The Ta-Tinis Present: Fight Like A Girl Flag 9 Benefit

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I met the Ta-Tinis during my chemo treatment at SCOA in 2014. I was 34 and had been given the worse news of my life. At the time I didn’t know of any other women my age that had gone through this nightmare. After my biopsy results confirmed the type of cancer I had, I was sent for counseling at SCOA to go over my treatment options and to start chemo cycles. I remember being given a huge bag of stuff at the end of the meeting. It was filled with things that helped me get through chemo. The bag and it’s contents were put together by the Ta-Tini’s. I met them in person a few months later at a Young Survivors gathering. They are all super sweet and have really warm personalities. I was happy to finally meet other women who had been diagnosed at an early age like myself.

 

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They along with SCOA organized the event. They have been doing it for several years and I love that they have found ways to give back, support, and celebrate women who fight breast cancer everyday. I hope to do the same using my social media platforms. I want  to focus on celebrating life, self love and finding happiness from within.

The theme of the event was the 1940’s, which had such beautiful fashion. I thought I would put my own spin on it…starting with flowers in the hair, which I’m currently obsessed with doing lately. I bought a stem of flowers from Michaels craft store, the entire branch was $8. Each flower was adorned with rhinestones and pearls. The flowers looked so real and pretty.

 

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I purchased the dress clutch, & shoes at Marshalls. I got everything for under $100. I’ve had the belt for years, not sure what retailer I purchased it from but it’s held up really well.

The event was wonderful, I didn’t take a lot of pictures because I was too busy stuffing my face, enjoying the music, and good company. Enjoy the pictures…I’m feeling lazy today…xoxo!

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Dress: Marshalls see similar here

Shoes: Jessica Simpson see similar here

Clutch: Marshalls see similar here

Belt: Old see similar here

Love,

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Print Dress & Pumps or sandals?

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I swear I purchased a dress just like this from H&M last spring with a different print. H&M has some of the best prints and patterns in their clothing line. The dress is lined, fits really well and I think the quality is great for the price. I’ve been looking for more dresses to add to my wardrobe, most of what I have doesn’t fit anymore since my weight gain.

I’ve always been a girly girl, I remember my mother always bought me dresses with matching shoes and hair ribbons, dresses make me happy! They make me feel pretty and feminine.I love the length of this dress, it sits perfectly just above the knee. I decided to wear a belt but you don’t need to wear one, the fit is that awesome.

 

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Since the dress has a busy print, I thought a neutral color shoe would work best. You can either go sexy with a pair of pumps or casual with a pair of nude sandals. Either pair of shoes work really well, for work I would wear the sandals, I would save the pumps for date night. My fringe bag goes everywhere so expect to see more posts featuring it. Which shoe would you wear?

Enjoy the pictures…leave some feedback…have a wonderful work week!

 

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Dress: H&M

Pumps: Target

Belt: Thrifted see similar here

Sandals: Old see similar here

shades: Old see similar here

XO

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Off the Shoulder Blouse & Skinny Jeans

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Hi loves, It’s only mid-week and I’m already dreaming about Friday…LOL. I traveled to Greenwich, Connecticut for the Cancer Care Walk/Run for Hope, I had an amazing time. The weather was perfect and there is nothing like seeing old friends. I’ll post about the event in my next post. In the mean time, I wanted to share another casual fun look with you. I discussed why I love high-waisted  skinny jeans in a previous post and here I am rocking another pair. The only difference is that these are a straight or tapered leg.

 

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I found this off the shoulder shirt online and I think it’s so sexy. I fell in love with It’s soft cotton blend and coral color. I think it works really well with high-waisted jeans. I can either tuck the shirt in or wear it out, it looks great either way. I found the jeans at a local Burkes Outlet store for $9, they are by Gloria Vanderbilt . Her jeans have always been a favorite of mine for years.

 

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The overall look is very simple and everyday. I wore the sandals in a before, I like the neutral color and the platform, it gives me height and makes my legs look a little longer. You can easily dress this outfit up with more accessories or other statement pieces and create a different look. I’m looking forward to 2 upcoming events that will require more dressy outfits, I can’t wait to share them with you all. Please enjoy the pictures and the rest of the week!

 

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Blouse: Venus 

Jeans: see similar here 

Sandals: TJMaxx; see similar here

XO

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Casual White Dress & Denim Jacket

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Hey, it’s hump day! I’m excited because I can’t wait to visit close friends this weekend. I’m taking a much needed break from work to have some fun, advocate, and share my testimony. I’ll be participating in this years Cancer Care Walk/Run for Hope in Greenwich, CT. I’ve missed the last 2 years because I was still in treatment and it was difficult to travel. I’m thankful just to be able to participate this time around, I feel truly blessed. I’ve wanted to do more traveling this year, I’m looking forward to some trips to nearby states like New Orleans for starters. I haven’t been there since the year before hurricane Katrina devastated the city. I would love to see how much it has changed and recovered since the storm. It’s such a beautiful place to visit because it’s rich in culture and there is so much to see and enjoy.

 

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I’ve been picking up casual attire like this to travel around town and be comfortable. I think denim jackets are a staple piece in any wardrobe, it’s basically a must have for me. I purchased this one from a local boutique while visiting Charleston, SC, I can’t remember the name of the store but I’ve provided a link to get a very similar one from Forever 21. I’m in love with the fringe bag, I especially love that the fringe is long and the camel color is really pretty.

 

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The dress is light weight, flowy, and feminine. It’s ideal for warmer weather because it’s a cotton blend  to help absorb sweat and it doesn’t cling to the body. You can just throw it on and rock it with or without the jacket. I’ve had the  sandals forever, they have a shorter heel which makes them comfortable. They have a nice mix of colors across the front. They are my go to sandals when I’m wearing earth tone or casual outfits. I completed the look with some orange lipstick that I picked up at Sephora’s. The lipstick is by Smashbox ” Get Fired” and earnings that I’ve had in my collection for a few years.

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Denim Jacket: see similar here

White cotton dress: see similar here

Bag: Marshalls see similar here

Sandals: TJ Maxx old see similar here

Enjoy!

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Product Review: House Of Fraser Star Clutch

I recently acquired this adorable star shaped clutch from the House Of Fraser’s online website . I was instantly drawn to the unique shape, color, and design of the clutch. Its offered in five different colors. I was looking for a holiday clutch to compliment a black dress that I’ve purchased for an upcoming company holiday party. It’s so adorable in person. I thought it would be sequin but it’s actually completely covered with a thick layer of glitter. 


  I don’t typically purchase from companies overseas because I wasn’t sure if the buying process and shipping time frame would be satisfactory. I was pleasantly surprised by the the ordering process and the speedy delivery of the order. The website was very easy to navigate. I followed the drop down menu categories to the “Christmas Party Shop” section and found a wonderful selection of merchandise. 

  The ordering process was straight forward and secure. I created an account and provided my shipping and billing information just as I would any website and received an email confirmation for the order. The clutch is called Therapy it was priced at  £29.40 ($37.54) and I used likeforex.com to convert the currency to US dollar.


  I was even more impressed with the follow up email providing tracking details daily for the  order. The product arrived within 7 business days, which is with in the stated shipping time frame for international orders on the website. I arrived home and the perfectly packed order  was waiting for me in the mail box. 


   This clutch if perfect for a trendy person, who loves statement accessories. It’s creative design and sparkly glitter will catch every one’s attention when you wear it out. I’ve checked local retailers and was unable to locate a clutch like this one. It’s fitting for a night out on the town and would be a perfect complement to any evening attire.  


  Hurry and grab one for yourself, it’s on SALE NOW!!  I can’t wait until my upcoming holiday party. I will showcase the outfit and the clutch for you all to see so stay tuned.
I highly recommend purchasing from House Of Fraser. This was a great first time experience for me and I’m looking forward to future purchases. 


Visit the website www.houseoffraser.co.uk for more fabulous merchandise.


 Light blue Therapy Star clutch



Clutch Details:

  • Across body Bags
  • Small
  • Clean with soft dry cloth
  • Synthetic
  • Plain
  • Satchel strap
  • Clasp fastening
  • Color  Blue

If you have any additional questions regarding my order, please feel free to email me directly at accessorieswelove@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting!








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