Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Little [JOY JONES] for a Saturday Night

I discovered this little ditty online earlier this week, and it's been haunting my mind (in the most delightful way!) since then.

I hope you all will enjoy (the appropriately entitled) "Beautiful" by Joy Jones.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Cinema, Cuisine and Cocktail : "Frida"

This upcoming Tuesday November 2nd will be Los Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The holiday, which is celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the United States and Canada, is to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

I've learn in my research that the holiday was a favorite of Frida Kahlo. I've loved Frida for many many years (since I was a child and I saw one of her paintings at a museum once), so I can't think of another way to celebrate Los Día de los Muertos than to watch "Frida", drink some tequila and enjoy some yummy yummy Mexican food... making sure I fix up an extra plate for Frida and Diego!!!

Chicken Escabeche

Recipe Courtesy of Group Recipes


6- boneless, skinless chicken breast
1- cup white wine vinegar
2 medium onions cut in half
3 carrots
1 celery stalk
1 bay leaf
1 sprig freah thyme
1 sprig fresh oregano
salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce:
2 - onions , peeled and sliced
5 -carrots , peeled and sliced
10- garlic cloves
1/2-1 cup- olive oil
3 -bay leaves
4 - sprigs fresh oregano
3 - sprigs fresh thyme
2- cups white wine vinegar
1/2 - cup water
How to make it


Combine the chicken breasts with the 1 cup vinegar, 2 medium onions, 3 carrots, celery stalk, bay leaf, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.
add water to cover and cook until nearly tender.
while the chicken is cooking , make the sauce;
saute the onions, carrots, and garlic in the oil until the onion is translucent.
add the herbs and saute a minute longer.
add the vinegar and water and simmer for 10 minutes
when chicken is cooked through, remove from the cooking liquid and discard the liquid.
add the chicken to the sauce, bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes.
remove from the heat and let the chicken in the sauce cool a bit before serving. Can be served warm (with rice)or cold (with salad).

Calaveras De Dulces ( Mexican Sugar Skulls)

Recipe Courtesy of


1 egg white (essential for hardening of the sugar)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup
7 cups confectioners' sugar
2 cups cornstarch
vanilla extract or anise extract or cinnamon extract (if you plan on eating these - optional)
food coloring


1 You will also need candies, for decorating the eyes.
2 Combine the egg white and water until foamy.
3 Add extract (if using) and corn syrup.
4 Add confectioners sugar; you'll end up having to use your hands to incorporate all of it.
5 Sprinkle 1 cup of the cornstarch on a work surface and knead the sugar paste in the cornstarch until it's smooth.
6 Form a ball and wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap; chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
7 Pinch off some of the sugar paste to use with food coloring for decorations.
8 With the rest of the paste you should have enough for about 8 skulls; they don't have to be very big, less than the size of a small fist.
9 Sculpt the piece of sugar paste into a skull shape, smoothing the surface as you go and forming eye sockets, etc.
10 (You can find some really good examples on various sites on the internet--).
11 You'll find that the paste gets softer and softer the warmer it gets-- if it sticks too much, add more cornstarch.
12 Add food colors (and extracts, if using) to the sugar paste that you set aside; generally the brighter the colors the better.
13 If you wish, you can add enough water to form more of an icing and it can be squeezed onto the skulls, if not, forming decorations by hand is okay, too.
14 The skulls are generally"cheery" looking and colorful, not particularly scary.
15 Finish by using candies in the eye sockets.
16 Now your skull is ready to dry.
17 Simply let it sit out in a dry, warm place for a few hours or up to a couple of days based on weather conditions.
18 When dry, it's ready to display.

Frida and Diego's Love Potion

Recipe Courtesy of Darboven Trading

1 part Frida Kahlo Tequila Blanco
1 part limoncello lemon liqueur
1 part champagne

Add ingredients in a lowball glass with ice. Garnish with mint and enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

DOPE: "Apology to My Unborn" by Bassey Ikpi

This poem really resonated for me. I haven't been blessed with motherhood yet, but I am really looking forward being a Mom one day. I am equally excited and frightened about the experience, and I can relate to the way Bassey Ikpi articulates this in her poem.

Apology to My Unborn
by Bassey Ikpi

I fear that you will never sleep
That like these fingers long and too thin
To hold rings and commitments
You will inherit your mother’s insomnia
Her restless spirit

Child, I wish I could quiet all your questions
Tell you the exact number of stars
Show you where the moon goes at sunrise
I wish I could temper your fear of good byes
Prove that the earth spins regardless of whether or not you are awake to see it
I wish I could give you one morning worth rising for

I pray that you can close your eyes
See the world through the only thing I have fit to pass down to you
This heart of a dreamer
But I want you stronger sooner
Want you kind and brave
Want you unafraid to fight
For what you believe and need
Want you beautiful and free
I want you nothing like your mother
This girl trembling before each new day
Frightened of herself love
This girl who finds the word ‘woman’ a cloak too heavy to don
Most days
You deserve someone who carries the moniker like banner
Wears it easy like sun in summer

But, child, what can I tell you of peace
When you were probably conceived in a cacophony of questions
Still I think of you as possible
Can almost smell the breath of god light against you skin
Can hear you, softness, eyes closed laughing
Real as the beating staccato against my chest
But future, I fear if I
Cling too fiercely to your unconditional
That I will bruise you
Because I can not hold my breath long enough to shrug off these imperfections
I wonder, if they will make me too nervous to nurse you
Leave me unable to find a place where just loving you is enough
Child I will begin counting those same stars

And in dreams these arms will hold you
Whisper you soft into a still slumber
These hands, small and strong, like your grandmother
Will build for you a world of colored things
Will pray, palms towards the heaven, for a quiet
Without the tumble and chaos of
Words and worry
Child I pray that you know
That though feared, you are wanted
Know how you’ve lived lifetimes in this hollow expansion of breath
Know how easy you’ll fit
In my spaces
Need you to know this now before time and distances help me
To forget to tell you often enough
I hope that we will not be too much like shadow and brick
Voices thrown against walls
These hands are tired of building
And child I hope you will forgive my quiet
Those moments when I just can’t find the words to speak
I hope my silences don’t scare you
Won’t have you questioning your worth
Have you turning towards friends and strangers for comfort
I want you to like me
To know me
To know that there are moments when I will wrestle with moments
That shade my best intentions

Moments like now
Your mother
Lays awake
Watching, yet, another morning from the wrong side
Practicing slow this breathing that will usher you one day into this world
Here, I can, almost conjure up a proper image of you
I still fear that you will never know peace
But I already know I need your laughter
Need the gentle curve of your fingers
Need your eyes locked on mine
Need you here now for balance

But my future,
I will deny you your right to exist
Before I pass on this
Cracked soul of a storyteller
You deserve more than
Yhis threat of me as your mother
Still attempting my own world of colored things

So child, just promise me that you will be, eventually
I need your possibility
Like I need a night worth sleeping for

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Wanna Go Shopping with... Fatima Robinson

Recently a photo of Fatima Robinson (BAD-ASS Choreographer!!!) appeared in Fashion Bomb Daily, and seeing her in the picture was like running into your high school crush... my heart was all a-flutter! LOL

Photo from Fashion Bomb Daily

Her choreography is fantastic, there is no mistaking that. But what I've always been obsessed about was her STYLE!!! She wears the hell out of some hats, man!!! And her jewelry?!?!? Dee-Vine!

Seeing Fatima inspired me to start a new post for Miss Moon's Musings. A fashion pictorial, if you will. I call it I Wanna Go Shopping with... and as the title suggest, she is my first subject.

I have always been in awe of how her looks go so well together, but at the same time look utterly effortless.

Two women I would love to have a shopping spree with (Especially if they were picking up the check! LMAO)

That is the casual cute look I strive for!

I need those earrings and those bangles in my life... like yesterday!!!

This outfit just screams "I'm on vacation in some distant tropical location... don't bother me with the trivialities of the world"

That's it.... she has inspired me. I am rocking a red lip TOMORROW!!!!

Which celebrity would you want to go shopping with?!?!?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Music Therapy with Miss Moon

Here's a little secret about me. When I am having a day from hell, there is one song that never ceases to lift my spirits and makes me smile. And I truly had such a day today... so much so, that I was at Food Town checking out the bottles of cheap wine.

I am proud to say that I didn't succumb to the urge to drown my anxiety in vino. I instead bought a lovely bouquet of flowers for my bedroom, my dinner (a bowl of yogurt), some green apples (for my honey to juice in his juicer)and some Kettle Cooked All-Natural BBQ Potato Chips (which are delicious as hell!).

So I am sitting at home, drinking green apple juice and listening to this song... A song that I cannot explain my love for. All I know is that it soothes the savage beast that is a tired Customer Service Representative! LOL

I hope you will enjoy this AWESOME Sims 2 version of Tony Orlando & Dawn's "Knock Three Times"... don't judge me! LMAO

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Miss Moon's Musing About: My 33rd Birthday Gift List

My Mum has a little ritual that I really admire. On her birthday, she buys herself a very special birthday present. I am sure many people do this, but astonishingly, I have never ever purchased a gift for myself. And this year, in 16 days to be exact, I will be turning 33... which I have learned is a very significant year.

In numerology, 33 is a Master Number, representing the Master Healer. Of the 99 Beautiful Names of Allah, Number 33 is al-Azim, the Supreme Glory, the Most Grand. Jesus Christ is believed to have been either 30 or 33 years old when He died. Many Christians consider the "perfect age" to be 33. Saint Joseph was 33 years old when he married with the Virgin Mary, according to visions of Mary Agreda.

So I have decided to get myself three very special birthday presents this year, to incorporate this self-loving birthday ritual into my life.... Three is a magic number, of course! And of course, I thought to share my would-be goodies with you!!

My first gift is the Maasai Beaded Bangle from Rachel Stewart Jewelry. I think Rachel rocks and I've been stalking her jewelry (not to mention her DOPE AS HELL blog) for a while now. I love the idea of rocking a couple of these bangles with an all black ensemble for a splash of color. Imagine the bracelets and a bright red lip? Fierce!!!!

My second selection is the Lykke Likes Cocoa Agate Hair Combs from Peace Images. I've been wanting to experiment with hair combs for awhile, and I cannot think of a better way to get started!!!

Last, but not least, I am head over heels in love with the Togo Teal Scarf v2 from Casa di Culture. Lime green jersey knit on one side, Wax Batik print on the other.... fierce and fabulous for winter? You betcha!!!!

I plan on not only buying these gifts for myself.. but wrapping the presents, so that I will have them to open on my actual birthday. I am going to buy very nice wrapping paper and a card for myself that expresses my blessings for my 33rd year. It all begins with me, and I am really happy about actively loving myself!!!

Be Blessed: Enjoying the Process (Courtesy of Abraham Hicks)

Like many people I know, I am a firm believer of the Law of Attraction. I recognize that I manifest every little thing that I encounter in my life... the good and the bad. And I have worked on myself to be a vibrational match to all of the good things I want in my life, and I have brought a lot of circumstances into my life that have been truly miraculous.

I stumbled across this video today, and it opened my eyes to the way I was perceiving the creation process. The video is a load of laughs, as well!

Like the gentleman in this clip, I always wondered why it took so long for me to manifest... My attitude was like "I feel good, I know it's on its way.... so when the eff is it going to show up?!!?!" LOL My Grandmother used to say that a watched pot never boils, and in my opinion, such is the case with deliberately creating what you want.

In reflecting on this newfound knowledge, I was reminded of Christmas Eve. When I was a kid, it was SOOO HARD to go to sleep on Christmas Eve, because I was excited about what was to the come in the morning when I woke up. I would walk into the living room, and see our tree, bask in the beauty of the lights.... and then feast my eyes on the bounty of toys before me. Sure, excitement played a large part in why I couldn't get to sleep, but I only just discovered that a lot of it was trying to make myself feel good about what's to come.

Even when I grew older and realized the truth about Santa, I would nonetheless feel that excitement on Christmas Eve.. looking forward to exchanging gifts, to see if my Mum brought me the C.D. I wanted or the hoop earrings I dropped hints about.

Somewhere in my twenties, I stopped feeling that sleepless excitement. Sure, I still love Christmas, and exchanging gifts with the family and enjoying each other's company, but I sleep securely on Christmas Eve knowing that the day to come will be a good one.

I realize now that I have to take that same approach to manifesting and bringing what I want into my life. In watching this clip, the quote that truly resonated to me was:

"You can feel when you're in the vortex... because when you're in the vortex, you're happy. When you're in the vortex you feel more sure. When you're in the vortex, you're frisky. When you're in the vortex, you just want to breathe deeply. When you're in the vortex, you're glad to be alive. When you're in the vortex, IT DOESN'T MATTER that is hasn't manifested, because when you're in the vortex, you're in sync with all of your power."

This week, I am going to rest peacefully, knowing that everything I want in life is already on its way, and I am going to feel fantastic about where I am today, because I am connected to my power!!!

Image Courtesy of DeviantArt

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Little [ELLINGTON & COLTRANE] for a Saturday Night

Initially I was going to take a break from the slow jams and post something a little more upbeat for this particular Saturday Night selection. But a crippling migraine and an especially trying evening has my soul crying out for something soothing.

Thank you Bill Cosby, for playing this song and wooing Phylicia Rashad on "The Cosby Show"... implanting into my prepubescent mind that love can be calm and gentle. I hope that "In a Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane will give you that same gentle feeling tonight. Enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

DO SOMETHING: Jawn Murray vs. “Militant”,“Nappy-headed.”Black Women

"Yo, some nappy heads need to check they necks for red"
- The Fugees, "Nappy Heads"

I honestly have never heard of Jawn Murray before this evening. And after reading his comments on Twitter, in regards of the “militant” and “nappy-headed” naysayers of Tyler Perry's adaptation of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls...", I'm of the belief that I haven't missed much. I have heard of Tom Joyner, and from what I've seen of him (Mostly from watching Henry Louis Gates' "Faces of America" series), I am astonished he is associated with such a douche.

You're a Tyler Perry fan, Jawn... I get it. I am too... really! I've actually paid money to go see both "Madea Goes to Jail" and "Why Did I Get Married, Too?", in addition to Chris and I seeing "Madea's Big Happy Family" at Madison Square Garden... so I've contributed in my own meager little way to the mogul's multi-million dollar franchise. But... what's with the anger? And why is your anger targeted at women with natural hair? Did I miss a memo from the Nappy-Headed Women Coalition that we ALL HATE Tyler Perry? Does the belief that he is still too green as a director to tackle such a complicated piece of literature mean that we hate him? Hmm... so much to think about.

I am of the belief that Jawn Murray is not familiar with "For Colored Girls Who've Consider Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" or with Ntozake Shange.... because her work is FULL of women he's most likely consider both "militant" and "nappy-headed"... from Sassafrass to Betsey Brown and definitely Lilianne.

I wonder if he would give the women of Ntozake Shange's most memorable works the following advice?

How's that?!?!?!? Why don't we ask Ntozake Shange what she thinks?

(Side note: Isn't this a completely GORGEOUS picture? I am SOOO printing this out and hanging it up in my home!)

Wait a minute...Ntozake looks kinda militant. Just look at that Nefertiti nose-ring... I bet you underneath that (VERY Afrocentric! ::gasps::) headscarf there's some nappy hair under there!!! OH NOOOOOOOO!!!

I signed a Twitter Petition condemning his callous, insensitive and straight-up "ignant" defense of Tyler Perry at the expense of black women and I hope that you will join me in demanding an apology.

For more information, please go to:

To sign the petition, click here.

Cinema, Cuisine and Cocktail: "Candyman"

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and given the fact that I am a sucker of all things festive, that's saying a lot.

Inspired by the Food Network's Sandra Lee (Cupcakes and Cocktails), I decided to create a mouth-watering macabre menu to accompany a horror movie that will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth... "Candyman". Enjoy!!!

Friendly Ghost Cupcakes

Recipe Courtesy of


3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) (15 ounces)
1 package cream cheese, softened (3 ounces)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups.
2. In large bowl, beat Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the pumpkin pie spice, milk, eggs and pumpkin with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter on low speed about 30 seconds or until well blended. Beat in vanilla and 2 cups of the powdered sugar on low speed about 30 seconds or just until mixed, then on high speed about 1 minute or until fluffy. Beat in remaining 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, on medium speed. If too soft to mound, add additional powdered sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
5. Spoon frosting into large resealable plastic food-storage bag; press out air and seal bag. Cut 1/2-inch tip from lower corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe about 2 tablespoons frosting into ghost-shaped mound on each cupcake. Press 2 chocolate chips, flat sides out, into frosting for eyes.

Bumblebee Banana Cupcakes

Recipe Courtesy of Group Recipes


* 1 package (14 ounces) banana quick bread and muffin mix
* 1 cup milk
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 2 eggs
* 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
* 5 drops yellow food coloring
* 12 large yellow gumdrops
* 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
* 12 semisweet chocolate chips
* 24 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
* 12 large white gumdrops
* Black shoestring licorice, cut into 1-inch pieces


In a large bowl, combine the muffin mix, milk, oil and eggs.
Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, combine vanilla frosting and food coloring.
Frost cupcakes.
Cut yellow gumdrops in half widthwise.
Use the rounded tops for heads.
Flatten remaining portions into ovals for bodies.
Place one head and one body on each cupcake.
Place chocolate frosting in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of the bag.
Pipe stripes on gumdrop bodies to resemble a bumblebee.
For the stinger, place one chocolate chip at the end of body with pointed end facing out.
Position two mini chocolate chips in front of head for eyes.
Cut white gumdrops in half lengthwise; position next to bodies for wings.

Witch-in-a-Ditch Halloween Cupcakes

Recipe Courtesy of The Knead for Speed


* 2 cups sugar
* 1-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa
* 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup skim milk
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 cup boiling water (or coffee, to intensify the chocolate flavor)
* frosting
* sprinkles

Witch Legs

* 8-1/4″ straws, cut into thirds (2-3/4″ for each witch leg)
* Tootsie Roll Midgees (one per boot)
* Wilton yellow sparkle gel frosting


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or line two cupcake tins.
2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer just until combined. Stir in boiling water or coffee (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared tins.
3. Bake 20-22 minutes or until done – cupcakes should spring back slightly to the touch. Let cool completely before frosting.
4. Frost and distribute sprinkles on cupcakes.
5. Cut each straw into thirds. To form boots, microwave each Tootsie Roll on high for 7-8 seconds. Mold into the shape of a boot and let cool slightly. While its still soft, insert straw into top of boot, rotating straw as you apply pressure. Set aside and repeat with remaining witch legs.
6. Draw boot laces and/or buckles onto each cooled Tootsie Roll boot with yellow gel frosting. Let it sit to dry a while. Then insert two witch legs, boot side up, into each cupcake.

Sweet Skull


* 12 marshmallows
* Confectioners' sugar
* 24 unfrosted cupcakes (white or yellow works best)

* White frosting
* Junior Mints, chocolate chips, and slivered almonds


1. Cut the marshmallows in half widthwise using kitchen shears dipped in confectioners' sugar (this keeps them from sticking).
2. Sweet Skull - Step 2 Carefully pull each cupcake liner partially away from the cake and tuck half a marshmallow between the paper and the cupcake to create the skull's jaw.

3. Frost each cupcake and marshmallow, then add Junior Mints with white frosting dots for eyes, a chocolate chip nose, and slivered almond teeth.

Vampire Bite Mocktail

Recipe Courtesy of Sandra Lee, Food Network


* 2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
* 1/2 cup apple juice, chilled
* 1/4 cup grenadine
* 1 1/2 cups seltzer water, chilled
* 1 tube red candy gel
* 4 gummy vampire teeth


In a pitcher combine the cranberry juice, apple juice and grenadine. Stir together then add the seltzer water.

Squeeze the candy gel onto a small plate. Rim the edges of 4 low-ball glasses in the candy gel. Pour in the drink evenly into the glasses. Garnish each glass with the gummy vampire teeth and serve.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DOPE: "Cold War" by Janelle Monae

Have you ever experienced this? You hear a song a countless number of times... and you like it, it's a good song. Then upon hearing at the EXACT MOMENT you really need to hear it, the song resonates so deep within your spirit that you are close to tears.

That is what happened this evening as I was leaving work, heading home on the subway, my iPod in my ears. As usual, it was set to Shuffle and Janelle Monae's "Cold War" came on, and it blew me away... it felt like every lyric was being tattoo'd on my soul. I knew that I would have to make it a "DOPE" selection for this week. I hope that the song with resonate as strongly with you.

So you think I'm alone
But being alone's the only way to be
When you step outside
You spend life fighting for your sanity

This is a cold war
you better know what you're fighting for
This is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for

If you wanna be free
Below the ground's the only place to be
Cause in this life
You spend time running from depravity

This is a cold War
You better know what you're fighting for
This is a Cold War
Do you know what you're fighting for

When wings of the weak can
Bring grace to the strong
Make all evil stumble
As it flies in the world

All the tribes come
And the mighty will crumble
We must brave this night
And have faith in love

I'm trying to find my peace
I was made to believe there's something wrong with me
And it hurt's my heart
Lord have mercy ain't it plain to see

That this is a cold war
Do you know what you're fighting for
This is a cold war
You better know what you're fighting for

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

:::drools::: Solange Knowles-style for Plus Size Fashionistas

This is a special edition of "for Plus Size Fashionistas", inspired by a fantastic song I heard today by Solange Knowles, a remake of Dirty Projector's "Stillness is the move".

After hearing the song, I thought to myself, "I love her music!!! What's more... I love her style and I have yet to do a fashion post about her! What am I waiting for?!?!". With a plan formulating, I searched the internet to find a great outfit of Solange's that would be fun to replicate. The bummer is, a lot of her most recent pictures were from this summer, and how can I copy an outfit that many of us would freeze our arses in?!?!? But then...

Image Source

It was a total blast recreating this look, and I must admit a bit of a challenge, as I couldn't find a sheer shirt/skirt combo in that exact color... but I think I improvised in a pretty good way! Let's start with the shirt/skirt combo...

I selected the Colour Block Draped Dress ($86.40, Evans) Again, it wasn't an exact match, but I liked that the dress has some of the color, and I am digging the asymmetrical hem.

I chose the Embellished Boucle Cardigan Sweater ($59.90, Avenue). I achieve Solange's 3/4 sleeve look, you can roll up the sleeves (which I looks like she did as well!!)

For the belt, I selected the Tan Flower-Embossed Belt ($16.80, Torrid). The belt that Solange is wearing appears to be more rustic and vintage-y... but I love the belt!!!

For the shoes, I selected the UO Suede Pump in Yellow ($48.00, Urban Outfitters)... how cute are these pumps?!?!?!?

Last but not least, I selected the Big Buddha Tahiti Clutch ($54.95, Zappos) and for the bracelets I went with the Zulugrass Bangle Bracelets in Peony & Desert ($16.00, Global Girlfriend)

To download Stillness is the Move (Free!), click here.