Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm a souljah

Dear Chicago,

I love you, but we need to talk. As you know, I'm a sunshine loving woman. When the sun is shining high in the sky tickling me with its warm loving rays...I feel alive. I feel loved and safe and chock full of scrumdiddlyumptious joy. But lately, Mr. Golden Sun seems to have joined the witness protection program. I've not seen him in so long that my internal sunflower is starting to wilt. Now, I know we all have our days Chicago, I understand. But really, this long tall beautiful brown skinned Sun loving souljah needs those rays. Please oh please oh please...won't you let Mr. Golden Sun come out and play? I would greatly appreciate it. OkThanksBye.

Yep, that's how I was feeling today. The day was long, gray, chilly and forbidding. Despite it all though, I had an awesome day :-)

Why you ask? Well because I'm on a roll. Two days in a row, two outfits outside my box makes me a very happy camper, lol. I am all kinds of proud and pleased with myself, you just don't know *giggles*

I have to be totally honest, my LOTD was inspired by God's Favorite Shoes and her Rumble in the Jungle blog post. GFS was inspired by this picture of Mary J. Blige. Had I not seen GFS's and MJB's pictures, I may not have ever thought to put my look together.

I draw inspiration from many of the wonderful "every day woman" personal style bloggers I read. I love high fashion and haute couture, but so much of that is way out of my league. What I love are the thrift store haunting, Ebay adventuring, Etsy searching, Target shopping, H&M harvesting, in-their-own-lane-but-outside-anybody's-box style having regular woman bloggers that populate my blog roll. The women I read about are unapologetic, fiercely loyal to their own visions and will blaze a burning path through any and every "fashion rulebook". They wear what they want, when they want, how they want and they are the captains of their fashion choices. Gotta love that. I'm learning this. I'm learning that there is no wrong way to wear what you like. What I wear doesn't have to make sense to anyone else...it's all about what makes me feel good. Because when you feel good, you look good...and vice versa, lol. At any rate, here's my take on GFS's and MJB's look...


BDU Shirt = Gift from an Air Force friend
Leather jacket = Wilson's
Clutch = Crossroads Trading Company
Black T = Old Navy
Black leggings = F21
Leopard wedges = F21 (Gift from my bestie Shan)
Belt = Gap
Necklace = Gift from Grandmother (it was my Great-Grandmother's R.I.P.)
Bracelets = Alloy and Delia's
Keyhole ring = Crossroads Trading Company
Cracked turquoise ring = Charlotte Russe
Gold flake ring = Charlotte Rusee
Earrings = Gift from my Mommy (R.I.P.)
Plum Perfect nail polish = Essence
Jade nail polish = L.A. Colors (gift from my bestie Shan)


Anonymous said...

u nailed it girl!

Chic Therapy said...

i dont have anything camoflague...time to scout for one

Zarna said...

cool camo look and those shoes are AMAZING!

socialitedreams said...

love those shoes! and thanks for the letter to Chicago, I hope it hears it cuz DANG I'm already over winter and it's been 4 days of it, lol. go awaaaaay snow/ice/cold

Adjua said...

@FDJD: Thanks lady, I had fun duping that look :-)

@CT: I'd suggest your local thrift store or army surplus store.

@Z: Aren't those shoes awesome sauce? I would prefer the Jeff C's but the ones I have will do, lol. Congrats on your Solestruck win by the way!

@SD: Chiiiiiile, if I could marry those shoes I would, lol. I adore them. Lol, yes the letter to Chicago was very necessary. I'm glad that we haven't had anymore snow yet though *crossing fingers*

dani@callitbeauty said...

the leopard print wedges are BEYOND fabulous!

Jay Fletch said...

I know this post was a while ago, but the weather here needs to get a little better today. These wind chills are only supposed to happen during february, not december! All of these winds are crazy, but I guess they don't call it the windy city for nothing. If this keeps up, I might have the day off of school tomorrow because of the cold though.

xo, Jay

Lexy of BeautyFash said...

LOVE LOVE IT!! So fab! and those wedges are AMAZING! Love the mix of leopard and army.

Janique-Her Goody Bag said...

You nailed this look! Great job! The booties are definitely hot too!