04 June 2013

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself...


I have to admit, I'm super excited today because I'm considering this my official Dazzling Diva reintroduction post!

I've quietly been under construction and today, I'm premiering the makeover. It feels so much more like home! *big smile* Much love and a big thanks to KVaughnDesign! 

Also, if you hadn't noticed, Dazzling Diva has acquired it's own domain name: www.thedazzdiva.com. Yeah, I'm a dot com, y'all! If you do happen to have a favorite saved for www.d2ddiva.blogspot.com, no worries, it will auto redirect to the new address.

Now, moving on to some more newness...

You may have noticed that my hair's a whole new hue. So, yeah, I wanted to go light again, after about 4 years of my natural dark hair color. I mostly just needed a change, but I'm still trying to find the shade I want, so the hair's a work in progress. Stayed tuned for developments....

Navy stripe dress - The Limited
Yellow bow belt - The Limited
Magenta bow pump - Nina shoes
Coral & gold bag - Nila Anthony
Gold teardrop earrings - Express
I'm also very pleased to introduce the world wide web to my lil' boo, Toonchie!

Ok, so truth, he's not technically new, as I got him a few weeks after I moved, but he's a new presence here on Dazzling Diva, where I'm sure you'll find him photo bombing in future pics. (personal side note: Toonchie is my first dog ever, so becoming a doggie mommy has been a hell of a learning experience...)

This is a Style File post, so I must not forget the dress. Yep, it just so happens to be new too! Totally not planned, but it fell into place anyway. I do love a good nautical look and when I saw these navy stripes done in a flattering, A-line shape, I was all over it.

Though I suppose you could say that I went a little anti-nautical in my shoe and bag pairing. I wanted stray a bit and make it more of just a cute striped dress and less "ships ahoy." We'll save that for another day.

And last, but not least, my final piece of new-new (and a disclaimer)... Because I want to continually improve the overall experience for my visitors here at Dazzling Diva, I also invested in a DSLR (used) and a photography class in my aim to enhance the quality of the photos I post.

So please pardon the boo boo's you see as I go through this learning experience (like one bunched up sleeve seen above). Theses shots were my first attempt at selfies and it was a challenge with a heavier camera, a remote and an excited dog while trying to look casually fabulous!

I think we managed well, but if any of you have suggestions on using a DSLR by yourself, please post a comment below. I'd love to hear any tips and tricks you have!

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