Thursday, September 13, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Blue Elastic Waist Skirt
The Details
Glasses: RayBan
Watch: Michele
Charm Bracelet: Pandora
Shirt: Old
Bag: Coach Madison Collection-Kristen Pleated Satchel
Shoes: Target

Sometimes it's nice to have reminders of the past to show you how far along you've come.  I love this skirt for this very reason.  
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day!

How I Styled It
Dress: Ross (Bargain Find under $12)
Watch: Michele
Shoes: Steve Madden Giada (in black here)

To my lovely readers, I hope you're having the best labor day ever!!!
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Fashion Finds Fridays

Cotton Eyelet Dress
How I Styled It
Dress: Ross
Belt: J. Crew
Watch: Michele
Shoes: Aldo Brendle

When I'm not sewing (or hitting up the thrift stores), I love bargain hunting for some super scores. ;)

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Mod Monday

How I Styled It
Outfit 1: H&M Paisley Shorts & MIA Uptown Girl Pumps
Outfit 3: H&M Pleated Shorts & Wild Pair Leopard Platforms
Outfit 4: Sugarlips Green Light Dance Queen Skirt & Wild Pair Zebra Print Pumps

Sometimes a modification can be as simple as creating an illusion. ;)

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays

Anchors & Stripes Shirt
The Details
Fedora/Hat: Ross (Old)
Glasses: RayBan
Shirt: Thrifted (c/o of my mom)
Watch: Michele 
Bag: Coach Madison Audrey (Old)
Skirt: Ark & Co De-pleated Skirt (
Shoes: Ross

This shirt is another thrifted treasure that I couldn't wait to share with you all.  It has 2 of my favorite details... 
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Sugarlips LBD

How I Styled It
Belt: Thrifted
Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy 35
Shoes: Aldo Mease Mustard

For the hubby's bday, I wanted to spice things up a little bit and this Sugarlips LBD was just in time and perfect for the occasion.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Circle Skirt

Make #26
How I Styled It
Headband: DIY (c/o my big sis & little nieces)
Belt: Forever21
Shoes: Mall Shoe Store (DIY here)

Making this skirt was no walk in the park but I sure enjoyed walking in a park in it. ;)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Striped Ruffle Skirt

Make #25
How I Styled It
Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Bodysuit: Forever 21
Belt: J. Crew
Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote (Different color here)

On my latest trip to the fabric store, I found just enough fabric to make this little skirt I'd wanted.  This small piece of fabric worked out perfectly for this mini ruffle skirt I had in mind.  Wanna see more pics of how it turned out? ;)

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Mod Mondays

Pastel Polished Sandals

It's been a while since I did a Modification Monday feature.  Making something you buy your own can be so much fun.  I'm loving how spiffing up some shoes is just a couple strokes of nail polish away. ; )

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

First Dress

Linen Pullover Dress
How I Styled It
Floral Sunnies: Target
Belt: H&M
Hat: Target
Sandals: Super Score from the Mall (only $5)

This little number has a special place in my heart for many reasons.  Wanna know why?

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays

Tribal Print Shorts
How I Styled It
Fedora/Hat: Ross (Old)
Sunnies: Swirl Sunglasses (Black)
Shirt: Michael's Neon V-Neck Tee
Shorts: Thrifted
Bag: Coach (Thrifted/Old)
Shoes: Steve Madden Viktoree (Purple Suede)(Similar here)

Tribal print is all the rage right now and rightfully so.  It's such a great print. You can imagine how excited I was to come across these for only $2.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Side Slit Skirt

Make #24
How I Styled It
Sunnies: GoJane
Belt: Target
Shirt: Ross (Old)
Watch: Michele (White strap here)
Shoes: Vince Camuto Trinity (Teal) 

It's summertime!  Time to show a little extra leg.  What's perfect for those hot summer days when you're feeling a little sassy but want to keep it classy? ;)

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Neon DIY

How I Styled Them
Headpiece: Belt (worn as hair accessory)
Sunnies: Go Jane
Shirt: Ross
Mint Skinny Jeans: G Stage

I had been dying to get my hands on a pair of neon trimmed oxfords. Now, I finally have a pair and the best part is that I got a fun DIY out of it.  Wanna see how?

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Monday, June 11, 2012


How I Styled It
Headband: DIY
Floral Sunnies: Target
Belt: J. Crew
Bag: Coach Gracie (Navy Blue)
Shoes: Aldo Felipa (Green)

A couple of months ago, Sugarlips Apparel contacted me and asked me to pick out 3 items (of which they would send me 1).  Their Lace Findings Dress (my top choice) was the winner and I added my own twist to it!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ways to Wear Wednesdays

Make #23 (Bodycon Skirt) + Pashmina (Scarf)
How I Styled It
Pashmina/Scarf: Bday Gift (from my sister)
Shirt: G Stage V-Neck Tee
Belt: J. Crew
Watch: Michele (similar in rose gold here)
Flats- Bakers Tassel T-Strap Sandals (Coral)

You might remember this bodycon little number that I featured a couple of days ago.  While styling this skirt, I added a scarf as a finishing touch. In the process of figuring out how to best wear this scarf, I discovered several options for enhancing this look.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Bodycon Pencil Skirt

Make #23
How I Styled It
Pashmina/Scarf: Bday gift (from my sister)
Belt: Forever 21 
Watch: Michele (similar in rose gold here)

Can you believe this skirt only took 15 minutes to make from start to finish and using only 3 seams? You better believe it! ;) Wanna know how?

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays

Flower Pot Print Skirt
How I Styled It
Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Skirt: Thrifted (c/o my mom)
Watch: Michael Kors (pictured below)
Bag: Super Old (c/o my mom)

My mom always hooks me up with the cutest thrifted clothes and this skirt is no exception.  Thanks mom. ;)
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pastel Peach Maxi Skirt

Make #22
How I Styled It
Shirt: Make #5: Reversible Shirt Dress (Worn here as Shirt)
Bag: Coach Kristin Darcy Clutch (Last seen here & here)
Shoes: Dollhouse Jelly Bow Sandals

 Make #5 + Make #22 = I'm Loving it!
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tan Crop & Drape Shirt

Make #21 
How I Styled It:
Headpiece: Head Scarf (tied into bow)
Bag: Coach Classics (vintage saddle bag-similar here)

Like a box of chocolates...You never know what you're gonna get! ;)
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Instagram Time!

I finally have instagram! Whoo hoo! Follow me at rejinatyson for more on my makes and other fun things ;).

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pastel Hi-Lo Skirt

Make #20
How I Styled It:
Hat: Ross (old)
White Tee: American Basics
Bag: Longchamp Bilberry Le Pliage
Belt: Ralph Lauren (real old)
Shoes: DSW

Hi-Los and Pastels are my favorite trends right now. So, I figured why not combine them. ;)
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gingham Midi Skirt

Make #19
How I Styled It:
Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Striped Ruffled Blouse: Old
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Super Old (from my mom)

I love, love, love gingham prints (of all colors and sizes). I definitely don't discriminate! I just can't get enough. ;)
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll Results

Hi-Lo Bird Print Skirt
How I Styled It
Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Watch: Michael Kors
Sandals: Bakers
Bag: Vintage (under the jump)
Heels: MIA Uptown Girl (under the jump)

When it comes to skirt hems, Hi-Lo is the way to go.  For the last Sew Stylings Sundays Poll, I wanted your opinions on the best way to rock one of my latest purchases. 
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Color Block Hi-Lo Shirt

Make #18
How I Styled It
Watch: Michael Kors
Belt: Old
Bag: Coach Kristin Pleated Satchel
Shoes: Aldo Bagnall

Hi-Lo hems. Color blocks. Pastel colors. These are a few of my favorite springtime trends. My latest make combines all three elements and I simply love it. Hope you love it as much as I do. ;0) 
Happy Easter!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

Slight Modification or Not?

I've been wanting a hi-lo hem skirt for a while. However, the asymmetrical hem trend is really growing on me.  

This skirt was another hasty purchase but I'm a sucker for hi-lo hems, bird prints, and navy blue.  When I finally tried it on, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I think I expected the hi-lo to be a little more dramatic and a little less short. 

I played around with it and discovered that it looks pretty good worn as an asymmetrical hem skirt.  
What are your thoughts? Take the poll below and elaborate in the comments section. ;)

Hi-Lo Hem or Asymmetrical Hem?
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays

Anne Klein Sweater Knit Skirt
How I Styled It
Floral Sunnies: Target
Belt: Ralph Lauren 
Watch: Micheal Kors 
Purse: Thrifted 
Shoes: Wild Pair Fringe (Leopard)

Remember this skirt from here? Can you believe I got it for less than $4? Believe it! ;)

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Mod Mondays

Modified Tiered Skirt (SSS Poll Winner)

Sometimes the perfect piece is a simple modification away.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Mavens & Muses Feature

One More Feature ;)

Hello All. Just wanted to share this feature with you because I think this new blog, Mavens & Muses, is pretty awesome! Check out my feature here.  Also, check out this blog for some amazing fashion and a great blog experience. You won't be disappointed. ;)  I simply love it! Also, thanks Nikki for doing such an amazing feature. It means a lot to me. ;)

P.S. I hope you'll show some love and follow Mavens & Muses on twitter and facebook.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Today's Best Dressed Reader on Glamour.Com

Remember this Thrifted Thursday little number?

Well, a few weeks ago, I submitted a picture of it to's Slaves to Fashion blog.  This morning I checked my email and guess what I found?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shoe Find

Joia Pulse Lime Green Wedges
Pulse Suede Wedges
Image via

Whenever I rock these wedges, they get a whole lot of love from you all, my lovely readers.  A couple of you ladies have even asked where I got them so that you can snag a pair too.  However, much to my dismay, they were sold out on the website I bought them from.  But, because I love you all so much I have been diligently searching for another place that has them in stock (or at least has a good alternative to these lovelies).  

Guess what? You'll never believe what I came across while browsing this web store, Tobi, I just discovered.  They have them in stock! In addition to the color above, they also carry them in hot pink, blue, and black.  I was so excited that I had to share it with you all in a post. So hurry and get them here while you can. ;)  

FYI- They fit a little small so I would recommend going 1/2 a size up for more comfort.  Also, if you live in LA, particularly in the San Fernando Valley, you can buy them at the Northridge Mall. ;)

P.S. If you ge them, I'm dying to see how you rock them. So do share. ;) 

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

To Modify or Not to Modify?

That is the question I ask myself when I buy something I like that is not quite what I was expecting. For this week's Sew Stylings Poll, I want your thoughts on my decision to modify this dress into a skirt instead. I tried it out as a skirt and loved it! However, I would love to hear your thoughts on which you prefer.

To Modify or Not to Modify? Skirt vs. Dress
Want to hear how I got into this little dilemma in the first place and see more pics?

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Sew Stylings Sundays Poll Results

Last weekend, I was looking for some inspiration to add some twist to my next peplum project. I was trying to decide between these three cute options: asymmetrical, side flaps, or pleats.  You voted and pleats it is.

Image via
Poll Results: The Numbers
Option #1: Asymmetrical (5 votes)
Option #2: Side Flaps (9 votes)
Option #3:Pleats (10 votes)  

Stay tuned for my version of a pleated peplum.  Gotta get working on it but will have it out soon. ;)

P.S. Thanks, my lovely readers, for voting and sharing your input. I really love hearing what you all think. ;)
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays

Ann Taylor Shorts

On one of my last visits back home (Miami!), I went thrifting with my mom and found these beauties for under four bucks!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

Peplumed... with a Twist 

The peplum trend is really, really hot right now! And though I know it's just a trend, I just can't get enough of it. I find myself looking for different articles of clothing to peplum in different peplum styles.

So in my search for unique peplums, I have come across these three varieties that I really like.  Which of these creative peplums do you like the best? I need your help deciding which direction to take my next peplum project.

Take the poll below and let me know. ;)

Peplum Poll: Which peplum style do you like best? Vote below! Comment to elaborate! ;)  Previous SSS Poll Results
Option #2: White Bottoms

Thanks for voting in the previous Sew Stylings Sundays Poll.  The majority of you picked the white bottoms look over the church time or the original look. I must say as much as I like the other options, I totally agree with you all.  This option is my fav too. ;)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Red Peplum Short Sleeve Shirt

Make #17

I have really been into the peplum trend lately.  There's one type of clothing that I really like to see peplumed.  Can you guess which type? Hint: Make #16 should be a clue. :)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays

Leather High-Waist Pencil Skirt

Aside from making my own clothes, I have a few other methods for beefing up my wardrobe while saving some money.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SSS Poll Winner: One Shoulder Peplum Striped Shirt

Make #16
Sew Stylings Sundays (SSS) Poll Results: 25-18
One Shoulder 

So here's the story of how I went from making a one shoulder dress to a one shoulder shirt instead...
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

I had such a hard time styling this sweater when I finished it.  I managed to get it together and share it with you all, but I have been dying to give it another go.  With a couple of new accessories, I finally got to give it another whirl.  So, for this Sunday's poll I thought I'd share two alternative ways to rock this sweater.  I would love to hear which one you like the best.

One look I wore to church and another I thought up as I was changing out of my church look.
So what do you think?  One of the new options or the original?

#3: The Original

Cast your vote below for the look you'd like to see more of if I could do it all over again. Or let me know if the original does it for you.  Do explain your choice in the comments below. ;) I look forward to reading your thoughts!

Options are everything! Which of the three do you prefer? 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Latest Blog Feature: The Feisty House

Recently I was featured on one of my fav blogs, The Feisty House.  Check out the interview here.  I am really excited to be featured here as a Black fashion and style blogger.  The Feisty House is really awesome and I totally recommend that you check it out.  You'll love her blog!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

I am making this dress that I was sure was going to have a cowl neck.  However, in the process of trying to get it right, I happened upon what it might look like as a one shoulder dress instead.  It actually was pretty cute.  I simulated a cowl neck again and loved it equally the same as the one shoulder option.  I don't know what to do.

What do you think? One Shoulder or Cowl Neck? Do share your opinions about your preference in the comments section below.

When the poll is over, I'll make the dress into the style with the most votes. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Based on the options above, which dress should I make?
Help me decide. Vote below.

Last Week's Poll Results 
Option #2: Gray & Feathers (8-5)

For last week's poll, you all decided that a little contrast was the way to go.  By a somewhat slim majority, you all voted that Gray & Feathers was the way to rock this reversible shirt dress.  I still can't decide and will probably let the way I feel when I put it on decide which side wins for the day.  It never hurts to have some variety, so I definitely can't complain.

P.S. You ladies are so awesome for sharing your opinions. They are greatly appreciated so keep 'em coming! ;)

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4-Lexi: Global Style Feature

I got Global Style! ;) Check out my latest feature on 4-Lexi here. I'm super excited to be featured and hope you all check it out. ;0) LA represent!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

This dress is great because you can wear it 2 ways.  But as great as having options can be, it's a little hard deciding which to rock as the front.  Ohh it's so tough since both sides are pretty cute!

Out of curiosity which side would you prefer to rock?

Make #5-Reversible Shirt Dress: Which side is cuter? Vote below.
Last Week's Poll Results
Option #1: Green & Yellow Accessories (13-2)

(Option #1: Styled here with Aldo Mease Mustard Pumps similar here and Coach Darcy Green Clutch last seen here)

Last week's poll was pretty fun.  One set of accessories really set this outfit off based on your votes.  By a clear landslide, 13-2 to be exact, you all decided that green and yellow accessories is the way to go.  I totally agree but would def rock the hell out of each one! ;)

P.S. Thanks to everyone that voted and commented. I really enjoy hearing what you all think! You all are so awesome! :)
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chartreuse Pencil Skirt

Make #15

My latest creation is a basic pencil skirt with a little twist.  I had this Chartreuse colored fabric that I thought would look great as a pencil skirt.  But this time I wanted to jazz it up a bit.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sew Stylings Sundays Poll

I love making new clothes and sharing it with you all.  One of the hardest parts of showcasing my lastest make is deciding how to style it. I go through so many options trying to find the perfect one.  But there are just too many to pick from sometimes.  What a dilemma?

Why not share with you all some of options I come up with during the styling process and let you all decide which option you like the most.  I created a poll and can't wait to get your opinions on styling options.  I am so curious to see which ones you will like the best!

Check out the options below, take the poll, and share any insights you have in the comments section. Every Sunday I'll post new ones and will be looking forward to hearing your thoughts. ;)

(Option #1: Styled here with Aldo Mease Mustard Pumps similar here and Coach Darcy Green Clutch last seen here)
(Option #2: Styled here with Wild Pair Fringe Platforms in Leopard Print  and Rebecca Minkoff Brynn Bag similar here)

Sew Stylish or Sew Super Stylish: Which one do you like the best? Vote below.
Don't forget to check back every Sunday for the results of last week's poll! ;)
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Baby Girl Booties

Make #14

Ok, so my latest creation was not motivated by my desire to build on my wardrobe. This time I decided to help a cute and new little somebody create hers.  ;)

My hubby's first goddaughter was born about a week ago and I wanted to hook her up with something special.  Shoes are a must have in any girl's wardrobe and I wanted to give her a proper start.

I bought a pattern for these little booties a while ago and I decided to give it a go for this special little girly. Nothing like a pair of handmade shoes to set a girl apart!

So here goes it...

Stylish or what? I definitely think she will be leading the pack in the baby fashion circles. ;0)

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