Eagle Pride!

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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.

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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.

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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!?

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Boots-$13 Jeans-$13 Shirt-$4 Cross-body bag-$9

 

 

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Night in the QC

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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.

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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?

 

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Skirt-$8 (Plato’s Closet)

Top-Free

Heels-$6

 

Princess for a Day!

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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!

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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.

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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!

 

 

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Making History!

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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.

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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.

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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!?

 

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Shoes-$7  Jeans- $3 Top-$8

 

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Beautiful

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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Peplum top- FREE skirt-$7

Handbag- Shoe Dazzle($39)

Strap Sandal-$6

Necklace- https://www.rocksbox.com (check out their subscriptions)

Sunday’s Best

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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.

 

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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?

 

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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)

The Reunion!


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)

Creative Cover-ups

 

 

 

 

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Ready for the beach? I am! Here we have pieces that can be worn in multiple ways.  I love a good cover-up piece, especially sheer in the summer to allow your skin to breathe and not have you hot and muggy. No time for sweating out your hair and having wet armpits, way to cute for that!  These pieces can also be worn at the beach over your bathing suit or at a pool party event just to add a little spark to your bathing suit and don’t forget your heels!  The prints of these cover-ups remind you of the summer showing bright colors that are light and refreshing.  The palm trees stand out and reminds you of Miami! My idea for wearing these cover-ups would be over a white tank with a great pair or regular wash jeans and a nude pump. However you could definitely wear them with all white and a simple flip flop to let the colors stand out and grab all the attention. If you’re really creative and since the cover-ups are sheer you could also wear them as a head-wrap or scarf to accessorize your  look.  How would you wear your cover-up?

 

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Its a photo shoot!

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Lights, Camera, Action! I love taking photos! I think most of us can agree with that. With the technology we have days now we can take numerous pictures and edit them; but taking professional photos is always a plus especially when you are blogger!

Well to get ready for a great photo shoot we have to of course pick the right outfit. As a fashionista I want and aim to look my best daily.  Most times I look in my closet and say I have nothing to wear with a million clothing pieces looking back at me, lol. I’m sure some of my clothes are screaming ‘Wear Me!’

Normally with leopard print some people wear red accessories to compliment. I actually chose the opposite at the last minute, PINK! I was little nervous as to how the pictures would turn out but I think the background bought the outfit together, with a pop of color. The photographer also knew what he was doing and we had fun with this photo shoot!

Styling the right pieces is key to how your outfit will turn out. Some times you have to go against the traditional and wear what you feel even if it seems a little weird. Step out of your comfort zone and explore patterns with solids. My goal one day is to be able to style others for their photo shoots, engagement photos and just every day wear. It starts with me to show others what I can do with just a few items of clothing. You never know who is watching you, so dress to impress!

 

OOTD-Shoes-$6 Shirt-$6 Skirt-$7

 

photo cred: Chris Cheek

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Breezy on a Saturday Morning!


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Beautiful sunny weather means its Sundress season! Especially on a hot sunny day, wearing a sundress is mandatory! Sundresses make the summer months bare-able,in North Carolina this heat is very disrespectful! I don’t see how some wear pants in this heat.

I love to feel cool and comfortable while out in the heat. For Father’s day weekend I went to visit my parents. Of course I bought a sundress with me to wear, but also shopped around for a few sundresses. Plato’s closet had tons of sundresses! You can never have enough of them! Plato’s is a secondhand store that purchases and sells used clothing items but more on the name brand side for some items.  Most of their sundresses were $10-$12! Can’t beat those prices.

I sometimes prefer solid colors which allows me to switch to shoes and different color cover-ups with them in cool places like restaurants or work. I do however own a few pattern sundresses. Sundresses can also be worn during the early Fall months. In the Fall I wear more jackets or cover-ups with my sundresses when its still a little warm during the day but chilly at night or in the morning.

 

How do you wear your sundresses?
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FYI-The sundress I am wearing was FREE! My sisters sundress was found at a thrift store for $4!