Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Black and White

Hey loves,

I am finally back with an outfit of the day post. I found a new online store that I am absolutely in love with. I purchased this jumpsuit from there a little over a month ago and I knew my birthday would be the perfect time to pull it out. It was a no brainer when I stumbled across this Ark & Co jumpsuit (brand new with tags) for under $30.

The hubby took me to see my all time favorite Anthony Hamilton on Saturday as apart of my birthday surprise. The concert was everything. OMG hands down the best concert I've ever been to. I've told you guys before that I use to operate out of fear and that I refused to live my life that way any longer. Sooooooooo I now have silver hair. Yep silver with grey tips. I've been wanting to do it for sooo long and I finally just said F it. Life is too short. If I hate it, then I can just take it down but at least I tried. I looooove it. My hubby said it will have to grow on him but I am smitten with it. 

 http://www.shopmieux.com/ is an online store that provides like new clothing from brands you know at prices you love. They also give you the option to sell your items on their store without ever leaving your house. How awesome is that???? Yes gawd, it's a win win. Check out pics below and make sure to check out http://www.shopmieux.com/




Monday, December 8, 2014

A Tragic Ending

Good morning loves,

I have truly missed you dolls but I needed time off to heal. I had to heal from the biggest heartbreak that I've ever experienced. On Nov 1st my father was murdered. It has been the most devastating time of my life. My dad was my rock, my pastor and my bestie. We could talk about anything. He was so easy going, so fun loving and so amazing. We had the type of connection to where he could feel if something was wrong with me and vice versa. For the life of me, I can't understand why someone would want to take the life someone so meek. I've gone through every emotion that you could imagine and as crazy as it sounds, it still feels unreal. I still feel numb.

I try to find a positive in everything. So I am grateful that they found my father so quickly and we didn't have to deal with the stress of not knowing if he was dead or alive. I am grateful that even in death he looked so handsome and the creeps that took his life didn't disfigure him so that we would have the chance to see him one last time. I am grateful that he is not suffering anymore. I am grateful that the killers were found. I am grateful that the killers were stupid enough to still be driving his car days after they killed him so that they were able to be arrested for what they did. I am grateful that I knew a man so amazing that he touched so many lives and I was apart of the lives he touched.

My father loved water, so it was ironic that his body was found by a pond. The preacher that spoke at his funeral, said God told them to lay him beside the still waters. I know he would have loved that part of the sermon.

I swear this last year has been one of the hardest. I know that God doesn't make any mistakes and he knows what is best. However, I've lost 5 people in the last year. 2 grandfathers, a close friend, my cousin was murdered just a few weeks before my father. My family has experienced so much loss  and with loosing my grandfather 6 months ago. My father took over the role as the patriarch of the family. To have that taken away so suddenly and so tragically is heartbreaking. Where do we go from here? Those people just don't know what they took from us. They don't know how they have torn a family, community and church apart. They were 2 selfish kids who have not only ruined our lives but they've ruined their own and their children's as well.

I don't know how I will ever get over this as I am crying my eyes out while I type this. I know my father would want me to continue life and keep pushing. I am doing my very best to do just that. I keep thinking how this would all be so much easier if he would have passed away because of a heart attack or a stroke or anything other than being killed. I never in a million years thought that is how his story would end. I know God says that we don't know the day or hour and that our stories have all been written, but to die at the hands of someone else is not the ending I expected for my dad. To know that he probably begged for his life, To know that he lost his life over a car, To know that he laid outside in the cold alone for hours. To know that he left the house in good spirits and never returned. I struggle with the fact that I was suppose to call him and I was busy so I told myself I would call him the next day and the next day never came.

I wouldn't wish this hurt on anyone. I love and miss my dad and although I know I can't turn back the hands of time, I would give anything to see him one more time, to hear his laugh, to eat his cooking, to hear him call me baby.

We would always call each other and laugh, he would tell me "Girl you're crazy... you need Jesus. We always ended our conversations with prayer. He would always tell me how proud he was of me. I was equally as proud of him. The way he took a struggling church and turned it around. The way he always kept his faith no matter what the circumstances was. He always persevered and overcame all obstacles. I am so glad I inherited those things from him. I am so glad that God saw fit to give him to me as my earthly father.

He will forever be in my heart. I will miss him forever.




Thursday, October 23, 2014

She Thrifts: Style Snatched Series..... Plaid Jacket

Hey loves,
I'm back with another She Thrifts Style Snatched Series. Today I'm snatching a look for the fabulous Rochelle of Beauticurve.com  
I recently came across Rochelle's Instagram page and I fell in love with her style.
I am wearing a thrifted polka dress (previously worn here) and I paired it with a plaid blazer. The dress wasn't giving me what I needed at the regular length, sooooooo I did something slightly ratchet to make it shorter. I tucked the bottom ruffle into my underwear to give it the illusion of being a mini. Judge me if you like but it worked. LOL




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Black and Nude

Hey loves,
Wishing you all a wonderful day!!! Are you gagging over my necklace? My girl IHeartJewelz had them in her boutique and I had to have it. I paired it with a simple black shirt with faux leather patches, jeans and booties. These are my fave jeans of all time. It is probably time to let them go being that the button and zipper are broken but I can't bear to part with them. LOL I guess I could at least have them repaired. LOL  Check out pics below.





Thursday, October 16, 2014

She Thrifts Thursday: Double Up

Hey loves,
I'm back with another installment of She Thrifts Thursday. If you know me, you know I love animal print so this shirt was defiantly a no brainer, had to have it!!! I paired it with this vest to jazz it up and one of my favorite pair of Shoe Dazzle sandals. They are soooooooooooooooo freakin uncomfortable
 but lawd knows they are gorgeous. I tried a little something different with my braids and for the life of me I can't recreate this look. Sigh. Check out my look below.





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Swimwear and Maxis: The Bfab Awards

Hey dolls,
So if you recall, I was nominated for Best Style Thrifter by Tastemaker magazine. The award ceremony was this past Sunday. While I didn't win (booooooo) just kidding (not really) kidding, I was extremely happy to be nominated. It felt so good to be recognized for my talents and craft. Mr. Goodwill hunting took home the win and he was defiantly worthy. The event was amazing, being surrounded by other fashionable bloggers and inspirational women is so motivating. My thrift sisters showed up and showed out. They were there in all of their thrifted garb looking fab, showing the retail girls how it's done. It is always a good time when we get together. The funny thing about social media and being apart of various thrifting groups is that you get to meet some of the most amazing people. You get the chance to forge relationships with people without even knowing them. So when you finally meet, it feels like you have been friends forever.

3 words to describe my look for the awards show: seventeen, swimwear and thrifted!!!! Yes gawd, I don't want to sound cocky but I slayed this look. I mean dead bodies in the hallway slay. I paired a swimsuit with maxi skirt and blazer. Yes you read that right, I was wearing a swimsuit. I was uber stressed out about my look and last week while out shopping for a client, I found these pieces at Goodwill and Value Village. The swimsuit was brand new with tags..... SCORE! The blazer was thrifted about 2 years ago on a trip to San Diego. The clutch is actually an art portfolio that I made into a purse. The entire look came in at 20 bucks. The shoes were on sale for 10 dollars. I mean not to toot my own horn buuuuuuuuut toot toot. LOL She did that!!!

I was so happy to see one of my thrift sisters show up rocking her She Thrifts tee from my collection. I almost cried. I try to always support my people so it felt really good to have her support me.  

Check out pics from my look and the event below! This post is going to be a little picture heavy, so you've been warned.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

She Thrifts: Style Snatched Series... Utility Jacket

Hey loves,
It is almost the weekend and although my weekend is jam packed, I just look forward to my alarm clock not going off at 6am. So today is She Thrifts Thursday and I'm excited to announce some new changes to the weekly series. As it says in today's title, I will be style snatching and recreating retail  looks with thrifted items. Instead of just showcasing my thrifted fashion, I will be showing you dolls how to recreate a look using thrifted items. If you have a look you would like to see recreated, feel free to email me at styleisshe@gmail.com

On the first installment of the series I am recreating a look from my blogger friend Courtney of Believe In Style

She wore a utility jacket, stripped shirt with a denim skirt. My total look was thrifted with the exception of my shoes and handbag. Speaking of handbag, can we have a moment of silence for the handmade custom bag my hubby bought me in Mexico. I looooove it!!! Ok back to the look, lol so I recreated her look to better suit me. I didn't have a denim skirt so I paired it with jeans instead.

A utility jacket is incredibly versatile and a wardrobe essential. It took me close to a year to find the perfect one. I always see them in thrift stores but many of them have the elastic bottom and I didn't want that. I found this one last month while in D.C. 

Check out pics from my look below and also make sure to check out Courtney's blog.




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