Happy Accidents & A New Fashion Blog..

Well I accidentally started a blog. I pushed the wrong button and wrote a short post to the Technical Support team Inge and her wonderful self answered my questions. So here is my short story to a happy accident.

I suffer insomnia so I sleep in shifts as I thought about this happy accident in the middle of the night. I looked at the smooth transition to a "sub-blog". Greg,Inge & Angie have made this wonderfully easy. I've been wanting to do this for some time now. So maybe this was the universe telling me to do so.

If you choose to accept this mission come along with me on my fashion and a glimpse into my thrift, sister circle, work,HOUSE (dancing) life. So accidents can be happy. This is me stepping way outside my box. But , why the heck not? I've been doing that for some time now.

I kind of do a bit of this and a bit of that. I work in Telecommunications but baby! My after work life I volunteer at a thrift Boutique. I go to Summer fest in the Chi, the Go as the young folks say otherwise known as Chicago. I voice and MC Fleek markets (Like a flee market on steroids) in the Chi. I thrift And OP Shop almost everything. In my spare time I like going to the library with my neice on Star Wars Day and dressing up. At this point I try to live my life out loud.
Won't you come go with me on this journey. I don't know where we are going but I'm willing to enjoy and embrace the journey.

I f you have any helpful suggestions please feel free. Thanks Fam.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Sterling replied 4 years ago

    I'll be there with you every step of the way.  

  • Momo replied 4 years ago

    You absolutely need a blog! You have an amazing voice - I mean written- haven't heard it in really life ;-) and are very inspirational.

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Momo thank you for the support. I appeared on a local T.V show in Chicago if you want to listen to me . Don't laugh at my voice okay. Well, you can it is pretty high pitched. Here is a link https://www.facebook.com/holly.....033902301/

    Sterling I might stumble until I get the hang of it but, thank you.

  • Chris987 replied 4 years ago


    is that Nat King Cole in pic #13?

    My style and yours are pretty much polar opposites....but wait a minute I am loving those Nine West black sneakers in #35...they are in fact exactly what I've been looking for. Will use this pic as inspiration for my search.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Fabulous, Ledonna! You are a style inspiration and you ought to have a blog! And anybody who laughs at your voice will get a stern talking to from me. You have a beautiful, melodious voice!! You sound happy. 

  • Chris987 replied 4 years ago

    p.s. LOVE the concept of living out loud!!!!

    Ledonna the Lovely Lady Lives Her Luminous Life Out Loud....

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Chris987, Yes that is Nat himself. I was driving home and was at a stoplight. Looked to my left and there he was. Isn't it a beautiful snapshot. I'm still amazed when I see it. It was almost like a dream. The Chi has amazing murals. And 35 is a big old yes! Brand new with tags at the thrift op shop. I was like OH my shut the front door cause they are leather. No matter the difference I love fashion and style. If we were the same How boring would the world be. It makes me itch thinking about it. thank you for the living out loud. Hahahahahaha

    Suz thank you homegirl you have me laughing. I don't know about inspiration but I'm on my way to Irise Appfel style hahaha by the time I reach 90 I'm going to just going to be on my motorized scooter with bangles dripping from my arms and big circle glasses.

  • marianna replied 4 years ago

    Love! By the way I watched your tv segment last night. It was so fun to put a voice to a face! And might I say you have a lovely voice! Very pretty and soft. You're the complete package.

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Marianna thank you so much. I'm gonna go with that's my TV voice. Lol hsha. I have been know to be the loudest in the room. Even my whisper is loud. Hahaha

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Fun to see all these pics again and together, Ledonna. Extra doses of verve and happiness. The bag in #25 is FABULOUS. And I love you in that maroon shade of lipstick. 

    Glad you started a YLF blog. 

  • Debbie replied 4 years ago

    I loved looking through all the pictures and will be following your blog!
    Live life out loud. I love that!

  • deb replied 4 years ago

    Good for you, Ledonna!!!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Angie going through the pictures was like a trip down memory lane.

    Debbie thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

    thanks Deb

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    You know it's gonna be the best blog ever :)

  • replied 4 years ago

    Ladonna what humanity you make us live is beautiful I will follow you on your blog every day
    Your friend Bernard

  • Staysfit replied 4 years ago

    I look forward to your blog journey --- I'm sure that some times it's going to make me feel like dancing around the room and other times I will be left thinking. I always love your posts Ledonna, you're off to a great start! Great pics!

  • Windchime replied 4 years ago

    Yay, you started a YLF blog! It's another manifestation of your generous soul--you live life fully and richly, and you share it with us. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Rachylou awe thank you

    Benard you are so kind

    Staysfit thank you for your thoughtful words. I hope to be open to the process

    Windchime awe I'm humbled by your words.

  • Maneera replied 4 years ago

    I'm Looking forward to a remarkable, unforgettable journey with you, Ms Nubin! Going to follow your blog closely.....

    Pssss....update it regularly, pls. I read FAST!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    I will Maneera. I'm just need to chech my spelling. Thank you for going on this journey with me. Lol

  • Bijou replied 4 years ago

    Looking forward to reading your fabulous blog. There is an upside for us with your insomnia, that it brings you onto this forum. You were born to shine in front of the camera - I love pictures 6 and 7, so glamorous. My favourite Iris Apfel quote is "When you don't dress like everyone else you don't have to think like everyone else". You are an inspiration with your unique style.

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Bijou there is always an upside to insomnia.  I have never be more productive and naps are always good.  hahaha

    I really enjoy Miss. Apfel and one of my favorite quotes of hers is."The is no  how to road map to style.  It is about self expression and above all, attitude!"

  • Angela K replied 4 years ago

    Ledonna--you are fresh and bold and full of life--I enjoy your posts enormously and can't wait to read your blog.  As far as Ms. Apfel goes, I watched IRIS this weekend and I so love her!  I hope I have her sass when I'm 94!  And I can see you with your arms full of bangles and your armadillo bag (as a signature!) As Angie would say:  "Rock On!"

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Angela K THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can see myself now.  I will keep my Miss W Dillo 4 ever and Bangles even if I have to wear sweats for the rest of my life.  They will be colorful.  hahaha

  • Inge replied 4 years ago

    Always happy to help, Ledonna ;-) And a happy accident leading to your fab self starting a blog, well, I call that a VERY happy event for sure. Your joie de vivre jumps off the screen, and I always enjoy reading your musings on life, style, friends, family, thrifting, music and everything in between. Very much looking forward to reading your blog!

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