Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Little bit About What's Been Happening...

Hey everybody! So I'm not even sure where to begin to be honest. So much has happened since my last post. So many new life experiences in such a short time (relatively speaking)! I must have burned myself out because I noticed I was posting less and less, and then I felt guilty, and then posting felt like such a CHORE. This is a rookie blogger mistake! 

I have been genuinely busy though. Lots of work experience, romantic forays (expect depth post about this, haha), life experiences. All of which I will dive into. Eventually. For now, I feel the need for some serious changes.

So here is my plan for the coming months: I will be enacting a major blog overhaul. I still need to upload all of my lost photos from past posts (I'm still tore up about that!), but beyond that, I will be changing the background, banner, color scheme...basically everything! I will even be reinventing the "brand" of my blog. I've been thinking, I would really like to make this more of a lifestyle blog. This isn't to say that I'll be getting rid of the fashion aspect. Neva'! Instead, I'll be writing about how fashion intertwines with my life, including my work life, family life, and love life. If I expand the topics of the blog I will have more material to put into interesting, meaningful - and most importantly - relatable posts. :)

Now you all know the plan! I have not died and only today I finally felt the spark again; the spark that drives me to have a great blog. I'm super excited for the changes I have planned. I may do a post in the near future with a sneak peak of the planned changes...

Thanks for sticking with me if you're a return follower, and thanks for showing interest if you're new to my blog! I hope you're not disappointed with the changes, but as always I am open to hear my readers' opinions. If there is a feature that you'd like to see or any other comment please let me know! I can't promise anything of course, but I'd love to hear from my readers.

Thanks everybody, see you on the other side! :D

Thursday, April 17, 2014

OOTD: Spring Forward!

Necklace: Target
Blazer: Dorothy Perkins
Watch: Target
Tank: Forever21+
Pants: Lane Bryant
Bag: Target
Shoes: JC Penney

So it's been quite a while hasn't it? It feels good to be back...even though when I logged on I came back to the less-than happy finding that ALL of the pictures on my blog, even the background and header, were missing. I don't know if they were deleted or what. I know it can't be a copyright issue because 90% of the photos on my blog are my own, and I always make extra sure that I give photo credit accurately so something like this doesn't happen! Have any of you experienced anything similar? I tried importing my backed up blog that I saved before all the photos disappeared into the void but the photos still weren't showing up! If you have any explanation for this (so I can avoid it in the future) or possible remedy please comment! I would love to hear your thoughts. So...I will be spending the next week or two reloading all the pictures. There are a few that I may not be able to find, which makes me sad (ALL THAT HARD WORK!!!) but luckily I save as much content on my hard drive as possible.

Anyway, let's talk about the fashion shall we? It's OOTD post! :D It's been such a long time and I feel so guilty. I've worn a lot of really great outfits recently because the weather here has been freakishly fantastic but I'm so lazy I don't ask people to take pics for me (bad blogger!). This one is curtesy of my sister who visited with her husband down from Portland a couple days ago. It was one of those outfits I totally just through together in a matter a minutes, but I'm finding those are always the best looks! It was comfy and light - perfect for Spring.

The blazer is a particularly favorite Spring buy of mine. I actually love the fact that it is soft and has no front closure. Truth time: I've always avoided pastels in the past. Seriously, since middle school or so I've avoided them like the plague. They always seemed to wash me out something fierce. But then, all these fashion magazines and bloggers were going on and on about pastels! And something began to happen...I fell in love! I wanted the light, floaty, feminine look that all the other fashion peeps were rocking! But I did some strict research first. Having tan skin makes wearing pastels difficult, period. Richer colors just do us more justice. However, I am a firm believer in the idea that any woman of any color (or size!) can work any color. It's all about choosing the RIGHT SHADE. What I like to do before I ever swipe my card is google image women who have similar coloring to yours. Similar eye and hair color is a major double bonus. For example, my "models" are Beyonce, Tyra Banks (eye color bonus), Rita Ora, and Zoe Saldana. What I do is simple: I just type in something like "Beyonce pastel" and scroll through the images to see what colors look good on her because I know they'll look good on me! (Most of the time, haha).

After doing that I went out and bought a few pastel pieces to add to my wardrobe. Periwinkle, celery, icy lilac, oh my! I love them all. And I've gotten lots of compliments when I wear these colors. That's how you know when something is truly working for you, am I right? Alright my darlings, I'm going to call it a day and start working on replacing those photos (argh.) Have a lovely day!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

One Skirt, Three Ways: ASOS CURVE Exclusive Midi Skirt In Stripe

Hello everyone! I know I've taken (a bit more than) a hiatus - family, work, and school is a heavy burden! But I've found lately that I really miss blogging. It's like therapy for me - I find it very relaxing. :D But enough about that, on to the fashion!

I thought to kick off this reemergence of mine (for as long as it lasts, haha) with another styling post. I had my eye on a vertical striped skirt at Dorothy Perkins a while ago and I was SO CLOSE to buying it when I found it had sold out! I was pretty upset, I'm not going to lie. Since then I had never been able to find similar one; lots of horizontal stripes, but no vertical. Finally, I was browsing the ASOS Curve webpage and jumped when I saw a PLUS-SIZE (!) vertically striped skirt for less than forty bucks!!! I immediately began outfit planning and thought I'd share my favorite looks I came up with you guys!


CZ Stud Earrings, Kohl's
Ciao! Graphic Sweater, Forever21+ (SOLD OUT) (similar here and here)
ASOS CURVE Exclusive Midi Skirt In Stripe, ASOS
Merona® Print Hinge Wallet - Multicolored, Target
Prabal Gurung For Target Wedge Sandal w/ Ankle Strap, Target (SOLD OUT) (MANY sizes available on Ebay!)

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