Christmas Styling With Eloquii

December 9th, 2014 | permalink

Given the fact that this domain is not strictly focused on fashion, I was so happy to be included with a group of ladies with whom I admire and share a fondness for the fashions of eloquii.

For this collaboration we all styled a sequined skirt. I think you can look at the photos and see just how unique an special sequins can be.

I was tasked for a holiday look at home and so I paired my skirt with this amazingly comfortable scuba floral sweatshirt, also from eloquii! Some simple jewelry, a bright lip and voilĂ  – a holiday look that you can wear with guests in your home or elsewhere.


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See the other ladies at their respective blogs:

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Georgette

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Jeniese

Laughter

November 30th, 2014 | permalink

I woke up some time in the middle of the night to the sound of The Ethiopian’s laughter coming from our living room. Initially I frowned, angry that I’d been awakened from a peaceful slumber. It was no short burst of laughter, he kept laughing as whatever inspired his happiness was damn good. I felt the muscles in my fave relaxing as my frown gave into something else. There in the dark – I remembered how much I love that laugh, and the face from which it comes. And so, with a smile on my own face, I turned over and fell back asleep.

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Focus

November 23rd, 2014 | permalink

Do you ever pay attention to how many things you’re doing at once? I often find myself sitting on my couch – texting, watching tv and with my laptop in my lap tweeting or using pinterest. I’m coming off of a short, social media sabbatical in which I decided I really need to just press pause and let myself exist sometimes without doing. Sometimes, it’s like my brain is a browser with a bunch of different tabs open and I just kind of shuffle through them at will and once the day has wound down, it’s hard to just click the x and shut it all down.

Since we came back from Ethiopia in early August my job has been, for lack of a better word, bananas. My days off are few and far between and all of a sudden, I realized that I was burning both ends of the proverbial candle. I also carry a sense of guilt about not being able to spend my time with the people that I love and knowing that they’ve noted my absence. Thankfully, my friends are the special kind who get that this will pass and eventually they’ll get to have me back.

During my social media quiet time, I tried to just disconnect a little more – less looking at my iphone, less tv, less “noise” (digital and otherwise) – I prayed a lot, tried to meditate a bit (I’m still quite horrible at this) and I think I might have worn The Ethiopian down enough that he’s going to agree that we should get a kitten…maybe.

All of this is to say, I’m very tired and I recognize that I need to take care of myself. And if you’re my friend and you’re reading this – I love you and I’ll see you soon.

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