Friday, January 20, 2017

Power and Style

January 20, 2017

Today is just a regular Friday and we will soon all wake up from this dream right? Well, not really.  Today is the day of power and style.  We cannot pretend or just ignore the fact that our 44th President of the United States of America, the man of power, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, our stylish First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama, as well as the dynamic First Family are officially out of the White House. Yes our hearts are heavy and sad, but I seriously question if it is for the right reason. Are we sad that this man who respected everyone is leaving or are we sad because it seems as if our country is regressing and we are living in a time where a certain class of Americans lived in fear.

We have heard so many times in our life that history repeats itself, but how many of us actually thought it would be coming true? Today we see our country that we love so much on some different stuff and our reaction to what is happening cannot be to pretend it is not happening, but it has to be that of which we are educated, empowered, and very aware.  We must join hands and just like a war was wage against the American family, we must wage war against the hate.

Did you know we hold the power?  Did you know we either voted our 45th President into office or we sat back and watched it happen? Either way, we contributed to the current state of our country and our next order of business is to determine how we go about making this country of freedom, justice, and equality better for everyone.  Not just the rich, not just the poor, but for everyone.   

What will you do?  Will you take a stand? Will you organize within your local community? How will you get involved? What powerful statement will you make to help change our country?

Outfit Details:
Shoes: Payless Shoe Source
Jumper: Catos
Blazer: JCPenny

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Plus Style | Pumps & Polka Dots

I have been having a love affair with polka dots this weekend.  Polka dot dress, black pumps, and just a hint of sass were all what the doctor ordered.  Aside from adding a pop of color, prints are some of my favorite things to incorporate into my wardrobe.  They allow me to express myself in a unique, but tasteful manner no matter the occasion.
When I made a final decision that I would wear a pant suit to an important business meeting, I realized that nothing could top this polka dot masterpiece.  It speaks volumes about my personality and my style. A style that says I am professional, a trendsetter (leader), classy and devoted to my craft.  A style that resonates power and authority with a lot of humility.  Often times when we choose our clothing, we do not take the time to recognize how much they say about who we are.

I shared with a few of my classes this week about the elements of design and how different colors have different meanings.  Well, the same is true for prints.  They say a lot even when they are not so loud.

What do you think about prints?  Tell me your favorite?

Outfit Details:
Suit, Lane Bryant
Shirt, H&M
Shoes, Christian Sariano for Payless
Brooch, Local Hair Store

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wildest Winter Ever

Hi Babes. Happy New Year! Can you believe we have already made it through the first 13 days of 2017?  It's amazing how time flies when you are having so much fun.  Speaking of fun, we have had the jankiest weather here on the southern East Coast.  One day it is snowing and 11 degrees and the next few days we are in the mid 70's,  Can you say snowmen and bikinis?  This is a wildest winter I have seen since living here.  You can't tell the seasons apart any more.  So what do you do when you have 70+ weather, you get a little crazy, leave the coats at home, and bring out the bright colors.  From building igloos in the snow to becoming a snow bunny this weather has you covered for any look.

I am loving this top I purchased from It's Fashion Metro.  It's actually a body suit.  Not the best fit for the size, but it is super cute and pairs well not only with skirts, but with jeans or pants.  If you love trendy clothing on a budget, definitely look for this store in your area.  The skirt is a Lane Bryant staple that I have had for some years.  It is one of those pieces that belong in the classics section of your closet.  You can dress it up or down and it's perfect for any occasion.

So tell me.  What are you wearing this winter/summer season?  Are there any faves that you are pulling out for the warm weather? Do tag your pictures on Instagram or email them to me.  I would love to feature your stylish looks.