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The Best of 2012



Hi loves!!!  2012 was BIG for me in many ways.  My husband and I found out at the end of 2011 that we would be starting the next chapter in our lives.  I shared my good news with you all here.  I must say that going into the year 2012, was THE BEST thing that happened, this year.  Nothing else can quite top what God  has blessed us with!!!  Baby M is such a JOY and is truly a gift from God!!!  It was my pleasure to share with you my pregnancy updates and to introduce him to you all. 

When I announced my pregnancy, I recieved so many Congrats and Well Wishes from all of you, which I appreciated so very much!  I tried to stay up on maternity outfit posts but I was so exhausted I only was able to upload a few… Sorry about that!  hahahaha  So here is a walk down memory lane.

My Pregnancy…

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 The Hubs!!

My mom gave me the BEST Baby Shower…

 Blogger BFF’s came out to celebrate with me!  Breck, Eboni, Adrienne & Trina  – LOVE YA’LL!!

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And of course my son was born and he is one little boy that totally has my heart…

minutes old…

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14 days old…

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3 months old…

Thank you so much for being patient with me when I go A.W.O.L and still be so supportive!!  I love you ALL and my family and I are hoping you and yours have a HAPPY, PEACEFUL, JOYOUS 2013!!!!! 




Hi Loves!!  I know, It has been awhile.  I only have a couple more months to go with my pregnancy and I am feeling great and so in love with being pregnant!  I am already so much in love with my JellyBean and Hubby and I can not wait to meet him/her.  OK, so I need your help.  I can not decide for the life of me which dress to wear to my babyshower next month!  I want them all!!!!  I figured I could post them and see what YOU, my favorite fashionista’s love!!  So leave a comment below letting me know which Option you like….  I’ll reveal which one I chose next month!!

Option #1


Option #2


Option #3


Option #4


Option #5

 Boston Proper

As you can see, only 1 of these dresses is Maternity.  I’m still anti-Maternity and as long as I can fit regular clothes, I will!!  LOL   

Don’t forget, if you have Instagram… Be sure to follow me at chareelenee


maternity shoot


Hi lovelies.  A few weeks ago I had my 1st Maternity Shoot with The Snappy Diva.  The pictures turned out soooo good.  I had so much fun with Cherelle of  The Snappy Diva.  She made this shoot so much fun and she had me laughing the whole time!!  She shot these photos at Stone Mountain Park and it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon when we met.  Can you believe this is actually a skirt that I am wearing????  I purchased this skirt from It’s All About You Boutique.  I opted to wear it as a tube dress.  I thought the bright colors and designs would look GORG in the photos and boy was I right!!!!   Here are a few of my favorite shots…


 Photo Credit: The Snappy Diva

 Photo Credit: The Snappy Diva

Skirt worn as a Dress – It’s All About You Boutique│shoes – can’t remember (blame it on pregnancy brain HaHa)│arm candy – assorted H&M leather bracelets, Shock Boutique watch│hoop earrings – Macy’s

Photo Credit: The Snappy Diva


If your looking for Photography, you must contact Cherelle.  She is AMAZING!!!!!  She’s actually having a “Profile Pic Party” on May 6, 2012.  If you want to refresh your professional marketing materials, website, or business cards, or just need new headshots, check out her special and book your appointment!!

The Snappy Diva

Phone:  404.667.2232




P.S.  I have finally kicked the Blackberry crackberry to the curb and have welcomed the iPhone into my life and I must say, I am in love.  I’m also now on INSTAGRAM, so be sure to follow me…  chareelenee

 P.S. S.  I linked up for Monday Mingle with Glamamon.  Be sure to head over to see all the other fashionistas!!!!



 Hi lovelies!!!  How are you?  I know I said I would post once a week, well as you can see, that hasn’t been going very well.  LOL  I’ve just been enjoying every bit of my pregnancy with hubby and just can not get in the mood to blog as often as I’d like to.  It’ll get better, don’t worry.  So it is FINALLY S.P.R.I.N.G!!  Yay!!!!!  As you know, I love me the sun and the water so I have been loving the last few weeks.  The weather has been absolutely gorgeous.  Hubby and I also went on a 10 day vacation. We went to Turks and Caicos, Aruba, Dominican Republic and Curacao… talking about total relaxation!!!!   It was absolutely fabulous and we went with some of our fabulous, great friends.  Of course, I did outfit pictures so stay tuned for those…

dress – Swaped from ATL Swapnista Day Party 2011│leopard flats -TJ Maxx; Similiar │bag – COACH│watch – Shock Boutique│red skinny belt – TJ Maxx; Similiar  


 I wore this outfit last week for the 1st day of Spring.  If you didn’t know… YELLOW is the haute color trend this Spring.  So if you don’t have any yellow, run now and get something yellow in your life! hahaha  I have so many yellow items in my closet, I decided upon wearing this.  I snatched this beauty up at the Swapnista Day Party last year and never got around to wearing it.  I’ve been trying to find things inmy closet that I can still fit and still look great on  me with my growing belly and this dress fit the bill.  I think I may get a few more wears out of it before I get any bigger. LOL  Even though I’ve bought a few maternity items, I am still anti maternity clothes!  LOL

I decided to pair it with a red skinny belt and leopard flats.  Don’t worry ladies, I have still been rocking my heels but I wanted to go flat with this look.  The leopard flats just complete the look. 

 JellyBean is growing!! 


 So tell me,  Have you broke out your YELLOW yet????


ready for spring

Hi lovebugs!  Thank you all so so very much for all your Congrats and kind words.  You all are AWESOME and I so appreciate each one of you.  So who watched the SuperBowl?  I was actually rooting for the Patriots, but I just had a feeling that NY was going to win.  I bet it was a PARTY  in NY last night.   I know the city was just bananas!  Good job to the Giants!!! 

These last couple of weeks have been amazing here in Atlanta.  We’ve been in the mid to high 60’s, which is amazing in February.  I don’t think we’ve had much of a Winter.  We have out cold nights and mornings, but for the most part the weather during the day is just beautiful.  I try to still dress in layers, just because I don’t want to catch a cold.  As a preg person, meds are a no no.  So rather than be miserable with colds, I try to keep the colds away…far away!  

SCARF- won at a babyshower│TOP- h&m│PANTS- ASOS MATERNITY (sold out)│SHOES – christian siriano from Payless Shoes │WHITE BUTTON UP SHIRT- thrifted│Honesty bracelets│Gold Watch – shock boutique│earrings – Claire’s


I wore this outfit last week to the office.  I told myself that I WOULD NOT purchase any maternity clothes, but its been so hard just because NONE of my pants fit me.  I mean NONE! ahhahaa  I’ve tried the belly band but its just not comfortable to me with my jeans and/or any pants that button up.  So my materrnity go to store has been ASOS.  I’ve been shopping SALE items because I just don’t see spending a lot of money on maternity pants when I won’t get a lot of use out of them.  I do try to buy items that aren’t so “maternity” looking and that I can still wear after the baby comes.  The only thing maternity I am actually wearing are the pants.  I’m still in my same size, I just need some tummy room.  Jelly Bean seems to be growing each day.  I am loving being pregnant and can’t wait to meet him/her. 

So I’ve been feeling absolutely wonderful besides being exhausted.  That’s totally normal though, after all I am growing  a person. :-)  Hubby and I started our Registry and it was soooo overwelming.  It is so much that we need.  My daughter is 17 so its been 17 years since I’ve had to buy anything for babies besides for my god-children and friends/cousins babies.  We need everything from a crib to bottles.  I am enjoying every bit of it and just basking in it all.  I totally felt the baby move today.  I mean it was a swift kick too.  WOW!   The first item I did purchase were these Uggs… Aren’t they adorable???? 

Infant UGG



Hi lovelies!  Can you believe it?  I have arisen! hahhhh  I know I know, I have been MIA, wait, I guess its more than MIA, I kind of just fell off the face of the blogosphere.  LOL  You won’t believe that when I tried to login to my account, I FORGOT the link to go to login to my admin page to do a blog post… now that is a shame.. a damn shame, huh? hhahah  I just have to giggle.  I have missed you all so so much.  You can’t imagine how good it feels right now to sit here and blog.  It’s sooo refreshing and feels like a calgon bath… well maybe I’m going a bit too far, but it feels good.  So lets see, what have YOU missed, well what have I missed?????  Fill me in and leave comments and let me know all the good things I’ve missed in the blogosphere.  Also its a new year… so HAPPY NEW YEAR!  it’s a bit late, but I just realized I actually haven’t even spoke to you or even showed my face since last year… WOW!  OK, well I can’t promise that I will be back as often as I was, but I will say that I will make more of an effort to atleast post once a week, if not more.  But I’ll start slow for now and just say my goal is to atleast post once a week for you fashion lovers so you can get your fix!  It’ll get better… trust me! *wink*

OK, so a lot has been going on with me… Hubby turned the big 4-0 a few weeks ago and I gave him an intimate birthday dinner party that included all of our close dear friends that we absolutely adore and love.  We had a blast and he so enjoyed himself.  I wore this LOVELY black jumpsuit from Asos.  Which is on SALE right now!!  I apologize for the crappy pictures, I don’t know why they turned out so horribly, I think hubby had the settings on my DSLR all jacked.  They were very blurry so I had to sharpen them a bit during editing. 

Aqua Coco V Neck Jumpsuit – Asos│Earrings – random store in the mall│Marco Santi shoes – Sole Society│Clutch – Michael Kors│watch – Shock Boutique ( I think they are no longer in business)


SOOOOOO, if you keep scrolling, I’ve got a SURPRISE for everyone!  **giggling**


This is the reason I’ve fallin off the face of blogosphere … I’m growing a little person, our “jelly bean” as I call him/her.  And now you know the meaning behind my blog title and why I am absolutely GLOWING in my picture.  of course, this was taken about a month ago, so  “jelly bean” has grown lots since then.  Hubby and I are so excited and so looking forward to this next chapter in our lives!  I can’t promise that I’m not gonna swamp you with all kinds of baby talk, baby clothes and baby stuff, because these days all I can think about is all things BABY! *smile*