October 30, 2010

Just Thinking about Life

I don't really talk about what is really going on inside of me to anyone. Everyone has their own secrets, right? But lately I've been thinking about my life, probably because I just went on a singles retreat last weekend. I am really happy that I was able to go (thanks Mom:) The whole focus of the retreat was on the life of Hezekiah and considering our past, present, and future. Right after the retreat I had to head to Texas for my Grandma's funeral. Losing both of my grandmothers within a year is not cool, but it's always a good reminder of the brevity of life. Going to the funeral with the retreat fresh on my mind had me thinking about what I was doing in my own life. For me it's all about letting go of the past, accepting the present, and trusting Him for the future. After this week, I believe I can let go of the past, accept the present, and look to the future knowing I can't do this by myself but only through Him. I want to make the most of life because it is so short. I'm just glad that God gives me another chance to live for him no matter how short that may be.

October 28, 2010

And Another Season Ends...

Today is the season finale of Project Runway, my favorite show on t.v. about fashion. I decided to take a look back at the clothes from each of the three finalists. Here are my favorites, and I must say I'm rooting for Mondo! Watch it on Lifetime at 9 p.m.

Mondo





Andy






Gretchen



October 25, 2010

October 22, 2010

This is the section of I Heart Fashion where I was inspired by you on the streets! So if I see you looking great on the street, I just might stop you and take a pic:) Also this is the spot where I'll be posting outfits of my own. This week at the Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, the outfit of the day is Ben.



October 21, 2010

The Basics Part 4: Jewelry

Every woman should have these items in her jewelry box. Be creative and find your style:)

Diamond studs

Macys $300



Evening Watch

Macys $75



Oversized cocktail ring

Forever 21 $5.80



Pendant necklace

Kohls $20



Pearls

Kohls $70



Charm bracelet or necklace

Kohls $175



Classic watch

Macys $85



Bangles or cuff

Forever 21 $10.80



Linear earrings

Forever 21 $6.80



Long chain

Forever 21 $4.80

October 20, 2010

Shopaholics are Welcome Here

I am a shopaholic. I admit it. I love it, I could go every week. Unfortunately with no income coming in, I can't do much shopping these days. Earlier this week I did come by some money, so what did I do...go shopping of course.(: I never shop at Charlotte Russe anymore but I went in this time and I found this fabulous dress. I should be called a dress-a-holic, I love dresses. I am a total girly-girl.

Charlotte Russe $29.95

October 19, 2010

The Basics Part 3: Shoes

In the previous post, I talked about what ever girl needs in her closet. I want to expand on the shoe section. I have always had a handbag fetish, but as I've gotten older I am so into shoes. I will always love my flats, but now all I'm wanting to get is heels. (: All of the following shoes are essential for building a basic shoe wardrobe. Get the style of shoes that you like. All these shoes are available on http://www.zappos.com.

Black pumps



Flats


-Metallic heels (2) I would get one in gold and silver.



Dressy sneaks



-Knee-high boots



Kitten heel pumps



All weather boots



Ankle boots


-Casual sandals (2) I love sandals like these.



Open toe pumps



Wedges



Strappy heels. I have a pair similar to these, except they are black.

October 16, 2010

"You are the best thing that's ever been mine..."



Over the past couple of weeks I've been able to speak on the phone with my boyfriend, which of course makes me super happy. (: What has been on my mind lately is how I met this wonderful guy. So, I thought I would share the beginnings of T.J. and I.

I met T.J. my sophomore year at college, he was a freshman. I had seen him around because for one it's not a large campus and two, there's not a lot of black people there.(: He seemed nice, just quiet. My good friend Sheena, on a typical day of classes, told me "there's this guy that wants to meet you." I'm like sure I'll meet this guy, no big deal. She tells me he's not really my type. (What is my type?) Well, who am I to judge, so I agreed to a lunch date. He was a really nice guy, we had great conversation. We talked all the time over Meebo chat. This all started close to the end of first semester, but we continued talking over Christmas break. Now through a series of unfortunate events, I ended up dating someone else. Well...that ended during the summer after my sophomore year. I don't regret my first relationship at all, we had good times together. Enough said there, fast forward to the middle of my junior year at school and who should I find myself talking to in the library one night?...T.J. And from the there the rest is history. I never thought he would become my best friend. I am so thankful to God for bringing such an amazing guy in to my life.


October 14, 2010

The Basics Part 2: Closet Essentials

I feel that the book, Harper's Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age, has the best list for closet essentials. As I mentioned in the previous post, there are many lists of closet essentials out there with basically the same items give or take a few things. The key is to put your own style to each of these items, but in order to build a basic wardrobe you need to have these items in your closet.

1 suit (skirt or pant)



Banana Republic


3 cardiagans (neutral cashmere, colorful cashmere, cotton)



Jcrew




Banana Republic



Forever 21


3 blouses (white button-down, 2 ladylike or printed)


Banana Republic



Express



Jcrew


1 blazer (navy or black)



Forever 21



4 t-shirts (white,gray,colored, striped long-sleeve)- I say add a black t-shirt.


Get what every style of t-shirt that suits you, v-neck or crew.



Forever 21


2 pairs of pants (denim, long trouser)



Forever 21



Banana Republic


2 coats (dressy cashmere, day look)



Jcrew



Forever 21


3 skirts (black, embellished, printed)



Banana Republic



Jcrew




2 jackets (leather, cotton topper)



Jcrew



Forever 21


3 dresses (day, evening, lbd)



Jcrew



Jcrew



Jcrew


3 bags (evening, day carryall, weekender)



Zappos



Zappos



Zappos


4 pairs of shoes (sandal, day pump, brown boot, evening)



Zappos



Nine West



Tory Burch



Zappos