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

TGIF all! Hope everyone has great plans for the weekend!

When I left the house this morning it was cold again…ARGH!!! Winter had returned overnight with a vengeance. Although the weather bummed me out, I know Spring is right around the corner. I can tolerate a few cold days until the sun finally sheds its warm rays on me. This outfit is what I would wear on a perfect Spring day.

What would you wear on a perfect Spring day? Have a great weekend all!!

Feeling Springy!

Happy Hump Day all!!! Hope your week so far has been treating you well. Mine has. I had an impromptu girls get together last night and had a ball! Thanks Shoshanna & Shondrika for such a great time.

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of clothing? Loved it so much that once you put it on, you did the “happy dance”? This is how I feel about the Dorothy Perkins dress I’m wearing today. Last Monday I talked about my first purchase from Dorothy Perkins. This was one of the items I got. I had been searching for the perfect peplum dress without success. I was going to give up on my peplum dreams until I saw this on their website. It was love at first sight! And it came in a polka dot print! Swoon!

I quickly placed my order and waited anxiously for my dress to arrive. When I finally got it, I ran up to my room to put it on. I did the “happy dance” because it fit and flattered my shape. The ponte knit has a nice stretch that doesn’t constrain me. A few months ago I wouldn’t have dreamed of wearing such a dress. I would’ve talked myself out of it because of the fit. This dress makes me feel beautiful and proud to have curves.

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of clothing? Have a great day!!!

Dress: Dorothy Perkins

Cardigan: Old Navy

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: Lane Bryant