Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thrifted Fab: Episode 3!!! Shorts Edition (Plus Size Chic)

Hey There,

The other night Joe and I caught a movie. We went and saw Fast & Furious 6. I decided to film my look and the video for that look is now up on my YouTube channel!! Click HERE to watch it!

Leaf-print Blouse: Goodwill Outlet (Less than .75¢)
Black Pleated Shorts: Goodwill Outlet (Less than $1.00)
Caramel Colored Clutch: Sunshine Thrift Store (Less than $3.00)
Shoes: Ross
Jewelry: H&M/Charlotte Russe

Joe's Look
Lumberjack Pattern Shirt:H&M
Mustard Colored Jeans: Target
Hope you enjoyed the video and this post!!


Colossians 3:14

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Oxford Exchange: Intellectual. Chic. Modern. Sophisticated.

Hi Lovelies,

A couple of weekends ago, the hubby and I visited an extremely chic business called The Oxford Exchange, in Tampa.

I absolutely LOVED this place!! It's a restaurant, retail shop, bookstore, coffee shop, tea bar, and commerce club all in one! Whatever your inclination, this place will probably provide a service that  caters to it.

 It was such a relaxing environment and it tickled many of my senses. The smell of freshly ground coffee beans wafted from the coffee bar. The colorful bookcases beckoned me toward the titles. The sea of voices from the people inside prompted a mini celebration in my mind. :)

This place was perfect! This is the kind of place I can take my kids to in the future; a nice alternative to the library. Our visit was rather brief as we had other plans that day, but I plan on going back until I have patronized each service of this establishment. Enjoy the picture diary. :)


My Look
Blouse (Thrifted)
Leggings (Thrifted)
Shoes (Target)
Purse (H&M)
Earrings... can't recall :(
H&M has some really nice pieces for men! My hubby's tangerine
v-neck is from H&M. I think these v-necks are great staple
pieces for men in any season, but especially in the
Spring/Summer time. 

This is how I see him in my head. :) Love this man :)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today!!


Colossians 3:14

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thrifted Fab Episode 2: Mini Lookbook!!

Hello there,

Tune in to my YouTube channel right now to watch my brand NEW video!! Then, come back to this post for a closer look at the outfits featured in the video! :)

Click HERE!

Look 1:

I am in LOVE with this blouse!! I decided to style in very casual manner, by simply letting it fall over this low-pleat skirt. The shoes add that extra bit of edge to this look. I love it! It's playful with a kick! :)

Striped Blouse: Fab Thrift Couture Online Boutique
Low-Pleat Faux Leather Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Bootie Sandals: Calvin Klein
Glitter Clutch: H&M

Look 2 :

This look is my favorite look of the bunch! The blazer is the most flattering blazer I have in my collection. This look is professional with personality! It's demure, yet fun! :)
Blazer: Fab Thrift Couture Online Boutique
Camisole: Salvation Army
Velvet Leggings: Salvation Army
Nude Pumps: Target

Look 3:

This look is a combination of the things I love! Pink glitz, dark glam, and playful elegance! ;)

Pink Shimmer Blouse: H&M
Wine-Colored, Faux Suede Skirt: Fab Thrift Couture Online Boutique
Gold Plated Belt: Ebay
Purse: Salvation Army
Strappy Heels: Target

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog! Hope you all are having an amazing week!! Praying blessings over you and your families!


Colossians 3:14

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thrifted Fab!! Date Night Look #1

Hello Lovely People,

I've recently launched a new fashion series on my YouTube channel entitled 'Thrifted Fab' ! In this series I will be styling thrifted items into everyday looks. There will be a new video and corresponding blog post up each week. It's going to be exciting!!

OAN: I haven't been posting and uploading as often as I would like because its finals time! You may not know this, but I am a college professor as well, and it gets extremely hectic for me around this time. As much as I like to read, grading papers for several classes is no fun!

Only the good Lord has been getting me through this season. I am so looking forward to the summer! My workload will decrease and I will be posting both frequently and consistently.

                                           Floral Cardigan: Goodwill Outlet $.75
                                         Black Body Con Dress: Ross Stores $5.99
                              Black Carlos Santana  Platform Pumps: Ross Stores $22
                                         White Structured Mini Purse: H&M $3.50


Here's a bible verse to keep you going this week. 

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


Colossians 3:14

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Look of the Day: New YouTube Fashion Video!!!

Hi everyone!!

I've just posted a fashion video on my YouTube channel featuring this look!!

 Watch the video by clicking HERE

Outfit details:
Denim Blouse: Thrifted
Dark Floral Print Pants: H&M
Nude Platform Pumps: Target
Neon Yellow Structured Bag: Dillard's Outlet
Earrings: H&M
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my posts. I hope you are inspired to be the best version of your self today. With God's strength we can continue to become purposeful, driven, confident and successful individuals! Keep Pressing!!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9

Colossians 3:14

Saturday, May 4, 2013

R&R in Miami!!! :)

So it wouldn't have been a proper business trip without some rest and relaxation! I'm so glad that my family was only 45 minutes away because it was so nice to see them!

Got a chance to see my sister!! :)
Loving the texture in her outfit. ;)
The house where we stayed was on the water, so the backyard was absolutely lovely. We grilled steaks and had eggs with them on one of our mornings there. There was also a nice hot tub in the back yard, which the hubby and I quickly took advantage of! 

The hubby :)

Slouchy Top: Forever 21
Wide-Leg Pants: Thrifted
Neon Yellow Bag: Dillard's Outlet
Sandals: Target

Before we left Miami we payed a visit to the Bal Harbour Shops. Because it's an outdoor mall we got to bring Prince with us. He had a blast.

 One of my favorite shots! :) My hubby has skills with the camera. :)

                                        They had a live tank in the ground with fish and turtles. So pretty!

The way the trees are landscaped made this mall into a lush, tropical, shopping oasis. It was so beautiful we decided to grab lunch before hitting the road.

Caramel Macchiato

Lobster Bisque
Steak Filet Sandwich

Crab Stuffed Ravioli & Shrimp
I had a fantastic time in Miami...I always enjoy going there because there is ALWAYS something to do! Can't wait 'til next time! :)


Colossians 3:14