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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

Casual Friday: Style Inspiration

TGIF everybody!

My outfit inspiration today comes from the lovely Shea of Curves and Confidence.  I’ve been a fan of her sleek, polished style for a while now, so when I saw her outfit on Pinterest, I knew I had to put my spin on it.  Shea’s ensemble was right up my alley because it combined two of my favorite things, hot pink and leopard print.  The pop of  bright color compliments her outfit and makes it stand out.  I also liked that she wasnt afraid to wear a strong color to work. Often people shy away from wearing bright colors in the workplace but Shea shows if you wear it properly, you can definitely pull it off!

Check out Shea’s blog to see more of her fabulous looks!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Gap
Skirt: Calvin Klein
Shirt: ASOS Curve (peplum top tucked in)
Booties: Bandalino
Necklace: Old Navy (very old)

Does the Body Good

Happy Monday all!

I believe that every woman should own a “feel good” dress.  It’s a dress that instantly makes you feel like a million bucks when you put it on.  A “feel good” dress is all about you embracing your body and feeling comfortable in your skin.  I own a few of these dresses and I’m happy to add IGIGI’s  Nicolette Peplum dress to my collection.   Everything from the lace sleeves to the print makes it a winner in my book.  I own several IGIGI dresses, but this one is strictly for play, not work.  It’s definitely a dress I would wear when I want to show off and flaunt my curves.

IGIGI’s new Fall 2013 collection  continues their commitment to offering quality plus size clothing. The collection offers rich, bold hues and wonderful prints to accentuate your figure.   I’ve included some of their latest offerings for you to check out.  You never know, you might spot a potential “feel good” dress in there!

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What is your ‘feel good” dress?

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: My dress was gifted to me by IGIGI.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Dress: c/o IGIGI
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Necklace: The Wardrobe Boutique

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