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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6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

Gift Guide for my Single Ladies for Valentines Day

So Valentines Day is around the corner.   I already know the struggle being a single woman I’ve been there. So don’t get in your feelings because you don’t have anyone special to share it with. Please don’t get jealous of the our Twitter and Instagram feed of all the V-day gifts that get posted ladies.  I am a firm believer that you do not need to wait for someone to love you to enjoy Valentines Day. Love yourself hunny. Now  somebody told me that buying a gift for yourself  for Valentines is  pretty pathetic. Hmmmmmm so buying myself a gift and loving myself is pathetic.. Don’t get me to speculate. LOL. To my single hunnies and my ladies that are taken if you want to buy yourself something for Valentines Day go for it.  Self-Love is the best love. We can’t expect to love somebody fully if we don’t love ourselves first.

1: Thigh High Boots:

If you want to feeel extra sexy get some sexy thigh high boots. I know when I put my thigh highs on…. girl I walk a little taller. I feel like a “bad gyal”. So get you sex appeal on get you pair of thigh high boots and go out and have fun.

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These boots are from Forever: Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots/// ShopNow

 

 

 

2: Bouquet of Roses:

Roses scream love! Flowers are feel good for me. I normally don’t get flowers from a lover. So again why wait for flowers to come to you.  Go out and buy yourself some flowers and put them in cute vase. If you know me I would take some pictures of the flowers. You know how I feel about flower aesthetics.

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Treat yourself with nice bouquet of roses or flowers ladies.  I’m on Tiffany Hadish “groupon” kick so if you need a deal on flowers check them out. Order you some flowers and mail them to yourself !

3: Sexy Intimates:

Who said you have to spice up you intimates only when you lover come through. I say get you some sexy lace and feel good now. When a get new panty set, I feel so good and confidence when I look in the mirror.

 

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Ashley Graham Show Stopper Intimates (left)// Nordstrom  ShopNow

Leopard Lace Bra and Panty Set (right)// Forever21 ShopNow

I preferred to get all my intimates from Lane Bryant Caciques . Lane Bryant have an awesome select for Valentines Day in addition they have extended sizes. I think a nice lacy set will put you in a nice sexy feel good mood. So yes hunny I got my set ready.

4: Pour Up some Red wine:

To be honest I never enjoyed red wine until I had me a glass of Jam Jar on NYE. SO hooked now. So yes get you nice glass of wine and drink up and enjoy with you friends or by yourself.

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5: Sexy in Red Lip:

Put on a red lips and see how sexy you get. A red lip scream a temption. So yeah get you nice red lip. You already know I am going to tell you to go out. However if you not in a going out mood take some selfies. Look into the mirror tell yourself Im a fine ass girl hunny ! Yass

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My favorite red I have been sporting ins Smashbox Always On Matte Collection called “Bawse”.  I definitely feel bossy in this shade. Of course its black girl friendly

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SmashBox “Always On Matte” collection in “Bawse”// Sephora ShopNow

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FentyBeauty “Stunna” Lip Paint// Sephora Shop Now

6: Self Care: Bubble Bath 

Treat yourself to nice soothing bubble bath. Get you glass of wine and sit bath and relax and let the bubbles take you away.

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Darling, don’t forget to gall in love with yourself first !

So yes enjoy your Valentine’s Day with yourself. I told you don’t have to wait for a lover to enjoy the day.

 

 

**Feature Photo Credit- Richelle Marie Photography IG: @richellemariephoto 

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I’m Over it !!

I’m Over it !!

ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS… EVERYWHEREEEE YOUUU GOOOOO !!! LOL AND DAMN I AM SO OVER THE HOLIDAYS … Sounds like a big contradiction.

Happy Holidays everyone! We are in  the last stretch y’all and I am so ready for this year to be over with. I am so over this year I believe I have gotten all that I needed out of it, and yess the last quarter of this year romped my ass. Lets keep it real all the things  that I had under control earlier on this year has knock me down hard.  Face plank.  2 weeks before Christmas and I still have not gotten a single thing for my family and my job constantly ask for us to donate to every cause.  I’ve been broke and I’m still broke, my blood pressure is bs, my anxiety will never leave me alone., and Sallie Mae can get these hands lol Why !!!!!  breathe !!!  No more giving up all of my energy.

Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. – Mandy Hale

So 2018 is the year of the come up. No more feeling sorry for myself.  No more over analyzing people. NO more !! Its the year that I want to get better emotionally and get my pockets straight.  Think positive thoughts! Glow up spiritually. Be prepared. This is my problem not be prepared.

Besides all of that I have to always put things into perspective during the holiday. Even if money is low or whatever the case may be, you are well and you get another year with your family and the people that really care about. Like that is the holiday, you get to spend time with your love ones.  So don’t be grinch about the bs . Life is b word sometimes and she loves to show up at the worst time.  Its life and you are where you need to be. Get prepare to make a comeback.

IF YOU DONT WANNA HERE MY LITTLE RANT AND JUST HERE FOR THE FASHION SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO BOTTOM…. ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES 🙂

Photos by Richelle Marie Photography  Always a special thanks to her! She always come through. Awesome friend and I not sure what I would do with out her.
IG: @richellemariephotos

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ON THE FASHION TIP:

Dress: Red Dress from DebShops (old) (Similar Buy)

Coat: Yellow Pea coat// Old Navy (old) (Simliar Buy)

Scarf: Black Red Green Scarf// Forever 21 (old)

Boots: Thigh High Boots// Lane Bryant  (Link) (Similar Buy) (Similar Buy)

(Sidenote: I got this whole outfit out of closest… No money to stunt on the blog right now lol)

Have an Happy Holidays everyone !!!