It’s that most wonderful time of the year right?  Not only is my favorite holiday a few weeks away but like many of you my yearly company holiday party is quickly approaching.  For me, finding something to wear is never a difficult task, for some it’s not so easy.  I almost always know that it’s going to be basic black to the rescue.

Here is my list of reasons why going with an all black ensemble is a win-win:

  1. A Money Saver  – Nine times out of ten you have a black dress, skirt, blouse already in your wardrobe.  You don’t have to go out spending money on something new to wear.  You can just mix and match what you already own.  That black pencil skirt and black silk blouse would be perfect paired with a statement necklace or sequin belt.  And even if you do have to go out and purchase accessories, it’s much cheaper to invest in a rhinestone necklace and earring set than to purchase a new dress.  Shoe options are endless also, and also a great way to add a pop of color .  When you do the math it’s definitely all about dollars and cents.
  2. Classic and Always on Trend – You can’t get any more chic than wearing an all black ensemble.   No matter what the Pantone color of the year is, black is always in style.  We already know that every women should own a BBD (basic black dress) and a black skirt.  Social events are one of the perfect reasons why this rule exists.  Your outfit will never be outdated if you stick with basic styles such as a sheath dress or A-line skirt.
  3. The Slimming Effect – Does wearing all black make you look slimmer?  I say YES!!!  Other’s may not agree with me.  The science of it all, black can create a square silhouette which draws your attention to the figure’s line rather than the weight or volume.  The reality, wear really good shape wear and it will instantly drop you to at least one size smaller (this is something that I know for sure).

Ultimately you want to wear what you feel most comfortable in.  You never want to show up under dressed (showing too much skin) around your co-workers.  There is a such thing as modest sophistication and it’s important to remain professional even in a more relaxed environment around our colleague.

 

basic black

basic black

Outfit details:

  • Coat/ J. Jill
  • Black blouse / The Limited
  • Black Pencil Skirt / Calvin Klein / Burlington Coat Factory
  • Shoes / Ann Taylor
  • Necklace / Charming Charlie
  • Handbag / Apt. 9 / Khols

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slogan t-shirt

Slogan t-shirts (aka statement tees) have become a closet staple.  They can be found everywhere from major retailers to yes, even thrift and consignment shops.  I feel that the fascination with them is being able to express exactly how you feel without having to say a word (if that makes sense).  For me, it’s a fun way to incorporate what I’m feeling or maybe what I believe in into my wardrobe.  Prices can range anywhere from 10 to 30 dollars.  Weather you pair your favorite slogan tee with jeans or a fancy skirt, you can definitely make the look your own.

One of my Instagram friends tagged me in a giveaway post several weeks ago.  This particular giveaway peaked my interest because it was for a free slogan t-shirt from True + Noble, a faith based online apparel company.   The lady that was sponsoring the giveaway was wearing a t-shirt that stated “Flawless” with the scripture Colossians 1:22 on the back.  I entered the giveaway, tagged as many of my friends that I could, as a result I won (YEAH ME)!

slogan t-shirt

Okay so now I actually go the website to select a t-shirt and WOW…..there were so many awesome t-shirts to choose from.  Long, sleeve, short sleeve, baseball tees (like the one I’m wearing), there was something for everyone.  There are also a variety of slogans to select from with a scripture that coincides with it on the back.   This is what you call slogan t-shirt heaven!

slogan t-shirt

I’m often curious as to how or why a person decides to pursue their passion and or purpose.  I reached out to the owner April Robinson and asked just that:

What was your inspiration for starting a faith based company (and or t-shirt line)?

“It all started one morning while doing my morning devotionals.  I was reading a verse and thought “that would make a cool t-shirt”.  Then another idea came to me within a couple of days and another and another…  I had been searching and asking God for a way to have a bigger impact with my life and felt these ideas were God’s answer.  So, without any training or background in the industry, I decided to start and see where God would take it.” 
What is our vision for your company/brand?
“My vision is to have fashionable faith-based apparel line that can be inspirational to both believers and non-believers.  My ultimate goal would be to sell my shirts in mainstream stores like Target (which just so happens to be my favorite retail store), but I’m grateful that his ways and thoughts are HIGHER than mine (Isaiah 55:8-9), so I’ll just have to wait and see what HE has planned for true + noble apparel.}
slogan t-shirt

God is truly awesome and I pray that April’s business will continue to grow and prosper.

Be sure to check out the site.  You know you need a new slogan t-shirt in your life!