Fabu Fashion Monday.

But it’s Tuesday, This Square Peg. Do you own a calendar over there where you are? I do, I do. Wanted to share what I wore last night to a spoken word event at Busboys & Poets, which featured one of my very talented friends. Can I just say that she was awesome? To share one’s work isn’t easy, especially with the very cathartic nature of poetry. But she did it and she did it so well.

So when trying to figure out what to wear, I knew I wanted to be comfortable and stylish, which is all the time. But I also knew that I didn’t want to wear anything new. Why? Because confession: I have a bad habit of buying something new whenever I have to go somewhere, whether an event, traveling, etc. It’s a weird panic mode I go into, believing that none of the clothes I have will be sufficient. I thought I didn’t know where that habit came from, but I should inform you that my mother does the exact same thing. It’s genetic. So, needless to say, an apology for all those years that I tsk tsked her for claiming that she had no new clothes and needed brand new ones before events is very necessary. I’ll get on that. We become our parents, folks. Deny it to yourselves no more. Anyway, since my new goal is to get rid of that habit, I decided to shop right from my own closet. I settled on a pair of skinny jeans, a T-shirt, blazer, and boots, all individual items that I’ve had for a while and were perfect for putting together. See below.

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You like? A few details, if you’re interested:

Tuxedo Blazer: JC Penney’s

T-Shirt: Etsy (it says “Take Me to Paris”; more on my adventures wearing that shirt will come in another post, believe me). Check out/purchase the shirt here.

Skinny Jeans: Forever 21

Boots (you can see them a bit clearer in the second photo): Ross

Scarf: I love this scarf more than anything right now. I wear it constantly. Love the merging of gray and black and red (yes, it’s all combined together!) Found it at DSW, which I have to say is fabulous with not only shoes, but accessories.

Now let’s get a bit up close and personal and discuss hair and make-up.


Make-up was quick and easy: eye shadow, MAC Studio Fix, and my boyfriend, Ruby Woo.

The hair: I wanted an Afro. Plain and simple. So I spritzed by hair with my accidental mixture, did a little teasing with the hands and a pick, and done.

The earrings: Target.

We were ready to go. Simple, stylish, comfortable.

So what are your style confessions? Do you shop from your closet or run to the store like me and Mama? Tell, tell, in the comments!


6 Replies to “Fabu Fashion Monday.”

  1. You DID look fab and I’m so happy you made it out to my feature 🙂 🙂 Funny enough, I tried to shop from my closet for last night as well. the top didn’t make it – that was new, lol. and the leggings were actually in my closet, but i hadn’t worn them yet – the tag was still on it hahaha. the shoes were mine, even tho i kicked them off for the performance 😉

    1. Thank you! And I was very happy to be there. 🙂 Lol, either way, your outfit was so chic and awesome. When you went up there I was like, Go La! And I so loved it when you kicked off your shoes. Definitely was a moment. 🙂 🙂

  2. I’m a mix of both. I sometimes joke that my shopping gene was inherited diagonally from my aunt. I love to shop and my motto is “no sale is final” because it might get returned, like I’ll be doing today. I never pop tags until I’m sure I will wear something, and then it is laundered. (I’ve heard and seen entirely too many things in the dressing room to ever wear something directly off the rack.) If I love something, I buy it. I can always tell I’m with a last-minute frantic shopper because they say things like, “What will you wear those green shoes with?” or “Where will you wear that?” To misquote Kevin Costner, if you buy it, the event will come. I never get invited to formal events but last month I bought a great dress marked down to $30. 2 weeks later I received an invite to a formal. I’m set. Lol. So to sum up, I’m a closet shopper because I have options and if I want to wear something new, I already have options.

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