Grey, Cobalt Skinnies and Some Sheep

I Just realized I've been MIA for over a week. The holidays are indeed busy for me even though I've not been going to work. Friends, family and cleaning and rearranging our home has been taking a lot of my time.

I was one of the lucky ones to get this animal sweater from Old Navy. I love the texture of the sweater and I opted for the sheep. I don't think I can walk around with an owl or Fox on my chest. The sheep reminds me of who I am in Christ. He's the Shepherd and we are the sheep of His pasture. I'm praying that in the coming year, I'll hear His voice more and follow him more closely. Ok, let me not go off preaching because I could preach an entire message from these sheep. 

Have a blessed rest of the week!

Sweater - Old Navy, Cobalt Skinnies - Style and Co via Macy's, Boots - Nine West

I'm linking up at The Pleated Poppy

Green with Animal Print

I love the way green looks with any kind of animal print, though I'm not sure what animal this is. Green is my favorite color. I'm always drawn to anything that is green. Whenever I see a post with someone wearing green, I click on it. Green is a color that flatters every skin tone and since it is the color of the coming year, don't be afraid to add some green to your closet because it will remix well with what you already have. It pairs well with Gold, Brown, Navy, black and white polka dots, and of course black. These are color combos I like. I'm looking to add a green dress to my closet.That's the only green item of clothing I don't own. I think it will go great with my rust colored pumps.

Sweater - Old Navy, Blouse - Macy's, Belt - Target, Pants - Macy's, Necklace - InPink

I'm Linking up at Monday Mingle

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Pure Black and White

This is what I wore to church on Sunday. Black and white was the choir uniform. Am I still breaking the rule of no white after labor day? When does it become before labor day so it can be okay? 

A basic black sweater is a necessity for any wardrobe. It goes with anything and can be dressed up or down. I usually can't get away with wearing crew necks because of my heavy top but the thin fabric of this sweater makes it forgiving. I do have to put a lot of thought into things I buy for myself these days just to make sure they flatter my non perfect shape. Any one with me on this one?

how to wear a white skirt, polka dot pumps, nine west ambitious, floppy hat, modest skirt

Sweater - Old Navy, Skirt - Ideology (really old), Pumps - Nine West (similar), (Navy and White Option), Hat - Target

I'm Linking up at Visible Monday and Sunday Style

 For we are saved by Grace, not of works so that no one will boast. Have a blessed week!

A little Sparkle and Ponte Pants

This sweater provides a subtle way to wear sparkle in the day time and the ponte pants are another favorite of mine. They are a cross between actual pants and leggings. I usually wear them as my leggings with tunics because they are thicker. They also flatter my "curves" (I know, I don't have much of those do I?) a little bit.

Sweater - Old Navy, Ponte pants - Style and Co via Macy's, Wedge Tall Boots - Nine West (similar), Scarf - Mark via Avon

Style and Co is now my go to when it comes to getting skinny jeans or skinny pants at a good price. The rise and fit are perfect for my small hips and bigger mid section. I just ordered 2 more colored pairs for less than $20.

I'm Linking up at Friday Fancies

Orange Stripes and Sparkly Scarf

I'm usually in a sweater and pants during the week for work so I don't post much of those outfits. I hope I was able to spruce this outfit up enough to make it blog worthy. 

Sweater - Tommy Hilfiger via Macy's, Pants - Rafaella via Macy's, (similar) Boots - Nine West (similar), Scarf - The Limited (similar)

I've worn these pants so many times it's not funny. I have them in Navy also. They are like pajama pants and I can tuck into them. A big plus for me since I usually can't find pants I can tuck into because of my big mid section.

I'm Linking up at The Pleated Poppy

Hot Pink and Brown with a skinny belt

I hope you all had a great weekend. It's over again and it's back to the grind. Hot pink and brown with a hint of snake skin is the outfit for today. I think I read somewhere that skinny belts don't work if you have a big mid section. I stayed away from skinny belts for a while but I'm finding that they work if you place them strategically and wear them with the right outfit. Skinny belts add a little something special to any outfit. See here and here

Blouse - The Limited, (Similar), Skirt - Macy's, Bag - Style and Co via Macy's
Pumps - Macy's (Really comfortable)

Belt - Mark via Avon, Bracelet - Jewel IQ, Necklace - Avon

I'm linking up at Monday Mingle and Visible Monday
and Sunday Style

Weekend Wear:Color Blocked Sweater

Just a quick post showing what I wore on Saturday. This is my typical weekend outfit for running around, choir rehearsal and a trip to a fun place with my family.

Sweater - The Limited, Jeans - Style and Co via Macy's, (Similar), Boots - Nine West, Scarf - Avon (old), (love this)

Layered Yellow Gingham and Giveaway Winner

For some reason, I always associate Gingham with December and Christmas. A Gingham/Plaid shirt is a great addition to any wardrobe and a switch from wearing a solid colored shirt. Today I'm wearing a layered look which is always more classy but takes some effort. It took me a few minutes to pull the sleeves through the sweater. Not fun. But as the say, no pain no gain!

Button Down - Old Navy (similar), Cardigan - Target, Jeans - Style and Co via Macy's, Boots - Macy's (similar)

P.S. The sun was no where to be found today. Hence, the mediocre picture quality

I'm Linking up at Friday Fancies and Fashion Friday

And now on to the winners of my last giveaway: 
I used the good old randomize function in excel to pick the winners. No. 12 and No. 19 commenters won. Please contact me kemiavon at  to let me know which of the gift Cards you want. The $25 TJ Maxx or the GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic Card.


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Orange and Navy and a Cyber Monday Deal

Orange and navy is a color combination I cannot get enough of. It was the choir uniform for Sunday. These shoes were bought at regular price many months ago but during Black Friday, I returned them and re-purchased at a third of the original price. The price went even lower on Cyber Monday but I just didn't want to bother returning them again. I'm now convinced that Cyber Monday deals are better than Black Friday deals. The same thing happened last year. The sandals are similar to the ubiquitous Zara sandals and are a great alternative.

Top - Bar III via Macy's, Skirt - AGB via Macy's, Sandals - Nine West (30% Off now), Necklace - Avon

I'm linking up at Visible Monday and Monday Mingle

Polka Dot Sweater

I love Polka Dots, the color green and navy blue. Plus I love these boots and skinny jeans that fit. This is the perfect Friday outfit for me. I really love the texture of this sweater because it doesn't show any bumps and the rise of jeans helps too. I'm beginning to figure which fabrics work for my body type. 

Sweater - Old Navy,(Similar), Jeans - Style and Co via Macy's, (Similar), Boots - Nine West (similar), (30% OFF now) Necklace - InPink

Polka dot sweaters are popping up all over the place and selling out so fast. The Limited has some at 50% OFF.

I'm Linking up at Friday's Fancies and Fashion Friday

Striped Sweater Dress and Hue Tights

Sweater dresses and tunics that I've gotten in the past have not been forgiving to my figure. I like it when a sweater dress doesn't show all my imperfections. The A-line shape of this one helps balance my shape. I got it from Old Navy during their $19 dress sale.

Now on to the tights..I mentioned in a previous post how I cannot survive all day in tights or panty hose. The only one that works for me is a pair from Nine West (not sold any longer). I decided to try HUE since everyone seems to wear them and I thought they might be fine but the tights came off right after taking these pictures. They lasted till 4pm - which is not too bad. Does anyone else have problems with tights itching or it's just me?

Dress - Old Navy, (other colors), Scarf - Target, Tights - Hue, Boots - Mark

Last Day to Enter Giveaway to win a $25 Gift Card to TJ Maxx, Old Navy, or GAP (2 Winners)

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Navy and Burgundy

This is what I wore on thanksgiving day. The weather was really nice, at least for November. I wore skinny jeans so I wouldn't eat too much.

Sweater - Old Navy, Necklace - The Limited, Jeans - Target, Wedges - Payless
I'm linking up at Visible Monday  and Monday Mingle

 Enter my Giveaway to win a $25 Gift Card to TJ Maxx or GAP/Old Navy/Banana Republic

Simple Work Wear with an Old Navy Sweater

During the cold months for work, my uniform is a sweater with pants. I add a scarf for added interest and for warmth and I'm all set. This is the real dress code at my job. All the skirts and heels I wear are usually distracting so I'm keeping it low key this week.

Sweater - Old Navy, Tank - Avon, Pants - Rafaella via Macy's, Boots - Nine West

I'm linking up at What I wore Wednesday 

Two more days to enter my Giveway. Two winners wil get a $25 gift card to TJ Maxx, Gap or Old Navy

Peach and Black Lace

Peach and Black was our choir uniform for Sunday. I decided to take a break from my regular black pencil skirts and wear this lace skirt. I purchased it a while ago on sale for about $10. I got it because of the price and it stayed in my closet for almost two years. It's now one of the big items of the season. As mentioned in a previous post, nothing is new. All these trends are hiding in our closets somewhere.

Top - Talbots, Skirt - NY Collection via Macy's, (similar), (different color), Wedges - Payless,  Necklace - Avon

I'm linking up at Monday Mingle and Visible Monday

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a TJ Maxx or GAP Gift Card

My Christmas 2012 Avon Picks and a Giveaway

It's that time of the year again for gift gifting. Are you feeling the pressure yet? I am trying to be as calm as possible and do what I can this holiday season as far as gift giving. Below are my picks from the Avon store and a giveaway to relieve any anxieties you may have.

As Avon representatives, we receive points that can be converted to cash or various gift cards when we reach certain milestones in sales. Well, I reached a milestone recently and got more points and I want to share some with you by giving away a gift card of your choice to TJ Maxx, or Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic.

Two Winners will each get a $25 Gift Card of their Choice: 
TJ Maxx or Old Navy/GAP/Banana Republic/Piperlime

Here's How

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2. Comment below and indicate how you are following.

That's it!

Contest Ends on November Friday 23  Extended to Wednesday November 28
Giveaway Closed

Now to my favorite Avon Picks for you. By the way, You also receive a $10 Target Gift Card with every Avon order of $50 or more at my Avon store (offer ends Nov 30)

Mark Cross Body Bag

Take me Everywhere Booties

 mark Glove Story, mark Warm and Fuzzy Hat and Scarf

mark Midnight Maxi Dress (I have this and love it)

Flower Riding Boots for kids

Ultimate Mega Palette

cute critter CAPS! for the whole family

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