February 17, 2012

Me and MJB

Hey Dolls!!

This is another Celebrity Inspired Outfit of mine.  This time its me and my girl Mary J. Blige.  Mary J. is one of my most FAVORITE Celebrity Style Icons.  I am a die hard fan who has followed her career since the beginning.  To me she is a Trendsetter that can rock virtually anything. 





When I saw her rocking this look, I knew I wanted to try it.  I love the mixture of burnt orange with animal print.  Since I don’t have burnt orange jeans, I rocked these cute burnt orange pants I found while thrifting last year. 



 I wore this to church a few weeks ago and it was cute and comfortable.  I decided to throw a little green in the mix just to provide another pop of color.  I am literally in LOVE with my Jade Bracelet that I purchased in Hawaii.  I have worn it with EVERYTHING.  Hey, we all have our favorites, right?  LOL!!



What I’m WearingBlouse:  Old Navy/Cami:  NY& Co./Pants:  Thrifted/Shoes:  Jessica Simpson/Bag:  Forever21 (old)/Sunnies:  Steve Madden/Earrings:  Burlington/Ring:  H&M/Bracelet:  Hawaii




 So Dolls, Tell me...how do you think I did with my MJB Inspiration? 









Since I am inspired by Mary J. Blige in more ways than one, she will be today’s Black History Fact!

                   

Get into Mary J. Blige Below:
       Singer - Songwriter - Producer - Actress - Wife - Business Woman - Philanthropist

Born in the Bronx, New York on January 11, 1971, Mary J. Blige began moving people with her soulful voice when at 18 she signed with Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records in 1989, becoming the MCA-distributed label’s youngest and first female artist.

She quickly became known to the music world as the reigning "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul", Mary would go on to be responsible for changing the construct of R&B music. Credited for the musical marriage of Hip-Hop and R&B, she introduced elements of hip-hop/rap into modern, contemporary r&b/pop music. Using old school hip-hop samples and loops, Mary would bridge "the gap between R&B and rap in a way that no female singer had before!



Over the course of her career, Mary J. Blige has released 10 Studio Albums, eight of which have gone multi platinum.  Blige has also collaborated numerous times and contributed to several Movie Soundtracks, most recently to the Academy Award nominated film The Help

In 2008, Mary J. Blige launched her biggest philanthropic effort yet when she and business partner Steve Stoute inaugurated Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN) at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York. FFAWN's purpose is to inspire women "to reach their individual potential". The foundation offers scholarships and programs whose aim is to foster self-esteem and career development.



With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 29 nominations) and four American Music Awards, she is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B.  How is that for HISTORY!


As of 2011, Blige has sold over 50 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide and Billboard Magazine ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years (source) (source).  

Let’s all Salute My Girl Mary J. Blige who is Black History

Love You for Following,
G


21 comments:

  1. Love the animal print shirts. I have two but I haven't worn them yet. I think you nailed it with a twist. I am a huge Mary fan as well.

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  2. Very nice, I like your take on it.

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  3. Looking good girl! I love that blouse. You look fantabulous! Im a also big fan of MJB and have followed her career since the very beginning as well. You know how certain music reminds you of certain things? "What's the 411?" reminds me of my freshman year in college because I clearly remember hearing it being blared through the hallways of my dorm. I was hooked from then.

    Great post!

    ~Tavia
    www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the outfit and I loveeee the MJB feature! She is my absolute favorite!!!

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  5. I think you did great!!! MJB is classic in everything she does! From music to Fashion!

    E. Louise

    www.shapelylouise.com

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  6. Wow, love the outfit! Mary is definitely a role model & trendsetter.

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  7. Oh yes! Love this look! I love the Old School MJB most.

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  8. i think you do a great job! love the color combo and your hair looks great!

    ~nic

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  9. love the combo ,your hair fit so well, newest follower

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  10. I was "with" Mary since "You Remind Me" dropped as her first single and I got the TAPE for Christmas (ok, am I dating myself???) plus I love anything animal print; therefore, I'm partial when I say that you rocked this look and repped Mary well! Love it!

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  11. I love your look, very Mary J. Blige. I also really love your hair cut, so nice on you. I am following your blog, I really like it. Check out my blog and follow back if you like it :)
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  12. cute outfit! Looks look great week after week but want to see your change in hair!

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  13. Anything leopard is all right with me! Love this look :)

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  14. Love those pants! Cant believe you found them at a Thrift store! Leopard and red together are a match made in heaven!

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  15. Love those pants! Cant believe you found them at a Thrift store! Leopard and red together are a match made in heaven!

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  16. This outfit looks great on you! I love animal print and bright colored pants!!!

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