Romanticize 

They say the libra sign is ruled by Venus, so you know we love romantic things. I am a true libra woman, I love anything pretty. We see the beauty in everything and for me that goes for clothes as well. I loved the romantic type clothes that are out and what I have seen on the runway recently(I tried to keep up with Fashion week). Ruffles, lace, soft colors, chiffon, flowers, pleats, and anything that is feminine always catches my eye. Did you see Beyonce’s Formation video? That Alessandra Rich lace ruffle dress and the multi colored Gucci dress she wore was to die for!!! Such beautiful dresses!!!  

Photos courtesy of Google images 

 
  
Anyway one of the besties loves to refer to my Express top to “beyonce” because of that video. 
This is top so you can see the detail

  
Isn’t it pretty?! I regret wearing what I wore with it today…too pretty for leggings and those boots. I could of wore my Betsey Johnson booties because they were a little more formal but, I also did not want to be too dressed up. 

  
H&M fur Express lace top NY&Co leggings and necklace Jeffrey Campbell boots Coach leopard purse random bracelets

  
  
Maybe a pleated or feather skirt? I should of did a skirt but I need different colored stockings. I was so lazy to get some so that was my problem. 

I wanted to make a lace dress for the summer, go get some lace fabric from Mood in NY. I have been sewing and I get a little better each time.

 

Over the Weekend

  Abryllya McIntyre dog-sitter extraordinaire! I have been watching my cousin’s dog Loc (don’t know why that is his name) and he is such a gentle giant. So sweet he is my buddy, we are going to have fun while he is here. So yesterday when I took pictures I was getting dressed to go to the mall with one of my besties. I got this top from H&M and the skirt for $8 at Old Navy. I recently wore the shirt when I was in NY last weekend. 

   

Old navy suede pleated skirt and gold loafers H&M stripe turtleneck Coach purse moms denim jacket


 

  
   
This is what it looks like up close, it was $10 regular price! For night time I switched into this black hippie style dress I got on clearance for $18 at Express, it was so comfortable to wear. I went to one of my besties mom’s birthday party which is I thought the dress was perfect for the occasion. I wore it with a turban and black lace up flats.

   
 It was one of the best weekends I had in awhile, today I ran errands and we went out to eat. I was very laid back today so I basically threw something on. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Black, White and Leopard

Such a beautiful Saturday, sun is out, people were out, it wasn’t too cold (which it hasn’t been anyway) and it was just nice. I ran a few errands then went to go hang out with a special someone. It felt good to go out and about on the weekend which I haven’t been able to do in some time. Today I wanted to be comfortable but I want to get out of that “super comfy” look I have been wearing. Which is leggings or sweatpants, with a t-shirt (whether big or fitted) and some type of random shoe.  I have been lazy and really haven’t been dolled up except last weekend. So I un-braided my hair, did some eye makeup and lipstick, and put on these sweatpants that are cute, went to Target to get a shirt and voila! A simply look that screams comfy but not “lazy” looking. I wish I would of had some hot pink pumps to go with it which would of been cute and stood out. 

   
Target shirt, H&M pants, J.Crew necklace, flats and jacket not sure and purse Dooney and Bourke

        
 

Restaurant Week

Hey!!! I am back, you know how a busy lifestyle is. I have been getting myself together for a lot of things and I have been SUPER tired. Right now I am ready to pass out….but I have to get ready for work tomorrow. Last night my friend and I met up with other people in Philadelphia for restaurant week. What restaurant week is I have no clue but, from my understanding I am guessing a whole bunch of restaurants give good discounts for a week so you can eat their food? Hmmmm do you think that sounds good? Anyway we went to Chima which is a Brazilian steakhouse and the food was EXCELLENT. We had three course meal for $35, including different types of meats, horsdervs, and a nice salad bar that had more than salad. My friend that I went with said she went their on a regular day and it was expensive, so if your ever in Philly and would like to go bring plenty of cash!!! After our dinner we went to A karaoke bar and sadly I was not drunk enough to go sing : ).  

 Express shirt ASOS skirt American Apparel socks H&M coat Nine West shoes New York and Company necklace coach purse leotard from ballet

Polka dots with polka dots!!! I had so many compliments on my outfit yesterday! If you can’t see my shirt it is a sheer polka dot crop top.  I wore a leotard underneath because top and skirt are see-through.  

 
The things females do to be cute….I was soooo cold in this outfit yesterday.

  
Me and my friend that went.

2015 Christmas 

We were very fortunate that my little cousin’s mom had a luncheon at her place for Christmas. We cooked, but secretly I wanted something else to eat plus who is going to turn down free food?! To her place we went and we had a merry time. My family, plus her’s and her godfather’s family  was just enough people to have a good gathering.  

 (Me, my niece, my little cousin, my nephew, my mom and my big cousin)

Aren’t family photos the best??! 

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

 
Express leopard headband, ny&co shirt, j.crew necklace, random skirt, forever21 faux fur vest, Nine West heels, Dooney and Bourke purse 
I swear I stay doing this pose!

Leopard and Stripes

To all my big chested girls…do you have trouble finding that perfect shirt that fits you and your breast???? Well I HAVE that problem A LOT. It would be nice to find a good fitting shirt for once.

  
Old Navy striped shirt Forever21 faux fur vest H&M leopard leggings Express pointy bow flats Coach leopard purse Urban Outfitters glasses

  
I miss wearing heels, I think I am going to make an effort to wear them more (random thought). Leopard is life it goes with everything i swear! I think next time I will wear leopard with something floral??? Good idea huh?

   
 

Thrifted Jacket

  
  

 So happy finals are almost over and I get to go on my New Orleans trip in less than a week! It will be nice to have a getaway after stressing so much this semester. I am sooooo excited! I’m definitely going to post my trip when I come back, I will take lots of pics! Now on to this jacket I got from the goodwill for $10!! 10 YES! Now I don’t go thrifting that much, I always feel you can find better things in the thrift stores in bigger cities. So usually I’m like “No I am going to wait until I’m in NY or Philly to go to one, maybe i will find a designer piece for cheap”. On this occasion I went to a local goodwill to find a slip/nighttie. I always wanted a slip dress and a youtube video inspired me to diy with a bedtime slip. I was going to “tweak” it so it doesn’t look so bedroom-ish and I could wear it day to day. Being unsuccessful for what I was looking for I circled around the store one more time before leaving and spotted something sparkly. I immediately go take a look at it and here it was a beautiful beaded/sequin jacket (circa 1980s because of those damn shoulder pads) originally from Lord and Taylor. I went to go pay for it and everyone was like “that jacket is beautiful!” I’m like “yeah that’s why I snatched it up right away!” I wore it for my nephew’s banquet today (well yesterday since I am doing this so late) and it is definitely packed in my bag for New Orleans.

  
Thrifted Jacket Target tee New York & Company leggings forgot brand of my boots (haha) Coach purse necklace from a friend

   

I didn’t want to get too dressy but for a night time look definitely throw some heels on. Can even wear it with a dress ( a slip one too : ) ), feather skirt, leather pants, some jeans,a ruffle blouse underneath. Speaking of a feather skirt I want to make one (even though I always wanted to) especially since seeing Blair Eadie (atlantic-pacific blog) wearing a multicolored one from J.Crew. Let me tell you I was hating because I want that skirt so bad!!!!!!!!! Since I am a student and poor but has some sewing skills I shall make one. Oh and now I will go to thrift stores more often. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!