The #WrapLife

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Heyyy dolls! So happy to finally be writing my first post of 2017! I’ve been meaning to post for a while now but between being busy with my family and despising the winter season, I haven’t felt up to it. Lately, we’ve been getting plenty of sunshine here and this early spring has helped to renew my desire to get back.

With that said, lets talk about the above look. This was 6 months post baby number 4 and I was feeling myself! This spring 2013 look was one of my first attempts at wearing a head wrap but for some reason it just never felt quite right. Looking back on this style and searching photos and videos on Ig has me thinking about giving it another try. Keep up with me here and on Instagram @thechicsideblog to see whether I get back to the #wraplife!

Head wrap: Joann Fabric; Dress & Wedges: Jcp; Cardigan & Belt: F 21: Watch: MK

Day 3: Baby Blue

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My beautiful daughter.

The third and final day of my convention was bitter sweet. I was excited for the last day of Bible instruction but disappointed at how quickly it all seemed to have ended. Jehovah surely knows what we need and he provided all that and more during these three days. The talks, videos, and parts presented helped me to see the need to continue to rely solely on Jehovah God and remain loyal to him. I feel strengthened to continue to endure the trials and tribulations in this system. And I look forward to a time in the near future when I’ll be reunite with relatives and friends who are asleep in death and to living in eternal peace on a paradise earth!

On this day, my outfit was all about this gorgeous baby blue cape blazer. I initially came across this cape blazer on Asos.com for  $88.00 which is my budget for an entire outfit, so I definitely wasn’t paying that for one piece. I went onto the Lavish Alice website and was able to buy it for $36.00 + shipping and fees from the UK. I had a coupon for an extra 20% off from a previous cape blazer purchase but for some reason it didn’t take with this purchase.  All the better reason for me to go back again and find something new.

My white tank top was FREE from JCP using the $10 off $10 coupon that they usually mail out once a month to customers, and my skirt was $16.00 using the same discount coupon. My heels came from guess.com. I used their new customer promo and got them for just $33.00+ free shipping earlier this month.

Blazer: Lavish Alice; Tank & Skirt: JCP; Heels: Guess; Clutch: The Limited

 

Day 2: Mustard & Navy

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My baby boy behind me!

IMG_20160806_141919IMG_20160822_213950On day 2 of the 2016 Remain Loyal to Jehovah Convention, I was able to learn more about how Job remained loyal to Jehovah despite intense suffering and watch more great videos. I also had the pleasure of seeing my cousin, along with many other young people, dedicate their lives to Jehovah God by water baptism.

For this day, I wore a New York & Company midi organza appliqué skirt in mustard. On seeing this skirt online it was love at first sight! I was able to get it for 70% off and paid only $29.99. I paired it with a navy F21 top, a Charlotte Russe necklace that was less than $5, and nude single sole heels from Target.com.

Top: F21; Skirt: NY&Co; Heels: Target; Necklace: Charlotte Russe; Purse: Old Navy

 

Day 1: So Pink

IMG_20160822_163128IMG_20160822_163222IMG_20160822_163542On August 5-7, 2016 I attended the Remain Loyal to Jehovah Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. During these 3 days, attended consecutively throughout the Summer by JW’s worldwide, I was able to receive encouraging and upbuilding instruction from the Bible. On Friday I listened to some great talks, watched some great videos, and learned about how Jesus Christ set a perfect example for us today to follow as God’s “loyal one”.

My outfit for Friday, as most of my outfits have been this summer, was feminine and flowy. This heat has been unreal and light fabrics are a must ’til Fall. This dress was a last minute pick from Justfab and to cute to pass up. Once it came in I knew that I had to pair these Justfab heels with it. The earrings are from hm.com for just $9.99!

Dress & Shoes: Justfab; Earrings: H&M; Purse: TjMaxx

Flowy × Floral × Feminine

IMG_20160822_110711IMG_20160822_110652PhotoGrid_1471886840023IMG_20160822_123914This flowy floral skirt is absolutely one of my favorite gifts from Zara and yes it has pockets. I received it a couple of years ago from my little sister and occasionally we try to coordinate similar outfits(Fall ’15 pic of sissy and I). I paired it with this gray feminine top that I’ve had forever and refuse to get rid of and these beige single sole heels from Shoedazzle. My floral necklace was a Target.com find for $5.99!

Blouse: Sears; Skirt: Zara; Heels: Shoedazzle; Necklace & Belt: Target; Bag: Nine West

 

 

Comfy Meets Cute

IMG_20160725_153155IMG_20160725_153120IMG_20160725_153033On Sunday, I wore this cute $14.99 midi-skirt with this comfy $4 tee. The lovely color combo in the skirt made it easy for me to pair with these other pieces. I feel like I have a collection worthy piece when it can be transitioned effortlessly from one season to the next just by changing up my top and shoes. This skirt is just that and I plan on wearing it year round. The statement necklace was boutique bought and the heels were a gift from my big sis.

Tee: JCP; Skirt: H&M;  Shoes: Zara

Sophisticated Sunday

IMG_20160719_010715IMG_20160719_010659IMG_20160719_010639Last Sunday, I wore this colorful jungle meets floral pencil dress that I found on clearance for $30. I wore a black 3/4 sleeve NY&Co. cardigan over it but took it off when I got home due to the heat. The weather here has been so unforgiving to my desire to wear cardigans and blazers, so I’m limited to wearing on nice days or at night. I already had the neon green belt and the heels came from a recent bogo sale.

Cardigan: NY&Co;  Dress: Target;  Shoes: Charlotte Russe

 

 

 

Flashback Friday

PhotoGrid_1467433491580.jpgI wore this outfit visiting friends at a Regional Convention in 2013. Although I wore this 3 years ago I still wear the pieces separately. The top was on clearance for $5 and the skirt from target.com for $10. I love how these gladiator sandals have a low heel which makes them easy to walk in. I purchased from Shoedazzle for $19.99 that year and while I haven’t worn them with a casual outfit yet, I have one in mind.

Top: JCP;  Skirt: Target;  Shoes: Shoedazzle; Clutch: Banana Republic (gift); Watch: Michael Kors

Color Block

IMG_20160703_163912IMG_20160703_163948IMG_20160716_134523I wore this outfit recently to my Sunday meeting but I forgot to post it. I enjoy mixing and matching colors, prints, and patterns and I felt so bright and fun wearing this.

Peplum Top: JCP;  Skirt: NY&Co;  Shoes: Target;  Bag: Shoedazzle;  Sunnies & Jewelry: F21

Flowers Restyled

PhotoGrid_1468981414756.jpgThis is the second outfit styled with my flower shift dress for my mid-week meeting. This time around I paired it with a cardigan, tights, loafers, and a fedora.

Dress: Sears;  Cardigan: F21;  Fedora: Target;  Shoes: Zara;  Jewelry: H&M