Outfit: Simple Printed Maxi

Greetings Fashion Friends,

Happy Hump Day lovely people. I'm still busy fighting for justice for Trayvon Martin, the 17 yo teen who was murdered by neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. The media and right wing folks are trying to 'demonize' that young man but you know what, we are not going to put up with that. Here are the facts, George Zimmerman was told to remain in the car and NOT to follow the "suspicious" character he reported to 911. George clearly disobeyed those instructions and pursued Trayvon. Therefore, he cannot claim "self-defense". All this extra crap about hoodies and gang related appearance is just BS!!! Do you know how many hoodies I own? Good grief, now because I wear a hoodie I guess I'm considered suspcious and a gansta. WTH??? The ignorance and anger inciting rhetoric just burns my gears. Florida is fast becoming a state known for its ridiculous statutes and horribly handled cases. So outraged!!!

Okay, let me get off my soapbox and get into this fashion segment. But I'm mad!!!!


Anyhew, I had a pharmacy conference last week and I wore this outfit to go register. I know what you're thinking and yes.....I threw on a cardigan so that I looked a little bit more polished. As for the sandals, I switched to closed-toe flats. I was only there for about an 1 hour and a half and then I left...no need for me to get all jazzy. You think I fooled them? Wish I would have taken a pic to show you all!




This is the outfit I wore to the first Trayvon Martin rally. I was interviewed by our local news station and my segment was actually broadcasted!!! I had folks I haven't heard from in years calling me to tell me they saw me on TV. Hmmm.....I wonder if this is a small bit of what celebrities go through.



So ummm.....please ignore the sticker underneath my sandal, LOL. Clearly forgot to take it off. SMH




I know my best friend is gonna have something to say....but I swear my bosom is getting larger! The bodice of this maxi did not fit like this before. And no, I have not gained any weight. I do not like this because I prefer being able to go bra-less without any support for some of my backless dresses.........sue me!



My belt is sliding down in these last pics.....I guess it was tired. I was out all day long, LOL! Anyhew, I think I should have gone with a slightly wider belt in a darker brown. I wanted to belt the maxi to better define my waist and to break up the patterns on the dress.




Earrings - Street vendor
Dress -Forever 21
Belt - Vintage
Handbag - Cole Haan
Ring - SoHo neighborhood in NY
Sandals - Harlem neighborhood in NY



I used to be so hellbent on matching all of my browns, reds, blues, etc. back in the day. Now, as long as they complement each other, I really don't care. How do you guys feel about "matching"?




Arrivederci!

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17 lovely fashionistas commented:

Kiwi said...

Firstly
My heart goes out to Trayvon's Family, I hope all your fighting for justice get recognised.

Now for the fashion
I am L♥VING that dress, It gorgeous and it really suits you. And with the matching I prefer complimenting then matching aswell :)

Kiwi ..x

Carsedra said...

Looking really cute!! And don't get me started on boob size :-/

I think this belt goes great with the maxi, but I can see a darker brown too.

As for matching, I used to try to match but now a days as long as it compliments each other as you said and doesn't look just out right TACKY (because sometimes it can) then I see nothing wrong with it!!



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Pretty Dark Girl Style said...

First off I commend you for standing for justice for Trayvon, this story is just sickens and angers me to no end,!!

But you looked sassy and comfy chic in ur maxi dress, love the color and pattern, the sandals are super cute too, and yes I still have issues with matching, I try to break myself from doing it but it's so hard lol, you did great! Love this look :)

Toni

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

I'm at a lost for words as to what's happening with this Trayvon Martin cover up. The stories are so inconsistent and I can only imagine what his family must be going through. I just pray that justice is served.

This maxi dress is too cute! I love it! I'm bad for leaving stickers on my shoes too.

Style4Curves said...

That case is ridiculous!! You look cute and comfy!
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EbonyCPrincess said...

I am so in love with this "look" this year! I haven't put up any pics from my "weekend" yet...justified since several have to be scanned in, but I wore a long printed maxi! And I love it with a cardi or blazer for a different "professional" look as well!

Also, I'm glad you attending the rally and your segment was broadcast because I'm sure you had some valuable feedback to provide. I'm not going to comment more on that bc I'm still pretty upset about the entire situation.

DOWNTOWNCHICAGOBARBIE said...

Thanks for keeping us updated on what going on with the travon case. I was on tv before and I had people all over facebook saying they saw me. I hope you looked real cute when they interviewed you because I looked like a hot mess.

Ashley said...

My heart goes out to Trayvon's Family. When is inequality going to stop?

You look too cute in your maxi dress. I plan to pull mine out this weekend! The weather has been so lovely :)

XoXo,
Ashley
ASassyWoman.Com

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I love everything about this look, amazing dress.

AspirationsOfGlam said...

Your SO glam!
I spent all of last summer trying to find a daytime maxi and never found one :( fingers crossed for this year!

Liz
http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
xxx

AspirationsOfGlam said...

Your SO glam!
I spent all of last summer trying to find a daytime maxi and never found one :( fingers crossed for this year!

Liz
http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
xxx

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I'm in love with the print on your dress gorgeous. You look absolutely stunning as always.


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

Kish said...

I love a pretty print on a maxi dress...it complements you very well! I could see a yellow cardigan or linen blazer over it, too.

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

I love the prints of the maxi and the earthy tone of the outfit it looks wonderful on you..

My heart goes out to Trevon Martin's family & I wish them the very best. I can't believe the authorities are not doing anything but trying to sour his reputation after his death instead of arresting his murderer!

Riyana N said...

Woow you look beautiful in this outfit!!!

LA Lynn's said...

I’m so glad you are onboard with the Trayvon Martin Movement all twist & turns to the stories are getting out of hand and folks trying to make money off just a tragic situation is just TERRIBLE!

At any rate, I use to be the same about matchy match but lately I just be like WTH as long as it’s in the same color FAMILY it’s some kin! Lol

BTW, love the maxi & all the browns! ~wink

Beauty or Swaag said...

that dress is so damn cutee. send it my wayy loll

Shariece
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