Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love All...




Hi Everyone, I hope the week is going well. This is what I wore last week to my son's school for the parents/teachers conference. It was a very cold, cold day and all I cared about was getting warm so, I put on layers and layers of clothing. I did have a baby nine weeks ago (just in case there is anyone reading this post/blog for the first time) and I still have on the baby/pregnancy weight but that is not what makes me huge in this picture...:-) Like I said before, it is all the layers of clothing.
 
So, why am I emphasizing this fact? The point I am really trying to make is this. Fat, skinny, medium or whatever; love them all! Do not discriminate. A person might be fat or so skinny right now and you do not know why or how they are like that or what brought them there so do not be so quick to throw stones...:-) Also, some might be gay while others are straight and it is okay. Never, never discriminate. The Bible never teaches discrimination. When Jesus Christ was on this earth, he loved everyone; sinners, tax collectors, Jews, brown or white. He loved everyone irrespective of their orientation and that was why he was able to die for us all so that we can be cleansed of our sins. Jesus ate with the tax collectors (Luke 19: 1-10) who were regarded as great sinners at that time because of their extortion and corruption. Jesus also went further to say that he did not come for the righteous but the unrighteous; the healthy people do not need a doctor, only the sick do. (Matthew 9: 11-13)





Top (dress worn as top): Victoriassecret
Scarf: Target
Skirt: Chadwicks
Tights: Express
Booties: Victoriassecret


Now, back to my outfit; I am wearing a sweater dress (previously worn here) as a top. I have had this corduroy midi skirt for a while and it only gets worn on very chilly days as this. The long black tights and booties were needed as part of the "getting warm campaign"...:-). Then I had to throw in a splash of color with the fuchsia scarf. There were various pieces of clothing underneath it all too and then a jacket which I took off to take these pictures. It started snowing again as I took the pictures and the snow flakes just whipped across my face. Anyway, In sub zero temperatures, the first focus is to get warm rather than being stylish; and yes, I looked fat and bulky but it's all good. "Love All.."

                     Thanks for visiting and for leaving your warm and stylish comments...:-)

                                                                         Beauty Ojo

Monday, February 24, 2014

Against a block of Ice






Hi all, I hope we are all having a wonderful week so far. Yeah, this is me leaning against a block of ice or a block of snow whatever you want to call it;  and this is what I wore to church last Sunday. I wore an emerald green suede jacket over a pair of tailored pants and white tee and completed the look with a pair of light green nine west heels. The outfit was all about the green jacket because it was a huge splash of color. I spent some time trying to see if the look was better off with a pair of black pointed toe pumps before I finally decided on the green heels.


 

These pictures were taken after I got back from church and I looked a little tired but I really did have a nice time in church. A lot was said about faith and how important it is to trust God in every situation of our lives. Sometimes, when we encounter some problems in our lives, it really does feel like we have hit a block of ice and that there is no solution to the problem. The right attitude to have at such times is to keep on believing that God can cause a change in that situation according to his will. All we have to do is to keep on believing and hold unto our faith. Eventually, the block of ice would melt and turn into water and it would flow away and we would stand on solid ground!




                                                   Green Jacket: Old
                                                                White tee: Hanes
                                                                 Pants: Isaac Mizrahi (Target)
                                                                 Shoes: Nine West
                                                                 Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction

 Spring is almost here. Let's continue to love God and also continue to bring on the color splashes! Thanks so much for visiting.
 
 
 
**Kisses**
 
Beauty Ojo



 





Thursday, February 20, 2014

Happy or Sad?



Hi everyone; hope we are all keeping warm in this never ending Winter?...:-) We are currently having a winter storm in Minnesota. I took these pictures about two hours ago just when the snow flakes started flying. Right now, we have close to four inches of snow on the ground and there are huge flakes still dropping from the sky. I am happy that I'm home on maternity leave and do not have to do a lot of driving; that means I get to play in the snow with my kids whenever I want...;-) However, I understand that there are others that have to wake up and clean the snow from their driveways, from their cars and then drive in it to work. On the other hand, there are others who rely on the snow to make a living; like those who work on the ski resort. So, some are happy for the snow storm while others are not. Well, I'm home wearing my old sweater dress I purchased from Victoriassecret a while back. I layered it with a yellow scarf for some splash of color and a faux fur vest I recently purchased from a local mall. I love the snaps on the vest. My new booties from Victoriassecret completed the look.

 

Sweater dress: Victoriassecret
Vest: Neighborhood boutique
Scarf: T. J. Maxx
Tights: Express
Booties: Victoriassecret





Happy or sad? Whose side are you on if you are among those dealing with the winter blues right now?

Thanks so much for your comments...:-)

Beauty Ojo

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Red and taupe


 Hi all, it was a beautiful day in Minneapolis today. The temperature was about 19 degrees and it was really sunny. It felt so nice that there was not even a need to wear layers. I decided to go with this color combination; red and taupe for today. Spring is around the corner so, I'm slowly bringing my color game on and taking it higher and higher...:-)






Jacket: Old
Shirt: Victoriassecret
Scarf: Loft
Pants: Victoriassecret
Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi (Nordstrom)

The service for today was so great too and it was a lot to meditate on. The scripture that really touched my heart is;
 
 
Ephesians 3: 19-20.
 
 
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
 
I'll be thinking of these scriptures while I bring you more colorful combinations from my mini closet. Thanks so much for reading and have a wonderful week.
 
 
 
Beauty Ojo
 
 







Saturday, February 15, 2014

Favorite Spring Trends Part One

 
Hi Everyone; here is cheers to a great weekend! I hope everyone is doing great. I just want to share some of my favorite trends for Spring 2014. I get a lot of e-mails from some of my favorite departmental stores which showcase sales, discounts and styling tips and when I got a mail recently from Bergdorf Goodman about some of the Spring Trends for 2014, I instantly liked these pieces.
 
TRIBAL BEATS 
 
 
Donna Karan embroidered one-sleeve asymmetric printed gown.
                   
                                                                                                                                     

Ashley Pittman Multi stone Kutona Dark Horn Bangle
                                                                            

Valentino Leather Fringe Sandal
 


                                Alexander McQueen Feather Print Strapless Chiffon Gown.
 


                Donna Karan hand painted python jacket, sleeveless V-neck wrap dress and leather belt 
 


                                                              THE SHINING  








 
                                       Lanvin Batwing-Sleeve Washed Metallic Dress, Dark Green                    

                                   Lanvin Snake-Print Envelope Crossbody Bag, Bronze                    
                                                                                 

                                                                                    


                                   Tom Ford Low-Heel Pointed-Toe Metallic Pump, Purple

 


                                                                         
Lanvin Paillette Embroidered Tulle Blouse & Metallic Brocade Skirt
 



 


          Akris Zebra Knit Pullover, Embroidered Midi Skirt & Ai-Buckle Stretch Belt 

Credits/Source: Bergdorfgoodman.com
 
                       Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving your comments and thoughts.
 
 
                                                                 BeautyOjo
                                                                           

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The blue dress..



Photo Credits: CBS News.com

Yes the dress; the beautiful blue dress by Carolina Herrera that Michelle Obama wore to the recent State House Dinner. I loved it. I'm seriously starting to love the color blue. I have never seen this shade of blue look so good in an evening gown. *Oum..m* (yawn), I got to go to bed. Good night all and God bless.


                                                                              Beauty Ojo

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

All White and Plaid

Pant Suit: Banana Republic
Plaid shirt: Next (gifted)
Shoes: Steve Madden

 This is the outfit I wore to Church last Sunday. It was actually a no brainer; a white pant suit with a plaid shirt and red pointed toe shoes. The temperature was so low and it was so chilly that I knew I had to wear a pant suit. Usually, I love to wear skirts and dresses to Church on Sundays but as my style has been evolving, I have started to expand my wardrobe choices. White is a color I have always been comfortable with but I thought an all-white outfit might be a little too much hence the addition of the plaid shirt. The contrast really made me happy.


                                                                                             



 I had a lot of fun this last weekend. My younger brother who I have not seen for a while paid me a surprise visit. His wife and kids were around during the Christmas break and were actually present when I had my baby but my brother could not make it due to his hectic work schedule. So, it was really nice when he showed up unannounced. Some family friends came around to visit too and it was a very busy but fun weekend. The Church service was very powerful too and I was blessed. We had a nice dinner afterwards and it was really a beautiful Sunday.

 
Hubby and I


I hope you all had a fun weekend too. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


                                                                          Beauty Ojo


                                                                  Meditation for the Week.

                                                                          I peter 2: 1-3

1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings. 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Duo toned





                                                                             






Sweater: Forever 21
Pants and Scarf: Target
Jacket: Old
Shoes: Neighborhood boutique 


The weather was in the thirties today and very cold but it actually felt quite nice later in the evening. I went out briefly outdoors to catch some fresh air and was actually surprised that I survived in my ankle pants. Weeks ago, I would have died of hypothermia! I wish the temps would get better though because we are all tired of the cold already. The duo toned sweater I am wearing was purchased from Forever 21 and I talked about it in this post here. I'm not so much a fan of graphic sweaters no matter how trendy they might be but I do like graphic tees so this duo toned purplish and red sweater is quite up my alley. Right now, I'm trying to put together my outfit for Church tomorrow and I pray that the weather is much more bearable than it is right now. The weather forecasts says it will be in the single digits tomorrow but I believe in Miracles.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Beauty Ojo
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