Friday, July 31, 2015

Stripes and white





Happy Friday friends; I hope the weather is great wherever you are. My summer is going great so far. I went on a playdate with my friends today to a park that has a splash pad for the kids to play and splash around in and it was so much fun. I threw on this ensemble last minute cos I did not have enough time to sort my laundry. My initial plan was to put on a pair of denim bermuda shorts but my shorts was MIA and after scrambling through a pile of laundry I opted for this white capris. White clothing might not be the best when there is a combination of kids and water parks but hey! it's summer...:-).

As always, I keep a pair of flats in the car and today, I switched into a pair of flip-flops when I got to the water park. I never really liked Birkenstocks but I'm starting to change my mind about it; It's a very cute alternative to wearing flip-flops. I'm loving this animal print option here. I shared a couple of pics from the outing on my instagram and my handle is; @beautyojo.



                                                                     Tank: Victorias Secret
                                                                     Cropped Pant: Macys
                                                                     Shoes: V. S. Shoes
                                                                     Bag: Old
                                                                     Glasses: Loft
                                                                     Necklace: J. Crew








I have an event to attend tomorrow; a friend of mine is organizing a party for friends and I haven't even picked an outfit yet. How come ladies have closets full of clothes and yet face the dilemma of picking an outfit to wear to an event? I'm still trying to figure that out but I also know that having a larger closet where my clothes can be all organized and laid out would help out a lot. What are your tricks to getting ready for events?



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Beauty Ojo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Purple and High-Low



Hi Friends, I hope your week is going great so far. It has been very hot over here in the last few days and it was so scorching hot last sunday that I had no choice but to wear this sleeveless, sheer dress to church. The dress is a simple high-low dress that I purchased from Forever 21 a long time back. The pics were taken with my cell phone as usual and it did not really capture the dress the way it should. I made a trip to the fabric store and bought some yards of faux fur fabric on saturday and I made this clutch in less than an hour. The floral pumps are from heels.com. We had a barbecue at the lake-aide right after the service and it was just a fun weekend.






Dress: Forever 21
Pumps: Heels.com
Belt: Target
Necklace: DSW
Clutch: DIY








                                  I'll be back again soon to chat more. Enjoy the rest of the week.





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Monday, July 27, 2015

No Snooze, no booze, just shoes...





Hi Friends, it's been a while; I have been super busy. First of all, I want to say a quick thank-you to everyone that commented on my last post. Every thought and comment about my midi skirt reminded me of how badly I need to go on a real vacation and London is certainly on the top of my list.
My nephews and nieces are still around on vacation so I have been busy having fun with family...:-).

Wait a minute...Is there really a situation like that? I mean, can the word "busy" be used to qualify the action of having fun? Not really, I would say; I think busy is mostly associated with "Work."
Anyway, I am not here to give English lessons...:-). I am quite sure you already know what this post is all about.




Well, as you can see from the pictures, there is a new friend in my shoe closet...:-). I have been eyeing all those fun and whimsical Sophia Webster shoes for a while but was not willing to make the splurge and when I learnt of the recent sales at Saks & Fifth, I indulged. This polka dots d'orsay pumps were on sale for half the price and the sale is still on currently. I got home from work today and met my package waiting for me at the door. This pair totally wiped away all the monday blues.






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So, my advice for the rest of the week, is this...:-). (You know it is always "God First" right?) then...

  • "no snooze"...when the alarm comes on, get up and get going.
  • "no booze"...reserve the parties for the weekend
  • if you must indulge a little as a lady, let it be on shoes...:-).




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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Let's go to London





Happy Sunday Friends; yes, I have been bitten by the midi skirt bug. I am so happy for this trend, in previous years, wearing midi skirts was regarded matronly and highly conservative and young ladies never wanted to be seen in them but look at us now, we are all wearing midi skirts like it's nothing. Midi skirts are so youthful and fun.

This outfit is what I wore to church today. I got this skirt from Chicwish recently and I really like the fun art printed on it; it's a pic of the red London double decker buses and telephone booths; again so, so fun. I blogged about it in this outfit collage here. This skirt sold out quickly on the Chicwish website but there are other beautiful midi skirts and pieces on the site. I just love Chicwish for reintroducing fashion for women. I forgot to put on my sunglasses today and squinted continuously while I was outdoors. Did they say squinting and frowning causes early wrinkles or was it laughing and smiling a lot that causes it or all of the above? Well, I don't care much about that...hehehe...:-). but I'll definitely remember to have my sunglasses on hand next time.







Blouse: old
Skirt: Chicwish : Here  -Similar
Pumps: Asos
Necklace: Walmart






This is just a quick post to say hi. I'll be back again to talk some more sometime soon; all of God's blessings in the new week friends.



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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

School Girl Gingham


T. J. Maxx was my favorite store for years before I started blogging about my personal style and found other amazing stores like Loft. I stopped by the store in my neighborhood recently and got some nice pieces like this gingham vest I wore over the weekend. Gingham pints has become a staple in fashion these days and I wonder if  a  lot of ladies know that this classic prints is used as school uniforms in other parts of the world; I love the prints though so, no complaint at this end.

I wore this outfit to visit friends over the weekend but I did not stay in the heels for too long although they are very comfortable. I switched into flats soon after I took these pictures however,  I love the heels so much that I purchased them in two colors. I wore the tan version here. My necklace was purchased from Walmart last summer for only $10; quite a steal I must say. It is quite durable too and I am quite surprised at the great quality.







White tee: Loft
Bermuda Shorts: H&M-old
Gingham vest: T. J, Maxx
Necklace: Walmart
Heels: Chinese Laundry






Did you do anything fun over the weekend and do you own any gingham print item? What are your thoughts on the classic gingham print; love it or lose it?





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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Holy Chic on Denim Midi






This graphic tee is one of my favorites because I fell in love with it the first time I saw it online. I like how catchy and bold the "graphics" is and I used it in my Polyvore collages here and here. Some say it is a play on words and that it refers to a bad phrase "Holy $h_t!"but to me it is just the literal and simple meaning of the phrase. However, I am not saying I am super holy or perfect but I am getting there...hehehe..:-).

I paired the tee with this denim midi skirt I purchased recently  from T. J Maxx and it must have sold out quickly because I got this from the sales rack and it was the only one available (in that location probably). There is another option on Chicwish here. This outfit was meant to combat the heat we experienced in Minneapolis today and I am planning on dealing with the summer heat this year in more graphic muscle tees. I am currently eyeing this cute piece here and here. This tee reminds me that I am still working on my "holiness;" (spirituality). christianity is a continuous process and so long as we stay on the course everything will be okay. Love also is the greatest ingredient for the Christian life because Jesus said the greatest gift of all is love.






Graphic tee: Sold out- Forever 21
Midi Skirt: Calvin Klein via T. J. Maxx
Pumps: Asos-blogged about here











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Beauty Ojo



1 Corinthians 13 New Living Translation (NLT)

Love Is the Greatest

13 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[b] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.[c] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Closet Wishlist






Wishlist

Wishlist by ojomrs featuring leopard shoes

EShakti dress
amazon.com

EShakti shirt dress
eshakti.com


Calvin Klein jumpsuit
lordandtaylor.com

Chicwish pencil skirt
chicwish.com

Sophia Webster leopard shoes
forwardforward.com






Closet editing ladies? Well, it's closet editing on this end. I usually try to add one or two pieces of item to my closet every month and when doing this, I like to add trendy pieces; they do not have to be high end or expensive but they do have to look pretty. These are the items I am liking right now. Magic wand anyone?...:-).




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