Friday, March 12, 2010

It's My Birthday

Okay, it is my birthday, actually the true day was yesterday, but I am celebrating today! I am turning 30, but I like to think of it as half way to 60. Age doesn't really bother me and truly I don't feel any different then I did 10 years ago. If anything has changed, it is that I am wiser and have a lot more experiences. I look at a birthday as a new start to another great year!

Well, this is my Birthday outfit. I am still really trying to play with this skirt and trying to find the perfect top to wear with it. I was hoping to find some tops while I was away, but didn’t have much luck. I decided that I was going to go through my closet and try everything I could with it and see if I could find something. This is the first look that I liked and it gave me a better understanding of what kind of tops I should be looking for. I don’t normally mix black and navy, but why not break the rules. I wanted to break up the tones, because they are so close together, so I added a brown braided belt. I am really happy with the overall look. I paired it with rose pattern tights, black pumps and finished it off with a black purse and sunglasses. I think I am finally progressing with this skirt and figuring out what is going to work with it and my body. Hi hope you like my look today and I have inspired you. ~Joey

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Las Vegas

Here is one of the outfits I wore while we were in Vegas. It was a lot colder then I expected upon arrival and most days I bundled up with a jacket and a scarf. This is a casual look for me and sometimes a look that I really like. I fell like some days I am all over the place for fashion, but in the end I wear what I feel and this is what I felt for this day. I couple of the items I am wearing I have had for a few years now, the leather coat, boots and the jeans are going on 3 years now. The items are a bit more expensive, but as you can tell they have lasted a while, so to me they are worth the money. Sometimes I will splurge on items that I know will be in my closet for a while! One item I have a hard time spending money on is sunglasses. I had eye surgery about 6 months ago and I had to purchase a good pair of sunglasses. The reason I never spend a lot of money on  sunglasses is because I always end up losing them or breaking them, but this time I had no choice. I went out in search of the perfect pair and if I was going to spend the money on them I wanted to love them. I did find the perfect pair and did spend a bit more money then I wanted to. I am sure you are wondering why I am telling you this, well I finally ended up losing them while in Vancouver. I was so upset , because I had set them down while looking at an item in the store and noticed within a few minutes that I left them there.  I back tracked all my steps and someone had already lifted them. I knew that I hadn't gone far and that I did it a particular spot, so I felt that I was getting them back. I was upset that somebody would steal them and not handed them in. I know that if I ever come across an item that someone has left behind, I am definitely going to hand them in, in hopes that the person would come back. It kind of ruined my day and from that moment on I decided I was never going to spend a lot of money on sunglasses again. the next day I was in search for a new pair, but this time I spent my max $50.00. I got them on sale and I am happy with the style and look.

I just purchased this stripe top while in Vancouver and has become one of my favorites! I layered it with my leather coat and finished it off with boots, a gray purse and sunglasses. I hope you like my look today and that I have inspired you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Style Icon!!

Today I was completely honored to be recognized as a candidate for style icon on I haven't been blogging that much the last couple of weeks, because of traveling and work. To be honest this week, I locked myself in my office and spent the last 7 days working until midnight and trying to catch up. I am heading off to Vegas shortly and hopefully will have time to get some great pictures to show off some new looks. Thanks everyone for their support, reading my bloggs and following me on Chictopia. I hope I can continue to inspire people with my fashion.

Here is an image of me at the Olympics supporting my country, Go Canada Go! It was an amzing experience and I felt so proud to have been a part of it. Canada rocked and I am so proud to be Canadian!