The Dress of All Trades

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I’ve talked about my love for LWD’s (little white dresses) on Sugar Love Chic before. They are just one of those wardrobe pieces that are always good to have in your closet, because depending on the style of the LWD, it could be fit for just about every occasion. Take this little number I’m wearing from Wal G. This dress is office appropriate, party ready and brunch attire…all in one. Talk about an investment! Not that you’ll have to break bank, considering the dress is only $60.00. (happy dance)

Styling LWD’s are so fun. Colorful accessories add some seasonal flare; that’s why I went with mint. The color mint is just as versatile as an LWD. The shade is always in style!

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DIY Bejewled Birks

 

DIY Birks

This DIY is for my fellow style mavens that have hesitantly, but without a regret, given into the Birkenstock trend. Because let’s face it, once you’ve placed your feet in a pair of these 90′s staples, you’re inclined to do a happy dance. What I’m getting at is that they’re so comfortable! Since these are indeed a fad, try and find a pair that won’t break your bank (true Birks can run you $100 plus!).

Here are a few affordable options to fulfill your trendy need: Target,Nordstrom (on sale!), Macy’s (the ones I used)

DIY bIRKS

Since this style of sandal is already pretty funky, I thought I would have fun with it and add some bling. You’ll need a tube of Gorilla Glueacrylic gems, and of course a pair of Birkenstocks or look-a-likes. The first thing I did was lay out a few different patterns I had in mind to figure out what I was feeling. I think the key to keeping it edgy and not cheesy is a simple and off-centered pattern.

Wondering how to style these bad boys? I’ll be posting some outfit inspo featuring them soon. Until then, remember simplicity is best. A shift dress or some denim cutoffs and muscle tee are two style ideas!

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Denim and Daisies

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Since I was sent these Dittos Brand jeans, I’ve hardly taken them off. I’m so particular when it comes to the fit of jeans, even loose fit boyfriend jeans. Especially if you have some curves and a little junk in the trunk, these jeans are a great choice. I often either get completely lost in BFjeans or they look like seven of me can fit in them, but not these. Great fit, slouchy fit! I’ve also decided to join the Daisy trend. It’s all coming up daisies since Spring and the trend is still strong into Summer. I can see why, daisies are the little princesses of flowers! So cute.

How about these shoes by Dolce Vita? I’m obsessed. I love a shoe that goes with everything and perfect for almost any occasion. And as for this pretty little studded tote is an almost exact replica of the classic Valentino style, which runs for $2,500….but mine right here is from Dailylook and cost me $40.00! I’ve linked up similar styles here and here. BF jeans, crop top and block heeled sandals-three perfect Summer staples!

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Sweet Potato & Herbs

 

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I have been so excited to share this dish with you all.  Since I whipped up this recipe, I have literally been preparing it at least twice a week. Sometimes as a light lunch and sometimes as a side dish.

This recipe combines both sweet and savory flavors and is full of gorgeous color.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of spinach
  • ½ red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 ½ tbs dill, minced
  • 3 tsps chipotle seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions:

Peel and cube the sweet potatoes and place them into a medium sized saute pan on medium heat. Drizzle the olive oil over and cover the pan with a lid, allow to cook for 10 minutes. Then add the pepper, onion, spinach, salt and seasoning. Mix well. Cover with lid and cook on low for 20 minutes, allowing potato to soften. When ready to serve, mix in minced dill.

Serving tip: This side dish pairs wonderfully with rotisserie chicken or beef tenderloin.

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Summer Vibe

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Summer is in full swing and I’m pretty pumped about it. I’ve been all about that (healthy) Summer tanning and toning so I can bare my stems in shorties like these embroidered American Eagle (similar here) in this blistering heat. And although it is boiling outside in my neck of the woods, I’ve found that peasant tops tend to always be made of a lightweight material that’s perfectly breezy for uber warm days. Plus, I do love to cover up a little more up top when I strutting in shorties!

Also, I’ve gotten lots of questions about my work out routine on here (you all are seriously so sweet) What would you think of me adding some fitness tips and videos on Sugar Love Chic? Into it? Let me know in the comments below!

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Organza and Blue

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My absolute favorite types of outfits are those that are seamlessly and perfectly put together, while also looking fresh and effortless. This is one of those outfits that I love oh so much. The sweater knit material of the crop top is such a great juxtaposition with the airiness of the organza and embroidered skirt. This outfit could have easily been paired with delicate pumps, but I wanted to add that “umph” of edge with simple, yet eye catching chunky heels. To keep the elegance (yes, you can totally wear a crop top and look classy!) I added gorgeous black and white statement earrings and a simple white clutch. When doing a bold shoe like the pair I’m wearing here, remember to keep the color on your lips soft-I choose a natural and pale pink!

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