Holiday Gift Guide for A Boss Babe

Holiday Gift Guide for A Boss Babe

It is less than 12 days left til Christmas.  If I am struggling then I know someone else is struggling too. It hard trying to give the perfect gift. I here to say you do not have to sweat the small stuff. I thought I would create a gift guide for hardworking woman, your mom, boss woman, girlfriend, or sis. What do you get for women that give so much of herself to others. How can you give back to her?  Women have been working nonstop this year.  So it  was only right to provide a gift guide for you.  In addition, all the gifts listed are $25 and under. Super affordable-No to overspending. I hope this will help you find the perfect gift for that hardworking Boss Babe in your life.

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  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama $19.50//  Barnes & Noble: For the woman that need some inspiration? Our former First Lady is laying it all out there in her new memoir. There are lessons to be learn and inspiration in each memory she tells. This is a must have in your book collection .
  2. “Not Your Bag” Luggage Tag $2.90// Forever 21: A lady on the go? Make sure you get that boss babe on your list a cute luggage tag on for travel bag. Guarantee nobody will touch her luggage, lol.
  3. “Babes Supporting Babes Eco Tote Bag $3.90// Forever 21:
  4. LED Desktop Essential Oil Diffuser $5// Five Below:  Need some aromatherapy after hard day at work. Here is an inexpensive
  5. BH Cosmetic Signature Rose Gold Set $24// Ulta: Makeup lover can never have too many makeup brushes. Gift her a set of these fresh rose gold brushes to add to her collection.
  6. Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette $12//  Ulta: For the lady that is always looks fierce. Here is a simple eyeshadow palette from Morphe. Gift this item to the makeup lovers on your list.
  7. 20oz Stainless Steel Portable Hydration Bottle $9// Target: Hydration is key. Make sure the ladies stay hydrated during this cold, dry winter.
  8. LED Light-Up Phone Ring for Selfies $5// Five Below: This gift is perfect for the influencer boss babe.  This is for the girl that has to say ready with the selfie game. It gives off the perfect lighting, easy to use and store away.
  9. Passport and Visa Holder $10// Target: How about cute, and fun holder for your passport and visa. That travel girl will definitely love this.
  10. Rose Gold Rubber Strap Watch $14.99// Target: Sis gotta be on time. Give her a reliable watch to keep her on schedule.
  11. 2019 Planner White Marble $14.99// Target: Got an organizer on your list. Check a box off by gifting a 2019 planner for the most organized of friends.
  12. York Long Faux Fur Throw $24.99// Target: Gift a comfy, cozy throw to a
  13. Avatara Face Mask $2.99// Target: Let’s not forgot about self-care. Give her a simple but relaxing face mask to help improve her skin.
  14. About Face Boss Lady Sign $5.95// Hallmark: This gift is for the lady that knows what she wants. She is go-getter. She is you- A boss babe!

Happy Gifting !! Happy Holidays to you and yours !!

cassandra

 

Repurpose My Mom’s Sweater to A Sweater Dress

Repurpose My Mom’s Sweater to A Sweater Dress

Last Friday I was over my parent’s house to visit. You can find me over there every weekend lol. Anyway, my mom walks into the kitchen and ask me try on something.  She always has something for me trying on, why?! Most of time I not willing to try on anything. Something about just makes me so tired. For some reason my mom always have a few things for me try on when I come over. It starts off by her showing me the clothes she bought from her beloved Burlington, the store.  Next thing I know she is making me trying on a top or three lol. I think this has become a tradition between us girls, maybe this how we bond idk.  If it something that she doesn’t like or think it would look nice on me, she will have me try it on. If I like/ love it then I take it home.

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FashionLayn’s Outfit Deets..

So I tried on this long sleeve zip front sweater.  I was in love. The way it hugged my body, the color, and the “femme” graphics around the sleeves and the hem was everything. I decided that this sweater was no longer going to be sweater, but for me it was going to be bomb sweater dress.  I gave it a new PURPOSE, granted my mom had this sitting in her closet for awhile now. It is giving me sass, class, and lots fun. My mom started smiling and patting herself on the back. She stated, ” I can be your new stylist…You owe me $20 bucks for the sweater.  SMH oh mom! Gotta love her.

This sweater worked so well for me because of my height.  I am on the short side so it was able to pull over my butt. Now on the pictures it might appear short, however I am able to bend down without giving everyone a peep show for free. Because this dress was serving all the sass, I could not help but think I was Parisian girl. (Side note: this is not Parisian fashion at all) I’ll be honest because it said “femme”, origin French word for woman or wife, had me feeling like I was French. It led me to add my beret. So I pair this sweater with my red beret from H&M and red circle cross body. I love to add pop of color to all my black and white outfits. Since it is the holiday day season why not add red to mix. Red, white, and black compliment each other so.

For the sweater it ran my mother $20 bucks. It came off the clearance rack at Burlington, so this is a steal for this On Twelfth brand. If you want you can wear this sweater with opaque tights, or faux leather leggings. The other thing I love about this sweater that you can take it from noon to night. It is just that versatile.

So go through you closet. Take out some of things that you don’t wear and see how you can repurpose it, or give away to someone that can give it new PURPOSE like I did.

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On Twelfth “Femme” Long Sleeve Front Zipper Sweater// Burlington (Similar) (Similar) (Similar Length) (Similar Length)

Red Wool Beret// H&M (Similar)

Black Over the Knee Boot// Lane Bryant (Similar)

Red Circle Bag with Black Tassel // Mpulse Boutique (Similar)

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Location: Detroit MI

Photographer: My Mom


What are some of your ways to repurpose  your wardrobe

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It’s December

It’s December

We are in the home-stretch now, right at the end of the year. We have less than 31 days to the New Years. Time has flown and I do not know where it went. It always seems like as soon as we enter into December, time is on auto speed. Wooah!   Can we all just say 2018 was super crazy? 2018 has been on an up and down roller coaster. One moment I was having a good time and everything was going great for me. Then the next thing I know it was a total shit show. (Side note: Excuse my language…. I had no other words to use to express how I feel about the lows)

December is always a love-hate time for me. I love that it is near the end where I can start over and reinvent, however I feel like I am under a lot of pressure. Some times it take me out of the holiday cheer, I do not like that at all. Instead of being caught up in the rat race of hectic behavior, I decided I am going to focus on calm. Calmly, I am going to take all the things on my to do list for the month of December one day at a time. I refuse to stress myself out. Whatever gets done, it gets done! And if  it doesn’t , then it doesn’t. Simply this month is going to full of joy, excitement, glitz , glam, and celebration. 

Fashion Note:

Speaking of celebration, I have a lot of Holiday event on my schedule. I know you are wondering what to wear? Pop the champagne, December is the time for glitz and glamour.  Velvet, sequins, faux fur, and more!  I got my hands on the December’s issue of InStyle Magazine, Jennifer Lopez is serving looks on the cover. What I got from the issue, that the drama is dial up. At the the holiday party sis, we should come to slay with poppy reds, emerald green, gold applique, and dark velvets. This month I am going to being giving y’all all the tea on how I style myself without spending all my money. I am still doing a lot of shopping for the holiday. If you want to stay update with my fashion post this month, feel free and subscribed to my blog. It can be located on the right hand under the search engine.

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Blog Note

On another note, ever since I started going to local events, blogging has been booming for me. I am so thankful for the many opportunities that have came my way. I am super excited or the opportunities I have in December. Recently, I was invited to participate in NYE Glamour photo shoot. I wish I had a GIF of my face when I got the email. Total shock and happiness. I haven’t taken the pictures yet, but I already know it going to be so lit. Photo shoots are fun, however hanging with my Femology Family is funnier. This month Femology is putting on another event for the New Years. You already know I going to blog about it, maybe I might take a courage pill and start vlogging! I just know that it is going to be another banger.

Personal Note/ Goals:

Lastly, on a personal note I had a revelation. I came to conclusion, while talking to friends, that I am going to stop doing things that leads me to stress out. For example, remembering to stick to my budget. When I do not stick my budget overspend, which causes me stress out because I can’t do what I need to do. To maintain my happiness, I  am going to stop putting myself in stressful situations, and to protect my energy.

  1. Stay organize- create to-do list, and maintain my planner.
  2. Drink more water!!
  3. Finalize my ideas for YouTube
  4. Finish reading Becoming, by Michelle Obama
  5. Create another savings account for traveling.

What are you looking forward to this month? 

Share with me in the comment section. Let me know what I could add to this list.

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Casual Thanksgiving Outfit from Ferne Boutique

Casual Thanksgiving Outfit from Ferne Boutique

Hey y’all, how was your weekend? I know for me I had a blast with my mom. My mom and I went to Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit this weekend to take a look at the Christmas tree. Around this time of year the heart of Detroit is lit by big ole evergreen tree from up north. The tree, in my opinion, is more beautiful then the year before. After the tree we took pictures, drank hot cocoa, played card games and went up and down Woodward and shopped down. THATS WHAT WE DO! We love to have fun. Anyway, speaking of the Christmas tree, it always puts me in the holiday day mood each time. Can you believe it, Thanksgiving is on the cusp. Time really flies when your having a good time. I am so ready for all the good food. (I got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes…. YOU NAME IT !) Lol I had too. Do you know what you are wearing for Thanksgiving?. With all the food and indulging more and more I like to keep my outfit simple, casual, and COMFORTABLE. I need all the room for my stomach . LOL In this post I will be showing off a chunky knit sweater that I believe is the comfort and cute approach to the holidays.

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Fainting at the site of the Thanksgiving chicken coming out of the oven..LOL 

FashionLayn’s Outfit Deets…..

So a week ago I found myself at Ferne Boutique for an event with Femology. It was a networking event that turn into a shopping extravaganza. Ferne Boutique is a women own business that provides ladies with contemporary clothing and accessories.  Laura, owner of Ferne, is living her dream. Before I go any further, Ferne is plus size friendly y’all. They have a really nice quality collection online too.  While I was there my eye was caught by a mustard color sweater.  Mustard is my favorite color for the fall and winter. It was calling my name …LITERALLY . Before I knew it I was striking poses and voguing in the mirror with the sweater. I think I looked at this sweater 5 times and finally I caved in.

This sweater can be describes as a mustard color sweater with a distressed hem and cable knit stitching style. I am living so much for this sweater because this is exactly what I am looking for when I say comfortable.  It is soft, chunky, warm and over sized one size fit kinda of sweater. I have to say what really pulled me in was the distressed hem and crop like style.  What I really loved the most is that it can easily hide my stomach after I had my extra helping of dressing. LOL  To keep this outfit on the comfortable size I paired the sweater with a stretchy pair of thick black leggings for movement. Lastly to finish off the look I added  my triple buckle ankle boots (my favs), silver/gun metal accent earrings, and pair of yellow tinted sunglasses with black rim.   Little sidenote: If you want to turn up the heat on this look, instead of basic leggings… add a faux leather leggings and nice heel  to top it off.  

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For this sweater it ran me $54 dollars. Everything else that was added to bring this outfit together, came from my closest.  I do think the sweater is a bit pricey side.  I prefer to spend $54 dollars on complete look. HOWEVER, I do not mind spending money on quality clothing. I mention before on previous blog post that it is okay to splurge on quality clothing that you know it going to last and timeless. That is just my opinion.

Ferne Boutique was giving me all the tea on the latest contemporary  fall /winter styles. If you find yourself in Detroit or Bay City, MI do not hesitate to stop by the store.  Say HI to Laura and her staff. Have fun ! The different pieces in the store are amazing. Also, if you can’t make it to Michigan, thats okay- you can always do a little online shopping !

Distressed Hem Sweater// Ferne Boutique (One Size)

Black Leggings// Burlington (Old)

Ankle Boots// Forever21 (Similar) (Similar Wide Fit)

Here is list of similar sweaters.

  1. Distressed Hem Sweater// Ferne Boutique (S-L).
  2. V Neck Raw Cut Trim Sweater// SHEIN (Plus)
  3. Drop Shoulder Distressed Sweater// SHEIN
  4. Raw Cut Trim Solid Sweater// SHEIN (Plus)

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Location: The Belt- Downtown Detroit

Photographer: Mom – Special shout out to her ! Love her so much !


What is your go to outfit for the holidays ?

My go to outfit is always a oversized sweater + leggings + boots 🙂

Let me know below in the comments section. We are friends you can tell me ?

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