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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Let's Celebrate!

What you make ask?....Let's Celebrate life!! In these pics I was out celebrating my good friend's birthday! But really these days everyday you wake up is a celebration of life!! I am so thankful to get another chance each day at life...to make it better for me, my family, my friends and anyone I come in contact with...that is my goal, my motivation. What's your motivation?



 Blouse & Faux Leggings - Lane Bryant
Boots?
Necklace -thrifted

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Casual Dinner Outfit

Hey yall its been a minute..I have been working on some things but I will have more interesting posts to come! So please be patient and stay posted! Anyways check out what I wore to dinner with some friends...It was good times and I haven't laughed like that in a long time! Its good to be around people who really get you!! 



Sweater & Jeans - Avenue
OTK Boots - Evans
Earrings -thrifted

I will be adding some new topics to my blog that are a true reflection of the things that I am interested in that I was hesitant to post about before. So I hope you keep watching...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Motto: Desiderata

Many may years ago as a child I was rummaging through my dad's dusty library in the basement. One of my great finds besides his broken guitar was an old scroll like piece of paper. At the time I could barely say the name right at the top of the paper so I brought it to my dad. He informed me of this poem..i guess you could call it that. It was written by Max Ehrmann and is entitled "Desiderata". I will leave it up to you to interpret what it means to you but this poem has always stuck with me. It resonates with me even more so now than it ever did before now that I have more years of life under my belt. As we approach 2013 I thought it would be good to share as this is a time of reflection for many.

Source: http://www.spirasolaris.ca/Desiderata.html

God Bless you all in 2013 and beyond!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Work Holiday Party

Hey y'all!! 

I hope everyone is having a good day. Today at work we had our annual holiday party and gift exchange...Well really it was like I think the game white elephant where you get to exchange a gift if you don't like it..something like that...Anyways I have been trying to get into the Christmas spirit! Deep down inside I LOVEEEE Christmas but its always hard for me and I talk about it in the post entitled Wonder Why Christmas Missed Us. So with that being said one of the best ways to improve my mood is to put on something bright and cheery! What can get the job done better than sequinsssss!

you cant see my pearl head band in these pics




Cream blouse -Avenue
Cardigan - TJ Maxx
Sequin top - Lane Bryant
Curdoroy Pants & Earrings - thrifted
Boots - One Stop Plus
Bracelet - H&M

 What are you wearing to get into the holiday spirit??

Monday, December 17, 2012

DYH: Tables and Chairs

Design Your Home....with Tables and Chairs! Hey y'all, I just wanted to give you a peak into my home design with tables and chairs. Long before this blogging life I inherited some old furniture from a family member. I decided to spray paint it to fit my design aesthetic. Unfortunately, I did this a few years ago and I never thought to take pictures! But just imagine wood brown dusty old furniture. And then see what I did with a little paint and elbow grease....

I got this bowl from Pier One years ago. I LOVE the colors..
Dining Room Table Top
Dining Room Table - Black Gloss Spray Paint & Ivory
There are 6 chairs in total included in this table
I love furniture with curves just like me ;-)
My mom helped me by covering the chairs with new fabric
Sofa Console Table
Bar Stools
Side table -Another Project for me to do!

 Well that's it for Tables and Chairs...This was my first furniture project ever! Although now this furniture is a little banged up and scratched I think imperfections bring character! This dining room set and console table took a good amount of effort but at the same time it was cool to do because for some reason I find this kind of stuff relaxing. Please be on the look out for more furniture projects to come!

Dining Room set, side table & Console - inherited
Glass Bowl - Pier One Imports (years ago)
Bar Stools - Garden Ridge (years ago)


















Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Basic Black Winter White

Hey ya'll!

This past weekend I attended my college friend's baby shower. It was really nice and it was the first co-ed baby shower I have been to which was cool. People really do it up nice for baby showers these days! My friend looked so cute preggers! Anyways, lets get down with the get down and check out the outfit I wore to celebrate...






Dress: Cato
Purse: Forever 21
Boots, Bracelet & Tights: Avenue


Funny enough the bag I am carrying I bought from forever 21 but it looks to be sold out online. However, there is a one very familiar to this one sold at Zara for $170. I'm glad I bought it from Forever 21 for like $30...way less than have the cost of the Zara bag. I was not about to pay all that money for a purse...leather or not.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Color of Love

Heeeyyy!!

This past Saturday I spent my Thanksgiving weekend celebrating the love between my long time friend and his now wife in their union as husband and wife! I have been looking for some time for the most perfect red dress and I have found it! Although I tend to blend in at special events I decided to represent how I felt in my fashion choice by wearing my favorite color. The color I associate with love the most is red.

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags. (http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html)

Although red is my favorite color I hardly ever wear it! But as I have gotten older I have made a resolve with myself to take more chances including fashion chances by wearing what I love. The look I was going for was an old Hollywood vintage and romantic style...





Dress & Heels: Torrid (Stop Starring)
Tights & Bracelet - Avenue
Earrings - Thrifted
Clutch - HUR (Atlanta)