#OOTD - Comfy Business Casual Blend

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Hey Chics!

Have you ever woken up not wanting to get dressed up AT ALL? That was me today! I woke up wanting to wear extremely comfy clothes (plus it’s super HOT in Florida). The thing was… I had a business meetup today, so I had to come up with a Comfy Business Casual Blend, or CBCB (I literally just made that up lol).

I looked in my dresser and picked out my favorite shirt, pants, and shoes. I combined three of my favorite articles of clothing together, and it actually created the PERFECT ensemble! After doing a quick natural makeup look, I was ready to take on the day as Operation Comfy was in full effect. Let’s just say I had a great meeting and Operation Comfy was a huge success (and I received several compliments, too)!

Below is my Comfy Business Casual Blend (sounds like a coffee flavor) Outfit of the Day:

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  • La Femme Shirt at Cotton On

    This shirt may look familiar because it made it to my 8 Basic Fashion Essentials - Look Book post! This sleeveless shirt is very loose and was the perfect tuck-in shirt for the hot weather I was about to experience!

  • Pinstripe Cigarette Pants at SHEIN

    I have had these pants for over 8 months, and they’re still kickin’! What’s great about these pants is that they are elastic, so they STRETCH! There’s nothing like good stretchy pants to make an outfit!

  • Larisa Pump at ShoeDazzle

    Since I am a #ShoeDazzlePartner, I get complimentary shoes every now and then to review! When you think ‘heels,’ your first thought normally is ‘uncomfortable,’ but these are the contrary. The heel is the perfect height and it is a WEDGE heel, which makes a huge difference when it comes to comfort! These were the perfect pair of heels to complete my entire look (plus they matched my shirt).

I hope you enjoyed my OOTD! Let me know in the comments what your favorite Comfy outfit is!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

FOREVER 21 Try-On Haul + Life Update & NEW Wig!

I’m BAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!

It’s been awhile since I posted a YouTube video (or any post at that).

I have some life updates which have kept me so very busy:

  1. I started my Master of Science - Entrepreneurship 1-Yr degree program on top of my Full-Time job, so I literally have NO life.

  2. YOUR GIRL IS ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, George finally popped the question, and of course, I SAID YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am the happiest girl in the universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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I will be doing my very best to stay consistent with posting, especially since I have new ideas for the blog in the near future. ;)

As a welcome back, I decided to do a Try-On haul video with FOREVER 21 fashion and accessories. They had a HUGE sale this week where you would get 50%OFF your entire order at checkout if your cart had 5 sale items or more (Of course, I bought like 11 things - teehee).

On top of the fashion haul, I am now rocking this BADASS wig from YouMay on Aliexpress! I’ve had this wig for a month now, and it’s still going strong (I think it’s the one y’all)! All the deets will be provided below.

ENJOY THE HAUL!!!

Couple Style | Our Beautiful Wood Watches + GIVEAWAY

“Phones come and go, but a good watch endures.”

Olive and Acacia    watch from JORD’s Dover Series.

Olive and Acacia watch from JORD’s Dover Series.

There is something about watches that has just been very appealing to me over the years. I found myself collecting watches as a teenager trying to outdo my last purchase Every. Single. Time. I remember having a watch for every outfit and occasion because I didn’t want the same look every day, or the watch was’n’t as versatile as I would have liked it to have been.

I wore them as a fashion statement, but as I got older, I realized I depended on them more than anything. During my junior year of college, I realized that I needed a “Grown Up” watch that was not only versatile, but reliable.

My first watch:    Zebrawood & Turquoise    watch from JORD’s Cora Series.

My first watch: Zebrawood & Turquoise watch from JORD’s Cora Series.

I came across JORD watches online and knew immediately that I would own one of them. When JORD reached out to me about a partnership, I was thrilled!

JORD is a company based out of St. Louis, MO that focuses on creating timepieces modeled after a modern lifestyle. They value efficiency, experimental living, and sustainability. One of my favorite quotes from their website states:

“We make our watches for people who don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go.”

For those who know me, you know I am Obsessed with JORD’s timepieces. I will not leave the house without one of them on my wrist (Yes, I said one of them as I have quite a few now).

George and I enjoying a cup of tea ft.    Zebrawood & Turquoise    watch from JORD’s Cora Series &    Olive and Acacia    watch from JORD’s Dover Series.

George and I enjoying a cup of tea ft. Zebrawood & Turquoise watch from JORD’s Cora Series & Olive and Acacia watch from JORD’s Dover Series.

Today, I am happy to announce that another timepiece has joined our family, and my better half, George, is now the proud owner of a JORD watch!

Titus Boudreaux    enjoying a head scratch! ft.    Olive and Acacia    watch from JORD’s Dover Series.

Titus Boudreaux enjoying a head scratch! ft. Olive and Acacia watch from JORD’s Dover Series.

We chose the Olive and Acacia watch from JORD’s Dover Series. It was like love at first sight; we just knew this was the one. The moment he put the watch on, it never came off. I think it’s safe to says this is a “JORD Watch Only” household!

JORD makes various watches for both Men and Women with engraving options for a personal touch. Now, if they only made cute little timepieces for pups… :)

After 2 years and 4 watches later, we can tell you from personal experience that JORD only provides that stylish, versatile, and reliable watch; and we highly recommend them to everyone.

With that being said, JORD and I have partnered on a Giveaway, and one lucky Peace Love Chic reader will receive a $100 gift code to use on JORD’s website! The best part is… Even if you don’t win the top prize, every entrant wins a 10% OFF code just for participating! So make sure to enter and share with your friends, so they can receive their 10% OFF too!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on February 17, 2019.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All opinions on this post are my own.

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

8 Basic Fashion Essentials - Look Book

Hey Chics!

We all have our OOTDs, but what about those days where you want to just go “Back To Basics”? I have many outfits where I’m constantly thinking:

“What shoes can I match with that?”

“That’s not work-friendly.”

“The only way I can where that is if I put my face on, but I really don’t feel like putting on makeup…”

“I need ‘Roll Out of Bed clothes’.”

Here are just a few items I purchased that are simple and easy to pair with ANYTHING:

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Britney Pullover

This pullover comes in a variety of colors and will make any look POP!

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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The Baby Tee

You can’t go wrong with baby tees! These come in various colors and make any outfit look great! No effort needed! Color: ROSE VIOLET

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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The Baby Tee

Again, you can’t go wrong with baby tees! These come in various colors and make any outfit look great! No effort needed! Color: ROSE PETAL

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Tbar Kelly Drop Shoulder

“Je Suis Le Femme.”

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Agaci Red Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Archy Cardigan

Who doesn’t love a good cardigan? Spice up any look with this Must-Have essential! Available in various colors. Color: Teal Green

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Vince Camuto Luck Tote, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Dalilah Racer Back

These shirts are so comfy and make any outfit look great! Color: Buttercup

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Back To School Tight

Get it right with the Tights! Make a statement while being comfy at school, home or the gym! Available in 4 colors. Color: Spray Spot Indigo

Paired with my Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Alpha Drink Bottle

Can’t start a great workout without a great water bottle! Available in all Letters! Color: Rose Gold M

Paired with my Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


HAIR DEETS

You know you wanted to know… ;)

Hair: Brazilian Deep Curly

Length: 16 Inches

Density: 130%

Type: Glueless

What’s your fashion essential?

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Aliexpress Sunglasses Try-On Haul

Hey Chics!

I was in the market for some new sunnies, and I saw an ad for them on Aliexpress, so I said “What the hell! Let’s get a bunch of sunglasses!”

Here’s a video look book of my Vintage Collection:

SUNGLASSES STORE

ALIEXPRESS

HAIR: Faux Locs

MARLEY BRAID HAIR

What was your favorite pair?

xoxo-tika

#peacelovechic

New Opportunities, New Wardrobe, New Me! Series 2 - 1st Day of Work

Hey Chics!

Here, I'm rocking my "First Day of Work" attire!

Blush Top/w Black Collar

I'm in LOVE with this outfit combination! (Similar style in photo link)

Similar Style #2

Photo Cred: George Jones

SunglassUp

These Large Round Cat Eye Sunglasses are DA BOMB! Did I mention only $5 on sale?

Similar Style #2

Photo Cred: George Jones

Steve Madden

I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with these nude heels! They are literally to die for! I Found these babies on sale for $55!!!

(I couldn't find the original style, but I linked a similar style in the photo).

Similar Style #2

Photo Cred: George Jones

Stay tuned as I go through this journey of trying out new looks!😍❤️

xoxo-tika

#peacelovechic

New Opportunities, New Wardrobe, New Me!

Hey Chics!

I’ve never been one to wear bold colors, but then again, I’ve only worn black and white for most of my work life. #ServerLife #RetailLife😂


Now I have a new opportunity to truly express myself and explore new things, so why not start with a NEW wardrobe first!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


H&M

This is a gorgeous H&M x Anna Glover dark gray/patterned Off-the-Shoulder jumpsuit fit for a QUEEN! The best part is that I got it on sale for $15!!!

Photo Cred: George Jones



I’m OBSESSED with this H&M #AnnaGloverxHM jumpsuit! Paired with my new Sunnies from SunglassUP and #shoes from Steve Madden , I knew this outfit would be 🔥🔥🔥 

SunglassUp

These Bold Octagon Mirrored Sunglasses are a new fave of mine! I got these on sale for $5!!!

Photo Cred: George Jones


I am all up for trying new things, but I NEVER thought I'd ever look good in prints. After receiving so many compliments on this outfit, I will now not be afraid to go outside of my comfort zone again!

Steve Madden

I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with these nude heels! They are literally to die for! I Found these babies on sale for $55!!!

(I couldn't find the original style, but I linked a similar style).

Photo Cred: George Jones


Stay tuned as I go through this journey of trying out new looks!😍❤️

XOXO-Tika

#Peacelovechic

Sweater Weather - Set 1

Brrr.. It's cold outside! Finally, it's that time of year to break out the sweaters and order Pumpkin Spice Lattes! This is one of many sets to come :)

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Unlimited Jewelry!? YES, PLEASE! - Rocksbox

Hey Chicsters!

Now, you know we've been down this road, BUT...

Who Doesn't LOVE a good subscription box!?

This one in particular, I don't talk about a lot, but THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE!

I LOVE getting new designer jewelry in the mail monthly from Rocksbox! It's so EASY:

  1. Pick your favs & Add them to your wish list
  2. Receive your favorite pieces in the mail via your stylist
  3. Where them for as long as you want
  4. Buy what you love, Send the others back
  5. Get MORE designer jewelry
  6. REPEAT!

I love the whole "Try before you Buy" aspect of it, because there is no pressure when it comes to this box. I can send every single piece back if I want! I get unlimited designer jewelry every month for $21/month, and it's totally worth every penny!

I not only get designer jewelry, but I get my own personal stylist who sends me specific jewelry types based on my personality. I can tell her that I have a special occasion coming up, and I need statement jewelry, and she will find the perfect pieces for my event! Isn't that neat!? I can also review each piece I received and tell my stylist what I liked and disliked about it (and send them a photo as well).

Another great thing about this program is the Shine Credit. Every month, I receive $21 in Shine Credit towards my purchase of any items in my box (this cannot be used for sale items)! I also get a lovely discount if I decide to purchase the entire set I was sent! It is quite the deal (and quite tempting)!

Here's my set from the month of July:

 
Rudiment - Alcatraz Hoops in Gold    Perry Street - Mila Stacking Rings    Kendra Scott - Elisa Necklace in Gold Dusted Glass

Rudiment - Alcatraz Hoops in Gold

Perry Street - Mila Stacking Rings

Kendra Scott - Elisa Necklace in Gold Dusted Glass

 

Guess what I decided to purchase....

 
 

The Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Gold Dusted Glass stood out to me the most as it fits EVERY occasion! This Gem is perfect for work and play! ;)

Thanks to inviting my friend to get her first month FREE, I was able to get more credit towards my purchase, and I paid a WHOPPING $4 for this $50 necklace!

Yes, you heard me right... $4...

Don't miss out on this awesome subscription box and all it has to offer! Sign up Here!

Also get your first month FREE using my code: 'MARTIKABRIANNEXOXO' :)

Let me know what you think about this box!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Shop Online, Pick Up In-Store! - Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Hey Chicsters!

Are you procrastinating to find that perfect gift for Mother's Day? Well, fear not! I have a few great Mother's Day gift ideas from Target that you can buy online and PICK UP In-Store!! No Shipping, No Hassle, No Problem. - I like the sound of that!

At Target, there are gifts for every type of mom! Below, you can shop by category:

 

Active Mom

Is your mother super active or looking into trying a new hobby? Well, shower her with these gifts that promote her health and wellness!

 

Fashion Mom

Does Mom love accessories? Mine sure does! Be sure to give her the latest trending jewelry accessories to show off on Mother's Day!!

 

Tech Mom

Is your mom all about that tech? **Sings** "I'm all about that tech, bout that tech, NO Flip Phones!" Yes, I went there.

 

Beauty Mom

What mother doesn't love beauty products!?!? Pamper her with these awesome products!

More awesome gifts for mom!!

Happy mother's day!!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

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Victoria Beckham Collection Launches April 9th At Target + LookBook!

Hey Chicsters!

✨ARE YOU READY!? Because I'M READY!!✨

Victoria Beckham's NEW fashion collection launches at Target online and in-store Sunday, April 9th!!😱

I can tell you right now, I will be one of the first in line to get that Orange Scallop Tied-Waist Romper!!

*SCREEEAACHHH* HOLD UP...✋🏽

WAIT WHAT!?

Don't know what I'm talking about? Oh, I'll show you what I'm talking about:

THIS SH*T IS LIT 🔥🔥🔥

You can find it HERE.

Her collection also includes apparel for: Women, Girls, Toddlers, and Babies

Here are a few other items from her lookbook:

What I love about her collection is how BOLD she is with it! She isn't afraid to use different patterns and colors. What I also love is how she is catering to Plus-Sized women in her fashion collection. Victoria Beckham's Collection is a definite Must-Have!

So CANCEL all of your plans for Sunday, and get to shopping!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

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It's BOGO Week at Target!!

Hey Chicsters!

Tika here coming at cha with the Target BOGO Sale starting Today! ***Yes, TODAY!!!!*** This sale includes the following items, and will be going on until March 25, 2017!! So get out and go SHOPPING!!!! Or shop online, too!! :)

 

What are your favorite items to buy at Target? Let us know in the comments below!!

 

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

 

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

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Perfect Fall Timepieces for Men & Women

JORD Wood Watches has by far the most intriguing and gorgeous luxury timepieces we've seen! Never tried a wooden watch? Well, here's your chance. Peace. Love. Chic. has chosen the Hottest luxury timepieces for Fall 2016!

FRANKIE SERIES - Zebrawood & Champagne

$189

Ladies, meet Frankie! This is by far our most favorite luxury timepiece out of the FRANKIE SERIES. Because of the neutral tones, this gorgeous timepiece will go with any outfit for any occasion.

CORA SERIES - Zebrawood & Turquoise

$275

Turn Down for What!?!? I sure wouldn't. Who could EVER resist this beautiful timepiece from the CORA SERIES with Swarovski crystals!? (We personally have this one, and it's lit)!

ELY SERIES - Maple

$129

You guessed it! This elegant timepiece is made from our very own maplewood, which gives it a smooth cream color. All eyes will be on you with this eye-catching maple timepiece from the ELY SERIES!!

DOVER SERIES - Zebrawood & Dark Sandlewood

$295

We can't forget about our men! There's nothing more intriguing than seeing this handsome timepiece in action, and now you can with the visible skeleton! You do not want to be caught without this on your wrist!

FRANKIE SERIES - Dark Sandlewood & Emerald

$189

This one is by far our favorite luxury timepiece int the FRANKIE SERIES for men! The dark sandalwood sets the tone when picking out your ensemble for the evening. You can't go wrong with this as you will constantly be asked: "Where did you get that!?"

FIELDCREST SERIES - Maple

$139

There is something about maple that is just elegant and gorgeous for both men and women! This luxury timepiece is perfect for the modern man who loves minimalist features!

What do you think about these luxury timepieces? Let us know in the comments below!

#JORDwatch Luxury Handcrafted Wooden Watches + GIVEAWAY!!

So this is the portion where I show off my gorgeous watch that I had the pleasure of receiving from JORDwatch! I was ask to do  campaign for them and educate others about them and their brand.

#JORDwatch is based out of St Louis, Missouri and is very successful in creating these unique and beautiful timepieces that make for the perfect gift for men and women!

Here's my beautiful Cora Series Zebrawood & Turquoise Watch:

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

Cora Series - Zebrawood & Turquoise

SPECS

FEATURES

  • sapphire crystal glass
  • deployment buckle with push button
  • swarovski crystal markers
  • screw-down crown
  • case width: 37mm
  • case thickness: 12mm
  • lug ends: 38mm
  • band thickness: 18mm - 22mm
  • band length: 211mm

MOVEMENT

  • Sea-Gull ST6103K
  • display: hours - minutes - seconds
  • jewel bearing: 21 jewels
  • power reserve: 36 hours
  • frequency: 21,600 BPH (beats per hour)
  • accuracy: +/- 3 seconds /day
  • drive system: self-winding automatic (requires no battery)

 

Check out their Women's Watches HERE!!              Check out their Men's Watches HERE!!

Now, for the GIVEAWAY!!!!

7/29/16 - 8/7/16

Peace. Love. Chic. & JORD watch are giving away a $75 e-Voucher for any watch on their website!!

Get This: Anyone who enters automatically receives a $20 e-Voucher towards any watch on their website as well!!

ENTER TO WIN

**The $75 voucher will expire on 10/9/16, and the $20 e-gift card will expire on 1/1/17.**

Good luck Everyone!!!

Until Next Time....

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

#JORDwatch

~GRWM - Holiday Party Look~

~Tis' The Season to have Parties!~

Okay guys, I have crated a look that will KILL at these holiday parties that are coming up! It's very simple and easy to recreate if you're stuck on what to wear.

Check out my Video BELOW (And don't forget to like & subscribe)!