Ruffles Are A Must

I’ve never owned a top such as this one, but I went for it and loved my purchase.

I’m not going to lie, when I received this piece in the mail and tried it on, I was quite confused and here is why… You put this top on like a coat and then you have a self-tie wrap to create a bow or whatever you desire.

This top makes it easy for you to create your own style in a sense. In this case I created a bow in the front, so that my top looked like it had a lot going on but still looked really chic.

You will see that you have an open area around the neck and chest area, so I went ahead and wore a choker to add an extra touch to the outfit.

There are so many components that you could put with this top whether it’s a skirt, trousers or jeans like I have on.

Top – Forever21


Until Next Time, xo

-INS ♥

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Cut The Shoulders

I am a big fan of sweaters when it comes to the winter season, so I figured what better way to show off some skin in the winter by purchasing a sweater with an open shoulders design.

I personally like this sweater, like I have mentioned before about previous sweaters is the collar piece. This sweater in particular has more of a turtleneck or high neckline style, which I felt gave this top that extra touch.

Because this sweater is light in color, I wanted to make sure I mixed a variety of textures and colors to compliment the top. As you can see I have a light but dark pair of skinny jeans and black booties to add a dark focus with the attire.

Sweater –Forever21

Shoes – Forever21


 

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Until Next Time, xo

-INS

Channeling Your Inner Cape

If you’re looking for an outfit that can be easily put together, I believe I found what you’re looking for.

As you all know or maybe you have noticed,  I purchase a lot of my attire from Forever21 and I’m proud to say that. As a college student I try to shop for chic but affordable clothes, so if you are like me I think you will find that Forever21 is an option for you.

I personally like patterns and dark vintage colors especially if I’m going to be wearing black underneath. What makes this cape even better is the faux fur collar.

Wouldn’t you agree? 

This cape gives off a sophisticated and powerful look which I really love! You could where this cape in two ways. You could wear this piece closed or open, it’s that easy. I have a black long sleeve underneath with black skinny trousers, but of course you can mix it up how you please.

Cape – Forever21

Top – Forever21

Pants – Forever21

Shoes – Forever21


Until Next Time, xo

-INS

When Orange is The New Black

I’m always trying to keep my closet full of color and variety. I think it’s so fun to play with different colors and patterns especially when you’re young!

Always dress well but keep it simple.

I purchased this sweater dress from Forever21 after the holidays and I couldn’t help but to grab the orange. I’ve realized after awhile that orange just looks good with my skin complexion. It took me sometime to realize what color looks the best on me, so I’m sure you will begin to realize if you haven’t already, what your color is that looks best on you!

Orange became my new black!

This dress really went well with my black over-the-knees thigh high boots from Guess. I put my boots together with this dress because it’s long enough to cover the knees and it also looks good with boots just to give the outfit that extra touch!

I love that this dress could be worn for pretty much any occasion that presents itself. You can go out with your girlfriends, go on a date night with your babe, or even a small gathering!

It’s versatile and also warm for those chilly nights.

What I feel makes this dress a favorite of mine is that it has somewhat of a turtleneck. You really get your money’s worth if your wanting to be cute even though it’s cold outside. This dress runs about $25. You can find it online or at your nearest Forever21!




 

Until Next Time, xo

-INS

What You Can Learn In A Year

We don’t realize it at the moment but then when time flies by and we’re waiting for the ball to drop, we begin to take a few minutes to reminisce about the year. We think about what we could have done better, what could we have done to take advantage of our time and of course the obvious, what are we going to do to change for the new year.

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2016 has been really good to me and I hate to see it go but I am also excited to see all blessings I had in 2016 transfer over to 2017.

Each year I always try and learn something new, not just about life but also about myself. I think it’s so important for people to grow and try learn more about themselves. I have found that the only way to do that is by pushing yourself to higher limits.

I tend to challenge myself  a lot more now and I did just that this year.


What did I learn in 2016? 

I learned to feel good about myself and not worry about whether people like me or not, but instead I made sure that people were doing right by me.

I learned that I am capable of pushing myself to work three jobs and go to school full-time just because I wanted to save money.

I learned that I am a risk taker and I will reach high for opportunities that are presented to me.

I learned to enjoy the time you have with family as much as possible.

 I learned that I love to travel more than I think. There is so much to see and the fact that I traveled to Miami, Chicago, California, and New York this past year make me want to do it more often.

Lastly, I learned that I love to take pictures. I have realized that capturing special moments are worth so much and it is great to look back on those moments in a photograph.


I found an image on Pinterest that I think you all will like. I know that everyone has their own goals and new years resolutions that they have but hopefully you find something from this image that you can add to your list.

DO LESS, DO MORE

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There are twelve months in a year and within those months you have 365 days to take as many opportunities that come your way.

So what did you learn in 2016? 

Feel free to leave comments and share what you learned in 2016!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

Until Next Time, xo

-INS

Are You Struggling To Find A New Years Eve Outfit?

It seems as though when the new year comes around it makes people feel like a brand new person. Am I wrong? We tell ourselves how we are gonna do something different for once, like get a new hair cut. But this year I decided something different. I am looking to expand my style in a way that fits my brand.

New Years Eve is not too far from your reach and I think I found what you’re looking for.

I recently discovered a company called Zara and I fell in love and I think you will too.

Let me tell you…

I fell in love with this company for three reasons: affordable, sexy, and you can’t forget classy!

So with that being said, I thought I would share with you some ideas that can help you ladies find an idea of something you would want to show yourself in that night.

Zara is pretty much located in larger malls, so if you have one close by you then you won’t have to worry about ordering online. (cross your fingers)

What I like most about all these items is that they all offer that simplicity and sexiness that makes the whole attire POP! I love to be over the top and always dress up for all occasions and events and my close friends and family know that for sure.

I can’t help it

What makes it even better is that everyone has there own style and no matter what you have on YOU are going to have a different look than the next person. Someone else may have the same thing on as you, but YOU have your own way of wearing it.

From the hair all the way down to the shoes.  

 


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SHINY FLOWING DRESSDETAILS

69.99 USD
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SHINY VELVET JUMPSUITDETAILS

59.99 USD
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CUT-OUT SHOULDER DRESSDETAILS

35.99 USD

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LONG SLEEVE MINI DRESS WITH LAYERED SKIRTDETAILS

59.99 USD

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ASYMMETRIC LEATHER-EFFECT DRESSDETAILS

35.99 USD

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SHIMMER JACQUARD DRESSDETAILS

35.99 USD

Did I mention that all these items are all under $100? I have already kept my eye out on a few items so I hope you all saw something you will put your own spin on.
If you are thinking that in 2017 you’re ready for a change, I hope you challenge yourself and go for it HARD no matter what it is!
Check out Zara at http://www.zara.com/us/

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Until Next Time, xo

-INS

Sweater Love

I always get excited when winter comes around because it is the best time of the season to wear your sweaters. In the winter you have an excuse to buy all the cozy sweaters and execute your chic style how you want to.

Cozy Up! 

I purchase a lot of my sweaters from Forever 21. I’m personally a loyal customer of theirs and I have always liked the products they put out as far as their sweaters.

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In many cases I feel that certain sweaters have their own purpose. In this case the sweater that I have on in these photos have a long droopy collar to it. I like sweaters with collars because it replaces scarfs, so I’m not putting too much on and don’t get too hot under my coat.

Until Next Time, xo

-INS