Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not So Mellow Yellow!

Hey Fly Ones!
How y'all?!?

OK, so this past Sunday my choir had to sing and the attire was any combination of yellow, grey and white.  This means that we could have worn yellow bottoms and grey top, all grey with pops of yellow, All white with grey accents, etc. etc.  Well me being the crazy lady that I am I wanted to do all yellow!  I know that this may not have been most people's choice because it may have been a little too bright for most fashionista's taste but I wanted to do it! Fashion is subjective and  mostly about doing you, right?  And that I did!  I accented with a little white and silver accessories.

My husband started calling me Chiquita because he claims I looked like a darn banana...WHATEVA!  A banana wishes it was this bright...heh! I felt good so I guess that all that matters.  I felt like a ray of sunshine here to brighten lives...lol.

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I know I mentioned it before but whatever I wear to church on Sunday, I wear to work on Monday (well Tuesday in this week's case)  I do this because I only have on my outfit for a couple of hours not long enough for it to get wrinkled.   But because I wore these pants to work last week, I decided to wear the grey skirt I was rebelling against on Sunday.  So this is what I wore to work today.

Yellow top and pants and white top: Thrifted  Grey Skirt: Burlington Shoes: Guess
Bag: Ann Taylor Loft Thrifted   Random accessories

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Pinstriped Pants...2 Ways!

Happy Monday you guys!  I hope you had a great weekend.

I didn't get a chance to post last week and I was not happy about it! Life took precedent and you know how it goes...you have to roll with it.  It was all good stuff though...being a mommy, a wife and a supportive friend.  I was happy doing all those things but unhappy that I didn't get a chance to post.  All of you bloggers know what I mean.

One of my new favorite items in my closet is my thrifted white pinstriped pants.  They are so comfy and very versatile.  I wore these pants twice last week and here is how...

Yesterday, the Mr. and I had our monthly get together with our friends and our marriage support group.  As I mentioned before this entails good food, good conversation and boat loads of good laughs!  It is usually a very casual thing so I opted to put on my pinstriped pants and dress them down with my blinged out "Afro Diva" tee also seen here.

I decided to throw on my red canvas pumps for the pics because I may swap out my flats for pumps the next time I wear this outfit.

Saturday was not the first time I wore these pants this week.  I wore them to work on Wednesday and
I wanted to support a friend who had a gig Wednesday evening.  She is a beautiful vocalist and guest appears with a local jazz ensemble.  I wanted to wear something chic to work that I can easily transition from day to evening.  This is what I wore.

This is the evening version of this outfit.  What I did for the day is tie the drawstring tighter so that is did not fall off the shoulder....BAM!  I am such a genius!  (I hope you all read the sarcasm)
I apologize for not capturing the blouse with it tied tighter.

 Of course it wouldn't have been appropriate to be giving shoulder action in the office but it was definitely OK to do it during the night scene.  I am not one to really show to much flesh but I love giving some shoulder...lol

Black and white mixed prints with a  lil pop of color!  My fave! :)

 Pants: Lane Bryant via Thrift Store  Blouse: K-Mart   Shoes: Nine West  Belt: Target

Since I last posted we lost some extraordinary folks to the music world.

Most of you are probably very familiar with Donna Summer.  She was our Disco Queen.  I am a seventies baby so I clearly recall hearing Disco on a regular in my house.  I even remember having one of my birthday parties at a kiddie disco and winning a dance contest.  I probably danced to a Donna Summer song.  My favorite Donna Summer song was Bad Girl  "toot toot ahh beep beep!"

Now Chuck...if you are not from the DMV (DC, MD, VA area) then your knowledge of Chuck is probably very limited if you have any at all.  Chuck Brown was the Godfather of the percussion driven Go-Go music.  If you are not familiar with Go-Go music let me remind you of Da Butt from Spike Lee's School Daze, Shake Your Thang by Salt N Pepa (which had a go go swing), Nelly's Hot in Herre sampled Chuck's break out single Bustin Loose (which also was used in a national Chips Ahoy commercial) and most recently Jill Scott did a duet with Chuck himself.  The song was called Love and got them a grammy nomination.  I am sure there's more but these were the few than came to mind.  Go-go music is an acquired taste...this is coming from someone who is not a native of the DMV.  I learned to love GoGo and Chuck Brown's way of infusing jazz into his music was one of the biggest reasons why.  Chuck Brown passed at 75 but he was still rocking out the crowds as of recent. To see him in concert was an experience!  My faves of his was his covers of Hoochie Coochie Man and Moody's Mood For Love.  Wind em up Chuck!

May Donna, the Queen of Disco and Chuck, the Godfather of GoGo rest in eternal peace!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Cobalt, Sapphire, or Royal?

It's the weekend fashion friends!

I hope you all have some fun plans or major relaxation on tap for your weekend.
Yesterday, I wore my favorite color to work....BLUE!  I love blue...all shades, but my favorite would be ...
Cobalt...or is it sapphire?  I call it Royal Blue.

I've seen this shade called a few things and I am ashamed to admit, I don't know the difference (if any)between all the shades and it is supposed to be my favorite. Remember back in the day when Yellow was yellow, red was red and blue was blue?  Then crayola wanted to get all fancy and come up with all these 'new' colors which lead way to the fashion world getting crazy with it. 

 Melon and eggplant are more than just things you eat.  They are now colors that should be in your wardrobe.  How 'bout that canary?  Nope not talkin' about Tweety.  I am talking about that color that makes for some fierce color blocking with some honeysuckle and mint

I struggle with knowing what the new and more fashion forward name to call each color. 
And then when I start to get it, the fashion industry changes it up. 
Ecru, blush, ivory, cream and beige is all off-white to me. 

I guess if I am honest with myself, it will take me a minute to understand that chartreuse is more than just green (or is it a yellow?) and periwinkle is not quite lavender... or is it?  Oh, forget it!

Will I be less of a fashionista if I just say what I know each color to be...blue, red and yellow?  It may not sound all fancy but you all will get the point, right?  I give it to all you fashion bloggers who are on top of your color name game.  It makes for a good read when all the fancy color names pop up.  

I will just continue to get my color lessons from all of you who know what the heck you're talking about.  I will continue to try but if I don't get it quite right, do forgive me...please!

Blazer: Thrifted  Blouse: NY& Co.  Skirt: K&G  Shoes: Barefeet Shoes

Thank you for listening to me admit my fashion blogger shortcomings...lol

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Everybody Everywear: Nautically Inspired

Hey Beautiful People!

Today post will be quick.  I have not participated since February with Everybody Everywear and I said to myself "I will NOT miss another month!"  So I literally ran home yesterday and got this outfit together, and went out and snapped a couple of pics.  Had I given it some more thought I probably would have done something just a lil bit more out the box...but oh well.  Here you have my nautical inspired outfit.

I had a couple of options to use such as  a red jacket and some white linen pants but those pants
looked like a bucket of chit'lins (or chitterlings for my bougie folks) and I did not feel like ironing them. 
I'll save them for another post.

These shoes came with ankle straps and I took them off...I didn't think I needed them.
In my previous post I wore a white denim jacket. 
This is a different jacket...it has bling bling going on.

Got a lil windy out there...made me feel like a diva in front of the fan...lol

The Outfit:
Denim Jacket: Ashley Stewart (approx 5 yrs ago)
Skirt: Part of an oooooold suit
Striped top: Thrifted
Shoes: Shoedazzle
Watch: Fossil
Bracelet: Made by my mom

Natilcal: EBEW
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ocean Breeze

Hey Fashion Friends!

Welcome to all my new followers!!
I appreciate you all finding my corner of the blogosphere
 interesting enough become one of my newest friends!
I humbly thank you :)

To those of you have been hanging with me for a couple of minutes now,
I appreciate you all as well!

OK, today's look is an ensemble created with a skirt I got at the thrift store
For some reason it reminds me of being on a tropical ocean on a sunny day
and getting a fabulous breeze every now and then. 
Well, maybe that is because that is where I would like to be...lol

 Skirt: Thrifted   Tank and Denim Jacket: Target  Shoes:Michael Antonio via Barefeet

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