Goodbye Homecoming Queen… Hello Fashion Blog Queen…

Do you have a favorite day of the week… Week of the month… Month of the year…? What about season?

I absolutely LOVE autumn.

One reason would surly be because of my birth month, (October #LibraBaby), but the main reason of why I love the Fall is because of how nature begins to change right before our eyes.

As I drive to work each morning, the scenery is breathtaking. The trees have lost their luscious green leaves, and have been draped with yellows, and oranges, and REDZ… 🙂 The warm evenings have been replaced with chilly nights, and when we make a midnight trip, we are covered with beautiful coats, jackets, and scarves. Browns, burgundies, maroons, golds, oranges, navys, greens, and purples come out of our closets and make their presence known…purple1Autumn brings much more than just cool weather, it brings with it many activities. Fall festivals, fairs, carnivals, and a favorite of mine… Homecoming Celebrations.

Whether it is your former high school, your past college, or your church, you can bet it will be in September, October, or November.

As a recent college graduate, and a newly employed teacher, I was INspired by all of the Homecoming festivities going on, and in the midst of my hectic life, I was able to snap a few pics.  (Disclaimer: I know this post is long overdue, and many Homecomings have passed, but in my defense, my friend’s church is having a Homecoming Celebration this Sunday… So boom… lol… take that)

With no further waiting, I present to you Mrs. Clark Gent… “The FashionBlog Queen”..ppl3ppl4Our 2013 “FashionBlog Queen” is none other that Mrs. Gent herself… She is a 2013 graduate of Spring Hill College, a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc., and an Economics teacher at Wilcox Central High School. Along with teaching, she is the cheerleader sponsor, as well as a senior class sponsor. In her spare time, she INjoys reading, making arts and crafts, and shopping. Today she is wearing a fitted Purple knee-length dress (JCPenny), paired a pair Black platform strapped heels (Charlotte Russe) and Coral clutch (Target). Accessories include a necklace and earring Pear Set (Mommy) and  Purple and Black feathered hair piece (Dirt Cheap). When asked for a quote, she replied,  “I have arrived…” *In my NeNe Leaks voice… 🙂 Ladies and gents, it is our pleasure to present  Mrs. Clark Gent, your “FashionBlog Queen”.

*takes bow :)

*takes bow 🙂

A Message from the Queen…

Since I began this new journey in life, I’ve found myself becoming closer to God. Daily morning prayers and praise and worship services in my car have become a new habit. At one point in time it was impossible for me to believe that you could have a REAL relationship with God without going to church… But Mr. Wills has began to show me otherwise. It’s great to be able to go to the building, but just be sure that when you go to the building, your praise is REAL…

Continue to be great… Continue to be bold… Continue to be that one who is an inspiration to individuals young, and even old…

Happy Fall my loves…

Until next time, kisses and more…

-J.NeKole

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Friday Feature: The FAB 5…

Have you ever heard the phrase, “good things come in pairs”? Or maybe, “the 1st place is the best place”?

When it comes to numbers and placements, everyone has there preference on which is the best spot or number, or which is their favorite.

Well, I have come to put an end to the argument. The best placement, spot, reservation, number, etc. is 5, or the 5th.

I mean, I was born on the 5th day of the month, in the 10th (multiple of 5) of the year, in 1990 (another multiple of 5). We will not even discuss me being the “LIVE 5… of my Magnificent line” (a little shoutout to IN Spr. 13) lol. I mean, what else is there to explain.

But just in case you still disagree with me, allow me to introduce to my Friday Feature: The FAB 5

IMG_3554Now they say good things come in pairs, but I think the best things comes in sets of fives…

Instead of throwing together an interview for a Friday Feature, I decided to do something a little different and feature a few of my new beauties.

IMG_3562We are still deciding whether or not it is a blessing or a curse that Mr. Gent is employee at Charlotte Russe. “Shoes are my obsession”, and my love makes it no better. Each time they receive a new shoe he thinks I will like, he immediately lets me know, and next thing I know, there is a bag, a receipt, and a new pair of shoes headed back home with me.

At this point in my life, I own over 100 pairs of shoes, mostly being heels. The first section I browse in a store is the shoe section, and when I go shopping in Charlotte Russe, I am liable to remain in that section for a good 30-45 minutes alone.

Within the last two months, I have acquired 10 new pairs of shoes from the Charlotte, and I just wanted to introduce to my favorite five… Meet my loves: 🙂

IMG_3561 IMG_3557 IMG_3560 IMG_3558 IMG_3559I am in love with each pair of heels you see here. Each serves a different purpose, and can be worn at different events. I have already christened two pair, the others are simply waiting. The outfits and accessories are ready and waiting, were just waiting for an event… lol

Every shoe above came from Charlotte Russe. The most expensive pair (Naya aka The Stripper Heel – Nude and Clear) costed $48.50, and the least expensive pair (Jessica aka SJP – Tomato Red) was found on clearance at an astounding $9.99. The others range somewhere in between, but you can always catch a sale at the Charlotte. Not to mention there shoes are reliable… Take care of them, and you will have them for years.

There is no way I could pick a “favorite” because I have so many. I constantly keep my shoes in rotation, and it is rare that you will see the same heel being worn with in the three weeks of each of each other. I have just been so blessed to be able to acquire such a fantastic shoe collection, and I try to give each an opportunity to be worn.

When I was teaching at Davidson High School, my students (male and female) liked to talk about the shoes I wore. They once told me they look forward to the next day just to see what heels would come clicking down the hall. Many days we had discussions about fashion and shoes, and sometimes even tied it into our lessons… it was our way of connecting… Now that’s what you call a good teacher… lol

I love my shoes, and I take care of them. Many times I chose outfits based on the shoes I want to wear. Try it sometimes… I promise you will find yourself wearing every shoe in your closet… lol…

IMG_3556 IMG_3555It’s the weekend so that means I may be in Mobile with my boos… If you see me, and I have a box of shoes in my hand… Don’t judge… 🙂

Until next time, kisses and more…

-J. NeKole