I Stole Her Look: Divya from ‘Royal Pains’

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I am a huge fan of the hit TV show Royal Pains. One my FABfave characters is the nurse practitioner Diyva. She wears the most FABulous ensembles on the show and today I stole her look!

Divya wears ensembles that are just bursting with color. With the show being filmed in the summer and being set in the Hamptons, I understand why. Take a look at Divya’s head to toe look from an episode this season:

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This look was quite easy for me to mimic. Most of the items I already had in my closet. Here’s how:

– I used a hot pink short sleeved shirt and wore it open like a jacket. I’m in Texas and the short sleeves work better in this Texas heat.
– I was grocery shopping and spotted a red lace cami at Walmart for three bucks!
-I wore white linen pants that I already had… I had to get them in before Labor Day! #old school
– I pulled out some gold jewelry (which I rarely wear) from my jewelry box. I did purchase the green beaded necklace from Sam Moon for $5.99.
-Green flats from TJ Maxx for $19.99.
-Lastly, my FABfave Emma Fox handbag.

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This look is so colorful and fun! I have already gotten so many compliments today. I have another Divya look that I will be making my own in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned…. And thanks Divya!! 🙂

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Trayvon Martin: mrsFAB’s Verdict Reaction

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Last night, a so-called Florida “jury” let yet another child killer go free with a NOT guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, in the death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. I am shocked, yet not really. This is the America I have come to know. Here is my Facebook post from this morning:

The thoughts going through my mind right now are not good ones. I’m trying to contain my anger. I need to get this out. I feel my blood boiling. I’m going to the gym to work off my frustration, but in the back of my mind I keep wondering if Zimmerman will ever get his. Who is going to “take care of him?”

Not a good thought to have. I’m a kind person, yet the thought is there. I sit here thinking about stories my mom use to tell about how the gang members back in the old days in Chicago were about community… in a sense. When stuff was about to “go down,” they would make sure woman and kids got in the house safely first. They made people that did bad things on their “turf…” Pay.

I wonder what they do in Florida? Are the “bad boys” there going to make Zimmerman pay or just loot the streets and riot. NEITHER are good options. But I’m being honest here in wondering if Zimmerman’s days are numbered. And if so, would that make me, you, or the Martin family feel any better? How would Zimmerman’s family feel then? Let me pray and go to the gym. Have a good Sunday everyone. Hug someone today.

I pray for both families as neither of their lives will be the same again. RIP Trayvon Martin. Rest in peace.

It’s Something About Kerry: Vanity Fair’s Cover Girl

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My girl Olivia Pope Kerry Washington is on the cover of the August 2013 issue of Vanity Fair! Can you believe that the the last time a black woman has graced the cover of VF was Beyoncé back in 2005? Wow.

I’m so proud of Kerry. And in case you have been hiding under a rock, Kerry got married last June to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha (NOT a member of America’s Team but I will overlook that), but the news broke only a few days ago. I love how she is low key and PRIVATE.

Congrats to Kerry and the hubby. Please go out and buy the Vanity Fair/Kerry issue. Perhaps a high number of sales will motivate VF to be more diverse in selecting their future cover girls.

Oh Paula…

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The media world has been buzzing the past few days about Paula Deen admitting to using the N-word and making racist and anti-semitic jokes in a recent deposition. The deposition took place as part of a court case where former employee Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, alleging several instances of sexual and racial workplace discrimination.

Here is a portion of the deposition where she was asked specifically about using the N-word:

Lawyer: Have you ever used the N-word yourself?
Deen: Yes, of course.

Lawyer: Okay. In what context?
Deen: Well, it was probably when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head.

Lawyer: Okay. And what did you say?
Deen: Well, I don’t remember, but the gun was dancing all around my temple … I didn’t — I didn’t feel real favorable towards him.

Lawyer: Okay. Well, did you use the N-word to him as he pointed a gun in your head at your face?
Deen: Absolutely not.

Lawyer: Well, then, when did you use it?
Deen: Probably in telling my husband.

Lawyer: Okay. Have you used it since then?
Deen: I’m sure I have, but it’s been a very long time.

Lawyer: Can you remember the context in which you have used the N-word?
Deen: No.

Lawyer: Has it occurred with sufficient frequency that you cannot recall all of the various context in which you’ve used it?
Deen: No, no.

Lawyer: Well, then tell me the other context in which you’ve used the N-word?
Deen: I don’t know, maybe in repeating something that was said to me.

Lawyer: Like a joke?
Deen: No, probably a conversation between blacks. I don’t — I don’t know. But that’s just not a word that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s in the south. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.

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