Nothing Makes a Failure But a Try

Friday, March 14, 2014

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I tired to take photos today and these were the only two that were postable (is that a word?). Apparently I wanted to show you that you can also wear this crop top with leggings? So, there's that. I'm taking photos again next week and there will be a full brand new outfit. I promise. Word to the ten people that still visit this blog. You are appreciated! 

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My hair slayed in this photo.

Real or Fantasy

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Black Teggings - Re/Dress/Faux Leather Skirt, Crop Sequin Tee - Simply Be/ Dino Necklace - Ready to Stare/ Boots - Doc Marten. 

Guess who's back in the mutha fuckin house wit two big tig-o-bitties fa yo mouth!? 

I'm back and for good hopefully. I've asked my friend Lawrence to help me take photos at least once a week while I'm living somewhat near him. I'm not sure what will happen when I go back home in the summer, but lets just bask in the glow of now. Ok? 

I've missed blogging and I hope you like the photos. 

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I Was Gone For a Minute Now I'm Back With the Jump Off

Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Black Teggings- Re/Dress/Jacket - Simply Be/Top - Yours Clothing/Shorts - Torrid/Boots - Doc Marten

Only not really. That title is a product of frequent hood rat moments with my friends. I actually was busy preparing, packing, and moving into university. School is only in week 2 so I'm still getting acclimated but all is well. I even managed to get a work study job. 

Way back when Re/dress was under different management they sent me this pair of teggings and I have just now gotten around to photos. These things are amazing. Tights for me can be costly and break after a few wears, but paired with similar colored socks these have the look of tights and the durability and comfort of leggings. I will definitely be buying more of these for the winter.

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Early Summer!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Crop Top (sold out), Leggings (black sold out) - Gisela Ramirez/Necklace - ASOS/Creepers - UNIF Blazer - Salvation Army/Lipstick - Mac's Spirit

Photos by: Jay Boleyn

Technically it's still spring so true to form the weather in Chicago has been all over the place. That means wearing a crop top with a blazer is oddly appropriate. I've worn this crop top outside before and I always get a few looks, stares, and even some comments; but thats par for the course right? These pictures also mark the reunion of my favorite ootd collaborator Jay! He goes back to Georgia tomorrow, but I'm glad we got to take at least one set of outfit photos before he left. I haven't been happy with the last few outfits though I'll just chalk that up to never being happy with your own work. 

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Also, I'll be a guest blogger at The Spring Into Summer Shopping & Styling Event hosted by In Her Glam. I'll be talking summer fashion so I hope to see you there! The event is free. RSVP here and get the full info here

Music Magpie Resale Site

When Chicago weather stops being crazy and summer arrives with plans to stay for good I like to clean out my closet. I usually separate my winter clothes for storage and make a separate pile to donate to the church where my grandmother works. There are no resale shops in my area and setting up my own store to sell clothes is time consuming so donation is the best option. However, I was contacted recently about a Uk website called Music Magpie wear you can send in CD's, DVD's, Video Games, Electronics, and Clothes for cash. They make clothes recycling really easy and you get paid in the process. You type in the brand and garment then they give you a value. If the price is right you can drop your clothes off at one of their many UK locations for free. If you have over 25 items they will even send someone to pick them up for you. Have any of you UK ladies used this service? There US site doesn't support clothing options yet, but I'm hoping it will soon. I'd like to try it.

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Reiss Handbags from John Lewis

John Lewis is a department store that offers great designer items when you want to invest a little more in your wardrobe. In this post I'm going to fous on some Reiss accessories and what I would pair them with. 

As Reigning queen of the barney bag I think this Reiss Luggage Tote Bag would be a great everyday bag. It would work really well with most casual outfits and I could carry around my whole life which is a must for me with any everyday bag. 

Once again vintage style items are my jam and this clutch is super 80/90's. Although I tend to go for brighter colors, for an evening out paired with a simple black dress and a pop of color shoe this clutch would work really well. 

This cream leather shoulder bag would look great with either casual or dressy looks when you dont have a lot to carry around. I think this color would work really with pastels which are popular again this spring/summer season. 

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New Look Inspire Dresses

Monday, June 24, 2013

The New Look Inspire Rang has become quite popular over the last couple of years because it offers great plus size clothing items at an affordable price. As it is now officially summer I thought in this post  I would tell you about a few of my favorite plus size dresses from the line and how I would style them.

First up is the Navy Embellished Playsuit which isn't technically a dress, but just go with it. You guys know I love old lady clothes so the gold embellishments are working over time for me. I think this playsuit would make a great day time look with simply earrings and black flats or a great night time look with a chunky necklace, pink clutch, and black high heel shoes.

Next we have the floral chiffon dress and the pink printed sleeveless shirt dress. In the summer I love dresses like these to that are super easy to throw on on hot days with just flat shoes, simple makeup and a tote. I love going all out, but that can't happen everyday.

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