Spring peakin’ w/prints!

Another day that started beautiful, and then reminds us how crazy New England weather is -eye roll

March is almost over and the minute the sun shines, best believe I’ve been taking full advantage haha

I’ve had this outfit for months and months but finally decided to whip it out! I looooove love love love love love mixing. I’ve been called tacky, corny, old-grandpa-ish

I want to focus on skirts today! Since I was younger I was so self conscious of my legs (especially in skirts). They resembled 2 toothpicks, then two hot dogs haha

However, I never realized how versatile they could be!! I’ve worn this skirt on the weekend with a graphic tee and sneakers, and today I decided to dress it up!

Like I said a thousand times I love to wear prints, just wait and see how I begin to clash them!! Don’t be scared ladies, there are never any rules I swear!

I decided to pair this outfit with these little white booties for a classic twist! I was also in gooooood need of a tan-and some moisturizer on my knees- yikes

It’s been awhile since I’ve just put together outfits for me, for the sake of embracing my creativity. Sometimes we get so caught up in the day-by-day that we forget to outshine our creativity to the fullest.

This was also before I completely chopped more hair off- and toned it rose gold! Can’t wait to show you guys!

I guess you can say I’ve been itching for a change, and staying bold!

I purchased this skirt from my favorite local boutique here in Rhode Island called Elle G ( I’ve mentioned them several times-as well as included this skirt in a haul last month on my YouTube Channel). If you’re interested in this skirt here are my fav selling points-

•It has pockets!

• It’s stretchy!

• It buttons up instead of zips!

• Versatile material so it looks great dressed up or dressed down!

Purchase here – Gingham Skirt!

Also, I am wearing mine in a size medium! I suggest going a size smaller if you choose to wear it high waisted because without a belt I had some gap!!

Hope you all have a great Easter!

Xx, 4O1FIERCE

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What is this weather?!

March 26, and the sun is slowly peaking out-I’m begging for nicer weather!!!

Yesterday was James and my 13th year together-knowing, growing, and loving. This week I finished my last mid-term, so over all I’m feeling accomplished, and ready for Spring. We all are. Our family also just went through a tremendous loss of a close family member so I’m struggling to keep it all together.

Life is precious, and powerful.

I want to keep this short and sweet- here’s a look I put together. Ladies-take a basic pair of denim and a t-shirt and make an over coat and your shoes the star of the show!

Details about my outfit can be found always on my Instagram at @kashaxmarie

No white after Labor Day?!

Hey! As always, I’ve taken a huge step back from this. I just pushed through mid terms, got super sick, then came my birthday and Halloween! I just turned 26 and I feel like a grandma….seriously I was in bed by 11 that night haha 

Overall though, I’ve been so proud of myself to be able to balance. I’ve balanced two crazy girls at home, 5 classes, weddings, other events, and still finding time for workouts and blogs! 

I received this outfit that was completely out-of-my-element, I originally wore it on my birthday, and totally felt like a nun. The usual me would take the shirt and pair it with a different bottom, or vice versa, buttttt I took the leap and went all out with all-white-everything.

I’ll keep this short and sweet! You can find this set at Style We 

Xx, 4O1FIERCE 

Power 

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Growing up whenever I would hear the word power/powerful I always thought it meant how strong someone was, and that to me was always physical. Years later power to me doesn’t just boil down to muscles, haha

I went through a huge funk this past year, and it allowed me to get back in touch with me. My passions, who I am, and what I love. Growing up I loved to read and write. I was super late in the game reading Girl Boss about 8 months ago, but let me tell you I’ve re-read it a thousand times; even just small excerpts to remind myself to never give up during those times when my overthinking brain screamed louder than my open heart.

Luckily I’ve been anything but negative lately, something has come over me and it feels so amazing! I picked up “Power of Broke” by Daymond John ( for those of you who don’t know Daymond he is the “people’s shark” from ABC’s Shark Tank).

To me, Daymond isn’t just the “people’s shark.” I remember growing up my older sister would rock FUBU and whenever she’d sleep out at a friends house I would steal her clothes and wear them…growing up with sisters man haha

So Daymond has always been a HUGE inspiration for me, mostly because of the fact that I could relate to him 100%. I remember years ago I was reading an article about him and his journey, and the one point that’s always stuck with me was his ability to build a brand out of his house-sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor right nearby some clothes he had to ship out.

This image never left my head. I’ve received handfuls of advice about entrepreneurship from plenty of experienced people, bitter people, and helpful ones; but I’ve always felt they’ve never been delt my cards, felt my footsteps. And man when I tell you, Daymonds book is speaking levels. I’ve screamed YASSSS outloud so many times, and smiled twice as much.
I am the Power of Broke. Since day 1 nothing, ever has been handed to me. This is 100% the reason why success never came easy. I’ve always been lazy with excuses and doubts; telling myself nothing could ever happen for me. I’ve never felt things were in reach, or even at the end of the tunnel for that matter. This was until I became a mom. At first I let life beat me up a little, then I grabbed the gloves. Now I am hungry.

Never in my life have I ever felt so powerful, and a huge reason for this is because of the push. I’ve been pushing out of my comfort zone, and having faith in prayer. But guys, prayer is only so powerful ’til backed with action.

I’m on my way to a meeting that will push something I’ve been working on, and I can’t wait to share with you all. Reading to me, alters reality for me, well actually it puts reality back into perspective. Hearing multiple success stories has overwhelmed me with faith.

I want to thank you Daymond for your down-to-earth real advice. It’s such a breath of fresh air to hear reassuring words from someone who never let money change him. Just know you pulled me out of a depression-you gave no false hope, just reality. So I thank you. You hit it right on the head when you described the power I hold as an individual in my circumstances. The power of positivity is really what this generation needs.

If you guys haven’t had the chance to read, and you’re one of those who have been in a rut lately; he got you!

And in honor of power, you all know Red is the perfect symbolic color! I chose to mix pink and powerful. Pink was a huge theme of my first collection I dropped; then I snatched it back. I wasn’t ready, but now more than ever I feel so powerful. Ladies don’t be scared to colorblock-although James wasn’t feelin’ this look at first, he came around haha


Saturday Blues 

It’s been a long summer for me. I’m just now hitting 7.5 weeks post-op from my hernia surgery and lawddddd what a recovery. As always recommended please do your research before you agree to procedures! No complaints here-but I thought I’d bounce-back quicker!

And summertime is all about feeling comfortable, cooling down, and making memories. So I finally decided to throw on a bathing suit I’ve had for months
I love the denim-on-denim, since childhood so let me tell you-it will always be my go-to!

It took a lot for me to post these photos of my stomach, because I’m not fully healed, and I never expose it! But hey, beauty is skin deep guys, better to be natural and embrace your flaws then to be like the rest of ’em- photoshopped.  My goal is to actually get to the beach before I start classes! I hope you’re all enjoying the last of your summer, I’ll keep this short and sweet! 

Love who you are, fix things you want to improve, but realize you’re more than what you look like. It’s hard to feel comfortable with my stomach showing because it’s been my biggest weakness for years. But I’m working on it, and for now I realize I’ve held two huge and beautiful baby girls in this body, and I have the best man who loves me for me. I’m happy and healthy and that’s what counts. I remind myself of all of these blessings every single day, and this has helped me move past my looks and towards my goals! 

Xx, 4O1FIERCE 

Comfy Sunday’s with Skirts and Sneakers!

On my day’s off you would think I would have extra time to put myself together. Avynn gets so excited to see that I’m waking up with her, so from the moment I’m out of bed, I’m chasing her everywhere!

I try to find an activity for the day to get out of the house, and get all of her energy out! This past Sunday was gorgeous out, so we chose to go to the park! Avynn just turned 2 1/2 last week, so she’s growing out of everything!! We decided before the park to go pick her out a pair of new sneakers!

For Mommies on-the-go sometimes we forget how easy it is to just throw a pair of sneakers on. If you are like me, I feel I want to look presentable still, even though I’m chasing after a monster!

For Avynn and I, a day at the park was easily paired with cute dresses/skirts and our new sneakers! This way we transformed our day from shopping, to running around the park!

Our outfits brought me back to the 90’s where I used to throw on a “skort” with my halter top and sneakers!

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“A Lighter Alternative”

As we all know, when fall comes, darker colors creep back into our wardrobes….but who am I kidding, most of my wardrobe consists of dark tones anyways! As the cooler days approach, I have been taking advantage of wearing the last of my sleeveless and strappy items!

My light-weight items are easily transformed into the cool days by layering and equalizing. Equalizing to me just means to balance your outfit. If I am wearing a skin-showing top, I will make sure to wear full-coverage bottoms (like jeans in this #OOTD). I also decided to wear a zipper-detailed blazer of another shade of nude, to add coverage, but to also embrace the trend of multiple-toned shading. Something so simple is trendy right now, and that is choosing a color, and displaying multiple shades of that color within your outfit.

With dark colored items in fall, that includes dark jeans, so I chose to pull out my lightest jeans along with my light nudes for a chic date-night look! Hibachi is always my favorite excuse to slightly dress up!

To all my mommy-followers out there, this is for you! Don’t be scared to pair your favorite pair of jeans with a sexy top and a red lip!

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Blacks and Browns are Bouncing Back!

Since I can remember, I’ve never really followed the “fashion rules.” No white after Labor Day?! Who are you kidding, I loveeeeeee winter whites, although I’m known for staining my white clothes the first time I wear them! Along with the “don’t mix blacks and blues,” the mixing black and brown rule also does not apply anymore! I think the lighter the shade of brown, the nicer it goes with blacks!!!

I chose to mix a chestnut fall tone with black to slowly and sadly creep into the fall color scheme. Two-toned color blocking seems so boring to me, so throwing in another neutral toned (cream) clutch, helped add a little more to the outfit.

9 times out of 10 accessories determine your outfit theme. If I would have chosen to wear a strappy heel, my outfit would have been over-dressed for just a nice day in Newport! Instead I chose to go with bootie-short heels, and added a hat to tone down the over-dressed vibe. Ladies!! When you feel overdressed, don’t over-do your hair! My HMUA threw a cute little messy fishtail in to also tone down the dressy vibe.

It’s time to whip out your favorite skirts before under-layering with tights! The leaves will change so so soon!

 

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Back to School with Basics and Brights!

So September surely did sneak up on us! I am finally returning to the University of Rhode Island to complete my first Bachelors degree! I took an entire year off for my maternity, and didn’t return due to enjoying my time at home with my little one!

The thing I remember most about the first day of school was always the pressure of what I was going to wear. I always laid my entire weeks worth of clothes out, rearranging accessories and shoes. That was grade school of course! Once college began I would buy a few bulk items, like leather jackets, boots, and the biggest bags I could snag! What one thing I learned about college the first year was how laid back the wardrobe was around me. Girls throw on Uggs, leggings, and a Northface; and they’re ready for class! Although I didn’t find myself a part of that trend, that was not the only reason I began to plan out my dress. I have always worked full time since I can remember; so that means right after class I am rushing to work! Well, now I have a child, a girl at that, so you know I have to take time to dress her and then myself; as quick as possible! I have found ways that work for me, that will hopefully work for some of you too!

Everyone has a plain tee in their wardrobe, men and women. I decided for a laid back, but trendy look; to go for Basics with a pop of Brights! Brights are a great way to slowly channel your summer wardrobe and accessories, into the chillier fall weather! With a plain white tee, and some distressed boy jeans, it doesn’t get more basic than that! (When it does get a little cooler, I would pair this with a black leather jacket). A trend I’ve loved since forever is FRINGE! And fringe is still trendy up until Winter for me! I chose to add a touch of fringe with these cute little flats, along with a bright coral beaded necklace (which matched my lip color)!

So ladies! Take your most comfortable pair of jeans, add a plain top, with some pops of color! It’s such an easy way to throw something on, and look like you planned to precision!

For the men out there, I’ve found accessories including shoes and hats have worked really well when styling you! A post for you is on it’s way!

 

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Hope you all enjoy! For questions, comments, —–> 4o1Fiercely@gmail.com