Minimalist

22 Mar

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Sunday: Another pair of culottes (different styles worn here, here, here). These I picked about 1 yr ago. Trying to get a wear out of them before the warmer weather gets here. They are a lined tweed so they’re are quite warm but not too hot. Tweed/wool can be a bit difficult to wear because if it isn’t lined then it is really itchy. This outfit is minimalistic for me. No eye-catching details just your basic turtleneck which I chose to wear without any neck accessory. Instead I opted for my large circle framed glasses to add some quirkiness. The boots add a little pop. Not of color but the white contrasts nicely against the all black. These boots are really, really old. I don’t remember when or where I purchased them but apparently I have never worn them by the looks of the untouched soles/heels. I don’t know what year they were bought be they remind me of some styles that are worn by today’s current streetstyle stars. A sneaker/boot hybrid that is a bit odd/strange looking, but that’s what I like about them. You know me, if it’s strange-looking, quirky and/or weird, it’s for me! Hope you had a great 1st day of Spring weekend! Maybe it will soon feel like Spring and we can start to lighten up (literally) on the clothing and shoes! God Bless!

Culottes: BDG (Urban Outfitters)

Blazer: BDG (Urban Outfitters)-old

Boots: ???

Seasonal Mixology

15 Mar

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Sunday: Today I’m doing a bit of season mixing. This is the time of the year where it gets a little confusing on what to wear cause our weather on the East Coast is a bit if-y. It’s almost Spring so it gets slightly warmer in the afternoon than it is in the morning. So how do you know what to wear so that you are comfortable in either case? Well, that’s when I decide to mix things up. And also because I want to get the last wear out of my Winter clothing. So today I went with “Winter” on top and “Spring/Summer” on the bottom. Even though technically I would wear the bottoms in the colder months too, maybe with tights underneath for extra warmth. Next time I might wear these with a lighter weight top and open toe sandals. Trend Alert: Culottes are on trend for this season. You can find them in alot of stores in several colors, fabrics and lengths. They look good on all body types so don’t be afraid to try them out! God Bless!

Sweater: MNG by Mango (JCP)

Culottes: Worthington (JCP)

Boots: Dollhouse

Hat: F21

L.A.M.B and Lips

8 Mar

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Sunday: I know I’ve said it before, I love a dropcrotch pant! These are especially cool because of the cross-over detail. I just noticed, but the blouse also has that cross-over detail. I’m not one to bare a lot of cleavage so I really like that they added a small snap closure at the cleavage area. It still was a little too revealing (for my taste), for church so I wore a cami underneath. Also, the fact that it is completely sheer also helped in that decision to wear something underneath. I love the lip print, so quirky and fun. Wearing my braids in this top knot gave me flashbacks of the late 80’s/early 90’s so I went with that feeling a added the big, “dookie” “name” (QUEEN) earrings. Yes, because I see myself as a queen and all women for that matter. Until we meet again, take care and God Bless!

Blouse: Bisou Bisou (JCP)

Pants: L.A.M.B (Green Street Consignment-brand new with tags)

Shoes: Forever 21 (I think, can’t remember right now)-old

Dances With Wolves

1 Mar

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Apologies for not doing a second post the last time I said I would. Thoses photos turned out too blurry and not worthy of posting. Anyway,  here are a few shots taken a while ago. The sweatshirt is a hand-me-down from Javar. He’s gaining some weight/muscle and can no longer fit some things so I snatch up the pieces I want. This teddy coat is the short version of the black one and cream one worn in other posts. Actually, I don’t know now if the cream one was worn in a post but anyway. And of course, a leopard print bootie is a neutral to me. Hope you had a great weekend. God bless!

Jacket: Boscov’s
Sweatshirt: UO (Men’s Department)
Jeans:Old Navy
Booties: DSW (old)

Baby Blues

17 Feb

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Last Saturday: Sorry for my absence this past week, technical difficulties with my laptop (thanks to Javar getting bugs on it from uploading music apps) and then someone else (not mentioning any names) being stingy with their old laptop, anyway, I digress. So since I didn’t post last week, I got 2 post for you this week. This easy, comfy outfit I wore when we went to The Philadelphia Car Show (I took some awesome pics, especially the antique cars which are my favorites). I knew would we be doing a lot of walking and possible walking thru the city to grab something to eat, so I opted for sneakers. I remembered these sneaks I bought probably 8 or so years ago when I was in nursing school but I’ve probably only worn them maybe 2-3 times. The coat I picked up from the Clearance rack while doing birthday shopping for my co-worker last month. Pastel coats are a trend and look refreshing worn during the Winter when so many dark colors are usually worn. That’s all for now, got another post to do. God Bless!

Coat: Old Navy

Sweatshirt: Aiko (Marshalls)

Boyfriend Jeans: Denim & Supply by RL (Marshalls)

Sneakers: Adidas (very old)

Stripes and Tartan

4 Feb

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Sunday: A little pattern mixing is always a fun styling option. When and if you decide to try mixing patterns, the key is to keep in the same color families. The colors in both patterns should compliment eachother. I guess this isn’t the right oufit to try to explain that being as though my pattern mixing only consists of two colors. You can search Google for a few examples to show you how this trend looks in color. It might feel a little weird, at first, but give it a try. You’ll know if the combination works or not. Go with your gut on this trend. Others may not understand your look but if you’re comfortable and happy with the way it turns out, who cares what others think! Oh yeah, almost forgot about the cape. I rediscovered it while browsing thru my coat closet. Turns out a already had a couple of capes/cape coats that I totally forgot about. See, it does pay to shop your closet intead of shopping the stores (sometimes). Old hidden treasures are like new again! God Bless!

Turtleneck: F21 (super old)

Sweater: F21 (last season)

Pants: Old Navy

Booties: Tory Burch

Cape: ??(very old)

*Just realized this outfit has a theme, Irish Chic! The tartan pants and the kiltie boots.

 

 

Western Chic

4 Feb

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Saturday: All denim is still a no-brainer outfit that works. There’s no real thought provoking styling that needs to be done when you wear a denim shirt with denim bottoms. The key is not to try to make the denims match. Contrasting the denim works better and looks better. It’s just an effortlessly stylish look. I decided to throw on this long cardi sweater to punch it up a little and add some color. It also served as another warm layer to combat the cold temps. I styled the belt with this look because I thought it went with the rest of the ensemble, giving me a cool, Western vibe. Ok, that’s it for now. Got one more post to do. God Bless!

Sweater: Boscov’s

Denim Shirt: Hand-me-down from Javar

Jeans: H&M (old)

Boots: Tory Burch (old)

Belt: ?? (very old)

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