Monday, November 28, 2016

Anorak Jacket + Wedge Booties

I'm all about comfort and style. This jacket was a complete save as the weekend's temperature dropped 20 degrees. Burr!
TOTALLY QUEENIN' IN THIS SHOT, LOL

     Hello there and a happy Monday to you!! This weekend was a complete success. I got to be around the people that I love, got into a truly profound conversation with my youngest sister about her political views and life goals (who's growing up too quickly in front of my eyes... I'm so proud of her) and even though I'm a vegetarian, I didn't feel left out because there were more options on the menu this year for me to choose from *super grin*

     Since we are coming from a long weekend, it was only right that I start of the week showing a great comfortable look that's not hard to achieve, for any age. The start of our weekend started off in the 80s and then transitioned to the 60s. This anorak jacket was the perfect way to go... nothing too heavy, but enough to keep me warm.

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This anorak jacket may be light enough for the spring, but heavy enough for the cooler season.

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Blending neutral colors for Autumn

     This bag has became an absolute favorite of mine. Usually, I love carrying around the large satchel handbag, with barely anything in them (lol). This handbag has been the perfect mate. It's small enough the throw over the shoulder yet long enough to fit larger items. 

If I wanted, I could use this as a laptop bag to house my 15" Macbook Pro. I probably wouldn't do that because I'm too nervous about the side links coming off. I'd like to keep the look of this bag perfect for a long as possible. You can shop this tote here.

These booties are so comfortable, I didn't want to take them off after first trying them on. I got these shoes here when they were doing their BOGO Free promotion (which ended yesterday, the 27th). I was torn between taupe and black... and decided to go for these babies. 

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MORE BLACK TOTES TO COMPLETE THIS LOOK
Autumn weather in Charleston calls for something light and comfortable

Pair your taupe booties with some white skinny jeans and a neutral top and jacket.

It's the perfect day to take a stroll on Waterfront Park

     I had such a wonderful time shooting this look in beautiful Downtown Charleston, SC this weekend. If you follow my stories on IG @sheheartsthat, starting in the next few weeks, you'll be able to see my photoshoots go down live and in living color. I'd love to share as much of sheheartsthat with you as possible. Sometimes you wouldn't believe some of the stories told while being on location and the amazing and strange people I meet... all while being a one woman show, lol. Bad or good, I wouldn't exchange the experience with anyone else.

     Have the best Monday evvvvver!!! Make it great, mate.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Sweat Dress + Slouch Clutch









CHAIN LINK STRAP NOT INCLUDED










I took so time away to recover after catching a nasty little bug (that was going around) and decided to come back with a photoshoot post. This time, I headed downtown to South of Broad, to set the battery off. If you follow @sheheartsthat on IG, you would have seen a little of this Historic city live. will definitely be doing it again for those who want to tag along and going shopping.

Since the city is still kind of on the warm side, I figured getting away with this dress is still possible. If needed, I could have switch out my flats (plimsolls) for knee or thigh high boots, like these pointed toe boots. A look that will also work is designer sneakers Fenty x Pumas or sneaker wedges. I particularly look these Fenty's because of the muted tone of the dress. You can also wear the black pair to tie the look together with the accessories. I wanted to get my jewelry simple, so I wore a simple golden leaf earring with bracelet sets from Forever 21.  In a previous post, I spoke on the Must Haves for Mid to Late Fall, where one of the featured piece was the slouch clutch. This bag, that can be folded over so a clutch, is the perfect tote for functionality or affordability. There are enough pockets inside to hold your smaller items plus, like you phone, cards, money and lipstick... plus, an additional compartment on the outside for whatever you'd like. The bag originally comes with a leather cross over adjustable strap, but to jazz it up for the photos purpose... I switched it for a link chain from another one of my clutches.

GUESS WHAT... WHEN IT COMES TO HANDBAGS AND CLUTCHES, ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IS MIX AND MATCH STRAPS. WHEN PICKING OUT BAGS, THE LOOK IS ONE THING AND THE STRAP IS ANOTHER. THIS IS HOW YOU GET THE MOST OF YOUR LOOK. ONE DAY YOU MAY FEEL LIKE A CHAIN LINK, WHILE THE NEXT YOU MAY FEEL LIKE SPORTING A TWISTED ROPE. IT BECOMES VERSATILE AND COULD POSSIBLY BE DRESSED UP OR DRESS DOWN (DEPENDING ON THE LOOK)
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Featured Designer: Hannah Jinkins

DESIGNER: HANNAH JINKINS  |  PHOTO CREDIT: H&M.COM

As I was searching for more inspiration online, I thought to myself... I need something different. Most of the inspiration pieces I chose for the past couple of posts reflected styles from past clients and outfits I'd wear for myself. If you're caught up on the current season's trends, you'd know that it includes some of the styles you've seen here on sheheartsthat, like pleats, bomber jackets, guitar-straps styles on handbags... to name a few. Admiring this collection from the 2015 Design Award finale in London, I can't help but notice how the collection designed by Hannah Jinkins (@hannahjinkins), fits into the coming season's trend palette. From sport jumpsuits to bomber jackets to the rich red tones. I will say if I had the choice of choosing one item to wear... I'd totally rock this cotton jumpsuit. I'd wear it open with a tank or opaque bralet underneath. Totally not knowing which direction I'd go (since I like switching between boots and pumps), wearing either Timberlands (classic Nubuck) or ankle booties will work when the pant leg is cuffed or even tucked. 
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Leather Jacket + Tulle Skirt

Who's says this cute look can't be edgy. Come to sheheartsthat.com to see how to complete this look.


Listen, every girl/woman needs a little something in their closet that can spice up a look with the snap of two fingers. No, I'm not talking about lingerie (let's save that for another post). I'm talking about an accessory of sorts that can change your entire look from casual to formal, from classy to sexy or even from sophisticated to EDGY! Do you have one of those accessories? To many, they'd say that item would be a stylish leather jacket.

If you can recall me mentioning how I love creating outfits starting with shoes, then on up to the outfit. It's my way of setting the tone. I like to look at the shoes as the cherry on top. But when you eat your sundae, the cherry is usually the first thing you take it... or consume, if you will. I selected these beautiful suede booties with rivets tracing the sole of the shoe. I absolutely knew a leather jacket and a leather tote was needed. I either wanted the jacket to have studs/rivets or the bag or clutch needed to some how stand out in some way. The perfect thing about tulle skirts is if you don't like the length of long skirts, you can adjust them yourself by trimming from the hem. Only if you know what you're doing, of course. This skirt is layered with tulle, so you'll be able to hide slight mistakes, but don't go on a spazzing cutting bonanza. The skirt, being high waisted, looks great with a cropped top or even a loose fit t-shirt. I selected this ribbed crop jumper with a mock neck just incase a necklace or something was worn around the neck. In fact, a cute scarf looks pretty and adds a touch of sophistication back into the edgy look. The scarf can be worn in several perfect places (with this outfit) if you are one who doesn't like too much around the neck. I particularly love wearing scarves around my wrist, neck and arm. Make this outfit ours. Try adding more pieces like a chain bracelet to wear around the wrist (which looks nice when the scarf is worn in addition).

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Must-Haves For Mid to Late Fall

Are you still looking for essential pieces to add to your Autumn collection? Recently, I donated the bulk of my closet and kept about 15% to myself. Let me tell you, there were still pieces in there that I wore in college and it was time for me to get rid of it. I think I just got comfortable in my clothes because they are casual, trendy and easy of throw on. Yeah, I got way too comfortable, LMAO. It's always easy to pick and choose items for other people, but when it came to doing me... I took the backseat instead of shotgun. Most items went to a local women's shelter, while the other went to Goodwill. This gave my closet some extra room and opportunity to rebuild to better collection that matches my current style and mood. With the things that I did keep, it makes for a great foundation to an banging wardrobe. Are you wondering how to transform your warbrobe, but need the basics? Here are a few pieces that are great to start out with if you are building from scratch or just adding to freshen things up.

1    |    DENIM JACEKT
Everything closet for men and women, need this one accessory. Denim jackets look great when worn with a casual outfits. I have two denim jackets: light stonewashed and dark. They are perfect for a  quick throw-on and can be worn daily, with just about any outfit.

2    |    THICK NAVAL STYLE PEACOAT
One of this season's trending items, the navy coat is an absolute fav of mine and has always had a place in my closet since I can remember. For the areas that are a bit colder than others, the peacoat comes in handy because of the double breasted feature. As I kid, I just knew in my mind, the reason it was double breasted was to block your chest from the cold. I was pretty smart... I still think the same to this day, in fact. I've never really researched to see why it is, but that's my opinion I've lived with. If anyone else has their take on it, please share. I'd love to hear your view.

3    |    SLINKY BRALETTE (BRALET)
Do you have any bralettse (bravest) yet? If you don't, you should. You can wear them just like a regular bra and cover it up, you know... the boring way or you can wear them like a bra and show it off. Wait, let me say this first. If you select one that is completely lace, you may want to go ahead of cover up those nips before stepping out. If you have the styles that are opaque, wearing these tops with deep V neck t-shirts or with cardigans and wraps look pretty cute. I have to types: lacey and satin and I really love them. They are a little less annoying because there isn't a underwire (you may find some that have underwire though).

4    |    MOCK OR TURTLE NECK DRESS
Oh there is something sexy about a form fitting ribbed or jersey dress. I've featured these dresses in a couple of fashion inspirational posts and the styling was absolutely gorgeous. I've paired them with hooded jackets, denim jackets, sneakers, knee high boots and booties... you can do just about anything. I own two of these dresses, one with a slit up the side and the other that doesn't. You can wear this dress year around. For cooler seasons, try layering this dress with knee high boots, a sleek peacoat and slouchy scarves. For the warmer seasons, wear the dress solo with flats or sandals with your choice of accessories.

5    |    KNEE HIGH BOOTS
 Not so much the thigh high boots, even though they are positively one of the sexiest items every woman must have. This can be flats, wedged or heeled. I, for one, love a good 4 to 4.5 inch heel with a platform. I usually tell women, if you're the type that can't take too much pressure on the ball of your feet for long periods of time and love your high heels, invest in platformed heels. Platforms give you the extra cushion that regular soled heels don't. Think of this... if you were to step on a rock, with regular soled heels... you would be able to feel everything beneath your feet and to be honest, I hurts something serious when you are strutting and it comes out of nowhere. Oh it's happened to me and I'm sure LOTS of ladies out there hundreds of times.

6    |    SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TOTE
Ok, raise your hand if you are one of those ladies that LOVE an extra large handbag, but are guilty of only carrying lipgloss, wallet and your phone in it... *raises hand* LMAO. I am sooo not embarrassed to say that I love large bags, but only find it necessary to carry little to nothing in it. If you are like me, but still want to set your outfit, grab yourself and small to medium sized bag of that same bag you just have to have. Many designers design smaller versions of their bags for this same purpose. Listen, I may have some other items in my bag floating around so I'd say medium to large would be a perfect fit for me. I so can't wait to do a What's In My Handbag video for you so you can see what I am talking about, LOL.

7    |    SLOUCH FOLD OVER CLUTCH
You absolutely need something like this, like right now! This style clutch can be dressed up or dress down and you know, I'm all about versatility. When choosing the right fold over clutch, make sure to select something with extra side pockets inside with zippers. Once upon a time, I bought a clutch that had the open slip pockets and forgot to close my bag. Long story short, while it was sitting on my lap and I stood up, everything can pouring out the opened because I totally forgot to close the exterior zipper *mad face* The moral is... make sure you have enough room and INTERIOR ZIPPERS!

8    |    SUPER CUTE WIDE BRIM HAT
One of my favorite designers is Janessa Leone. These can be worn year around and look great with just about anything. I, particularly love the Bohemian style and this brand fits in great if you're looking for that perfect accessory.

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