Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Devil With a Blue Dress

JK made you look.  Not a devil, just me (depending on who you ask I suppose).  

This dress is one of my spring staples this year.  It's perfect for those late spring days that start and end a bit on the chilly side because of the sleeve length.  It works equally well with boots as it does sandals.  It's all around versatile which is exactly what I need from a piece that takes me through the transition between seasons.  Plus it was less than 30 bucks which cannot be beat!
Dress|Old Navy   Belt|Express   Boots|Blossom







Monday, May 22, 2017

Inspo

I love a well dressed woman.  It makes me really happy to see someone rocking a great outfit or with their very own awesome sense of style.  Sometimes I simply admire them with an inner 'You go girl' and other times I take mental pictures so that I can recreate (aka STEAL) their look with what I've got in my closet.

Take this look for example.  I was grocery shopping at the mecca of fashionable women everywhere: Meijer.  We were checking out produce next to each other.  She was squeezing avocados and I was pretending I know how to see if oranges are ripe or not.  I loved her look.  It wouldn't have crossed my mind to pair chunky booties with a maxi dress, or top it all off with a tied up chambray.  Thank you Avocado Girl, you're my inspiration! 
Dress|Banana Republic   Chambray|J.Crew   Booties|Merona   Bag|Coach







Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Travelin' Oldies

Today I am breaking out oldies but goodies.  This top was purchased when I was college, so probably 10 years ago.  The skirt was a 2011 purchase, the shoes have been in my closet since about 2008 and the purse since 2012.  Whenever I find myself wanting for some new item of clothing that I don't need, I challenge myself to shop the "older" parts of my closet for new inspiration.  It doesn't always work, and sometimes I break and buy something new but I am really trying to change that.  Now all I want to do is save my money for another European vacation or fabulous weekend getaway with Scot, not a pair of shoes I'll wear 4 times.  Maybe I could wear this outfit in Portugal... or Brazil... or Iceland?!




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Como La Flor

 Something about the print of this dress makes me so happy.  I love the way the red and the pink work together.  It's the perfect spring dress!  Like every woman come spring I am drawn to flowers of any kind: bonus points if they're on cute clothing!  Double bonus points if they're in a vase on my desk at work making folks jealous.  
Dress|Old Navy   Booties|Style, Inc.   Bag|Coach   Sunnies|Charming Charlie









Monday, May 15, 2017

Merry and Bright

It seems to me that this spring has taken its sweet time with warming us up.  Up until this weekend I was still reaching for my jacket most days!  Luckily I can actually start wearing the warm weather clothes I have been laying out for myself each night in hopes of a warm day, only to be put back int he closet or covered by a sweater.  

This skirt was purchased at a thrift shop for less than 10 bucks.  Perfect for spring, and pairs well with this textured top I scored on super sale at Old Navy in 2014. Paired with some shoes I also scored on super sale this entire outfit is less than $100!
Top|Old Navy   Skirt|Thrifted   Bag|Italian Market   Sunnies|Gifted  Shoes|Bandolino 




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Black and White

It's only Wednesday, but this is already one of those weeks where Friday cannot come soon enough!  Even though summer is just around the corner, I am still loving the black and white combination.  I'm sure soon I will embrace bright colors, but for now I am sticking with Old Faithful! 
Dress|Limited Jacket|Heathcliff's   Booties|Anne Klein   Clutch|Jessica Simpson   Necklace|F21   Glasses|Charming Charlie







Monday, April 24, 2017

Athleisure

It is not typically my cup of tea to wear athletic clothes out and about.  I save them for the gym, walking my pups around the neighborhood and the occasional quick grocery run.  After a long week I was in no mood for dress up this weekend.  I was busy and needed an outfit that could take me from my morning dog walk, to furniture shopping with my sister and finally drinks with the girls.  While it's not my usual go-to, I felt comfortable and great all day.  Either my taste is slowly changing or I am just getting too old for running around town in high heels and a dress!
Jacket/Pants|Old Navy   Vest|Banana Republic   Cap|Nike   Shoes|Merrell