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

Lady!! July 23, 2012

I felt like a lady today.  I mean, I felt so sophisticated and lady like in my outfit today.

Don’t you love the sun spot in the pic, right on my boobs? Like they are being spotlit! LOL! I still really like this pic though, so I used it anyway.

I just got this outfit from ASOS Curve and it was perfect for the long day, I had today.  I wore it to morning church service and then I wore it to an afternoon church event with the community choir I manage, Antonio D. George and The Excellent Voices of Praise.

I am loving the return of the peplum this season, and when ASOS had a sale, I snagged another one (I have it in Lilac, too).

Peplum Top-ASOS Curve, Midi Pencil Skirt-ASOS Curve, Necklace (old)-Ashley Stewart, Beetle Ring-Rachel Roy@Macys, Pumps (old)-BCBG, Sunglasses-Coach@Sunglass Hut

I tried not to get too crazy with the accessories, but I had to wear my beetle ring from Rachel Roy.  It is an eye catching ring (at least in my opinion).

Ignore my nails. I haven’t had a chance to get to the shop, but what do you think about the ring?

The necklace is something I have had for a while and have barely worn, but I have seen so many women in statement necklaces this summer, I have been looking for an opportunity to pull out some of the ones I have.

I really was feeling this necklace with my outfit today.

I can’t wait to wear this outfit again, together and seperately.  This midi pencil skirt is about to be worn to ribbons and the peplum top will be so cute with cropped, black skinnies.

Well……….it is time for this LADY to shut it down.  Exhausted from a long of praising and worshipping.  I will talk to y’all later.

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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!

 

DEO VOLENTE-SPRING FEVER!!! January 31, 2011

As I sit here, debating whether to run to the store in a panic to prepare for the *booming male announcer voice* WINTER BLIZZARD OF 2011, I get increasingly irritated and anxious because I am………SICK OF WINTER!  I am tired of dirty, slushy snow. I am tired of blistering, windy cold days! I am tired of grey, dark mornings that make me want to just get back under the covers. I have actually started to envy bears; they get to sleep through this mess and then come out in the spring  and create havoc at picnics! I want to be able to do that!  *big sigh* Alas, I am not a bear. I am big, yes. I am black, yes, but I am not a bear.  So………. I will dream of spring as I dread going to the store and picking through whats left on the shelves (people have been raiding the stores all weekend. The only thing probably left on shelves is pickled beets, hominy, and olives with pits.) 

I have, what is commonly referred to as,  spring fever.  I don’t typically experience this level of longing for sunny, snow free days (interspersed with grey, rainy days) until the first of March.  I guess I am just getting older. *shrug*   The slow, insidious creep of whites, corals, nautical stripes, and cotton trenches in stores, magazines, and catalogs, just fuels my desire for longer and brighter days.

So………I have been keeping an eye on the trend reports, leafing through the fashion mags, and dog-earring catalogs.  I love so much of what I see, but a few things have really stuck out for me and I am hoping (praying *wink, wink*) that I will be able to pick up a few of these items for the spring. 

The trend I LOOOOOOVVVVEEEE the most, is the 70’s style trend.  I am a child of the 70’s and I have fond memories of the chic, easy, hip look of my mother and other women in that era.  I think I would look so good in this look, because some of the styles are so forgiving and so much more appropriate for women with some meat on their bones.

Ok, so here are pics of items I have on my Deo Volente (Latin for God Willing) list, that I feel I must have for spring to live out my 70’s, boho chic, Mary Tyler Moore, Diana Ross. Thelma from Good Times, fantasy.

Trouser Jeans-Alloy Very Ali McGraw or Mahogany.

Peachy Blouse-Dorothy Perkins "I'm going to break the glass ceiling and become the first woman junior v.p."

Jumpsuit-Anna Scholz for SimplyBe I love it! Visions of Disco's are dancing in my head. Hellloooo!

Kooba-I just love this bag and have been wanting a Kooba for so long! I would for sure carry it, when wearing flare or wide leg jeans and trousers.

                 

Mule by Chinese Laundry-How "Three's Company" is it?

   

Rose Bunch Flute Sleeve Dress-ASOS Curve How cool and cute is this? If my head weren't so big, I could see me wearing a big floppy hat with this (seriously, its hard for me to buy hats)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*sigh*  These are really just a taste of things I want for Spring/Summer, but they are at the top of the list.  What are you feeling for spring?  Bold colors, prints, white (I have done all white, everyday, the past few summers), or stripes?
 
Well, I better get a move on.  Get as many pickled beets and olives with pits in the larder as I can, so my son and I won’t starve during the big,winter storm.  TTYL!
 

Don’t Mess with My TuTu! November 30, 2010

This is a quick post.  I finally wore my ASOS Curve Asymetric Tutu skirt.  I so LOVE it and I wore it to work (at the retailer that shall not be named).  I rocked it with a black tank, faux leather moto jacket, moto style boots, and black tights.  I got so many compliments (and sales *sly grin*)! These pics are not the best, but I want to thank my daughter for taking them for me.  I WILL  be wearing the skirt again real soon and I will post better pictures.  Ta-ta!

Tutu skirt-ASOS Curve, Faux Leather Moto Jacket-Dots, Black Tank-Ross for Less, Etienne Aigner Moto Style Boots-DSW, Tights-Ashley Stewart