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Hello Friends and Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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Last Saturday I attended my first Blogger’s Meetup which was held in Washington, DC and sponsored by the BLMGirls DMV Chapter.  BLMGirls.com akaBloggers Like Me is an online community of women bloggers created by Leslie Young  dedicated to the positive exchange of ideas, tips and advice about fashion, beauty, relationships, faith and everything in between.  Through blogging, meetups and social networking we encourage each other and focus on REALationship building!”   

The Experience was also simultaneously being held by the Chapters in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.  When I initially registered for the event I didn’t realize it was during the Labor Day weekend and I almost changed my mind as I did not want to be stuck in Holiday traffic.  Thankfully, the trip to DC was delayed only by a few minor back ups about a half an hour from the venue.   At 2:30 pm, I arrived at the 201Bar, after finding a free-to-park lot across the street on Massachusetts Ave NE (I love FREE).  Upon entering this modernly decorated tavern I was immediately greeted by our hostesses Whitney James and Karen Curtis.

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Each table setting held a pink Welcome Folder that contained worksheets including a “Getting to Know You” form and on a separate table there were Swag Bags.  I was the first to arrive but shortly afterwards more lovely ladies began to enter, including my Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority sister who had traveled up from North Carolina.

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As more ladies arrived it quickly became a festive atmosphere enhanced only by the mingling which intensified as we got down to the business of completing the “Getting to Know You” form.  As we mixed and mingled the waitstaff began to bring out trays containing the most scrumptious Hors d’eouvres; an assortment of Egg Rolls, Mini Crab Cakes, Jerk Shrimp, Skewered Beef, and Flat Bread Pizza.   We were also given 1 drink ticket for which I used mine for a glass of the house Red Wine – you know me!

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The theme of the BLMGirls Experience was Building and Growing your Brand by building REALationships.  Our guest speaker, Arsha Jones of BrandBuildSell provided a lively and very informational presentation on Branding Your Blog. Throughout the presentation she allowed ample time for sharing as well as questions and answers from the group.  We took a short break to dine on Seasoned Chicken Wings, Rolls, Sliced Turkey and Mini Dessert Bars.

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At the conclusion of Arsha’s presentation, Whitney’s husband, the designated photographer took a few group photos outside and The Experience ended just as it had started – Perfectly.  Our “Swag Bag” contained a #BLMGirls TShirt and a sample of “Capital City Mumbo Sauce, a product made and marketed by Arsha and her husband.

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It definitely was a wonderful Experience and I’m glad to have met some amazing Bloggers Like Me and to finally see the faces behind the blogs. Driving home was smooth sailing and I look forward to the next BLMGirls DMV Experience.

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Hello Friends and Happy Throwback Tuesday!

Are old styles back in style or are they just being called by a different name?

Chambray or Denim..is it the same?

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My sleeveless Denim dress was a thrifted bargain for only $2.62, from Goodwill.

Compare it to the Chambray dresses shown in this post by fellow blogger, Robinson Style .

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Orange skinny belt from Avon 

Wedge sandals from Marshall’s, found them hiding in the back of my closet unworn!

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What say you … Chambray or Denim?

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Hubby’s day was nice and I want to thank you for all the birthday well wishes.  I didn’t get the Walgreen’s Gift Card but did cook a wonderful meal, we had baked salmon, stuffed clams, steamed potatoes and coleslaw, dessert was a Lemon Meringue Pie which is his favorite.

I had hoped for warmer weather to wear this sleeveless BisouBisou Peplum top, but it’s a rainy drab day so I added a lightweight cardigan.

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Bubble Necklace – Rainbow Shops

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Watch – Traci Lynn Jewelry

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ootd 5 8 13 013Linking up with The Pleated Poppy – hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

 Today didn’t start out on a high note but it is definitely ending on one.  I have been featured in the online publication Pocket Change, check it out on page 19!

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Today’s outfit was inspired by an Instagram picture from Kela’s Kloset, a fashion blogger whom I admire and follow because of her great sense of style.  She like myself has vowed to shop our closet for the month of March, me because gas is too damn high.  I’m always checking the blogs for ideas and to get inspiration for refashioning items that I already own and this is today’s.

You know how much I love my sleeveless shift dresses, well instead of wearing a cardigan or blazer over it, I’m wearing a print top underneath.

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From where do you get your outfit inspirations ~ Instagram or Pinterest?

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Snow is in the forecast this afternoon starting at 4:00 pm,  just in time for my evening commute so I chose to wear an old pair of boots and to accessorize with silver jewelry

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Necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Rings and Hoops – jewelry box  // Fedora – Burlington Coat Factory

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I didn’t feel like changing my purse this morning so just wrapped a coordinating scarf around the handle

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Today I am hopping with Glow Kouture and Transatlantic Blonde – come on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope you all had a nice weekend, mine didn’t turn out quite like I wanted so today I was a bit moody.

“This Too Shall Pass”

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Purple Maxi Skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) / Top – Rugged Wearhouse / Fioni Peep Toes Pumps – Payless

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Shawl – Burlington Coat Factory

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Linking up with Tough Cookie Mommy – join in and meet a new blogger.

Have a good afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

When I saw this top at Goodwill I knew I had to get it because of all the colors, it would work with almost anything in my closet. There was just one slight problem…it’s very low cut in the front and I knew hubby would not let me out of the house in it.

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It just hung in my closet…that was until yesterday after reading a post by a fellow blogger, Jean of all Trades…I am now wearing it backwards!!!

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I am glad that I kept the shirt but more importantly, I am thankful for bloggers who come up with great ways to re-fashion clothing and jewelry!  This necklace was a $1.00 find at the Flea Market and I used nail polish to give the stones some color.

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Skirt /GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Blazer – Chadwicks // Shoes & Purse – closet staples

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Remember those cute kids from the ’90’s group, Kriss Kross, they wore their clothes backwards too – everything old is new again!

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Linking up today with Imprintalish  &  With Love, Jesika – hop over and meet some new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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