Friday, May 25, 2012

Dotted. (Tribute to My Mama Vick, She's 85 Today!)

Yey, it's the weekend! Happy warm Friday everyone! Today is not just another Friday, it is Friday, 85th Birthday of my dearest grandmother, my Mama Vick! Happy Birthday! I think that if you go down our family's generation, you will clearly see who I get my fondness in fashion from, you really will! You will see it's from my ultrahip grandmother who at 85 can carry Jeggings, Maxi Dresses, colorful accessories, mixing of patterns and at 85 has more designer stuff than I do. At 85, my mama Vick is the coolest grandmother for owning both the kindle fire and Ipad (which she only uses for bingo hehe but it's just as cool that she can work it), which sadly, I don't have either one of those lol!

Mama, happy happy 85th birthday! I could not be any more thankful that God has kept you healthy and I will continue to pray that He keeps you healthy and as exciting and as hip as you are now for many more years. You have been a wonderful role model, a great listener to us your grandchildren, a wise adviser, you have been an amazing grandmother, you are the brightest and strongest light of our family. Always remember that we love you, i love you very much and I'm so looking forward to many more years with you by myside telling me if I'm dressing right, I'm gaining weight and most importantly...telling me how much you love me (at least in your own way)!

Polka dots! Can you think of a more adorable print. These dots are so irresistable, whether is in your accessories, or a top or bottom or in this case on a mustard mini dress!

I had always been a huge fan of color blocking and I don't think I will ever get out of that phase. With my mustard dress I opted to match it with my royal blue maryjanes, one of my faves! My gold belt here is actually accentuated with a suede magenta strap and thats why I thought my necklace will be so great with it coz it will pick up the pink on the belt. Unfortunately since I am wearing this at work, I had to wear it with a blazer, just a simple black cropped blazer.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Dress: Tjmaxx (Similar Click Here); Blazer: Forever21 (Old); Necklace: Forever21 (Similar Click Here); Shoes: Vince Camuto (Similar, on sale right now! Click Here)


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Janelle's Work Diary: Work Stuff.

Janelle's Work Diary: Work Stuff.: Hello everyone! Middle of the week! The long weekend is upon us all!  Last Friday we had an open house here at work and we celebrated Nur...

Work Stuff.

Hello everyone! Middle of the week! The long weekend is upon us all!
 Last Friday we had an open house here at work and we celebrated Nurse's and Aide's week and it was such a great atmosphere at work, a wonderful chance for all the employees to bond and interact.

For the open house the company asked us to come in looking "professional" instead of the casual friday look. I'm not very much into corporate looks and our office doesnt really require to be in corporate attire at all times, business casual is more of the standard here, so for our opening, I've decided to wear my favorite pencil skirt with a new white top (a huge steal from Marshalls) and a thrifted blazer.

I wasn't sure if this was blog worthy, it was simple, no bold colors, not a lot of details but the more I thought about it, the more that I loved this outfit. There's something so attractive about clean lines and neutral colors. With the blazer off, a bright clutch, this outfit will be great for dinner out, in a restaurant in the city, sipping wine and chatting with friends.

This ribbons are part of my little project for the open house. They are so adorable and the nurses really appreciated the thought. Something so simple can mean so much...

It's really great having 2 of my bestgals working with me! I get to see and chitchat with them everyday, don't tell our boss! haha

My handsome brother looking so professional that day (lol), he's too cute!

Top: Marshalls (steal for $7!); Skirt: H&M (click here); Blazer: Thrifted Banana Republic (Similiar, Click Here)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Janelle's Work Diary: Something Blue, Something Old and Something Leathe...

Janelle's Work Diary: Something Blue, Something Old and Something Leathe...: Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend, mine was busy. I was everywhere this weekend, Philadelphia, Maryland but all i...

Something Blue, Something Old and Something Leather?

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend, mine was busy. I was everywhere this weekend, Philadelphia, Maryland but all is well, I had a great time. Beginning of another busy week, Saturday will be my grandmom's birthday turning 84 (I believe) and I have that party to plan this week. For sometime now I have been the official party planner both at work and at home, it's another hobby of mine and another way of exercising my creativity. I'll be posting some pics from that soon, hopefully I can update you guys my process of the party planning!

One of my favorite things to do is not only mixing colors but also mixing textures. It is such an understated detail in an outfit and not all will put attention to it while putting together a look. However, the subtle changes in textures can make a huge difference in a look so I will definitely recomment paying more attention to that (specially to those who are not big on prints, like my sister, Jocelle who I featured in the blog once).

In this case I'm wearing several textures-- Silk ruffled top, Chiffon Pants and Faux Leather Jacket, and from my accessories, two metal chains. It's mixing soft with glossy and the rough and tough from the leather and the hardness and coldness of the metal. Colors also played well in this outfit, two neutrals and a big splash of electric blue. I would have to say that this is going to be on my list of top looks!

Bottom, Asos (still available at the site for $20.87; Top, Forever21, old (similar click here); Faux Leather Jacket, Forever21; Shoes, Jessica Simpson; Necklaces, vintage

Monday, May 14, 2012

Soft Pink for Mother's Day.

Belated Happy Mother's Day to all Moms! I hope everyone had a great weekend, I certainly did! I'd just like to give a quick ode to the mothers in my life being that it was just mother's day. There's really something about having a big family and it's really extra something when you're as big as ours but still able to maintain the closeness.  I think our closeness are brought upon by the amazing mothers in our family who make effort to bring all of us together.

My grandmother, my mom and my aunt really make sure that we have fun together, that all cousins are able to bond whether it's by having movie days or game nights (watching baseball or basketball) or the recent obssession of the family to bingo. That trait of keeping the family close also got passed on to the next generation moms of our family, my sisters who also make it a point to bring our little nephews and get them acquainted with all the aunts and uncles.

Let me just say how blessed I am for having a mom like mine. She has been more than patient with me as I have not been the most behaved daughter, I've made plenty of mistakes, made of plenty wrong decisions and have gone through a million mishaps but she's there, always been there supporting me and reminding me how proud she is of me. I really couldn't ask for a better role model and I just love her very much. I for one, was not a such a good daughter this year, I bought her the only gift I can give which is a card and that accidentally got thrown in the trash. I'm so sorry mom! Love you though! (haha)

In celebration to Mom's day, OOTD is the ultimate chic, feminine wear-- pink lace and chiffon dress. This is actually an old dress I got from forever21 and I have worn this so many times, at work, at church, at lunch, it's truly a versatile dress. The dress will be great in pairings--with a leather jacket for contrast of textures; wear this with a cardigan and some nice flats for spring; it will be great with tights and blazer for the colder weather. For this look however, I decided to wear at it's simplest form. I wanted to showcase and scream woman today.

Pairing it with nude pumps I thought added extra chicness to the look and my mint green nails went with the pastel color theme too!

My gold necklaces were actually thrift finds, vintage of course and that's the only contrast in this look. I still wawnted to keep some edge with metal and chains.

Pictured here with my beautiful and sexy young cousin, Caroline:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spring Floral with Black Sheen.

Hello everyone! Another work week about to end and I'm really just craving for the weekend. Well, just a quick update, construction at work is done but now I'm twice as busy because I'm preparing for our open house and we've invited some important people (at least in my line of work they are). So wish me luck as I am officially putting all of it together and they gave me less than two weeks to do so!:S

For my look today, I decided to mix in the soft with the not so soft, spring with something not so spring-y. I actually got this adorable vintage top at my favorite thrift store for $2! I'm contemplating on doing a challenge on this top and wear it 12 different ways. I guess for my first attempt, here is Thrifted Floral Look 1.
What actually drew me from this top is that vintage looking button. For once as well, I actually did not remove the pads on this top because I really thought it worked, it didn't made the top look so "old." If did do something with this top, it's that I folded the sleeve but other than that I thought this top is just quite perfect!

Thank you all for reading!:D