Month: April 2017

Second Look, No.1

Second Look, No.1

If you know me or keep up with my blog, you know that I am in love with Fashion and being frugal with my fashion choices. I look for inspiration from various sources, magazines, TV shows, other fashion/lifestyle blog, and websites. My favorite website for fashion inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is awesome. Am I the only one that goes to Pinterest before Google now, especially for any kind of imagery?

I decided I would start a series of recreating beautiful pieces that I come across, using pieces I already have or pieces I can find for bargain prices.

Here’s my first recreation:

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This is the link to the original post. http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/03/plus-size-skirt-spring/

Outfit Details:

Shirt: Walmart, under $6

Skirt: Thrifted

Sandals: Target, gifted

I love when a looks comes together. I have so much confidence in my fashion pieces. Clothes are definite extension of my personality.

I would love to know your thought on my recreations. Cute or nah?

 Until Next Time,

 

DaniGee

Flip Flap

Flip Flap

 

I love fashion. I love spring fashion. If you haven’t check out my post about what I am looking for this Spring, here’s the link https://thelifeandtimesofdanig.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/is-that-you-spring/

When it comes to my fashion, the one part of my outfit  that leaves a lot to desire are my shoes. In the Fall/Winter, I can pretty much manage with my boots/booties and flats but in the summer, I have a hard time finding pretty sandals. See, my problem is that I have large (11) and wide feet that have a tendency to swell in the summer (high blood pressure, genetics). I have the toughest time finding shoes that match my specific subset in regular retail stores.

This post is less about where to find the great shoes but more about asking for suggestions for finding affordable sandals and shoes for those of us with large and wide.

When Looking for the right fit for sandals, I pay attention to:

  • If the straps that go across my feet has stretch to them
  • If the back straps are able to pull up without too much strain
  • Durability-Will they last me for at least two (2) summers.
  • Basic Details- I like my sandals to be able to go with multiple outfits without me having to change out.

SO, I will keep you updated on my search for the perfect Spring/Summer sandal.

What do you look for when it comes to Sandals?

Until Next Time,

 

DaniGee

The Faces of Sexual Assault- Wellness Wed.

The Faces of Sexual Assault- Wellness Wed.

**I am employed as a Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at a local Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Alabama. If you need Help Please call Toll Free to ACADV ( Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence) at : 1-800-650-6522 or ACAR (Alabama Coalition Against Rape) at: 1-800-656-4673

This month for Wellness Wednesdays, I decided to dedicate my posts to sexual Assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For the purpose of these posts and to give an accurate definition, I will give you the Department of Justice’s definition of sexual assault.

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.

 

So who are the faces of sexual assault?

A victim of sexual assault doesn’t have a particular look or subset. They could be your postmaster, or your 2nd grade teacher. They could be the girl who is always there for everyone else. They could be the guy bagging your groceries. They could be your church member. They could be your cousin. They could be your aunt. They could be your uncle. They could be the person  you love the most.

The most important thing to remember about victims is that they are survivors. They are doing the best that they can  despite what happened to them.

 

The best way to advocate for victims is to believe them.

 

-DaniGee