Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thrift Fashion Finds (Green vintage pants)

What's up guys! I know it's been a long time but I've been working on some things, like my health and really trying to focus on being healthy and active. I can truly say I needed the time to handle my business and focus on myself. Now that I've addressed those issues (and still working on them) I'm ready to resurface to my blog and what better place to start than with a thrift post. These green vintage pants I absolutely love. I found them hanging in my local Salvation Army and I had to have them. When I purchased them I didn't even know what I would pair them with but when I got them home and began to go through my closet I knew this black blazer would do the trick. I paired them with green vintage accessories and Guess patent leather ankle strapped wedges, and the show was over! I love this combo so much (I apologize for the picture quality) it's classy and comfortable and it didn't break the bank total price for pants $3.25. So hit the thrift shops you never know what you might find.

What was your last Thrift purchase?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Must Haves 2012

Wow, where has the year gone? with fall barely 2 weeks away it's time now to start thinking about your fall wardrobe. There are so many items and trends that could really set a girls wardrobe on fire this fall but I have narrowed my list down to what I consider must-haves for fall 2012. Color once again seems to be the trend. Big, bold, vivid color, so here are a few items if implemented into your wardrobe will have you as cool as a cucumber this fall. Blazers are never out of style try one out this fall in a bold color to really add pop to your existing wardrobe the ones here are from Gap and run around $88. Shoes, shoes, shoes a girl can never have enough and I don't know about you but this girl lives for a great wedge, these are from Steve Madden and they also can be found online at Steve or at Macy's. To keep all of your items handy you must have a great tote and clutch bags are this years "it" bag, try picking one up at retailers such as Target, Forever 21 and also Thrift shops. And last but certainly not least a plum lip this fall is going to take your look from everyday to runway, try if you haven't already a bold lip color from the plum family feel free to test out the shades to make sure you find one that fits your style and that your comfortable wearing. Here are just a few items that will keep you right on trend this fall when mixed and matched with the right items already in your closet. Don't be afraid to step outside the box and choose colors and patterns you wouldn't normally try and make sure you try them on before you buy to ensure they fit properly and also that you really like them. It takes a little time in the dressing room but is well worth it. I Hope this points you in the right direction and let me know what your must haves are for this fall.

Ordinary Style is not an Option

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's my Anniversary!!

Do.. you.. know ..what.. today.. is...It's my Anniversary!!Remember that jam by Tony! Toni! Tone!back it the day? Anytime I hear someone say their celebrating an Anniversary this plays in my head and today it's playing for me!! Yeah! Today is our... drum roll please.... 20th wedding Anniversary (Yes, you heard me 20 years) and we're still in Love! Thank God I married my Best Friend.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Run Get That Monday: Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration

There are so many things I love til it's hard at times to choose what I want to post so a lot of the times as I'm sure you've noticed lately I post nothing at all! but today I want to share with you guys an item that I can not .. I repeat  I can not live without this stuff is like liquid gold to me. I suffered for what seemed like years with dry cracked lips, I mean dry. I thought maybe because I constantly wear lipstick and lip gloss all the time this is what was drying out my lips, so of course I bought every lip balm, chap stick, carmex, you name it. Whatever claimed it was for dry lips,  I purchased with no luck at all only drier lips. However thanks to a random night of surfing YouTube (Big shot out to Color Me Beautiful) I discovered Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration an the next day I was all over it and I'm here to tell you, if you suffer from dry lips this is what the golden ticket  was to Willy Wonka, a Winner! It really works it can be worn alone or under your lipsticks and glosses  and I absolutely love it and again it really works. It can be purchased from most drugstores and of course Wal-mart and Target for under $5 bucks. It's definitely a staple for your purse and make up bag. So if your Lips  are ever in need of a little TLC Run Get  Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration, you'll be so glad you did.

                                                              neosporin lip hydration

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Out & About: Artistic Optical Illusion Shoes Melissa Williams

It's been awhile since I've posted (life happens) however there are something's that will bring a girl back, and when I saw these shoes they brought a girl back. Nothing Ordinary Style was out when they ran across Melissa Williams wearing these "sick" shoes from Bumper they are fun yet fashionable. These shoes are everything but ordinary which is why I love them. Melissa is a major shopper and die hard shoe lover, she snatched theses cute numbers up on Ebay for around $60. Melissa loves to mix up her style with bold pieces and she certainly mixed it up with these Hot kicks!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

They're baaccck..... Bow Ties !

Laurent Desgrange Bowties


Bow ties are no longer coming back, but they are back and in major way. Gone are the days of drab-by, stiff bow ties in dull boring colors, they now come in great patterns and fabrics that turn heads and make a statement. Check out these Laurent Desgrange bow ties in an array of patterns and colors, Umm..I love it! These are definitely for the man or woman with impeccable taste. Grab one for the man in your life and have him give it a whirl he may complain at first but once he gets all those compliments he will be hooked. Ladies also don't be afraid to head over to the men's department and pick yourself up a bow tie or two. Mix them into your wardrobe you won't be sorry. Stay connected with Nothing Ordinary Style our Boutique will be making it's debut soon and we will have some great bow ties available for purchase.







                                So tell me, bow tie? yes, no or maybe.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tea Time Tuesday: My First Blogger Award!!

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I am so excited to receive my very first Blogger Award. I mean as a blogger there is nothing greater than being recognized by others for your blog and especially from a fellow blogger so a great big hug and thank you to Laquisha of Corner Curl Girl please check out her blog to see her extraordinary style. Apart of the Blog Award includes answering 7 random facts about me so here goes hope you’re not too bored….Lol!!
1.) I Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and realize that without him I am NOTHING!
2.) I’m married to my best friend and we have 2 daughters and a yorkiepoo named Maicee pronounced like Macy.
3.) I think every woman should have a statement piece be it a watch, ring, eyeglasses, red lipstick etc.. Something, that when you think of her it comes to mind.
4.)I am constantly on a diet or trying to lose weight, but now realize it’s a lifestyle change and making good progress.. Thank you Jesus!!!!
5.) I have a real bad, I mean really bad jewelry addiction, Real and Costume Love the stuff my grandmother started me with it.
6.) I secretly want to be a stand up comedian… seriously.. stop laughing..really!!
7.)and last but not least I believe the moment you stop Dreaming is the moment you Die
I want to pass this award on to a few other Bloggers with extraordinary style.
Bubbling with Elegance and Grace
Healthy Glows
Minister of Style
Pretty Dark Girl Style
Style Chic 360
A few rules that go along with accepting this award:
1. Thank the person who awarded you
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award a few of your favorite bloggers

Monday, February 27, 2012

Au Naturale: Viola Davis Style Help, Not Needed!

Okay, I know what you may be thinking...gooosh not another sistha going "Natural"  but hey, I hate to tell you it's a great thing. When I saw actress Viola Davis (The Help) had chucked her wigs for this cute natural do I was like ...Yess! and she looks great, younger, refreshed I mean, you might as well go natural if you're going to cover your own hair with a wig Right?! No I'm kidding whatever floats your boat and fits your style do it, but being a Natural girl myself I thought this was a worthy post. Do the Darn thing Viola!  and even though you didn't win the Oscar this time you are still a stylish shining star.

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So tell me what do you think Viola Natural or Wigged Out?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Style File Monday: Loving my sequins


If you've followed my blog for awhile you probably know how much I love bling and to be exact blinged out accessories. Anything sparkly and shiny makes my heart skip a beat and  these next three items certainly bring joy to my heart. It's my belief that everything we own reflects our personal taste and style,  from the shoes we wear,  the hairstyle we rock to the hand bags we tote. Whether  you're trying or not, everything expresses your style so why not express it like you mean it. Right now sequins are all the rave and since  I'm not brave enough or let's just say I have not found a sequined item of clothing I like well enough yet,  I decided to get my sequined fix with these accessories. 


                                                            Sequined Nine West Make up Bag

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                                                               Sequined Poppy Tote Coach

sequined coach 1 sequined coach

                                                                       Sequined Laptop Cover

laptop bag sequined  sequined laptop

Coach bag gift from the hubs, Nine West make up bag & laptop cover gift from a friend...Thanks Karen !!!

                        This is how I'm getting my sequin fix, tell me how are your styling your sequins?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

From Trash to Treasure: Thrift store makeover!


I was never one to really thrift shop until about a year ago, and now I love it, it's my new obsession. I know the thought of someone else's butt dwelling in a garment before you, can be a bit overwhelming but hey that's why we have dry cleaners right?...right!  I have found great pieces for pennies and once their laundered they look brand new. The thrill is in the hunt, going in not knowing what you're going to find, that's the exciting part. This brings me to my trash to treasure. We all know that clutches are one of the hottest trends right now and these clutches I found although cute,  had a few scars from the previous owners. I don't only look for clothing but anything that has stylish flair. Take a look at how I turned these items from ordinary to extraordinary!         


                  Bronze/leopard clutch $2.00 (GW)  Beige Mesh clutch $3.00 (GW)   Blue V shaped $3.00  (GW S.C)


                                                                   After Products found in Michaels Crafts & Dollar Tree Total cost $6.27

What's you favorite Trash to Treasure ? tell me, I'd love to know!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Sole-ful Monday: Chloe & Nine West

Hey Loves, Hope everyone had a great weekend, The hubs and I spent the entire weekend cleaning up behind our puppy Maicee. Trying to house break her has been a chore and the hubs is about to throw her out with the bath water. If she wasn't so cute and cuddly she'd be gone.  Anyway since I spent the weekend inside on my laptop in between cleaning poop, I came across these gorgeous shoes from Chloe and I absolutely love them. I'm a wedge girl not only because they're  so comfortable but also I love the way the look on my feet, and if I had ...oh lets just say around $800 lying around I would love to drop it on these babies.


Here are the latest shoes from my closet that I'm loving at the moment. I can't wait to wear them the hubs got these for me for Christmas after I dropped several hints lol! and I love them. I'll be wearing them soon and posting so look for that sometime soon.

                                                                                                                   Nine West

Well that's it for me today it's Monday and Lawd knows I don't do Mondays! but I'm getting better, Continued blessings. 


Friday, January 20, 2012

Boom Boom Pow


Hey Loves, Happy Friday yeah (confetti falling, loud applause) and I couldn't be happier. I'm ready to kick back and relax and possibly check out Red Tails at the movies with the hubs, sounds like it's going to be a great movie. Today's post was inspired by a trip we took to St. Louis a few years ago. I met this young lady (hey Tulane) she was fiercely fashionable and wearing this enormous flower pin, I'm talking huge and I Loved it! Needless to say after speaking with her (we became friends) she told me she purchased the pin months ago so there was not a pin to be had in St. Louis and boy did I look. So what's a girl to do, she makes her own. You know how it is when you see something you like , you have to have it... right? I love my pins I have them in all colors and every time I wear them I get "Where did you get those" Now let me warn you these are not for everyone but if you like over the top this Boom Boom Pow may just be for you.

                                                                      Before Pins


                                                                            After: Boom Boom Pow!

                                                                    Have a great weekend Loves!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tea Time Tuesday: Clean & Clear morning burst

Hey loves, thought I would share with you one of the many things I have grown to love and can't seem to live without. Yeah , it's that serious. It's so serious in fact I told the hubs to please have this item in my Christmas stocking lol! (*side note and he did.) If you didn't know I really don't  consider myself a morning person even though I'm up most mornings before 6 am . I guess I am a morning person (If only I didn't have to go to work). If that makes sense, anyway this stuff Morning Burst shine control facial cleanser is  one of my favorite products in my morning regimen. When I jump in the shower, I lather it up on my face and it seems instantly I'm awake and perked right up. I also use it after working out, it  makes me feel so much better and it really keeps my skin pretty clear as well.  It has this awesome smell of citrus and contains lemongrass and fruit extracts which is what really gets me going, and these little blue and yellow beads that burst all over your face while applying, it's my treat for getting up. Okay! I think you can tell by now how much  I dig this stuff so if you need a little pick me up in the mornings other than Starbucks, check this product out I'm sure it will help you Rise and Shine!  
                                                                             Refreshed and ready to face the day! 
                                                  What's one of your favorite beauty products you can't live without?
Want to try this for yourself!  for your chance to win a bottle of Clean and Clear "like" my Facebook page HERE!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Extraordinary Man: Martin Luther King Jr.


Today would not be complete if I dare not post on MLK. I am so grateful for all he has done to better the lives of not only blacks but minorities as a whole. His endless quest for  freedom  and relentless determination for what he believed in is much more than inspiring but life changing. I also can't forget to mention the countless other civil rights leaders that were in the trenches with him battling for freedom. Thank you for taking the weight of freedom on your shoulders and fighting for us, your dream enabled others the right to attain their dreams.

Martin Luther King Jr. an Extraordinary man with an Extraordinary Dream!


How has MLK's dream changed or affected your life?

Weekend Chilling

Hey  all, hope you had a great weekend I certainly did. I did absolutely nothing except hangout around the house with my fam, surf the web  while catching up on some of  my blog reads. The hubs and I did run out to do a little shopping however it was nothing serious,  you know run to the grocery store, stop out for a quick bite to eat and oh yeah our favorite little treat run through the drive thru at Mickey D's for a cone. Hey I love McDonalds cones and there only 150 calories  and they cost a dollar heeeeey, cant beat that with a bat. So that was the gist of my weekend. Now let me face Monday because Lord knows I don't like Mondays oh wait that was last year this year I Love Mondays .......NOT!! I 'm working on it LOL!!!!!!


                                               Jeans Venzia Lane Bryant  Jacket- Marshalls  Scarf-Ross Cami -Ashley Stewart

                                                        BTW that's our little dog Maicee making her premier in the background

                                                               Now tell me, how was your weekend exciting or relaxing?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Re-do Black & White: Your Way


Black and White in fashion is classic, and for 2012; it’s the hottest trend going. Clean crisp white against bold black is a fashion hit especially when it’s done right. If you don’t have the budget for Chanel or Prada don’t worry about looking exactly like this seasons runway, simply go to your closet and redo Black & White your way. Play by your rules keeping the look clean and well accessorized. Take a look at my re-do of 2012’s hottest trend Black & White

                                       Designer Inspiration 2012 Black & White Trend



Now tell me, how do you do your black & white?

Black skirt- Target, Blk&Wht shirt-Thrifted. Shoes-Marshall’s, Leather belt- Thrifted, Clutch?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Get some Hattitude!

It's a new year and what better way to start it off than by adding a little flare to your wardrobe with a hat. I have fallen madly in love with hats and I don’t know where this obsession has come from, but I can truly say I like it. Hats are such an easy way to change the vibe of an outfit, simply tossing on a hat gives your look a completely different feel. There are so many different styles to choose from and it’s so easy to find one that fits your taste and personal style. Take your time try a few on until you come across one that screams TAKE ME! They also come in handy for those not so great hair days and I’ve certainly had my share of those. The next time you’re out shopping go by the hat section and try a few on for size you to just might leave with a new HATTITUDE!

 Tell me, do you have Hattitude?

1. Black Fedora w/plaid trim Ross $11.99 2.Green Bus Boy ? 3. Black w/buckle Cato $13.99




Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year! I pray that 2012 meets your every expectation, It's out with the old and in with the New! It's 2012 Baby... Now lets get ready to rumble!!

Tell me, what are your plans for 2012?




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