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Azanique Rawl

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    Blue Maxi + 31bits

    Fashion for Good

    This post was sponsored by PinkBlush. As always, all opinions are my own.

    Happy Friday, friends. Y’all, I am so pumped because writing this means that I have actually stuck to my 3 post a week schedule. In the past 3 months, I have graduated college, started a full-time job, took on freelance work, still volunteering with my local court system and DSS, plus trying to simplify my life and purge a lot of dead weight (physically, mentally and emotionally.) To say that I have been exhausted would be putting this lightly, but in this time, I have found the reasons why I started blogging: To have a creative outlet to share my outfits and life, basically. It has been a very long time since I have actually been able to post x3 in a week, but it feels so good. I think it’s every bloggers dream and wish when you have a great week of content for the blog & IG. I almost forgot how fun it was to engage with my followers, readers and blogging gal pals.

    Anyway, today I am sharing this beloved dress from PinkBlushIn case you missed my post on Wednesday, I talked a little about why I love PinkBlush : fast shipping, great quality and a huge inventory. I have never worn a wrap dress, simply because I have always be self-conscious about showing every imperfection in my body. However, I felt nothing but confident wearing this dress. The color and style of this dress is honestly AMAZING. I felt like a princess wearing this dress and never wanted to take it off. Also, I have learned that wrap dresses look good on girls of all shapes and sizes, honestly. I paired it with the new Goldsweep necklace from 31bits, which is a socially conscious jewelry company that gives displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to combat poverty through fashion. Also in Wednesdays post, I talked about how important it was for me to buy ethical jewelry aka #FashionforGood. I am obsessed with this necklace and will definitely be purchasing some new goodies. You can find 31bits on Facebook and Instagram <3

    P.S. – This dress is currently 25% off with code “LOVEATFIRSTDRESS”

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    Fashion Work Wear Wednesday

    #WorkWearWednesday Edition 4

    Work ideas for young professionals

    This post was sponsored by PinkBlush. As always, all opinions are my own.

    Happy, happy Wednesday y’all 🙂 Hump day came around super quick this week, but I can’t complain about it. I am always looking forward to weekends of relaxing and traveling with friends. This week/weekend, I have been/will focus on decluttering and purging a bunch of unworn items from my closet. My closet and jewelry storage are both bursting at the seams, so time for season cleaning. What are your best tips for organizing an insane amount of jewelry? If I found the perfect way to store my growing (like, I got at least 15 new pieces of jewelry in the past week, oops.) collection, I think it would be the greatest day ever for me. Until then, I’ll continue to rotate my favorite pieces out on my storage display and pack away the others.

    Today, I am excited to share another #WorkWearWednesday outfit with you all. These have quickly become my favorite post because 1. You guys loves them & that makes me really happy 2. I am forced to put together creative ideas for all different work and dress codes, depending out what feedback I receive. By all means, feel free to shoot me an email or comment letting me know if there is a piece that you are trying to style for work or colors that you are trying to bring into your work wardrobe and need a little help.

    My look today is for the comfy, yet, business causal girl. I adore wearing skinny leg work pants because they are easy to transition to whatever your night activities are an . d stylish for girls who can’t rock the bootcut or flare work pants style (AKA me). This top is seriously so comfortable and the color is subtle enough to mix with prints but bright enough to color block. I snagged it from PinkBlush, AKA where so many of my clothes come from, because I love the quality and the shipping is super fast. My heels are from the Old Navy clearance section last season, but I’ll add links to some similar styles below. My favorite pieces of this outfit are the accessories. I love these earrings that I scored for only $4 at Walmart. Isn’t that insane? If you haven’t checked out your local store, I suggest you run there. There are tons are great in style earrings including bon bon earrings, stacked multicolor tassels and colorful statement earrings that are identical to many pair you can find at BaubleBar. Once again, they were only $4, so naturally I snagged a bunch of different styles for $20, so run to your nearest store. My necklace is from an amazing organization called The Starfish Project. They are a non-profit organization that provides therapy, housing and employment to women and girls’ that have been exploited. I encourage everyone to check them out and shop my necklace. Your purchase means more than you could probably ever imagine.

    Well, y’all, that’s all I have for today. I am so excited that you are loving this series and you can check out the first three post here, here and here. Have a lovely day, xo

    Top // Pants (similar) // Necklace // Shoes (similar) // Earrings only sold in store

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    Fashion

    5 Fall Transition Must-Haves

    White jeans + piko top

    Hey y’all! I know, I know – I have been a little MIA lately. But I’m excited to share why very, very soon. Last weekend, I took a quick trip to my homeland of New Jersey for a few days. I visited with family in MD, went to the She’s The First summit in NYC and caught up with old friends – all in less than 72 hours. I can’t even begin to tell you how tired I was y’all, but so full of gratefulness and happiness that I have needed. Friday, I plan to get into some real deep thoughts about blogging, but I can tell y’all one thing now – I don’t think I have ever felt so exposed and vulnerable, than when I have entered in to the blogging world. As hard I try to be my very best, I know that I have many shortcomings and will forever be working on them. A trip home and a conference full of brilliant, change making and ambitious women, was just what I needed to get my head back on my shoulders this week.

    Anyway, now that the #NSale is over (finally, y’all) I feel comfortable enough to share some fall pieces that aren’t being over purchased and shared by every blogger in the world. (LOL, JK, not really but it felt like it). There are 5 staple items that I recommend for everyone transitioning to fall. I think each of these items are important but they can be worn all year around if you style them right, so you want to invest in/find the best pieces that work for you (your budget, body type, personal style)

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    Jeans // Earrings  // Shoes (similar) // Necklace

    White jeans – Y’all, it is no surprise that I L O V E white jeans. You can see how I styled them here and here. But seriously, if you don’t transition anything else season to season, I would suggest white jeans. They are so versatile and look good with bright summer colors or deep fall colors and boots. Also, if you can, I suggest getting three pair: Work white professional pants, white ripped jeans for weekend fun and white jeans without rips that can be dressed up or dress down. Here are my favorites:

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    Open toe booties – I’m 100% bootie obsessed and think open-toe booties are the perfect shoe to transition. I love booties in the summer with cut-off shorts and a slouch tee or during the fall with ripped jeans and a cozy sweater. My open-toe booties collection grows by the day and I have 0 shame about it. Here are my favorites:

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    Too many basics – Yes, this is where I am all for splurging a bit or getting basics in excess. During fall, you’ll quickly find that you are layering your basics so much and running out of options. I recommend to find the basics you love. Tunic tops, solid knit scarves and colored jeans. They are the items I love most in closet for fall and I know I go through them so quick. The best part is that if you have light feeling clothing, you can layer them in fall and wear alone during summer. So you get all around use out of the basics that you love. Here are my favorites:

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    Simple jewelry – Am I the only accessory hoarder here? I sure hope not! I basically never get rid of jewelry, so I like to get pieces that will look good regardless of season. I also prefer much simpler pieces and only get bold pieces for special occasions. Your go to multi-strand necklaces and bon-bon earrings will still be in style this fall and reusing them save you trouble of purchasing new. Here are my new favorites:

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    Bold bags – BUY THE BOLD BAG. Yes, do it. 1. You won’t regret it. 2. Bold bags are the perfect accessory to any simple outfit 3. Bold bags are conversation starters – seriously. I cannot tell you how many times I have met girls out and we became friends just based off their bags. So, buy the bold bag and make it work for your style. I always suggest bags that can be for play and work, but even identifying a bold work bag and a bag causal bag, will be a great investment for your wardrobe over a few years.

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    Well y’all, that all that I have for you now. I have a super busy week ahead of me for work and blogging, but I’ll be back on Wednesday. Have a wonderful week, xoxo

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