Thursday, December 26, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Teal Evening Dress

2013 has come to a rapid end; In less than a week it will be 2014! I am shaking my head in disbelief. 
I've been organizing my blog archives, and came across my very first impromptu photo shoot.

This was back in the summer, before I took my braids down. We were on our way to a wedding. I'd been thinking, dreaming, talking, and wishing about starting my own blog (read about one of the reasons here). My husband said: 'Why not take some pictures?'. The desert sun was blazing, and it was 100 degrees. I stepped outside of my comfort zone, and that was the beginning of this journey. A month later I had accumulated a decent amount of research, and I posted my very first post (here).

I am very uncertain as to where and how this journey will pan out, but it is my sincere hope that somehow along the way, someone, somewhere, will feel inspired, more beautiful, and affirmation to be comfortable in their own skin. 
Remember: Your body is a gift. 
Despite any perceived imperfections, always embrace and value the gift that was made especially for you.

Dress: Vintage, thrifted
Earrings: Gifted, India
Necklace: Macy's
Clutch: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Nine West


  1. Pretty dress, nice shoes! Taking that very first step is always the hardest. But once done it's like, the hell have I been waiting for? I stay being inspired by bloggers. Every. Time. Like right now, I'm inspired to wear a bangin' dress and find a scenic view with mountains/hills as my background and hope that it turns out looking as great as yours did.

    1. Thanks Vivi! Well said, taking the 1st step was definitely the hardest! Please email me when you take your shots, I'd love to see them! I enjoy being inspired bloggers from all over the world. I love to see unique takes on style and unusual photo ops!

  2. GORGEOUS Dress ! you look so beautiful in it !

  3. wow.. really nice site.. I am stricken by the way you mastered this topic. It is not often I come across a web site with charming articles like yours. I will note your feed to keep up to date with your hereafter updates. i really appreciate this site.. I like it and do continue up the good work. thanks for sharing this site..

    1. I am so happy to hear that my articles strike a chord in you! Thank you for those kind and beautiful words. I feel quite strongly about the insecurities that many women experience, created by the media and entertainment industries. These insecurities are being passed on to our children. It is time for each of us to realize that we are all beautiful! That doesn't mean that we may not need to make changes (for health reasons or otherwise), but it means that we fully appreciate what/who we are. Welcome to InMyJoi and I certainly hope to hear more from you! :)