Friday, February 20, 2015

POSITIVE VIBES ONLY

 
At the first of the year I took some time away from blogging because I’d been asking myself what more could I do. I would constantly say “There has to be more to this than just putting on clothes and taking pictures”.  I prayed for direction and also spoke with a fellow blogger and explained to her my desire to get on more of a personal level with my followers. I knew I would be stepping outside my comfort zone as I am a very private person but what I've discovered over the years, is that people are more alike than not and we deal with the same issues, struggles and insecurities.
Today I want to talk about dealing with negative energy.
Recently a friend of mine asked me how I deal with negative people and my response was "I don't". She said didn’t understand why some people seem to find joy in beating you down instead of giving a little praise. She expressed how she has people in her life that want her support but can't give it in return. I'm blogging on this topic today because I find it to be a popular topic amongst many. We see this behavior from people in our personal lives, as well as our professional lives. If you're on social media I'm sure you see more negative comments than positive. It's like people wake up in the morning and say "Who can I tear down today?" Before ending the conversation she said “Maybe I’m just too sensitive”. I told her she's not alone as I too am very sensitive myself. Despite what it looks like on the outside, I’m pretty mushy on the inside and my feelings are easily hurt.  I told her over the years I’ve realized the negative energy has nothing to do with me personally, but everything to do with the one giving off negative energy. THEY’RE not happy, THEY’RE miserable, THEY’RE dealing with insecurities. They could be going through something in their personal life, or maybe they’re repeating what they experienced growing up. Some people choose to break the cycle of their past and some keep repeating the only thing they know.  In my younger days I would continue dealing with negative friends, co-workers and family members but now that I’m older, I have a mental UNFRIEND/BLOCK button….and I’m quick to use it! Lol! Only positive vibes over here!  I will only deal with negative people if necessary. Now I’m not saying my way is the right way, or the best way to handle negative people but it works best for me.  Life is too short to entertain the negative. It’s unfortunate that people don’t understand a kind word or a little support can truly make a big difference in someones life.
Make sure you surround yourself with positive people, dismiss the negative and keep
SHAKING THE HATERS OFF!
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

CHANEL INSPIRED-BLACK AND WHITE


Hello Fashion lovers!!!
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
-Coco Chanel 
She couldn’t have said it better!
The simple contrast of black and white has always made a bold statement. It’s so chic and I’ve always loved the way Chanel plays with the two. Her pieces are classic and they have that edge factor KSA lives for. Today I’m showing you my Chanel inspired look.  I wore this color block jacket as a dress and paired it with these knee high boots. I completed the look by accessorizing with my FFF (fabulous, funky and fly) studded bow gloves!
 




 
 

 
 
JACKET/JCP 
BOOTS/STEVE MADDEN
GLOVES/ALIEXPRESS
 
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

MY FUN WITH FUR-MAHOGANY

Hello Fashion Lovers!
I’m still having fun with fur. Today it’s this mahogany orange fur collar. You all know fur, faux and real, has been really big this season. The options range from collars, vest and jackets, to coats, purses and even shoes!  The shoes are really different and I can’t see myself spending money on them, but you know me….I’ll turn it into a DIY project in a minute and throw some fur on an old pair of shoes I have. lol! (I’m a beast with the glue gun)  Being a lover of color, this mahogany for sure caught my eye and I knew it would look great against this cognac colored leather jacket. I’ve had my jacket for over 10 years! I purchased it from Wilsons Leather back in 2003….I’m not sure they’re still around.  This is a prime example of what I call a “timeless piece”.  When you find the right cut, color and style, you can wear your clothes for a very long time.  I completed the look with this acid washed denim pencil skirt and my absolute favorite shoe. I was going to accessorize with a brown or tan clutch but thought I’d go all in with this color instead.
 


 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TIMELESS PIECES- MY TOP 5 THAT WON'T FADE TO BLACK

Hello Fashion Lovers!!!
 
As you know I often speak of “timeless pieces”. These are pieces that will last you for years...that won’t fade to black! Not only are they timeless but these are pieces that are great for maximizing your wardrobe. You can splurge on them and you won't feel it's a waste of your coins. I guess I shouldn’t say waste....to each is their own.  I'm speaking for a person like myself with many financial responsibilities; therefore, I have to be very careful with my spending.  So, instead of spending $100 on a trendy shoe or dress, I would prefer putting that money towards something I can utilize now, and years down the road. Today I’m going to be highlighting 5 of my favorite timeless items.
 
1)      The black pointy toe single sole pump.
 
Think about it. As far back as I can remember this style has  been around. Even when the newest styles hit the fashion scene each season, the classic pointy toe pump is always in the running as a must-have. 
 
               
2)      A black blazer

Find you nicely cut blazer like this one seen below and you’ll be wearing it 10 years from now.  A sleek black blazer will never fade to black!
 
 
3)      The pencil skirt

This skirt has been poppin’ since the 1940’s and it's still a hot commodity today as it was over 75 years ago! It’s definitely a piece that will maximize your wardrobe.
 
 
4)      White button down

Need I say more about this one? When educating my clients, one thing they must add to their wardrobe is a white button down. This is an item that will take you from the board room to the dance floor. It’s all business when paired with a chic pant suit, yet super sexy when tied at the waste and paired with that timeless pencil skirt. (wink)
 
 
5)      The wrap dress
 
Diane Von Furstenberg made this dress popular in 1974 and by 1976 she had sold millions of them. I have one that I bought back in 2003 and I still wear it today. You can go for a print or solid color. This dress hasn’t gone anywhere for over 40 years and it’s not going anywhere any time soon.



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Sunday, February 1, 2015

MY FUN WITH FUR

Hello Fashion Lovers!!
Today I’m wearing this FFF top! What’s that, you say? FABULOUS, FUNKY and FLY!!! Lol! This top is from a talented designer by the name of Nina Bourda. I have a great appreciation for things that are unique….and this top sho’nuff is! I’ve paired mine with a pair of dark skinny denim and my old faithful Jessica Simpson boots. I’ve had them for years and they could probably use a good polish, but I like the rugged worn look of them.

 


Get the look here!!!
Janeal Burmese peacock top
Levis
Similar Boots

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DENIM x DENIM -THAT OLD SCHOOL FEEL

Hey Fashion Lovers!!!....I"M BACK!

I've been gone for a minute but I'm happy to be back now.
Today I return with a denim on denim look featuring this sharp hi-low denim shirt. What I love most about the shirt is it's old school look. The material and color reminds me of denim from the 80's, and of course, the hi-low is an added plus. You guys know I live for pieces that are different and stand apart from the rest. I've seen different styles of denim shirts but none like this one. You younger girls could also wear this as a dress but for me it's a little too short on the sides. I showed my daughter a picture of this top and she immediately ran to the store to get her one...and I'm not joking when I say IMMEDIATELY!! lol! Although we have the same taste in some of our fashion choices, she definitely has her own style. It's always cool to see how she puts her twist on it.

 I'm all about the edge, so I styled it with a pair of destroyed denim jeans. I topped it off with these blue silver plated sandals and my magazine clutch.











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Thursday, January 8, 2015

SUNNIES BY KSA

Hello Fashion Lovers!!!
 
What better way to complete your look than with a fly pair of sunnies. Make sure you get you a pair before they're all gone!!!
 
Round Cat eye $20 #CER002  (Brown only/  (black-SOLD OUT) 
 
 
 
 
Extreme Cat eye $20 #CEOS004 -SOLD OUT
 
 
Edgy Cat eye $20 #CE005 (Black only/ BROWN SOLD OUT)
 
 
Oversized square frame $20 #CES001  (SOLD OUT)

 
Square frames/cat eye lens $20.00
#CEL006 (Black ONLY/GREEN SOLD OUT
 
 
FOR INVOICE PLEASE EMAIL ME AT keepingstyleaffordable@gmail.com
 
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