Something Old, Something New

Weekend Recap - Off Duty Style

This post is a synopsis of the outfits I wear for my weekend workout regimen.  You know the usual exercises of  Saturday shopping, and looking fly at Sunday brunch.  

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For shopping, comfort is key.  I wore a fun print cotton shirt that I scored at the thrift store for a few dollars.  I especially love the 90s vibe of the shirt.  Shorts are good solution for shopping because they are so easy to slide in and out of when shopping, and lastly -flat shoes.  

.....and I'm off.  The shopping ensues.

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Outfit deets - shirt: thrift c/o Goodwill; shorts: Anthropologie; shoes: H&M; earrings: vintage; purse: gifted c/o Aldo

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My favorite day of the week is Sunday.  That's the day we celebrate Jesus, and it's Brunch day.  Brunch is my favorite meal of the week.  Nothing makes me happier than sweet and savory dishes topped off with a round of mimosas.  Brunches and beautiful seem to go together hand and hand.  This day was particularly beautiful, and although the sun was shining the wind was blowing catching my high low skirt.  

                                                                                            outfit deets - shirt and shoes: Zara; skirt: Forever 21; purse: H&M

                               

                                                            outfit deets - shirt and shoes: Zara; skirt: Forever 21; purse: H&M

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Muted Statement

The faces that I am making in this post pics are priceless.  Those of you who follow me on other social media outlets may know that I reside in Jackson, MS part-time, so let me tell you about the heat wave here.  The heat is just down-right RUDE.  It's sweltering.  But I can honestly say that I love it here - 115 degree heat index and all.

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On this particular day in Jackson, I wore an oldie but goodie.  I got this romper on clearance (as I  do all my clothes) at Express many years ago.  I couldn't have been more happy that this thing still fit after owning it so long, and actually not wearing it for almost 3 years...I had lost it (yikes).  Another thing I love about this romper is it's versatility.  This outfit can easily go from day to night with a simple shoe and accessory swap.  Here I was out about to catch dinner with my babes, so I wore heeled sandals, a red lip, and a statement necklace.  He thought I looked fancy.

              outfit deets: necklace - H&M; romper - Express; sandals and sunglasses - Jessica Simpson c/o Dillard's; clutch - vintage

              outfit deets: necklace - H&M; romper - Express; sandals and sunglasses - Jessica Simpson c/o Dillard's; clutch - vintage

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Night Out

A few nights ago we celebrated my love's birthday.  He wanted a night of libations, great food, and chill vibes; and that is definitely my type of night.

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Once the location for the night is established, it's time for the outfit planning.  Lately, I have been getting dressed from my feet up...meaning this chick dress for comfy feet.  So these cute little sneakers have been my go-to for some while now.  Although I was being practical with my footwear, I had to remain sexy so I wore a slip skirt (I mean, it was my boo's birthday!!)

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outfit deets - shirt: vintage thrifted c/o Goodwill; slip skirt: Rose's; shoes: Aldo; clutch: thrifted c/o Goodwill

outfit deets - shirt: vintage thrifted c/o Goodwill; slip skirt: Rose's; shoes: Aldo; clutch: thrifted c/o Goodwill

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Burning Sage

Hey guys, it's great to be finally posting again.  Sorry for the hiatus....one word - LIFE.  Life has definitely been happening, and I must say I welcome it whole-heartedly.

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outfit deets- pants: vintage; shirt: Buffalo Exchange; shoes: Steve Madden c/o Macy's; clutch: Marc Jacobs for Target 

outfit deets- pants: vintage; shirt: Buffalo Exchange; shoes: Steve Madden c/o Macy's; clutch: Marc Jacobs for Target 

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Style Stalker - Misha Nonoo for Aldo Rise SS2015

American contemporary womenswear designer, Misha Nonoo, collaborated with Aldo's shoe and handbag design teams to create accessories for her Spring/Summer 2015 runway show.  Watch this behind the scenes video below which shows Misha in action the day before the big show.  It's here that she talks working with Aldo, and the inspiration behind the collection.

The pieces are appealing to my particular style aesthetic as I tend to be drown to more sophisticated, classic silhouettes that offer a splash of color to my neutral wardrobe.   The color palette of the pieces are black, white, navy, gold metallic and orchid.

Aeaniel - $100.00

Aeaniel - $100.00

Aquino - $65.00

Aquino - $65.00

Birchell - $160.00

Birchell - $160.00

The Aeaniel is the ballerina flat.  It can easily be paired with palazzo pants or a sporty skirt.  Birchell is the strappy high heel sandal.  It is versatile as well with just the right degree of sexiness.   Lastly, the oversized clutch is the perfect marriage between softness and structure.  The purse also features a rose gold chain and clasp which adds chic details. 

photo & video credit - aldoshoes.com

Feminine Florals

Happy Easter to you all!!!

This day is very special to me (as I'm sure it is to all Christians).  It is also special to me from a fashion aspect.  Easter is a main indicator of the warmer weather to come.  It's the first holiday of Spring and we signify this by dressing in pastels and floral prints. 

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something old - The high waisted pencil skirt and floral peplum shirt are both thrifted pieces that were under $5.00.  The shirt was actually gifted to me by my very best friend.  I love the very early 90s, unique print of it.  I also decided to leave the shoulder pads.

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Placing the shirt inside the skirt presented another style option.  I think this look is bit more polished, and sometimes that just works.

Which do you prefer??

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