OOTD Spring Time Wear| Taupe Plaid Capri Pants x Light Denim Shirt

OOTD Spring Time Wear| Taupe Plaid Capri Pants x Light Denim Shirt

This shirt was given in collaboration with Not Sorry Apparel. All opinions are my own. 

So I realize I have not worn a true spring time wear on my blog.  Old school light denim shirt and plaid cropped capri pants was the ootd, last Sunday. Literally I married two different brands together and came up with a fun light look featuring my favorite brand Not Sorry Apparel. To be honest, I did not know this outfit was going to come out so cute.

I have to admit I was jumping all over the place with my wardrobe. Summer time fine looks, then I was back to transitional pieces… idk I was so confused.  It is super hard to wear a true spring time outfit in Michigan. Michigan weather has been know to be very bipolar in the transitional seasons.  On today’s post I will be showing off my true spring time look.

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Taupe Plaid Cropped Capri from Target made this outfit !

Honestly, I was not sure where I was going with this outfit. I had two different pieces that I did not consider to put together at all. First, I purchase these taupe plaid cropped capri pants from Target. They have a fairly new brand called Who What Wear, who had really stylish chic pieces. I ran across these cropped pants in a size 16, available in plus size. my first initial glance I was not sure that they would fit. When I tried them on in the fitting I fell madly in love with the fit. It is so had to find structure pants to fit my wide hips and small waist properly. Another pro to these pants is that they stretch and feature discreet zipper on the side. At Target the pants retail for $29.99! Target has been my jam for quite some time! Coming through with that fire!

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Light Vintage Denim Shirt from Not Sorry Apparel

Lastly, I completed this look with a light denim top. You can say this was someone’s granny shirt. It definitely had a vintage feel to it. It featured pearl accents, very reminiscent of a country day. On the back of the shirt “Detroit Not Sorry” is print. Again I love this shirt because I carrying my city in my back! Denim shirt was upcyle by Not Sorry Apparel. If you want to know more about upcycling fashion, check my post out here.

Sidenote: Have fun with my accessories with this outfit. I played with a lot of different metals: gold, pearl, and silver accents

Light Denim Shirt// Not Sorry Apparel

Who What Wear Mid Rise Cropped Cropped Pants// Target (Plus Size)

Chinese Laundry Cecilia Platform Oxford// Nordstrom

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“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.”

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Location: Dearborn, Michigan- Random Office Space 🙂

Photographer: My mom took the photos and I did the editing. Sheesh I think my mom and I are a great team. She always come through for me!


What do you like to wear in the spring time? Is your weather all over the place where your from? How do you dress yourself in transitional seasons?

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Dealing With My Scars in True & Co Intimate Apparel

Dealing With My Scars in True & Co Intimate Apparel

This post was done in collaboration with True & Co – but trust, all opinions are my own. #truebody #togetherwearetrue #sponsored

What is something you are insecure about? We all are insecure about something. I have tons of insecurities. Speaking of insecurities, my biggest one has to be my skin.  On the blog today I will be share my painful story about my skin how I am dealing with it as an adult. What so special about this post is that I am collaborating with with True&Co,  an intimate apparel brand.  Their focus is to help women feel comfortable in their skin. Certainly got me out of my comfort zone and made me feel comfortable in my skin. As a grown woman now I learning to walk and be proud in my skin.  I am showing off my resilience and endurance.

My skin trouble started as a little girl. I can remember it being a total problem when I started going to school and summer camp  My body was riddle with small bumps, scaly skin, and dry patches. I had eczema and my skin was super sensitive to everything. For whatever reason, my eczema would flare up in my inner arms, and behind my legs. Coming of age, I could never wear cute costume jewelry growing up. I could only wear 14kt gold. I would get a huge rash on my neck. Sheesh. I had to constantly carry funny smelling cremes and shea butter to counteract the itch.  Living with skin like mine was a constant battle. I can still remember crying telling my mom about how kids use to tease me about my skin. I will never forget at summer camp, this girl was afraid to sit next to me on the bus. She was pointing at my arms in disgust.  “Is that contagious” she said loudly. At that moment I was hurt and embarrass. Why me?

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Featuring the True Body Lift V Neck Racerback Bra in Bronzed | Size: XL

Now I am grown up and I don’t have the flare up like I use to as kid.  However I am still reminded by those little circular scares and patches left behind on my body.  I treat my scars with raw shea butter, coco butter, and self love. To learn other ways to conquer body insecurities, check out this post. Shea butter smooths my skin while the coco butter helps with scaring and hyerpigmentation. If I have a break out my cream is my right hand sis. My scars are me and I refuse to look at them negatively. I am in love with my #truebody

So I teamed up with True&Co and force myself yet again to get in from of the camera bare it all. I am featuring the seamless bras in  and panties from their True Body Collection.  These products claims to be invisible under the clothes and to give you a nice lift.  Let me just say I have never worn a bra and panty set that was sooo comfortable.  The bras gave my girls a nice life while giving me just enough padding. The padding was easy to remove and easy to adjust.

I was sent the True Body Life V Neck Racerback Bra, True Body Scoop Neck Bra, and 2  True Body Hipster in the shades bronzed and mink in size XL. First, I love that they had different colors other than “traditional nudes”. They had shades that compliment different skin tones and complexions  Secondly, they were super seamless.  The bras and panty from True Body Collection will have you believing you have nothing own under your clothes.  Lastly, I love how stylish the bras were. My favorite has to be the V Neck Racerback bra in bronzed. I can really get away with wearing this out in public in the summer time. That is how cute it is!!

The True Body Bras retail from $44 – $58 and size ranges extend to 42DDD/F. In addition True Underwear start at $16 and size ranges XL. NOTE: I do think they need to extend there sizes True Body Underwear. Anyway, I do see myself ordering other bras and set from this collection. It is just that comfortable, OKAY !!

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Featuring the True Body Scoop Neck Bra and Tre Body Hipters in the shade Mink  | Size XL

“Insecurity kills all that is beautiful.”

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Location: My Home


What is something you are insecure about? Have you overcome it? If so, what did you do to get past it ?

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Weekend OOTD | My Easy Casual Street Style

Weekend OOTD | My Easy Casual Street Style

It was so beautiful this weekend. It was warm, bright, and sunny outside. One thing to know about me is that the weather dictate my mood. When it is sunny outside, I am in such good spirits. So of course I took to the city streets show off my threads. I like to keep it simple and casual when I walking up down the streets of Detroit.  In today’s post we will explore some of my favorite spring essential and how I put this casual wear together.

If you know me than you know I am a cool girl, nothing said cool more than distressed denim. So I reached for my favorite high waist denim jeans from Forever 21. Y all should already know that store is my “bread and butter”, and when I say that I mean it is affordable. These jeans are super comfy, just what I need for walking right?  If you are looking for distressed denim I would say to start looking at Forever 21, they have various of style and it is super affordable. If you want to invest in denim, then I would say take a Kut from the Kloth, and or Nordstrom to find a nice pair of quality jeans. Denim is such a staple in spring essential casual look.

Next, to the essential is striped top. You can never go wrong with this! You can dress it up or down. This shirt can take you a long way. I do ride a lot of trends but, I find it super important to have classic pieces in your wardrobe. I like to have pieces that can take me all year round. Trendy clothes live out it purpose for a moment. To save money I invest more in classic pieces. So this weekend I added a clean cut, crew neck striped top to my look. The shirt adds that classic affect to my look. Timeless.

Lastly, to compliment my classic striped shirt is an Olive Utility Jacket. This is another spring time essential to add to your closet. It also a timeless piece that you can wear in transitional seasons, like Spring or Fall. This olive jacket is my all time favorite, especially when the weather is bipolar. Growing up in the city, we all about industrial, hard work and such. This jacket speaks to all those things. It is tough and classic.  To keep this look casual and classic I add a utility jacket. If you are looking for Utility jacket, make your way over to Old Navy. The utility jacket I share is currently on sale and it goes all the way up to XXL.

Olive Utility Jacket// TjMaxx (old)

Black and White Stripe Shirt// Burlington (old)

High Waist Distressed Denim Jeans// Forever21 (old)


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New Shoe Alert!! 

(** Dj Khaled voice**)

So I guess you can stay I am getting back into gym shoes. I use to be all into to gym shoes when I was teenager in high school. I always wanted the latest and greatest sneaks, but I never could afford them at that time. So when I started working I was finally able to get my hands on the shoes I liked. Of course I had to get my priorities straight so I decided it was best to put my love for gym shoes on the back burner.

Anyway at the tender age of 29 my love for sneakers have been resurrected. So my heart rejoice when I saw these pink Nautica shoes at Marshalls. First of all these shoes were so comfortable when I first tried them on.  My feet are able to breathe and the shoe work well for my wide feet. Of course the color got me, who can say no to millennial pink. These shoes retail for $30 bucks at Marshalls. There was no way I was going to leave them.

To conclude my look I always like to bring a pop of color to any look. This was brought my look home to me. The pink gym shoes brought my personality back to my look!

Nautica Women’s Steam Shoes // Marshalls

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“Fashion fades only style remains”.

-Coco Chanel

Location: Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Photographer: My Mommy 🙂


What are you favorite casual wear? What do you go for, for a everyday look? Why?

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Chapter 5… May Plan and Goals

Chapter 5… May Plan and Goals

The time is literally flying by. Sheesh I am trying to hold on to all my edges. LOL  This time around last year I was dreading May because I had to get my wisdom teeth extraction. Well now I got so much to look forward to this month. The month of April was a total roller coaster. It was up and down, but I ended up right where I needed to be.  God really was working on me overtime,  and that I am so humble and grateful for.  Yes ladies, let get this month started on the right foot.

Fashion Note

I don’t have a lot of new trends, fashion alerts to post this month. As a Detroiter, we are still stuck in that in between weather. Not really knowing what to do, or how to be stylish when the weather is bipolar. One minute it is super cold, then not so warm, or then it too hot to handle. LOL  If you want to see a post on how to style yourself during the in between seasons, let me know in the comment section below.

FASHION REPORT: According to May’s issue of InStyle Magazine a few style trends and alerts to hop on this month are beachy, and bohemian theme patterns, prints, and style. Natural patterns such as crochet and fishnet looks are on trend. In addition, make sure you add a straw purse or beach bag to your collection this month. You use a straw bag for your spring time looks and infuse them in you summer, beachy looks as well. If you are looking for inexpensive straw bag, take a peek at the accessories and bags over at SHEIN.  To get back on track, souvenir inspired jewelry are making an appearance in today’s spring/ summer fashion.

If you are more of classic, timeless girl then you should keep your eye out for cargo pants. Speaking of cargo pants, maybe you can try out new colors, and patterns this time around, instead of you classic olive and khaki color. I am thinking abut experimenting with cargo pants on my body type. What are you thoughts on cargo pants? Let me know in the comment section below. So yes, there is so much fashion other things to look forward to coming to the blog!

Blog Note

So sis, I have a lot going on for the month of May. This is the first time ever that I have back to back collaborations/ sponsored post coming. I feel like my hard work, dedication, and consistency is starting to pay off. I took myself serious and people are finally reaching out to me. Remember… Never stop reaching out to brand and pitching. “Close mouths don’t get fed”. I still pitch 2 to 3 brands each month; I am so proud of that.

The cherry on top of pie is that I am walking in fashion show at the Michigan’s International Women Show this Thursday! Guess the brand? Well you have to make sure you are following me on Instagram and Facebook to see who I am walking for.  I was so shocked and filled with so much joy when they reached out to me! Make sure you subscribe to FashionLayn. Recap will definitely making it way on the blog soon.

Yes, I have a lot of amazing content to share with you this month. It is so amazing to be able to align myself with great brands and companies that I believe in. So yes I am droppin gems for all of you. So strap on you seat belt and stay tuned y’all

Personal Note

On a personal note, I noticed last month when I had my little health scared that my thoughts ran rapid. I am fine by the way.  Anyway,  I was overthinking, I working overtime, and I was not getting the right amount of rest. Basically, I was trying to do too much at one time. This led me to getting sick towards the end of April. I was unable to eat, and my throat was killing me. Anyway I finally listen to body, after she starting screaming at me, that I need to take some time off and just rest. That what I did was take a nap and woke up when my body was ready to wake. So for the month of May, I am going to focus on listening to my body. And you should to sis! This is my temple and I have to make sure I care for it right. By eating right, and drinking lots of water, and working out. Real life note: I am still working out time to get to the gym. Take your time and get all the rest you need. This month I want to make more time for me and  my wellness. Here are my personal goals this month

  1. Drink 64 oz of water daily
  2. Try packing my lunch 3 days out of the week
  3. Pitch 2 to 3 brands this month
  4. Wash my comforter set on Friday
  5. Going to grocery every other week to stock up on produce
  6. Take 10-20 minutes just for myself only. No blog, No social media, just me !

What are you looking forward to in May? What are your plans and wellness goals this month?

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