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!
Thank you all for visiting.
Stay fly and stay tuned!