One Maxi Dress, Two Different Stylings

Happy first day of June, loves! I wanted to keep this post short and sweet, because my last one was all words and no pictures.


If you have been following along with Cute Teachings, than you may have noticed that I am a sucker for accessories. I have loved jewelry, handbags, shoes, and other accessories for as far back as I can remember. So when I got this beautiful maxi dress from Target, I had no idea how I wanted to style it for you. I saw myself wearing my brown gladiator sandals, but I also wanted to wear my black hat. And so I thought, why not take the same dress and style it two different ways for my readers. That way, you can see just how important accessories can be when it comes to completing or transforming an outfit.

Which look do you like best?


summer ootd

boho ootd

ootd boho

bohemian ootd

ootd bohemian

bohemian wiw

cali wiw

Thank you for stopping by!

xxo, Jennifer

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Navy Striped Flounce T-Shirt

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I was recently introduced to an online store called SheIn, and let me tell you, I am so glad I was! This store offers cute and affordable clothing and accessories. I find myself loving so many pieces from their selection. I made my first purchase last week and I could not have been happier with the quality and with the customer service. After scrolling through numerous pages on SheIn, I fell in love with so many items! Once I narrowed down my shopping bag, and placed the order, I had a few questions. SheIn has a “My Ticket” link that connects you with their customer service staff. I could not have been more pleased with my experience. The person helping me got back to me the day after and was very kind and thoughtful. It was a very pleasant experience and sealed the deal for me shopping their again!
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One of the wonderful pieces I purchased was this Navy Striped Flounce T-Shirt. This was perfect for my Sunday birthday brunch. I had just finished up an amazing workout, and wanted to feel comfortable and stylish for my family gathering. This shirt was perfect for the occasion! It was flowy enough that I did not feel bad indulging with one of my mother’s homemade cinnamon rolls.
I also love how this top is very girly. In my opinion it can be worn casually, as I did today, or dressed up with a nice pair of wedges or pumps. No matter how you style it, this versatile top will have you feeling adorable.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Navy Striped Flounce T-Shirt: SheIn. Booties: DSW (Brand: Minnetonka). These specific booties are no longer sound at DSW or Minnetonka. Similar booties: Minnetonka Rancho Western BootieMinnetonka Tramper Fringe Western Bootie, and Minnetonka Back Zip Western BootieFaded Medium Wash Blue Mid Rise Jean Legging: Express. Sunglasses: Marshalls. Similar sunglasses: Coffee Oversized Round Sunglasses and Leopard Oversized Round Sunglasses. Leather purse: Aldo. Unfortunately, this purse is no longer sold. Similar purse: Cercenasco. My necklace was a gift, and was purchased in Africa.
As always, thank you for stopping by!
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Nigerian Necklaces

Now that the temperature in Boston is finally starting to drop, I want to mention my favorite accessories: my Nigerian necklaces. It can get a little hot wearing them during the summer, so I am excited for the cool air to come our way!  
I am very fortunate that my boyfriend comes from such an incredible family.  They have always been warm and welcoming towards me. His mother and father live in Nigeria and upon multiple different occasions they have gifted me these necklaces. They are absolutely gorgeous and I am in love with each and every one for different reasons!  They add a little special something to my outfits that make them different from everyone else’s.

While I am working at Express I get many compliments on my necklaces. Customers frequently ask where I bought them.  And while I love having this ‘strange’ and ‘different’ flare to my outfits, I have researched where someone could purchase similar necklaces to mine.  I find all these necklaces beautiful and intriguing.
While researching these pieces of jewelry I stumbled upon NOVICA.  It is a shopping website that is in association with National Geographic. They sell unique handmade products crafted by artisans from all around the world, through Fair Trade! I love this website and what it has to offered.  Hopefully you enjoy it as well!
I hope you all had a fabulous start to your week. Thanks for stopping by Cute Teachings!

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