Men’s Style Mondays: Choosing the Perfect Watch

My husband is a watch fanatic! He has so many watches, and still considers purchasing more. (Sidenote: I can’t say anything because I am the same way with shoes lol). So I finally sat him down and asked him, “how to do choose the perfect watch?” I caught him by surprise, but quickly, he was eager to explain.

Having watches based on your lifestyle:

He suggest having a watch for work and play.  When looking for a watch for work, consider looking for one that is classic and more tasting.

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Stainless steel vs. leather:

He feels that stainless steel is more practical than leather and it is more durable. It is dressy enough work and casual enough for other events. It’s also waterproof which is a good thing.

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The Face:

The face compared to the person’s wrist is very important. This needs to be considered when purchasing a watch. He states , “Since I am a big guy, I need to be careful because I don’t want my watch to look like a woman’s watch!” Since watch makers are becoming more of a trend, so he doesn’t have problem with that. I personally like the bigger faces.

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Color:

Color of the face and strap is important. There are many colors, but when building a wardrobe, consider looking for watches that will blend and will look appropriate in business and casuals settings.

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Until next time…

xoxo

Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

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Women’s Style Wednesdays: Finding the Perfect Winter Coat

For most of my readers, if isn’t cold where you are, it will be shortly. I’ve noticed that my coat is getting tighter around my shoulders so I am in search for a new one. I started thinking about what style would work well for my body frame (I’m 5’9 with a slender builder) and it prompted this new post.

Below are some tips and suggestions on how to pick the best coat for your body type along with some selections you can purchase now (or put on your Christmas list for Santa 😉

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Tall:

If you have a taller frame, I suggest picking a coat that is long. Try to avoid roomy, loose, and hips length coats because the cut is overwhelming paired with a tall frame. Colored and cropped coats work well because the colors help to break up the tall frame.

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Michael Kors Faux Fur Trim Coat

Petite:

For petite women, try to avoid coats that are long because they will “swallow” you. Try to look for one with a bright color; because it will make your body appear longer, even though black is a practical color. A Pea coat with a decorative belt would work great for a petite woman because it will keep you warm and the belt will create a silhouette.

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Micheal Kors Coat

Full Figured:

Choosing the right coat will depend a lot on your body shape, but try to go for coats that will extend past the thickest part of your hips and thighs. This will help to avoid widening your body frame.

Click here for more tips and suggestions

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This jacket is from Dillards. Click here for more details.

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Gallery Plus Silk Look Coat

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

 

Men’s Style Monday: Holiday Outfits

Hello everyone!

18 more days until Christmas!!!!!! Whoohoo!

In my last post I talked about different Holiday outfits for women. In this post I figured I would give some men some ideas for upcoming events that they may be attending. Since I will be hosting my Holiday party soon, I should give my husband some ideas 🙂

I loved all of these outfits and my husband did as well.

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Plaid:

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Maroon:

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The Black Suit:

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Green with envy:

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The Casual Look:

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Cute Sweaters:

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My favorite is the first one (with the plaid pants). I don’t know why, but I’m loving the pants. My hubby thought the last photo (the sweater) was nice. I can see him wearing that on a day to day basis at his job. This is more of his style and his students are always complimenting him on his outfits.

So do you have a favorite? Are you and your significant other doing anything special that requires you to dress up?

Comment below

xoxo

Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

Holiday Outfits for Women

I can’t believe that there are only 23 days until Christmas!

Time is going by so fast I must say!

In my last post, I talked about a delicious drink that I wanted to share my holiday party. Then, I thought, “What would I wear?” That question prompted this post which I am excited about. I began looking in my closet for cute outfits, then decided to look for inspiration online.

I found some extremely cute outfits that I would love to share with you all.

The Tutu Skirt:

I love this outfit and the colors are great for this season.

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The red skirt: 

The skirt gives this outfit a pop of color. Pair it with black heels or booties and you are set!

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Leopard:

Like the previous picture, this green skirt also gives a pop of color, but the leopard print scarf does as well.

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Black & maroon:

This is another great outfit that I would wear. I love how they paired it with the black purse. I wouldn’t carry it to party though; a small clutch would be perfect.

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Gray all over: 

This outfit is simple but stylish. I love the wrapped sweater. You could also pair it with jeans for a casual look.

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White & Black:

If you are not into wearing skirts, this outfit would be great for you! Pair it with a statement necklace and you are good to go!

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I can’t wait to put together my outfit for my party. Do you all have any plans this season? What outfit do you like the best?

Comment below…

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionably Educated Mom

 

Trendy Toddler Tuesdays: Puffer Vests

I am starting a new topic for my Tuesday lineup called Trendy Toddler Tuesdays. In these post, I will not only discuss trending pieces for toddlers, but for all ages. I just thought the title was cute 😉

Puffer Vests:

I am currently loving the Puffer Vests. I think they are great for those days that aren’t extremely cold and plus, they can be very stylish. I purchased one for both of my boys and they love them. I paired them with a long buttoned up shirt, jeans, and boots.

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This little girl is ready for a hike. Her rain boots go great with her plaid vest. I love how they pared the blue jean shirt with the outfit as well. Her hat is so cute and works well with the outfit.

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These two outfits are adorable!  I love how the little boys outfit is more casual . His vest gives the outfit a pop of color , which I love!!!! 🙂

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Puffer vests can be purchased just about anywhere. I bought my boys vests at Target for a great price. I would look for one that is with good quality.

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

OOTD: Pinterest Inspired Look

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Jeans: Hollister

Boots: Justfab

Puffer Vest: Target

Buttoned-up Shirt: JCrew

Scarf: Pitaya

Good evening everyone! Today’s ootd was inspired by a look I found on Pinterest. I am not sure who the actual owner of the picture is but I had to re-create this look. I already had these pieces in my wardrobe, so there I didn’t have to purchase anything.

I am enjoying this weather because I love wearing scarves. What is you favorite fall piece? Comment below.

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

OOTD: leopard and red

Hey guys!!!! I’m back with another OOTD post. These past few weeks have been extremely busy and stressful so I haven’t had the time to post as much as I would have liked to.

These boots are becoming my go-to shoe. I love them because they are comfortable and stylish. I need to get some more in different colors.

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Jeans: Target

Shoes: JustFab

Shirt: Target

Scarf: Wetseal but I like this one here

XOXO

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Top Pieces That Every Man Should Have In Their Closet

Hey everyone!

In a previous post, I talked about what top pieces that should be in every woman’s closet. Today, I will be focusing on the men and the top pieces that are essential to have in their wardrobe.

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A Sports Coat/Blazer. Having one will make you look put together no matter what. A blue blazer is the cornerstone of any casual wardrobe, because you can create numerous outfits with it. Make sure to purchase one that fits well on you. sports coat

Denim Jeans. Jeans are iconic, simple, and are easy to wear throughout the week. You shouldn’t purchase just any pair; make sure you invest in a pair that is made of great quality. Most go for a pair that are straight leg, but if you’re daring, try a pair of Skinny Jeans. For those that are on the heavier side, try to find a pair that are more relaxed or a pair with a slim boot cut.

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T-shirts.

T-shirts are great for wearing under sweaters or by itself with a pair of jeans. These are essential for everyone’s wardrobe. They are great for days when you are going for a more casual look. You should invest in neutral color t-shirts as well. If you are daring, I suggest purchasing some with cool prints to spice up your wardrobe. Plus, try to invest in some from other brands besides Fruit of the Loom.

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Buttoned up Shirts and Polo Shirts.

Polo shirts are classic, all-American, and come in all colors, while buttoned up shirts are timeless and can either dress up or dress down an outfit depending on the event. You simply can’t go wrong with these pieces. I suggest getting a couple in neutral (black, white,gray, etc.) and a couple in fun shades. Just make sure that you purchase these shirts to fit, especially on the arms.

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Chinos. Chinos are classic and can be worn  with a sweater or a buttoned up shirt for work. If you are tall, I suggest that you purchase a pair that doesn’t have a visible hemlines. I also suggest having a couple of pairs in different shades of neutral.

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Dress shoes & Casual Shoes. For dress shoes, invest in a pair that is black and a pair that is brown. Depending on the outfit, a pair black dress shoes just won’t work. A pair of brown dress shoes will work well with navy, tan, gray, tan, and more.

Having a pair of casual shoes can change to appearance of anyone’s attire. They are becoming more acceptable in places than ever before. Make sure to have a pair that can go well with many outfits and are comfortable.

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A Tailored Suit. Every woman loves a man in a suit! It’s unattractive to see a man in a suit that is too big  or too small. They can to be worn to the office, to evening events, weddings, etc. For those who are shorter, make sure to purchase a Jacket that is short. If you are taller, you can get a way with a long one.

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Fitted Suits for Men – Fashionable Yet Stylish

Sweaters. Pullovers and cardigans are great layering in the colder months. When purchasing a cardigan, keep in mind about the pockets and how they make your torso look bulky. I suggest getting them to fit, but having room to wear a shirt underneath.

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A Watch. Your watch doesn’t have to be expensive, but should be of great quality. Brown or Black bands or more traditional, but if you are wanting to make a statement, I suggest going for a shiny or matte metal. Just don’t go for a digital watch please!

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Are there any pieces that you feel should be included on this list. Comment below!

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-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Note: I do not own any of these images. These images were taken from the Internet.

Top Pieces to have in Your Closet

Hello everyone!!!! Here are some pieces that I believe that every woman should have in their closet. These key pieces will take you through all the seasons and can be very affordable. I have all these pieces in my closet as well and I believe that you should invest in them for yourself to wear whenever the occasion calls or for something special 🙂

fp1A Simple White T-shirt can go a long way. You can wear it under sweaters, blazers, or by itself with a cute skirt. Your options are endless and you can purchase one from anywhere.

fp5The  Blazer is classic yet feminine, and will look great on any body type. Pair it with a dress or a pair of jeans with a cute tank for the day. Just make sure that you find one that is fits you well and accentuates your waist.

fp6The Black dress is a must to have in your closet, but it is important to invest in one that is special. You should look for one that has unique embellishment and/or has interesting details. Just remember that finding the right one is important!

fp2A Leopard Scarf  would go great with a tank, jeans, and a pair of heel or flats. This piece is great for completing any look.

fp4 A Statement Necklace will make any outfit standout. It can make an outfit Feminine as well. Use a piece for a pop of color.

fp9A everyday bag is awesome to have, especially for a mom like myself. Great for a business meeting, a conference, happy our with friends, or dinner with the hubby.

fp8A pair of dark wash jeans is a must for your closet. They are slimming and  work for a wider range of events than other washes you may own.

fp3A Pair of flats are a great essential to have. They are comfortable and stylish. Having a wide selection in colors and designs are great to have along with a pair of classic heels

So, now that I told you some of the pieces I feel every woman should have in their closet, is there anything else that you feel should be included? Comment below 🙂

Until next time….

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

note: the pictures that I used are not my own images. I found them on the Internet.