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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gingham and gray

Today, I had plans to go to the movies with my friend Z but she had to cancel, so I attempted to run an errand or two.  That did not go according to plan, so I was all dressed up with no where to go lol.  If it makes me look any better, I did manage to leave the house, I got pretty far but I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to get done.  Anyways on to the outfit.  I love this plaid shirt, it reminds me of the gingham patterns of picnic tablecloths.  Picnics make me think of summer, and the smell of grass.  I have a lot of colors going on with this outfit, but I like to think I made it work.  Is there anything you would have done differently with this ensemble?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tis the Season

This post is picture heavy, but I thought there were so many great shots and I couldn’t narrow it down to four.  Anyhoo, this is what I wore to go out with my sis tonight.  We did a regular club night.  Looking through these pics, I’m loving the black on black look.  I think my take on it was feminine, timeless, fierce and tough yet sexy.  My sis however thought that I was too covered up, and she quipped that I looked like I was going to church.  What do you think, would I receive a blessing in this getup?

Night on the Town

My sis and I went to see Kreyol La and Harmonik perform Xmas night.  I was underwhelmed at the bal for a variety of reasons, but I did enjoy my outfit.  I found this little beauty on sale at Arden B, and it fits very well and I think it gracefully toes the line between sexy and sleazy.  I’m pretty sure I did not cross the line though.  If you haven’t noticed before from my nightlife outfit postings, I love black! I just think it brings out my skin tone really well and black is so elegant, and plus I reserve my colorful clothing collection for the summer (how’d you like the alliteration?)
Dress: Arden B

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"The most called upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear."

                                                                      - Maya Angelou

Yankee Doodle

My stepbrother and his wife had a Yankee Swap last night.  I had a great time, imbibed in way too much spirits, but hey I wasn’t driving and it was all in the comfort of some one’s home so no harm no foul right?  I’ve never really understood that saying but oh well, all’s well that ends well.  I just did it again didn’t I?  Darn English language!! For those that aren’t really into the excessive consumerism that comes with Xmas, try having a Yankee Swap with friends and family.  Good clean fun, and if it gets a little messy, someone will probably have won a Shamwow that they wouldn’t mind lending out.  I lucked out with my gift, some people got gag gifts like a Lord of the Rings dvd, a Hello Kitty lamp and a bottle of vodka.  Some people like to have fun with the items they bring but I actually prefer to give someone something that they can either use for themselves or regift.  Have you ever hosted or been to a Yankee Swap? 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Someone once told me not to let a calendar tell you when to tell someone you love them, when to take a vacation or when not to wear white.  Instead, let life unfold in its own unruly way and you'll be surprised with how beautiful things can be if you let it."

                                 -Bleed for Fashion blogger Lily

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fudge and Frosting

I wore this outfit to class and a solo study session in the library.  I don’t wear pink often, but I really like the mix of the brown blouse and the deep pink cardigan.  I’ll definitely try to mix these two colors together again.  Do you have any odd color pairings? P.S. I love these flower/pearl shaped earrings, but these pesky suckers do not stay put in my ears :( 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Preppy By Nature

When I think of preps, I think of cardigans and argyle, so I your lovely blogger combined both!  Ingenious hunh?  I think I did preppy chic justice today.  I’m a little unsure about the black pearls though, imagine if someone thought I was a preppy goth or something of that sort.  The horror!  I’ve always admired fashion bloggers who take very creative and artistic pictures in super cool locales like coffee shops or train tracks.  I briefly toyed with the idea of taking pics in a public setting, but that thought was quickly thrown to the wayside when I realized how frigidly cold it was and I envisioned all of the people that would be gawking at me.  I was so nervous of being caught taking pictures of myself in the Russian section of the library.  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Preppy Chic

This week’s theme is preppy chic.  My idea of preppy chic is lots of cardigans, pearls, flats and natural makeup.  Preppy chic is a no fuss look.  Who cares if I spent hours putting the look together, the idea is to look effortlessly chic.  Let me know if you think I did preppy chic justice, or what you think constitutes preppy chic.
"Sometimes your nearness takes my voice away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice.  Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart."

                                                                         - Robert Sexton

Sunday, December 12, 2010

When you're here you're family

I went to dinner with my sister and some friends to have a belated birthday dinner for the sis.  Her birthday was on the 22nd of November so I don’t even think it counts.  However we all got free dessert because we were out celebrating her birthday lol.  No complaints here.  I’m not really into Italian food, and I’ve only been to Olive Garden once or twice so I didn’t have high expectations for dinner.  Dining out is more about the experience which includes the food but also includes the company I’m in, the service and the ambiance.  I can tell you the company that I was in was hilarious.  We had quite a lively and dirty conversation during dinner that I’m sure caused a few raised eyebrows from fellow diners.  

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Orange You Glad You Stopped By?

I felt like a collage of foliage in this outfit.  To top it off, this outfit was super cheap, because the blazer and the turtleneck were swapped :) Doesn’t get any better than that folks!!  Not much excitement today, I wore this to class and did some reading at the library for a couple of hours.  I love the color scheme, I tried not to be too matchy matchy but I think I failed.  I’ve also been trying to experiment with different effects and editing techniques on my Mac so let me know how it looks or if I should just leave the pics as is.  I’m also really proud to say that I’ve been taking pics with my timer and jumping into a pose just in time. Lol I’m getting better at it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not Tapas but small Plates

I met up with my friend Z to catch up on all the things going on in our lives.  We went to Cuchi Cuchi, an eclectic restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge.  The decor was so over the top, the waitstaff had cool 1920’s? flapper outfits on.  Z and I always order several appetizers to share, so we can grub while we gab.  We had a Moroccan chicken dish with couscous and grapes, deep fried tomato from Mexico and potato croquettes from France.  How cool is it that we got to traverse several continents without being groped or viewed naked?  I always have fun meeting up with Z because she is that friend every woman should have, supportive, great listener, funny and she knows when to give her input.  I hope I’m as good a friend to her as she is to me.

Layers of Fun

Here is what I wore to hang with Z.  This is an example of a layered outfit.  My cargo styled dress is a summer dress but I paired it with a long knit sweater duster thingamajig, tights and long socks and I like to think the look worked?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Love is a friendship set to music."

                          -Eli Joseph Crossman

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rebound Chick

Tonight I went out with my sis to a local club that has Haitian night on Sundays.  I mainly went to see this Cape Verdean artist perform (Nelson Freitas).  I had a great time dancing.  I am not the best dancer but if the guy is a good leader, it looks so graceful and effortless.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Swap Til You Drop

Here are some of my finds from the Swap.  As you can see, they are all shoes.  I am especially in love with the black knee boots.  If you remember from my last Swap post, I have been wanting black knee boots for as long as possible! Even though I cheated on the challenge, I think it would still be worth it even if I only found these boots.  These plaid kitten heels are soo cute don’t you think?  They’re not something that I would normally buy, but when I saw them I had to pick them up.  I’m not even sure what I can wear with them yet but I can’t wait for the challenge to be over to experiment.  These eggplant shooties (shoes/booties; get with it, lol I make up words all the time) are so hot.  I’ve already imagined wearing them with knit tights or black leggings or even a mini.  The heel isn’t very high but I think these shooties are so flirtatious and fun.  Last and maybe least are these suedish shrug pointy boots.  I’ll start off by admitting that they are too big and I might have been a little rash by grabbing them.  Ok, I’m glad I got that off my chest, but I still wanna wear them and see how they look and fit with some skinny jeans, jeggings or even a mini.  I’ll just wear some thick socks lol.  Have I inspired you to host a swap or go to one??

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ortho Lesson

Today I had my first tightening appointment.  My understanding of the braces process was sooo off, and mind you I ask them like 20 questions at every visit.  So if I your trusted ortho guinea pig also affectionately known as your source; misunderstood how braces are tightened I can only imagine the ideas that you have swimming in your pretty little head.  Lets get some facts straightened out shall we?
1. Little rubber bands are put around each brace to hold the wire to the braces & tooth. (About a week ago a circular piece of plastic came flying out of my mouth!  I had no idea what it was, because I didn’t know I had rubber bands in my mouth.  At the first appointment, I asked about rubber bands but the dental assistant said that rubber bands come later in treatment.  I thought it was undigested food or something, gross & silly I know).
2. Each month the rubber bands are replaced, I had clear ones, but they get stained and yellowish.

3. The tightening process is not done by tightening the wire like I erroneously thought, but by inserting a plastic string around the top two teeth and bottom four teeth (it varies) wrapping it around in a figure eight motion (imagine lassoing a horse) and tying it tight.  It is such a weird feeling to have your teeth being pulled together.  I can’t really explain it.
4. I never realized that it was the different color rubber bands that little kids had in their mouth.  I’m super late with that I know lol. So next month you’re in store for a nice surprise, because I am going to have fun with these bad boys in my mouth.  Stay tuned…
EDITED: So I now know that I am too old to have colored bands :( I had the ortho assistant put colored bands on two of the brackets, and I looked a mess.  So clear bands for me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's Raining Men

Disclaimer (My apologies, I can't seem to locate these pics but you can view them by clicking on the link to Tumblr)

That's the song that popped into my head as I was typing this post.  I can't get over how fun these rainboots are.  I always turn my frown upside down when I'm wearing hot pink polka dot boots.  Lets take a looksey down south at my stockings.  I hate stockings, or rather I used to hate stockings as an adolescent  There I said it.  I went to catholic school for 8yrs and I wore a uniform everyday with stockings that sagged at the crotch.  So why am I wearing stockings if I hate them so much you ask?  Well my dears, there aren't stockings, but spidernets.  Yeah so I totally made up that word.  I know I'm not the only one that does it.  Lol.  I feel like I'm wearing an intricate spiderweb in which to snare unsuspecting me (insert evil cackle)

*No fish or spiders were harmed in the making of my stockings.

Sweater: F21; Shirt: Charlotte Russe; Skirt: Old Navy; Spidernets: Urban Outfitters; Rain boots: Target


Sunday, November 14, 2010

My love is too strong

This was my first time at Longhorn steakhouse, and although I only had appetizers and drinks with my makome (my soon to be godson’s mom) it was a good dining experience.  The sangria was delish and HUGE!! We had a day date lol.  I treated her to a movie (For Colored Girls) because I am notoriously late, and she ended up waiting 20mins for me at the station.  After the movie we went to a small restaurant for dessert (not a fan, I prefer salt over sugar).  
Blazer: *Old Navy; Top: Old Navy; Leggings: Marshalls; Boots: Old Navy Necklace: F21
*You forgot I’m a Stan for Old Navy??

Saturday, November 13, 2010