“White trousers & faux fur stole”

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

White trousers + faux fur stole (4)Hello my darlings! 

I hope your week is off to a good start. Over here on the East coast, we are absolutely over the moon as we experience single digit temperatures that came as a package deal with the new year. (sarcasm!) As I give Mother Nature the side eye for this disrespect, one of my favorite pieces to keep warm is this faux fur stole from Zara which has been on heavy rotation since I got it. Not only does it add an effortless glam factor to any look, it also does an awesome job keeping my neck warm. They come in many colors and styles (snoods are great too!) and are most certainly an essential for the season.

I wore this outfit to church for the first Sunday of the year but it would also work at the office. It’s a simple combination of many neutral pieces that don’t compete for the spot light but rather just work together for a no fuss, effortless look. 

Outfit details: JCREW lace top (old) // ZARA trousers (old) – styled differently here // ZARA faux fur stole – other option here // CALVIN KLEIN coat -(sold out) – similar here // CALVIN KLEIN purse (via Marshall’s) // THALIA SODI booties

As I write this, I am getting ready to head to my swimming lessons; Although I really enjoy swimming, I’m totally dreading stepping out in the frigid cold and not so warm water. But no excuses! It’s so easy to talk ourselves out of doing what we know we ought to do, so discipline is key. Being a responsible adult entails doing what you need to do even when you don’t feel like it. So let’s keep our eyes on the prize and remain focused. What’s the point of setting goals if you won’t follow through with them? At any rate, keep in mind that we’re humans and things won’t always go as planned. When that is the case, the same rule applies: make no excuses. Address the issue and where you went wrong, pick yourself back up and keep going. Jesus fell down three times on the road to Calvary; what makes you think you won’t trip on the road to success?

Calvin Klein purse White trousers + faux fur stole (1)(Better look at the shoes – also available in leopard print – Super comfy!)White trousers + faux fur stole (2) White trousers + faux fur stole (3) White trousers + faux fur stole (6)How are you doing with your new year resolution? Feel free to share below!

Until next time,



  1. cheri406
    01/07/2016 / 4:06 AM

    Needless to say You are Always Beautiful in & out … you’re one of the Few that could wear an old shopping bag and still be the Most Brilliant Girl in the room, but We Should remind one another … occasionally I suppose 😉 OAN LMBO Agree 100% at Side Eye to +Boo to Frigid Weather!!!!!

    BTW Forgot to tell ya how Proud of you I am for Learning how to swim! Seriously! When at a family gathering way back there was a large pond with a shallow baby pool enclosed with block walls while the teens were swimming out in the deeper part. There was a lifeguard but am sure he was Adoring all the Glam girls … anyway it wasn’t clear water and I stepped on a bottle, feet slipped out and hit my Extremely Hard head against the wall, went down, pulled myself up then collapsed back down. My Daddy was watching, ran in with pants, shoes on and pulled me out! Edwina can’t tell you how long it took me to gain the courage but being my Stubborn self finally learned to stay afloat … barely 🙂 Lol I’m still afraid of water but know I could swim … Only if Necessary is a Comfort! Anyhow I know what a Huge Achievement it was for You and am Happy Baby Girl will Never have to sit poolside without being able to Enjoy the water! #Winning 🙂

    “No Excuses this Year. Gotta Remain Focused & Get Things Done” Yep think Mommy has been Patient long enough, just waiting to Hold Her Grandbabies so Find Him! We know the Right Guy wouldn’t know if ya up and Kissed him … men??? Find him whack him over the head and Drag his butt to the Priest … sometimes think we gotta do it Cave Gurl Style 🙂 LOL Anyhow Wishing and Praying He’s out there and has the Good Sense to Love and Treat ya as you are Exceptionally Special! “No Excuses”
    Keep Safe and Have a Pleasant Day my Sis! 🙂

    • 01/10/2016 / 10:34 PM

      I read your story with mouth wide open. That must’ve been so traumatizing. My gosh! Thank goodness for your dad… He really saved the day.

      That’s why I say swimming is one of those necessary life skills… I’m glad I’m learning and getting better. So should you girl.

      Now about dragging hubby down the aisle? Let’s not do that lol Cave girl style is most certainly not my style. You crack me up lol We’ll just wait on the Lord for that one… Be blessed doll ?

  2. 01/06/2016 / 12:59 PM

    I love that Benjamin franklin quote! 🙂 you look amazing – i’m in love with the coat 🙂
    Instagram: the_ch1ara

    • 01/06/2016 / 1:01 PM

      It’s very true! No excuses this year. Gotta remain focused & get things done. Glad you like it!

      PS: Happy new year to you doll and thanks for stopping by! ??

    • 01/06/2016 / 12:14 PM

      None at all. 2016 is the year of doing – no slacking 🙂

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