June Wishlist !

Hi guys, I wanna share with you all some things I’m really wishing I had my paws on this month:

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Jeffery Campbell Night Walk Pumps

I adore these ! Especially in this mint color that is oh-so hot for the season right now. I could just see myself wearing these with an LBD out on the town one party-ful night. *sigh* dare to dream. They can be found on Solestruck.com for $169.95 and they are to die for in pink, also. One of these days…

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 Sparkle Polish

I am SUCH a fan of the glittery sparkle nail right now! The last time I did my nails I did them in pink sparkles and I love, love, loved the outcome. I think the next I wanna try is all silver sparkle…we shall see.

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Maxi Dresses

Ahhh maxi dresses, ill take one in every color (and pattern) please ! You can never have enough of ’em, especially the racerback style…so relaxed and cute at the same time. LOVE!

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Ombre’ Hair

Its still something I have been dying to try! Its sadly not in the budget right now though, which leads me to my next wish…

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Money, money, money !

Infinite amounts of cash would be ever so clutch right now! Especially because lately I have had the incessant yearning to shop till I drop, a yearning I have had to reluctantly deny as a woman on a strict budget. Oh how I wish I could spend spend spend with no regard to the responsibilites of life. But sadly this is not so, especially this month. One day my bags of money will come…one day. Maybe i’ll marry rich *shrugs*.

Lastly but not least I am wishing for…

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DEATH TO ALL CRICKETS!!!!

Okay before you think, she has gone off the deep end and this has nothing to do with fashion at all, I’m gonna just tell you…you’re right. But I just HAVE to share this story with you guys.*WARNING: A RANT WILL ENSUE* Okay, so I wake up yesterday morning a bit earlier than normal because I planned to shower and get ready then do a little reading before work and class. So its 7 in the morning and I’m just showering it up and what do I see when I look over at the sponge on the corner of my tub, but a ugly little cricket! Ewwwwwww!!!! I froze at first sight but then cut off the water and got out as I thought of a plan. Let me just let yall know that I HATE bugs. &one that hops AND flies???? A definite recipe for disaster, so my plan was to take two large cups and douse it so I could ring it down my tub. I do this and just as the cricket is about to go down the hole and away from me forever my stopper closes right in the way. AMAZING. Just my luck. So after freaking out some more I regroup and try to drown it with hot water. THAT didnt even work, because amazingly the stopper closed just enough to not let the cricket go down, but to let the water drain out. Ultimately I had to end up calling a friend of mine to kill it, with only minutes to spare before work. And to make matters worse I kept seeing crickets, dead and alive, all day. They were following me!!!! Yuck. I just want them all to die, even down to Jiminy. Yup, thats right I said it.

Okay….Rant. Over.

Well these are the things I deeply desire this month, what’s some things on you guys wishlist??? Let me know!

Until Next Time!!

XOXO Jaz’

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New Ink !

Greetings All ! Saturday June 9th i got a new tattoo! Its one I have been wanting for a while.

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It is in Arabic and it means God is Love. I got this tattoo because it I wanted to remind myself that God is Love so that means that He loves me. Also it means that I should always operate in love. Love for myself, and love for humanity. I never want to develop a hatred for humanity no matter how evil the world gets because we are all God’s creation.

So yup! Thats my reasoning. The photo really doesn’t do it justice especially since its all red and swollen at the time, lol but maybe I will take a better pic once its all healed and post it.

What do you guys think? I personally love my new tattoo and what it stands for to me. Hopefully you guys agree.

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

OOTN: Cobalt, Black, & Kickback

Hola chicas (and chicos if your reading, shoutout to you) ! I’m here with an Outfit of the Night for you guys. It was yesterday, June 8th and I guess I was in a really striped-mood yesterday (given what i was wearing earlier that day). The occasion was a kickback/house party of sorts, for a friend of mines birthday. I wanted to look spruced up, but not overly dressy or clubby to be just sitting in someone’s house. So this is what I chose…

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Striped Dress (worn as a top): Forever 21 – $19.80

Chain Necklace: Forever 21 – $7.80

Ring: Forever 21 – $6.80

Belt: Forever 21 – $8.80

Bubble Skirt: Forever 21 – $11.80

Sandals: Don’t remember – $9

Purse: Charlotte Russe – $9

(whoa, just realized exactly how much of this outfit came from forever 21, yowzers!)

This look could have been made more downtown-club scene ready by adding heels, wearing the strapless top as the dress it really is, or wearing a bold lip. However, for the type of event I was attending, I feel like this combination was just right.

What do you guys think? Like it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’

OOTD: Summer Stripes

Hola! Im back with an Outfit of the Day for you guys! Today is Friday 6/8/2012 and it was a pretty hot day, but a little bit breezy at the same time…if that make any sense…weather in the Southern US, boyyy i tell ya. But it was just a typical day of work and summer school for me so I went for a very simple, relaxed look. Hope you guys like !

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Earrings: Shasa – $4.99

Ring: Forever 21 – $6.80

Purse: Thrifted – $1.25

Shirt: Papaya – A gift 🙂

Jeans: Forever21 – $10.80

Sandals : American Eagle – $11.99

 Like I said, just a chill outfit for a chill day. Nothing too special. My fave part about this outfit is the shirt. I love the nautical vibe of the stripes and the split up the back of the shirt.

What do you guys think of my outfit combo? Like it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!!

Stripes, Dots, and Florals, Oh My! : A Guide to Mixing Prints

Hello fellow lovers of fashion! We have all been in a fashion rut before where, the things in our closet just don’t look as appealing to us as they used to, your outfit combos feel played out, and you simply have a closet full of nothing to wear. Well, one simple way to update your style without spending a dime is mixing prints!

Let me warn you however, that this could either go really right…or really, REALLY wrong.

I will give you a few simple options that I think will keep you on the right track to be a mixed-print-fashionista!

Option #1

Wear the same print together in different colors/sizes

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In the photo above Rihanna rocks a tan leopard printed top with red leopard printed bottoms. She keeps her accessories black, pulling the outfit together into one cohesive look.

Fellow fashion blogger and author of The Fancy Pants Report also shows a good example of this option here by inverting the colors and wearing a top with larger polka dots than those in her bottoms. Since she is wearing black and white polka dots, her red shoes give just the right pop of color.

Option #2

When wearing two totally different prints, make sure they have at least one color in common.

ImageSolange is the queen of mixing prints, and an outfit like this is right up her style-alley. To make this look work, solange made sure that her aztec shorts had white and black in them just like her top. Her nude wedges add style without overpowering the rest of the outfit and her pop of eclectic jewelry makes the look her own. (by the way, love the fro Solange team Natural! )

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Here we see this rule used a little more interpretively, but it still works! The pastel pink in the striped shorts, while not the exact same color, is in the same color family as the coral in the roses on the model’s shirt. Also, because the striped shorts are in such mild colors in comparison to the top, they work as a solid against the bolder print, giving the look balance.

Option #3

Wear numerous prints in the exact same color(s).

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This model is wearing vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, criss-crossed stripes, and varying sizes of polka dots. How does this keep from becoming a muddled mess? All the prints are in the same two colors. That in itself is enough to tie everything together in a way that is more hot-stuff than hot-mess. The yellow skirt brightens up the look adding a funky pop of color to the ensemble. Those fleur de lis earrings? Just the icing on the cake. I’d snatch ’em if i could!

Well guys, I hope you find these options for how to mix various patterns as a breath of life to your wardrobe. Hopefully you can use these options to make mixing prints a lot less of a daunting task than it otherwise could be.

Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz’