Hey girl, hey!
Any Erykah Badu fans in the house? I ask only because I was totally feelin’ her vibe during this photoshoot. Like seriously, I put on a whole Badu concert in my head… and it was fabulous (lol)! But I digress…
Let’s talk fashion, girlfriends!
When it comes to my personal style, I really like to mix it up… a lot. And it honestly just comes down to what I’m feeling like in the morning when I wake up. There’s days I just want to be comfy, yet cute. Other days I’m feelin’ a street vibe - like real edgy or rock and roll-ish, but most days… I just love to be fashionably chic!
Ya see, in my head... I’m totally a celebrity (lol). So when I step out (like out - out), I want to look and feel my best. Plus, with both a Wife and Bestie that are stylish Out. Of. This. World…. I really have no choice.
But regardless of the style of the day, I always feel good knowing that I can look like a million bucks without having to blow my budget!
So let’s highlight some of the deets of this outfit..shall we?!
Since the weather is ever-changing in bi-polar ass... I mean, beautiful Dallas, Texas, you’re never really sure what you’re going to get when you step outside. That’s why I love versatile blouses like this Zara brand white self-tie peplum top that I found for a steal of $16 at Uptown Cheapskate University Park - a local resale shop here in Dallas.
It’s light, comfy, and flowy, plus the shape of the garment allows me to eat all I want without my food baby showing afterwards. But most of all… it’s simple, yet stylish which makes it really easy to pair with almost anything. I found a similar (and just as affordable) top at one of my favorite online stores Shein.com.
Who doesn’t love boyfriend jeans? For those of you who don’t know what boyfriend jeans are... the style icons describe this type of jean as a closet essential. Mainly because the fit is much more relaxed and looser than a skinny jean, but still just as chic nonetheless. It kinda gives off that vibe of effortless style with a touch of boyish flare… without looking like you’re trying too hard.
Check out these super cute boyfriend jeans I found for a steal here.
I genuinely cannot get enough of these floral pumps from Payless ShoeSource. Like honestly... they pretty much go with everything. Solids. Patterns. You name it. And rest assured that with these babies on your feet, you’re bound to get tons of comments and compliments...because I mean c’mon, who wouldn’t love these shoes?
, personally, love these shoes because they give me just the right amount of height (I’m super short by nature) with just the right amount of comfort, which can really be difficult to find in a closed-toed pump. But the designer, Christian Siriano, does a great job of combining quality, comfort, and style… all for an affordable price. And in my eyes… that’s super dope! You can snag these very same Floral Pumps right now for just $25, plus take an extra 20% off when you purchase online! #totallywinning
Accessories are really what make the outfit pop! All my accessories (hat, glasses, and backpack) were purchased from Uptown Cheapskate University Park (I told ya’ll it’s my fav). They seriously have some of the cutest accessories for the low-low and they’re always having sales and discount days! Recently when I stopped by the shop, my eye immediately caught this camel-colored suede backpack. I wasn’t going to buy it initially, but every time I’d looked in its direction… it just kept calling my name. Mainly because I had nothing like it in my closet already, and I’ve been really ready to venture outside of my norm lately, sooooo…. I got it.
Backpacks are a totally in accessory right now. It really adds to the “I’m cute without trying to be” vibe. Plus, you can just throw your belongings over your shoulder - allowing you to have both hands free, which I definitely need because I’ve been know to be a bit clumsy at times.
Lastly, my stylist paired these glasses and hat to complete the look and I immediately went into Badu mode (lol). If I honestly had to rate this outfit, I would definitely say it’s one of my top 5 favorite looks... ever. In this ensemble, I felt confident, chic, and like the girl boss that I believe I am. And when all of those components are working in your favor… you know you’ve found yourself a badass outfit!
Feeling your best is really all that matters when it comes to fashion. When you feel your best, you look your best, because it’s radiating from the inside. So just don’t overthink it. Fall in love with what makes you feel good and everything else will just fall into place. I guarantee it! Want more post like this? Drop a comment below and let me know how you liked it! Until Next Time, Elle P.S. Somebody, that knows somebody, that knows Erykah…send her this post please? We definitely need to collab. ;) *This post may contain affiliate links to products we use and love.