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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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Vintage Peek-a-Boo

Good morning Loves, The end of the year is approaching fast, and I’ve been working extremely hard which has me feeling a bit burnt out lately.  I decided it was time to put my hair up and have some fun!  Lucky for me, the 150th N.C. State Fair is in town from October 12-22.  I hadn’t been to the fair in years, but couldn’t think of a better way to treat myself, relax, unwind, and truly have that carefree feeling of a kid again. I headed straight to my closet with thoughts of a fun outfit in mind, and decided upon this vintage peek-a-boo jumpsuit/skirt combination.  The first stop at the fair was this cute little cotton candy shop called Cousins Concessions near Gate E.  Loves, if you go to the fair please find this place!  The staff was extremely friendly, and the owner gave us a fresh squeezed lemonade for the road. The bright fun colors of my vintage outfit fit right in at the fair.  It was feminine because of the skirt, but the pants allowed me to play games, enjoy rides, and partake in activities all while looking fab.  It proved to be the perfect choice for the occasion! Photography by:  Sharon Bui   What I Am Wearing: // Peek-a-Boo Outfit // (vintage) // Gladiator Sandals // Lasennia by JustFab   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Take THAT to the Bank

Happy Friday Loves, When people say the phrase “Take That To The Bank” they mean that something is for sure.  Well, in my last photo shoot I literally took THAT to the bank, which was a bomb vintage dress that I can always count on as being timeless. This money green swing dress is perfect for any occasion and any season, making it an asset to anyone’s wardrobe.  I love high quality vintage pieces because they are treasures that last a lifetime.  In this day and age it’s hard to find quality pieces unless you opt for top end luxury designers.  I also love the uniqueness of knowing when I step into a room chances are I’m not going to see my outfit. Swing dresses like this have become a stable for me because they make me look slimmer.  I love how you can’t tell how much is under the widest portion of the dress if you know what I mean 🙂   They essentially work with most body types, and should be an absolute must for pear-shapes. As you can see, I was having too much fun with my awesome photographer during this shoot.  Have an awesome weekend! Photography by:  Sharon Bui   Turn on your JavaScript to view content   What I Am Wearing: // Hat // (vintage) Christain Dior // Money Green Swing Dress // (vintage) // Shawna Bootie // Karl Lagerfeld // Leopard Bag // (vintage)   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista... read more

Night Out Style

Hi Loves, When it’s time for some heavy metal on the catwalk, I rock my Madelina Booties by JustFab.  These fierce beauties will steal the show for a night out on the town this autumn. Metallics are definitely in and were featured at NYFW as one of the top 12 fall 2017 trends.  If you’re wondering what type of other occasions you can wear metallic shoes to, the answer is anytime.  Whether at daytime or nighttime, they will add a unique look to your outfit. Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   What I Am Wearing: // Black Crop Top // Forever21 // Velvet Side Lace Leggings // Alice & Olivia // Madelina Bootie in Silver // JustFab // Leopard Clutch // Michael Kors   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista  ... read more

ShoeDazzle Top Bootie Picks

Hello Dolls, I’m a sucker for a great pair of booties!  I couldn’t help but notice the amazing booties from ShoeDazzle lately, so I decided to publish my top picks for the past three months.  Statement booties are my favorite because they’re easy to walk in and the styles that can accommodate any outfit. Check out these amazing beauties. Vicky – Cheetah Denny  – Floral Breanne – Nude   Lacee – Snake Mackie – Wine   Which one of these are your favorite booties and why?   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista  ... read more

No Basic Sweater

Happy Monday everyone, I found the perfect statement sweater for fall!  If you’re a sucker for ruffles like me you’re going to love the details. This chunky knit, super soft sweater is designed with a classic turtle neck, relaxed body silhouette and showcases a feminine bell sleeve with tiered ruffle detailing.  Not only is it comfy, it’s the perfect mix of classy and trendy.  I paired it with a simple long necklace, cropped pants and sock booties for an effortless daytime look. So what do you think dolls?  I absolutely love it.  This is definitely going to be my go-to sweater of the season! Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   What I Am Wearing: // Funnel Neck Layered Bell Sleeve Jumper // Romwe // Cropped pants // Old (Similar here) // Anka Bootie in Bordeaux // ShoeDazzle // Handbag // Vintage   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista    ... read more

The Golden Age

Hello my Loves, It seems like it’s been such a long time since my last blog post.  Let me reassure you’re not forgotten because each and every one of you mean so much to me.  I appreciate all the love and support you always show me, and will never take that for granted.  As you know, I typically talk about fashion, and love that, but today I’m getting personal because several things have happened in my life that I’m over the moon about! Well, first and foremost is I’ve reached “The Golden Age”, and I’m ecstatic about it!  Why?  Simply because not everyone gets the privilege to age.  When I think about how fortunate I am to be alive, and the joys, knowledge, lessons, trials, heartaches, celebrations and memories, I’ve experienced, it’s overwhelming and quite humbling.  So as I reflect on the past 49 years, I’d like to share with you the things I’m most thankful for. God. I simply don’t know what I’d do without Him, PERIOD!  I’m extremely thankful I was raised in a Christian home where I witnessed my parents serve God from the time I was born.  As a little girl, I recall thinking we were going to church out of routine until I realized it was about developing a personal relationship with Him.  As I got older I learned to trust Him in all that I did, and now I can’t imagine my life without Him.  Today I’m beyond excited about my personal relationship with God.  Just to know I’m not perfect and will always make mistakes, but He accepts me just as I... read more

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