• Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at @trust_your_strength first mama mixer.  The founder @alena0916 even presented a few mother’s including myself a Supermom award.  Hearing all the stories from these ladies I don’t feel worthy because I don’t know if I would have the strength to go through what they’ve been through.  Alena herself deserves all the awards.  She put on this amazing event and is passionate about supporting nicu moms of color. She deserves all the awards. Thanks for having me! PS, I’m not short, these ladies are extra tall 😆.
  • Be your own Valentine and make sure you show yourself some love! Whether you’re celebrating with a partner or not, loving yourself is the most important. ❤️
  • Put together a quick & easy Valentine board inspired by @rosalynndaniels.  She made a dessert board and since I’m on a charcuterie board kick, this is perfect. 
What’s included: 
Flowers from Mr. Grapes, choc strawberries (bought the dip cup of chocolate), blueberry muffins (jiffy mix), bowl of choc covered pretzels, and Hershey kisses.  The box of chocolates are from the dollar tree. I put some little lip balms I bought for them on the board. #charchuterie
  • My main gals on Galentine’s Day! They are both out of school tomorrow so i need to figure out what we’re going to do 🤔. Outfit dets on the blog.
  • Happy Galentine’s Day! I’ve been blessed to have some amazing women in my life! From my OG besties to my blogger boos and all of you that show love on the daily! Love you all! #blackgirlmagic #galentinesday 📷 @kaynjames
  • My 3 dates for Valentine’s Day! I’m trying to do better at telling my family and friends that I love them more and followed with kisses and hugs.  Those words weren’t used a lot when I was growing up so it’s something I have to be mindful of.  Praise God for breaking generational patterns. Links to our outfits on the blog, link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames #blacklove #blackfamily #dadgang
  • Because I ❤️ my @supermomculture mamas, We’re having a V Day sale! Save 14% off all items! Link in profile! #supermomculture
  • Happy Love week! Make sure you show love to your girls this week! Linked up with these beautiful ladies for some #galentines love! My dress was $13 from H&M 
@charmsie @annisalimara @naturally_curla @justkelseyjanae 📷 @kaynjames
  • Dining room is done ☑️. I have a bay window and hanging curtains can be a challenge but I found an easy solution.  Here’s a quick look on the process and my 🍑 😆. Link to this curtain rod and all items in the room > https://heytrina.com/new-dining-room/
  • Y’all! This is my baby! How did this happen?! She’ll be 10 in July (going on 17). She swears she’s already a teenager and should get a phone. No ma’am! Stay my baby 😓. Also, get into this blazer tho! Link in profile. #fashionkids
  • V Day is next week! I’m not the best gift giver but I think Superdads’ would love this! Order your tee or hoodies now to insure delivery before Valentine’s Day 🦸🏾‍♂️🦸🏾‍♀️. FREE SHIPPING till Sunday.
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Luxe for Less: Everlane

February 4, 2014
The older I get I realize that I need to back away from these teeny bopper cheap stores.  My nerves frayed while shopping in these stores with all the “OMG”, “Totes” and giggling going on.   I’m in the fitting room trying on things that don’t fit and asking myself “What am I doing here”.  Moving forward, my goal is to focus on quality and not quantity.  Every grown woman needs to own quality pieces of classic wardrobe essentials like a pair of nice jeans, a great handbag, sweaters and the list goes on.  One thing I’ve always wanted to have in my closet was something Cashmere!   Once you touch some good cashmere you know why people over pay for this luxury material.  If you are coveting luxurious cashmere and silk pieces for your grown woman wardrobe for a realistic price, Everlane has you covered! 
Cashmere cardigan c/o Everlane | Button-up, Brooks Brothers | Jeans, J Crew | Pumps c/o JustFab

I felt like such a lady in this look.  I can’t wait to style this cardigan for the spring with white jeans and a tee.  A cashmere cardigan can be worn all year long and you can keep it forever!  In addition to the luxurious cashmere, Everlane also has quality tee’s, silk, shirts and bags for men and women. 
Everlane is an online retailer with a philosophy like no other.  Everlane’s approach to providing the best quality fabrics to shoppers like you and I is Radical Transparency.  Everlane believes that the customer should know the cost to make an item and will show you their mark-up.  Because Everlane is an online retailer, they pass the savings of not having a physical store on to the customer.  Marvelous! 
Do you shop for quality or quantity?  What are some of you favorite investment pieces.  Head over to check out the wallet friendly pieces from Everlane

*I received items from Everlane for review purposes. Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Rhonda
    February 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I feel that wat too about the teeny stores! You look very fresh and put together! I will check this EverLane out. Thanks for yet again another awesome post!

  • Tasha
    February 4, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I have always shopped quality over everything. I see people wearing cute stuff from f21 or HM but I think how long can I actually have that. So I buy what’s going to last. See it as an investment. My Burberry trench will never go out of style.

  • CDS
    February 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    This is a great look- an easy go to. 🙂 Quality for everlasting things… tin stores for a la mode looks.

  • Annick
    February 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I’ve heard good things of Everlane! Loving the cardigan on you!

    Bold Subtlety

  • frostingsandstyle
    February 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I love that cardigan on you with the white shirt. Quality last forever. Now that I’m hitting my 30s I’m feeling the same about buying quality pieces.

  • Constance
    February 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    This is a great look on you. It will never go out of style.

  • Kendra
    February 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I really like this outfit. I’m always looking for something to wear when I have to go to my son’s school and I want to look like a grown up put together mother. And this is perfect!

  • Tori D.
    February 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    cute sweater. I’ve never heard of them before.

  • tasha
    February 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    This is a really great look. I tend to focus on quality verse anything else. I see stuff at F21 & HM that looks great then I think how long will it actually last. Like does a F21 blouse really need to be dry cleaned? Nope. I am currently thinking of buying a Burberry Trench. Will get your thoughts.

  • Kenya Hunter
    February 5, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I am with you on the clothes thing! I will occasionally buy items from those places but for the most part I try to stick to the “grown woman” stores (that sounds so harsh). Buying a quality item from those stores will last season after season where some of the teeny stuff may not last 2 wears!! Love the cardigan! Very cute!

    xo, Kenya

  • donna
    February 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Couldn’t agree more on dressing and picking age appropriate brands. I am definitely making wiser choices on the materials and investment.

  • Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files
    February 5, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I love this entire look head to toe, gorgeous! I agree quality pieces will go a long way in your wardrobe and cashmere is a must have! Love it.

  • Joey
    February 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the tip! If you post your referral link, I will use it to make a purchase and you can get the credit!

  • Karen Curtis
    February 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I am def a quality girl! You look great in this outfit and the cardigan is a perfect “extra” piece!

  • Dimepiece OnaDime
    February 7, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    GIRL! I was thinking the SAME thing!! While you probably won’t EVER get me out of H&M, I’m all about mixing and matching now adays. I’m going to focus on hitting those amazing j.Crew, and banana republic sales instead of hauling my A$$ off at these cheapo teenie bopper stores full of crap that falls apart on one wash. I may need to try cashmere soon, too! Thanks for the tip, and as always you look fab!

  • Tiffany
    February 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I love clean and classy looks, especially for me to go to work. This sweater looks so comfortable and classic.

  • StushiGal Style
    February 11, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Great look! Very comfy and casual, yet chic all at the same time! I’m with you, definitely quality over quantity.

  • Sonya K
    February 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve never heard of Everlane, but I love shopping online so I’m about to check them out.

  • Lexi
    February 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I love this look. Its really cute!! I need you to style me Trina!!! lol

  • Collector
    December 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Great outfit, I just love the shirt.

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