30 Day Challenge - Day 8

Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

How perfect...there is only 2 days left in July so I can start out fresh with my goals this Sunday.

1. Workout at least 5 times a week.
2. Cook at least 3 times a week.
3. Register for school and purchase textbooks.
4. Take at least one sewing class.
5. Finish one of the many crochet projects I have started, lol.

30 Day Challenge - Day 7

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

My Grandma! Mary Elizabeth...She made me into the woman I am today. I can honestly say I have never met another person that is as sweet and kind as she was. She raised 10 ten kids and then helped raise almost all of her grand-children. I have learned so much from her. I believe that's why I am so old-school as my friends tell me. A lot of my values and morals were instilled in me by her. She was really a stickler when it came to behaving like a lady and having good manners. I can remember never being able to play or my knees (because it would make them black, lol), always having to wear a slip under everything, weekly hair appointments and we always got new shoes and a purse when bought outfits for church! I miss my grandma so much...she passed away in 2006. Her spirit definitely lives on and I can say that should would be proud of the lady I am today. Because of her I know how to carry myself with dignity and class. Love you Grandma!

Over the Hump

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's Wednesday and I am so glad. This week seems to be flying by. I kept it simple today with one of my favorite dresses and sandals, nothing special.

Sandals-Market via DSW

30 Day Challenge - Day 6

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 6 - Favorite super hero and why

Wonder Woman

Real Name: Diana Prince
Particularly known for her beauty (and her red, blue and gold outfit), Diana Prince, AKA Wonder Woman, came from a matriarchal tribe of Greek Amazons, and was charged with bringing peace to the world of man. Possessing the powers of super strength, enhanced speed, flight, and the ability to force people to tell the truth (via her magic ‘lasso’), Wonder Woman remains one of the most sexist and iconic super heroines of all time.

I can remember watching Wonder Woman the TV series with Lynda Carter and the cartoon. I just always thought Wonder Women was the illest of the female super herons. Maybe it was her outfit she was fierce, lol.

Info and pic via infobarrel.com

5 Under 50

1. Kmart.com - $17.49

2. Oldnavy.com - $16.50

3. Ebags.com - $35.20

4. Forever 21.com - $3.80

5. Forever 21.com - $5.80

30 Day Challenge - Day 5

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to

Vatican City! I had the opportunity to visit Rome for my 22nd birthday with my fiance'. We had an awesome time. Vatican city was so breathtaking, I loved it. I am not Catholic but I did appreciate the beauty and history of the city.

The Eiffel Tower! I visited Paris on my very first deployment in the Navy. I had just gotten stationed in La Maddalena, Italy and a couple weeks after I was on board we got underway for Toulon, France. Our recreation department was offering a trip to Paris and myself and few other people I had befriend decided to go. I had a wonderful time, Paris is beautiful city. Hopefully one day I will be able to return.

30 Day Challenge - Day 4

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have

I over analyze EVERYTHING about myself. My hair, my smile, my feet...everything. I can't believe that I even put up pics of myself daily. I sit there and nit-pick every little thing. I'm sure most people wouldn't even notice but to me it sticks out like a sore thumb to me. I can really be my own worse critic. I sometimes talk myself out of situations before I even began. I am working on it...I'm a work in progress.

30 Day Challenge - Day 3

Day 3 - A picture of you and your friends

Sunday brunch at Rusty Pelican.

Pretty in Pink

Friday, July 23, 2010

I love this color combination of pink an burgundy. You can't really tell my pants are burgundy because of the color effects I used but they are. My necklace also has pink pearls in it. I think I am getting pretty good at blogging. I try to blog about something new everyday. I know how it feels to get engrossed in a blog and then the owner just abandons it. I have also become addicted to fashion blogs, I was addicted before. But since I have my own blog I am on another level of addiction. I am so fascinated by other bloggers personalities, sense of style, there willingness to share their lives with the world. Its almost like have an unlimited list of potential friends. It has to be a labor of love because you can face a lot of criticism from other people. Not everyone is nice or has nice things to say, but that's just a chance to have to be willing to take. So fare I love it! I hope everyone has a great weekend. Tropical Storm Bonnie has Miami soaking wet, so I guess I will be inside for the majority of the weekend. I plan to have some DIY next week as well.

Pink cardigan-F21
Pink Camisole-Macy's
Shoes-Calvin Klein via DSW

30 Day Challenge - Day 2

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name

My blogger name is really literal and has everything to do with my life. I have never been anyone's princess, not my mom, my dad, my ex-husband anyone. It also means I'm not that prissy girl that can't do anything for herself.

A Triad of Colors

Another skirt...I love skirts and dress. I really like how they accentuate my body. You have to embrace yourself and wear what makes you feel good. So I am usually always in a skirt or a dress! LOL. Sidenote: I think my calves look amazing. All those miles of running are paying off. Yay me!

Wrap sweater-Target
Long and Lean Tank-Target
Open toe booties-Dalhouse via Shoes.com

Red Carpet Fab

Selita E. Banks looked absolutely amazing at Target's East Harlem store opening. Who knew folks would come out for a Target opening, lol. This look is simple but very lady like. I love the entire look from head to toe. I myself don't wear makeup but this is a look I would definitely try.

Ms. Kelly was there as well looking fab as well. I wish her bangs were a teeny bit shorter, but overall she looks great. Does anyone think they were overdressed for a Target opening? I guess that's just the Hollywood life *shrugs shoulders*, lol.

(Photo credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

30 Day Challenge - Day 1

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.

1. I hate taking the trash out.
2. I miss the days when I use to watch my mom cooking in the kitchen. I was her sous chef.
3. One day I want to have 3 kids and be a working mom.
4. I taught myself to crochet 3 years ago.
5. I hate mushy foods =/.
6. My favorite color is blue.
7. I have been wearing hair pieces since 1999, even though my hair is past shoulder length.
8. I want to write a book.
9. My favorite movie is Lady Sings the Blues, Diana Ross was so fierce.
10. I was in the Navy from 1999-2003.
11. I can't swim. I have a huge fear of drowning.
12. I love to read, I am currently reading The Conversation: How Black Men and Woman Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationship by Hill Harper.
13. I have a love/hate relationship with exercise.
14. I want to rent a RV and drive from NC to CA.
15. I am sometimes my own worst critic and hold myself back a lot out of fear.

30 Day Challenge

I found this challenge on Tara's blog Glamourlicious. Seems like fun and I will have a guaranteed blog post for the next 30 days! lol.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name
Day 03-A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?

Fashion Fancy - Sanaa Lathan

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

(Images via Zimbio)

I love Sanaa Lathan! Her styles seems very classic and sophisticated. Apparently she loves dresses just like me, lol. She never appears to be overly done or made up. She has that natural beauty that shines through.

Much Better

Okay I am feeling much better today! I think I look better too. I got the inspiration from this outfit here. Monica wore denim jacket belted over a dress, very cute minus that hat. I decided to create my own version of this look using my denim blazer and black sheath dress.

Denim Blazer-Guess via Ebay
Black patent slingbacks-Chinese Laundry via Marshalls
Initial Pendant and Bracelet-Macys
Ring-Fabco NYC

Coupon Clippings

Modcloth - 10% off, use MODPALS. Expiration unknown.

JcPenney - 15% off use SUR10JUL, expires August 14, 2010.
Free shipping on orders over $49, use 49SUMMER. Expiration unknown.

Forever21 - Free shipping on orders over $40. Expires August 1, 2010. Use STANDOUT.

Limited - 15% off purchase. Expires December 31, 2010. Use 405.
Printable Coupon Fab 5. Expires July 25, 2010.

DSW - Free standard shipping on $35 or more. Expiration unknown. Use SHIPR.

Shoes.com - 15% off sale items. Expires July 31, 2010. Use SUMMER.

Monday Blues

Okay Monday's definitely suck and as you can see from my lack of effort I had the Monday Blues yesterday. I woke up late and didn't have an outfit picked out =/. I grabbed something easy, but I looked I was dressed for casual Friday, lol. Anywho...I love my skinny knit pants they are sooo comfy.

Long and Lean tank-Target
Knitt Skinny-NY&C0.
Pep Toes-Ninewest
Bracelets-Gifted by ex-husband

5 Under 50

Friday, July 16, 2010

1. ASOS.com-$42.11

2. Piperlime.com-$39.99

3. Dr.Jays.com-$44.00

4. Miss Selfridge-$22.93

5. Forever21.com-$3.80

Raging Bull

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This outfit is dedicated to my homie Drizzy! I got the idea for this outfit from him. We were on the phone and he mentioned he wanted to wear his Raging Bull sneakers. Me being a novice sneaker head immediately knew what he was talking about and decided to create my own Raging Bull outfit.

I love, love, LOVE this pencil skirt. Did I mention I love it! It fits like a glove. It originally had a lining in it which I immediately cut out. It wasn't allowing the skirt to stretch at all. I felt like I was walking in a straight jacket!

Stripped Tank-Target
High-Waisted Pencil Skirt-JcPenney
Peep Toes-Calvin Klein via DSW