Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dorothy Perkins Review!

Top: Dorothy Perkins
Scarf: NY & Co.
Jeggings: Torrid
Brown boots: Target
Silver bangles: F21
Black ring: Charlotte Russe

I recently purchased a Dorothy Perkins top after hearing wonderful things about the brand. I wasn't sure about sizing, so I bought the biggest size, which was a US 18/UK 22. I honestly could have gone down a size and been perfectly fine. All in all....
I love my top!
I wore it to my friend's graduation ceremony and absolutely loved the length, feel, quality of fabric and color. It's a beautiful jewel toned purple, and hits me at the perfect length for jeggings or even (super thick) leggings.
I paid full price for it however it has now gone on sale on the website. I'm not sure if they still have the size 18, but if you have a similar shape to myself, you'll be just as fabulous in the size 16. I plan on doing some damage very soon with my Christmas money and discount I have for signing up for their newsletter and making my first purchase. Yay!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Sequin Black Cardigan, Silver Bangles, Fuschia Dress, Grey Striped Top, Geo Print Skirt: F21
Black knit vest: NY & Co.
Silver Necklace: Gift
Grey Beanie and Black Leggings: Target
Opaque tights: Walmart
(Not seen) Mary Jane Shoes: Payless
Black boots: eBay

Burgundy Bird Print Top: F21
Black Jeggings: Lane Bryant
Grey Knit Cardigan: NY & Co.
Purple Suede Boots: Nine West
Silver and Jeweled Bracelet: Gift

Faux Leather Jacket and Mint colored Dress: Target
Multi scarf and Black Beaded Necklace: NY & Co.
Headband: F21

Hope everyone has been having a very safe, happy and fulfilling holiday season. Haven't been on here since before Thanksgiving. Merry Merry Christmas, and I hope everyone had a wonderful day with loved ones. I'll try to update this tomorrow with what I wore this past week and today on Christmas!
LOL at the fake smile I'm giving in several of these pictures...I was TIRED from work!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Catching up!

Hey guys!

I just wanted to post a few outfits as of late and some from an event I went to last month. I like the fact that I can wear my own outfits to work (as long as they're work appropriate) instead of a uniform or set color scheme. I get to show off my ever expanding wardrobe:)
Purple caridgan and grey flowy top:NY&Co//Necklace:Gift from friend//Black jeggings:Torrid//Brown boots:Target
Ally Hilfiger, me and Nary Manivong at the screening of his documentary!
My FAVE piece that he brough along with him; Nary, Ally and their directors taking questions after the screening.
The outfit I wore today to work!
Grey cardigan and necklace:NY&Co//Pink mini dress:F21//Black jeggings:Torrid//Brown boots and beanie hat:Target
Oh and...
Can we talk about Ally's shoes? (BTW, she's super petite and tiny! I didn't realize until she walked past me) They were the Miu Miu curved heels. Absolutely amazing in person!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


That's pretty much how the last few weeks have been lol.
By the time I get home from work, after being on a computer for a lot of the day and talking to people I just wanna SIT and not do anything. It's so hard being on your feet all day!
MY BIRTHDAY WAS LAST WEDNESDAY, THE 12TH. And YES it was a wonderful birthday :)
I have this black, lace, sleeveless dress from Torrid in my closet that I always forget about. I was lazy about my laundry and needed something to wear to work and decided to throw that dress on with some black leggings, pleather boots and a purple 90s grunge-ish top last week. It was weird but in a good way (in my opinion). Everyone liked my dress but idk so much about my combo lol.
On Sunday, I had lunch with my immediate family, and decided to dress up. I had just received my package from Forever21 that day before, so I wore my new black and cream cardigan, periwinkle-ish shirt, skinny jeans and new grey wedges. I love my new cardigan! The shoulders have small pads and it makes the cardigan more fitted and just..amazing.
Have a great rest of week everyone!

Cardigan+Shirt+Skinny jeans= Forever21//Wedges= Target//Necklace= New York and Company

Lace dress= Torrid//Plaid top and leggings= Target

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I got a new job soooo I've been going like the Energizer Bunny since last Wednesday. Luckily, I have Thursdays off so hopefully tomorrow I can do an update on some cute new shoes I bought for work! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. Time for bed :)
And everyone going to work tomorrow, have a splendid day!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I'm sure I'm not alone in hating the process of jean shopping. I'm generally too tall for most stores or need them to go up another size or 2 to fit in them. Most of my denim comes from Lane Bryant and I have 3 pairs of skinnies from Forever21.
I need more jeans! I love the Tripp brand from Torrid, they fit me like a glove. I wore them so much they went from black to charcoal. But they're expensive. Same for Lane Bryant. Lane Bryant's right fit are my fave, I'm the red triangle cut. I like my Forever21 skinnies and they're the best priced ones. I've had them for almost a year now. However, they sit low in the back, especially when I sit down. Ughhh.
But now I'm considering ASOS Curve's jeans. I've been hearing good things about them but I've also heard you need to go up a size or 2 in them. Idk. I just need some more jeans before it gets too cold down here!
If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know. Also, if you've tried ASOS Curve for their bottoms specifically please let me know! Have a blessed Sunday!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I went on an interview today and wanted to take some pics of what I wore. Generally, I stick with a pair of black pants and a solid colored top with flats. Today however, I decided to do more of a brown-creme palette with accents of gold. I had already decided on the top and everything else just came together seamlessly.

My hair on the other hand..I love my curls. HOWEVER, when I took them out of the 8 braids I had done last night, the back was super cute. The front was a frizzy, awkward mess. I decided to pin the front 2 sides back and call it a day.

I didn't have anyone around to take a picture of me so I had to resort to a mirror photoshoot...at least people can see the outfit.

Both are from New York & Company. The front of the top with the ruffles and the back with the zipper..I love it. The cardigan has this cute animal pattern. It's 3/4 sleeve.

Ring from New York and Company; bracelet from Forever21

Cardigan from New York and Company; shoes from Target (don't judge, they've been loved a lot over the years aka worn alot!)

I love the front of this top!

Monday, September 12, 2011

FNO + Football + Baby Shower

Quick Update!
This was my first time going to an FNO event out here in Dallas on Thursday. I went out to the Galleria with a friend of mine and we mostly walked around just browsing the stores. Models traipsed through the mall for impromptu runway shows and stores were full of people eating, drinking and taking pics. Heels were in abundance! I felt so..not cute because I had on some gold flats lol.

V reaching for one of the tasty cupcakes at BCBG!
Denim vest: Old Navy//Grey striped top: Forever21//Ponte knit jeggings: Lane Bryant//Gold flats: Target//Purple quilted bag with gold clasp and chain: eBay

Saturday I went up to my college alma mater to see some friends that came back for the first home football game and friends who are in their last semester/year. We hung out, participated in Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster (which was amazing! and we had an even more amazing waiter!) and laughed til we almost cried. It was a great ending to a pretty bland week. The top I wore was specifically off the shoulder, from ASOS Curve, and it was PERFECT. The fabric wasn't too thin, it actually sat off my shoulder and was definitely cut for a plus size woman, rather than just a big shirt. The sleeves were cuffed and I got a lot of compliments on it.
Wine colored off shoulder top: ASOS Curve
On Sunday I went to the baby shower for the same friend I was with Thursday night. I decided to try out some newer pieces I purchased from Forever21 and Target and an old dark purple cardigan I bought a while ago. I threw it all together in about 5 minutes and surprisingly it turned out really cute (in my opinion at least). The skirt had pockets! And the shoes weren't too bad to walk around in.

Oxford Heels: Target//Purple Cardigan: New York & Co.//Black v-neck cami: Forever21//Orange and Ruse colored skirt: Forever21//Black Leggings: Target//Black Beaded Necklace:// New York & Co.//Leather Cross Body Bag w/Front design: Fossil (copped it for $20 from Goodwill!)

Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Website! Featured Blog!

Sunday night I decided to make a website! It's very simple and not to snazzy for now. I wanted to see how many hits I would get and if I'm able to keep up with it before adding anything extra. It has all my quotes on there and a little info about me, along with a way to contact me for more information. You can find that here.

I also ordered my business cards because I just felt unprofessional always having to whip out my phone or tear slips of paper apart to write down how to contact me. They're very bold and cute, and have all my information on the front and back of them. I'm hoping to have them by next week so I can start passing them out.

ALSO, I met a woman (thanks Mrs. Marilou!) at my sister's church yesterday who does the social outreach/media for a beauty advisor named Helen Gibson-Nicholas. Her site has tons of information about skincare, hair, and products. If you are needing help with beauty, be sure to check the site out! You can find out more information about the site here.

Working in the fashion industry requires you to take a LOT in to your own hands, especially living here in the South where people talk more about sports and agriculture rather than the upcoming New York Fashion Week. If you choose this career path, make sure you have passion that will keep pushing you to be successful in all that you do!