Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OOTN: Androgynous Meets Me

My daughter's ballet company put on a production of the romantic opera, La Slyphide and let me just say that all the girls and boys did a wonderful job. I am amazed at how much talent each and every one of the students have. My little ballerina and her class had two roles; witches helper and Swedish maids. Words cannot express how proud of my daughter I am. She is her worst critic and sometimes her views of herself can have such a negative effect on her but, with dance its just the opposite. It seems as if ballet has become second nature to her. She executes every move with such grace and confidence. I'm so happy for but, enough about that lets move on to the meaning of this post, What I Wore! For this look I was inspired by this ad for Bebe in Elle magazine I saw months ago. 

The androgynous look has always been an interest of mine but wasn't quite sure how I could use it for myself until I ran across this photo. My take is still quite feminine but, it has that same feel in my opinion. I decided to pair pinstripe pants with a black blazer instead of the reversed pair in the ad. I chose to add a pop of color using a vibrant shade of blue. It really compliments my skin tone and it's just a beautiful color. I took the look one step further by doing something I rarely ever do and that's by doing a smokey eye. I tend to shy away from this look being that my eyes are so small and them nearly closing when I smile. :( Nevertheless, I step out of my comfort zone and gave it a try anyhow. Success, me likey!  Let me know what you think!

Here is an extra photo of my daughter and her best friend in costume!

Tuxedo Blazer | Forever21 +
Sheer Blouse | Forever21 +
Pin Stripe Pant | Forever21 +
Necklace | Gift
Gunmetal Watch | Charming Charlie
Wrap Bling Bracelet | Shii by Journey
Patent Leather Pump | 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

2 Looks of a Happy Easter

While shopping at JC Penney a couple weeks ago I stumbled across these dresses. The fuchsia one I saw first on the lovely, Thamarr (simply stunning btw) of Musing of a Curvy Lady and had to have it for myself seeing as how wonderful she looked rocking hers. I didn't stop there though. I also found a "sister" dress much similar to the fuchsia one, in white that I couldn't part with either. So I got them both. I knew I wanted it for Easter but couldn't decide which one I'd like to wear so I tried them both on and made my choice on the white ensemble.

I love the fit and flare of the dresses. They are very form fitting and comfortable. They both get a A+ in my style book. Which one would you prefer to wear on this Resurrection Day?

Alyx Pleated - Neck Dress (fuschia) | JC Penney
Floral Blazer | Forever 21
Box Belt | Stein Mart
Tatum-77 Pump | Charlotte Russe

Alyx Cut-Out Neck Dress | JC Penney
Tuxedo Blazer | Forever 21
Alexa Pumps | Sam Edelman 

Friday, March 22, 2013

OOTD: Striped Cotton Candy

Ive been mia for a minute with parenting, work, planning birthday parties and what-not, not that I was missed or anything. So I thought I'd post this lil' something I wore last saturday furniture shopping. Yes! I said it furniture shopping. I've come to terms with 2 things. 1 the fact that I dont have a life outside of my children and work, 2 I shop too much. These two facts together makes for a closet full of lonely clothes :( So I make it my mission to wear them any and everywhere I can. Lol... I just know I'm not the only one. Anywhos here it is.....

Stripe High-Low Top | Forever21
Skinny Pant | Forever21
Tatum- 01 Pump | Charlotte Russe 
Bow Belt | Stein Mart
Riley Watch | Fossil
Ring | Betsey Johnson

Friday, January 25, 2013

More H&M Please!?!

All my wishing and praying has finally paid off!! 

is coming to Nashville, TN. 
According to Nashville's News Channel and a Metro Codes and Building Safety Department building permit. I'm sure many of you have heard of, shopped or drooled over their merchandise but, for those of you who have not H&M is a Swedish-based retail establishment featuring high fashion clothing, shoes and accessories but at pocket friendly prices. The store will find its home in Opry Mills Mall along with other fashion forward retailers such as Forever21, Aldo, BCBG Maxazria, Micheal Kors and many more. H&M is said to open in June or July of this year and I, for one, cannot wait. Check out these H&M pieces: 

Photos courtesy of www.stylishcurves.net and www.hm.com
Info from www.newschannel5.com

Sunday, January 20, 2013

OOTN: Impromptu Wedding Reception

I was invited to attend a wedding reception with a friend last night. It was last minute so I had to throw something together and I think I did a pretty good job. I made the dress a couple weeks ago and my friend had asked to see it awhile ago so it was fitting that I wear it. The reception was very well done and had a fantastic view of the downtown Nashville. I actually had a blast and was glad I accepted the invite.... Enough of my rambling here is the ensemble. Let me know what you think!

Tuxedo Blazer | Forever21 +
Zebra Print Bodycon Dress | Made by me
Pansy Boot | Shoedazzle.com
Bling Necklace | T. J. Maxx
Ring | Charming Charlie
Bracelets | Shii by Journeys

OOTD: Ballet Mom N Floral

Yesterday was a very important day for my family! My eldest daughter participated in her third ballet recital and she did her mother proud! The endless hours of driving her to and fro practice is really paying off. I can't wait to see her in the upcoming Spring recital... So, always taking an advantage of a time to dress up I put this lil' ensemble together. Hope you enjoy!

Cardigan | Marshalls
Tube Top | Forever21+
Floral Pants | jcp.com
Roz Pump | Shoedazzle.com
Earring | Macys
Watch | Charming Charlie
Bracelet | JoAnns (DIY)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 End w/ Shoe Haul

Here is my "End of 2012" shoe haul. I bought these throughout the month of December when there were so many sales going on. So, I got a lil' carried away but at such great prices it's a win-win. I've been wanting to add more color to my shoe collection and these beauties did just that. Of course I'm almost reaching the 6 foot mark in some of them but who cares? It's Shoes!!

Here is the line up;

Laurence | Justfab.com

Tatum-77 | Charlotterusse.com
(Was totally stoked to find these after missing them a day late and a dollar short on Shoemint.com for a fraction of their cost)

Tatum-01 | Charlotterusse.com

Ann | Shoedazzle.com

Mada | Shoedazzle.com

And certainly last but not least, my favorite pair of all:

Roz | Shoedazzle.com

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dot.com Window Shopping

I am constantly on the hunt for new pieces to add to my collection and when I saw the Asos Curve Peplum Plate Detail Waist Belt I knew that it must be mine UNTIL  I clicked on the size tab and my size was unavailable. Nooooooo! Hopefully, I'll be able to get away with the next size being that I'm going back to eating healthy and I may (No, I will!) shed some inches off my waist in time to wear it. Wish me luck with that one!

Another great find is the Glitter Melt Melting Tights by Urb Clothing 
Unfortunately, I wont be owning these beauts any time soon because they do not come in a size worthy of holding all this Voluptuousness (tear, tear, sniff)....

This concludes my Dot.com window shopping........For now!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

OOTD Coco Latte

I recently purchased the Colorblocked Skinny Pant from Forever21+ for a steal at $6.99 (and I'm all about finding things for dirt cheap). Of course I got them in Red and black as well. So, for my Saturday, I paired them with my leather jacket for an edgy look and the sheer top added a dash of feminine. To complete this look I paired my black, hidden platform, faux-suede bootie and that sealed the deal. Hope you enjoy!

Hooded High-Low Top | Forever21+
Bomber/ Motorcycle Leather Jacket | Forever21+
Colorblocked Skinny Pant | Forever21+
Pansy Bootie | Shoedazzle.com
Law Bag | Justfab.com
Necklace | T.J. Maxx
Monkey Ring | Betsey Johnson
Pink Square Bead Bracelet | Made by Me
Other Accessories | Gifted

Let me know what you think of this look!!!