Archive | December, 2013

Rainbow Brite

31 Dec

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Sunday: Back to my colorful self this Sunday! A pretty basic outfit but I love the colors in the skirt. The print reminds me of a piece of art. Not brush strokes from a paint brush, but more like a piece of wood that has been strategically painted to expose all of its grains. Anyways, wore a more casual, chunky boot to dress the skirt down a bit. Also, the baseball cap dresses the look down but also protected my hair from the downpours that were going on outside. After tonight though, you may not see me in too many hats because I am going back to my kinky/curly hair, which means not many hats will fit. Oh well, it was great while it lasted! Since tonight is New Year’s Eve, I just want to thank you all for sticking with me and this blog thru-out 2013! Enjoy your night, be safe and God Bless! Talk to you next year;)

Sweater: GAP (old)

Skirt: Worthington (JCP)

Booties: Colin Stuart (Victoria’s Secret)-very old

We Want Eazy

31 Dec

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Saturday: I finally wore these tuxedo stripe jeans that I purchased probably more than 1 year ago. I paired them with my Eazy E tee (yeah, I’m an old school rap fan!) to give the look a more cool, laid back feel. The weather was perfect so I only needed this blazer and enjoyed another random December warm weather day to wear exposed feet and ankles. Short and sweet for now. Have another post to do. God Bless!

Tee: F21

Jeans: Hudson

Blazer: F21

No More Chains

26 Dec

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Wednesday (Christmas Day): As much as I complain about having to wear all black, somehow I did just that today. Not on purpose, it just happened that way. But anyway, I loved this skirt when I first saw it! I love the flippiness (yeah, that’s my own word, not in the dictionary) and also the quilted texture. Since the skirt is a little short, I decided to balance the portions out with an over-sized sweater. Also, the casual sweater makes the look more laid back. And I just felt like wearing some flat boots since it was going to be a long day. Plus, I’m just really into lower heeled shoes/boots now. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a good high heel, but I have to be in a mood to wear them. I loved the chain detail on the back of these boots. And what really sealed the deal was the fact that they were having 50% boots that day! Anyway, had a great Christmas with my family, as usual. So Blessed to have family and I thank God for that everyday! How was your Christmas? Hope it was blessed! God Bless and thanks for stopping by!

Sweater: Buffalo (JCP)

Skirt: Worthington (JCP)

Booties: F21


26 Dec

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Monday: Wore this to go grab some lunch with my fellas. Since it was raining cats and dogs outside, I wanted to wear something “waterproof”. So nothing is easier to do than a pair of jeans and a tee. Throw on a jacket, of any kind, to make the ensemble a bit more polished. I chose this Chanel-inspired tweed jacket that I’ve had hanging for a while. This type of jacket can go several different ways but worn with jeans it becomes less “stuffy” and more cool. Tweed jackets like this are definitely a wardrobe essential and will be that classic piece that you can turn to for many years to come. And of course the footwear has to be fashionable and functional on a rainy, wet day. Who wants to ruin a great pair of shoes/boots, not me, so I opted for my faithful, all-weather boots that can withstand the elements and still come out on top. So if you ever want to purchase such a pair, Tory’s vegan leather are the way to go! God Bless!

Jacket: Express

Jeans: ??

Boots: Tory Burch (very old)

Straight Laced

22 Dec

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Sunday: How many of you are loving this taste of Spring in the Winter? Well, I am! Good bye to that old dirty snow that was still hanging around in our yards and on the sides of the roads (for now, at least). So I didn’t go too crazy trying to recapture the warmer days of yesterday in my ensemble today. Thanks to the rain, I kept it casual and relaxed with just a hint of skin. Short sleeves that is. I first laid eyes on this lace top a few months ago but decided that it will go on sale/clearance, and I would purchase it then. Well, that’s why I am wearing now, it was marked down to more than 50% the original purchase and I didn’t even stalk it! I love the pearl details around the collar. It makes the piece more interesting. I wore the white tee underneath to make the details of lace really pop. Since the top is so girly, I wore these boyfriend jeans and moto boots to toughen things up a bit. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Merry CHRISTmas! God Bless!

Lace Top: Bisou Bisou (JCP)

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

Motorcycle Boots: Heart Soul (Boscov’s)

All That Glitters

15 Dec

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Sunday: It’s another one of those all black days. The cropped pants I actually just popped the tags today. I bought them 3 years ago but forgot they were stuffed in my closet. Only when I decided to put together a few all black outfits by going thru most of wardrobe in search of black pieces did I find these. I remember when I purchased them on one of my many shopping trips in the Tristate Area. As you may or may not know, just because it is the same store, they do get different merchandise according to demographics. That’s why no matter what state I’m in, I will go to their local Marshall’s, for instance, and find pieces that they don’t carry in my local store. If you go to the more “prestigious/wealthy” neighborhoods, you can find higher end pieces. That’s how I found this high-waisted cropped pants. And of course, they were marked down very well! Anyways, I needed something to make statement for this otherwise “bland” outfit so I added the statement necklace for a pop of color. But I also thought these glittery brogues would help out too! And although the outfit is all black, the details of the jacket and the pants add a little interest too. Didn’t today turn out to be a great day after such a bummer of a day/night yesterday? Hope you enjoy this coming week! God Bless!

Jacket: BB Dakota (BCF)

Turtleneck: GAP (old)

Trousers: Helmut Lang (Loehmann’s)

Glittery Brogues: Wanted (BCF)


15 Dec

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Saturday: This neon orange was a must for such a dreary, bad weather day. We had to venture out to attend my pastor’s wife’s surprise birthday party. The weather was forecasted to be pretty messy, light snow turning to rain, possibly freezing rain. But on our end of this weather situation, we just mostly got a ton of rain. I mean hard rain! It rained almost thru the night. Thank God it wasn’t snow because we might have ended up with at least a foot or more! Anyway, since I had to go out, I decided to wear something that would be weather appropriate, but still stylish. Well, according to “somebody”, my boots weren’t “weather appropriate” (says a man who just doesn’t understand being a woman or being a stylish woman and the sacrifices we make!) because I did need a helping hand while walking outside of the venue because the sidewalk was a tad slushy/icy. But anyway, I was not gonna wear “weather appropriate” boots to only walk from the outside sidewalk to into the venue! I considered them “weather appropriate” because they can get wet without being ruined, they just don’t have a rubber bottom. So, the neon is a pop of color to liven up the basic black and white. As for the hat situation, I initially was gonna wear the cloche. But then when I saw the photos, I decided it didn’t give me the look that I wanted so I just grabbed the “goes with everything” leather cap. Which also turned out to be the better choice considering the weather. The party was fun and had a good turn out, despite the nasty weather. How was your weekend? God Bless!

Men’s Sweatshirt: Boscov’s

Trousers: Worthington (JCP)

Boots: Zara