Showing posts from July 12, 2020


Shopping has always been one of the few ways I find that I'm able to escape and de-stress so you can imagine the level of my frustration since lockdown and sheltering in place became our reality. I did make a few purchases earlier from Walmart, see  here but your girl needed more and indulged a bit a few weeks after lockdown was eased. Although there are no immediate plans to launch any of the items I bought, they are still nice additions to my style repertoire. Of course I maintained social distancing at the stores, had a mask on and my hand sanitizer in my purse as I shopped. If you want to see what I got on my shopping finds since easing lockdown, keep scrolling. 1. The Statement Top I had a few styling ideas in mind when I bought this top from Forever21, however I knew that a more casual approach would be the route I follow. Of course, you could style this top more formally with pants or a nice skirt but pairing with shorts feels more natural to me. The mix of black and bright


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