Thursday, February 23, 2012

I Will Rock My Red Pumps!

Hey to my fellow Divas and if I happen to have any fellas lurking...
What's up Divos?!

I am bright eyed and bushy tailed as I type this post because we have a beautiful day on tap here in the DMV!  Spring is right around the corner y'all!  Daylight savings time begin in a little over two weeks.  I don't mind losing an hour of precious sleep if it means that we gain an extra hour of daylight.  For us bloggers that hour is precious to us for photo shoot optimization.

Do you see the banner over there?    =================>

The Red Pump Project is a great organization and movement that is bringing awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS is having on women and girls.  While great progress has been made in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that group.  Did you know every 35 minutes a woman is tested positive for HIV in the U.S.?   To me that is an alarming number for my community, so I am doing the least I can do to help.  I will have a dedicated post on March 9th and rock my red pumps on March 10th but before those dates I will mention it in every post to get you all involved. 
The goal for the organization this year is getting 2500 blogs involved and painting the blogosphere REDWill you join me? Here are a few ways to join in. 

There is more information on their website to be sure to go over there. 
I'm ready to Rock My Red Pumps!

On to my preppy outfit!

The blazer is part of a suit that I bought yearrrrrrrs ago.  I believe it was my first adult suit I bought.  Don't even rembmer the name of the store.  I want to say an old store called Mandee.

Blazer:  Part of an old skirt suit   Sweater: Izod, thrifted   Button up:  K&G  Jeans:  Calvin Klein from the men's section
Shoes:  Chinese Laundry, Moving On  Clutch: Charming Charlie

Thanks for stopping by!

Please remember to Rock them Red Pumps!

Stay fly and stay tuned!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Burnt Orange, Cobalt and Polka Dots

Hi all...Great Monday Morning!

I had a pretty good weekend.  It was pretty uneventful but that isn't a bad thing. 
Me and the boys got out and enjoyed the beautiful weather on Saturday. 
It was gorgeous and just had me all ready for Spring!

I am at work today but don't feel bad for me because we observe President's day at the end of the year along with Veteran's day and Columbus day and get the week after Christmas off. 

Today's outfit was inspired by the fabulous Prissy over at Rush Our Fashion.  Prissy, did a post on her blog some time ago and I said then that I would put together something similar because I had the pieces and I loved her look.  I am just getting around to doing it. 
See my inspiration for this outfit, Prissy's version here.

I opted to go with some Cobalt shoes and purse.  As you may have noticed, orange and blue are faves of mine to pair. 
It was a beautifully breezy day.  I wish I had on a dress or something flowy to create some photo

Burnt Orange Slacks & Polka Dot Cropped Jacket: Thirfted Black Button Up: Burlington
Purse: Charming Charlie Shoes: Dollhouse Jewella

I'm Mingling!  Check out all the lovely ladies over at Monday Mingle.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stay fly and stay tuned!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

And the Award goes to...

Hey guys I was given The Versatile Blogger Award by two fellow bloggers!

First, the sweet Carsedra of Embracing the Real Me and then the lovely Cherrie of Cherrie Amore.
Thank you both for the award! 

If you haven't checked out their blogs yet, please do!

Okay before I accept this award, the 5 things listed here have to be done:

1. I must thank the blogger who nominated me for the award and provide a link back to them in my post.
2. I must share 7 random things about myself.
3. I must pass the award along to 15 recently discovered blogs I enjoy reading.
4. I must contact my chosen bloggers via Facebook, twitter, email etc, to let them know about the award.
5. I must add the versatile Blogger award picture on my blog post.

7 Random Facts About Me

1.  I don't like potato salad nor BBQ sauce.
2.  I LOVE to drive.
3.  I love to dance.  I sometimes wish I had been given the talent to dance professionally.
4.  I'm a pretty good background or choir singer. I'm no soloist.
5.  I have been natural for 3.5 years. 
I stopped relaxing my hair because of it thinning on the crown of my head.

Prior to going chemical free
6.  I am still trying to Tweet more.  I foget to about Twitter at times.

7.  A few of my nicknames in the past and present have been:
Cheeka deeka
Shawty Dynomite (courtesy of my husband)

And the award goes to...

Please remember the rules of accepting this award. 

Style Agent 909
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Stay fly and stay tuned!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Patchwork Skirt

Good evening darlings!

First, I want to say thank you to all of you who take the time to leave a comment here.  I say that because the way these blogs are set up once a reader leaves a comment 9 times out of 10, they don't come back to that same post to see the blogger say thank you.  So when I say thank you, you probably won't know it. I don't like that we can't interact in that manner but that's just me. 
So I am publicly saying thanks to all of you!

Alright y' is one my latest thrift finds.  My $2.50 patchwork skirt!  One of the greatest things about thifting is the unique pieces you find.  I wore this outfit to work yesterday and I was asked a few times where I found it.  Of course that lead me to talk about one of my favorite

Skirt: Thirfted  Shirt: K&G  Shoes: Faryl Robin Dancer Pumps  Belt and Purse: Streets of NYC

My fellow thrifters, what is the most unique piece you scored?  Inquiring minds wanna know.

Thank you for stopping by.
Stay fly and stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winter White Styled with Love

Happy Valentine's Day Lovelies!

Today's outfit is Valentine's day inspired to have a lil fun with my fellow bloggers.
I have linked up with  everyone at Everbody Everywear workin' the Pink and Red!
Bloggers Do It Better where we are rockin' the Red!

In this outfit I went with the more traditional Love Day look. 
In the outfit below I switched it up just a tad bit.
Both looks are perfect for dinner with a special someone or the girls.
Slacks are a little warmer for a cold day in February but can be swapped out for a skirt
if you wanna give a lil leg to make this look a lil bit sexier for a first date.

Trousers:  K&G   Sweater and Jacket: Thrifted   Necklace: NYC Street Vendor 
Shoes:  Nine West Bracelet:  Pinlet by D  Belt: Target  Clutch:  Leather Man

I also wanted to switch it up just a lil bit by color blocking with a not so traditional Valentine color.

Trousers:  K&G  Blazer: Thrifted   Striped Tank: Target  Purse:  Streets of NYC  Shoes: Faryl Robin  Random Accessories

And since it is Valentine's day, I want to share one of my favorite pics of me and my Valentine.
Babe, I love you more than chicken and rice! ;-)
Happy Valentine's Day! 

Bloggers Do It Better
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Stay fly and stay tuned!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

DIY Off Shoulder Sweater

Hey everyone!  I hope you all are having a great weekend!

This is a quick post.  I am running a little late.  On tap today is my sister's baby shower and then a movie with my husband.  This is what I am wearing.  This outfit includes a DIY off shoulder sweater.  The fabulous fashionista over at Style Pantry did a couple of them and I wanted to give it a try.  I like.


The Fit:
DIY Sweater that was originally thrifted
Black Skinnies: Target
Shoes: Faryl Robin Dancer Pumps
Belt and Necklace: Streets of NYC
Purse: Ann Taylor thrifted

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Stay fly and stay tuned!

I'm Mingling :-)

Green: Everybody, Everywear