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