Striped, Structured & Cap Sleeved

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Today we are styling this classically tailored top three different ways. Cap sleeved tops are perfect for Spring because they provide just enough coverage for your arms. Stripes are one of the easitest prints to style because they are more like a neutral. Try pairing a striped top you have with a great pair of chinos or cargo pants or possibly a flouncy or pleated skirt. If you’re really feeling daring pair your stripes with another print like florals! Either way you like striped tops are essential to a fabulous Spring wardrobe. Good luck!

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Wearing Ann Taylor top (available here) | J Crew Chinos | Ann Taylor shoes and Jewelry

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Wearing Ann Taylor top (available here) | Bar III vest | Massimo Dutti shorts | BCBGeneration shoes

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Wearing Ann Taylor top (available here)| Loft skirt | Nine West shoes

Spring Stylebook

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THE CROP TOP

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Wearing Topshop crop top | DKNY pleated harem trousers | BCBGMaxazria shoes

THE MATCHING SET

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Wearing American Eagle sweatshirt and short set (available here) | Sam Edelman sandals (available here)

THE ROMPER

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Wearing Zara wraparound jacket (available here) | Urban Outfitters romper (tons of styles available here) | Sam Edelman sandals (available here)

DENIM ON DENIM

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Wearing Martin + Osa denim shirt (store now closed) | Express jean leggings (available here, mine are several years old) | Steve Madden sandals

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Spring Florals

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What’s Spring without floral print dresses! Here I styled two of my favorite from my collection.

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Wearing Maison Jules dress | reconstructed jean vest (made from old jean jacket) | Target booties | Urban Outfitters belt

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Wearing Urban Renewals Urban Outfitters dress | Urban Outfitters belt | H&M clutch | Steve Madden shoes

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Circa 1990′s

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I found these awesome bleached jeans at Gap. They remind me so much of the 90′s…I just love them!

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Wearing Martin + Osa tank | Zara suede jacket | Gap jeans (similar here) | BCBGenerations shoes | Michael Kors camouflage bag

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Hanging in there

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Despite these last Winter storms and chilling temperatures, Spring is just around the corner. As I was flipping through my spring issue of Elle magazine, I was so happy to see that the black and white trend was staying around for Spring. Partly because I purchased these balck and white chunky BCBG Maxazria shoes a few months ago and I can’t wait to wear them!

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Wearing Bar III crop top | Rachel Roy mini skirt (available here) | BCBG Maxazria shoes (Available here)

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

French Connection: Fun Work Play

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I found this green “leather” French Connection skirt the other day at Macy’s…It was a complete steal. I immediately thought of All the ways I could style it! I decided to show you all ways I would were this skirt to work, run errands and night out in the city.

 

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Wearing Sleep is 4 Suckers sweatshirt | French Connection skirt | Nine West shoes

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Wearing  Made (Macy’s) cropped blouse | Forever 21 Jacket | French Connection skirt | Michael Kors shoes

Running Errands

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Wearing J Crew shirt (available here) | French Connection Skirt | Forever 21 tennis shoes

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Valentine’s Day Photo LookBook

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Outfit 1 : Bar III jumper (now on sale at Macy’s) | Vintage mink stole | Vintage Neiman Marcus clutch | BCBGeneration shoes ( now on sale at Macy’s)

Outfit 2 : Rachel Roy dress (old) | Zara shoes (available here)

Outfit 3 : Thrifted sweater | American Apparel disco pant (find more colors here) | Steve Madden shoes (buy here)

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

BLACK & BLUE

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Wearing black leather crop top from K la Boutique (Atlanta) | American Apparel petticoat skirt (available here) | Zara shoes (available here) | Vintage fox fur

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Playing the field

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Honestly, I wasn’t too certain about these metallic legging jeans when I first saw them in the store. After I tried them on, I could not deny the amazing fit and metallic dusting on the leg looked much better on than it did on the hanger. Sometimes you just have to give things a try before you rule them out completely.

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This ultra chic wallet clutch is my new favorite item! It holds so much stuff. I was able to fit my phone, car key and lip balm inside!

 

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Wearing Gap t-shirt & metallic legging jean (now on sale here) | Thrifted green suede jacket from Nearly New | Boutique 9 by Nine West pumps (similar here) | Target wallet clutch (available here)

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

What does the fox say?

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If you aren’t familiar with the “what does the fox say?” music video phenomenon, just click here and see the famous video that has taken over youtube! I honestly had no clue about this song until my parents performed it at our annual Christmas talent show. At first I did not have a reaction to the song…I was more so in a state of confusion, disbelief…What were they singing and where did they find this strange song? After I came to my senses, I actually enjoyed the rest of the performance. It was quite entertaining to say the least and I snagged this super cute hooded fox scarf from their performance!

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Wearing Gap sweatshirt | 3.1 Philip Lim for Target sweatpants | Steve Madden shoes | Ann Taylor necklace

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

DIY: Photo Booth

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As I mentioned before in our latest Weekend Review we hosted an event called Beauty and The Chic this past weekend.  We decided to we wanted to have a photo booth, but we did not want to spend the money and hire someone, so WE MADE OUR OWN!!!
This is a great idea and saves tons of money! With 3 easy steps you can create your own photo booth as well!

 

 STEP 1: Set-up

DIY PHOTO BOOTH

 Gather all your materials: camera, tripod, white (or color of your choice) flat sheet, and a stand alone clothing rack.

STEP 2:Design

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Make your signs! Get creative and use lots of colors, glitter and decorative stick-ons! We purchased pre-cut poster board and letters from Michael’s.

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Just add props and you are ready to snap away and take all the photos you want! 

 

 

 

Warning: make sure you purchase a clothing rack with adjustable heights (at least 6″). We had a minor issue with ours…it was a little to short (shrugs)!

 

All in all our DIY photo booth was a huge hit and we had lots of fun with it!!

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

Street Chic: Luckie

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Wearing top from Marshall’s  | H&M skirt |  heels from Ross | NY&Co gold watch | black clutch  was handmade, from my own design

Age: 26
Occupation: What don’t I do?  YouTube Makeup Guru, Instragram Blogger, Makeup Artist, Designer, Assistant Teacher, Mom, and Wife.
What’s your personal style?  
Classic Chic
Where do you find the best deals?  
Marshall’s, H&M, and Forever21. They are always running sales, so it’s so easy to find great deals!
What  makes someone stylish?
Confidence. I know that sounds so cliche, but it’s true. If you can work it, and feel good in it, you are always going to be in style.
What piece of clothing or accessory could you not live without?   
My Purse. My whole life is in my purse.. from my camera for on the go vlogging, to my son’s socks, to my favorite lipstick.
What clothing/accessory item do you think everyone should have in their closet?
A pair of sexy, tall black heels. They make you feel good, look taller, and your legs look incredible!
If you would like to be featured on Street Chic please send photo submissions to filthychic@gmail.com
Old + Older

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I love mixing old and newer pieces. I recently wore this outfit and I mixed this thrifted silk blouse and vintage gold necklace that I got from my grandmother. By mixing old pieces with newer trends, you can easily transition any look and give it an updated feel.

 

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Wearing thrifted silk blouse | Ann Taylor Loft Blazer | H&M skirt | Karen Millen shoes

 

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Beautynthebronzer’s September Favorites

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Hey guys! Here are my favorites for September! I didn’t do too much shopping this month for beauty items…I was a bit distracted with fall fashion, but nonetheless I had a ton of go to products for the month!

What were your favorite products from September? Leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda

Beautynthebronzer’s Hair Diary: Getting Ombre

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Since I have a slight obsession with my hair (what?…..insert face of shame here), I decided I was going to start a bit of a hair diary. I already talk about a lot of the products I use, so why not?!? I have always taken my hair care pretty seriously and after taking the chance and bleaching my hair I am really taking it up a notch! On my quest for mending my split ends, I will be posting updates about products and any improvements in the health of my hair!

I’m going to need some help though- so if you have any product suggestions or natural remedies for damage control PLEASE feel free to share! I would love that actually! Leave a comment below!

I also want to know if any of you have had any hair scares, ever had a style/color idea that went totally wrong? Leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda

“Night on the Nile” Homecoming Makeup and Hair

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It is that time of year again…homecoming! How I miss being in school.. sort of…I miss not having any REAL life responsibility..but anyway. Well since I am way too old to be partaking in homecoming activities, I am featuring my little sister Jalynn who is 15 and in the 9th grade! This was her very first homecoming and she asked me to do her hair and makeup, and as her big sister that’s what I am here for-duh!

So, her school’s homecoming them was Night on the Nile and she really wanted to embody that Egyptian look. I think we nailed it!

When I thought of Night on the Nile, my first thought was Cleopatra and my second thought was sleek hair. So, we went for a smokey eye and a high fishtail braid pony- al la Blake Lively.
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I started with the hair. Jalynn’s hair is a little longer than shoulder length so we knew we were going to need to add some clip in extensions to try and get that length.

This is where the game of trial and error came in. Her hair is also on the thin side, so we wanted to make sure to cover our tracks...literally. After trying a few pieces of the clip-ins (the 3 clip weft and the 4 clip weft) I decided to use the individual 1 clip wefts. This gave me more freedom of where to place them without them being seen. I put the pieces in upside down- because if you connect them the correct way, when you brush up the back of your hair into a ponytail you will get the extra bulge (NOT HOT!).

TIP: To make this look more dramatic all you need to do is add longer extensions and more wefts.

Once I was able to secure the pieces, the look was easy from there. We just slicked back her hair into a high ponytail and I fishtailed the braid down to the end and secured with a rubber band.

If you want to learn how to fishtail you can watch my tutorial HERE.
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On to the makeup. So, Cleopatra’s eye makeup is a bit dramatic (just a tiny bit..lol) and I didn’t think that would be very appropriate for a 15 year old to be rocking this look, especially since it was a dance and not a costume party.So, we went with a more toned down gold and black smokey eye.
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I started by applying Youth Code moisturizer all over her face

Then I applied my Smashbox BB Cream in Medium all over her face using my real techniques stippling brush

To contour, I used my Milani Cream to Powder in Caramel Brown and blended that line in with the stippling brush

TIP: start your line right under the cheekbone, but do not go too far down, you shouldn’t be able to see the lines when you look straight on into a mirror.

I added MAC Sheertone blush in Sweet as Cocoa to her cheekbones and blended backwards following the contour using my real techniques blush brush

and to complete the face I used MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Soft and Gentle to highlight her FAB cheekbones with ELF’s highlighting brush

EYES:

I first primed her lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion 

I applied BUCK from the Urban Decay Naked Palette all over her lids

In the crease, outer V and lower lashline (used an angled brush from ELF for this step), I applied  DARKHORSE (UD Naked Palette)- I blended that into her lid using Sonia Kashuk E/S blending brush

Then I patted on the gold color Half Baked  (UD Naked Palette) into the middle using the Urban Decay shadow brush

I then used SIN (UD Naked Palette) to highlight her brow bone using a shader brush I got from a myglam bag

I went and blended everything together again using a clean Sonia Kashuk blending brush

Mascara used was Sexy Curves by Rimmel

Eyebrow filled using MAC E/S in brun with the MAC 266 angled brush

 

LIPS:

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Whew! and we are done! In the end she looked like the QUEEN of the Nile! Love you Jay!!

Feel free to share your homecoming looks or tips!! Leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda
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Weekend Review: Randomness

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

 

It was just one of those random weekends… You know, the weekends when you end up doing all of these unexpected things. You never know the results. Sometimes the results are good and sometimes it just ends really really bad! Good thing there is always next weekend to look forward to.

We hope you have a happy week!

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

NIGHT OWL

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So I have gained some sort of owl obsession over the past few years. I am not sure where it came from, but I love owls! I have them all over my home and I love to incorporate owls in my wardrobe.  I know it may sound a little strange, but I think they are so cute! Anyhow, I found this graphic sweater at Target for only $17, so it was definitely a must have. I have so many other ways I would like to style this sweater. I can’t wait to show you all. Stay tuned!

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Wearing Martin + Osa (stores now closed) button down shirt | Owl sweater from Target | J Crew pants | Nine West shoes

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Calling All Shopaholics!!

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We are hosting our first shopping meetup! Please joins us for a day of shopping with some of the most stylish fashionistas in town!!

When: October 27, 2012 @ 11 AM

Where: Lenox Mall (Atlanta, GA)

If you are interested in joining us please email filthychic@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Special Edition Street Chic: Tamra

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Wearing: American Eagle denim shirt | Thrifted sweater | INC pants | Talbots shoes

Age: 29

Occupation: Human Resource Manager

What’s your personal style?  

Right now,I cant really define my  personal. I feel like I’m in a  transitioning period. I’m trying to figure out where I fit in… I’m  not a spring chicken, but I definitely not an old maid. So I’m trying to decide what that looks like for me when it comes to my personal style.

Who/what most inspires your style?

I get inspiration from magazines, books, tv, blogs and people on the streets.  I can get inspired from just about anywhere.

What do you think makes someone stylish?

Style is such a personal thing,  so what makes someone stylish changes from person to person. Style is made up of  not just how you dress, but how you walk, talk and breath basically how you live. But there are some people who just a exude a certain kind of style and I think that comes from having a good sense of who they are and what they stand for.

Who is your favorite designer?

When it comes to clothing I don’t really have one. I just wear what I like no matter who made it, but when it comes to shoes I am Jessica Simpson/Vince Camuto kind of girl. I like the style of her shoes and most of them are comfortable.

 What’s your favorite store?

I don’t really have a favorite store, but there are some stores I must hit when I go to the mall; Macy’s, Ann Taylor, Forever 21, Zara, J Crew and Urban Outfitters.

 

If you would like to be featured on Street Chic please send photo submissions to filthychic@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keelia’s Kitchen: Homemade Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

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It’s apple season and the perfect time to make some tasty apple dishes! So since I absolutely love apples, I decided to whip up a quick batch of homemade applesauce. This recipe is quite simple and not to mention pretty darn healthy too! The prep and cook time from start to finish is under an hour!

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The first step is the process of choosing your apples. the recipe I use calls for McIntosh and Golden Delicious apples. I stuck with the tart McIntosh apples (6), but for my sweet apples I switched the Golden Delicious for Ambrosia apples (2).

Next, I peeled and cut apples into 1 inch pieces. Then I boiled the apples in 1/4 cup of water. I know it may not seem like its enough water when your pour it into the pot, but the apples will create more juice when they begin to boil.

After the apples have soften to the point that they are mushy, then you know they are done (about 30 min)!

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Now, mash the apples to desired consistency…Some people like chucks of apples, but I prefer to mash my apples completely.

Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

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Once the applesauce is done, it will need to chill for a few hours in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2 weeks.

Applesauce is one of my favorites to make! This recipe takes no time at all. It’s a great snack or side item for lunch!

Good luck and happy apple picking!

 

Recipe from Eatingwell.com

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Spikes

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This shirt has become one of my favorites! I love that this simple t-shirt can transformed by adding some spikes and tassels. I didn’t want to do black on black so i paired it with these bright yellow jeans. I thought the silver details on the shoes made the outfit complete!

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Wearing Pull & Bear spiked t-shirt | Gap jeans | Michael Kors booties | Urban Outfitters necklace

Beautynthebronzer: 10 Beauty Products I’d Repurchase

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These are some beauty items I couldn’t live without! What are some of the products you love so much you have to repurchase?!? Leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda

Weekend Review: Keeping up with Filthy Chic

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This weekend was super busy! From the zoo to birthday celebrations, we covered a lot! Fun and busy weekends call for a heavy case of Monday blues..

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

Miss Luckie Girl Interview & King’s Corner Handbag Giveaway!

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Luckie Ecke is a Georgia based Youtube beauty guru (MissLuckieGirl) and King’s Corner handbag designer and we are totally in love with her handbags! We are so excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with her and giveaway one of her beautiful handbags. Yes, we are giving away this beautiful King’s Corner blue faux leather handbag below (see rules to enter at bottom of post)!

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Here is a little Q&A to get to know her better!

 

How did you get your start making handbags and what inspires you? 

I started making my clutches, probably about 6 months ago. Definitely during the Summer. I got tired of trying to find that perfect clutch that was affordable! I get inspired by everything I see. I love the lines of the city and buildings, which is why I stuck to a structured clutch, instead of a Boho Bag. 

How would you describe your handbag collection and who is the ideal customer?

Very clean lines, and structured. I love to keep it fun, so some of the zippers have a little pop of color! I think anyone is the ideal customer. It all depends in what you are looking for. I have bags that are more flirty and soft, while my faux leather clutches are a little rocker and edgy.

What are your favorite fabrics to work with? Any special designs for the Fall/Winter?

I LOVE Faux Leather! It’s so chic and classy. I have had a few requests for animal prints, so I am probably going to start with that for the Fall and Winter months. I was thinking that not only would it be fun to place as the outer fabric, but it would a nice surprise to open a plain black bag, and see cheetah print for the inner lining, instead of beige.

Do you have a favorite handbag in your collection? 

Honestly, I love each and every one. When I started making the clutches, I wanted them to be an extension of myself. Each bag means something.

If someone was interested in customizing a handbag is that possible? 

Absolutely! If I can find the fabric, we are in business! I would just keep in mind, that not every fabric is possible, but we could always work something out.

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RULES TO ENTER

1. Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite handbag designer!!

2. Like Filthy Chic on Facebook

2. Subscribe to MissLuckieGirl on youtube

Entry ends November 1, 2012

*Order inquiries can be sent to missluckiegirl@gmail.com*

Pin Me Up this Halloween!

Forget Party City and costume shops  for your outfit this Halloween, it  can begin in your closet. This Pinup look can be created from items in your own closet.  All you need is a pair of high waisted shorts,  a white T-shirt , a jean jacket, scarf and a great pair of peep toe shoes. Look out for the makeup tutorial to go with this look!

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Hugs & Chicness

Tamra

 

Pin Me Up Makeup Look (using UD’s Naked Palette)!

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Halloween is right around the corner, and if you are like me and HATE spending on overpriced costumes- don’t worry Tamra and I got you covered! HERE is her outfit post for a very cute Pin Up costume that you can get right out of your own closet!

Watch my video on how to get a perfect pin up face to go with your costume! This is perfect for those last minute parties!!

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Products used:

Urban Decay Naked Palette (buck, naked, creep, and gunmetal)

NYX Lip liner in 04 Caberet

MAC E/S in Brun

Elf  Shadow Stick (eyeliner side in brown)

Tarte Blush in Peaceful

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe

Milani Liquifeye eyeliner in black

Loreal Lacquer gel liner in black

Tarte creaseless concealer in tan

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Pixi Eyeliner is Shell Sheen

TIP: I totally didn’t think to do this, ADD a MOLE!! Tamra had it in her post! ( Great suggestion Keelia!).

 

Have a great Halloween!! Comment below with any more costume ideas or look requests!!

 

XoXo,

Amanda
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Beautynthebronzer’s Skin Care Routine

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Taking care of my skin is very important to me! I never pop anything on my face and I also stay consistent with products that work well for me.

TIP: Use skin care that has SPF in the formula for extra skin benefits without the extra step

What skin care products are your fave?!?! Leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda

Beautynthebronzer’s Hair Diary: No Heat Week and Coconut Oil

Categories: Beauty

Here’s an update on my mission for healthy hair!

What do you use to deep condition?! Leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda

Weekend Review: It’s My Birthday!

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This weekend I(Keelia) celebrated my 28th birthday! I’m definitely not getting any younger, but I feel better than ever! I am so thankful to see another year and I am excited to see what this year has to bring.

On another note, Halloween is just around the corner! Amanda enjoyed a few festivities this weekend.

Do ya’ll have any exciting plans or costumes for Halloween??  We want to hear about them!

Everyone have a wonderful and productive week!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

FALL SHOES ARE HERE!

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I recently purchased some new shoes for the fall season online. I was really excited because I ordered from two websites that I have never tried before: ShoeMint and Sole Society. I love both sites because the shoes are super stylish and affordable! I definitely recommend giving them a try. More details in the video below!

Stripped Peplum

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Wearing Zara peplum top | H&M skirt | Sole Society shoes | Brahmin over-sized clutch

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Wearing J Crew sweater | Zara skirt | Sole Society shoes

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

FALLING…

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Keelia’s Kitchen: Pumpkin Cupcakes

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I have recently gained a new found respect for Fall. It has really never been a favorite season of mine (besides the fact that I celebrate my birthday in the Fall).  After becoming more aware of the beauty in this season, I have genuinely come to celebrate the falling leaves and cooler temperatures. So with Fall comes Pumpkin season and there is no better way to enjoy pumpkins than to indulge in a flavorful sweet treat!

This weekend I whipped up a tasty batch of pumpkin cupcakes. In order to prevent myself from  eating an entire dozen, I ended up taking them to work for a certified taste test from my co-workers…and I must say they definitely passed! I brought home 2 empty containers and the cupcakes received rave reviews! Compliments to the chief!

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The first step involved gather up all the ingredients. Although the recipe calls for fresh pumpkin, I used canned pumpkin (such a great time saver)! I used a Kitchen Aid mixer to mix the ingredients together.

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I placed them in the oven to baked until they passed the tooth pick test. After the cupcakes cooled, I iced them with cream cheese icing!

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I sprinkled some chopped pecans and decorated with cute little candy corn!

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These babies were soooooo moist and delicious! I’m actually thinking about making some more for thanksgiving…I may try switching out the pumpkin and replacing it with sweet potato.

 WARNING this recipe cures most SWEET TOOTH’S !

Happy baking!

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

 

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Weekend Review: Shop til you drop!

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

 

What a great weekend for shopping! Filthy Chic had our first ever shopping meetup and we had an awesome time! Everyone found great deals and awesome pieces to add to their fashion collection! We really can’t wait for the next one!

Wishing everyone a blessed week!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

Beautynthebronzer Talks Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara

Categories: Beauty

 

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First off, if this gorgeous ad and clever name didn’t spark your interest in Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara then you just cannot call yourself a beauty girl! ( I kid…) This mascara promises to lengthen and plump even the wimpiest of lashes! Here’s what Benefit had to say about their product - HERE

and they didn’t stop there! They had some research to back it up of course….

Research results:
-94% saw dramatic length and volume*
-90% saw base-to-tip curl*
-94% saw visible lift*
-100% saw long-wearing results*
-*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

First Impression:

This mascara is sexy! lol I was almost convinced it was going to turn me into the vamp from the ad! But, no really I was pretty excited about the unique brush. I’m really not crazy about thick natural bristle brushes, so this plastic brush was right up my alley.

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The Test:

My barely there lashes were going to put this mascara to the test!

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[TIP: To get more of a cat-eye look pull your wand through your  outer corner lashes at an outward angle]

I used two coats of mascara on NON-curled eyelashes…that’s right I did not even curl these bad boys!

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Pictures don’t lie…I noticed a significant difference in my lashes!

Highlights:

brush is FAB

doesn’t flake or smudge

pretty much does everything that it says and left me with LONGER & FULLER lashes…

Low Points:

I feel like my bottle is drying out kind of quickly, BUT it could be because I CAN’T stop using it!!

Overall:  I’d give it an 10 out of 10

Final verdict: SURVEY SAYS… we have a winner ladies- I’d DEFINITELY recommend!

Do yourself a fave and grab yourself one! This mascara will truly have you saying “They’re real, I promise!” hahaha!

You can purchase Benefit They’re Real Mascara  HERE  , HERE or HERE

Retail Price $23.00

I hope this was helpful for those wanting to try this product out!

Want me to review a product?!? Got a holy grail mascara you want brag about?!?  Leave a comment below!

 

XoXo,

Amanda

CHEAP N CHIC: Scandal’s Olivia Pope

 

If you didn’t know, I am a huge Scandal Fan (like so many other fellow Americans)!! Every Thursday I am rushing home to catch the newest episode. Olivia Pope is the ultimate boss and her style is classically impeccable. She is always wearing a great suit! Her style is inspiring to the everyday working woman because you can easily recreate her looks for everyday work wear. Let’s see how I managed to pull this off!

 

Scandalous: Inspiration from Olivia Pope

 

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I was so excited when I walked into H&M and found this blazer for only $39.95! It comes in so many wonderful Fall colors!

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I picked up the blouse and trousers from Forever 21!  Every girl should have great pump in her closet, so don’t go wasting your pennies on a new pair…Find a pair that’s already in your closet.

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You can never go wrong with a classic trench coat!

 

If you have any looks you want to see for under $100 leave a comment below and we will try our best to make it happen!

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Beautynthebronzer’s Fall Beauty Haul

Categories: Outfit Posts

 

So, I did a little shopping this past weekend and picked up some new beauty products that I have been wanting to try from MAC and Ulta!

For my fellow Ulta Beauty Club members, there is just a couple more days to take advantage of the 20% of any item in the store!! Hurry, hurry!

 

If you would like a review on any of these products..you know what to do…leave a comment below!

XoXo,

Amanda

Blue Fur

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Last Christmas I received this wonderful blue fur coat as a gift from my best friend! Isn’t she just lovely! I never had the chance to wear it last winter, so I was really excited to style it and wear it!

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Wearing Ann Taylor Loft fur coat | Forever 21 t-shirt | Urban Outfitters shorts | Sole Society boots

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Beautynthebronzer’s Fall Fashion Haul (Pt. 2)

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Ok beauties so this video is a LONG one, but I really wanted to share with you guys all of my fall fashion finds- while you can still find them! I got my items from H&M, Forever 21, Target, Ross and Marshall’s- and it was all about the deals hunny!

Have you find any great deals lately?

Thanks for watching!

XoXo,
Amanda

Street Chic: Kourtney

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Wearing: Forever 21 jeans| Eddie Bauer top| Steve Madden boots| Michael Kors watch| Tiffany Love Knot ring| Mom’s gold bracelets| and Old Navy earrings
Age: 30
Occupation: Educator (I teach and inspire the little ones!)
What’s your personal style?
 Conservative and Classy
What movie/character would best describe your personal style?
 Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross)  from Girlfriends
What’s one item on your wish list?
 Burberry Watch (I love watches)
What celebrity closet would you love to raid?
Jennifer Williams from Basketball Wives
What’s you favorite store?
Target, Anne Taylor, and Macy’s
If you would like to be featured on Street Chic please send photo submissions to filthychic@gmail.com
Hugs & Chicness,
Tamra & Keelia
Kings Corner Handbag Giveaway Announcement!!

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

 

  Congratulations to

Lesley Milde!!!

Please send an email with your mailing to filthychic@gmail.com so that we can send your gift!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Giveaway!

Winner was selected using RANDOM.ORG

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra, Amanda

*Special thanks to MissLuckieGirl and Kings Corner*

Weekend Review: Friends, Food, and Fun!

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

 

This weekend was all about friends! Whether enjoying dinner and a movie or some football and tailgating, life is really about  these fun moments we share with those closest to us! The food doesn’t hurt either!! Hope every one had an awesome weekend!

 

Wishing everyone a blessed week!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

 

Beautynthebronzer’s October Beauty Favorites

Categories: Beauty

Hey guys!

I cannot even believe it is already November, but I can’t say I’m not excited about the holiday season!

Here are my favorite beauty products from this past month!

What are some of yours!?! Leave a comment below.

Thanks for watching!

XoXo,

Amanda

Beautynthebronzer talks the Lorac Sweet Temptations Eyeshadow Collection

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Alright beauties…holiday makeup collections are HERE!!! So, excited- I love the holiday season and I love all of the holiday deals even more!

I was in Ulta last week trying to take advantage of my 20% off coupon and came across this Lorac Sweet Temptations Eyeshadow Collection and I had to grab it. It includes four small candy bar themed palettes, each with four eyeshadows in it. I have never bought any Lorac products so I was excited to try it out! I am still playing around with them, so this is not a full review (if you’d like on, let me know by leaving a comment below).

I just wanted to share the collection with you guys and the eyeshadow swatches, so here they are…..

Here is the Tantalizing Dark Chocolate Palette…( I think this one is my favorite so far!!)

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This palette has all of your BRONZE shadows covered!
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Here is the Indulge in White Chocolate Palette

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This palette is for a dramatic eye look…
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and the swatches…..( Loving that black!!)
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For the nude in you…the Satisfying Toffee Crunch palette

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Lovely browns….

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Last, but most definitely not least.. this pretty plum palette Tease Me Truffles
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So there it is! Lorac’s Sweet Temptations Eyeshadow collection retails for $36.00 and can be found at Ulta [HERE]

Hope this helps those of you thinking about purchasing,  I am enjoying them!

XoXo,

Amanda
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Fall is the perfect time for maxi dresses and boots. I love this dress because I can wear it all year round…perfect with a oversized sweater for Winter! For the Fall season I paired it with a leather jacket and boots.

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Wearing BCBG Maxazria maxi dress | Jolt leather jacket (from TJ Maxx) | Gap belt | Jessica Simpson boots | Urban Outfitters necklace | Aldo handbag | Fashionable spiked bracelet

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Street Chic: Ebonee

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Wearing:  Mustard JCP mini skirt |White and black polka dot Target blouse| Cognac Steve Madden Military Style boots|Forever 21 Jean Vest, with my everyday gold charm bracelet | Michael Kors watch

 

Name: Ebonee  R. Mayo-Mitchell

Age: 28

Occupation: Human Resources Communication Specialist/ Doctoral Student in Higher Education Administration

What’s your personal style?

I don’t necessarily have a personal style but I’m told often I am Colorful

What movie character would best describe your style?

Carrie Bradshaw ( Sex in the City) because most people would not attempt to go out in the street in some of those outfits that I would go out in. My Bottom portion of the outfit usually gets attention (skirt and shoes). I also get a lot of that’s cute on you but I don’t think I can pull it off.

What your favorite designer?

I do not have a favorite designer

Where do I find the best deals?

Everywhere !!! Fashion to Figure, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, Asos, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Target, JCPenny, Koi Kulture

What’s one item on my wish list?

Leather peplum dress

Keelia’s Kitchen: Roasted Chicken with Orange Glaze

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Just in time for Thanksgiving I attempted to roast my very first whole chicken! I was so nervous because for some reason I associate the word roasting with tons of preparation and long cook times. I wasn’t so off with the cook time though, but the rest took no time at all!

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I purchased a 4 1/2 lb chicken from my local grocery store. When I got home I rinsed the chicken and began preparing it for the oven (set oven to 425 degrees). I then stuffed the chicken with half a lemon and a few springs of rosemary and thyme (I also stuffed some onions in the cavity for extra flavor). After that, I rubbed the chicken in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper! Coat the bottom of the pan with orange juice and the chicken is ready to bake for about an hour and fifteen minutes. Make sure you periodically baste your chicken while it is baking.

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The finished result was so tender and juicy…quite divine!

This afternoon I whipped up this tasty wrap for lunch and filled it with sliced  roasted chicken!

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Very filling and there are so many ways to serve it! I plan on making creations all week!

Recipe from Stacy Snacks!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Oversized + Chunky

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I purchased this oversized cardigan from Urban Outfitters last Winter. I love how thick it is and not to mention the pockets!

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Wearing Xhilaration dress (Target) | Urban Outfit cardigan |  Enzo Angiolini boots | Ann Taylor Loft necklace

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Make room for the turkey!

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It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week! In preparation, we are accomplishing 2 things: pushing extra hard in the gym and finding the most perfect Thanksgiving attire. All in efforts to make room for all the turkey and pie that will be consumed!

1. The Casual Look

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Wearing Forever 21 Blazer | Urban Outfitters Blouse | Tablots Jeans | Nine West Shoes

Look 1 consist of  a stretch corduroy jean with a loose fitting blouse and  blazer for those cool Thanksgiving days and nights.

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Wearing Urban Outfitters cardigan | Polo Ralph Lauren button up | Ann Taylor Loft leggings | Minnetonka moccasins | Chicos necklace

Look 2 is super casual and provides lots of room for an expanding belly!  Here we pair these leggings with an over-sized button up shirt. Elastic is your best friend during the holidays!

2. The Dressy Look

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Wearing Bebe Leather Vest | BCBG Generations Dress | Chicos Necklace

This electric blue flowing dress will disguise any distress from over eating. Throw on a leather vest to give the outfit an edge. Now your comfortable and stylish!

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Wearing H&M dress | Ann Taylor Loft vest | ShoeMint pumps

Prints, prints, prints! The best way to camouflage a bulging belly is to cover it with a busy print! This look is paired with a faux fur vest to hide any additional belly bulge that the print may not cover!

 

Yes, Thanksgiving is a day for food, fun and family, but that doesn’t mean  that style is forgotten. With any of these four outfits you can be comfortable and stylish.

What do you plan on wearing this Thanksgiving?

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

 

Fall Lips + MAC Glamour Daze DUPE ALERT!

Categories: Beauty

 

Hey guys!

Here are a few of my latest fall/winter lip finds!

What are some of yours?!? Leave a comment below!

XoXo,
Amanda

 

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Impromptu trips to the mall almost always lead to unexpected purchases…I just couldn’t resist this jewel tone collarless blazer from BeBe. Not to mention is was on SALE!! I never ever skip the sale racks!

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Wearing Kardashian Kollection button-up | BeBe blazer | H&M skirt & collar necklace| Charles David shoes

Street Chic: Crystal

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Wearing: Express-Black and White Jacket | NY and Company-Green Pants | Marshall’s- Purple Shoes, Ross- Pink Scarf
Age: 26
Occupation: Human Resources Professional
Who/what most inspires your style?
I can’t say specifically what inspires my style. I tend to look at different ways other people put their outfits together and make it my own based on my shape, my style, and my image that I want to portray at that moment (classy, sexy, sophisticated, etc).
What celebrity closet would you love to raid?
 I would love to raid Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian closet
What makes someone stylish?
 If someone can take a make a tee-shirt or tank top into a fabulous outfit, then they have style. It’s not about how much you spend. but how you put it together.
What’s your favorite store?
 NY and Company, Ross, and Aldo
If you would like to be featured on Street Chic please send photo submissions to filthychic@gmail.com
Hugs & Chicness,
Tamra & Keelia
I Heart Fall Tag

Categories: Beauty, Lifestyle + DIY

Hey Beauties!!

So you already know..I HEART Fall and this tag was going around on YouTube. So, I thought it’d be fun!

Let me know what you HEART about fall! Leave a comment below!

Thanks for watching!!

XoXo,

Amanda

 

 

Fall Makeup Tutorial (using Lorac Pro Palette) + 2 Lip Options

Categories: Beauty

Hey Beauties!

Here is a quick tutorial for a makeup look I did that was very fitting for fall!
Hope you like it!!!

Thanks so much for watching!
XoXo,
Amanda

 

Flawless Face Routine Using BB Cream

Categories: Beauty

 

Hey Beauties!

Here is my flawless face routine using a bb cream instead of foundation!
Hope you find this helpful.

You can get a good idea about how much coverage by looking at the darker freckles/age spots not really sure what they are lol on my left cheek (right on camera) and see how they are pretty much disappeared by the end!

Thanks for watching
XoXo,
Amanda

The Basics (Haul): H&M, F21,Sephora and Target

Categories: Beauty, Lifestyle + DIY


Hey Beauties,
Tis the season…for lots and lots of shopping! LOL I am terrible at Christmas shopping because for every one gift I buy for someone else I feel the need to buy something for myself. One for you, one for me…smh. Here are some of my most recent finds!

Thanks for watching!

XoXo,
Amanda

Weekend Review: Recharge & Recover

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

 

It’s Monday and I am still dreaming of my extended weekend! I wish I could just rewind and do it again. We spent this weekend enjoying our families and recovering from the massive amount of food that was partaken!. After a little rest and recharge, it was time for a little black Friday shopping! We were able to find a few goodies. How about you?

Now, its time to get those Christmas decorations up!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving….wishing you a great week!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia, Tamra and Amanda

OOTD: heart sweater & high-waisted trouser

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Because of the gloomy and rainy weather, I opted for pants today. It was quite warm earlier in the day so layering was a perfect option.  I can’t tell you how much I am loving my heart sweater from Target!! It is so versatile and you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion.

 

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Wearing Mossimo sweater from Target | Forever 21 collared blouse | faux leather jacket from TJ Maxx | Urban Outfitters trousers | Nine West shoes

OOTD: Black sheer maxi skirt

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Wearing Forever 21 Tank top | Gap jean jacket | Bar III maxi skirt | Urban Outfitters boots | Steve Madden scarf

OUT & ABOUT

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Today was a day full of wondering around the city. The weekend is never complete without shopping and a great restaurant!

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Wearing Urban Outfitters dress and boots | H&M cardigan and tube top | J Crew bracelet | Forever 21 bag

CONNECTING THE DOTS

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Wearing Urban Outfitters dress (find here on sale) | Ann Taylor Loft  cape | Vince Camuto boots | Banana Republic belt | J Crew bracelet and earrings

Collective Haul: GAP, ASOS & Urban Outfitters

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6 Holiday Looks for Any Occasion!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Here are just a few holiday options I styled for parties, dinners, and small gatherings this season. I hope you enjoy them!

 

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

FANCY HABIT BOUTIQUE INTERVIEW & RECEIVE 30% OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE!

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

 

We were recently able to interview the owner of Fancy Habit Boutique, Chiquita Kirkland . Her online store is pretty awesome  with affordable items that can easily transition from day to night!  We enjoyed hearing her story and vision for the boutique future.! So, enjoy the interview and don’t forget to visit the store to receive 30% off your next purchase!!!

In the words of Chiquita Kirkland “There’s nothing wrong with being fancy”

When did you realize you wanted to open an online store and how did you get started?

While I was in high school I decided I wanted to be a business owner and I have always had a love for fashion. While in college I worked at a popular women’s clothing store and learned what looks good on a women and the quality of clothing. While working full time I could not put my dream on hold any longer and in the summer of 2011 I started putting plans together to open my boutique online.

What is your favorite season for fashion?

My favorite season for fashion is Spring/Summer because everyone is free to try different styles and many different colors!

Do you have a fashion icon, if so how have they influenced tour style?

I do not have a fashion icon. I just love fashion it doesn’t matter who is wearing it as long as it looks good on them.

tell us about the type of woman that shops at Fancy Habit!

The types of women that shop at fancy habit are trendy women looking for quality clothing at great prices. The pieces I choose can be worn in different ways. You can create different styles out of one item to get the most for their money.

How would you describe your style and how does that influence the merchandise selection for the store?

My style is a more comfortable style. On a casual I like to put on a comfortable top, skinny pants, and wedge topping it off with a scarf and jewelry. You will rarely see me in flats because I’m so short.

If you could pick one item from your store what would it be?

It is kind of hard for me to pick one item. I love a nice blazer. I would pick the studded blazer. It can be dressed up to go over a dress or paired with some pants and boots. It can also be worn with silver or gold jewelry. You have different options when wearing this blazer.

What does the future look like for Fancy Habit?

We are looking to partner with more quality brands to offer more items online. Getting out in the community, doing more fashion shows and events in the area.

 

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES!! Favorite Picks from Fancy Habit Boutique

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Deep & Dark

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Wearing H&M t-shirt | Ann Taylor Loft leather jacket and skirt | Sole Society booties |

Nearly New…

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I purchased this dress from a thrift store a last year and I FINALLY got around to wearing it! It was truly a jewel in the rough. I wanted to keep it’s vintage vibe so I paired it with some non-platform peep-toe pumps and vintage  gold accessories.  I am so in love with fur this season. It gives the outfit just the right amount of glam!

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Wearing Thrifted dress (from Nearly New Thrift Shop in Atlanta) | Ann Taylor Loft fur vest | Urban Outfitters belt | J Crew necklace and bracelet | Michael Kors watch | Enzo Angiolini shoes

COOLIN’ IT

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Today marks the first day of winter and boy is it FREEZING!!! It’s the kind of cold that makes you want to stay inside snuggled under a blanket while watching movies! We braved the cold for a few minutes to take some pictures, but we didn’t last very long!

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Happy Friday!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

A Different World

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As a little girl, I used to love watching A Different World, which was a spin-off sitcom of the Cosby Show! Recently a friend of mine had one of these “Hillman” sweatshirts on and I immediately screamed “I want one”!!! Needless to say I finally got my hands on one and I could not wait to style and wear it! if you have never seen an episode of A Different World, just watch the clip below.

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Wearing Sweatshirt from www.hillmanbookstore.com | Kardashian Kollection polka dot shirt | Forever 21 skirt and bag | Urban Outfitters boots

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

A Filthy Chic Year-End-Review

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Tomorrow marks the last day of 2012 and we must say it was a great year in the world of fashion!! We just wanted to recap a few of our favorite outfits post from this year. We can’t wait to see what fashion statements will be made in 2013!

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Green with Envy

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Wearing Ellen Tracy blazer (thrifted) | Ann Taylor blouse | Urban Outfitters skirt | Audrey Brooke booties

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Wearing Ann Taylor  Loft blouse and skirt | Ann Taylor fur scarf | Michael Kors pumps

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Happy New Year! We are wishing everyone a productive and awesome year. Make it fabulous and may all your dreams come true in 2013!

Hugs & Chicnesss

Keelia and Tamra

Wrapped with Love….

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Wearing Xntrik Collection wrap (Sole) | Ann Taylor Loft turtle neck | H&M leggings | Jessica Simpson shoes

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Wearing: Stein Mart wrap| TJ Maxx jacket & skirt| Jessica Simpson shoes

Oh Happy Day!

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Wearing Forever 21 sweater and hat  | DKNY blazer (vintage and thrifted) | The Limited velvet trouser | Guess shoes | Ann Taylor Loft necklace | J Crew bracelet | MK watch

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Wearing Ann Taylor Loft blouse, skirt and long cardigan | DKNY watch |  frames from Cherry Bomb

Color + Pattern

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Wearing Zara t-shirt | Urban Outfitters cardigan | American Eagle skirt | Forever 21 booties | Aldo laptop bag | Vintage fur collar | Initial necklace from Anthropology

A little bit of Spring

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I purchased these wedges  at the end of Summer last year, but I decided I didn’t want to wait for the Spring to wear them again! So, I paired them with black tights, dress and jacket (which you can never go wrong with) and off I went!

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Wearing H&M dress | Liz Claiborne jacket | Nine West shoes | Aldo handbag | Ann Taylor necklace (pearl pendant) | J Crew bracelet

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Knitted

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Wearing Urban Outfitters t-shirt | Sonia Rykiel cardigan (Thrifted) | Obey jeans | Forever 21 earrings and beanie | J Crew necklace

 

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The Green House

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Lately I have been totally into FUR!!! It goes with everything and easily transfers from day to night! Tamra and I came across this cute little green house while scouting out photo locations. It actually turned out to be a Boy Scout meeting house. I feel like my outfit and I fit right into the scenery!

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Wearing Gap t-shirt | Martin + Osa  jean shirt (Store closed) | Ann Taylor Loft fur vest | Zara camo trousers | Vince Camuto shoes

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HUGS & CHICNESS

Keelia

The Weekend Bootie

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I purchased these booties a few years back, but I never really put them to good use. Since the weather has cooled, these have become my go to on most weekends. They are the perfect combination of casual and comfy!  

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Wearing H&M blazer | Martin + Osa shirt | American Eagle skirt | Booties from Lulus.com | Bag from Loehmanns

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Wearing Pull & Bear camo jacket | Urban Outfitters dress | Booties from Lulus.com | Forever 21 necklace

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Do you have a favorite pair of weekend shoes???

Wishing you all an awesome weekend!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

The Winter Anorak

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This beautiful blue anorak from GAP is the newest addition to my overflowing coat closet. I Love this coat because of the vibrant color and casual style. Most of the other coats I own are a little more on the dressy side, so I was so excited when I took the plunge and purchased this anorak. Of course I waited until it was on super sale! It was originally $168, but I purchased it for $60!! It has really become one of my favorite coats to wear this season.

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Wearing Gap Anorak | Banana Republic button-up | Urban Outfitters sweater | Express Jeggings | Zara collar necklace | Enzo Angiolini boots

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

MACY MARY JANE

Categories: Outfit Posts

We were recently sent these lovely handmade scarfs from macy mary jane. They are absolutely beautiful and extremely well made. These will definitely keep your neck your on a cold winter day! Here are a few pics of how we styled our scarfs!


Wearing blouse from TJ Maxx| Else jeans| Scarf from macy mary jane

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Wearing GAP t-shirt | Forever 21 denim shirt & leather vest | skirt from TJ Maxx | Steve Madden Booties | Scarf from macy mary jane

View more from the macy mary jane collection here

 

Here are a few close ups…

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Guest Post: Celebrity Stylist Anya Sarre!!!

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

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Affordable Beauty, Style and 2013 Fashion Trends

Even on a tight budget, it’s easier more than ever to dress like a fashionista and wear the latest trends. You don’t have to have big bucks to purchase couture, you simply have to have the right resources to dress your best and look like you’re about to strut your stuff on the runway.

One of the most affordable and chic places to shop this year is Forever 21. With their trends constant and stores growing more than ever, you can easily find a two-story Forever 21 in your local mall. I’ve easily found chic button-ups for my beau in the sale section for a mere $3, and suede booties for just $30.

When dressing for the New Year, you’ll want to find inspiration so you can stay updated on what is being worn on the runway. Use Pinterest to find your favorite looks and get ideas when pairing outfits while out shopping. You can find many of these same accessories and items in H&M and Forever 21. When I find any fashion piece I love, I try to first ask myself if it’s something I’d see in my favorite magazine.

Pinterest is also a great way to get ideas on making your own jewelry. There are easily thousands of chunky necklaces, gold bracelets, and earring tutorials that you can do right in your own home at an incredibly affordable price.

Shopping online is perhaps one of the easiest and best ways I shop and find the best deals. Sites like ShoeDazzle, StyleMint, Stella & Dot, and Birchbox all sell top-notch trendy items that won’t break the bank, but will keep you looking fabulous! You can also compare deals on Wanelo and enter your style so these websites can pick the best choices for your taste.

It’s important to remember that if you’re going to be fabulous fashionista, you’re going to have to take risks. Even though it may be hard to dress out of your usual box, you can still choose attire that fits your personality, but is still trendy and beautiful. As the fashion world evolves, so should you.

For 2013, don’t just feel your best, look your best by dressing in the latest, affordable trends!

 

 

Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.

Caught In the Clutch: Valoh Accessories

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

Last week we had the opportunity to attend the Caught in the Clutch press dinner! We able to view the Valoh clutch collection and meet the founder Topaz Thomas. The collection consist of utilitarian inspired clutches that can be worn around your waist, on the shoulder or on your wrist. Clutches range in price from $49.99-$69.99. These multi-functional bags can easily take you from day to night or casual to dressy! You know we love multifunctional accessories, so these get FOUR thumbs up from Filthy Chic!!

“Vane”

“Nova”


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Founder Topaz Thomas wearing “Nacelle” clutch

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View the entire collection at www.valoh.com

Follow Valoh!

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: valohapparel

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Leopard, the new neutral.

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Lately I have been wearing leopard print with everything. I’ve just been having fun mixing leopard with bright colors and patterns! It’s kinda become my new neutral…

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Wearing Forever 21 skirt & sweater | Sugar Lips (Macy’s) blouse | Ann Taylor Loft tights | Steve Madden booties

Sunset, Layering & Winter Temps.

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It is finally beginning to feel like Winter in Georgia. Yesterday was entirely way too cold…Buuuurrr! So in order to maintain a little warmth, I decided to do a layered look. Looking back I probably should have added some fur lol…oh well. Needless to say, layering is a great option in cold weather because when moving from outdoors to indoors you can add or subtract pieces based on the temperature. I love this look and it carried me through my after work activities (dinner lol) as well. All I did was change my pants to some sequin leggings and added my knitted cowl (feature here. sorry didn’t take any pictures). Oh, and if you don’t follow me on instagram (@itsme_kee and @rhoyalcandy), then you are probably noticing my new hairstyle for the first time! I cut bangs and added a little red tint!

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Wearing Urban Outfitters letter jacket | Forever 21 hoodie | Victoria’s Secret t-shirt | Ann Taylor Loft pants | Steve Madden sneakers

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Valentine’s Day Lookbook!

Categories: Outfit Posts

It’s that time of year again to show all the people in your life how much you love them! Here are a few looks we love for Valentine’s Day!

 

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Outfit 1:

Jacket: Loft

Skirt: The Edge

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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Outfit 2:

Dress: Zara

Shoes: Nine West

Bag: Aldo

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Outfit 3:

Dress: Sole

Shoes: Nine West

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Outfit 4:

Dress: Asos

Shoes: BCBGeneration

Mink hat & collar: vintage from Lakewood Antique Market

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Outfit 5:

Vest: Bebe

Shirt: Forever 21

Skirt: BCBG Generation

Shoes: Steve Madden

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Outfit 6:

Vest: Forever 21

Dress: Topshop

Shoes: Steve Madden

Happy Love Season!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Shadows

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Wearing Gap button down shirt | Pull & Bear camo jacket | Forever 21 shorts | Steve Madden boots | Urban Outfitters bag

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

2 a Day: Rachel Roy Printed Skirt

Categories: Outfit Posts

 

Look 1: Casual

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Wearing: Gap jean jacket | H&M hoodie  and bodysuit | Rachel Roy skirt | Converse shoes | Aldo bag | Target shades

 

Look 2: Dressy 

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Wearing Forever 21 blazer |H&M bodysuit | Rachel Roy skirt | Michael Kors shoes | Aldo bag | Target shades

 

 Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Burgundy

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It’s nearing Spring and I happier than you know! During these last few days of not so warm weather, I am trying to wear the last of my dark winter colors…

 

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Wearing Kardashian Kollection blouse | Urban Outfitters cardigan | Skirt from TJ Maxx | Nine West shoes | J Crew necklace & bracelet | Bar III earrings

Lucky Me!

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Call me lucky, but every time I visit the thrift store I always seem to find awesomely classic pieces. On my recent trip last weekend, I picked up this vintage Neiman Marcus pleated jean skirt (I found a few more pieces, but I will share them a little later). I absolutely love this skirt! Today, I wore my lucky skirt with this green knit turtleneck for St Patty’s day!

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Wearing Zara knit shirt | Neiman Marcus (Nearly New Thrift Store) jean skirt | shoes from Dillard’s | Target belt | J Crew necklace | Forever 21 earrings | Brahmin clutch

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Winter in Spring

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Yesterday marked the first day of Spring, but with these temperatures and wind you would think it was still Winter…Today I did a mix of the two since the weather can’t decide what it wants to do! The sweater represents Winter and my peep toe sling back shoes are calling for warmer weather. For now all I can do is hope and pray higher temperatures are in the very near future…

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Wearing Zara sweater | GAP trench & trousers | Nine West shoes | Ann Taylor necklace

Utility Upgrade

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This past weekend a made trip to the mall and found this super cute utility vest. Now, this is not your ordinary looking utility vest…it’s a bit more dressy. I love it! The fabric is polyester, but the streamline pockets and detail make this vest super chic. I found it on the sale rack for about $50 and I just could not live without it! I can definitely transition this piece throughout my wardrobe and the changing seasons! BEST BUY OF THE WEEKEND!

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Wearing Macy’s (Impluse) utility vest | Zara t-shirt | Ann Taylor skirt and vest

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Oldie, but goodie…

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I have had this Polka skirt for a few seasons now, but its a great transition piece. I have worn it in the Summer, Spring and Fall and I know it will be  staple piece in my closet until the threads come loose and the fabric looks dingy. The silk knit shirt is from my favorite thrift store in Atlanta, Nearly New. I’m in love with the shoulder pads even if I look a little like an NFL linebacker. It always good to have items in your closet that can stand the test of time…

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Wearing silk shirt from Nearly New Thrift Store | Forever 21 skirt | Zara shoes | Target shades

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Making a statement

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The first time I saw this necklace, I knew it had to be mine…let’s call it love at first sight. It is actually much more than a necklace, it is a statement piece. I first saw it in Macy’s. The only reason I didn’t take the plunge and buy it was the price on the tag…$48! I decided to wait and I am glad I did because on my most recent trip to NYC, I came across it again! This time the price was a little better at $36, so of course I bought it! I made sure to keep the rest of my outfit very simple so that it would not take away from the beauty and colors of this piece. I did spice up my footwork a bit…But the separation of busy patterns with the neutral color of the jean material made it all come together quite nicely.

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Wearing Forever 21 jeans and jean shirt | Steve Madden shoes  | Stephan & Co Boutique (NYC) necklace | Gap shades

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

be-Studded

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I bought this studded white Michael Kors tote a while back, but I just pulled it out recently. I am in love! It holds soooo much junk! I also love it because it goes with so many things.  I try to switch my handbags out every so often, but honestly I find myself clutching this bag more than others lately.

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Wearing Ann Taylor dress | Guess sandals | Chicos necklace | Michael Kors tote

T-shirts & Skirts

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If you have not noticed, I am a skirt/dress kinda girl. I have never really been into pants and I have owned very few sneakers. Skirts are so easy all you have to do is throw on a t-shirt and your done! The best thing about pairing skirts with t-shirts is that you can dress the outfit up or down depending on your accessories. That is what I have done with these two outfits: one I paired with heels and the other with a pair of sneakers to give two completely different looks!

 

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Wearing Gap t-shirt | Ralph Lauren skirt | Ann Taylor shoes | Forever 21 necklace

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Wearing Forever 21 t-shirt | Ann Taylor skirt and necklace | Target sneakers

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Mirror, Mirror

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Lately the weather has not been so great here in Atlanta…Lots and lots of rain! I was lucky to catch a few minutes of sun the other day. I finally had the chance to wear these mirrored shades I picked up from Urban Outfitters for only $10!! I have several differnt pair of shades with mirrored lenses, but these are my favorite right now because they round. I love round frames!
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Wearing BB Dakota dress from Loehmann’s | Zara jean shirt | The Loft cardigan | Steve Madden shoes | Urban Outfitters shades

Big & Bold

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I have really been into chunky necklaces lately. Especially the two necklaces worn in todays post. They both make great statement pieces with simple outfits!

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Wearing Ann Taylor maxi dress | necklace from Dillards | Zara shoes | The Loft shades

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Wearing BCBGeneration sheer cardigan | H&M top | Ann Taylor skirt, shoes, black and gold necklace | The Loft shades | gold necklace from a boutique in NYC

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

We use to call them “coolots”

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If you grew up in the early 90′s, then I know you remember wearing coolots! I had them in all colors, for every occasion and season… I was completely ecstatic when I found them thrifting the other weekend. They actually came as a set with a matching blouse. It was a little too much for me to wear together, so I decided to style them as separates. I got a few other great items, including a beautiful Oscar de la Renta silk skirt, that I plan on sharing in future posts.
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Wearing Loft cardigan and gold shell | Thrifted coolot shorts and belt (Nearly New Thrift Store) | Steve Madden Shorts | Urban Outfitters shades

Isn’t She Lovely

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Wearing Forever 21 sheer dress and clutch | Ann Taylor belt | The Loft necklace | Jessica Simpson shoes | vintage shades

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Wearing thrifted dress from Nearly New Thrift Store | necklace from Dillards | Ann Taylor shoes | thrifted clutch from Fantastic Finds | lace gloves from beauty supply store | Urban Outfitters white studded belt | Gap black leather belt | Target shades

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Have a fantastic week!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

The Maxi Skirt

Categories: Outfit Posts


Wearing Top Forever21| Skirt Loft| Shoes BCBG Generations|Sunnies Urban Outfitters

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Wearing | Thrifted silk Oscar de la Renta skirt from Nearly New Thrift Store | H&M crop top | Boutique 9 (Nine West) shoes | Banana Republic clutch

Hey Shorty!

Categories: Outfit Posts

 

shirt Loft | shorts Thrifted | shoes Nine West | clutch BCBG Maxazria
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Wearing top from pop up boutique in Atlanta | shorts thrifted from Nearly New | shoes Zara | clutch J Crew | hat Nine West

Horizontal Stripes

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Wearing Asos dress | thrifted belt | vintage earrings from my grandmother | vintage clutch from my mom |  Neckalce from boutique in NYC | Nine West shoes
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Wearing Ann Taylor jacket | T.J. Maxx dress | Target belt | Nine West shoes

 

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

It’s all in the bag…

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Wearing necklace, shades and top from Target | Urban Outfitters pants | Steve Madden shoes | clutch from Labels (Vinings)

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Wearing H&M shirt | BEBE skirt | Nine West shoes & Bag | Forever 21 Necklace

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Dressy & Casual

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Wearing BeBe blazer | H & M bodysuit | pants thrifted from Nearly New | Zara shoes | Bar III earrings

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Wearing J Crew plaid shirt | Forever 21 crop top | Gap 1969 jeans | Jessica Simpson shoes | Target hat

Dressed In Florals

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Wearing vintage Besty Johnson dress from Labels (Vinings) | Steve Madden Shoes

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Wearing Forever21 dress | Jessica Simpson shoes | Urban Outfitters frames

Show Your Stripes

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Waering The Loft dress and cardigan | Ann Taylor shirt | Urban Outfitterd belt | Michael Kors shoes | J Crew bracelet | Forever 21 necklace

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Wearing Ann Taylor blazer and shorts | Vintage hat | Jessica Simpson shoes

The Lacey T-shirt

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Wearing Ann Taylor top | Forever 21 skirt | Nine West shoes | Target belt

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Wearing Ann Taylor shirt | Target skirt | Jessica Simpson Shoes | Urban Outfitters frames

Style Staples: The Simple White Button Down Shirt

Categories: Outfit Posts

A classic white button shirt is a must in everyone’s closet! There are so many options and styles that the white button down shirt can be worn to any occasion-its all in how you wear it! We’ve taken this style staple and given you two styling options: a classic style and a fun/flirty style. How do you like to wear this style staple?

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Wearing Kirna Zabete for Target white shirt | Talbots black tuxedo jacket | Petticoat Alley skirt | Nine West pumps

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Wearing The Loft shirt | Bar III pants | Target belt| Jessica Simpson shoes | Urban Outfitters frames

Hugs & Chicness

Tamra and Keelia

Filthy Chic’s Favorite Fall Trends

Categories: Outfit Posts

Fall is right around the corner and we are totally excited for a change in wardrobe! We have been scouring magazines and our favorite websites preparing for the latest Fall trends. We wanted to share our 5 favorite trends thus far.

 

1. BLACK & WHITE

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Wearing Topshop sweatshirt | Forever 21 skirt | Vince Camuto booties

 

2. LUXE PUNK
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Leather jacket from TJ Maxx | American Apparel lace bodysuit | Urban Outfitters jeans | POLO plaid shirt | Michael Kors booties

3. TRIBAL PRINTS
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Wearing Bar III jacket and earrings  | J Crew tank top | Loft jeans and booties

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BEBE blazer | Elf jeans | Zara shoes | Urban Outfitters frames

5.Floral Prints
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H&M shirt | Edge skirt| Nine West shoes| Forever 21 hat | Cherry bomb frames

Breaking the rules

Categories: Outfit Posts

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Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day! This Fall/Winter season that rule is long gone and I am definitely embracing the change. You can pretty much get away with almost anything white. I would be careful of the fabric choice. Linens are probably a no no ,but cotton, wool, satin, silk and synthetic blends all get the green light. Happy Styling!

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Wearing Larry Levine blazer | Gap t-shirt | Forever 21 shorts | Zara shoes | Ann Taylor necklace

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Two-Toned

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My favorite part about going to Las Vegas is visiting the HUGE Topshop store in Fashion Show Mall. I can’t leave Vegas until I spend at least an hour browsing the racks! On my latest visit I found this awesome two toned denim dress! I must admit it is a new favorite….I have already worn it several times.
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Wearing Topshop dress | Steve Madden shoes | Forever 21 necklace

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Labels

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Lately consignment shopping has been my thing. Recently I stopped by a consignment store called Labels near my home. Going in I had no idea that I would have such success.This dress was one of the items that I bought. I love this dress because it has a nostalgic feel, but still has some aspects that make it very appropriate for today.

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Wearing Elie Tahari dress from Labels |Vince Camuto shoes

Back Out

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It is nearing the end of Summer (sigh) and now the weather wants to act right…The sun has finally begun to shine a little more often!  In honor of this, I decided to show a little skin. I am enjoying the last weeks of Summer by wearing all of my favorite sun dresses and shorts! I picked this dress up in Vegas…at Topshop of course!

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Wearing Topshop dress | Nine West shoes | Armani Exchange sunglasses

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Sheer + Stripes + Tan

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The weather in Atlanta is calling for isolated thunderstorms this weekend..but I am hoping for sunny skies! If it is rainy, it will be the perfect time to get some Fall shopping done at the mall! Either way I hope you have an awesome weekend!

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Wearing sheer blouse from the Loft | Else Jeans from Macy’s | J Crew clutch | Nine West pumps | necklaces from Ann Taylor | Michael Kors rose gold watch | Urban Outfitters sunglasses

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

A Transition Piece

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Confession time…I purchased this cardigan at American Apparel a few weekends ago and I have worn it like every other day since then. I have no shame! This one of my favorite Fall additions. I absolutely looooveee this piece! It is perfect for layering and transitioning from the warm to cold weather.  I have seriously been contemplating getting it in another color. Don’t be surprised if you see me in this tomorrow, the day after tomorrow or the day following the day after tomorrow. Hehehe

 

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Wearing American Apparel shawl cardigan | H & M dress | Steve Madden booties | Urban Outfitters necklaces

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

This & That

Categories: Outfit Posts

Just a few outfits from last week…

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Wearing BCBGeneration top | GAP jeans | Vince Camuto shoes | Chicos necklace

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Wearing J Crew sweater | Loft trouser jeans | Zara pumps

Denim On Denim

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Wearing Forever21 shirt | Ann Taylor Loft skirt | Jessica Simpson shoes | BEBE earrings

Weather The Storm

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Have you ever heard the saying “when it rains, it pours”…Sometimes life can flood us with overwhelming  emotions and situations that are just completely out of our control…in those times we have to stay clam, worry free and give it all to God. Trying to take matters into our own hands can sometimes just make things worse. Just be patient and know that with faith and prayer all things are possible.

 

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Wearing Banana Republic jacket | Zara t-shirt  (available in stores) | Loft skirt | Zara pumps

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Style Bloggers of Color Conference 2013

Categories: Lifestyle + DIY

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This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the Style Bloggers of Color Conference in Miami, FL presented by Beautiful Textures. We meet so many other bloggers and gained helpful tips on the world of blogging. Workshop topics ranged from content, photography, branding and turning your blog into a business. We can’t wait to put these ideas and concepts into practice!

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Panel discussion – Social Media featuring bloggers Blake Von D, All Things Slim, Charles Wade, Style Chic 360 and Skinny Hipster

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Meet the sweet ladies from Her Hanger Habits!

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The Ultimate PR guru Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle!

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Goodies from Beautiful Textures!

 

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Leslie of Fashion Dujour Daily 

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Janel Martinez of Black Enterprise

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Lunch break reflections at local Miami cafe

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Meditation is good for the soul

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Night cap on the pier

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Til next year #SBOC2013…

Special thanks to Mattie James SBOC Director

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia and Tamra

Menswear In A Woman’s World

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Lately I’ve been looking for inspiration for items to wear to work. While flipping through magazines, what stood out to me was the menswear inspired looks. I was loving the idea of a strong look with a feminine flair. Menswear would definitely be a curve ball to the skirts and dress that are my usual office attire. Some might consider me to be a feminist because I am always looking to make a stance, have my voice heard and be respected. Being that I work in an environment where to most HR is just another word for receptionist, I thought this look would scream “I”M SERIOUS BUSINESS”. Why not make that stance with a strong look…How do you make a bold statement at work?

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Wearing TJ Maxx pants | BCBG Generations shirt | Forever 21 vest| Jessica Simpson shoes

Blending In – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

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When it comes to my style, It is never my intention to blend in with the crowd. I always try to add a few simple touches that will make any outfit my own. It’s the small things that set you apart from the pack. For instance, I took this beautiful men’s sweatshirt from 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection and paired it with DIY cut offs and a beautiful blue-gray necklace…The shine of the necklace adds so much dimension against the camouflage print of the sweatshirt. I love that this is a menswear sweatshirt …I have actually found some of my favorite pieces in the men’s section. Creating a mixture of feminine and masculine pieces is a definite eye catcher and you will never have to worry about looking like the person standing in line next to you at the grocery store.

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Celebrating The Girl In The Red Pants: Happy Birthday!

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Wishing my sister, friend and fashionista a Happy 29th Birthday! Your style has evolved over the years. It seems like just yesterday we were playing dress up and today we’re constantly swapping clothes, ideas, opinions and tips. Anyone who knows you knows that you don’t have too many dress down days and because of this you have  always been an inspiration to me.  I’m excited to be on this fashion journey with you and can’t wait to see where it takes us. Continue to inspire, grow and evolve because you’ll only going to get better with time. Happy Birthday Keelia!

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Wearing sheer blouse from TJ Maxx | Loft camisole | Ark & Co. trousers from K la Boutique | Nine West pumps | mink stole from Lakewood 400 Antiques Market  

Hugs & Chicness

Tamra

Schoolin’ Life: Plaid & Houndstooth

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This season there are two patterns that we love and they both bring back memories of our school days. Plaid and houndstooth are very popular prints this season. They are classic prints and we love them because they are so easy to style. The plaid print usually has many deep colors that look great with bright orange, red and yellow shades. Plaid prints also pair nicley with different textures to give it a more modern look. Houndstooth often comes in black and white and looks awesome with with all of the beautiful jewel tones that are so popular this season. What are your favorite patterns for this Fall?

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Wearing Martin + Osa button up shirt | H & M sweater  | thrifted plaid skirt from Nearly New | Zara heels | Aldo tote | scarf was purchased from beauty supply store
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Wearing H&M shirt | Ann Taylor Loft skirt | Zara shoes

Sunrise + Coffee + Tribal Print Dress

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Fall is truly beginning to show it’s true colors with chilly mornings and browning landscapes….I’m not sure how I feel about that. The Fall is great for outside photo shoots, but these cold temperatures are the worst! Now, early morning photo shoots will definitely call for a hot cup of joe or green tea.

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Wearing Torn by Ronny Kobo dress | Loft long sweater | Forever 21 hat | Jessica Simpson shoes

If you are in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta check out Dancing Goats Coffee Bar for great coffee and treats! Visit there Facebook page here.

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Cobalt Pantsuit

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I got this pantsuit from NY & Company last spring. I fell in love with it because of the color. The cobalt or royal blue as I like to call it is rich and definitely stands out. As it gets colder the thick fabric is great for the fall weather. I’m not usually one to wear a monochromic looks, but I really do like the way this came together .

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Wearing: NY and Company pants set | Forever 21 shirt | Ann Taylor Loft hat | Jessica Simpson shoes

OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

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Oh how I love these over the knee boots! My super stylish Mommy bought them for me a few years back. Ever since I took my first steps in them I have been in love. I have worn them so many times that they are now quite weathered, but I love them all the same. I refuse to polish them because I actually prefer the more worn-down look. The color of the boots has faded and there are plenty of scratches and scuffs, but each time I wear them it’s like putting on a new pair of shoes. It’s the simple things in life that I have come to appreciate…and these old boots are definitely one of them.

 

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 Wearing Zara t-shirt and cardigan | H&M skirt |  Enzo Angiolini boots (similar here)

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Happy trick or treating!

 Keelia

Rachel Zoe Beaded Top

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This top is Everything! It gives me life! It was an impluse birthday purchase…A few weekends ago I decided to treat myself to a few birthday gifts and this is one of the things that I purchased. I found this beauty at TJ Maxx in the Runway department. It was an unexpected jewel and definitely an awesome investment piece. I decided to pair it with jeans to keep the look simple and day/night appropriate depending on the occasion.

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Wearing Rachel Zoe top | Express jeans |Badgley Mischka shoes | Zara Clutch

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Faux Leather Joggers

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I have been looking for a pair of leather joggers for a while and I finally fund the perfect pair at Urban Outfitters. I have worn them everywhere: to work, to run errands on the weekend and for girls night out! If you have notice, I love pieces that can transition in all aspects of my life. These faux leather joggers are the perfect example of how one piece of clothing can be so versatile.

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Wearing leather joggers (similar here) and spiked cross body bag from Urban Outfitters | Cardigan from Target | Forever 21 shirt | Aldo bow tie | Vince Camuto lace up booties |

Green Leather Jacket

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On an impromptu shopping trip to Macy’s a couple of weeks ago, I came across this green leather jacket. It was love at first sight. One of my favorite trends this fall is leather. The the variety’s of the leather trend are endless. There are so many different colors, textures and patterns to choose from. This particular piece if so fabulous it will leave you green with envy!

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Wearing: Bar III jacket | Ann Taylor skirt | Casual Corner Scarf | Jessica Simpson shoes

Christmas in November

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Any combination of red and green usually reminds me of Christmas. I am always skeptical of mixing the two colors when it comes to my attire because I don’t want to walk around looking like a giant Christmas tree! After finding this fabulous plaid pencil skirt at the thrift store, I decided to bring out the green in the skirt by pairing it with this green turtleneck. I love the way the outfit comes across…effortlessly classic.

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Wearing Gap trench coat | Zara top | Thrifted skirt from Nearly New | Booties from Target | Fur hat and stole from Lakewood 400 Antique Market

Haute Holiday Guide: The Cocktail Hat

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What’s a holiday party without a great hat! We are in love with the vintage yet modern style of the cocktail hat. It is the perfect accessory to add a little spice to your holiday outfit.  If you are having trouble trying to figure out what to wear to that upcoming holiday party, just throw own a LBD (little black dress) and accessorize it with a festive cocktail hat and you will be sure to turn heads!

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Wearing Forever 21 crop top and skirt | Loft jacket | Urban Outfitters cocktail hat | Jessica Simpson shoes

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Reflections of a Lace Sweater

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I wore this lace sweater while having breakfast with Keelia last weekend.

 

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Wearing: Love Culture sweater | Else jeans

Textured: structured utility jacket & leather pencil skirt

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Wearing Andrew Charles jacket (from Macy’s) | The Limited skirt | Cole Haan shoes | Brahmin clutch

Haute Holiday Guide: The Embellished Top

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Honestly, one of the best things about the holiday season is the excuse to wear sequins and beads! During this time you have a pass to wear embellished anything anytime of day for any occasion. The embellished top is great because you can pair it with jeans, skirts or shiny disco pants like I have done here. On a side note, these American Apparel disco pants are a must have! I will be purchasing these in several more colors! Anyhow, I challenge you to incorporate an embellished top into your holiday wardrobe and don’t be afraid to sport this look day or night!

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 Wearing thrifted sequin top from Nearly New | American Apparel disco pant (available here) | Michael Kors pumps (available here)

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Bringing back the flared jean!

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Remember these? You know the overly popular flared jean. In the 90′s if you didn’t have a pair of these you just weren’t cool. Similar to the bell bottom worn in the early 1960′s, the flared jean made an all time come back in the 90′s and now I’m dusting mine off and bringing them back. I get tired of wearing skinny jeans all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I love a skinny jean, but sometimes it’s necessary to change it up a bit!

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Wearing H&M plaid shirt | The Loft faux fur vest | jeans from Urban Outfitters | Zara pumps

Haute Holiday Guide: The Fabulous Fur

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Fur, fur and more fur! I just love my faux fur! I look forward to the cold temperatures just so that I can wear my fabulous furs! I first encountered the fur coat as a child in church. When the temperature dropped, all the church ladies would come to church on Sunday mornings covered in mink and fox furs…heaven on Earth! This is definitely a look I would wear to Christmas Eve service…Got to keep up the tradition of wearing my fur to the church house!

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Wearing Bar III dress (from Macy’s) | The Loft blue fur jacket | Nine West pumps

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Haute Holiday Guide: The Fun & Flirty Party Dress

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How can a girl say no to an awesome fun and flirty party dress…It is almost impossible! It’s always good to have a fun party dress on hand for any last minute invites. I bought this dress in hopes to wear it for New Years Eve…I will probably style it a bit different depending on what the weather is doing (it’s so hard to predict the weather these days…). I am in search for  the perfect metal plated belt and an awesome pair of earrings! Wish me Luck!

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 Wearing OASAP dress | Steve Madden jeweled shoes (old)

It was better as a skirt…

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Every so often I come across an item in my closet that I have the most difficult time styling…I purchased this Rachel Roy floral print dress about 2-3 years ago and I have honestly never worn it until a few days ago. I am not sure why I have never worn it. It could have been because the fit is slightly off or maybe because the colors are kinda hard to match, but I finally styled it as a skirt and I was very happy with the final look! Definitely a teacher like vibe gone Carrie Bradshaw.

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Wearing Rachel Roy dress | blouse from Target | Calvin Klein cardigan | Sole Society boots | Besty Johnson necklace and earrings

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Haute Holiday Guide: The LBD

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When it comes to holiday parties and events you can never go wrong with a black dress. The black dress always gives off a element of simplicity and chicness all in one. So when I found this black dress I knew I had hit the jack pot. My favorite part of this dress is the back. The open back and fringe make thus dress fun, flirty and unique.

Wearing: Nasty Girl dress | BCBGMAXAZRIA belt | Nine West shoes

More than just prints

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I enjoy mixing prints, but sometimes I find it challenging to do so. I tend to purchase more solid colored pieces and when I do pick up a printed item it is usually striped or floral. Needless to say…I tend to steer more towards a not so busy print. I came across these two pieces in my closet and I decided to pair them together with a trench coat and thigh high boots. The boots were an impulse buy from Forever 21. I have always wanted a pair, but I was skeptical to take the plug because I wasn’t sure how they would look on my vertically challenged frame. So…I opted for a less expensive pair. I have really enjoyed playing dress up with them! I have actually only worn them out a handful of times, but they really are quite fun! I think I may invest in a higher quality pair to add to my new collection.

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Wearing Zara t-shirt | American Eagle skirt | Thrifted trench coat | Forever 21 boots

Pretty Little Things

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I recently purchased this beautiful crystal necklace from J Crew. I am in love with their, usually chunky and dramatic, jewelry!

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I have also been obsessed with dainty little rings…

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It’s the pretty little things that make me smile

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Wearing Forever 21 jean shirt | MADE for Impluse (Macy’s) | H&M trousers | Badgley Mischka shoes | J Crew Necklace (Similare here)

Happy Friday!

Hugs & Chicness

Keelia

Winter Headwear!

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First, Tamra and I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

As we welcome in the new year and approach the colder Winter months, I am preparing myself by adding to my hat and earmuff collections. I got the tweed baseball cap for Christmas from Tamra and her BF (thanks guys!). I love this cap, so now I am on the hunt for leather and metallic caps as well! The earmuffs were a DIY project. I love these earmuffs and the best part about them is that you can customize them to your liking. You  can pick out whatever kind of fur  and headband (metal is the best option) you like. I was able to find some really cute head bands with beading and jewels, but you can definitely get a plain one if the embellishments are too much for you. Now all I need to do is figure out what to make with all the leftover fur fabric…I think I have an idea. Stay tuned!

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Wearing Loft blouse and sweater | Forever 21 skirt | Jessica Simpon boots (high heel) | Steve Madden boots (flat) | J Crew baseball cap | DIY earmuffs | Furla handbag

Hug & Chicness

Keelia

Hot Pants! Hot Book!

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Just because hot pants in the Winter are totally ok!

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Wearing Urban Outfitters cardigan and hot pants | H&M blouse | Nine West boots

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This book is an awesome read! History, fashion and pictures! My new favorite coffee table book from my bestie!

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Hugs & Chicness

Keelia