Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Creative Mechanism

I went thrifting with one of my good Judy's last week and I saw what looked to be a mechanic's jumpsuit (Car, air, etc) and I decided to try it on. I was on a $10.00 or less budget and the suit was 9.99 so I was going to leave it. Lucky for me, my friend saw my vision, took pity on me, and bought it for me! (Did I mention I have great, wonderful, loving, supportive friends)


I made the legs shorter, to give it the capri or culottes feel

added a belt along with other accessories! I consider my Hips and accessory! LOL

You have to be creative! So be sure to think outside the box!

Have a great week!

E. Louise

Monday, September 14, 2015

Time to make that change

Spring and Fall are my two favorite seasons. The transitional seasons, signs that newness is approaching. I can always appreciate newness. It's time! Time to dust off those blazers, light jackets and wind breakers if you see fit! I smell FALL!
Currently Trending: African print, crop tops, and denim. 
My thrifting budget has been cut in half in an effort to live below my means, it's not that bad because my creativity is on level 57 and I'm re-styling a lot of classic pieces from my closet. I've had these thrifted pants for a few years now, and this is how I decided to wear them today. Denim Jacket is from the Mens' section at the thrift store as well, doused in bleach of course!

I made the top out of some scrap fabric laying around and the shoes are probably the most comfortable pair I own. They're from Shoe Show.
I'm ITCHING for a new hair do! I have a talented friend who makes wigs! This fro is one of hers Pretty Protective Styles By V! It's big and commands attention!!
Happy Fall loves!
E. Louise 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shorts all Summer

I try not to get caught up in wearing the same thing(s) over and over and over BUT... that's just where I am this Summer! As long as my clients don't all look the same I'm good!

Lately, Crop tops and shorts have been getting ALL the love! Especially for my everyday wear! Yesterday was no different. I've been getting my shopping fix from the thrift stores and found these polka dot shorts!

Blue jean is the new black, therefore it goes with everything. The shirt is thrifted as well, I just dipped it in Clorox
 Lace strap booties are from Shoe Show! I LOVE that store, they always come thru for my big feet!
Oh yeah I got another new Haircut!


Luv ya!

E. Louise

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thrift Flip: Printed Pizzazz

Quick Post: I'm always looking for something to transform. Last week, while on a thrifting date   ( Yes, I love thrift dates) I  came across this dress and knew immediately that it would be perfect for a drop Crotch jumper! So cool! 

 Dress turned Jumper - Thrifted 
Chain Belt- Thifted 

              I had to add a zipper in the back so that I can get into it because the fabric is not stretchy.

Hope you enjoyed it! I'll post an update about life soon! Oh yeah I got a new haircut =)

E. Louise

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


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