Friday: Bought these faux leather shorts back in the Winter. I didn’t get a chance to wear them with tights so I planned to wear them barelegged once the weather cooperated. Well, this was the perfect weather day. Not too hot and not too cold. This is not the type of material that you want to wear once the temperatures/humidity begins to rise too much. So I thought this was the perfect temp to take them out for spin. I wanted to keep the look casual, since “leather” can sometimes come off as dressed up or tough. The denim top is just that essential piece that goes with everything and makes an outfit more laid back. The heels are a fun, tribal print that brings a little color into the story. Thanks for reading! God Bless!
Shirt: GAP (old)
Shorts: Bisou Bisou (JCP)
Shoes: Plenty by Tracey Reese (DSW)
Sunday: I love a suit for a woman! Especially when worn in a chic, not corporate way. This one happens to be more on the fitted side which definitely makes it super feminine. Even though the cut is feminine, I decided that I wanted to add a masculine touch with the bow tie (thanks Javar for letting me borrow it!). Also, these killer spike adorned heels gives the look a edgy, feminine vibe. Looking at these pics now, I kinda got a Janelle Monae thing going on except I’m in heels. I guess it’s the pompadour! Side Note: I loved these shoes when I saw them but now that I have worn them, not so much. Reason being is that all my heel wearing sistas know how the steepness of a high heel can sometimes cause our feet to slide forward. Well this pair definitely does that. To the point that I made a conscious decision not to moisture my feet to much as to minimize said slippage, but it happeded anyway. So bad, that Javar laughed at me because my toes were practically touching the ground as I walked (not cute!). So, maybe next time I will use one of those anti-slip pads and see how that works. Anyways, hope you all had a great weekend and a happy mother’s day. God Bless!
Blazer and Pants: Simply Vera by Vera Wang (Kohl’s)
Sunday: Still trying to get some wear out my “Winter” pieces. This skirt is something I thrifted about a year or so ago. I love a full skirted midi. It’s just so classic and gives me a vintage vibe that I like. I wore it with this knit that I’ve had for a few years. The skirt has a high waist that I wanted to show but my top options just didn’t give me the look I was going for so I had to cover it up. And of course, my favorite detail of the skirt is the pockets! I decided to keep the look a little more demure by wearing a lower height heel. I love a cap toe shoe. It just makes this simple mary jane heels a little more interesting. And they were super comfortable too (bonus!). Thanks for reading. I hope you had a great weekend! God Bless!
Sweater: GAP (very old)
Midi Skirt: Geiger (thrifted)
Shoes: Tahari (DSW)
Sunday: Ok, I think this is becoming a bad habit. Another late post. But anyways, here it is. Finally decided to wear my Chanel jacket I found at CCCS back in the Fall. After scoring it, I found out that it is actually vintage! Bonus! I had been wanting a classic Chanel jacket for quite some time but they were always out of my price range. Until that day in October, as I searched the racks at CCCS, there it was! Chanel! And at a price that I just couldn’t pass up. I had to have it! Even if it meant not purchasing anything else that day. But since I didn’t have much else anyway, it was a win-win situation. This would probably be the only time that I would come across a Chanel jacket that I could afford to buy without breaking the bank. So home it came! This jacket is definitely a collector’s item that is a great addition to my wardrobe. I’m going to try to wear it often (probably 2x yr, that’s often for me). But it will remain in my wardrobe for many years to come waiting to be passed down to my future granddaughter. As you can tell, the Chanel is the statement piece of the day so everything else basic. White tee and white jeans. No explanation required. Oh yeah, it’s my blogs 2 yr anniversary! When I started this blog as a way to journal my other passion fashion and the outfits that I wear. I wasn’t looking for any publicity or sponsors or anything else that most bloggers are doing (to each his/her own). Lord knows I have enough jobs, lol! I love fashion and being able to express myself thru clothing and accessories. I also love giving fashion/styling tips and advice to whoever may be reading this blog. I don’t track how many of you are actually reading my blog because that’s not my goal. But I do appreciate all who have been following my blog from the beginning and all of you who may be new readers. Thank you for taking an interest in what I have to say and do and what I wear. Hope you’re having a great week! God Bless!
P.S.: Just had a flashback of that song, “No parking on the dance floor!”, hence the title of this post, lol; who was the group that sang that? I’m not good at that stuff.
Chanel Jacket: Vintage (CCCS)
White Tee: Jennifer Lopez (Kohl’s)
Jeans: Ross (old)
Shoes: Jennifer Lopez (Kohl’s)
Sunday: Sorry for the late post. This is what I wore to church. It’s a vintage maxi dress I found at the estate sale I went to last year. I love the colors! Also, the fit is perfect! I didn’t have to alter it at all. I wanted to make the whole look more modern so I added the nude platform maryjane’s and the leather cropped jacket. Also, I kept my hair modern. I didn’t want to look like I stepped out of the past. Sometimes, I like a complete vintage look, the outfit, hair and accessories. But most of the time, I like to wear modern accessories with vintage pieces. This dress actually has 3/4 length sleeves and zips up the back. I was in a rush (well, not me exactly, Javar was) taking these photos so I didn’t even think to take my jacket off. Anyways, I told myself that I will start wearing more of my vintage pieces. Most of them are dresses and skirts so since the weather is getting into the bare-legged territory, let’s see how I do. Hope your week is going well. Thanks for reading! God Bless!
Jacket: Ali & Kris (old)
Shoes: Aldo (old)
Sunday: Another black and white ensemble. So I decided to stop by Kohl’s after seeing their new commercials promoting one of their new designers, Derek Lam. I am a fan of his work, owning probably only 1 piece or two, due to his price point. Although I usually can find these high end designers’ pieces for much much less than retail, I haven’t been so lucky with his. So when I saw Kohl’s was featuring pieces from him, I just had to go check them out. There were a few pieces that I wanted but since they were only 30% off, I restrained myself to just this jumpsuit. The pieces are priced well for this designer name but still a bit too high for Kohl’s. Don’t get me wrong, the quality and style are very good, but sometimes if it doesn’t feel special enough I’m not willing to pay for it. But, I am loving this jumpsuit! It’s exactly the fit I love, loose and slouchy. The weight of the material is perfect for this time of the year. And of course, I love that it is so long in length! So long that I had to pull out these platforms that I purchased two years and haven’t worn them since. As far as the top, I knew immediately that I wanted to wear it with the jumpsuit. I’ve had it in my closet for a few years and hadn’t found anything to wear it with. I was drawn to it because of the bow but the cut is a little unflattering. It has an empire waist that flows away from the body and can give that maternity look. So since that would be covered by the jumpsuit but the fabulous bow would be exposed, I thought it would work out for this look. And pockets are also a bonus! Sidebar: “In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of harsh chemicals associated with dry cleaning, the Derek Lam for Design Nation collection is entirely machine washable.” Thanks for reading! Hope you had a great weekend! God Bless!
Top: Kenar (Marshall’s)-very old
Jumpsuit: Derek Lam for Design Nation (Kohl’s)
Shoes: Sabine (Piperlime.com)- old
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (old)