Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How To Wear: Polka Dots

Hello and Happy Tuesday my loves.

I hope each of you are off to a great start. I scheduled this post because I knew I would be out of town having the time of my life at Mrs. Carter's concert but I wanted to leave you all with some content to pique your interest until I returned.

Today I want to continue with my 'How To Wear' series; I started this series about a month ago and it just adds a bit of a twist to my regular Trendy Tuesday theme. With this series, I explore a little bit more of my creative side as I style and put together different pieces according to the hottest and most talked about trends of the moment. Although I try to keep all of the items within budget, I do sometimes like to include great investment pieces that will get plenty of use in your closet(s).

This week, I bring to you one of my favorites-Polka Dots. I last talked about polka dots here and since then I don't think they fallen off not one bit. Polka dots are such a fun and classic trend and if styled correctly, can be very fun and intriguing to the eye of the onlooker.

There's soooo much that you can do with this trend. You can go with a classic fit, mix prints, or even do something androgynous as pictured below.How To Wear: Polka Dots

Now tell me, how do you prefer to rock your dots?

I can't wait to hear from you!
Thanks for reading.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Lifeway Kefir Parfait

***I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster's Vox Box Program***

Happy Monday my loves.

I hope each of you had a very great and prosperous weekend. Mine was actually a good mix of rest and productivity. I was finally able to get a few things done around my house, snap some OOTD pics for the week, and my favorite part was going shopping for this all new Lifeway Kefir product that I was able to try compliments of Influenster.

I've never eaten Kefir before, let alone even heard of it. I assumed it was some type of tofu or some other sort of gross organic product that I would regret agreeing to sample. Needless to say, I was very pleased when I went into my local Harris Teeter and saw that it was a smoothie type concoction.

Being that I'm attempting to eat a little better, I knew immediately what I would do with the product. At first I was thinking that I would make a yummy smoothie but then I decided against that and figured I would try my hand at making a parfait.

Upon tasting the product, I fell ALL.THE.WAY in love. Its yogurt like consistency made perfect for my idea of parfait.

Since this was my very first time making a parfait, there was no rhyme or reason as to the exact measurements of the ingredients. I just poured about 1/4 cup of Kefir into a huge wine glass, added some fresh bananas and strawberries, and instead of granola, I topped everything with Special K corn flakes cereal.

Talk about the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. I can't wait to make more for snack time. I'm hooked!

What kind of recipes have you tried lately?

I can't wait to hear from you!
Thanks for reading.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Favorites: Vol #32

Hello and happy Friday my dears.

I hope you all are off to a fabulous start. We have made it to the end of the week and I couldn't be more excited. In an effort to get my home and my shop more organized while I have a few more weeks off of work, I've been totally neglecting my Friday Favorites posts.

NO LONGER will that fly!!

With that being said, here are some of my favorite moments over the past couple of days, weeks, and probably months!!!

THIS...is going down on Monday. I can hardly contain myself!!!

Coupons are my favorite. Seriously they are the equivalent of FREE money. And who doesn't like FREE. I sure as hell do.

Spending time with my goddaughter is so great and it gives me awesome practice in preparation of my little Peanut. She means the world to me! I can't believe how big she has gotten. It seems like only yesterday I was at the hospital swaddling her in a receiving blanket.

This makeshift shoe rack that I found while thrifting. I had been searching all over for something sturdy enough to hold all of the shoes I've acquired for my shop. This was perfect at a price point of $9.

Speaking of thrifting, I was able to visit a ton of Goodwill shops while I was vacationing in South Carolina a few weeks ago. Their selection was amazing too-every piece that I laid my hands on was a popular name brand.

Yummy breakfast-turkey sausage, egg, and cheese wraps with buttery blueberry muffins!!

Some great fireworks that I was able to capture on Fourth of July! They were so beautiful!

Studying style...my current library reads. I'm thee biggest bookworm in America. I have a full home library but still manage to check out books from my local library. There are so many great resources there.

These gorgeous Sam & Libby wedges that I found at Target. Someone had returned them from an online purchase so I was able to score them for 9 bucks. What a steal considering that the line has yet to be marked down. 

I'm patiently awaiting this FEED line at Target to be marked down soon. I'm totally swooning over this denim vest but I just can't fathom paying $30 for it right now. 

Another Target find was these Prabal Gurung sandals that I found when they were marked down. So glad I was able to get them. They are super sexy. I can't wait to post the full outfit for you all. Stay tuned. 

$2 Polo shirts are a MUST. These things retail for above $60!!! Major score.

Last but not least, this AH MAY ZING bubble necklace that I found at Dillards the other day. The deal was that all clearance accessories were an additional 40% for cardholders. The clearance tag read $20 which would make this baby only $12 after my 40%. Quite a deal considering these necklaces run about 30 bucks elsewhere. Well, would you believe that I only ended up paying $8 for it due to a glitch in their computer system. The manager was oh so nice and took an additional, additional 40% off of the $20 due to the inconvenience of me having to wait. SWEET!!

So tell me, what are some of your favorites from this past week (or month)?

I can't wait to hear from you.
Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pretty Little Chevron...

Happy Wednesday my loves!!

I hope everyone is off to a great start. 

Today is pretty bittersweet for me because my bestie is leaving to return home. She's only able to visit once a year so we've been taking full advantage of our short time together. Just in case you weren't able to see the fun we had last time she was here, I will be sure to do a recap in the upcoming days so you can see what a beauty she is.

While she was here, we did  manage to get some outfit pics in....

I'm all about some pretty little chevron.....

Put the print on a cute, ruffled shoulder romper and I'm head over heels in love!

That is...until I'm buckling at the knees because I have to use the bathroom and I can't get the danggone romper down fast enough!! LOL

I scored this cute one piece last season from TJ Maxx. I rarely ever shop there because I don't really find tons of great deals there but on this particular trip I hit the jackpot-BIG TIME! It was so lonely on the clearance rack so for 7 bucks I figured that I would give it a permanent home in my closet.

Adding these highlighter yellow Prabal Gurung sandals gave the 'fit just the right amount of 'snap' without going too over the top. 

Needless to say, I really dig the navy blue and bright yellow together.

What do you ladies think?

What's your favorite color to pair with navy blue?

I can't wait to hear from you.
Thanks for reading.
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I also entered this look into this weeks #maxxinista contest sponsored by TJMaxx. If you could take a moment to vote for me here, I would greatly appreciate it!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How To Wear: Crop Tops

Hello and Happy Tuesday to all of you!

I hope your day is off to a more than amazing start.

Since beginning my 'How To Wear' series, I've found that I've completely fallen in love with it. This series gives me a chance to put together items and style various outfits that I may or may not currently have in my closet.

For others this series may serve as inspiration, but for me it serves more as a wish list of things that I would like to have as well as outfits that I am likely to wear or suggest to a client.

Today, I chose to talk about the all too popular trend of crop tops. I have always loved crop tops but have been somewhat opposed to wearing them myself because I happen to think that I have a less than stellar midsection. One of my blogger friends that rocked the snot out of this look however, is Inez from Style Chic 360. She gave me total life with this crop top ensemble.

I believe that the essential key to making this trend work is to pair it with high waisted bottoms. This creates a timeless and classic silhouette. Showing too much midriff when wearing crop tops gives off a somewhat tasteless and 'childlike' look.

The following looks can be worn comfortably and respectively for date night, a concert or festival event, or even girls night out.
How To Wear: Crop TopsHow To Wear: Crop Tops by sherockwell featuring buckle purses

Black and white sweater, $31 / Miss Selfridge shirt top, $24 / Mango sweetheart top, $15 / Blue Pearl high waisted trousers / Topshop high waisted skirt, $43 / High rise denim shorts / ALDO toe strap sandals / Alice + Olivia alice olivia shoes / GUESS leather flat / Topshop leather shoulder bag / Buckle purse / Banana Republic

What are your secrets for pulling off the crop top trend?

I can't wait to hear from you!

Until then, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

How To Wear: Wide Leg Jeans

Hello and Happy Wednesday my loves.

I hope everyone is off to a great start thus far. It has been painstakingly hot in my area this week so I've been stuck in the house for the most part-and I'm totally fine with soaking up this air.

I'm a day late with posting but I just wanted to drop by with the 4th and final installment of my 'How To Wear Jeans' series. If you missed any of the other segments, you can view them here, here, and here.

This week, I'm discussing wide leg jeans. Since skinny leg and boyfriend denim came along, I haven't seen much of this style. However, I swoon everytime I see someone rocking them. My favorites include Christie and Cortnie-they seem to have this style mastered to a tee!
How To Wear Jeans: Wide Leg

How To Wear Jeans: Wide Leg by sherockwell featuring 7 for all mankind

The key to rocking this style is to pair your denim with a platform or wedge high enough that allows just a small amount of the hem to graze the floor. It definitely gives off a better look when a majority of the shoe is covered up; high watered wide legs are just not flattering-at all!!! On the other hand, flats are a definite no-no with wide legs. Because the inseam of wide leg denim measures a little longer than normal styles, wearing flats with them allows too much of the hem to skim the floor causing unnecessary fraying and tearing. 

 There's something so sleek about a wide leg and I can't wait for some slightly cooler weather so that I can rock mine in comfort. Hello Fall!!!

What's your favorite way to style wide leg denim?

I can't wait to hear from you.
Until then, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Class...

Happy Wednesday my loves!!

It's hump day and that means we are halfway through the week-one day closer to the weekend. 

I've been spending alot of time out of town so outfit pics have been few and far between but I did want to do a quick post sharing an outfit that I styled for church a couple of weekends ago. 

I immediately fell in love with the style and structure of this dress when I saw it on the clearance rack in Forever 21. The mesh front showed just the right amount skin, making it both work and church appropriate

Dress-Forever 21
I layered it with a metallic silver cardigan found on the clearance rack at Target

I'm such a sucker for details so the Peter Pan collar on this dress had me at hello.

As did the keyhole cutout and additional mesh detailing in the back of the dress. 

Overall, I really liked this classy and sophisticated look. The shade of this dress is one that I don't often see so I also decided to submit this look to the DASANI DROPS #flavorfy color challenge going on here.

What do you all think?

I can't wait to hear from you.

Until then, thanks for reading!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How To Wear: Boyfriend Jeans

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday my loves...

I hope you all are off to a great start to a productive day.

Today I want to present to you Part III of my 'How To Wear Jeans' series. If you missed Parts I and II you may view them here and here.

Boyfriend jeans very quickly became one of my favorite styles of denim when they hit the scene. They're comfy and relaxed-not too tight and just baggy enough-still giving off a great amount of sex appeal

I love to wear mine with patterned heels, however, they also look pretty jazzy with nice oxfords if you want to go full throttle into the androgynous look, especially when you cuff the hems and roll them way above the anklebone.

I would strongly suggest staying away from ballet flats, sneakers, and/or kitten heels as they tend to make one appear boxy in shape, and above all, it just looks boring. 
How To Wear Jeans: Boyfriend
How To Wear Jeans: Boyfriend by sherockwell featuring flat shoes

Now it's your turn to sound off.

How do you like to style your boyfriend denim?

I can't wait to hear from you.

Until then, thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July...

Happy 4th of July my loves!!

I haven't done an outfit post in so long that I've almost forgotten how. Finding locations and taking pictures have become somewhat foreign to me. I totally commend those of you lovely bloggers who have the time, patience, and wherewithal to continue with it because blogging just ain't as easy as it appears. 

For a long while, I thought for sure that I had given up blogging but my passion for writing and fashion keeps bringing me back.

In observance of the holiday, I just wanted to share my 'fit with you all.

This shirt definitely makes me want to stand in front of a mirror and say 'The Pledge of Allegiance'.

Shirt-Forever 21
I scored it from Forever 21 on a B1G1 FREE special that they were running. Although I'm still confused as to why the manufacturers would make a long sleeved American Flag tee. I mean my logic is that I would only wear this shirt specifically on 4th of July, maybe Memorial Day. But what do I know, I'm just a girl who loves clothes.

The denim vest was thrifted and altered. It was originally a jacket.

The bottoms were originally straight leg chinos which were cut into shorts. This is the first and probably my last time wearing them because I don't like the tightness in the leg area. 

I honestly could have toned it down on the accessories but....

All in all this outfit served it's main purpose of comfort and functionality.

I wore this to eat lunch with my Goddaughter and my bestie and I loved how we all coordinated.

I love this bright, All American look so I decided to submit it into the DASANI DROPS #flavorfy challenge.

How was your 4th of July holiday?

I can't wait to hear from you.

Thanks for reading. 

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