Looking like me again.

Hey fam!

So one of the reasons I've not been posting so much is because I have not been feeling like myself. This past weekend I decided I needed to get back to me. This fit felt closer to my before baby style.

So this was my look on Veterans day. I usally take the day off because I feel like if it is a national holiday we all veterans and gold star families should have this day of to remember. I remember thinking to myself about 4 or 5 years ago. Everyone gets our day off except for us. So I dedicate one day off each year to remember to grab a meal with other veterans and to visit my dads grave to remember him as he served int the Vietnam war as a Marine.

Today was also a beautiful fall day oh my goodness the wind was whipping all over the place. After these pictures I layered on a sweater and scarf. My sister always makes up names for my fits. I've grown used to her and am loving the names. This one she called Shaft reloaded. I don't know if you remember the movies from the 70s but, Shaft was very popular. Am I aging myself? lol

Legging have become my best friend and so have compression socks to cut down the swelling on my ankles. My pleather Faux Leather trench is kind of very retro. I really love it and purchased it from a thrift some time ago. My Belt is a mesh belt also purchased from another thrift. The dress top is a God send it goes with everything. I wish I could have found more it has shark bite sides which I love. My boots are camo again I love wearing them and my boots are the only camo I can fit into now.

I'm finding myself not really wanting to wear a bunch of jewelry like I normally wear. I'm finding it cumbersome with carrying my new little nugget.

As usual all are welcome. Lurkers, Comment, and anyone in between.

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  • lady replied 1 year ago

    Great look! Cute bump!

    Lol. I can see the Shaft comparison.

  • El Cee replied 1 year ago

    You look so fabulous -- and, yes, very much like YOU. I am digging the "Shaft Reloaded" moniker. You could give both Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson some major competition in the coolness department. Hope you enjoyed your Veterans Day and your time with friends.

  • shedev replied 1 year ago

    Great fit. Hope you had a great day.

  • Dottie replied 1 year ago

    You look great and your JOY is contagious!

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    Love the faux leather trench, wow! This does look very you.

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    You look great !

  • Eliza replied 1 year ago

    Hello, You! That outfit is smile inducing: love the proportions and the bump. Glad you paused for Veteran's Day and your perspective, as well as your service, is appreciated. 

  • chewyspaghetti replied 1 year ago

    I'm glad to hear that you're feeling more like yourself again. It's tough going through all of those changes, and important to keep a good perspective on it.

  • torontogirl replied 1 year ago

    Oh Ledonna ... I freakin adore you. Your confidence and joy are inspiring. You look fantastic!!

  • DonnaF replied 1 year ago

    Adorbs!  I can hear the Shaft theme song play as you wear that coat. . .

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Your smile makes me smile. That's power. 

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Dressing for yourself is walking fabness. Carry on please!

  • anne replied 1 year ago

    Your photo shoots are amazing as is your sassiness and skill in putting outfits together. I would never guess you were feeling under the weather!

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Great outfit! I like your sister's name for it, and that coat is super cool. Your posts always make me smile.

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 year ago

    Ya'll it was so cold outside and my sister had me cracking up with laughter. I always have so much fun with my family.

    This is my sister Desiree.

  • Kate replied 1 year ago

    You mean the cat who won't cop out? I sure do remember Shaft. Now that darn theme song is going to be playing in my head when I should be counting sheep.

    Your sister nailed it with Shaft Reloaded. You look great!

  • Kate replied 1 year ago

    I would have known Desiree was your sister by that great smile. I hope your little one shares it too. You realize don't you that  from now on until your baby is born we are all going to be calling her/him Nugget! 

  • approprio replied 1 year ago

    Aaah Isaac Hayes... now I have that tune in my head too. Had to look it up again, and yes, that's the coat.

    I love what you're doing with the belt over the bump. Also, nice ring.

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 year ago

    Katie that song is so catchy.

    Approprio I'm really like the belted look or just a loose flow

    We want to wait to find out the gender so although we have names picked out. Little nugget just popped into my head. So I do not mind at all.

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  • Staysfit replied 1 year ago

    You are one of the most stylish, energetic and joyful pregnant women I know! "Nugget" is one lucky little one!

  • April replied 1 year ago

    I salute you, Ledonna.   

    And everybody remembers, Shaft.  Right?   ;)  

  • Kate replied 1 year ago

    I think the moniker  little Nugget is adorable. And it's a nickname that won't cause you to cringe later. Years ago, a dear friend of mine took to calling her baby bump Tater, then as the pregnancy progressed, she realized with some justifiable fear that that  nickname, which all her friends and relatives were calling the soon-to-be-born child, just might stick and follow her kid through school. So she worked hard to train all of us to drop it. He just did escape Tater by the skin of his teeth.

  • harmonica replied 1 year ago

    Your style and smile is absolutely awesome! Makes me smile every time I see you.

  • celia replied 1 year ago

    You look awesome and powerful.

  • Mochi replied 1 year ago

    Great to see your smiling, happy face! xoxo

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 year ago

    Kate I love your story. Tem hates the nickname but doesn't want us to reveal baby names until the birth. I cannot help it and I love it.

    Thank you all for your responses.

  • Kate replied 1 year ago

    Well I love it too, Ledonna. Nugget for the win!

  • Momo replied 1 year ago

    You look wonderful Ledonna. Makes me smile :-)

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Hehe... in college one of my friends started calling me 'tater,' which became Tate...

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    You look fab!!

  • Beth Ann replied 1 year ago

    A long brown leather coat is so 70's and so Chicago!  You look like you're having a ball!

  • motherofms replied 1 year ago

    Love it!  Your smile is contagious.

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