Fashion Brand Spotlight…

Hey Statement Makers! I want to take a moment to shed some light on a locally owned online boutique you should know, AJ’s Luxe Wear. Operated and owned by entrepreneur, Ambernique Johnson, her boutique offers a vast range of of luxe pieces giving you fashion that looks and feels good. Johnson works to provide her “Luxe Babes” with a top tier online shopping experience that will keep you wanting more! And you’ll certainly want more of what AJ’s Luxe Wear has to offer.

Heavenly Maxi Dress ($55) from Shopajsluxewear.com

Johnson began her online boutique, AJ’s Luxe Wear, in January of 2017. She drew inspiration from her love of style and fashion magazines like Ebony and Jet as a child. This fueled her desire to create her own interpretation of what feel good fashion is in comparison to main stream media. While working to receive her MBA and raising her now 4 year old daughter, she decided to jumpstart her very own boutique.

While her brand is an extension of her personal style, she works to create classic looks that fit anyone’s style. Her pieces range from casual wear to occasion wear making AJ’s Luxe Wear truly a one stop shop! Whether you’re on the run to grab a few items or you’re stepping out for a night on the town, you can find something stylish that makes a statement at this boutique.

Rose Water and Ivy Pleated Maxi Dres ($60) from Shopajsluxewear.com
Rose and Ivy Maxi Dress ($60) from shopajsluxwear.com

AJ’s Luxe Wear has much more in store for you for the Spring and Summer season this year! Johnson plans to keep her collection “light and chic” while giving us a few statement pieces that’ll give us stylish summer night looks. It’s going to be all about keeping it sexy and feminine while ensuring us style and comfort! Beyond that, Ambernique Johnson plans to eventually open up a small brick and mortar location in the next few years! I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for what AJ’s Luxe Wear has in store!

Malia Citrus Jumpsuit ($55) from shopajsluxewear.com

You like these fabulous pieces you’ve seen in this post? I know I’m a fan! Shop AJ’s Luxe Wear here at http://www.shopajsluxewear.com!

Own the Summer with These 8 Must Have Style Staples!

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time get your wardrobe right with some summer staples. This is the time when all the festivities commence and there’s an event every weekend. Drinks with friends on somebody’s patio becomes a part of your weekly schedule. Brunch has to happen now because the weather definitely permits! Traveling and vacations are simply required. So you’re obviously going to need more stylish clothes accessories to create looks for all the activities. Of course different events call for different dress codes but certain items that can be interchangeable and work for most of the events you attend. Let’s take a look at my list of must have staple pieces you should invest in for the season.

  1. Bamboo/Straw Bags

Street Level Straw Crossbody Bag ($76.00) from Nordstrom.com

Vince Camuto Bayne Bamboo Bag ($98) from Nordstrom.com

2. Bold Mini Bags

Saint Laurent Vicky Patent Leather Shoulder Bag ($2,290) from Bergdorfgoodman.com

Crossbody Bag with Gold Detail ($29.90) from Zara.com

ASOS Design Mini Neon Crossbody Bag ( 24.00) from ASOS.com

3.Midi/Bermuda Shorts

RVCA Off Road Ripped Denim Bermuda Short ($60) from Nordstrom.com

Universal Thread High Rise Bermuda Shorts (19.99) from Target.com

4. Minimal heeled Sandal

The ROW Bare Leather Sandals ($785) from mytheresa.com

Mid-height Heeled Elastic Strap Sandals ( $49.90) from Zara.com

Strappy Mid-height Heeled Sandal ($59.90) from Zara.com

5. Statement Summer Dresses

Endless Summer by Free People Signorina Halter Sundress ( $78) from Nordstrom.com

Bardot Malika Dress in Orange Floral ( $109) from revolve.com
  • 6. White everything

    ASOS DESIGN Open Back Mini Dress With Double Ruffle ($72.00) from Asos.com

    ASOS DESIGN Tassel Clutch Bag ($19) from ASOS.com

    ASOS DESIGN Boxy Short Sleeve Shirt In Stretch Cotton ($23) In Stretch Cotton

    7. Hoop earrings

    Clutch Gold Metal Hoop Earrings ($15.00) from Makea-statement.com/shop

    Beige Earrings from ($650) Fendi.com

    8. Bright Sneakers

    COLA Yellow Snakeskin Lace Up Trainers ($40) from Topshop.com

    Nike Air Max 270 ($150-$160) from Nike.com

    Sophia Webster Fly-Bi and Leather Trimmed Neoprene Sneakers( $225 )from Netaporter.com

    This concludes my list of hot summer staple pieces that you need to get in your closet right now! No seriously, you need to own the summer so let’s get to shopping! Sound off in the comments and let me know what you think?

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    Stylish Ways to Spice up your White Denim Jeans

    White denim is an obligatory style statement for the spring and summer months. Yes you need at least 2 pair on standby in your closet! Don’t be intimidated by white denim jeans. They’re stylish and versatile. Not only do white jeans it absorb less heat but they also can be a staple if you style them right. You can rock them all year but it’s something about a crisp pair of white jeans with a statement blouse or sporty graphic tee that makes your outfit pop in the spring and summer.

    White denim jeans can be styled for a chic weekend look, date nights, or casual days at the office. Although white denim jeans are super stylish, it can be rather challenging to find what to wear with white jeans and to find the right pair. Below, let’s explore some different ways you can slay your white denim jeans this season! I’ll also give you additional tips on how to take care of your white denim, along with a few places I recommend you buy them from.

    Pair your white denim jeans with floral tops to create a focal piece for your look while still tying your entire look together. Complete your look with a bamboo bag, layered earrings, along with heels or flats.

    Opt for blue denim tops to create a double denim look with your white jeans. Choose tops with fancy silhouettes to upgrade your outfit. You know I’m all for a top that adds an extra stylish element.

    You can keep it ultra chic by pairing a sexy bodysuit with a sophisticated beige blazer. The color beige is so on trend right now you can’t go wrong with this look. Add a stylish pair of heels, gold hoops, statement belt, and other glam accessories.

    Elevate your white denim jeans with an asymmetrical top and heels for a party worthy look that will wow the crowd. Add a pair of statement earrings and a cute clutch bag. This is the perfect example of how you can dress up a pair of white denim jeans and look fabulous.

    Go sporty with a fitted black crop top, white denim jeans, and sneakers. Add a cute crossbody, sunglasses and stud earrings for the ultimate stylish “on the go” casual fit.

    Neutrals can win again with white denim by pairing them with body conscious tops that accentuate those curves. Don’t hesitate to add the glam with a pair of chunky statement earrings, heels, and shades.

    Below are 3 stores I strongly recommend you buy your white denim from. These are places that I’ve personally purchased white denim from with no complaints.

    ASOS DESIGN Ridley High waisted skinny jeans in optic white, $35 from ASOS.com
    9326 Levi Low rise crop skinny jeans, $178, from Nordstrom.com

    Women’s mid rise skinny jeans- universal thread, $27.99 from Target.com

    Her are a few other tips to follow when it comes to white denim jeans.

    • Always wear dark under garments with white! Don’t you dare step out of the house with loud colored undies.
    • Invest in your white denim jeans. Make sure you purchase a pair with a durable fabric. Stay away from white jeggings!
    • Wash your jeans after you wear them. EVERY TIME!

    Follow these tips, and you will nail the white denim jean trend for the season!

    *All looks were curated using the app Shop Look.*

    Make A Statement in style with “Clutch” by DeAndra Michelle

    Hey Statement Makers! My new online shop “Clutch” by DeAndra Michelle (that’s me!) is here! I’m bringing to you a small shop where you can find ultra chic and super affordable pieces to add to your wardrobes. You’ll be able to browse cute mini bags, clutches, and earrings. Bag and earring styles can range from classic to bold!

    The idea behind “Clutch” is to provide shoppers with versatile mini bags, clutches, and earrings. Most times a lightweight bag is all you need for special events or casual outings! Now what’s a cute mini bag without a cute pair of earrings to go with it! Clutch is a one stop shop for my statement makers on the go who need classic statement pieces!

    You can shop “Clutch” by DeAndra Michelle by clicking the tab menu in the top right corner. You’ll be sure to find some stylish pieces that you fall in love with!