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
Turban: local hair supply store
Saturday: A casual, laid back outfit I wore to volunteer at the Angel Tree Christmas Party at church. What a great event! When you give to others and give of your time to benefit/bless others, the feeling you get is beyond compare to any monetary or material thing. That’s why volunteering to me all year round is very important. Anyway, nothing really to say much about the look. Distressed denim is always a good look. You can dress it down with casual pieces such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters or plaid button downs with a casual boot, booties or sneakers. Or you can dress them up with a silk blouse, dressy sweater, silk button down with a heel of any type (pumps, booties, sandals). You could also mix the look up with dressy and casual pieces, such as a sweatshirt and heels. So don’t be afraid to step out of your box and mix things up a little! God Bless!
Teddy Coat: Boscov’s
Crewneck Tee: GAP (very old)
Plaid Shirt: Rugged Warehouse
Jeans: RL Denim and Supply
Booties: ?? (old)
Friday: I wasn’t going to post these pics but decided to anyway. I initially thought they were too dark and with all the black on the lower half, everything just blended in. But after looking at them again, I guess they’re bright enough to see each piece as a separate instead of one black continuous piece. Anyway, I wore this to my Christmas outing for my job. I initially planned on wearing a dress with these OTK (over the knee) boots but wanted to go a bit more casual instead. The leather shorts could come off a touch revealing. Not in the sense of too much skin showing/sexiness, but more in the sense of wearing your legs out in the dead of Winter. So by adding this heavy knit turtleneck, the opaque tights and the OTK boots, the combination works in the cooler months. I love this pair of OTK boots because they are more casual with the lower heel. Most others that you’ll find have a stiletto heel and are more dressy. I’m going to wear this with a pair of skinny jeans next time and maybe even a pencil skirt or more conservative dress. Well, that’s all for now. God Bless!
Blazer: BDG (Urban Outfitters)-old
Turtleneck Sweater: Abercrombie&Fitch (very very old)
Leather-like Shorts: Bisou Bisou (JCP)-old
OTK Boots: Ivanka Trump (Bloomingdale’s)
Sunday: Still trying to take advantage of every “warm” day that we get by wearing exposed legs. Not too much exposure though. I “found” this vintage plaid skirt, amongst some other pieces, that I had thrifted over a few years ago. I guess I forgot about them in a bag that I was supposed to take to have dry cleaned. I was excited when I came across those things cause I forgot about them and it was like that feeling you get when you thrift something good, all over again! The best piece of them all is a camel colored cape that thrifted. I have been talking about wanting to buy a cape but just hadn’t yet. I’m so glad I didn’t because I already had one! It’ll appear on the blog soon. Anyway back to the outfit. If you’ve been following my blog you already know that I am a heels and socks type of girl. So instead of a slouchy/scrunchy sock that I normally wear, I’m doing the knee sock thing. I know this look is alarming to some. I actually caught two people giving each other “the eye” when I approached. You know the look you give your friend that speaks volumes to each other about someone, without even speaking a word. Yeah, that look! It doesn’t bother me though. I’m comfortable in my own skin and also my own personal style that I really don’t care what others think about what I wear. Not being smart or arrogant, that’s just how I feel. I am a humble person and do appreciate the compliments and when people like what I wear but I like it and that’s what’s important. That’s how everyone should feel about their personal style and fashion sense. If you like and are comfortable, I love it! Confidence is a great asset! Ok, I digress. Javar had a hard time describing my look today. He had something in mind but just couldn’t verbalize it. But I call it quirky-librarian. A classic, plaid midi skirt (probably worn by everyone’s elementary school librarian in the 70s). The knee socks I remember my mom dressing us in. My shoes are a take from the classic loafers but in a platform heeled version. And of course my quirky glasses that I love so much. I think they add a bit of quirkiness to every outfit. Well, that’s all for now. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and got some amazing deals if you did some Black Friday shopping. Don’t forget Cyber Monday and Charity Tuesday (special day dedicated to donating to the charities of your choice for the end of the year push in fund raising). God Bless!
Top: GAP (very ol)
Shoes: Michael Kors (very old)
Sunday: So I decided to dress for the Fall today (too hot in church though). Just like the midi skirt, I love a maxi skirt or dress too. Wanted to make the look casual and laid back so I paired it with this oversize knit and tall boots. Yes, the boots come to my knee but since the skirt is so long you wouldn’t know that. They’re quit old. I actually don’t remember when I bought them, exactly, but I think it was around the time that ??? (I can’t remember the name of the shoe store either), but they had some great shoes for rock bottom prices, was going out of business. Ok, it just came to me-Footprints. Are you familiar with it? There was one in Wilmington (Kirkwood Hwy) and one in Turnersville, NJ that I frequented pretty often with my mom. I did notice that they didn’t have any signs of wear on the bottom so I guess I never wore them. The chain headpiece, I picked up a couple of years ago but it is impossible to wear with natural hair. I did try it on once but it got all caught up in my hair so I decided that I would try it with straight hair. And since I only straighten my hair once a year, hence the reason why I’m just now wearing it. Ok, you probably didn’t care to hear all that, but just saying. Anywho, hope all is well in your life and you’re having some fun with your Fall fashions. God Bless!
Headpiece: BCF (old)
Sweater: Mens’ Thrifted
Boots: Nine West