Every girl loves a good handbag! As we all know, they come in a great assortment for us to choose from. Well lately the only cravings I’ve been having are for crossbody bags! Of course this is not anything new, but as of lately we’ve seen these everywhere from street stylelistas to the red carpet. For me, I carry this bag as a sense of comfort. I live in Detroit (not one of the safest cities #yikes) and I love to have my belongings very close to me while out & about without compromising my style. I also like the small compact feel of carrying a crossbody. Do you ever feel like the bigger the bag, the more JUNK you throw in it?! I’m talking a boat load of receipts, sunglasses, make-up and I’ve even pulled out a pair of scissors before! Who has time for that shoulder pain?! With carrying around this extra 10 pounds of body weight…I don’t need any extras lol
This entire look from head to toe is from Forever 21. I can’t resist any handbag that is this cognac shade! I feel like it’s so classic and can be worn with almost anything, so I had to have it.
Forever 21 Buckled Faux Leather Crossbody $15.80
Crossbody bags are convenient for EVERYONE. Whether you’re a mommy, mommy-to-be or a baby-free Glam-Aholic…crossbody bags come in handy with our daily struggle of being stylish & comfy at the same time!
I love retail therapy, especially when it has to do with finding similar items my favorite celebs have been seen rocking! While I was doing what I love to do most….online shopping, I scrolled by a pair of Colin Stuart Lace-Up Pumps that looked just like Kourtney Kardashian’s McQueen pumps!
I was amazed to find out that the Colin Stuart pair was on sale for $39.99 @ Victoria Secret! So you know I had to share with you guys this amazing deal! Kourtney has been spotted in her McQueen pumps several times and who could blame her, those shoes are FIRE!
Colin Stuart Lace-up Platform Pump $39.99 victoriasecret.com
I must have a Kourtney Kardashian style folder in my brain LOL, because I can’t seem to go anywhere without finding her similar pieces while I’m shopping. As I moved my mouse over to Forever 21+, my eyes dashed to a pair of rose pattern trousers that resembled Kourt’s floral pair she wore while in London! I love a great pair of trousers especially when their printed, I definitely will be picking these up, they’ll go perfectly with my nude pumps. I smell a remix coming on..
Rose Pattern Trousers $24.80 forever21.com
I’m obsessed with wearing sequin during the holiday season! I can’t get enough! Every time I’m shopping my eyes scan to the glittery shiny material sprawled onto dozen of items. Soon as the holidays roll around, I break out my sequins tops, blazers and accessories to get my wardrobe in the holiday spirit. But, for a while I’ve wanted a pair of sequin pants and couldn’t seem to find a good quality pair anywhere. So, one night while just browsing on ASOS.com, I stumbled across a pair of leggings that just happen to be maternity! Before I could even let out a burst of excitement I added the pants to my cart and checked out!
I knew I wanted to go in a different direction when I rocked my sequin leggings but, I couldn’t figure out what. Usually, I get tons of inspiration from my favorite fab celebs but, since I’m pregnant their looks wouldn’t flatter my figure. Since I was going to the Big Sean concert, this would be the perfect time to wear my leggings. So I dialed up my Auntie (she’s like my fashion oracle lol) and she told me to wear a menswear look. Why didn’t I think of that!? So, I borrowed my boyfriend’s white button up, used my daughter’s headband as a bow tie and slipped on a pair of studded loafers to complete my menswear look.
Asos Maternity Sequin Leggings $45.73
I got tons of compliments on my leggings and no one believed that they were maternity!
Mia Ray is also a fan of sequin leggings, pairing hers with her favorite pair of combat boots! #TomboyChic
Forever 21 Cropped Sequined Leggings $22.80
Since becoming prego, I rarely get to travel to the mall as much as I would like too. Now, I spend most of my time shopping online but sometimes you get the urge to physically touch the clothes and feel the fabric, you know. So, over the weekend I decided to pay a visit to Forever 21 to do a little retail therapy. As I made my way through the store towards the plus size section I spotted a crystallized printed top that caught my attention. The printed top reminded me so much of Givenchy, that I just knew I would probably see this similar style top on one of my fav celebs. And boy was I right, the very next day Kim Kardashian hit the streets of Miami wearing a Givenchy Birds of Paradise tee, that was very similar to Forever 21’s crystallized top. Later I realized that Rihanna had worn the same Givenchy tee back in August, what are the odds of two of my fashion icon’s rocking the same style of tee I picked up!
This top is available online and in store, giving you more chances to catch one of the hottest trends of the season!
Forever 21+ Crystallized Print Top $17.80
Forever 21+ has been on fire lately. Well….in my opinion, anyway. Last weekend my best friend and I hit Forever 21 to find a cute shirt for her to wear that evening. I stumbled across a really cute gold chain scarf print blouse and I MADE her buy it. Yup, I kinda forced her into it lol! And yes, if it’s something that I’m dying to have…I will purchase a size XL in Forever 21 +.
As I watched the last episode of Jim & Chrissy…wait…Mr. Jones & Chrissy? Well…what ever the name of it is…I noticed that our favorite girl Emily B. had on the exact same top! So I had to rewind my DVR and snap a picture to share this retail therapy with you guys!
Forever 21 Chain Pattern Blouse $24.80
Bri hit my phone screaming about this leather & mesh skirt J Lo was seen rocking a few days ago. She was upset because she’d passed this skirt up and left it on the rack, while in Forever 21 over the weekend. I think it is VERY similar to the one “Jenny from the block” is rocking and would be a perfect piece to add to your wardrobe. Great for nights out or paired with a varsity jacket for date night…
Forever 21 Mesh Panel Skirt $19.80
Ok ladies, that’s it for the day…I don’t want anyone blaming me for sending them on a shopping spree
It’s been a long time coming but I finally got my energy back to get back to work. In case you haven’t heard the news I’m expecting my 2nd child in April! Unlike my first pregnancy this one has been a struggle, for the first couple of months I had zero energy, slept from sun up to sun down and had a bad case of morning sickness. So, you can guess being a stylish mommy was nowhere on my mind. Unfortunately, due to all my physical and emotional changes I was going through I had completely lost my style. I didn’t care about what I put on as long as it fit but, on the inside I didn’t feel like myself. And ladies when you look bad you feel bad too. So, I knew I had to do something fast to kick my style back into gear and feel like the old Bri again.
As, I thumbed through my old blog posts to try to find some inspiration, I crossed a maternity post I that had wrote a few months back. What was I thinking?! All I had to do was to take notes from my favorite fab mommies to get my style back! Since I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for maternity clothes that’ll only wear for a few months, I decided to just stick to my fav stores and size up.
While shopping at Forever 21, I picked up these Metallic Animals Print Leggings $13.80, that totally reminded me of the pair Beyonce’ wore on 20/20. Since I had the other pieces to complete the look I knew I had to do the remix! Doesn’t my Same Girl..Different Hair extensions give my look that extra WOW factor to top it off!? ha! This is definitely a look I will wear for date night…it’s comfy yet stylish.
I’ve always been a fan of Kourtney Kardashian’s mommy style, she always looks so effortless and fab when she’s prego. She’s my go to celeb when I want to go boho chic and that’s exactly the direction I wanted to go in for my next look. I picked up a black wool floppy hat from H&M few weeks back. And I had no idea what to wear with it until now.
I’d remembered seeing Kourt sporting a boho look with a floppy hat. So I put on my thinking cap and I raided my closet for the other items to finish the job. I picked up this Pure Energy Juniors Plus Tunic Top $24.99 a month ago that would work perfectly as my top, I paired my blouse with my liquid leggings and zipped up my favorite thigh high boots to make my remix complete.
Ladies, we all know those first few months are a bit rough! Once that second trimester hits, kick your style back into high gear and bring your style back with a vengeance! This is the time when you are the most beautiful and glowing, make sure your wardrobe shines as well
I recently did an AMAZING photo shoot for the upcoming launch of SameGirlDifferentHair.com! I am so excited to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Glam-Aholic Lifestyle and Same Girl…Different Hair, that I don’t know what to do lol! So, with my vision and the expertise of stylist Marv Neal, we managed to pull off a few great looks to compliment my excitement
For this look we went “business with a twist of edge”. I picked up this suit from Forever 21, back in the beginning of Summer. It’s the only suit I own and when I saw it, I knew I had to have it (of course)! A suit with this type of boyish, tuxedo cut is a must-have and especially at the price that Forever 21 has to offer. I found those Wild Pair leopard booties on the clearance rack at Bakers for $30 last year and they hurt like HELL! This will probably be the first and last time I ever wear them, I should have left them on that rack lol! The leather crop top is from Swank Boutique (@SwankAPosh) and I thought it would add a bit of spice to such a serious suit.
The winter white dress was perfect for the classy silhouette we were looking for. Paired with my favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbell t-straps, I picked the “Little White Dress” up from PNK Elephant. With a form fitting AND white dress, please believe that I had my Victoria’s Secret shapewear on underneath lol!
I am a hoarder when it comes to great pieces. Everyone has asked where oh where did I pick up this tu-tu skirt from, but it’s actually a dress! I purchased it dress back in 2009 from Forever 21 for a New Year’s Eve party that I was attending. I figured I should keep it because it may come in handy someday, and this photo shoot was perfect place for it. It helped us achieve the “tomboy chic” look that we were going for! Everyone knows how much I love my city, so it was all about support and love while rocking my “Detroit Vs. Everybody” hoodie, that you can purchase at www.DetroitVsEverybody.com!
And I must send a BIG thank you to the amazing hair stylist Genevieve (Facebook: Genevieve Edwards) and make-up artist Kamaria (Facebook: Kamaria McCullough), for doing such a WONDERFUL job! This shoot would not be complete without you!
Yes, this picture is a few weeks old. I had to rewind to give you guys a visual on how I can’t stop wearing my new booties. I’ve even been out and had someone say “Dang, girl you love those boots huh?” Oops! I guess it’s that obvious LOL Sue me! I picked up these taupe lace-up booties from Forever 21 a few weeks back. Everywhere I go or when I Instagram/Tweet a picture, everyone asks where did I get them from and they are always surprised when I tell them. I guess expecting them to come from a more expensive store (I ball on a budget). I keep throwing them on because the color seems to go with everything. Also, on days where I want to wear heels and still be casual…these are the perfect pair of boots to pair up with my outfit for the day.
Yes, I am a repeat offender! Building your wardrobe is all about purchasing pieces that you can always transition into a new look. Let’s take these Oxblood wax jeans. The last time you saw me in these, my look was to more regal and classy. This time I paired them with a $5 top that I purchased off the clearance rack at Walmart (I cut the sleeves off for a little side boob action) and went for a more edgy & hip look. And let’s not forget my new booties!
They now have two new colors online…let us all come together and say a prayer that I don’t buy them LOL!
Forever 21 Lace-Up Platform Booties $34.80