Friday, July 31, 2015

The Limited by Styled by Larinda

The Limited has become my new favorite store. Their clothes are sophicated, chic, & sexy. If you really want to get your grown woman on then you need to shop at The Limited. For my bargain beauties & my discount divas head to the back of the store to the clearance section. That is where you will be able to take an additional 50% off already discount price. I hav to warn you that it is FINAL SALE. But don't worry because you will not want to return your items.Tell them Styled by Larinda sent you! 


   Skirt: $14.99 
   Price after discount: $5.10
   Skirt: $9.99
   Price after discount: $4.24
   Skirt: $9.99
   Price after discount: $4.24
   Skirt: $9.99
   Price after discount: $4.24 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Decorate your home for $21.00


I'm playing around with some interior design in my home. Everything I buy was on sale in the clearance section. Not only do I find fabulous fashion on a budget, I also find fabulous home decor. 

Before


This wall hanger was on sale for $8.00

After 


Before


I had this old drawer in the basement. I wanted to keep the scapes and scatches to give it a rustic feel. I also had the candles holder as well in the basement. Key point check your basement for unused decor. 

After


I bought the branches on clearance 3 bundles for $8.00. I used whole coffe beans as vase fillers. You can buy a bag for about $5.00.




Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kmart Fashion

Okay discount divas here are 4 rules in being bold & beautiful on a budget. Rule #1 always be on the look out for a sale & clearance items.  Rule #3 never let your fashion guards down. Rule #4 no store is off limits. Kmart is having a great clearance sale take an extra 40% off of already markdowns. 


Skirt $4.79

Top $4.79

Skirt $4.19

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Limited





Ok discount divas if I told you how much I paid for this top & skirt you wouldn't believe me. Then again yes you would because this is what I do. I am a style expert that specialize in saving. Bold & Beautiful on a budget. Ok ladies The Limited is having a sale everything 50% off & an extra 50% on clearance. Top $6.99=$3.49 Skirt $9.99=$4.99 Sub-total $8.48 Total plus tax $9.13 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

5 Rules to shopping at discount stores


                     


A guide to shopping at discounts stores

The number one reason why women do not like to shop at discount stores is the clutter. They somehow become overwhelm by the entire clothes shuffle in the tiny space. Let me help you with my 5-point rules in shopping at discounts stores. Not only will these rules at discount stores but you can also apply them to any store on their clearance racks. Lets go shopping!

Rule #1 – Do not shop the entire store

Shop only on the racks that have your size.  Shop only for what you are looking for. If you came in for a certain item then go straight to that section of the store. Shop only on the clearance racks. Even discounts stores have a clearance section with markdowns and take an extra percentage off. 

Rule #2 – Set a price point

Set a price point for what you willing to pay for an item.  You will be amaze at what you find in your price range. For example when I go to discounts stores my price point is $20.00 per clothing item, $30.00 for shoes unless they are some bad ones then I will spend up to $60.00. Jewelry no more than $10.00, and handbags up to $30.00 but it can increase depending on the designer of the bag.

Rule #3 – Keep your eyes and hears open

While you are shopping pay attention and engage with other customers they can help lead you to something cute and in your price point.

Rule #4 – Slowing go through the racks

When going through the racks the first thing that you want to do is slide all the clothes to right then slowly move each item to the left. This is so you will not miss something stuck in there. Sometimes I go through the racks twice just in case I missed something the first time.

Rule #5 – Have fun

Remember to have fun! Shopping is supposed to be fun. I can be therapeutic it is retail therapy.

Tag me @styledbylarinda  of what you bought at the discounts stores I would love to see them. Hashtag #discountdivas  when you post  your pictures to social media.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beauty Finds Blush Review

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour powder blush is amazing. To apply use an angle blush brush to sweep across your check bones. Start off using a little at first then you can build up to your desire look. The cost is $26.00 urbandecay.com

          Fetish 
           Rapture 


NYX High Definition Blush is a great value for a HD blush without spending a lot of money. It has great pigment and is true to  color. You can also use it as a highlighter. The cost is $6.49 at drugstores.

               Beach Babe

               Intuition 


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bold & Beautiful Is A Lifestyle

Bold & Beautiful Is A Lifestyle! Being confident in who you are knowing that you are a conquer. 









Friday, June 5, 2015

Beauty Review Lorac Cosmetics

I must say that I am in love with Lorac Cosmetics. The first product I bought was the Lorac Pro eyeshadow palette. I ran to Ulta Beauty after I saw makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic setup for Kim Kardashian West photo shoot. I couldn't just buy the Pro without buying Pro 2. So I did what any makeup artist would do I bought them both. These eyeshadow palettes are amazing. Great pigment they go on smoothly and stay on all day. Lorac Behind the scenes eyeshadow  eye primer came with the palettes and is now my favorite  primer. It is crease-resistant and easily glides to help
the eyeshadow last. My recent purchase was Lorac Alter Ego lip gloss in Secret Agent which is a brown plum shade. It is my go to color if I want a nude lip. I also bought the Tantalizer highlighter & matte bronzer duo that I used daily. I give Lorac Cosmetics Styled by Larinda stamp of approval it's bold & beautiful. You can purchase it online at www.loraccosmetics.com or at any Ulta Beauy locations. 









Photo shoot with my iPhone 6 plus

I did a litte photo shoot with my iPhone 6 plus. My oldest son Mikkel was my photographer. I did not use any filters or photo shop apps. I am very pleased with the iPhone 6 plus. What can I say I am a Mac girl. 
















Dress: Ross
Shoes: Express
Hair: Angel 
Makeup: Larinda 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Top 3 Makeup looks from the CFDA Awards

My top 3 makeup looks from the CDFA Awards. 


Joan Small


Kelly Osborn


Daphne Groeneveld

CFDA AWARDS

My favorite looks from the CFDA Awards 


Janelle Monae wearing a custom cape dress by designer Tadashi Shoji 


Kelly Osborn wearing Christian Siriano 


Vanessa Hudgens wearing Sachin & Babi Nori


Nina Dobrev wearing Lela Rose 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dressing like a woman

Which picture does the woman look more feminine A or B?

                  A.                      B

Which picture does the woman look more feminine A or B?

                 A.                         B 

I remember as a little girl my mother would dress me up with cute little dresses. As a young little girl up to my teens going to church there were dress codes that you follow. Rule #1 Women don’t wear pants in the sanctuary. The end. If you did wear pants to choir rehearsal you better bring a skirt to put over them before you enter the sanctuary. You didn’t question it nor did you get mad you did what you were told to do. You respected the House of the Lord. As time change so did people and the rules of what was acceptable to wear into the sanctuary as women. We need to get back to dressing modest and respecting the House of the Lord.

Let’s go to the word the bible.

Deuteronomy 22:5New International Version (NIV)
A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

I will admit that I love wearing dresses and skirts I also loved wearing pants. Yes I wore pants and shorts.  God is taking me on a journey reveling things to me slowly.  Please understand that I am not judging anyone because I am not the judge. This is my story and journey.

I am a dominant, strong, and independent woman.  I am also a single mother raising two boys ages fifteen and eleven. In my house I am the head.  In my relationships I was the one in charge making the decisions.  In work I was the leader taking the lead and running the meetings. Even in the classrooms I somehow end up leading the discussions and taking over. Some of my classmates jokes and ask who is the teacher?  As long as I can remember from childhood up until adult hood I have always wore the pants fugitively speaking.

It would be nice a change to not have to wear the pants anymore.  And allow the man to lead and trust him to make the right decisions. This is not to say that I have given my power to a man. I am still the woman that God had created me to be. I am learning to know when and where to apply my strengths.  

Being a woman is no easy task we are expected to be all things to all people. But that don’t’ mean that we have to look, dress, and act the part. We can still show up in the boardroom dress as a woman and still lead the company.


Being bold and beautiful is more than a statement it is a lifestyle.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

3 easy steps how to clean out your closet and score more clothes and cash.


3 easy steps how to clean out your closet and score more clothes and cash.

If you are like me your closet is filled with clothes, shoes, and accessories with tags still on them.  You might have been able to fit into them but since all the fun holidays and family gatherings food was always on the table. Get rid of those what was I thinking pieces. Those are the pieces that you thought was either cute or I can do something with this. But you never did anything with them now you don’t think they’re cute anymore. Return all of those pieces back to the stores.

Step #1 – Go through your closet and find pieces that you want to return.

Step #2 – Create a pile of the pieces that you want to return according to the different stores.

Step #3 – Take the items to the stores. If you have the receipt great the money goes back on your card. Depending on the store you might get cash back. Can’t find the receipt don’t panic. As long as the tag are still on them the money can be put on a store gift card.  There may be some disadvantages of returning clothes without the receipt. If the item have been markdown since purchased the store will give you the amount of the markdown.

Now you have cash and or a gift card to go shopping! You can save the money and just use your gift card for new purchases.


Monday, May 25, 2015

Is hair just hair?



Is hair just hair or is it more? I will be the first to admit that I used to think that  hair was just hair. I am guilty of shaving my head more than once or cPutting it in different styles. Then I would say they say phase that most people say when they cut their hair "It just hair" or "life is too short to wear boring hair."

I used to believed that short hair or women who shaved their head profess an image of strength. It was as if the women was making a statement of power, courage, and freedom. As though they were saying I am in control I am the master of the ship the captain of my soul.  

I too shaved my head and cut my hair to signal change, strength, courage and freedom. My hair is short now but as I become more aware of the essence of having hair and what it means I am on a journey to not cut my hair again. Let me explain why. 

In the bible 1 Corinthians 11 1:16 reads:
     1 Corinthians 11 New International Version (NIV)
       11 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
       On Covering the Head in Worship
       2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize                                       
       that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies                                 
       with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the       
       same as having her head shaved. 6 For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a   
       woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head. 7 A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the   
       image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man  
       created for woman, but woman for man. 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own[c] head, because of the  
       angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man,   
       so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head      
       uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long    
       hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor 
       do the churches of God.

In my understanding or revelation of the passage when the Apostle Paul was writing to church about how they(men and women) should conduct in worship together. The word covering is referring to the head. The head meaning who is over you, the person that you submit too. The bible mentions that if you are married then your head is your husband but if you are not married then the head is God. What Paul is saying is that if you are a believer in Christ then you are not your own. As a single woman you are supposed to be submissive to Christ. A married woman is not her own she is submissive to her husband as well as Christ. I am not saying that you are puppets and don't have a voice. Paul broke that down verses 11-12.

When a woman shave or cut her hair what she is saying  is that I don't need a covering I am my own woman. This goes for single and married women alike that long hair is given to her as a covering. Covering meaning being protected cared for. I am single so my covering is God and when I cut my hair or shaved my head what I was saying to God is that I don't need covering. I need God and I don't ever want him to think that I don't want or need Him. As for me I know that I need all the covering and protection from God. I had to repent and ask for forgiveness.

Back to my original question is hair just hair? My answer to you is no it is your cover it's symbolic to God that lets Him know that you need and want his protection. It also symbols that you are not your own and that you submit to a higher power.

I hope that I have help someone in understanding that yes we as women have power and strength. But without God we are nothing.  Instead of showing freedom of cutting or shaving our hair we can show submission.






Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Used Outfit

It's wedding season. You got the invititation now you're in panic mode because you don't have anything to wear. You have to buy them a gift and a new outfit but not a lot of money. Before you go over the edge stop, relax, and breath. 

Before you go out shopping I recommend that you go shopping in your closet first. In these four easy steps you will be wedding day ready without spending extra money. 

First look for pieces that you have bought but didn't have no where to go. If you are  like me I am always shopping on the clearance racks looking for sale items. I am guilty of buying pieces just because it's on sale with no where to wear them yet. My favorite line is "I know but did you see the price?" My motto is buy now wear later. 

Second find pieces in your closest that you can mix and match to create a new outfit. So what if you wore it before but you never wore it with that. New doesn't have to mean new things. New could also mean a new way of doing things. The key is breathing new life into and get creative. 

Third accessorize accessorize accessorize. Grab that statement piece necklace and clutch. Don't stop there if you have a belt and it goes why not put it to use and wear it. 

Last but not least the shoes. Every woman should have some of the basic colors shoes in her closet. These colors are black, nude, and a soft pastel color. 

Now you are looking fabulous and ready to show off your new used outfit. 





Here I am wearing a black jump suit, a statement piece necklace, a floral blazer, a gold belt, and soft pink heels. All from my closet. The jump suit, necklace, and belt I had wore before. But the blazer and shoes are pieces that I bought a while ago because they were on sale.