Night and Day

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I know 99% of my outfit posts are me in work gear so on Friday I was invited a semi formal function on the Spirit of Philadelphia. This was the perfect opportunity to wear something other than work clothes! Since it was semi-formal dress I pulled out my lavender cocktail dress I bought last summer for another function. I believe a gal should have at least one go to cocktail dress. I love the ruching on this dress because it accentuates my waist. The ruching gives the dress a wonderful shape. It’s a great dress for plus size gals. I love purple so the lavender color complimented my skin tone. My glittery peep toe pumps rounded out the outfit perfectly. It was almost as if they were made specifically for this dress. I also wore my favorite red lipstick from MAC which I think brings me out. A plum shade would’ve been just “blah” on me.

My girls & I had such a GREAT time Friday night! The DJ played a good mix of new and old school songs. I finally learned how to Dougie and I even busted out my old break dancing moves (luckily there are NO pictures of that mess! LOL)! We laughed and enjoyed ourselves. It was the perfect way to end the week and usher in the weekend.

Shondrika, me, Narjis and Shoshanna...Having a ball!!

Of course no post wouldn’t be complete without my OOTD! Honestly, I picked out this outfit when I got up this morning. I’m totally lazy for not putting my outfit together last night. I don’t really have time in the morning to be scrambling for something to wear. Whenever I do this I always forget something. So my $12 Kenneth Cole flats are making their blog debut because I forgot to put my pumps in my bag!

Hope you enjoyed my night & day look! Have a wonderful evening!


Dress: Adrianna Papell Woman via Lord & Taylor

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini

Earrings, clutch & bracelet: Macy’s


Blazer: Gap

Skirt: Lane Bryant

Shell: Fashion Bug

Flats: Kenneth Cole Reaction

Necklace: Forever 21

Earrings & bracelet: Gap Outlet


  1. March 27, 2012 / 1:11 am

    oh my! Lavendar is your color! You look dazzling πŸ™‚ I really love the ruching on the dress. I never seem to find dresses that are structured like that, that actually fit me correctly. Also, your OOTD is great too. I’m definitely going to be stealing outfit ideas for when I start teaching and have to look all professional. The pink blazer is especially gorgeous!

    • March 27, 2012 / 1:19 pm

      You are more than welcomed to steal my outfit ideas! We have the same shape so alot of what I wear would look great on you too!!!

  2. curvyceo
    March 27, 2012 / 3:21 am

    Love both looks! I bought a similar blazer from Lane Bryant simply because I loved the color and wanted something different than my usual muted colors for work. You are giving me inspiration as to how to wear it!

  3. Selah
    March 27, 2012 / 4:19 am

    The color of your cocktail dress and the ruching remind me of the dress Octavia Spencer wore to the Golden Globes. Very pretty!

    I’m very impressed by your “thrown together” look and I think your flats are cute πŸ™‚

    • March 27, 2012 / 1:18 pm

      Wow!!! Thank you sooo much! To be compared to her is amazing!!!

    • March 27, 2012 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much!!! When I saw the blazer back in January I knew I had to get it before it sold out!!!

  4. March 27, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    Looks like you and the girls had a blast! Girl that lavender dress looks amazing on you! Yes, it does accentuate your curves like POW!! The outfit of the day fits you like a glove. I love the pink and gray together! Kiah

    • March 28, 2012 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much! I get alot of inspiration to be fierce from you!!!

  5. victoria Nelson
    March 28, 2012 / 4:21 am

    I enjoy the blog… everything looks very nice on you. I signed up to be a follower. I’m a plus size girl myself so its nice to see how to put different pieces together to create an whole outfit and look comfortable, professional, and sexy without over doing it.

    • March 28, 2012 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much! Thank you for following too!!!