Inspiration v.s. Real life

Hey Family!

So I took a trip yesterday to my OB/GYN and had a hospital tour of the family birthing room. The room was quite nice and so was the staff that I met. This is what I finally ended up wearing.

This dress is very comfortable and light weight along with a denim waterfall jacket my constant Leggins and headwrap. It was a bit of a fustrating day but my family made it better.

I liked this look but when I caught a glimpse of myself in the hospital reflective mirrors I felt as if I looked like evillene from the musical The Wiz. If you have not seen the movie musical you should really check it out.

My neice suggested I do a Beyonce pose. I tried it but if you compare side by sides I think it was an epic failure. Lol I could not even get the right finger up.

My sister on the other hand suggested I looked like a beautiful StingRay floating in the water.

All of these images had me giggling. Sometimes it is comfort and fun over fashion.

Have a great day and I invite you to laugh with me.


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Sunday Slay: Week 32...


Hey Family,

I hope you all are doing well. Me? I am ready to give little nugget her eviction notice. Thanks for asking.

On a fashion note I felt as if I was wearing a popup tent today. A cute one but a tent none the less. I decided I needed to reign in some of the volume with a lightweight denim waterfall jacket. I think it worked without compromising the top to much.

I did enjoy this look overall. Simple yet still enjoyable to wear. It was beautiful weather in the Chi. Today is a high of 68, yesterday was 72. These are almost summer temperatures.

Picture 8 is truly showing it all.


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Meet The Real Chicago...

Thanks to #45 The Chi (Chicago) has been in the news almost everday. I have had the pleasure of living & loving the Chi off and on for 40 plus years.

Do we have our difficulties? Yes we do.

Are we any better or worse than any other cities around the country or the world? No we are not.

I've been around the world and back again. I choose to call the Chi my home.
We are not victims locked in our houses all day. How would people work?.

We are a city that loves, hurts, cries, and rejoices.

I've been almost all over the city and suburbs all hours of the day and night. I am aware of the realities of the city. As all should be.

Don't believe all of #45 (President T) current Alternative Facts.

If you don't know the Chi was the only city that did not tolerate the hateful propaganda of #45 and turned him away and stood in solidarity against him. Our #44 is from the Chi also.


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Happy Valentine's Day...

If you celebrate it.

Just wanted to say. Celebrate in your own unique and fashionable way.


Sunday Slay: The Kitchen Sink

Hey Family!

I must admit that I liked all the patterns and colors that came into play. I counted 4 different patterns. Plaids, pinstripes, stripes, Checks,

I really wanted a plaid bottom but it was not in the cards. Instead I went for a subtle blue pinstripe on the pants. A pattern tie of pink and black. A striped shirt my favorite vintage reversable cape. I trided to ground everthing. With a denim shirt, hat and denim gymshoes. I carried a red bag to tie in the shoestring and bag.

From pictures 1 & 9 I replaced only the shoes because heels are a dream for me at ths point. I could see myself wearing this in the future with just the right plaid pair of pants or skirt.

As usall all are welcome. Even if this is not your style. What would you change or add too.

Thanks in advance.


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Sunday Slay...

Why does the weekend always seem to zoom by?

I'm officially 30 weeks and 2 days. Yay me. Lol

Well here we are an it is just a lovely sunday here in rhe Chi. The sun is still shinning it was in the upper 40s. I did not need a heavy jacket. I've worn these pieces before but not at the same time.

I wish I had these harem pants in mltiple colors. The flow and the movement are just lovely. The black top is a sweater knit cold shoulder it has served me well. The earings are leather and hand made. They have become my favorite. I'm trying to get all the wear I can from them now before little nugget arrives.

The jacket is made from an African material fabric called Bogolanfini. It is a mud cloth fabric. It's the first sunday in Black history month in America so I thought this shrug would be appropriate and I wore it to church.

My new reality is that I'm currently a size 12 so this is a pair of slip ons that I recently purchased to accommodate my changing foot size.

Time for a bit of American History:

Carter G. Woodson started Black History week in the 1920's to celebrate and recognize the contributions made by African Americans because history books were and sometimes are not very inclusive in the history or lexicon of America.


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An explosion of color.

Hey Family!

Saturday was a beautiful day the weather was in the mid 50's. It almost felt like summer in the Chi. Sunday was a bit overcast but I loved this fit so much I wore it both Saturday and to church on Sunday.

This denim hi-low shirt is becoming a real workhorse with room to grow.

I really like the print of these pants they are some lycra light weight things. I wore leggings underneath to ensure they were warm enough. Major score because they fit over the baby belly.

My headwrap is just a piece of cloth i cut from an old stretch skirt. Wood earrings and slip on gymshoes complete the look.

So today is a great day because I'm officially 28 weeks and in my 3rd trimester. Yeah!

As usual all are welcome. Have a great day family.


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How does a maximal shift to a minimal?

Hello Family,

I’m facing a big style shift right now. I would describe my former look as maximal to the max. As of late I have only been wearing 1 piece. Either a statememt bag, necklace, headwrap or earing but not all together.
I'm doing the same with my home. Pairing down becoming more minimal.
It is an odd feeling because my last style shift was 15 years ago. That was a 2 year oddsey of a fun jouney.
To be honest I'm feeling a bit lost.
In my home I've paired way down. The same with my clothing. I’ve this week off and have been nesting. I have 4 large bags of. Clothing and house hold items that are being donated.
My jewelry collection is huge and curated. I am hesitant to go through it. I dont know where to start. The only things I’m hanging on to are my hats and my headwraps.

So if you can give me any advise it would be appreciated.

Picture 1 is what i wear on the average

Pictire 2 is what i wore to church on sunday. The only piece is the statement necklace.

Truthfully i was not going to post picture number 2.


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A walking wrinkle

I think I alway post good or solidly decent outfits but, staying true to a promise I made to myself I'm going to post the good the bad and the wrinkled. I went out to celebrate a birthday last night. I knew this fit needed a good Iron taken to it. I just wore it anyway.

Something in my brain just said oh its not that bad. Lol well that was until I saw the pictures. From the neck up and the ankle down I love my fit. Oh well you cannot win them all. My goal during my pregnancy is not to look like I gave up on fashion.

Having said that. I wanted to make jello with pineapple slices. No one at home want to go get it for me. My cravings for it lasted about a week. Now that fit was a hot mess. I wore owl P.J. bottoms a t-shirt and a huge duster sweater and to top it off I wore a batman leather baseball cap and clogs to the supermarket. Lol.

I rarely wear things that have to be ironed. We have a cleaners here called CD 1 price. I may take a few pieces to them.

What I am wearing.
A denim maybe waterfall jacket
An olive jumpsuit
Boots by toms. They have colorful stripes on the side of them.
Scarf head wrap.

Back to the drawing board or n
Better yet the ironing board with this one.

I also know that this fit is to large for me little nugget is still growing. Oh boy


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2017 Sunday Slay...

At least that is what the kids call it "slay". I love that word.

Hello Family and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I attend church services on Sundays so from now on I'm going to title my sunday post "Sunday Slay". Pretty Original lol. Forgive me I'm a cornball.

So I wanted some sparkle on this day and wanted to be comfortable also because I attendedd a church service last night called watch service and a 7:30 am service this morning.

I found a pair of my regular pair of size 18 wideleg high waist pinstripe pants that fit. Yeah me. I wore my afro lady t-shirt my pattent leather heels and black sweater with flecks of white in it. My denim hat and my beautiful Cherry red bag a Christmas gift from my oldest neice. She is such a sweetheart. I really liked this fit. This was a mix of thrift and cheepy retail stores here in Chicago called cititrends.

I attended a Watch service last night and took a quick selfie. A explanation of Watch service is at the end if you care to read. I've been attending for as long as I can remember.

Again thank you for reading and happy 2017.

Watch Service-On This date in 1862 the first Watch Night Services were celebrated in Back communities in America.

The Watch Night service can be traced back to gatherings also known as “Freedom’s Eve.” On that night, Black slaves and free blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. At the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863; all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free. When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as many people fell to their knees and thanked God.

Blacks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year. It’s been over a century since the first Freedom’s Eve and tradition still brings us together at this time every year to celebrate “how we got over.” This celebration takes many African American decendants of slaves into a new year with praise and worship. The service usually begins anywhere from 7 p.m. To 10 p.m. And ends at midnight with the entrance of the New Year. Some people come to church first, before going out to celebrate, for others, church is the only New Year’s Eve event.


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