Tuesday

Sequins....

Sequins aren't something I'm normally attracted to, but in this case I think the length of the jacket is bothering more than the actual *sparkle*...

*This post is a part of Everybody,Everywear-Sequins and Pretty,Shiny,Sparkly's BDIB


 Love these pants


**Indoor pics are the worst :-(

Monday

If it's wrong, I don't want to be right...

I love wearing black and brown together...I don't do it very often but it's one of my favorite combos.




Love these earrings!


Side Bar:  This commercial is sooo funny.  This lady feels some kind of way about wearing her white jeans....I can relate!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnWgG32Yi4o&feature=colike

....Not eggshell, not ecru-whatever that is....WHITE! LOL!

Saturday

Hey Y'all... Long time no see!

Kinda cold out here I should've worn some tights! 

 I was looking at a red bird on my window seal...is that normal this time of year??

 SN: My mom "discovered" my blog, lol!  Hey mom, I'm wearing makeup.

Sunday

Dope Kicks...

I love my 'All-Stars'.  I have thirteen pairs mainly white, once they're scuffed I don't wear them anymore. 

This post is a part of Flor de Maria's Rock Those Tennis Shoes Challenge.



Out doing a little shopping during the holiday weekend.  On another note, Off Saks had a great sale...




I got this great dress, originally $90.00 for $35.00!  Never mind my daughter she was completely shopped out. #Canthang

Dress like your favorite blogger(s) part 2...

So yeah, I could do this all day..

Roni!!!  Love this girl, her style is so... well her blog name says it all. 
'Style and Poise'  very fitting if I say so myself! Roni is a thrifty shopper like myself.  We both got these amazing shirt dresses at our local thrift stores.  Even matched with multicolor shoes, wide belt and a neutral jacket! Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but she's also beautiful on the inside. If you haven't seen her blog, check her out at www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com


*This post is a part of Flor de Maria's 'Dress like your favorite blogger challenge.

Dress like your favorite blogger part 1...

 So many blogger's inspire me....  I love Anh from 9 to 5 chic!  Her style is classic and stylish.  Plus I love the fact that she's a fellow tall gal!

 Check her out here

















*This post is a part of Flor de Maria Fashion's dress like your favorite blogger.                   

Saturday

Inspired by...Frills and Ruffles

Who I Am
I was perusing the web the other day looking for "new" fashion blogs and I came across a blog called Frills and Ruffles that was very nice! On June 29, 2010 Frills and Ruffles did a post called Who am I? If people are defined by their frocks, then who am I?  I thought it was great and was inspired by it and I decided to do my own.  Read the original here. Check it out...



So, what does this outfit say about me?

1) This outfit says that I am conservative yet fun.  I love classic pieces but I'm not stiff at all.
2) I consider my overall style to be conservative, urban and ethnic!  I love suits and pumps; but I'm just as quick to wear Jordan's and anything made from Kente cloth!
3) I've worn this outfit plenty of places, I've worn it to work (pushin' it with the skirt length), I've worn it out to lunch with the girls!!
Check out Frills and Ruffles.  Thanks for the inspiration.

Wednesday

It's really about to be thrift central up in here...

I saw this skirt at my local thrift and immediately thought of someone...Gracey @ Fashion for Giants.  I love it, there are so many ways to wear this and I'm looking forward to wearin' it!


There's a little bit of everything going on in this outfit. Polka dots, leopard, stripes, lace and a bit of red! 
The back view...love the rosette detail on the belt.

*sorry about the crappy pics...my camera died :-(
**This post is also a part of Everybody,Everywear-Pattern Mixing.
BTW, this is my 100th post...yay!

Thursday

Yes she did...

A few weeks ago I went thrift'ing' at my favorite spot and found two great pairs of culottes! I wanted to narrow it down to just one pair, but at two bucks a piece I said what the hay. I got them both. Then I got the new Instyle magazine and what do I see...

Yep, it's gotta be a sign, right! (?)


I still can't believe it, I haven't had a pair since '79!!!!


 Culottes is a word that originated in French. Historically, "culottes" referred to the knee-breeches commonly worn by gentlemen of the European upper-classes from the late Middle Ages or Renaissance through the early nineteenth century. (Wikipedia)


Also linked to Spunky Chateau's Thursday's are for Thrifters.

Come on now, who can pick just one?

I've been thrift'ing' forever.  It started out a necessity, but turned into something I truly love doing.  I've literally gone years without thrift'ing' and other times I go every day.


With that said, here are a few of my favorite pieces...

The pink midi skirt also seen here .
This clutch is my life!^^^

Vintage Etienne Aigner x 2!---->
Crossbody purse^^^


You ever have one of those days where you can't take a decent pic?  This was that day^^^but this black pleated skirt, loves it!

I'm looking forward to seeing every one's thrift'ed' goods!

*This post is a part of Everybody,Everywear-Thrift, and Spunky Chateau's Thursday's are for thrifters.



Sunday

Maxed OUT!!!

I'm wearing a maxi skirt/dress, so I guess there's a first time of everything.

 I fell in love with the print.  It looks even more awesome in person.
I got this dress because I'd planned to shortened it, but like so many things on my fashion 'to-do' list, I fashion 'to-didn't'. I decided to wear it as a skirt instead, because in dress form lets just say it wasnt' so maxi.


**This post is part of Pretty Shiny Sparkly's BDIB-Maxi Skirts .


Friday

FBFF--Label This!

Fashion and Beauty Friend Friday...

1. As a someone who writes/blogs about fashion, have you placed yourself into some sort of blogging category?
-Well, I think I'm a part of several "categories".  My blog represents several blogging genre's i.e. fashion, personal style, tall women, moms etc.


2. What keeps you from or encourages you to label yourself as a certain kind of blogger?
Way too hot for this jacket!!
-The fact that I want to connect to a variety of types of people/blogs I don't want to put people off. Like I'm tall, but I don't wear things that only other tall people can relate to, you know.


3. When picking blogs to read and follow are you drawn to ones that
indicate a certain group or way of thinking/being?
-Anytime I can relate to something/someone I follow. Nice pictures, good content and/or well written articles are great.

4. Do you think there are benefits in labeling yourself or others?
-Sometimes, if you are creating labels to connect with people and not divide, then it can be a good thing.

5. Agree or Disagree - We're all just people; we don't need all the labels.
-Agreed. No one "needs" to be put in a box!  It's not a necessity it's just something we do.
**This post is part of Modly Chic's Fashion and Beauty Friend Friday.

It's my first time...

Happy Friday!!!
Since my photographer aka my daughter is on summer vackay, I decided to try to use the timer on my camera and my tripod...

Rockin' the natural...


Love this shirt, it reminds me of the print you would see on a vintage scarf.  I got it thrifting last week...$1.50 :-)

I love the pintuck down the front of these jeans....the length is barely long enough; I'm wearin' flats!

Thursday

It's almost time for the weekend....

 I didn't have time to take pics before work, so I'm a bit of a wrinkled mess!

 

 Anyplace I could put an accessory, I put one or two, even my ankle!


Trying to get my "blogger" bun right!

Friday

FBFF: The KandiSTYLE formula...

Today's FBFF questions were inspired by a post from Vahni from Grit and Glamour several weeks ago in which she outlined her personal uniform or outfit formula as she dubbed it.

1. What’s your go-to outfit formula?
Well during the work week a dress, because it's easy and cute paired with a jacket or cardigan and heels! On the weekend I wear skirts a lot, but I don't have to be on point with hemlines, so I keeps it short!  Jeans and a cute top have never failed anyone.

2. How did you come about this formula?
I didn't, it found me!  It's a lot easier for a girl 6'3" to find a skirt suit than it is for me to find pants, although that's changing.


3. Do you have different formulas for different occasions in your life?
Not really, I'm all about the easy...and for me skirts= easy!

4. Has it morphed over the years?
Yes, when I was younger there was no formula, lol. As a teen, I had a uniform----- GRUNGE and in my early twenties it was logoed everything. 

5. Which other blogger’s outfit formula would you like to swipe?

Anh from 9 to 5 Chic, she consistently looks awesome and Jeimy from Jeimy's Fashion Love Affair that's another one, SMH she does a great job!

Check out Modly Chic

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday...

This was partly fueled by a suggestion from Suz of
MissVinylAhoy!

1. Since you began blogging do you notice a change in the types of
things you gravitate towards while shopping?
Absolutely, I do a lot more vintage shopping looking for those one of a kind pieces.  I used to do it for fun...now I do it for sport!!!

2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from
your family and friends? Yes, but I've always had my own point of view so to speak.  My family is full of fashionista and nistos!  Do they comment on that? Yes, for better or worse, lol.

3. What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like, even if you
aren’t bold enough to wear it? In my head I'd totally wear gold fronts *don't tell anybody*

4. Looking at current trends – what would you like to try but need to
build up the courage to do?
A body con dress--i.e.Herve Ledger.  Maybe one day, after a fast and two pair of Spanx!

5. Toot someone’s horn – what fashion blogger out there inspires you
with her bold fashion choices?
There are soooo many but I'm really feeling Roni from Poise and Confidence and Tanya from Major Must Haves.

Wednesday

Two For One....

I get to hit two birds with one post!  Bloggers Do It Better and Inspired by...
Pictured:
Hot Pink thrifted skirt, clutch and belt.


I'm still unsure about this 'midi length', but for $2, I was willing to take the risk!

This clutch is vintage Etienne Aigner also $2.00!



Chanel Iman- Elle Cover/ Feb '11

Rachel Roy SS/2011