Style Rotation with my Hubby


So fellas, I couldn’t leave you out of this style challenge, so I drafted my hubby, who’s also a music artist to participated. Here’s how we took 9 items and styled them for stage options! Outfit deets below.

Hope Dealer Shirt : Slam Agency

Black Sweater : H&M

Orange flannel: H&M

Velvet Jacket: Gifted

Jean Vest: Target

Jean Jacket: Target

Black Khaki’s: Target

White Jeans: Gap

Dashiki Shirt: Grass Fields


For the Love of Prints     

Hello all,

How was your weekend? I had a really awesome one. I ate Lulus Local Eatery for the first time and OMG it was life giving lol. Lulus is a vegan restaurant on S. Grand in St. Louis and even though I’m not vegan, I enjoy vegan food. I ate their sweet potato and black bean burger and  also tried their buffalo cauliflower that taste like hot wings! It was so delicious and healthy at the same time! Now that’s my favorite combination.

On Saturday I got to support one of my friends at her fashion event called “A Spring Way of Life.”  It was a fashion symposium about spring trends and how to incorporate them in your wardrobe. I enjoyed speaking on the fashion panel about post post-partum  fashion. It was a great turn out and everyone walked away with some valuable information.

Speaking of trends, Mixing prints is one of them. Experts say to mix a light print with a dark print. I’ve actually done that here, but I would also tell you to experiment. The light/dark doesn’t have to be a hard fast rule. Experiment to see what works well together.  Try it and let me know how it works!! Have a great week! Xoxo

Outfit deets are:

Floral Kimono: Marshalls

Jumpsuit: Ross Dress For Less

Handmade a leather clutch: Made Supply Co.

Bracelet: H&M

Pumps: Ross Dress For Less

Fashion Week for the Economista

It’s that time of year again. Saint Louis fashion week is on the horizon and you can feel the excitement stirring around the city. Invitations for kick off parties are already being sent out, fashionistas are making their final outfit selections and runways are being prepped to host fashion designs from world renowned designer Rebecca Minkoff and Project Runway’s Victor Luna. If that weren’t enough excitement, I’ve been asked to host one of the pre-show parties for fashion week! Yay! While I’m super excited, my husband and I are also super pregnant. Six months to be exact and the only thing I can think of is….. What am I going to wear? Pregnant or not you may have this same burning question and this blog post is dedicated to affordable and fashionable fashion week looks.

Looking great doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are so many options out there such as; discount department stores, shopping online, or even shopping your own closet.  If you’re like me sometimes I forget what’s actually inside my closet.  Every couple of months I have the urge to get it organized and in the process I find great pieces that I’ve completely forgotten about.  Maybe I bought it off season or didn’t have anything to go with it at the time, but it always feels great when I find something that works perfect.  I call it “the treasure hunt.”
If shopping your closet doesn’t work for you, there are many stores dedicated to chic affordable fashion! Stores like T. J. Max, Marshalls, Ross Dress For Less, H&M, and Old Navy have won the hearts of conscientious shoppers. They offer the hottest fashion at an unbelievable price.  Just the other day I found some amazing name brand items for a steal.
Lastly, if you don’t have time or feel like going into a store, shopping online has become one my new favorite pastimes and with the convenience of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you can find your favorite look anywhere.  My personal favorite is on the couch with a cup of coffee.  A lot of times your favorite department store has a sale online, but not in the store. So, shopping online can be just as rewarding as sifting through the sales rack to get that perfect deal.  It’s less work.  Below are two outfits examples that I put together from one of my favorite discount retailers H&M.
Fashion Week Outfits
Fashion Week Outfits by christiadeshields featuring h&m handbags

Picture details: Patterned Kimono $50.00, Leather Skirt $25.00, Floral Top $17.99, Sweatshirt Skirt $50.00, Earrings $3.50, Purse $25.00, Suede Sandals $66.00, Boots $50.00
 So, who’s coming to Fashion Week with me? For ticket information go to  I hope to see you there!