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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