Friday, May 15, 2009

Change has come....

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I purposely took a step back from this blog, the 10 or so other fashion blogs I checked daily and the number of hours I spent online.

I am rethinking a few things....

be good. do better. look your best.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I like her style!

Celebrities get free stuff, their income tend to be in the millions, so I usually do not get caught up with their style. 
Then there is Rihanna. Maybe I am biased 'cause she is Caribbean. Maybe it's because of the risks she takes. Whatever it is, I like her style. Her confidence is her best accessory.

be good. do better. look your best.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Unsustainable needs

I had a little get together in my yard this past weekend. I knew my backyard needed a bit of "fixing" but seeing it on film made me recognize that attention is needed immediately! I like refurbishing old furniture, and I have done what I can with the hand me downs the older property owner left. But I need help!!

While I know Boston only gets 2-3 months of outdoor type weather, I am putting my wish list out there and will scavenger the thrift stores, online etc until the space is fabulous.

Sydney at ShopStyle
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I am thinking a coral theme, wrought iron, candles, hammock.......Am I asking for too much?

be good. do better. look your best.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mamma's Style

Today is my mother’s 50th birthday! She is my hero, friend, biggest supporter and style icon. She taught me to never carry large totes and handbags to evening occasions. Hence my obsession with the clutch! To wear what I had with my biggest smile and to look my best since you never know what the day will bring. She balanced style with comfort and was always creative on a 'third world economy' sized budget. 

With three growing girls and a father who thought clothing was only needed to cover the body, she made fashionable outfits from the scraps of her clients (she was a reluctant seamstress) and ‘remixed’ our clothes by adding patches, laces, buttons and miscellaneous things for a new look.

Since I cannot be in Jamaica with her today, I am wearing a cardigan that originally belonged to her. Both my sisters and I have owned this cardigan at some point.  The cardigan is imitation Calvin Klein, bought in downtown Kingston and commonly found in 'third world countries'.:)

I love you Mommy!

Cardigan-  imitation CK ( originally my mother's circ 1995)
Skirt - F21 (thrifted)
T-shirt - F21
Scarf - H&M

be good. do better. look your best.