Use What You Got

Happy Hump Day!!! I hope the week so far is going well for all of you. My week so far has been really great. Here’s something funny I have to share. On Monday while walking down the hallway of my job (I work @ Family Court) this 15 year old boy waiting to see his probation officer was like “How you doin boo?” I was like “I’m old enough to be your grandmother!” Where we gonna go on our first date? McDonald’s? I had to chuckle.

I titled my post “use what you got” because I’m always saying I don’t have enough clothes. I have a short-term memory in regards to the contents of my wardrobe. Everyday I’m like “what am I gonna wear?!” Meanwhile my dresser drawers and closet are overflowing with clothes. I had to finally admit that I was a lazy dresser. It’s easy to say you don’t have enough and then go out buy more things. So enough lazy dressing! I fished through my clothes and found this dress that I wore one time!!! That’s ridiculous! I bought it last June from Forever 21+ for my trip to Las Vegas. I wore it once… in Vegas! After that I tucked it into my drawer, never to be seen again until now. I love the colors, pockets and draping of this dress. The draping compliments my shape wonderfully.

The sweater is from Macy’s INC line. I moved away from the traditional black cardigan sweater to this great scallop shaped one. The belt came with the dress and it ties the outfit together wonderfully. I fished through my accessories (which I desperately need to organize) and found this Target necklace. I like the metal that is wrapped around the beads. It gives the necklace a little edge.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!!






Dress & belt: Forever 21+
Sweater: INC via Macy’s
Necklace: Target
Tights: Eloquii
Shoes: Bandolino ankle booties



  1. Tamera
    January 11, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    They know a good thing when they see

  2. January 12, 2012 / 3:42 am

    Love the 2nd pose 🙂 Thanks for another great post!

  3. January 12, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    I love this dress on you! Fab!

  4. January 12, 2012 / 9:11 pm

    fabulous outfit and so flattering for your curves!

  5. January 13, 2012 / 4:30 am

    You look great! I loveeee the pattern!

  6. January 13, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit…I would wear it in a heartbeat! For the first time the other day, I belted a cardigan, and I was really pleased with how it looked. I’m also “grown and curvy,” but my waist is smaller than the rest of me, so might as well play that up, right? 🙂

    Love your blog…I found it through your comment on Girl With Curves.

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

    • January 13, 2012 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you do much!!!! Belts are a curvy girls best friend!!!

  7. January 22, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    I love this outfit on you! I actually have this dress but only wear it in the summer. I may wear it like this on a winter day that’s not too cold.

    • January 22, 2012 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much. It was by chance I put this outfit together.