Thursday, September 18, 2014

WHAT I WORE TO MY BIRTHDAY BRUNCH










 Being that my birthday fell on a Sunday this year, I for some reason wasn't quite in the mood to celebrate at a bar/lounge or restaurant on Saturday night. Instead, I opted for Sunday Brunch with my girlfriends, Sex and the City style. I told the ladies to dress like their favorite SATC character, and it really was fun to see how creative people were with their outfits. My friends are pretty stylish and I admire a thing or two about each of their styles, so it was fun to see who they channeled. I'll share photos soon.
As for me, I like to think I'm a Carrie and Charlotte Mix. So I took the opportunity to wear my White Organza Skirt I purchased in Paris from Forever 21 paired with my Louboutin(my birthday gift from me to me) The Carrie in me would have worn a super sexy top, but I opted for something more covered, still chic and sophisticated.


Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
xx,
Jewel

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WHAT I WORE TO CHURCH ON MY BIRTHDAY


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Dress: c/o Red Dress Boutique| Shoes:Sam Edelman| Earrings:Anjolee c/oCrystal Link Bracelet  similar
Clutch:TJMaxx

I love that my birthday fell on a Sunday this year. My family visited my church and they really enjoyed it, which made me happy. What better way than to spend the morning of my birthday worshiping in Church. I really couldn't think of any other way.
After Service we headed to Coldstone for ice cream and family time, before heading to my birthday brunch. I'll be sharing photos from my Sex and the City themed birthday brunch later this week

I wore this beautiful sheath dress courtesy of Red Dress Boutique. I love the color which is perfect for Fall and I love the cut of neckline. What I love about this dress is that it's appropriate for various settings which means, I will be wearing it a lot this fall and winter with some tights of course!

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. I appreciate it!
xx,
Jewel

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Birthday: Pleased to meet you, 29.

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday, everyone!
 If you've been following my INSTAGRAM, watch my VIDEOS, or read my blog, then you all know I've been transitioning to natural hair, and you can watch why HERE!

I FINALLY decided to cut my hair, and figured my birthday would be a good enough time to do so. New Year, New hair, New outlook and perspective on life, seems fitting, right? That's what I love most about birthdays, they give you a new take on things with added motivation to work towards goals and improve overall self. In as far as my hair, this is the first time since childhood to have my hair this short, and I am loving every single minute of it. I filmed the entire process of my hair cut because I love y'all and I wanted to share this new chapter with you all, so check back later this week for video.

Thank you all so much for the support, visiting my blog, leaving me super sweet comments here and on instagram. I appreciate it more than you know.  I'm off to church and then brunch with some friends. I feel so incredibly grateful to have seen another year. Cheers to another year wiser, hopefully. 

Thanks for stopping by.
xx,
Jewel

Monday, September 08, 2014

Black Midi Skirt

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Skirt| Top: Nordstrom Rack  Necklace: sold out (similar) Heels:BCBGeneration| Bag: Calvin Klein sold out (similar) Bracelet: JEWELIQ (similar)

have an obsession with full skirts. It's the one thing in my closet I seem to have too much of yet its the exact item I keep purchasing. I think every closet needs a full skirt, and black is just well, timeless and classic. I love the mesh details on this Vince Camuto Full Skirt. I love the way it flows and really the feminine appeal of it. I opted for a black and white look but pairing my favorite BCBG Bennet Pumps
As you guys can all see, my twists are finally out! It was great to give my hair a breather from combing, brushing and just overall manipulation. While the twists were a huge time saver in the mornings, I am happy to be able to feel my actual hair again. 
Happy Monday, and have a good week!
xx,
Jewel

Friday, September 05, 2014

African Print Maxi Skirt

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Sandals: Gifted, similar|Skirt: Custom Made: similar| Top: Marshalls for 3 bucks!| Clutch:TJMAXX|JCrew Pave Link Bracelet,Crystal Link Bracelet,similar
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Growing up, I never cared much for "African Outfits", and as I've grown older I gravitate towards it more. I love being able to choose a fabric and custom make an outfit that caters to what I am in the mood to wear. I picked up this fabric in Liberia and knew I wanted a maxi skirt, because A, it's flattering and B, I'll
 wear it for years to come. Although, when it comes to Ankara prints, I prefer separates to be able to inject a little more of my personal style into my outfit. You may remember this skirt from this POST. There was left over fabric, so my seamstress thought a full skirt, would make for a nice piece and I couldn't agree more.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

xx,
Jewel

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Neon and Stripes

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I never tire of a good peplum skirt, and this
ASOS  Neon number is NO exception. I used to think that I couldn't wear yellow because I wasn't dark enough and that it wouldn't compliment my skin tone, but it's quite the contrary.  I have worn this skirt a few times; here and here, but I think this is my favorite pairing so far. Far be it from me to wear an article of clothing once. I love being creative and mixing pieces to make a fresh outfit,and honestly it's cost effective as well. I love this skirt so much, I purchased it in Black , and I am strongly contemplating purchasing the  Blue, because I'm that girl that purchases the same thing in various colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are having an amazing week!
xx,
Jewel

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Floral Jumpsuit

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This Past weekend was the most quintessential weekend ever. I spent all day Sunday and Monday with the Fam. Work has gotten hectic lately, and spending time away from my apartment, the city and with my family was much needed. I cooked my new favorite spaghetti for the family, which they loved and I really just enjoyed spending quality time with them. I purchased this floral Jumpsuit for three dollars on clearance from Marshalls and wore it immediately for a day of shopping with my mom and sisters. I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. If you're heading back to school, cheers to a great semester. 
Thanks for stopping by,
Jewel