Monday, February 23, 2015

Oversized Winter Whites..







I'm back again with an outfit I wore this past weekend; all white everything; winter whites that is. Winter whites do not have to be real white or pure whites pieces so cream color pieces are okay for this look. I also created a Polyvore collage on it here. It is a look I have been wanting to recreate for a while now especially the oversized camel color coat. I scored this one from my favorite consignment store yet again and it is different from the one I wore in this post. I'm glad I did not have to spend a ton on winter coats this season.

As you can see every item in this look is oversized and baggy even down to my chunky booties which I really do not wear often. I wore the black color pair here and a better look of this pair here. It's all sold out now and one thing I love about the booties is that the animal print lapels can be turned up to create a total different look; talk about some versatile pair of booties. Now, I'm looking to recreate all the other winter whites outfits in the polyvore collage.





                                                                   

 

Hat: Target
Sweater: Victorias secret
Cords: T. J. Maxx
Booties: Victorias secret
Camel color coat: Consignment store




It is still cold and freezing over here in the twin cities and we are doing our best to stay warm and fabulous...:-). I wish you all a blessed week. I'll be back with a styling post soon and this time, it is sports related. Watch out!!..:-).





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Beauty Ojo





Matthew 12:13-15New International Version (NIV)

13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.








Sunday, February 22, 2015

Old and New






Hi Friends; I hope February is going great thus far. The phrase "how time flies" has become some sort of a cliche these days because it is used so often but time really does fly. As I got ready today I remembered that I had posted this same dress on the blog about three years ago in this post here. I was just new to blogging then and my posts were just mainly rambles and my pictures were all unedited with very poor or no lighting. It is not as if my pictures are perfect now but I really have come a long, long way and I'm so thankful to God that I'm still alive today doing all the wonderful things that I love which includes writing and blogging. So, my blog turns three next month; **woot! woot!!**

Now to the outfit; I'm always so glad when I'm able to transition my summer clothes into fall and winter. All I had to do was put on some layers and this old dress was good to go. Also, what I really love about it is the color. Initially, I thought it was blue but now I think it is a "teal color." What do you think; blue or teal?








Dress: Marshalls (old)
Tights: Express
Trench Coat: Victorias secret
Bucket bag: Ann Taylor (here)
Booties: Altuzzarra for Target (sold out)
Belt: Target.




I thought this old dress with my old Express tights (I have worn this tights to pieces..lol) needed some new accessories to go with it and I paired it with my new bucket bag from Ann Taylor. I had a hard time trying to decide whether I wanted the beige color bag or the dark color but I eventually went for the dark color. The bag is smaller than I expected but I think it is okay for some outfits. I also got out my trench coat from Victorias secret which was on my summer list here and blogged about here and I was good to go. Oh, my Altuzzarra for Target booties completed the whole look. I always get so excited when I am able to fit into my old clothes.




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Matthew 12:9-12New International Version (NIV)

Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fun Sweaters, Bucket Bags and Oxfords...





Yellow Sweater

Yellow Sweater by ojomrs featuring Jimmy Choo

Pattern sweatshirt
$28 - allydress.com

J.Crew stretch pants
$965 - net-a-porter.com

Toast oxford shoes
$400 - toa.st

Jimmy Choo pumps
cherae.com

J Crew shoulder bag
jcrew.com










Love Sweater


Oasis shirt
$54 - oasis-stores.com

River Island stretch jegging
$65 - riverisland.com















Grey Sweater

Grey Sweater by ojomrs featuring black pumps

LAUREN MOSHI long sleeve shirt
$180 - jades24.com

H&M stretch pants
$23 - hm.com

Jimmy Choo black pumps
jimmychoo.com

Grenson flat shoes
$130 - coggles.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors leather handbag
shopbop.com











Stripe Sweater


Marc Jacobs breton sweater
$1,270 - farfetch.com

J Crew stretch trousers
$965 - net-a-porter.com

Jimmy Choo court shoes
jimmychoo.com


Moschino mini bag
farfetch.com









Citrus Sweater


J Crew neon shirt
$92 - theoutnet.com

River Island black legging
$65 - riverisland.com

Jimmy Choo yellow shoes
$735 - cricket-fashion.com

Steve Madden oxford shoes
houseoffraser.co.uk





The weather is so cold and it is the perfect time to stay indoors and lounge with a hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa. Or if you want to go out to visit and hang out with family and friends, these sweaters, oxfords and bucket bags would definitely get you feeling warm and toasty.

Stay warm friends and have a blessed, fun and safe weekend.





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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DIY Faux Fur Snood






I would say again "It is freeezzzzing" over here in Minneapolis and along with the single digit temperatures, the wind chill is predicted to be in the negative teens tomorrow and such low temps wind chill makes it even colder as it already is. Our high temp for today was just 0 degree fahrenheit and I was bundled up and layered like an onion as I headed out the door this morning.

As I lay down to relax after my dinner, I figured it might be a good day to do a blog post on a recent DIY snood that I made for my christmas outfit. I took pictures as I worked on my fabric and saved them for this post. It's my first DIY blog post or pictorial so pardon me if I am not so exact with measurements and descriptions.



 







Photo Credits:  Polyvore.com



                                                                                                      DIY SNOOD




1. I got half a yard of black color faux fur fabric from the fabric store (about $49.99 a yard at my local fabric store) and I just spread it out on a table.
2. I used a soft brush lightly on it in a straight direction to get rid of the excess fibre and other FM (foreign material) from the edges of the fabric.




3. I flipped the fabric over and examined it properly to make sure there were no holes or snags of any sort then I got my needle and thread ready.




 4. I flipped one edge of the fabric over to the middle of the fabric.





5. I continued to fold that edge of fabric till I had it half way to the middle straight across to the end of the fabric.





6. I flipped the other half of the fabric over to the middle too and used a needle and thread to sew the two ends together in a straight line from one end of the fabric to the other.






7. This is what the fabric would look like after sewing it straight across; you can then join and sew the two ends together.





8. This is the final product; it should be loose enough to go over your head and snug enough to give a good fit around your neck. So, just make adjustments based on your fabric and head/shoulder measurements. I made mine based on my fabric and did not use head/shoulder measurements. Also, I used the entire half yard of fabric for it and only took of about three inches when it was too loose then I just sewed the ends together again. If you are in the arctic region and dealing with all the cold and snow this winter, please,  stay warm, safe  and fabulous.





                                                                      See full Post of the outfit here.




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