Effortless Style 1

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I see this look all the time and I love it.  The best trick to looking like the most effortlessly stylish girl in the room is to pair dressy bottoms with a worn crew neck sweatshirt or tee shirt.  I am all about versatility.  Before I purchase a bottom I have to be able to style it with at least two other things that I already have in my closet.   I do that because I want to get my money’s worth out of the garment.  However, we have all been shopping for a special occasion and found that perfect over the top bottom that we just had to have.  Before you know it that dressy bottom that you loved so much finds a home in the back of the closet never to be worn again.  Whether it is sequin shorts, a velvet skirt, or colored leather pants they will all pair great with sweat shirt or tee shirt.  Play around with some of your old sweat shirts and tee shirts and you’ll see that with the right accessories, those dressy bottoms will become your favorite go to items.

Photos used in this post found at:

Black blazer and shorts: lolobu.com

Laughing: lecatch.com

Black sweatshirt and red pant: stylepantry.com

Grey tee shirt and nude shoes: lamodallamafia.com

Holy Chic tee shirt: media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

Grey sweatshirt and black Shoes: everydayfacts.wordpress.com

Black hat and red pants: chictopia.com

Red purse and red shoes: lookastic.com

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Shoe Repair 101

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I found three great things that will help out with maintaining your shoes.  I don’t know about you but I currently have at least three pairs of shoes in my closet that can benefit from these tricks.  I have tried all three and they have worked wonders for me!

1.       Break in stiff or too snug shoes by slipping them on with thick socks and blasting your feet with a hot hairdryer.

2.       To stop squeaky shoes, remove the insole and apply Vaseline or WD-40 before replacing it.

3.       To remove watermarks from leather boots, add a few drops of vinegar to a bowl of cool water and scrub the stains with a soft bristle brush until stains are no longer visible.  Let them dry overnight.

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Winter Essentials

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My winter essentials are camel color coats, leg warmers, long vests, scarves, nude nail polish, and any type of boots. Of course during the winter months the goal is to stay warm and be cute at the same time. During winter I always love layering and making out of season pieces work with winter ones. I love mixing bold colors with different shades of grey and black and I am so obsessed with long nude nails. I am excited to see all the different combinations I come up with my winter essential this year.

Items used in this post found at:

Jarbo Coat at farfetch.com

Merona Oversized Plaid Scarf at Target.com

Burberry Grey Booties at couture.zappos.com

Zara Hand Made Long Waistcoat. at Zara.com

Black Rag & Bone Wool Leg Warmers at therealreal.com

Uniqlo Heat Tech Knitted Grey Leg Warmer at Uniqlo.com

Opi Nail Polish at  asos.com

Black Sid Neigum Square Vest at farfetch.com

River Island Cocoon Coat at RiverIsland.com

Gianvito Rossi Over Knee Boot at Brownsfashion.com

Check Wrap Scarf at Yoins.com

Butter London at thehut.com

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Pjs

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It has been brought to my attention multiple times that I need to purchase pajamas. The thing is I don’t like to buy them and they cost too much. In most women’s eyes they are an essential. I guess I have just gotten so accustomed to picking through my husbands old shirts to find my night attire. I am a strong believer of if you dress better you feel better. That applies at home too, so I have been looking all over to find some I like. Do not get me wrong the oversized 1X shirt will still be in rotation. I can not help it they are too comfortable to let go. Here are some of my favorites I have found so far.

Items used in this post found at:

Oberjey Gisele Boxer-Short Jersey Pj Set at Neimanmarcus.com

Make + Model Warm Me Up  Pjs at Nordstrom.com

Kensie Cozy Applique Thermal Pjs at Nordstrom.com

Betsey Johnson Waffle Knit Thermal Pjs at Nordstrom.com

Aby Alfani French Terry Pj set at Macys.com

Cotton Mayfair Boxer Pjs at Victoriasecret.com

Ava Flannel Check Oversized Night Shirt at boohoo.com

 

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Golden Globes 2015

BlK PearL’s favorite looks of 2015 Golden Globes

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BlK PearL’s worst looks of 2015 Golden Globes

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Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead

Kate Hudson in Versace

Amy Adams in Versace

Keira Danes in Chanel

Claire Danes in Valentino

Zosia Mammet in Andrews Gn

All photos found at eonline.com

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Plaid Scarf and Leopard Clutch

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Hubby and I went to a winery. I love wine! It was so much fun tasting the different wines. I really enjoyed the atmosphere too.

Todays look:

Shirts- Will Smith from TjMaxx

Jeans and Jacket- bebe

Shoes- Kelly & Kate from DSW

Scarf- Merona from Target

Clutch- Clare V

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BlK PearL’s Favorite Celebrity looks and trends of 2014

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This year is done. It is now time to welcome and embrace 2015 with open arms. I don’t know if guys are ready but I am. That is not to say that 2014 has not been great because it has, especially within the fashion world. 2014 has been more than exceptional when it comes to new fashion trends and all the different creative designs fashion designers have introduce to us this year. Here are some of BlK PearL’s favorite celebrity looks, trends, and overall designs from 2014.

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35 Shades of Nude

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The past few months I have been so in love with all things nude. The beautiful flesh tone goes great with everything and looks great on everyone. If you are going for a chic look wear all nude. If you don’t know what color shoes to wear, wear nude. When in doubt wear nude.

Items used in this post found at:

Giuseppe Zanotti Textured-suede knee boots at net-a-porter.com

By Malene Birger Letania Cropped Silk Top at bymalenebirger.com

Burberry Burlison Open-Toe Suede Leather Booties at saksfifthavenue.com

Ted Baker VICKIYE Woollen cape at tedbaker.com

Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick at harveynichols.com

Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag at saksfifthavenue.com

SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND The Skinny Clean Winter Drill Jeans in Khaki at stylebop.com

Escada Sport Timoda Cargo Pant at harrods.com

VIONNET Leather Culottes at stylebop.com

ESCADA Outerwear vest Miranda at escada.com

Mexx Metropolitan Pencil skirt dark grey at zalando.co.uk

Givenchy Nude Leather Shark Lock Column Wedge Boots at ssense.com

River Island Brown supersoft blanket scarf at riverisland.com

GIVENCHY Medium Antigona Grained Leather Bag at luisaviaroma.com

JOHNSTONS Wool and cashmere-blend poncho at selfridges.com

Oliveve Leather Zoe Tote at calypsostbarth.com

MICHAEL KORS Cashmere Crewneck at marissacollections.com

CASADEI Calf Blade Pumps at luisaviaroma.com

Chicnova Fashion Knitting Pleated Skirt at chicnova.com

Burberry Nail Polish – Gold No.447 Limited Edition at burberry.com

Louis Vuitton Monogram Shine Shawl at louisvuitton.com

CUTLER AND GROSS The Monica Exclusive Sunglasses at boutique1.com

Gianvito Rossi Hidden-Platform Ankle Boots at barneys.com

Red Valentino Fit and Flare Dress at harrods.com

O.P.I Nail Lacquer Pinks at asos.com

Sole Society Wool Panama Hat at solesociety.com

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics at sephora.com

Escalante striped silk culottes at net-a-porter.com

Lip Lustre Luxe Color-Lasting Lip Lacquer – Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds at net-a-porter.com

Women’s Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline’ Snake Embossed Leather Sandal at nordstrom.com

ESCADA Jacket LILLIAN at escada.com

Henri Bendel West 57th Tassel Cover For Iphone 5/5s at henribendel.com

POLO RALPH LAUREN Cashmere Sweater Dress at stylebop.com

HELMUT LANG Leather Mini-Skirt at stylebop.com

Louis Vuitton Allamanda Pumps at luxury-shops.com

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