Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Skirts, Sweaters and Shawls

Hey loves,

Happy belated Easter!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I had the most relaxing day with  my family.

I've had this skirt for a few years and I've previously worn it here  and here  I love to see the evolution of my fashion. Initally, the look wasn't coming together for me, I added the shawl and that was the missing piece!!! I love the outcome of this look.
Check out pics below.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

She Thrifts Thursday: Leather and Cut Offs

Good morning my beautiful loves,

It's She Thrifts Thursday again and I'm here with another thrifted look for you. I found this long Islamic kaftan and I knew there was magic to be made. LOL I initially wanted to wear it as a dress but opted to pair it with these cut off jeans and gladiator sandals. I added this moto jacket as a transition piece.

Check out pics below.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grey Days

Good morning loves,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was good, it went by fast as most weekends do but it was good non the less. I had a major accomplishment... if you know me, you know I'm pretty much addicted to spin class, on Saturday I did 52 miles in 2 hours. Whoop Baby but let me tell you how I was NO good on Sunday. I missed church an everything. LOL

Mother Nature has fooled us once again. We had another cold snap so I was happy to wear a few more of my fall/winter looks. I threw this over sized sweater on top of a grey dress, paired with jeans and my fave taupe Steve Madden fringe sandals. The dress was super short and I didn't want all my goodies exposed but it was so cute I couldn't leave it at the store.

Check out more of my look below.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

She Thrifts Thursday: Prints and Prints

Hey love bugs,

I know you guys probably think I abandoned you but I'm back!!!! I thought I was ready to jump back into work after loosing my father but truth is I needed to heal. I needed to deal with my grief and not try to cope with it by overworking myself. So I took a break from almost everything, but I am slowly getting back to me. It's a slow and steady process but I enjoy the good days and deal with the bad ones as they come.

I thrifted this  Peter Pilotto skirt which came from the Target collaboration. I wanted this skirt when it first hit the stores but I knew that 1. everyone would have it and 2. I didn't want to pay that retail price.So I was uber excited to find it at Goodwill for less than 10 dollars. I've been wanting to try the sock and pump trend for quite sometime, so I finally decided to give it a try and I loved the outcome.

Check out pics below.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Fashion Review

Hey dolls,
As the year comes to a close and I reflect on my 2014, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't look back on my favorite fashion moments. After all, fashion is my life.  This year has defiantly brought about it's fair share of challenges and to be honest, I've thought about giving up on blogging more times than I care to count. But I'm no quitter and I'm sure my dad and granddads would be disappointed to say the least. So like the Phoenix I rise from the ashes because I'm a phenomenal woman and all that shit. LOL

Some of these looks didn't make the blog. So if you don't follow me on Instagram (shame on you) they will be brand new to you. I am proud of where my style is evolving to. I am proud that in a world where everyone is trying to look like everyone else, I am remaining true to myself. I am proud that 80% of these looks are thrifted and I'm still fresher than you. (Beyonce voice) I am proud of myself for trying new things and being fearless. I tried things that I've always wanted to do this year like the crop top, shaved sides and silver hair. Yes Gawd.  LOL

With all of that being said, here are my top 20 (or more) looks of 2014. Check them out and comment and let me know which looks you love.

I plan to try to crank out one more video before the end of the year but if not, I love you dolls and I am so thankful that through all of my moments, you've been here to support and give me that push when I needed it. 2015 is sure to be epic and I am ready to face it head on. I feel like God gave me so many test this year so that I can have an awesome testimony.


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.

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