SIPPING ON NATALIE’S JUICE

In making an effort to live a cleaner lifestyle and cut down my coffee intake, I’ve began the process of exploring other beverages to incorporate into my diet. Preferably, beverages to incorporate into my breakfast meals as that is when I drink the most liquids. You may have seen my blogpost on my first Kombucha experience, if not, click here to check it out. Anyone who knows me knows that I’ll try anything once when it comes to beverages, and I must say, Natalie’s Orchid Juice doesn’t disappoint. It’s been hard seeking beverages that contain only the good stuff and none of the bad. My goal was to find beverages that were affordable, organic, available at a store in my area, and beneficial to my health while all at the same time tasty. I don’t think I’m asking for too much with that, but it can sometimes be hard to find. Natalie’s Orchid Juice checks all those boxes for me and I’m so glad I’ve found a beverage that meets all of my needs.

For those who don’t know much about the brand, you should know that all the juices I’ve tried are absolutely delicious, flavorful and organic with minimal ingredients. The icing on the cake is that the juices are made with no preservatives, GMO’s or artificial flavors, it’s just your good ole fashion fruits and vegetables. None of the bad and all of the good. If you’re trying to increase your fruit and veggie intake, a juice is a great place to start. My favorite juices are the Purify, Blood Orange and Resilient. You can find these and other Natalie’s Juices at your local Fresh Market or Publix.

In the meantime, peep the fun and colorful pics of me and my blogger friends appreciating all that is Natalie’s Orchid Juice. Can you tell we’re obsessed with all the many flavors?

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SUMMER TO FALL TRANSITION FINDS

Okay everybody, you know it that time of year. Yup, you guessed it! It’s time to start adding on those summer to fall transition pieces to your wardrobe. I have a vibe that summer is going to end sooner than expected here in NC so with that I’m already wracking up on transition pieces so I’m ready to go. Here are a few of my suggested transition wardrobe pieces to help me get through the summer to fall move.

PAPER BAG JEANS

I’ve been digging this trend for awhile, but had such a struggle trying to find some that looked good on me and fit well through the hip, thigh and waist. I love the high waisted ones because they provide a lot coverage in the mid-section. These jeans scream summer to fall transition and can be worn in so many different way. In this instance, I’ve paired it with a bodysuit and ankle strap heels. Of course, as it gets colder you can most definitely do a mule shoe with a cute long sleeve top or blazer.

BLAZER 

Time to break out those plaid blazers. You knew blazers were going to be on my list. Why wouldn’t they be, LOL. They are the perfect transition piece and great for layering. If it gets hot, you just take it off and keep it moving. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, get you a blazer to help elevate a basic look and make you look effortlessly put together.

DENIM JACKET

Much like the blazer, this piece is a great layering piece on those kinda sort of warm to cool days. It’s a more casual option for your wardrobe, but absolutely necessary and a classic that can go with just about anything in your closet.

SCARVES

Okay, as the days get cooler, I start bringing out my silk and satin scarves as a layering piece. Right now it’s clearly too hot to be having anything around my neck, but once it starts to get cool, my short silk and satin scarves are a must. I also deck my purses out in these babies and wear them on my head as a headband or head wrap. I get bored with using them just for my neck, so those are two great ways to keep my looks fresh and fashion forward.

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I hope these transition pieces are a help to you. They never get old for me and all four are tried and true. May we all have a very fashionable end to summer and an extra fab and fashionable fall. 😉

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

MIXING AND MATCHING WITH TANEL VEENRE JEWELRY

Lately I’ve been throwing pieces together that don’t make sense and I love it. I love the mix of old and new clothing pieces and I also love the idea of wearing an outfit that looks like I’m going to work but also looks like I’m going for a run or out for date night. This outfit has a little bit of everything and that’s the vibe I’ve been on all summer; wear outfits that are fit for any occasion. That being said, here are a few tips for mixing and matching outfits that can be appropriate for multiple occasions.

BE BRAVE

You have to trust your mixing and matching skills. Most of my bravery comes from color blocking outfits. I’m not afraid to mix colors and patterns. In fact, it’s all I really know how to do because I do it so much. Trust your styling skills and just go for it. Sometimes the oddest outfits are the ones that really help you express yourself and how you’re feeling. Clothing and fashion is art, and sometimes art is not suppose to make sense, it’s suppose to challenge the popular vote and break down systems that would other wise keep us silent. Be brave and use your clothes to make a statement in a world where sometimes your voice is hard to be heard. In other words, let the clothes speak for you.

A LITTLE DAINTY, A LITTLE STREET

I love the juxtaposition of street style and dainty femme wear. It’s like saying I’m hardcore, but can still be soft, delicate and feminine if need be. I do this often by pairing pant suits with sneakers and very dainty earrings like the dope ones I’m wearing for this blogpost by Tenel Veenre Jewelry. You should check out their site by the way. They have some of the most colorful fun ear berries that can really take your look to it’s next level. I’m rocking the Wild Bananas with this look. Yup, they are called ear berries, cute huh?

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SEASON MIX

I love to mix pieces from different seasons. I’m not talking jean skirts and Ugg boots, LOL. It’s kind of weird, but if done correctly, your outfits can really make all the sense in the world. For example, a cute floral maxi dress with booties. Maxi dresses are clearly a summer look and booties are clearly a fall/winter item, but when paired together, they make and awesome transition outfit into fall and winter. Don’t believe me, here’s the proof.

BLAZERS

You may have heard me say this before on a blogpost or two and I can’t stress it enough that blazers are the ultimate clothing item to take outfits from daywear to night. Blazers elevate an outfit and can tone an outfit down too. All you need are a few to complete a good transition look. Need I say more?

By the way, dope sunnies by Sojos Vision. Peep my last post for all the deets on this awesome company and get you a pair.

Till next time good people.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie