Friday, December 30, 2011

"Colorful Hump Day"

On Wednesday night I went to dinner to celebrate my employee's 21st bday and this is what I wore.
As you can probably tell  from many of my posts I am in love with bright colors and wear them all season long. 

As we close 2011 and I reflect I can't help but get emotional when I think about how much God has blessed me and how awesome He is. NEVER in a million years would I have thought I would move from employee to employer. He has kept me, my family, my friends,  my business covered, and is continuing to bless me above and abundantly in ways that just  blow my mind. 2011 has had challenges and there have been days where the  little black cloud lingers above my head a little longer than normal, but one thing is for certain, It always passes or He gives me the strength to make it through.

I Hope everyone has a safe and blessed new year! xoxo

Blazer: Thrifted

Boyfriend Jeans: Victoria's Secret found Here

NYC skyline tank: H&M

Shoes: Jeffery Campbell found Here

Clutch: ASOS on sale Here

Earrings: "Jinx" from Badacious found Here

"Cute Blog Award"

I want to thank Venessia from style4curves for nominating me for "The Cute Blog" award. It really means a lot to me to have such an awesome group of ladies supporting my blog. I have only been up for a little over a month and the support that I have received has been wonderful. It is hard for me to dedicate as much time as I would like to blogging because of my schedule, but do know that I truly, truly appreciate all of my readers and other bloggers.

Here are the rules:

Link back to the person who awarded you.

Answer award questions

Tell us something about yourself that you haven't told us in your blog

Award as many blogs that you think are worthy of this award

Make sure you let the people that you awarded know that they were awarded.

1. What is your go to make-up product?

MAC dark blot powder and "Ruby Woo" lipstick.

2. What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?

Mixed patterns, the red lip, and jumpsuits.

3. What is your favorite dessert?

Everything!! Sugar is the devil, but if I had to choose one it would be peach cobbler ala mode.
4.  Favorite color?

 Purple and pink

5. What is your middle name?


6. What was the last song you listened to?

The entire Watch the Throne album..I just seem to stop playing

7. Cats , dogs, or both?

Dogs, I have a eight year old Shih Tzu named Bubba. I HATE cats.

8. Something that you guys don't know about me?

I used to wear a size 18/20 and have lost almost 40lbs.

Here are the bloggers I nominate for the Cute Blog Award. I want to nominate the new ones that I have recently found since I started blogging that are not already on my daily reads. I have ran across so many great ones from readers, emails, and suggestions unfortunately I have such limited time to read them all daily like I wish I could =0(

But here are the three that I nominate:
style and poise

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Denim Mini"

The weather in Atlanta has been so crazy! One day its 73 degrees and sunny and  the next day it's in the 40's or raining heavy. It was nice during the Christmas weekend so I was able to wear this denim mini dress.
I've had it for awhile, but thought it was a little too short for my liking to be worn casually, so I decided to pair it with some tights.
I am so sad to say that we have only  3 more days in 2011 and this is the first time I have carried this purse this year. I bought it about for years ago. It was my very first "grown woman handbag" purchase. I worked really hard to save for it,but now rarely carry it because it is just so big and deep, it's just not as functional as my other large bags.. Still love it though because it's a classic.

Dress: ASOS

Fur Vest: Fox's Boutique, Atlanta GA (old)

Tights: Target

Shoes: Jeffery Campbell via Solestruck

Necklaces: Forever 21 (old)

Handbag: Gucci via Gucci Store

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Turquoise Love"

For Christmas this year I treated myself to a new pair of JC's! You may remember these beauties from my shoe wish list post I did a few weeks ago.

I wear my other Litas  to death, so I was beyond excited when these arrived in the mail. The Lita is the greatest shoe made!! They are soooo comfortable, an amazing height, and go with absolutely everything..what more could a girl ask for?

My ABSOLUTE favorite nail color in the world next to black and white is this color from Essie called "Mint Candy Apple" I wear it so much that I actually had to take a break from it...LOL. But the arrival of my new shoes made me go right back to my old faithful  polish.

Shoes: Jeffery Campbell Lita via Solestruck found Here

Sparkle Jeans, Sweater, Blouse: Forever 21

Ring: ASOS (old)

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Leopard and Pleates"

I was going through my computer and found these pics that I forgot to post. I found these super comfortable pleated pants at Forever 21 about 2 weeks ago.
As much as I love and prefer heels, some days my feet need a serious break.  I wore this outfit on one of those days where I felt like dressing up sans the 5 inch heels.
I have had these shoes for about 3 years I call them my " MJ's" they are the perfect dress down shoe!

I hope everyone has a FANTASTIC holiday! God Bless xoxoxoxo

Shirt (old): Spiegel

Pants: Forever 21

Purse: Century 21, NYC

Earrings: Chanel via Thrifted

Shoes: Sam Edelman via Neiman Marcus Last Call

Ring: ASOS

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Rainbow Brite"

As you all know I am a certified thrift store junkie, with that being said about 50% of my closet are thirfted finds. I found this Tahari pleated mini skirt at a Goodwill about a few months ago. I LOVE bright colors so I paired it with this blouse (also thrifted). When I saw this shirt the first thing that I thought of was Rainbow Brite...LOL. I was so in love with her and Strawberry Shortcake as a little girl.

I can't believe Christmas is in five days and the end of 2011 is in 11 days!! Really where did the year go??

Skirt: Elie Tahari via Goodwill

Blouse: Thrifted

Shoes: Steve Madden via Dillards

Cardigan: H&M

Brooch: Thrifted

Clutch: Asos

Tights: Target

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Inspired Look-December"

In an effort to be creative and wear all the clothes in my closet I decided to do an "Inspired Look" each month where I use a celebrity and try to recreate the outfit with items in my own closet. This month I chose one of my favorite artists in the entire world ( next to her hubby of course...LOL) Ms. Beyonce Knowles - Carter.

I think I did ok for my first time..LOL I'm headed to Salt Lake City for the weekend to see my family! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Jeans: Mossimo via Target

Blazer: Forever 21

Shoes: Jeffery Campbell via

Scarf: Express

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"December 14, 2004"

Today is my beautiful niece's birthday!!!This is the most recent picture of her. She is posing before headed to school to take her 1st grade pictures. I hate living so far away from her.=0(. Below are some older pictures that I have taken.

A little photo heavy I know...LOL. But I just kept finding old pics I loved! Anyway Happy Birthday Daisha!

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Mixed Patterns"

I finally got a chance to wear this adorable vintage dress to church yesterday. At first I put it on with a black booties.It was safe ,but it didn't move me. I then tried on these leopard pumps and I loved how they looked. I don't like how these shoes look like they are to big for me when I wear them with tights but oh well. I really wanted to share the pics of the dress.
A girl who takes spin classes with me has a  store in Little Five Points called Recycled Couture. It's located in the Bazaar warehouse. She has some beautiful and extremely reasonable priced vintage pieces. If you are into vintage dresses,accessories, etc, and live in the Atlanta area you should definitely check her store out, you won't be disappointed!
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Happy Monday!!

Dress: Vintage via Recycled Couture, Atlanta, GA

Tights: Target

Shoes: Bebe (old)

Clutch: Elle Tahari via Neiman Marcus Last Call

Friday, December 9, 2011

"My Favorite Color"

I went to H&M this past weekend to return a shirt and like my typical self I can never stick to the agenda and walk in and walk out of a store without browsing...SMH. Anyway the end result was a purchase of this dress and another adorable purple dress with pleats.  I am trying to figure out how to"winter remix it" and wear it since it has spaghetti straps. Maybe you ladies can help???
I bought these Steve Madden shoes about 2 months ago and absolutely love them!!

I guess it is pretty obvious what my favorite color is right?...LOL
I need you ladies help! What are your suggestions on how to rock this dress in the colder climates??
Happy Friday!

Dress: H&M

Tights: Target

Shoes: Steve Madden via Dillards

Ring: Fox's Boutique, Atlanta, GA (old)

Earrings: NYC