Lavender Shaggy Faux Fur Coat from Forever21

Lavender Shaggy Faux Fur Coat from Forever21

Omg I have been away from the blog for like whole week! AHHH  I am back and I am NOT suffering from writers block anymore. So lets get back on the fashion train.  Before I do that , let me tell you a bit about my weekend. I found myself networking and shopping at Ferne Boutique with Femology. You can find this store in the New Center area in Detroit ! Omg this boutique is now my new favorite store….but let me save all the details. I had a great time at the event! I got a chance to  meet the owner, hanging out, and SHOP! I can’t wait to show sis all the pieces I bought!

Lets get into this outfit sis ! This by far one of my all time favorite looks!  Wanna know a secret….. come close…  I did not plan to where to this at all. I came up with this outfit 30 minutes before the event.  LOL!

 

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FashionLayn Outfit Deets….

I was so excited to wear this Shaggy faux fur Coat in the color Lavender. This was the statement piece of the year  ! I was giving you fall flavor with hint of  lavender unicorn glam. I was gifted this item from Forever21 after collaborating with them. When I tried on this jacket I had to have it ! This faux fur coat features a hood, open front,  and patch pockets.  I tried on a size large.  It did , in my opinion, run big enough for me. So keep that in mine when you are looking at this type of coat.. (sidenote: below I linked a bigger size for my more curvier women) DSC00904

Faux Fur and the teddy bear faux fur effect are on trend for the fall. I feel like for trendy looks you should not pay top knot dollar. Keep that mind . Do you really want to invest all your coins into something that is only going to be in style for season? With that being said this faux fur cost $43 at Forever 21.

So in order to compliment the jacket I wore a  mustard ribbed jersey top from H&M. To finish the look I added a  mustard color bucket bag, black legging with my over the knee boots. Its a look ! Done !  Oops almost forgot. I tied a cute little color block scarf  to help tied all the colors together!

So yes I decided to be daring and play with colors.  It paid off sis I got so many compliments on the coat and the colors.  It was Eye Catching ! Popping ! Fun! Had so much fun with your looks ! Don’t be afraid to bring bright or bold colors to your wardrobe! Have Fun !

Lavender Fuzzy Faux Fur Coat// Forever21 (Similar)

Ribbed Jersey Top// H&M

Colorblock Square Scarf// Forever21

Mustard Bucket Bag// Francesca’s  (Similiar)


Have you ever had to come up with a outfit 30 minutes before an event ? If so, what did you do ?

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This jacket was gifted by Forever21. All opinions are my own.

 

It’s November

It’s November

There is literally 2 months/9 weeks left in 2018. So we have to make the last few days left  count. November is one of my favorite months because of Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to eat my mom’s home cooking. Dressing (aka stuffing), Collard Greens, Chicken,  and Sweet Potato pie. Omg my mouth is watering right now. Another reason why I love this month is because I really get to focus hard on gratitude.  Now yes we are supposed to be thankful everyday, but this month really help put things into perspective for me. I have a lot to be thankful in general however this month I have a whole lot to be thankful for. So with that being said what is to come to FashionLayn this month?

Fashion Note

So on the fashion tip  In Style Magazine spills all the tea on the latest fashion styles and trends. According to In Style Mag, November edition, trend report is military/utilitarian outfit, all red or blue outfit, leopard booties, of course plaid, and over sized cardigan. This month I still want to focus on bright colors, and mixed prints. You already know the holiday is around the corner and the velvet, and the real glitz and glam looks are on the rise.

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Blog Note

October was by far a great month for me as a blogger. I have so much to be thankful. I had the opportunity to work with an awesome photographer. I took some amazing portrait pictures. I can’t wait to create more magic with her.  The best part by far was working with Forever21. Omg it was so exciting and I was thankful that I was given the opportunity as a small blogger/ influencer.  As a blogger I always express how important it is to network. So I keep showing up to events and talking to people. I attended 5 events this month.  I can really say I  learned so much at these events.  Going to so many events have really lit a fire under, I am so inspire to improve my blog. I  have been brainstorming everyday so be on the look out.

On another note, I going to be apart of this amazing campaign this month. Femology Detroit, an innovative workspace dedicated for woman, is putting on a campaign that recognized 100 Female Blogger Detroit. I am one of them, so I can’t wait to share this with you all. If you want to stay up on what happening with FashionLayn please make sure you subscribe to my blog, and follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Personal Note/ Goals

Lastly, on a personal note I have been really feeling good. Actually I feel great! I have been taking the must needed time to get myself together mentally. I have been praying, reading, and taking all the necessary steps to keep my mental health intact. I can not complain. Again, this month I want to focus my being thankful.

  1. To continue writing in my Gratitude journal- This has be really helping me find comfort in what I have. Being thankful for little things
  2. Start saving money for and iMac
  3. Brainstorm ideas for Youtube and other endeavors
  4. Drink more water
  5. Eat less meat- I want to low-key become an vegetarian. So let me start doing my research for substitutes

What are you looking forward to this month?

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Event Recap: Forever 21 Collaboration X Girls Inc

Event Recap: Forever 21 Collaboration X Girls Inc

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Forever 21 at the Somerset Collection Mall to help with a really cool charity event.  Forever 21 partnered up with Girls Inc, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged girls through different programming. Any PINK item that the customer purchases, Forever 21 donate $1 to the organization. On top of shopping for cause, F21 was also providing  beauty touch ups, F21 $10 gift cards for the first 25 attendees, and $100 gift card raffles, and styling tips for you know who, ME and so many other great influencers. This event was so much fun! I had a good time networking with other influencers and helping the customer navigate through their items.

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On Wednesday We Wear Pink!!

I would not be me if I did not tell you all how excited I was when I got the email to work with Forever 21.  As a budget friendly blogger I take pride in how I look. I also feel like you do not have to break the bank to look good in what you where. Before I got in fashion hard, Forever 21 was my place to keep me on trend and fashionable without spending all my money. Sidenote: Remember I was broke college student ! …. that really have not change much. I’m still broke! LOL.   I must say I am in a better place at the moment. I thankful for the process !  I must say this is dream that came true for me and look forward to working with Forever 21 in the future!

Small Outfit Details:  Since It was Pink Wednesday it was only right to wear to pink. I found this soft fuzzy sweater with a round neck. The neck was a little wide so I decided to have it hand off my shoulder.  This runs $23 bucks at Forever 21

Fuzzy Knit Sweater// Forever 21

little sidenote: 

i have been blogging for almost 3 years. this opportunity that was given to me really makes me keep going. if you want success you have to work hard for it. you have to willing to take risk, fail forward, and have a cup of motivation. i must say i would not be where i am as a blogger without having a little courage and that health inside voice telling me i can do whatever i put my mind to. so i just want to remind whatever it that you want in life, you can get it. remember success is not instant gratification. it may look like that from the outside looking in. however, there was a lot of hard work that got everyone to where they want to be in life. dreams definitely come true !!

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I was given the opportunity to pick the Winner of $100 Gift Card Raffle 

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Left to Right: @Leedeevee, @MaureeSullivan , The Winner , Fashionlayn, and @kierresmith

We have a Winner !!

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If you want to see more of the pictures and video of the event. Follow me at @FashionLayn on Instagram and check out my highlights label F21 X Girls Inc


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Location: Somerset Collection  Mall – Troy, MI

If you could provide anybody a style tip, What tip would you provide ?

I liisted a few in the picture above. My style tips is to where what you want, be CONFIDENT, and have funn !!

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Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

New Hair, New Sweater, New Look… who is this ?I am feeling myself.  Lol I decided to take the casual approach last weekend. I enjoy being creative when it comes to fashion but somethings I appreciate my simple looks. To be honest this really how I dress all the time.  Everyday look !! Finally it is chilly enough in Detroit to rock a sweater. This weekend it was about 53 degrees… so me and mom took to the street of Downtown Detroit and walk up and down Gratiot Ave. We check out the local stores, and the record shop and enjoyed each others company.  Sidenote: If you are ever in Detroit, you have to visit Eastern Market to see all the local vendors and shops, and dope murals. It is IG worthy lol. Days like this I really cherish the most. Days that I get to have fun with my mom. My mom is real MVP because she definitely believes and me and all my dreams This will be day I will always remember !!

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FashionLayn Outfit Deets..

Again, I was going for the casual look. This outfit is literally what I wear every weekend. It is my everyday look.  While my mom was looking in Burlington, her favorite store. She came across this cute sweater. She texted me and ask if I dig this sweater. Of course I said yes and the next thing I know she told me this is your only Christmas gift. LOL This sweater is from Burlington.  Last weekend look was all about being comfy and casual. Once I put on the sweater, I paired it with some jeans, and some thigh high boots and hit the town. This look can really be worn up and down. This sweater ran my mom $22 bucks, and I think that is definitely a deal. You really do not need to spend a lot of money to stay warm you just have to know how to shop around. So don’t hesitate to check out Burlington. !!

Know I am aware that Burlington does not carry all the same stuff so I took the liberty to show cases a few sweaters that I am digging.  They listed below

A few sweaters I am digging ! 

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We’ve officially reached that annoying time of the year where its sweater weather in the  morning, but by midday you die from heatstroke. LOL

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little sidenote: 

i just want to tell you all to stop being so hard on yourself. we can beat ourselves up mercilessly. so i briefly want to say to fill your head with positive thoughts. say a positive affirmations in your head through out the day to keep you. surround yourself with positive friends. do what you need to do

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Location: Downtown Detroit – Gratiot Ave

Photographer: My Mom- Shoutout to you mom !!!


 

What are you favorite things to wear during the fall ?

I love wearing sweaters and boots in the fall. That is my favorite combination.

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