Friday, April 29, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Neutral Territory

Yesterday I had to be easy breezy (i.e. relaxed and comfy) because the kids were testing and I needed to walk around a lot. I pulled out my Dolce Vitas that I got from Target and they were comfy...until I got to my second job! I think all of the walking during the day did me in...
Someone commented on my last post that I got a haircut but I didn't get it cut, my hair is twisted and I pinned up the twists. Hope you can see it better here. 

Earrings: Can't remember but I love them
Bracelets: Assorted
Ralph Lauren jacket: Thrifted by Reiko
Men's Bill Blass shirt: Rummage Sale
Cargos: J.C. Penney
Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target
Bag: Shopping party

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Short and Sweet

I am working a second job again so I have been super busy and I really relish my time off these days. Which means I am not wasting my time with foolishness. People have been doing some shady things and think that I don't pick up on it but I'm not stupid, I'm just choosing to overlook it and will still treat them the same way. Someone told me that you move people around in your life according to what kind of friend they are to you but the trick is that they never know they have been moved to another area of your life. That's the hard part for me....

I was so tired today I considered taking a nap in the parking lot at McDonald's before I went to my second job. (I didn't want to take a nap in the parking garage, that would just be weird.)

Crop top: Thrifted
Pants: Diane von Furstenberg
Bag: Shopping party
Shoes: Nine West

Monday, April 25, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Uptown Saturday Night

I atttended a birthday soiree on Saturday that was described as a "lounge" but was actually a bar and it was a really good time. I met up with Chastity of The Curvy Girl's Guide to Style and we had fun laughing it up and dancing. She is a dance machine and don't let her tell you any different!

Anyone who knows all of the dance moves to Salt & Pepa's "Push It" gets an auomatic A+ in my book...

There was a girl at the bar who was breaking it down like the girl from the Sun Drop commercial, I wanted to take her photo so bad. She was oh so serious and I suspect had taken a hip hop dance class and wanted to show everyone that she could break it down like the best of'em. Incidentally the dj played the song "Drop it Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg (I think especially for her) and she was in high heaven.


Happy (belated) Birthday Shannon!
Shirt: Thrifted by Reiko
Skirt: Target
Clutch: DSW
Shoes: Betsey Johnson

I Won (AGAIN!)

I won a $100 gift card to Vintage Martini courtesy of Elissa from Dress with Courage! Can't wait to go there, Elissa and I will plan a visit and I'll show you what I score!

You know I love those bags, don't you?

I just received my booties that I won from Leslie over at Fashion du Jour and they are so cute! I may plan an outfit strictly to show you how I will rock them in the fall because it's a little warm to wear suede booties around now.

Thanks ladies!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Long and Short of It

Showing off my new specs from Coastal Contacts, the best thing about them? They were FREE! Apparently they run a promotion from time to time for the first 10,000  people if you like them on Facebook you get a code, pick out your frames, add your prescription and only pay shipping and handling.

Thanks to The Limerick Lane and God's Favorite Shoes for letting me know about the promotion!
Update on Job Fair Dude:
I know there were a couple of questions about Job Fair Dude (JFD) after my previous post. He wasn't doing the hiring at the job fair, he was an attendee. He began talking to me and my colleagues and we were heading to a second job fair and he asked if he could follow us and that he wasn't from the area. We agreed and I gave him my card and told him he could call if he got lost. He seemed harmless enough, all of us went to lunch together and he called me after the job fair to ask about my interview. Until he called that night...


I was talking to a friend and I was telling her about JFD and she then proceeded to describe him to me and said that he tried the same thing with her!!!!!
She met him online and said that he asked her the same thing even though she had never even met him! To come over and style his daughter's hair for church!

I am thinking that line must have worked somewhere because he keeps trying to use it....It's sad really, I am thinking that if you have to resort to these tactics then 'something in the milk ain't clean.' (I've been watching reruns of The Game.) Hopefully other women will stay far away from these shenanigans.... 

My aunt said that she had this same bag when she was in high school!
I wish she would have saved it for me...

Jacket: Talbot's
Top: Zara
Bag: Vintage
Jeans: Gap Long and Lean
Wedges: Steve Madden

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SFAM Series "We Are Family!": Eboni

When Reiko and I came up with the idea for Sisters From Another Mister, I knew that we had a great idea brewing. We have each received inquiries about our clothing in the past so we decided that our plan of action was just to shop for the business as if we were shopping for oursleves. We don't sell anything that we wouldn't wear.

Sometimes things don't make it to SFAM because we fall in love with the things that we're supposed to sell, most often I love the things that Reiko buys and vice versa. But we've decided that for the good of our customers (and because we need the money) we're gonna bite the bullet and give you an opportunity to purchase it first. (But if we don't sell it in a week, then all bets are off!)

One of the items that slipped through my grasp were these to die for culottes that Eboni from The Fashionista Next Door bought from SFAM. She totally rocked the colorblocking look and we couldn't be prouder!

Send us photos of your items that you bought from SFAM and we'll showcase you styling and profiling your look!

Bought an item and unsure how to style it? Email us, we'll help you! After all, We Are Family, related by our style DNA!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Follicle Chronicles: Product Review: Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer

I was in the beauty supply getting more Eco-Styler gel when I spotted the Taliah Waajid products and noticed that they had some new products out. I forgot to mention in my 'Products" post that I have the Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier that I use as a moisturizer when my hair is feeling dry.
 I bought the Clean-N-Curly Hydrating Shampoo and the Curl Sealer which says "Stops frizz, Adds shine, Shapes and seals in curls, Leave-in conditioning, No build-up." It said to use the Curl Sealer in conjunction with the Clean-N-Curly Shampoo so that is why I bought both.

The shampoo was okay, you don't need a lot and it lathers right up. I think I get more slip and need less detangling  when I use my Aussie Moist Conditioner as a co-wash but I was trying to follow instructions!

First I raked/shingled a small amount through each section and then let it semi air dry. I did not use a lot of product and a little went a long way. It smells really light and wasn't greasy at all and I noticed that it elongated my twists. I then braided the root of my hair and twisted the ends in medium size braids/twists. This is what it looked like:

 (Yall know we are friends if I am letting you see me in my ratty robe and my hair twisted up.)

I left it until the next morning and this is what it looked like after the takedown:

My hair was defined but not crunchy or flaky and I only left my twists in overnight. Normally I will let them "set" for about two to three days. 
The Results: My hair was elongated and fluffy but yall know I like BIG hair so I re-twisted my hair into big braids for another hour and VOILA!
(BTW it is a pet peeve of mine to see people spell this phonetically, i.e.WAH-LA. Sounds stupid but I've seen it. Several times in fact.)

I lightened this photo up so that you can see the hair better....

Product Rating: A

What it lacked: Shine! I added grapeseed oil to my hair after taking it down because it looked rather dull to me. I also didn't have a lot of definition on the second day but I think that was because I took my hair down the next day instead of leaving it up for several days like normal.

Price was $7.49 each for the Curl Sealer and shampoo. If you're in Dallas, I bought them at Gold 7 Beauty Supply off of Forest Lane, here is the link to the Taliah Waajid online shop HERE.

Product ingredients: Soft water, (Aqua) glycerine, polyquaternium 10 and peg 14, polyquaternium 37, dmdm hydantoin, yarrow extract (achilea millefolium), jua extract (zizyphus Joazerio bark), lemon extract (citrus medic limonum fruit), wild mint extract (mentha avensis leaf), soap bark extract (quillaja sapponaria bark), polysorbate 20, fragrance. 

All in all, I give this an A, I really enjoyed the definition that it gave and the fact that my hair wasn't hard or flaky. Has anyone else tried this? Gonna try?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Risky Business

This dress looks innocent enough, right? I've had it since January but finally brought it out  on a warm Sunday morning to go to church.

I didn't look at the weather report and today was a windy day here in Dallas. And the ruffles on the dress are not sewn to each other so I was afraid of exposing myself while walking from the parking lot into church. 

But thankfully the shuttle was there to transport me to the front of the church and I didn't have to walk. I didn't want to chance it and rode the shuttle back to my car as well.

Right after church I stopped at the little corner store in the neighborhood to buy me some old school Now & Laters. (Now Laters is actually what I say.)

As I was walking into the store, the wind blew my dress up.

Not just a little bit either. It was like a tornado, every ruffle was going every which way and of course I screamed and was trying to hold the ruffles down down but by then everyone in and around the store was looking at me.

Dress: Vintage
Sash belt: Gap
Bracelets: Assorted
Clutch: Cannot remember (I think Aldo)
Shoes: Guess

I thank God for Spanx...

I loved loved my hair today, full and fluffy! Product Review hair post coming soon....

Saturday, April 16, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Dressing In The Dark

I literally had to get dressed in the dark because the electricity was off in my building when I got home. Although it was still light out it was dark in my closet so I found my trusty flashlight and searched for an outfit to piece together.
It was very windy out today so I think that was the cause of the power outage.

My building is the red-headed stepchild of my complex, whenever there is a burst pipe or no heat, ours is one of the few buildings affected. 
To quote Gen321, "That's bejank." 
(I am going to start using this phrase in my everyday life.)

A dude that I met at a job fair today called me and asked me if I could come over and fix his daughter's hair for church on Sunday. A dude that I met today. And he called at 9 P.M. AND wanted me to drive to them which is about twenty minutes away.

Say it with me, class "WHERE THEY DO THAT AT?!"
I consider myself a charitable person but that's taking this whole southern hospitality thing a wee bit too far. 

His daughter's hair didn't need to be done, at say 5 o'clock?
He has never met me before today and thus has no clue about my 'hair doing' skills.
I can see this unfolding like a Lifetime Movie and I would be the one yelling at the t.v. "WHY did you go to the house?? You don't know that man!"
I don't even know if he has a daughter. That could be the line he tells poor unsuspecting job fair attendess...

Skirt: (Worn as dress) Thrifted
Jacket: Thrifted
Belt: Vintage
Earrings/bracelets: Forever 21
Clutch (making another appearance): Vintage
Shoes: Steve Madden Luxe

Ummmmmm hmmmmmmm.........I can't make this stuff up people.

Friday, April 15, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Double Duty

I wore this skirt to work as a skirt and added a mens shirt and leopard belt.

ap·pre·ci·a·tion: an expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude

Bill Blass shirt: rummage sale
Striped skirt: Target
Leopard belt: Gifted from Reiko
Bag: Thrifted
Wedges: BCBG

After work I pulled it up as a dress, opened the shirt and kept the same accessories. 

dis·re·spect·ful   - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; insulting

Just a little vocabulary lesson for those who don't know the difference....



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