Monday, March 13, 2017

How to look chic in the last days of Winter












Winter is gradually coming to an end but not without a bang. There were lots of snow storms around the country over the weekend and we pray for God's protection on all who are/were in the path of the storm. After a weekend of cleaning out snow from your cars and driveway, you don't need to go back to work on Monday looking disheveled and tired. A great way to look ready and confident for work is to show up looking polished and great. 'want to look effortlessly chic the last days of winter? Get out all your statement and colored coats and bags and head out with a big smile on your face.








                                  












 

 




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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Blog Anniversary and Olive colors






Happy Tuesday Friends and happy 5 years blog anniversary to me. My blog turned 5 last week and I'm really happy and grateful to God that I'm still here doing what I love. This blog was started in 2012 as a hobby and an outlet for me to express my love for writing and Art. It was and has always been a personal (public) journal of mine and has been very therapeutic. I have grown better over the years and have made great friends through blogging. I have also learned a lot too. I am celebrating my anniversary today with a throwback to some of my unusual color combination posts; the khaki and olive color combo. And like I always say; I am not a stylist or professional blogger so, I am not teaching anyone how to dress here but just showing my own personal styles and how I have fun with trends and my styling boards on Polyvore. I have also been showing my love for God and my Christian faith and sharing scriptures along the way which is very fulfilling for me.


Thanks so much to everyone that has stopped by here over the years and have left comments, questions and thoughts. The interaction has made blogging so much fun. Right now, I intend to keep blogging but would take breaks now and then when I need to. I have blogged every day of the work week; Monday through Friday since the beginning of this year and I feel it is time now for a break. So, if you do not see a post here for a while, just know that I'm okay and just taking a break. Again, thanks a lot for your readership and great support and till the next post; I love you for reading.






                            
                            Cropped Jacket over olive color Pants and camo color pants blogged about HERE






                                  Calvin Klein cropped trench coat and denim pants blogged about HERE



 





               A button down white shirt and olive color blazer over denim pants blogged about HERE





                  

                             A military inspired olive color long coat and camo pumps blogged about HERE






                                   Olive color trench coat and blocked heel pumps blogged about HERE







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Monday, March 6, 2017

Sleeves Week - Style boards



Still on the matter of dramatic sleeves; need some help styling this trend for work or play, Monday through Friday? Look no further as these style boards would give you great ideas. There are so many options to choose from that you can have a different kind of dramatic sleeve for every day of the week. How about doing tie-sleeves and a pleated skirt for Monday? which is a very formal look and gradually building the drama for the week with a ruched sleeves for Tuesday and balloon sleeves for mid-week?





                                


                         Sleeves Week - Part One by ojomrs featuring how to wear a midi skirt





Trumpet sleeves on a pencil skirt can go well with Thursday and casual Friday can be very casual with a white bell sleeves top and a cute pair of denim pants. If you are into this trend; then look forward to enjoying the trend way into spring because it seems like it is going nowhere for now. Happy Monday 😃



                                        


                                  Sleeves Week - Part Two by ojomrs featuring a gray shirt






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Friday, March 3, 2017

One Skirt; three Seasons







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Happy Friday Friends; woot!! tgif!!! (thank God it's Friday) The post for today showcases how I transition  one of my midi skirt from one season to the next. The midi skirt pictured here is one of my favorites because of the beautiful unique prints and I have worn it with boots, pumps and sandals for winter, spring and summer. Click on the links below the pics to see the original post. What are your plans for the weekend? Mine involves cleaning out my closet and getting ready for the new season and attending a couple of birthday parties and this means it is time to start losing the winter layers and wearing more casuals. Thanks for stopping by here and have a beautiful and blessed weekend.





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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Yellow Coat + Burgundy color Booties



 



Hi Friends; Happy new Month; I'm so excited for the month of March and the upcoming spring season. I'm already thinking of ways to incorporate color into my spring wardrobe and one way I plan to do this is by styling my burgundy color booties blogged about HERE with some of my spring pieces as shown in this post.

This yellow cropped jacket is an old piece but very much treasured and I like how it brings instant burst of color to my outfit. The jacket can also be worn by itself as a top and can also be layered on other pieces and this makes it a winner in my book. I love it when clothing items can be styled in different ways. The peplum style of the jacket also makes it so unique. I know this is one jacket I would hold unto for a long time. How are you planning on adding color to your spring wardrobe? Happy Thursday and thanks so much for reading.





 







           Yellow Coat: (old) similar HERE and HERE / Denim: (old) Booties: blogged about HERE
 


 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Burgundy Color Boots: Style Boards








Winter is almost over and Spring is around the corner and this is the time for transition fashion; when you start to mix and match your winter accessories and clothing to fit the new season and if you live in my neck of the woods, you do not totally put away your winter pieces because the snow (winter) can still show up way into the spring season. One of my favorite accessories for this Winter is my burgundy color booties and these style boards is(are) inspiration to me on how to style them for Spring. Throw on some neutral pieces and pair them with burgundy color accessories for some splash of color and you are good to go! Happy viewing.




















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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Leather Skirt + Leopard prints







Happy Tuesday Friends 😆 last day of February today; how amazing. My five years blog anniversary is around the corner and I am super delighted. It's been an amazing five years of writing and publishing in this my space on the internet. I have made lots of blogger friends along the way and I look forward to making more. I'll continue to blog and publish for as long as my passion and creativity allows because it is such a fun hobby.


My outfit today is just simple and casual; a black leather midi skirt, tan color turtle neck top and leopard print pumps. Spring is around the corner and it is time to get out the leather apparel. I purchased this faux leather skirt from Loft a couple years back and it is sold out already. Leather skirts are fun addition to a wardrobe and can be worn to cool events like ladies night out, sports games and for casual days at the office when accessorized with a great pair of pumps. What is your thought on leather clothing pieces? "Yay or Nay?" Thank-you for reading.












     Leather Skirt: Loft (sold out) similar: HERE and HERE / Dress worn as top / Pumps: BCBG (old) similar HERE and HERE



















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Monday, February 27, 2017

Dramatic sleeves: Work wear Style board









Happy Monday Friends; still on the dramatic sleeves trend, this is a style board for work wear on some inspiration on how to wear this trend to work. Happy viewing.






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Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring Trend: Dramatic Sleeves




Just when we thought we have had enough of "off -the-shoulder" and "cold shoulder tops;" the drama around ladies necklines and sleeves continues. Spring 2017 trends showcase ruffle sleeves, bell sleeves, trumpet sleeves; it's all about drama! drama!! drama!!! What say you? "Yay or Nay?"






Spring Trend: Dramatic Sleeves
 
 
 
 
 
 
  






KIM CAMI red top
bloomingdales.com


Endless rose blue sweater
$83 - bloomingdales.com


2 Hearts blue top
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Graffiti print shirt + wide leg Pants








Happy Thursday Friends; just another quick post here of work wear for transition weather; now that spring is around the corner. Tie neck blouses are trending this season and if you want to join on the bandwagon, there are so many selections to choose from. I purchased this printed one I'm wearing in these pics from Target a long time back and the pants are from Loft. I like the splashy prints and colors on the blouse and the blush tones makes this totally appropriate for spring. This blouse can also be paired beautifully with pink and white colors and this outfit is suitable for work, church and other formal events.


I'm really so glad that tie-neck blouses are trending now because it is so modest and chic. When I was growing up, tie-neck blouses were considered to be shabby and matronly and worn old by the old folks and religious fanatics and most young ladies would not be caught wearing them. So, hurray! to this trend that shows you can still look chic and put together by wearing nice and modest clothes.





 


Blouse: similar HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE / Pants: Loft (old) similar HERE and HERE / Pumps: Isaac Mizrahi via Target /Bag: Vintage

 







 

 


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