Beauty and the Muse

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I was feeling kind of down that day, but then I got a surprise package in the mail. Inside this lovely clear box with the purple bow was a golden open cuff and two sparkle bangles, one silver and one gold. I created an outfit around my gifts and they went perfectly.

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Here are the gold and silver sparkle bangles.

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And the cuff.

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I want to give a huge thanks to Marlee’s in Novi, MI for the gifts 🙂

If you want to check out some of their fabulous yet affordable statement pieces then visit them,  at:

 http://marleesstyle.com/category/7/bracelets

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And here is my entire ensemble.

Headwrap: Walmart (5 bucks!!!)

Glasses: Claire’s Accessories

Cardigan and Dress: Forever 21 Plus

Shoes: Payless

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Last year, I won a contest in Toronto and was given a $200 shopping spree by SexyPlus Boutique. I picked out this magenta colored dress by SWAK designs. It fits my wide hips and falls perfectly. I am short, so usually dresses are too short or too long.

20141025_181400So, I was at a wedding recently and paired this dress with a polka dot cardigan and a magenta colored scarf to match. It was cute yet simple.

 

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So, this one was taken at a picnic this summer. I wanted to be a little edgy so I paired the dress with pearls, a twist turban, and some killer 70’s inspired shades from Forever 21.

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I got a letter in the mail telling me that I no longer have health insurance. I need allergy shots. Glasses. My yearly physical. My monthly birth control pills. And I was going to enroll in therapy because I need it again. I did break down this morning. But, I will not allow life’s inconveniences to break me fully. But instead mold me. Because with hardship is ease. Because pain is temporary. Because things are falling apart for a reason, a grander scheme and I have to move with it or get crushed in the process. I arrived home last night, and my former roomie took me to get tacos. It was so nice to catch up. I explained to him the woes of moving from his cushy home. That it was a mistake to leave. Because I’ve been going through it. I told him that I’ve cried more in the last two months than I have in the last two years. He said, “When you first moved with me after your divorce, you were in a similar situation. You got through that. How can you get through this?” He was right. I had gotten through that. I thought back to what I did. I know I cried a lot. I beat myself up. Told myself that I should’ve been okay being abused emotionally and whatever else he was doing. That I deserved to be battered because I was a bar person. I also submerged myself into creating. Videos and makeup and stories and narrative and I posted all of that here. That’s how I wrote my whole book. The one that’s being published in October. It wasn’t about money or popularity. I was creating because it felt right. It gave me something to do. What has been that one thing that has always saved you in times of desperation? What’s your motto for when messed up things happen back to back? Let’s chat. 📸 @_erriiicccc_ #newyorkblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #effyourbeautystandards #monochromatic #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #londonblogger #psfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #streetstyle #fatacceptance #selflove #turbanista #honormycurves #bodydysmorphia #instabeauty #intersectionalfeminism #fashionblogger #eatingdisorderrecovery #editorial #hijabi #modestfashion #highfashion #mentalhealthawareness

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