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Jungaleer!!! March 19, 2012

Holding up the wall at Southeastern High School! GO JUNGALEERS!

Hey y’all, hey!! It’s Monday! YAY!!! Typically, I have very little idea of what I want to wear to work on a Monday, because typically I don’t want to go to work on Monday.  However, this weekend I was looking at some blogs and came across a recent post by GrownAndCurvyWoman here and I was inspired to wear my purple skinnies from ASOS Curve.

Coincidentally, I work at a high school where the school color is purple and the mascot is the Jungaleer (A reference to a lion or a jungle cat. *shrug* ).  So……..when I got to work this morning (cause I am not going to pretend like I planned this), I realized that I was representing with the animal print (Jungaleer) and the purple.  Hence, the title of this post, Jungaleer.

Anywhoo, I really liked how the animal print top looked with the purple.  I brought together two of the hottest trends (animal print and colored jeans).  I love all things animal print (got that from my Grandmother, Daisy) and to be honest, I don’t think animal prints ever really go out of style.  I also love the colored jean trend.  Colored jeans were very trendy when I was…………………..younger.  I know there is a rule that says, if you were around for the trend the first time, then you shouldn’t wear it the next time it is trendy (something like that) but I don’t care.  I really like the look and I already have a few pairs. What do you think about my look?  What is your favorite trend?

 

TTYL!

 

Black & White & Grey All Over February 17, 2012

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Grey Day

Hey y’all, hey!!! I am so feeling wearing white in the winter!!! I decided to wear my white jeans today and I gotta be honest, it was a risk.  It had snowed a few days ago and then most of the snow melted, leaving small patches of snow and large patches of mud.

I would not be deterred however, by all the mud and black slush.  Nor would I be deterred by the overcast and grey sky.  The idea of wearing my white jeans actually was an encouragement to go out and start the day, because the thought of going out on this cold, grey day was a little depressing.

Here are some pictures.  Tell me what you think.  Would you wear white in the winter?

I don't know why I like this picture so much!

Wishing I could go to my car and go to some place with sun!

*What I am wearing: Moto Style Jacket-Calvin Klein @Macy’s, White Skinny Jeans-Ashley Stewart (old), Turtleneck-INC @Macy’s, Circle Scarf-Ashley Stewart, Wedge Boots-Nine West (old), Handbag-Michael Kors @Macy’s

 

LONG OVER DUE!!! January 12, 2012

Hey y’all, hey!!! Happy New Year!!!  I haven’t posted in a minute and that is why the title of this post is……….long overdue.  LOL!

I had a great holiday!  I really, really did and now I am convinced Christmas should fall on a Sunday every year.  I had a great holiday weekend of family gatherings and new traditions with my children.  Here are a few pics of one of the outfits I wore.

Arriving for a family holiday event.

I call this outfit, Italian Ice or Spumoni. It just reminds me of those food items. *shrug* Top-American Rag@Macy's, Jeans-American Rag@Macy's. Boots-Nine West@Macy's

After a nice 2 weeks off and a lovely holiday, it was back to the salt mines.  I went back to work looking good and well rested (at least in my opinion).  I wore a color, that I have avoided for years, green.  I am so in love with that color right, now.  I picked up a few pieces before the holiday and I just love them.

Green Day! LOL!

Top-Style&Co@Macy's, Pants-Premium Collection@Gap, Shoes-Rachel Roy@Macy's

The shoes are super cute to me, but honestly I could not wear them all day and walking to my car after work……………………..a challenge!

Super cute!

I just liked this photo. *Kanye shrug*

What do you think about my outfits?  Are you feeling the green?  Let me know.  TTYL!

 

Monday Moanin’ Casual December 12, 2011

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I hate waking up tired!!!! Anemia and winter time just do not mix and today it was all I could do to get out of the bed and off to work, but I did it. *sigh*  I didn’t have the energy to put on my work day uniform; black or grey pants, business casual top (cardigan optional), and pumps or Geoxx loafers, cutesy jewelry.  Now that seems pretty easy, but I always feel like I gotta put extra curls in my hair and layer my perfume (weird, I know).  The hair and the perfume would have been too much work. *sigh again*

My outfit today, required me to throw it on.  I didn’t have to press pants or top.  I didn’t even have to unbutton the top, I just pulled it on over my head. *shrug* Pull on the boots and tie them up; I’m out the door.  For some reason though, I felt I needed to grab my camera and tripod.  I did and here are the results.

Draggin' casual Friday into Monday's Pink Top-Style&Co@Macy's, Jeggings-Eileen Fisher@Macy's, Booties-Nine West@Macy's

*big sigh* I just wanna be at home in the bed.

My boots. I hope this gives you a better idea of how they look.

The blouse…..I love!!! It comes in 3 other colors, that I plan to pick up.  It comes in two types of green and I RARELY wear green, but the style of the blouse and the colors are just calling me!

This blouse has a silky feel and is a slightly puffy shoulder. I love it!

I took the pictures inside of the high school where I work and well………………I am still trying to find the best spot to take pics, especially in the winter time.  I know these are not the best photos, but inside of my office is the absolute worse for photos.  The lighting is awful!  *side note* I had a couple of students, who just stood off to the side watching me.  They didn’t say a word as I set up the tripod and took some test pics.  When I packed up to go, they just wandered off.  LOL!! My precious little lambs.  They will question me later. *smiling and smh*

Well, let me prepare for tomorrow.  I am going to a meeting/lunch so I need to look………………………better/different, something.  TTYL!

 

JIVE TURKEY! November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 11/24/11

Happy Holidays, everyone!! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wore a fave outfit to the family dinner.

I like to call this outfit, my Foxy Clown outfit (My brother always calls me Foxy Clown.  *sarcastically*I love him so.)  It has the 70″s vibe and I am a 70’s child.  When I wear this outfit (which has been quite often recently) I get alot of compliments and alot of “Cleopatra Jones” or “Freeze Sucka!” comments.

I’ve had the jeans for about 2 years and had only worn them once or twice until I got my new fave jacket and my new wool floppy hat.  The jeans are from one of my favorite online/catalog shopping sites, Alloy.   They carry a ton of cute jeans, in all color and style ranges and……………they offer extended sizes and lengths.  Most of the jeans I wear are from Alloy.

Floppy Hat-Macy's, Turtleneck-Lane Bryant (old), Jeans by Spoon-Alloy (old), Jacket-Calvin Klein @Macy's, Shoes (unseen)-Steve Madden @Macy's, Purse (seen above)-Coach

Ok folks, tell me what you think.  Would Pam Grier be proud?  LOL!

Happy Holidays and TTYL!

 

Hey Y’all, Hey!!! October 4, 2011

OMG!!!!  I have been a bad blogger! *spanks hand*  I am so sorry! I really am.  Life has just been…………….hectic and slightly unstable.  Not in a horrible way, per se, but in a……………”I got a lot to do, a little time to do in, little money to do it with and I just can’t seem to focus on blogging” kinda way.

I had the joy/stress/pressure of getting myself and my two children ready for a new school year, which was compounded by an employment issue.  I got layed off (is it laid or layed? Idk. *shrug*) from my job over the summer, but the Lord God being the most AWESOME God ever, gave me favor and I was called back to work in September.  So, I just had a little extra “vacation” time.  *wink, wink*

No complaints, because being on “vacation”, allowed me to do some things I don’t normally get a chance to do, like scratch my belly and belch while watching old Canadian drama series on Netflix, take mid-morning naps, bake cakes and pies that I will nibble on in the wee hours of the morning while watching Family Guy, see my son off to school after he turns down my half-hearted offer to get up and fix him a hot breakfast, and pad to the mailbox in my bra and panties (No one saw me. They were all at work. LOL!).

Time off also gave me time to do some reading, prioritizing, wishful thinking, advance planning, and window shopping.  On the fashion front, I am loving so many things for the fall and have been able to add some things to my wardrobe (especially since I got called back to work) this season.

I picked up these pumps recently.

Nine West

These pumps are so much cuter in person!  I have already worn them with all black to work, but I plan to wear them with some brighter colored pieces and some camel colored wide leg pants I just ordered from the Gap.

Wideleg Trousers-GAP Premium Pants Collection

I love the GAP Premium collection pants!  So, I try to order a pair every now and again.

I picked up these cutie patooties from Macy’s.

Steve Madden Wedge Booties @ Macy's

Super cute with jeans!

I also picked up some little goodies from ASOS, during some of their recent sales.  Check these out!

ASOS Bed Jacket

ASOS Purple Skinny Jeans

*sigh* I love ASOS! *looks off dreamily in the distance at other ASOS Curve items*

*deep breath* Ok, I’m back.  Outfit posts are coming.  I must get a better camera and a tripod! I will be looking for those items this weekend (Maybe I should have been a responsible consumer and purchased those items instead of more shoes and clothes? NAH!).

Also, I have a blog anniversary coming up and I will have a give-a-way.  So folks, I have missed you and I am going to try my darndest not to stay away for such a long period of time again!  Tell me what you think about my items I picked up for fall.  You got any faves for the fall season?  Drop a comment and I will TTYL!

 

Aww Shucks! I can’t lie to you! August 25, 2011

Hey y’all, hey! I am back at home but still on vacation.  Well…….ok.  I got a lay-off notice, but I may get called back for the new school year and if not, *shrug* I will get another job.  So I am still calling this vacation, even though technically speaking, one might say I am unemployed. *shrug again*

Anywhoo, continuing with the truth, this post today is really about the shoes I wore to church tonight.  I first saw these shoes as a status posting from Nasty Gal on my Gen321 facebook page.  The shoes are by Qupid and it was love at first sight!!!! I searched everywhere online for this shoe in my size and could find nothing!  I was heartbroken and this was one of the few occasions when I cursed my size 10 (sometimes 11) feet;  but people I serve a good God!  I serve a faithful God and after giving up all hope and putting the shoes out of my mind, what do I find while strolling through Bayside Mall in Miami, after coming back from my cruise in June?  THESE SHOES!

Oh, baby!

 

*in Golum voice* My preciousssssssss!

*swoon*

I was ecstatic to say the least.  I wore them today with all white.

Blazer- JCPenney, Lace Trim Tank-Old Navy, Jeans-Ashley Stewarts, Qupid T-Strap Pumps-random store in Miami, Handbag-SEE by Chloe, Two Finger Ring-Jessica Simpson Collection

I want to find just the right midi skirt to wear them with and wear the stank out of these shoes before it gets too cold.  Well, what do you think about my precious babies?  *puss in boots eyes* Aren’t they totally adorbs?  Tell me what you think y’all!

On my way to church before this white got too dirty.