Allow Me To Ramble For A Minute:)

First of all, Thank you for all of the votes for that Blog Lovin contest I entered! Voting ends Monday but I know when to call a spade a spade! LOL!
Here are a few comments that I came across from the contest:
"Have y'all* seen the voting tally!!!! They are beasting on Reiko...but yeah you can do it sis...maybe they will send you a complimentary Alexander Wang COUPON for $5 off your next purchase for placing a distant 20th!"
(that comment was courtesy of my brother! LOL)
"Her style is colourful, out from boring diktats and really personal. Moreover, she’s a real woman :)"
(that came from someone who voted for me in the contest..HUGS to her!...and I don't know what 'diktats' means but I'm using my context clues!)
(BF's Jimi Hendrix tee from Target; Gap skirt; Thrifted scarf, L.A.M.B shoes)

Conversation with the bf:
Him: Hey babe, you know I love you right?
Me: Yep.
Him:(saying with hesitance in his voice)  Well...have you seen the votes yet?!?
Me: I know fool! (laughing hysterically) Who is that Chiarra lady!??! She's got people!
Him: *still laughing*
Me: *my laughter starting to taper off a little....lol!* 
(It's all good though...my birthday is right around the corner...let's see who will be laughing then (wink!)

In all sincerity...thanks for the kind words and votes...and welcome to my new followers and lurkers

Here is a pic of the shoes (from Heels.com)  I am wearing since I didn't get a good shot of them:)
I do want to clarify a few things to my new readers as a result of some of the comments on the message board for the contest.

1. I am not a professional blogger. I am a teacher. I have a job so it's rare that I get to run in fields of wheat to take pictures.
2. I do not have a photographer...I beg whomever is rolling is with me at the time  or I set up that good ol' tripod:
3. I don't have a Canon camera...yet. I have a digital camera that fits in my pocket and only has a few buttons. (working on that though)

4. It's not easy putting yourself out there (especially your pictures) on the internet. I don't even lke people in my personal business so this definitely is not my comfort zone. It's not easy so criticism is sometimes hard to take (I haven't gotten any but I saw some nasty comments about other bloggers)
This is what I threw together this weekend. It's nothing special but I figured you should see what I look like on the weekends. I hi jacked the bf's closet and somehow decided the shirt that I bought for him needed to be worn that day. I had a busy weekend because I went out of town to go to a water park! That's nothing to you but that's a huge deal to me! I CAN'T SWIM! That means for 34 years I have avoided anything that has a pool or large bodies of water. I avoid pool parties, most trip to beaches, lakes,etc. When I was ten years old, I even took swimming lessons. On the last day of class, we all had to invite friends and family to watch us dive off a board. Yeah. So, I got on the diveboard, jumped in...and almost drowned!! I was the only person that didn't get a swimming certificate that day!(It's okay to feel sorry for me:)
(This is my one and only swimsuit..I must say that I love the neckline though!)
Then, when I was about 29 or 30...I took lessons at the Y. Ummm...yeah, I still don't know how to swim. Anyway, the point is I sucked it up and went to Schlitterbaun in New Braunfel, Texas (click here).  My friends...I got on every single ride! Every one of them...and I didn't drown! Granted the water was never any deeper than 3 feet but I still am proud of myself!  Of course, there was no way that I was going to give you a full swimsuit shot but I will say that I am way more modest than I  should be! I saw alot of swimsuit travesties this weekend!
And last but not least, I went to dinner this weekend and spotted a group of ladies in full diva hats throwing back cocktails. I had to pull this lady to the side to get a picture because she was working it! I had a feeling they were dressed up to go see the Sex and the City movie and I was right! Isn't she fab!? And she broke right into this pose without me asking her to! lol!

P.S. Thank you BLoglovin for choosing me as a finalist...it gives me the right to brag to my little brother who punched me in the stomach when I was little that I am somebody! People do like my style! (sticking my tongue out at him)
*Y'all- I'm from Texas:)

UPDATE!! The kind folks over at Heels.com have created a coupon code for you guys to enjoy 10% off any shoe purchase over $50!
Coupon Code: godsfaveshoe
(every little bit helps, doesn't it!?!?)
Thanks Heels.com!


Stacey Kay said...

I am laughing so hard at your # 1 clarification! You tell 'em! I voted for ya, and don't worry if you don't win the bag, its an honor to just be chosen for a contest like that in the first place. Keep bein an inspiration to us all who aren't size 0 professional fashion bloggers and are just trynna share our unique style with the world!

Stacey Kay

Anonymous said...

lol it's all good, your brothers hilarious though...and you might just get a purse sooner than you think, since you mr. has been paying attention to your votes..

True Queen

Mellodee said...

Okay, this "contest" shows exactly what's wrong about these online voting things. The two leaders each have well over 1500 votes. Now seriously, who knows more than 1500 people that could be asked to vote for them?? Who has that many blog readers??? Teenagers, that's who!! If you look at some Facebook pages you'll see most of these kids have scores and scores of "friends", most of whom they don't even know!

The leading vote getters look fairly young. While cute girls, there is NO WAY that either one of them should be getting votes based on "the most stylish outfits ..... vote for their favorite look...."

It's a bogus vote. Nothing to do with the clothes at all. It just a popularity contest! There are about eight of the finalists that have better outfits and a better "look" than either one of the leaders. Like I said, its a bogus vote.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so excited that you were even entered in the contest. I think you are a super star for putting yourself out there every day. And you know what? You look FAB! You are fun and funky and you make this little thing called blog land a happier and better place. I voted and I am still hoping for some miracle that you will come thru as number 1 : ) But really, who needs a silly poll to know that you are number 1? I could tell that you were number 1 the first time I ever came over here : )

LAUGHED my head off about jumping in the water and almost drowning on test day. SHUT UP so funny!

InnyVinny said...

LOL @ your brother!

Don't take it to hard, Reiko. These contests aren't ever indicative of whose personal style is best. I loved you in that dress! =D

Elaine said...

Good luck with the contest!! And I'm totally with you on the clarifications... Who has time to do that everyday?!? Man..

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Fashion Butter said...

you are so awesome, girl. I really hope you win it.

And that red hat lady??? Can I just say she knows how to WERK it.

Ro said...

You know how to make my Monday. I so love this post and the outfit. I have been stalking those shoes......I want to cut your feet off. SERIOSULY!
Great post...very honest and VERY hooooolarious. :-)

Writing Without Periods! said...

I voted for you. You have great style and you're funny...who can compete with that. Bloggers and their comments...that's why god made gin! Have a great week.

Savonne said...

You look absolutely cute. I am digging that white skirt. The lady in red is fierce. Hi five on that tripod. It's a bloggers best friend.

Sydnie said...

Good luck! You totally deserve to win ... your blog is great!


Kyla said...

You are one of my favorite online peoples :) I can just imagine the giggle fest we could have in person! Winner or not I'm so proud of you for being chosen. I think it's just AWESOME! Of course, I totally voted for you :)

t said...

Congrats on being a finalist! I voted for you! :)


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I voted for you and I love your blog....

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

LOL. Seriously. You made me smile this morning. It's morning here in Europe. I admire your honesty. Very refreshing in the blog world by the way. LOL. Just stumbled upon your blog so I shall spent awhile reading and getting to know you better. You are unable to swim? Don't worry - it's never too late to learn so long as one is interested. Take your time, don't hurry. Bye for now;-)

drollgirl said...

"I have a job so it's rare that I get to run in fields of wheat to take pictures." BAHAHHA! you are so funny! you kill me!

and you can't swim, but you braved a water park?! good for you! and glad you lived to tell the tale.

i am a shitty swimmer (dog paddling is my specialty), so i am no better. in high school we had to pass a swimming test in order to graduate. they threw us all in the diving pool and waited to see who bobbed and who sank (slight exaggeration). it was terrifying, but thankfully i can float. THANKFULLY. stupid school.

Brittany said...

You are awesome! I always enjoy stopping by your blog.

Karolinka.cy said...

Thank you for leaving comment on my blog so I was able to find your, amazing and colorful blog from a real lady with a great sense of style!

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

You can't swim Reiko!!!??? I wish I had friends that would dress up ad go see SATC.

tres tippy said...

Omg, I stumbled up on your blog and love it--your sense of humor cracks me up but I'm also lovin your sense of style! Hope you win the A. Wang bag!!!

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