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The Ultimate Fashionista blog was started in 2012 as creative outlet to share my personal style, outfit ideas, fashion tips, and a small piece of me with the world.  My main goal is to reach as many people as I can to help them create and refine their own personal style.

Style is my business and I love exploring all the venues in getting my message across.  I hope that my blog becomes a resource for many.  I look forward to the challenge of sharing my personal style perspectives with an interactive audience. 

I hope it will inspire you and thank you in advance for all your love and support!

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The BOTTOM Line

Happy Saturday Dolls! I’m so excited the weekend is here.  I have several events planned, but first wanted to share with you these fun Raw Hem Bell-Bottom Jeans I’ve recently added to my wardrobe.  Bell-bottoms are certainly not new in any realm to the fashion world, but I have yet to see any with the raw hem like these, except for at Zara.  However, if you’re looking for a more budget friendly version, this is it.  I’m loving the dark denim color but bottom gives W-I-D-E legs a new meaning! On top of looking stylish, bell-bottoms compliment a Pear body shape, are much more forgiving than tapered skinny pants, and help accentuate legs making them look longer.  I don’t know about you but with all of this heat, it’s refreshing to give my skinny jeans a break and let my legs breathe. Photography by:  Sharon Bui   What I Am Wearing: // Off Shoulder Embroidered Applique Split Front Top // SheIn //Raw Hem Bell-Bottom Jeans // Romwe // Shirah in Coral Red // ShoeDazzle   Love, The Ultimate... read more

It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

(Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah) Hey my Loves! I hope you’re enjoying the summer so far, and it hasn’t been too hot in your area.  Today I’m taking a step back into the 50’s in a beautiful bold colored swing dress I found while thrifting for only $9.99.  Yes, I must say I scored big time! These full-skirted dresses swing dresses are perfect for summer, and are absolutely one of my favorite types of dresses because they instantly add a touch of glamour and femininity to your look.  They’re also the perfect dress for the apple shape because they camouflage mid-sections, make the waist appear smaller like an hourglass, as well as show off legs. Instead of pairing this dress with a classic pin curl hairdo, I opted for a straw fedora hat, which gives more of an edgy appearance.  What’s your opinion of the way I styled this swing dress?  Did I do it justice?  Since this dress is vintage and not available, I’ve created a boutique below with various swing dress styles that you can shop. Thanks as always for stopping by to read my blog.  Until next time, stay stylish and keep swinging! 🙂 Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   Turn on your JavaScript to view content   What I Am Wearing: // Straw Hat // T.J.Maxx //Swing Dress // Vintage // Tamia in white // ShoeDazzle // Straw Bag // Vintage   Love, The Ultimate... read more

America The Beautiful

For the past several years I’ve struggled with becoming less patriotic than ever before.  As a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve who served for 8 years, I didn’t hesitate to join the military and put my life on the line for this country.  The senseless lack of regard for black lives over the years, had me struggling with whether I would still show my support for a country with so many injustices, but the reason why I do is simple.  It’s like when you and your siblings have a disagreement with each other, and don’t see eye to eye.  As long as the fight stays among yourselves all its fine, but the moment an outsider tries to come for one of your siblings, all hell breaks loose. I feel this is similar to what’s going on in this country.  We are having a disagreement right now, but if anyone tries to come for us, we would unite.  It shouldn’t and hopefully won’t ever have to come to that for us to unite.  My prayer is for this country to get back to trying to be the melting pot it once strived for when I was a little girl. No country is perfect, and there are injustices everywhere in the world.  In this country, there’s definitely a lot wrong, but this is also a country that elected the first black president proving that the potential for greatness for every member of this society still exists.  Has the justice system let us down?  Absolutely! But the bottom line is so many have sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom.  On... read more

ShoeDazzle Top Picks

Hello Dolls, Today I’m sharing five of my Top Picks in heels from ShoeDazzle.  I’m in love with all of them and wanted to share them in case you’re in the market for a new pair of fabulous heels.  Check out the beauties below! Can you guess which one is my favorite? 🙂 Rosslyn Mayela Seidy Kiana Myranda Love, The Ultimate... read more

Smokin’

Hello Loves, This red jumpsuit is Smokin’!  A jumpsuit should be a once piece staple in every woman’s closet because they’re easy to wear, comfortable, flattering and stylish.  One of the things I really love is the flexibility.  You can also dress them up or down depending on the occasion. When selecting a jumpsuit, keep the following tips in mind: Purchase the right length, and select the right shoes.  If the jumpsuit is too long, have it hemmed to fit the shoes you will wear the most. Make sure it defines your waist.  If you have a little extra weight in your waist, I suggest adding a belt which will emphasize it more and make you look slimmer.  You can also select a jumpsuit with a higher waistline to solve this issue. Buy the right fit and size.  If you’re fuller on top try a looser style.  If you’re fuller on the bottom, select a jumpsuit with a wide leg.  If you’re short, look for a jumpsuit with more of a narrow silhouette. Buy a solid color.  A single color elongates the body, and creates a flattering looking profile. This jumpsuit exudes confidence and undeniable glam.  The ruffle and one shoulder is so feminine and flirty creating a look that’s polished, put-together, and sophisticated.  Be prepared to stop traffic in this jumpsuit because it’s just that haute! Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   What I Am Wearing: // Boater Hat // Nordstrom – Sold out (Similar here) //Sunglasses // Wildfox Couture // One Shoulder Flounce Jumpsuit // ShoeDazzle // Straw Bag // Old   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Top It Off with a Bow

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m sharing this Pink Striped Bow Off The Shoulder blouse by Romwe.  I love how feminine it is, which means you can glam it up or wear it casual as shown below.  I chose to pair it with an embroidered denim maxi skirt, but I can envision pairing it with a black pencil skirt. The top is currently on sale for $10.99, so I’m sure they won’t last long.  How else would you style it? Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   What I Am Wearing: // Pink Striped Bow Off The Shoulder Blouse // Romwe // Embroidered Denim Maxi Skirt // The Lucky Brand // Straw Bag // (Vintage)   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Summertime Slay

Happy Saturday Beauties! The first day of summer has passed, and it’s already starting out to be a hot one.  I’m turning up the heat with a look to help inspire you to slay your summer. I love shoulder action, and this Off The Shoulder knit dress by JustFab with ruched detailing at waist and off the shoulder dolman sleeves doesn’t disappoint.  It’s both flattering and functional.   I love how comfortable it is, and the color makes it a keeper! Pair it with some killer gladiators, and you’ll be on your way to a SLAYCATION! Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   What I Am Wearing: // Off The Shoulder Knit Dress //  JustFab // Heeled Sandals // (Xiomara) ShoeDazzle // Hat // (Cruise Club) // Straw Bag // (Kbas)   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Ringing In Monday

Happy Monday everyone, I’m ringing in today in this beautiful Blue Striped Off The Shoulder High-low Blouse from Romwe.  This top is so light and airy, and is only $17.89.  It’s definitely going to be on wardrobe repeat this summer.  I paired it with white skinny jeans, but it would look equally amazing with a pencil skirt for date night, or denim frayed shorts for a more relaxed day. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you can tell I have a thing for gingham lately. 🙂  The latest addition to my collection is these gorgeous blue and white pumps just because they were too adorable not to have.  Gingham is a vintage classic, and I’m so thrilled to see it make it’s way back as a summer trend.     Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography Turn on your JavaScript to view content   What I Am Wearing: // Blue Striped Off The Shoulder High-low Blouse // Romwe // The Icon Ankle Skinny Jeans in White // Joe’s Jeans // Pumps // (Elizabeth) ShoeDazzle // Straw Bag // (Vintage)   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Maxi Mania SheIn Wishlist

Tie Up Flowy Green |  Oversized Bell Sleeve Floral Lace | Flounce Layered Neckline Florals Slit Back Fishtail Striped Crop Top with Wrap Skirt | Flounce Layered Neckline Chambray | Geometric Print Split Hello Loves, The first day of summer is here and it’s already starting out to be hot one.  To combat the summer heat my go-to besides rompers will include comfortable maxi dresses.  I love that they’re light, easy to put on, and one piece which doesn’t require matching to anything else besides shoes. Maxi dresses are also very easy to pack for summer vacations.  This stylish Wish List of maxi dresses I compiled from SheIn can be worn for various occasions from casual to dressy.  The direct links to each piece have been listed under the collage to make it easier for you to check them out. What will be your staples this summer?  Have a lovely rest of the week, and stay cool! Love, The Ultimate... read more