Monday, April 15, 2013

Not So Little Anymore...

Happy Monday Fashion Friends!

I apologize in advance for the picture heavy post.

Over the weekend we had a Hollywood style (red carpet, paparazzi and all) celebration for my niece's 13th Birthday.  As most of you know I wasn't blessed with a little girl so I enjoy watching Ms. Ady blossom in to the fabulous fashionista that she is.

One of my presents to her was to take out on a fashion photo shoot to culminate the "Hollywood" themed birthday party she had the day before.  So yesterday we went to one of the neighborhood parks and did the shoot.  Here are the pictures. 

Ady is a very good girl and always has been. She is well mannered and well behaved. This day and age children are so in a rush to be grown. One of the things I love about her is the fact that the innocence is still there.

This is why I had a hard time with the fingernails but I got over 

She loooovvvvess her Hello Kitty.
 Suit: Thrifted  Wedge Sneakers: Leather Man


Not a little girl anymore...

Who am I kidding...Not so little anymore but still a girl.

All in all, she is growing up to be a beautiful young lady!

Happy Birthday to my Adygirl!!
Love, AuntT
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mixed Prints feat. Printed Denim

Happy Spring!

She sure took her time getting here.  As I stated in my last post...I was seriously not motivated to go out in the cold to snap some pictures.  I know I do it during the Winter but my body has already come out of winter mode.  I was refusing to go out and shiver for a few minutes.  Call me a bad blogger if you wanna but I just couldn't do it. So, Hello Spring!  Even though I don't think you will stick around long...Summer is coming to visit today.

So I made it no secret that I started this blog because I needed some "umph" to my style.  I figured it would help me step out and grow to try some different things.  I am so pleased with my growth.  But all in all, I am soooo grateful for my fellow bloggers who challenge me to step out of my fashion comfort zone.  Fist bump to you all!

I would have NEVER worn anything close to this  a couple years ago.  Not only would I wear it now but I am comfy doing it.  I mean really...MIXED PRINTS?!?  Yep...this type of outfit has taken residence in my comfort zone.  I know it is not for everyone but I tell you what...It is soooo fun to wear!

Now let's talk about the printed denim...on these thighs?!?  And you know it!  lol.   Some time ago, never would I put anything on my legs to bring attention to the fact that they are not modelesque.  But the fact that I am OK with print on my legs now opens up a whole new world.

So when I walked into to Target these jeans jumped out at me and I said to myself "what the heck...let's do this!"  *Side note*  When I go to Target, I have to force myself not to go anywhere near the women's clothes.  I will always find something...umm...more like several things.  OK...back to the jeans.  I love the edgy print and if you need to do something different these will definitely get the job done.

My espadrille wedges get replaced in my shoe collection every couple of years because in or out of style,  I wear the heck out of them.  After wearing boots all winter the are a great transition shoe and great when you need your toes done. *wink*

Printed Jeans, Stripe Tank, & Wedges: Target  Blazer: JCP
I will say that if you do decided to step out of your comfort zone in your fashion choices, you have to do it with confidence. If you are uncomfortable it will show and it will not work.  Ever notice a young lady tugging at her short skirt constantly?  Get my drift?  Has blogging helped your style to evolve?

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Basic Black!

Happy Friday Fashion Friends!
Today is a simple post and a simple outfit.  I am sporting a basic black outfit punched up just a little with my new favorite scarf and my old zebra print pumps.

  I got excited when I found this scarf.  It is a simple way of jazzing up a very basic outfit.  On the days when I am not in the mood to put too much thought into what to wear, I tend to go very basic.  Naturally, right?  When I am feeling like that I go for my "punch pieces" to keep me from falling of the drab cliff.  This is definitely one of my punch pieces and I have been putting some major use to it.
Today is the start of my Spring Break (I work for a University).  I plan to keep it very simple for a week.  I plan on reorganizing so that I can maximize my wardrobe.  How many of you keep wearing the same things not because you don't have anything to wear but because you don't know what the heck you have in your closet... *raising hand*  Guily as sin, here.

Does this mean that I will not wear my scarf as much? 
Absolutely means that I will find more things to wear with it.

Blouse & Slacks: Thrifted    Scarf & Clutch: Charming Charlie 
Pumps: K&G also worn here.  Cuff:  The streets of NYC
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Layers: Dots, Stripes & Leopard

Hey heyyyyy!!!

Do you know how hard it is to stay motivated to go outside and take pictures when it is nippy?  Well...let us just say VERY hard.   For all of my fellow bloggers who live in the cold regions, I am sure you can certainly relate.   I have been wanting to get out there and take some but when I think about the cold, I say "ummmmm, nevermind" hence the almost month gap since my last post.

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful in the DMV so I got out there and posed a lil bit.

I am so ready for the weather to officially break for spring but one thing I will miss (as I do every year) is winter clothes.  I love layering.  The layered look is my signature go to look.  Every now and then I have to do something little sexy to make my husband swoon but most of the time, this is me.

Spring is definitely one of my favorite time of year.  Nothing like getting in your car on the first great spring Saturday of the season, rolling the windows down with the music on and just going for it.  That is everything! 

Speaking of music, certain songs just speak of dropping the imaginary (at least for me) top on the car and grooving down the road.  Anthony Hamilton's "Best of Me" is just perfect for that. 
It is amazing...amazing!

Are you ready for Spring?  You already know...

Striped Tee: K&G  Polka Dot Shirt: J.C. Penny (men's dept)  Blazer: Thrifted 
Jeans: Ashley Stewart   Pumps: Anne Michelle via K&G  Purse: Kmart
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