Friday, April 23, 2010

... another Earth Day

Today I have another presentation for EarthDay. But this time its a little more fun. Pizza sales, and games galore, all around the environmental or earth theme. Thanks so much ladies for sharing the tasks that you do to be environmentally conscious! Great JOB.. keep it up~

Today's Outfit
Jeans - LaneBryant
Earth Day tshirt - work
earrings and bracelet - JC Penny
Have a GREAT Day to all!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

In honor of EARTH DAY!

This week at work we have been celebrating Earth Day! This will be the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and we still have a long way to go in our efforts to save the environment. I truly believe that if we do our part future generations will be able to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Now, I dont proclaim to be an expert in environmental issues, but whenever possible, I try to do my part to be environmentally conscious and sensitive to the environment.

Today at work I will be making a presentation on recycling. We have a skit, giveaways and some serious statistics on our carbon footprint as an organization. I hope that it will be helpful to those that attend the presentation and they will use the information in their everyday lives.

Today's Outfit
Black Slacks - K&G
Earth Day Tshirt - work
Green cardi - FashionBug
What do you do to reduce your carbon footprint? How have you taken steps to be environmentally conscious?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Glamorous Professional - Lucky Mag April 2010

Here is my attempt at Glamorous Professional. As Evanadine always tells me, I think that this dress could be a little shorter. Its a little long for my taste, but who has time for all these alterations, lol! (But I may have to adjust this one) And I really think I needed a necklace with this look, but I was to much in a rush this morning to find one.. so I went bare neck, lol!
Today's Outfit
Dress - Ross (maybe?)
Denim blazer - Ross
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to all!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New School Preppy - Lucky Mag April 2010

Here is my take on another of the Lucky Magazine looks for April. So what do ya think? How did I do on this one?

Today's Outfit
boots - Arizona
Blue tights - ?? (although they look black)
Paisley dress - Anthropologie
belt - from another item
blue cardi - FashionBug
Floral bib - Avon
Steve Madden purse - Nordstrom

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday was better than today - Slouchy Elegant

Today's outfit wasn't anything to write about, just a red sweatsuit for running errands. But Saturday was much more fun! This was my take on the Lucky Mag - Slouchy Elegant. I know, its not really slouchy, but like I mentioned before, I don't really have these items, so I did as best I could.

Saturday's Outfit
Jeans - Ashley Stewart
yellow button up shirt - Ashley Stewart
belt - FashionBug
camel leather jacket - JC Penny
shoes - Avon sandals

This is another pic with the jacket off.

Well Saturday's events were filled. My BFFs an I went to a Baby Shower and then we tried to help one of the BFFs (Courtney) to hang some pictures on her wall. That was the hardest task of the day. By the end of the night, 3 pics had fallen from the wall. So, its back to the drawing board for hanging pictures on a cement wall, aaaauuugh!

This was us on our way to the Baby Shower. And thats the chair that we were standing on.. and one of the pics that we were trying to hang. There were a total of 8 pictures to hang.

The decorations at the baby shower were really cute!
And the homemade cake was delicious and cute too!

Mommy was looking fab with gorgeous hair! And the couple was all smiles at the great gifts that they got for Baby Isaiah!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Black and White Days

Its just a laid back, Black and White day today. I put the purse in the pic for a pop of color and I actually wore my jean jacket to work, but no pic of that.
leggins - Macys
Black and White Tunic - Macys
bag - SteinMart

I heard a few different comments on the question about SteinMart. I think they have a good variety of stuff. I will admit, sometimes the plus size section can be less rewarding. But the shoes and accessories are so cute. There are a few pricey pieces, but I am not always looking for a bargain, so its cool for me. Sometimes, I actually buy what I want so price is not as much of an issue when I am in that mood. The selections for straight sizes in the few SteinMarts that I have been in are awesome! I mean they have all kinds of cool stuff from evening dresses to corporate attire to yacht gear. I think SteinMart reminds me of Loehmans if anyone is familiar with that store. And SteinMart has a pretty good selection of housewares too.. and the luggage.. aaaaahhhh! Ok Ok.. enough, I am not a daggone SteinMart sales person.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Garden Collection

I bought this shirt a few weeks ago from H&M. I cant usually fit that much in there, but I tried this little tunic and it worked out pretty good. When I picked it to wear today, I thought I could wear the flutter on the outsideof the cardigan, BUT, this dumb shirt only has the flutter on the sleeves.. duuuuh! So I had to tuck it. But I am sure that you will see this shirt again because it fits well and its comfortable. But there is alot of cleavage jumpin off, I had to tuck some of that under this cardigan for work, lol!

Today's Outfit
jeans - ?? JC Penny maybe
blue cardigan - FashionBug
floral tunic - Garden Collection H&M
green flats - SteinMart [Memphis,TN]

Do you have Stein Mart in your area???
I love that place. We dont have them in MD, so I only get to go there when I am in Mississippi (my aunt and cousin live in MS). So I was pretty excited when I went to one while we were in Memphis.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Not planned but it works.

Nothing much to say about today's outfit. I havent selected all of my outfits for this week, so I have been trying to find something daily. I had something else in mind for today, but I wanted to save that for a better day.
Does anyone else do that ...
Save the outfits that they think are really cute for a good day?
Today's Outfit
Brown slacks - JC Penny
Pink tunic - RainbowPlus (maybe??)
brown tank - ???
flower bib necklace - Avon

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beauty is a State of Mind - Pass it on!

I was awarded this Beautiful Blogger award from Beth at Refashion, Recycle, Reuse

Here are the rules behind the award:

1. Thank & link to the person that gave you the award.
- (check)Thank you, Beth.
2. Pass this award onto 10 bloggers.OK, here goes...
- (check) Here is that list. Sorry ladies, I know that you have gotten plenty of these awards.. so no stress or obligation to reply.. but its fun, so try it if you like :) I really appreciate that you read my crap everyday, lol!
Contact Blogs to let them know they’ve won. (done)

4. Tell seven things about yourself:
- (check) here ya go!

1. I LOOOOVE PIZZA!! I could eat a different kind everyday. And I much prefer thin crust.
2. I want to be a photographer. But I really need some lessons. Hubby bought me this fancy camera and I haven’t really used it to its full potential. I have done a few gigs, but nothing serious. I really want to be a photographer. (Photography was one of the reasons that I started my blog)
3. My husband is so special! He is a wonderful man that I totally adore. No matter what happens in my life that man is super supportive. I love my husband!
4. I want to have a closer relationship with GOD. – nuff said.
5. I want my mother to go to a doctor’s appointment. She hasn’t been in a long time. (oops, that wasn’t about me.. oh well)
6. I LOVE going on vacation…and I LOVE coming home.
7. I try really hard to be a positive person and live my life as an example for others. (But ofcourse I am human, so I don’t always get it right)

Memphis in Photos - April 2010

FINALLY - I am able to give you my Memphis Trip in PHOTOS!!! I know its taken me almost a whole week to do this post, but there were over 400 pics that we took, and I still didnt even get the best ones.. But I wanted you all to see my outfits (a few of which were duds) and view all the amazing experiences that we had too.. so, here goes!

We arrived in Memphis early in the morning. The first stop was the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel.
Airplane and Museum Outfit
Grey jeans - AshleyStewart
grey tank - ???
Purple cardi - Old Navy
grey purse - Aldo
sandals - FashionBug
yellow scarf - ???
The National Civil Rights Museum was amazing. They have truly taken alot of time to really teach about the civil rights movement and how it started and then sadly ended in Memphis in April. Actually, Dr King was assasinated on April 4 and the museum was preparing for a special dedication. The entire experience was very motivating although it was a sad time in American history.

Our lunch was a stop that we found from The FoodNetwork Show - Diners, DriveIns and Dives. This little place called Alcenia's was a dream! The food was delicious and the hospitality was so sweet. It was like having dinner in your grandma's dinning room. All of our food was delicious and freshly made to order.

The last stop for the evening was.. the ducks~ We went to The Peabody Hotel to watch the "marching of the ducks" There is plenty of ritual to this experience and a lenghty history that you can read here if you wish. But it was cute, and definitely an experience to be striked from the bucket list, lol!

Well, the next day we were off to see the other "king" of Memphis- Elvis Presley. I had mixed thoughts about what this tour was going to be like. But the main reason that we selected Memphis was so that my aunt could get to Graceland. She is a huge Elvis fan, so this was a big dream of hers to get to Graceland.
Elvis Outfit
Jean leggins - Ashley Stewart
Pink Tunic - FashionBug
Flats - Macys
(I wasnt to fond of this outfit, but it was very comfortable and even easier to pack which was great!)

Surprisingly Graceland was an amazing tour. It was like a Disneyland operation. And being in the midst of Graceland really evoked an era and time goneby. It was like Elvis died, and then people just started touring his home the next day. Everything was exactly the same and you were really close to alot of the artifacts. One of the biggest things that really intrigued me was the impact that Elvis had on so many people's lives. I have this one pic of his Racquetball Room that has been transformed into a shrine of sorts for many of his gold albums. Its massive and seeing all of this really made you think about how much larger than life Elvis really was... YUP, I felt good to be able to cross that off of my bucket list.. I saw Elvis!

Our next stop for the day was lunch/dinner. We went to another well known resturaunt from The Food Network, The Neely's. Their barbque is amazing. The only issue I had with them was that there wasnt many veggies on the menu. I cant eat all that meat, all the time. (But it sure was good while it lasted)

Ok, so the day was still not over after all of that. We went to an NBA Basketball game -
The Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Hornets.

I wasnt as excited about the actual basketball game. But the I do love live sports. There is something about the excitement in the air that gets me excited too. BUT, after the game, was a FREE CONCERT _ KIRK FRANKLIN!!! now that was exciting. We didnt know when we got the tickets that it would include a free concert, but it was so good. Kirk put on a really good show.
Our last full day in Memphis, yup, we packed it with yet more things to do. We all wanted to see that new Tyler Perry Movie "Why Did I Get Married 2" and I thought it was pretty good. The theatre was packed, but my cousin and I are excellent at logistics, so we were in and out of there, no waiting in line and we got great seats. Its amazing how well we work together.
Movie Outfit
Hubby jeans - FashionBug
Yellow and tan striped cardi - Old Navy
flower pins - Old Navy
flower necklace - Scottsdale, AZ
(this was my favorite outfit of the weekend!)
After the movie, we went to lunch at Texas de Brazil (another meat resturaunt, it was getting rough). The food was tasty, but I was done with eating all the meat. I was ready for some chicken, fish, seafood, or event a vegetarian dish! It was waaay to much for my stomach to process in one weekend. After we left the resturaunt, we walked down to the famous Beale Street. It was so lively and fun. There was plenty of shopping for junk and souvenirs to take home. All in all we had a fabulous time.
We got up pretty early and we were home back in Bmore by 11am!
Thanks so much if you actually took the time to read all this. I know it was long post!