So today was a gorgeous, bright , sunny day!
I decided to rock an old school style that is on the comeback, the Culotte! Actually, I purchased it over a year ago but have not found the right event to unveil it.
So I wore it with a light shirt, a few shades lighter than the pants and teal skinny belt. I completed the look with a splash of color, bright orange shoes!
I love this look! it looks polished without being too stiff, a bit sophisticated with a retro vibe if you ask me.
I hope you enjoy these pics as much as I enjoyed rocking this outfit!
Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun (NIV)
Hello my friends!
I have not posted in a couple weeks, it was raining, and raining, and raining!
So today the sun was shining in all of its glory and I was inspired to don my favorite color, from top to bottom!
I know right! to some folks it may be a lot of brightness, but I always take chances with my outfits.
You see, I’m quite comfortable with color. In fact, I cannot imagine living life in black and white.
So today, while in a place of gratitude to GOD and all he is doing in my life, I wanted to reflect outside what I was feeling inside, and I picked my happiness color, Yellow!
My delight is in the Lord!
via Daily Prompt: Sleeve
So finally today felt like Spring!
I was beside myself because I could actually feel the sun on my skin. My mood was happy and I wanted my outfit to reflect that.
So I reached wayyyy into the back of my closet and pulled out this oldie but goodie polka dot piece, and to my surprise, it fit!!
(Sidebar: The dress is actually over 10 years old! I wore it to my baby shower for my oldest son who is turning 11 this summer)
And of course, I coupled it with my favorite color long sleeve sweater, and hot pink lace-up flats.
I really, really enjoyed this outfit, because it is warm enough to comfortably wear dresses.
Check out the pics, let me know what you think!
I’m sure many of you will agree with me that as the weather gets warmer our mood gets happier!
So, on this sixty something degrees Spring day, I was feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
I picked out my soft pink chiffon blouse and paired it with my wide leg light denim trousers. Hot pink flats rounded out the ensemble.
My head wrap I coordinated with my outfit, (sidebar: I’m stuck on my hair dilemma – to perm or continue on my natural hair journey) dusted off and rocked my pink sunglasses, an absolute fav of mine!
So to all my ladies getting ready to rock this Spring and Summer, remember to add color to your outfit, could be a little or a lot!
Hey all of my Spring happy friends!
I know winter was probably rough on your skin as it was on mine, I mean it just sucks out all of the moisture and leaves us looking a hot desert dry mess!!
But, I think I found the solution!
My friend Kena, a genius in all things natural and vegan offered me a sample of her natural skin moisturizer, and I immediately fell in love!
After my shower I applied it to my damp skin and was transformed. My dry skin became luxuriously soft and babylike!
The great thing is it comes in a variety of flavors;
shea, breezy coconut, rose petals, lavender and shea coconut blend.
Check her out at www.iwildflower.com
via Daily Prompt: Frantic
So it feels like Spring 2018 has finally sprung, and we absolutely need to look like it!
With that said, the scarf is an under-rated accessory that us ladies should put a bit if energy into.
For myself it serves several purposes, and I have pics below showing you two of the ways I used the same scarf.
It all started one day when in a frantic, desperate effort to cover a major bad hair day, I grabbed my animal print scarf and wrapped my hair. I really don’t know where that inspiration came from because I had only used it as a neck scarf.
I was pleasantly surprised by how chic it looked and from then on my scarves have been doing double duty, head wrap and neck scarf.
Check out the pics below, let me know if you like it!
The Spring scarf
via Daily Prompt: Patience
I am so over winter!
My patience is shot and I am jonesing for the season of warm sunshine, well actually any temperature over 60 degrees will do!
So in an effort to pacify my impatience, I pulled out my wedding pics from my niece fabulous wedding last summer and I’m sharing them with you all. (bonus pic of my family)
By now it should be crystal clear that color plays a major role in my wardrobe, that’s why I opted for this purple jumpsuit.
ps. I absolutely enjoyed rocking this jumpsuit, it worked perfectly for this day wedding!
via Daily Prompt: Suddenly
So it suddenly dawned on me while contemplating what my next post would be that an outfit is only as strong as the shoes worn with it!
Of course we each have different taste and individual style, so our shoes will be a reflection of that. Our mood, the season and our destination will also determine our shoe pick; formal or casual, winter or summer, trendy or classic, daytime or night time.
The beautiful thing is the variety of choices we have when it comes to footwear; boots vs. shoes, heels vs. flats, sandals vs. pumps, bright color vs. basic, and the list goes on and on………..
Check out four of my outfits and the footwear I chose to rock with them, enjoy!
ps. always, always have pedicured toes whenever you are wearing open toe shoes!
via Daily Prompt: Fact
I am often intrigued by the different cultures that makes up our world, and the various style of clothing that are considered fashionable.
In some countries or regions fashion is enhanced by jewelry, others by face painting and in other regions by headwraps and scarves.
The fact is, we are all different, but in every culture there is the use of color that makes both traditional and trendy outfits come alive!
Lets face it, colorful expression is one of the common threads that connects us all to each other.
Lets take a trip around the world in color!
An Italian woman
Photo by Alex Blăjan on Unsplash
Photo by Andre Benz on Unsplash
Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash
Woman in African headwrap
Photo by Kashif Robinson on Unsplash
Woman from Ukraine
Photo by Nazar Strutynsky on Unsplash
Photo by Naganath Chiluveru on Unsplash
Colored scarves from Greece
Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash
Our world in color
via Daily Prompt: Typical
Blacks, browns, and dark grays are some of the typical dark colors worn during the winter months and usually as the weather lightens, so does the colors of our wardrobe.
I am bored sick of these blah colors, so guess what, I stepped out of the norm, and rocked a red-orange pants on a chilly winter afternoon in March. This bright rorange (red + orange) color as my 7 year old son coined it, was so not your typical winter color!
It commanded attention wherever I went, because in reality I was brave enough to step into my own lane.
The best thing is that it is corduroy so my legs were warm!
Fashionable and functional.