Archive | December, 2014

Spikes, Studs and Plaid

27 Dec

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Saturday: Loving these unseasonably warm days that God throws us every now and then in the Winter! So of course, I had to take advantage of it style wise! Usually I’m not one of the ones you’ll see going with exposed body parts during the Winter but today was an exception. Since it was a little bit warm for the second day in a row, I said why not? So I give you, an exposed back, thigh and feet. Plaid shirts are a trend right now, but to me they are a piece that never really goes out of style. I own several both very old and a couple new ones. This one is a recent purchase. I was drawn to it because of the extra little details. The open back is pretty obvious but it’s hard to see the metal stud details on the shoulders and the collar. Kept the look casual with the distressed denim but glam’d it up with the ankle strap heels with spikes on the toe and heel. O, and course you see I had a photo bomber present. Meet Blue Ivy. Yes, she is named after Beyonce and Jay’s baby girl! No, she’s not mine (my family wishes she was!). We’re just dog sitting for the weekend! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! God Bless!

Plaid Shirt: Rugged Warehouse

Jeans: MNG by Mango (JCP)-old

Heels: Guess

Feliz Navidad

27 Dec

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Christmas Day: A little bit of mix media going on with this outfit. Denim shirt, wool pinstripe trousers, and animal print. I love a pant that has an interesting detail. Don’t get me wrong, I love a basic trouser but the fold-over detail of these make them more interesting. I actually thrifted these some time ago (I don’t remember exactly when), but they were “found” in the bag of items where I also rediscovered the cape and a few others pieces that I had forgotten about. I styled them with this goes with everything denim shirt to make the look more relaxed. If I hadn’t mentioned it before, get yourself a denim button down, they go with everything!!! And you know I couldn’t just wear a plain shoe. The animal print just pops against the basic brown of the trousers and adds contrast to the whole look. I did let the hem out to wear higher heels and didn’t want to take the time have enough time to hem them to the height of these heels (I would prefer a little more shoe to show) so they are a bit too long. But I’ll do it for the next time I wear them. Anyway, enjoyed Christmas with the family, as usual. I love having such a close-knit family! How was your Christmas? Hope you had a great one! God Bless!

Denim Shirt: JCP Men’s Department

Trousers: Thrifted

Booties: ??? (old)

Furry Feet

21 Dec

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Sunday: Have I ever mentioned how much I love a turban! They used to be attributed to old lady wear but over the last few years they have become a chic accessory. Well, I and a few others think they are chic. Many of you may still consider them an older lady piece of head wear. But anyway, I adore a turban! Or just about any type of head wear for that matter. So when I came across this patterned black and white number, I had to purchase it! All of my other turbans are solid colors so I was really excited to find this one along with a few other patterned ones that will one day appear here on the blog. Since I wanted to wear this one today I decided to build my outfit around it. Meaning that all solid black and white would be the look of the day. I’m not going to explain much else about this look except for the fur heels. Yes, the fur is actually attached to the shoe! I have a set of fur “ankle warmers” that I had bought many years ago but never felt inspired to wear them. So when I came across these I thought why not give them a go. I would have much rather worn them with bare legs but that was not an option for this skirt due to the high slit (not for church). Maybe the next time with bare legs so that there is better contrast between my skin the fur. Oh, and after the photos I ditched the necklace because I thought it was too much. Yes, I said too much! Not often coming from me but I like the look without it after seeing it in the pics. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! God Bless!

Sweater: Mens’ Thrifted

Pencil Skirt: BCF

Shoes: Dollhouse

Turban: local hair supply store

It’s Better to Give Then to Receive

21 Dec

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Saturday: A casual, laid back outfit I wore to volunteer at the Angel Tree Christmas Party at church. What a great event! When you give to others and give of your time to benefit/bless others, the feeling you get is beyond compare to any monetary or material thing. That’s why volunteering to me all year round is very important. Anyway, nothing really to say much about the look. Distressed denim is always a good look. You can dress it down with casual pieces such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters or plaid button downs with a casual boot, booties or sneakers. Or you can dress them up with a silk blouse, dressy sweater, silk button down with a heel of any type (pumps, booties, sandals). You could also mix the look up with dressy and casual pieces, such as a sweatshirt and heels. So don’t be afraid to step out of your box and mix things up a little! God Bless!

Teddy Coat: Boscov’s

Crewneck Tee: GAP (very old)

Plaid Shirt: Rugged Warehouse

Jeans: RL Denim and Supply

Booties: ?? (old)

Hat: Rainbow


14 Dec

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Friday: I wasn’t going to post these pics but decided to anyway. I initially thought they were too dark and with all the black on the lower half, everything just blended in. But after looking at them again, I guess they’re bright enough to see each piece as a separate instead of one black continuous piece. Anyway, I wore this to my Christmas outing for my job. I initially planned on wearing a dress with these OTK (over the knee) boots but wanted to go a bit more casual instead. The leather shorts could come off a touch revealing. Not in the sense of too much skin showing/sexiness, but more in the sense of wearing your legs out in the dead of Winter. So by adding this heavy knit turtleneck, the opaque tights and the OTK boots, the combination works in the cooler months. I love this pair of OTK boots because they are more casual with the lower heel. Most others that you’ll find have a stiletto heel and are more dressy. I’m going to wear this with a pair of skinny jeans next time and maybe even a pencil skirt or more conservative dress. Well, that’s all for now.  God Bless!

Blazer: BDG (Urban Outfitters)-old

Turtleneck Sweater: Abercrombie&Fitch (very very old)

Leather-like Shorts: Bisou Bisou (JCP)-old

OTK Boots: Ivanka Trump (Bloomingdale’s)

Sheer Madness

14 Dec

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Sunday: My midi skirt obsession continues! I was drawn to this one because of its uniqueness. It kinda gives off a lace look but instead is patterned sheer. Since it is rather feminine, I wanted to toughen it up and make it more casual by layering a polka dot button down under this oversized men’s sweater. And these zip front blocked heel booties add a little toughness too. Maybe the next time I wear the skirt I’ll pretty it up with a blouse and some pointy toe heels or an open toe sandal (in the warmer months, of course!). Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Sweater: St. John’s Bay (Mens’ Department JCP)

Button Down Shirt: Liz Claiborne (very old)

Skirt: BCF

Booties: Celine (Century 21)