Olive & Plaid

Happy Monday friends,

Hope you had a fun-filled and relaxing weekend! Can those two words exist in the same sentence together? I hope so LOL.  I almost didn’t make it out to do anything on Saturday because I literally spent the entire Friday feeling out of sorts. Woke up with a pretty bad sore throat , which later got joined with a migraine and body aches for pretty much the entire day. I had to skip the gym and retire to bed early and by Saturday I was back to normal. Thank goodness because I attended a great women’s seminar entitled “Money, Power & Respect.” I was able to network with and learn from some amazing women.  Secondly, I had a blast celebrating Rachelle’s dirty 30 birthday dinner at a pretty posh restaurant. So I’m glad I was able to attend both events.

Today’s look features a plaid shirt from Express that I first saw on Carylee and loved. I paired with these zippered cargo pants from H&M and this stunning gem and pearl headband from Irresistible Me.  I really love the finished look. The headband really took the look up a notch and tying the shirt at the waist was a hit for me. I wish I had done more than just go to work that day! Ever feel like you look way too hot for your real life?  LOL

Kisses! Besos! Bisous

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The Details

Halo Braid Style – Natural Trendsetters

Plaid Top – Express

Zippered Cargo Pants – H&M

Heels – Sophia Webster

Belle Headband – Irresistible Me

Watch – Marc Jacobs

Single Wrap Pearl Bracelet – Ily Couture

Bracelet Stack – Forever 21

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & Sincerely Jenna Marie – Hello Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Bless Her Heart Ya’ll  – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

 



The Perfect Greenery

Happy Humpday,

It’s a short work week, but work needs to be done nevertheless! So here we back at it again. I don’t think I’ll be posting this Friday, I have a pretty busy weekend up ahead, so I’ll probably be spending what little free time I have visiting my friends in Blogland 🙂

This green portofino shirt from Express although one of a very small collection is my favorite. I absolutely love the feel of the fabric and the color against my skin! If you’ve not added a portofino shirt to your collection then it’s a must have in your closet. Visit bloggers like Gina, Rachelle, Carylee and Denise to see how they style the many gorgeous ones they have in their personal collection.  Hope you are having an awesome day friends! BTW, did any of you shop the Express Labor Day 40% off sale this week? What did you get?

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Aviators – Michael Kors

Portofino – Express

High Waist Denim – Gap

Cognac Sandals – Michael Kors

Leopard Cross body – COACH

Linking With

The Pleated Poppy – What I Wore Wednesday / Alison – I Feel Pretty/ Shopping My Closet – Style Me Wednesday/ Pumps & Push Ups – Oh Hey Girl Link Up / I do deClaire – Confident Twosday / Lisa – Fashion A La Mode / Robyn – Feel Good Fashion / Twenties Girl Style & The Red Closet Diary – #WIWT/ Living Color Style & Stylin’ in St. Louis  –  Spotlight Weekly Link-Up / Jill & Carrie – Thursday Fashion Files /Happiness at Mid-Life – Throw back Thursday Fashion Link-Up / Style Elixir – Fab Favorites Link-Up/ Jennie & Susan – Charming Friday

 



Zippered

Happy Wednesday!

Just like that it’s July 1st! Can someone please tell summer to slow down, please and thank you! You may remember this skirt from the time I wore it to my friends baby shower here. I got the opportunity to wear it to work as well by pairing it with a white button down.  I really love the fit of this pencil skirt and how you can decide on the amount of leg you want to show by adjusting the zipper. I’m sad it has sold out!  I wish it came in other colors as well. I’d love it in a white or yellow 🙂

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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The Details

Button Down – The Limited

Skirt – Express

Heels-  Guess

Linking With:

The Pleated Poppy – What I Wore Wednesday / Alison – I Feel Pretty / Because Shanna Said So – Random Wednesday / Shopping My Closet – Style Me Wednesday/ Pumps & Push Ups – Oh Hey Girl Link Up /Induffinitely Me / I do deClaire – Confident Twosday

 



Blanc

Hey pretties,

Welcome back to my little spot on the web 🙂  I just returned to S. Fl from a mini vacation in Texas and then Georgia it was really great to get some time in with my family. It was also a nice break from blogging. I truly think we all have to step away every now and again and just live our lives.  Without the worries of deadlines, perfect pictures and supplying our social media pages with details of our day-to-day.  Over my break, I spent my days going to bed late and waking up even later, bonding with my sis-in-law Ari and smothering my niece Liyah with kisses, not a bad trade-off at all 🙂  Hope you all can forgive my absence!

Today’s look features one of my favorite trends the peplum top. I love this eyelet one I got from the Gap a few months back. Being that it’s white, you can really pair it with so many other pieces, I opted for an all white look with these distressed white shorts from Express and a pair of gladiator sandals. Some gold accessories finished off the look and I was chic and comfy all day long. I really love a great all white look, just as much as I love an all black one. I really must find some other crisp white looks to rock this summer. I’m still looking for those white overalls and now I’ve added a nice white summer dress to my wish list. ‘Til next time!

Kisses! Bisous! Besos!

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Peplum – Gap

Denim Shorts – Express

Sandals – Zara, (love these)

Necklace – Purple Peridot

Earrings – Kendra Scott

Bangles – Forever 21

Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

 



Animal Print + Midi Skirt

Hey friends,

Today will be my last post for the next week and a half. I am taking some time off to travel a bit! I will still be updating my IG but am hanging up my blog shoes for a bit 🙂

Today’s look is a remix of some goodies from the closet. None of the pieces are available, however I have found some similar items for the Shop My Look section below, in case you are interested 🙂 I feel like a cast member from Happy Days ( I know I’m dating myself), and I would have totally dated “The Fonze” back in his hay days LOL.  Anyway I love the 50s vibe this look gives off with a bit of modern twist. It’s been awhile since I’ve worn any of my midi skirts so I had to break one out and give it a spin. Hope you like 🙂

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

  7 3 2 1Photo Credit: Laura Dell’osso

The Details

Graphic Tee – Express

Sweater – Charlotte Russe

Midi Skirt – Halogen

Clutch – Michael Kors

Heels – YSL

Linking With:

The Pleated Poppy – What I Wore Wednesday / Alison – I Feel Pretty / Because Shanna Said So – Random Wednesday / Shopping My Closet – Style Me Wednesday/ Pumps & Push Ups – Oh Hey Girl Link Up /Induffinitely Me / I do deClaire – Confident Twosday

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May Outfit Recap

Hey friends!

Holy cow, May is over with guys! I have about 4 days left and the 2014-15 school year will be a wrap! As always the start of a new month brings the outfit recap. Here is a look-see of this months looks!  My favorites are pics #1 , #2 and #4. Keeping it short and sweet today, see you guys on Wednesday right back here! 🙂

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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Linking with

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up/ Laura & Erin – Trend Spin Linkup

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Simply Green

Happy Midweek!

I can’t tell you how many times I put items in my virtual shopping cart in the last couple of days only to hit the X on the tab and log off. LOL. Either  I just wasn’t feeling that passionate about any one item or I was just being cheap, who knows! *Shrugs*  🙂

Today I’m rocking another pair of ankle pants this time from J.Crew. I absolutely love this pair because green is one of my favorite colors. I really love the way it pops against my complexion. This green portofino is literally my first one from Express. I have since added a second one to my wardrobe but I will never be able to compete with a few of you lovelies (namely Rachelle, Gina, Denise and Caryl <3 )!  You ladies do however inspire me tremendously so I do hope you like this choice of color!  Have a great hump day friends!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

1 3 4 5Photo Credit: Laura Dell’osso

The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Blouse – Express

Ankle Trousers – J.Crew

Heels – Guess

Watch – Marc Jacobs

Linking With:

The Pleated Poppy – What I Wore Wednesday / Alison – I Feel Pretty / Because Shanna Said So – Random Wednesday / Shopping My Closet – Style Me Wednesday/ Pumps & Push Ups – Oh Hey Girl Link Up /Induffinitely Me / I do deClaire – Confident Twosday

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Olive Tunic

Hi Guys,

Happy mid-week friends! Dare I utter any other words that aren’t Friday, Saturday or Sunday LOL. Today’s look features a cute tunic I got on major sale at Express some time ago and it’s always been one of my go-to looks when I’m convinced I’ve not a thing to wear (amidst a closet full of clothes, yah right!). It’s made of a light almost sheer material so isn’t to heavy to wear during the spring and summer months.  It pairs pretty well with denim jeans, shorts or culottes.  I have these similar toned wedges I got from Ross, that I rarely wear so I gave them a spin as well.  Here’s looking towards the weekend!

Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

1 3 4 5 6 7 Photo Credit : Laura Dell’osso

The Details

Necklace – c/o Rocksbox code: dressed2dninesxoxo (1 mth free!)

Bangles – Alex and Ani

Watch – Marc Jacobs

Handbag – Christian Lacroix (sold out) / Similar

Tunic – Express (old) / Similar / Similar

Cami –  Express

Distressed Denim –  H&M

Wedges –  Splurge / Budget

Linking With:

The Pleated Poppy – What I Wore Wednesday / Alison – I Feel Pretty / Because Shanna Said So – Random Wednesday / Shopping My Closet – Style Me Wednesday/ Pumps & Push Ups – Oh Hey Girl Link Up /Induffinitely Me / I do deClaire – Confident Twosday

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Ahoy Matee!

TGIF!

Well here ends my spring break! BOOOO! I did absolutely nothing this week really, I’m proud to say I was a total bum who stayed up late gorging on snacks , watching television and waking up whenever  I felt like it (insert proud smile here). I initially planned on going to NY to visit family but quickly nixed that idea when I saw that it was snowing up north on the first day of spring. How rude!

So as promised I am sharing pics of baby shower #2 which had a nautical theme. As I write this, both friends pictured below have given birth LOL. One to a beautiful baby girl (Paris), and the other to a handsome baby boy (Benjahmin), who actually came into the world ahead of schedule. Whatever is in the water around here in S. Fl as my friends and co-workers have all gotten preggo, I’m staying as far away from it as possible. A great time was had by all, but for some reason these carnivorous insects were out in full force just outside the front doors of the Nature Center we hosted the shower at and they ate us alive! Literally! We were all comparing our bite marks the next day and it wasn’t pretty at all LOL. Below are a couple of pics from the table decor, the fish went home with some pretty happy children at the end of the event. Another interesting fact is that my friend Pat and I met at a sorority function in this same spot 16 yrs ago, so we kept joking around saying it was our friend-versary. She’s pictured below with me as well. Hope you all have a great weekend! See you back here again on Monday! Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

 

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The Details

Hair – Natural Trendsetters

Gorjana Bar Necklace – C/O Rocksbox shop with code: Dressed2dNinesxoxo

Crop top : Asos

Zippered Striped Pencil Skirt – Express

Heels – Bakers / Similar

Linking with:  

Lisa – Fashion A La Mode / Robyn – Feel Good Fashion / Twenties Girl Style & The Red Closet Diary – #WIWT/ Living Color Style & Stylin’ in St. Louis  –  Spotlight Weekly Link-Up / Jill & Carrie – Thursday Fashion Files /Happiness at Mid-Life – Throw back Thursday Fashion Link-Up / Style Elixir – Fab Favorites Link-Up

 

 

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January Outfit Recap 2015

Hey there!

Real short and sweet today guys! Here are some of my favorite looks from the month of January. This month, I’m proud to say that I didn’t spend a single dime shopping. All of my looks are remixes, paired with items in my closet that I am wearing for the first time or haven’t worn in years. Enjoy and happy Monday! Kisses! Besos! Bisous!

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Photo Credits: Mary D. Russell & Laura Dell’osso

Outfit Details:

Hair – Simone Hylton of Natural Trendsetters

Look #1 :  Chambray Top –  J.Crew,  Sheath Dress –  The Limited / Similar, Watch – Michael Kors, Bracelet Stack – Alex & Ani , Booties -Go Jane/ Ivanka Trump, Earrings – JC Penny, Necklace –  Perry Street (Rocksbox Item)

Look #2: Leaf Necklace – Max & Chloe,  Infinity Necklace – Giani Bernini, Yellow Cami -Forever 21/  Similar , Cardigan – Similar , Brooch – Chanel, Bracelet – Loren Hope , Quilted Clutch – Forever 21, Zebra Stripe Skirt – Express / Shorter Version, Heels –  Kohl’s / Similar

Look #3: Glasses – Firmoo, Graphic Tee –  Forever 21 , Faux Leather Midi – Vera Moda, Heels – Michael Kors / Similar

Look #4: Boyfriend shirt – Forever 21/ Similar , Fringe Bag – Target/ Deux Lux (Bargain) / Michael Kors (Splurge), Distressed Boyfriend Shorts – Gap/ Revolve (Bargain) / Rag and Bone (Splurge), Pearl Stack -Forever 21/ Similar , Heels – Kohls / Similar , Sunglasses – COACH

Look #5: Blouse –  Asos,  Tank – Ralph Lauren,  Brooch – Chanel, Skirt – H&M / Splurge  / Budget  , Heels-  Guess?/ Splurge  / Budget,  Ring-  Forever 21,  Bracelet – Michael Kors, Watch – Michael Kors, Pearl Bracelet Stack –  Splurge / Budget

Look #6: Necklace – Similar, Tee –  Alexander Wang, Skirt – Romeo & Juliet,  Ring – H&M / Similar, Heels – Zara/  Similar, Leather Briefcase  Tote – COACH

Look #7: Bracelet – Forever 21,  Earrings – Nordstrom, Infinity Necklace – Ily Couture, Watch- Similar, Distressed Jeans – H&M,  Plaid Shirt – Forever 21, Sneakers – Converse

Look #8: Houndstooth Dress –  Similar , Necklace –  Forever 21, Crossbody – COACH, Charm Bracelet Stack – Forever 21, Watch – Similar, Earrings – Nordstrom, Boots – Similar

Linking with:

Pinksole & ChaCha The Fashion Genius – #HowIFall / More Pieces of Me & On the Daily Express – Manic Monday / WhitneynicJames – Personal Style Monday / Rhea Et Cetera  – Style to Inspire /Bless Her Heart Ya’ll & 2 Cats & Chloe – Celebrate Southern link- up