Casual look that is becoming a uniform.

Hello, Family!

Long time no virtual see. Haha. I know bad blogger. Well, life sometimes gets in the way. Anyway I'm here to show you my weekend look from a day of us shopping and just enjoying ourselves.

You ever had those times in your life where you cannot fit into anything? Well that happend to me recently and with a changing body comes well what else?

Yep, you guessed it...

Lots of crying. Lol No really after a good cry I went shopping. I figured a small capsule wadrobe was in order to get me through. Basics with statement pieces fantastic shoes and boots will carry me through. Now on this day I found the lovely "Afrocetric " made in India vest shawl thing. I love it.

It has movement and flow and the best part about it was the very affordable. I love my Tom's also so comfy for my sizes 11w feet they were a thrift find new. A long asymmetrical blank tank and denim jeggins completed the look.

Tem was taking our pictures and making us laugh. I'm with babby girl Tem's daughter she is a thrifting princess.

Now the next few pictures are of my Thrift in Time Find. We went to my local Salvation Army and it was half price weekend on all clothing. Did you know some stores actually have 69 cent sell days? Well this is a pleatather retro beauty right here. Tem is gonna add denim so that it can have that something extra.

My total look was less than $25. In Chicago we have several stores called Shoe Time and the carry all sorts of shoes for the whole family and winning size 11wides.

The black patent boot came home with me also isn't she darling?

As always all are welcome...

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  • Eliza replied 4 years ago

    Looking good to go, LeDonna! Love the colors and sometimes "leaning in" with new circumstances takes us forward. Great that you have so many options for adding to your wardrobe.

  • Jenn replied 4 years ago

    The vest feels like an Afrocentric version of the kimono and denim ensemble. Same flowy, dramatic feel, different design aesthetic. This is fab on you!

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    You look amazing, as always LaDonna.  Sorry you're having a bit of a fight with your body at the moment.  And yes, those boots are spectacular!

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    Love that vest, the color is beautiful. And such a great find from the thrift shop.

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    That vest is excellent, and the boots (both the ones you're wearing and the new ones) are awesome. 

  • Tanya replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous outfit, the vest is lovely and I love all the photos, you  look so happy.  The black patent boots are fierce.

  • Sterling replied 4 years ago

    Hi Ledonna.  I'm sorry to hear about your distress.  I have missed your posts and wondered how you were doing. 

  • replied 4 years ago

    I love the vest, Ledonna! I agree that a small capsule would be best.  You look really good. :)

  • replied 4 years ago

    You're a pro shopper with the best smile. I know those changing body times and ((hugs)). Embracing things with a new small capsule is a great thing and so are those black patent boots!

  • Kate replied 4 years ago

    Love the vest; it looks great with your Tom's, and those new patent boots are awesome! What cute pics of you and Tem's daughter. I think he has two thrifting princesses on his hands! I'll bet you girls are dangerous shopping together. 

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    That vest is the best.  And what great shoes.  Shopping is good for a changing body. 

  • Lisa replied 4 years ago

    A small capsule wardrobe is the perfect idea for those times when a full wardrobe overhaul is just too much.  I envy your thrifting prowess, I am rarely lucky myself..

  • Barbara Diane replied 4 years ago

    I especially love the tank/jeggings/shawl/vest thing outfit. They should serve you well.
    Ledona, from people's response, I think they might not have read in off topics what you wrote. Maybe you want to explain here or in a specific post? 

  • shedev replied 4 years ago

    Love the shawl vest and brown coat.

  • JenniferAnne replied 4 years ago

    So excited for you, Ledonna! If anyone can adapt style to a changing body and look fabulous along the way, it's you! Can't wait to see what further outfits you fashion on your journey. Great finds and love that black patent boot!

  • Brooklyn replied 4 years ago

    The vest is fabulous on you. And the boots are fantastic.

  • Sally replied 4 years ago

    The vest is really lovely and you styled it well with the denim. I like your thrift shop find too. I had a black leather coat from an op shop and my students kept asking if I was a gangster.
    The boots look fab way I could walk in a heel that high...I'll admire from a distance.

  • Momo replied 4 years ago

    I love th vest and oh my the boots are amazing!

  • Summer replied 4 years ago

    Looking good, Ledonna!  That lovely vest is going to bring you lots of compliments.

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Summer the the best is so flowly

    Momo thank you

    Sally your students are to funny

    Brooklyn thank you

    Barbara that is a thought

    Lisa just have to be consistent

    Eliza thank you

    Thank you everyone I reallyappreciate your comments

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    That vest is really gorgeous on you!  And please wear those boots before it gets cold and icy. :)

  • frannieb replied 4 years ago

    Those boots are amazing and am so jealous they are something you can wear.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Glowing and gorgeous. Love the vest and the new trench.

  • skylurker replied 4 years ago

    You look great Ledonna, I'm sure you can go through the changes stylishly with your treasure trove of dramatic accessories.

  • cheryl replied 4 years ago

    Love the vest and both pair of boots. You girls look amazing and your smiles make me smile:)

  • MsGreer replied 4 years ago

    awww nice to see you! Shopping and loved ones always help to brighten the day! Beautiful vest and Tem's daughter is a darling!!! Love the smiles!!

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    Well the changes are temporary and for the best of reasons! Meanwhile you have the skills to build a fab wardrobe for the next few months and beyond.

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Awe yes shopping is always fun.

    I love thrifting and now only purchase one or two fab pices.

    I wore the new boots recently and will be writing about the soon.

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