Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Polka Dotty

I have been hoarding this dress without wearing it, for like a year and  a half! I ordered this dress through Ruche, and I was so happy when I got it, and thought of so many ways to wear it, that I ended up not wearing it at all till this day. I always knew that I was going to wear it but somehow, I just never got around to it. Has this ever happened to you guys?

Sometimes you buy a piece of clothing with every intention of wearing it, but somehow, you just never do.
I sometimes think about all the cold and lonely nights it must have spent in my closet with all the other forgettables hanging in there, wondering how at any moment, it too would be the next in line to get donated. So sad and lonely are the days of a forgotten piece of clothing!

There are times when I say to myself: "Self... when are you going to stop shopping for more clothes and actually wear all the ones still hanging in your closet?!" I feel that most of the time, I ignore that part of me quite often, and I don't even bother to actually LISTEN to what I'm telling myself. I bet you guys are all saying how crazy I just sounded, but it's TRUE! Haven't you guys ever found yourselves saying the same thing?! Am I the only one who thinks this way or is it my mind playing tricks on me and my wallet?

All I know is that, I need to stop shopping and start going through my closet more often and wear the things I have in abundance in there. It's gonna be a tough road, but I gotta do it.
Sometimes I wanna do one of those 30 for 30 day things. You know, the challenge in which you wear 30 articles of clothing for thirty days to see how many outfits you can come up with. I wonder if I would have the discipline to do that?! It's a fabulous concept and whoever created it, deserves a medal for it. I mean, being able to make 30 outfits out of 30 articles of clothing and wearing only those for 30 days?! Is that even possible?! I think I may just have to try this out. Hmm????

The Limited Blazer: Marshall's
Polka Dot Dress: Ruche
Premium Opaque Tights: Target
Lace-up Booties,Necklace & Owl Ring: Forever 21

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Yes, the above title is somewhat of a rip-off of Shakira'sShe-wolf song...but I don't care! I love Shakira and if I desire to similarly name my title after her song, then so be it! 
So in honor of that song, I decided to title this blog post, She- Leopard. Only because sometimes I do feel like we are all in disguise at one point or another. I mean, haven't you guys in one time or another felt as if you had to change your persona because you were afraid of what others might think or say?! I used to because I was afraid of what others might think about me. But I have decided that no one can tell me who to be, what to wear, or how to act. I am a woman who is responsible for her own actions, thoughts, and/or decisions and I will be damned if I let others dictate those things for me. So in essence, I am letting the She-Leopard out and letting her breathe. In my life, as well as in my choice of clothing.

I have decided that I will not give in to people's expectations of what I should be or how I should dress. I will just focus on being who I am and what I want to be. If people aren't happy with what I do or what I say, then that is their problem. I will no longer try to be something or do something just because "time is ticking" or "It looks weird". Instead, I chose to live this life to the fullest, be happy and content with what I have, and strive to being a better and strong-willed woman. One who can think for herself and make her own choices. So in the words of Helen Reddy, I quote: "I am woman, hear me roar!"

Okay... so enough of the serious talk and on to the reason why you guys are probably here. 
So in regards to the pants, I have never owned a pair of leopard bottoms before, so when I saw these baby's  hanging on the rack at Ross, I decided to bite the bullet and just get them. They are seriously THE MOST, comfortable and SEXIEST pair of jeans I own! I love the fit of them and I love that they scream sexy without being over the top. And who doesn't like feeling sexy every once in awhile?! I sure do!

I love the touch of fierceness it brings to my outfit and I like how it adds life to what could possibly be a very boring outfit. The flats also added an element of edge with their gold studs shining through. I know that these flats aren't everyone's cup of tea because they could add too much hardness to one's outfit, but worn with the right clothes they can tie an outfit together and make it more fun. I always look for something that will add a bit of flair to an outfit, so I was instantly drawn to these shoes. I must admit, the shininess of the studs also grabbed my attention.

As for the pictures below; I was either pretending to be Shakira or I was practicing my bellydance goddess pose. Which I used to take, if any of you were interested in knowing. Not that I think you were! But anyways... Please don't judge. I have a tendency to get crazy in my pictures sometimes if I feel it's getting too serious. Any thoughts on any of the things spoken here today, feel free to comment below. A response or any sign of life is always welcome!

Black Tank: H&M
Leopard Skinny Jeans: Ross
Zigi Soho Studded Flats: DSW
Necklace( which you can barely see): Forever 21