Affordable, African-Inspired Clothing for Every Body

There are new-to-me retailers I encounter and get so excited to share with you. Y’all, I literally couldn’t wait to spread the good news about Grass-Fields, a UK-based retailer of super stylish, handmade African print clothing. And, there’s more. The pieces are affordable and available in sizes S to 4XL. Of course, I had to have the Grass-Fields experience, so I could give you details.

Grass-Fields Romper c/o | Sandals (on sale) | Mac “Fashion Legacy” Liquid Lipstick

I’m usually hesitant to order items from companies abroad because there are so many uncertainties around global shipping. Grass-Fields blew my mind, then, when my order, placed on a Thursday, was at my door the following Monday. They offer express shipping (2-3 business days), and it’s even free on orders over $100.

Grass-Fields African Print Brendy Playsuit

I ordered the Brendy Playsuit from Grass-Fields because I think it would be perfect for my upcoming trip home. It features a stunning and unique print on 100% wax cotton. And, the style? Ooh wee…it’s a ruffled, off-the-shoulder beast!

Grass-Fields has a clear size guide, which I followed to choose my best fit. I ordered a medium to ensure that I could fit the bottom of the romper. By the way, Grass-Fields is size-inclusive, all of the items you see on the site are available in sizes S to 4XL. If you see a design you like, though, act quickly because Grass-Fields has a huge fan base.

My playsuit originally retailed for $50, an amazingly low price for such a masterfully designed item made by hand. Get this though. It’s on sale right now for only $38!!!!

African Print

I have plans to dress it up with heeled sandals (seen in this post). For a more casual look, I’ll be wearing the romper with these lovely yellow sandals (now on sale). These sandals fit true-to-size and are comfortable right out of the box.

If you’ve been on the hunt for modern, stylish, African print clothing, check out the selections at Grass-Fields.

Location: Central Library, St. Louis

 

12 Non-Boring Stud Earrings to Wear Every Day

Statement earrings have been signature styles for me for as long as I can remember. Since cutting my hair, though, I’ve grown quite fond of of stud earrings. And, I’m cool with that because studs don’t have to be boring at all. Actually, stud earrings can make quite the statement. If you’re looking for smaller earrings, perhaps to give your lobes a rest, check out these cool styles.

Stud earrings

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Want to see more must-have earrings? Check out the best hoop earrings of the season in this post.

These Fall Chinos are Cool Enough for Summer

I love the laid-back, relaxed fit and feel of a pair of chinos. And, my favorite chinos from Zara’s Fall 2016 collection are super lightweight and hence perfect for the summer too. It doesn’t hurt that I got them in a cool shade of green, especially since Greenery is the Pantone color of the year.

Tank | Pants (option, option) | Sandals c/o | Hat

To move around on the weekend, I paired my green chinos with a high-neck tank. I love these high-neck tanks from Old Navy so much that I own multiples in white.

Chinos

For a little flavor, I also wore my go-to straw fedora. Did I tell you this hat is under $10? I get it in the men’s section at H&M. Since my haircut, I can actually wear a medium now. If you’ve been rocking with me for a while, you know I used to wear a large in men’s hats.

My tote bag is my final purchase from Kate Spade Saturday before the company closed forever. It’s my essential summer bag.

See how I’ve worn these chinos before here and here.

The Shorts You Need for a Feminine and Flattering Fit

Shorts season is in full-swing! Looking for shorts with a more sophisticated style and fit? I got you. Today’s featured shorts have feminine tie waists and are cut to flow over the thighs for an fluid fit. Shorts that fit like that are a bottom-heavy gal’s dream. I ought to know. Here are my top choices from our go-to retailers.

Tie-Waist Shorts for Summer

Tie-waist shorts

Green pair | Neutral pairPink pairBlack pair | Chambray pair

Want more? See my favorite denim shorts in my Spring Denim Guide.

10 Fabulous Little White Dresses for Under $100

A little white dress is surely a summer essential for me. From all-white parties to beach shindigs, there’s a white dress that’s just right for the occasion. I found mine on eBay. It’s the white version of an older style that remains a favorite (see my old dress in blue here and here). I regretted not getting in white when it was available in store, so I searched and found it on eBay.

Looking for a fabulous white dress? See my round-up of 10 fabulous dresses at the end of this post.

little white dress

What I’m Wearing:

Pleated maxi dress | Sandals (Target version) | SunglassesStraw fedora ($10)

This pleated maxi  dress won me over because of its fit and how beautifully it moves.

Styling it is a breeze too. In this look, I simply tossed on my under $10 straw fedora, my ivory tortoise sunnies, and some denim strappy sandals (cool denim option).

Location: Downtown St. Louis

Find Your Little White dress (Under $100)