Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fitting Room Swag!

Last Saturday I hit up the Galleria for a little therapy; just a little though... While there I ran into Zara since I hadn't been there in many moons. Not really sure why I've been on a hiatus from there however, it was a good and timely reunion. Zara was having a really good sale, I assume to rid all of the winter pieces to roll out their first part of spring.

Anyway, here I captured my outfit for the day which is the striped blouse, belted with my favorite belt, tomato colored mini skirt and leopard oxfords. Yep I'm all over the place with my prints but I love it and wouldn't have it any other way! I love expressing myself through clothes so what I wear determines my mood for the day or moment.

Also, I captured the pieces that I tried on and was being a bit lazy as you can see; I didn't feel like coming out of my top lol! Nonetheless, I was still able to get a feel for what the pieces look like. That gold dress is almost everything; I know it's going to require the right styling because it's a size small knowing I'm a medium but that was the last one left so I had to snatch it up! The dress is cut kind of weird, it's loose fitting in the midsection and fitted everywhere else so a belt is very necessary. The crazy thing is that I haven't bought a tight fitted dress in a very long time because I am so over the skin tight mini dresses but this one isn't as bad and is complimenting my curves nicely. So I bought it!

I also bought the deep green flared pants, they are really long but I have a pair of platforms for them so hopefully the length is perfect. I can't wait to rock these and create a great color combo. It's more of a fall color but I'm already thinking of a coral colored blouse to pair with it so that it tones down the richness of the green to make it spring appropriate.

Lastly, I left those coral colored pants there, didn't need them, they were ill fitting and I had almost forgot that I have 2 or more pairs of coral pants already!

Enjoy! Wink wink

Outfit: striped top and skirt- H&M, leopard belt- Aldo, leopard shoes (oxfords)- Steve Madden

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Today I made a drive to a mall in Raleigh, NC all the way from Greensboro, NC... The drive ended up being 1 1/2 hours. I know... you are probably wondering why I drove so far when I probably passed several malls along the way! Well you are right I did pass about 3 or 4 malls but only this mall in Raleigh has a H&M!!! The only H&M in NC... I hadn't been to H&M in 4 months so I had to check them out before I left NC.

On my long drive there I was hoping that they had fresh, trendy and inspiring pieces which would make my drive worth while. Oh but when I arrived my hopes and dreams had been crushed to itty bitty pieces! They had nothing, I repeat... Nothing! They had the usual basics which they carry year round. Below you will see me trying on a basic black tee-shirt dress, and the same dress in coral. The idea I had for those dresses were to build them up with layers to create a casual, funky and cute look but they were the wrong fit. The dresses were loose in the midsection and fitted in the hips which gave me a frumpy look and added lbs. in the tummy area that weren't there.

They also had a couple of printed pieces which I dibbled and dabbled in. There was that floral printed dress that I tried on that was dreadful in cut and style, well at least on my curvy body. That print was also featured on a few blouses and skirts which I didn't care for. Also, the rabbit print, Peter Pan collar blouse was featured on other pieces as well.

In short, the only pieces I left with were the orange pants, the ivory button down blouse in a bigger size since the one shown here is too small and a cute gold ring. The look is chic, simple and transitional from Spring to Summer and could even be rocked in the fall. Total spent on the outfit and ring was $40. Not as cheap as my thrifty finds however, its not too shabby!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pink, Dots and Cords...

I poked my head into the local Goodwill while I was on my lunch break and didn't really see anything. It only takes me about 10-15 to skim through the racks to come to a conclusion, which today's conclusion was a NEGATIVE!

So I tried on this blazer and skirt that was too small which wasn't even worthy of showing so I didn't post it. But I did get a few snaps of what I wore to work. So here it is!!!

Outfit: polka dot sweater- Old Navy, 3/4 sleeve trench- Urban Outfitters, navy corduroys and belt- thrifted, loafers- Nine West

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vintage, Vintage, Vintage!!!

Here is what I wore to church two Sunday's ago. I love wearing these pants they are so comfy and a perfect fit. I got plenty of compliments on this look as well. Enjoy!!!

Outfit: plaid blazer and pants- thrifted, blouse-Zara, pumps- Jessica Simpson, random accessories

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rainbow Coalition!!!

Here is what I wore last Saturday while out shopping for accessories with my homey. A lot of the times I don't consciously think about what I'm wearing for the day. I'm usually rushing so I just throw random pieces on hoping that it comes out genius!

As you can see this look is definitely one of my randoms but of course I love it! The play on color isn't quite "color blocking" its more of a collage of bold colors. I feel anybody could color block, so I pushed the envelop a little further to create this Rainbow Coalition!

Enjoy wink, wink!

Outfit: top- Urban Outfiters, oversized sweater- H&M, DIY cutoff Seven Jeans- Neimans, accessories- random