Where are you Spring?! Still feels like Fall-ish weather, warm with a breeze. So I decided to wear an outfit that matches the weather. Black with a pop of Pink! The dress was cool although it was black, the shoes gave it the Spring look.
Wearing a dark colored outfit with pop accessories always makes the outfit. Being that it was black any color would bring out the outfit. The dress was simple with a touch of class and would you believe it was free?? My aunt gifted the dress to me! The shoes and clutch came from the same store months apart but matched perfectly and waiting to be worn at the right time.
My philosophy is it doesn’t have to be expensive to be classy and chic!
The total outfit was $20!
Well the warm weather is coming to an end, so hard to say Goodbye! I’ll miss the summer nights outside sitting on the patio and talking with next to no clothes on lol. My most enjoyable thing about the warm weather is sitting on the rooftop of a nice hotel with good company while sipping.
Unscripted is a new hotel in Durham that has a pool on the rooftop. It recently opened and has been quite the popular spot. Nothing like being around good vibes eating good food and being able to dip your toes in the pool. Can’t ask for much more on the last weekend of summer.
I wanted to be dressed for a casual evening but sexy at the same time. Sometimes when you think of something too much it becomes frustrating and harder to accomplish. Well i decided last minute to put on some capri’s and plain white tank with blue heels. Everyone loved the heels, the royal blue(my fav color) seemed to catch everyone’s attention! I paired it with a royal blue/bright yellow clutch to bring out the outfit, simple yet classy!
Homecoming is a time of remembering staying in the dorms, meeting new people from all walks of life and the crazy things we did in college as youngsters! Its always good to see classmates and roommates, how they have changed and accomplished things.
Tailgating has always been my thing, food drinks and good times! I love seeing everyone come together. Mixing and mingling was great to do. Walking across campus is task in itself! Of course some people you see some people only during this time of year so you want to look your best for yourself first but to others, especially those old flings that missed out on you, LOL.
I was going for a Fall look that was comfortable but also something stylish. Flats were a must with all the walking I had to do and my handy-dandy cross-body bag to keep my essentials. The pieces initially did not match in my eyes but I thought what the Hey, why not?! Who’s matching these days!?
Boots-$13 Jeans-$13 Shirt-$4 Cross-body bag-$9
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It’s going down in the QC! Food, drinks, new city and just having fun! I’m not too much of a night owl like I used to be in my youthful days but stepping out once in a while is always nice to do especially when its a change from you normal surroundings.
I hadn’t been to Charlotte in the past 3 years which is shameful since I live about 2.5 hours away, but I don’t like driving! I hate driving lol. And this trip I still didn’t drive, luckily I have a friend that works at the airport.
Of course I had to pack accordingly for traveling and having a carry on, so a few sundresses a pair of jeans and heels and flip flops with cute tops and a skirt. I’ve always been a neat and organized packer so I knew I had to make my outfits work around the shoes I bought. I think most females can relate when I say some of us may take about 30 bags sometimes for just a weekend! Learning to downsize and pack lightly was a challenge but I think I mastered it! I had fun and was able to feel and look sexy and comfortable on my weekend getaway!
How do you organize your clothing items for travel?
Skirt-$8 (Plato’s Closet)
Have you ever gotten dressed and felt like you were the Ish that day? That’s almost everyday for me, lol. Getting dressed shouldn’t be a task it should be fun! I love playing dress up and looking and feeling like a Million Dollars!
This past Labor Day weekend was very low key, no trips or anything but I was out the house every day! The weather was nice and everyone was off so of course I wanted to look my best.
On Monday Labor Day I decided to look extra special meeting up for dinner and movie. I went for a cute summer dress with flip flops and some accessories to compliment the dress. The kicker is is I only paid $8bucks for my dress online a few months ago on Amazon! Its not what you wear its How you wear it! Make a statement, be bold!
DRESS-$8 SHOES-$12 BRACELET-$4 HEADBAND-.74cents!
I hated History class with a passion, didn’t interest me at all. Completed the course enough to get a passing grade. I never new why History would help me with gaining a job. However as I grew older I became more interested in learning about History how it affects us now days.
The laws have drastically changed since my parents were born until now in our modern day time. Years ago women had little say so in things that would effect the world. Women were not able to express themselves as we are today.
Adjusting from not speaking our mind or being seen in public to possibly having a female President is a huge leap! It’s so awesome how we have evolved as women, more freedom of speech, having our own businesses and even having positions in well known companies.
The female species are powerful and creative. We know what we want and strive to achieve those goals. We speak our minds until we are heard and given equal opportunity. It’s only fair that we do “Make History” for our future sisters, daughters, granddaughters to follow in our footsteps! My future goals are to be great at being a entrepreneur, God fearing woman that others look up to! How would you Make History!?
Shoes-$7 Jeans- $3 Top-$8
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Everyone has their days, in a slump, just not wanting to get the day started. Sometimes people may dress the way they feel. Wearing an outfit without much thought or effort can probably dictate your day.
Clothes can say a lot about a person without them even opening their mouth! How you dress can tell what you think of yourself and how you want others to perceive you. On rainy days I like to wear a pair of jeans and some sneakers or ankle boots depending on the season, to avoid too much water splashing on my feet and legs. I can’t stand rain water, makes me feel yucky! Rainy days kind of make me feel gloomy and I think at times my outfit reflects that.
During warm sunny days I love wearing cute sundresses and skirts with some flip-flops or heeled sandals. The sun invites you to wear bright and vibrant colors. Bright colors have taken over my closet. They speak volumes.
Any outfit you wear in any season you should always feel Beautiful! If you feel yourself feeling a little gloomy wear your favorite outfit and remind yourself you are beautifully made!
Peplum top- FREE skirt-$7
Handbag- Shoe Dazzle($39)
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As a girly girl I have to have certain things to complete my outfits. You have basics to create your outfit that you absolutely need. Sometimes you walk out the house and know you’re forgetting something, hmm, what is it? Earrings, clutch bag, bracelet, scarf one those! I hate reaching my destination and realizing I forgot my earrings, it kinda irks me for the rest of the night. Makes me feel my outfit is a little incomplete, lol.
Earrings are something that can be outlandish or chill. Normally I would wear huge ear-bobs like my grandma will call them! Huge says dramatic and attention grabber to me and I was always asked where I bought them. The beauty supply has the cutest earrings in really large sizes for $1-$2! As I’m getting a little more mature I find myself reaching for the more smaller dangle earrings or a nice pair of studs. The smaller ones seem to scream laid back, maybe elegant and sparkles will definitely catch my eye every time.
Leggings can be worn all year long( the regular ones). They are my go to during the summer when I’m going to the grocery store or going walking. Comfortable and easy to put on is how I would describe them. In the winter I wear them layered with jeans or I wear them alone with some boots to stay warm. A pair of leggings with some knee high boots,a sweater and a cute scarf, those are basics for me! I love a cute scarf in the winter to bring out the outfit. Even in the summer the a light scarf can be worn as wrap or in the place of a necklace.You can also find scarves at good deals at the thrift stores. I own tons and need to wear them more often!
What are your basics?
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Down in the South its tradition to go to church. As a preacher’s kid I was always in church Sunday although I didn’t want to be, lol. As I became older I realized going to church was apart of me. Church helps me to come to myself and realize somethings about myself that I should work on, almost like a therapy session. I love music! All types! Music helps the soul. Songs sung in church often touch me and touches my heart. The music is therapy for my soul as well.
I don’t go to church to put on a show but I was always taught to dress my best. My parents always made sure we had nice Sunday clothes for church. I remember wearing frilly dresses and those lace socks with the black flats that buckled! Was that just me or did anyone else wear those?
As a matured young lady my attire has most definitely changed. Heels with a cute purse and a nice dress. Sometimes I have a tendency to wear the same shoes which most times are black because that’s what I’m comfortable wearing and its quick when you’re rushing, but this Sunday I made myself step out of my comfort zone and wear something different. I’ve only worn these shoes twice in 3 years! If you make time to really put an outfit together you would be amazed at all the options you come up with. One pair of shoes can create a zillion outfits. Have fun and see what you come up with!
Dress-$15 Shoes-$15( Shoe Dazzle)
July is the month for Fireworks, cookouts, going to the beach and having family reunions. It seems common for people to have their family gatherings in this month. My mothers side of the family gathered recently in my hometown which I attended. It was good seeing family I knew and hadn’t seen in a while and seeing a few unfamiliar faces and learning who they are. The famous question I always here is “how old are you?” Never fails lol.
What I learned from this reunion:
- Life- You never know when you will see family again life is short. I had a great aunt to pass in May and it did feel a little weird that she wasn’t there. Never take for granted that you will always see someone for the next reunion.
- Positive vibes only- Family that you aren’t that close to or keep in touch with often are the more supportive ones. Everyone is rooting for you and points out the positive things you have accomplished. The family I am a little closer to(grew up with) still on my mothers side sometimes never see the good you do always the bad.
- Reconnection: And last I’ve tried to reconnect more with my fathers and see them more often. Texting them, talking on Facebook and even phone calls at times. Since the reunion I’ve also added the cousins I didn’t know about on my mothers side as well. Never know when you’re out of town visiting and need a place to crash, but it’ll be a chance to get to know one another as well.
The reunion was great and I learned who was who and how we are related. Reunions are a great way to learn a little about your history too. I love my family I grew up with but definitely want to get to know the distant family!
Dress-$10 (plato’s closet)