The Highs and the Lows

25 Jan

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Sunday: A dressed down day calls for some jeans and OTK boots. The tunic is one of the pieces that I found at the CCCS shopping event back in the Fall. It was a brand new piece with the tags still attached. When I tried it on it was a definite must have piece. I love that the front is higher and the back hangs low. And the color is very vibrant, which I love! The cape is a trendy piece right now. It’s hard to find a good one that is reasonably priced. Mostly available are blanket wraps/capes. This one is a nice weight and has a lining. I actually found it while thrifting a few years back. It’s one of those items that I recovered uncovered while doing so wardrobe cleaning that had been “lost” among some other things. Hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

Turtleneck: very old

Tunic: Jil Sander (CCCS)

Jeggings: UO (old)

Boots: Ivanka Trump (Bloomingdales)

Tropical Flowers in the Winter

11 Jan

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Sunday: I finally received these OTK boots that I ordered well over a month ago. I thought I would try the gray since I already have a pair of black OTK boots. The ones I wore here are more casual though with the chunkier, heel. But these can be dressed up or down as well. I really like that these come over my knees more. And sporting them with a skirt or a dress gives you a bit more warmth during these frigid, subfreezing temps. And they also help to give a little more coverage when the asymmetry of the skirt goes a little bit high and could reveal too much thigh. Well, until next time, God Bless.

P.S.: Shopping my own closet/wardrobe this year and wearing things that still have tags, mostly and some things that I’ve only worn once or twice. Let’s see how I do!

Sweater: GAP (old)

Skirt: Worthington (JCP)

OTK Boots: aliexpress.com

MEOW

6 Jan

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Sunday: Cheetah is the new black. Well, it can be. I and some others think that cheetah print can be used as a neutral, the same way black is used. Any color goes with cheetah print. But I kept it tame, no pun intended, by styling these silky jogger pants with basic black. The spikey single sole pumps makes the look a little dressy, while the blazer makes it a bit masculine and the baseball hat throws in a touch of sporty/casual. Well, going to keep it short. Trying to watch “The Haves and the Have Nots”. Season premiere of a show that’s a must see! Are you a fan? Check it out on the OWN Network Tuesday 9pm (EST). Until next time, God Bless!

Top: Worthington (JCP)

Blazer: Elizabeth and James (old)

Silky Joggers: Buffalo by David Bitton? (JCP)

Necklace-Gift from my Mom

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014

1 Jan

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Wednesday (NYE): Even the temps were at or near freezing, I felt like dressing up a little for the NYE festivities. By festivities, I mean church service. Who says you can’t put on something sparkly to wear to your NYE church service? Surely not moi, as you can see. I had it in my mind that I wanted to wear a dress but I still put out a couple of different pant outfit looks just in case I changed my mind. That’s how I usually decide what I want to wear is by how I’m feeling when it’s time to get dressed. I could feel one way while I’m putting together an outfit but by the time it’s time to get dressed, I might feel another way. So it turned out that the dress won. I picked this dress up the early part of last year when JCP was featuring a collection put out by African designer Duro Olowu. I have other pieces from him that I wore on the blog before. Anyway, when I came across this dress something about it just drew me in. I think maybe it was that it has such a rich look to it to be so inexpensive. Also, it has a “royalty” look to it. Royalty meaning that it looks like something that you me see a member of some royal family wearing, lol. Don’t mind me, I have an active imagination sometimes. But the fabric does remind me something that African royalty might wear. Maybe that was Duro Olowu’s inspiration for this piece, I don’t know. There was also a below the knee length coat that was made from the exact same fabric as the dress, color and everything. I thought it was too much at the time and plus they didn’t have it marked down enough for me. Now I’m wishing I had purchased it. I could of worn it with something else or with this dress to do a matchy-matchy thing. As far as the styling, I wanted to down play all the sparkle, just a little bit, by wearing black opaque tights and black heels. And I did throw on a black cardi to keep my arms warm. What did you wear for your NYE festivities? Happy New Year and God Bless!

P.S: I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions but one thing on my change list is to stop posting so many pics on my single blog post and limit myself to only 4, lol. It’s just so hard to choose when there’s so many pictures that were taken.

Dress: Duro Olowu (JCP)-old

Shoes: Mix No.6 (DSW)

 

Spikes, Studs and Plaid

27 Dec

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Saturday: Loving these unseasonably warm days that God throws us every now and then in the Winter! So of course, I had to take advantage of it style wise! Usually I’m not one of the ones you’ll see going with exposed body parts during the Winter but today was an exception. Since it was a little bit warm for the second day in a row, I said why not? So I give you, an exposed back, thigh and feet. Plaid shirts are a trend right now, but to me they are a piece that never really goes out of style. I own several both very old and a couple new ones. This one is a recent purchase. I was drawn to it because of the extra little details. The open back is pretty obvious but it’s hard to see the metal stud details on the shoulders and the collar. Kept the look casual with the distressed denim but glam’d it up with the ankle strap heels with spikes on the toe and heel. O, and course you see I had a photo bomber present. Meet Blue Ivy. Yes, she is named after Beyonce and Jay’s baby girl! No, she’s not mine (my family wishes she was!). We’re just dog sitting for the weekend! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! God Bless!

Plaid Shirt: Rugged Warehouse

Jeans: MNG by Mango (JCP)-old

Heels: Guess

Feliz Navidad

27 Dec

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Christmas Day: A little bit of mix media going on with this outfit. Denim shirt, wool pinstripe trousers, and animal print. I love a pant that has an interesting detail. Don’t get me wrong, I love a basic trouser but the fold-over detail of these make them more interesting. I actually thrifted these some time ago (I don’t remember exactly when), but they were “found” in the bag of items where I also rediscovered the cape and a few others pieces that I had forgotten about. I styled them with this goes with everything denim shirt to make the look more relaxed. If I hadn’t mentioned it before, get yourself a denim button down, they go with everything!!! And you know I couldn’t just wear a plain shoe. The animal print just pops against the basic brown of the trousers and adds contrast to the whole look. I did let the hem out to wear higher heels and didn’t want to take the time have enough time to hem them to the height of these heels (I would prefer a little more shoe to show) so they are a bit too long. But I’ll do it for the next time I wear them. Anyway, enjoyed Christmas with the family, as usual. I love having such a close-knit family! How was your Christmas? Hope you had a great one! God Bless!

Denim Shirt: JCP Men’s Department

Trousers: Thrifted

Booties: ??? (old)

Furry Feet

21 Dec

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Sunday: Have I ever mentioned how much I love a turban! They used to be attributed to old lady wear but over the last few years they have become a chic accessory. Well, I and a few others think they are chic. Many of you may still consider them an older lady piece of head wear. But anyway, I adore a turban! Or just about any type of head wear for that matter. So when I came across this patterned black and white number, I had to purchase it! All of my other turbans are solid colors so I was really excited to find this one along with a few other patterned ones that will one day appear here on the blog. Since I wanted to wear this one today I decided to build my outfit around it. Meaning that all solid black and white would be the look of the day. I’m not going to explain much else about this look except for the fur heels. Yes, the fur is actually attached to the shoe! I have a set of fur “ankle warmers” that I had bought many years ago but never felt inspired to wear them. So when I came across these I thought why not give them a go. I would have much rather worn them with bare legs but that was not an option for this skirt due to the high slit (not for church). Maybe the next time with bare legs so that there is better contrast between my skin the fur. Oh, and after the photos I ditched the necklace because I thought it was too much. Yes, I said too much! Not often coming from me but I like the look without it after seeing it in the pics. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! God Bless!

Sweater: Mens’ Thrifted

Pencil Skirt: BCF

Shoes: Dollhouse

Turban: local hair supply store

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