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Hi! I'm Shanticka. My blog is about any and everything that I want it to be. Me, my family, work, personal style, friends, etc. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy getting to know me. Live, in living color.


In Those Jeans...

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and was able to surround themselves with family, friends and love as we expressed our gratitude to all of the men and women who gave their lives for our everyday freedoms. We are forever indebted to our Armed Forces. Thank you.

So a few weeks ago, I'm in Target minding my own business. Just making a normal run for household stuff, when all of a sudden the clearance racks start calling my name. I tried to ignore them. Ok, well not really. But if I did, I would have never found the most perfect jeans. It was meant to be!! At least that's how I see it. Yes, you are reading that correctly! The tag says $13.98! The material feels great and they have the best stretch ever! I bought two pair because these thighs are no joke, and chub rub is not my friend! Through experience, I know that if I happen to find a great pair of jeans, I better double up on them because they will eventually be sent to jean Heaven. And at this price, how could I not?!

My Instagram pic the day I found them. Hang out with me @TickaNascha :)
I haven't worn this outfit yet, but hubby and I have a date night planned this weekend, and it will be the outfit of choice. What's easier than a tank, jeans and a pair of heels? Easy breezy.

Yes, I know that my bra is showing. It's on purpose. I was going to throw on a little cami but I figured, "what the hell".  #YOLO Wait, do people still say YOLO? Is that still a thing? Probably not. Oh well.

I took the pics yesterday because I have a feeling that I won't have time to take them once we're getting ready to head out. I never plan enough time, and I always end up not taking them. Great planning by me!! Ayyyyyeeeee!!! :) Lets just hope I don't change my mind about what I'm wearing by the weekend. I've been known to do that :/

Y'all know I can't pass up a good deal. What are some recent deals that you've found and couldn't walk away from? Do tell!!

Tank - Target (a few years ago)
Jeans - Denizen by Levis - Target (I couldn't find the black ones)
Heels - Madden Girl - DSW
Necklace - Gifted - Eloquii


Casual Weekends...

Happy weekend!! I know there are folks out there who don't care about weekends because either they work straight through them and have other days off throughout the week, or their are people who work for themselves, so they're always working. Not the case for me. I have a 9-5 (well, really a 7:30-4pm), and it's Monday - Friday. I can't stress enough how much I cherish weekends.

I do as little as I want, or as much as I can squeeze in (usually the latter). I spend time at home, in my yard, with my family, eating good food, having a drank, just lounging. You know. Whatever. 

Anyhoo, on to the OOTD. I wore this on Mother's Day. Oh Lawd! Where are my manners?! Even though I'm a week late, I hope that you all enjoyed Mother's Day. No matter if you're a mother, or if you know a mother, I hope you had a lovely day. Now, on to the OOTD.

I'm all about this dress! It's made from jersey fabric, and I can't even tell you how comfy it is. It's fairly shapeless, and I purchased it a size too big (on purpose) to achieve this look. My normal style is casual and cool.  I like to throw on an outfit and go. No shapers, no Spanx, no fuss.

I can't remember if I have shown my cute little boat shoes on the blog before. I've had them for quite a few years. They were originally purchased for my daughter, but she didn't like them. I was actually happy that she didn't because that meant they were ALL MINE! Score!

I recently read a blog post that listed Coach purses/bags as a terrible trend that needed to never come back again. I'm not sure how many feel that way, and I guess I'm hard pressed to say that I care. I love my bag(s) and I will rock them until the wheels fall off. Being that I have been buying and wearing them since I was a teenager, it's not a trend for me. My mother and aunts all wore Coach, and as a kid I can remember wanting all of their bags. So for me, it's COACH TILL THE WORLD BLOW UP!!! (not everyone will get that gang reference, and I'm cool with that, Ha!)

Until next time...

Denim Jacket - Rue 21
Dress - Target
Bag - Coach
Shoes - JC Penny


The Blues...

For the past month our Mac has been on the fritz. We have iPads, and iPhones in our home, but there's nothing like our beloved computer. But now she's back, she's fixed, and all is right with the world. Well, maybe not the world per se, but all is right in the Buchanan household. And you know what else?! I get to blog!! Believe me, I tried to do it from the iPad, but it just wasn't the same :(

If you hang out with me on Instagram, or Facebook, you've already seen these outfits. It's cool though.

Simply Be USA sent me a pair of Joe Browns Boyfriend Jeans. I had never purchased boyfriend jeans before because every pair that I tried up until this point had a weird fit. I thought that I would have to pass on this particular style because it just didn't work for me. When I put them on, they didn't look like all of the pics that I had seen of other plus size ladies who looked so cute in theirs!  Either they were too big in the waist, or too tight in the thigh area. A lot of them were also too long, or saggy in the crotch area. Lawd knows I can't stand jeans with a saggy crotch area! Ugh!

Anyhoo, these jeans are FAB! While they do have a bit of a gap in the back, they still sit up on my hips, and they are roomy throughout the thigh area.

I wore them to a Paint & Sip outing with my family and the outfit came out super cute.  I wanted to be casual and comfy, and I was just that. I decided to throw on a statement necklace as the focal point... and WAH-LAH! Don't you just love it when an outfit comes together just like you saw it in your head?! :)

Later on that evening, I decided to switch it up to see if I could wear the jeans with heels for a more dinner and cocktails casual look. Again, my outfit came together just how I imagined it. Not too dressy, not too casual. I just love these jeans! 

I am a minimalist when it comes to accessories, so I just added a little bracelet and a pair of black hoop earrings. My handy dandy blue clutch was perfect.

Have you tried your hand at Boyfriend Jeans? How did it turn out for you? What brand of jeans would you recommend?

My finished painting from the Paint & Sip event. I like it!! :)

Until next time...

Top - Target (Old)
Jeans - Simply Be USA
Clutch - Darby Smart
Heels - Madden Girl - DSW

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