Flowers and Stripes

26 Jun

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Sunday: Fit and Flare dresses are flattering on any figure. The nipped in waist creates an hourglass shape even if you don’t have a waist. Well, everyone has a waist, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I love the vibrant colors and floral print of this dress. I wanted to mix things up a bit so instead of wearing a basic, solid colored shoe, I opted to go with these black and striped ones. I’ve had these shoes for about 4-5 years now and just never took the time to still them with anything until now. I know this mixing of patterns may be a little too much for some of you, but it gives the whole ensemble more interest to me. I love to have fun with fashion and take some risks so pairing these two different patterns helps me achieve what I want style wise. How do you have fun with fashion, or do you take it too seriously? God Bless!

Dress: Worthington (JCP)*Best dress selection and the best prices!

Shoes: Isabel Toledo for Payless (very old)

Muscle Tees and Polka Dots

22 Jun

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Saturday: An easy, cool Summer look. Two lightweight pieces to ward off the rising mercury. Just an ordinary muscle tee that I paired with this polka dot midi skirt. I found the skirt during a recent thrifting trip. Skirts are my top find when I go thrifting. I love a vintage skirt and they seem to be in abundance more than anything thing else at the thrift store. Most of them have a bigger size than what I usually where but “back in the day”, sizing wasn’t an issue so they weren’t afraid to label with a bigger size. I say all this to say, don’t always go by the size on the label. Look at the garment and if it looks like you can fit it, by all means try it on. This works for me the majority of the time. I can usually fit it. And plus, I don’t usually wear pieces that fit me snugly. I like to have some room and prefer a more loose fit of my garments, most of the time. Until next time, God Bless!

Tee: Old Navy (old)

Skirt: Thrifted

Sandals: ?? (BCF)-can’t remember brand right now

Summer Staple Piece

21 Jun

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Friday: Denim cutoffs are always a go-to when it comes to easy Summer dressing! Definitely a Summer staple piece. Instead of one of my usual pairs of blue denim cutoffs I went with this white pair. I paired them with a simple tank top but styled them with this printed kimono to add a bit more interest and coverage in case I get a little chilly once night falls.  And since I was going to an outdoor festival, I wore these ankle boots instead of sandals because I didn’t want grass touching my feet (don’t judge me, lol) and also wanted to protect my feet from the crowds that I may come in contact with. Plus, I just like the look of a boot, whether ankle, knee or calf height, with shorts and dreses! And of course, I’m always excited when I can wear a hat that fits over my hair! What are your Summer go-to pieces? God Bless!

Tank: H&M (old)

Cutoffs: Levis (Urban Outfitters)-old

Kimono: Rugged Wearhouse

Boots: Steve Madden (DSW)-old

Hat: Forman Mills (rare find; you never know where you might find things)

Modernly Mod

20 Jun

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Sunday: Another lighting issue, sorry. I had been watching this sheath dress for some time so when it got marked down, I had to snatch it up. A sheath dress is always so classic. It looks good on any size and shape. I loved the bold colors and floral details of this one. The shoes keeps it fresh and modern but with a hint of a mod touch. Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Dress: Worthington (JCP)*always has great dresses!

Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman (BCF)

Zigging and Zagging

20 Jun

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A few photos that I didn’t have a chance to post due to a very hectic and busy schedule. Please forgive the poor quality, I don’t know what happened with the lightening (and the weird lip thing that I didn’t realize I was doing, lol). This strapless jumpsuit was worn to a graduation a few weeks ago. It was a bit difficult to decide on a shoe to wear to compliment the length. It was too long for flats but not quite long enough for the heels that I chose (now I see after looking at these pics). The thing was, the heel height was fine until I pulled the top up to a presentable location that I was comfortable with. Anyway, jumpsuits are always on trend. From casual, daily wear to being more dressed up for an occasion or a night out. It’s all in how you style it! Try a jumpsuit! They look great on everyone if the fit is right! God Bless!

Jumpsuit: Rugged Wearhouse

Shoes: Michael Kors (very old)

Vibrantly and Boldly Printed

7 Jun

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Sunday: As soon as I came across this skirt, I knew I couldn’t leave it on the rack. I loved the vibrant print and colors. But then when I touched it, the material was just so heavy, sturdy and a luxurious knit! I could instantly tell that it was well made. Upon closer observation, the tag revealed that it was DVF (Diane von Furstenberg), you know, the queen of the wrap dress! Not only does she do a mean wrap dress, but she also makes other great pieces. I probably wouldn’t have purchased it if it hadn’t been marked down. Or maybe I would have. It’s just one of those pieces that is a good statement piece and you probably wouldn’t see it again anywhere else. Plus, DVF pieces are collectibles (to me). I also like that it is a pull-on, without any fasteners, so you can wear it at the knee like I did for church or you can hike it up higher and make it a mini skirt styled with some cute flat sandals for a casual day look. It’s all about pieces being versatile. Styling can take one piece and create several different looks. Do you style your pieces different ways or do you wear the piece styled the same every time you wear it? Mix things up sometimes and see how you like it. God Bless!

Top: Worthington (JCP)-old

Skirt: DVF

Shoes: ??? (I don’t remember at this time)(Rugged Warehouse)

Transported to the 1970s

1 Jun

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Saturday: I wore this to go celebrate my big sissy’s b-day. Even though I am a lover of all things vintage, especially clothing, I hadn’t really done any vintage shopping lately. One reason is because I just don’t have the storage room and the other is, well, no good reason. I had some free time recently and decided to make a trip to a local consignment shop to do some looking around (mainly at their vintage collection). I came across several pieces that I wanted but the prices have drastically increased since the last time I was there, ugh! I just couldn’t justify spending so much for pieces that I will probably not even wear any time soon, being as though most of what I was drawn to needed that special occasion/outing to wear. This dress was one of those pieces but it was perfect for everyday wear and the price was right! And then when I tried it on and realized that it had pockets, bingo! Not only was it a terrycloth maxi dress, but one with pockets, nonetheless! It so transported me into the 70s! And styling it with my African print headwrap just took it to another level, in my opinion. You will probably be seeing a lot more of me in headwraps for the Summer so be prepared, lol! Well, thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Dress: Vintage (Rags to Riches)

Sandals: Apple Bottom (very old)

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