My Favorite Things – SolesUp Edition


My name is Fania aka Fani aka Funky Church Lady aka Shuzie! I am an independent stylist, image consultant and blogger! I have a personal style blog called From the Soles Up on which I showcase the way that I dress and the styles that I consider relevant for women who, like me, desire to be funky and stylish while being modest. Funky, modest budget fashionistas need to have wardrobe foundations and here are a few of my “favorite things” . . .

Flats, wedges, stilettos, platforms……I love sandals in any reincarnation!! In the summertime my faves are strappy flats and strappy heels but I wear sandals almost all year long! A favorite slogan of mine is – toes out til the snow’s out! Oh and peep toe sandals are a blessing from the Lord!!!!!

They are the only thing that I must have in my makeup bag……although I probably should have a bunch of other things. Lipglosses are the perfect balance between lipstick (which I find uncomfortable) and Vaseline….lol. My faves are Lancome Juicy Tubes, Tarte lip pencils and glosses and Buxom lip glosses. These come in a variety of flattering shades and aren’t too heavy and the lip pencils give me color and the option to layer with any of the glosses for deeper color if needed.

TartLipGlossDenim Toppers
If you’ve ever visited my blog (shameless plug) then you will know that I am a denim advocate, I love all things denim but I favor denim tops. I think they are seasonless and easy to dress up or down and should be a wardrobe staple for every woman, no matter age, size or budget. To go a bit further, I also think denim jackets are a necessary component of a wardrobe for the same reasons and they have the added benefit of being a layering piece for cooler climes and times.

I loooooooooove skirts!!! They are feminine and every woman can wear a skirt and feel her most feminine and beautiful. Skirts do what dresses sometimes cannot by giving a woman a chance to size differently on top and on the bottom. Sometimes women are not the same size on both halves of her body and a skirt fixes that problem quickly. My fave skirts are full colorful midi skirts (ones that fall a bit below the knee), but I also adore a well-fitting pencil skirt……..pair a cute skirt with a denim shirt, some cute sandals the right accessories and your fave gloss and you’re ready for the world…or at least the day!!

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2 Comments on My Favorite Things – SolesUp Edition

  1. PrincessDominique
    June 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Let me be the FIRST to say I LOOOOOOVE this list! I am lip gloss girl too! Thank you for willingly sharing with my readers!

  2. Siterria Nelson
    June 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I Love How She Paired The Denim Jacket With The Flowy Skirt,That Skirt COLOR Just Gave ME LIFE….LOOOOOOVE IT :) Yessss….and That Clutch and The Accessories Not Too Much But Just The Right Amount Of POP Of Color To Bring The Whole Outfit together! I WILL BE….Checking Her Blog Page Out :) Thanks For Sharing Your Favorite Things!


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