Archive | January, 2013

Emerald City

27 Jan

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Sunday: Finally decided to try the dress over pants trend that has come and gone a few times. This dress attracted me because of its color. I am definitely green girl, any shade of green. This color green, emerald, happens to be Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. So since I really liked the dress, pockets and all, it is a tad too short, so I decided to wear it with pants. I wore the distressed jeans to make the ensemble more casual and laid back. And the low heeled booties just finishes the dressed down look. As for the jewelry, I usually don’t wear the matching sets together but I wanted to wear a statement necklace and a more toned down earring and these were the first ones I grabbed. What the heck, why not be matchy matchy sometimes if works. Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for reading. God Bless!

Dress: CO (an exclusive collection by designer Janine Sudduth for UO)

Turtleneck: Old Navy

Jeans: JCP

Booties: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old)

Teddy

26 Jan

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Friday: If you can see it, it had actually started snowing as we were taking these photos. So if you see a little blur or artifact, that’s what it is, snow flakes. Wanted to go do some errands before things got too bad. I know they were only calling for less than 2 inches, but snow is not my thing. Don’t like anything about but was grateful it was on my day off going into the weekend. Anyway, the sweater I thrifted over a year or so ago. I know the teddy bears areĀ  a bit crazy quirky looking but something about it I was attracted to. I love that it is oversize and comfy and very soft. Because of the neutral colors, I decided to wear a pop of color with these red booties. I like the color red but for some reason I hardly ever purchase red footwear. I had been looking for a red, low-heeled bootie and jumped right on these when I saw them in F21. They were only 1 of 2 pairs left and these just happened to be my size. They were definitely meant to go home with me! Well, enjoying what’s left of my lazy weekend indoors (my favorite). Hope you’re enjoying your weekend and staying warm. Our East Coast temps are supposed to climb above these teens/20s this coming week, woo hoo! God Bless!

Sweater: Thrifted

Jeans: Slouchy Levis (very old)

Booties: F21

Grid Locked-Part 2

20 Jan

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Saturday: Disclosure: The wind today was ridiculous. As you might have noticed by my skirt doing its own thing and also my bang getting whipped. But I’m not gonna complain too much. Our weather this Winter has not been bad which has afforded me optimal conditions to take outfit pics. So today is part 2 of the grid sweaters that I picked up from F21. They actually remind me of the version that Kenzo has out. Of course, at a higher price point. But even though the ones that I bought are from F21, I think they are a very good quality. F21 does carry some pieces that have been made of higher quality fabric even though they are known as a trendy store that carries lower priced items that are inspired by the higher end designers/labels. So in addition to today’s sweater and the royal/black one I wore yesterday, I also bought the red/white one. You know how I am, when I find something I like, I tend to buy multiples. Anyways, when I found these sweaters I instantly new that I wanted to style this one, the “black/cream” one with this black/cream skirt I picked up from this past CCCS that Michelle and I went to back in October. Only thing is that once I was out in the sun I noticed that my “black/cream” sweater was actually navy/cream. Well, I didn’t fret one bit. I actually liked it more since I am fond of navy and black together in an outfit. I would have just probably worn a navy turtleneck instead of black. Have you ever had a mix up with black and navy? I’ve heard stories of people who have actually went to work with one black shoe and one navy shoe because it was dark when they got dressed and the shoes were identical, lol. See what can happen when you buy multiples, lol. Are you off tomorrow for MLK day? I am. If not, too bad for you, if so enjoy. I’ll be checking out what Michelle Obama and her new bangs are wearing for the Inauguration. God Bless!

Sweater: F21

Skirt: Worth (Thrifted)

Shoes: F21

Earrings: JCP

Grid Locked

20 Jan

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Saturday: Wearing one of the pieces I picked up yesterday. I paired this grid print sweater (which is actually a good weight/quality piece) with these slouchy skinnies. I love the slouch (of course) and also I like how this jeans have that ombre effect of black fading down into gray. The booties I purchased a couple of years ago, don’t remember exactly when but they been sitting there waiting for the day to be worn. So today was that day. Accessory wise, I usually don’t go for statement (big/bold) earrings and a statement (big/bold) necklace, at the same time but I decided to break that rule today. Sometimes you just have to be a rebel and break some rules! Enough chatter, let me go to bed so I don’t be yawning in church tomorrow. God Bless!

Sweater: F21

Jeans: Levis Low Twist Skinny (Marshall’s)

Booties: Promiscus (BCF)-old

Tangerine and Leopard

20 Jan

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Friday: I wore this to go shopping for my co-workers birthday. For the most part, I am the designated shopper for everyone’s b-day in the office. I was awarded this honor because they all know that I love to shop, for clothes (hence my personal shopper side gig). And I do! Only problem is that on this trip I not only shopped for the co-worker, I also picked up a few things for myself. Don’t judge (lol). Anyways, I wanted to wear some comfy footwear and this low heeled booties fit the bill. Also, even though it is cold outside, when shopping, I don’t want to overheat so I keep everything lightweight and easy to eliminate any extra layers when it gets too hot. Ok, I know some of you are probably saying “it’s not that serious”. But for me, when I shop, it’s a big ordeal. I literally have arm loads of pieces because I pick up everything I think I may want to purchase and then start to purge after I have done a complete sweep of the entire store (sometimes twice). So I need to be comfortable in all ways. Anybody else a “shopper” likeĀ  me? I don’t know many, that’s why I usually shop by myself or with Michelle because we shop the same way. We can spend 2 hours in one store, including shopping and trying on things. Hope you have a great weekend! God Bless!

Faux Blazer/Jacket: Xhilaration! (Target)

Button Up Shirt: Old Navy

Jeans: Erin Wasson x RVCA (Marshall’s)

Leopard Bootie: Rampage (Marshall’s)

Pencils and Sticks

13 Jan

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Sunday: When I saw this pencil skirt in the store it reminded of the Dolce & Gabbana dress. Even though I love an allover floral print, I love the way this one is strategically placed down the sides elongating my legs. The nude heels elongates my legs even more. Who doesn’t want their legs to look longer? When a woman wears nude colored shoes it makes the legs look as if they go on for days (even with the ankle strap which can sometimes cut the legs off). Well, the real reason why I wore nude instead of black is because I didn’t want to wear the expected. But the leg thing is the bonus! Anyways, the skirt is high waist but I chose to wear this high low sweatshirt which doesn’t show off the waist. Maybe next time I’ll wear a more fitted top to show off the waist more. Hope you had a great weekend! Mine went too fast. But anyway. God Bless!

Black Shirt: ?

Sweatshirt: Joyce Leslie

Skirt: Worthington (JCP)

Shoes: Aldo (old)

Necklace: ? (BCF)

The Glamorous Life

13 Jan

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Saturday: Just jeans and a sweatshirt but wanted to girlie this ensemble up a little with the maryjane-style platform heels. Was going out for a bowling outing with the church and Javar was wondering why I was wearing heels to go bowling. To which I answered, “I’m not gonna bowl in the heels (obviously). I do have to wear the bowling shoes.” Needless to say, after these pics I changed to my sneakers. Not just any old sneakers, mind you, my wedge sneakers of course! I don’t know why I let him influence me, but maybe deep down inside I really wanted to wear those sneakers anyway. God Bless!

Sweatshirt: Boscov’s

Boyfriend Jeans: A.N.A. (JCP)-old

Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger (outlet)

Shoes: MRKT (DSW)