Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Serpent and the Cargo

Ladies I've had this post sitting in the draft folder awhile and I figured I better get it out before the clothes go out of style...
For this outfit I'm taking a cue from two fabulous bloggers. a few weeks ago, Judith, the Style Crone did snake print and pearls ensemble, a terrific mix of neutrals that left me speechless, definitely one of my favorite outfits of her's. The other part of my outfit, the vest was inspired by Simply Chic. Those words describe this blogger as no others. She's exactly that. I really like what she did with her cargo. So what do you get when you put the two together? This...

I had some paperwork to wrap up for my new job and even though I was done with the interview process, I felt this last detail was still an extension of it. I didn't want to show up in jeans, but I didn't want to put on a suit either, so I chose this dress. I originally wore it belted with a black cardigan but when I was done with official business, I switched the cardi for the cargo and headed for the mall. I felt stylish and chic. Thanks to two great bloggers for the inspiration!
Guess who's birthday is around the corner? Sheila's. No, not me, Sheila north of the border. She's invited us to the her party and basically said we could wear anything we want. I've been known to change my mind at the last minute, but I think I'll wear this only with a little more bling...
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go, shawty
'Cause it's your birthday
We gon' party like it's yo birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday...

Lyrics from 50 Cent's "In da Club" (as if you didn't already know).


  1. Congrats on the new job! The neutral colour palette allows the print and wonderful mix of textures in this outfit to really shine. Nicely done!

  2. Soooooooooooooooooo gorgeous .
    Congratulations and good vibes.

  3. Congrats on the new job. I love the colors and the safari vibe.

  4. Congrats on the new job!! I LOVE this outfit!!! I'd like to see it with the cardigan, too!!

    I still have to put together my party outfit!!

  5. Yay for your new job! Sending you congrats from the square state! Love this snakeprint dress on you Sheila!

  6. I love that sizzlin' snake print. I think we should just all up and go to Canada to celebrate with Sheila in person. She is having DANCING at her party!

  7. Woo, yes, come on up here, and dance at my party with me, gals! Thank you for the link, Sheila!

    I love the dress - so cute. I can't wear those vests - they make me way too boobtastic, ha!

  8. This is really cute. It does look stylish and chic but in an effortless way.

  9. With all that dancing, looks like you might have to kick off those gorgeous shoes!! (Maybe in my direction?) Naw, you better keep 'em. They look outstanding with that dress/vest combination, which I LOVE.

  10. Congratulations on the new job!!!

    Carsedra of:

  11. Oooh love the combo of snakeskin and cargo. Congrats on the new job! Very exciting.

  12. This is very smart and chic without being overly formal - I love the snake print on the dress and great shoes!

  13. Lady, congratulations on your new job! I love, love the snakeskin and cargo combination! I would never have thought to pair these two together but I really like how this outfit turned out! :)