In the Navy

23 February 2011

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What I’m Wearin’…

Hey guys!  A while back I attended the Founder’s Day Luncheon for the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority which is my mother is a part of.  Yep, she rocks the pink and green!  Above is what I wore!  I think navy is such a smart looking color!  I wear this white blazer all the time (which I'm sure you’ve seen a lot in my posts) but I actually found this polka dot top in my closet and remembered buying it over a year ago and never wore it!  I paired these with my Christmas jeggings and voila!  I just love closet surprises!

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Here are my accessories!

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The Bargains:

White Blazer from Macy's for $30,

Navy and White Polka Dot Peasant top from Cato's Fashions for $13,

Dark Wash Denim jeggings from Avenue for $15,

Silver bangles (2 sets) from CitiTrends for $8,

Navy Leather Pumps by Michael Shannon for $40, Beaded Becklace from Dillard's for $17,

Red beaded earrings from Claire's for $0.50!

Beaded bracelet from Dilliards for $7.

All Together:

$90.50!!!  Under $100!  Not bad!

Click the Lookville icon to see what the advisors there are saying about this outfit! 

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The speaker at the luncheon was the beautiful Ms. Patricia Russell-McCloud, author of A if for Attitude:  An Alphabet for Living.  Please, please, please check out her video on her website here!  She’s got a unique, witty style and gives great tips on motivation and community building.  You can find her book here on Amazon.  Catch her on Facebook as well.  

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Last, but not least, congratulations to my mama for winning Soror of the Year for the Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Here she is below, holding her plaque.  I’m always on Team Mama!

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What I’m Lovin’…

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This week I’m Lovin’ Vogue Italia’s February Editorial just in time for Black History Month, entitled “Black Allure”.  The amazing photo spread showcased a bevy of top black models and is reminiscent of a “high end Harlem Renaissance” complete with .  The photographer is Emma Summerton.  Click below to check out the album!

Also, check out this steamy, backstage video of the shoot…

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What I’m Hearin’…

Keeping with my theme of strong black females, this week’s “What I’m Hearin’” is an old school cut by Les Nubians.  The song is “Makeda” which I used to love even though I never knew the words!  However, I looked it up and got it translated and I fell in love even more!

Roughly translated, the lyrics are basically saying that Makeda was a beautiful and powerful black queen.  So beautiful in fact, that the wisest King to ever exist, Solomon dreamed of her dark skin.  This song is sung to revive the memories that time has erased through corruption and untruths about Black history, from Ramses to Mandela.  We sing and dance to show our faith and joy because the Queen of Sheba or Makeda lives in each of us.

Please enjoy “Makeda” by Les Nubians

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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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