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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

30 NEVA LOOKED SO...PINK!!


It's the 17th and I have been looking forward to this day for months? Why you ask, cause it's my BIRTHDAY!!!  Not just any birthday, but my 30TH Birthday.   To add more drama to my day, I woke up with pink eye in BOTH eyes. Clearly the universe is messing with me, however I refuse to let it win.  I will celebrate in the best way I can surrounded by friends and family. 















Ohh, did I forget to mention my guy surprised me with a trip to ARUBA! Yes ladies, 30 is looking amaaazing!!


Thank you to both Jeuls and Marky Marc for being my blogtographers

Friday, April 13, 2012

On the move...

Happy Friday!!!

I don't know about you all, but today couldn't come fast enough.  I look forward to kicking off my heels, a glass of Moscato (dont judge me lol), remote in hand in my pj's watching TLC and HgTv all night.  Below are some pics taken while on the move in the bustlin' city.  I was dressed pretty casual minus the sky high heels. 












As can see, I've been rocking my natural hair since Easter thanks to the Conair "You Curl" Curling Wand. 



Specs:
Moto Style Jacket..................................Forever 21 (old)
Button Down semi-sheer shirt.............Zara
Black Leggings......................................Torrid
Chain strap leather bag........................BeBe
Suede/Patent Wedges........................Aldo

Have a great weekend you guys!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TIGHTROPE

Happy Humpday!!

I am a huge fan of Janelle Monae-her androgynous style, her gorgeous natural hair and of course her amazing voice.  Her album, ArchAndroid, in my opinion is a must have with tracks like Cold War, Locked Inside, Dance or Die, and others making a believer out of me. 

Now that Sandee, the music blogger, has said her piece; lets talk about the outfit.  My ensemble was NOT inspired by Janelle Monae on purpose which gives truth to the idea that one item in your ensemble can truly transform a whole look.  In this case, I believe that one item were my spectator oxfords-the glue to piece it all together. 





My "Tightrope" impression.  [Insert womp face here] lol






SPECS
Printed Scarf........................................Forever21
White button down............................Torrid
Ponte Stretchy skinny pants.............Joe Fresh
Structured Blazer.................................H&M
Oxfords.................................................Dollhouse
Faux Diamond crusted earrings.........Forever21

Which artists inspire your wardrobe?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: American Apparel Riding Pants (PLUS)

HAPPY MONDAY!


Some time ago, American Apparel launched their plus size line.  This was awesome news to me because for years, I simply walked by their stores rolling my eyes at the pipe dream that 1) I can actually fit into their clothing and 2) that I would spend $40 on a pair of leggings.  However, with the vast openings of several AA stores in NYC in the last 2 years or so, it was inevitable that I'd eventually walk into their stores.  Upon my first visit, I secretly yearned for a pair of disco pants from them.  The further I walked onto their brightly lit store, I pouted at the simple but yet retro leggings, accessories and bodysuits and their ridiculous prices.  For clothing manufactured in  the US, they sure were expensive. 


Fast forwards some months later while shopping at one of my favorite thrift stores in the city, I spotted these forest green ribbed riding pants from AA in a XL. I couldn't believe it.  The further I perused the racks, I lucked up on a pair of AA black disco pants all in the same shopping trip!!

Below is my work look incorporating the riding pants. 


Details....
I love the patches at the inner thigh along with the ribbed material.  The material is so thick that any material you tuck into it is practically invisible beneath it.  It also acts like a bodyshaper in a way as well.  They're very stretchy and high-waisted.  So if that's not a look you like, these pants aren't for you.  Sure you can place a shirt over it, but it defeats the purpose.  TIP: I do recommend wearing a pair of spanx underneath to further smooth the tummy area.









Since this is a work outfit, I attempted to downplay the fit with a longer blazer and opted for a plaid shirt instead of a plain white one for visual interest. 


Plaid Shirt.....................................American Eagle
White Blazer..................................Thrifted
Green Riding Pants.......................AA thrifted
Wedges.............................................Aldo
Accessories......................................F21, Michael Kors, Gifted, Zales
In all, if you do make the plunge ($74) and buy yourself a pair, you will not be disappointed. 

What can I say; I was on a playground after all lol



What do you think? Are these pants splurge-worthy?

UPDATE 4/6/12:  The riding pants are currently on clearance in size XL ONLY for $44!!!!!  Here's direct link http://store.americanapparel.net/rsaor300dl.html?c=VillageGreen

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