Thursday, October 25, 2012

They ain't just for Holding up Pants Anymore!!!

Hey Boos!!! This past weekend I had a burning desire to go thrifting. I woke up on Saturday and it was my first thought....Goodwill. I felt like a kid that got their allowance and I was itching to spend mine thrifting. My daughter went thrifting with me and found a bunch of stuff for herself, but I only found some great belts that didn't fit, so I decided these belts would be great necklaces.

Belt/Necklace: Value Village

Now that I know a great belt can also be a great necklace, I have tried to make every belt in my closet a necklace. I have lost it, but I will do a lot of stuff in the name of fashion. I'll even sell my Momma's TV like Gator in Jungle Fever. "I smoked the TV Momma"...LOL!

Belt/Necklace: Belt from a Jumpsuit in my closet
When looking for your new belt/necklace make sure that there is a hook or clamp on the belt. If there isn't a hook or clamp on the belt, you can purchase some at your local craft store or dollar store.

Belt/Necklace: Value Village

Vain Moment: Every compliment I received about the necklace went straight to my head, because they said what I thought. I'm like Smokey "I got mind control over Dibo"..LOL!!!
Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings



Monday, October 22, 2012

Transitioning my Summer Dress!!!

Hey Everybody!! My Internet is acting crazy, so this post will be quick. We all know the fall season is here, but I purchased a summer dress close to the end of summer that I wanted to bring into the fall season. I wore the dress during the summer one way, but for the fall I have to rock it completely different.

Dress & Jacket: Dots, Shoes: Go Jane

Many pieces from the summer can go great for the fall.  Remember some fall staple pieces to help move your summer favorites into the fall season. Tights/Stocking, Blazers, Sweater, Boots/ Booties, & Leather/ Pleather. My money is short I have to do pleather, but I am doing it!

Vain Moment: I had great face this morning, but I have great face everyday. Thanks Mommy for the beauty.
Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

These Boots are made for Walking!!!

Happy Wednesday Everybody!!! I told my wide calf sistas that I would bring them fabulous, fashionable wide calf boots, and I have done what I said.  Now we can rid ourselves of small calf SN: Sometimes I'm to silly for myself. Just a friendly tip when visiting the sites for boots, reads the reviews and know your calf sizes because all calves are not created equal. My calf's are 19" and 18.5", I know don't judge me.

I have compiled a list of stores and online websites that sell inexpensive wide calf boots. These aren't all the stores and websites available, but this is to get you started and the rest is up to you. All these boots are under $70.00, and very trendy. If you can hold out for them to go on sale great, but if you can't try and find a coupon code. Rememebr that these boots are much cheaper when the season changes. Now all you W.C.W.A  have to do is shop and look fabulous.

    Walk in Stores                                                                    Online Stores

    Bakers                                                                                 Jessica London
    DSW                                                                                   Woman Within
    Dots                                                                                     One Stop Plus
    Simply Fashion                                                                   Torrid
    Target                                                                                  Overstock
    Torrid                                                                                   Lane Bryant

Vain Moment: Yesterday I wore the black wide calf boots from Torrid, and baby when I say EVERYTHING I was looking like EVERYTHING. No More small calf envy. Power to the!

Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pink is the New Black!!!

Happy Monday!!! I hope that everyone had the best weekend. I got to do a little shopping so my weekend was great. As we all know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every where I turn I see pink, and who doesn't love pink. I wanted to do my part in supporting and promoting the fight against breast cancer, so today I wore my favorite shirt and my little ladies wore their pink shirts. SN: I snatched them from playing to take this picture and they were very patient with their Mommy.

They are the cutest. I love them so much.

Sometimes as women in the course of our busy lives of being wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, doctors, chefs, and everything else we forget about ourselves. In order to be there for our family and friends we must be there for ourselves first. Ladies make sure you are helping with the fight against breast cancer by educating yourselves and everyone around you. If you have any questions or concerns consult your physician.
Tees Shirt: Torrid
Let us not let the fight be in vain, because our lives depend on it.
Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

W.C.W.A= Wide Calf Women of America

I'm feeling good from  my head to my shoes boots, because I am able to wear my jeans inside my boots. I know this doesn't seem like a big deal, but I have big calves and the stores don't always sell cute stylish boots in wide calf. I would see all the fabulous ladies walking by me with their great boots on, and I was envious...yes I had small calf
Shirt: Ross, Vest & Boots: Dots, Jeans: Conway
I felt like I was the only person with this issue, until people at work started asking me where I was purchasing my boots. They also had wide calves and were having the same issue with finding boots. I felt like forming a support group at work "W.C.W.A= Wide Calf Women of America", and singing we shall overcome. Well I didn't break out into song, but I did start sharing the sites and stores where they could purchase wide calf boots at a reasonable price.  Hopefully, now that I am apart of a support group we can get more designers and stores to realize that all calves are not created equal, and that we just want to be treated like the small calf ladies of America. I will try to make my next post about great fall wide calf boots for the
Vain Moment: I want my support group name to be Head "WC" Diva. I think I deserve it I started the
Until the next blog. Miracle & Blessings

Monday, October 8, 2012

Baby I'ma be your Motivation!!!

It's Monday time to make the donuts, so git up git out and git somethin. The somethin I got this morning was a burst of cold air. Fall has made its presence known in the Queen City and I wanted to ignore it and stay in my bed.

Jacket: Thrifted, Shirt&Jeans:Conway
Shoes: Shoe Show, Purse: Cato

I am glad I ignored the feeling of staying home, because if I missed work I would have missed the surprise waiting for me. Steve at my job who is a healthy eater, was wearing a great camouflage jacket. SN: One day I would like to be like Steve, but I am enjoying cake, chips, and Pepsi to much for today to be that day. I told Steve how great he looked in his jacket, and he told me it was me who inspired the jacket. I have my own camouflage jacket that I wear a lot, because camo is the new black to me.
If you know me you know that I am extra vain and I got a big ego (in my Beyonce voice.) However, this wasn't a moment when my head swelled up and popped. It made me feel good that someone would like at me and be inspired. There was a time I didn't have the confidence I have now, and instead of inspiring someone else I could only be inspired.

Vain Moment: To every person that has played a part in shaping the confident woman that I am today, I say Thank You.
Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Absent Minded in Charlotte!!!

Hey Party People!! I had an interesting day, and now I am ready for bed. Today I headed out to attend the Swapanista event in Charlotte. Always looking for an opportunity to get dressed, I put on something fabulous but comfy.
Shirt: Walmart, Skirt:Dots, Shoes & Purse: Ross
Crazy face, but great accessories.
Once the ladies and I get to the Venue we realize it looks pretty empty, and we might need to pull a Houdini and make a quick getaway. Being the generous person that I, I decide I will go inside to scope out the scene. Once inside I am advised that the event is not until next week...BUMMER! I messed up and thought today was the 13th of October, but I should've known because I paid my rent yesterday. SN: I hate paying rent, but I love having some place to live. I can't win.

All was not lost and Toya didn't waste her gas..shout out to Toya and KiKi for being troopers. I was able to network, which is always a plus and good for business. Then we spent the rest of the day eating, window shopping, and taking pictures. I guess next week we will try it again, but today it's just another crazy day in the life of Tan O.


 Vain Moment: Now I get to look drop dead gorgeous two weeks in a row.
Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Leave It to Tan O

It's Hump Day Party People! This means the work week is almost over, and I am excited. I am blessed to have a job, but baby some days it's unbearable. I am ready to win the lottery and spend my days hanging with "The Best Part Of My Day" my Hubby.

In honor of Hump Day I decided to channel my inner June Cleaver, and wore one of my favorite fall trends.....Peplum and Pearls. 

Dress:Dots, Shoes: Newport News

Please know I'm the modern age June Cleaver. I am a sexy plus size Diva who works, hates cooking, has a shopping addiction, loves talking about sex, and I make my kids clean up. All things that 1960s June wouldn't be caught dead being or doing, but thank God for change.


Vain Moment: I took a picture with my next door neighbor, because today was her birthday. After seeing the picture I realized I must have been a beautiful baby, because baby look at me now.

Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Wheels on the Bus, Go Round and Round!!

Happy Monday Party People!! I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend. My weekend was spent in search for a new car, and I am still in search. These folks act like they don't know a sista got a shopping addiction (sniff, sniff, scratch, scratch.) I can't spend all my little pennies on an expensive car, because Momma need new shoes and my baby girl needs a new wig.

Since I am without a vehicle I had to take the bus to work, but I am a New Yorker I am use to public transportation, so I thought I was going to be fine. Girlfriend-Boos, I was so wrong, the first day I take the bus it rains and I only had one umbrella to share between myself and my little princess. This country living of driving everywhere has spoiled me and I wanted to cry right at the bus stop.
Two things saved me from a complete meltdown. 1st: My princess who sang a song she made up about the rain falling on her shoes. 2nd: I realized I had been through worst things than waiting for the bus, so I put my big girl panties on and got over myself. I love that at 30 something God is still growing me up.
Jacket: Dots, Shirt: Fashion to Figure
Jeans: Dots, Necklace: Dots, Shoes:Rainbow
Vain Moment:  I figure if I am going to ride the bus I might as well look good.
Until the next blog. Miracles & Blessings