Monday, September 15, 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013
So, this is what I wore this past weekend for my nephew's dedication service. I went through around five or six looks before deciding on this one. Well, actually this was the only one that appeared even half way decent and that I felt comfortable in. I've realized if I don't feel comfortable in an ensemble I won't dare step out of the house in it. No matter how crazy it may be, if I feel comfortable in it and it's becoming, I would much rather wear the flamboyant crazed maniac look than something that looks "Normal" but I hate.
Oh wait that pretty much sums up my style.
Bought the blouse thrifted about a month ago but I may have to retire it, since it's polyester and makes me feel like a sweaty girl. The thing is stupid cute though!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday. I surely did since I did absolutely NOTHING. Well, unless you count watching tv, painting my nails, or eating nonstop SOMETHING. The family celebrated Christmas on Sunday with a Sunday Brunch, it was great food, family, and fun.
So Yeah, hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and received everything you wanted material, emotional, and spiritual! Enjoy the pics......
Blouse & skirt: thrifted
Shoes: jessica simpson
Cuff Watch: anne klein
Monday, December 16, 2013
2impromptu adjective : not prepared ahead of time : made or done without preparation
Here I am! I've been going through a roller coaster of emotions lately which I know are necessary for me to move to the next level in my journey, but that fact does not ease the adverse effects I've been experiencing. Everything I've experienced, good and bad, has brought me to this point in my life. This brings me to the word "impromptu", which came up this weekend after an Afternoon tea I attended, and it's been stuck in my head ever since. "Not prepared ahead of time"..."Made or done without preparation", you would think Improvisation would not be a characteristic anyone would aspire to attain besides maybe an actor or performer but I'm not "Anyone".
You see some things I experienced made me afraid to not be in total control of every situation in my life. A life with "total control" is one boring and scary life. No fun only fear. That's where I was for quite some time. This is why "I" aspire for a life of improvisation. This doesn't mean I make no plans or goals, it just means I'd like to get to the point where I get out of my head and into my heart. This is a struggle but I think I'm almost there. I'm on the cusp, the last leg, the final inning of my race to total freedom.
Now to the fun part!
Above is what I wore to a tea this past weekend hosted by one of my dear friends Teknicolure (click the link & check out her blog). I had too much fun,
a given, as I always do whenever us girls get together. I hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend.
what I wore:
Thrifted dress & belt
Thrifted clutch bag
Carlos Santana mohair leopard pumps
Anne Klein cuff watch
Old thrifted bracelets & earrings
"Baby" borrowed (nephew)
"Baby" borrowed (nephew)
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I'm not sure what it is about "Classic" american women's wear brands that ruffles my feathers, maybe the fact that anything vintage I gravitate towards or the fact that I've always felt I have an old soul. Whatever the reason these brands excite me. I love an old Liz Claiborne purse (and have a couple in my collection), or an Anne Klein oversized blazer, or even a pair of 90's Calvin Klein pumps, whatever the vintage American classic, it's usually a "Love" in my eyes!
Something about the wear of the leather or the tattered edges of the label makes me feel like our overly technologically advanced universe is overrated and what it comes down to is the simplicity in life. The craftsmanship of the simple things is what brings balance to an otherwise fast-paced existence.
Bag: Liz Claiborne...Thrifted
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
a : a person given to often expedient or facile change in ideas or character
b : one that is subject to quick or frequent change especially in appearance
Not sure why the word "Chameleon" came to me last night but I found this definition interesting nonetheless.
Enjoy the photos! Oh and Happy New Year to you all.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Attended a wedding this evening and I needed to dress up a bit but I didn't feel like wearing a dress or skirt so I pulled out these pants that I picked up from a local thrift shop about a year ago. I remember the day I purchased them, since it is so rare to find a size 2 especially in pants and that are long enough for me, I was super excited but more so excited about the price (can you believe they were $1 or $2 bucks). Anyhoo, A few pics to start off your Sunday morning.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Lately I've noticed I've been wearing the same thing over and over. You would think it was a rut I am experiencing but I believe it's just the opposite. I've noticed the older I get the less I want to do regarding my wardrobe, or if something WORKS why change it. It's funny that one of my short-term goals is to simplify my life and I think my current Spring uniform is one of those simplifications (
Is this a word).
From the photo above, I'm sure you may notice my "Black & Whites" from a previous post. I really haven't been wearing these as much as another pair of oxfords I have but they were prettier for the sake of the picture. But, the oxford style shoe in general is pretty comfortable and still super cute for a casual look, therefore they have been a current staple in my wardrobe. I've also been loving a few V-neck tees I picked up at Old Navy (four bucks each). They're like the perfect fit (I'm very particular about the fit of my tees) and they have a vintage cotton type look to them, like something straight out of the 70's. The pink one above I haven't even worn yet but the gray one I have I've already worn twice this week and it's only Tuesday.
I currently have a
mild fragrance obsession, for lack of a better word, that has been in existence for a few months now. I have found the most interesting online site where I can explore along with other scent weirdos
my current love of scents. I noticed I was spending a lot of time on the site the past few weeks so I laid off a bit this week and am trying to fill my time with other productive tasks such as blogging
ok you got me I'll go log on after I'm done writing this blog and organizing just to name a few :) My point is the scent above is one I've been loving Stella by Stella McCartney Eau de Parfum. It's the closest thing I've gotten to perfection regarding the way I want to smell at the moment. It was gifted to me this past Christmas, thanks Sharla, Love it!! Oh and the site is http://www.fragrantica.com. Check it out :))
Ok, lastly I've had the TIME to do my nails lately, and have had the DESIRE to do them, so it's been lovely to have a bit of eye candy on a daily basis. The color above is called "Beach Pink" and it's by an inexpensive brand I love and I picked it up for a buck (
you know I love my deals).
Oh oh, and I can't forget my favorite gold watch I picked up at one of the thrift shops I frequent. I love wearing this watch, it adds a mod element to any look and also adds a crisp put togetherness (
definitely not a word) to your look. The brand is Anne Klein and I snagged it for ten bucks but it ended up being free with a coupon I had.
Enough rambling on about my favs of the moment. Hope you enjoyed my Spring uniform as much as I do.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Hello loves, here is another installment of my video blog series of "Fashion for Less". Another example of not spending an arm and a leg for quality beautiful and fashionable ensembles by mixing high and low end brands to achieve a highly fashionable look Love