Shopping My Closet Outfit # 4

Hey Everyone and Happy Hump-Leap Day to you!!!

I am having so much fun Shopping My Closet!  I have always been the girl who just had to be in the stores every weekend but I am trying to accomplish a personal goal of not seriously shopping for the next 3-4 months. 


Simply changing an item or 2 in an outfit can make it look so different.  Here is my work OOTD with items you've seen before.
Michael Kors Jumper:  seen here
Jones New York Blazer:  seen here
Belt: Thrifted
Heels:  DShoes
 (Seen all over this blog....LOVE these heels!)

Earrings: Body Central
Bracelets: H&M

Here is my Black History Fact for today:
In 1951 Althea Gibson became the first African American to be invited to play at Wimbledon and later became the top 7 player in the United States. It was in 1956, when Althea Gibson won the French Open followed by Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles in 1957 and 1958.

Ok Ladies and Gents have a marvelous remainder of the day!!!
Talk to ya all soon.

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Preppy Teacher! Shopping My Closet Outfit # 3)

Hey Dolls,

This was my work OOTD! 
I am still "Shopping My Closet" so I was very pleased with this outfit I put together.
This shirt was first seen here
This skirt was first seen here
The boots were seen here and here
I can assure you that my skirt (and top for that matter) was nicely pressed this morning butttterrrr doesn't appear that way in this photo.
To my surprise, I received SOOOOO many compliments for this outfit!  I take it the preppy look is totally in! Lol!
Shirt: JC Penny's/ Scarf:  Gift/ Skirt and Belt: Zara/
 Boots: BCBG
I hope everyone is having a great week.  That's all for now!  I'll be back soon!

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Miracle Seven

Hey Dolls,

Last weekend I went to the encore showing of a film my friend Tiya and her husband produced!  This is their second film and I really see them being very successful in the film industry someday. The name of the film is Miracle Seven.  It was a wonderful Christian-based movie with a great message. The first film they did is called "Love Trap" and if I'm not mistaken, you can purchase the DVD at Target so please take a look next time you're there.  Here is what I was wearing:
  • Earrings:  Vegas Boutique
  • Top: Ross
  • Cobalt Blue Jeans: H&M
  • Heels:  DShoes
The theatre is in San Marco which is a fun, swanky area of Jacksonville!  It has boutiques, cute little restaurants, and beautiful views of the St. John's River.
I absolutely LOVE these cobalt blue jeans!  The are so comfortable and I really love the color!  I'm not sure if I mentioned this to you all but guess what......H&M is being built in my town as we speak!!!!!!!  I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!  It will be opening this summer and I can hardly wait!

Well that's all for now guys!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Talk to you all soon!

But....before I go here is my Black History Month fact:

Dr. Maulana Karenga created the African-American holiday, Kwanzaa, in 1966.

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Sunday's Best: Windy Day in Polka Dots! (Shopping My Closet #2)

Hey Dolls!

I pray all of you had a wonderful weekend and hopefully you were given Monday off to enjoy President's Day!

I had a pretty awesome weekend that ended with a great word at church on Sunday. Here's what I was wearing:

I'm loving polka dots this season so in my effort to "Shop My Closet" I paired this polka dot dress first seen here, with my bright orange colored jacket that I've had for years and has never been worn!!!
In the picture below my shoes look like flats but the heels were sinking into the dirt....don't ya just hate that!?!
It was SOOOO windy Sunday!  So much so I pulled a Marilyn Monroe walking into the store after church! LOL!!!  Photobucket
You can see my hair blowing every which way in these pictures.
The message in church was about being Watchmen!  Warning always comes before destruction so God wants us to warn everyone that though we are not free from sin, it is our duty to repent of the things we do wrong because the wages of sin is death.  Repentence is not purposely going out and doing what is wrong then asking God to forgive you, but actually having a change of heart and leaving those sinful things behind. 

Well that's all for now, I'll be back soon! 

Here is my Black History Fact for the day
Tanya R. Allen is the President & CEO of Forever Fresh Disposable Products. She revolutionized the feminine hygiene market in the US by developing the "pocket" design for briefs that added extra sanitary protection for women.

Have a great week!

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Al's Pizza

Hey Guys,

Ever since I heard my boyfriend talk about how delicious the pizza is from Al's Pizza, I have been very anxious to try it. Soooo.... he took me there for lunch this past weekend! 
For a pizza joint, the ambiance was very pristine! We were seated near the bar.
When I saw the menu, I wasn't surprised to see that they sold more than just pizza.  Since we were ordering a pizza, we decided on a small portion of spaghetti and meatballs to share as an appetizer.  I was interested in tasting more of what they had to offer than pizza.
It was tasty and the ingredients were very fresh!  I loved the garlic bread points. They were delish!
 Ofcourse they gave us grated parmesan, crushed red pepper flakes, and oregeno which are must-haves for pizza!
Our pizza was fantastic!  We got the deluxe and added fresh garlic and tomatoes to it.  YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!! 
If you're wondering if we finished the pizza in one sitting, the answer is NO lol, but we were nice and full by the time we left which made me a happy camper!
Here is my Black History Month fact for the day:
Beverly Johnson, born October 13, 1952, was the first African-American model to grace the cover of American Vogue magazine in 1974 and the French edition of Elle magazine!
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As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Hello Lovelies & HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

While I show you my work OOTD from yesterday, I figured I'd let you all into my world a little more and maybe give some of you a little encouragement.  :)

As most of you may know, Im a school teacher! My job is rewarding for the most part, but being a teacher was not a life long dream of mine.  I actually struggled  with the idea of being one  for a very long time.  I have always been interested in working in the medical field (Still would love to)! I graduated from college with pretty good grades and a  BS degree in Physiology (pre-med)!
When I graduated I decided to take a little "time off" from the books.


After taking my break, I tried to figure out different avenues I could take to get into the medical field.  I drove myself crazy thinking of which one would suit me best....MD, DO, PA, RN, Doctor of Optometry, Chiropractor, Dentist, etc.  I attended several seminars, open houses, shadowed doctors, worked in a clinic (Which I still do part-time), and volunteered at hospitals & within my community.  Photobucket
Long story short, years later, I'm still a teacher!  A few years ago, I was venting to a good friend of mine about not being where I thought I should be in life (which was working in the medical field), she made it crystal clear for me. 

 She said to me"Katrice, did you ever think that your doing what God wants you to be doing?  I mean, you have the grades to get into med-school, volunteer, and work experience, yet you're still here.  You're an awesome teacher, the kids and faculty love you, and you're touching so many lives, daily.  If it's meant for you to work in the medical field, you will, when the time is right." 

I'll never forget that conversation.

Ruffled Chambray Top:  Ralph Lauren/ High Waited Trousers: Dillards/ Heels: Nine West
I said all of that to say this....there's absolutely nothing wrong with having a plan for yourself, even plan B and C.  Just know that your plans may not always line up with the plans God has for you & perhaps your timing is off.  He does has a funny sense of humor! (I told my college roommate who was an Education major that "I could NEVER be a teacher!") Everything happens for a reason, both good and bad so make every situation a learning experience and allow yourself to grow from them.  Live life with no regrets!!!

I will happily continue to educate our youth, but I am definitely not giving up my dream of becoming a healthcare provider some day! 

Have a great day!

P.S.  Here is my fact for Black History Month:
Sheila Crump Johnson , co-founder of BET, was the first black female billionaire.


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Sunday's Best: So Icy !!!

Hey Dolls,

I pray that everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I enjoyed mine despite the FREEZE that came out of nowhere!!! Last week it was very warm in the 80's I believe and then Sunday morning I woke up to this....
Anywho, I'm sure you all heard the sad news of Whitney Houston's passing.  My heart goes out to her family, especially her daughter, who ofcourse isn't doing very well hence her trip to the hospital shortly after.  Her voice was angelic and I'm sure she'll be missed.

Church service was amazing as it always is!

Sorry you can't see the shoes that well, but I also wore them here.
The sermon was about "Knowing Where You're Headed"
He gave us a story that brought it all together.

Here's the story:  An invitation went out for an annual black and white ball.  The invitation clearly stated that the attire was to be black and white, and black and white ONLY!  The night of the ball a woman showed up with the most gorgeous gown on.  In fact, her gown was the prettiest one there. It was black and white with accents of red.  When she got to the door and gave the attendant her invitation, he informed her that she was not appropriately dressed for the occasion.  She replied "I am!  My dress is black and white!"  He then explained to her that her dress had red in it and the invitation clearly stated black and white only.  She was shown the door, and she left very upset.

So the way this story relates to us is this....The Bible gives us explicit instructions on how to make it to heaven!  We can't get there "our way" and contrary to popular belief, good deeds alone won't cut it.  We have to know Jesus and have a relationship with Him.
Accessories:  All were gifts
Here was the look without the jacket:
My sweetie called me his "little flight attendant" LOL!  i guess it does resemble that look.
Ya'll it was so freggin' cold!!!! I jumped back into that coat quick!!!


In closing how about this for a conversation starter.....Tell the person you're talking to that they'll be alive 100 years from now even 500 years from now then ask them if they know where they'll be, heaven or hell because they are both for eternity.  I don't know about you but I want to spend eternity with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!! 

Before I go here is my fact for
Black History Month:
Sojourner Truth was born a slave but escaped to freedom in 1826 without her children. With the help from a lawyer she went to court in 1828 to recover her son who was illegally sold and was the first black woman to not only take a white man to court but win!!!

Be blessed this week lovelies!

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What's Cooking With Trice!!! (Turkey Quesadillas)

Hey Guys!

Are you tired of the same ole' chicken, spaghetti, and meatloaf????  Welll....I'm back with a QUICK, EASY, and very FLAVORFUL weeknight meal that everyone will enjoy!!!  It is perfect for a weeknight meal that you don't want to fuss over.  I got the idea from the domestically fabulous Ninah Bee!

Here's what you need:
1.) Cut up half an onion and green pepper and saute them in a little butter and olive oil.
2.) Season your ground turkey with salt, garlic powder, and a little paprika.  Brown your turkey.
3.) After your turkey is nicely browned, add your onions, green pepper, and corn to the meat and combine.
4.) After the corn is heated through, sit the mixture to the side and prepare your bottom tortilla with cheese.
 5.) Add your meat mixture to the tortilla and transfer it over to the skillet.  Make sure the heat is low-med to prevent from burning the tortilla.  (I learned through trial and error LOL!)
6.) Once you've transferred your bottom tortilla w/ cheese and mixture to the skillet, add a little more cheese and another tortilla on top.  Press down on the tortillas for about a minute, then carefully flip and do the same on the other side.  This was pretty tough.  I may have to add more cheese next time to keep it all in.  When the tortillas are nice and brown, plate, cut, and enjoy!
These were soooo flavorful.  I really like ground turkey!  It is so much healthier than ground beef and taste just as good if not better.  Try this at home, I was done in less than 15 minutes!  The next day I made turkey soft tacos with the leftover mixture!

Here is my Black History Fact for today:
In 1988, Naomi Campbell was the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue.  Although she doesn't consider herself the best role model, she feels that young ladies can learn from her mistakes.

Have a great remainder of the week!  It's hump-day, so the weekend will be here before ya know it!


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Sunday's Best: Shopping My Closet Outfit 1

Happy Monday Dolls!

Here is my Sunday's Best post for the week! If you read my last couple of posts, you've seen that I am trying (very hard, might I add) to shop my closet and wear things I already have instead of shopping so much.  It's actually pretty fun coming up with new looks. You have seen all of these items of my wardrobe before, except for the leather skirt which I found thrifting and LOVE!!!! (It's 100% genuine leather and I only paid $4 for it!!!! )

Leopard Scarf was first seen here
Leopard under shirt was first seen here
Leather Vest was first seen here

I am loving thrifting a lot more than I thought I would.  You can find some amazing things for a fraction of what it would cost originally and the last time I went, I found a gorgeous blazer, unworn, with the original tags still on it for .........$2.00!!!!!!

The message in church was about God, doing things in His own time.  When we ask the Lord for something, alot of times, we sit, hoping that he'll delivered right away.  In other words, we put limitations on Our God.  However, He answers prayer and gives us the desires of our heart when He feels is the right time for us.  We go through things in order to have a personal testimony that you can use to help encourage others.  He may not answer you right away but when He does it's right on time!
That's all for now.  I hope to do more than one post this week!  Work gets in the way. 

But before I go........ here is a little black history fact in honor of
Black History Month:
John Love, a black man, invented the pencil sharpener in 1897

Have a great week!

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Sunday's Best: Feeling Retro

Hey Dolls,

Happy HumpDay and Happy Black History Month!!!

I know I'm  a few days late with my Sunday's Best post but here it is!
I was feeling very 50's with this outfit!

I love pencil skirts because I think they accentuate the curves so nicely!  Forever 21 had a fantastic sale on these right after Christmas so I picked up a few!

Church as always was a blessing.  The sermon focused on The Lord being our Jehovah Jirah meaning "Our Provider".  Trusting and leaning on God for all of my needs has been something I've been trying really hard to do lately.  I consider myself a pretty independent lady and try to be somewhat of a superwoman but I have to remember when it seems like I can't pull through, God is my source of strength and as we all know, he won't ever put too much on us that we can't bear.

When we walked out of church Sunday, the sun was shining so bright and I had to take a moment to feel it on my skin!


Before I go here's a little known Black History Fact for ya:
"Before Wally Amos became famous for his "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookies, he was a talent agent at the William Morris Agency, where he worked with the likes of The Supremes and Simon & Garfunkel."

Have a magnificent remainder of the week!!!!  The weekend will be here before ya know it!!!


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Hi! I'm Trice, a Jacksonville, FL based blogger. I LOVE shopping and all things fashionable and want to show everyone that "Teachers Have Style Too!"! I also LOVE to cook and enjoy dining out. Please enjoy my fashion and food experiences and leave a comment if you'd like.
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