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Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory

hmm….lemme think!  so many favs!  I'll have to search a personal photo but until then….

College days were great!  no worries!

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All the lessons, all the parties, all the people I met, all the things I learned, all the experiences, all the pain and heartache, all the self-discovery, all the fun, all the tears, all the laughs, all the way GREAT!

 

 

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What I’m Wearin’…

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Hey babies!  I’m back to regular posts! Work has been killing me but i’m still standing….for now….hahaha!  I’m still going to continue the 30 Day Photo Challenge in between my regular OOTD posts.

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This is an outfit that I wore to a night out to dinner.  It was very comfortable believe it or not.  Someone also stopped me in the street and complimented me on my boots.  That’s always a plus!  I hope that you like it!

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The Bargains:

Eggplant Swing coat from Belks for $17

Pastel pink and Grey Rose Print scarf from Cherry's Consignment Shop for $2

Grey Ruffle Front Tube Dress from CitiTrends for $17

Silver Bangles (2 sets) from CitiTrends for $8

Black Denim Jeggings from Avenue for $15

Grey Granny Booties from Cato's Fashions for $21

Silver Clutch from CitiTrends for $8.

All Together:

$88!  Pretty good!  Under $100!  That’s always good!

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   What I’m Lovin’… 

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Well folks!  I’m so excited!  The lovely folks at Lane Bryant are allowing me to host a Girls’ Night Out!  I’ll be posting more information about this event closer to the date but here is the “skinny” for now!  (haha! no pun intended! **wink**)

The Date is February 13th, 2011 from 4:30 to 7:30.  There will be light refreshments and those who come and make a purchase will receive 30% off!   Woo hoo!

I’ll be sending e-vites on Facebook really soon, so be on the lookout!

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Yeah!  The Dumpy Duchess is lovin’ that!!!

 

 

What I’m Hearin’…

Okay guys!  I dunno if you noticed but the address to this site has changed!  Yep, the girl has her own domain name! This will make it easier to spread the word!  So, instead of saying “visit me at blahblah.blahblah.blah.com”, I get to say “check me out at www.thedumpyduchess.com”  Yay!!  GOD is so amazin!  I swear I’m not arrogant but this Teyana Taylor song cracks me up!  Hope you enjoy it babes!

Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

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Welp! 

Day 04 - A picture of your night!  Nothing exciting here!  Headed home from work!

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

 

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Well, well!  Today’s challenge is:  A picture of the cast from your favorite show!

Ahh crap!  Only one photo?  You already know I’m about to break this rule!  Let ‘er rip!

 

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Alrighty!  Day 3 – complete!

Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

 

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So, today’s challenge is:  A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest….

Well, I’ve never been one to follow the rules!  So, I’m putting up more than one!  Deal with it, rule committee!  Oh wait, there ain’t one!  ha ha!

First up, my kid!  Even though he has just recently come into my life, I consider him to be one of the people closest to me.  He’s my best friend and I’ll spare him the sharing of his nickname on here! 

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Second up, mama!  My sweetie pie!  My moving home this year has been quite an adventure to say the least.  It has it’s ups and downs but one thing is for sure, it certainly has brought us closer together!

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Alrighty!  Day 2 – Complete!

Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

 

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Hey Friends!  I’m going to do the 30 day challenge presented on Facebook!  However, I’m going to do it on my blog.  I’ve set it up to go in between my regular posts so it will look a little different from the What I’m Wearin’, What I’m Lovin’, and What’s I’m Hearin’ format but I hope that you enjoy it.  It stands to be a little interesting or at least a little fun for me! 

Here’s a list of the challenges!

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most ****** up things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss
Day 31 - A picture of yourself

So, above is a picture of me and here are ten facts that you may or may not know!

1.  Oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!

2.  I recently acquired a teenaged son who is one of the greatest kids that you could ever ask for!  He loves mama and mama loves him!

3.  I work with kids and every day is an adventure!  They say and do some of the funniest things.

4.  I was born and have spent my entire life in southeast Georgia

5.  I own over 200 pairs of shoes, and 175 pairs of earrings, and 125 handbags.

6.  My favorite food is Macaroni and Cheese!  **winks at her sister**

7.  My favorite color is green!  I like any shade but Kelly green is my favorite.

8.  I have a snookie pie doggy named Dior who is a spoiled brat!  He’s a Papillion.

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9.  I’m a huge Marilyn Monroe fan soooo my some of my favorite movies would be Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or How to Marry A Millionaire, or Let’s Make Love, and of course Some Like it Hot.

10.  I’ve been blogging since September of 2010 and I’m loving every minute of it!

Alrighty!  Day 1 – Complete!

Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

 

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What I’m Wearin’…

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Okay guys!  The weather down here keeps fluctuating and it’s driving me nuts!  So, I tried to dress as warm as possible without being too terribly hot.  I put this outfit together for a day at work and although I admit that it wasn’t the best ensemble for my “apple” shape, I certainly was warm!

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Here are my accessories…

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The Bargains:

Teal sweater from Lane Bryant for $5

White Tank out of a pack of then probably from Walmart for $6

Gold Crossbody Bag from Avenue for $5

Heather Grey Leggings from Avenue for $10

Chocolate Slouch Buckle Boots from Cato's for $20

Gold Beaded Bracelet stolen from mommy...shhh! for $?

Gold Lock and Key earrings from Claire’s for $0.50

All Together:

$46.50!!!  Oh Yeah!!! 

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   What I’m Lovin’… 

If you’ve been watching the news, then you probably know that on Tuesday, January 18th, Israel had their annual 'Fat and Beautiful' beauty pageant! 

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For 15 years, women is various shapes, sizes, and weights walk the catwalk and participate in what has turned into Israel’s biggest fashion event!  Twenty-one contestants from all over Israel took the stage and competed in casual wear and evening gowns……but alas….no swimsuit….  :o( !!!
The event was designed to prove that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.  The winner is crowned and given a diamond ring and a one year modeling contract with Esterika Nagid’s agency, an array of cosmetics, and a trip abroad!
Tanya Veiman was the night's winner, and told reporters, "What is my message? You don't have to be so skinny in order to be beautiful women. Be beautiful from the inside. Love yourselves."
Click the link below to read this news story and watch the video of the pageant on CBSNEWS.com!
 

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Yeah!  The Dumpy Duchess is lovin’ that!!!

 

 

What I’m Hearin’…

Don’t even ask why this has been the song in my head and in my heart for a couple of weeks now!  I really love this song!  Cheesy 80s music is the best!  MTV and VH1 were our babysitters if you were born in the 80s!  Perhaps I love this song because the video is about fashion!  I dunno, however, I hope you enjoy it!  A throwback!  “Breakout” by Swing Out Sister!

 

Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

 

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What I’m Wearin’…

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Well,guys, I had court today…..DON’T ASK!  LOL  It was sooooo boring….nothing like TV  :o(   hehehehe  The judge didn’t even have a gavel!  So anyway, this is what I wore to court.  I’m told that Black or Navy is best in court so this ensemble is mostly black.  I decided to put a splash of red to fight the drab.  What do you think?  This dress has an empire cut that is best for those of us with tummy issues.  The waist sits just below the bust and doesn’t rest on the stomach resulting in a curvier silhouette.

 

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Here are my accessories…

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The Bargains:

Black denim blazer from Cato's for $12

Black, Red, and White Colorblock dress from Lane Bryant for $15

Silver watch gifted from one of my kids for $?

Silver Swirl Earrings from Claire’s for $0.50

Nicole Miller Black Suede & Leather Bow Slingbacks for around $160

All Together:

$187.50….  Well, my Nicole Miller shoes took it over the top but there were some pretty decent bargains there!  What can I say?  A girl’s gotta have a great pair of black shoes!

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   What I’m Lovin’… 

Alright readers!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  What better way to celebrate it with beautiful lingerie?  The generous folks at Hip and Curves Plus size Lingerie have sponsored my first giveaway!  That’s right!  One lucky reader will walk away with a $50 gift card to use towards anything on their site just in time for Valentine’s Day! 

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If you have ever been to their site you will know that their pieces are very sexy yet very classy!  I especially love the corsets and Edwardian pieces!  They’ve also got really great prices, so $50 will definitely make you, or the special person in your life very happy!  **wink wink**

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I’ll announce the winner on Friday February 4th, 2011 which is a little over a week before Valentine’s day.  That will give you plenty of time to order your prize and receive it on that special day!

Here are the rules…and as a bonus and because I love you guys soooo much, I’m going to give you two chances to win!

1.  First, you must “like” The Dumpy Duchess on Facebook by following this link.  Then, refer five of your friends and make sure they “like” it as well!

2.  For a second entry (only to be completed AFTER step #1) you may come back to The Dumpy Duchess on Facebook and leave a comment telling me what your definition of “sexy” is!  (“My definition of sexy is…”)

The winner will have completed these steps and be chosen at random on the morning of the giveaway.

Remember, you have until February 4th so there’s plenty of time but get started soon! 

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And remember….

…no breaking the rules!  :o)

 

 

Good Luck!!!

Leave me a comment below if you have any questions!

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What I’m Hearin’…

Well, let’s set the mood for my Valentine’s Day Event!  I just love this group even though they are no more.  However, Marsha Ambrosius (the lighter skinned one) is on her way back to us.  Her album drops March 1st and I can’t wait!!!  Ladies and Gentleman, the song in my head and in my heart is none other than Floetry with “Say Yes”!  Enjoy!

 

Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys!  Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook and catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!!

 

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