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In the beginning, God created………..FASHION!

SUMMER DREAMS! July 16, 2012

Hey y’all, hey!!!  This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of co-chairing the Summer Dreams fashion show for my little cousin Darryl Ray Dewberry, an inspiring fashion designer.  This was a fund raising event held in my aunt’s backyard, to help her with the cost of preparing for her coming out.  She will be a debutante in Washington, D.C. this August, for the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.

It was a great event, with my family involved and an opportunity for young people from the local chapter of NCGCC, to strut their stuff.  I didn’t get a chance to take pics of the actual show, because I was in the house helping the models to get lined up and making sure the show flowed.

I did take time after the show, however, to set up the tripod and take pictures of my outfit.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE,  the dress I am wearing!  So colorful and cute! Alot of bigger women are intimidated by stripes and there was a time when I was too, but this dress just drew me in and I had to have it.

Dress-American Rag@Macy’s, Clutch-BCBG@Macy’s, Flats-Calvin Klein@Macy’s, Sunglasses-Coach@Sunglass Hut (@Macy’s SHEESH! I am there a lot!), ID Bracelet (old)- Harajuku@Macy’s

….and my clutch?  Love to the nth degree! It is suede and the metal details just have me enthralled.

Anywhoo, I better get that dress to the dry cleaners ( I don’t want it to get pilly), so I can wear it one day in D.C.  What do you think of the dress?  Do you wear stripes?  Let me know what you think.  TTYL!

 

Color Me Bad! April 16, 2012

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Hey y’all, hey!  Just a quick OOTD post.  I am really feeling all of the color this season and I have added SO much color to my wardrobe in recent months (really the past year).  Today,  I did some color blocking.  A trend that I love, but would have been afraid to try a few years ago.

I got two fabulous pencil skirts at Target a few weeks ago, on clearance.  I just hung them on the back of my bedroom door, thinking about how I wanted to wear them.  Sometimes, my procastination/laziness/haste to get to work prompts an outfit that just seems to work out (at least in my opinion) and today was one of those days.  I grabbed the skirt off of my door and the top out of my closet.  I was gonna wear leopard print pumps, but I spotted my blue shoes that I hadn’t worn in a long time and threw them on.

This outfit was comfortable and I felt very grown up and sexy;  I got a lot of compliments on it today.

Not the best lighting, but it was so windy outside I dare not try to take pictures outside.

The pictures above don’t do justice to my blue shoes (and I don’t know why they are so blurry), but you can see the shoes below and here.

My blue suede shoes!

What do you all think?  Are you into color this season as much as I am?  I am planning to really go BRIGHT as the weather gets warmer.

Well, time for me to do some homework and I think I may wear my blue shoes tomorrow.  I’ll ponder it some more and talk to y’all later.  XOXOXOXO

 

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

Filed under: Jeans,OOTD,Shoes,Tops and Blouses — gen321 @ 6:38 PM
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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!

 

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.

 

 

I JUST LOVE A BARGAIN! August 5, 2011

Hi, y’all! *waving*  I’m visting my family in Knoxville, before heading to Atlanta.  This is sorta a vacation.  I am on my way to Atlanta for the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses.  The convention has a lot of activities and programs, so you can be as busy as you want to be for the week.

Now.  When ever I visit Knoxville, I love to hit certain stores, because the bargains are so fantastic.  One of my fave spots is Ross (we don’t have Ross in Detroit).  I got into Knoxville yesterday and the first thing my daughter and I wanted to do, was check out the Ross at the bottom of the hill.  I got a really pretty blue dress, that I wore today for our thrift shopping.  It was $9.99!  I had to get it.  I spent about $30 bucks; getting the dress, an animal print midi skirt by JonesNewYork, a black knit midi length skirt, and another support tank (I love to wear those under my clothes, for smoothing and shaping) What do you think about this dress?

This is not the greatest picture, but......*shrug* Dress-Ross, Wedge Sandals-Nine West, Handbag-See by Chloe

Even if I am only coming to town for a day or two (like this trip), I must stop at Marti & Liz.  They have some great shoe bargains! New, used, or whatever(any shoe I have purchased, has never been worn).  I have picked up many a great shoe at this spot, including the grey version of the wedge sandal I wore today.  In the same plaza as Marti & Liz, is the

Great consignment shop.

 

The Repeat Boutique is a consignment shop, that specializes in designer and name brand items.  I got a great piece there today.  It was so pretty, I had to buy it.  I am imagining it with a long, white slip of a dress or as part of a white pants ensemble.

I just think this is so pretty! Right now I am thinking, long white maxi but................we will see.

Any ideas on what I could wear this piece with?  Let me know.  Ok, well my Mom is calling me to the family room, to watch the dvr recorded episodes of Bold & the Beautiful (I can’t stand Steffy and I want to see what’s going to happen now that Katy has had a heart attack)  I will talk to y’all later! MUAH!