The Monochromatic Option for Valentines Day

The Monochromatic Option for Valentines Day

What are you wearing for Valentines Day?  Valentines is 2 days away, lol you have some time to get on board ladies.  If you know me I am keeping this look budget friendly for the girls that are conscious about their coins. So I have this cute inexpensive monochromatic look.   When it comes to creating a “one color” look, simply keep to one color and add different textures, and gradients. I decided on blush pink, one of my favorite colors for the season. To be honest, I have been quite obsessed with monochromatic fashion. So I decided to experiment with it this time around.

My look is clean, casual, chic, but still bringing a little wow-factor to the table. Guaranteed it will have your love interest trying to shoot their shot.. So if you want the tea on how I put together this  look… keep reading.

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FashionLayn’s Outfit Deets…

I decided to branch outside of my quirky street theme and come with a monochromatic, feminine look. Creating a outfit based on one color can be a bit boring, to some. If you incorporate the right elements, and understand a bit of depth and dimension, I guarantee you will pull it off. To style the perfect monochromatic look, you want to bring different shades of the color, and textures. Adding depth and dimension to your look.. you should play with different textures.  Remember to keep your approach clean and simple. If you have any other tips to monochromatic look, let me know in the comment section below.

So I again I was not trying to do the most for Valentines Day this year. I took my all time favorite light pink jeans and pair it  with my fuzzy knit sweater. All from Forever 21, coming straight from my closet. Note: Jeans and sweater were the same color but different texture. If I wanted to add a bit more dimension and depth, I could have added cream/white button up underneath. Simple right. Last element to look is the nude pumps. Nude and blush pink to me are still in the same color scheme. To polish this look, it was only right to add a pump.

Blush Pink Fuzzy Knit Sweater// Forever 21 | Similar: (Forever 21), (PLT), (PLT)

Blush Pink Denim Jeans// Forever 21 | Similar: (LaneBryant)

Nude Valentino Inspired Pumps// Charlotte Russe | Similar (DSW)

I think the next time I come up with a monochromatic look I will add one more layer, a better background, and go for vibrant color…. hmmm maybe magenta next Valentines.

Always dress well but keep it simple 

-Unknown

 

 

 

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Location: Westside Detroit

Photography: My Mom… she is the best and she always come thru for me at the last minute.


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Chapter 2… February Goals

Chapter 2… February Goals

I know I know… February is when you are going to start fresh?! Right?! I have been seeing this meme going around social media where a lot of people are claiming to start there New Years in February.  I guess January was tough. Hmmm, I know for myself January was kinda hard sis. However, I am so thankful for all the goals I was able to cross off my list. All the doors that open up for me. Another birthday I was able to see and celebrate. I made it through, here we are now at the month love. Wow time really has gone by so fast.

February I have a lot to look forward to. It is the first day of BLACK HISTORY MONTH!  To be frank, Black history is celebrated every day. It is a special month because it is a time to acknowledge the history, excellence, and enjoy how far we have come.

On top of celebrating I find it is very important to remember self. I know for me a get a little down in because I am a single woman. Can I not celebrate valentines because I’m single? So, a little self love and self care goes a long way. I try to find ways to keep my spirits up. Of course Valentines Day is right around the corner and I dread seeing all the post on social media. I guess I can share my thoughts on love on the new podcast! Yes I said podcast!! I am thrilled to announce the brand new ”The Gals Club” Podcast ! I am one out four co-host! IMPORTANT: The first episode will premiere on Feb 7th at 7 pm, every Thursday, every week! Going LIVE on Anueyoumedia.com. Also download the SMD Live app to listen as well. Will be up on the Apple Podcast app soon!

Fashion Note

New York Fashion Week is on its way, and I cannot wait to see all the new things that are coming to the runway. (Feb 8- Feb16th) Already the magazines are giving us the inside scoop on Spring fashion. According to February’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar & InStyle magazines that studded bags, ruffles, plaids, neutrals, dark floral prints, etc. I also noticed that acid wash denim might be making a come back! Yess ! If you want me to create a spring fashion cheat sheet, let me know in the comment section!

This years spring/ summer colors, according to Pantone,  different hues of beige, navy, and browns. Neutral shades are definitely in for this spring season. On the colorful side of things neon colors, marigold. magenta, orange, & cobalt blue. You can also get away with pastel colors. Textiles and patterns: Crochet, fishnet, tie dye print, and artisan pieces. The trend that I am loving is animal print. Snakeskin is on my to do fashion list!

I am super excited this month to step outside my comfort zone a bit. Since love is going to all through the air it is only right that I play with some reds, and pinks in my wardrobe. Lastly what has been my go too in my wardrobe has been blazers! I must say the blazers are the power player last month! Keep a watch out for my Instagram… a few of best blazers are going to be making preview or two.

Blog Note

During this month I want to talk about being single coming from a single person perspective. Ha We are going to dive into my love life, and fish through my thoughts. So all next week is for the single folks! Those that are in relationships, of course, Y’all can read it too! We don’t discriminate here. I can’t forget about fashion. I know a few of my readers are going to be doing some special things for valentines day. You I am going to help y’all out… Showing Y’all how to dress for any occasion, up or down. I plan to take myself out, so yeah I am getting dressed up for it! Hmm, feel like a beauty post is coming too! Definitely, planning on patronizing a few black own businesses in the process.

I currently don’t have any brand partnerships or collaboration at the moment. So I have a lot of great content coming to the blog. So stay tuned. Also don’t hesitate to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I make a lot of great announcement on my social media platforms.

Personal Note/ Goals

I made a lot of changes for the better of self in January. I am keeping the same energy from January and bring it with me this month.

  1. Drink more water
  2. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  3. Save money for airfare for NYC trip
  4. Pay off my dentist bill & my mother back
  5. Continue to keep going with my blogging plans & stay organize
  6. Think positive

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Street Style Fashion in Pink & Green

Street Style Fashion in Pink & Green

Happy Founders Day to all the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated!  Alpha Kappa Alpha has been servicing local communities all around for 111 years- I am so proud to be a member of this organization that pride themselves on servicing the community and uplifting women! Such a monumental force in Black History!

To celebrate Founders Day it is only right that I show off my sense of street style with a little pink and green. If you didn’t know Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority colors are apple green, and salmon pink.

First, I came across this very cute blush pink hooded wrap coat from Forever 21. I had to add this to my wardrobe because of color, and the hood. I love a coat with a hood! It is so necessary to have in this bitter cold winter in Detroit. Did I also mention this coat is very thick? It is keeping a sister warm!  This jacket adds a nice touch to my street style.

Forever 21 comes through with some quality pieces from time to time. This coat runs for $58. In opinion, I think that is decent price for winter coat. The only thing that I did not like is hat it did not come with a buttons to keep the coat close. The only thing I had to rely on was the belt that wraps around the jacket. It does slide open so I think this jacket would have been better with a button on the inside. Due to the light color you have to take this coat to get it dry clean. I prefer winter coat that can be washed in in the washer machine. Less money to spend.

Since the coat is blush, I think it is necessary to to pair it with a deeper and rich green. So, I shopped around and found this darling emerald color bell sleeve lace top for Ashley Stewart. The great thing about this top is that I caught it on sale. Jackpot! I have to say I’ve been sleeping on Ashley Stewart. This store has some stylish and affordable pieces! SAVING NOTE:  If you are trying to save a penny or two this a perfect time to start loading up on a few pieces for the next winter. A lot of stores around this time are having sales to get rid of winter wear to make room for spring wear.

When it comes to street style fashion the common factor is denim jeans. Denim is one of my favorite pieces to have in my closet. You can dress it up or down. In this case I decide to mix classy and edgy. To add an edgier effect t, I decided go with a distressed jeans. The frayed ends on the hem line are my favorite. When it comes to street style you have to think about comfort and nice touch or too. To add a bit of a contrast to the look I paired it with my new favorite leopard booties from Target.

Hooded Pink Wrap Jacket// Forever 21 (Similar) (Similar)

Emerald Green Bell Sleeve Lace Top// Ashley Stewart

Distressed Jeans// Forever 21 (Similar)

Leopard Print Ankle Boots-A New Day// Target

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Location: Downtown Detroit

Photographer: Richelle Marie Photography


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Chapter 1… January Goals

Chapter 1… January Goals

Let keep it real…I already know you are currently scrolling through you timeline, and this is all you see….”New Year, New Me”. Am I right? When you step into the new year you get to wipe the slate clean. It is a new you. For me instead of speaking in the universe  I decided that I am going to just do it, let the work speak for itself.  I am going to do the work and and let the results show for themselves.

All I have to say I am super motivated this year.  Quality work, better content, SIMPLY JUST DOING BETTER. If you reading this and you know me personally, I have been calling this year “The Year of Elevation”. Vision board done!  I am in full swing of bossing myself up, and TAKING MYSELF SERIOUSLY.  Yes so lets get into it… its about to go down so here what to come to FashionLayn!

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Walking into the New Year.. snatching edges and dripping sauce!

Fashion Note

As of lately I have been living and breathing like fashion blogger. Digesting ALL fashion blogging content, while embracing myself in the process. If I am going to be bomb fashion blogger.. I have and need to take myself more seriously. So what I have been doing is styling myself and waking differently. A friend was telling me everywhere she goes she has to shut things down in the fashion sense. That is purpose when she goes to events. Like Tupac said All eyes all on me!  So with that being sad the fashion game is going all the way up. I want to be seen and approached when I walk through the door.

On another note, according to January issue of InStyle magazine the theme is Winter Outerwear, Chunky Sweaters/Varsity, Over sized blazers, and Cool Booties. January is going to be really chill, literally! So that what I am going to be giving y’all some cool way to style yourself for the winter! Maybe we can get a head start on the spring fashion

Blog Note

Like the cover says on Instyle “Start 2019 Like A Boss”.  That is exactly what my plans. January is by far my favorite month. My birthday is coming up, blog anniversary, and founders day (sorority).  We are definitely going to focus on fashion and how to style ourselves in the winter. You are already know I am a budget friendly girl. I currently don’t have any brand partnerships or collaboration at the moment. So I have a lot of great content coming to the blog. So stay tuned. Also don’t hesitate to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I make a lot of great announcement on those platforms

Personal Note/ Goals

Lastly, I can not forget about myself. I have a lot of self improvements I want to make. I noticed in 2018 that I had a lot of work to do. If I am not at 100 then how do I expect for everything else to work out. So here is a glimpse of my goals for the month of January.

  1. Drink more water
  2. Finish up “Becoming” By Michelle Obama. I was supposed to be done with this book in January however I became very busy at the end
  3. Get my license and registration renew
  4. Finalize my birthday plans
  5. Lastly follow through with all my blog plans and stay organize

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What are you looking forward to this month?

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