August 29 OOTD

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Top: Gap

Pants: Oldnavy

Necklace: H&M

Flats: DSW

Today’s outfit is fairly simple as I have a busy weekend planned and LOTS to do! I love being able to just throw on a comfortable oxford or chambray shirt with a pair of jeans and going about my day.  Not only is the outfit comfortable (Dee’s number one requirement), but it’s also a bit chic.  What used to be for men’s suits now graces women’s closets across the globe =0)

Don’t you just love androgynous clothing? =0)

Until next time…

FashionD

August 28 OOTD

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Tank: H&M

Sweater: From my mother

Pants: Oldnavy

Necklace: F21

Sneakers: Payless

I’m going to be walking around a lot today so I need to be comfortable (hence these gorgeous kicks I’m rockin’ today) =0P.

What’s funny about this outfit is the pants.  They were originally bought for my mother, who did wear them, but after she passed, I kept them.  They are a size Small and I’m not a small on the bottom, so when I looked at them, I thought, “My booty is not going to fit in those.”  

I put them on and they feel like buttuhhh lol

They are so comfortable – probably my favorite yoga-type pants to wear.  Perfect for today =0) Is it 5:30 yet?

Until next time…

FashionD

August 27 OOTD

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Top: H&M

Pants: H&M

Flats: DSW – Steve Madden Brand

I am woman…hear me roar?? =0P

When I put this outfit together, I believe I laughed for a good 5 minutes.  I mean, it looks like I went into the safari and came back with all the animals on my back.

At first I thought, this is ridiculous…pick something else. But then I said, “You know what? I. Don’t. Care.” hehe

It’s comfortable and no real animals were killed so I say it’s a plus!

Never thought I’d be mixing animals prints like this but hey! I love it and that’s all that matters =0)

Until next time…

FashionD

August 26 OOTD

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Top: Oldnavy

Skirt: Self-made

Bracelet: Jewelbilee

Necklace: H&M

Flats: Oldnavy

I’m so glad that I get to wear this necklace again! I love wearing chambray/any button up shirt with a collar necklace.  I think it adds character to a piece that can otherwise be very boring.

But…I’m excited to wear this necklace because it was broken for a few months! =0( I had always intended on buying some jump rings to repair it, but you know, life gets in the way of things like that. I finally broke down and purchased some jump rings and repaired the necklace.  All is well in the world of jewelry…

=0)

Until next time…

FashionD

August 25 – Obsession Confession – Bibs

Over the weekend, I entered a contest to win something (I enter contests all the time either for trips, shopping sprees, or whatever).  The latest one is a retailer in partnership with Baublebar – a company that many people know about.

I first heard about Baublebar when I subscribed to J over at J’s Everyday Fashion.  She is constantly rocking their goods, but I never really explored their site.

After entering this contest, I decided to check out their stuff as they provided me with a coupon code to use on my first purchase.  Oh Lord…I stumbled upon some gooooodies!!

Baublebar is known for having some spectacular statement pieces, especially when it comes to their necklaces.  One thing that I was drawn to were a few of the bib necklaces on the site.  We all know Dee’s favorite outfit to wear is a white tee with a pair of jeans. Why not amp it up a bit with a statement necklace?! A bib will certainly do that.

The bib trend, however, is not just limited to Baublebar either.  I’ve seen them all over the place – on IG, Facebook, Youtube, blogs…they’re everywhere. So I’ve decided to start investing in some of these bibs. Below, you’ll find the ones that I’m loving (which is practically all of them) specifically from Baublebar.  The coupon code expires this week so I need to figure out which ones I want to purchase.  Which one(s) is/are your favorite?! (all photos from baublebar.com)

Until next time…

FashionD

August 25 OOTD

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Top: From a friend

Khakis: Gap

Bracelets: H&M, gift

Necklace: Jewelmint

Flats: DSW

This is one of my favorite color combinations – green and cobalt blue.  Even though this outfit is super casual, I have to admit, the color scheme is bangin’ =0P

This is my favorite shade of green as it flatters just about every skin tone – the same goes for cobalt blue.  I haven’t seen anyone not look good in cobalt blue…

Until next time…

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August 24 OOTD

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Top: H&M

Blazer: Ebay

Pants: Thrift Store

Necklaces: Bebe, Depop (respectively)

Sandals: H&M

I feel like a heaping pile of sunshine in this outfit! hehe…

I have no problems wearing color…especially bright colors. Yellow is one of my favorite colors to wear and I definitely think that I don’t have enough of it in my wardrobe.  We all know that I’m absolutely in love with these pants which reminds me…

I’m cooking chicken today and these pants are perfect for that. The waistband allows me to eat several chickens if need be, so I’m in great shape for today =0D

Until next time…

FashionD

August 23 OOTD

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Top: Gap

Pants: H&M

Bracelet: Gift

Flats: DSW – Steve Madden brand

A whole ‘lotta green today…

I wanted to be comfy (when am I not comfy?? really…).  =0P

Today is a pretty big day as it is my mom’s birthday.  I haven’t visited her grave site yet, and figured I’d go today as it is her day.  I don’t plan on doing much, but I wanted to make sure that I do this very important thing.

As I write this post, I feel the nervousness and sadness and anger that I felt on the day of her passing welling up inside of me.  I know that when I get there I’ll embark upon a cry fest, but that’s healthy right? It’s all part of the grieving process…

I have more good days than bad when it comes to my mom.  I find myself remembering the days she would give me the side-eye when I said something ridiculous or comment on style inspiration for the runway shows on Project Runway (one of our favorite shows we watched together) or show disgust for a bride-to-be trying on that horrible Pnina gown (you know the one…).

It’s at the point where I’m comfortable talking about her more than others…

I can tell when they feel a bit uncomfortable as I talk about this special person who is no longer physically with us…but that’s life right? It has to move on…

I’m thankful for my mother and who she was when she was here. She taught me so much when it comes to being a young, Christian, AA female, and I am incredibly grateful for that.

Anywho, it’s a bittersweet day today as I imagine most holidays will be from now on, but I have faith that with time, it’ll be ok…

Until next time…

FashionD

August 23 – Style Inspiration – Micah Gianneli

(All photos found on her Instagram. No credit goes to me)

Oooooo this girl is just KILLIN’ EM! lol

I first came across Micah on Instagram through the OOTD Magazine profile (check her profile out here and try to not fall in love with her style).  I loooove that profile because I discover new people all the time. New, fashionable, simply chic people…

The first picture above is what I saw and I clicked on her profile to view more…

I was in for a treat because this girl’s style is simply gorgeous.  What I love about her style is that she doesn’t incorporate a ton of color – at least from what I’ve seen in her pics (and yes…I’ve looked at them all on her account).  She wears a lot of black, white and grey and denim.  But, her style is farrrr from boring.

How have I not known about her?! She’s most certainly my inspiration for style as I’m going to be looking to her for some tips. Ahhh! I just…too much chic in one package lol

Until next time…

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August 22 – One Lovely Blog Award

The lovely Kelsey nominated me for this award! Thanks so much Kelsey as you most certainly have a lovely blog! =0) Make sure to check her out here!

The rules to this award are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include the link to their blog
  2. List the rules and display the reward photo
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself
  4. Nominate other bloggers (technically supposed to be 15) for the reward as well and tell them you’ve nominated them
  5. Display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated  you

Alright so 7 facts about me!

  1. I am currently learning German. Why? because it’s coooool!
  2. I’ve gone sky diving and want to do it everyday of my life.
  3. If I could have any career other than one in IT it would either be a high school math teacher or an archaeologist.
  4. I have an insane obsession with dim sum and pho..uhhhh I want some NOW! lol
  5. Giving gifts is my first love language.
  6. I kind of despise any chocolate except Bulgarian – was introduced to it a few months ago and now i’m hooked…
  7. I’m super excited for Fall TV =0D

And the nominees are ::opens virtual envelope::

1. Sistas from Cali
2. Say Hello to Gorgeous
3. Rohma Malik
4. Feline Creatures
5. The Sound of Fashion

Thanks again for nominating me Kelsey! =0)

Until next time…

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