Today is the first official day of summer! Hey Summer 2016! It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of summer considering that most of the US (including my area) has been dealing with record high temperatures for the past few days. When I tell you that my AC and cooling fans have been putting in so much overtime these past few days that they deserves raises, if that was possible.
However, today is not only the first day of summer, but also the first day of my vacation/staycation from work and I’m so stoked! As I mentioned last week, I’m going to spend my morning volunteering at my church’s annual youth conference, which I hear is amazing to be apart. Afterwards, it’s all about chilling, napping, and repeat.
Back to summer. Despite these insane high temperatures, I’m looking forward to summer. I already have a few plans here and there lined up that I require the perfect summer outfit. This summer is going to be hot, which can be uncomfortable. Therefore, I my summer style is going to cute, cool, and comfortable. A blend of light colors, classic pieces, and feminine flair.
I created a look that felt hit all the requirements for my summer style.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
First thing first, Cinco de Mayo is not, I repeat NOT, the day of Mexico’s independence. Instead, it marks the day that Mexico unexpectedly defeated French forces at the Battle of Puebla. However, liike St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo has turned in a national reason to go out drinking and snacking on salsa and chips.
Since I am half Mexican, I grew up celebrating Cinco de Mayo with my mom making homemade tortillas, mexican rice, and beans. However, as an adult, I usually acknowledge the holiday by spending time with friends and couple of pitchers of Margaritas and this year will be no different.
After work, a couple of my coworkers and I are going to go to this awesome Mexican spot in Midtown. I heard they have some of the best margaritas in town. So, I’m down! Afterwards, I’m going to run across the street to another bar to meet with a couple of girlfriends as we drown out sorrows that Beyonce’ cancelled her Nashville show a.k.a the one we were supposed to go to tonight. Whooo, I’m so mad about that. Let me move on, because the more I think about it, the angrier I get and the more I might drink.
Well, if you planning to hit the town to do a little bar hopping for some margaritas, I have a little festive style inspo for you.
eSTYLIST: Cinco de Mayo
However, if you plan to stay in for your margaritas, here are some festive Cinco de Mayo recipes that you can try from the comforts of your home.
One of the main things I miss from my childhood (the first one will always be ‘No bills’) is my mom buying my brother and I new outfit for holidays, especially a new Easter outfit. My Easter outfit usually included a big fluffy dress with a bow somewhere, a big lace sock, shiny, white patent leather shoes (my fav), and white straw-like hat with a ribbon (my least fav). Unfortunately, a single woman with no kids, my adult Easter outfits have been mostly pastel suits or shift dress. They’re my go-to since, I rarely ever wear them again…just like my childhood Easter outfits. Some things never change.
As those of you who received my weekly email (Sign-up in the sidebar), I always include a weekly eStylist post that’s reflective of my “style vibes” of the moment. I recently asked that if you’ve had questions of concerns about styling an item, to ask me. Well, someone recently asked me about this satin pleat midi skirt and how to style it for Easter. I thought it would be great to keep it youthful and feminine by pairing it with a bright floral print, but demure accessories. She (Hi, Nadine!) loved it! So, I thought that I would share it as an inspiration for an Easter outfit 2016, in case you were still looking for inspirations and suggestions.
If you’re not a fan of the bare shoulders look, you can easily switch it with a simple fitted white tee or cover up with a light and feminine white vest, jacket, or even light scarf. Options are a girl’s real best friend!!
eSTYLIST Easter Outfit 2016 Details:
Rhinestone Rose Stud Earrings – Gem Layered Necklace – Kate Spade New York Jettie Crossbody – Satin Pleat Midi Skirt – Steve Madden ‘Sandalia’ Sandals – Plain Sud Strapless Lace Top
When it comes to styling a winter and/or Christmas look, there are certain materials and details that just scream “Wear me for Christmas!”. Materials such as leather and velvet and sparkly accessories are perfect things to add to a festive winter look. Since these elements can be very flashy, it’s usually best to only include one or two of these when concocting your Christmas outfit. However, this year, I decided to come up with a look that can incorporate all the known glitzy details, but in a soft, yet edgy look in this year’s eStylist Christmas 2015 outfit.
A pair of classic leather pants, a roomy velvet top, and touches of sparkle and studded accessories created this awesome inspiration for a Christmas day of visiting family, friends, and some last minute Christmas weekend parties.
- Velvet Top – It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a velvet top that’s not too matronly. This one has just the right of bohemian vibes with chic shape.
- Emerald Cut Drop Earrings – Not only are these earrings super affordable, but you will be able to break these out for any and every occasion that could use a little sparkle.
- Stretch Leather Pants – You need a pair of leather pants in your closet. If you don’t already have a pair, might I suggest these? Premium leather without the premium price tag.
- Cuff Bracelet – Another accessory that you can wear any and everyday.
- Minaudiere Rhinestone Clutch – Gorgeous clutch with the right amount of sparkle.
- Studded Booties – Studded booties? Why, yes, we do need these in my life.
Here I am, bright eyed and bushy tail on this Monday morning, super happy that I’m finally fully in the holiday spirit and just in time for Thanksgiving.
Like I’ve previously pointed out, I usually spend my Thanksgiving as a guest, and this year is no different. This year I only have two destinations: my dad’s house and my brother’s in-laws. Therefore, the only thing I have to worry about is what too wear, which can be very tricky.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that’s mainly family, but can also include random family friends and friends of friends coming by a.k.a strangers. However, depending on the way the day go, those strangers might become new friends or “boo” (wink, wink).
Therefore, your turkey day can be too casual (read; sweats and tee) or too over the top, because you know…dribbles happen. So, you have the pick outfit that has the comfort and give for a possible expanding belly AND still look put together.
For me, this year, I think I going to reach for this corduroy skirt that has been collecting age in the back of my closet. It’s perfect, because it’s dark and has the right amount of elastic around the waist. I’m going to pair it with a billowy top and maybe some black tights and flats or tall boots. Still a toss up. Very simple, but a little vampy.
Here’s a little inspiration for your Thanksgiving Outfit 2015: