Saturday, May 19, 2012

Real Life Runway: Illsay

I haven't done an RLR post in sooooo long. And long time supporter of the blog and one of my favorite bloggers Illsay has sent in her take on the High/Low trend. And as always I adore the outfit. Her choice of color, very professional yet fun! You just can lose!

Love it Illsay!
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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Epitome of Inspiration

I've been asked plenty of times where do I get my inspiration from? and my answer is generally "everywhere" Celebs, magazines, movies, tumblr...but what I enjoy most is an outfit is directly inspired by one of my favorite bloggers. It's Friday and it's a beautiful day here in NY/NJ and I was determined to feel good in my clothes today. Last night I say Chakayla's latest outfit post...and I just new I wanted to so something similar. I made a point to get up early, I did my make-up and hair...I just like today was a day to feel beautiful even if I'm sitting at my desk for the next 8 hrs. lol

So here is what she wore. Check out her post here

And here's what I decided to go with!


Outfit Details:
Shirt: Gift from my mom
Skirt: Tahari (gift from my mom)
Belt: DOTS
Shoes: Target
Bag: Urban Outfitters (x-mas gift from the bestie)

Thanks Chakayla for the idea! What do you guys think.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bright, bold and Aztec

Mother's day weekend, I spent it in Atlanta for my Almar Mater. I had plenty of friends that were graduating and being that I now live in Jersey, it was only right that I made my way back. It was rainy and rather gloomy, but to see my loves and my friends,  oh and this rather awesome dress, made it all the more better! I got this dress from dots about 2 weeks ago when they were having a sale Buy 1 dress and get the 2nd 1/2 off. So you know I had to hop on it! I am so in love with this dress, I love how the top fits and I adore the back!

Outfit Details:
Dress/belt: Dots
Clutch: Fashion to Figure

It was a good day why not smile? even with the rain!   

 My ring, another pair of 'Pin up Girl' earrings from LiLi & Me! And check out just how fabulous this fabric is!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Rockin' with the Hi & Lo

So it is quite clear that one of the major trends for the summer with be 'high & low' skirts and dress. Now I must admit, I was like eh its not my thing, or it just didn't really tickle my fancy.But like most things, it takes time for it to grow on you. I kind of put it on the back burner. But recently I've been seeing a lot of young ladies really workin this style! It's on of the styles that you have to either see it done, or have a rather extensive imagination. A lot of these young ladies give me inspiration to try this. and I think I will in the very close future. *
Saw this girl on tumblr!

of course Monif C. will have her own!....and this young lady submitted this to my tumblr!

Forever 21 Cut Back High-Low dress 
Torrid's Challis Hi-Lo dress

Eddy & Bri Color block tank dress

You get my point right!? It's one of those trends that you have to make work for yourself. Or else it just won't do. So if you lovely ladies have some great outfits with high/low dress or skirt...I would soooooo love to see it. Email them to me so we can show the world!

*photos credit of the owner


Versatile Blog Award

*Doing my happy dance* It does my heart good when some nominates me for a blog award, simply because they didnt have to and the chose me. It's such a humbling feeling to know that someone loves and respects my blog.

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who's blogs you enjoy the most
2. Let them know you nominated them
3. Share 7 random facts about you
4.Thank the blogger who nominated you
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award Picture to your post

The Sneakerette
Drastic Plastic
Spoon full of Sugar
Stylish Curves
Gabi Fresh
Queen Sized Flava
Fashion Bananas
Heart Print & Style
A Fat Girl's Blues
Fancy Curves
Curvy Geekery
Frantic Dreams
Ivory Jinelle
Nic's Pick

7 Random Facts
-I love Q-tips
-I love old school Eddie Murphy movies
-I haven't told my mom about my blog
-I think I'm allergic to garlic
-Hat strong fruity perfumes or body sprays
-played basketball all through high school and hated every moment of it.
-I'm a hopeless romantic

Thanks so much Cherry for the love! You're the best. Be sure to check out her blog!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Homage to my Hips

So as I was cruising tumblr last night, I got a message from one of my followers and she mentioned a poem by Lucille Clifton entitled "Homage to my Hips" and so when I got to work this morning I went right to google and looked it up! It's short, but packs a lot. Kudos and *2 SNAPS* to Lucille Clifton!

these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top
-Lucille Clifton


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