Thursday, April 30, 2015

First Quarterly Summary

Fashion Reflection

So, the first quarter of the year is done; woot! woot!! I thank God for his mercy, grace and love and I'm feeling thankful right now that I'm still here. I thank everyone who stops by here every now and then to say hi and leave comments. I'm not a fashion stylist or style blogger but just a mom whose hobby is fashion blogging. I do share trends once in a while and share hauls and outfit collages too and explore different ways in which I can adapt trends to fit me personally. I'm so glad that these days, there are really not much rules in fashion anymore; all that is needed is for everyone to dress their age or their status and wear clothes that fit. This is what I strive to do with my own style and I'm growing everyday with my fashion choices.

My closet is growing by the day and it's getting more colorful fun. These outfits below are the outfits I shared on the blog in the past months and I hope to share more colorful and fun outfits in the upcoming months. Thanks once again for your love and support.

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If you want to check out any of the posts above, just click on the number beneath the post and you can read the blog post. Thanks again for all your support.

                                                          Thanks so much for stopping by

                                                                         Beauty Ojo

Again, "Stripes" says hi

It is stripes day again and this time, there is a dash of color with this red blazer which is also one of many reds. I just discovered recently that almost every blazer in my closet has a twin. In a way, it is good because then I do not have to wear out a particular blazer since I wear them a lot. It is time too to get all the pumps and sandals out of the closet. I wore socks for months due to the cold weather and it feels good to finally give my feet a break. I'm looking forward to some relaxing pedicures soon. Time to get ready for the summer.

I'm so glad that the situation in Baltimore is slowing getting under control. It is amazing to know too that churches and the Baltimore symphony orchestra got together to help in calming down so many nerves. The prayers and thoughts continue. And sometimes when we pray, we do not get answers to our prayers or the intended outcome we wanted but this does not mean that God is not God anymore. He is God no matter the situation. Prayers give us the faith, courage and strength to face and deal with any situation.

Blazer: thrifted
striped tee: Victorias secret
Pants: Ann Taylor
Shoes: BCBG Paris
Necklace: Express

That is the musing for the day. Now, I have to go and do the final editing to my quarterly summary post. Thanks so much for visiting. I wish you a great new month in advance.

                                                              Thanks so much for stopping by

                                                                           Beauty Ojo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bring on the Stripes!! Closet Print Pairing..

Hi Friends; yes, if you noticed I have been doing some marathon postings the last few days. Blogging/writing makes me happy and with so much negativity going on around everywhere, I decided to just chill and concentrate on things that will keep me uplifted hence I decided to concentrate on the blog for a little bit.

In this post, I'm wearing my favorite prints of the season; stripes!! and I have paired it in three ways so this blog post is picture heavy. Stripes have been around in fashion for a long time and I'm sure everyone, guys included have got striped clothing in their closet. It is just that this season, stripes have become noticeably bigger and bolder and they have started getting into work wear and formal wear in very elaborate details. Striped shirts for work either vertical or horizontal stripes used to be very subtle but now this is changing. So, let's talk about my stripe pairings from my closet.


This outfit is what I wore to work today. My work setting is fairly casual so I do wear denim to work. For this look, I'm wearing this bold striped tee that has a lacy v-neck that makes it look like a camisole and thus suitable to layer under the blazer. This black blazer is one of many. I have up to five black blazers in different lengths and fabric and this particular one is different from the one I wore to church on Sunday in this post here. The short length of this one made it very appropriate to pair with this tee. I added my charcoal color grey pumps to offset the dark colors on top and I was good for work.

Striped tee: Macys
Blazer: Macys
Jean: American Eagle Outfitters
Bag: Random
Shoes: VS Shoes (Victoriassescret)
Necklace: Express

                                                                              CASUAL STRIPES

For this casual look I wore to play with the kids at the playground, I just replaced my black blazer with this denim one I got from Target years ago. I could not resist it when I saw it on the racks and I have used it a lot over the years for times when I need to be casual and at the same time dressy. Throwing the denim blazer over the striped tee transformed it instantly from work to play and I wore J. Crew flats to finish off the look. I love to wear heels but when it is time for mommy duty like playing with my kids at the park, the heels come off for some comfortable flats I can run around in.

Tee: Macys
Denim Blazer: Target
Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Flats: J.Crew Factory

                                                                       DATE NIGHT STRIPES

For this evening look, I just hung up the blazers and let the tee shine and loaded up on accessories. The statement necklace, floral bracelet and cross body bag are essential accessories for a date outfit and though I'm not putting on the blazer for this look, I actually had it on hand in the car just in case the temperature dipped later in the night then I can be warm and comfy. I finished off this look with my "strappy" sandals from Chinese Laundry which complemented my stripe tee.

Tee: Macys
Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Cross Body bag: Relic
Necklace: Walmart
Bracelet: old

What do you think of my stripe pairing? April comes to an end tomorrow and I would be putting up my quarterly summary post. Thanks so much friends for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow for another post.

Thank so much for stopping by

Beauty Ojo

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Prints in the bucket

I put on neutrals today and accessorized with two different kinds of animal prints. I got the bold leopard prints on my scarf and snake prints on my bucket bag. I got this bag in two colors; a black one and this cream snake prints design. I have always liked cross body bags and bucket bags because they are very convenient when you are on the go especially when you are attending to little kids. This bag will certainly be in great rotation this spring and summer.

My heart goes out to the victims of the earthquake disaster in Nepal and to all the victims of the crisis in Baltimore. A lot of unrest in the world right now.

Scarf: Charlotte Reusse
Tee: Loft
Blazer: Banana Republic
Pants: Target
Pumps: VS shoes
Bag: Ann Taylor

I'm glad there is not much rules to fashion these days so my leopard prints and snake prints can be "friends" in one I hope everyone is doing great. Please, let's pray for the USA, Nepal and the world in general.

                                                               Thanks so much for stopping by

                                                                              Beauty Ojo
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