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
When I become rich, I am going to totally show my design team these pictures and tell them “This is how I want my home decorated.” Inspired.
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.
Today, as I was looking for inspirational bohemian festival looks, I ran across this designer collection. I love viewing collections for the upcoming season because you can generally get a feel for what will be trending. The Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2018 collection appears to be an extension of what is already trending, 70’s inspired looks.
I am a sucker for the maxi dresses. So comfortable and carefree. I guess you can call me a maximalist. 🙂
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.
The older I get, the more I love seeing images of beautiful, rich chocolate women because growing up dark skin was not the beauty standard. In fact, it was shamed especially in black communities.
Nowadays, ethnic models are being represented more and more as a beauty norm and for melanin magnificent women like myself, we salute.
For instance, this model…………uh, wait no…….take a closer look, the model is actually computer generated by photographer Cameron-James Wilson.
Shudu has been taken social media platforms such as Instagram by storm because of her beautiful features and lifelike appearance. All I can say is when I read an article about the digital beauty, she gained a new follower.
Modest elegance with a romantic twist is what I call Valentino’s Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collection. Let me just say when I first saw the video of the beautiful, floor length gowns gracing the runway (during NYFW), I was quite impressed. This collection is everything I love about fashion. Beautiful free flowing gowns that are reminiscent of the 1970’s.
I was so inspired by Pierpaolo Piccioli’s designs that I even looked in my closet and thought “Wow, I can actually recreate some of these looks!!”
Don’t be surprised if you see an #OOTD post that reminds you of this collection. 🙂