Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Berry Good

The end. That's all I have to say.

Ok, you know that's not ALL I have to say. These pants are long and fit in the waist, two things I hardly ever find straight off the rack. If I could have gotten them in all colors I should would have. Also the fabric is fluid so they move when I walk and I find many places to walk while wearing these. And they came from one of my fave places to shop, Zara.

I think that people don't realize my love for all things Zara. If I had a daughter, I would name her Zara. After the store. Maybe with an h on the end to make it classy.  
(Ha! I told yall I hate when people say something is "classy" because it's usually so not.)

But at least her name won't be Cristal, like the Champagne , Alize or White Zinfandel.

Top: H&M
Scarf: Random store in the mall
Pants: ZARA (You can now order online!)
Shoes: Michael Kors

Have a safe and beautiful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Green with Gratitude

I attended church with Reiko last Sunday and it was a good time. Can I say that? The men's choir sang a song that had me swaying in my seat, it was a cross between Bobby Blue Bland (look him up) and a (clean) version of Clarence Carter (look him up too.)

Dress: H&M (one of my fave buys from my Atlanta trip)
Tights: Target (last year, I want some more but can't find them)
Clutch: DSW
Shoes: Michael Kors

Sunday's service was about being a good steward over little things and God will continue to bless you with more. I can definitely relate to this because I used to think that I never made enough money.

Whatever position I held was more money than the last (except subbing, that was a lesson in penny pinching) but it was never enough. But I realized that it wasn't the amount of money that I made, it was what I was choosing to do with what I had.

If you're not being responsible over what you currently have, then you'll never have enough or make enough to ever be satisfied.

So I hope to never lose sight of that even though I ALWAYS want new shoes, lol.

  “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much." Luke 16:10 

I want to always be grateful....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Twinkies

Reiko and I went to dinner and only after we were dressed did we realize that we were dressed in the same silhouette and opposite colors! Great minds think alike....

But we wore it anyway....
Other people think that it's strange that we have this ability to read each other's style minds (her hubby) but this is how we became friends in the first place! We have some weird fashion e.s.p. that is uncanny.

Mutt and Jeff 

But there are still elements of our personality in each of our outfits.....

Sweater: H&M
Scarf: H&M
Skirt: Zara
Bag: Kooba
Boots: Juicy Couture

(I kinda hate that my bag matches my boots, I hate looking too "matchy".)
Me being me

I never liked martinis until I tasted this one...

Please be sure to check out my feature over at Styled By U, thanks Elisa!

Also, Reiko's wedding photos are up! Check out the photos of her big day HERE!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: "Check" Me Out

I moseyed my way to Houston this past weekend to laugh and hug on my SFAM Reiko. Last week was a hectic, difficult week at work and there's nothing like knowing you can get away and have a good time with one (or two) of your favorite people!

We laughed, we styled, we conquered!

Sunglasses: Pitaya 
Blue plaid shirts: one thrifted and gifted from Reiko, one thrifted by me
Skirt: Arden B
Bag: Kooba

Have you ever known someone who pushed you out of your comfort zone (in a good way)? That's Reiko.

She looked at the (many) items I brought with me and put this outfit together. And I enjoyed it.

And now because of her, I have a new appreciation for lemondrop martinis (OMG I'm in love) and pork chop parmigiana!

Who says you can't meet great people on the internet? Lol!

Friday, November 11, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Ahoy Matey

I went out to dinner and this is what I wore. I had twisted my hair earlier in the day, hence the scarf and felt like a pirate or a fortune teller but I rocked it anyway...

Monday I was feeling lower than a snail's stomach and went to the store with a co-worker on my lunch break. There was the cutest little girl in the store running around with her mother. I heard the little girl telling her mom "She beautiful! She beautiful!" but I kept on moping along. The little girl rounded the corner looked up at me and said "You're beautiful!" Now I believe that someone had just told the little girl SHE was beautiful and she was repeating it but it brightened up my day.

Thanks little girl!  

 “One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.”

I am currently working on forgiveness. It has always been difficult for me, to truly forgive someone if I feel that it is a major offense. If I tell someone don't ever call me again, that is not just for effect. I means that. Once I reach that point of no return, it's a wrap for me. We could be in line next to one another at the grocery store and I won't say a word to you.  

And if you do call, our conversation may go something like this:
You: Hey!
Me: Ummm hmmm....
You (nervous now): I was calling to see how you were doing.
Me: Oh for reals? Has hell frozen over? Did you hear through the grapevine that I had amnesia or something? Because I distinctly remember our last conversation and I did not authorize this communication.
You: (hangs up.)

I said I'm working on it, yall!
scarf: Zara
sweater: H&M
skirt: Target
bag: gifted
boots: Ross or Marshalls

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

In The Fashionista's Closet: Pants on Fire

I'm a liar. I swore I'd never wear jeggings. One, because I hate the word. It's so stupid. This also sums up how I feel about the concept of pajama jeans.

But if you recall, the first jeggings were just leggings done in a denim-ish looking way. Stretchy blue leggings that stretched out and showed the white parts when they were too tight. I've witnessed this many times, usually at my neighborhood Walmart so I know.

But this was before they made these new jeggings that actually look like jeans! Done with buttons and pockets and perfect for wearing with knee high boots! So yes I'm a convert. But I WON'T call them jeggings...

Earrings gifted from Sooo Chic Accessories.

Sweater: Zara
Tank: Forever 21
Jeggings Denim Pants: Target
Boots: Juicy Couture

Can we talk about how much I love this little chica from "Reed Between the Lines"? I actually prefer her hair here more than on the show, it looks very "done" onscreen, here it's a little wilder which I love. 

 This is 9 year old Zoe Hendrix who portrays character Alexis Reed on the show.

 My friend Sonya said that Zoe looked like she could be my daughter in this pic. I <3!!!

Read the interview that little Zoe did with Curly Nikki here.



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