Sunday, September 21, 2014

a Night for Strong Women

blazer: H&M | top: EXPRESS | skirt: ROSS | clutch : MICHAEL KORS | heels: STEVE MADDEN
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending The First Annual CSRA Hair & Fashion Show. The show was dedicated to Women of the Military and I was honored to receive the Women of Strength Award, which I was nominated for by one of my best friends Jessica (of Diva on a Budget) who is also a Army veteran. It was such a humbling experience to see the show and the community's response to the military in general. I was proud to be in attendance and with God's grace I hope to be in attendance of many more.

I really don't know what inspired this outfit. It all started with the skirt that I found at my favorite store, Ross. When I got it, I never really thought about how I would style it, but I knew I had to have it. When I was invited to attend the event, it instantly was clear to me that I should incorporate it somehow. My top is from Express and my blazer from H&M. You guys may remember my blazer from my time in Germany back when I used to incorporate it into my outfits quite regularly. & lastly, my heels are Steve Madden (via Dillard's). & if you were wondering, they are not at all comfortable! So there you have it folks! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Casual. Classic. Chic.

Yesterday marked the completion of week 5 of Recruiting school. 2 weeks left! Soon, I'll be back to my family with a shiny new badge and some new knowledge. This class has taught me things about the Army and most importantly myself. In November, I'll be moving to Texarkana, Texas to recruit for the next couple years. Luckily, I'm only 5 hours from my current home! Talk about blessings. Originally, I was upset about it, but I always like to look for that silver lining.

Top/Flats: ROSS | High waist Jeans: NAKED WARDROBE
The hours for school have been so long that lately I feel obligated to "dress up" all the time! I knew I'd be running errands all day, so I didn't want to prance around town in heels. In the event that I needed to transition to a evening/night time outfit, I could have threw on my heels & been good to go. Most importantly, I was comfortable and still remained glam! My shirt and flats were both purchased at Ross. If you have the patience to tackle the racks, Ross really is one of the best kept secrets!

Stay fab guys!