Thursday, April 17, 2014

DOTD: Connect The Dots

Hola Divas...
I know I've failed miserably at being a blogger but as I've indicated on multiple occasions... life happens. So since the last time I was here, I've changed jobs yet again. The small company I worked for was bought out by a larger company and the changes were earth shattering. The people I had created relationships with and had in turn inducted into my "work" family were layed off and after the dust cleared I tried to remain positive. There were people who were negative even though they still had a job... and there were people who still wanted to consider it us against them. But if you know me... you know I just like to go with the flow. I don't like drama if I can completely avoid it. So I embraced the new co-workers which in turn made me some enemies... but again... I didn't let it phase me.

So after it all, I am now working in a new department and excited about what the future holds. My best friend did not make it through all the changes and that was the only thing that almost made me lose my composure. I am sitting at his going away dinner as I write this post. This allows me the distraction to not cry or lose my composure. I'm hoping that I will be amble to connect the dots after all is said and done. So onto the fashion... this is yet another dress I got from Gwynnie Bee and these amazing Shoedazzle pumps. Have you ever experienced your company being bought by another company? What was the outcome for you and your friends? Was it the same after the dust settled? Hasta la próxima ~besitos~

Monday, February 03, 2014

Church Diva: Hear Me Roar!!!

Hola Divas…

So this weekend was a clustermuck (I really want to use a worst word there but this is a church outfit)!!!! The reasons why are so personal that I don’t even want to discuss here. But just know that I have been an emotional wreck. So much so that I have made a serious setback in my weightloss (stress eating is real!!!). So on Sunday morning I woke up with a determination that I haven’t had in a while and went to the gym and followed that by going to church. And let me tell you… it was just what the doctor ordered. Even though I was miserable most of my weekend, I was so refreshed after church that smiling while taking these pictures was a lot easier to do. I don’t have much else going on other than work and generally dealing with life trying to kick me in the arse every 15 minutes. But I am a lioness… hear me roar!!!

Do you stress eat? How high does your stress have to be before you start to stress eat? Are you able to steer back onto course after the stressful sitution has been fixed? Do you find (as I did) that you are stronger afterwards than you ever thought you could be? Well… back to the fashion. I really love this skirt which is another lovely gem from my friend at Boutique 115. I’ve been supporting her for years (even back when she was known as She’s Got Curves). And this skirt did not disappoint. I will be doing (this week) a write up on her store where you will all get a coupon code for her lovely boutique… so stay tuned!!!  Hasta la proxima ~besitos~

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Praise Outfit Breakdown:

Black Cami: Just My Size
Sweater: Torrid
Skirt: Boutique 115
Scarf: Target
Shoes: Bakers Shoes
Earrings: Beauty Supply

 

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This was supposed to be my superhero pose… I think I just look constipated…

Here are some outakes that hubby had fun taking:

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P2020082I was really concentrating on fixing my earring, had no idea he had taken this one… lol

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DOTD: Green With Guilt

Hola Divas…

Today I wore yet another great item from Kiyonna. This time it wasn’t so easy to find an item that I just had to have. Again I am on this “green” thing that I can’t explain. So I reached out to some co-workers and friends to decide which item I should choose. And we finally all agreed that if I didn’t pick the top pictured below, I was making a terrible mistake. Now that I’ve received it and worn it… I couldn’t agree more. This shirt made me feel super sexy and powerful all day. 

Now the one thing no one ever mentions about being a blogger is what is involved in order to get THE pictures. You are willing to withstand heat, rain, and freezing temperatures in order to showcase the outfit. So today in our 20 degree weather, I stood outside like a nut while hubby took my pictures. It is amazing I don’t have pneumonia. But… as my photographer… I am super pleased with how these pictures came out, hubby did a fantastic job. Not to mention, I am also planning how I will wear this top on its next go round out of my closet.

So now before I go onto the fashion I want to talk about some personal stuff. Our company (who will continue to remain nameless) was recently purchased by another much larger company (who will also remain nameless). In the process of us “combining” some people were let go. Some people who I was friends with and actually enjoyed to be around. So far, my job has been spared… but the empath in me has me feeling guilty. I am tryng to shake that feeling, but it is hard. So much harder then I could have ever thought. Anyway, I guess I am asking anyone who is reading this to answer me this… Have you ever worked for a company during layoffs? Were you spared? If so, how did you handle it? Did you feel guilty or were you just happy that you still kept your job? Did you try to help your former coworkers find future work? Anyway… back to fashion… I just needed to get that off my chest so that I wouldn’t explode. I literally broke out in hives over the whole situation. Well… hasta la proxima ~besitos~

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What I Wore During The Drama:
Keira Kimono Sleeve Top: Kiyonna
black skirt: Asos Curve/ 2 layer tights: Torrid & Spanx/Necklace: Ily Couture/Earrings: Beauty Supply/Boots: Shoedazzle

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

DOTD: Kiyonna Approved

Hola Divas…

If you have been a long time reader of this blog, than you are aware that I was part of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade. They recently revamped it and I was given another opportunity to be part of the Blogger Brigade. I have to admit, nothing has brought this much excitement to me in months. The best part is that this opportunity presented itself just as I was returning to the blogging world. That is FATE my friend, in its finest form. So when I was asked to pick an item to review I immediately gravitated to the Winona Hi-Lo Wrap Dress. Now to give you some background, I have been completely in love with anything green lately. All shades of green are just pulling me in with a crazy magnetism that I can’t explain. So when I saw that the wrap dress came in “Green with Envy”… it was KISMET that we be together… and when the dress arrived… I was not disappointed. See my review below:

PRO
Fabric: Super soft, I swear I spent the day walking around getting people to touch how soft this dress is…
Color: Best shade of GREEN EVER
Fit: Excellent fit. Fit like a dream!!!

CON
Length: Wish this dress was a smidgen longer all around (but it could be it appears short because of all the boobs it had to go over) lol
Misc: I guess that I should mention that its low cut. I wore it with a cami because it was a lot of cleavage (for work). But I love this dress and that would never deter me from buying it…

Needless to say this dress would make it into my wardrobe regardless. I can’t imagine not being able to wear this dress again and again. Hasta la proxima ~besitos~

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Purple Cami – Walmart/Shoes – Bakers Shoes/Lips – Aboni Cosmetics

 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DOTD: Bohemian Chic

Hola Divas...
Today was a hard day... for so many reasons. I have this one guy at work that is truly trying to take me out my skin one action at a time. He says things and throws me under the bus in front of clients. Today I dropped the f-bomb while discussing his attitude without even realizing it. If you are the praying kind... pray for me.Because I only have so much forgiveness in my spirit to deal with his type of personality. Its funny because the people who work around him are the complete opposite of him.

Second reason today was hard... I had on the most uncomfortable shapewear in all my life. It was like walking around in a vice grip all day. What is comical to me... is every time I wear this particular shape brief, I swear I will throw then away... and then I don't... but I must remember this time... because the pain I experienced today was almost as bad as child birth. Maybe it was worse... I remember reading that someone died from an atomic wedgie... now I understand how. Anyway... I wanted to share the skirt I wore today from Boutique 115. Amazing skirt... everyone thought this was a full dress. Worth every penny!!!!
But before I leave you... Have you ever had someone at work change your personality? Make you behave out of character? How did you handle this situation? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~


What I Wore While Cussing:
Red/black chevron skirt: Boutique 115
Black tank top: Just My Size
Crop Denim Jacket: Torrid
 Shoes: Target
Necklace: Ily Couture
Earrings: idk

Thursday, January 09, 2014

DOTD: Pinky and the Brain

Hola Divas…

Today I re-wore a dress that I got from Gwynnie Bee that I just couldn’t bear to return. Mainly because the first time I wore it, I couldn’t find the blazer I wanted to wear it with. But now I see so many possibilities of how I can wear it. So I will probably wear it again. I’m glad I packed this dress for this trip… it was easy and fun to wear even though I am tired and stressed out. But life is about the fashion you wear during the “bleh” times. Okay that’s not 100% true, but sometimes I tell myself to get through the day.

So my brain is on fire. I worked on like a billion spreadsheets and looked at like a million pictures, and I now have a massive migraine. However, wearing my pink blazer made it all worth while. I also had the BEST pink lips today… made me feel a spreadsheet/picture rockstar. Lately there is so many things going on, that I have to celebrate the mini triumphs. Such as perfect lip liner and lashes. Or yesterday the gold smokey eye I did. It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Now that I don’t have to do hair in order to get ready in the morning, everything thing else is triumphant. As I continue to sit here and watch lame television and write my blog,  I realize that I am probably not making much sense. I feel like I’m talking giberish so this is where I will say buenas noches…

But before I leave I have a question… What color(s) make you feel like you can do anything? Or is there something in your closet or a makeup look you do that makes you feel like a rockstar or that you could conquer the world? Hasta la proxima ~besitos~

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What I Wore With Pinky Lips:
Jewel Print Dress: Asos Curve via Gwynnie Bee 
Fuschia Blazer: Sears
Tights: Assets by Spanx via Target
Granny Oxfords: Nine West via DSW
Earrings: beauty supply
Necklace: Ily Couture

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

DOTD: Color Me Happy

Hola Divas…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

So I am writing this post from the comfort of my hotel room in Richmond Virginia. I am dealing with a lot at work and I am trying my best to not let all the negativity get to me. I am finding that some people will find the negative in anything. Which is why I’m making a late new year resolution about finding the positive in everything. I know it will be hard but negativity is like a cancer. It wears you down and kills your spirit. It is toxic and I don’t want it near my life any more. I know that may not be much of a resolution, but it is becoming apparent that if you see the positive in everything… sometimes… eventually everything is positive.
So what has everyone losing it at work. Well, the company I work for has been bought by a larger company. And I want to see the bright side of it, but everyone is killing my vibe with their negativity. I just want to focus on my job and do it to the best of my ability. I won’t spend my time speculating on the “what ifs”. I just want to make sure my checks keep coming, and my company keeps moving forward. That is my ONLY concern… the rest will work itself out. Anyway… onto the fashion…
The last time I wore this skirt, I wore it with with a pink top which I loved… but I really wanted to wear it with a yellow top. And since I don’t own a yellow top… I decided a yellow (mustard) scarf was the next best thing. I know this isn’t fancy, but I like how it turned out. My lastest package from Gwynnie Bee didn’t come in time for my trip, so I had to make what I already had work overtime. I love going on travel, however, I hate packing. I always forget something. This time it was deodorant and my hair oil for my edges. Bleh. Doesn’t matter… I bought some deodorant and I am happy. I really am… I woke up this morning in a glorious mood. And I have to admit… its the beginning of what great things… I am certain of it…  But before I leave you…  How often do you travel? Do you have a fail safe way to travel so you don’t forget anything? Does your fashionista still shine or do you pack the bare mininums? Welll… I’m glad I got the first post of the year out of the way… Hasta la proxima ~besitos~
P.S. I actually wore the wedges to work today and will wear the oxfords tomorrow with an alternate outfit
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What I Wore While Trying to Stay Happy:Black Tee: Asos Curve
BodyCon Skirt: Asos Curve via Gwynnie Bee
Tights: Assets by Spanx via Target
Black Wedges: Bakers Shoes
Mustard Scarf: Target
Earrings: Beauty Supply
Wanted to post a close-up of my makeup... really loved how it turned out today... 

Monday, December 30, 2013

DOTD: Blue Lightning

Hola Divas…
Today I wanted to wear an outfit that I had planned long before my holiday vacation. I wanted to go back to work with a bang… a flash of lighting… blue lightning. So I decided to wear this great dress I got from Gwynnie Bee. I’m wearing this Three Dots Hi Lo Wrap Dress. I was going to wear Forever 21+ cobalt cami, that is until I got this Black/Cobalt Lace Tank Top also from Gwynnie Bee and realized it was too short to wear with my jeans and blazer as I had originally hoped. I really love how this turned out however, these pictures don’t do it justice. I wish I had taken the time to take the photos in the daylight earlier so you can really see how awesome this dress is.

When you have a little more junk in the trunk… you appreciate a dress that hangs longer in the back so that the wrap of the dress isn’t compromised. I went with simple makeup today. I was running late and didn’t feel like doing a whole over the top face. I hope to get up earlier tomorrow to bring my A++ makeup game… I will also make a better attempt at taking my photos during day hours. I’m so proud of myself at actually posting a post that is A) not in a bathroom and B) not a Polyvore outfit idea. Hopefully there will be more posts (with better quality photos) in the future. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see what I’m doing on a moment by moment play by play…  And if I don’t post tomorrow (even though I really hope I will) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hasta la proxima ~besitos~

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What I Was Wearing Back To Work After Vacation:
Black Hi Lo Wrap Dress: Three Dots via Gwynnie Bee
Black/Cobalt Lace Tank Top: Karen Kane via Gwynnie Bee
Tights: Assets by Spanx via Target
Blue Wedge Booties: LolaShotique (last year)
Earrings: Beauty Supply

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Shoeday Saturday: Like a Hole in the Head

Hola Divas…
Today I posted a video of my shoe closet(s) to Instagram, and I can honestly say that it is finally apparent to me… that I have a problem. I apparently am incapable of NOT buying shoes. I have so many that it looks like I own a shoe store. I do know that there will be a purge/funeral of a few pairs in the near future… but ultimately… I have too many shoes. I can say that I need another pair of shoes like I need a hole in the head.

With that said, it will not stop me from perusing the internet for additional shoes that catch my fancy… Below find a few that are touching my soul currently…

 

Bakers Shoes SPYGLASS $119.95

Recently I had to say goodbye to my only pair of black snakeskin pumps. And that was the hardest thing I had to do. But then I came across these lovelies. I wanted them so badly… unfortunately… they no longer come in my size. No reason someone else can’t buy them and make wonderful outfits together.

Anne Klein SARAFINA $44.99

Recently a coworker and I were having a discussion about the end of the navy shoe. How that no matter where or how long you look, you can’t find them. Its as though all navy blue pumps disappeared along with VHS videotapes. I know what you’re thinking, there are tons of blue shoes everywhere… and you would be correct. I can throw a dart and hit a cobalt blue pump easy… but dark navy pumps have died out somehow. Remember when you’re mom would say “Always have a brown, black, and navy pump to go with most any outfit”. I know that by today’s fashion standards, that no longer applies. But when I want to wear a navy shoe… then gosh dangit I want NAVY. This is the only one I could find that didn’t make me feel like orthopedic shoes were right around the corner…

LolaShoetique MISS MIMOSA $31.99

When I see that a shoes color is multi… I get so excited. There is something awesome about being able to wear a shoe with multiple different outfits and making it look effortless. Like the shoe above. I could wear with yellow, green, pink, orange, and blue. If I wanted the shoes to shine and own the spotlight, I could wear all black and let the shoes do all the talking. Which is why it saddens me that this shoe is not in my size… but if it were… oh the possibilities….

I know this was shorter than my normal shoe posts… but I have to take baby steps to get back on that blogging wagon. If there are any shoes you would like me to post next week, let me know.  Until  next time (Hasta la proxima) ~besitos~

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

DOTD: Merry Holidays

Hola Divas...
Today is Christmas so I would first like to wish you a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays from my family to yours.

The weeks leading up to this day have been some kind of stressful. The plans I had made were changed dramatically when my dollars wouldn't add up. I really thought my kids were going to have to learn the hard lesson of not getting anything after this hard year. I had sat them down and explained that Santa is not real and we work hard for everything we get. I didn't get the much needed raise I was promised at work & hubby wasn't working... and the "rob Peter to pay Paul" payment system I had been using lately, came crashing down on me all at once. But God is good and I had some friends help out with gifts for my kids and my parents got the one thing they asked for that I couldn't afford. Needless to say... Today they are exceedingly happy... and their happiness makes me ecstatic.

Below you will see the outfit I wore just to hang with hubby's family. Nothing fancy but it was in holiday colors and super comfortable. What did your Holiday consist of? Did you dress up or keep it casual? Was your family having hard times as well this Christmas season? I hope to hear from you in the comments. I know I haven't been the best at blogging... but my motivation is back and you will see more of me. Not just outfits but everything that brings me joy. Hasta la proxima ~besitos~

What I Wore Today:
Red cami: Forever 21+
Black top: Target
Green corduroy: Alloy
Leopard booties & leopard watch: Shoedazzle
Hello Kitty Glasses: Beauty supply


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