Chocolate Laced: Hiatus!



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I should have made this post about a week ago, but I could never find time to actually do it! Hello everyone! I miss you all! I miss blogging and taking pictures so much but time and circumstance has not been on my side. As you all know, I'm in a very demanding major in school (Computer Science & Applied Mathematics) and as you can see from the picture I chose I have been studying. We all know that the word studying is comprised of two other words. The stu is thanks to the student that I am and the rest of the word, dying is pretty accurate.

What I would really love is if one of you lovely bloggers could do a guest post on my blog while I'm gone. Maybe even a reader who doesn't have a blog, but wants to take a stab at it! If you have any ideas or suggestions, I'm open to all of them! Just email me at chocolatelaced@gmail.com or stephanie.ukpere@gmail.com (or both) and let me know any ideas you have! I am also open to sponsors now! Any sponsorship opportunities that you may have you can bring to me as well! Don't forget to like Chocolate Laced on Facebook!

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Chocolate Laced: Tights Week - Lace Tights!


Chocolate Laced is wearing lace! This is not the outfit I planned to wear. I had to change it up last minute because of some unfortunate events but I threw the scarves on to keep my promise of wearing pink every day this week.

I wore black [tights] again because it was supposed to rain, but, of course, it didn't (and hasn't yet.) Sigh. If the weatherman keeps lying to me, I'm going to start being my own weather person. I don't know how well that would work out though. With my luck, on the day I decide to go against the weather man and wear bright tights, it will rain cats and dogs and I'll be the most uncomfortable person on campus. I don't think I want to take that risk.

What I'm Wearing
Ornament Earrings: Forever 21 ($5)
Hot Pink Scraf: eBay ($3)
Floral Scarf: Wet Seal ($8)
Tan Linen Blazer: UK French Connection ($12)
White Sleeveless Button Up: H&M ($13)
Navy Bodycon Skirt: Forever 21 ($6)
White Skinny Belt: H&M (3 for $12; $4 ea.)
Black Lace Tights: H&M (gift)
White Leather Oxfords: Steve Madden ($17)
Pink & Tan Satchel: Thrifted (gift)
TOTAL: $68

I have a few announcements! I've created a Facebook Fan Page for Chocolate Laced! I've put a button on the left hand side of this page. Please, if you can, like the page! I appreciate all your support! Thank you everyone! Also, in the next couple of weeks I'm going to be opening my blog to sponsors and advertisements! If you are interested, please email me!

 
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Chocolate Laced: Tights Week - Racing Stripes & Awareness


The weather man told me that it would rain tonight and there's nothing worse than wearing tights in the rain! Well, there is one thing worse! Wearing white in the rain! I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy! To combat the rain, I decided to throw on my "Racing Stripes" tights and combat boots. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the movie, Racing Stripes, it's about a zebra who believed he was a racehorse. Well, if it starts to rain, I'm going to believe I'm a racehorse, too, start running!

I've realized that in my last two outfits, I've somehow incorporated the color pink into them. I've decided that I will continue with this trend in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. I have my pink peeking through the holes of my sweater. :) I'm also carrying the pink bag I used on Monday!

What I'm Wearing
Red Raincoat: Charles River ($7 - eBay)
Necklace: Icing ($5)
Earrings: same as yesterday
Pink Ruffle Tank: Walmart ($5)
Black Destroyed Open-Knit Sweater: Material Girl for Macy's ($10)
Gray Suspender Shorts: eBay ($10)
Black Sheer Zebra Tights: Charlotte Russe (2 for $6; $3 ea.)
Black Legwarmers: CTS ($1)
Black Knee-High Combat Boots: Journey's ($40)
TOTAL: $81

I kept my jacket on for the majority of the day because the shorts do nothing for my backside. They aren't tight. I have lots of wiggle room in them, but the material they're made with and how they're made just doesn't do my booty justice! (I don't have much of one to begin with!)


I love that these tights came with a pair in cheetah print, too! I won't wear those this week though. I'll save them for later. Two more days left of tights week and I think both days are supposed to be rainy days. I sure hope it stays dry long enough for me to a)take my pictures for each post and b) not get drenched on my walking commute to and from school/work.

I want to give a special thanks to Ashley of Pretty Confused for giving me a great compliment! She said that I make wearing colors look easy and stylish! I'm blushing!

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Chocolate Laced: Tights Week - It's E-leg-trifying!


You see what I did there? E-leg-trifying? Electrifying? Electric blue tights? You see it? Hehe. Last night, I was listening to "You're The One That I Want" from Grease and Danny thought Sandy's new look was electrifying. If only he could see these tights.

Yesterday's look was more of a classic one. Today, I felt like having a little more fun. I would have loved to wear heels with this outfit, but my friend and I planned to have a flash mob (of just the two of us!) dancing to Beyonce's Move Your Body on each of the campus dorm quads (and I didn't want to dance in heels, even though I'm very capable of doing so). Okay, maybe it's not much of a flash mob. I wish we knew more people who could do the dance with us! I have really fallen in love with this blazer. It has so much personality! I love that it's linen and that it pops and any outfit! I'm really getting a hang of this remixing items idea, and it's a good thing, too. In four weeks, I'm planning to do my first 30 for 30 Remixing Challenge! I know, I know. Four weeks! That's a lot of planning ahead. But I have themes for the next three weeks, too!

What I'm Wearing
Peacock Feather Earring: (my sister's closet)
Gold Square Stud Earring: H&M (4 for $3; <$1 ea.)
Hot Pink Scarf: eBay ($3)
Hot Pink Linen Blazer: Chaps (old gift)
Black Ruffle Corset: eBay ($3)
Black & White Floral Skirt: Forever 21 (gift)
Yellow Skinny Belt: H&M (3 for $12; $4 ea.)
Electric Blue Tights: Forever 21 ($5)
Black Suede Peep-toe Flats: Macy's (gift)
TOTAL: $16



On Sunday, I was awarded the "Tell Me About Yourself" Award from B of All About Thrifting! Thank you so much!


The Rules Are As Follows...
- Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.
- Write 7 random facts about yourself.
- Pass on the award to 15 other bloggers.

Seven Random Facts About Me
1. I ran track for four years in high school. I don't work out nearly as much anymore but I'm still fit.
2. I have a slight sale shopping addiction. I sometimes hide my Debit card so I don't go shopping!
3. I have two sisters and one brother.
4. I have more shorts than any other bottoms in my closet.
5. I love dancing. If I could do anything in this world (professionally) it would be dance.
6. I have stage fright. I'm performing in my first poetry show in November in hopes of overcoming that fear.
7. I keep all my socks and tights in a small travel suitcase.

15 Other Deserving Bloggers!
1. Stylelust
2. Locked Out
3. The Lion Kingdom
4. fly
5. cute and little
6. Hello, Monkeyface
7. 4aces
8. The Cynic and The Wardrobe
9. fashion nostalgia
10. Color Blind
11. Freckles In April
12. Dressing Daly
13. Closet Confections
14. corals & cognacs
15. black fashion

Until tomorrow! :)


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Chocolate Laced: Tights Week - All Black [Almost] Everything feat. Vedette Shapewear


Hello, everyone! I feel like my posts have been abnormally prolonged, but I've come up with a solution for that! I've created a theme for every week (for the next four weeks) and I plan on sticking to them! I'll wear an outfit at least 5 days out of the week and blog each day about it!
This week is Tights Week!

Day one of Tights Week (oh, how I wish I had a catchier name for it!) is featuring the MARIAN style shapewear by Vedette Shapewear. I was spotlighted on their blog in August for my flattering outfit that gave me an illusion of hips (which we all know I lack)! A wonderful representative contacted me an offered me the honor of being Blogger Of The Month, giving me the great opportunity to style one shapewear, of my choice, into an outfit. There were so many wonderful pieces to choose from but the Spanish lace detail on the MARIAN was an automatic win for me.

What I'm Wearing
Black Sunglasses: Electric Tonette (gift)
Blush Pink Boyfriend Blazer: H&M ($11)
Black & Silver Detailed Top: c/o Vedette Shapewear
Flower Earrings: Forever 21 (gift)
Black Button Up Skirt: H&M ($7)
Black Tights: Charlotte Russe (2 for $6; $3 ea.)
Floral Pumps: Me Too from DSW ($32)
Pink & Tan Satchel: Victoria's Secret (thrifted gift!)
White Watch: Fossil (my sister's closet)
TOTAL: $53


I love what this shapewear does to my waist! I know I already have a small waist but it gives me the definition I lack, making the appearance of curves more apparent! I wish the effects were lasting! If I could take it off and still have this waist definition, all my dreams would have come true!

I am really excited for this week of tights and I hope you are, too!


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Chocolate Laced: BDIB - Animal Print


You wouldn't believe me if I said it, but I did not plan to do this Bloggers Do It Better (BDIB) challenge. It completely slipped my mind! But I loved my outfit today, so I asked one of my besties to take pictures for me! Different setting, see? I'm not on my deck, I'm on one of the campus' quads! And I just happened to be wearing an animal print! Yay! It all worked out!

School has been extremely stressful which is my reason for not posting as often as I want to. I'm trying my hardest to balance everything, but when you love one thing more than the other, you tend to put my heart and effort into that, right? Or is it just me?

What I'm Wearing
Leopard Scarf: H&M ($8)
Black Boyfriend Blazer: Material Girl for Macy*s ($13)
Necklace: H&M ($8)
Turquoise Bracelet: Forever 21 ($5)
Leaf Cuff Bracelet: (my sister's closet)
Cobalt Blue Blouse: Old Navy ($18)
Striped Shirt: Forever 21 ($6)
White Skinny Belt: H&M (3 for $10; $3 ea)
Turquoise/Teal Pants: H&M ($15)
White Leather Oxfords: Steve Madden ($17)
TOTAL: $93


This outfit is a little on the pricey side compared to what I'm used to! It surprised me when I added things up; I cringed a little bit. But I have a little surprise for you all...

I have my Afro back! Yup!

 You ladies (and gentlemen) are all lovely and beautiful people! Thank you for following my blog! It's only been 4 months and I already feel and see the growth in my sense of style and the way I think when getting dressed. Thank you!

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