Took advantage of the sun shine ☀️ yesterday and decided to wear a skirt for the blog post this week and even decided to wear it to work, just changed it up a bit and you’ll see both styles on the post. I love this skirt from Forever 21 –
Jean jacket is from Marshalls $20.00 😍
The top is from Nordstrom Leith brand – it’s so cute! I didn’t want to buy it until I tried it on and fell in love with it, usually I’m pretty good about saying no, but when it fits beautifully I can’t help it.😬
The shoes are from H&M – I got them at a ridiculous price I think less than $10.00 and you guys know my signature lipstick is Ruby Woo from MAC Cosmetics.
Ahh! Finally I found a jumpsuit that caught my eye and I bought it. I had to, it was less than $20. I was at Nordstrom as I usually am and as I was waiting in line to pay for my merchandise, I noticed this little black jumpsuit that was left on the side, I think someone must have changed their minds about it and when I saw it and the price, I had to have it.
I’ve worn this baby a few times already, just because its so easy to put on. It kind of works like the little black dress idea. You can never go wrong with black, it’s pants and top sown together, it’s perfection.
I decided to take it for a stroll in San Leandro and take pics. I used the vintage clutch my mother gave me, great shoes from Shoedazzle and jewelry from Windsor and Banana Republic. The bracelet here was designed by my mom and made in Peru, love it!
according to Lucky Magazine and their contributor page, so I have submitted my fabulous hot pink dress and it really is perfect timing, because I just took these pics a couple of weeks ago for my blog. Pink is the new red.
Check out this painting behind me with all the crazy red in it, my husbands art.
So looking at my blog and my pictures I’m sure you can see that I am not one to avoid color – in fact I love color. It brings life to my face and I guess it can make me feel a bit cheery sometimes. I was looking for a tight fitting dress this summer something a bit sexy that would hug my curves, now this is a little bit out of my norm, because if you look at my pics I don’t really dress this way, it’s usually jeans, pants a top, but not anything so form fitting. What I wanted to do was challenge myself to wear it and own it and what I mean by owning is own the dress not let the dress own me and by that I mean, let my insecurities show while wearing the dress and I did just that.
How did I do it? Well, the truth is it’s all in your mind. I told myself to just freaking do it, be natural about it and smile and that was it. I promise no photoshop is involved. I am a firm believer that what you believe is sent out to the universe and returns to you. Like being nice and kind, someone will be nice and kind to you, because it’s all over you, it’s who you are, because you have decided in your mind to be nice and kind. Same is for loving your body even those insecurities. Anyway, I guess I just had to talk about the insecurities of a woman, because that was the big thing when I decided to buy and take pictures in this dress, but I am wearing some serious Spanx that’s for sure.
Now, for those of you who have never worn Spanx let me tell you, it’s not that great or comfortable and it does not make you look 5 lbs. thinner either, all it does is hide the rolls, or makes your belly fat flat. In this picture I am wearing the shorts, here is a direct link: Higher Power Short
Love these little shorts, they go up to my bra and cover my back fat making it all look smooth and they also have a hole in the crotch part to go pee, maybe to much information, but just thought I would let you know. I can’t wait to wear this outfit again, it was so much fun. Below are some links on where you can find these items or similar items.
Dress: Nordstrom – LEITH
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Clutch: Clare Vivre
Bangle: Nordstrom Rack
Pumps: Kenneth Cole
Photographs: Joseph Alan Productions