Archive | November, 2014

Quirky Librarian

30 Nov

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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)

Skirt: Vintage

Shoes: Michael Kors (very old)

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Famous For What

29 Nov

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Last Sunday: This post is almost a week late but wanted to get it up before tomorrow’s post goes up. Got so busy last week with the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday that time just passed me by! Anyway, I loved this busy printed top when I first saw it. When I saw the the designer I should have guessed that it was one of the their pieces. Clover Canyon does some great prints that are so graphic and eye-catching. I jumped at the chance to own one of their pieces especially since the price was right. I styled it with this pleated faux leather trousers. I have been looking for a looser fitting “leather” pant and these are perfect. I went up a size to give them the slouchier fit that I like. And a classic black, pointy-toe pump doesn’t compete with the rest of the ensemble. Until next time, God Bless!

Blazer: Elizabeth & James

Top: Clover Canyon (similar)

Trousers: Worthington (JCP)(similar)

Heels: Worthington (JCP)-old

Head Gear

16 Nov

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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

Skirt: Boscov’s

Boots: Nine West

Star Power

9 Nov

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Sunday: I always loved a midi skirt. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “midi skirt” it’s a skirt that ends anywhere from just below the knee to a few inches above the ankle. Sometimes this length is also referred to as “tea length”. It’s a style that’s in between the mini skirt (above the knee/mid thigh) and the maxi skirt (almost floor sweeping). Midi skirts can come in the full style, as I am wearing, but also can be a pencil skirt, a “wiggle skirt” or straight style. This length is ideal for chilly days when you’re still delaying the need to wear tights (guilty!) but it comes down over your legs far enough so that you are still pretty comfortably warm. It’s also perfect for early Spring when the temps aren’t quite so warm yet. I chose to style it with this thin knit to make it more casual but also keep a slight retro feel by wearing these pointy toe pumps. If you’re ready for tights or not, knee high boots also work well with this style. Or maybe an ankle boot. Just have fun and style it the way you see best. Hope you had a great weekend! God Bless!

Jacket: Express (very old)

Sweater: i jeans by Buffalo (JCP)

Faux Leather Skirt: Boscov’s

Ankle Socks: Jessica Simpson

Pumps: Worthington (JCP)

Bold

2 Nov

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Sunday: I know it’s now November but I am still getting some wear out of my lighter weight clothing. I did initially have a turtleneck under this top but didn’t like how it looked. I figured the heat would be on in church so my arms wouldn’t get cold. Actually, the colder weather months are the best time to wear short sleeves in church because the heat will be on and not the air conditioner like in the Summer. Anyway, I liked the casualness of the top and how they used the jeweled neckline to dress it up a bit. You know how I like the juxtaposition of something more casual with something more dressy. The pants I picked up during Summer vacay at the beach. Nothing like a bold print! Side note: Michelle and I and her sister did our annual charity shopping event on Friday. We got some great pieces and the proceeds went to four different charities. Shopping for a cause! You’ll see them as I wear them in upcoming blog posts. Hope you had a great weekend! God Bless!

Top: Worthington (JCP)

Trousers: J. Crew (Outlet in O.C.)

Shoes: Marni (Yoox.com)-old