70’s Inspired Look From Forever 21

70’s Inspired Look From Forever 21

Lately what has been on trend are things from the 70’s have been showing up in the stores. In the “Its October” post I was telling y’all that in Forever 21 they had a big section dedicated to 70’s prints, and style.  Bell Bottoms, Patches, Geometric prints, and corduroy, etc. I think 70’s were super unique and powerful time in our history.

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FashionLayn Outfit Deets…

Lets get right into the fashion details. In this weeks outfit I am giving y’all a bit of the 70’s in this look.  The mini skirt with the zip panel, a cozy mustard sweater with thigh high boots. Instead of going for the A-line skirt I decided to show up my curves this look a little update and wear a skirt that is more form-fitting. Both pieces I am featuring in this picture both come from Forever 21.  This mini skirt is super cute for the fall months. You can pair this with colorful stocking and booties or over the knee boots like I did.  The mini skirt is corduroy texture skirt with a front zipper with a pull ring. Definitely giving me 70’s vibes. This mini skirt is true to size and fits nicely on any frame. I paired this skirt with a mustard color fuzzy ribbed sweater that I got from Forever 21 at the beginning of the year.

I am telling you sis, that you do not have to spend all your money to look a certain type a way. You can cut the corner to look like million bucks. This look only cost me $18 dollars. I  only bought the skirt. I was able to shop my closet and pair the skirt with this mustard color sweater that gave it a warm cozy fall vibe. Also I wearing my thigh high boots that I got for Christmas last year. Thanks Mom Winning ! Remember you can recreate and reinvent ! 

Rust Plus Size Corduroy Zip – Front Skirt // Forever 21 (Similar Style)

Mustard Plus Size Fuzzy Ribbed Knit Sweater // Forever 21 OLD

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

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little sidenote:

i want to talk to you sis about being intentional. i had a guy that i really admire as person. now this guy i met him at work. he is a really positive individual and because he was so positive his energy was contagious and powerful. i remember him talking about “being intentional”. i have to be honest i did not have a clue what he was talking about. however he explain to be that in life we a have tendency to just drift through life. next time we look we are 10 years older and we have not done anything. do you really just want to exist and not life. GOD intend for us to live are life .  so i choice to be intentionally happy at all time, i choice to be intentional thankful.  the definition of intentional is done on purpose or deliberate. it means to actively engage with your life. so i am consciously going to show my happiness. i am consciously going to be thankful. i am consciously going to live my life 

here are few things that i think can help you to living more of intentional life.

  • understand that life is full with many choices, evaluate your surroundings and examine yourself
  • decide that you’re going to live your life- lets say your best life, then put it into motion. define your purpose so you have clear understanding and something that you go back and look at if you drift off.
  • set your goals, and try to stay focused on them. remember its okay if you mess up just remember your  purpose and attack it again. lastly surround yourself with some good people to learn from. 

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Location: Dearborn, MI

Photographer: My mom ! I love her because she wants to see me win and she is always willing to help me with my blog. Thankful for her. She helps keeps me consistent.


How are you going to live more intentionally ?

First I am going to start by slowing down through out my day and just breathe. Take focus on my breath and meditate. Be in that moment and value that moment. That is how I am going to start why living my life intentionally.

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It’s October!!

It’s October!!

Happy October. Omg can you believe it… we are in the 4th quarter of the year ! I can even keep it up. Every time I look it up we are in a new month, almost a new year. Shesh !  So this month is about HEALING ! The focus on healing myself inside and out , and mentally. Last month I hit a big bump , you know that big bump is called life.  The experience really left me feeling really low. I want to help us understand that we make messes in life but we can clean them up. Our flaws and wounds are apart of us but they  don’t minimize the good within us. We are still good people sis and the MOST HIGH still loves us regardless.  So with all that being said I want to focus on healing this month for you and for me, and still bring yall some bomb fashion to mix !

Your purpose is hidden within your wounds.

-Rune Lazuli

Fashion Note

So on the fashion tip this month I notice that the whole 70s trends is back and in full effect. I was at Forever21 the other day and I notice that bell bottoms, bold prints, and wrap dresses were out in display. This is all resembles the 70s one way or the other. It definitely a look and I have been inspired this month to bring the 70s to the fore front. And sense Halloween is near I think I am going to 70s inspired Fashion look as my costume for this halloween season. I can’t wait to show yall what I am working on as my costume this Halloween

Brands that I want to get my hands on this month of course more SheIN, I just need to get   more of understanding with the sizes! Asos Curve, FashionNova, and Pretty Little Things! Speaking of PrettyLittle Things have you seen the new plus size collection that added featuring Ashley Graham. My little heart can’t take it omg!!! So cute, I saw a few pieces I want and need to get my hands on

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Blog Note 

For the blog, you know how I feel about continuing to bring quality content an info to the blog for yall my readers. Yall are my friends and I think I want to something special for yall. How about a GIVEAWAY !!. Yeah I feel in the giving spirit so yes it is coming yall way. So stay tuned for that! I will announce it on my BLOG and INSTAGRAM.

Last month I went to another Femology Event: Robes and Rosé! I had so much fun at this event ! If you want to here more about this event check out the Robes and Rose recap. So with that being I going to a 2 more events this month. I love eventing!  Yes I made the word eventing up. When I go to events it get me out my comfort zone. It get me comfortable to talk to other people. So to all my sis out there that are building business and brands—– NETWORKING is very important! COLLABORATING is very important. So that what I am doing !

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Personal Note/ Goals

Now for myself! As a blogger I have to keep some things in balance. I have to remember to make sure Alayna is A1. If I am not all together then how can I continue to deliver.  So for myself you already know that my focus is on healing my mind, body, and soul. By doing so I have been searching for a therapist in my area. However, find a black therapist is certainly a hard task.

  1. Find a Black Woman Therapist to help me cope with something in my life
  2. Drink more water and eat less meat
  3. Start reading Sister Souljah- Midnight book
  4. Take my vitamins everyday – because I forget lol
  5. Start Christmas shopping this month so I want be caught slipping at the last minute

 

That is what is to come for FashionLayn this month ! Happy Healing Everyone !

cassandra

Burgundy Striped Pants

Burgundy Striped Pants

In light of New York Fashion Week, we are in full swing of the new fall fashion trends and style. I have to say I am little sad because yet again I miss out on the fun filled weekend ! The CURVYcon and the NYFW! Man my feed on Instagram was going nuts! However when life gives you lemons make lemonade. So I decided to have a little curvy and NYFW fun on my own on budget. So let dive right into this this fit.

Everyday is Fashion Show and the World is your Runway

-Coco Chanel

My outfit alone cost me only $20 bucks… wanna know how ?So first, put into practice shopping my closet. My funds were a bit low so I started looking for fall inspire fashion in my closest.  I found a few things but not a lot of things that I though that were blog worthy. Gotta get creative! So next…You already know I went to my favorite store to see if I can score a win. I also took some time out to visit the local Goodwill. I got a few cool purses !

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My Outfit Deets….

While I was in Forever21  I came across these Belted Burgundy striped pants featured in the pictures. I would describe these jeans, all over stripe design high rise pants. These pants have a concealed side zip closure and my favorite of the pants is the removable faux leather belt.  The kick out of it is that these pants only cost me $17.  Such a good deal ! If you know me I am fan of clothes that can be worn up and down. If you want you can casual where these pants with a graphic tees and gym shoes. If you want you can where these pants at work or wear them out on the town. I absolutely love the fit of pants. They fit my frame very well and have nice woven feel to them.

So I paired these striped pants with grey structured sweater with flare sleeves. I also got this $4 studded fanny pack from the Goodwill . This fanny pack went really well with my triple buckle ankle boots. Silver is another know fall fashion trend so I guess you can say I was testing out

Grey High Neck  StructuredSweater **Old**

Burgundy Striped High Rise Pants// Forever21  **On Sale* (Similar)

Triple Buckle Ankle Boots// Forever21 **old** (Similar)

Studded Belted Fanny Pack // Goodwill

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little sidenote:

there is light always at the end of the tunnel. sometimes we dig ourselves a hole that we do not know how we are gonna get out.  or sometimes other things can be to hard to bare. i am experiencing this currently i am not sure what to do as of now. but i am here to say that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. whatever it is that your going through.. the best way to get past it something is to go through it.  yes it is so hard but you have to do what you feel is right. when your going through something my mom always told me to have a clear head when making tough decisions. i also said that you should talk to someone that you trust. whatever it that you may be going through is that you are going to make it. also don’t beat yourself up with whatever decision you make, a good friend told me that. 

Grow Through What You Go Through

-Unknown

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Location: Detroit, MI

Photographer: My mom is the best !!



What are you enjoying so far about NYFW ?

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It’s September

It’s September

To be totally honest I am so glad August is over ! Like seriously glad it is over. I had fun , and my trip was so awesome but August really made me tired. Simply pulled all over the place. I did not accomplish anything that I feel is note worthy and no goals accomplish !  I may be a bit hard on myself but seriously SMH, real life definitely got at me.  I would not be a real person if I didnt say that things get hard. But I am well aware that all of  this hardship is temporary. So with all that being said September is the month to get back on target ! This month is all for finding balance and keeping it! Balance in wellness, personal life, blogging; umm lets just say everything.  On the flip side, September is one of my favorite months because the season starts to change. Crisp cool air, apple cider mills, and the beautiful autumn leaves. !  Fall Fashion !! If you love fall let me know why down below in the comments!!

Fashion Note

I am so excited! Fall is on its way Yes!! All the September issue magazines have hit the stands and they are giving us all the details on what is in and out for the fall.! My favorite magazine since People StyleWatch is no more is Instyle Magazine. Yes sis this issue is giving me all the tea on the trendy looks, classic looks and accessories.

Fall

Can you tell I love fall fashion. I really do so you are going to see a lot of cool looks on the blog. Brands that I want to try out this Fall on this month: more SheIn!, Asos Curve, Pretty Little Things! Can you believe I haven’t tried FashionNova? Well I am going to be trying them too ! 

Blog Note

I have a lot of ideas free floating in my head! When it comes down to the blog I want to stay focus on bringing new and quality content to the blog ! Over the past few month as a blogger I have grown up. I see it get better everyday. I simply want to branch out to other things that make uncomfortable when it’s comes to blogging . Pitching ideas, self hosting, and creating a product . Anyway I want to celebrate that I have gain 100 followers on WordPress. Wow its amazing to know that I am receiving positive vibrations to the blog. Also last month I was feature on Forever 21 plus size Instagram page! I am hoping I can get feature again !! On another note, remember when I said I was going to release my self care planner template.. yeah that did not happen. Still working on how to make this into downloadable print template.  So this coming before the end of September for sure ! Especially for the school year. I know some of my sis are school and it will beneficial. Lastly I am so excited to be going to another Femology event.  If you did not  know a few months ago I went to the Blogger Bash and it was so amazing. This time is Robes and Rosé event ! I am here for this. I love getting a chances to meet new bloggers and networks. As blogger if you really want to flourish I think it is important to develop real relationships with people. So yes with all that being said it so much to look forward to this month.

Personal Note/ Goals

Lastly, now to fix my real life…. I feel like sometimes everything else goes so great but my personal life is always goes a little sideways. So again, this month is all about staying in a healthy balance. Not to far one way or to the other. We all been there! On the flip side, I am super excited for the apple cider and cinnamon doughnuts. This might be extreme but you have not lived if you never tried hot apple cider ! Below are a few of my personal goals that I am working. I need an accountability partner !

  1. Limit my distractions.
  2. Drink more water, Eat more veggies !
  3. Reach out to brands for collaborations
  4. Visit the Cider Mill and get hot apple cider and cinnamon doughnuts !
  5. Start reading “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” Maya Angelou

Ah September ! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul

Yes September I have so much to look forward! Quality content for my readers! Bomb affordable fashionable looks ! Of course I can’t forget about myself… finding some balance.

What is your favorite season ?

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