Off Background

Sometimes, I am so about taking OOTDs that I forget about my background. After watching the Macy's Fashion Show (click here) and before heading to Caroline Jhingory's Half My Size book release party, I asked Corrine to take a few photos. I looked for an area with the least amount of people and went from there. But now looking back, I wished I had moved to much open area inside of Macy's. Ah well. You live and you learn.

I am wearing two of my most recent purchases: Labworks Tweed Jacket with PU Detailing and ASOS Curve Jersey Skater Skirt (not jersey but very similar!). Speaking of purchases, I did a bit of thrifting these past two months (Dec. '12 and Jan. '13). A part of me wants to do a video haul. But me in front of a camera? *shudders*

Nailpolish: Forever 21 "Blue Sky" (here!) and Essie 'Mirror Metallics' Blue Rhapsody (here!)

Blouse/Earrings: thrift, Skater Skirt: ASOS, Tweed Jacket: Target's Labworks, Shoes: Payless
Ring: Lane Bryant,Watch: Michael Kors

Caroline's event couldn't have come at a better time! As I mentioned before, I'm trying to get my healthy on. I'm taking in as much inspiration as possible. And Caroline is definitely an inspiration! As a food addict and topping at 300+ pounds, she decided in college to start losing weight. She started off by walking everywhere. Step by step she added more exercise, drastic change in her diet and therapy. By the time she was done with college she had lost over 150 pounds! That was 10 years ago and she has still maintained her weight. Her story has been seen in People, Shape and Essence magazines. She just finished up her press tour stopping by Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood and Today Show.

With Caroline Jhingory
If interested, buy her book here.

Her event was held at Touchstone Gallery. I had such a great time. DJ Eskada provide the crowd with great tunes. It was hosted by Sunni, who is the midday radio host for WPGC 95.5. Special guest was Nike Celebrity fitness trainer, Deanna Jefferson. 

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!