This year is going by so quickly and one thing I know for sure is I am growing with the times. I am not the type of person who says “Shh, don’t tell people my age.” I am proud to be 42 years old. The growth and experiences that God has allowed me to conquer, I don’t take that for granted.
Anyway, the first dress I am wearing is one of my favorite vintage dresses. I have had it for years and it has a few tears here and there that I had to mend but I love it because it’s so carefree. I am a maximalist and it’s hard for me to part with my maxi dresses.
The 2nd look is featuring a pleather skirt I purchased for GoJane.com last year. I love that store.
Happy Friday!!!! I am about to be so transparent. My blog dues came up for renewal recently and I thought “Hmmm, I should probably just let this go.”
I have been blogging for many years as a hobby with minimal success, if any……but a still, small voice says to me “Keep Going”. I talk to God alot and so I “Keep Going”. Not sure if this blog is even helping someone but I hope so. Fashion Blogging is not just a show and tell but to inspire.
Anyway, the above sounds a little bit like rambling so I am going to go on to what I am wearing in the pictures. I have had these striped pants for a couple of years and thought about a different way to wear them…………enter a scarf from my closet that I tucked into a strapless bra and “Voila!!” my #ootd
This past Thursday, my family and I went to see “Avengers” Infinity War and if you are a superhero geek like my family is, the move is a MUST see. I was so stressed the last half hour of the movie that I sat in my seat with my hands clasped closely to my face…………(in my mind, I am an imaginary chain smoker so my imaginary ciggy’s were everywhere once the movie ended). It was that stressful.
The car ride home required us to listen to something soothing and peaceful like jazz. My boys don’t even like jazz music yet they were just fine after seeing this movie……….. 🙂
Hat – Target (they have the best selection of straw hats)
Denim shirt – Plato’s Closet
Denim jeans – Vintage
Shoes – Macy’s
Since I don’t really have time during the week to take photos (okay, let me just keep it real, I just don’t feel like it. The grind of work, motherhood and just simply adulting has my eyeballs looking like Droopy at 5:30 pm), I decided to create weekend lookbooks.
I feel a lot more refreshed and enjoy taking photos of some of the apparel I like to wear on the weekends, albeit hanging with my 3 sons, date night or going to church.
For the past few months, I have been really considering cutting my hair. Okay, this is not the first time taking short hair under consideration as I have had short hair several times before, but after a couple of months, I was always back to adding extensions. Well, I had an idea this time. What if I bought a wig to give the illusion of short hair?………enter the Outre Pixie cut wig (purchase here).
Let me just say I love this wig, but straight out the package it looks like a hair skull cap. My baby boy even said “Mommy, that looks like a hair hat.” O_0 (no lies were told).
In the wig’s defense, once you start fingercombing and manipulating it, the wig actually looks cute. There was only one complaint. Apparently, I have a big head. By the time I took my “hair hat” off my head????? Ewwww, chile, it was throbbing.
When life happens to people, why is your blog the first place that is affected? Why?
Anyway, instead of giving you a long and very boring explanation, just know I have been placing my focus on my instagram page @thebohemiancosmo. Why the name change you ask? I mean, shouldn’t all your social media sites be uniform? Yes, they should but I wanted to focus strictly on fashion and nothing else.
My instagram page @challebrown is a hodge-podge of pictures, style inspiration and even home and decor. It’s just me being random. My new page is a little bit more focused. It’s sorda like an artist evolving and testing the waters. #betastages
Anyway, my plan is to launch a YouTube page in conjunction with @thebohemiancosmo as sometimes people want to see the “true you” in pictures and on camera.
For your convenience, I have linked my new instagram page to this blog. Just click on one of the pictures (on the right hand side under (“Follow us on Instagram”).
With my boyfriend’s old sweater and my iPhone camera, I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite singers and style inspiration, Jody Watley by recreating her “Still A Thrill” album cover for Halloween.
My favorite thing to wear on the weekend is not denim but camouflage. I have camo everything too from dresses, joggers, pants, skirts and even tank tops.
I love pairing these items with contrasting colors or fabrics like this backless knit sweater and faux suede booties but ultimately my main goal is comfort.
I even tone down my makeup because let’s be real, who is going to Target with their face beat to the gawds? 0_O
Shop the look:
Sweater – Tobi.com
Joggers – Ebay
Shoes – GoJane.com
Earrings – Uniqnation.com
An easy/chic way to incorporate a subtle sexy look into your outfit of the day is wearing an off-the-shoulder sweater or top.
This style is currently trending this season so if you are looking for a wide variety of apparel check out Tobi.com. Not only is their selection awesome but the quality of their clothing is equally as awesome.
Did I just sound like a commercial? Yeah, maybe. 🙂
Off the shoulder Wrap shirt – Tobi.com
OTK boots – Shein
Ever so often I love to do what I call “Vintage Recreations” on my fashion blog where I use a vintage photo as inspiration for my “Outfit Of The Day”. Unknowingly, when I put this outfit together and was looking over the photos I thought “Oh, Wow, this ensemble reminds me a lot of Audrey Hepburn’s outfit in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“. I guess my vintage style is becoming second nature to me now.
I told my boyfriend about the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” correlation and his response was “What’s Tiffany’s? Do they sell chicken?” O_O
Off the shoulder sweater – Tobi.com
OTK boots – GoJane.com
Pearl necklace – Thrifted
Glasses – FrugalfindsNYC.com