OOTD : Channeling my inner Mona

22 August 2016

I hope to take these photos again. For now I still rely on video stills.


You know Mona, from half and half. Big hair, bigger boots, sistah sans soul, a perfectly organised awkward mess who just didn't know how to respond to good mojo because she attracts life's curveballs like a magnet! That Mona. Well she was my favourite character in, dare I say it, all of television. I damn near broke the wifi scouring the interwebs for a full picture of her but I had to resort to screenshots of the show on youtube (Yep, I still indulge) and made a Gif fully describing  what it is about her that resonates with me. This will be on the gram soon!









How I managed to watch the American show is a bit of a blur to me because if I remember correctly, we didn't have Dstv back then but whatevs, details don't matter. That girl was my heroine. She was the underdog that seemed to almost never catch a break from life, was a bit socially awkward, choked on grapes and had to have her mother call in before meals to reminding her to cut her food up, I could relate to the chick.
Her style was also right up my alley. Did I ever tell you about my rock chick phase? Well, I don't think it was a phase because I still find myself fantasizing about my next visit to Iron Fist and going back on time to that Linkin park Jay z concert. *Cues numb encore* Her chunky often heavily buckled boots gave me that evanescence slash Aaliyah 'get yourself up and try again' vibe whose style I was often told I could never rock because because 1), I was fat and 2) was broke and 3) they just didn't make clothes like that in those days.



           *still relying on video stills. It's days like these when I wish I had my own photographer*






Okay look, I could've done better with the top. I can admit that. The off the shoulder cut and chiffon material were perfect because I really wanted to go crazy with these chokers from Mr price but I'm just not feeling the cut at the torso and the pleated-ruffle-fluff type situation at the bottom of the top. It just cuts the outfit off in a very rude manner instead of easing into the skirt which was the intended star of the show. Plus I'm already wide at the hips, It brings more attention to them. Don't get me wrong, the length is perfect, its the choice of cut I have a problem with. I even altered the top a tad, can you tell in the bottom video? I got this baby from Mr price on clearance so you just might find it. Also, try Brett Robsons shop. She's a fellow blogger and fashion designer.


It simply refused to zip up but I wasn't having it! I bought that sucker, took it to a friend, made some tweaks and slid right into it. You didn't win Satan! Not today! So to all my plus size ladies, remember ALTERATIONS ALTERATIONS ALTERATIONS!


Mona would often pair her walkers with simple mini skirts and I was for it! I don't know why but love me a good sgqebhe. My thunder thighs need to flourish man. I saw this beauty displayed ever so beckoningly at The Fix's (previously fashion express) display window while grocery shopping and had to have it. Do you know how long I have been itching style up a 90's -2000's look? My prayers have been answered!!
With My recent weight gain, the skirt, which was their largest size did not fit me. It simply refused to zip up but I wasn't having it! I bought that sucker, took it to a friend, made some tweaks and slid right into it. You didn't win Satan! Not today! So to all my plus size ladies, ALTERATIONS ALTERATIONS ALTERATIONS! That little idea of getting a sewing machine for myself is really growing on me now. . .



Last but not least are the boots. I actually wanted knew high platform boots but I had to work with what I have and these were just going to have to do. I sure do envy you joburg people. You guys have everything up there. I might do a Mini hunt for them in Durban when I get the chance and shmoney. The 90's may be on trend right now but trust me, They're a preferred style to me. They'll be a good investment.

I finished of the look with some hoops and nude makeup which completely melted off and proceeded to flourish.. I'll never forget how good I felt. It was a good day that day that skirt is going to be a star on this blog! What do you think? Click here to subscribe so you don't miss out on future blog posts.



Stay blessed

7 comments

  1. You have definitely done well in channeling Mona because she does come through with his look. I lived for the show too. I think it used to show on SABC1 and those were the days. You slayed the look.
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    1. Thanks boo. I really thought the poor quality of the pictures were going to take away from it.self filming is no joke. And yeah, I still binge on the show on YouTube. I can't get enough of that girl, her mom and her always intoxicated other mother.

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  2. You have definitely done well in channeling Mona because she does come through with his look. I lived for the show too. I think it used to show on SABC1 and those were the days. You slayed the look.
    www.sindisosdiary.blogspot.com

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  3. SO, I came for instagram because I simply had to see this and when I read the headline all could say "heke, nailed it." This is SO MONA. Loved her minis.

    Now for some knowledge (not really): the show was on one. In the early to mid 00s I remember them having an amazing block of black american sitcoms at 7. I didn't get into Moesha tho. Until a couple of years back. Mona was my favourite too! I need to watch it again, as an "old" just to see.

    Yes, alterations!!! Please learn to sew so you can make us things.

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    1. Aaaw! U think I nailed it? Yay!! Thank u .

      Sabc1 huh. Mara I wasn't that young, why can't I remember? Oh well, thanks my lovely. Imagine how those knee high chunky boots she's got on would've looked. In black! Yeeeeeses! I'd be kicking down every door in my path. Peeped them on jozi insta some time ago.
      Ewe, the price on a good quality sewing machine! Yho mfondini. Mara I must first learn from the gogo and see if the whole gig will stick coz you know, getting bored easily. And this school thing Mara most def will dedicate coming holidays to start learning

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  4. Love your Mona look. The show was on Sabc 1. I watched it too.

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  5. Thank you. Yeah, Half and half was the plug.I still indulge in it every now and then. Thanks for stopping by.

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