Janel's Fashion Journey

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This is just a test. I wanted to see what it would be like posting a new blog entry on the iPad my hunny bought me. It seems to work okay except, I can’t see what I’m typing as I type! EEK. It looks like if I work in HTML rather than visual it works. Glad I know a smidget of code.

Fellow bloggers help me out.


So I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this or not but I HATE taking pictures. I’m highly critical of myself and over the past few months, my weight and skin have been out of whack. Hunny says I’m too hard on myself but how does the saying go, “You are your worst critic!”

I used to be really into fitness which of course a healthy body takes care of a healthy face but my work has been extremely stressful. With the end of the year approaching, I’m hoping some things will slow down at work, and I can get back into my normal routines. I’m also looking forward to a few things including: me and the beau’s anniversary, a concert in October, family birthdays, and Christmas! Is it to early to talk about that now?? (As I type this, I’m now singing, “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening…”) I know too early.

Well see below a few pics of me in the office. I was traveling this day and in one of our vacant offices so I was much more casual than I normally am.


Blazer: Thrifted No Tag/ Tank: Old so I don't remember/ Jeans: Thrifted/ Sunnies: JCP

Tank Detailing

Bangle: ALDO

Hey guys, So sorry that it’s taken me so long to post but I’ve been SUPER busy at work and with life in general.

I don’t have much to say but please enjoy the pics.

Well one thing I will say is to relish in the moments you have with your loved ones. I so enjoy my family, friends, and bf. Without them, this life of mine would be dull.

Who’s ready for FALL SHOPPING!

Jacket: NY&CO/ Jeans: Banana Republic/ Top: LuLus.com



I love this top!


Leopard Bangle: Thrifted/ Gold Bangles: Windsorstore.com


Don't mind the toes, it was mani/pedi time. Shoes: Guess


XOXO, Janel

So as I was doing my daily blog reading, I ran across a site called Pinterest at my virtual buddy Leslie’s blog. As I browsed the site, I ran across this photo:


I was instantly intrigued and decided to find the original. Matchbook Mag chronicled this must have list on page 38 of their online magazine. I got the brilliant idea of matching these pieces to actual items in my closet, revamping the pieces I already own, and buying new ones if needed. (Always an excuse to buy something!).

I’ll chronicle this over time so look for the Category “50 Classics For Your Closet”. See below the remaining photos and shopping checklist!

XOXO, Janel







As usual, this was a great weekend. Other than going to a graduation, I spent the entire weekend doing nothing! Church was great and Pastor Van spoke about God’s Favor. Visit  the church website for information on the series. It’s life changing! My skin is so dewy in these pictures. With the high heat and humidity, my skin always looks wet.. Ugh!!!

In the garage. Lighting isn't the best.

For those that know me. I have a addiction love for shopping. Malls, boutiques, online, you name it, I love it. Well I’m trying to commit to saving more than spending but every time I visit one of my favorite bloggers, Tysha at Shop Now Save Later, I lose the battle. The name of her blog alone, makes me want to SHOP!

 While trying to take a close up picture of my skirt, Teddy jumped in the way! World. meet my pooch!


Much Better. I love this skirt. I got it from Banana Republic. It’s a cute length and fit. The only problem is that the waist has elastic and it got quite twisted this morning. I had to cut a slit in the waist band, pull out the elastic, push through, and pin. I need some blue thread and I will sew the slit. Other than that, this was great for this hot, humid, Sunday.

Michael Kors Bag

This is the bag that I paired with my outfit this today. I love the color and hardware but it’s hard to keep the inside neat and it’s extremely heavy. I anticipate this to be a year round bag. The camera doesn’t do the bag justice.

The Best Place on Earth!

 Well this is where I will spend the rest of my Sunday. Other than planning for the work week and counting the days before Mr. Taylor is here for the weekend, I’ll be doing nothing. Catch me here or on Twitter @nel_1984!

XOXO, Janel

Thank God for Friday!!

Hopefully some good things are happening for me and J! I look forward to sharing those with you soon! I don’t have much to say so just enjoy the pics. They aren’t the best quality. I almost forgot to snap them while inside so I just took a few in the garage. At 85 degrees with a 65% humidity at 6:30 AM, I was rushing.

Hope you enjoy!

Green Button Down: NY&CO

Blue Chinos: Will Smith from Marshalls

Tan Belt: Random Belt Salesman in ATL

Brown Loafers: Nine West

Watch Bracelets and Earrings: WindsorStore.com

Tan Bag: Aldo Shoes






So this weekend was absolutely wonderful. I was able to get home to see Johnny and family and also meet one of my favorite bloggers Leslie from Fashion du Jour! We had lunch at Wintzell’s Oyster House and besides the unbearable heat, everything was great. I forgot to take pics but, I’m hoping to snag one from her and insert into this post a little later!!

***Side Note*** As I sit here typing this post and talking to Johnny on the phone, my iPhone slipped off the arm of the sofa, hit the hardwoods, and shattered. That’s one more unexpected expense this month.. HEAVY SIGH… Anyway, won’t let that minor setback get me down.

I wanted to take a moment to talk about a song that I can’t get enough of. It’s “Renewed” by Sheri Moffatt Jones or Jones Moffatt, I can’t remember. In the song, she talks about developing a renewed sense of who she is, what she’s about, where she is in life, and where she’s going. At this point in my life, I can definitely relate to the lyrics. I’ve embedded the song from YouTube below. IDK if that’s okay or not. You know I’m new to blogging, so all you veterans out there, email me if I need to change something.

Well as of late, I’ve really changed my outlook on life and reassessed my priorities. Some friends that were always very close to me, unfortunately are no longer. I had to think long and hard whether or not its me or them and, I’m convinced it’s me. As I move forward in life, some people move backwards, some side ways, and honestly some in circles. I’m finally realizing that it’s okay to let go of toxic relationships and friendships. It’s okay to be the new me and not apologize for a “RENEWED” outlook on life. I’m beginning to eliminate those people, places, and things, that prevent positivity and prosperity, or that lack a spiritual perspective.

I’m so very looking forward to new people, places, and things and grateful to have God, family, and Johnny.

Take note, all those that come with the following feel free to keep it moving:

  • Negativity
  • Dishonesty
  • Gossip
  • Backbiting
  • Hate
  • Nastiness
  • And So On…

Well I’ve gone on for far too long. I hope to have exciting news soon…

XOXO, Janel

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