Saturday, July 30, 2011

DOTD: The Scarf Makes Me Boo-Zhee

The other day while at work, I wore this outfit and I felt comfortable and fashionable. I wore the jacket in the AM when it was breezy and nice outside. I later removed the jacket because… let’s be honest… the temperature went from 79 to 110 in no time. I still wanted you to see the outfit with and without the jacket. What I found the most comical about this outfit is the fact that an applicant came into our office and he got to talking about how he could tell my hobby was fashion and that he had taken one look at me in my scarf and thought “she bourgeois (boo-zhee)”. I thought that was kinda harsh. A scarf makes me boo-zhee? Really. Because I put a little more effort into what I wear therefore I’m posh and snobbish? Not for a second… if you meet me on the street… and I’m not smiling its because of one reason. I’m thinking. I am a nerd and a klutz. I can’t do two things at once. I can’t walk in stilettos and text. I have to focus on one thing at a time. So usually it’s the walking without falling. I also think a lot. My mind is like a mile a minute and I tend to frown when I think. Does it make me a snob… not even. And when I realize I’m doing it… I try to catch myself. I try to smile to strangers so they don’t think that I think I’m better than they are. Doesn’t always work… but I try.

So anyway… this outfit in District Heights is apparently… well… to much… still don’t care… I love my clothes… also… you guessed it… another dress as a skirt. If you’re wondering why I’m wearing the scarf… it’s because I didn’t want to be matchy matchy… Do people ever make rash judgments about you that are ridiculously untrue? How do you deal with people and their judging? Do you let peoples misconceptions affect your fashion?

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress/Skirt: Dots
Tanks: Wal-mart
Denim Jacket: Torrid
Scarf: Target
Shoes: Alloy 
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Bracelets: Ashley Stewart


Friday, July 29, 2011

DOTD: QueenDiva… where are you?!!

Yea, I know I’ve been MIA… and I could say its because I’ve been working and I’m exhausted and have no energy and don’t feel like blogging… but that’s not it. I didn’t feel like blogging because to be honest… I was tired of… well… ME!!! I was tired of the work involved in blogging and trying to be “cute” and “fashionable” and generally the whole point of it all. I still dressed everyday as per my style… but the photos would remain on my camera never to be seen or in some cases… no photo was taken at all. Each night I would come home with the sole purpose to blog and each night my laptop would go untouched.

So today I said that I would not let my fans and followers down another day and would post something… anything… weather it was cute or not. Yesterday, while having a conversation with a fellow blogger/bff (Amanda… love you girl) we were discussing our pure hatred for babydoll tops. Then last night… I fell asleep and didn’t put an outfit together… and what did I end up wearing today… a babydoll top hybrid. I call it a hybrid because it has such a wide opening it is almost too sexy to be considered a babydoll top. I am putting this look up first because I figure I can catch you up on my other looks in the coming days. I have a six take I have to complete by Monday so let’s just say that this is only the beginning of my return.

Now is today super fashionable? Maybe not… but is it comfort with a bit of badass sexy thrown in? YEP!!! So what have I missed in the blogosphere in my absence? Are there any posts of yours that I’ve missed? If so, leave your link in my comments so I can check it out!

Outfit Breakdown:
Black Cami: Wal-mart
Pink Babydoll top: Wal-mart
Leggings: Newport News
My Fave Booties: Eva & Zoe (Off Broadway Shoes)
Ring & Earrings: Beauty Supply
Bracelets: Ashley Stewart
**Have you noticed that the makeup isn’t around as much anymore… too dang on hot**


So… Did you miss me?!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

DOTD: My New Uniform…

Now that I have found the joy of wearing a dress as a skirt… I want to do it all the time… I am actually on the hunt for more dresses that I can wear as skirts. Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

It’s still hot here… I’m so overheated that I don’t have anything to say… so here is the outfit… period… lol

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress (worn as skirt): Pure Energy (Target)
Tank: Wal-mart
Vest: City Chic
Necklaces: Assorted Locations
Rings: Assorted Locations
Shoes: Impo (Off Broadway Shoes)
**I wore wedges all day that were worn in the original post HERE but my feet had had enough**


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Diva Spotlight: Diva SheDel

Having the opportunity to do a Diva Spotlight once a week is really bringing me joy… I love making these lovely ladies the center of my blog… they are fashionable and confident and so deserving of the spotlight…

Today we shine a double wattage spotlight on… Diva SheDel of My Thrifted Closet

Lace Cami-$6 @ Burlington Coat Factory
DIY Tribal Print Skirt- $3 @Mega Thrift
Wide Belt-$20 @ Lane Bryant
Black Pumps- $? @ Evans
Earrings-$2 @ Icing

In her own words: This outfit makes me feel SEXY. So many times, plus size women don't get the attention we deserve. We are more than our roles as best friends and confidants. We are also wives, lovers, and girlfriends. We are sexy with our breathtaking curves and killer smiles. When I wear this outfit, I expect heads to turn and people to start talking. I can't be ignored in this outfit;I stand out. I like it that way :)

Isn’t she a DELIGHT?!! Show her love in the comments...

If you want to be the next Diva to be Spotlighted!!! Send an email for more information to or read up on my project here: Diva Spotlight

Shameless Self Promotion

So the people at City Chic have decided that they are going to take votes for who will be included in the next Blogger Lookbook. Soooooo… here is where my lovely readers come in to help little old me…

First go to the City Chic Facebook Fan Page and click “LIKE”. Then please go to the Blogger Lookbook Photo Album, click my photo (see below) and click “LIKE”. I’m assuming the most liked bloggers will return for round 2.


I thank you in advance for voting for me… you all are the best readers and followers a blogger could ask for… Smile

Monday, July 18, 2011

DOTD: I’ve Got Curve Appeal

When I went to NY I was given the opportunity to wear some pieces from Curve Appeal Consignment. So I wore this amazing dress to the finale (yes I am aware I owe you a finale post… but I got sooo lazy!!). So below find the outfit that I was initially going to wear to the Lane Bryant Blogger Conference. It’s an Ruffle Jumpsuit that was consigned and I am in love. If you think you can’t find anything fashionable at a consignment shop… think again.


Now what you have to know is that it is like ridiculously hot outside. So even though I am smiling, I am sweating like a freak between photo takes. I was going to say it was like a thousand degrees outside, but I thought I would just show you the read on my SUV’s thermometer. That’s right… you’re reading it correctly… It’s 117 degrees outside!!! WTH!!!! I was mad while I was outside, then I came home and saw that some people on Facebook have no electricity… puts my temporary overheating in perspective.


Anyway, I love this jumpsuit… and it was fun to dress it up anyway I wanted. If you’re wondering why I have on yellow accessories… welll… I needed a pop of color and my yellow stuff was the closest to my hand before I walked out of the door. Sometimes its not a long thought out process. Sometimes it’s a simple as what does my hand touch… lol. What is the weather like in your neck of the woods? Are you keeping cool during this ridiculous heat wave?

Outfit Breakdown:
Ruffle Jumpsuit: Lane Bryant (Curve Appeal Consignment)
Gray Blazer: Forever21+
Snakeskin Stilettos: ebay
Yellow Earrings: Beauty Supply
Yellow ring: Torrid


Best part… they are having a sale!!! So go out this Wednesday and check out what they have to spruce up your wardrobe!!!

Curve Appeal Consignment 
8258 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD

Full Figured Consignment
Specializing in sizes 16+

Moonlight Madness SALE !!!!!!!   20% off everything!!!!
10AM -7PM
Wed. JULY 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Church Diva: Revamping A Classic

Going forward my Sunday looks will be called Church Diva. I want to easily identify my looks I wear to church so you can search them if you so wish. Also, it will make it easier for me not to repeat any church looks close together. Anyways… onto the outfit…

I love this dress. Loved it the moment I received it from Lucie Lu. I don’t wear it as much as I would love too… but I do try to make each time better than the last… This is truly my favorite (big surprise). I couldn’t find matching earrings so I mixed two that were the same color. I also wore a new wig to which I added a feather bow. I’m so glad I saved this outfit to wear to church because today was a wonderful day in the word. I love my church. My pastor is going to Iraq at the end of August because he is also a Chaplain in the Reserves and he is getting deployed for 6 months to a year. He will be greatly missed. He makes everything so clear. His wife looks so sad. I just want to hug her and never let her go. Their marriage is strong, so with the support of the church the time will pass quickly (I hope). Watching her makes me realize how precious each moment you spend with your family and friends are. What would you do or how would you feel if you were in her shoes? Would your faith in God keep you while your mate was away? Have you ever had to maintain a long distance relationship, if so, what was your experience?

Outfit Breakdown:
Dress: Lucie Lu (gifted & no longer available)
Sweater: Torrid
Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Earrings & Wig: Beauty Supply
Feather Bow: Patapsco Flea Market


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