December 28, 2011

The Trench...

trench & corduroy pants: Old Navy / sweater: H&M / necklace: JCPenneys

The article of clothing manufactured for military use; as they were ideal for unrelenting weather conditions. The coat was created to keep officers warm and dry.

December 27, 2011

Worthy enough for you to wear out; why not post on your blog?

pants & sweater: NY&Co /  turtleneck: H&M / boots: Charlotte Russe / necklace: Forever21

From time to time, I'll come across a blog and the author will state that they didn't post an outfit because it wasn't deemed worthy. Yet, you wore it out?

I'm confused.

Now, I may not wear any Chanel, or have every single Jeffrey Campbell shoe there is, but I do find my outfits to be stylish in some sense or another. Otherwise, I wouldn't wear the clothing outside of my house.

There are times when I know that I may walk out looking like plain Jane...but that's just me. Remember I go for pieces that keep me comfy, yet stylish. I don't care if it's a pair of distressed jeans and Mickey Mouse sweatshirt. I chose to wear it, I thought it was cute, therefore I'm posting it.

It's My should be able to wear what you want--what you like.

It is different when someone is starting a blog in hopes to obtain help from others -- trying to change up their style...or update their style in some form or fashion. We all do that in some kind of way.

I will admit -- I do get inspiration from a lot of wonderful bloggers out there. But, I still remain true to who I am. I'm trying to show you guys who I am. I don't dress up everyday, I don't even wear heels everyday (oh wait...maybe I do; every other day). What I'm saying is that I'm not trying to impress anyone. I challenge myself everyday; and yet there are most days that I don't even feel like dressing.

Even on those days...I post. Take today for instance...

Now off to calm my daughter. She's watching basketball and I swear she is going to have a heart attack.

December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Feature Friday....on Saturday: Laura (A Little Bit of Lacquer)

Crazy days lead to memory

Meet Laura...

She's a Harvard medical student, totally adorable, and her style is simple yet chic.

The skirt above is actually a scarf!!

I love her blog. It's not over the top. She keeps it simple. Laura also just started created videos on YouTube...totally cute!

I admire women who are goal oriented, and Laura is doing her thing.

Check her out if you haven't already.

December 23, 2011

Faux Fur Vest

vest & tunic: Old Navy / leggings: H&M (old) / boots: Charlotte Russe / scarf: ?? (old)
The sun came out; it was beautiful outside; great for a fur vest & sweater tunic.

December 22, 2011

Another Rainy Day

However I still managed to take some photos of my ... casual Thursday attire.
I am officially on vacation until next week Tuesday...YAY!

I plan on relaxing, eating good food, and enjoying friends and family.
sweater: Old Navy / Tshirt: H&M / jeans: Gap / booties: ShoeLand

That being said...I'm leaving now to do nothing and hope to catch some old episodes of Law & Order (yes, I'm addicted).

December 21, 2011

No True Post

cardi: JCPenney's / Tshirt: H&M / jeans & belt: NY&Co / flats: ShoeLand / necklaces: Forever21

I'm lazy. This is a lazy week for me. I started not to even post, but then I thought about it...I figured that I would share my off days with you guys too!

Now I'm going back to watch Law & Order.

Have a good night!

December 20, 2011

Last Minute Stripes

Since my daughter has been out of school for her holiday vacation, I've been waking up--every morning--late. Yes...I set my alarm clock, but they shouldn't make those 'snooze' buttons on them. 

So my outfits have been totally looking last minute. I didn't even take a photo of my outfit from Monday because I had so much to do after work.

Here's my outfit today--it doesn't help that the weather is all gloomy & rainy.
sweater & skirt: H&M / leather jacket: gifted to my daughter but she can't fit it any longer (arms are E.T.) / booties: Shoeland / necklace: WalMart / bag: Target / rings: ??

I managed to get these shots in right before the rain started again.


I woke up at 6:45 AM (have to be at work by 7:30 AM), not knowing what I was going to wear, and found this skirt. Sooooo, I didn't feel like searching for a nice blouse or a top period. However, I reached into my dresser and pulled out a plain ole black sweater. It worked for me...*shrugs shoulders*

I didn't want to be totally drab so I added the necklace & the rings.

I'm not feelin' it this week. It's dreary...and I just want to stay in bed in my PJ's with some hot chocolate (preferably the salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks), and finish reading my book.

That's all I want to do.

Thursday can't get here soon enough! I ready for my vacation!

December 17, 2011

Umm ...What was I thinking??

This is me...
sweater: Old Navy / jeans: NY&Co (old) / loafers: Target / necklace: Charlotte Russe

I was content; no stress. After dropping my daughter off at work, I needed to take care of some last minute holiday errands. Let's just say, I didn't complete my mission. I'm not very happy, but I don't have a photo to show you my annoyed look.

It's CRAZY out there! Traffic is a nightmare, and people are just plain rude. The holidays are supposed to bring joy and happiness...these people out there...they have no manners, and are ruthless. Okaaaay!

So, I'm back at home. I'm going to see what's on TV and chill until it's time for me to go get the girl.


December 16, 2011

Feature Friday: Tanesha (Girl with Curves)

Meet Tanesha....

I'm not sure when I stumbled upon Tanesha's blog (Girl with Curves), but I was happy I did.
She has such an inspiring blog in which she offers wonderful styling tips, advice, and
so much more for the woman with a curvy physique.

She's sophisticated, and totally gorgeous!

My daughter also visits her blog frequently, because she's always wanting to see
what Tanesha's going to do with her hair.

Check her out! She's awesome.

December 15, 2011

Sometimes you just don't feel like it...

shirt dress: H&M / cargo pants: Old Navy / bag: Francesca's / booties: Forever21

You know....getting dressed up for work.

I'm tired....putting on the PJs and will do nothing for the rest of the night.

Until tomorrow...

December 14, 2011

Feeling Cozy...

sweater & pleated skirt: Old Navy / boots: ShoeLand / flower ring: Forever21 (Old)



It was one of those days that I wished I could have stayed in my bed all day. Next best thing was to wear one of my coziest sweaters from Old Navy. I love this sweater! It has become my 'go-to' cozy piece. And I just wanted to wear it with a maxi. I've seen this style on other blogs before & decided to give it a try. I thought it worked.

Also, you can't really see my hair...but I put my hair in a bun & I was really proud of it. I used an old sock to create the donut piece. Very simple. I got the idea from Syl and Sam's blog.

Ok, so now I'm off to catch up on some of my blogs!

Take care!

December 13, 2011

Red Clutch & Snakeskin

I love this clutch from Forever21! It came in brown & red only, and, of course, I had to get them both.

December 11, 2011

Relaxing weekends...

I love when my weekends include:
Hot Chocolate
and ME time

I was waiting for this moment to come--a weekend when there's nothing to do.

I went to the movies to go see The Sitter & New Year's Eve. Both movies were really good. The Sitter was hilarious! I love Jonah Hill, he's too funny!

And my choice of wardrobe for the movies...121011
blazer: Thrifted / blouse: H&M / jeans: Marshalls / loafers: Target / necklace: JCPenney

December 10, 2011

December 9, 2011

Feature Friday: Krystal (This Time Tomorrow)

Meet Krystal...
I'm sure many of you may have already been to her blog a gazillion times.
I've been following Krystal since I started my blog.
Her style is effortless.

Super chic.

Just straight up awesome!

Her blog is This Time Tomorrow and it's full of inspiration.
I'm sure you'll enjoy...

December 7, 2011

Not a Pink Type of Gal...

dress: H&M / clutch & tights: Forever21 / heels: Aldo

Anyone who knows me know that I am not a pink wearing female. I may choose purple or something like that however.

I remember buying this dress for only $10 at the store and I just couldn't pass it up. I got it months ago & decided that I could wear it today.

Here's a closer look at the clutch.


It was a simple outfit, yet still stylish and leaving me in a comfortable state.

Now, you probably won't see me wearing anymore pink(ish) attire, but I just had to share this dress with you all.

Take care...

December 6, 2011

Even while there's rain...

top: H&M / shorts (old): Old Navy / tights: Target / booties & necklace: Forever21

The weather (temperature) has been unseasonal lately. We were at 70 yesterday & 66 today. Rain finally arrived. However, I was able to squeeze in a couple of shots of my outfit today while the rain briefly halted. Yep...more shorts with tights.


Well back to reading some more blogs!

December 4, 2011

My Weekend...

taking Levi here to get a new collar & get groomed

Isn't he handsome :-)

going here to see wth was wrong with my phone & the girl's phone.
no luck...they basically said it was an AT&T issue.
got a little food...looking for a new microwave...going to the mall
to exchange items...getting hair care products for the girl...went to Old Navy to partake
in the $10 sweaters...the dollar tree was next so that I could get some cheap
holiday items (boxes, gift bags et cetera...)