Just Navy

Just navy today. Best part of this outfit today is my new hair color. Totally in love. 
Oh, FYI....the military diet challenge results: lost 4 pounds in 3 days and gained 1 pound back. Not bad.

Suede Purse: Kate Spade. Find similar here. 

Here's the look:
Blazer: Macy's. Find here.
Skirt: Calvin Klein
Blouse: Spense. Find similar here. 
Bangle: Brighton. Find here

Shoes: Nine West. Find similar here.


Military Diet Challenge

Military Diet Challenge Accepted. So my older son asked me last night if I had ever heard of the military diet and if I wanted to do it with him. He started out saying that it is a 3-day diet and you can eat ice cream and meat. I said, "Wait. Stop. Does it have hot dogs and cottage cheese?" "Yeah, it does," he said. Okay, when I was growing up it wasn't called the "military diet." It had my mom's friend's name. And for all the times that I have tried this diet, I still can't remember that lady's name. The only thing I remember is that my mom would go on this diet before a special occasion or after she had indulged in post-fasting delicacies. She would say, "I want to do {insert friend's name here} diet."  AND from what I still remember, the diet did work. It promises 10 pounds of weight loss. I think that when my mom and I would do it, we would lose maybe half of that or so. Nonetheless, it did work.

And here I am after all these years, going on {friend's name} diet again. But this time around, it has a very tough name. Is this what it feels like to be in the military?

I told my mom that I was going to do this, and her response was, "Wait for me until I come back." She's currently out of state with my brother's family.

I should have taken the opportunity to ask her what her friend's name is.

Bringing out the real jewelry today. I can't remember for what birthday or anniversary my hubby got this for me. But, I do miss wearing it.

Nothing beats a pair of American Eagle jeans. I have had these for a couple of years now. Loving them paired with these Coach Lace Ups. Find similar ones here. My dad gave me $100 for Christmas so I bought this Michael Kors purse (may have added a couple of more dollars to the $100). Find similar bag here and here. 

Here's the look:

Black sweater old.
Vest: Old Navy. Find similar here.
Jeans: American Eagle. Old.
Shoes: Coach


Where the Heck Have I Been?

Wow. This feels so strange. Just me and my thoughts. I really don't know why I have not blogged for the past 6 or 7 months. Maybe I just got tired of posing and editing and making sentences? Hmmm, that's not entirely true because I have been very present on Instagram. My teenage niece recently told me that I have perfected the selfie. That's a huge compliment.

Maybe I just got tired of fervently asking my teenage son to take pictures of me? Maybe I got fed up with my supposedly excellent camera that stopped cooperating? Maybe I began to hate the way my hair looked on camera? Maybe my day job is consuming all my time?

I really don't know. But what I do know is that I miss writing. Albeit fragmented thoughts.

So, maybe in 2017 I'll learn to take more pictures, or have pictures taken of me. It's not like I have stopped dressing up or stopped wearing bling. On the contrary, the bling game is definitely on.

And you know what, I am not even going to go back and edit this blog. Raw. I'm going to be raw in 2017. Oh, no. Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting away the makeup brushes or the concealer. Just unedited. Just a bit.

Pray that I get a cooperating photographer!



P.S. You can check out my Instagram...I am very much alive there.