I Love Me Some Him

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Swapping out a winter frock, no! Putting it to use on a nice Summer Day! I call this Transition Dressing. I may wear this again in December with tights and a pair of boots to a Christmas party. I could wear it to work with a blazer and heels. Make your closet work for you ladies!

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Me & Jesus 🙂

I love me some him! You better ask somebody. I work hard, play hard but I pray even harder to navigate this thing we call life. I am grateful and thankful for all the blessings and experiences I have been through. When people have done you wrong, look at it as a blessing. God navigating you to better terrain, peaceful waters, a more meaningful life. Don’t be angry, be blessed in knowing that he is moving you forward, it’s up to you to recognize and receive!

What are you thankful for on this fabulous Sunday?

Cheers to Jesus 🙂

Happy Sunday!

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Summerize Your Winter Gear

I shop for dresses that serve a multi-purpose, making it work for me and not the other way around.  Having options is the ultimate time and money saver. So how do you do that on a budget? Shop accordingly, make the right choices to get more out of your outfits.   For example, this red Calvin Klein dress does a double-take.  It makes a debut for the fall, paired with boots tights and a jacket:

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I am always near a train station it seems!

Then it makes a second appearance, with a hair change and peep-toe heels:

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Apparently, I love train stations 🙂

Shop with a purpose, if your goal is to have the basics in your closet before moving to trends then start with that and see how you can use the basic black, red dress in different situations summer/winter, business/pleasure. Play around with it throwing on accessories or a jacket to change the look up to serve the particular purpose. Stretch your dollars by getting more out of that one outfit.
Cheers to getting two for one…

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Ready To Work…

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Barely!  But, I got my Illy Coffee in hand, my Kind Bar Fruit & Nut Delight, and my tools.  So, let’s hop to it.  It’s hump day, do a little dance, thank God you made it this far.  Embrace the rain today and why not make a statement!

Want to liven up your work week? Take a flamboyant skirt, dress it down with a blouse, blazer and/or simple heel/flat and you got yourself a statement.  You balance out the fanciness of the skirt with the subdued pieces.  Here, I am wearing a cascading silver skirt, short in the front, long in the back with a black top and black heels.  Change the shoes and blouse and I could easily wear this skirt to a wedding, on a date, to a show if need be. 

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Here's a closer look at the skirt. Find something similar in your closet and try out the look!

Cheers to climbing the proverbial corporate ladder…

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TGIT Thank God It’s Tuesday

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Getting to work by any means necessary, that morn was by the great MTA bus 🙂 wearing this african print inspired frock. No ironing and flats type of day!

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Another mode of transportation is the infamous dollar cabs, this one is legal of course! What was I saying?? Why deal with alternate side of the street parking this morn...


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Love this cascading hemline dress. Easy yet eyecatching, paired with gold accents, belt and wedge heels. Summer casual!

I can’t wait till Friday to say “Thank God” because the struggle is real getting past a Monday.  Pat yourself on the back and say yes, you did it.  You made it.  So hard during the summer, when its nice out and you frolicked on the weekend, to get back into the swing of things.  But, it can be done.  Why not throw some sass into your weekday outfits with African-like prints.  Add some fun to make your week go by quicker.

Cheers TGIT!

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Eataly Ciao Bella

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Weekend wear, short navajo print skirt with black tank and leather jacket with snakeskin gladiators.

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Happy 🙂

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My friend's boots are HOT! She bought them in Paris, of course. You can rock boots in the summer. Why not! On a cool day with the right attire, it can be done. She pulled it off, using a summer palette of cream tones.

Have you been to Eataly yet?  You should not only go to this 50,000 square foot mega market and frolic through the open area, make it your business to visit the actual country.  Both are beautiful!

The summer is all about the rooftop gatherings. The other night I had the pleasure of dining at Birreria, Eataly’s rooftop restaurant. I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and wine.  If you are a beer connoisseur, this is also the place for you. You have the Flatiron Building and the endless sky in the backdrop as you dine. What can beat that on a nice summer day.
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I have to tell you my lamb chops were succulent and seasoned to perfection! After dinner we had to take a stroll through the market and visit the dessert section. The Venchi Italian Chocolates, superb. This place is to die for, you must go!

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Yum!

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Caaaaaaaaaaandy!

Arrivedurchi 🙂

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Black & White Mondays

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I needed a great cup of coffee! I tried the Starbucks Reserve, Exotic Rare & Exquisite Brazilian blend, in honor of the World Cup. I tried it and loved it. I'm awake now 🙂

I spy lots of black & white today.  We all seemed to be on the same page with the color scheme.  I woke up this morning, not very peppy and needed something simple, no ironing required.  And there you have it a mixture of patterns, a floral dress paired with a black & white checkered suit jacket and pink heel. Don’t be afraid to mix your patterns you never know what’s going to work together! 

Remember not everything in life is just Black & White! 

Cheers to Monday…

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