Happy Monday all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good. My only gripe is that the weekend is too short. I think we should start a national campaign to make Monday apart of the weekend. Who is with me?!!!

Okay I have to gush over Viola Davis. I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t think she had a chance of winning best actress because of Meryl Streep. I was pleasantly surprised when she won. I’ve been a fan of Viola Davis’ work since her reoccurring role on “Law & Order: SVU” back in 2003. She has largely been relegated to supporting roles but she always brought her A game no matter the content. In 2008 she received her first Oscar nomination for “Doubt” only after appearing on the screen for EIGHT MINTUES. That’s how good she is. I hope the Academy recognizes this again and gives her long awaited due.

After reading Jessica Kane’s (fatshionchic.blogspot.com) post about stepping out of her comfort zone, it inspired me to do the same. I’ve always been convinced that soft, flowy dresses were not for me. I believed that those kind of dresses made me look bigger. So when I came upon this Ellen Tracy dress at Nordstom Rack, I was hesitant but the mix of purple, blue, red and black snake print made me chuck my apprehension aside (there are also flecks of green throughout the dress). The sheer poet sleeves are feminine and soft. The dress came with a fabric tie belt but I opted to wear my Eloquii Obi belt for more definition. I paired the dress with my red beaded Old Navy necklace and my Lela Rose for Payless peeptoe booties (I scored these for $19 during the Christmas holiday).

What inspires you to step out of your fashion comfort zone?

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Dress: Ellen Tracy
Belt: Eloquii
Necklace: Old Navy
Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless

TGIF everyone!!! Was it just me or did this week drag on and on ? And what’s up with this weather?! It’s going to be 62 degrees today. That’s bonkers! I was sweating in my wool coat & scarf this morning. Darn El Niño!

Today is all about being casual but I wanted to inject a little glam into my outfit. I got this beautiful bubble necklace from Mikkat Market yesterday and I was dying to wear it. I love how it instantly elevates my green blouse (although in the pictures it looks teal), chocolate brown corduroys and denim blazer into something chic. You will definitely see this necklace again!

What pieces do you have that instantly glam up an outfit?

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Blazer: DKNY via Lane Bryant
Blouse: Gap
Corduroys: Lane Bryant
Necklace: Mikkat Matket
Wedges: Enzo Angioloni

Happy Hump Day all! Hope the week is treating you good so far. I have goodies arriving tomorrow from Mikkat Market, Eloquii and ASOS! Cant wait to see how everything fits and incorporate it into my wardrobe.

I didn’t get to watch the State of the Union address last night because I was working (trust me, I’m paying for it now!). I was dying to see what Michelle Obama wore. As usual she didn’t disappoint. I don’t simply like her…I LOVE her. If I were ever to meet Mrs. Obama the conversation would go something like this:

FLOTUS: Hello Georgette
ME: I love youuuuuuu…*sob*
FLOUTS: Ummm, thank you?
ME: Bwaaaaah…
FLOTUS: Secret Service!!!

Why do I love her so? Because she is an unapologetically strong black woman. She doesn’t cater to the whims of others just to be liked. She supports and loves her husband fiercely all the while raising two well-mannered girls. Even when the media tries to reduce her to some stereotypical caricature, she rises above it.

Mrs. Obama is my style icon. Her taste in clothes is impeccable. She is aware of what looks good on her body. While she follow trends, she doesn’t overdo it. She is a curvy woman who embraces her shape. I like that her style isn’t inaccessible. She will mix J.Crew and Thakoon in a heartbeat!

So today I’m getting my “Michelle on”. I think my dress is  Michelle Obamaish in the mix of  colors. The dress also has a mod feel to it. Any dress with pockets is a friend of mine.    I topped off my look with my faux pearls .

What do you think?  Do you incorporate Mrs. Obama’s style into your own?

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Dress: Maggie London via Nordstrom
Necklace: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Bandalino booties
Tights: Eloquii

Good morning all! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I was cooped up in the house on Saturday due to the snow storm. After a day of watching bad Lifetime movies, I was so happy to get out of the house on Sunday. I had dinner plans with four of my close friends. I had a great time catching up with my girls. There’s nothing like good company, food and wine to lift ones spirits. My GNO girls are the best!

This dress is one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I bought this dress years ago at JCPenney. It has a 40’s retro feel to it. I love how the dress print mixes gold, purple and teal. The fluttered sleeves, belted waist and tie neck details also contribute to its vintage vibe. The dress is very comfortable and flows easily.

I paired the dress with my suede teal Natrualizer pumps. I wanted to bring out the teal in the dress plus I’ve been looking for a reason to wear the shoes!

What items in your closet give you a retro feel?

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Dress: JCPenney
Shoes: Natrualizer
Bracelet: H&M
Tights: Eloquii

TGIF all!!! Today is payday so I’m feeling extra good! LOL It’s supposed to snow tonight so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The forecast is predicting 1-3 inches here in Philadelphia but that usually means 2-6 inches! Look I’m not complaining. This time last year we were on our 3rd or 4th snow storm, so the fact we are only expecting a minimal amount of snow is not a problem for me.

Earlier this week I was questioning whether I was “stylish” enough to be blogging. I began over critiquing my clothing choices and wondering if they were “blog” worthy. I was driving myself crazy with self-doubt until I said “STOP!”. I had forgotten that this blog is about me loving myself & how I express that through fashion. I don’t have to categorize or define my style. I wear clothes that fit my body and complement my curves. I wear what feels comfortable to me. I do follow trends but to a degree. I’m going to dress how I see fit. If people like it great and if not that’s alright too.

Lately I’ve been having an affair with blazers. I can’t seem to get enough of them! Recently I’ve fallen in love with bright, colorful blazers. When I saw this Eloquii cobalt blue blazer I knew I had to have it. I was a little skeptical about buying it because my top is a size smaller than my bottom. I finally decided to order a size down and with my fingers crossed (and being 40% off didn’t hurt either!) I ordered it. I’m glad I got the 14/16. The blazer fits great . It’s a knit blazer so there is some stretch to it. I’m very happy with my purchase!

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Blazer: Eloquii
Jeans: Talbot Woman trouser jean
Blouse: Gap
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: 14th & Union via Nordstrom Rack