Chinese New Year

Today is my birthday and it coincides with the Chinese New Year 2012. It’s the year of the Dragon. I’m not Chinese but because today is my birthday, why not celebrate it as well?

I found this dragon long sleeved shirt at Goodwill and I think it would be perfect for my birthday for the Dragon Year. It seemed like it was meant to be. I hope this year will be my lucky year :)  -We stopped by the Chinese Mall after church and snapped this pic.

Instead of the girl with the dragon tattoo, I officially said I’m a girl with the dragon shirt

Happy Birthday To Me! Happy Birthday To Me!  Happy Birthday Dear Suzana, Happy Birthday To Me !!

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Dragon Shirt


Merry Christmas 2011

Outfit Details:

– Express Pink (Cardigan): $4.94
– New York & Co  (Top) : $7.00
– Kohl’s  Necklace : $8.00 (I forgot the price, but I can guarantee below $10 since I’m cheap)
– Gap (Skirt) : $4.94
– Candie’s (Boots) : $4.94

Cardigan, skirt and boots were all purchased at my local Goodwill.

Express Pink Cardigan

It was Christmas eve’s, my husband Emory and I decided to have dinner in historic place called Dahlonega, GA after early Christmas church that day. It’s a really nice little town decorated with lights, wreaths and Christmas trees. It’s so festive. We didn’t realize all stores and restaurants were closing early that day. Didn’t get a chance to eat anything since morning, so we drove back to Atlanta. It’s about an hour drive. But at least we took some good pics there. While everybody was wearing red this Christmas, I wore pink. I love pink so much. Makes me feel so girly.

Black Over Pink Cardigan

The weather started getting cooler and I decided to put on my coat.
A lil bit of cheating here ;) as I didn’t list the price of this coat. It’s a gift from my husband.

This what I like about being frugal. Since you change clothes a lot, it’s okay to buy second-hand. If you don’t like them anymore, donate or give them to someone else. Save your money for investment pieces, like coats, boots, or nice party dress. It’s nice to have a few good quality classic wardrobes that you can wear for many years.

Red Boots

Love these boots. I love the burgundy colored boots. I can’t believe people just give stuff like this away. Well… one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure right?

Last but not least… Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year Everyone!!

Mery Christmas Everyone

Train Tracks

Outfit Details

Gap – Red Jacket : $4.94
Old Navy – Crop Jeans : $4.94
Newport-News – Flat : $12.00

Both jacket and crop jeans were bought at Goodwill store. I bought the red pair flat on sale at Newport-News online site a few years ago.

Gap Red Jacket


We took these pictures on the way home from my mother-in-law’s house in rural Georgia near an old railroad stop. I love taking pictures of old, abandoned buildings. It’s always such a mystery to me. I always want to know the hidden stories behind the old homes.

Don’t you think taking pictures of yourself is a neat way to see how good fashion looks on you? The mirror can’t tell the real story. Your true self comes out better in a photo. It’s like seeing yourself with someone else’s eyes. You really want to see whether or not certain clothes emphasize the flaws of your body type. Or perhaps certain clothes magically create an illusion to mask the imperfections of your body

I’m a petite 4’11, with a pear body shape. One thing I learned from this picture:
I don’t think I look good in these crop jeans. These jeans made my legs look shorter. And they emphasize my heavy thigh and hips.

Let’s see if we can fix this problem with a different outfit in the future!