Spring Fashion

While I am not your typical OOTD kind of girl, I do consider myself a fashionista.  Though the calendar says that it is Spring, even if it doesn’t feel like it, you should be ready to rock your spring finds and prepare for summer since it is just around the corner.  I am trying my best to stop gravitating toward black, my go to color, and this year I definitely plan to experiment with color as well as print.  Here are a few observations I have made about Spring and Summer fashion trends.

Skin Is In

If you are shy about shoulder, leg or cleavage, then you are going to be left behind.  There are more dresses with splits, distressed jeans, strapless tops and dresses and off the shoulder items than I have seen in a long time. Fashion is becoming more daring and I am definitely here for all of it.  Just check out your latest stores and designers and you will see skin, skin and more skin.

Affordable Fashion

When stars promote stores such as Fashion Nova, and show you that you can be cute, trendy and not broke.  Thanks to stars like Cardi B.  who show us that your don’t have to go broke to look fabulous.  Other stores like Forever 21, JCPenney and GS Love also show us that Plus Size and Curvy girls can look cute and still have some coins left over.  None of the items in this post is over $50.00.

Tribal Prints

While this has been a trend for a few years now, it is not going away.  Especially with all of the stunning prints we witnessed in Black Panther, tribal prints will be around a little longer.  Not just for skirts and headwraps anymore, look for them on jackets, tops and pants.  They are everywhere.

Florals

Another trend that is not going away soon.  I have never really been a fan of florals, however I have found myself with several floral pieces in my wardrobe thanks to the modern and trendy way florals have been showing up lately.  From skirts and tops to swimsuits and dresses, the new modern floral is definitely a trend that I can embrace.

Camo

Not just for the military anymore, camo is everywhere.  The great thing about camo is that it can be worn as a neutral, so you can mix and match it with any color.  One great thing about the new trendy camo is that you can find it in dresses, jackets, pants, and tops.  Another great thing is that it is styled to fit.

Jumpsuits

They are all over the place.  And not just the denim overalls.  There are cute trendy jumpsuits available for all shapes and sizes.  They are available in solids, prints and patterns.  The options are endless.  To me a jumpsuit is a great way to go from work to play with the use of a jacket or sweater, and they can be worn with heels, flats or tennis shoes.  No matter how you style them, jumpsuits are a great on trend item.  (see the two in the floral section).

No matter where you may find yourself on the fashion scale or what your budget may be there is something out there for you.  Whether, floral or tribal, skin exposed or more covered, fashion is always your best accessory.  No matter the season or reason in most cases when you look good you feel good.  So here is to looking good and here’s to find trends that you love at prices you can afford.

 

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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Holiday Gifts Under $15

Under 15

So we have looked at gifts under $5, and then gifts under $10, but if you want to spend a little more money, here is a list of gifts under $15.  I am still showing you how to shop for everyone on your list, as well as those that may be unexpected, without breaking the bank.  Here are today’s selections

  1.  Love Cork Screw Wine $14.99 (Love Cork Screw)touch-the-sky LCS14.99Made by an African American female from Chicago, this would make a great gift for your wine lover or for the person who has the stocked bar in their house.  Pick up one for yourself as well.
  2. Chocolate Nostalgic Board Games $9.99 each (Target)

    While these look like the classic board games, these are actually filled with chocolate.  This could be an excellent gag gift or a gift for the person you know who loves chocolate.

  3. Umbra Scarf Organizers $12.99 (Various retailers)

    A great way to help the fashionable friend with all the scarves (like me) stay organized.  Compact and decorative, the organizers can each hold at least 10 scarves as well as other accessories (shown above).

  4. Bath and Body Shake It Up Mini Gift Set (Bath and Body Works)       bathand body 12.99

Comes in various scents.  If you have a friend who loves Bath and Body Works and their scents this is the perfect gift for them.

5.  Triangle Cold Weather Scarf $12.99 (JCPenney)scarf jcp 12.99If you live in a climate where the weather can get cold, this is a great gift option.  Also comes in other prints.  Help keep someone warm and fashionable this holiday season.

6.  White Marble Cheese Slicer $12.99 (World Market)

For the fancy hostess friend (try saying that fast 3 times), a cheese slicer.  Or a great gift for someone who likes cheese (ME).  What a great gift for the person who frequently hosts dinner parties or girls night out.

7.  Spinster Sisters Shea Butter $12.00 (Spinster Sisters)Spinstersisters shea butter14.50 scentsI choose this item mainly for the name.  I have never used this product however I have been called a spinster quite a few times in my life.  Who couldn’t use some shea butter anyway.  This is a season where protecting your skin is important, so along with drinking plenty of water, body butters to keep skin soft and smooth make great gifts as well.

8.  Stemless Wine Glasses $9.98 (New York and Company)2-Piece-Stemless-Wine-Glass-Set-Pink-_12.47What Wine drinker wouldn’t love to have these glasses on their bar?  Grab these glasses and a bottle of wine and you have the perfect gift for the wine lover in you.

9.  NUBWO Speaker with MIC $12.99 (Amazon)Nubwu speaker 12.99If you have a friend that is an entrepreneur or budding entrepreneur, this is a great gift option for them.  This compact speaker with built in mic is perfect for conference calls, webinars and background music.

10.  The Body Shop Gift Set $15 (The Body Shop)strawberry-beauty-bag-3-640x640 1500The Body Shop is one of my favorite places to shop during the holiday season. They have a variety of items for all skin types as well as a variety of scents.  One of the reasons I love the Body Shop is because their scents are long last and not overpowering, just a subtle hint of fragrance that last all day.

So far you have 30 options for budget friendly holiday shopping.  I am not done yet there is still more to come.  Tomorrow stay tuned for gifts under $20.  I hope you have found some holiday shopping inspiration as well as some ways to save a little coin during this holiday season.  You can have a phenomenal holiday without going broke in the process.  Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

 

Be Blessed and Be Fabulous!

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