Monday, August 11, 2014

Fade to Black (+Giveaways Inside!)












Mesh Top- ASOS Collection
Jacket- Ashley Stewart
Skirt- H & M
Heels- Pink Basis
Earrings- Forever 21
Lucite Clutch- Francesca's Collection
 
Who else is feeling AWESOME today! Not only do I feel like a princess today in this look, but I feel a year wiser; my birthday is this Thursday, August 14th, and I am ecstatic to still be in God's grace & mercy! That being said, let me divulge a bit on my fit- I absolutely adore the mesh trend and graphic word print out now, but I wanted to find a way to keep it classy, so I paired it with my midi-circle skirt I bought while in Atlanta, GA at H & M. This skirt reminds me of the 1950s when women were more lady-like and proper. This gave me the ability to tone down the sheer sexiness of the top (pun intended).
 
After that, I threw on a light leather blazer for night and a lucite clutch to keep it interesting, and I was out the door. But I know there was one piece of item I could not forget: the HEELS! I mean, look at these shoes ladies! The chevron print, the gold chain accents...what is not to love about these beauties?! I die...thanks to the good folks (hi Kimberly and Michele!) at Pink Basis. PinkBasis.com  is an incorporated women's clothing shop based out of one of the nations hottest fashion capitals in Southern California and owned by one of the largest online fashion companies, AMIClubwear. Their customers keep their fingers on the fashion pulse, especially for first-quality fashion products at unexpected prices.

Although these heels were sent to me (find them here), I wanted my readers and followers to have a chance at having a pair like these without spending a dime also! Thankfully, Pink Basis was kind enough to team up with Bite My Heath Bar and host two, yes TWO, $50 gift card giveaways! One will be hosted on my Instagram account and the other will be on my Facebook page. You will have to 'follow' and/or 'like' these pages to enter the contest and the rules will be posted accordingly. Both giveaways are open to US residents ONLY - sorry my dear international readers, I got ya'll later. So there you go! Now head on over to Instagram and Facebook and ENTER TO WIN! Who knows, maybe you will win both?! Make sure to leave a comment too, letting me know what you think of today's look. Smooches!

xoxo Kiersten


P.S I will be vacationing this week and the next for my birthday, so any business emails, messages or inquiries may not be answered immediately! Sorry! But once I'm back in Jersey, I'll be on it, trust me!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Clothes Encounter










Top- American Apparel
Skirt- Hot Kiss
Heels- Forever 21
Choker- Francesca's Collection
 
I have to scurry today guys and head to work, but I wanted to share a look from this past week I wore downtown. This striped top and patterned skirt aren't exactly what you would label as "matching", but I think the heels melted everything togther just right. Word of advice: Be very confident when you mix and match prints. You have seen me dabble in them these last few posts, but if you are not ready for the looks and stares, do not try this at home. Oh and also, I go by the belief that black & white are one color, so don't mind me. I pair EVERYTHING with them! Ha! Talk to you later!
 
xoxo Kiersten
 
P.S Shhh! I may be having a giveaway soon for you lovely readers, but you didn't hear it from me!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Love Is Like...

 
 


 
 




Print Dress- Stylzoo
Jeans- Forever 21
Crop Top- ASOS
Heels- Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace- Brown Sugar Collection
Rings/Earrings- H & M
 
My love is like WHOA! Especially in today's look! I chose to center my outfit around this fabulous 2 in 1 button down printed dress (sent to me from the good folks over at www.Stylzoo.com) by pairing it with all black. The fabric was light enough to wear as a top, but long enough to sport as a kimono or shrug.You can find this cute, versatile, summer dress yourself here! Oh! I can not refrain from pointing out the other statement piece- my necklace. I found this little treasure from an online store, www.BrownSugarCollection.tictail.com, based right here in Philadelphia! 
 
Although I'm a bonafide Jersey girl, I felt fabulous wearing this look around the City of Brotherly Love- Philadelphia, PA. This area is not only my birthplace, but also the birthplace of our historic nation, which we celebrated just last week on the Fourth of July. I really hope my American followers enjoyed the hamburgers, hotdogs, cool drinks, fireworks and family fun like I did! Until next time lovers!
 
xoxo Kiersten
 
P.S Make sure you 'like' Stylzoo on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Architectural Complexity









 
 

Top- Alfani
Skirt- Hot Kiss
Heels- Forever 21


Happy Monday guys! I wore this look over the weekend to an art gallery and a stroll around the city and I have to say, it went well with the crowd I was around. The architecture of the skirt almost matches that of the top, which I bought in two different states at two different times (I've had the blouse for a little over a year; the skirt I bought just last week). It looks like a complex, optical illusion almost, right? That is what I love about it- the triangles, the reds, the black & white, the confusion. The red heels, which was a steal on Forever21.com, was basically the frosting on the cake.

Ladies, if you're curvy and fabulous, but a little insecure about your mid-section, I'm telling you a top with a semi high-waisted, midi skirt will work wonders! It looks like I lost a few, huh? I did, but it looks as if I lost more than I did. This combo draws the eye to the smallest part of the waist, which is generally right under the breast area. Of course, Spanx don't hurt either! I hope I helped you. My sister keeps telling me I should give more advice and tips on how I style some of my looks and I agree; there are some things not everyone knows which can really help in the long run. Love you all, even the ones who don't read my monologues. Ha!

xoxo Kiersten

P.S This was shot at my house.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bonita Applebum



 







Crop Top- Giti Online
Skirt- ASOS
Mesh Skirt- Wet Seal
Heels- Forever 21
Earrings- Charlotte Russe
 
 
Hey Bonita, glad to meet ya
For the kind of stunning newness, I must beseech ya
Hey, being with you is a top priority
Ain't no need to question the authority
Chairman of the board, the chief of affections
You got mine's to swing in your direction

Hey, you're like a hip hop song, you know?
Bonita Applebum, you gotta put me on

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest

xoxo Kiersten

P.S Today we lost a legend. A writer. A poet. An American. An activist. A historic giant. A woman. A Black woman. An icon. Dr. Maya Angelou. You will be greatly missed, especially from this little Black girl...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tropical Thunder (Splurge vs. Save, SoJFW and more!)














Dress- Fashion To Figure
Neon Top- American Apparel
Choker- Fashion To Figure
Heels- Target Mossimo 'Shari' 
 
SPLURGE vs. SAVE
 

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Gucci-Ursula-Leather-Ankle-Wrap-Cage-Sandal-Black/prod162510073/p.prodhttp://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-shari-ankle-strap-heels-assorted-colors/-/A-14875195#prodSlot=medium_1_44

               Neiman Marcus: Gucci 'Ursula' Heels $660                 Target: Mossimo 'Shari' Heels $30

Today's look is definitely a walk on the wild side for me. I don't usually do short and tight, but with this lovely weather we've been having and school ending, I had to bring out the big guns (pun intended). You know I love print, color and a little skin. So I threw on my mirrored, tropical dress from FTF, my new strappy, black heels and went on my way!

Speaking of these heels, shoes are really becoming a pivotal part of my wardrobe. Thigh-high boots, platforms even creepers can be found in my growing shoe collection. But during this accumulation, I do try to watch what I spend on each pair of boots or heels. True fashionistas know when to invest and splurge or save and pass. So when Erin from Credit Card Insider asked if I'd share my Splurge vs. Save piece with her, I knew it would be a pair of cute heels!

Now I love designer pieces like the next woman, but before I shell out almost a grand for barely there, Gucci sandal heels I noticed on the blog scene and red carpets, I hunt. The hunt didn't last too long, thankfully. If you follow me on Instagram, you know how pleased I was to find these babies! I walked into my local Target, which I rarely do, and found these almost identical heels on the counter [insert heart eye emoji]. Girl, I nearly did a back flip. So thirty dollars and an Instagram post later, I was walking off in the sun with my new shoes that I didn't have to sell my soul for and in fact, I actually saved about 95% of what I would have spent at Neiman Marcus.

So there ya go! But before I get going, I have to thank Kat Quarterman and everyone that sponsored the South Jersey Fashion Weekend I attended a few weeks back. The collections were phenomenal and the venue was beautiful. It felt like I was front row at a wedding, not a fashion show, underneath that huge white, tent at the Flying W Airport. Can't wait until the next show! Check out pictures on my Instagram @BITEMYHEATHBAR or on SoJFW Facebook page here. Okay guys, until next time! Bye!

xoxo Kiersten

P.S I graduate from Rutgers University tomorrow (yay me!) and so I wanted to give a quick shoutout to all the graduates of 2014- college, high school...heck even you middle schoolers! We made it ya'll! Time to keep going!