Mode Mondays




Yes I know you all missed them….

First I will revisit Tim Gunn’s 10 Basic Pieces

You know Tim Gunn is my BFF in my head… I LOVE him… and I love his style…

This will be geared towards the curvy/plus sized woman…

The first piece is:

1. Basic Black Dress

“We all know that you can dress it up to take it out, that’s its intention, but you can also pair an item like this with a cardigan for work. So it’s an easy item to transition.”

I so LOVE LBD (Little Black Dress) there is nothing you can’t do with it.  It can go from day to night with just a few easy accessory changes.


For your first LBD I would stay way from a lot of sparkly details on the dress, you want something that is a bit more versatile. 

The lace dress is from great dress for the office and a night on the town or even a cocktail party.  Add a cardigan or blazer and its perfect for the office.  For night time add some sparkly earrings and a killer pair of pumps or strappy sandals and a great bag.  Same with a cocktail party.  This dress is about $100 online


lbd-ck-6pmThis is a Calvin Kline dress *yes CK is doing plus size woohoo* this dress is on  

lbd-sheath-macyHere is my favorite kind of dress a sheath.  There are so many things you can do with this dress and flattering on SO many figures.  This is another CK dress found at Macy’s.

So Divas do you love a LBD? how do you dress yours up or down?

Do you have any killer shoe ideas?

Can’t wait to hear from you

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~ 


Date Night



When you have been together a while, be it in a long term relationship, married, etc you can easily fall into a comfy rut routine

When I found this happening to me and yella boi, I said we need to have a date night at least twice a month.  Some months it works out better than others but we have been doing pretty good at it.  And with us now planning a wedding it is even more important not to get lost in the planning and to remember why we are getting married… and that we like to spend time together.

We have done a variety of things from live Jazz music *which we both love* to something as simple as me cooking dinner and us just vegging out watching TV on the couch…

But when we do go out I do get dolled up and look cute even if it is just to have a quick dinner at a restaurant … So here are a few of my Date Night Looks….

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the first Look we went out to dinner over the summer just summer time fun 🙂

Easter 067  here we were going to a 70’s party my DOI court was having… LOVE PEACE AND SSSOOOULLLL

Easter 191 This is my NYE look the ultimate date night

IMG_0322 here we are going to hear live Jazz down in DC…. another fun night

datenight2 This one is from last night… my hair is finally growing out… long story lol

Here are just a few of the looks I have sported and a few of the places we have gone…. Do you all have date night? What were some of your favorite date night outings?

And if you don’t have date night why not?  Come on have some one on one time with your Mista….

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~




So this Challenge popped up in my news feed on FB….

Pretty Girls Rock Dresses® Spring/Summer 2013 Dress Challenge
So I clicked on the event… and saw the rules….
“Pretty Girls Rock Dresses DRESS CHALLENGE Mission:

1. We will ROCK dresses (skirts) and CUTE SHOES (heels and/or flats) like our mothers and grandmothers at least THREE (3) days a week.

2. We will reject the IMPULSE to throw on jeans, jogging suits (EVEN THE CUTE KIND), and dress slacks.

3. We will exchange our revelations and thoughts throughtout this challenge. 

4. We will invite our friends to join.

5. We will include our daughters and young women we mentor.

6. We will take Pictures and Have FUN!!!!

7. Everyone is welcomed to participate.

Exceptions: Flattering/Very Feminine Dress Suits are ALLOWED. 

*If you have a blog share with your followers.*

Inspiring women to embrace pretty from the inside out. Dresses are the ultimate sign of feminine power!!

Officially Kicked Off: Friday, March 1, 2013

Let’s bring back:

*GLAMOUR. *GRACE. *CHARM. *FEMININTY. *PRISSYness (is that a word?) and most of all BEAUTY. 

PGRDresses Star?

There’s Power in the Dress, Purse, and Stiletto!”

So I figured why not I clicked that I would join in.  It is from March 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013…. I think this is a great and amazing Challenge…. I wish I had thought of it lol 
Now my plan was to start this March 1 but i was set back after coming back into town with the flu that has lingered and it is still cold here in Maryland and I am on the bus…. 
But now that I feel better I plan to jump in head first to this Challenge…. I will rock a dress to work but the cute shoes will be hard I work in retail my shoes are ugly but comfy… but I will find a way around that 🙂
So my Divas do you want to join me in this Challenge? C’mon it will be fun….
I can’t wait to see what you all wear….
Here is the website of the woman who came up with the Challenge: and FB Page
I even have some new fabric and patterns to make some summer dresses and take in my current maxi dress….
‘Til Next Time
Love Peace and All Things Pretty….
~The Diva V~

Addiction… Yes I Admit it



Yes I am Addicted


Yes, I have a problem I am addicted to patterns.  Yes I love to sew and the BMV club does not help this addiction. 

The pic above is the haul of patterns I got from their .99 cent sale.  Club BMV (Butterick McCalls Vogue) is a membership that is only $9.99 a year and you get discounts on patterns so even with the .99 cent sale on McCalls and Butterick, $2.99 for Vogue *yes 2.99 for Vogue* the Club BMV members paid less than that.  If you are an avid sewer, or you cant always make it to JoAnns or Handcock for their sales check out McCalls website it will take you to the other two…. Club BMV is worth the money but I will warn you their shipping will HURT lol but it still has not stopped me. lol 

So I got some patterns for the spring.  I am really interested in making a peblem  top, and making a white vogue skirt with all the ruffles…. and the wrap dress… Yes i could go on and on… 

I have a horde of patterns already but I did not have these…. 

So I will keep yall posted on which ones I make…. I think the top will be first… I cant wait for it to warm up and i can wear my spring stuff….. 

‘Til Next Time…

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~




Hey My Lovelies

I know I have been MIA, looking for work and my part time job I have been hemmed up.

Any who…. my wedding madness….

As many of yall know I am getting hitched…. and we are getting married where we met at Tuskegee University.

Skegee had a Hotel and Conference Center on campus and that is where the big event will happen.  Or at least that is the plan today lol

Here are a few outside shots of the Kellogg Conference Center tu1

I am excited to get married at Skegee, it was some of the best times in my life and we met there.  I wish the University didn’t have the calendar taken up so I could get the date I wanted but oh well you win some you loose some lol

Now on to the menu since my MOH has told me I can’t have fried chicken… *which is the biz at the TUCC* I am a bit dis hearten as to what we should serve lol.

So I have one check down our venue…. now for the 20 million other things you have to do for a wedding…. 

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

The Diva V