Purple Skinnies and Palazzo Pants

I'm taking my purple skinny jeans out for a spin again. It's still boot and sweater weather, at least for me.  I get cold easily so the sweaters have not been put away yet. I did go on a rampage and really got into the colored skinnies trend and I must say I have enough colored skinnies and I'm not sure if I'm liking the trend any more. White skinny jeans are still hot though, and that's a color I do not own. Are you still a fan of colored skinny jeans? 

Grey and Purple, Purple skinny jeans
Nine West Boots, Brown Tall Boots

Jeans - DKNY / Similar Previously worn here, here
Sweater - Old Navy / Option
Boots - Nine West
Watch - c/o Timex / Option

...I've had my eye on Palazzo Pants (I know, another trend to try) but I'm still on the fence with those. Here are a few I'm loving. I think they work better for hour glass and pear shaped bodies and definitely look better when worn with heels. I do like the jump suit options though. Yea or Nay?

Don't forget to enter the Eshakti Giveaway here


Greens and Greys

Green with grey is a color combination that I'm loving lately. I was sent this mint infinity color block scarf by 9th & Elm and I decided to wear it with this grey dress, an Avon favorite of mine. The green trench is making it's debut on the blog. I think I got it two years from Old Navy and never wore it much because, let's face it, it's a spring jacket and we don't get much of a spring around here. It's still sort of cold as we speak and next thing you know, it will be summer and there will be no need for jackets.  Anyway, if you're looking for a way to wear your grey piece next time, try pairing it with something green. 

Be sure to check out 9th & Elm.  They provide lovely hand made and independent designed clothing and accessories. I would also wear the color block infinity scarf with a maxi dress or white tee with jeans. 

How to wear an infinity scarf, how to wear a big scarf
Grey pumps Caress Nine West

Scarf - 9th & Elm
Dress - Avon (old) / Option / Option / Option
Green Trench - Old Navy / Similar / Similar / Love this / Green with Trim
Pumps - Nine West / Similar / Similar

Monogram necklaces


Diamonds are Still a Girl's Best Friend

With Mother’s Day less than a month away, marriage proposals happening, wedding season approaching and birthdays happening, now is the perfect time to start shopping for the perfect diamond jewelry piece ! Below are my top gift picks from Anjolee for the special mom, spouse, girlfriend, or aunt in your life. 
I especially love the princess cut diamond bridal set and definitely the tennis bracelet. Hint hint hubby if you're reading this. A milestone birthday is approaching.

Anjolee offers customizable high quality diamond jewelry that's affordable. Visit Anjolee's Facebook Page for a 5% discount.

Anjolee Jewelry Review, engagement rings, wedding rings affordable, Anniversary jewelry

1. Princess Cut bridal Set
2. Princess Cut Engagement Ring
3. Anniversary Ring
4. Bridal Set (this looks exactly like my wedding ring set)
5. Tennis Bracelet
6. Princess Cut Engagement ring
7. Diamond Drop Earrings
8. Princess Cut Drop Earrings
9. Sparkle diamond hoop Earrings

This post is sponsored by Anjolee Jewelry.


Eshakti Fit and Flare Dress + a Giveaway

This was church wear for Easter Sunday. Not your typical Easter color. I was sent this Fifties Style Poplin Shirt Dress by Eshakti to review and share with you.  They offer cute and classy lady like designs that you can customize to get the perfect fit and length. An outfit that fits will flatter your body shape and a fit and flare dress is perfect for every body type. If you are straight up and down, pear shaped, inverted triangle, or hour glass shaped, a fit and flare dress is perfect. Customizing it to fit your dimensions, even better.
Check out their new arrivals here and other fit and flare dresses here. I'm loving all these and eyeing a few for upcoming weddings and birthday parties.
You can win a $25 Gift Card to Eshakti by entering the giveaway below. Two winners will be selected. You can also shop and Take 10% off any order at Eshakti with code "KEMIAVONS" from now till 5/16/14. 

Dress for apple shape, inverted triangle style, plus size shirt dress, hide curves, enhance curves

Vintage style fit and flare dress, color shoes to wear with red, nine west clutch nude

fit and flare, button down dress, anne klein rose gold watch, jcrew factory bracelet

Dress-  c/o Eshakti
Pumps- Aldo Similar / Similar / (Option)
Clutch- Nine West / Option / Love this / Similar /Similar
Watch- Anne Klein
Necklace- Avon (old)
Earrings - Avon
Bracelet - J Crew Factory
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Link ups: Sunday Style, Monday Bloom, Visible Monday, Monday Mingle, Still Being Molly, Style Elixir
The Adored life


Window Pane: A must Have for Spring

I picked up the window pane blouse shown at Target when I went in for some paper towels (Don't judge). I figured it would be a nice addition to my closet and great for work and church. The window pane design is different and classy and a great conversation starter. The design is hard to find and they sell out quickly; more so the colored ones. So black and white window pane it is for now. Check out my picks, and the second collage shows how I would style my new Target find.
Would you rock the window pane? How would you style the blouse?
Black and white, merona Target window pane blouse, Loft Jacket, Window pane sweater

Blouse | Pants | Jacket | Shirt
  Sweater | Sleeveless Blouse | Dress
Window pane blouse, Cobalt skirt, black wedge pumps, Target ankle pants
Skirt  / Pants / Wedges

Link ups: Look what I got, I Feel Pretty, Style Elixir, Fashion Friday


Green Cardi and Khaki

That is fresh snow in the background. Cloudy, rainy and snowy is what we got around here. But hey, I'm not really complaining. The spring/summer weather that is bound to happen will have to happen soon. The back to winter weather is the reason I'm wearing tights, which some of you I'm sure I've already put away for the season. The green sweater is much greener than pictured so the green and khaki color combination looks better in real life.
I'm looking forward to the long weekend...no work tomorrow. Finally a day off without having to be in  bed all day. I can actually get stuff done that I've been putting off.

Target cardigan, Macy's skirt, Brown pencil skirt

In Pink Neckalce, beaded necklace

Cardigan - Target ($15) / Similar / SimilarLove this / Similar
Skirt - Charter Club via Macy's / SimilarOption / Option
Tights - Nine West
Necklace - InPink / Similar
Wedges - Payless / Similar / Peep toe / Peep toe

Here are some pencil skirts to put you in the mood for spring.

1. Plaid 2. Lace 3. Floral (printed) 4. Floral

Link ups: What I wore to work, The Tiny Heart, Three fer ThursdayThe Pleated Poppy, Her and Nicole


Q+A : Getting to know me

I was relaxing with my April issue of People Style Watch magazine on Friday and enjoyed reading the question and answer session with Gabrielle Union. I decided to provide my own answers to the same questions so you can get to know me a little better. So here goes:
What are your fave Jeans?
My favorite jeans are from Jean Star. I got them from TJ Maxx years ago and cannot find the brand anywhere. They play up my hips and just fit everywhere. They are really old now so I'm looking for a replacement. Worn here.
How do you play up your eyes?
I line my eyes with Avon's Glimmersticks eyeliner in blackest black. That's the makeup item I can't do without
I can sum up my music playlist in three words 
Israel Houghton, Hillsong, Mandisa

Who are you loving on Instagram?
Gbemisoke: Love her hashtags. No one does hashtags like she does
Erica Campbell: Love her music, style and makeup. All lip colors look great on her. Wish I could pull that off 
Weddingdigestnaija: This is a Nigerian Wedding account. You gotta love Nigerian weddings: the bridal makeup, wedding party attire, couple dances...you have to check it out. No one does weddings like Nigerians
What's your trick for getting out the door and still looking great? 
For my face, foundation and eyeliner. The foundation brightens up my face and wearing eyeliner opens up my eyes.  I wear a dress (no mixing and matching required) and low heels or wedges when I'm in a hurry.
How would you describe your style?
My style is simple, a little on the modest side and a little trendy. I do keep up with trends...colored skinnies, florals, peplums, color blocking, you name it. But cropped tops and Aztec leggings...no way.
Link ups: Random Wednesday

Maxi Dress Favorites from Anthropologie

I won a gift card to Anthropologie from Ladies in Navy (Thanks again Kelsey) a few weeks ago and it took me a long time to decide what to get with my $100 gift card. I didn't realize how expensive it was to shop at Anthro. I really wanted to spend the money on something really nice and I finally settled on a maxi dress (the fourth one). It is the cheapest and it has sleeves. I have hand picked a few for you which I also love. I actually should have gone with no 1. but I wasn't sure if it was going to fit over my chest and No. 3 is my absolute favorite but I didn't want to spend much more than the gift card amount.  I would probably stalk it till it goes on sale (I've been doing great with spending y'all). Do you shop at Anthropologie? If so do you pay full price or wait for sales? 
More maxi dresses here.

Tamsin Maxi Dress

Carreau maxi dress

Anthropologie Strata Maxi Dress

Casual maxi dress with sleeves, belted maxi dress, maxi dress to flatter shape


Sandals for Spring

It's time to start showing some toes with spring sandals. Wearing sandals is one of my favorite things to do once the weather starts warming up. 
Here are a few picks for you and how to wear them....from dressy, to edgy, to casual; each one of these sandals will make a great addition to your wardrobe and take your outfit up a notch.  I love them all and want them all; especially no 1. and 5. I already own something similar to no. 2 and no 4 so I shall be content with not getting those.  Happy shopping!
Nine West Jelica Peep toe wedge, Edeline platform sandals, Aila sling back sandals, sling back mule
1. Dress Sandals - Wear with a dress or midi skirt for any occasion
2. Lace up Booties - Wear with a pencil skirt or skinny jeans
 3. Marc Fisher - Wear with skinny jeans
4. Platform Sandals - Wear with flared jeans or white flared pants
5. Peep Toe Wedge - Wear with a floral skirt or summer/spring dress
Link ups: Style Elixir, Fashion Friday

Real Simple

Just a real simple outfit from Friday spiced up a little with a spring scarf. I'm just recovering from another round of being sick; this time with the flu. So things will be a little slow around here. 

pink and purple

Purple sweater, pullover, jeans, dsw crown vintage booties

Loft scarf

Sweater - Old Navy / Similar
Scarf - Loft / Similar
Jeans - Old / Similar
Boots - DSW

Link ups: Because of Jackie, Style Elixir, Pleated Poppy