BDAY Style Guide Slay

On Friday, I got the chance to celebrate my 25th birthday at Blend on the Water with some close friends of mine. Just being around them made me realize what more I want to accomplish and what I need to prioritize for this next chapter in my life.

That night alone made me realize how great my support system is and how important it is knowing that although you have that support, every now and again, these individuals are not afraid to bring you back to reality from time to time.

In all, birthdays for me are a time of reflection and represents a period in what else I should focus on to reach my endeavors.

But for this birthday in particular, I wanted to incorporate things I’ve never tried in the past before due to fear.

With that being said, I bring to you my BDAY STYLE GUIDE SLAY!!!!!!!!

Some key elements I ideally wanted to focus on was contrasting silver and gold to my wardrobe. In the past, I would never pair the two together because I always felt as though it looked odd. However, once I managed to narrow down on the dress, I figured why not step outside of the box and really play around with these tones to shine for my 25th. Once I stumbled upon this LOVE CULTURE Silver Plunge Draped HiLo Dress, I wanted to find a caged sandal to appropriately make both pieces stand out but with a minimalist approach. (link and picture below).

http://www.loveculture.com/silver-plunge-draped-hi-lo-dress-713.html

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I later managed to score these Rose Gold beauties from Steve Madden after quite the adventure lol. If you’re looking to purchase these sexy sandals, I suggest you call ahead if you’re looking to buy it in store. THESE ARE HARD TO FIND FASHIONISTAS!!!

If you’re looking to order them, click the link below and cross your fingers that Steve Madden has your size.

http://www.stevemadden.com/product/WOMENS/Sandals/SLITHUR/c/2163/sc/2217/229739.uts?selectedColor=ROSE-GOLD

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I then purchased a gold choker from Forever 21. I couldn’t find the exact same choker  I wore that night online for you fashionistas, but I managed to find a choker that was quite similar to mine 🙂

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=ACC_Jewelry&productid=1000237088

 

Check out my final look below!!!! 25th birthday SLAY!!!!!!

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As always, please do not forget to leave me some comments and or thoughts about this look or a look you would want to try out for your birthday and let me know what you look forward to on your special day!!!!

*****Be sure to check out my next blog!!!!***

With peace and love,

Magz

Fashion Week Faves

Hey love bugs. This post has been completely LONG OVERDUE. My deepest apologies. I spent quite sometime doing some research on finding my favorite looks from this years FASHION WEEK.

I narrowed it to these 3 key elements:

  1. I can be able to recreate some looks with AFFORDABLE pieces.
  2. Can be worn either day or night.
  3. These pieces can ultimately flatter my figure.

So, with that being said, here are my top five  my favorite pieces from Versace’s Spring 2017 Ready to Wear collection!!!!!!!!

SPORTY CHIC REALNESS!!!!

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/versace/slideshow/collection#46

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/versace/slideshow/collection#41

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/versace/slideshow/collection#4

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/versace/slideshow/collection#6

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/versace/slideshow/collection#28

Check out the collection here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xng9OoATJDs

Let me know in the comments section which was your favorite look from this collection or if you have a different designer in mind, please let me know!!!!

Be sure to check out my next post as I prepare my 25th birthday style guide!!!!!

Trend Spotting Summer 2K16

Can’t believe my last blog entry was in February.  😦  What a shame. Aside from my courses, I was growing beyond frustrated with so many things. I slowly but surely kept putting my blog on the back burner. After being asked today when am I going to blog again, it dawned on me that I kept making excuses for no longer blogging.

Well, here I am no longer turning my back on takemetotheheights. I have so many fresh ideas that I want to bring to you guys. But for now, I’ll show you some summer trends that I’ve been seeing as of lately.

One in particular trend that I’m obsessed with are chokers. I recently picked up mine from Forever21.

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Medallion Choker in Antique Gold

I scored this baby for $6.90. Luckily, this choker in particular is back in stock. Here’s the link if you’re looking to buy your own choker >>>>>>>: forever21

I love the fact that this particular trend came back hailing from the 90’s yet with a modern twist. Looks like I’ll be collecting these too.(Hi my name is Magz and I’m addicted to collecting chokers lol)

As always, please be sure to check out my next blog entry featuring another trend that’s been causing a scene this summer 2k16. Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me which trend you’ve been into for the summer. Also, be sure to share this blog with your friends and follow me on my social media handles located below.

Until next time.

xoxo,

Magz

 

 

 

Part✌️of Winter Outerwear 2016

My apologies world. School started again and I’m swamped. However, I still needed to make time to upload my other hidden gem for WINTER OUTERWEAR. This beauty is from ZARA and it’s my masculine style jacket. I wanted it to look a bit oversized so I ordered it in a large. I managed to get this jacket at a decent price at about $70. It was originally at $99.90. Even though I should’ve waited until after Christmas to get the sale {$39.90 😦 } But I couldn’t help myself so I grabbed it while I could.

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I have the option of wearing either the collars up or down. It also has a snap button closure and 3 tailored style pockets.

Peep the slideshow lol

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Don’t forget to leave a comment and share this blog with your friends. It’s always greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for what I have in store for the month of love! 

“Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way!”

 

2016 Winter Outerwear if you Dare

I don’t know about you, but its COLD lol. And like most New Yorkers, I am complaining about the weather. However, I will say we got a chance to get spoiled a bit with 60 to 70 degree weather before 2015 closed out.

Although the frigid temps are definitely not my thing, I can truthfully say I look forward to one thing and one thing only:

WINTER OUTERWEAR!

Towards the end of last year going into 2016, there have been some WINTER outerwear that I’ve been eyeing like crazy. As always, I try to look for an amazing deal and something a little out of my comfort zone when scoring a jacket or coat. I decided to showcase to you all some amazing jackets/coats that have been my absolute fave. The first for this segment lol I wanted to show you was a bomber jacket.

LONGLINE BOMBER JACKET( or better known as my weekend jacket for just relaxing)

For 2016, I STRONGLY believe the longline bomber jacket will continue to reign supreme. With its VERSATILE, COMFORTABLE and VINTAGE appeal, these bomber jackets seem to me that they’ll stick around for quite a while. Stemming back from the 20th century, the bomber jacket’s longer more modern approach has been worn by both men and women making it definitely a unisex piece. Designers have also changed the look of the bomber jacket all throughout their runways.

I truly believe that overtime, these jackets will eventually become a staple in everyone’s closet. I couldn’t resist its appeal so I got a chance to purchase mine right before the holidays  : )

I love the fact that almost every clothing store carries these jackets in so many different variations. Some could range as high as $200 (or more depending on the store and/or designer) to as little as about $50. So no one isn’t left out in scoring on of these gems.

Olive green version (ASOS)

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Maroon vibes (Missguided)

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Classic Black(Forever21) My gem!

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With its quilted lining and drawstring, I couldn’t say no to this bomber beauty. Not only is it inexpensive but quite warm.I could get away with layering a bit depending on how cold it is to not having to layer at all due to its thick lining.

So if you haven’t gotten a chance to score a bomber as yet, check out these places I’ve attached to the pictures to get some ideas.

Be sure to check out my next blog highlighting segment 2 of 2016 Winter Outerwear!

Don’t forget to leave a comment on what is your ideal weekend jacket and or coat!

Let’s Paint the town with Poetry

So with 2016 in full swing, I got a chance to watch an amazing friend of mine grace the stage with her infectious spoken word. I was beyond proud and moved by her performance. Thank you @parlayliving for your realness on stage.

I also got a chance to check out CHOSENking (@werchosen_114) perform and bless the audience with his melodic voice. He moved the crowd with ease and had all the ladies singing along with him.

This event in particular so proudly called Paint and Poetry(@paintandpoetrynyc) created by @mojodisco brought out artists, poets, musicians, singers, you named it, Paint and Poetry definitely had it last Saturday night.

Besides the awesome talent that I was surrounded by, I couldn’t help but notice the DARING, BOLD and SIMPLISTIC pieces I saw throughout the night.

Three looks in particular truly CAPTURED my eye.

This talented poet herself kept it CASUAL and SIMPLISTIC with her leather jacket, that was contrasted by her beige fedora, white sneakers, maroon turtle neck and effortlessly tying it back with her black leather purse and black jeans that were ripped at the knees. Thanks @augustwillsun for letting me take your picture!

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These last two looks reminded of how much I love vintage pieces. I loved how both incorporated DENIM into their looks in their own way making it feel AUTHENTIC but all the while MINIMAL. With @nayamacc(left) looking CONFIDENT and giving me 90’s all the way with her look, I couldn’t help but give her kudos that night. As for @callme.payton, I loved how she played with the idea of playing around with an oversized DENIM long sleeved shirt but keeping it minimal and classic with her black tube dress. MINIMALISM at its finest. Thank you both for letting me take not one but two pictures!!IMG_1798

Although I only got a chance to capture these three looks, Paint and Poetry was jam packed with so many other individuals who weren’t afraid to step outside of the box and truly own their look.

I was beyond thrilled I got a chance to check out Paint and Poetry that night. All the excitement about the new year and the amazing talents that were presented on and off stage truly inspired me and allowed me to remain hopeful about this year.

Let me know what you’re looking forward to in 2016 in the comment section!

 

New Year, New Gear!

As I thankfully end my 2015 chapter, I will say that this year in particular is all about personal growth. So with that being said, I figured why not experiment with new pieces to fully experience my overall change for good!!

Typically, with the New Year, people live by the cliche motto of ‘New Year, New Me’, but I figured why not let your clothing translate that.

Try incorporating pieces into your closet that you never dreamed about wearing. By doing so, this can easily help to push you in trying new things without the stupid demands of trying to fit in.

For this New Year, I figured why not buy a dress. Okay, I know I own a few already but I couldn’t help but stay away from this dress in particular, especially at the deal I got if for : ) Before I made this purchase, of course I thought about the ideal price point I would want to spend, then from there, I looked to see what I already owned. I saw that I owned a few dresses that were ALL SHORT. Short dresses will always be cute and flirty but I wanted to try something I’ve never thought about ever wearing. I noticed I didn’t own any long evening dresses.

With that already in the back of my mind, that helped me to narrow down my choices for the type of dress I was looking for to ring in 2016! Asking for some feedback from my best friend also helped too. I ended up ordering mine from Love Culture.

Unlike other websites, I loved how organized and well-thoughout the site was for customers. I didn’t feel overwhelmed or frustrated in finding some AFFORDABLE, GLAM, BUT COMFY evening dresses. I was so surprised.

I ended up finding more than 10 dresses I wanted lol but I decided to narrow down my findings to just 5 for you all. Here we go!

Dress 1

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Dress 2

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Dress 3

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Dress 4

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Dress 5

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It was hard to pick with these dresses ranging from about $22-$30 at most, but I knew I wanted something simplistic. Which dress I chose? Well see for yourself!

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I ended up going for dress 5. Besides its COMFORT, this dress to me was by far BEAUTIFUL. Besides the slit in the front, it also had an opening in the back. It gave the look I was going for: EDGINESS, a bit of SEXY and I didn’t feel like I was doing too much.

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So if you ladies are interested, don’t hesitate in checking out Love Culture. You definitely won’t be disappointed : )

Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know which of these 5 dresses you loved the most and wouldn’t be afraid to try out on your own. Or if you have a personal fave, please feel free to share with the others in your comments.

As always don’t forget to spread love and make the most out of your day.😘