forever 21

Getting Ready For Miami


Stripe shirt: smshirt07190515287

Snake skin shirt: blouse181009752

Floral Swimsuit: swswim03190424854




White and print swimsuit: SWIMSUIT-ONEPIECE-KK89S-18165YELLOWWHITEL


Teal bikini top: 00255059084

Teal bikini high waisted bottoms: 00255064053

Lace dress coverup: 00154474021

What’s In My Closet

When I walked into Forever 21 knew I had to have this shirt. This is how I’m feeling 90% of the time. This shirt was $8.90. I decided to glam it up with a chunky necklace. 

Are you as hungry as I am all the time? Don’t forget to like this post. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#ootdMonday: DIY

I have something special for you all today. This ootd is a do it yourself project and anyone can do it! This pink top came from a Forever 21 romper I had. I cut the romper in half because it was way too short for my long legs. I didn’t want to just throw my romper away so I continue to use it as a shirt.

For my bottoms I purchase them at a local thrift store. It’s that old school thick denim. I picked an oversize pair of shorts because I wanted to wear them high waisted. I didn’t like the length of the shorts originally so cuffed and hemmed the shorts. After I did that I thought the shorts looked a little plain. I decided to go to Hobby Lobby ( I love that place. Much better than Michaels.) and purchased middle size metal studs to go on the back pocket. Above you see the final results.

I hope you like this weeks #ootdMonday. Check out my blog later in the week for new posts. 

Do you love DIY projects? If so what do you makes? Leave a comment below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee


Another Monday and another great outfit. I love statement pieces and these printed sheer pants are definitely a statement.  

Top: Soma Intimates $39

Bottoms: Body Central $16

Shoes: Rack Room Shoes under $50. You’ve seen these shoes in my previous post #favFriday: Heels

Belt: I can’t remember where I purchased it but you’ll be able to find one similar in Forever 21, H&M, Express, etc.

Necklace: Forever 21 $4

Bracelets: Papaya $3

This whole outfit was a little over $100. 

I hope you liked this week’s #ootdMonday. Keep checking my blog for new posts. To make it easier for you, you can click FOLLOW to get notified for every post. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee


I’m in love with this style. Just throw on a t-shirt dress and gladiators with some jewelry and you’re ready to go. 

I’m wearing a pink Amuse Society t-shirt dress, black gladiators from Buckle, and gold accessiories from Papaya and Forever 21. This whole outfit head to toe was under $100. 

Share your t-shirt dress outfits. #aspireoneself on Instagram to be featured. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

Creating Lookbooks with Motilo

I just found a new site to search new outfits on the web and create look books too! In my previous post “Where or who do you get fashion tips from?” I mentioned apps I used to create my look books and I find a new site Motilo and it’s super easy and fast. I still love creating my look books on my own but this will be a site I will be using in the future when I’m in a time crunch or I need to find a new outfit to wear. You should check it out and comment below if tried Motilo give me your feedback.

I created a look for you all called Classically Sheek.

I paired a classic color which is black and added some great accessories to go along with it. Yes this outfit is expensive but you can find similar pieces in your favorite stores such as Forever 21, H&M, Express, and more. This outfit I put together is just a guide. Hope you like what I put together.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee



Are you all ready for what’s happening in September! Fashion week is the best time of the year to catch upcoming trends for the upcoming year, seeing world renown designers but it’s also great for YOU! Everyone in the world are not A-listers, royal, millionaires, or inheritors. A lot of us live our lives working paycheck to paycheck and we would still like to look great everyday or once in a while. Watching fashion weeks or attending fashion shows can get your juices flowing on how to be fashionable without spending your rent money on a purse or a pair of shoes.

How can fashion week be useful to you? Well look at the color trends, patterns coming down the runways, the silhouettes of the outfits, and don’t forget to look at the accessories!!! After major fashion shows a lot of fast fashion retailers create similar looks from the runway such as Forever 21, H&M, Zara, Topshop, and much more. You’ll be able to find a similar outfit at a fraction of the original price.

Here are the dates for Fashion week:

  • New York: September 4-11th
  • London: September 12-16th
  • Milan: Women September 17-23rd. Sorry Men’s wear has already passed
  • Paris: Ready To Wear September 23-October 1st

If you are unable to watch the shows live definitely check out social media sites. Twitter is a great way to find out in real time what your favorite celebrities love. Social Publishing Platforms like Wetpaint and Gossip sites like These two sites are quick about posting whats hot FAST and I mean F-A-S-T! Check out your local news stands for the newest magazine debuting the new trends.

Another great way to stay involved with trends are local fashion weeks. Cities are popping up every year creating their version of fashion week. Local designers and local stores showing off their fashion styles and trends. It’s a great way to stay involved.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee