Thursday, February 23, 2017

Layered Chiffon Dress & Linkup

layered grey lace dress, red Dooney & Bourke bag, black ankle strap heels, vintage statement necklace
Dress-c/o Zaful | Tights (similarsimilar) | Heels-DSW (savesplurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (savesplurge) | Bag-Dooney & Bourke c/o thredUP (savesplurge
There are times this blog has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. Sometimes it works out well and I am able to incorporate a piece, trend, or type of outfit into my rotation. Sometimes I decide it really isn't my style. Either way, I appreciate that I have found more confidence to try new things instead. No matter if it works out or not, I still learn from it. This gorgeous grey lace dress was one I spotted on Zaful and it's style was a little out of my comfort zone. The high neck and tiered look I wasn't sure would work on me. But how would I know unless I try? Because it was absolutely frigid when we took photos, I opted for dark tights, heels, and a necklace that adds to an overall vintage vibe. What I think would be even better is bare legs, blush heels, blazer and longer earrings for spring. Although this outfit wasn't my favorite, I still think the dress is gorgeous and can't wait to try it again! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Olive Dress and Fur Vest & Confident Twosday Linkup

fur vest, olive green tunic dress, black leggings, cognac riding boots, Tory Burch tote, long gold necklace
Tunic dress-c/o Makemechic (savesplurge) | Vest-H&M c/o thredUP (save, splurge) | Leggings-Amazon (savesplurge) | Bag-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Boots-Etienne Aigner (On sale!splurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (savesplurge) | Bracelets-Alex and Ani (similarsimilar

Does this dress look familiar? I wore it 2 Ways for Fall and just keep pulling it out again and again! I actually wore it a few times over the holidays, but never got around to posting it. One of the times I wore it was to our family Christmas. My grandma told me she felt like she was being fresh with me because she kept petting my vest! She cracks me up! It's such a cozy outfit and it makes for great travel wear too. The vest keeps you warm without a bulky coat in the car, and the jersey material of the dress won't wrinkle!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Oversized Green Sweater

striped shirt, dark green cable knit sweater, Old Navy Rockstar jeans, OTK taupe boots, Michael Kors grey crossbody bag,

Last week I was a bit under the weather with a cold and this green cable knit sweater from Makemechic was the perfect thing to reach for. I even ended up wearing it twice! Lately I've been drawn to a slightly oversized look. I am often cold so of course feeling warm and cozy in a slightly oversized sweater is just the answer. It's been warmer than normal here recently so a sweater like this is all I need to step out the door without a jacket. To dress it up a bit I added my favorite (and very comfortable) OTK boots and some fun earrings. It keeps the whole look very casual, but adding jewelry makes it feel much more put together. I love how lightweight these earrings are too! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

4 Beauty Upgrades I’m Making This Year

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant

Every day can bring stress on your body. And unfortunately that can come out in your skin. I am always looking for ways to take better care of myself and my body so one of my goals this year is to make some upgrades to the products I use and the way I take care of myself and I am sharing them with you today!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oversized Tunic Sweater

camel oversized turtleneck tunic sweater, Old Navy Rockstar soft jeans, brown suede riding boots, Tory Burch cognac tote
Sweater-c/o Dresslily | Jeans-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Boots-old (savesplurge) | Bag-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Earrings-c/o Yoins (savesplurge

Our snow is almost completely gone already. Hopefully it just means spring is coming early and we aren't due for another dumping of snow! It's still pretty chilly and we are quite a long way off before bare legs, lightweight jackets, and open-toed shoes though. I have been all about cozy sweaters still! They are so great for my days off with my daughter when we are running around doing errands or fun activities together. This lightweight tunic came last week from dresslily and I've already worn it three times. I can't help it! It's so soft and comfortable, washes easily, and is warm without being too warm. This is one of those rare items that I want to get in multiple colors like maybe in grey and black! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Red Blazer & Confident Twosday Linkup

red blazer, Express dark skinny jeans, white ruffle blouse, Tory Burch tote bag, cognac riding boots
Top-c/o Makemechic (savesplurge) | Blazer- Banana Republic Outlet (savesplurge) | Jeans-Express (savesplurge) | Boots-Etienne Aigner (save-real leather, great deal!splurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge

I purchased this blazer just over a month ago at Banana Republic Outlet in the clearance section. Typically red is more of an accessory color (or better yet, a lip color!) for me. I tend to pass it off as something too bold for my personality. Nevertheless, it was marked way down to less than 25% of its original price with an additional 15% off (thanks teacher discount!) and fit really well so I couldn't help, but purchase it. If I am on the fence about something I often purchase it and try it on at home to see how versatile it is with my other clothes. With the price, fit, and versatility, it clearly found a permanent hanger in my closet. It was perfect to pull out for Valentine's Day! Adding a bold red or pink is really all you need to do to be festive which is easy enough. There is so much range when you want to dress for a holiday like Valentine's Day. You can go all out with hearts, lace, and festive colors, or just add one colored item to your outfit. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day no matter how you celebrate or what you wear! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Blue Plaid Waterfall Cardigan

blue plaid waterfall cardigan, grey jeans, black tee, Greg Michaels tote, black booties
Tee-LOFT (savesplurge) | Plaid cardigan-c/o SheIn | Jeans-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (savesplurge) | Booties-c/o Sammydress (save, splurge) | Necklace-Lia Sophia (savesplurge) | Watch-MK (savesplurge) | Bracelet-DIYed (similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful, restful weekend! Currently I am away from home at a conference today and tomorrow. It's only about an hour and a half from home, but I still get a little excited to travel for work since it isn't a common occurrence for me. And since I love working in the schools as a speech pathologist I am looking forward to learning a lot at the conference! With all the running around I had to do prior to leaving I wanted to have some comfortable clothes on. I just received this cozy plaid jacket from SheIn and it was perfect! It's made of super soft flannel and the sleeves can be worn long or rolled up. I am wearing a size small and it fits perfectly with more than enough room for a tee underneath. I paired it my new grey jeans from Old Navy. The color and fit are fabulous and the price is great. This pair does stretch out a bit, but not enough to size down. Personally, I prefer the Mid-Rise Rockstar in the thicker denim because they really hold their shape. I just ordered this Mid-Rise pair in Cyan and they are exactly the fit and color I've been wanting.