Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A dash of color..

Hi readers,  I hope everyone is having fun this week. If you have been following my color story which was the motivation for starting up this blog, (see here) you will know that I have been trying to make tremendous changes to my wardrobe. One of the ways I tried to do this besides buying new colorful clothes was by use of accessories. This is an outfit that was changed from "boring" to "bold" just by the use of colorful accessories hence the name "A dash of color."

                   Wearing Jones New York blazer and skirt from TJ Maxx

White camisole also from TJ Maxx

                       Red bag purchased from a couple of years back.

                                                                   Nine West shoes

                                                                 Red belt is thrifted

I wish eveyone a great weekend and I think I might do just one more post before the week runs out. Blogging is so much fun...:)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Print Wrap Dress..

Hi Beautiful readers!!...:) It's Sunday the 27th and it is Memorial day weekend..I love Sundays for a number of reasons. First of all, I am able to dress up with my family and we all go to church together where we commune together as a family and get charged up for the new week. After the church service, we go out and do some fun things like visiting friends, eating out or going to the park. It is usually a fun family day.

The second reason I love Sunday is because it signals a new beginning; a new week and a fresh start for everyone. The old week has rolled by with all its "haves" and "have-nots" and the expectation is to have the best in the new week. That being said, I wish you all a happy week ahead as I share with you the outfit I wore to church today. The pictures are not that great but hey; "It is one of my Mama outfits."

I am sitting in one of my favorites spot at the back yard. It's the the spot where I like to go sometimes to get some sun, read a book or watch the children play in the play-area. My sort of "Meditation Corner."

Wearing a wine color print faux wrap dress from Chadwicks (an on-line store) and wine Colin Stuart pumps from VictoriasSecret catalogue. I purchased both items a long time ago..:)

My deep brown color handbag is a gift from a family member and my brown wooden bracelet and ring are random buys.

My gold tone choker necklace is from the thrift store. (There are awesome vintage jewelry at thrift stores, flea markets and consignment stores and you can get them at great prices.)

The faux wrap dress has a tiny belt that goes across the waist which is not really obvious from these pics.

Wrap dresses whether they are faux or not can be worn by any body type because they are really forgiving. By the way, I had a wonderful time in church today. I am dying to tell you what I learned but might just save it for the next post. I feel I have said enough..:) Again, wishing you all a wonderful week. "Kisses!!!"


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mellow Yellow

I think I must have been bitten by the "blogging bug" cos, I just won't stop!...:) I took these pictures last week with the intention of using them in a posting then, I changed my mind when I saw that they were not looking that great. I had a hectic day at work and the temperature was unbearably hot and humid. It certainly was no day for a photo shoot. Anyway, I have changed my mind about the pictures and here they are!...lollls

                        Peeeeek a boooooooo!...:)

       Yellow blazer: Thrifted

      Gold slingback heels: Steve Madden. Bag: Random

Black sleeveless dress from Burlington Coat factory

Again, I will say the accessories made this belt: thrifted. Bracelets and ring from Burlington Coat factory


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Taupe Color-Block...

As we all know, color blocking is a trend that has been going on for a while now and it's just beautiful to see all those color combinations in clothes and shoes. This is my own version of color blocking which I did in my favorite style of dressing; "Corporate or Formal Attire." As you all might have also known by now, I love blazers, skirts and dresses and it was fun putting this outfit together. I call this posting "Taupe Color-Block."

Also, I got very beautiful gifts from one of my colleagues at work today and I was amazed. It is not my birthday and it felt really special getting such wonderful presents on an otherwise normal day. My friend Felma, gave me four boxes of fashion jewelry from Avon which I'm planning to use in a future posting very soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. We've been having this very hot and humid temperature in Minnesota lately but we are not complaining. We enjoy our weather anyhow it comes...:)

Wishing everyone a happy memorial day weekend ahead!

The taupe oversized blazer was thrifted, teal dress has been in my closet for a while now, bag was gifted and jewelry (necklace and ring) are from Burlington Coat Factory. Steve Madden shoes are from DSW.

I like how some of the colors in the outfit are reflected in the necklace.

Colors: Taupe blazer and shoes, light orange color bag, orange ring and teal dress.


Sunday, May 20, 2012


I hope everyone had a nice weekend because the weekend is over already and it's back to work! I spent so many hours organizing myself in the last couple of days; read my mail, arranged my closet, did some gardening and even had time to do a lot of blogging...:) The greatest achievement however, was having time for my spiritual upliftment and spending time with my family. Summer is so much fun...:) School is a lot of fun but the summer break is a lot more fun.

While going through my closet, I found an outfit I had not worn in a long time and I decided to bring it back to life...:) It is one of the few colored outfits I owned at the time I had my "dark closet" and it is in one of my favorite colors purple. I remember how excited I was when I bought this dress from Dressbarn and the black jacket has always been a staple piece in my closet..I wore this oufit to Church today and along with the sermon, I felt pretty good at the end of the day. Isn't it nice to be able to fit into the same dress four years later?..

 Purple dress from Dressbarn, Zigisoho platform pumps from DSW and black blazer from Fashion Bug. Jewelry is thrifted.

It was a windy day although not too obvious but the twirling dress is big time evidence..

Today is May 20th 2012 and I wore this same outfit at about the same time three years ago and I remember I purchased it about a year before this photo below was taken. My baby girl is a big girl now...:) I'm going to keep this same dress and try it on again in five years and see how it looks!!!!


Birthday Suit..

This is one of the quick posts I saved prior to my daughter's birthday and it is about choosing my outfit for the day. I already had my kids clothes sorted out and knew what everyone was going to be wearing. However, I had to ponder a little on my own outfit. I had the dress picked out already though but could not decide on the shoes and even though the birthday party is over and done with (We had a nice I'll like you lovely readers to play a guessing game with

Before we begin our game, I will like to tell you about previous party outfits...

This outfit is what I wore for my son's one year birthday party five years ago. The pink top was made with a pretty African lace fabric with stones studded all over it. (You can't really see the stone studs in the pic.) It is a long "Kaftan" top with slits on the sides and the white pants were made from a simple brocade fabric. (Made by my seamstress) I also had a tough choice five years ago picking out the best shoes to match this oufit and I will publish some pics. sometime later in this blog of what shoes finnally won the day.
The description of the shoes are as follows;

  1. The first pair of shoes are open toe pink suede shoes with a loop and neutral color heels which I purchased from the VictoriasSecret Catalogue over ten years ago. They are pretty old shoes but I don't get to wear them all the time because of the color.
    2. The second pair of shoes are pink multi color slingbacks I got as a gift from Africa. They are  simple and comfortable and looked right for the occassion.

     3. The third pair of shoes were purchased from DSW and were the initial pair I picked for my wedding until I found a great pair of comfortable wedges! (I'll do a post on my wedding tips later on in the summer..:))

My long pink Kaftan made the day..

My white brocade pant made the day also...What shoe goes best with this outfit?

This navy blue shiny dress with fringes is what I wore for my first daughter's one year birthday. You must have seen it a lot in my previous posts. The glittery fabric appealed to me when I first saw the dress at TJ Maxx. And traa laa!! I purchased the dress.

  1. The first pair of silver open toed heels by Jessica Simpson were purchased at DSW and they are really comfortable.  I like the die-cut pattern on the shoes.

        2 The second pair of wine satin pumps by Colin Stuart/VictoriasSecret catalogue were also        a contender. I had matching jewelry for it so, it didn't really look all that mismatched when I  picked them as

       3.The last shoes are silver Nine West slingbacks and are one of my favorites! So, can you guess what pair of shoes won the game?.. I mean what pair of shoes did I pair with this dress?

And this is the birthday suit! This shimmery gold one shoulder dress was purchased at TJ Maxx and though I liked the outfit a lot, I do not understand why it was lined in pink!..of all colors!! I would have considered linning the dress in gold color fabric or neutral fabric if I had made it myself.

  1. The first pair of gold color sandals were not such a great match for my dress but I put them into consideration anyway. I got them as gift from my hubby when he made a trip to Africa so, they were really special to me.
      2. The second pair of five inches glittery Steve Madden shoes are one of my favorites too and was  a strong contender but I wanted to be really comfortable during the party without any care about hurting feet. (wearing of heels come with a pain)

3. The third pair of neutral suede shoes with satin knot-tie were purchased from VictoriasSecret Catalogue (they make such amazing, comfortable and affordable shoes)

So, let the guessing game begin....

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