So, I got an idea to start posting my work OOTDs. This allows me to share my unfiltered, unprofessional, selfies of what I wear to work. Hopefully it gives some of you ideas on how to be fashionably corporate apporpriate (Does that even make sense?) Because, as you may know, there are written and unwritten dress codes in the corporate world.
NYC is a whooping 45 degrees Celsius today! Perfect day to wear my Talbots silk “Jackie O” dress, as I like to call it. I feel like someone’s first lady in this dress. The attached collar gives it just the right detail and the color is as flattering as the dress itself. I found some on Ebay at a discounted price for you! Now since its 45 and not 70, I had to pair it with my Me Too Leather Latrice Boots that someone purchased for me on Amazon. If you have big legs/ calves, you’ll love these boots as the back is an elastic material. I came in the office with my Loft Faux Fur Collar Vest & Wool Coat. However, after deep thought decided the fur violated the unwritten dress code and swapped it for this TopShop Navy Blazer I keep at the office. Unfortunately I couldn’t swap the garbage can out lol. Navy Blazers make everything look professional. I bought it over a year ago in London on Sale so I doubt it’s still available. Here’s a similar one and a pic of the excitement in London back in 2012:
Blouse: Polo by Ralph Lauren // Skirt: Peter Pilotto x Target // Bag: Just Fab // Shoes: Zara
It’s been awhile. The snow has incapacitated most NYers, including me. On top of it, I haven’t been able to take pics after work because its dark AND my weekends have been but a blurr. Oh but it gets better, I mistakenly vacuumed my macbook charger so I currently have 60% left to upload this post. This past Sunday, I wore this Ralph Lauren bow buttoned up with my Peter Pilotto for Target flared skirt. These Zara shoes were first seen in Plaid suit post. Looove them! My bag is from Just Fab Boutique. So chic and cheap! Great for those who love the LV bag but hate the price tag.
Also, I have been in deep thought about revamping my blog. I’m not sure I’m content with the path its taking. Stay tuned!
If you’re like me and can’t be bothered to do your hair (or lack thereof) as much as you want to, then you might enjoy this post. I decided to do a protein treatment and deep condition, as my hair has been really dry lately. Here’s how I treated and styled my TWA (teeny weeny afro) on my day off: 1. I shampooed with Aveda’s Dry Remedy Line. I usually shampoo my hair in the shower once a month. Shampoo dries out your hair so I only use it when I need to. I usually co-wash (clean my hair with conditioner) with Giovanni Wellness System Conditioner every other day while in the shower. What I noticed is that, since my big chop, I have been delicately shampooing my hair, using my fingertips. As opposed to my relaxer days, when I literally scrubbed my scalp with my fingernails until it bled. SMH. 2. I used APHogee’s 2nd Step protein treatment all over my hair, ensuring both my scalp and hair was saturated. I used a wide tooth comb and gently combed it through my hair. Warning: this products has a stinky odor! 3. Uncovered, I sat under a hot dryer for about 7 minutes, or until my hair was extremely hard. (This is normal with the protein treatment. Don’t be alarmed and don’t touch your hair)… I took this time to reply to work emails. 4. I thoroughly rinsed out the treatment. 5. I used my Pantene Natural Deep Conditioner and combed it through my hair. Then covered my hair with a plastic cap.
6. I went under the dryer AGAIN for 15min. This time, I did some research on my personal laptop. 7. I thoroughly rinsed my hair and applied the following products in order: •Olive Oil Leave in Conditioner •Olive Oil Moisturizer •Olive Oil •Jamaican Black Castor Oil 8. Tada! Finished! If you want more of my daily routines, please comment below! Be blessed and highly favored. -Auntie Christie
Sermon Takeaway: The Power of Prayer! It’s not to be underestimated. If you don’t already do so, I challenge you all to meditate and pray daily. It’s not always appropriate to seek advice from friends and family. Most times, asking your Father is all you need!
Hi Guys! Here’s what I wore to service on Super Bowl Sunday! This peplum top put a nice spin to my plain, but polished burberry blouse (DISCLAIMER: always read clothing labels before handling. I mistakenly bleached this blouse and now the Nova Cuff is destroyed. Oops!) My Tory skirt is quite old but I still receive compliments every time I wear it! It’s one of my favorite skirts. This spring, you’ll see alot of fringe so don’t be afraid of this trend! The Zara heels are ones that I’ve had my eyes on since they were released. They were pretty affordable ($50) but too popular for me to purchase for that price. One day, as I was shopping the Zara sale, I saw the last pair under a table for $19.99!