How To Look Cute While Running Errands

My fail-proof outfit for running errands is always anchored by joggers and sneakers. While I rely on these casual, sporty style staples, I like to make sure I create outfits I love. So, I style every errand outfit like I would style any other type of outfit. I add color, some structure, and keep it moving.

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What I’m wearing:

Blazer (similar) | Light pink t-shirt | Purple sweatpants | Blue-light glasses | Sneakers | Bag

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I partnered with the Saint Louis Galleria to highlight my experience shopping spring styles there. Check out my Instagram post here. I had a lot of ground to cover, and I’m still recovering from a broken big toe. So, a casual and comfy outfit was necessary.

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This outfit started with the jogger pants and the sneakers. I wanted to dress it up a bit, and my go-to for doing that is always a sharp but fun blazer. This fuchsia blazer, an older style from Milly that I bought in Nordstrom, provided the perfect complementary color to the purple joggers. I layered the blazer over a light pink t-shirt, which created so much harmony with the blazer.

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My hands-free, cross-body camera bag in white was the perfect finishing touch because it blended in without adding more color and overwhelming the colorblocked outfit.

That’s my formula. And, this is my uniform for work these days and for running errands. It works because it meets the needs of life right now.

Want to know another thing? The sweatpants are only $15 and the t-shirt is $5. You truly don’t have to spend a lot to look chic and feel amazing.

Want more errand outfit inspiration? Go here, here, and here.

Black Business Haul And Everything Is At Target

I’ve been introduced to some amazing brands on Target trips. Many of my favorites are black-owned. In the spirit of the times, I thought it would be cool to share some of my must-have items in a black business haul today. That they’re each conveniently available at Target is a plus.

Black Business Haul
What I’m wearing:

Sweatshirt | Faux leather leggings | Boots (also here)

Kendra Scott earrings | Kendra Scott bracelet | Kendra Scott ring/ring

Black Business Haul

First up, my sweatshirt is by Well Worn, one of the featured black businesses in Target’s Black Beyond Measure campaign. This sweater had me at the super soft fabric in a beautiful shade of brown. And, that graphic on the front of a woman’s silhouette? Icing on the cake! It’s such a winner that I ordered the men’s version of the sweatshirt for my husband. I’m wearing the sweatshirt in a size small. It has an oversized fit, so if you like that look, you can order your usual size without sizing up.

Black Business Haul

By now, you’re familiar with The Honey Pot, a black-owned, feminine care brand that’s powered by plants. I’ve never trusted a feminine wash until now. It’s the all-natural ingredients for me. Real talk, my favorite products are the sensitive skin feminine wash and the herb-infused pantyliners. I’ve also used and loved the wipes, but I think there was a formula change because I haven’t liked them as much as I did the very first batch I bought.

Black Business Haul

I don’t know why I’d never tried The Lip Bar before, but now that I have, I’m a huge fan. I’d been searching for a red lipliner to replace a discontinued fave from Mac. Y’all, I grabbed The Lip Bar Vegan Lip Liner in Straight Face on a whim, and it’s the best product ever! You know how it can difficult to apply lip products when your lips are waxy from a lip balm? That condition is not a challenge for Lip Bar products. They apply so smoothly and stay put.

Black Business Haul

Shea Moisture hair products are always an easy choice for my haircare. My current favorite collection is the Jamaican Black Castor Oil, but I often rotate new collections into the mix.

My barber uses Design Essentials hair products, and when he curls my hair, it’s flawless. So, I decided to try his go-to styler, the Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Curl Enhancing Mousse. It gives me a reliable finish every time and has officially earned a permanent place in my hair routine.

Black Business Haul

I was beyond thrilled to discover the Fresh Pawz line at Target. Nevis, my Havanese dog, is finally warming up to the idea of wearing clothes. These pieces are so edgy and cool. I had to buy the Adidog hoodie for my pup.

Bandages that match my skin tone? How could I not? Tru-Colour bandages have  a permanent place in the emergency pouch in my everyday tote. Those beige bandages are not it.

I’m excited to shop more pieces in the Black Beyond Measure campaign. My purchases so far are hits.

Taking Your Loungewear To The Streets

Chances are this year you’ve accumulated more loungewear than ever. Sweatpants, leggings, and sweatshirts all experienced a significant spike in sales. It’s panning out to be a loungewear all year kind of year. If it’s cozy and comfy, we’ve apparently been here for it. Of course, we believe that cozy and comfy could be chic too. So, here’s how I’m taking my loungewear to the streets. This set is from Tarjay (top | bottom), and it’s as comfortable as it’s cute.

What I’m wearing:

Sweatshirt (size S) | Joggers (size S) | Jacket c/o | Combat boots (option)

Wool fedora | Telfar shopping bag | Kendra Scott bracelet c/o | Kendra Scott ring c/o

To be honest, my main outings these days are to Target or the grocery store. So, when I have an appointment, even if it’s just with my dentist, I step it up a bit. Real talk, I wore this outfit to see my dentist last week.

Stepping it up, however, is super easy when your loungewear is chic all on its own. These joggers have so many features I love. They have a wide waistband, loose fit, and a tapered ankle. Still, I almost passed on them because the reviews are so mixed. I’m so glad I took a chance because I couldn’t love them more. Now, the soft fabric isn’t the most forgiving, so if a little jiggle might concern you, these might not be your favorite.

The sweatshirt packs a lot of flavor too. It has a swingy silhouette with slightly flared sleeves and an attached hood. I like to tuck it for a polished look. By the way, the set also comes in Moss Green and Dusty Peach. I’m wearing both pieces in a size small.

To add a little fall style vibe to the joggers, I caped my leather jacket, added a pair of combat boots, and grabbed a mini bag. And, yes, I finally got my hands on the sought-after Telfar Clemens Shopping Bag. I’ve been a fan of Telfar for a while (check out my 6 Black Fashion Designers To Know), so I’ve been thrilled to see how much attention the designer’s work has garnered. Well-deserved.

By the way, while this bag has been sold out for months. The brand has been doing special releases fairly frequently. Sign up for the mailing list to receive announcements of new limited releases. When I got the email about this dark olive bag, I set an alarm and got ready because releases sell out within seconds. Shout-out to the Telfar team because I got my bag a few days (as in less than a week) after ordering. That’s impressive given the demand and the times we’re living in.

Timely Sephora Buys To Grab During The Sale

Buying new stuff hasn’t been on the top of my list lately. So, I haven’t gotten new beauty products for a minute. The current Sephora spring event sale (use code SpringSave) prompted me to explore any needs I might have during this time. I’m sharing them below.


I recently learned that the blue light projected from all our tech devices (which I’m using now more than ever) stresses the skin. I’m partnering with Murad on Instagram (read my story here) to share my experience with two new products–Murad’s Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum and Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector. Want the quick review? The gold-stabilized vitamin C in both products made my skin notably brighter after about 3 days.

Sephora spring event


Honestly, I’ve only been wearing makeup for photoshoots and for important online meetings. When I do, I’ve been reaching for my Urban Decay foundation (in color 70WY) and the face primer, of course. I alternate my under-eye concealers between the Nars Radiant Creamy concealer and the Urban Decay Stay Naked concealer (70WO). When I’m feeling like doing the most, I’ve been using the blush and highlighter in this trio (Fly). One product I’ve been using more now than ever is lip gloss. Fenty gloss bombs are my favorites, and I just ordered $weetmouth.

Sephora spring event


It’s a great time to finally clean all our brushes. This affordable brush and sponge cleaner is top rated, and the price is even sweeter during the Sephora spring event.

Sephora spring event

See my beat-face essentials here.

5 Easy Updates To Your Work Outfits This Year

This post is sponsored by J.Crew Factory.

Curating chic work outfits can be so easy and affordable with the right pieces. I’ve been busy exploring the new office-ready styles at J.Crew Factory. Today, I’m sharing some essential pieces to give our work outfits a 2020 style update. And, the best news? Everything is 50% off right now in the 9-5 Event.

5 Tips for Updated Work Outfits
1. Feel the blues

No matter how conservative or casual your workplace, choose work essentials in shades of blue instead of the usual black. Shades of blue are having a well-deserved style moment this year. Nothing is as classic and sharp as navy blue. And, the color (and overall shape) on the cotton blazer I’m wearing is simply perfect.

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Wearing: Blazer | Bermuda shorts | Blouse | Blue-light glasses | Flats (similar) | Earrings

2. Play with silhouettes

There’s been a refocus on silhouette in fashion in recent years, and I’m loving it. I’m especially a fan of the pant trends. From the return of kick flare pants to Bermuda shorts, there are some cool ways to add fresh elements to your work outfits. If you work in a creative workspace and can wear shorts, opt for Bermuda shorts in your suits.

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By the way, these Bermuda shorts come in a few colors, including Smoky Wisteria, the same color of my blouse. Can you see a style moment happening if I pair them together? Yass!

If  long shorts won’t be appropriate for your workplace, the wide leg cropped pants is an ideal option to add something fresh to your suiting wardrobe.

3. Add pearls of wisdom

Not your grandma’s pearls! Pearls have become go-to accessories for fashion enthusiasts in the last couple years. And, the faux pearl options at J.Crew Factory are so stylish. I’ve been rocking these tiny pearl hoop earrings every week since receiving them (seen also here). If you want something a tad bolder, you must see the larger pearl hoop earrings and the even trendier hook pearl earrings.

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4. Reimagine Neutrals

You’ve probably heard it before. Animal prints are the new neutrals. There’s a lot of truth in that, especially when the print you wear is the chic, soft, snake print I’m rocking below.

WearingBlazer | Camisole | PantsBlue-light glasses | Flats (similar)

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I was instantly drawn to this print when it launched. My only struggle was deciding between the pieces. You see, the print is also available on a dress, sweater, midi skirt, and button-up top. I tried a few combinations, all beautiful, but the camisole and Pants are the winning combination in my book. It gives the look of a jumpsuit without the fuss of a jumpsuit. To make it office appropriate just add the cotton blazer.

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5. Protect your eyes in style

Don’t need glasses but love the look? Stare at tech devices for several hours a day? Blue-Light glasses are the in-thing right now. In full disclosure, there is limited research on the effectiveness of wearing blue-light glasses when staring at screens, but many users swear by them. To be totally honest, I grabbed these classic femme blue-light glasses because of their look. If they help reduce the eye strain I often experience, that’s an added bonus.

Wearing: Classic femme blue-light glasses

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Like the items in this post? Now is a great time to get ’em! Everything is on sale. Today through 3/1, you get 50% off all office-ready styles in-store. You can also get 50% off during The 9-5 Event online through 2/22. Look out for more work style daily deals online from 2/24 to 2/28.

Shop essentials for your updated work outfits: