Back In Basics !

HI EVERYBODY :)
A MONTH HAS PASSED AND I AM FINALLY FEELING THE PULL OF BLOGDONIA AGAIN. MY TRIP(S) WERE GREAT ( I HAVE THE PHOTOS TO PROVE IT ;) AND WILL BE SHARING THEM, BUT SINCE THIS IS A FASHION BLOG FIRST, I HAD TO TELL YOU WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO STYLE-WISE....


AFTER GOING THROUGH MY CLOTHES AND VISITING MY DOCTOR FOR MY CHECK-UP, I SEEMED TO HAVE GAINED ALMOST 20 LBS SINCE LAST SUMMER. SO, MY PROUD, NEWLY AQUIRED SIZE 6's ARE NOW TIGHT 10's and HAPPY 12's. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I AM ON A FITNESS KICK AS ELASTIC WAISTS WILL ONLY GET ME SO FAR. THE GOOD NEWS IS I LOST THE 'CHICKEN NECK' SYNDROME ;)
ALSO, I NOTICED MY BASICS WERE IN NEED OF A MAKE-OVER. I AM BEGINNING TO LIKE WEARING MORE COLORFUL, PATTERNED BASICS UNDERNEATH THE 'USUAL' BASIC COLORS. IT'S KIND OF LIKE HAVING A COOL UNEXPECTED SECRET. AND SHEERS OVER PATTERN LOOK SO FRESH AS WELL, OR A PEEP OF COLOR BENEATH A BASIC .... 
 BRIGHT SHADES OR GLASSES, PENDANTS, FEATHERS AND HATS, HATS AND MORE HATS ARE MAKING MY BASIC PIECES FEEL ALL SHINY AND NEW. WELL, ACTUALLY THIS TUNIC IS NEW (THANKS, MOM) AS MY BLACK SPAGHETTI STRAP SUMMER DRESS FINALLY GOT A HOLE RIGHT ON THE BOOB AREA :(
I GOT THIS FROM JCPENNY'S AND I REALLY DIG THE FAUX POCKET THINGIES 
ON THE SIDES (THOUGH THEY DON'T REALLY WORK AS A POCKET).
AND ACCESSORIES OH MY !!! SINCE JUNE IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH, 
MY MOM'S MANTRA WAS "GET IT, YOU DESERVE IT". 
WHO AM I TO ARGUE WITH MY MOTHER ?
I WON'T BURN YOU OUT ALL IN ONE POST, BUT I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING NEW SUMMER HAIR STYLES AS WELL, AND THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE. I HOPE TO DO A VLOG ON IT AS IT IS SO FREAKING EASY AND GIVES THE OLD BRAID A MODERN LOOK, KINDA 'FREE PEOPLE' LOOKING.
(BEFORE HAT)
 I HAVE BECOME REVITALIZED BY TAKING A MONTH OFF, AND I THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR STICKING WITH ME ON MY 'SOUL WALK-ABOUT' (DRIVE-ABOUT?). I CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE SOME NEW IDEAS, THOUGHTS AND INSPIRATION. I AM PREPPING FOR A MAXI-THON, AND STILL WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY MAY WITH YOU AS WELL. BUT FOR NOW, I WISH YOU A GREAT WEEKEND !
MAY THE SUNSET ALWAYS SMILE UPON YOUR FACE :)
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: TUNIC, PENNY'S, SALE / SKIRT: OLD NAVY,OLD
               FLORAL TANK, THE W-PLACE $3.88
               SCARF (WORN DOWN MY BACK) RUE21: $2.OO
               TURQUOISE GLASSES: THE W-PLACE $5.OO
               HAT: DOT'S (OLD)
               MIRROR PENDANT; MADE FROM A KEY CHAIN, WORLD MKT.
               SILVER BEADS WITH ADJUSTABLE STRINGS, THE W-PLACE $3.OO CLX
               BOOTS: OLD NAVY, THRIFTED
               CUFF: DOT'S / SPORT WATCH: OLD / BLACK SUNNIES,OLD

14 comments:

Nelly said...

Yay the ravishing Reva is back.So happy when I sat down and saw you had just posted.Looking great Reva hope you do a heap of styles for long hair (I get lazy with mine) xxx

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

So happy to have you back, Reva! I can't wait to see all you have in store for us.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You look revitalized, Reva!! It is so great to see you back! I love this look...would love to find it at Penney's here...the pocket thingy is what I like the best! Your pigtails are great! I look forward to seeing all of your pictures! Welcome Back!!

CRY said...

you look great and i am so wanting every single thing you are wearing.
that one picture is neat with the sun hitting your necklace and it shines out.
If you need to loose weight you will blow away, you look great!

FrankandMary said...

The Frank Sinatra hat looks great with it.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

OH. How I've missed you! Welcome back,and damn you look good.

Sheila said...

Welcome back, honey, I missed you!

Looking fabulous and relaxed - love your fedora. :)

Terri said...

Reva--There has been a giant hole in the blogosphere while we waited for you. I really, really like the new hair do. And those green glasses, are they new too?

My Heart Blogged said...

I know I missed your beautiful face. The new hairstyle is so pretty on you, and I love the outfit.

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Hello hello! You look gorgeous m'dear! I am loving that hairstyle, very very cool. xx

WendyB said...

Totally into the braids!

Lise Marie said...

I Missed you gorgeous free-spirited R E V A! Welcome back! And you look stunning!

http://southerncomfortga.blogspot.com/2011/06/hey-lady-get-your-lazy-butt-up-and-out.html

CRY said...

I love your top so much that I went on E bay and JC Pennys website to see if i could find one. If you ever get rid of it I get first dibs on it! giggle

wardrobeexperience said...

i really love your hairdo in these pics. don't cover it under a hat (even it's that good looking).

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