Eiffel Tower Mirrors & Peplum.

I am head over heels about my new hairstyle. It’s very convenient and I’m excited my hairstylist convinced me to step outside the box and try something new.

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I’ve been working so hard lately (as I always do) so on this day, I decided to start my day off by running a few errands and afterwards, I went to the movies to see Think Like A Man Too and it was hilarious! Did any of my Sexy Meets Classy readers get a chance to check it out?

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I wore one of my favorites tops from Classy Closet. It’s from last season and it sold out really quickly the bow on the back of this Peplum style top just adds all the finishing girlie touches.

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I decided to style it with a pair of white pants from H&M and a Classy Closet handbag along with the statement necklace and heels that goes perfectly with just about everything this season.

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One day I’ll let those two go but no time soon. They’re my new favs; have you read my post about them?! If not, check it out here.
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♥ Style Snapshot: Peplum Top, Handbag & Necklace-Classy Closet. White Pants-H&M. Sandals-Steve Madden, Dillards. Earrings & Watch-Michael Kors, Dillards. Eiffel Tower Mirror-Rue21.

What To Wear To The Hangover Brunch

Last Sunday my friends and I attended what The Hangover Brunch at Eiffel Society here in New Orléans 2040 St. Charles Ave. The ambiance was beautiful, the food was delicious and the movie The Hangover was playing on the big screen. It was from 11-5 and the day party started about 3 pm. It was life!!! After stuffing our faces and sipping on champagne and mimosa’s the DJ turned up New Orléans bounce music and everyone hit the dance floor! Talk about FUN!! I seriously didn’t want it to end but there’s always next month to continue the fun. And if you’re not certain on about what you should wear, I’m here to help!

So let’s get started, starting with myself. As we all know I’m a fan of mixing prints as I wore a nautical-inspired print dress one of my latest thrift store finds and my favorite floral Steve Madden ankle strap sandals. For my hair, I went for a simple pulled back look to show off more of my face. I wore simple stud earrings and a statement necklace from Classy Closet along with the (now sold out) Classy Closet Pink RichGirl Handbag & my statement LOVE ring is from F-21. I’m wearing a nude manicure and a hot pink pedicure both by Milani Nail Lacquer called “Vintage” and “Pink Pop.”

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Face & Jewels!

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Brunch dolls and I!

I pulled some Polyvore inspirations from my fabulous Instagram doll, Shundra. Her Polyvore is filled with so many beautiful styles & inspirations. She’s someone who’s definitely making a name for herself in the fashion industry & someone I’ll let style me any day (and I don’t say that often).

 

First Look: This is definitely my style! A Peplum top and a pencil skirt is effortlessly classy especially when you add mixed prints, a bold color lip and pumps, gold jewelry and a satchel handbag. This is a great look to go from brunch to a business meeting. It says I’VE ARRIVED & I’M HERE TO STAY!!!

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Second Look: Rompers are always a good idea because it’s an easy item to style. Just add a pair of open toe sandals, a clutch & a statement belt to give your that hour-glass shape you’ve worked so hard on for the summer. Don’t forget simple accessories and a bold lip color then you’re brunch and day party ready.

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Third Look: I love a good church look that can take you straight to brunch without having to go home and change. If you like, you can just remove the blazer for more of a laid back but still classy look. When accessorizing, you can never go wrong with a pair of pearls especially when it’s three string pearls (my personal favorite). Keep your other accessories simple because your pearls are the statement so a watch and a simple bow ring will do. Your handbag should always be a satchel or clutch with the kind of style and a pair of pumps with a bow on top just adds the finishing touches.

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 Fourth Look: It’s brunch so a floppy hat is definitely necessary. It adds a little something extra to your mixed print attire. Add a pair of pumps and a matching handbag to bring out the least amount of color in your wardrobe & gold simple accessories then you’re off to brunch to turn heads and answer questions about where you purchased this look.

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Fifth Look: An A-line skirt is a wardrobe must-have for brunch. You can dress it up with a bow top or down with a t-shirt and let your accessories do the talking. I love how this Aldo Fennimore clutch & fun clashing print single sole sandal is offsetting this simple wardrobe. Pop it out with a bold lip color and simple accessories and then you’re on the move to brunch!!

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♥ All these beautiful styles are from Shundra’s  Polyvore so if you like these you’ll love the others she has created. Check out her page here and read about her work here.

♥ Be sure to follow her on Instagram here.

How To Know Your Personal Style.

Let’s talk about Personal Style. Do you know if you have one? What if someone asked you to describe your personal style in two words, what would you say? Would you stumble trying to find the right words to describe your style or would you simply be honest and say you don’t know? Well, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term personal style here’s my personal definition:

Personal Style: Is knowing who you are & being confident by saying it loud & not being concerned with fitting in but rather standing out & making an individual name for yourself.

It’s all about getting to know yourself. Think about some of the things you wear that you feel really good about. How would you describe that style; Classy, Chic, or Edgy?

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♥ A few of my favs 😉

My personal style is Sexy & Classy (hence the name of my blog) Sexy because I like to wear things that show off my curves and Classy because I don’t like to show too much. I prefer to leave a little mystery and I like for my skirts and dresses a certain length. I developed my personal style simply by knowing what I was comfortable with wearing and wearing it confidently. My style depends on my mood and where I’m going. Currently, I’m blogging from a coffee shop wearing an open grey cardigan with a white camisole underneath, snakeskin tights and a pair of gold flip-flops. I’m wearing simple accessories such as my Eiffel tower necklace, Michael Kors watch and stud earrings. This is just a simple coffee shop look. I knew I’d be here for a while and just wanted to go for a chic and comfortable look. So yes, at times your style can change depending on how you’re feeling. Sometimes I’m Sexy & Classy in a coffee shop if I’m doing something special before or afterward or if I’m just in the mood to feel glam and sip a Frappuccino.

 

Bridge House/Grace House Fashion Show

Bridge House / Grace House, a non-profit substance abuse treatment facility hosted its “5th Annual Recycled Fashion Show”, which was back by popular demand & I was so happy to be a part of such a memorable night. The festive event featured local designers who created fashions from Bridge House / Grace House Thrift Store purchases and transform them into haute couture, or ready-to-wear. These high fashion designs were auctioned off during the evening. Proceeds from the fundraising event are used to support the organization’s substance abuse treatment program.

I was so grateful for my model who was eager to wear my designs at such a last minute.

Check out how I STYLED her in majority thrift store purchases 😉

She’s wearing a vintage black and silver midi sequin dress with broad shoulders and a sexy back out. I completed her look with a sequin silver clutch and open toe strap around the ankle high heels.

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For her second look, she wore a yellow vintage blazer with broad shoulders and gold button details I paired her look with a lime green statement necklace to match the classic peplum pencil skirt. She’s also wearing a multi-color chiffon vintage blouse and sexy cobalt blue booties to match her statement clutch.

Her skirt is last season from Classy Closet.

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Before heading to the runway, we decided to pair her vintage sequin dress with a pair of red mary jane’s to make a statement!

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After the fashion show hanging out with the emcee’s Jennifer Hale & Chet Pourciau.

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My midi denim pencil skirt is available in Classy Closet.

How did you like her style? For her first look, I wanted to go for more of a Couture classy style and the second look was more of a ready to wear fresh of the runway style. I found the majority of the entire wardrobe from the thrift store. Goes to show you, you can look fab without breaking the bank. Believe me, you’ll look great with anything with confidence and a smile.