Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tis the Season

Happy Holidays all! Tis the season for goodness and gladness...I pray that your new year brings new blessings and is renewing! This is my last OOTD for 2013! Thank you for all your support! This year was a rough year and through my posts I was able to interact with so many people from all over the world who always dosed me some positivity! I really appreciate everyone who visits TPJ! Season's Greetings! God Bless!

Sweater- HM for $5 (Black Friday)
Maxi Skirt- Charlotte Russe for $10
Strappy Sandals- Prabal Gurung for Target for $9.88
Necklace- Sample Sale in LA for $5
Earrings- c/o AfroBeat Jewelry 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Whirlwind subsides

It's been nearly three weeks since my last post and of course that has to change. I have been going through a major change in my life and I first of all want to THANK YOU ALL for the wonderful and encouraging comments you left me in my last few posts! You guys have been such a blessing and I thank you all! My whirlwind is finally subsiding and I am settling down in my new home...very well! so I had a day off...GASP! loved it. I dressed up, filmed a new video for my YouTube channel NoneesWorld and also went out for a drive with the bf and took a few pics out by the railroads the shoes, and the ring, and the dress..gosh I love everything

Camo Jacket- Urban Outfitters for $29.99
Striped body dress- HM for $3
Wedged Sneakers- HM for $10
Belts- old, out of my closet from forever ago
Bag- Big Buddha via Wilsons Leather for $22
Ring- HM for $1.50
Earrings- Forever 21 for $3

Friday, October 25, 2013

A day at a time...

So...I MOVED!!! I am shamefully no longer a Portlander which is bittersweet for me. I finally got my first "real" job in Washington state and it is so terrific! Super exciting. I am having a great time so far. So today  marks the end of my first week. As some may or may not know, I am a nurse! The life of any medical professional ranging from caregiver to doctor is a hectic one! Always mostly busy, and a lot of different ideas to keep in mind. Anywho...last week Friday, Tajli and I went on a fabulous drive down one of my new fav roads. Fun times, anything that reminds me of home (Zimbabwe), I am there! I call this skirt my "GROWN WOMAN) maxi (beyonce inuendo). "You love the walk, huh huh huh, I walk with vengeance!" lol

Sweater:  HM for $7
Maxi Skirt: HM for $5
Boots: Ruff Hewn via Herbergers for $4.99 (*SCORE*)
Satchel: Wilson's Leather for $30
Turban Scarf: HM for $3
Necklace: HM for $1.50
Bracelets: HM for $1

----> I LOVE HM<----

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


So late guys, but the end of Sept (about two weeks ago) I went to SoCal for a music and worship conference...AMAZING TIME!!! Really enjoyed myself and my little heart was so blessed beyond measure! God is woohoo great! Also, my bro Thulani lives there and so does his gf's family so I spent time with them. It was SO GREAT to see my brother and Tasha (his gf). I love those guys. We had such an amazing time! They did their best to show me SoCal with the little time we had. 

Top 5 moments:
1. Traveling with the Sharon Church Choir (fun times)
2. Spending quality time with my brother (priceless)
3. Singing with SANGERS!!! 
4. Fashion destrict and sample sales
5. Cranking out an idea with my brother that is very EXCITING for us and you!

Rozalind (my roomie), myself, and Linda 

Sample Sale'ing it with Thulani and Tasha and fam

Tasha and Jerri (mama Tasha)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The town so nice they named it twice...

 I love Portland, but Walla Walla has my little heart. I attended college here and although I hated it at first, I fell in love with it after a while. I love coming down here and just having a community of friends and also my sweet chumps (aka bf) Tajli. This has to be the 1st time my bf has agreed to be on my blog. So yes world, meet Jamaican-me-crazy! So, we took a Friday stroll to Whitman Mission, which is a small little touristy attraction down the street...also the most breaktaking sunrises and sunsets over the valley...and I realized it has been a little while since I put up non-selfie photography on my blog which I am really interested in. Ever get a chance, visit SE Washington and you will have so much fun in Walla Walla...

Dress- HM for $7
Denim Shirt- HM for $24.95
Sneakers- Superga via Ross for $11.99
---bargain Nonee Holla---

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

TPJ Welcomes: T. Ngazimbi-Swagger Jacker!

Last week I spent sometime in SoCal which was beyond delightful! I am a secret California girl. I love LA.  Honestly guys,  I had such an amazing time. I went shopping, I sang, and spent time with my family which are all my favorite things. I went for a music conference but got to see my brother Thulani who is also the editor in chief of The Kewrayter. I always tell this guy that he is so stylish...and he really really is. I love every piece of this outfit and I love how he puts things together too! Check out today's swagger jacker!!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Lil Cheetah for ya!

I haven't posted an OOTD in a while and that is lightweight depressing...but here I am ALAS! My bf finally came back from Jamaica this past weekend so it was so good to spend a couple of days with him before he headed back to WW. I surprisingly ended up in Walla Walla for short weekend escape which is nice...I love this little town; it's home away from home for sure! Today's look features my fav booties ever by Sam Edelman which I adore, they are cheetah print...rawr!

Sheer Dress- HM $7
Booties- Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack $29.98
Necklace- Old Navy $2
Satchel Bag- Wilson's Leather $20

Monday, September 16, 2013

5 rules to step into Fall

Lets talk style and Fall shall we?

Transition into Fall

Transitioning from Summer to Fall in the style department is a little more tricky than any other season because it is shorts/mini skirts and fun bright colors meets boots and muted colors which can be really difficult to move into...

TPJ 5 Rules of Fall:

1. The first step to fall is browns...add a brown shade to your look!
2. Slowly pack away the sandals, and switch them for wedged sneakers, booties, and boots
3. Layer, layer, layer until the season is in full effect
4. Add a blazer
5. hello...vibrant colors are still MAJOR deeper shades of blues, greens, reds, oranges <- very autumn friendly colors

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Golden Girl

I think the style guru portion of my conscience secretly adores gold because I tend to gravitate to golden colors and jewelry as of late even though I don't necessarily favor the color . I recently picked up these superga sneaks from Ross and I was stoked because they were on clearance for an overly affordable price. I love the dress with sneakers look and these shoes are not hard core at all; they are subtle and shimmery and add a nice dash of flare to the dress!

Dress- Joe Fresh via JcPenney for $6.97
Shoes- Superga sneaks via Ross for $11.99
Belt- Charlotte Russe for 3/$1.99
Bracelet/Earrings- c/o AfroBeat Jewelry
Necklace/Ring- HM for $3/$1

Monday, September 9, 2013

Let's talk about Snacks baby...

Let me be the first to say it, I LOVE FOOD!

I have a serious snacking problem...I find myself picking up so many snacks at the grocery store. I love to munch. Thankfully, I snack on somewhat healthy stuff, not only that but healthy portions; because honestly, in the "keeping it real" world, nothing is healthy if you over eat. I got my munchies for the next 3 weeks to a month so I am excited. I just wanted to share with you guys things I love.

ps- I find myself at Trader Joes a lot, you can never go wrong there 9/10 times, your experiment will be delicious

In my snack cupboard: 
Popcorn- 1 small bowl full per serving (I had braces for a long time, so I had to redevelop my love for it)
Baked Pea Crisps - 10-15 crisps per serving  (delicious...yum yum yum)
Roasted Seaweed- 2 sheets per serving (acquired taste...after that its yum)
Wheat Thins- 5-7 thins per serving (I honestly snack to munch, to get full so this many does the trick for me)
Clif Bars- 1/2 a bar per serving(LOVE THESE)
Naked Smoothies- 1/2 cup per serving (hits the spot...kinda sugar ridden so really limit yourself)
Coconut Water- will take this to work or in my lunch pack or something
+ granola (I am a granola junkie) 3/4 of a cup with 1/2 cup of almond milk

AND of course, I always have fruit (apples [1 gala, fuji, or red delicious], blueberries  [handful], strawberries [4-5 medium-large]) on hand and also veges (carrots, snap peas, cauliflower, and broccoli).

Eat right, feel right, and look right. oh yea and exercise...always working on that one lol

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Print Panther

I love this dress! I love the print, the shape, and of course the price I paid for it! Hello...BARGAIN NONEE here! Did I mention I am a nurse? So twelve hour shifts are my friend, we're close, we get along...especially at night! So I kinda picked up a twelve hour day yesterday and that was a horrible idea...lets just say the exhaustion was TOO REAL!!! I slept for 13 hrs last night! Oh, also couldn't sleep the night before so I slept 1 and a half hrs prior to that. Yea, major fail...anyways, this outfit isn't a fail! HM for the win.

Dress- HM for $10
Denim Shirt- HM for $24.95
Envelope Clutch- HM for $3
Pumps- Target for $9
Bracelet- c/o AfroBeat Jewelry

Friday, September 6, 2013

Love at the core...

The Struggle is real ya'll...

The last four months have been a major life change. I feel so crippled almost...although getting a degree, a nurse license, etc are supposed "crutches", I feel like a fish out of water; kind of feel as if I have been tossed into a sea, no life jacket or anything. I know that I am not alone here. There are so many new grads out there who are experiencing the same thing. I think I have to be one of the most positive people I know, but my positivity is running low...I honestly am taking it one day at a time and letting go, and allowing and trusting in the process. I know that God has plan for my life and that for as hard as I've worked, it's not in vain. In the words of my fav cartoon, and one of my fav sweetest young bloggers (R.I.P Talia):

"Just keep Swimming"
photos taken at NewPort Beach, OR

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sun-kissed Orange

I was testing out taking pictures by myself using a tri-pod. It was a half success, half fail lol. I love this dress, I included it in my haul video which was my second youtube  video ever! Although I love the drapery of the dress, I did want to secure it down with a gold accent belt to accentuate my shape and also to add a nice pop of shimmer! Oh yes, the shoes were my grad 6 inches!

Dress- Forever 21 $7.50
Belt- Charlotte Russe 3/$1.99
Necklace- HM $1.00
Heels- Lucky Brand via $29.99

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's in yours?

I am the most simplest person. I switch bags out like crazy so I just have the bare essentials in my purse:
Wallet (of course)-Urban Outfitters
Rose Salve-Anthropologie
Cell Phone (a must)
Bare Minerals dual Lippie- Sephora
Nail File
+ Hand Lotion VS
What's  in your bag?


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dress me up...

I have been living out of a suitcase for most of this summer. So I have had few options as far as my wardrobe because I have been limited by space. Luckily, I have learned to deal with that issue by layering and using pop's of color. This outfit post strictly is to show you guys how to diversify one base piece (dress) and use it for a special occasion, a trip to the park or mall, or out at night with friends. I bought the dress actually for graduation weekend in June from Forever 21 for like $22.80. I was super stoke about it and it fits so well. I love to be modest yet sexy!

Fancy Dinner with the BF

Dress- Forever 21 $22.80
Cardigan- Target  $6.98
Skinny Leather belt- Target $3.88
Clutch- Talbots (gifted from mommy)
Heels-  Nine West $30

Night Out with the Homies

Denim Top- HM $19.99
Skinny Leatherette Belt- Target $3.98
Heels- Target $8.98
Cross body- Target $13.98
Necklace- Target $8.98
Mall Trip with Friends
Shirt- HM $7
Belt- Charlotte Russe 3/$1.99
Sandals- Report via Urban Outfitters $9.99
Earrings- c/o AfroBeat Jewelry

Monday, August 19, 2013

Call me Cruella!

These sunglasses which look like they belonged to Cruella Deville herself, are everything! I love them. Unique, vintage with a touch of modern day flare. Some of you might remember this skirt I'm rocking from a previous post (Day to Night Easter). It is a traditional Ndebele skirt that I utilize in my everyday wardrobe.
And as usual, I scored on prices for all the elements of this outfit! Bargain Nonee
strikes again!

Striped Blouse- Ross $7.99
Traditional Ndebele Skirt- Mom's closet
Sandals- Herbergers $13 (dept. store in Midwest)
Bracelet, Necklace- Forever 21 $1.80 each
Earrings- Target $4
Sunglasses- Charlotte Russe $2.99
White Tank- HM $3

Pink lippie- whisper by maybelline $5.69 <<-- love it!

Style Files: Peonies


Peonies by fashinonee featuring Saako

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gone Tribal

Today is so bittersweet for me. I am so sad that my brother is leaving me and going back to his reality. It has been an awesome summer...renegading like kids all over the northwest! Hanging with all my brothers! I will keep this memory, among amazing memories, forever. If there is one thing to say, wise words of sorts, the most important thing in life, is relationships...and your character. I'm working on mine...for life...

White Tank- Ross for $2
Maxi Sheer Skirt- HM for $7
Aztec Tote- Forever 21 for $7.50
Beaded Necklace- Charlotte Russe for $1.99
Beaded Bracelet- A small boutique in Walla Walla, WA
Sandals- Gifted from Rwanda

Monday, August 12, 2013

Youtube Cherry Popped...

So guess what...?

I started a CHANNEL...Woohoo! Celebrations all around. Scary stuff  though. I am putting myself all the way out there and it is scary. Now it is time to learn boundaries for real...holla! Can't wait for more filming! It
is so exciting!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer Brights

Man, these last few weeks have truly been humbling and also a time forme to really learn patience. After I found the two gray hairs in the middle of my head, I realized that I need to calm down. I expected that after school I would find a job right away and settle down and that has not been the case at all. In fact, I have been failing at my hustle and couch surfing (lol kinda).

Regardless, my joy never fails. I love to laugh and enjoy life. And everyone starts somewhere right?!?!!! I love my photographer Taji (my bf). He is awesome! He was in town so of course I had photograph me. This outfit is so bright! I love it! I love bright colors like no other and I like to be radical in my outfit choices yet

Peplum Top- Target $9
Denim Shirt- HM $24.99
Pants- HM $10
Report Sandals- Urban Outfitters $9.99
Skinny Belt- Charlotte Russe $1.99/3 (*score*)
Mint Necklace- Charlotte Russe $8.50
Earrings- Forever 21 $2.99 (*score*)
Hair Flower- gifted

Style Files.

Sexy Ethnic

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2013...the chapter turned- Hello RN, BSN!

I have  been holding out on you guys big time! 
In the last few weeks I experienced major changes in my life so I am in the process of breaking things down slowly...

1. I graduated with my Bachelors.
2. I took the NCLEX and passed!
3. I moved to a whole new state.
4. I am job and apartment hunting.

My life has been and still is hectic. But I promised you guys pictures from my graduation and here they are. I had such a great time with family and friends. If I could relive the experience, I would! I truthfully love being around my family and my friends:)

L-R: Mentor- Dr Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Myself, and my Mommy dearest and nephew T

Walking across stage to get my diploma

Standing with my nurses:)