Friday, October 31, 2014

It's my Birthday and Giveaway Winner!!!

My Birthday Art






Yeah, It's my birthday guys and I'm giving God thanks for another awesome year. I wish I could throw a bash and invite everyone; someday...:-). Also, the winner of the Necklace Giveaway is Nerline Germain of Chicfromhair2toe.com. Thanks so much my friend for entering the Giveaway. I hope you enjoy the necklace when you get it. I'll be contacting you of the win.



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Necklace Giveaway






Hi Friends, so, it is  Giveaway time on the blog again. This LOFT necklace would be won by whoever leaves the first comment on this post. The only condition is that if it's your first time here, you'll have to follow the blog either through GFC (the GFC button is at the bottom of the blog posts titled "Beauty's Friends") or via Bloglovin on the right side of the page.  I regard every subscriber to this blog as a friend and we might not meet or chat in person but we do share laughs, joys and thoughts as we communicate  through our blog postings. So, do not hesitate to join the blog; I usually follow back too.


So, go on and leave a comment. You can say anything from how you'll like to style the necklace; that is, what kind of colors you think can go with it  or you can share any tips and info on how to take care of it or you can just say hello...:-).

Comments would be published in less than 48 hours and the winner would be notified on their blog. Necklace would be shipped in about three to five days of win.
Giveaway is open to international readers too.


                                                     Thanks so much for participating



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Grey and black

                                   
                                                                

I'm in bed recovering from a cold and I totally lost my voice; I can't even hear myself speak and I sound really funny but I'm glad this is not a video blog or a YouTube post. It would have been a total disaster. I promised myself I was going to share this outfit that I wore to prayer meeting a few days ago and here it is. I shopped my closet for this look and except for the single strap sandals which was purchased this past summer, I've had the other pieces in my closet for years now. I really patted myself on the back for this look because I used to run to the store to get new outfits whenever I get invitation for an event especially a big event like this prayer meeting that I attended.

It was an Interdenominational prayer conference for women only and it was a beautiful event. I almost did not make it though, I felt sick the whole day with stomach upset, then I dragged my feet when it was time to get ready. At the time I started driving there, I found out that the main road leading to the venue was blocked due to construction and I had to take a bunch of confusing detours. I felt bad that I was late for the event but at the end of the day, I was glad and relieved that I made it. It was worth it and such a beautiful and spirit filled event; ladies getting together to pray for their family, their kids, jobs, friendships, community and the nation. My confidence and faith level went up 100 degrees after the event and I felt like I could take on anything including this awful cold.








                                                                       Jacket: thrifted (old)
                                                                       Pants: Target (old)
                                                                       Sheer blouse: T. J. Maxx (old)
                                                                       Purse: Vintage Relic
                                                                       Sandals: VS (here)




I'm so glad I feel better now and I'm glad I was able to upload this post. watch out for my GIVEAWAY post and thanks so much for reading and for making blogging so much fun. It's your visits and comments on this site that makes it worth my while and I really do appreciate it. All of God's blessings for the rest of the week and see you again soon.



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                                                                         Beauty Ojo



Monday, October 27, 2014

A little leather and leopard prints






Hi friends, I hope everyone is doing great; so hard to believe that its Monday again. I'm still so tired from having a busy weekend but I wanted to quickly do this outfit post before getting my much needed sleep. I have some outfit posts I have scheduled for this month and I want to post them all before the last day of October which is my birthday. Woot! Woot!! So, I'm on to some marathon posting...:-). Maybe one post everyday?

If you check my blog archive for previous years, you will find out that I always like to do a lot of postings in October. I don't even have a clear reason for doing it except for the fact that I just want everything to be great on the blog and it will not be great if I look back and find out that I didn't do too good with my postings on my birthday month. Type A personality without the anger and fraustration??? Well, pardon my ramblings, I'm just having fun because you must know that I really love blogging by now...:-).



                                                                                Dress: Chico
                                                                    Infinity Scarf: Charlotte Russe
                                                                      Shoes: BCBG via DSW
                                                                                  Bag: Old





                       No, my head does not hurt, I'm just trying to strike a cool pose...:-).




So, I'm leaving you with this little number; a faux leather sheath dress with one of my favorite prints and a bold pop of  tangerine color. Something to spice up our color senses for the new week...:-).
Have a great night my friends and watch out for my GIVEAWAY post. You can see the preview in my previous post.



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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Necklace Giveaway Sneak-Peak



It's GIVEAWAY time my friends. I had mentioned in a previous GIVEAWAY post  here that this LOFT necklace was going to be given to one friend or visitor to the blog and now is the time. I bought the same necklace for myself at the same time I purchased the GIVEAWAY one and have been using mine since this past summer as can be seen in this post here too.  So, this sneak peak post is an introduction to the rules of the GIVEAWAY and it is as follows;






    My necklace is this one below and you can see that it is already looking worn out...:-).


                                                                            RULES



1. This Giveaway is going to be posted again on any day of this month and the first person to leave a comment on the post wins it.

2. To be fair, you have to follow this blog to participate and win the prize. If you already are following the blog, just go ahead and leave your comment on the post and if you want to follow as a new reader, you can find the GFC button at the bottom of the blog page titled "Beauty's Friends" or you can follow by Bloglovin by clicking the icon on the right side of the blog.

3. GIVEAWAY would only be open for 24 hours and the result/comments would be published in less than 48 hours from the day of the giveaway.

4. The winner would be published on the blog here and would also be contacted on their site or blog  about the win and they have to respond with mailing address within 48 hours of being informed of the win.


                                                                    Watch Out...:-).



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                                                GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Friday, October 24, 2014

Love LOFT Fall Sale

LOFT Fall sweaters


HERE


LOFT Fall Skirts


HERE


LOFT Fall Tops


HERE



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Denim and Coral Casual





A beautiful weather like this makes me want to scream and shout out for joy and that is exactly what happened to me this evening. I got out of my work clothes and decked out in this denim outfit and I was ready to party!!..:-). I have a prayer meeting to attend tomorrow evening and I'm yet to pick out an outfit. It's an inter denominational women's prayer conference and I think it is very cool for women around the twin cities to get together to pray for all the stuff that is going on around us today. We all know that only God has the solution to all life's problems and when we believe and pray in one accord, there is always results.

The prediction for the weather tomorrow is excellent and its so hard to believe that we are already in fall. In previous years, we would have been walking around in jackets by now and would have also received one or two snow falls but we are not complaining. We choose to live here...:-). Everyone cannot live in California or Hawaii at the same time. Some people need to live here in Minnesota to deal with the harsh weather. One more day of beautiful weather like this means one less day of chilly, cold weather. Are you also enjoying great weather where you are?



Denim top: Victoriassecret
Pants: Loft
Shoes: VS (victoriassecret)
Purse: T. J. Maxx (old)





 





                                                     

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Palm Prints





Hi Friends, this is the outfit I blogged about here. I'm usually not into trends because I don't care...:-). However, I made a small effort to see if I would be able to wear last season's prints; palm prints; and this is what I came up with. I never really liked the prints initially because I thought palm prints should only be reserved for beach wear then I found this skirt on sale at J. C. Penny in my favorite color green and in a very modest length and so suitable for church; yes, every outfit more or less has to pass the church test...:-). I decided to add a punch of color with my old Aldo bag. I must say the outfit looks a bit matronly but I tried to make it work. Next time, I'll just wear a tee on top, slip on some wedges and head out to the beach in it. I'm glad that palm prints didn't catch on that well to so many people. So, let's say bye-bye to these prints and say "Yay!" to animal prints which has always been my favorite.



 

Top: Loft
skirt: J. C. Penny
Bag: Aldo
Jewelry: thrifted
Shoes: VS



                                                             
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peacock Prints on my feet





I am so blessed and thankful to God for the beautiful weather we are having in Minnesota right now. It is usually cold at this time of the year but somehow, it still feels like summer. It only gets cold in the mornings and evenings and I mean "bearably cold." People are just running around with joy in their usual summer clothes talking about how blessed we are.

It was one of such evenings a few days ago that I wore this simple outfit. I had my cardigan on hand but didn't really need it. What I needed was my peacock print shoes!...:-). Yeah, these shoes have been in the closet for over a year without being worn until I strutted in them in this outfit. It's BCBG d'orsay pumps which are already sold out in this color/print. You can see it upclose in this previous Post here.



 











Shirt Dress: Nine West via T. J. Maxx (old)
Cardigan: Target
Pants: Deb shop
Shoes: BCBG via DSW





I hope everyone is enjoying great weather just like me. Another reason I'm excited is because my almost ten month old son has started taking his first steps and we are all so excited. I know he is going to be running around the house by his one year birthday which is just around the corner. So, there is another reason to be thankful. Come to think of it, the Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner. Hmmmm....

Thanks so much for stopping by

  

Beauty Ojo

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ten bucks for One




                                                            Walmart Jewelry Haul













Hi Friends, I promised to do a post on the jewelry I purchased at Walmart during the summer and I finally got to it. I took the pictures with my iPhone and could only do limited editing so the lighting/exposure is not that great but I'm sure they are good enough for you to see the quality.  The statement necklaces are ten dollars a piece and they really look pretty for that price. The quality of the necklaces are also very good and they can be compared to statement necklaces from other reputable stores like J. Crew. You can check them out online or head out to your closest Walmart store.




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                                                                         Beauty Ojo


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Coats- Part One


                                         
                                                       A hint of Lilac





A hint of Lilac


Vero Moda zipper top
$29 - nelly.com

Maticevski evening coat
$2,435 - avenue32.com

Rag & bone faded jeans
$315 - net-a-porter.com



Prada eyewear
mytheresa.com

Burberry lipstick
burberry.com







                                                              Belted Coats





Belted Coat


Mint Velvet sleeveless sweater
$95 - johnlewis.com

Boohoo belted coat
boohoo.com

Tartan plaid skirt
blackfive.com


Grey handbag
$26 - newlook.com

Ray-Ban aviator glasses
sunglasshut.com

Black lips makeup
marcjacobs.com







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