Hey Guys,

A couple weeks ago I was checking out the new arrivals at the Loft and came across a field jacket that’s not even in a color I would normally consider buying. I decided, however, to give it a try just for sh*ts and giggles. I didn't anticipate loving the jacket so much! The fit and the color were awesome and it just had to be mine.

That Jacket is the inspiration for today’s blog post. So without further ado, here are five (5) jackets I am loving for the fall season

The Field Jacket:
A lightweight field jacket is perfect for florida weather. Even without it being the fall season, it is often times chilly outside at night or inside most establishments. This is the best jacket to always carry around just in case you need to take that annoying chill off your shoulders.

The Leather Jacket:
I don’t think there is much to say about this one. It is a staple and adds a little edge to any outfit.

The Teddy Jacket:
This one is definitely a new trend. Just like the Teddy Coat that became very popular last year, the Teddy Jacket is the same concept but in a bomber jacket style.

The Aviator Jacket:
I have seen this jacket done and redone over the last several years but, recently, it has made its way onto my radar. I am considering picking up this one from Zara.

The Parka:
This jacket is an old favorite for me. It was one of the very first jackets I bought when I moved to the USA. I bought mine from Banana Republic and I still wear it year-after-year.

Outfit Detail:
Jacket: Loft | Jeans: Express | Boots: Target | Bag: Coach

Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

Hey Guys,

I was in Pier 1 recently buying a martini glass for my Halloween cocktail, when I laid eyes on this witch hat. I immediately thought to myself: I should totally buy this hat. Honestly, it instantly brought back memories of me watching Hocus Pocus over and over again as a child. If you are a 90’s baby, you know that Hocus Pocus was the ultimate must-watch Halloween show, of all time! (and don’t debate me on this fact. lol)

The pictures I am posting today probably serve to live out some childhood fantasy. Mainly because I grew up in Jamaica and we didn’t celebrate Halloween and, furthermore, dressing up to go trick-or-treating was definitely not a thing. Other than buying this hat, I didn’t want to spend any money to buy a costume. I rummaged through my closet and this is what I came up with.

Let me know how you thought I did in the comment section below.

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Happy Halloween when it comes guys!
Until next time, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

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Hey Guys,

I have been testing out some cocktails, with the sole intentions of impressing my friends on Halloween. Who doesn’t want their friends to think that they are an awesome mixologist?! So, I started with my basic research through Pinterest (obvi) and came up with a drink that only required two ingredients; cranberry juice and vodka. Can you say sold?! The wow factor to this drink was the combination of black vodka floating on cranberry juice (see image here).

I would like to say, however, that I COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY FAILED at recreating this drink for two main reasons.
1. The drink required black vodka and, upon doing my research, I came across two ways to create my own. The first was to add food coloring to the vodka, but the drawback was that the food coloring eventually separates from the vodka over time. The second option, which I opted for, was to soak black rice in vodka. This would give the vodka the desired color permanently. I got more of a deep-deep red color, which I would have totally been fine with. What the Internet didn’t state is that my drink would taste like rice water! OMG it was sooooo disgusting…

2. I was not able to achieve the floating-vodka-on-cranberry-juice effect; even though I very 
carefully, used a spoon.

Black Widow Cocktail Recipe:
2 oz Black Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice

Pro Tip:
Buy the black vodka (purchase here)

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Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae
Today’s post is in partnership with Talbots. I’ve teamed up with them for their Friends & Family Event where you will be able to enjoy 30% off your ENTIRE purchase.

Hey Guys,

More and more, I find myself leaning towards wanting to build a good core wardrobe that consists of classic staples. I totally get that sometimes we tend to associate classic with conservative, or even (dare I say) boring. I am, however, of the opinion that in order to have a wardrobe that works for you and facilitates easily creating different outfits, you will need to have those classic base pieces that are of great quality. Lets take Fall, for example, since it is currently that time of year. When getting ready for work, I always want to incorporate a great fitting black sweater, but over the years I have found that I tend to buy sweaters that are embellished, oversized or even slouchy. While these items of clothing have their place, they tend to be on the trendier side of fashion. As such, they do not provide that clean, sleek and effortless look.

When I got the opportunity to work with Talbots, I knew I wanted to select items that could stay in my wardrobe for a long time. I wanted my pieces to have a classic style with a modern look, without ever feeling stuffy or old-fashioned. Talbots does this exceptionally well. I opted for a black 100% cashmere sweater, which is so soft and cozy that it feels like a second skin. A well-tailored black wool coat, paired with black pumps, completed the look. I love a monochrome outfit, as I feel it’s truly classic and timeless.

Let me know what you thought of today’s look in the comments section below and don’t forget to checkout the sale and pick up some Modern Classics for yourself.

Outfit Details:
Sweater: Talbots | Coat: Talbots | Shoes: Talbots

Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

Hey Guys,

Stripes, to me, are an absolute wardrobe staple. I’ve always preferred striped tops to plain ones, especially in the t-shirt department. Striped button-downs tend to work well for all occasions; from business meetings to a night out on the town, they are super-easy to style and are always a classic.

Photos by Allthingscreativeblog
Outfit Details:
Top: Target (similar/similar) | Jeans: Express | Bag: Tory Burch

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Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

Hey Guys,

It’s Fall!!!! This is my absolute favorite time of the year because of three main reasons. Firstly, the fashion (in my opinion) is much better. Secondly, there is pumpkin-everything everywhere. Thirdly, and most importantly, it is supposed to be cooler. As it stands, however, I live in Florida where it’s still 93 degrees outside; such a bummer! I have been trying to transition my summer wardrobe and incorporate more fall pieces, while still trying to stay cool. Otherwise, I would probably cook myself wearing a jacket outside in this heat.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you transition your wardrobe when it is still hot AF:
1. Swap out your sandals for boots or closed-toe shoes
2. Wear cool fabrics in darker colors
3. Add a lightweight scarf to your outfit

If you have any additional fall tips and tricks, feel free to leave a comment below.

Photos by Allthingscreativeblog

Outfit Details:
Top: Asos (similar/similar) | Jeans: Express | Bag: Tory Burch | Boots: Target

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Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae
Hey Guys,

In honor of my birthday, I thought I would share 34 of my favorite things with you.

1. Favorite Color - Orange

2. Favorite Movie - Armageddon

3. Favorite Food - Does cake count?

4. Favorite Season - Fall

5. Favorite Holiday - Christmas

6. Favorite Scent - Vanilla

7. Favorite Perfume - Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

8. Favorite Candle - Bath and Body Works Marshmallow fireside

9. Favorite Travel Destination – Amalfi Coast

10.Favorite Splurge - 2017 Euro Trip

11.Favorite Guilty Pleasure – Watching way more tv than I should. Blame Netflix!

12. Favorite Drug Store Beauty Product - Mascara

13. Favorite Flowers - Orchids

14. Favorite Country to Visit – Jamaica, because it’s home.

15. Favorite Possession - Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis

16. Favorite Things - Pictures

17. Favorite Book - 48 Laws of Power

18. Favorite Recent Purchase - Birthday Crown

19. Favorite Quote - Ask for the moon and you will be surprised how often you get it.

20. Favorite Life lesson – Books before boys because boys bring babies. Thanks Dad.

21. Favorite Bible Verse - Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

22. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Vanilla, yes I am boring.

23. Favorite Cocktail - Disaronno Sour

24. Favorite Fruit - Strawberries

25. Favorite Clothing Store - Zara

26. Favorite Beauty Item - Lip Gloss

27. Favorite TV Show - Game of Thrones

28. Favorite Song - A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

29. Favorite Kpop Song - DDU-DU DDU-DU by Black Pink! Believe it or not, I listen to kpop

30. Favorite Outside Activity - People watching

31. Favorite Month - October of course

32. Favorite Drink at Starbucks - Pumpkin spice hot chocolate

33. Favorite Kind of Vacation - Beach vacation

34. Favorite Kind of Gift to Receive - Jewelry

Until next time guys, thanks for reading
xoxo TianShanae

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