I had a lot of plans for this past weekend but the rain squashed many of them. Fortunately I was able to attend the Rittenhouse Spring Festival on Saturday before the rain began with the ladies of Mahogany Philly (a MeetUp social group I joined a few months ago). I kept things simple with skinny jeans and flat sandals since we were going to be doing a lot of walking around. While my weekend was a wash out I still had a good time at the festival. I checked the forecast for Memorial Day weekend and so far no rain is predicted! Woo hoo!!!
Here’s a little secret, being home sick for an extended period of time is BORING! There’s only so much Cooking Channel, DVRed TV shows and pay per view movies I can watch. I bet if you Google “couch potato” you’ll get an image of me! So today I decided to take action to stop my growing cabin fever. I put on this outfit to get me out of my PJ rut and went to the post office (which was a feat in itself due to the count that I’m still recuperating) to get some fresh air. I know that doesn’t sound incredibly exciting but it felt great to get out the house and wear clothes that don’t have elastic in them!
Last Saturday I attended the Philadelphia Style Bloggers’s (which I am a member of) Sip Swap and Shop at the Wardrobe Boutique. The event was also PSB first birthday party for our group! PSB’s president, Karima of Skinny Minority graciously invited me to be on their panel of bloggers to give style and shopping advice to the attendees. I was so excited to be apart of this because it was my first time being on a panel as a blogger. Also on the panel was Karima, Jessie of Trend Hungry and Mecca of Styled Out Loud.
The event was a great opportunity for me to speak with women about cultivating their own style. I wanted them to know that style has no age or size. I was also great to see the beautiful Nel of Girls of Plenty who came from Washington DC (with her fab friends) to show us some love. My friends Tawanda and Tamera came out to support the event and scored some GREAT bargains. I had such a great time at this event and look forward to more!
Shirt: JCPenney (4 years old)
Peplum: Forever 21 (sold out online but available in some Forever 21 stores)
I had planned this elaborate blog post with pictures of myself and my family celebrating Christmas BUT while I brought my camera , I left my memory card back home! Arggh! Don’t you hate it when stuff like that happens?!! My cousin Jessie was sweet enough to snap a picture of my outfit with my iPhone so I apologize for the grainy picture. While forgetting my memory card was a bummer, I had an excellent time with my family yesterday. We spent the day exchanging gifts, laughing and spending quality time with one another. I am very blessed to have the family that I have.
How was your Christmas?
Have a wonderful day!
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft
Blouse: Gap Outlet
Jeans: Lane Bryant (they are a great shade of green, not teal)
My holiday social life kicked up in high gear last week and ended on a fabulous note. On Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of having lunch with a group of beautiful and intelligent women. We came together to see our dear friend who had come back East for the holidays. We discussed everything from “Scandal” (totally obsessed with that show!) to current political issues. I could kick myself for not bringing my camera to get a group shot of these lovely ladies!
Later that evening Tamera, Latasha and I got together for our gift exchange dinner. This time I didn’t forget my camera and I was able to take some pictures between gift giving and laughs. Dinner was delicious and we had an awesome time. After dinner we wandered the mall and finished our Christmas shopping.
While at Macys Saturday morning I saw this sequin jacket hanging on the rack. This time last year I would have NEVER thought to buy this this jacket. I would have told myself that I looked like a big disco ball and passed it by. Now I no longer feel that negative about my body so I snatched up the last 2x. Once I tried the jacket on, I knew I was going to buy it and wear it to dinner that night. I’m so glad I bought this jacket because it represents how far I’ve come from the person I used to be.
So about two weeks ago, I bought my first pair of printed jeans. At first I was SO scared to buy them because a) I’m 40 b) aren’t printed jeans for young gals? c) my booty! Despite my misgivings, I tried them on anyway and you know the rest of the story! We shouldn’t allow concerns about age and others perceptions to stop us from having fun with fashion. You should have a pair of sexy jeans for date night or hanging with the girls. Printed jeans can be worn as casually as colored ones. Its all about how you style it!
So who is gonna join me and get a pair of printed jeans?!