A Casual Look!

IMG_0660Took a day off from the 9 to 5 to enjoy some me time.  Did lunch & shopping with one of my cousins in cold, gloomy Atlanta.  Yes, I did say shopping, but we hit the clearance racks only & scored a few cute items at great prices.

This fit consists of new items & those from my current wardrobe.  The jacket, new although worn a few times now.  The booties are new, recently purchased on sale from Just Fab. My new found loves because they are comfortable.


Items worn:

Royal blue long jacket (available): Old Navy

Men’s relaxed straight jeans (available): American Eagle

Yellow stripe boyfriend button shirt: Old Navy

Fantine taupe booties: Just Fab

Membership required to purchase with Just Fab.

If exact items are unavailable similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed.



A Longer Jacket!

IMG_0631Fitted to accommodate the cold weather we’ve been experiencing in Atlanta. These cold temperatures call for warm clothing. This is the first time this winter I had to break out a “long” jacket.  Anyone who knows me knows bomber jackets paired with scarves are my thing.

The royal blue jacket is new to my wardrobe; purchased just two weeks ago.  Clearly I am addicted to shopping.  I had been eyeing the coat on Old Navy‘s website since the start of 2015 without committing to the purchase. When I finally decided to make the purchase it was still available in my size; it was meant to be. The other items worn are from my current wardrobe. Believe it or not, the GAP slacks have been part of my wardrobe since 2001. Don’t be afraid to hold on to certain pieces if they still look good & can be worn again. Remember I mentioned before utilize the dry cleaners to keep clothes looking fresh.  Regardless of the price the item was purchased for, take it to the cleaners; trust me, it’s worth it.


Items worn:

Royal blue long jacket (currently available): Old Navy

Black ruffle button down (old): New York and Company

Ash grey wool slacks (old): GAP

Chinese Laundry black “Sheer Bliss” boots (currently available): Macy’s or Chinese Laundry

For those items where the exacts are not available, remember similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed.


Valentine’s Ordeal

Valentine’s I was able to enjoy an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.  I remember attending shows like this when I was child living in NYC, enjoyed them then & still do. Needless to say the show was amazing & I enjoyed every moment of it. Side note: schools should take students to see this performance.

Honestly, I didn’t plan on posting the outfit I wore, but I received many compliments, so here it is…


The real statement were the Shoe Dazzle boots which are new to my wardrobe, purchased the tail end of 2014, but never worn. All other items are from my current wardrobe.


It was only appropriate to wear pink, which is my favorite color, since it was Valentine’s Day.  Originally a skirt was planned, but due to the cold weather a quick wardrobe adjustment was necessary.

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Items worn:

Pink lips infinity scarf: H&M

White faux leather peplum jacket (currently available in black): Charlotte Russe

Navy ruffle front sleeveless shirt: GAP

Dark skinny denim legging: New York and Company

Megenta knee high Ashly boot: Shoe Dazzle

BCBGeneration pink & blue zebra print sequin clutch: Dillard’s

Because many items worn were purchased some years ago the exacts are no longer available, however, similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed. Remember now, a membership is required to purchase with Shoe Dazzle.


A Little Separation!

Today’s work look; all items from my current wardrobe.  The slacks worn are part of a set with a matching vest, but I decided to wear them individually.  Breaking sets, suits or uniforms provides the illusion of having an abundance of clothes, creates variety & allows for some fun. Trust me, I do it all the time and get compliments or statements assuming there are tons of clothes in my closet.


When going through my closet I always seem to find items that have been neglected, for example the slacks, belt & shoes.


Challenge: build new ensembles separating suits, sets and uniforms. 

Items worn:

Burgundy corduroy peplum blazer: Dress Barn

White nylon long sleeved shirt: New York and Company

Tan with brown pinstripes pant: New York and Company

Camel colored patent pumps: Ann Taylor

Camel colored patent belt: Ann Taylor

Brush pink with white polka dot scarf: Mark by AVON

Silver multi-wear necklace: Paparazzi Jewelry (my consultant is C. Renee McLain)

Exact items no longer available, but similar can be purchased at the retailers listed above or those previously listed. Consultant needed to shop Paparazzi Jewelry.


A Simple Black Dress

IMG_0528So, I purchased something new.  At least I successfully made it through an entire month.  Not too bad!!  New goal: every other month no unnecessary spending.

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The dress & tights were purchased this Monday on sale at Old Navy. The dress was $12.99 & the tights were $1.99; couldn’t leave them there.  They were calling me…JReid! The boots are from my current wardrobe.


Items worn: IMG_0522

Black dress (purchased in store): Old Navy

Black with burgundy polka dot tights (purchased in store): Old Navy

Black low heeled-wedge boots (old): KMart

The exact dress & tights are no longer available at Old Navy online, but can be purchased in store (while supplies last as they are on sale); similar items available online.  Similar boots available online at KMart.

Similar items are available at the retailers listed above or those previously listed.