Monday, August 13, 2012


At least once a week I find myself amazed at the things we wear. "We" meaning my fellow big girls. We already have so much stacked up against us, why make it even harder on ourselves by wearing the most outrageous get-ups known to man.  At an early age my mom taught me two very important things.
  1. Don't leave home without a girdle.
  2. Just because it comes in your size doesn't mean you need to wear it.
Thank God for moms!!! Well unfortunately some people don't have mothers who are as critically objective as mine. Well as a result you have MY Girls walking around like this...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I Need to Taste the Rainbow

So I'm spending the weekend in Charleston, SC and I have to admit...I'm a long way from Chocolate City. Don't get me wrong, Charleston is absolutely beautiful!! The food is amazing, the people are friendly, and the culture and history are rich. It's also home to Firefly Vodka (which I can never get enough of) and even some of my favorite movies were filmed/based here (Dear John and The Notebook). But with all that, where are the people of color. I'm not just talking about African Americans!!! Where are the Asians, Latinos, and any other group of people that aren't Caucasian Persuasion. I love people of all nationalities and I'm sure that stems from being raised in the DMV. I love meeting and working with people of various backgrounds or eating authentic Thai, Jamaican and Ethiopian foods. Now trust...I can adapt to any city. I can make it work to the best of my ability. However, I would prefer to just taste the rainbow but unfortunately Charleston does not sell Skittles.

However, I'm having a great time. I love hanging out on Market Street. I'm enjoying some old friend and meeting some new.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vintage Voyage

Recently I've spent more time in consignment, thrift and vintage shops than ever before. A good friend (One half of Chronicles of a Vintagista) and I have embarked on a new adventure involving second hand items. So needless to say my free evenings, weekends, and lunch breaks are spent perusing the shops. Regardless of the town, I can guarantee that I'll locate the nearest thrift store. So while visiting my mom this weekend in the Northern Neck of Virginia, I spotted a new shop called "Village Vintage."  Well why is it that you never find what you're looking for but always what you don't need.  I need a new pair of earrings like I need a hole in my head. But I couldn't resist!!! This vintage pair of 'nautical' clip-ons literally spoke to me!!! They said: you want me...don't leave may never see me again. Not really, that's just what I told myself that I heard.  Never-the-less, they're beyond cute in fact that I can only wear them on my ultimate days!!! And my favorite cherry red lipstick is the perfect accent to this pair. The owner of Village Vintage informed me that the earrings were purchased at an estate sale in Fredericksburg, VA. So I started thinking, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place for my second hand findings. If Village Vintage is selling beauties like this for dirt cheap, imagine how little they paid for them. So forget the middle man...bring on the estates!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

What's too much

Let's face it, some women are "plain janes" but I'm not one of them. Now don't get me wrong, I love my simple cute days. It feels great to throw on a wife-beater, leggings and still be a princess!!! However, I prefer to be simple "chic." It doesn't take much, those same leggings and wife-beater paired with standout jewelry can revamp the entire look. So when is it too much to be fashionable? Well in my opinion never. But in my BF's opinion at a Nats game. I got chewed out for rocking pearls to yesterday's Washington Nationals game against the Philadelphia Phillies. And to add insult to injury I was warned to never try that at the Baltimore Ravens game!!! BF was actually serious. My response - I'm a diva everywhere that I go! Plus the Ravens is football, you won't see my pearls underneath of my hoodie!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


There's a time and place for everything and the freakum dress is no exception.  The right freakum dress can make the Pope's head turn, your dad buy you a robe and "The Bride of Chucky" look like Beyonce.  But would Beyonce where her stilettos and mini to a funeral?  Well I hope not.  And I thought it wouldn't be worn to my grandfathers funeral but I was wrong.  I guess there's just something about funerals that makes women want to show a little extra leg.  Well last week at my grandfather's "tasteful" home-going service, I saw more than a KFC chicken box full of legs, thighs and breast.  Now at the time I didn't have the energy to speak out but now that I'm rejuvenated....  Just for future reference, these are the "Do Places" and the "Don't Spaces" of the infamous FREAKUM Dress!!!

Do Places
1. The Club
2. The Club
3. The Club

Don't Spaces
1. A Funeral
2. Your Job
3. A Restaurant
4. Your Momma's House
5. Any Sporting Event
6. The Grocery Store
7. At Church
8. A Doctor's Appointment
9. A Job Interview
10. Any Place That's Not the CLUB