I am aware that it is out of the ordinary to wear a coral shade of pink and cream in the fall, but I really like this shirt I recently picked up in Marshall's (for $12!!)... Plus, I just felt like brightening things up a bit. The weather in Florida has been nothing short of perfect, and I brag about it choose to acknowledge it by wearing whatever I want regardless of the season.
Top: Zara | Vest: Old Navy | Skirt: East 5th, JC Penney | Shoes: Qupid (Gift)
I feel accomplished when I throw a cute outfit together easily in minutes. How do I do it? I pull out a few pieces in heavy rotation, and before I know it, I'm ready to go.
When it comes to shopping, I try to look for items that I can work and rework to get the most combinations and wear out of them as possible. If something catches my eye, before I get too excited about it, I think, "Hmmm... What are five other items I already have that I could wear with this?" An added bonus to building a working closet by using this approach is that it becomes easier to travel light if everything you own can be paired with at least five other things.
Here I'm wearing my casual "conquer the day" uniform: a simple tee or top, a denim skirt, and a large shoulder bag. I added the vest and wedges to spruce it up a bit since I was spending the day in Orlando with the husband :)
Pluto and me at breakfast :)
Do you have any smart shopping tips before Black Friday rolls around? Feel free to comment
Forgive me for the impromptu break from the blog. As I mentioned in my last post, we've been going, going, going non-stop, so the husband and I decided it was time for a quick getaway. We spent a couple of nights at a hotel in Orlando (hence the hotel lobby chair shots) and had the perfect mix of rest and activity.
If you're curious about my over-edited sleepy eyes in these photos, please... let me explain:
Photo taking, of late, has been quite a challenge. Our schedules have been sooo packed, but my husband/super-spectacular-multi-talented photographer and I try our best to make outfit posts happen. Like many mornings, we woke up "before day" (as Jamaicans would say) to take photos, and then we rushed off to start our days at work. I LOVE blogging though, and Dwayne loves me, so we don't complain :)
SN: I thought Dwayne looked too nice to only stand behind the camera, so I snapped a few pictures of him as well. I promise you, we had no intention of coordinating... It just happened!
Today, I just want to use this platform to show appreciation to my husband, Dwayne Stewart.
If you follow me on twitter or saw my comments on Pinky Promise (OR if you actually had the opportunity to join us!) you will recall that last week was The Movement, and my husband (with the help of the Lord and his team) absolutely outdid himself! I'm so proud of him!
Babe, I personally want to thank you for being a blessing, and I'm excited to see what other amazing plans God has in store for you.
Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Worthington for JCPenney | Shoes: Aldo | Clutch: Express | Brooch: Gift
I laugh at myself a lot. I'm a part-time worrier, full-time analyst, and overthinker who faithfully makes plans. I even make plans to plan. I have to-do lists, wish lists, reminders, and agendas to organize the madness in my brain; yet I notice that things hardly ever go as planned, but always as they should. Funny, right?
Happy accidents and pleasant surprises. Plans would be boring without them.
Dress: Ross | Cardigan: Ross | Shoes: Ninewest, Ross | Bag: Ninewest | Belt: Forever 21
The election is over, the people of the United States have chosen our President, and I'm wearing a literal animal print today. Life is good!
Regardless of whether or not you thought last night was a victory for this country, let us continue to do our part as citizens to honor, respect, and pray for those in leadership. We are still one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Top: The Limited | Skirt: Worthington for JCPenney | Shoes: Guess | Clutch: Thrifted, BCBG via Plato's Closet
First order of business: Today is election day. If you haven't already, please go out and vote.
No vote = No voice
Secondly, my photos are extra bright today. When I saw them, I was reminded of this scripture:
"...God is light, and in him is no darkness at all... if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."