1/20/10

Black Out Challenge (Day 2)



No black today!! I am proud of myself. I will even venture to say that the color in my wardrobe might have encouraged me to put an extra dip in my hip when I walked today. My mom hooked me up with this leather jacket ...it only took a whole two seconds before I ripped out of her hands, ripped the tags off with my teeth and was on my way home to introduce it to the rest of my closet.
Speaking of challenges, I have a few other personal challenges that I've inflicted upon myself this week. First of all, I am not listening to any secular music for a week....straight gospel music in the car. Now, if I just happen to zone out while driving and Usher's Daddy's Home song comes on...and I started grinding in my seat...that's the only exception.
But in general, I could use some extra inspiration/motivation in these days. The songs on the radio are just getting plain stupid anyway, so it's not like I'm missing much. Plus, I get tired of looking like Oprah during worship service at church...singing along to songs when I KNOW I don't know the words! (don't act like you've never seen Oprah lip sync to songs that knows she has never heard before.)
I've also challenged myself to pack my lunch every day this week. Not only is it more budget friendly but it's healthier too. Besides, my students are tired of me collecting money from them like I'm taking up offering so I can buy a honeybun from the vending machine everyday. My all time low is when I busted one of my kids for eating in my class. I told her to bring her bag to me. When I saw that they were animal crackers, I told her she could eat them only if she shared them with me. Shameful! LOL.

Click here to check out my "Blog Godmother" (I just made that up just now!). Mish Dish is doing the Black Out Challenge with me. Try to hate her as much as I do for her ridiculous shoe and purse collection.
P.S. I'm friends with Oprah in my head...she is laughing as she reads this right now:) Love you O!

20 comments:

Moni @ CL Journal said...

OOH girl, u betta not talk about Ms. O! She reads this U won't get on her show and she's got a year to go!

Did you look at her magazine to get a golden ticket? She's putting them in her magazine this month.

I love the outfits and I really love your Speedy!

Bianca said...

O - this purple and brown together is so pretty!!! And the shoes!! Love.

The Haute Bitch said...

love the shoes, bag, dress, leopard print umbrella! well done :)

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cinderella said...

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog! The title of your blog was very interesting so I had to see what is it about :))
Everything looks great!
And this most recent outfit totally rocks! Love the color of the dress and the jacket is divine!:) And the umbrella gives such a unique touch to the whole thing! Love it! :)

Total Life Prosperity said...

Hey just stopping by from SITS! I love your blog!!! You can never go wrong with God and shoes...2 things I absolutely LOVE! and awesome challenge! black is my favorite color as well....and like you I've started the new year by bringing my lunch and boy has it made a difference in my pocket and its soooo much healthier. Good Luck to You!

Couture Cookie said...

Your legs are amazing and I love your jacket! And doesn't it feel so much better to cook and bring your own food instead of eating takeout and vending machine crap... I started making my own food to save money, and then I realized it also made me feel and look about 10,000 better. Yay lunch boxes!

kim said...

good luck with all your challenges. You look great, love the rounded toe of your shoes and the colors of your outfit.



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Children of the 90s said...

Love those shoes! I could definitely go for this challenge--I'm guilty of always wearing black because it's so safe.

Work With What You've Got said...

I love that jacket!~ Love!~

". Plus, I get tired of looking like Oprah during worship service at church...singing along to songs when I KNOW I don't know the words! "

Ahahahahahah! She does it ALL THE TIME!~

Katy & Ross said...

Stopping by from SITS and I LOVE your blog! I seriously have a problem when it comes to shoes...I can't say no! (I even work at a high end shoe store part time so I can get a discount!) I'm so glad to see somebody else who loves them as much. Definitely going to be a follower now :)

Anonymous said...

I love your site. I just found it yesterday and now i'm addicted. I just wanted to comment about singing along to songs in church and not knowing the words! One day at church I was fake singing and the guy with the mic came up to me and I was so ashamed because i didn't know the words. didn't help that the camera also spanned on me!! :}

Christen said...

Oh my goodness, I just laughed so hard when I read about the animal crackers! You totally crack me up :)
Loving this look - the way that dress drapes on you is stunning.

I got the combat boots about two weeks ago from Nine West - they were super on sale so I'm not sure they are still around but it's definitely worth a try. I love them!

FashionAddict said...

You look great! I totally have a black addiction, too. I usually wear at least a little bit in every outfit. This is super chic, and purple is a great color for you. Oh, and I would totally mug you for your shoes, LOL. I loveth them!!!

BeingStill said...

Loves the entire look!

Lan Tran said...

great jacket! lovely umbrella btw haha

budget chic said...

Love that purple dress, totally into dresses that have nice draping. Looks fab on you!!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

Hey those shoes are super jazzy! I need a part time job so I can be like mike and get me a speedy too!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so freaking funny I can not even stand it. I am friends with Oprah in my head as well : )

D said...

i am totally playing catch up on your blog! love the purple and really love your jacket! looking hot in the rain.

Monica said...

Love your style!

Where can you find Market 22 shoes?

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