Friday, August 30, 2013

Memo 081: A Lil' Matchy Matchy

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 30, 2013
Subject: Orange + Fuchsia

I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I'm originally from Michigan. 

There was a little company called Guess Jeans that was pretty popular when I was growing up. I worked for Guess during high school and on breaks while I was home from college.

It was a requirement that your Guess outfits had to coordinate! In the late 90s, Guess made jeans to span the rainbow. We were walking around looking exactly like a bag of skittles! 

I guess you can take the girl out of Detroit but you can't take the Detroit out of the girl. 

Match on, playa...

Dress: H&M
Necklaces: Dillard's and J. Crew, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: ASOS

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Memo 080: Pencil Me In

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 27, 2013
Subject: Pencil Skirt

So, I'm pretty sure that I love pencil skirts. I feel like a real lady when I'm wearing them. I may even walk a little differently. Cue up "Get Me Bodied".
Do the Naomi Campbell walk, Naomi Campbell walkWalk across the room like Naomi Campbell...
There's something so classy about a shape framing pencil skirt and a fabulous pair of heels (oh and a dope bag and cute top!).

Dress (worn as a top): Fumblin' Foe, Skirt: Zara
Bag: Marc Jacobs, Shoes: Marni
Cuff: Armani Exchange
Shoes: Marni

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Memo 079: Sandro Express Silk Crepe Blouse

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 21, 2013
Subject: I Wear This Blouse!

I have never been nor will I ever be a believer in the "wear it once" lifestyle. When I buy something, especially something a little pricey, I want to wear the wear out of it!

I want to wear it until the seams fall apart, take it to my seamstress, and wear it all over again! 

Check out the four different ways that I styled this Sandro Express Silk Crepe Blouse:

Sandro Silk Blouse: Four Ways
Sandro Silk Blouse: Four Ways

Which one did you like the best?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Memo 078: Goal Digger

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 15, 2013
Subject: Ugly Cuteness

Now, I ain't saying she's a gold digger 'cause she turned into a goal digger! Get down, girl, go 'head, get down...

I rap on the side. 

According to the Urban Dictionary, a goal digger is a person who desires wealth in all areas of life, who seeks the secrets of the millionaire mind and has the smarts, optimism, integrity, and passion to do it themselves. 

Hmph. Well, don't mind if I do!

When I saw this Sandro Paisley blouse, I was definitely positive that it was ugly. Like, an ugly kind of cute or a gaudy kind of fabulous.  You know what I mean? To take it even further to the next level, I paired the blouse with these gold H&M shorts that are a 70's kind of 2013. Right? Right...

Blouse: Sandro, Shorts: H&M
Blouse: Sandro, Shorts: H&M
Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Memo 077: Dream Chaser

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 13, 2013
Subject: Black, White and Gold

So, I just started re-reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. Good thing I started by myself because I was in my room HOLLERING at the truth that the first 23 pages were speaking over my life! Seriously, if you've never read "The Alchemist" first slap yourself then get your life and get the book! It is life changing...

My favorite quote so far is "People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of".  At any moment, you can go after your dreams. You're not too old. It's not too late. You haven't missed your chance. Ya'll...

I will go to church on this here blog post! Amen? Amen.

Moving on, I've featured a little black, white and gold in this outfit. Black and white on it's on has such a strong presence. Adding gold is just icing on the cake. And yes, I do believe that you can rock a little leather (faux or real) in the summer time and still keep it cool.

Blazer: Tibi, Crop Top: Zara, Skirt: ASOS
Blazer: Tibi, Crop Top: Zara, Skirt: ASOS
Collar Necklace: H&M, Cuff: Armani Exchange, Clutch: Nasty Gal, Shoes: YSL

Friday, August 9, 2013

Memo 076: Constant Change

To: All
From: Me
Date: August 9, 2013
Subject: Buh Bye Hair Confusion

Remember when I diagnosed myself with hair confusion here? Well, folks, I have made a decision. 

Short hair! 

I've been short before and I've definitely worn my hair like this. I'm not quite sure why exactly I grew it out. I believe it had something to do with the top knot. But I'm serious.

If you can't tell, right up there with prints and patterns is a strong love and adoration for gray and black. It's an understated cool that is so me sometimes.

Dress: Robert Rodriguez
Dress: Roberto Rodriguez
Clutch: Zara
Sunglasses: Gucci, Necklace: Atlanta Boutique, Cuff: Armani Exchange