Proud Mommy in Peplum


My little man graduated from Elementary School yesterday, and will be attending Junior High in the Fall. Time is going by so fast. It seems like just yesterday he was graduating from Kindergarten. I am extremely proud of my boy. For his graduation I pulled out a peplum skirt that I purchased back in the Winter for Spring and never got around to wearing. I figured it was perfect for the occasion.


It was extremely warm and nice out so I paired it with this sequined corset top and my Prabal Gurung for Target Pumps. I wore a boyfriend blazer over it for the ceremony and got rid of it when we left. It was just too hot!


peplum skirt outfit

F21 skirt (similar) & top | H&M blazer (similar)

Prabal Gurung for Target Pumps | Zara bag

peplum skirt outfit

I just love the color of this skirt and the photo above is the best depiction of it in real life. It fits like a glove and is one of my best purchases ever from Forever 21.

junior high prom suit

My little man also had his prom later on in the afternoon and he was sharp. We picked out this suit from the Steve Harvey Young Kings Collection and loved it but the pants was an entire size too big. I took them to my tailor and she did a great job adjusting them, it pays to have a good tailor!



How To Maintain Box Braids While Keeping Hair Healthy

I’m wearing Sleek MakeUp True Color Lipstick in Coral Reef with NARS Blushes in Taos & Albatross.

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  1. 06.22.2013 / 5:00 pm

    awwwww, congratulations to the young man! 🙂

    • Erica
      06.22.2013 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. Erica
    06.22.2013 / 7:01 pm

    Handsome young man! Congratulations to you and your young scholar. Junior high is a very transitional time for our youngsters. Watch him like a hawk Erica (lol)!

    • Erica
      06.22.2013 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much hon. I know and I’m so nervous! Lol

    • Erica
      06.24.2013 / 10:49 am

      Thank you so much!

  3. Toni
    06.24.2013 / 11:50 am

    Congrats Erica….he’s a fine young man and he’ll soon be taller than u. Hun what have u done with those braids to keep the looking so fresh ?

  4. Toni
    06.24.2013 / 11:51 am

    them sorry”

    • Erica
      06.24.2013 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks hon. By the end of the Sumner he will probably be my height lol

      I’m actually in the process if retouching my braids so they are pretty much fresh. I washed them and I’ve been redoing them in sections.

  5. Crystal
    06.25.2013 / 8:10 am

    You look gorgeous and your son looks so handsome! Congrats on his graduation to junior high.

    • Erica
      06.25.2013 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much!

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