Back from vacation, feeling very relaxed and looking sun-kissed …

Thursday’s are usually the days when I’m most in thought: What am I doing this weekend? Why isn’t it Friday yet? Is it time to go home yet? You know things like that while on my morning commute 😂

Still day dreaming about laying on the beach and that oh so awesome time I was Captain Kim aboard the Non-such Bay Antigua sailboat 😍😍 One week before taking these pictures I was smooth sailing on the beautiful waters of Antigua … take a look

Wow, just wow is all I have to say! I was so happy

You wouldn’t normally see me wearing pants for a whole week but I wasn’t in the mood for dresses. And according to my bi-weekly IG poll, Thursday’s nautical casual chic outfit was the best. Still given off captain vibes:

“Casual Chic”

i. Make your main statement with 1item

ii. A casual/relaxed look

iii. “Dress it up” with heels

Paired with navy blue ankle length pants, white short sleeved-shirt and patent leather loafers, this jacket makes the outfit because of its navy blue sateen lining 😍😍

You may have heard me mention this before, but stripes aren’t usually my favorite. So when I find an item where the stripes look simplistic, it’s a must have!

Chloe was the right choice for this look, with modest makeup and accessories. Topped off with a high-bun to keep it classy.

I purchased this jacket from NY&C last year (or the year before 🤷🏽‍♀️ I just popped the tag😄), but I wasn’t ready to wear it until this today. One thing you’ll get to know about me is I LOVE to shop; but I have to be ready to wear certain items. I don’t buy to just wear, I buy to style. Thought and purpose go into what I wear – and the execution amazes me every time!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll for “best outfit of the week”. Follow my Instagram and Facebook to be notified of the next one.

StayChic 💚📸💋

Week after week most of us are doing the same thing .. wake up, commute an hour or more, work for someone else for 8 or 9 hours, go home and do it all over again. Five days a week .. Sounds depressing right!? Guess what, do something about it. Turn those boring days up a notch 💃🏽

If ima do it, Ima look good doing it. I’m out here snatching goals and slaying at the same damn time💥💥💥 Here’s a recap of my last three Corporate Chic Styles:

Wednesday Friday Monday

“Corporate Chic”

i. for business meetings where you’re the only (black) woman in the room

ii. business breakfasts/luncheons

iii. afterwork networking events

iv. because I feel like it! 😜

More often than not, it’s the first 3 … but I do it all because I feeeel like it. I Dress For Me. You know that dance you do when an outfit comes together perfectly and it took minimal effort … yasss hunnie🔥😍 …

Let’s breakdown each ensemble:

Wednesday: Business Lunch

Open Blazer in Sunny Yellow from H&M

All Black, Soft V-Neck Dress from NY&C

All Black Suede Stilettos Pumps from Aldo

Friday – Business Lunch

Hunter Green, Diamond Print Set from NY&C

Black and White Snake Print Belt

All Black Suede Stiletto Pumps

Monday – Business Meeting

Mint Green Bodysuit from Eva Mendes’ Collection at NY&C

Grey Suit from H&M

Nude, Patent Leather Mary Janes

Yess to all of this 😍🔥👑. Didn’t it get you excited?! What excitement are you bringing into your week?

You’ll notice every style is accessorized with a simple ‘diamond’ post and necklace; natural makeup and hair pulled back. Simple. Chic. Ready to go.

Bring It, Own It, Wear It. I’ll say it again, you make the clothes!! ::snap snap::

 

Now that’s Motivational Monday!💚📸💋

These posts are flowing through my fingertips like nothing! I have so many thoughts I want to share; but we’ll ease into that 😉

I’ll keep you up-to-date with topics that I hope peek your interest as much as mine. You might agree, you may disagree. In either case, just keep it respectful. There will be no tolerance for negativity .. A simple block, and you’re out of sight, out of mind!

So let’s begin. Here’s a good one that’s been on my mind lately, “how many of us are keeping it REAL”🙋🏽‍♀️? If you aren’t, is there any harm in being yourself? Take some time and understand “Who You Are”. You’ll likely recognize that you might not have it all together, and that’s OK! But let’s at least recognize who we are as individuals, and if there’s work to do, work on it! And make sure the rest of the world knows you’re trying. No one can be mad at anyone for trying to do better. Be your true self.

But let’s talk about those select few people who drive you batshit crazy but you can’t avoid seeing them .. the ones that try to steal your joy away .. TUH! 🙄 … yea them! When all you wanna do is tell them what you’re really thinking, but if you say something you’ll look like the bad one, while they’re innocent .. TUH! 🙄 Smile (optional!) and keep it movin’ folks. I choose to ignore fake people, because they aren’t worth the attention.

But watch your step, because in this “real” world, the ones wanting change, the ones offering the solutions for people to be better, get over-looked because the decision makers think the “cost” is too high 🎤drop … I’m offering change, but you turn it down. Funny how that works! How much is change really worth to you?

But this is the game we have to play with fake people. My suggestion, play better. Someone is going to get check-mate, and let it be YOU! Because when you’re keeping it real, there’s no time for games. Let’s Get This Work Done Queens and Kings!

 

Post inspired by today’s Spring Outfit SLAYAGE!! From Head-To-Toe:

Chloe Frames from GlassesUSA

New York & Company Items:

• Statement Necklace

• Sand Bell-Sleeve Sweater, with Hook Latch

• Sand & White Striped Palazzo Pants

Casual White Tank Top (anywhere)

Nude, Patent Leather Mary Janes from DSW

Yea She Ready! 💚📸 …

What’s stopping you from being your best self? Did you know, the answer is YOU?

What if you decided TODAY to block everything that’s stopping you? Imagine the things you would accomplish. You have everything in you to get started. But you have to START!

Now trust me, I know it’s easier said than done. Simply putting on blinders and trusting without foreseeing the outcome … can we say anxiety! BREATHE, we’ve all been there. Don’t let that get in the way. You’ll have to work daily, but don’t worry I got you – Are you Ready? 💚

So I ask you again, What Inspires You? For me it’s – The Drive For More • Using Everything I’ve Been Given • Then Shutting IT DOWN!

Sooo I’m Doing It 💚📸 … Even on my not-so-best days, the days where I lack motivation and want to stay under the covers … I pull it together …

Which leads into this outfit inspiration: After a long week, the focus of this casual Friday ensemble was CHIC EyeWear. I chose my white, half-rimless cat-eyed frames, paired with a cozy, hunter green sweater dress and off-white pantent-leather loafers. The thin, multi-colored scarf added a extra layer of subtlety to the style. Didn’t even bother with makeup, filled in the brows and off to work.

Comfy, Effortless and Stylish … 😁😎😏 A new work week is here, I know where you are feels comfortable, but if you want more, Break the Cycle. You’ll be happy you did 💚💋

She is the type…

  • who rather lay on the couch and watch a movie, then go out.
  • where feeding her is a sure thing to put a smile on her face.
  • who is always down for a good laugh.
  • “..did you say vacation?” Count me in!
  • Sorry I missed your call, I was taking a nap.
  • who will have respect for you, if you respect her.
  • who rather listen than speak.
  • that thinks a little too much sometimes.
  • that is still growing and learning.

She is all of that and so much more!

Encouraging•Boss•Determined•Creative•

Authentic•Loving•Purposeful•Powerful•

Chic•Regal•Complete•Divine … She is Queen 👑

You are who you think you are. No one can make you feel less than what you feel about yourself.

Ask yourself: “Who Are You?” – How many words of affirmation did you come up with?

Change the script, YOU ARE QUEEN TOO. Own It, Believe It, Live It! I’m living it everyday.

Inspiration for this post was from the above picture taken Wednesday, May 3. The summer weather truly hit; it was absolutely perfect 😎. Sooo you know I had to snap a few photos 😜. I chose this lightweight, long-sleeved shirtdress for a few reasons:

  • The sleeves could roll up into 3/4 length if I got too warm
  • The dress length was appropriate enough to opt-out of stockings 🙌🏽
  • Loved the blue color and circular pattern. Has just enough detail on the eyes.
  • Solidified the style with simple gold-toned jewelry to complement the nude toned sling-backs and belt with gold accents.

Hair & Makeup

These crochet twists are life! I love the amount of hairstyles I can do. It was about 2 weeks ago when I curled them to change up the look. I missed a few spots, but no big deal lol. I wanted to keep everything simple, so I used a few strands of the hair and double knotted it in the back to secure the hair out of my face. Make sure to slick down the edges.

The same goes for makeup … Light face beat. My everyday look only includes brows, under-eye concealer, mascara and blush – maybe eyeliner depending on how I feel that day. But, because I was really feeling it on Wednesday, I contoured my cheeks and used a neutral-toned eyeshadow. Sealed it with finishing spray and TA-DA!!, ready to go to work.

All in all, not a bad way to spend an hour in the morning. A new work week is already here 😩 However, the weather should be beautiful and my summer fashion is ready! Oh I hope this weather lasts for a while. It’s dress season! WOOHOO.

Let’s Have a Great Week. Stay Chic 👑

💚💋,

Kimberly

Welcome to DVine Photography! This page will draw insight into my LOVE OF STYLE and capturing every moment in front of the camera. From modeling classy and chic styles you can wear to work to a “SLAY ALL DAY” night out with the girls, you’ll learn what styles catch my eye at a reasonable price.

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Thank you for your support as I share my passion with you. Stay tuned for weekly blog updates and check my social media pages for daily fashion posts. Here’s a teaser of what I wore to work on Thursday, May 3rd 🙂

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