Fall Fashion Essentials

Happy Friday Darling Divas!

Today you are in for a treat because you are getting TWO blogpost today! Since both of the blogpost today are Fashion related, I decided to call today’s double feature Fashion Double Feature Friday! This will be the first post, and be sure to come back at 2PM for the second! Lets get into today’s FIRST post.

Fall is right around the corner and its time to prepare your closets! In this video I touch on ten fashion essentials that you need for your fall wardrobe. You probably have some or most of the items on this list, but either way your going to need at least 3 of these items to create a perfect look for fall! So enjoy the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy the video! I know it was a bit on the long side, but I had so much fun making this video for you guys! Fall is honestly my favorite season, and I get so excited everytime this year comes around! So I am going to quickly list the ten items on our essentials list so that you can recap what was said in the video!

Fall Fashion Essentials
1. Cardigan
My Black Cardigan is from Forever21
2. Oversized Sweater
My American Flag Sweater is from Forever21
3. Faux Fur Vest
My Cheetah Print Vest is from Avenue 
4. Denim
My denim is from Torrid. Click here to check out my Denim buying guide blogpost
5. Leggings 
My leggings are from Eloquii. Click here to check out my Eloquii haul 
6. Tights
My tights are from Target
7. Scarf
My scarves are from so many different places. Click here for a tutorial on how I wear my turbans
8. Hat
I got my floppy hat from Target
9. Boots 
I got my Knee High Boots from DebShops
10. Over sized Bag
I got my cheetah print bag from Target  
So ladies that’s it for the first blogpost of today! Be sure to come back later today at 2PM for the second blogpost for today’s Double Feature Friday! Feel free to follow me on any of my social media! They are all linked above! So until we meet again at 2PM, love ya lots like tator tots, and see you later!

Back 2 School Lookbook

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Today I am kick-starting my back to school week on the blog with a lookbook! I intended on posting this earlier in the week, but had a couple of complications, so I hope this gets to you all either during or before your first week of school! This is a collection of outfits that I think are perfect for back to school. They are all comfortable, versatile, and casual which are 3 things that I look for when getting dressed for class. Feel free to recreate and use these looks as inspiration for your back to school wardrobe! Hashtag #TeamNoMinusPlus on any of your social media so that I can take a look at your back to school fashions.

Look 1
Top- Target
Jeans-Ashley Stewart
Shoes-Nine West
This look is a cool and comfortable look that is perfect for school! The jeans and top are both different prints, so your mixing prints while still keeping cute! (sidebar: Dont you just love how my hair matches my jeans)

Look#2
Hat- Charlotte Russe 
Cardigan-Thrifted
Top-Target
Shorts-Lane Bryant
Shoes-Target
Now this look is perfect for the days where its still hot outside, but you still want to keep a bit warm in those cold classrooms.

Look #3
Hat- Dont Know
Top- Umgee
Dress-Forever21
Shoes-Target
Now I think of this look as a modern school girl. I absolutely love this overall skater dress from Forever21. Its playful and cute which is perfect as back to school atire.

Look#4
Cardigan- Umgee
Top-Hot Topic
Skirt-Deb Shops
Tights-Target
Shoes-Torrid
This look is probably my favorite out of the lookbook because it features HARRY POTTER! Yes folks that shirt says Hogwarts Alumni! This look is super cute and funky, and I def love mixing it up for school.
Look#5
Cardigan- Fashion2Figure
Dress-Fashion2Figure
Belt-K&G
Shoes-Ashley Stewart
Now you know that any lookbook of mine isn’t complete without a splash of cheetah! This look is a perfect mixture of dressy and casual. The shoes have a bit of a low heel and is perfect for any ladies out there who like to be a bit dressy for school, but still comfortable.

So ladies thats it for the back to school lookbook! I hope you all have enjoyed! Which outfit do you see yourself wearing to school? And also be sure to show me any of your Back to school looks by adding the hashtag #TeamNoMinusPlus. I would love to see your recreations or your outfits in general!
You can as always feel free to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots!!!!!!

Top 10 Fashion Essentials for Summer

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! Today were going to be talking about my Top 10 Fashion Essentials. Since it is now towards the end of summer, I figured it was time to finally put up all the essentials that I have been using all summer. I have also done a Top 10 SkinCare and Makeup Tutorial which you can click here to see, and a couple of years ago I did a Top 10 Natural Hair Essentials. You can check that out here. I will probably revisit these top 10 list in the colder months sincee my essentials change up due to the weather change.  So enjoy the video and meet me below for more details and pics of course!

Did you enjoy the video? Comment below and let me know what some of your fave summer fashion essentials are. Here are pics and details of the items listed in this video.
1. A Dress
I loveee  dresses in the summer! They provide comfort and keep me cool on summer days. The dress in wearing here is a high-low dress from Umgee. Click here for my video on this dress and others from Umgee for more details.
2. Light Weight Hoodie
 Hoodies are not just for the colder months. They are perfect to pull out on those cool summer evenings. I got this light hoodie from Target. I absolutely love the neon color!
3. Sunglasses
 Of course no summer day is complete without a pair of cool shades to block out the sun! I grabbed these babies on sale from Icings! Click here for the haul video that I mentioned these in for more details.
4. Decorated Shorts
 Now you know I had to slide my decorated shorts in this list! I have been rocking these pairs of shorts all summer. Whats even more awesome is that these are shorts from my own store! Click here to visit my website StyledByNoMinusPlus! Grab yourself a pair while the weather is still hot.
5. Canvas Sneakers
 Now im usually not a fan of sneakers, but my canvas sneakers have been a definite staple this summer for me! It pairs perfect with any outfit, I can slip them on and go, and they are just really cute! I purchased mine at Target.
6. Sandals
  
Sandals of course have to be on this list. What summer outfit isn’t complete without a cute pair of sandals? Sandals and sneakers were pretty much the only things I wore this summer. I purchased these sandals from payless.
7. Vest
 

 To me the vest is the perfect thing to layer outfits with in the summer. I wear all types of vest in the summer, but my denim vest definitely is my favorite. I got my vest from forever21.
8. Scarf
I would have to say that turbans are my go to hairstyle. Whenever I am being lazy, or my hair doesn’t want to behave, I slap this turban right on. The summer has very harsh sunrays which can be pretty damaging to my hair. The turban is perfect for hot days and protects my hair from the sun. Click here for my video on how I tie my turbans. 
 9. Arm Candy
 I overload on the arm candy when its hot out. I like layering and stacking my bracelets to create a fashionable look. Its almost as if I’m styling my wrist. My bracelets come from Torrid, Fashion2Figure, and Ashley Stewart. All of those stores carry bracelets that cater to a woman with larger wrist like myself.
10. Oversized Bag

A big bag is sooo needed in the summer! I carry around so much stuff(crap) with me when its really hot. A big bag ensures that all of my things can be carried in one fashionable place. I got this purse as a gift, but you can find over-sized bags pretty much everywhere!

Ladies that’s a wrap for today’s video! I had soo much fun recording this for you all, so I hope you really enjoyed it! Make sure to check back here on Friday for the second blog post for this week. It will be a very special one! Be sure to follow me on any of my social networking sites. They are all linked above. Until next time, love ya lots like tator tots!

Orange&Nude

Good Afternoon Darling Divas!

I’m here again with yet another OOTD post and I’m pretty excited about this one. I was FINALLY able to wear my beautiful dress that I received from UmgeePlus. If you want more info about that company, I covered it all in this blog post here
As soon as I got my hands on this dress I awaited the day to wear it, and this past Saturday that day finally came.

I attended a banquet and my mind popped to wear this dress. Everything about this dress is just PERFECTION! The color, the fit, and of course the best part of this dress, the sleeves. 

I think the most difficult part of styling this dress would be to pick what shoes to wear. I wanted to keep all the focus on the style and color of the dress, so I went with a very classy ankle strap pump from Payless. This shoe is sooo comfortable to wear, and for all my bigger foot ladies like myself, this shoe is available up to a size 13. 
My makeup and hair I wanted to be very elegant but simple. So I went with a great last min updo ,and a nude makeup look. Let me know if a tutorial is wanted
 
Well that is all ladies, I hope you have enjoyed! Feel free to follow me at any of my social networking sites. They are all listed above. Until next time ladies, love ya lots like tator tots and see you soon! XOXO
 

Collab OOTD

Hello All My Darling Divas!

It has been such terrible weather over here on the east coast! First snow and now rain. I swear its hard to get cute in this weather. All of my outfits for the past couple of weeks were pretty basic and casual, but today I am posting my causal look for a special reason. This particular OOTD is a collab with my loving sweetheart big sister Kenza.      She reached out to me and asked me to do a collab with her and of course I said yes! So the plan was for her to create a makeup look (she is an aspiring makeup artist check out her site Here ) and I will create a fashion look based on that makeup look( yall already know what I do.) I will leave a link below so that you can take a look at the fabulous look created by Kenza that inspired my OOTD today. Her eye-makeup showcases a beautiful green color, so I thought hey why not go with that.

                                    the makeup look that Kenza created you can check out the tutorial here 

And here is my interpretation of it in as an outfit

 Since I have nothing to do today but run errands and go to work, today’s outfit was casual and comfortable. All this snow also doesn’t help. I want to wear a skirt!


Outfit Deets
Scarf-Gifted 
Button down shirt- Ny&Co
Vest-Forever21
Top-UmgeePlus
Jeans-Forever21
Shoes-Nine West 
Go check out the makeup look that goes hand in hand with this outfit!  The link is right here just in case you missed it above .Show my big sissy Kenza some love! Shoutout to her for thinking of this great collab idea and hope all of you ladies love it. Its time for me to go traveling in this leftover snow! Feel free to follow me on all my social networking sites, my links are above.  Until next time ladies, love you lots like tator tots, and see you next week!!

On Wednesday’s We Wear Black

Hello My Darling Diva’s

Soo I haven’t posted an OOTD picture up on my blog in a while! Back in the beginning of the year I sated that I would be doing my outfit posts on my social media. While that works out just fine, I want to get back into posting on my blog as well! After all this is also a Fashion Blog so lets get back to the basics! If you don’t follow me on any of my social media and have missed out on what I’ve been wearing this whole year don’t worry I will leave my stalker links below and you can search through my pics and see what I’ve been wearing. Enough of the Chat Lets get to the pics!

On Wednesdays We Wear Black

I dont know about you guys but I am OBBSESSED with American Horror Story Coven! It my fave show ever! It comes on Wednesdays nights, so what better day to wear an inspired AHS outfit than on Wednesday!

To match the look I’m going for, I decided to take pics by the most creepiest part of my backyard; my abandoned shed. Ok Ok so maybe I was little bit too dramatic with this look today, but I was in character so the setting had to match.

                                                                Lace Top-Forever21

Grey Shirt- Fashion2Figure
Skirt- Deb Shops
Tights-Walmart
Boots-Deb Shops
My social media links below! Lets hope I can keep this OOTD blog post up! Until next time ladies love ya lots like tator tots!
Instagram and Twitter- @BrieLikeMe

Instaram Model OOTD

Hey Darling Diva’s!!!

Ok so if you follow me on instagram, you know every so oftern I post pictures of my OOTD. I should get more into a routine of what I wear on a daily basis, but my daily schedule gets so hectic that I can barely snap a photo! Lately however I have become quite the bathroom model, and have been snapping pictures of my outfits inbetween classes and work. I mean when you have an amazing outfit, you gotta do what you gotta do! So with these particular outfits I just had to snap because I loved it them that much much. So lets begin with the first outfit, which is my ABSOLOUTE FAVEEE of this past week.

Growl Power
 I am an avid lover of all things animal print, so when I got this cheetah print vest for christmas last year, I squealed with joy! Sadly tho, this is my FIRST time wearing this vest and I’ve had it for 2 years. *slaps self on forehead* So I knew that on this day I had to break out my vest befor the winter weather my vest stuck in storage for another year.

This fabulous cheetah vest is from Aveneue, gifted to me on christmas by my even fabulous momma.
The jeans are from Ny&Co that I got for christmas this past year. The oversized cream sweater I stole from my brother. (Shhhh dont tell him) And the boots which you cant see in the pic are tall chocolate brown boots from Lane Bryant. I showed them in my winter shoes edition video a year or go.Click Here if you want to check it out. 
Harry Potter Realness
If you know me personally you know that I have an unhealthy obbsession with Harry Potter! So when I saw this thunder bolt tee from Forever21 years ago, the innder muggle in me just squaled with delight! I was going for a causal boy-ish look, so I paired this tee with my grey skinny’s from Ny&co, my green jacket that I also stole from my brother. (once again dont tell him!) and my sneaker wedges which you will see in the next couple of outfits, that Im currently obbsessed with.
Color My World
ok so this look I was trying my hand at some color blocking and I think I pretty much hit the nail! I got thease lovely green skinny’sfrom Ashley Stewart, Pecock printed top from Burlington Coat Factory, the blazer from Forever21, and the boots are the same from the growl power look above!. I went to a poetry event in this outfit, and honey I knew I looked good!
On wednesday’s we wear pink
Ok so just like any other mean girl’s fanatic, I had to take advantage that not only did I wear pink pants, but I wore them on a WEDNESDAY!! It just was the perfect timing and honetly the best caption that I ever thought of!. I got the pink pants from Forever21, the cheetah printed cardi from target, the black shirt under it from K&G, and threw on my handy dandy sneaker wedges.



Run DMC
I was going for a more cool and laid back look on this day, so I decided to pull out my handy dandy Run DMC t shirt from Target, my floral printed skinny’s from Ashley Stewart, Convertable Cardigan from Sonsi, and my brown boots from Lane Bryant. 

 Laid Back
Ok so with this look, I wanted to wear a dress but I wanted to not look so girly. So I threw on that green jacket I stole from my brother, with this girly dress I got from Fashion 2 Figure, my black leggings from Forever21 since it was cold out, and my light brown sneaker wedges from Nine West. My version of being a tomboy.

Aztec Princess 
Ok so I saved the best outfit for last! I was definitively feeling bold and edgy this morning! I took one look at these printed leggings from Torrid and the outfit just started coming together. I got the white button up from Target, the studded belt from Forever21, the tutu which is actually a dress from Fashion to figure, and my good ol handy dandy black sneaker wedges. This outfit was def a hit, and I felt very confident and bold alll day! 
Well that;s enough for this Instram Recap! Be sure to follow me on Instagram! My name up there is BrieBlondie. I post my OOTD’s more often on there and other cool stuff, so follow me so I can also see how fabulous the rest of you are! P.S. You will notice that in all these pics my hair is the same. I’m going to be doing a tutorial on it very soon, so stay tuned! Until next time, Love ya lots like tater tots!…xoxoxoxox

Steppin out OOTN

Hello My Darling Divas!!!

First outfit post of the new year whoooooooooo! lol sorry for my excitement, I’m just super excited bout this outfit I’m bout to show. But yes first outfit post of the new year and it’s a pretty hot looking one if you ask me. The other night I stepped out with some of my friends and did a little partying and I took this opportunity to get really decked out and fly, and of course I had to share it with all of you! I wanted to go for a bold look and these leggings automatically came to mind. I got these leggings from Torrid last summer and barely get to wear them, so that night I decided to pull those bad boys out!. I paired it with my  lace button up from Forever21 and a basic black tank top so that I wouldn’t be showing too much skin. My shoes are cut off in the picture but there black studded booties from Ashley Stewart! They sell shoes now I had no idea!!!  The picture of the shoes and a link to wear you can order them offline will be below. Well that’s it ladies! Sorry that I don’t have more pics, I was only able to get one shot in that night, but this one picture shows off the outfit just great. Until next time ladies, love you lot’s like tater tots!

The shoes

Winter Worthy OOTD

Hello Darling Divas!
It’s starting to get a bit cold outside and I’m so excited! That means layering up, hot chocolate, and snuggling with the ones you love. I thought this outfit was very Winter Worthy, hence the title, so let us begin with our outfit of the day

Ok so lets start with the top, I got this oversized blue sweater from Fashion 2 Figure. I’ve had it for 2 years and it’s my first time wearing it! Just goes to show you that you can find some fabulous things in the back of your closet. I decided to layer today since it’s so cold out. So I added my burgundy cardigan from Target for color, and my Black fur vest from Forever 21 for warmth. I brought in my shape by adding a black belt from Fashion 2 Figure. 

The bottom’s are quite simple as usual. Since the oversized sweater is a tunic, I decided to pair it with my black leggings from Rainbow, and my brown boots from Lane Bryant. 
And that’s it! This simple Winter Worthy look is perfect for Fall/Winter and I feel extremely cute in it! More pics below and as usual, Thanks for watching! XOXOXO

Pop of Peacock

Hello All My Darling Divas!

So just because today is rainy, doesn’t mean that you cant be cute and trendy. This weather inspired me to look as fashionable as possible and ignore the grey clouds above me. I decided to pullout my handy-dandy Sonsi convertible cardgian that I wore in my last post. You will definitly see me wearing this cardigan in a whole bunch of creative ways this fall.  If you have no clue what im talking about, click on this link —> Last weeks OOTD. Ok so enough of the intro, lets get to the outfit.

The Top Half 

Ok so I told you guys that this Sonsi Cardigan is the bomb.com! Today I decided to wear it it as an open cardigan so that I can expose the highlight of my outfit which is this peacock printed shirt! I got this from the deep-dark parts of the clearance rack at Burlington coat factory. Its a bit big on me, so i decided to bring in my shape with this thick rhinestone belt that I got from Forever21. Please excuse my belt being all twisted. I had no clue it was all messed up until AFTER I took the pics 😦 .

The Bottom Half
Thease jeans have got to be the greatest pair of skinny jeans that I own! Sad part is that since they were a gift, I cant tell you where to get a pair of your own. Since  I was rocking my brown oxfords from Simply Be, I decided to cuff the ends for a preppy feel to my jeans. And also to keep them from the big rain puddles on campus. 
Whole Pic Pictures
Alright everyone, It time for me to tackle this research paper. ( wish me luck) See you lovely ladies next week.