weekend wear. — January 7, 2017

weekend wear.

weekend wear.

 

weekend wear. by closet-nerd featuring destructed skinny jeans

                                     Howdy Friends!!  Happy weekend!!

                                Thanks so much for stopping by.

I simply love a casual chick look!  I’m in love with the long coat trend.I own this style in gray (from zara) I am looking forward to purchasing this classic camel color. Definitely perfect for transitioning into spring!

Leopard Button Up Faux Fur Coat
from: SheIn

Black Skinny Ripped Denim Pant
from: ROMWE

Black booties
shoespie.com

Adidas sports shoes
$85 – bloomingdales.com

Chanel purse
farfetch.com

Crucifix necklace
rosegal.com

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We’re  officially snowed in this weekend,  I had head out to Bjs early this morning To Stock Up the pantry with snacks for the kids in case were snowed in all weekend. I didn’t get a chance to catch the ACU-weather forecast  I had no idea we were expecting so much snow.

This weekend I’ll get a chance to relax with my hubby and the kids I’m so excited!  Will probably be watching movies all day in bed- I loved to cuddle in my bed while watching the snow fall.

                           What are you guys up to this weekend?!
PEACE ON EARTH !! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FABULOUS FRIENDS — January 5, 2017

PEACE ON EARTH !! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FABULOUS FRIENDS

New Year,New Style Ahead

Wishing you all 365 days of fun, joy,  Amazing health. May your cup runneth over in 2017 with style bountiful luxury and prosperity so you can be a blessing to someone else xoxo SHAY!!

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For starters thank you to all my amazing fashionistas for following me and allowing me to be your quirky creative sidekick and fashionista superhero-ness. The reality is in 2016 my personal life and  career path has not been as fascinating  as I had hoped, there were a few unexpected challenges  and bump on the road I had to overcome, 2016 made me stronger and I am better for it.the highlight of this year was I learned to laugh at myself and not sweat the small stuff.

2016 indeed was an interesting ride yall. career was a bit challenging but through it all blogging and sharing my style with you Darlins brought me tremendous joy Bottom line our time together was epic!

Here is A short RECAP of my 2016  hit and miss

 5 Things I’ve Learned and had to overcome in 2016

1.lacefront wigs almost sent my edges to EXILE

last winter Lace fronts wigs were often a quick fix for me, it was an easy way to spruce up my look and keep my head nice and warm during the cold winter days with little or no fuss. 

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 I thought  I found the perfect solution to my morning hair drama by wearing my cool and stylish wigs until my( baby hair) edges started disappearing.

 suddenly here I was standing in front of the mirror almost in tears, wondering “What the heck is up with my edges!?

The Reality is. lace fronts wigs are not at all good for your edges, Whether your hair is natural or relaxed, the best advice I can give you is to wear a silk or satin cap to protect your edges. 

My Edges Today, are doing much better Due to Better Styling Choices. I’ve  stylishly been braiding my natural hair since last summer and currently staying  away from dyes and chemicals.

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 Here are my top favorite hair products for natural and relaxed hair!

♥ John Freida-Frizz-Ease repair conditioning shampoo -this product detangles and leaves your hair soft and manageable.

Wow a product that actually does what it says- I style my hair with Shea moisture coconut &Hibiscus (this product actually does exactly what it says) it leaves your hair feeling soft and wonderfully moisturized.Give it a try

2. I’ve learned how to Stay Happy Around Negative People and stay Focus On the Good

Dealing with negativity have always been a real challenge for me. Bottom line? It sucks to work with negative people and for years I struggled with how to manage my interactions with them without losing my cool.until now,

yes, imagine me singing and doing the happy dance right now!  I am thrilled for myself because I’ve finally found the perfect strategy to keep a happy state of mind and truly be my happy go lucky self.I found that When you truly understand and value yourself,  you can easily brush off negativity and  Focus On the Good.

(after a very long struggle) dealing with these energy vampires who try to suck out my positive energy and drain me with their fangs of unwanted and unkindly words  -I’m finally free.

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♥ 3.

I’ve learned to Take a Stand-

I made a promise to God and a conscious decision to stop letting negative thoughts inside my head. I just refused to get negative and started monitoring my thoughts closely. I began replacing my negatives thoughts with good thoughts, At first this challenge was exhausting because my thoughts were on auto pilot.As I continued on my path these 2  quotes kept creeping into my subconscious “If you can manage your own life, then you can effectively  manage other people’I knew if I can conquer myself than the rest would be a piece of cake, I’ve always believed the saying  that “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” within and so day by day and bit by bit I conquered the enemy within.

now imagine me doing the moonwalk screaming “just beat It” I am so happy right now.

♥ 4.

I’ve learned to Seek Happiness-

 I kept fuelling myself with positive books, music and started looking for the good in everything especially in myself. I distant myself from negative conversations, tv shows and people in general. I was determined and grew obsessed with winning this battle. within a few short months, I noticed my thought pattern started to change. I am thankful I no longer live my life replaying people’s negative remarks in my head all day trying to figure out why people acted the way they did. Yes, these days I am free from those nagging thoughts,  I’ve completely distance myself from the Vampires.  Yup. I am much happier I’m Free!!

5.

I got a new attitude 

I have said goodbye  to the old, The New Year is here, 2017 for me means new opportunity, I have a “you go girl attitude”.I have reinvented myself, I am focus on my success and fiercely looking forward to take over the fashion world and making a name for myself and you are welcome to come along for the ride!

I am looking to network and collaborate with other creative Artist, photographers, singers designers, writers and IT professionals .

I am looking to break out into television as an On-Air Host/Personality Style Commentator, I am also looking to publish my self-help book on being optimistic and looking to introduce my super funky chic fashion line to the world.

What are your three elements for staying optimistic

                                       Looking forward to reading your comments

                                                     so please Keep em coming!

                                                                XOXO SHAY!!

 

My new fashion inspiration. — December 18, 2016

My new fashion inspiration.

                                    Hello Darlings, Welcome back to my blog
My new fashion inspiration.

 

 Phillip Plein

He’s cool, fresh, stylish some say he is over confident he says he is building a fashion empire  -But I say he’s a creative genius and my new fashion inspiration.

If you’d asked me a year ago who Phillip Plein was  I’d  probably replied, “Who?” or “,  Uhhhh, Is he an actor someone important I should know ?” Well, He’s not a household name in America — yet…so If youre wondering who  Phillip plein is?

                       well, darlin’ wonder no more. cause I Got you!’

 Plein is a designer who has been designing for the who’s who in music, and Hollywood for almost a decade. He is known for his elaborate spectacular runway shows, and exceptional over the top edgy designs. The 38-year-old  Plein says he is a self-made Millionaire who’s fashion journey began in Germany with an investment from his father. Initially, Plein started in furniture design —wich also included dog beds.Today he labels for men, women, children, with an annual gross of around $226 million, and has 80 boutiques worldwide.

if you’ve been paying attention to my blog you know I love a bit of bling, mix with a bit of class and edginess. Well, Phillip plein design brings everything that I love together and multiplies it by ten thousand.

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plein design pushes the envelope and definitely goes over the top, it is a mash-up of bling, leather, and studded denim with Swarovski crystal banging bling with rock and roll influences, and a streetwear feel.                woah mama mia (that’s a mouthful)

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Today, Plein customers include Beyonce, Madonna, Nikki Minaj, Taylor Swift just to name a few. so there you have y’all the man is a fashion genius, who love to posts pics of his black Rolls-Royce Wraith, Lamborghini, you can follow his Instagram-friendly adventures by clicking the link below.

https://www.instagram.com/philipppleininternational/ 

Thanks so much for popping by my blog,  I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did. Please leave a comment to let me know which designs was your favorites and why.

  XOXO  SHAY!!

 
Geeky Gifts for your favorite Nerd !! — November 28, 2016

Geeky Gifts for your favorite Nerd !!

Geeky Gifts for your favorite Nerd !!

Geeky Gifts for your favorite Nerd !

Pink blouse / Applique sweatshirt / V neck shirt / Pink jacket / River Island ripped jeans / Miss Selfridge skirt / Ripped jeans / Vans shoes, $75 / Platform shoes / Kate Spade crossbody purse / Adidas backpack bag, $30 ASOS.COM  / Chain necklace / Vans snap back hat / KOON retro glasses


Cat Embroidered Sweater


Floral Embroidered Fleece-lined Long-Sleeve Blouse


Embroidered Zip Jacket

Mirrored Retro Round Sunglasses

Applique Panel Sweatshirt

Lettering Necklace


Lettering Hidden Wedge High-Top Sneakers


Striped V-Neck Shirt

velvet Goldmine! — November 8, 2016

velvet Goldmine!

velvet Goldmine!

The Stylish BOMBER jacket — September 30, 2016
My Fall Fashion Uniform – Simply chic! — September 27, 2016

My Fall Fashion Uniform – Simply chic!

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Welcome back to Shays fashion closet!

How lovely to have you here with me once again! I’m Shay and today day  I will be sharing my fashion uniform with you which consist of some of my all-time favorites and  go-to trends  that I basically live in. So, grab a cup of somethin’ delicious and let’s start chatting  about my fab stylish uniform!

and these stylish finds below.

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So I’ve evolved into my own signature style or fashion uniform, as some call it, Nowadays, I find that my style is pretty consistent, I mostly wear skinny jeans (pants) High waisted pencil skirts, cotton Sheath Dress, oversized chiffon tops-big favorites of mine are Blazers, statement jewelry pieces, and classic flats I rely on these key pieces to add pizazz and character to my outfits. Having a signature style /uniform helps me to express my personal style, personality and the image I want to portray, I enjoy looking mostly polished and classy while smelling good, when I am at home, I seek elegant furnishing and a calm surrounding — so why wouldn’t that reflect in my style?

I personally have long been a fan of stripes, my obsession with stripes has  definitely gotten out of hand. I had no idea I had so many striped pieces in my wardrobe  until I started writing this blog– I am a sucker for a good stripe piece and a stylish blazer -they are  my all time fav fashion staples for this time of year!

Stay tuned -I will post a pic of all my favorite tripe pieces from my closet  on the next post.

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I Love this shirt below ! so chic  and trendy   I love the color of the stripe this top is perfect, combo with a pair of cute skinny jeans for fall ! you can find the perfect striped blouses here.


Blue Lapel Vertical Stripe Dip Hem Blouse – $17.59

Retail Price: $28.83
You Save: $11.24
from: SheIn

Blue Lapel Elastic Waist Printed Button Blouse

There is definitely  something undeniable freeing about knowing what style works for you .The best way to create your own unique fashion uniform is to Invest in several pieces and specific styles and classic cuts that you love and just basically looks chic on you.

After all, your clothes are talking, whether you know it or not, what you wear says a lot about you.

One of the few things you can control in life is your style and appearance. Therefore, make sure your clothes are saying what you want them to say about you.

Do you have a  fashion uniform or personal style, or maybe a few go-to outfits on heavy rotation? I’d love to hear about the pieces you gravitate towards time and time again.