Stylish Weekend Dressing

Street Style - Women

(At a restaurant)

Love the button detailing on the jacket here and how it matches with the shirt underneath.  The shoes look totally comfortable, too, for walking, standing, or just plain being cute.  Who says you can’t go to weekend brunch looking magnificent?!

Pimpin’ At Fashion Week


Tie—Men’s Wearhouse

Here I am on my way out the door to go to Fashion Week this past September and what an amazing time I had!!  I always get excited when fashion week rolls around twice a year when it does.

It’s always fun to attend the shows and it definitely always gives me yet another reason to dress up—which I absolutely love to do!

Here I had some fun with accessories I pulled from my closet.  I had no idea how the look would turn out but I made sure to give myself plenty of time to play with different accessories and different ways to wear them—until I finally had a look I was happy with.


Headband—Icing by Claire’s

None of the accessories here are anything fancy or expensive and can be found and bought pretty much anywhere in your city.  So give it go!

So, if you have nothing else to do today, find a hat, a tie, and/or different accessories you can play around with to wear to the next outing you attend.  Do something a little different from what you normally would with your look and find new ways to spice it up every now and again.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Everyone should always have a go-to pimp-look that can be pulled off at a moment’s notice.  Yes, they will look and stare—but SO WHAT!  There’s a reason they are doing so—IT’S GREAT TO BE YOU!

How I Became A Pimp
Fashion Week For Spring/Summer 2015

A Lovely Charity Event


All dolled up and ready to leave for a charity event.  I had never been to a major charity event before this one and always wondered what it was like to attend one.

All the donations for this charity event went to one of the local hospitals for cancer research—always a good cause.

I arrived there early enough to see the stage being set up for music, a lady practicing her aerial stunts, and the tents being set up with tables, chairs and whatnot.

And, oh my.  Food was EVERYWHERE!!!  So many different restaurants had their own little areas where they were giving away samples of their food to all the attendees all night unlimitedly.  I just loved seeing so much food surrounding me.  It was a dream come true—to be surrounded by various types of food and unlimited eating!  Heaven!

Everyone was dressed in their finest attire.  The men were, oh so, very dapper in their suits and ties and the ladies so lovely in their cocktail dresses and 4-inch stilettos.  It was all very high-society, dahling.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, find a local charity event in your hometown and attend it while dressed to the nines in your finest attire.  You’ll have lots of fun and help out a good cause at the same time.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  It’s always nice when you can give your money to attend a fun event while at the same time knowing your money is being put to good use and was well worth the cost to attend.

The Non-Date From Hell

Onion Rings

(I swear this is all I wanted.)

There are all kinds of people who are “accepted for who they are.”  Even Charles Manson had people who “accepted him for who he was.”  He continued to hang around these people who “accepted him for who he was,” in part, because he could treat them any way he chose to since they allowed him to do so.  Doesn’t mean it was right.  It just means he found people that let him treat them that way.  At what point do you say, “Hey, this is really WHO this person is and I know I deserve WAY better than this—especially when you’ve HAD way better than that before?”

I have gone out from time-to-time with gentlemen suitors on occasion that run the gamut of all nationalities, shapes, and sizes with ages ranging from 20’s through 60’s.  I mean, I don’t discriminate—if you’re nice, you’re nice.

But the men vs. women world can fascinate me at times and I’d LOVE for anyone to give me their honest opinions on this because I, for the life of me, can’t figure it out.  And, by all means, if you think there may be something wrong with my way of thinking—please feel free to let me know or explain your side of it to me.  I’m all ears and won’t take offense.

Three weeks ago, I had two different dates lined up with two different people:

A.  The first guy—I had formally met just the day before the date and is someone in his mid-20’s and from a foreign country.  He told me he remembered me from a whole year ago when I made a brief stop at a store he worked at part-time but I hadn’t really seen him since.  He told me every item of clothing I had worn that day when I came into the store and it triggered my memory.

Long story short—he called me the very next day and wanted to go for a run in a park that afternoon.  The weather was beautiful, people were all over the park, and I thought it was an awesome first-date type thing to do—with the exception that we decided to walk around the park because I get winded too quickly.  Seriously?  Run?!  Who are we kidding?  Let’s get real.

Two hours later we parted ways when he had to go to work and only 15 minutes later after he arrived at work he was kind enough to call to thank me for meeting him out.  A SIMPLE AND UNCOMPLICATED DATE, I TELL YOU!

B.  The second guy—I have known for a few years and is much older and in his mid-50’s.  I’ve been out with him several times before—off and on. It’s nothing serious and we’ve talked on the phone many times.  He always asks me what types of things I like.  Since he doesn’t like to “guess” what a woman likes—he’d prefer women tell him straight out.  So I’ve done this on several occasions.  I’ve also mentioned things I like or want to do even when he doesn’t ask me what I like.  He’s generally smart enough and pays attention.


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Game Day Spirit


Top & Jeans—Victoria’s Secret

I’m such a fanatic when it comes to the World Cup.  Here I was on my way to meet a friend at a sports bar to watch the USA play Portugal.

Though the color red is missing from this ensemble, I thought it was pretty fitting with the white and navy blue stripes for what I grabbed from my closet in such a hurry.  Had I not been so excited to leave, I probably would have worn a red belt rather than the gold one.  A pop of red could have made the difference.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, mix your team’s colors into your attire before heading out for a fun time.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  It’s always better to calm down and give yourself time to fancy yourself up and think through your options so you’re not left regretting that one tiny accessory that could have made all the difference.

The World Cup Excitement!

Colored Hair & Pink Pastels

Street Style - Women

(At a fashion show)

Zachary’s sister stood out with the green color on the tips of her hair for a bit of fun.  The neutral and subtle colors of her outfit made the green pop out in her hair.  With a pretty sheer pastel dress and the addition of a fur around the neck, she’s ready to go.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, have some fun with hair coloring or accessorize with a great fur.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  To make a tiny bit of color stand out, keep the colors around it subdued and neutral somewhat.

Lively Prints & Accessories

Street Style - Women

Administrative Assistant & Designer
(At a fashion show)

These ladies stood out from afar.  The first thing I noticed was their twin hairdos.  You could tell they had fun with their wardrobes before leaving the house.  Between the bold prints, the accessories, and the hair—it was definitely a girls’ day out.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, play with prints and accessories until you find something that works for you.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Trying the twin hair thing with your friends every once in a while should be fun times.