MLK Day/Colorful Shapes

Happy MLK Day all! I usually on this day reflect on what the great Dr. King did for the Civil Rights Movement. Although I didn’t grow up in the shadow of Jim Crow, I’ve definitely have reaped the benefits of the struggle. We must never forget our history. No matter how “equal” or “not racist” things seem, racism is still alive and very well. Fox News doesn’t even try to cover their racial biases. The sad thing about Fox is that they are the number one news channel on television. You can’t be number one if you don’t have people who subscribe to your ideology. It also doesn’t help with Republican Presidential nominee hopefuls like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich making racially charged statements. It is now our responsibility to make Dr. King’s dream one day come true.

As I’ve stated before, I love color. Spring literally makes me happy because I can break out all my colorful clothes. Color blocking is the best thing that has EVER come along for a person like me. Wearing bright colors makes me happy and cheerful (well, not too cheerful while driving…gotta work on my road rage!). So to cheer me up on this freezing cold day, I decided to wear my new blouse from Old Navy. I love the diamond print of the blouse. It reminds me of an abstract painting. The fuchsia gives it enough punch of color to brighten any outfit. I can definitely see myself pairing this blouse w/a white or cobalt blue blazer.

I felt my Torrid Curvy skinny jeans (dark denim rinse) worked well with the blouse because it tapered my lower half giving a clean line. These are my FIRST pair of skinny jeans! I’ve tried on multiple pairs of skinny jeans & these by far had the best fit. The best thing about them is that they have a high waist, therefore NO CRACK showing when I sit down. It’s so relieving to know that your booty is totally covered when you sit down. No hiking up the jeans or covering your exposed crack with the back of your shirt. These jeans are the bomb!!!

I topped my look off with my purple suede flats that I’ve had for years from INC. See Virgie, you can color block without looking like a clown! LOL

What do you wear on a casual day?

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Blouse: Old Navy
Jeans: Torrid Curvy Skinny
Shoes: INC
Necklace: Old Navy

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2 Comments

  1. nichole drumwright
    January 16, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Omg. Those jeans look really nice!!!!!! Love the shirt too. You lost me w/ the purple shoes tho.

  2. January 18, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    love this pattern and the colours! Looks very modern and suits you so well.