Sunday, July 27, 2014

SHOPPING WITH KSA- How to get more bang for your buck!!!!


Today I’d like to share my shopping style with you. 
When entering a store, I know the first thing you want to do is check out the new arrivals. This is where we mess up most times. If at all possible, resist the urge to buy the “newest” item in the store. Trust me if you just wait you’ll save so much money. When I go into a clothing or shoe store, I immediately look for sales, mark down signs and the clearance rack.  If  you are patient, a lot of times the items that were new arrivals a few weeks ago has now been marked down. Another great tip is to go on line and sign up to receive email promotions from your favorite stores. You will be surprised how many stores offer discounts online that they don’t offer in the store.
 
Just by being patient and shopping from the clearance and sales rack I was able to create this look that would have priced over $200, for less than $40.00! The shoes, originally priced at $149.99 were on clearance for $29.99.   The denim shirt, originally priced at $24.95 was purchased for $8 and  this cute little skirt was originally $39.95 on sale for a whopping $3.50!!!
 

 




Mia Limited Edition Lenny-Heels (sold out) similar look HERE 
H&M skirt (pink sold out) available in black HERE
Denim button down- similar look HERE
Similar floral sunnies HERE

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SIMPLE SEXY SHIRT DRESS

So super stoked about this sexy shirt dress!
 
You all know how I love a great find, especially when it’s an item I’ve had my eye on for a while. (I told you I was a stalker) I noticed this dress every time I’d go into H&M for the last few months, but I would never get it.  Last week while making my weekly visit, I look in the corner and see racks of clothes with signs that say “take an additional 50% off”.  I start looking through the racks and see $7, $10, $15 red tags and I’m thinking, okay, I may be winning today. What I didn’t know is the ADDITIONAL 50% would be taken off of the red tags. Then the adrenaline really started pumping!! I started going through the racks like a mad woman..lol! When I saw this dress with a $10 red tag, AND realized I was about to get it for $5, my excitement level went through the roof…I may have even done the tootsie roll!  I was able to grab a few items that I cant wait to show you later.

  
 
  Today I decided to style it as a “night out” sexy look and my leopard Steve Madden Flshback pumps were a perfect match. I love belting shirts and dresses so my wide faux leather tie belt completed the look. Again you can style this dress so many ways. A pair of wedges or flat sandals would also be a great look.

 
Shoes Here Belt Here Dress Here Clutch Here
 
 
   Alternate styling options for a more casual look

 Here and Here and Here and Here
 
Now go out and recreate this fabulous affordable look!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

THE HEEL-LESS HIPPIE

Today I decided to do a TBT to my heel-less wedges. A few years ago when I first saw a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti heel-less wedges, I immediately started the search for a low-end inspired design. Finally, I found these at a boutique here in the Dallas area. Shortly after, I started to see heel-less wedges EVERY WHERE and I was quickly over the craze. They slowly but surely went to the back of the closet. Originally my plan was to wear this look with a pair of tan or brown wedges, but after rambling through my endless collection of shoes, I ran across these little neglected babies. I’ve only worn them maybe 2 times so I decided to pull them out and show a little TLC.

 
Oh how I love kimonos! I’m not very comfortable with showing my legs so for me the kimono is a perfect way to wear a pair of shorts and not feel like my legs are too exposed. (I'm still working on my Tina Turner legs y’allJ)

 
I’ve always liked to wear headbands with my short cut. Back in the day I would get questions like “Why do you wear headbands and your hair is short?” What I wanted to say was, “Step off and mind your [explicit] business!!” but, because I’m a lady, I'd smile and politely answer with “I think it’s the cutest little accessory.”
 
 
 
If you know me, you know there’s always something adorning my head. Either a fly pair of sun shades, a cute head band, or a sharp hat. Just like hats, headbands are the perfect way to accessorize for those days you don’t feel like putting much effort into your hair. If you have  long hair, you can wear one with a messy ponytail or bun, and for you short and sassy girls like myself, you can brush it back or down and wear it like I’ve done today. Remember, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day……so no excuses!
 
 
 
 
Kimono-Nasty Gal, Wedges-Kemistre Boutique, Shorts-thrift store, Crop-Image
Now go out and recreate this affordable look!!!!

Similar kimono HERE Similar crops HERE Similar headband HERE
Similar shorts HERE Shoes HERE / Alternate shoe options HERE & HERE 
 
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

BLUE REVIEW

 As we all know jumpsuits have been a hot commodity for a few seasons now. This one I have on came in several different colors but of course, the vibrant blue instantly sold me. Jumpsuits are a great way to maximize your wardrobe. For example, this jumpsuit can be worn as you see here with a pair of sexy heels for a night out or it can be paired with a cute pair of flats for a more casual look. Multiple looks can be created with a jumpsuit by throwing a chic fitted blazer over it or maybe a printed kimono. It just depends on the vibe you're feeling at the moment.
Hats are a big part of my accessories. There should never be a reason for bad hair days....opt for a good hat day instead! Accessorizing with a fly hat is such an easy way to spice up your look.

 
 
 
 

 



 
Romper from Image Clothing Store, Shoes from Burlington Coat Factory, Fedora and tote from Charming Charlie
 
Jumpsuit in black HERE  Shoes HERE Similar fedora HERE Similar tote bag HERE
 
 
Now go out and recreate this affordable look!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SIMPLY CHIC

I finally purchased these leopard print pony hair booties after stalking them for months. The wait was well worth it because I was able to get them for 50% off...WINNING!!  I knew when ever I wore them I would allow them to shine on their own.  So, I decided to pair them with pretty simple pieces, like this chic white vest along with some light washed destroyed denim jeans and a black tube top.
 

 
 
Tube top and accessories have been owned for a few years but a black tank would work with this look.
 


 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

THANKFUL

 

I would love to go through all the comments on Instagram and respond to every one individually for their kind words but since it’s almost impossible, I decide to use my blog instead to just say THANK YOU! I don’t think you truly understand how much I appreciate the love and all of the POSITIVE responses.  We all know social media can be a cruel cruel world.   To see the positive responses from everyone has this girl on cloud 9!!.  I started my styling business over 2 years ago and I’ve only been blogging a little over a month now. It has been a long hard journey but because I love what I do I kept pushing forward. Many days I wanted to give up and I still have those days.  What’s funny, is the other day I was thinking to myself “What am I doing?... Where is this going?” And then Bam! I’m featured on Fashion Bomb Daily, which allowed the majority of you to see what I love to do.  For me it was confirmation to keep moving forward.  I don’t have a wonderful team behind me like a lot of people.  I only have MY GOD, my dreams, my passion, my IPhone to take these picturesJ, my determination and  a few supportive friends.  After all of my worries, stressing and doubts I have come to realize that’s really all I need. 
So I say all of that to say, if you have a dream and you feel like it will never happen, please don’t’ give up. Keep believing and going after what you want.  It may take a while to get there but keep pushing and keep praying.  I’m not just talking to you; I’m also talking to myself. God put us here for a reason and we all have gifts and talents…ALL OF US!  So again, THANK YOU for checking out my blog and THANK YOU for following me on IG. I hope you continue enjoying what I do and I hope I continue to inspire you.

Keshia S. Armstrong

Keeping Style Affordable