Monday, June 25, 2012

Oxymorons & BFSC!

Hi y'all!  
Happy Monday and all that good stuff there!

What is an oxymoron?  Merriam-Webster's definition is...

A combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements

Here are some common oxymorons:
 Government Organization
Act Naturally
Exact Estimate
Diet Ice Cream
Jumbo Shrimp

And some fashion related oxymorons:
Casual Chic
One Size Fits All
Natural Make-up
Long Sleeve T-shirt
Tight Slacks

Me wearing this tropical dress in NYC a.k.a. the concrete jungle!  A serious 'oxymoronic' concept!

This dress has the Caribbean or some other tropical paradise written all over it, so it was fun to throw it on far from the Caribbean to be comfortable while shopping.
I was born and raised in the Bronx and I don't get back as often as I used to but when I do, I immediately catch the NY vibe.  You know...the moving and shaking vibe.  No matter what you got going on, you have to get where you need to be in a hurry.  Nothing relaxed about the city.  Another reason having this relaxed maxi on is an oxymoron.

This dress is also striking strapless off the list for Jasifer's Big Fat Summer Challenge
I love to people watch and I took a breather and sat in Greeley Square and had a good time. 
New Yorkers are a very unique breed of people.  The best entertainment ever!  
Well...almost better than a Broadway
There are a few things that definitely speak "New Yorkan" to me and I captured a few of them.
A hot dog stand, the yellow cab and Mr. Softee.  I didn't get a chance to get a sloppy slice of New York Pizza (darnit!) and I forgot to get a pic of my coconut icee I had from a street vendor. I didn't catch any street performers either.  Oh well...there will definitely be a next time.

Dress: Dots (Want it? Click to check availability at a store near you)
  Sandals: BCBGirls via Off Broadway Purse: Charming Charlie 
Random accessories

Shout out to Ma Dukes for snapping my pics for me even though she gave me a hard time!

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  1. You said it well: New Yorkers are really fun to watch! Love the pics of Sabretts and Mr. Softee. And I think your dress looks perfect there in the heart of the city. You bring a touch of the tropics, and you look fab.

  2. I absolutely love the dress!!! I am going to NY in September for the first time and I am so excited! Seeing this post just makes me that much more anxious!

  3. I know how hard it is to get folks to snap pics for you! That includes MaDukes, Hubby and the chirren get all sometimey! They just don’t understand…

    Maxi's are soooo comfy & I love the colors in yours!


  4. I love that dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Girl you look great! Loving that dress. The colors look great on you. I had no idea you were a NY girl. I was born and raised in Queens...moved to Brooklyn my junior year of college, and now I spend 95% of my time between New Jersey and the other 5% in Brooklyn lol. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

  6. Hi! I'm following you from the Monday Madness blog hop! Look forward to reading more! I would appreciate the follow back! Thanks! -Kat

  7. By the way, fabulous dress!

  8. Your hair is AMAZING.. awesome post.. I love the posp of color in your outfit.. SO FAB!! Thanks SO much for linking to Mannequin Mondays.. LOVE this post.. BEAUTIFUL lady.. ;))

  9. Gorgeous colors in the maxi dress! You look like a futuristic diva ready for combat if need be...with that disc bracelet as a weapon. And then the maxi says all "peace and love". :)

  10. Your intro...Lol! Hey casual can be chic. I actually used to have that term in my tagline. The outfit: Yes, that is very Caribbean, but there is such a large population there that I am sure that no one thought anything else other than, I wish I had thought about belting a long flowy Caribbean maxi dress. About New York City - In my head, I actually live there. I'm 2.5 hours away and I go there every time I need creative inspiration...and really good cheesecake. I am surprised that you didn't list that, because you haven't really experienced that City without tasting the cheesecake.

  11. You captured the NY vibe perfectly. Super post. The oxymoron dress was just the thing to wear.

  12. Loving that color drenched maxi!!!

  13. I have to ask what I've been wanting to know for months. How do you achieve this hairstyle? It's gorgeous!

    1. Thank you kindly!! I get it twisted and literally do nothing to it for months other than wash, condition and oil it.

  14. Lovely maxi dress you look great!!

  15. I love your into, and I really love that dress, it screams vacation (as in I need that dress for my upcoming vacation) Lol.
    Thanks for leaving that lovely comment on my blog and thanks for following as well, I'm now following your amazing blog as well. Keep in touch, stay styling and I look forward to your fabulous post.

  16. I love these photos!! So artistic and edgy. Your contrast wearing this dress in the big city is wonderful! I bet you turned some heads and inspired many to go home and change their clothes.

  17. I love your dress, the print is lovely..Hope you're having a great time in NY!

  18. gorgeous dress, nice blog

  19. You take my breath away in this dress Tavia.
    pure style and inspiration.

  20. I really like the colors of the dress! So bright and cheerful :) But I am in love with your hair!


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