Monday, November 30, 2015

Little Bow Blue

My Style Oasis, McCall's 6650, DIY Maternity, Ankara Maternity

Happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely weekend. 

As much as I love Ankara fabric, lately, I've been having a hard time sewing with it for my growing bump. Because it has no stretch to it, I know that anything I make will most likely have a lifespan of about a week...two weeks, at the most. The day they create an Ankara knit fabric, know that I'll be one of the first people in line to get my hands on some!

Friday, November 27, 2015


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Cos I sure did. I spent it at home with family and friends, cooking, laughing, watching movies, and of course, eating. By the end of the day, I had eaten so much I could hardly move!

Oh, and my first turkey came out looking AND tasting great! 
(If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have already seen a picture of the end result). 
Thanks to everyone who shared their turkey roasting tips in person, here on the blog, as well as on social media. Side note: Oven bags are truly Ah-mazing!

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Look

My Style Oasis, New Look Pattern 6000, DIY Maternity Style

Hello! And Happy Monday! 

I don't know about you, but I'm excited that Thanksgiving is almost here! The kids are off for the entire week, so if you're looking for us, we'll be home, hanging out, cuddling under the covers, eating popcorn and watching movies on repeat, or whatever else fun things we find to do! This year will be my first time baking a turkey. Wish me luck! Better than that, leave a comment with your tried-and-true tricks on the perfect roast. Thanks in advance!

Friday, November 20, 2015

CURRENT CRAVINGS: Comfy, Cozy & Chic from Romwe

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romwe sweater dress  rome sequined sweater  romwe boatneck sweater

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romwe sleeveless vest  romwe leather jacket  romwe turtleneck sweater dress

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romwe high low dress   romwe black bow pumps  romwe tassel scarf

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Yay! The weekend is here!

As I get ready to binge watch TV shows on Netflix and sip on some hot cocoa, I'm also eyeing some cozy pieces to keep me warm this fall...

With the dropping temperatures, it's definitely time to embrace the cozy sweaters, knit dresses, and statement jackets. Romwe has some amazing fall pieces that are great for the fall. A lot of their pieces can easily fit into any closet, and they can be dressed up or dressed down.
Best of all, they're incredibly affordable.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

STYLE THE BUMP: First Trimester Recap

Since I finally "let the cat out of the bag" that "there's a bun in the oven," I figured I'd share a quick recap of my first trimester outfits (blogged and unblogged). I was really trying to hide it for the first trimester, and my husband kept wondering how I was doing it whenever we were out and about, because at home, my midsection was getting quite large! I didn't really start showing to the public until about 12 weeks. Although by that point, I mostly got looks like "Is she pregnant, or did she just eat a little too much today?" Lol!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Coming Soon...

I really don't know how else to share this, so here it goes...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Something Different" - Sweater + Ankara

Ankara Pencil Skirt

Hello and Happy Thursday! Hope you've had a great week so far. I feel like I've been running all week, and I'm looking forward to winding down this weekend. Netflix, here I come! Haha!

Since I made this skirt last year, I can't get enough of it! I pull it out of my closet once a season and try to find a unique way to style it.
(See how I've styled it in the past for Summer, FallWinter, and Spring.)

Here is another fall styling of this skirt that is unique in it's own way.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Strength In Adversity (Audio)

Good morning! And happy Friday!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my throwback post about how much has happened in a year. My church family, RCCG Love Assembly, hosts a weekly prayer line conference, and last night, I had the privilege to lead the conference, and I talked on the topic "Strength In Adversity."

Monday, November 02, 2015

Simplicity Matching Set

Simplicity Pattern 1542,Simplicity Pattern 2700

Happy Monday! And Happy New Month!

That moment when you realize you sewed your own "pants suit"...Amazing feeling! For today's post, I decided to pair my DIY Blazer with my DIY Ankle pants. I love the matching suit look.

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