Monday, January 23, 2017

That Striped BodySuit


With the re-popularization of the bodysuit, Ive been wanting to try one out for a minute. Thought it would give a more seamless look than having to tuck in shirts, but I wasn't sure if they would be uncomfortable. Ain't no body got time no wedgies. Picking in your butt all night is NOT cute!! So when I took my daughter back to school shopping at Forever 21, I was excited to see a couple cute bodysuits in my size. I know, I'm shopping at the same store as my middle school daughter, I'm smh in disbelief too! :-)

This navy mock turtleneck bodysuit is one of the ones I ended up taking home and I'm so glad I did. I paired it with this black skater skirt I had and some red gladiator heels for a little pop of color and voila! I really like how this look came together. What do you think?

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Budget Outfit Details 
Top - Forever 21 - $10
Skirt - JustFab - $12.95 on sale
Gladiator Heels - Shoedazzle - $39.99

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Friday, January 6, 2017

To An Amazing and Fabulous 2017 - Black Tank + Sheer Striped Skirt


I'mmmmm Backkkkkkk!!!! Okay, I know I have not posted in quite a while. Like many others, I had a lot of things happen in 2016 that made it difficult for me to be consistent, mainly my dad's health has been very up and down and I lost my photographer ie my boyfriend and I broke up. LOL I also had some really fun and amazing things happen in 2016 and hopefully I will get a chance to share some of that too. Now it is 2017 and I am recommitting myself to the blog and making some amazing things happen this year!!


Now on to the outfit! This outfit is particularly special to me because I got the skirt from someone who is a second mom to me. I've known her most of my life. Her and my mom where really good friends and when my mom passed she told me that she would be my other mom and be there for me. You may remember a little while ago when I told you that someone very close to me had passed away this past year at the age of only 23 from cystic fibrosis. Well, that was her son and this was the skirt she wore to his services. I had told her how pretty it looked on her and she gave it to me. So every time I wear it I think about both of them and it makes me smile.


Budget Outfit Details 
Tank Top - Old Navy - $8
Bracelet - Forever 21 - $5 | Sunglasses - Forever 21 - $7
Skirt - Free (Given to me, but I believe she only paid less than $20 for it)
Shoes - Steve Madden via consignment store - Free (Read how here and I also wore them here)
So all and all this whole outfit including accessorizes only cost me $20!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nicki Minaj Collection + Link Up


A while ago a friend of mine asked me to meet her Kmart, she was picking up pizza for her students, so we can hang for a minute before she had to go in to work. So of course we had to peruse the aisles and they were having a big sale on clothes including their Nicki Minaj collection which I hadn't seen before. This dress is part of the Nicki Minaj collection and was on sale for only $8 on sale. Can't beat an $8 dress. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the line. It is a line for Kmart however, so you have to have reasonable expectations, it's not super high-end with high end fabrics; but I didn't pick up a couple really cute pieces and a steal of a price. And I love the fact that she has gone the affordable collection route so that her fans and others really can afford to buy her pieces and potentially look good on a budget.



Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link-Up


I love hosting this link up. It is meant to be a way for bloggers to share their person style, connect with other bloggers, and gain new followers. Bloggers can submit a link to one of their fashion posts using the Inlinkz widget below. I will share a couple of my favorites on social media and in a blog post. Link up will open on Monday and remain open throughout the week.

Featured Fashionistas from the last link up:



As I mentioned last week I am thinking about starting to have guest Co-Host for the Link-UP so if you are interested in being a co-host one week then email me at mahgoanycloset@gmail.com and let me know. 

Rules:
1. Follow your host on InstagramFacebook, and/or Bloglovin.

2. Use the widget below to link to a specific outfit post, not your homepage

3. Visit and leave a comment on at least 2 other links, preferably one from before and one after your own (This is the most important rule. The point of this link up is to network, become better, and help grow our blogs. The only way this will work is if we start by connecting with and supporting each other

   
   



Monday, June 6, 2016

Mahogany Closet Mondays is BACK!!!!!


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So I know I have been gone for a really long time and I have missed everyone and blogging in general! I just had a lot going on in my personal life and needed to take some time away. My dad was in the hospital for a month, he later had to have an unrelated surgical procedure and recently had a seizure and ended up back in the hospital, but he is slowly doing better now. I also had a close family member who was like a little brother to me lose his life long battle to cystic fibrosis at the age of only 23. Despite all he had been through his entire life he was such a sweetheart and so strong. If you didn't know he had cf you would never think he was sick. He just held him self with such pride and grace and was always smiling and laughing. He never really complained even though he had every right to considering all he had to go through. He just wanted to be a light for others, which he was, and spread awareness about cystic fibrosis. I know things got really tough for him in the end so I say to you my My GJ rest in peace and breath easy!!!
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Budget Outfit Details: The dress I got like 5 years ago from Ross. I also forgot that I had it, but I thought it would go well with the boots. I don't remember exactly how much I paid, but I know it wasn't more than $15.00. I love this wide brim hats. Everytime I wear them I feel like I'm channeling my inner Lisa Bonet circa 1987. I got it from Forever 21 for about $20. The boots I got from JustFab for $40.

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Mahogany Closet Mondays Fashion Link-Up


I want to start having guest Co-Host for the Link-UP so if you are interested in being a co-host one week then email me and let me know. 

Rules:
1. Follow your host on InstagramFacebook, and/or Bloglovin.

2. Use the widget below to link to a specific outfit post, not your homepage

3. Visit and leave a comment on at least 2 other links, preferably one from before and one after your own (This is the most important rule. The point of this link up is to network, become better, and help grow our blogs. The only way this will work is if we start by connecting with and supporting each other