Happy Hump Day all!!! I can’t believe half the week is over already!

Unbeknownst to me my outfit today is opposite of an outfit I wore here. As you can see I’ve switched the black pants to the blazer & the pink blazer to the pants. These are the first pair of pink pants I’ve EVER owned. Since starting this blog, there have been a lot of “firsts” for me. Stepping out of the box and not being afraid to try different things has broadened my horizons. My new motto is “claim it and own it”. The fear of what others think or say is eroding everyday. There is freedom in allowing yourself to let go and forget about the bullshit (sorry for the cussing!). I look forward to many more “firsts” and I hope to share them with you!

What are some of your “firsts” this year? Have a great day!!!

Pants: Avenue

Blazer: Torrid

Shirt: Lane Bryant

Wedges: Bandolino

Bracelet: H&M

Necklace: Lord & Taylor

Happy Monday everybody! Hope you had a great weekend. I dared to venture out on St. Patrick’s Day and had a great time with my girls. The weather was beautiful and the laughs were plentiful!

Monday is always tough because I immediately begin to wish for the weekend. To combat my Monday Blues I wanted to wear something bright & cheery (although I’m FAR from being bright & cheery at 6:30am!!!) . I decided to wear my neon floral blouse from the Gap Outlet and my neon green cardigan from Old Navy. The blouse is colorful but not loud and is really pretty. I wanted the colors of the blouse and cardigan to be the center of attention, so I kept it simple with black slacks and wedge heels. I added my sliver necklace & earrings to finish off the outfit.

What do you do to combat the Monday Blues? Have a great day!!!

Cardigan: Old Navy

Blouse: Gap Outlet

Pants: Eloquii

Shoes: Bandolino wedges

Necklace & Earrings: Old Navy

TGIF everyone!!! Hope you have great plans for tonight and the weekend. I was off today so I have a three day weekend! Yay!!!

My outfit today is inspired by an amazing blogger LuAnne (www.weeshasworld.com). About a week ago I was feeling rather daring so I ordered a pair of purple skinny jeans from Macy’s. When my jeans arrived last Friday afternoon , I instantly began to regret my decision. The old negative thoughts came rushing back once I tried them on…”Youre too big to wear these jeans”..”My ass is too fat for these”…”I’m too old to wear this!”. Next thing I knew I was putting them back in the wrapping to return them. I decided to think about whether to keep them or not. Since I subscribe to LuAnne’s blog, I saw that she wrote a post about being plus size and wearing purple skinny jeans! Reading her words inspired me to stop tearing myself down. I put the jeans back on but this time I didn’t skewer myself. After a second look, I realized I looked good in these jeans! The jeans aren’t tight or uncomfortable. They stretch so I’m not confined or stiff. The color isn’t too bright or dark. I felt so good about myself in these jeans that I wore them to work on Tuesday (I’m not in court on this day, so I can wear jeans). I got so many compliments from various people. Tamera (aka Le Mer! LOL) took my picture for Pose and my outfit was chosen to be featured! If I had listened to the negative thoughts I would’ve been taking two steps back. I can’t live my life worrying about what others may think or say. I wasted ALOT of my adult life doing this. Live YOUR life and LOVE who you are!

Thank you LuAnne for your post and inspiring women to love themselves no matter what! Have a great weekend!!!

Jeans: DKNY

Sweater: Old Navy

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Necklace: Forever 21

Bracelet: H&M

Happy Hump Day everybody! Since the weather has been AMAZING my spirits have totally lifted. It feels wonderful to walk in the sun without shivering from the cold or worrying about snow storms.

Spring is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it from the warm breezes to the blooming flowers. Spring is about transformation of my style from Winter to Spring. This Spring I’m focused on patterns and ruffles to show my girly side. What better way to demonstrate that by wearing Eloquii’s polka dot ruffle dress! I think it’s the perfect feminine dress to usher in my new Spring wardrobe. It’s pretty, fun and flirty. It’s a dress you can wear anywhere and feel comfortable. You can add different colored belts to make it pop. I added Eloquii’s red belt and a neon yellow twisted bead necklace to complement the dress.

What does Spring mean to you? Have a great day!!!

Dress: Eloquii

Belt: Eloquii

Necklace: Old Navy

Shoes: Nine west peep toe pumps

Happy Monday all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Can I tell you DST is kicking my butt?!!! I was an hour late for work this morning! Hopefully I’ll adjust to the time change by the end of the day…LOL

My outfit today is inspired by the mixing print trend. I’ve always wanted to try it but didn’t know to pull it off. I read a few articles about how to mix prints but I was still kind of baffled on how to do it. Despite this I was determined to at least try it. So this is my attempt at mixing prints. I kept it simple by using black and white prints. I paired my black /white striped blazer with my white/black polka dot ruffle blouse. I figured since the polka dots were small they would complement the stripes. I then added my red pencil skirt for a pop of color.

Are you going to try mixing your prints? Have a great day!

Blazer: Ambition via Nordstrom Rack

Blouse: Old Navy

Skirt: Love Ady via Bloomingdales

Shoes: Bandolino

Earrings: Macys

Bracelets: NY & Co