Thursday, July 19, 2012

Striped Down

I'm all about sheer tops during the steamy days of summer...

This one will be a definite addition.

Although I am desperately trying to stay away from black/white combos, I will be making this one happen!

hahaha.. I even dig the cheesy tie!

Sheer Graduated Stripes Shirt

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Simply Sophisticated

I got my eyes on you..............
......Braided Leatherette T-Strap.   
I have a couple pairs of sandals in this color ...because if you follow my blog you know Cognac is my go to for shoes, so I don't necessarily need another pair.  But really for $24.50 who would turn these down?



Monday, July 2, 2012

Red Devil

You can't deny these devil red wedges wouldn't 
be fabulous with a pair of dark blue skinny's.  
These shoes are SO up my alley it's ridiculous!  I absolutely love the spike detail on the heel only.  It most certainly is enough, not to mention the touch of sweetness being they are an open toe shoe.  A little something to keep em guessing when you walk away!

Red Faux Suede Gemstone Spike Back Peeptoe Platform Wedges $37.99@

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

...And Now There's This...

Uuugghh.  Talk about underwhelmed.
I used to LOVE Arden B.

Almost everything they had in the store I wanted to buy, but now there selling items like this....

... a cable "printed" top.. seriously?

 Now I did find a few nice things like this color block tunic but there weren't many.

 What happened to the sexy sophisticated clothes they used to sell??   Maybe my style changed once I got older, but I'm pretty sure I would have never walked out of the house in a fringe tube tunic!  Scary.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

J’aime La France!

Oh my goodness!!


I am in love with this cookbook!   Is that even possible??    I, like anyone else on a budget and with a fondness of "pre-owned" items enjoy visiting thrift stores.  The only thing I ever seem to buy when I'm there however is cookbooks and belts (don't ask). I came across this one and once I opened it up I knew I was going to buy it...despite the $4.95 price tag.  I don't like to spend more than $2 on cookbooks in a thrift store.

It's not called the beautiful cookbook for nothing.  The images in it are amazing.  Not only do the dishes pop with color but there's something engaging about all the village shots.  In the end it was those shots that pretty much sold me on the book.  So gorgeous.
...also, it didn't hurt that the cashier felt the same way I did about the price and sold it to me for $2.00.  DEAL!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hello Warm Weather

photo…do you believe this skirt was $3 in the clearance rack at Old Navy!  Steal!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Feel The Pump!

Bill Dunn ---> Qiana Kelsey
lol i mentioned you in the 3rd verse ;) 

Shout out to Bill for including a lil piece of me in this song. Lovin it!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Review of Lean & Chiseled

Originally submitted at Acacia

If Pilates sculpts your body, Xtend Barre chisels it. Developed by professional dancer, choreographer, and Pilates instructor Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre combines the grace and flexibility of dance with the strength and sculpting of Pilates to give you a long, strong, lean physique. Includes three s...

Harder Than I Thought
By DeathofaDame from Mount Holly, NJ on 1/7/2012
4out of 5
Pros: It's challenging, Love All The Ballet Moves, It's Cardio
Cons: Too Short
This workout had me winded and I've done some pretty serious workouts. For a Pilates/Ballet workout this is probably the best I've done. I gave it only 4 stars because I wish it was a little longer and included abs somewhere in it, but I don't doubt it will get the job done.

PS.. so I'm a dingbat and only did the On Demand version which is just one segment of the entire DVD.  ...well now I know. There is a core section.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oh Starry Night

Dazzling!  I'm all about this Stellar Top from Urban 1972.

                     It pretty much sparkles, without the sparkles!!

...cause Lord know I don't do glitter...


Tuesday, January 3, 2012