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The Versatile LBD You Need In Your Closet ASAP + Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Pink Lily Boutique. All opinions are my own. 

South Carolina blogger Tomi Obebe shares her tips on how to rock the perfect LBD. Best part? This little black dress is under $50! Head to the blog to snag it right now. Greenville Fashion Blogger, GoodTomiCha, shares her tips on how to style little black dresses in the winter. This LBD is perfectly paired with leopard scarf and over the knee boots. Grab this under $50 find and read the rest of her tips on the blog! South Carolina based blogger, GoodTomiCha, shares her tips for finding the perfect little black dress. This LBD with sleeves comes in multiple colors and it's under $50. Head to the blog for more info! Greenville Fashion Blogger, Tomi Obebe, shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. LBD, little black dress, winter fashion, winter ootd, winter style, lbd with sleeves, under $50 finds, black floppy hat The Little Black Dress has become a staple of the modern woman's wardrobe. I'm sharing my favorite LBD of the moment and what to pair it with. It's under $50 and the long sleeves make it perfect for year-round style! Check out tips on the blog. The Little Black Dress has become a staple of the modern woman's wardrobe. I'm sharing my favorite LBD of the moment and what to pair it with. It's under $50 and the long sleeves make it perfect for year-round style! Check out tips on the blog, || Greenville, South Carolina Fashion Blogger Southern fashion blogger, GoodTomiCha, shares her tips on finding the perfect little black dress. This lbd with sleeves comes in multiple colors and it's under $50. Head to or follow this image for more!

LBD Outfit Details:

Dress: Pink Lilly Boutique (only $35) // Vest (on sale for $13!!!) // Over the Knee BootsFloppy Hat (similar) // Watch // Scarf

Let’s start with a little history:

We all know how important it is to have the best wardrobe essentials. The iconic little black dress (or LBD) has been saving women’s lives since the beginning of time. I’m pretty sure the first outfit Eve put on after she figured out she needed a new outfit was an LBD, but that’s yet to be confirmed. Of course, they’re always slimming. But it’s something about how they create effortless looks on any woman who puts it on! From cocktail parties to date night to a casual day on the town, this dress is the perfect go to.

Why you need this LBD in your life: 

I love how I can style it here with so many options like this vest. Which did I mention was originally $44 and has now been marked down to $13?! *insert praise break here*. You can also pair it with a nice pair of jewelry or another accessory like this animal print scarf.  I seriously see this LBD as a year-long favorite. I’m a big fan of pieces that are good for transitional weather. It’s a lighter material so it’s ideal for layering, but it also means I don’t have to shove it into the back of my closet when it starts to get warmer outside. The material even has a bit of stretch so it can effectively cover all food babies. I’ve tested that part out JUST for you. You’re welcome.

Would you guys be interested in a capsule series on the blog? I’ve shared my tips on how to rock over the knee boots before and people really enjoyed it!  I would love to share my favorite wardrobe essentials and how to use one piece, like this amazing LBD, and create multiple outfits! Let me know what your go-to closet staples are below!

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30+ Jaw-Dropping Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day

  30+ amazing outfit ideas for Valentine's Day! Pink, red, white, and black (just in case you're over the traditional styles for the holiday). Shop outfits starting below $50 on the blog! | GoodTomiCha South Carolina Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s no better excuse to add some pink to your closet than Valentine’s Day! With the way my wardrobe is looking lately, I guess I’m ready to celebrate 24/7! Outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day can be tough because you never know what the weather is going to be like in February. I’ve added some colder weather options like this stunning red jumpsuit and this blush pink maxi dress (under $50!) that will help keep you warm if you’re one of my friends from the north!

If you’re looking for outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day that are out-of-the-box never before seen… this might not be for you.If you’re looking to turn heads and make your man’s face look like one of those starving coyote’s from a cartoon…. then I’ve  got just the thing! ;) I also added a few options for black and white dresses if the thought of being in a pink or red dress makes you squirm (aka a lot of my fellow Auburn fans!).  Did I mention that these outfits are all affordable and will be here in plenty of time before VDay? Just make sure to order now! I’ve also included a few of my previous blog posts below for some more inspiration. Scroll to the bottom of this post to check out my 30+ jaw-dropping outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day!

Hi! I'm Tomi. I'm a southern fashion and lifestyle blogger who loves color. Check out this fuzzy, pink sweater from the Loft! It's super soft and can be worn standard and off the shoulder. Check out the blog post to shop!
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Red Dress 50% off Outfit details in this post here

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Galentine's Day: A Guide to The Perfect Day With Your Squad Galentine’s Day and outfit inspiration in this post here

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Red Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day:

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White Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day:


Black Outfit Ideas for Valentine’s Day:

I’m still picking out what I’m going to wear too, but I think there are definitely some winners in this post. That pink dress is calling my name! What are your Valentine’s Day plans?


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The Social Media Comparison Game and How to Beat It

Photography: Deanna Kourtney Photography

Outfit Details:

Sweater (Lizard Thicket Greenville) similar style here | Jeans

Boots  (under $40!)| Sunglasses | Purse

The Comparison Game

Gucci Belts. Fairy Lights. Goldendoodles. These are all things I considered buying this year in the name of Instagram. Sure you can try staying off of social media, but you can’t really do that when it’s your job! I’ve been sitting on this post for days because I didn’t want to admit how this hits so close to home. It’s very easy in an environment like blogging or even just as a typical consumer of social media to compare yourself to others.

“Comparison is the thief of joy” and we all know that to be true. I’m not talking about in the competitive aspects of how studying people in your industry can help you be a better brand. I’m talking about focusing on the superficial moments that affect your mentality. “How do they get their hair perfect EVERY time?” “Where do they find the money to go on trips to fun places. Wish that could be me.” “Why am I still stuck at X amount of followers when she started blogging after me?”

The feelings of self-doubt kept growing stronger and I knew I didn’t want to be on this path again in my life. When I was in middle school and high school I struggled with self-esteem and comparison constantly. It would always come in waves and of course, it was immediately interrupted when I was reminded that I was pretty… for a black girl. Or reminded that I was the friend who was invited just because I was friends with the most popular girls in school. I hated feeling that way. Like I wasn’t good enough and that no matter how hard I worked to get noticed, it would never be enough in comparison.

I wish I had some special eureka moment to share when I finally got it, but I don’t. There was just a time right before college when I remember thinking to myself, “I don’t have to live this way. It’s draining keeping a pulse on what everyone else is doing. Why would I want to waste my energy on something that’s not ultimately helping me to become a better person or better my future? College is honestly when I learned to stop giving people my joy. (#RECLAIMINGMYTIME lol) It’s only when you start focusing on your own goals and opportunities that you can really shine.

We Need to Work On Our Authenticity

In the blogging world, comparison is the reason why the market has become so inauthentic. People are buying followers, comments, and likes or participating in loop giveaways every week. And for what? Some number to flaunt to strangers to prove superiority? If we’re not careful, this can end like a creepy Black Mirror episode. When it comes down to it, being fake does nothing for bloggers in the long haul. 2018 marketing trends will push for more diverse, content creators to make videos, podcasts, and to be more genuine with their followers. Those girls with the perfect feeds who have the personality of a potato will hardly last.

If you’re trying to be the boss babe that I know you can be, it shouldn’t matter how other people are approaching their business. Stay. In. Yo. Lane. Use that time and energy to work on creating something that can really benefit your followers and put back something useful in this world. For me, that means sharing stories just like this one. Unapologetically opening up about my insecurities and how even though I’m stronger now, I still struggle with them. I’m guilty of a few controversial blogger growth tactics like loop giveaways, the follow/unfollow method, and comment pods. It kind of makes me sick to even know I tested them out. Maybe instead of worrying about the quantities of followers, we should’ve been focusing on the quality of our content.

Here are 3 Ways to avoid Comparison on Social Media:

1. Unfollowing Toxic People: That can mean anyone who makes me feel these moments of inadequacy or those who are just there to waste your time and not support you. When I first started blogging, I actually avoided following repost accounts and RewardStyle because I never saw women who looked like me. Fill your feed with inspiration and not the false, aspirational narratives of others.

2. Having Honest Conversations with Yourself: If I want to have x amount of followers is it because I want to reach more people for Christ as a brand or because another blogger just hit that same goal. If it’s the latter, I need to find ways to do it for ME. Understanding the reasoning behind our decisions as bloggers are so important.

3. Community Over Competition. Always:  I found a quote on Instagram recently that says, “Don’t compare yourself to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon; they shine in their own time.” It’s ok to support other women and still be hustling for your own dream. Empowered women, empower women. Right, ladies?

It’s easy to fall into the social media comparison game and envy other people’s highlight reels. We’re all works in progress and that’s ok! I can already tell 2018 is a year for mental and spiritual growth for me. If you struggle with comparison, let me know how you hope to fix it this year below!

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