5 Reasons Why Life is Easier in a Dress

     No, I'm not the girl who absolutely loves wearing a dress. In fact, I prefer to wear jeans and a blazer. But I must admit, some of my best days took place while wearing a dress. I'll make tho quick and easy for you. Here's 5 reasons why life is easier in a dress. Ready. Set. Read! Wear. 

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1. For some odd reason, a dress can make the toughest of girls feel sexy and secure. No. I'm not insecure while wearing anything else...I mean come on, how does that sound? But when I wear a dress, a carefree spirit comes over me. A reminder that life doesn't always have to be so serious. A dress that flows, only shows you that you should do just that, go with the flow. 

2. There's only one piece! Ha, one thing that I can't stand is the iron and an ironing board. Don't get it twisted, I'm not for the "Hurry up and go." wrinkled look neither. If I must iron, at least there's only one piece to tackle. It's also great knowing that you have a complete outfit. No scavenger hunts for the perfect matching top or bottom here. 

3. Legs. We all have them...I hope. Show them off. In a time where people barely wear clothes, I thought I'd catch  you before you hop onboard with such a horrible trend. Let's give those guys something to dream about. Legs are a sexy part of your body that gives just enough. Warning ⚠️: If you apply Coconut Oil or Nivea body lotion, you're simply dressed to kill honey...in a good way that is.  

4. Dresses are the first thing you should throw in the midist of a staring at your clothing saying " I don't have anything to wear "moment. Snap out of it and continue on with your day. We have paper to chase!

5.  Dresses are also a gift great traveling essential. Are you the girl who has to sit ontop of her luggage just to be able to close it? Ha, yep that's me. Outfit security is a must, I mean you don't know what could happen. The more outfits you pack the more secure you feel...am I right or am I right? Pack those babies like never before. 

 

Now, you have a legitimate reason to spend that dough, now go out a rack up on those dresses! 

-Stride in Style

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Saturdaze

Lets be clear, I was born in 1987 and my friend and I went to a I love the 90's concert. Yes, we only knew 3 1/2 songs but everyone else knew EVERY word. If you haven't seen the Amway Center, I'll save you the google search by saying  it screams photo opp!  That's if you're into laser lights and such and overusing "it's lit" as your caption. 

Captured by: Jasmine Hollis

Captured by: Jasmine Hollis

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H&M Bodysuit  ($5 bucks during Black Friday)

Zara Basic denim, clutch and boots (seasons old) 

Calvin Klein Denim Jacket (hand me down ) 

MAC Matte Lipstick in Punk Couture  

 

Denim Speaks Louder

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I love this overshirt from Zara for some many reasons. Well duh, I kind of love everything from Zara but that's not the point! Now is a time when the world seems to shaken up by the inevitable, and while that may be true for majority...I just can't be in that number.

 

Positivity and faith is what keeps me afloat and alive. It's so easy to fall down but getting up takes a ton of strength. I say get up and run towards those things that we desire. Besides circumstances that were a surprise to us and the world wasn't a surprise to the one who's really in control.

My friends, I dare you to smile uncontrollably and know that you ARE beautiful. -Stride in Style ✌🏾.

 

Flat Out Perfect

I love a great pair of heels but when I'm on the go...it's just too much to walk in them AND get things done. So I've rekindled my love for flats but not just any flats. Loafers are the best thing to have in your closet these days. They add comfort and character to your look. Studded, bright hues, leather, suede, brown, round, and pointed toes. Which ever the way the wind blows...you'll be in style and ready.  

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The Skinny

Not only am I a fan of the 70s trend this season, I over love the skinny scarf! I mean who would have thought that such a detail would weigh so much when it comes to completing a simple look? Let me tell you, I am in love with The Skinny. Yes, I gave it a nickname.  

I absolutely love a great scarf but this time it's different. You don't need a cool breeze or even a chill to wear the skinny scarf. Switch it up a bit and put down the statement necklace and lace up in a skinny scarf. Chiffon or silk will do the job.

This time I paired my scarf with a rust pair of culottes, my favorite Chloe inspired pleated blouse, and laced Mary Janes to top my look off. Talk about an easy breezy, weekend- friendly outfit. 

 

 

 

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Prints on Nude

Today I finally got a chance to wear my faux leather pleated skirt. I've bee trying to wear it since I purchased it months ago in New York. Pleats can be tricky if you don't layer or tuck something properly. One way to avoid the school girl look is to pair the skirt with detailed heels or sandals and not Mary Janes or Baby Doll shoes. Pleats can also had weight so be mindful of the size of the pleats. Larger pleats add dept in the wrong places.

Zara Basic Top, Zara woman Collection skirt, Zara basic Fringe Heels, Forever 21 bag

Zara Basic Top, Zara woman Collection skirt, Zara basic Fringe Heels, Forever 21 bag

I also suggest that you pair tops with busy prints with a nude or simple toned bottom. Why? Well it can come off as a bit much if you don't match your prints correctly. Print on print is a current trend [yes] but that trend calls for concentration and confidence. It's not a look for everyone. If your style is more on the minimal side, start out with just one print like I'm wearing and work your way up the pattern ladder as time goes on.  

  Yes of course I'm wearing my fringe heels from Zara! They completed my look and they're currently my favorite pair of shoes. 

 

Yes of course I'm wearing my fringe heels from Zara! They completed my look and they're currently my favorite pair of shoes. 

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