Red. White. and Orange.

Happy 4th of July 2012 everyone! Hope everyone is having an awesome independence day full of family, fun, friends, white wine, barbeques, and THANKFULLNESS. You get my drift 😛 LOL. I just wanted to take the time out and say how blessed I am to live in this country. We all go through the day to day grind of work and life and sometimes forget what an amazing nation we live in of FREEDOM and individual rights.

I wanted to share with you my chic outfit (that’s SO not red, white, and BLUE) of what I wore during America’s birthday. My uncle stopped in town for the day so we went to the local military base and went SHOPPINGGGG YESSSS 😀 *um can we say no taxes?* followed by a bite to eat at Cheddars, our first time there, and of course the day trip would not be complete without TJMAXX. <<More haulage from ya girl maxxinista to come!

But anyways BACK to my quick outfit of the day!!

buttoned stripe top: H&M
orange t-shirt: J Crew
bow belt: H&M
grey denim shorts: Hco
purse: Chanel from China
shoes (closed toe b/c I did not get a pedi yesterday): MaxxStudio
arm candy: Jcrew rope, Ross black stones, TJMAXX rose gold magneto
hair: professionally dyed red ombre with caramel highlights! <<Also a video on that to come 🙂

Can you guess which piece cost the most??

Pollyanna side twist into a braided low chignon

Dare I say orange is slowly growing on me?!?!

Waiting for the train…or an antique bike..or a dapper air pilot to sweep me off my feet.

Super easy to create in less than 30 seconds!

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GRADUATION OUTFIT 1

WORK what ya momma gave you!!

A part of me is reminiscing about my Winter graduation; I think it’s all those happy times we all so longingly hold onto. For those of you who are graduating or will be graduating in the near future, not to fret! Cos I created a little Polyvore- type look of sorts of what yours truly will be wearing to my little cousin’s impending graduation.

Things to keep in mind if YOU are not the one graduating:
1. It is not your day and beware because the graduate may be bridezilla.
2. Dress down, but not too down! Think daytime cocktail party.
3. Wear shoes to withstand long periods of time. But if you’re like me, to hell with that and still wear heels!
4. It would be nice to coordinate outfits for photos?
5. If the school you are at is your alma mater then feel free to represent your colored school, patriotic spirit!

Dress: Simply Vera by Vera Wang online exclusive red&black sheath
Heels: L.A.M.B. black strappy sandals
Bracelets: Tory Burch wrap & Gorjana wraplet
Earrings: Alexis Bittar gold textured hoops
Sunglasses: Balenciaga cat eye black glasses