Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Lil Bit of This and That

Hello All,

I am wearing one of my favorite pair of tights.  I saw these in a magazine last year and could never find them in the stores.  Of course, one of the trendiest stores on Earth, Forever 21, came to the rescue and stocked them this year. These would also pair well under some denim cut-off shorts.  My shirt was a "love at first sight" find.  The shags caught my eye and it is extremely soft at touch.  The fact that it was on clearance for 50% off,  pretty much sealed the deal.  If you have been following my blog, you should know that I am a bargain shopper but will splurge on heels and handbags if necessary.  So with that being said...have you guys purchased any fashion bargain items lately?

P.S.  My posts may slow down until after the New Year as my little 8 year old photograper is on vacation.

Details: Skirt/Tights/Belt: F21, Sweater/Clutch: H&M, Boots: Aldo

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pop Your Collar

Hello All,

If you are in the mood for a little fur but don't want to go full on with a coat or vest, you should invest in a faux fur collar.  They can be worn over a sweater, such as in my pics, or can be unwrapped and worn over the lapels of a blazer, denim vest, or utility jacket.  Whatever the case, it is a cute piece that adds a pop of fun to your ensemble.  Wearing it over a simple cable-knit sweater takes my outfit from simplicity to sassy without much effort.  On top of that, it kept me warm during a very windy, rainy, and cool day. Do you have any go-to accessories that you can always count on to add a little bit of spice to your outfits?  Thanks for visiting the blog.  Until next time...

Details: Jeans: Walmart (Miley Cyrus line), Sweater/Collar/Bracelet/Ring: H&M, Boots: Charlotte Russe, Clutch: Boutique in Boston, MA, Watch: Target

Monday, December 10, 2012


Happy Monday,

So who says you can't be colorful in the Fall?  I must say that I saw these pants in H&M when they first came out a few months ago and looked them off.  It wasn't until I seen my girlfriend wearing them, that they really caught my eye.  Sometimes, it takes seeing another person wearing an item, to make you do a double take and see the beauty that you initially missed.  So thanks Lakia.  Lol.  I bought this blazer several months ago because it was on sale and I liked the color.  I always recommend buying items you love and worrying about how/when you are going to wear them at a later date, especially if it's on sale. Once again, you can never go wrong with black booties and lastly, I'm thinking that this clutch that I am carrying is really a large cosmetic bag.  However, this just goes to show how one item can have multiple uses.  Until next time...

Details: Pants/Blazer/Clutch/Bracelets: H&M, Tank: Charlotte Russe, Booties/Watch: Aldo

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Hello All,

Ok...Remember these pants?  Well, I made sure not to place them in the dryer but for some odd reason, they no longer fit the same. Either they shrunk anyhow or I grew a little extra meat.  Lol.  Anyhow, good ol' H&M came to the rescue because I found another pair that are just as great.  In my opinion, floral prints will never go out of style.  The red in these pants stand out and puts me in the mood for the holiday season. Speaking of the holiday season,  if there is ever a time to go out all in sparkles, sequins, and jewels, it is the Christmas and New Year season.  So go all out, have fun, and be bold.  You only live once.  Until next time...

Details: Pants: H&M, Blouse: Marshalls, Shoes: Aldo, Handbag: Detroit Boutique, Bracelets: H&M, Charlotte Russe

Monday, December 3, 2012

World AIDS Day


I am wearing red for World AIDS Day and getting my inspiration from my favorite artist...Beyonce'.  World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and gives those worldwide an opportunity to unite in the fight against AIDS, celebrate the lives of those who have died from the disease, and continue the fight for those living with the illness.  Instead of wearing the infamous red ribbon that is the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV, I decided to wear a red blazer.  Have a nice week everyone and although World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st, make sure to protect yourself and continue to spread the word to others 365 days of the year.

P.S.  Sorry for the gloomy pics.  Contribute it to low batteries in my camera and low enthusiasm from my photographer.

Details: Blazer: H&M, Jeans: F21, Boots: Charlotte Russe, Handbag: Louis Vuitton

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Little Bit of Italy


As soon as I saw this blouse it reminded me of the late, Italian designer, Gianni Versace.  He was famous for his bold-baroque style prints that instantly gave it's wearers the look of luxury.  Well, I don't have Versace money but like most expensive clothing items, somewhere out there is a look for less.  I initially thought I would pair this blouse with a nude leatherette mini skirt.  However, once I put the two together, the look just didn't do it for me.  Soooo, when all else fails, throw on a pair of jeans and up the accessories.  The necklace is a treasure I found on clearance in Express years ago and looks just as great with a black turtleneck and blazer.  As for the boots, you can never go wrong with a pair of leather black booties.  They can be worn with jeans, mini skirts, pencil skirts, shorts, and the list goes on.  I don't know if you can tell, but the heel has silver coating on the lower half.  I love them.  The fact that they are super comfortable is all the better.  So there you have it...A Little Bit of Italy from me to you.  Until next time...

Details: Motocross Jeans: Alloy, Blouse: F21, Boots: Aldo, Handbag: Boutique in Detroit, Necklace: Express

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Friday

Hello My Friends,

Now that the holiday weekend has come to an end, it's back to business as usual.  Today's attire is a quick post of what I wore for a day of shopping and spending time with family in Columbus and Atlanta, GA.  In the past, I have gone shopping in outfits that are cute but are totally not idea for comfort or trying on clothing.  Since I knew that I may be doing alot of walking and clothe shopping, I planned accordingly.  The jeans work because they are stretchy, providing ease of movement, and can quickly be pulled on/off.  The shirt is casual but still brings something special to the table with the polka dots against the pink jeans.  By now, I'm sure you guys know how much I love this denim shirt.  I had to buy this one in order to give the other one a break. Lastly, the shoes work well for two reasons.  One, the chunky heel provides extra comfort and support.  Two, although they lace up in the front, the side-zipper allows these babies to be pulled on/off in the blink of an eye.  So there you have it.  My outfit that I wore for Black Friday shopping...  stylish and comfortable...the perfect combination.  What more can a girl ask for?

Details: Jeans/Shirt: F21, Boots: Charlotte Russe, Handbag: Louis Vuitton, Jewelry: H&M, Charlotte Russe

Monday, November 19, 2012

Booties & Bows

Hello All,

I love tights.  They are so fun to play with and can add a little sugar and spice to an ensemble.  I bought these over a year ago from one of THE best websites, ASOS, and finally decided to give them a try.  They are definitely weekend-wear as I don't think my employer would allow me in the door with these.  However, they are interesting and nothing too serious, which is what makes fashion fun.  One last thing, if you want to get more wear out of your shorts, throw on a pair of tights underneath and some boots or booties and you are good to go through the Fall and Winter.  Warning: The material should be something that can transition into the cooler months, which would eliminate linen, seersucker, and other lightweight cottons.  Of course, this is just my opinion and if it something else works for you...Go For It.  Have a great week.

P.S. I promise to change handbags on the next post.  I've just been too lazy to switch it up.

Details: Blazer: Express via Plato's Closet, Blouse: H&M, Shorts: NY&Co., Tights: Asos, Boots: Marshalls

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Spot Check

Hello All,

I bought this sleeveless peplum top at H&M toward the end of the summer.  It came in the same collection as these pants and while I'm sure some fashionable lady can pull the shirt and pants off together, I wasn't going there.  I loved each piece separately and thankfully the affordable prices allowed me to buy both.  However, because I'm not really in love with sleeveless shirts, this blouse works better for me under a blazer.  In the future, I'll to try to pair it with a long sleeve shirt underneath in an effort to get more wear out of it.  Lastly, the forest green blazer is another hot color for the Fall.  The conservativeness of the blazer toned down the bold print of my shirt, making it easy work wear.  Have a great week everyone.

Details: Pants/Blazer/Shirt: H&M, Shoes: Ross, Handbag: Zara, Bracelets: Dillard's, H&M 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Animal Instinct

Hello All,

Sometimes the simplest outfits get the most fuss.  This outfit was nothing special to me but I swear I got more compliments than when I really think I'm looking fab. Lol.  Everything I'm wearing, even the blazer, is denim except, of course, the shoes.  The good thing about it is that all the pieces are lightweight.  There is nothing more uncomfortable than wearing heavy pieces of clothing.  Because I'm so short, I don't really buy too many flat shoes.  If I do, they have to really catch my eye.  These leopard print oxfords from Steve Madden did just that.  Since they are such a stand-out item, I made sure that the remainder of my outfit was toned down.  My favorite part about these shoes are the red-trimmed sole.  Another treasure found at Ross.  Have a good weekend folks.  P.S. Check out the different ways that I wore my denim shirt here and here.

Details: Jeans/Blazer/Shirt: F21, Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross, Handbag: Louis Vuitton