe provided by Vestique Boutique, however all opinions are my own.

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Product Review: DERMA.E

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Today, I’m sharing a product review of Dermae Purifying skincare collection.  Dermae is a skincare line that prides itself in being 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free. Lately, when I shop for food items, I've been checking all of the food labels paying close attention to callouts such as "Vegan" "Non GMO" etc. I've been very diligent with this practice for food items, but I never considered checking my skincare labels to see if the ingredients were good for me and good for my skin. Dermae has taught me to be more aware of what ingredients I'm placing on my skin, just like I’m aware of what ingredients I'm putting in my body. Dermae gifted me their Purifying collection which is a fragrance-free, detoxifying collection that sweeps away impurities, sweat and excess oils for an invigorating glow. Activated charcoal eliminates toxins while mineral-rich marine algae extracts help to protect skin against pollution. Reviving aloe leaf extracts provide healthy, nutrient-rich hydration for a pure and refreshed appearance. I tested their cleanser, scrub and moisturizer, and I'm going to share my honest review of each product.

  • Purifying Gel Cleanser: This gel facewash is best for normal to oily skin types. It was perfect for my oily skin leaving my face feeling clean but not stripped of all of its natural oils. Overall, I felt that this cleanser was gentle yet effective. The cleanser did not irritate my skin and left my face feeling clean and refreshed. 

 

 

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  • Purifying Daily Detox Scrub: This was my favorite product from the collection! This scrub was gentle yet effective and left a slight cooling sensation that left my skin so refreshed. The scrubbing beads were not too coarse and did not irritate my skin, but left my skin feeling exfoliated and smooth. 
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  • Purifying Oil Free Moisturizer: This moisturizer is great if you have oily skin. If you have a dry or normal skin type, this may not be the best moisturizer for you because it does not offer intense hydration, just lightly moisturizes. If you are oily, you will love it, because it balances your skin preventing you from feeling shiny and oily.
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Product Review: Lash Boost

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I've always wanted long, beautiful lashes. My lashes are naturally short and curly, so for years, i've depended on mascara to make my lashes appear longer and fuller. For special occasions, I've even tried lash extensions or lash strips. I kept hearing positive buzz about Lash Boost, so I had to give it a try. Most users stated that they noticed the appearance of longer looking lashes in 4 weeks, so I wanted to put this theory to the test. I was gifted this product for testing purposes and I share my honest review and a product demo in this Youtube video .

Lash Boost Product Review

 I've used Lash Boost for the past 6 weeks and i've already noticed longer, fuller lashes. If you are interested in giving Lash Boost a try, review these helpful application tips: 

  • Remove makeup and wash your face before using Lash Boost. Eye lids and lashes should be completely clean and dry.
  • Apply Lash Boost along the upper lash line of both eyes. Dip the brush once per eye and wipe off any excess product from the brush before applying.
  • When i started to use the product, I could feel the products mild tingling sensation during application which is normal.
  • Gently wipe off any excess serum from your eyelid or lashes. Do not wash your face or eyes after applying.
  • Wait about 90 seconds until Lash Boost has dried before going to sleep or applying other products around your eye. 
  • Continue using Lash Boost nightly after desired results are achieved to maintain lash condition. Can also be applied to eyebrows to help improve their appearance. Eyebrows may take up to 8 weeks to see results.

Order Lash Boost Here!

If you are interested in a product discount or have specific product questions, feel free to reach out to my Rodan + Fields Consultant Cayla Brinson at Cayla.Brinson@yahoo.com.
 

Statement Tops

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October has been so busy! This month, I've been in non-stop hustle mode. I was featured on Target.com, my clutches were featured on the local Charlotte news, I hosted an amazing popup shop this past weekend, I launched a new bridal styling service and I'm prepping for my first Blogger Bootcamp that will take place this Saturday. With that being said, most days have called for early mornings and late nights. I have not had the energy to put much effort into my outfits, so my go-to look has been a statement top and distressed jeans like this, this and this. This effortless look has taken me from day to night with style and ease. The concept is simple and the combo has never failed me. If you are in a busy season, and you don't want to stress over your outfits, give this simple combo a try!

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Top:  Leolasimone Boutique

Earrings: Bornmajestic

Jeans: Zara

Shoes:  Rebecca Minkoff

Cozy Sweater

I love Fall weather, and if you are like me, you can’t wait to dive into your Fall attire. Lately this has been a challenge because the Fall weather in North Carolina feels more like Summer weather lately. With that being said, I have not had many opportunities to wear my cute, cozy sweaters.  A great style tip to help with Fall transitional weather is wearing oversized sweaters that are lightweight and have an off the shoulder or cold shoulder detail. This allows you to wear your Fall favorites without being too hot. Do you have any style tips for Fall transitional weather? 

I love Fall weather, and if you are like me, you can’t wait to dive into your Fall attire. Lately this has been a challenge because the Fall weather in North Carolina feels more like Summer weather lately. With that being said, I have not had many opportunities to wear my cute, cozy sweaters. 

A great style tip to help with Fall transitional weather is wearing oversized sweaters that are lightweight and have an off the shoulder or cold shoulder detail. This allows you to wear your Fall favorites without being too hot.

Do you have any style tips for Fall transitional weather? 

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Sweater: Makaila James

Sunnies: Bornmajestic

Jeans: H&M

Handbag: Bornmajestic

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Shop other cozy sweater styles that I love below!

Vegetarian Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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Who doesn't love stuffed peppers? I love Mexican flavors, so I created this tasty Mexican inspired vegetarian stuffed pepper dish using a soy free meat substitute. You can spice this recipe up by adding any of your favorite Mexican toppings such as sour cream, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro or olives. If you try out the recipe, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

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Recipe Post: Meatless Spaghetti with Zoodles

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Everyone knows that I love Fashion, however, Food is actually my first love (after God and my husband of course).  My husband and I love to cook, and we often share things that we cook and eat on social media. We are both very health conscious, and recently, we've made the decision to make some dietary changes and eat less meat in effort to live healthier lives. Like us, many people have become more interested in exploring Meatless Mondays, Vegan or Vegetarian food options. Especially after people have watched "What The Health". 

Cooking without meat does require some creativity, so anytime I find a meatless recipe that I like, I share it on my Instagram Instastories. Throughout the process of exploring meatless meals, I've been pleasantly surprised that I've still been able to eat many of my favorite meals. I've been able to find a alternatives for most of my favorite meals by integrating veggies or meat substitutes. I've decided to start sharing recipes on my blog because I've received so may recipe request from my Instastories.

See pictures and step by step instructions below for this amazing meatless spaghetti recipe. Hope you Enjoy!

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Ingredients
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Meatless Spaghetti with Zoodles

1 Jar of Marinara
1 Pack of Beyond Meat Meatless Meat Crumbles
2 Teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 Medium onion
8 oz Portobello Mushrooms
3 Garlic Cloves
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
1 Large or 2 Medium sized Zucchini
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Green Bell Pepper

Step 1: Select your favorite veggies and chop them coarsely. I used bell peppers, onions, garlic and basil in this recipe. Other veggies that you could consider adding into this recipe are eggplant, diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, or squash. I grabbed these veggies from my local farmers market and they were delicious. 

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Step 2: Use a spiralizer machine or hand held spiralizer to make Zucchini noodles or what most people refer to as "Zoodles". I used one large zucchini, but you can feel free to use 2 smaller Zucchini's to spiralize into a noodle shape. If you don't want to use veggies as noodles, you can always keep the recipe classic and use spaghetti noodles.

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Step 3: Sautee Zoodles with 1/2 of your chopped garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Sautee Zoodles for about 5 minutes or until fully cooked and softened. 

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Step 4: Sautee veggies by tossing in remaining garlic, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions into olive oil. Cook for about 5 minutes until veggies are softened.

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Step 5: Add in meat substitute to veggies. Follow package instructions and cook for 3 minutes until product is completely cooked.

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Step 6: Add in your favorite tomato sauce. I used Bertolli marinara for this recipe. 

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Step 7: Add in fresh chopped Basil once sauce has simmered. Season sauce to taste. Feel free to add in italian seasoning, pepper, salt, garlic powder and a ping of sugar if you prefer a sweeter sauce.

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Step 8: Place Zoodles on serving plate.

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Step 9: Top Zoodles with Meatless Marinara sauce and Enjoy!

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I'd love to hear your feedback is you try this recipe! Please leave a comment and share how you like this meatless pasta dish.

About Business

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Vest: C/O Luxe Protocol

Toursers: C/O Luxe Protocol

Sunnies: Bornmajestic

Clutch: Bornmajestic

Shoes: Aldo (similar)

 

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As a millennial, I don't limit myself to the constraints of traditional office wear. Long gone are the days of being stuck in a professional blazer and suit. There are so many cute work options that allow you to maintain your professionalism, while maintaining your personal style. Luxe protocol is one of my favorite online destinations for feminine, on-trend work wear. Luxe Protocol has so many cute options that are appropriate for the corporate office, yet cute enough to transition into after hours activities. My sleeveless vest and wide leg trousers are perfect for work and cute enough for play after work. With this outfit on, my whole stride changed and I strutted around like a boss all day! I'm a firm believer that you should always put your best foot forward and be about your business because it never goes out of style!

Charlotte: My Queen City

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Earrings: Bornmajestic

Blouse: H&M

Sunnies: Derria's Closet

Clutch: Bornmajestic

Jeans: H&M

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I'm a North Carolina girl! I was born in Durham, raised in Creedmoor and eventually moved to Charlotte to attend college (Go 49ers!). Charlotte has been my home since 2004, and I LOVE my city because of all the great things it has to offer. Charlotte has great food (which is how I ended up here in the first place), great shopping, great sports teams, great seasonal weather, and great people. I compiled a list of some of my favorite places to go for food, fashion and fun to share with you!

Favorite Part of Town: Uptown (What the locals call downtown)

Favorite Brunch Spot: Toast

 Coolest 24 Hour Hangout: Amelie's French Bakery

Favorite Consignment Store: Buffalo Exchange

Amazing Church with locations all over the city: Elevation

Favorite Mexican Food: Cabo Fish Taco

Cute Women's Clothes: Ivy & Leo

Amazing Park with Uptown Views: Romare Bearden Park

Favorite Boutique: Five13Studio

Favorite Ice Cream: Golden Cow

 Casual Spot for Dining & Coffee: 7th Street Market

Food that taste like your momma cooked it: Pike's Soda Shop

Amazing Thai Food: Basil

Great Outdoors Adventure: Crowder's Mountain

Best Massage Studio: Zen Massage

Restaurant/Bar with Coolest View: Fahrenheit

Best Popcorn: Popcorn Heaven

What are your favorite things to do in the Queen City?

 

I Like My Coffee Black

Visit  www.tatianacamice.com and use promo code: Majestic for 15% off your order.

 I drink coffee and tea on the daily, so having a collection of cute coffee mugs is a must for me. I usually start my day with a vanilla, almond milk latte. Midday, I'll usually have a matcha green tea latte. At night, I try to wind down by ending my day with a non-caffeinated mint tea. Over the past few years, I've built a stylish collection of coffee mugs that I'm very proud of, and I must say that my new BLACK mug featuring watercolor art by artist Tatiana Camice is one of my favorites! Tatiana's illustrations are so full of life and #blackgirlmagic.  Her work can be purchased through her collection ranging from coffee mugs to portraits.

Tatiana wanted to show my readers some love by offering a discount! 

Visit  www.tatianacamice.com and use promo code: Majestic for 15% off your order.

 

 

 

 

 

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TRAVEL DIARY: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Diary: Blue Ridge Mountains

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Top: H&M

Shorts: One above Another

Slides: River Island

This weekend, I celebrated my good friend Omar's 30th birthday in the Blue Ridge Mountains located in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. This birthday getaway was coachella themed, or as Omar called it, #Ochella themed! It was such a fun vacay weekend for myself, my husband George and some good friends. We stayed in a gorgeous 3-story lodge that had the most breathtaking views. We cooked smores over a firepit, played pool volleyball, did outdoor activities, and laughed all weekend.

During this trip, I conquered a huge fear; I went white water rafting! We planned to go as a group, and I almost talked myself out of going because of fear! I was sooooo scared to try it because I can't swim, and I feared getting thrown out of the raft and drowning (dramatic ending right?). Guess what? Thanks to my life vest, I survived the experience and had a blast. Facing this fear taught me a mini life lesson. In life, we often fear horrible outcomes, and 99% of the time, the dreaded outcome that we fear never happens. Facing this fear freed me and allowed me to enjoy the experience.  

Have you ever missed out on any experiences in life because of fear?

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My favorite part of the trip, was the coachella fashion theme. If you are familiar with coachella style also known as "festival wear", you know the trend is all about flower crowns, crop tops, fringe, distressed denim and casual comfort. I incorporated blinged out pearls into my coachella themed look. I ordered my pearl detailed shorts and slides from ASOS, and I'm so in love with the completed look.

Bonus: White Water Rafting Pic.
 

3 Fabulous Fashion Tips for Petite Women

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The term “petite” refers to us women who are 5’4 and under. I fall into this category because I am a fierce 4’11 and 3/4ths…yes, every quarter inch counts (lol). Although, I wrote this post to help out my fellow petite sistas, these styling tips are helpful for anyone who wants to be mindful of proportions and overall fit. Here are three tips that I’ve learned over the years that have helped me pick the right looks for my height.

  1. Get Alterations: Get a tailor to customize your proportions and length appropriately. Even petite cut clothing can have an improper fit depending on your shape and size. When I purchased the jumpsuit featured in todays post, it was way too long for me, but I still purchased it anyway, because it was way too cute to pass up over length.  I took it to a tailor who adjusted my shoulder straps and hemmed my pant legs, and viola, a perfectly fitted jumpsuit. Don’t miss out on great jumpsuits and maxi dresses just because they are too long.

  2. Go Long with Vertical Lines: Stripes elongate your silhouette. This jumpsuit makes me look way taller than I actually am because vertical lines have a lengthening effect. If you are petite, opt to wear striped blouses, striped dresses, jumpsuits and pants to look leaner and taller.

  3. Shop Brands That Carry Petite Fits: Shopping for the right fit is important. Petite clothes not only comes in a shorter length, but it also has shorter sleeves and torso. Asos, Missguided, Express, Banana Republic, Loft, and Topshop are some of my favorite stores that carry on trend petite clothing. Also, most department stores like JC Penney, Macy’s and Nordstrom have specialized departments designated for petites.

If you are petite like me, share some helpful pointers that you’ve learned to elongate your style?

Shop some of my favorite petite friendly looks below!

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Sunglasses: H&M

Jumpsuit: Lucy Stone Boutique

The Reasons I Love Handwritten Notes

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As a millennial, I often communicate through text messaging, emailing or posting a comment on social media. These methods of communication are quick and convenient, requiring very little time or thought. Although I'm a fan of sending messages electronically, sometimes, the gesture of taking time to write out a message comes off more personal and thoughtful. Call me old fashion, but in my opinion, handwritten notes will always be ladylike, stylish and timeless. With so many stationary options available, custom notecards are a cute and creative way to showcase your personal style and taste. When I see pretty stationary collections, I often purchase them right away, even if there is no immediate need, because there will always be a time to utilize them later. I've built up a collection of cards with cute designs to send out for gratitude, congrats or just thinking of you moments. I don't know about you, but my calendar these days has been booked with bridal showers, weddings and birthdays, so having cards in stock comes in handy.

I truly value handwritten notes and cards. Since I was a kid, I have kept every note, letter and birthday card that was given to me tucked away in a keepsafe box. I lost many of these notes when my family's house burnt down in 2012, but to this date, every note that I received after this incident, I have kept as keepsakes. Some of the most informal notes have been my favorite. For example, my husband George often writes me sweet messages on post it notes, and I've kept every one.

So you may ask, why is a handwritten note so important? In a digital world, discovering a hand-written note is such a refreshing surprise; especially in the mail, because most people only get bills or mailers. Think of it as a simple act of kindness that goes a long way.

Most people don’t write handwritten notes because they don't have stationary that reflect their personality. I'm here to save the day and introduce you to an amazing stationary collection from Shesinthemood.com.  I fell in love with this stationary collection because it's full of #blackgrimagic and girly girl favorites.  I loved this collection so much, that I reached out to the owner Cheryse to hook up my readers with a promotional discount!

She's in the mood is now offering Bornmajestic readers 15% off by using Promo Code: Bornmajestic.

 

 

the 3 c's that contributed to my sucess as a blogger

Happy Wednesday!

I have some super exciting news to share! Charming Charlie has asked me to team up with them to collaborate as a new brand ambassador. This opportunity is so major to me because one of my personal goals for this year is to work with more major brands. In the past, I've been blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with major brands like Belk, Carol's Daughter, Banana Republic, Maybelline, and now Charming Charlie is added to the list. Working with brands is hard work, but it pays off because it increases your reach & influence while allowing your readers to benefit from extra perks and discounts.

 Blogging may look glamorous, but it is such hard work. I work full time, I run my own boutique business, and I try to be a good wife while managing my blog and brand commitments. I only have 24 hours in a day just like you, so I often have to be creative and consistent to make it all happen. Let's take this blog post for example. I shot this look on a workday after work around 7pm. I asked my husband George to rush and shoot my outfit before the sun started to set. We literally shot this look in 5-minutes because after work, we had a social gathering to attend. I was tired after a long day of work, I had no glam squad, so I just had to make it happen and give you all of me with flaws and all! 

Growing your blog, brand or business takes time and patience mixed with a ton of hard work. I started my business in 2012 but I did not start blogging until 2014. Now, after three years of blogging, I'm just beginning to see the fruits of my labor after so many years of commitment. I say all this to say, stay encouraged, and know that if you are an aspiring blogger or influencer, in time, your hard work will pay off. Continue to be you and you will attract like minded readers, followers and brands.

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Never heard of Charming Charlie? No worries because I'm about to give you the scoop. Charming Charlie has more than 350 stores in the US, and for my fellow Charlotteans, we have three in our city! Their stores are packed with affordable and trendy, clothes, shoes and accessories.

The store layout makes it so easy to shop because it is merchandised by color groups. I have to admit, while Mothers Day shopping in their store last week, I picked up a few things for myself. I purchased this cute floral Kimono, this detailed cross body bag, and these stud floral earrings. I had to literally stop myself from shopping because I knew if I came home with too much stuff, George was going to get me lol.

This new collaboration comes with an in-store shopping discount for my readers! Use coupon code 720000000246 for $10 off $60 or more from now until May 31st.

 

 

Statement Sleeves

Happy Tuesday!

This past weekend, I traveled to Atlanta to spend some time with close friends. Anytime I visit the Atlanta area, I always make a trip to Lennox mall to check out Zara; one of my favorite stores. During my shopping trip, I purchased this blouse and this cute pair of skinny jeans. Can we get a Zara in North Carolina please? 

When it comes to Spring trends, it's all about the sleeves being the star of the show! Statement sleeves add volume, drama and flare to any outfit. The statement sleeve trend includes belle sleeves, balloon sleeves, split sleeves and ruffle sleeves. When it comes to styling, this trend makes you look effortlessly stylish with minimal effort. You definately don't need to over accessorize, just add simple details to your outfit. I styled my blouse with fitted skinny jeans since the top had its own volume, the fitted bottoms balanced the proportions of the look. 

Have you tried statement sleeves yet?

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Shoes: Aldo

White Jeans: Zara (size 40) Runs small

Blouse: Zara (size S) Fits true to size

Handbag: Bornmajestic  

Denim Shirt Dress

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Denim Dress: H&M (shirt worn as dress in size 6)

Shoes: Aldo

Earrings: Bornmajestic

Handbag: Bornmajestic

Happy Monday! I hope that you had an amazing Easter weekend.

I've been on the hunt for a denim shirtdress for some time now, because it's such an effortless throw on and go #ootd option. Denim dresses are great casual wardrobe staples for Sunday brunch or a day full of errands. I've had the hardest time finding one, but this week I lucked out and scored this cute dress at H&M.  Believe it or not, because I'm short, my denim dress is actually a long denim button down shirt! Who said that being short doesn't come with perks? I often style tops or jackets as dresses if the length is appropriate. If you are not under 5'0 like me, don't fret, there are many jean dress options available for you. 

What I love most about denim in general, is it goes with everything. Denim truly gives you a blank canvas to accessories your look anyway you want. In the spirit of Spring, I chose to accessories my denim shirtdress with pink and blue accents. I'm also all about the tassel trend these days, so I threw on some tassel earrings and carried a tassel saddlebag. As for heels, I'm obsessed with these floral pumps because they are so Spring. When it comes to styling a denim dress, your options are limitless. You can clinch your waist by belting the dress, you can dress it down by wearing sneakers, and you can wear it actually as a shirt over jeans or leggings.

Have you tried the denim dress trend? If so, how are you styling your dress?

My 5 Favorite Origins Skincare Products

I've been a fan of Origins skincare for years. My oldest sister introduced me to their clear improvement mask during my teenage years because I suffered from cystic acne, and the clear improvement mask helped with clearing my clogged pores. As an adult, my skin is oily with post acne scaring, so treating it with the proper skincare is super important to me. 

This past weekend, I was invited to Origins #Myperfectworld event at the Southpark mall location in Charlotte. As an Influencer, they treated me to a facial using products from their zero oil collection. They introduced me to some new toners, moisturizers and mask that made my skin feel refreshed and hydrated without the greasy and oily feel. I left their store with some new purchases that I want to share with you. I just started integrating these new skincare products into my routine, and I am already noticing a difference! I've tested many skincare brands over time, and I can honestly say, after testing dozens of cleansers, toners and masks ,Origins has some of my favorite products. Here are my 5 top skincare products from the brand. 

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Origins Drink up Intensive mask is a hydrating mask that you sleep in overnight. When I use this, I wake up with baby soft skin that is hydrated but not oily.

Origins Zero Oil Moisturizer is a lightweight, oil free hydrating moisturizer that I use day and night. 

Origins Zero Oil Toner is a skin clearing toner that I use after washing my face. I soak a cotton round and wipe it all over my face for a deep clean that clears my pores of any extra debris left over after cleansing.

Origins Out of Trouble Mask saves the day when your skin becomes troublesome with breakouts. I use it as an all over mask (as pictured) or as a spot treatment for unwelcomed pop ups.

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream is a miracle worker for bags and puffiness are the eye area. It's formulated with Coffee Beans, so it gives your eyes the much needed morning pick me up. 

 

Have you tried Origins products before? If so, share what products you use and love!

Crown & Ivy

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Dress: Crown and Ivy (wearing petite small)

Earrings: Bornmajestic

I love combining bold prints and bright colors, and this Crown & Ivy dress does just that! The Crown & Ivy line at Belk screams sunshine with it's bold colors, fun patterns and southern charm. When Belk sent me this dress, I could not wait to try it on! I immediately fell in love with the eye-catching print and the crochet trim detailing around the neckline and hemline. I checked out Belk.com to learn more about the collection and found that the Crown & Ivy line offers a variety of fashionable dresses, shirts, and cardigans, in a wide array of sizes offering both petite fit and plus size options. The line has a very high-end, resort wear feel, but it has a surprisingly affordable price point . If you shop their brand, you'll find fun colors, and styles that will be perfect for your Spring and Summer wardrobe. 

 

 

Disclaimer: This post is a collaboration with Belk. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Turning 30

Dress: Lavish Alice

This weekend, I will be celebrating a milestone birthday. I'm turning the big 3-0! I'm officially leaving my 20's and entering my 30's this Sunday, on February 26th. I honestly can't believe that I'm turning 30. I still feel like I'm 20, and my height makes me look like I’m 15, but my life experiences have truly reminded me that I have been on this earth for 30 years with all of its ups and downs.  So much has happened in my first 30 years of life. I've graduated from high school, finished college, lost a father, purchased a home, had a major surgery on my left knee, started a business, met Beyoncé in person twice (still pinching myself) and I got married to the love of my life.

I've identified a few things that I want to start doing, stop doing, and continue doing, in order to make my thirties my best years yet. I've made the commitment to myself to focus on the key areas below.

 

START DOING

·      Finish the books that I start reading. I have the bad habit of half reading books and never completing them.

·      Taking time to wake up earlier and do daily mediation and journal before I start my day.

·      Saying no to things that will add stress to my life.

 

STOP DOING

·      Being late to everything.

·      Worrying.

·      Procrastinating.

·      Snoozing in the mornings.

 

CONTINUE

·      Traveling the world.

·      Working out at least 3 times a week.

·      Trying new recipes when cooking.

·      Being Optimistic.

·      Praying Daily.

·      Volunteering at church.

 

P.S. - Be on the lookout for some exciting new changes coming to Bornmajestic.com.  Expect to see a fresh new layout, and a new accessories and handbag collection soon! 

 

 

Fringe

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Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! My weekend was full of fun social events, and the weather was just perfect. One of the social events that I attended this weekend was a celebrattion for my girlfriend Brooke's 30th birthday. She asked for everyone who attended her party to wear all black attire. I selected this super cute, fringe, sweater dress to wear to her party because I wanted to look sexy and fun, but I also wanted to stay warm as the temperature dropped later in the evening. This dress kept me warm, and it also was form fitting and sexy with a front keyhole cutout. My favorite part of the dress was the fringe detailing at the hemline. Women can never have too many black dresses, and this sweater dress is a perfect Fall and Winter option to add to your collection. If you want to try out the fringe trend, no worries because fringe is here to stay, and will be very prevalent in clothing, handbags and shoes this Spring and Summer.

Dress: Five13Studio

Shoes: Sam Edelman