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

Me love color long time! April 15, 2011

Hey y’all! It has been so long since I did a post!  I am excited about spring/summer and have just been enjoying the warmer temps.  Anywhoo, I have mentioned in previous posts, that I want to add more color to my wardrobe.  I tend to stick to black and black is my favcrite color, but I was really intrigued by the pops of color I was seeing all over the place.  I decided to pick up colorful pieces, where I could, and try out a different look.

Coral Top-Dots, Grey Jeggings-Levi's@Macy's, Blue Suede Pumps-Steve Madden@Macy's

Now the outfit above, is one I wore to work on yesterday.   

The shoes got a little dusty when I walked thru the staff parking lot, but they are still super cute and I got a lot of compliments on them.

I got the shoes about a month ago, while shopping with a friend at Macy’s.  I saw them on another young lady in the shoe dept. and begged her to buy those shoes for herself, because they were gorgeous on her.  I thought about it and said to myself, “Step out of the box and see if they have the shoes in your size!”  You see the result.  The coral top, similar story. Standing in line at Dots, the woman in front of me had the top in her hand and I asked her if it was plus size (she was kind of in-between. She could go XL or 1X *shrug*).  She said, “Yes” and pointed me to the back of the store where they were hanging.  I grabbed my cute wedges I was picking up (the one and only 11 in the store) and hustled to the back to find my size.  The rest is history.

So……….this is my attempt at A) adding color to my life and B) doing a color block thing.  I have to say, I am really loving wearing color,  doing some new things with my wardrobe, and stepping outside of my black box.  Tell me what you think, people.


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!