Sunday Look: Heritage Sunday

Happy Sunday!  Once a year we carve out a day or month to celebrate our Heritage.  Today we celebrated “Heritage Sunday” in dress and food.  There is so much history to uncover regarding all the different cultures, dress, colors, symbols, etc.  There were so many beautiful outfits today from t-shirts to full on head dress.  The entire church was popping with color!

My wardrobe does not consist of African clothing.  That meant I had to purchase something. In all honesty, I really didn’t know what I wanted to wear.  Believe it or not, I felt a little bit out of my comfort zone. I’ve always LOVED the clothing (on others) but never saw myself wearing it.  I think the clothing is absolutely without a doubt BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE.   I was overwhelmed with all the choices. I figured it was best to start out with baby steps.  I did that with this colorful high-low skirt with sash.  I felt like I was getting a twofer.  The ever so popular high-low trend and a beautiful cultural print.  I couldn’t think of anything better to accompany the skirt besides my trusty blue shell top.  Remember I said baby steps.  I think it paired pretty well.

I didn’t want to go overboard with the accessories either.  The skirt is bold enough to stand on its own.  But, I’m never without earrings 🙂 and hardly go without a bracelet or two.   I combined two necklaces for the look of one.  And a single bangle on each arm.  I’ve had this pair of blue suede shoes (no pun intended). They paired very well with the blue in my skirt.

My BAG is a play on texture.  The print is completely opposite of my skirt but the color connects them both, therefore it works!

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Skirt: Unknown
T-Shirt: St Johns Bay
Bag: Sam Moon
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

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Sunday Look: Symbolic Peek of Red

Happy Sunday! This weekend has been very emotional for me.  Happy emotions!  Our 11-year old grand daughter competed in the first ever National level of “The Amazing Shake”  We are so proud of her for making it to Atlanta to compete this weekend at Ron Clark Academy.  She didn’t win but she did very well making top 2 of the wild card, making her a WINNER in our eyes.  This was her first competition as a fifth grader. Talk about a great  accomplishment!  We are over the moon proud of her and hope she can go even further in next years competition.  For those that want to know more, simply Google”The Amazing Shake”.
Our granddaughter.

Not only is it  Valentines Day Week but February is the month of Red. It’s a symbol of “Women Heart Health Awareness” were we have a day to Go RED for Women.  I went RED for women in honor of my mother and daughter.  It’s also the symbol of support for children born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).  The color RED is symbolic for great causes. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Photo of My Daughter and I for “Go RED for Women”.

Today I didn’t go the full on red route, I went for a peek of red instead.  I’m wearing a faux leather ankle pant with a red silk tank top.  I added a Channel inspired black jacket over the tank (it was cold today).   I buttoned the bottom two buttons for a more fitted look.

I toyed with two options, shoes or boots.  Both worked, but I needed just a little more red.  I decided on red shoes and my coat has a combination of red and black.  I wore a matching necklace and earrings.  Silver bangles on one arm and red and silver on the other.

I needed a little sparkle and I got that with my red sequence handbag.

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Pants: Banana Republic
Tank:  Peter Nygard
Jacket: Covington
Bag:  APT 9
Shoes: Nine West
Boots: Nine West (very old)
Coat: Jessica Simpson
Photo Credit:  Ricky Tanksley

Mark 4: 41  &  Psalm 100: 3

 

 

Sunday Look: Super Sunday Casual

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  Everyone is buzzing about the Super Bowl.  For me its just another Sunday, but for my family it’s a different story, even thought our team isn’t playing.

I knew I would have a lot to do after church today for the Super Bowl so I purposely dressed Super Casual 😉 .  As I was looking through my closet yesterday I ran across this black and white jacket.  I instantly had my outfit for today.  I pulled out black parachute pants with elastic at the ankles and a black tee shirt.  Talk about easy!  I should have more Sunday’s like this LOL.

Accessories are fairly simple today as well.  I chose black and white bauble earrings and a multi-strand necklace with black and white stones.  Threw on a black and white stone bracelet and jewelry accessories were done.  I wore pointy toe black pumps with pompoms of course 🙂 .  I’m so in love with pompoms as you know.

My bag today had to be Super Casual and FUN.  A black cross body with the letters “SOLD OUT” spelled out kept it super casual with a funky twist!

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There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Pants: Bobeau
Shoes: Guess
Bag: Sam Moon
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 17:13-20

 

Sunday Look: Military Blue

Greeting to another Sunday.  As the season changes (especially in Texas) how does one dress for a cool start and somewhat of a warm finish.  Layers. Dressing in layers can help with the quickly changing temperatures.

 

Today’s outfit is a take on the layered effect.  The “military” inspired design with a feminine turn in a long tailored jacket, adorned with polished goldtone buttons.  Under the jacket is a sleeveless shell.  This allows me to remove my jacket if needed.  I paired the two with a crop straight legged pant.  All in the color “BLUE“.   I love this look, it’s very comfortable and stylish at the same time.  You may be thinking why all blue?  First of all, I love the functionality (military look) of it all.   If I were to remove the jacket I would still have a cohesive look.

My jewelry accessories played off the shape and goldtone buttons.  I purposely wore gold earrings, necklace and bracelet.  It really set off the look.   I kept with the blue in my shoes as well.   The patent leather blue gave that shine you see on military personnel for a totally finished look.

     

 

My BAG, a square, blue leather handbag trimmed in gold.  The square shape of the handbag made the entire outfit look official 😉 .

Fashion should be FUN. Have fun in your look , OWN IT !
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Jacket: New York & Co. (similar here)
Pant: New York & Co.
Bag: Kate Landry
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7: 24-27 (Series: Building your life on a solid foundation)

Sunday Look: Bodycon, Bodycon

Greetings to another week.  For starters, we’ve had a roller-coaster of seasons this past week.  Today it was Spring 🙂 .  It’s really hard to plan an outfit ahead of time, but I adapt, LOL!  Nothing like Texas weather.

Wait a minute…  What in the world am I doing in a “bodycon” dress.  When I first saw this dress I didn’t realize it was labeled as a “bodycon” .  I could not see myself in such a dress, which is probably the mindset of many women.  Well… there is a first time for everything.  I was all 🙂 smiles 🙂 in the dressing room, it fit, OMG, it fit and looked good on me! This particular dress is a mesh bodycon with a lining.  Mesh is turning out to be my best friend.  I’m very pleased with the fit and happy that I was able to pull this one off.  I had no trouble sitting down either!

The black and floral print surely makes a statement all by itself.  I could have opted to go accessory free, but who does that?  I could have easily chosen pearls to wear with this print and it would have worked.  Instead I chose an earring with colorful stones along with a necklace of like colors.

I must admit, I tried on three different pairs of shoes and could not make a decision.  I let my husband choose for me.  Sometimes another pair of eyes helps.

My BAG was an easy choice.  A suede envelop clutch with triangle patchwork in four different colors.  Best feature, the Pompom 🙂 .  I have no idea where I purchased this bag from.

 
Don’t limit your clothing style.  Try on that dress, don’t just look at it.  You may be surprised!

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: A’Gaci
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7:24-27

 

 

 

Sunday Look: Draped Neck Cardigan & Faux Leather Skirt

Happy Sunday!  I’m enjoying the cooler weather we are having.  I mention that because last year we really didn’t have many cold days.  I have all of these really cool winter clothing that I haven’t been able to wear in almost two years.  Well today that all changed.

I’ve been hoarding this draped neck cardigan for two years I know.  It’s quite warm and I wasn’t able to wear it before.  I was so excited to do so today.  This cardigan is knit with a half faux leather and knit long sleeve in a dark green.  I had every intention of pairing it with the exact skirt you see here.  I’ve been hoarding this skirt also.  This midi skirt in a green faux leather with front split and front pockets!  The two pieces complement each other well. (I won’t be linking these two since they are two years old and sold out).


If ever an outfit called to be accessorized with boots, it’s this one.  Black leather boots worked well to complete this look.  You know, there is something about a skirt with a front split and boots! 😉 .  I kept the other accessories to earrings and a long necklace only.

My BAG today was a round handbag with fringe and small gold studs.  I thought it worked well with the boots in particular.

Faux Leather Fact: Faux leather is usually made from “Polyurethane” a non-animal product.  It’s actually a form of plastic.  Unlike leather, it can be washed and comes in many different colors. Lastly it’s cheaper than leather (rightfully so) but you can get the same great look for a lower price. 

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day. Let’s remember and celebrate his life and accomplishments. See the source image
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Cardigan: Zara
Skirt: Who What Wear
Boots: Nine West (old)
Bag: Vieta
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Jeremiah 18: 1-3

Sunday Look: Rose Colored Pompom Shoes

Happy New Year and Happy First Sunday.  If you are reading this we made it to 2018!  What a blessing.  This is a special week, tomorrow is my birthday.  Today we celebrated my birthday, my nieces and nephew with our extended family.  I’m pretty sure there will be celebrations all week long 😉 …  Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I knew I wanted to start out my birthday week in my “Christmas Shoes”.  You have no idea how much I wanted these shoes and my Santa (husband) came through (love him).
Today was all about the shoes. A soft velvet pointed pump with 4 inch heel, faux fur pompoms in a rose color!  I’m loving anything pompom these days  .  Haroldson Velvet Pompom Pump, Faded Rose
I pictured many options in my head as to how I  would style them.  I chose this sheer floral embroidered top with crew neck, puff sleeves and cami underlay.

I paired it with a vegan leather pencil skirt.   Some other options I threw around was a tulle skirt (my first choice) and ball skirt with this top.  The possibilities are vast.  I’m going to do that tulle shirt, maybe for Valentines Day.

The other accessories were kept at a minimum.  This is the first time in a long time that I didn’t wear a necklace. Nothing was going to out shine my shoes 🙂 .  Earrings and bangles, two on each arm was it.  You all know how I feel about bangles, Love, Love!

My BAG today was a faux leather folded clutch in a hint of rose.  I’m always amazed at how my bags just flow with my outfits.  I’m always pleased with the end result.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Top: Who What Wear
Skirt: Gianni Bini
Bag: Charming Charlie (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7: 24-27

 

 

Sunday Look: Year End Glitter & New Year’s Eve Glamour

 

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Happy New Year’s Eve!  2017 is almost out of here…  What a year!  We are so blessed to see another year, for that I am thankful.
This is the last blog post of 2017,  I spent last night thinking how I would end this last Sunday of the year.  I put a lot of thought into each outfit I wear, whether it’s dressing for a specific holiday or season.  It’s all planned out each week, well most weeks 😉 .  I enjoy bringing you my looks each week and I hope you enjoy them too.
None of this would be possible without the support of my husband.  He takes all my photos without a single complaint.  I’m so fortunate to have him support my hobby 🙂 .

                                                           The Man behind the camera!

I felt the need to end the year in a little glitz.  Today’s outfit features a little glitter by way of this one-button glitter dot boyfriend blazer. The sleek look of the blazer paired with a straight leg crop pant makes for a polished look.  The one -button blazer meant I had to add a top.  I added a simple shell in the same color keeping the look sleek.

This outfit was very easy to accessorize.  The gold glitter certainly called for a chunky gold chain.  I added gold dangling earrings to the mix and finished the look with a watch, gold bangles and a gold pointy toe shoe.
BABY it was COLD outside today.  I wore a neon yellow/green wool coat and black gloves.

My BAG today was an oldie, a simple rectangular clutch in gold added the old school glamour making this look classic.

 

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Tonight as we count down to 2018, my husband and I will ring it in with a party for two.  We rarely go out for New Years Eve.  Staying home provides a safe and comfortable environment for us.  Now don’t get me wrong, we dress up for our party of two.  Tonight I’m wearing a long cream colored gown with a sequence bodice and long taffeta skirt. We will be sipping champagne till 2018.  However you choose to celebrate, please be safe and please, please don’t drink and drive.  See  you back here in 2018. While you’re at it, give me a like on this post 🙂 .

 

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There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Blazer: A New Day
Pant: New York & Co.
Coat: Banana Rebublic
Bag: Worthington (old)
Shoes: Vince Camuto (old)
Gown: Jessica Howard
Evening Bag: Kate Landry 
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

John 9: 1-4

Sunday Look: Christmas Ball Skirt & Trumpet Cuffs

Happy Christmas Eve… Who else is excited to celebrate the wonder of his LOVE.  I will keep todays post short.  I have so much to do for our family’s annual Christmas Eve Party.  It’s almost time to put on our PJ’s and veg out!  We always have so much fun.  I wonder what the grand girls will do this year.

Today’s outfit although it’s not all red like I’ve done the past few Sunday’s,  I’m still festive.  Wearing my red, black and green sheer mesh knit bodysuit featuring an allover floral print, a round neckline, long sleeves with trumpet cuffs.  I’ve paired it with my all-time favorite ball skirt with loose pleats and pockets.  I adore this skirt so much.  It really dresses up any top you could pair with it.  Most of all the RED screams CHRISTMAS !!!

I’m keeping my accessories minimal. I’m wearing earrings in a deep red gemstone with matching necklace.   I couldn’t resist wearing these red pointy toe suede pumps with a bow detail. I even threw on a pair of stockings ( thigh highs) 😉 .

My BAG today is a sparkle of sequence.  It’s the finishing touch for the entire outfit.

I just love this time of year.  Everyone is so loving, giving and all is sparkling.
Until next time, Merry Christmas you all!
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it….
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Karl Lagerfeld
Bag: APT 9
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Photo Credit: Hayleigh Tanksley

Matthew 7: 13-14

Sunday Look: Pearls At Christmas Time

 
Happy Sunday! It’s hard to believe we are one week away from Christmas Eve and the most exciting day of the year Christmas! I can feel the excitement in the air.  Especially after today’s church service.  It was our annual Christmas Play, “A Hallelujah Christmas”.
Here I go again in RED 😉 .  I just can’t resist wearing red for the Holidays.  There is something about RED and the Christmas Holiday Season… After all, its the most wonderful time of the year 🙂 …  Everything is twinkling and glowing!

Today’s dress, a scoop neck chiffon overlay maxi dress belted, side slits and back zipper. The three-quarter sleeves are just right for the season.  I chose the best accessory from my jewelry wall, “Pearls”  The multiple strands of pearls elevate the look to elegance.  My shoes fashioned in a sleek patent finish, pointed toe and tall stiletto heel in two-toned red and cream.

 

My BAG, a small clutch that matched my shoes.  I don’t usually do matchy, matchy, but this worked!

                 

Time to get out there and finish shopping, start wrapping and preparing the Christmas dinner!

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Vince Camuto
Bag: ALDO
Shoes: ALDO
Photo Credit: Hayleigh Tanksley & Ricky Tanksley

A Hallelujah Christmas