Tag Archives: Polka dot

Style Inspiration: Mod Style

Everyone who knows me knows that I re-invent my style in some way. Recently, I’ve been digging the tv series Mad Men’s 50s-inspired style. I love the bold prints and patterns, the full skirts, the clean feminine lines of the clothing, and the classic pieces. From head to toe, this mod style is womanly and playful at the same time.

His & Hers style glasses. His: Wayfarer; Hers: Cat eye. (from Coastal.com)

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Check out Mod Cloth’s full list of Work-Approriate Outfits (click link)

Pinterest also provided some great Mod style-inspired boards (click below to view the boards)

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Check out my “Dresses”- Pinterest Board

As I transition into graduate school, I will be revamping my style once again. My upcoming clothes swap will be my last one in Houston. This time I know exactly what I’m looking for in the swap. Thankfully, I’ve already thrifted a lot of full skirts, colored pants, bright tights and interesting flats into my wardrobe. Now I just need to introduce some printed tops and flirty dresses. Some new jewelry wouldn’t hurt.

Worship Soundcheck: “Hallelujah”

Today, I had the opportunity to lead worship at Texas Multicultural Women’s Prayer Breakfast. The Emcee, April Tone, was a phenomenal host for the occasion. 

First, my outfit of the day (OOTD):

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Check out my original post (click the picture) about this thrifted dress that I got for under $5

The front of my hair was a lopsided Marley braid-hair bun. The back was my hair in a sloppy french braid. Look, it’s growing!

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Here’s the song I sang:

Thought I’d share a secret about myself:

I’m a big goof when it comes to lyrics and order of songs. I’m notorious for making my fingers cheat sheets for the music. Here’s my cheat for one of the songs I did today.

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Think you can decode it? Give it a shot in the comment section below:

Sunday Best #19


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This grey baby doll dress was from my last clothes swap. I paired it with a lace removable peter pan collar. I’m actually wearing two pairs of tights for a double layered look. I got the burnt orange tights from Target and wore some sheer polka dot tights on top. I’ve been loving this layered tights look. It makes colored tights look a little more sophisticated. I wore my Mary Janes to complete the look.


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I did the layering tights trick again. This time with my Apple-Red pair plus sheer hearts pair. The result is a wine color. I wore a long-sleeve tee that I got from Naturallycurly.com a few years ago with a grey skirt and wine snake-print loafers.

Screen shot 2013-01-20 at 4.47.01 PM^ This was my outfit for when I hosted a Natural Hair Conference over the weekend.