Green White and Black


White Tee - Old Navy, Cardigan - Old Navy, Skirt - Target
Happy Wednesday!
Link ups: Style Elixir, Tuesday Blog Hop, We love Target Link up (Bottoms)


Pink and Giveaway Winners Announced


Hope you had a nice Memorial day. This weekend was all about hair so not much fun for me. I took out my braids and my daughter's braids. Spent hours braiding hers again and I spent a few hours at the salon relaxing mine over the span of the weekend. God wasn't joking when he said the hair is the glory of the woman. Anytime you don't see any posts from me, it's because of hair issues.
I was also in Indiana and Atlanta last week. I didn't tell you that. I usually like to return from my trips before mentioning it to anyone. The highlight of my Indiana trip was spending $57 for dinner at Mo's. Not by choice.  I went out with colleagues because I didn't want to be anti social. Half of that amount would have gotten me a nice pair of shoes. 




Top - Old Navy, Jeans - JeanStar, Necklace - Forever 21, Shoes - Macy's


The winners of the giveaways have been chosen

Avon Clearskin Set Giveaway Winner: #2 Kelsey (chosen via Random.org)

$25 Old Navy or TJ Maxx and $25 Avon credit and Scarf winner: Laura
$25 Avon Credit Winner: Chelsea

I will try to contact you soon. Thanks for entering!





Old Navy Floral Skirt with Blue and Cognac

Blue top, floral skirt, midi skirt, cognac shoes, wedges, zara bag
Sweater Top - The Limited, Skirt - Old Navy, Shoes - Payless, Sunnies - Avon, Bag - Zara

1. I wore this same skirt with a gingham top and striped top here
2. I did not lose one earring. I guess I need to stop tilting my head.
3. The fact that I bought these shoes from Payless is starting to show in my opinion. I think I need to stick with Nine West

Happy Wednesday!

Don't Forget to enter my giveaway: Win $25 to GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic (or TJ MaXX), $25 Avon Credit plus a polka dot spring scarf. Enter Here

Black and White and a Little Red

I'm wearing one of my favorite summer skirts which I've owned for years. I wore this over the weekend on  Saturday to church. As you can tell my life is busy with work, church, kids and so many other things...blogging and my Avon business included. That's why I look tired (second picture). Once things start getting out of hand, I just say no to one or two activities and slow down. See my post on creating balance if you are in the same dilemma.




Sandals - Anne Klein via TJ Maxx, Bag - Nine West, Belt - Target

Win a $25 Gap/Old Navy Gift Card (or TJ Maxx Gift card)+ $25 Avon Credit + a Polka Dot Scarf in my Blogiversary Giveaway. Enter Here



Cropped Cardigan and Purple Flowers


This is how I wore purple and black for church today. I really wanted to wear this skirt since I had only worn it once since I got it many years ago. This cropped cardigan was my best bet. I thought cropped cardigans only belonged with sleeveless dresses, but I've now found a new use for them. If you want your wardrobe to be more versatile, a cropped cardigan goes a long way. Get them in a few colors and you'll be surprised how useful they are. I have a few in other colors. White here, black here and coral here.
The fullness of the skirt hides the fact that my hips are small and balances my heavy top. The waist band is bigger than normal and cinches my big mid section.

P.s don't forget to enter my giveaway below. Have a blessed and God filled week!


Floral skirt, midi skirt, purple heels

pearl necklace, how to wear a cropped cardigan,target

Dressed up Khakis

I was freezing for two days earlier this week so I decided I needed to go back to wearing my pants and a sweater. I was about to put my sweaters away but this weather has been unpredictable.
Khakis are the the engineer's uniform...worn with a polo. That is how I styled my Khakis back in the day but today, I'm dressing them up a little with leopard heels and pearls, and layered. I also like the way blue looks with the khaki color.
I've worn this sweater three times already in the past few weeks. I just love pairing navy with everything.





Sweater - Forever 21 ($10) (Love this), Khaki Pants - Gap, Leopard Pumps - Target ($9 in store), (Similar), Button Down - Sears ($15), Necklace - Avon - Old ($10) (similar)

THE BB Cream (Beauty Balm) + Two Giveaways



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Win a $25 Gap/Old Navy Gift Card + $25 Avon Credit + a Polka Dot Scarf in my Blogiversary Giveaway. Enter Here

Win the Avon Clearkin Skincare Set for Oily Skin. Enter Here








Lemon and Grape

Here's one color combo I'm trying for the first time. In a previous post , I featured a few yellow items I'm loving and have been drawn to, and I promised I would try the yellow and purple combo. It's a cold spring day in Boston so the spring jacket adds the final touch.
I love pairing brown/nude with purple so I wore these brown wedges . Like I mentioned in an earlier post they go with everything and I keep reaching for them.

Purple Pencil Skirt Target, Yellow Shirt, Nude wedges, Window pane jacket



Shirt - Target, Skirt - Target, Wedges- Payless (similar), (similar), (Love this), Earrings - Avon, 
Jacket - Gift, Tote - Franklin Covey


Link Ups: Real Girl Glam, My Thrifty Chic, The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So,
Get Your Pretty On

Marionberry Style Yellow Challenge

Win a $25 Gap/Old Navy Gift Card + $25 Avon Credit + a Polka Dot Scarf in my Blogiversary Giveaway. Enter Here




Weekend Color Blocking

This is what I wore on the weekend for running around, choir rehearsal and taking my son to a birthday party. The top is actually green. Green doesn't picture well for me for some reason.
I realize the top is too long and a little out of proportion in relation to the pants...but I didn't realize this till I took the picture. I should have tried the half tuck but then again it just feels weird so this is what I got. I will work on proportions next time.



Top - Target, Cobalt Skinnies - Style and Co via Macy's (similar), (similar), Flats- Nine West, (30% off now), Necklace - The Limited


Win a $25 Gap/Old Navy Gift Card + $25 Avon Credit + a Polka Dot Scarf in my Blogiversary Giveaway. Enter Here


Two Years-a-Blogging Giveaway: $25 Old Navy/Gap Gift Card + $25 Avon Credit + a Scarf

Here it is! I've been two years-a-bloggin' and I have a giveaway for you. I also reached my sales goals in my Avon business and earned a free trip to Hawaii (I earned a trip to San Diego two years ago).  I would like to celebrate and thank my readers and Avon customers who have made this possible....and most importantly thank God for this blessing.
So here are the three Prizes:

1. $25 Old Navy/ Banana Republic/GAP Gift Card
(option of $25 TJ Maxx card if winner chooses)


2. $25 Avon Credit (Two Winners)
My Avon Picks


Kissable Lipstick
mark Go to Print Dress
Suitcase Organizer
Voile Dress
mark Powder Buff Foundation


3. Mark Connect the Dots Scarf




First place winner will receive all three Prizes. Another winner will receive just the $25 Avon credit.

Be Sure to Check out the Avon Website for many many more neat products for the entire family and my current specials.


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School Boy Blazer and Slacks

This week's Style me Friday Link up theme over at Fashionista Next Door is slacks. This is what I'm actually supposed to wear to work everyday but I end up wearing my skirts, dresses and crops sometimes because I do like to dress up. A lot of things are still begging to be worn in my closet but they are not appropriate for my life style. I even have to wear a uniform on Sundays for church because I sing in the choir. Many of my outfits that I do not post are basically those days I wear my slacks. So here's one of the ways I wear my slacks.






Burgundy blazer

Jacket - The Limited (similar), Pants - Rafaella , Polka Dot Blouse - Old Navy (similar) (similar)(similar), - Flats - Nine West, (30% Off now),  Ring - Avon

Link Ups: Best of Friday Link Up, Style Me Friday, Friday's Fancies

Do you have Oily Skin? Enter the Skincare Giveaway Here

A Printed Shirt Dress

I always end up wearing a dress whenever I wake up too late to think of mixing and matching the right outfit. I just couldn't decide what to wear. This dress was my go to and sigh of relief for today...so sometimes I don't feel guilty when I walk into Target for toilet paper and go by the clothes section first to see what might be on sale because I usually get stuff that come in handy down the line. yes??. So this dress I got two years ago on sale at Target.
The color of shoes I really thought would go with it (which I don't have in my closet) are these ones that Heather is wearing here. I'm wearing comfortable flats because as we speak, I have a knee injury. I hope it will be better by Sunday so I can wear my heels.







Dress - Target (option), (Fit and Flare Option), Belt - Style and Co via Macy's, Flats - Old Navy, Necklace - Avon, Link Bracelet - Jewel IQ (similar)

Link ups: The Pleated Poppy, Small Town Big Wardrobe




Enter the Skincare Giveaway Here


Peach and Navy on Repeat

This was the choir uniform for Sunday. You must know all the color combos for our choir by now :). This is not the navy skirt I wanted to wear. I was going to wear a pleated navy skirt since I've worn this a few times already (We wear navy quite a bit so I wanted to change things up. We wore this exact outfit this time last year). Well, I don't know what I was thinking...I decided to iron the skirt and I put a hole in it. That's the end of that one. And I paid the full price of $22.99 for that skirt at Target. Oh well! Now I'm on the hunt for a new navy pleated skirt. If not, you'll see this one over and over again because we have to wear navy again soon.





The Skirt that was not meant to be :(. Pink Option here

Sweater - Talbots , Skirt - AGB via Macy's, Pumps - Aldo (similar), Bag - Style and Co via Macy's, Necklace- The Limited and Bracelet - The Limited, Rose Gold Watch - Anne Klein

Link Ups: Real Girl Glam, The Pleated Poppy, Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So


Enter the Skincare Giveaway Here


Summer Skin Rescue with Avon Clearskin and a Giveaway

If you have partly oily skin like me, you must be getting ready to start doing something different with your skincare routine as the summer is approaching. In the summer, I do something different to combat oily skin, since the heat adds to the oily skin problem.

Here's what I do.

1. I switch to a lighter day mouisturizer
2. I use a shine reducing mask once or twice a week
3. I switch up my foundation to a cream to powder/mineral or powder Buff Foundation (I use all different Avon foundations depending on what coverage I want)

Avon carries this line of Clearskin Products for the summer. Are you ready to keep your skin fresh this summer?

Do you
describe you skin type as oily or Oily/Combination?
hate what heat and humidity does to your skin?
want a routine that cleanses pores and leaves skin feeling refreshed?


If you answered yes to any of the above, Clearskin Pore Penetrating formulas is for you.



 1.Gel Cleanser
 4.2 fl. oz.
 $6.49 now $3.99
2.Invigorating Scrub
2.5 fl. oz.
 $6.49 now $3.99
3. Cooling Toner WITH COOLING CHAMOMILE
Controls oil while it leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed. 8.4 fl. oz.
 intro special $3.99
This Can be yours free to try. Just be a follower of my blog via GFC/Bloglovin and leave a comment below if you would like to win this.

Giveaway ends Friday May 17th.
Winner will be announced on Monday May 20th

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I know not everyone has a problem with oily skin so there will be another giveaway. Watch out for my Blogiversary and Avon Milestone Giveaway this week


Link ups: Tuesday Blog Hop




White and Maxi and a Brown Zara Bag

A maxi skirt is always a great alternative to jeans on the weekend. Sometimes I get tired of jeans and leggings because they rub on my skin and make me uncomfortable.  I still find it hard to decide what shoes to wear with a maxi skirt. I settled for these wedge sandals. I guess the length of the maxi makes it tricky. I also wore the same skirt here....and did not show the shoes I was wearing because they were wrong. 

P.s The bag I'm carrying is empty. It only has the receipts in it. I was on my way to returning the bag back to the store but I decided to show it on the blog. I don't really like it because I feel it's too big. Well, they didn't take it back at the store because it's been over 30 days since I ordered it so I'm stuck with it. I think I will live with it. 





Cardigan - Old Navy, Skirt - Express (Really Old),(Similar), Sandals - Nine West, Bag - Zara, 
Scarf - Avon (old), Belt - Target





 


The White T Shirt

I like participating in link ups like Style Me Friday because it helps me think outside the box and wear outfits I would not have thought of. This week's challenge is the white tee shirt. I wouldn't have reached for my white tee anytime soon if not for this challenge. Here's my look. It's casual because it's the weekend. I have one more white tee look I want to try soon. The cardigan is serving two purposes: 
1) It's 50 degrees and 2) to conceal my big chest and big mid section for a more balanced look. Wearing a cardigan or  blazer is a great way to conceal a heavy top.







White Tee- Old Navy, Sweater - Old Navy, Skinny Jeans - Old Navy - Flats - Old Navy (Similar), Scarf - Target (similar), (similar), Earrings, Bracelets - Avon (old), Tote - Franklin Covey

Goodness Me! Everything is from Old Navy except the scarf. (By the way, if you're wondering about quality, I've had all these for years and worn them many times. The tee shirt a few times)

Link ups: Fashion Friday


This is my 200th Post and Two year Blogiversary coming up soon. I also reached an important milestone in my Avon business. So watch out for a giveaway to celebrate and thank you my readers! Please be sure to follow via GFC or Bloglovin.

Thanks!