Get Fancy Girl

Dress: T.J. Maxx / Shoes: c/o Deb / Purse: c/o Deb/ Sunglasses: Rue21/ Bracelet: Rue21 / Watch: Michael Kors

As much as I enjoy blogging certain aspects of being a personal style blogger can be quite, well...awkward. Take for instance when at 7:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning you wake up, do your hair, makeup, throw on a midriff bearing dress, and a dainty pair of heels to go take pictures on the sidewalk behind your house and your neighbor who is on the way to work, sees you posing for pictures and looks bewilderingly at you. When this happened to me yesterday, I wanted to be like, "Hey neighbor, I'm promise I'm not crazy, or incredibly vain, these are for my blog," but instead I just kept smiling for the camera and waved. 

Awkward stories aside, with my birthday and graduation both being less than a month a way, I feel like I have a lot of reasons to want to get fancy. This cute dress that's been hiding out in my closet all winter is just one of them. I got it on super clearance at T.J. Maxx (I'm talking $3.00) and have been waiting for the weather to warm up to wear it. I didn't think of pairing black accessories with it until just recently, but the pumps and quilted bag added a touch of class to the trendy look. 

Also inspiring my desire to get fancy are the ladies of the  Jessica Simpson Collection who got in touch with me recently regarding the launch of Jessica's latest fragrance, Fancy Girl. A huge fan of the I Fancy You fragrance she released a few years ago, I was excited when they sent me a bottle to try out!



 I've had Fancy Girl for about a week, and already I am obsessed with it. It is a very light scent that won't overpower you, or give you a headache like some perfumes. It is perfect for the spring and can best be described as fruity and floral. Fancy Girl is a limited edition scent and is being sold with three gorgeous nail polishes. 

Keep a check on the blog because details of a So Sophisticated. 1992 Fancy Girl giveaway are coming soon! 

XO
Kisses From Kierra 

Pink Pants

Top: c/o Deb (similar) / Pants: Gianni Bini via Dillards (similar) / Shoes: ZooShoe 
My good friend Amanda and I posed on the red carpet together before the show

Last week I attended the 17th annual AATS Fashion Expose at N.C. State. All four years that I have been a student at N.C. State, the AATS Fashion Expose has always given me a fun reason to get dressed up, and this year was no different.  I decided to go for an effortlessly chic look in my hot pink Gianni Bini wide leg trousers, crop top and single sole black sandals. 
Of all the purchases I have made in the past month or two, these pants are hands down, my favorite. I found them buried alongside tons of other great finds in the Dillard's Clearance center in High Point, N.C. In addition to the fact that they're pink, I knew these were the perfect pair of pants because they were only $9.99, $80 cheaper than they're original price. 
When it comes to accessories, I am a bit of a minimalist. For this particular look, I slicked my hair behind my ear, threw on my go-to lipstick shade (MAC Hangup), gold hoops and the chunky gold bracelet from Rue21 that I don't think I can go more than two days without wearing. It was my friend Amanda's birthday, so of course I had to pose with her on the AATS Red Carpet. 

We clean up nice, if I do say so myself. 

XO
Kisses from Kierra 




Giving Winter the Boot


Dress: Gap/ Boots: Jessica Simpson Collection (old) / Sunglasses: The Limited (old) / Phone Case: c/o Iconemesis

If you ask me, there is no better way to get rid of winter than to give it the boot. So, yesterday that is exactly what I did. I've been itching to slip into this flamingo pink dress that I got a Gap on super clearance (I'm talking $7) back in January but with the frigid temperatures we've been experiencing in North Carolina, the opportunity hadn't presented itself. When we finally cracked 75 degrees yesterday I didn't hesitate to pull this baby out. Since it's still officially winter I decided to pair with it my JS boots. I love them and pretty soon I won't be able to wear them in the NC heat. I love the color of this dress and can't wait to remix it with cute flats and jewelry throughout the spring.


Also, it just so happened that my outfit yesterday matched the super cute phonecase sent to me by Iconemesis of the UK. How adorable are the little bunnies? 

XO

Kierra 
 






Fairy

Shirt: c/o Deb / Jeans: c/o Deb / Heels: c/o Deb

This North Carolina weather is driving me crazy! When I took these pictures the temperature was in the mid-60s and I was convinced that Spring was finally right around the corner. Today, unfortunately, sleet and freezing rain are in the forecast as well as low temperatures in the teens. This shirt, with its open curtain back made me think of a fairy. I wish that fairies were real and that I had a fairy godmother who would grant me a wish of warm weather and sunny skies! Until then, I'll reminisce on this day and countdown the days until its warm enough for me to wear this outfit again! 

Meshin' Around

Top: c/o Deb / Jeans: c/o Deb / Shoes: c/o Deb / Purse: c/o Deb / Necklace: Q Fashion 

So, I got the idea for this outfit, from this outfit.


Kim killed it. I don't think I did half bad either, though my recreation is a bit tamer than the original. 

XO
Kisses From Kierra 






Black Tie

Jumper: c/o Deb / Earrings: c/o Deb/ Cuff: c/o Deb/ Shoes: c/o Deb/ Clutch: c/o Deb /Jacket: Forever21 (old)
Valentine's day will be here in literally less than four days now and while everyone else will be prancing around in pink and red dresses, I thought it would be fun to show off a more refined and sophisticated style, in this black jumper from Deb. The caged detail on the front and side plus the scooping back will definitely garner lots of attention!

XO
Kisses From Kierra



Guest Post: Elori's Elegance


Today, I want to introduce you all to one of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers, my younger cousin, Yalaina, of Elori's Elegance. The "style gene" seems to runs in our family, so I'm super excited that she has started blogging and that I am able to keep up with her elegant styles. Check out her guest post below, in which she is rocking one of my favorite trends of the season...Winter Whites! 


" I feel honored to be asked to do a guest post from my inspiring cousin, Kiki! Ms. Leggett is one of the reasons I started blogging and I have been learning the in’s and out’s ever since. Lately I have been obsessed with the color white, so I decided to pair it with a piece to make it pop. The blazer and sweater I purchased over the summer from JCpenny’s while on sale for less than $15.00. My flats are from Kohl’s and are Candies brand ($25), a brand I am dearly in love with. My little black and gold clutch was passed down from my great aunt. Nothing completes an outfit out better than pink, a color that I am also flattered by. I've come to find that once you wear a color often, you begin to make a statement and people notice that you look remarkable in that color.What's odd is that I was turned off by mixing different colors a few years ago, but my whole outlook on fashion and dressing has changed since then. I tend to go for a more classic simple look now that is not to over the top with poppy colors. The most important factor is to always dress comfortable."

Be sure to go follow Yalaina's blog. I promise you won't regret it. Also, keep a look out to see how I put my own twist on the Winter White trend!