Fashion | Fashion By Season | Spring

6 Gorgeous Easter Dresses That Won’t Break The Bank

By on April 15, 2017

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved Easter Sunday, not only because of it’s deeper meaning, but because of the amazing fashion the day brings. Spring colors are in full force on Easter, however, not all of us want to spend hundreds of dollars on our outfit. My Easter dress is very simple with a few embroidered flowers! An Easter dress is an expression of your spring style! I’ve done the research for you and found 6 Easter dresses that won’t break the bank.

This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

1. The Floral Maxi Dress

 

Find this beauty at Jessa Kae!

2. Floral Shift Dress

Dorothy Perkins knocked this one out the park!

3. Bright Lavender Dress

You can find this pleated dress here!

4. Trendy Cape Dress

Such a trendsetter dress! Find it here!

5. Flowy Solid Pastel Dress

Feeling ethereal? Make Easter a breeze here!

6. Statement Embroidered Dress

This dress is for my fashion forward ladies! You can see all the deets here!

I Want to See Your Easter Dresses!

Now you have your dress for Easter Sunday, and let the fashion show begin! I’d love to see any of you guy’s Easter Dresses! Comment below your dress, or some ideas! πŸ™‚

With Love,

Alaya

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Fashion | Fashion By Season | Spring

The 5 Best Shades for Spring 2017

By on April 5, 2017

Here in Charlotte, the warm weather is coming in full force! Which means the sun is shining longer each day, being a fashionista, that means wearing my favorite shades longer! Finding a great pair of sunnies that fit you perfectly can be hard without a little inspiration. I’ve done the research for you and found the most trendy shades of the season, you’re welcome πŸ˜‰

This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

1. The Girly Girl

These pink shades are for the girly girl who loves pink, but loves to make a statement as well. Lulu’s knocked this out of the park! Love these.

2. The Diva

I am such a fan of cat eye shades, I just feel like a diva with them on! My big sister in my sorority (ASA) used to wear them all the time, just to show she was a diva. Gotta love Adri! & Unique VintageΒ for creating these beauties.

3. The Flower Child

I for one always feel like I have a couple days out of the week, that I need to sport flowers. They make me feel feminine and free! This pair from Alice + Olivia may cost you a pretty penny, but you’ll be sure to stop traffic.

4. The Trendsetter

Double wire sunglasses are all the rave right now! I have a pair in rose gold that just make me feel so fashion forward. Free people sunnies are just the way to go, enough said.

5. The Basic Betty Shades

There is absolutely nothing wrong with rocking a classic pair of shades. I for one love my pair of classic shades, I can just throw them on whenever I’m looking for something simple. These circle sunglasses from H&M just slay.

I’m 100% positive you have some inspiration to go out and buy the sunglasses that fit you best! If any of you ladies have more trend reports for sunnies, I’d love to hear about them!

With love,

Alaya

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Fashion | Fashion By Season | Spring

How to Find the Perfect Spring Dress on a Budget

By on March 21, 2017

The first day of spring was yesterday and I’m so excited for this season! All the pastels and beautiful flowers blooming just make me feel refreshed! However, not all of us have the funds to have a shopping spree on spring dresses each year. Do not fret my fair ladies because I have cracked the code! I’ve found the cure to the low-budget, expensive taste blues! Now let’s get started…

1. Go on Pinterest for Some Spring Inspiration

Pinterest is my go to for finding inspiring looks and styles! Dedicate a few hours to finding your perfect dresses and researching which fit looks great on your body type. It’s so easy for us to love a dress on the model, and buy it and it looks COMPLETELY different on us. So disappointing. This first step is so important in buying dresses, you don’t want to go through the hassle of returns, save yourself some time and do some research.

2. Create a Budget That You Can Stick To

This is the time to genuinely be realistic about your money situation. Maybe you want 5 spring dresses, or you want to spend big on an expensive dress that you can wear many different ways. Just don’t buy a $50 dollar dress when you only have $60 in your account, you’re setting yourself up for failure. The general rule is 5% of your monthly income should go to clothing. A trick to sticking to your budget, is planning to spend more than you might actually spend. That way you are setting yourself up for success!

3. Do Your Research on Budget-Friendly Companies

Okay you’re almost there to your jaw-dropping spring dress that you didn’t have to break the bank for! You’d be surprised how many small companies have amazing prices that no one knows about! So go on Instagram and browse through companies, or look up local shops that you’ve never been to! See if you can find sales that benefit you, and use Groupon to increase your savings as well!

4. Look Over What You Already Have

It’s so easy to just take a glance at your closet and assume you have no spring dresses to wear. Make sure you look through everything and throw away, sell or donate things you don’t wear. You can even go to Plato’s Closet and sell what you don’t want, then you can get your new spring dress for even cheaper!

5. Shop Smart

Okay here comes the most fun part! Shopping! Can I get a woop woop?! LOL but seriously I love shopping. It gives me a joy that I can’t explain haha. If you are shopping online, make sure you double check for any coupons before making your final purchase. Also look over the size chart and make sure you’ll be able to fit into your new dress, and that it’s not too short or too long. Reading customer reviews can go a long way, and help you have the best chance of getting your gorgeous spring dress that fits well.

If shopping in store, you should most definitely bring a friend to help. I always find shopping at local stores are the most fun, and you can get the know the owner & creator of the clothes! They may even give you a special discount just for being you (hey, a girl can dream). Trying on dresses is so entertaining, especially when the cut is perfect and the colors complement you so well. Go to multiple stores before purchasing to make sure you don’t miss out on any dresses! Then go back to the stores that you really liked and buy your spring dress or dresses!

6. Strut Your Stuff in Your New Spring Dress

You can steal the show on Sunday brunch, and make him take a double take on a date! You can wear so many things with your dress, like a jean or leather jacket. Also, wedges, booties, and strappy shoes can complement it as well! A fresh bright face, curls or a parted afro can pull your look together beautifully!

I love shopping for spring, especially dresses because that’s what I think of when spring comes to mind. I’m sure you all are ready to begin the process of buying your next spring dress, and I’m glad I could help along the way. If you have any things that you do to save money while shopping, let me know below!

With Love,

Alaya

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