May 24, 2011


A couple of months ago I found this fabulous polka dot skirt suit at a thrift store here in Dallas. I decided to show a couple of different ways to wear it. The weather here in Dallas has been crazy...there are tornado warnings as I type!! Since I have been unable to take pics outside due to days of wind and rain I decided to play dress up and have my hubby take a few snaps of me in my bathroom. OMG... we have to evacuate for a tornado!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm and sound... THANK YOU JESUS! 3 tornadoes have hit here in the Dallas area.
We took shelter in the hallway of my building for 2 hours. It seems the tornadoes have moved on toward another direction. WHEW!! SCARY!!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program....the outfits! ;-)

Here I am wearing the skirt suit with a stud belt from Lane Bryant and my Jeffrey Campbell wedges.
I apologize for the lighting in the pics. 
Added my K-Dash moto jacket
Here I am wearing the shirt over top of a hot pink Anne Klein silk sheath dress. 
The heels are by Sam and Libby. Vintage broach.
Here I am wearing the skirt with a blue shirt from Lane Bryant, Pour La Victoire heels, Target belt and a vintage men's fedora hat (THAT I LOVE). The belt and shoes are a burgundy color but they turn out brownish in pics for some reason. I also notice that my hot pink lips are not showing up either.
BOO bathroom lighting...BOO!! lol
I used to associate polka dots with children. Very Minnie Mouse!! Now I LOVE them!
I have purchased so many polka dotted things. 

On another note - I have had 3 herniated disks in my lower back for 15 years now. About a week ago the pain moved to my sciatic nerve. I can't tell you how much pain I have been in over this past week. It has been hard to just get out of bed. I have truly been "SUFFERING"!! 

In my walk with Christ I have learned this: 
Suffering is a part of life. It often seems as if we get through one problem only to face another. 
A Christian is not exempt from suffering, whatever form it takes – persecution, rejection, hurt, pain, sorrow, loss, failure, hardships, trials and other painful experiences. 
Jesus suffered and died for our sins and I know that NOTHING I go through could ever compare to what Jesus went through for me. I am reminded of this scripture....
 “More than that we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance and endurance produces character and character produces hope and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5).
God Bless, Kiah


Full Figured Diva said...

OMG Kiah...I'm glad to hear all is well with you and your family! I will definitely keep you in my prayers. On a brighter note :)) I LOVE the way you styled the outfit on each pic! You definitely have style girl;)....and those JC wedges are HOT! You look great and that color looks GORGE on you! I alos LOVE the message!

Full Figured Diva said...

Also darlin'...sorry to hear about your back. I hope you feel better soon! I'm sending GET WELL vibes/prayers your way:))

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, all these tornadoes :( I'm really glad that you and your family are okay. I'm so sorry about your back. I really hope you feel better, and I'm praying for you <3

Also, LOVEE the polka dots! And thrift hauls!

Unknown said...

I love how you mixed it up. You are so creative. I love it! As for your back, my mom had the same issue. They just recently dulled some nerves so the pain wouldn't register in her brain. Now she is walking so much better. I hope your doctors can get you relieve soon. I'm praying for you.

Anonymous said...

lovely :D

Longuette said...

this dress is lovely and yes, you're right, it's so versatile!
and it fits you perfectly!

♥ Ylenia
from longuette

mispapelicos said...

What a versatile skirt dress. I love each and every pic.
Such a good find.
I hope the pain in your back gets better.

Style & Poise said...

So....I love how you showedvarious ways to stlye this dress and do it Oh so FABULOUSLY!!! Somethign about a polka dot dress that I just love! It's so feminine and classy!!! GORGE color too!


Anonymous said...

thx 4 following :-**

Anonymous said...

I love it with the red.
I spent my evening last night either next to the weather channel on my computer or hiding in a closet for shelter.

Laura said...

Praise the Lord you are safe and sound!!!! I'm so thankful you all are safe =) I absolutely LOVE your Polka dot suit every single way you mixed it up is absolutely smashing!!!! I'm praying that Your back will be healed and your pain relieved!
Love you =)

<3, Laura

Sheva Cost said...

I love the dress, so pretty...

Style Chic 360 said...

I'm so glad to you and your family are safe and sound. I hope you're back feels better!

I really loved reading that scripture at the end too! I needed that.

I really love the skirt with the blue!cauuute! but really all of the looks were great!

Savannah said...

OMG I totally love the pink dress! You look really good in all of these pics!
I'm so sorry about your back ):
My mom and aunt both have back problems.
Get well soon!


The Hue Smiles said...

great combos! Love the polka dots so fun
Forever Chic,

Unknown said...

Very nice outfit combinations. So chic! You always look so well put together. I'm glad to hear that tornado passed you by. I didn't know tornadoes hit that close (I'm in Houston). That's scary! Anyhoo...Sorry to hear about your back. Hope all is well.


Kimberly said...

i really hope you feel better and that the pain will go away soon, luckily you and your family are safe from the tornado, love your outfit all the different ways you wore the skirt suit simply amazing!

dressingup-everyday said...

great outfit with a lot of imagination. Love the plated skirt, it's totaly trendy.
Hugs Yoana

If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie) said...

This was CLEVER!!

If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie) said...

P.S: Youa re beautiful!

Gorgeous Glam said...

I love the last look the bestest! The colors just look so glam together! wow I can't believe the tornado warnings! That is super scary to me!! And I pray that you will feel better in your body, healing is promised to us in Christ!! xo -Taj

nic said...

i will keep you in my prayers; keep praying and know God will work things out. he always does.

i love your looks; very versatile & sassy! love them :-)


Just Daisy said...

Omg Kiah! This was a steal, I love how each outfit looks brand new and jazzed up! You have the best fashion finds, I really love the polka dots as a jacket look very cute!!

I missed your blog been away studying glad to see you stills strutting your stuff :)

with love,

karla deras said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your back! I hope you get better soon!

I just want to say thank you for always leaving the sweetest most genuine comments on my blog, they always make me smile! Love your polka dot skirt suit, the pleats on the skirt are perfect :)

Unknown said...

so sorry I missed this earlier post !!! I will be praying for you, God is a healer! Please take it easy and take care of yourself.

Unknown said...


Anonymous said...

What a great find! Lots of mileage to be had from that suit and as with everything- you look fab!