Trending Tuesday: Bodysuits?

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Howdy there folks!!! Todays trending Tuesday topic is focused on the ever popular bodysuit!!!! The bodysuit, a close-fitting one-piece stretch garment for women (typically worn for sports), but has become a staple wardrobe piece for women every where.  The bodysuit was a progression from the leotard, and was presented in the United States after 1950 by fashion designer Claire McCardell.  According to, the first recognized bodysuit was worn by Bettie Page in the 1950s, and was a trademark attire of the Playboy Bunnies from the 1960s, as well as of Wonder Woman as a cartoon character.  Azzedine Alaia and Donna Karan helped make the bodysuit a fashion item for both men and women in the 1980s.  After a slowdown, it was resurrected as shaping underwear or lingerie, and in 2010 it reappeared as a blouse bodysuit and classic turtleneck bodysuit, as well as a part of evening wear.  I must admit, I probably own at least 30 different ones, and I even have a designated drawer for them (because I wear them so much!).  I almost always pair mine with a body-con skirt.  Due to the the wideness of my hips, I only purchase the ones with thong coverage (sorry for the TMI), because I hate panty lines!  So there you have it, what say you, are you here for the bodysuit trend?

Trending Tuesday: Lucite Heels ?

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Since the debut of his sold out womens’ shoe line titled “Yeezy Season 2”, Kayne has taken the shoe world by storm!!  One of my personal favorites from the collection was the one (pictured above) with the PVC upper with leather sole, wrap aound ankle strap & buckle closure, with a 4 inch lucite heel.  The overall appearance of the shoe is pretty minimalistic, but the lucite heel gives this shoe ABSOLUTE LIFE ?? ??!!!  Once synonymous with pole dancing, lucite heels have apparently taken the fashion world by storm, becoming a must have staple for fashionistas everywhere!  If you were like me and weren’t fortunate enough to snag a pair of the Yeezy Season 2’s, here are some alternatives…but be prepared to break the bank ?.

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From top left to right:

1.) ALAÏA: Lasercut Multistrap Sandals

2.) GIANVITO ROSSI: Portofino Ankle-Strap Sandals

3.) GIANVITO ROSSI: Suede Ankle-Tie Sandals

4.) STUART WEITZMAN: Plexi Ankle Strap Sandals

Trending Tuesday: Duster Coats ?

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Greetings to all!!! Todays trending Tuesday topic is centered around the ever growing trend of duster coats!! According to, the original dusters were full-length, light-colored canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust. These dusters were typically slit up the back to hip level for ease of wear on horseback and were the recommended “uniform” for Texas Rangers. Dusters intended for riding may have features such as a buttonable rear slit and leg straps to hold the flaps in place. For better protection against rain, dusters were made from oilcloth and later from waxed cotton.  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both men and women wore dusters to protect their clothes when riding in open motorcars on the dirt roads of the day.  Today, the coat has been given an oversized airy look and can add instant style, elegance, and dramatics to almost any outfit.  The modern day duster comes in an array of colors, and because of the oversized flowy composition, is often paired with body con dresses & skirts.  If your here for the trend but aren’t sure how to rock it, just take a look at the set I’ve curated below for some ideas.

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Trending Tuesday: Cold Shoulder Tops ?

Top: Roland Mouret Bridley Top

Top: Roland Mouret Bridley Top

Hey everybody!!! Im officially back from what was a long needed vaycay ?!!!  I wanted to kick off todays trending Tuesday topic with the cold shoulder top!  I have always been a fan of this trend.   Many of my friends can attest to my love for this trend as I have always been known to cut the necks of all my shirts and sweatshirts.  and because I think my décolletage is on of my best features, I especially love that these tops showcase that feature perfectly!!  This trend comes in so many different styles, I’ve gathered some of the ones that I like below.  What say you, would you rock this trend?

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Trending Tuesday: Embellished Sunglasses

Hello guys!!! with new opportunities on the horizon, I have been preoccupied lately (which is a great thing).  Todays trending Tuesday topic are embellished sunnies ? trend.  I typically rock with the ever faithful (never disappointing) aviator style, but if your daring & looking for a dramatic-whimsical look, then you might wanna dip your toes in this trending pond.  Here are some suggested styles listed below, I love the round MiuMiu glittered Acetate ones.  Wich ones would you rock?

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Trending Tuesday: Matching Separates

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Hey y’all!!!!  Todays trend centers around Matching sets.  Before I head out for a night out with the girls, I need at least 2 hours (pre- outfit ??) to get ready.  I often need an entire day of focus and concentration before I can fully commit to an outfit; and even still I have be known to do the ole switch-a-roo & go with a whole other outfit ?!!! This can become very exhausting (and frustrating).  If your anything like me (indecisive when it comes to choosing an outfit), then this trend is sure to peak your interest!!  Matching sets makes life so much easier.  While I feel matching sets are an instant outfit, some feel that they are too matchy-matchy & prefer separates.  Im obviously a fan of this trend, so I’ve curated some of my personal favorites.  How do you feel, are you guys here for this trend?

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Trending Tuesday: Designer Slide Sandals

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Todays trending topic is centered around the latest fashion trend that is designer slide sandals!  Over the past couple of months Ive seen this fashion trend morph into something that I would have never thought.  People every have not only bought into this trend, they have somewhat seemingly doubled down.  A few weeks ago my niece expressed to her mother that she wanted a pair similar to the Rihanna x Puma Fenti Leadcat Slippers (shown above).  My personal thoughts surrounding this trend are a simple “no” (at least not out in public anyway).  The only time I could see myself wearing these slippers are going to and from leisure activities.  There are some by Fausto Puglio that are ok, and I wouldn’t mind wearing “out” (see them below), and most certainly not for the price tag.  The the majority of the designs that I have seen thus far remind me of house slippers.  Any who, those are just my personal thoughts.  What do you guys think, would you buy into this trend?

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Trending Tuesday: 10 Swoon Worthy Bathing Suits

Greetings to all!!! This past week has been SUPER busy (hence the reason for my lack of posts).  Im starting a new this week kicking Trending Tuesday into super high gear.  With summer 10 degrees away I though I would to a post about swimwear.  Considering that I own several pieces of swimwear, I feel like bathing suits are like socks, the more the better!!  I typically buy at least 3 every summer.  As I have started to mull over my choices, I decided “why not do a post showcasing my top 10 choices so far”.  So I have compiled a list of 10 swoon worthy bathing suits that are sure to inspire you.  Click the numbered list below for more info on where to buy & let me know what you guys think.  Leave a comment with your top 3 choices.  Also be sure to check out FlyNation for awesome alternatives for a fraction of the cost!!

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1. $290  Camilla Spirit of Ruh embellished printed swimsuit

2. $120 Zoe Karssen ‘Troublemaker’ Bandeau Print Swimsuit

3. $385 Mara Hoffman Women’s Rashguard Surf Swimsuit – Starbasket Stone

4.  $225 Mara Hoffman Cactus Lace-Up Back One-Piece Swimsuit

5.  $375 Moschino Swim interlocking C-clamp swimsuit

6.  $46 Lipsy Plunge Swimsuit

7.  $57 Lipsy Side Detail Swimsuit

8.  $265 Roza Frill High Tri Bikini

9.  $237 Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy stretch-denim bandeau bikini

10.  $550 Dolce & Gabbana Printed Triangle Bikini

Trending Tuesday: Yeezy Season 2


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Good Morning Ladies (& some gents), if you reading this post and this is of news to you, then your eons behind in the fashion world.  Yesterday Mr. West blessed us with his anticipated shoe line Yeezy Season 2!  Although everything is now SOLD OUT, take a look at the shoe collection above.  My personal Favorite are the Lucite strap sandals (that were spied on Kim K. last week).  Compared to the other designer shoes (like Giuseppe & Louboutin), these were actually not too bad on the wallet!  What do you guys think, see anything you would wear?

Trending Tuesday: Is Grey The New Black?

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Photo Credit: Google Images

Good afternoon to all! todays topic post stems from what seems like a sudden love affair with grey tresses!!  This trend emerged on the scene on one of my favorite artists Kelis waaaaaaaay back in 2009, and ever since then it seems like this “trend” may be a more permanent fix.  I have experimented with this trend with grey ombre braids that received numerous compliments from, & since then I have personally fallen head over heels for this trend.  More recently, many celebs have taken a once unappealing hair color synonymous with aging, and made it chic!  What say you, are you here for this trend?