Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DOTD: Mustard on a Black & White Cookie

Hola Divas…
I got these boots.  And when I got these boots I couldn’t imagine how I was going to wear them. Then last night, this outfit came to me and the excitement of trying it out was making me crazy. Then I had to figure out a way to take the pictures when hubby is not around. So I apologize if the quality of these pictures is horrible. I tried to focus as best I could. I just got home (at 9pm…) and I didn’t sleep last night… so even though I want to write a whole post on the Potluck we had at work today… all I can think about is my pillow…

So I am trying to keep up blogging but with the holidays coming, the hours I’m working, and the lack of sleep… I don’t know how well I will do in the coming weeks. How do you think you will make it through the holidays? Do you have anything special planned? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


What I Wore After NOT Sleeping:
Black Dress (worn as top): Dorothy Perkins
Black/White Stripe Skirt: eBay
Mustard scarf: Target
Fishnet Tights: Torrid
Mustard Boots: Shoedazzle 
Black/White earrings: beauty supply
faux glasses: beauty supply

Thursday, November 08, 2012

DOTD: Big Pink Bear

Hola Divas…
Today I was not in a good mood. I know you will think this is TMI… but I recently moved “cubicles” and now I’m surrounded by women and I swear our cycles all synchronized. So I’m bloated, crampy, and I’m getting the tar beat out of me at work. I still love my job, just a bit stressed is all. So I wasn’t in a good mood so I felt like a bear. So I posted on our IM system at work… Don’t poke the bear… a pink bear… but still a bear lol.

The highlight of my day… hubby showed up to my job with some apple cider and macaroni & cheese (yes… he gets me!!). And I came home to find that my banana powder had arrived… WOOO HOOOOO!!!! Now I can take some Nyquil (yeah… have a cold too). So I thought I would upload my look because I love these boots and this scarf with this look. You probably can’t tell in this picture but I have on floral tights as well. When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to turn it around? Does packages arriving make you smile like they make me smile? Or is comfort food and wine your go to happy maker? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


What I Wore While Being Grumpy:
Denim Crop Jacket: Torrid
Black Sweater Dress: Burlington Coat Factory
Floral Tights: Assets (JCPenney)
Fuschia Scarf: Target 
Fuschia Slouch Boots: Shoedazzle 
Fuschia Leopard Earrings: flea market

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lash Logic

Hola Divas…
So today I thought I would try something different and tell you about 2 things that happened to me in regards to my lashes recently…

I’ve always had short lashes, and I felt that my makeup looks would look better if I had longer lashes. So off I went to the the local spa and got lash extensions. Below you will see a picture of the “AFTER” affect.

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And I couldn’t have been happier…. until… the removal. When I removed them I lost 90% of my lashes. I went from having “okay” lashes… to having barely anything for mascara to stick to. It was depressing. So because of that I stopped wearing makeup completely. It sounds silly but I think lashes bring an entire look together. And therefore, I felt why bother putting on makeup if the look was going to look “incomplete”.

So I’ve been using my usual mascaras which would include one from Sephora (a plumper volume lash mascara), Maybelline Falsies, and Loreal Power Volume. All of which I would mix and match and still I wasn’t getting the desired look. I knew my lashes were growing back… but just at a painstakingly low pace…. Then yesterday I read on AshleyGaGa’s blog (one of my fellow #blmgirls) that in order to  NOT cause lash damage with mascara that I should tr Maybelline Great Lash BIG (which only costs $4.44 at Wal-mart). Needless to say… I loved it so much… I was inspired to do a makeup look… I hope you enjoy… Have you ever tried lash extensions? If so, would you do it again? What mascara do you use daily? Do you think the lashes above would help the look below? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DOTD: Back at it… AGAIN

Hola Divas…
So I know I’ve been gone for a long time. I know that in that time you have given up on me and you now believe that I am no longer a blogger… but… I’m BACK!!! And for good this time. Here is what happened…

I was swamped at work (love my job and I don’t mind that I was/am swamped) and because of that I didn’t have time to take pictures. I would get home so late that I was too exhausted or frumpled (combination of frumpy & rumpled) to take pictures. If I did get home at a decent hour I had to find a place to takes pictures so that I didn’t get too much attention by passersby. Here is what changed…

I MOVED INTO A HOUSE!!!! So now I can take pictures on my deck (or wherever) instead of stalking places to use to take pictures. And because hubby fell off a ladder (yeah… I know) and has a fracture in his foot (along with 2 screws after the surgery) he is home to take pictures for me. And before you ask, yes, he is feeling much better. He is in physical therapy and on the mend.

Boy if you knew what happened leading up to the house you would be like… WOW. Here’s a quick recap: Was robbed (someone broke the window of my SUV and stole my purse in the backseat), hubby’s truck was towed day after his surgery by my old apartment complex, and got into an accident with the rental truck on moving day. Anyway… all those things were sent to try to break me… but I was stronger then I thought. Now we are living here and I am the only one working right now so things are tight. But I couldn’t be happier. I am sooo much happier. Now… if I could only get unpacked… lol

Now that I am back to blogging… I will be back to reading blogs and commenting. I hope that you will come back and be a fan again. I’ve missed you all so much. If you have instagram please add me… I am @deepqueendiva  I do a “Daily Shoe Porn” where I give you insight to the shoes I’m wearing… and you know how I feel about shoes.

So don’t be surprised that the clothes may look familiar… but I am not shopping right now because… well… obvious reasons. So that leads us to the question of the day… Have you put yourself on a shopping diet lately? What was your reason for doing so? Has it made you be more creative with the the pieces you have? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


What I Wore While Getting Back In The Flow:
Top: Pure Energy (Target)
Teal Tank: Mossimo (Target)
Bodycon Pencil Skirt: ASOS Curve 
Rust Suede Booties: Lolashoetique
Necklace: Target (years ago)
Earrings: beauty supply

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monroe & Main Review & Giveaway

Monroe and Main is a campaign going on that helps women dress to deal with their problem areas. I know as a confident blogger I may get some flack for doing something to "Camouflage Mid-Section" but even I have days where I want to hide certain imperfections on my body. Which is why the Monroe & Main Fit For You Guide is so perfect. It helps women of different sizes and shapes find stylist clothing to help with their trouble areas.The four categories during the month of October are:

  • Hide Hips and Add Height
  • Short-Waisted
  • Camoflauge Mid-Section
  • De-Emphasize Bust

This week I am doing the Camouflage Mid-Section along with Hannah R. from http://www.anoldstoryblog.blogspot.com. If you go to the Monroe & Main website you will find that they help you find your fit...

After that... you can choose what you want to section speak to your body type and it will give you tips like you see below. It will also link you to fashion that is directly connected to the section you choose. Easy peezy... right. Wrong... once they link you to the fashion, be prepared to find it quite difficult to not want to buy everything you see. 

So after I chose what I wanted to do to camouflage my midsection (you can't go wrong with a wrap dress).  I decided to wear it too different ways. I noticed the dress I choose would be great for spring/summer... but was fun & funky enough to also make the transition into fall. I also was gifted a blazer... but apparently it is still in a box somewhere as I recently moved. Here is what I did with the dress and necklace that Monroe and Main graciously provided...

First... I wore it with no tights with a patent pump. Easy and fun... I wore a tank under because it would have still have been for work. But you could have easily taken off the tank and made it a date night outfit.


While outside taking these pictures... I had the insight that it was too cool to wear no hosiery... so I revamped the outfit in fall fashion and had hubby take more pictures...

What I'm weraring:
Tank: forever21
noTights: Silkies
Patent pumps: Target
Gold studded booties: Lolashoetique
earrings: ?????

As you can probably tell... I felt more confident in the second round of shots... but all in all I love the dress and the blazer (sad face you will have to see it later)... But I will definitely be buying more pieces from them. This dress was so comfortable I didn't want to take it off...

If you haven't given Monroe & Main a try yet... now is a perfect time to do so... here is how you can connect with them...

Disclaimer: “I received this item free of charge from Monroe and Main, Inc. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts on this product. I am not offering any sales or taking any orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item."

Now a Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will run from now until 10/28 just before midnight... 
PRIZE: You could win a $50 gift certificate to Monroe & Main

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Monday, September 10, 2012

DOTD: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Hola Divas,
If you know me, which I like to think that if you read my blog you know me a little… anyway… if you know me you know that I hate repeating my outfits. I always change something on the second go around, be it the cami, the shoes, and/or the accessories. So imagine my dismay when I went to take the pictures for the Kiyonna Brigade Blogger only to find that all the pictures are super blurry and unusable. So, I had to repeat the outfit in order to fulfill my obligation which was hard for me… but because I love this dress… it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be…

I’ve been looking for a awesome red dress for a while so this Sweatheart Knit Wrap Dress is exactly what I was looking for… I wanted the first time I wore it to be simple with black & white accent pieces. I figure I can dress this up multiple ways later with the right accessories. Blue, yellow, and purple are some great ideas that come to mind first.

I know I haven’t been posting much lately but I’ve had a lot going on. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram you know some of what is going on. My husband fell off a ladder and is now on crutches. He had surgery this past Thursday and we hope to have him back on his feet (no pun intended) within 6 weeks. I have been working and running around lately so much that I am just too exhausted to take regular pictures. But I’m hoping all that will change soon as we should be moving into a house soon. And with that will come more ease with taking my own pictures. Hopefully no more hallway shots. I work a lot of hours but I still love my job. And I’m really starting to see what I’m capable of… Have you had much going on with you? How do you handle large amounts of stress all at the same time? Do you find that after you’ve been through the ringer… that something great usually happens soon thereafter? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DOTD: Bluer than Blue

Hola Divas…
Ever have somewhere important you have to be and you can’t for the life of you think of something to wear. That is what happened to me Sunday night. I had a big meeting with our client on Monday and I couldn’t think of anything to wear but leggings (which would have probably have cost me my job). Lately I have been having fashion block. I have had some cute outfits here and there but since my camera is acting stupid and makes all my shots blurry… I just don’t feel like taking pictures. I will be buying a new lens soon… just don’t know when.

So here are the updates on what has been going on with me. I still love my job… yes… that hasn’t changed. My son is doing better and has decided to make it his goal to be drafted by the NBA (clearly after he gets a college education though). He is doing much better even though he does occasionally makes me want to commit teenager homicide (was I this annoying when I was a teenager? Probably lol). My daughters have decided to pick their own hairstyles and they are rather trendy… at least in my opinion. My hubby is still working for himself even though he is currently on crutches due to the fact that he fractured his heel falling off a ladder. We are also looking for a house which will greatly impact my shopping… but my family will no longer be in this apartment. I’ve joined the gym. Haven’t lost any weight… but he has changed how I’ve been feeling lately… and that is really why I wanted to work out.

I miss my readers… your comments and commentary actually make my day, week, month, & year… If you ever want to see more of me and I haven’t blogged lately… feel free to follow me on instagram my name is @deepqueendiva
I do a post there daily of my shoes of the day… which you know I love love love shoes.

Here is what I wore to my meeting… It was a last minute idea… and I liked how it turned out. Are you on instagram? Would you like me to follow you? Leave you instagram name in the comments and I will follow you…  Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


What I Wore While Being A Grown Up:
Navy Dress: Target 
Teal Snakeskin Shoes: Shoedazzle
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory
Earrings: Wal-Mart
Bracelets: Torrid 

P.S. This entire outfit cost less than $75

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