Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm a Sweetheart!


I’m sure you are wondering why I’m a sweetheart right? Today a friend at church told me I looked like someone’s Valentine. I initially was trying to come up with a post title that included her thought & failed.


A brief 60 seconds later conversation candies popped into my head. And I thought I was going to find a title on one of those cute little candies (You don’t get the connection either, right?). Nope I didn’t come up with a title. Then I thought I’d name this after some berry cocktail but I don’t drink…bawahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!


It doesn’t matter because this color combo wasn’t my idea. I came across In Her Stilettos: neon pink. If you follow her blog or Twitter please tell her thank you. I sent this look around the world. I was awe struck by her burgundy pumps. I had my shoe fairy RushOurFashion searching high and low for me a pair. She found me these Aldo Botkins pumps. I ordered them. The next day they sent a cancellation email. 
A few days ago I took my first trip to Zara and found these.
 I immediately begin to plan how I'd wear them with this dress. 

I love this dress but it’s too big. I thought about taking it to a seamstress but decided against it after seeing Diya’s post. Besides, I figured the work would cost more than what I paid for the dress at a Goodwill in Georgia last December.  I even thought about just cutting it and keeping the skirt portion which I still might do. I wanted to wear it to church. Here's what I came up with........


 I felt so pretty. My only complaint was the shirt constantly untucking itself. I didn’t post what may have been better shots showing off the look because my shirt was rolled up in the front. I have to admit I’m proud of myself for doing something really different & not playing it safe. I’m usually go with a cardigan. Not today.
  What do you think? Divamom win? Or does this look require a do-over?  
 A very special thanks to my Little BIG man, KT who takes my photos even though he hates to. Yes, I force him lovingly. Why waste good talent? A professional photographer says he has a good eye and I should keep encouraging him. Someday it may become a side gig or he may become the next Gordon Parks. Words of advice: Don't limit your kids to one thing. 

Your Sweetheart,
~divAmOm~

19 comments:

I Goodie 2 Shoes said...

Yes U R a SWEETHEART!
U look good. It is NOT a do~OVA! U nailed. IT and I too agree; he may just be the NEXT GORDAN PARKS. Simply because these shots are on point!
Luv ur blog....

~IG2S
www.brookescloset.net

Inez of Style Chic 360 said...

Sis, You look AMAZINGLY pretty, I LOVE this LOOK OMG!! I can't even begin to describe how beautiful you look. LOOOOOVE this color mix!

Ashley said...

You look great. I love the color combination. Your heels are wonderful. Oh & your oversize glasses, love those too!

Miss Dre said...

I love this look! So beautiful, doll! :)

BETTYBOOP said...

fab look i luv the pink and burgundy so chic dear

Kish said...

Yes, this is DEFINITELY a WIN! Kudos to you for being creative with the dress... I love it!!!

Shanequa said...

Okay diva....that outfit is the bizness!!! Great color combination and accessories. Werk chick!

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Shanequa said...

Okay diva....that outfit is the bizness!!! Great color combination and accessories. Werk chick!

www.fashionpad.blogspot.com

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

Love that dress and it looks great with those fabulous shoes! What a wonderful wine color to have in your collection! Kiah

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

btw - yes, my daughter takes most of my pictures too! She will turn 10 on next Tuesday. She is pretty much the one that comes up with my poses. She's like mom do this, turn that way, put your hands here. lol I get so many compliments on my pictures and so now I always put all pics taken by my daughter. There are times when my mood to get pictures taken and her mood to take them aren't jiving. I usually ask her and if she is not in the mood I don't force her because we just fight the entire time because she will not even try. She will just hold the camera up and snap without looking through the lens! bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Kiah

Bajan Beauty said...

Lol @ lovingly forcing him. Very pretty outfit, love the shoes! I need to get better at my colored shoe game, I'm slacking! Love this outfit it has such a retro vibe.

Full Figured Diva said...

Love Love Love the entire ensemble...and those colors look amazing on you! I LOVE it!

http://Full-FiguredDiva.blogspot.com

Vonae said...

Love the shoes and the vintage dress! What if you cut the sleeves off of the dress instead of having them showing? Maybe even roll them up before you take scissors to them and see how you like it. I have a blue vintage romper that I found at goodwill you would adore. I'm ordering a dress form so I can start styling. I have a website now that I'm working on and can't wait o share it with the world. I just have to get some photos done and start typing and editing the articles.

Cousin Kat said...

Hey Cousin,

You know you can hook up an outfit. Looking Good! Everything I have seen you wear is beautiful fits you well. Tell Kris he is a great photographer, keep up the good work..........

Love you both

1ststatestyle said...

Outfit looks great! My 12 yr old son takes my photos too! And yes I force him to with bribes of shopping. I created a monster, he likes clothes too!

Lexy of BeautyFash said...

Definite WIN! Love the color combination. That dress is so perfect, the color - and the SLEEVES!!! love it! You look gorgeous!

Ms. B said...

Shut up........B I love that look girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's on point !!!

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

You look great in that outfit. I love the color combo, and the shoes... work it, Lady.

Yes... keep encouraging him to take those pics. He's really good at it and he'll thank you later.

Kerissa said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments. Google sucks because I want to reply to each of you individually. This look is one of my favs. I'll be sure to get some mileage out of this dress. Much love for you taking the time to stop by and share a comment, Xo!

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