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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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Get Your Frills On

Hey Dolls! How was your weekend?  Mine was great.  It was a great chill weekend filled with time spent with girlfriends on Saturday, and a delicious brunch yesterday.  What more could you ask for on the weekend, right?  Today I’m sharing this cute little darling romper.  This whole male romper talk in the media lately had me pulling out my rompers.  I love them for a casual look by the way, and there’s one for every body shape. What attracted me to this one was the open shoulder ruffle detail, and floral print.  It’s just feminine and girly when you want to be relaxed but feel extra pretty.  Paired with these ruffle heels, it was perfect for a summer day of frills.     Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography Turn on your JavaScript to view content   What I Am Wearing: // Romper // Ross // Florence Frill Detail Heel In Blush Faux Suede // EgoShoes  (Similar:  Shirah in Blush by ShoeDazzle) // Handbag // Diseño by Imelda   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista... read more

To the MAXX

Happy Tuesday Babes! Today I’m sharing a gorgeous maxi dress from ROMWE that I’ve fallen in love with.  Maxi dresses are always great for summer because they’re versatile.  You can slip them on effortlessly, and they travel well (meaning most don’t require ironing).  I love how they can be suited for various occasions from lounging at the beach, to dressing them up for a more formal event. This beautiful bold striped maxi is extremely light and comfortable.  As you can see, I changed the look and mood of the dress by adding accessories such as my head wrap, bold jewelry, and colorful clutch from The Flourish Market. If you want to be casually stylish, look feminine, be comfy and elegant, consider adding this beautiful maxi dress to your wardrobe. Photography by:  Sharon Bui   What I Am Wearing: // Head wrap // Old // Vertical Striped Deep V Neck Self Tie Dress // ROMWE // Crescent Clutch – Hot Tamale // The Flourish Market // White Heeled Sandals // (Similar “Doris” at JustFab)   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Ruffled Up

Happy Monday Loves! I hope your weekend was FAB!  Speaking of fabulous, today I’m sharing a look that you can take on your next tropical get away.   Are you as ready for a vacation as much as I am?  If so, stay tuned for an outfit that would be perfect for your next trip. I’m LOVING all of the off the shoulder ruffle tops this season, and this Black and White Striped Halter Off The Shoulder Ruffle Top from SheIn doesn’t disappoint.  The exaggerated flowy ruffles are just adorable and eye-catching!  I paired this top with simple white denim jeans for a more casual look but I can easily see wearing it with a pencil skirt for date night.   Everyone has been asking me about these sassy tassel sandals by JustFab, which I think compliments this look perfectly.  They’re fun and add a bit more flair to any outfit.   I’m not sure where I’m headed, but would love to hear all about where you’re planning to go for your next vacation. Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   Turn on your JavaScript to view content What I Am Wearing: // Straw Boater Hat // Nordstrom // Black And White Striped Halter Off The Shoulder Ruffle Top // SheIn // Tote // (Barth) JustFab // White Denim Ankle Jeans // Old // Fringe Sandals // (Nikita) JustFab   Love, The Ultimate... read more

When Vintage and Modern Unite

Hello Lovelies, When vintage and modern unite your outfit can look amazing! Does anyone love thrifting besides me?  Have you heard of thredUP yet?  If not, let me turn you on to an amazing new way to shop if you love saving money like me.  thredUP is a fashion resale website for consumers to buy and sell secondhand clothing online.  I love that they are part of a larger Collaborative Consumption movement, which encourages consumers to live in a more collective, sharing economy.  I purchased this beautiful yellow scarf is from thredUP, which I’m currently using as a head scarf; however for spring I’m planning on wearing it many ways. I mixed this vintage top with modern pants and was very pleased with the complete look.  It’s colorful and fun, and goes to show you don’t have to spend a lot to look good. Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography Turn on your JavaScript to view content What I Am Wearing: // Yellow Scarf // thredUP // Citrus top // Vintage // Frayed Denim Ankle Jeans // Forever21 // Pumps// (Darci) ShoeDazzle   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Time Is Of The Essence with JORD

Hello Beauties, We’ve all heard the saying “Time is of the Essence” before, and one thing that’s really helping me keep up with time this Spring is my new wood watch by JORD. I’ve collaborated with JORD for an exclusive giveaway.  Every person who completes a form will be entered to win a $100 gift e-code to use on their site!  One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolidation code worth $25 once the contest ends! Fill out the simple form at this link to enter!  Time is truly of the Essence! The contest ends at 11:59 CST on 05/05/17. I paired my beautiful new JORD watch with a leopard dress, but I love how the dark sandalwood would look amazing with anything.  The emerald face just pops giving a fresh look to all my cute Spring outfits.  I can go on and on about how much I love the style of this watch; however, before I go any further I would like to mention some things I was totally impressed with about JORD. The packaging is just as nice as the watch.  The box the watch arrived in was just as stylish as the watch.  It was well designed with a place for ventilation to reduce moisture, ensuring years of enjoyment.  In short, the box is definitely a keepsake too. I love that JORD watches are custom-made.  They actually send you a way to measure your wrist.  I was giddy when my watch arrived and fit my wrist perfectly.  It was great not having to worry about taking it to a local repair shop to remove... read more

Secret Garden

Happy Saturday! One of the most favorite things I love about spring and living in the south is nature.  North Carolina is such a gorgeous place. The beauty of having four seasons, small-town charm, easy access to the beach and mountains, and beautiful gardens have me feeling spoiled. This garden gazebo was the perfect backdrop for a quick photo sesh to wear this Multicolor Wrap Front Maxi Dress.  I love the gorgeous vintage style which has a pretty dark leafy print over it.  It looks great paired with gladiator sandals.  I finished the look with a bold chartreuse jeweled necklace, a vintage crocheted handbag, and then topped it off with a vintage straw hat.  You know I couldn’t forget my hat! 🙂 I love prints, colors, dresses, and feminine pieces. This dress is seriously like a breath of fresh air.  Maxi dresses are quickly becoming my best friend this Spring! They are such an easy way to look put together, with minimal effort Photography by:  Sharon Bui What I Am Wearing: // Multicolor Wrap Front Maxi Dress // Romwe // Gladiator Sandals // Lasennia by JustFab // 1940s Half Moon Crocheted Handbag // Vintage // Straw Hat // Vintage from Father & Son   Love, The Ultimate... read more

Tropic of Discussion

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all are having a great start to the week.  All of the warm weather lately has me daydreaming about a trip to the tropics.  This fun and flirty vintage dress I scored from Goodwill for less than $10 USD is ideal for a tropical vacation.  The vibrant neon psychedelic purple and orange print with double bell sleeves is definitely an eye-catcher. I love that I can wear it as a vacation dress, but also out on the weekends bringing into everyday life as well.  The bell sleeve trend is one that’s definitely been around for a while, and I don’t think is going anywhere anytime soon.  If you become one of my clients, I’ll be happy to shop and get some of these amazing, one of a kind deals for you too. Have you planned your vacay yet?  This year I’m considering a trip to the Caribbean, but I would also LOVE to go back to the Amalfi Coast.  I haven’t decided quite yet, but where ever I go I’ll definitely be taking this dress with me. Photography by:  Sharon Bui What I Am Wearing: // Vintage Hawaiian Dress // Thrifted // Shoes // Ashleigh by ShoeDazzle   Love, The Ultimate... read more

ShoeDazzle HandBag Top Picks

Hello Dolls, I’m a sucker for a great handbag!  I couldn’t help but notice that ShoeDazzle is offering some amazing handbags this spring, so I decided to publish my top picks for the month of March.  Handbags with two handle straps are my favorite because they’re easy to carry on your shoulder or arm. Check out these amazing colors for spring.   ACE – Marigold AIJAN  – Turquoise BENTLEY – Poppy BRAD – Mineral Blue GARY – Blush       Which one of these is your favorite handbag and why?   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista      ... read more

Style Risk-Taker

It was time to change it up, because I’m a style risk-taker! Being a style risk-taker is no different from the weather.  Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows a new perspective every day.  We’ve been experiencing extreme weather fluctuations in my area for the past few months.  On cooler casual days like now, this fabulous light grey high low drawstring hooded sweatshirt by Romwe has been my saving grace.  I love how warm and comfortable, yet chic it is!   Photography by:  Sharon Bui What I Am Wearing: // Light Grey Drop Shoulder High Low Drawstring Hooded Sweatshirt // Romwe // Khaki Skirt //  DKNY (Similar here) // Denim OTK Boots // Ego Shoes   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista “The beauty of inspiration is its unpredictable timing.”  – T.F.... read more