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Casual Friday: Pretty Woman

Happy Hump Day all!

I’m  usually not influenced by celebrities (this doesn’t include my BFF in my head Michelle Obama!) but after seeing Julila Roberts’ outfit at the Golden Globes earlier this month, I wanted to see if I could pull something similar off.  Lately I’ve been trying to have some fun with my work wardrobe to keep things fresh.  I think this strapless top/shirt combo definitely accomplishes my mission.

How do you liven up your work wardrobe?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Strapless top: Forever 21+
Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Target
Necklace: H&M
Shoes: Bandalino

Style Inspiration: The Werk Place

Happy Hump Day all!

Since I’m home due to yet another snow day (grrrr!), I decided to do another Style Inspiration post to stop me from binging on the Investigation Discovery channel (there’s only so many disappearances, murders and deceit one can watch!).

My look today is inspired by the uber chic Tiffany from The Werk Place.  I’ve been admiring Tiffany’s unique style ever since I saw her outfit posts on Pose.   When it comes to fashion, some people just have “it” and Tiffany is definitely one of those people.  So when I saw her gorgeous print on print outfit, I knew I had to put my spin on it.

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I  haven’t mastered the art of print mixing like Tiffany but the mix of  polka dots and stripes were right up my alley.

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So check out Tiffany’s blog and show her some love!

Have a great day!

Shirt: Old Navy (bought 2yrs ago)
Vest: Forever 21+
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Shoplately
Clutch: The Perfect Clutch

Best of 2013: Pt. 1

Happy Thursday all! I can’t believe the end of 2013 is almost here! I just seems like yesterday we were ringing in 2013, now we’re about to say goodbye. As the year comes to a close, here is part one of some of my favorite outfits of the year!

Have a wonderful day!

Shining Through

Happy Hump Day all!

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA these past two weeks.  I’ve been going through some personal issues that honestly I had been ignoring for years. It’s very easy to put up a facade of being okay when things are not okay. What I’ve learned over  the past couple of weeks is that taking care of oneself emotionally is just as important as taking care of yourself physically.  You can’t ignore one and concentrate on the other, you have to take care of the whole package.  At this point in my life I’m learning how to take care of the whole package. Lemme tell ya it aint easy but I’m determined to work through my “stuff” with the appropriate supports.  I’m blessed with a wonderful support system that surrounds me and accepts me for who I am which makes  my journey  a little easier.

With all that said, blogging is something I love doing and will continue to do so.  Blogging has given me so much and to abandon it is not an option.  I will do my best to keep my blogging schedule up but if I slip here and there, dont be alarmed…Im not going anywhere!

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: Target
Shirt: Jones NY (via Lord & Taylor)
Vest: Forever 21+
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Booties: Bandalino

Transitions Pt. 2: White Blazer

TGIF everybody!

Just because Summer is over,  it doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing your white blazer.  You wont be breaking any “fashion rules” because it’s no longer taboo to wear white after Labor Day.  A white blazer gives an outfit a crisp, polished look. If you feel a little uneasy about wearing a white blazer during the cooler months, start off slow and pair it with black.  You can’t go wrong with that timeless combo.  Once you feel more comfortable wearing white, experiment with other items in your wardrobe.

Will you wear white during the Fall/Winter?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Blazer: Tahari for Women

Skirt: Dorothy Perkins

Shirt: ASOS Curve (peplum shirt tucked in)

Necklace: Forever 21

Shoes: Bandalino

Weekend Edition: Vacation Mode Pt. 2

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent my weekend doing housework, laundry and errands…I know SO exciting! LOL

I made sure amidst all the fun I was having that I documented some of  my outfits during my vacation.  Since I didn’t have my trusty tripod I had to rely on my BFF and my godson, Alex to take my pics. It felt good to be casual and not dolled up for work.  I spent the majority of my vacation lounging in bathing suits and shorts.

I promised myself this Summer I wasn’t going to wear  skirted bottom with my tankini.  To be honest I was really self conscious about  my thighs being uncovered  but by the second dip in the pool, all was forgotten!  I love this pic of me in my tankini while on Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk. Thanks Alex for taking such a good pic!

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Here are some more of my outfits from the week!

Have a wonderful day!

Weekend Edition: Girls Weekend

Happy Memorial Day all!

Memorial Day weekend here in the States is  the unofficial start of Summer.  While that might be true, the weather on Saturday was more like late March! After days of stifling humidity and 80+ degree heat,  a cold front swept in dipped temperatures in the high 50s! Although the weather was less than ideal,  I still went to see “Star Trek: Into Darkness” (LOVED IT!), ran some errands and met up with my girlfriends for dinner at Redstone American Grill.  The chilly  Saturday evening air didn’t stop me from getting a little gussied up  by wearing one of my favorite ASOS maxi dresses.  Dinner was a blast and the food was excellent.  It was great hanging out with Bridgette, Andrea, Kim and Theda.

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Dress: ASOS Curve (bought last August)

Jacket: Old Navy

Sandals: Nine West

Bracelet: H&M

On Sunday Latasha, Tamera and I went to Washington DC for the day.  Knowing that we were going to do A LOT of walking, being comfortable was more important that being cute!  While we did walk a lot, we had a great time together. The weather was perfect for a day in Washington DC.    By the end of the day I was completely pooped!

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Pants: Talbots

Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft

Jacket: Old Navy

Necklace: Forever 21

Sandals: Steve Madden

Here are some of the  highlights of the day.  If you haven’t been to the Smithsonian Museums definitely put it on your “to do” list.  A day was simply not enough to take in all the museums and multiple exhibits. The next time I go to Washington DC, I’m going to go for a weekend so I can see all that I missed.

How  has  your holiday weekend been going so far?

Have a great day!