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Beauty Tuesday: Fall Haul

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, What's Hot on 06/23/2015 at 01:15

Happy Five-Year ♥Anniversary♥ to my Truck ☼SUNSHINE☼!!!

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☼Sunshine☼ looks pristine!

She’s still as beautiful as can be and has sustained the pain beyond the rain, from sleet and snow to hurricanes and hail storms, without damage (knock on wood ~ as in my luxury wood dash trim interior)!

“It’s got 4-wheel drive, dual-side air bags & a monster [hit high-pitch] ♪sound♫ system!” ~ Alicia Silverstone as Cher on Clueless {mine makes the last 2-out-of-3}

Although we’re freshly into ☼summer☼, I tend to think ahead …

… Especially since I anticipate my dissertation defense.

While I’ve already planned what to wear on my BiG day right down to my footwear (yet still debatable), I’m wondering about plaid since it’ll be the look of next season.

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I already know that I can *rock out* plaid! Just what the future Doctor ordered: these Doc Martens! {FYI: I have my phone screen shot for a reason ~ to show that I maintain Airplane Mode to prevent distractions during my study}

Perhaps I can go with one of these trendsetting patterns for my graduation photos that I’ll send with my announcements. Come to think of it, I really am treating this like I’m tying the knot! Here are similarities:

Courtship of Dissertation –> Doctoral Degree Engagement –> Wedding
Proposal (Concept, Defense) Popping the Question
Wearing my Class Ring on my Left Finger *BLING* Wearing an Engagement Ring on the Left Finger *BLING*
Committing to my Research Topic Committing to Partner
Pre-Dissertation Coursework Pre-Marital Classes
Selecting Dissertation Dress* Selecting Bridal Gown
Selecting Grad Announcement Wardrobe Selecting Engagement Announcement Wardrobe
Getting into/Staying in Shape for Events  <– Same as the left –| 
Writing Dissertation (way longer to write and present) Writing Wedding Vows (shorter to present)
Walking Across the Stage Walking Down the Aisle
Getting Hooded Getting Hitched
Changing Name to Dr. ________________ Changing Name to Mrs. ________________

* Bearing in mind that I’m picking out how to dress for this milestone, I’m deciding between something stylish or timeless. Someday, as I flip through my Ph.D. grad pics to reminisce or show them to future generations, I must look put-together and NOT like a hot mess! ~ I definitely don’t want to reflect back and think

What was I thinking?

Like Ellen DeGeneres reveals on her throwback segments!

Despite the serious nature of my study and my own detail-orientation of my appearance for my final presentation, I can’t help but find fun in everything to lift my spirits, including with this clip:

Throwback: Papa Jun and Baby Me appear here on page 8 of the June 2015 issue of Blessed Living Magazine!

Beauty Tuesday: Doo Wop Pop Sock Hop

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/24/2015 at 16:25

This past weekend, I took my latest photo gig to my fam friend’s 50th birthday party ~ ’50s style! Before I strapped on my cam and shot snaps, I strapped on my suspenders and shot a smile!

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Since I seldom have time to shop, much less the money to invest on a full-fledged poodle skirt complete with petticoat

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I just created labels from photos of real French poodles who I professionally photographed!

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Presenting: my micro mini poodle skirt on a budget!

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To complete the look: my high school varsity letterman jacket * my grad ring on a chain * my cat bobby socks * my bowling shoes {Stevies by Steve Madden}

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My beloved felines seemed to think that I was looking fine!

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My big champ cat is the #BOMBdotCom ~ as in the beautiful #photobomb dot com!

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Of course, my furr babies also make the purrfect models!

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✌Deuces✌ That makes 2 for Tuesday Beauty!

Beauty Tuesday: Mini Sleeves

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/24/2015 at 08:55

Happy Belated Presidents’ Day 🇺🇸

Lately, I’ve been into sleeved (long- or 3/4-sleeved) mini dresses during this mid-season.

First, my sister started me out with this piece from the Altuzarra collection.

Then I gathered more garments from A’GACI, both for †CHRISTmas† andValentine’s.

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My Ash Wednesday ensemble when I proclaimed the readings at evening Mass: IN San Francisco lavender 3/4-sleeved mini dress with ruffled v-neck & tan trim ivory braided skinny belt {thanks to María’s †CHRISTmas† gift card from Dillard’s} * Corral 2-toned cowboy boots * Nicole by O•P•I Kardashian Kolor in Back to Reality TV (lavender) as main shade & Follow Me on Glitter (black sparkle for ashes) as accent hue

Most recently, I wore this when I proclaimed the readings at Ash Wednesday †Mass†.

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I did a diagonal side braid to float across the crown.

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I’m wearing these beautiful pieces ~ sceptre Rosary & Saint Benedict medal on chain and bracelet ~ from Puerto Rico {thanks to Easygoing Evie y su familia}

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To top off my jewelry, I also went rose gold-happy again with these pieces ~ last year’s ♥Valentine’s♥ gift watch and I ♥LOVE♥ †JESUS† bracelet, both from my Mommy Aya!

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†♥†

Beauty Tuesday: Travel Trends

In Beauty Tuesday, Health, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/10/2014 at 13:00

The top travel trend:

Pack light!

Some of us out there find that task to be difficult if we have many accessories and apparel that we want to coordinate. Yet if our essentials are light, we can add other options. Also, if they’re versatile, we can mix and match with statement pieces.

This week, I’m out of town for work. Even though this is a business trip, I wish to play after taking off for the day. I’m keeping my outfits casual, as I’ll take full advantage of my hotel amenities: hot tub in my room and indoor pool.

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* Bandeau Bikini Top with pastel chevron stripes by Victoria’s Secret

* Halter Bikini Top with black, white and gray camo by H&M

R&R‘s just what I need after hitting the road and the ground running as soon as I arrived to my post!

Splash happy!