Motherhood Monday

Motherhood Monday: My "Living Stylish" Year in Review (2012)

Can you believe this is the last Monday in 2012? I do believe the year felt like it flew by but I really lived every single day of it! This year, I introduced this blog, “BernettaStyle” on February 1, 2012 after writing W.I.F.E (Why Isn’t Forever Easy) for two years. I will say, this blog has grown alot in 11 months and I am very very happy for what writing this blog as allowed me and my family to do, people I have been able to meet and experiences I have had. I look forward to 2013 in terms of BernettaStyle and I want to thank you for continuing to come back. I love your comments, questions and even constructive criticism. I write for you! Thank you all.

Now as I think back to 2012, I had a good year but I had somethings happen to me that I would have not expected in 2011 or 2010 that I won’t go into. I am a survivor and I SURVIVED!! I was looking through my blog roll and saw a fellow blogger (Dani Tucker) do a post about her favorite outfits of 2012 and thought it was a cool idea! I told her I was going to COPY! LOL!! So, here I go.

I just love this dress and you can’t tell me NOTHING when I wear it.
It’s Ms. Tiny hunny! (Beyonce’s Mother!) I got it from Walmart $19
The 1st picture was on New Years Eve 2011/ 2nd pic was May 2012 in Vegas
This little orange number is my cute casual go to. I actually don’t remember where I got this.
I think at a fashion swap. But the day this picture was taken, I was filming Iyanla Fix My Life with the powerful Iyanla Vanzant. My hair had poofed-up by the end of the shoot and looked a mess on camera! #humidity!
I bought the blue dress at Marshall’s to go to Harpo Studios for $29, but it was too sexy,
so they went with a green number (Target – not shown). But I love how this dress falls on me, I was headed to a wedding. I felt like Nene (RHOA).  The pink dress is from H & M, $10 clearance rack! Feels good, looks great! This picture was mothers day, but I originally bought it for a wedding I attended in June.
Now the long blue dress caught alot of flack from my closest friends! They said it looked like a Moo Moo! But they only saw the picture because in person, it was fitted and I liked it. Ross, $19.
The black Jumper was ordered from, $32. I just loved this when I saw it. I was in Chicago when I took this picture on a warm June evening about to head out and celebrate with my friends! 
I was pregnant, but no one knew!
 Another dress I loved. Ross $24 (Calvin Klein).
I loved the fit, the fabric, the cut – just everything. 
This outfit was put together. I already owned the denim skirt for years, the shirt was from Target (1 year old). Jewelry from H&M. I just thought I was cute this day.

Pregnancy starts to show! I was dressed in GAP for a modeling opportunity with Baby Shopaholic!
And the other photo is me in my thrifted Anne Klein vest & H&M jewels!

 Uh oh!! The belly is popping! I had on a red corduroy thrifted vest, Ross Maternity Jeans, boots and brown jewelry! I was headed out to discuss 50 Shades of Grey, with the Mocha Moms
And finally the baby is in full effect! 
This is my cute maternity dress from Target, $12 (Clearance)
Black velvet (fashion swap) blazer and boots.
I hoped you enjoyed my fashion year in review. I enjoy looking cute for LESS!! 
I always start at the clearance rack and work my way OUT!
2013 here I come – after the baby comes of course!
Love you all! Happy New Year!



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  • kita
    December 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Alright now. I loved all of the outfits the red dress from Ross is my favorite. I need to stop sleeping on Ross. Many blessings to you for the New year and happy early birthday before I forget.

    • Bernetta
      January 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Yes, girl! I told you about ROSS!

  • DaenelT
    December 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I cannot pick a favorite out of the group! You rocked each one. And can we talk about the fabulous deals you got on each and every one of them? Wow! One last thing, I almost want to get pregnant again just so I can rock the new maternity wear; I looked like a pregnant pilgrim with all 4 pregnancies. LOL

    Happy New Year!

    • Bernetta
      January 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      LOL!! Thanks Danel! I am feeling that way now (PLUMP!) I told myself, my baby shower is this weekend and this is the last day I am looking cute until after the baby! LIS!

  • Katherine Phillips
    December 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I absolutely love your style. All your outfits are fabulous.

  • KDurham
    December 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    So cute Bernetta!!! Love it!!!

  • YUMMommy
    December 31, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Love, love, love the CK dress! I would own that dress if every color. Happy Early New Year! Wishing you and yours nothing but success and blessings in 2013.

    • Bernetta
      January 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much! I love it too! Can’t wait until I can fit it again !LOL!!!!

  • LA Lynn's
    January 1, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I have ALWAYS loved your style & your SMILE!!!! U totally ROCK MAMA!!!!

    ~Cheers to a HAPPY New Year!!!!!!


  • MissRockwell
    January 1, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Some great looks. I love all your dresses!

  • MushyMamma(Daphne)
    January 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    “B” man you are always stylish no matter where you are. I really need to step out my shopping game and get some stylih pieces that dont break the bank.

    • Bernetta
      January 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Daphne!! Yes, girl it’s all about the clearance rack!

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    January 2, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Girl, you worked it out!!! Love all the looks!!! The other thing I noticed is your hair changes A LOT! Love that! I’m so boring with my hair. I could take a few notes from you. 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    • Bernetta
      January 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Cam!! I get that (changing hair) from my mother and grandmother!! LOL!!