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Fall, my love… you have finally arrived!  I’m kicking off my favorite clothing season with  a look I will most likely be repeating in multiple ways!  Get used to seeing me in white tennies this season ladies because they are in my top 3 staple peices for Fall!  My plan is to wear them with literally everything!  From skirts, to dresses, to shorts and pants, these babies will be on me often 😉  As I started on gathering pieces that will work best over the next few months, I told myself I wanted to add a little extra umph to some of my basics.   This fringe jacket from Nasty Gal was a perfect pick.  It’s trendy and chic without being too over the top for my liking.  And since Nasty Gal is 50% off site wide right now, the price was also win win!  Another way I plan on pairing it is with a simple slip dress and heels, or with just jeans and a body suit.  I will be sure to post those looks as well when I put them together to show you how versatile this jacket really is. Stay tuned and shop this look below:

Fringe jacket – here

Bodycon dress – here

Tennis shoes – here

Crossbody (similar option) – here

Please feel free to message me anytime if you have any additional questions about my look!  Happy shopping 🙂

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**Fun N’ Flirty**

What a blast it was to attend Femology’s first ever “Blogger Bash” event this past weekend and meet such an incredible and aspiring group of women!  The event was packed with so many fabulous elements and I can’t wait to share all the details with you here.   Femology (Detroit) is the first ever women-owned business lounge for entrepreneurial women who want to learn, link and level up!  It’s an amazing community and this event proved to be nothing shy of what the organization stands for.  Entering the event room which was held on the 4th floor at Grand Circus was the initial wow factor to kick start everything.  So many yummy treats displayed throughout, colors galore, with a DJ spinning the hottest jams set the tone for what the next few hours were going to look like.  Not only was I introduced to so many incredible blogger babes and photographers, I also got to learn a lot about what Femology does.  I loved that there were all different types of bloggers in attendance and each one offered insight on the different ways they run their business to achieve success.

Side note:  Blogging is an extremely difficult job to do!!!  To anyone who thinks that it’s just some girls who are trying to display themselves through some nice pictures, I can assure you, there is a mass amount of work that goes into doing this.  Meeting girls who relate to the struggle end of it was actually a pretty big treat!   We might make it look easy at times, but that is one hundo not the case lol!

Once the date was penciled into my planner, I swiftly went to work on my outfit for the event!   I had a few different ones in mind and even went shopping with my bestie to see what would work best but ultimately decided on this one for a few different reasons.  I originally bought this skirt a couple of months ago and have been waiting to find the perfect place to wear it.  Since this was a mid-day event, I knew that I didn’t want to do anything that resembled cocktail wear.  I wanted a fun n’ flirty vibe <— 😉 that was sleek and chic!  While shopping the weekend before, I randomly found this metallic Zara blazer that made my heart skip a beat.  Seeing that it was my size made me feel like it was my birthday or something LOL!  I can’t find a link for it online anywhere, but they do have it in store right now and it is on sale!  I’ll be sure to put the sku number for it down below.  After trying a few things on with it, all white seemed to work best.  I added a couple of nude accessories and kept the look as clean as possible.  You’ll be happy to know that the whole outfit (minus the accessories) cost me less than $100!  Adding all the links below for you guys to shop it!  Looking forward to upcoming event’s in the future IA!

Shop my look here:

Zara Metallic Blazer – (Item #) 0239571180801

Bralette Tank – here, and here

Tiered Skirt – here

Heels – here

Bag – here

Be sure to add me on Insta @asimakemymark where you can find details on how to shop my looks through the liketoknow.it app!  Happy shopping my loves ❤

 

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**Fun N’ Flirty**

If ever you find yourself puzzled on what to wear… infinitely go with black! I have never felt more confident or beautiful in any other color to be perfectly honest.  Theres just something about the color black that just effortlessly works!  I have been a little obsessed with the Shein.com lately and happened to come across this 2 piece set during my last haul.  I was a little worried about how it would look on me since the model wearing it on the site I’m sure is 5’8, where is I am not lol.  But when I tried it on, I actually loved where the skirt hit.  I actually felt like it gave me an even more elongated look and didn’t cut me at all.  The set is very adorable on it’s own but you know I just had to add some Asima flare to it!  The biker jacket and bamboo arc bag are a perfect combination of summer sass in my opinion and easily took the outfit from day to night.  Nude strappy’s and simple jewelry pieces complete the look.  Shop the outfit here:

2 piece skirt and top – here

Arc Bag – here

Biker Jacket (similar) – here

Sandals – here

If you have any other questions about this look, please feel free to send me a message! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram (@asimakemymark) where you can screenshot this look and shop it through the “Like To Know It” app! Happy shopping 🙂

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**Fun N’ Flirty**

Summer is here and island getaways are what’s on most of our minds!  And what better way to prep for an ultimate vacay then a one stop shop boutique that offers you a complete beach vacation wardrobe.  1441 Woodward Collective located in downtown Detroit offers an amazing collection of 13 different vendors including my favorite of them all… Fly Behavior!  The curator of the brand, Tee Capel offers a wide selection of original and chic pieces that fit all of your summer wardrobing needs.

This blog post is a guide on some key pieces to pick up for your next chic and fabulous  getaway.

Starting with a pool side look!  I remember a time when a pair of denim shorts and a tank were the norm for a typical pool side cover up.  Well… times have certainly changed.   It seems as though now, your swimsuit cover up takes more importance than the swimsuit itself and this crochet sleeve dress I have on not only works for poolside but can also be transitioned into a dinner dress as well.  A definite must in my opinion!

Next I wanted to display something that would work for mid day cocktails and/or ventures off of the resort.  This blue tassel blouse and short set screams vacaaaayyyyyy!!!    The material has a great flow to it and packs really well.  Although I displayed it with heels, I think the set looks just as good with a pair of gladiator flats.

What vacation wardrobe is ever complete without a free flowing maxi??!? This majestic double split maxi is everything you need for that dinner on the beach or destination wedding guest look!  Again, I love that the material has a bit of stretch to it and packs well so you don’t need to worry about ironing or fussing with it once you unpack.  I kept the accessories minimal since the dress is truly statement enough.  Just a complimenting statement earring and a neutral bag and sandal.

My last look is more of an after hours outfit!  I loved these taupe and floral trousers when I first saw them and instantly thought of a million ways I could pair them!  Since this post is all vacay though, I wanted to pair them with something light and airy that wouldn’t require a lot of fuss.  A simple tie top in crisp white did just the trick!  Paired with a round boho bag and simple nude sandals, your look is complete!

With all of these pieces in your wardrobe, you are ready to book your next vacation looking Fly as ever!!!

Some of the pieces are available online while all are available at the boutique.  Be sure to mention code “asimakemymark” for a 10% discount for any of the Fly Behavior pieces available in store!  Shop the online links here:

POOLSIDE LOOK

Beach bag – here

White slides – here

Beach towel – here

Panama hat – here

Belt – here and here

Crochet sleeve dress – Available at the boutique

COCKTAIL HOUR

Black arc bag – here

Cat eye sunnies – here

Blue tassel top – here (also available at boutique)

Blue tassel shorts – here (also available at boutique)

Clear double strap mules – here

DINNER ATTIRE

Wooden handle bag – here

Nude strappy sandals – here

Ivory teardrop statement earrings – here

Red double slit maxi dress – here (also available at boutique)

AFTER HOURS

Round boho bag – here

Nude scrappy sandals – here

White tie top – here and here

Floral Trousers – here (also available at boutique)

If you need more info on any of the looks, please feel free to send me a message!  Also, be sure to check out my posts on IG: @asimakemymark.  Happy shopping 😉

 

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The wait is over and the long anticipated new Drybar location is finally here!  Birmingham, MI has now gained a new gem and I for one could not be more excited!   Like many girls out there, I feel like there is nothing more fabulous than a long lasting blow out!  Although many of us attempt to give ourselves one at home, they never do quite turn out the same as when you get them done.  With that being said, there’s more to it!  Being pampered involves more that just the blowout itself.  It starts with a warm greeting, followed by top notch service throughout your entire apt.  Drybar offered me nothing short of that.  I walked in to find bursts of yellow throughout the salon and people with smiles on their faces ready to give you the experience you expect.  Upon arrival, I was immediately offered a few drink options, including champagne, a mimosa, white wine or water.  Although I already had coffee with me, I loved that this is something that is included with your service.  My stylist’s name was Kelli VanHarn.  Can I just tell you how cute and sweet this girl was?!  She was so attentive and really took her time with me to make sure I got the exact blow out I wanted.  She even went as far as explaining their product line to me.  I love the fact that Drybar only uses their own products which were all created by an ex-stylist who knew exactly what people were looking for!  All in all the experience was great and my blow out which was called the “Cosmo-tai,” lasted almost 4 days.  I can’t wait to go back and thank all the girls for being such a delight.  Be sure to stop in today and treat yourself to one of the many blow out options they offer :))

Salon Info: 137 W. Maple Birmingham MI 48009 / 248.566.1793

Kelli’s Instagram: @kj_and_hairspray

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**In The Streets**

So, I admit it.  One of my absolute favorite pass times has to be going to the market and cooking a meal from scratch whenever I find time to do it.  I was one of those odd kids that actually enjoyed going to the grocery store and fruit market with my mom when I was younger and it just seemed to stick with me till this day lol!  With that being said… why not look cute while you shop, am I right?!?  Summer time fashion is always so easy yet the most fun when it comes to putting things together.  Something as simple as a pair of jeans, a cute top and flip flops can come together so effortlessly.  This bright, fun top was a cheap find from Forever21 and it was enough to bring a new outfit to life with some basic pieces I already had in my closet.  I linked some similar items below in place of the older pieces I’m wearing to get the look.  Shop the pieces here:

Top:   here (Exact)

Jeans:  here (I usually cut the bottoms myself for a fray effect.)

Sandals – here (Gold)

Bag – here (Exact)

Layered necklaces – here

Sunnies – here

If you have any other questions about this look, please send me a message!  Also, check out my Instagram page @asimakemymark!  Happy shopping 🙂

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**Fun N’ Flirty**

I think I may have a slight obsession with polka dots these days and to be honest… I am A – OK with that!  I’ve been finding so many great pieces lately and it’s starting to get hard to resist them!  So, needless to say… you may be seeing a lot of polka dot looks on here for a while 😉 And since one can never go wrong with neutrals in her closet, putting this look together was easy peasy!   A couple of my pieces are a few years old but I was able to find some great dupes for you guys so you can get the same look.  Had to add some spice to my look with a pair of caged heels and my new teardrop earrings from Zara!  I get major vacay vibes with this look, but would def wear it for a night out with my girls or for date night as well 😉 Shop the pieces here:

Top – here

Skirt options – herehere

Heel options – herehere

Earrings – here

If you have any other questions about this look, please feel free to send me a message!   Happy shopping 😉

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**Fun N’ Flirty**

It started back in 2016 when Karl Lagerfeld decided to hold one of the most fabulous Chanel collections I’ve ever seen in Havana, Cuba.  I remember the day we got to view the collection and watch the show from here, all the while thinking how lucky the attendees were to be there at that moment.  Since that day I started a never ending love affair with Cuba!  Everything from the culture, to the food, to the clothes and the vibrant colors, I felt immediately drawn.  If you follow my insta-stories you probably already know by now much time I spend jamming to the caliente station more than any other on my XM lol! Simple and sleek with some cuban flare was my inspo for this look.  I bought this panama hat years ago for a trip to Cabo and still get tons of wear out of it till this day.  One of my best purchases for sure since the trend is still going strong.  The dress was a no brainer since it fit the exact look I was going for.  Comfy and chic with an incredible drape.  I first thought of doing flats with this look but then opted for a cuffed sandal since the hardware on it seemed to work so well with the overall look.  My Gucci sandals are sold out but I have linked a very similar pair for you. I also wanted to carry my new little round bamboo bag with this outfit but forgot it at home unfortunately.  Will link it so you can complete the look!  Shop the pieces here:

Panama hat – here

Dress – here

Sandals – here

Bag option – here

If you have any other questions about this look, please feel free to shoot me a message!  Happy shopping 😉

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**Fun N’ Flirty**

It should be no surprise by now that 90’s fashion is making an all time come back and I for one am welcoming it back with open arms.  From the retro sunglasses to the pastel suits and even the plexi accessories, I am all in when it comes to a re-do on this fashion decade!  Zara is like candy land these days with how much they have to offer as far as these trends go.  Exhibit A) this fabulous 2 piece double breasted suit!  I clearly was first attracted to the color but then fell in love with it even more when I tried it on and realized there was no tailoring needed for it to fit the way I wanted.  That is really rare for me by the way (shoutout to my seamstress, Muntaha lol!)  I like it worn with and without the jacket buttoned but for this look I wanted to play off of a white contrast so I left it open.  Onto my accessories… plexi everything is what your closet needs to be stocked with this summer!  From sandals to bags and even jewelry, you will be seeing this trend throughout the blogs and fashion mags.  I went a very inexpensive route for my pieces since I know it is a temporary trend.  You’ll be surprised at how many cute things you can find if you just take the time to look!  While sticking to a certain color combo I think I achieved a chic and clean look with a little bit of that As I make my mark edge 😉  Shop my entire look here:

Blazer – here

Pants – here

Tank – here (similar)

Earrings – here

Sandals – here

Bag – here

As always, be sure to shoot me a message if you have any questions about this look!  Also, check out my Insta @asimakemymark for more style inspo!  Happy shopping 😉

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**After Dark**

Although blogging can be a very time consuming and difficult thing to do, there are some great perks to it!  Case in point… invites to fabulous fashion events around the city!  It’s always a great night out when you get to experience something new, event wise, instead of just doing the typical dinner night out thing.  While working for Chanel, us Saks girls were always out and about attending more of the larger events like Hour Mags “Best of Detroit party, (which is right around the corner this year)”  and “Fashion Bash.”  I was extended an invite by The Fashion Massacre Group to come view day 1 of a 2 day fashion show where they displayed a number of designers and their current collections.  Such a cool show with really impressive work!  Side note:  My shots are actually all taken on the steps of the congregational church where the event was held.  Anytime I attend these types of events, I try to kick things up a notch.  It took me a little while to put this post together because a couple of my original pieces are now sold out but I was able to find some that are very similar.  I am very petite in size so I love anything that looks elongated on me.  These wide leg slit pants are a perfect example of that.   They are high wasted and have an amazing drape to them so they gave me the exact confidence I was looking for when I had the outfit in my mind.  Since it’s a little hotter out now, I wanted to expose a little bit of skin to break it up a bit.  But you know I have a modest side so I couldn’t just leave it without throwing something over my arms.  This longline blazer from Zara has already paid for itself since I have already worn it 5 times.  A record if you ask most of my friends lol 😉  I kept my accessories a bit edgy too by mixing metals and adding some fun pins to my hair for an extra wow factor.  I felt that my chrome heels were a subtle color and didn’t take away from the main focus of the outfit.  Since my pants and heels are sold out, I added a few different options for you to be able to achieve the same look.  Shop here:

Pants – hereherehere (< Most similar)

Bandeau – here

Blazer – here

Heels – herehere (Similar options)

Hair pins – here (I bought rose gold)

Coin Necklaces – here (Similar option)

Purse – here (Similar option)

If you guys have any other questions about this look, please feel free to send me a message!  Happy Shopping 😉