Springing forward into Life...

Well hello my fashionable family long time no see. Well virtually see! It is so good to be back on the boards I have missed you all so much as we have been taking this break from winter year 2017 until spring of 2018. I thought it would be a wonderful time to come back with Vivid color for spring.

I cannot wait to reestablish old friendships and connections and to see all of the new faces here. And so we begin with our first outfit. This weekend was all about celebration of life of Resurrection of renewal and a 1st birthdays. So I really wanted our wardrobes to reflect the joy we were feeling inside.

The first outfit for me to be honest with you was a hot mess. We went out to a pre Mother's Day brunch celebration with our thrifting group. My daughter looked beautiful but, I just felt like a hot mess. I didn't know what to wear. I was out of sorts and I felt that discombobulation of being a new mom. And although my daughter turned one-year-old today on the 2nd of April I just couldn't pull myself together. I look forward to learning and growing from the group again as I reestablish my fashion sense in style. My daughter on the other hand looked like 1 million bucks. She had a gold Afrocentric top on denim leggings and her first walking shoes. The coat was just everything, is everything as you can see.

The second set of pictures 6, 7 and 8 made me feel much better. My daughter was gifted a Easter dress and coordinated with a white polka-dotted blouse and it doesn't show up on the pictures but a polka dotted blue Palazzo pant. And it hand made velvet hat. I really like this outfit I can't say much more than that this is not used to look and again my little one in her red hat. Again I look forward to our journey on the fashion boards and thank you all for reading.

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  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna, welcome back! Where has that year gone? Zion'Joy is looking more gorgeous than ever and so are you. I love the matching polka dot outfits, but that coat, I want one (and also yellow sunnies and red hat) - you are raising one little fashionista, just like her Mum.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    You and your little one look so adorable. Love the polka dot outfit. Welcome bac,. Ledonna!

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    #4 - OMG she’s a star!!!

    As to your discombobulation, when my now 30YO son was a baby, my standards dropped so low I had to go to the basement to find them. Seriously, it was just clean clothes. Not even ironed. Nothing else. Now I feel the same when the weather changes and I’m not in the groove and can’t figure out what I used to wear.

    Glad you’re back!

  • Jenni NZ replied 3 years ago

    Awww, missed you! She is so cute. 1 year old and walking, wow! And you don't look like a hot mess at all.
    Think I like pic 6 of the two of you together the best. You both shine in that one x

  • Kate replied 3 years ago

    The Dynamic Duo is back!! I see no hot mess, but a stylish Mama I’m delighted to have back among us. I have missed your megawatt smile and joyful attitude, Ledonna. What a treat to see little Miss Nugget, striding out in her walking shoes and fabulous coat. Love that red hat in the last pic, and that first image of the two of you.

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    Welcome back!  It's hard for me to weigh in on your outfits because your daughter is an absolute scene stealer.  The way you have styled her is expressive and beautiful, you have one of the most photogenic babies ever.  And in the photos you are putting her front and center, not yourself.  Having said that, from the fleeting glimpse I see of your outfit in #1 and #2, I love it.

  • Cardiff girl replied 3 years ago

    Your daughter is so cute!A real fashionista in the making.Glad to make your acquaintance and look forward to hearing more from you and your gorgeous girl.

  • Jane replied 3 years ago

    So lovely to see you and thank you for sharing such a lovely selection of photos. 

  • Amy Isabella replied 3 years ago

    Welcome back Ledonna and a very happy first birthday to your super cute baby girl! You both look absolutely stunning, although your utterly adorable daughter does steal the show. Thank you for your beautiful pictures - I've missed them! :)

  • Amy Isabella replied 3 years ago

    PS. I don't think you look a hot mess at all.

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    Welcome back and happy birthday to your little cutie! Love the matching polka dots, fabulous as always!

  • Kathie replied 3 years ago

    You look great in all the pictures- I don’t see a hot mess. The matching polka dots and that pink-trimmed coat are adorable. And Happy 1st Birthday to your little one! What a milestone!

  • Glory replied 3 years ago

    So pleased you are back! Happy birthday and both of you look joyful and beautiful!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Good to see you and the little one again, Ledonna. You both look and are fabulous. Happy Birthday. Hope you felt celebrated and special. 

  • cindysmith replied 3 years ago

    So good to see you again, Ledonna! That little baby is as beautiful as her mama, and just as stylish too!

  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    Great to see you both again -- I can't believe ZiJoy is already a year old!

  • Xtabay replied 3 years ago

    Lovely to have you back!  I've missed your pictures, they always make me smile and get inspired to get more color into my 'fits!

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    I think you look good in #1 but I understand how sometimes an outfit just doesn't feel right, even when there's nothing obviously wrong with it.  The polka dot blouse in #2 is fab.  Your little one is adorable in her outfits and her fabulous coat.  She's so cute and smiley!

  • karen13 replied 3 years ago

    So great to see you. I too have been crazy busy for past months, but had to drop into say how gorgeous you both look. Zion Joy is growing up so fast. I’ve missed you both.

  • Carol replied 3 years ago

    That is one cute baby! And I love your sheer top. 

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    Zion'Joy is getting so big....l love her probing looking in #3, like if she concentrates and looks hard enough she'll figure out all the answers to the worlds problems!

  • replied 3 years ago

    I think sometimes it takes longer than we give ourselves time to really feel together and composed after a baby. There's the physical, but there can be a real identity shift too.

    You truly look great to me and nothing makes a new mother look better than a happy, beautifully cared for little baby like yours.

    Is she walking already?!

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    #4 and #6!!!!!!


    You both look so amazing!! 

    Happy Birthday, Zi' Joy!! And so wonderful to see you back here, beautiful mom. 

  • replied 3 years ago

    Hi Ladonna! Waving from the cold country up north! Lovely to see you and Zi’Joy. You are both such cuties. I love ZJ’s coat, how fab!

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Smittie - I'm waving back I'm sorry about that spring snow.  Be safe

    Suz-Hey I missed your energy  It is great to be back

    Isabel-Thank  you so much for your kind words.  Yes She started walking and standing up right after Christmas so at about 9 months old.  It was a surprise

    Kkards-  That is really my favorite.  I have started taking her to art walks and she loves the color.  Then will come up to my phone as I'm taking pictures of her and looks like she has gained some insight to the artist.

    Carol-thank you so much I love the top and can wear different colored tanks underneath It makes me smile. 

    Karen13-Thank you so much you always have a kind word.  I hope it slows down for you some but I know you are here and I love it. 

    Sara L - You hit the nail on the head and had me nodding in agreement. 

    UmmLila-It is great to  see you also

    Cindysmith How are you doing?

    Angie-Ms Lady the Leader of our Merry Band of Fashionistas How the heck are you?

    Glory-  truly we are happy

    Xtabay I look forward to perusing your lovely and stylish pictures once again

    RobinF  You know me matchy matchy  and loving it. 

    Amy Isabella thank you so much for the warm welcome.  It feels like it has been such a long time.

    Jane thank you so much

    Cardiff girl  Lovely to meet you also.  Thank you and I look forward to your fashionable journey as well

    CocoLion Thank you so much.  Zion Joy is a true joy to watch.  Little people are so fresh and new.  I love it. 

    Kate thank yo so much I've grown to love red hats on her and they are so necessary with the weather and the sun.  Might as well pop

    Jenni NZ  that one as gone on my list of favorites.  It was a happy day

    JAileen thank you for the empathy.  I mean seriously I was/am happy if it is in the pile of clean clothes when I did it out lol.  Pic 4 was just the perfect elements  the weather was great but a wind swept by and lifted the coat back a bit. 

    Joy Hey how you been?  Missed your great fashion Ms. Lady

    Bijou than  you so much the spring sun is really shinning lately the are UV rated I bought her 3 pair.  No only if I can keep them on her.  lol

    Again everyone thank  you for the warm welcome.  I feel rejuvenated and look forward to peeking in on everyone's fashionable journey.  Thank you again for the welcome back for Zion'Joy an Myself.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    I just had to pop in to say - that little girl is EVERYTHING!  I can't believe how fast she's grown and how precious a little shining star she is.  You must be one proud mama, and you look great too. :)

  • efbgen replied 3 years ago

    Goodness- that little doll is a fashionista already! Once again - girls rule!
    Welcome back

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Welcome back and so good to see you and ZJ! You still have it, what is happening is you are now seeing your own fabulous presence not just in the mirror but walking (!) next to you. Of course you feel awed next to her - just keep reminding yourself she got it from you!

  • SandyG replied 3 years ago

    You look fab and it's great to have you back -- I missed you both!

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Look at that! Walking and ready for the runway! I want Zi’s top, although I wouldn’t look so cute, drat it! ;)

  • Katerina replied 3 years ago

    Hi Ledonna! Nice to meet you! You and your sweet daughter look fabulous. I am speechless with delight.

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    Happy birthday to ZJ!  And good to see you here again, Ledonna.  Baby and mamma both look FAB as usual! 

  • tulle replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna, your daughter is ADORABLE!  And as for you, that smile is the best fashion accessory anyone could have.  You look great in every picture.  I once saw a poll in a magazine:  Mothers of small children were asked what they would do with an extra half-hour per day.  One woman answered, "Shave both legs at the same time."  That's sort of the way it will be for you in the next couple of years, but who cares, right?  It's so worth it.

  • lyn67 replied 3 years ago

    You both look sooo coool!:-)

  • Helena replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna, SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK! Miss your posts so much. Motherhood is so busy, and it's great you are finding a few minutes to do some fun stuff for yourself!

    I know what you mean about discombobulation (with my kids age 12 and 9 I still feel that was half the time at least!!) ... But I see none of it in these photos. Your first outfit is polished and easy, but still has a touch of drama and movement that makes it look like a 'you' outfit (from what I know of your style at least). The second outfit is gorgeous! Hat is fab!

    Zion'Joy - oh my gosh. Could she be more fabulous??

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Once again thank you for the lovely reception back it is wonderful to meet some of the new faces and thank you for the warm reception to the both that I've known before I winter to break. I am so happy to just be back in to survive and it's very positive very supportive. I love how we support one another so thank you very much and just in case anybody is interested in the posting off topics to but here's a couple pictures for my daughter's first birthday that we had on April 2nd. Poor little one had no idea at first what to do with it cuz you don't give her cake there a lot of sugar but this is her first cupcake instead of a smash cake which seems to be the popular thing. We gave her a cupcake to date Ali eat what she did she got the hang of it after while. And then we had a bigger cake for the family.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Hello Ledona happy to see you again excuse me late you are beautiful both I am so happy for you and your little girl.

  • Echo replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna it is so good to see you and your beautiful DD! She has grown so much and looks so adorable in her dress and coat. And you always look fashionable, even when you think you don't! Happy spring!

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