Recently I was asked by my friend and fellow expat Trini blogger Karen of Chookooloonks, why I don’t do Outfit Of The Day type posts. There are a few reasons but the main one comes down to…I wear the same thing pretty often. Especially from fall through early spring, my wardrobe is pretty much all boots and jeggings everything. I think there’s an art to the OOTD post. I haven’t mastered the art, and I generally prefer to stay in my lane.

“Well, why not do a Look Of The Month post?” Karen suggested. And that’s an idea I can come closer to getting behind. I can clean up pretty nicely at least once a month. At least once a month there’s some kind of occasion that calls for me to dress up and be cute. And I’ve been occasionally posting what I’ve worn to events anyways. I think I can do this!

What better occasion to debut the Look of the Month than the taping of the second-to-last episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show? It’s hard to think of one, right?

My makeup was done by the amazing Ayeisha King at Urban Decay. The ladies at the Urban Decay counter at Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue in Chicago are THE BOMB.

I was totally bedazzled by this Roller Girl palette, first of all. Urban Decay’s palette has afro chick love all over it! Had to purchase, for sure.

Here’s Ayeisha, with the makeup used for my look. Isn’t she GORGEOUS? Her eye makeup skills are phenomenal.

Let me break down my final look for the Oprah show! And if I look verklempt, it’s because I was. I was just SO THRILLED to be there!

top — orange pintuck lace detail tunic by Boutique Larrieux

jeggings – Asos

boots – Frye, bought on

bag – Betseyville, bought on (no longer available)

earrings – Peace Images.

I was told that beige, white, and black don’t look great on TV, and it was best to wear a bold, punchy color. I immediately envisioned myself in the tunic top designed by Boutique Larrieux, and the boutique’s owner was wonderful enough to bestow this tunic for me for the Oprah taping. It comes from their first ever collection. I love it and got quite a few compliments!

What do you think of my #alphet? I’ll be back with another Look of the Month in June!



Beauty Is Diverse says:
May 23, 2011, 7:30 am
Lucky you . !
SanTara says:
May 23, 2011, 7:38 am
I like your "alphet", orange is a fav color of mine. LOL *goes over to 6pm dot com* dem boots iz keyute!
May 23, 2011, 7:41 am
Congrats on the Invite, What an honor! I just want to say I love your spirit, I live in Milwaukee, only up highway 94 and one day soon we meet. I am sure of it, and I am claiming it! God lead me to your page a week ago. I have been reading and researching ever since. the tips you offer are priceless and your spirit is humble. You deserve all the blessings that are bestowed upon you. Stay Naturally-Fly Angela
wdstkbee says:
May 23, 2011, 8:37 am
Love that top, the color really compliments you.
Lola Zabeth says:
May 23, 2011, 8:46 am
Orange is an awesome color for you--you're too cute for words in those pics. Can't wait to read about the Oprah taping--how cool!
pets says:
May 23, 2011, 9:44 am
Mama Bella agress that that the top and you looked beautiful! Much congrats on being picked to be at OPRAH!!!!
@MsSiaNyorkor says:
May 23, 2011, 9:46 am
you look great Bella! can't wait to hear about the taping...lucky you!
Danielle says:
May 23, 2011, 4:05 pm
*DEAD* @alphet!! LOL You look gorgeous as always! How lucky are you to have been in the audience! I wanted to read the full post of your recap but will wait until tomorrow afternoon (not that they don't show all the highlights in the commercials


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