Monday, April 6, 2015

Transparent moment: Life's alterations I had a Plan...

It was the day after we had an ice storm, more than a few people called out, but I went to work anyway...I guess I'm just dedicated like that! After lunch, my boss came into my office and asked me if I had a second. (Unwritten rule: You ALWAYS have a second when the boss asks right!) I grabbed my notepad as always, noticed that he smirked, wondered why, but kept walking. Then he said, "we're going into the General Manager's office"... immediately my stomach dropped.

A long lasting moment of FEAR set in as he closed the door. I immediately went through a summarization of all things work related; searching the database of my mind trying to figure out What The Hell I could've done wrong! Then my manager said, "I have bad news, they've eliminated your position and today is your last day with us!" To space I went...

Now In my head, I fell out, called on the Lawd, cried out loudly asking Jesus to dethrone, flipped the table over, was happy about being off work, ran to my Mama, then jumped into somebody's casket. But in true professional form, I nodded my head as he went over the details; keeping my responses to a minimum all while holding back the tears. Mannnnnnnn I've never quit or been fired from a job that I actually liked before. This was new.

These last few years have been really seamless! Nothing much to be worried about, just your regular everyday woes. Coming into 2015, I was uber nervous and had a feeling that something big was going to happen. I guess I just felt a new season was coming.  

These past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. On one hand I am EXCITED about the move of God; on the other hand, Wells Fargo Student Loan Servicing is leaving voicemails. Without realizing it, working a 9-5 gave me a sense of purpose. I actually took pride in giving someone else 8 hours of my day. I never thought that getting laid off would turn into shame! Like, why am I ashamed of something I had no control over? Probably because I was trained to go to school, graduate, go to work. Plus, I had a plan and losing my main source of income was NOT in it!

Oh, but how easily I fell into going to bed and waking up at will! I've been able to dedicate more time to styling and sewing! I've had two fashion shows in the last three weeks with one coming up next week! Although, what I have learned most  about myself is that even with more time, I still procrastinate! LOL  

I'll be honest, my desires were changing and I wanted more... but what do you do when your desire for more clashes with your present comfort level? I understand that being comfortable is DANGEROUS, but I had a plan or at least I thought I did. Now, I'm thinking it was to be non-committal. 

It's nerve racking not knowing what the next 30 days will hold. But I do know that God loves me more than enough. I have a decision to make, run after the passion or work for the man again.

To be Continued....

E. Louise

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Thirfty Thursday: To know me is to know that this dress was something else

Good Morning and Happy Thrifty Thursday!

By now you know that I'm all about transformations! This thrifted beauty did not stand a chance! Below are tips that led me to some great transformation pieces!

Here is what I look for:

1) The material- Stretch material is way more forgiving
2) Oversized- Oversized items give you more fabric to work with.
3) I usually go for prints! Prints are classic

I actually used this piece for a fashion show I did a few weeks ago! Model Shyla rocked it!

Shoes: Shoe Show

 With a high split and a lower neckline, I think we went from Drab to Fab!

Happy Happy Thursday!! I'm planning for a pretty busy weekend! I'll take lots of pics and share with you on Monday!

E. Louise

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pre- Valentine's Day Choices

I absolutley LoVe Valentine's Day! With or without a significant other! There's a lot of people in this world that I give my last heart beat to.  I'm a pretty Mushy person anyway, so this should not be surprising! 

Red and black are the colors of choice today, always looking ways to jazz it up a bit. Including TIMELESS pieces like sequin and liquid faux leather seems to do the trick! 

Look 1: Sequin shorts (Forever21)                                              Look 2: Liquid Circle Skirt (Forever 21)  

Neither of these looks are work wear appropriate as is, BUT... The shorts are really an attention getter! LOL I went with the circle skirt look, but added some black tights.

Duster/ Cardi- Thrifted 
Shorts/Skirt- Forever 21 
Bowtie- DIY 
Pumps- Shoe Show 
Nude Tights- The Avenue

Filter Free- MU look ok for a rush job!
Thank you for reading!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Spring Fever: OOTD

Thrifting is just as contagious as confidence! One of my nieces recently dropped 60 lbs (I'm so proud of her) and could no longer fit this blazer. So she gave it to me and I gladly accepted!  Floral reminds me of spring, and although this Alabama weather is playing with my emotions (and my lungs), today's temps reached the 60's!!!

 Spring Fever! I CANNOT wait until this time next month. OK that may be pushing it but at least by April we'll be riding  high on 60 or better. I love Denim on Denim and feel that Floral goes great with a lighter wash.

Blazer -Thrifted (Gifted)
Top- Thrifted/Bleached DIY 
Jeans- Forever 21 
Pumps- Shoe Show 

Happy Humpday!

E. Louise

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: 2.5.15

Man I'm on Cloud nine... Two posts in one week! HAHA! So I visited with my older sister this weekend and she took the time point out that I haven't been consistent with my Thrifty Thursday posts. So this one is for you 'Laine! 
I went to a new thrift spot yesterday. Went in on a whim and I LIVED!! Had to cut back on my thrifting lately due to #BUDGETCUTS LMBO and plus since thrifting is the newest craze, the prices are going up! *rolls eyes* I saw this Jacket and said hmmmm... It's textured, it's reversible, it's colored, it's oversized, it's PERFECT! 

Went with the black side and rolled the blue side up...
Dress was thrifted by way of ING/ Boots came from Simply Fashions

2.99 with 50% off! #Score

 Happy upcoming weekend!

E. Louise


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