Thursday, July 30, 2015


I wore this to go to trivia. My boyfriend and I aren't together anymore. That isn't really relevant to the outfit but I just thought I'd share.
I kept the look really simple. I like the boat shoes with the crab skirt. It keeps the nautical theme going.

Skirt- Made by me (short yellow skirt), Top- New York and Company (similar), Necklace- Loft (similar), Shoes- Aerosoles (exact)
Linking to Happiness at Midlife

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


I wore this to hang out with some friends. We are going to go out to dinner but plans change.
I tried shooting a bit in manual mode today. I don't know if things turned out well. I think some of the pictures have a weird color.

Top- Target (similar), Skirt- Agaci (similar), Shoes- Old Navy (similar), Bracelet- Ann Taylor(similar), Necklace- Amazon (exact)
Linking to Confident Twosday, Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and StylishGaray Treasures, Walking in Memphis in high heels

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Last night we celebrated my best friend's birthday. We went to a hotel, got a nice dinner and went to the casino. Nothing says birthday like sparkles so I'm going to highlight some sparkly items.
This ASOS dress is very cool. It's casual sequins. I really like the kimono sleeves.
This H&M dress reminds me of a dark ballerina.  The tulle adds some romance and drama.
This jumpsuit is a very dramatic birthday outfit. I like the long sleeves paired with super short shorts.
This Nicole Miller top reminds me of vintage shell tops.
I love this art deco inspired Pisarro Nights dress. The color is fantastic. The beading really stands out.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Leopard and stripes

I wore this to work. I wore my mom's dress because a lot of my stuff hasn't been fitting well. This maxi dress isn't too long which is pretty exciting. Am I getting taller? I paired it with a light button up because I alwasy get a little chilly with the air conditioner. I always leave a sweater at work for when I get cold.

Dress- Mom's (similar), Shirt- J. Crew (similar), Necklace- Forever 21 (similar), Bracelet-gift (similar)
Linking to Summer Style, Walking in Memphis in High Heels

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I went to the library and picked up a few books. I got The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Going Clear and the Most Dangerous Animal of All. I'm still on the wait list for Game of Thrones and the Knockoff. Then my grandma and I got lunch and went grocery shopping. I made myself for chicken jalfrezi so I'll have lunch for the week.
I got this necklace from Amazon. It's more delicate than what I usually wear but I really like it and it bumped me up to free shipping. I'd rather get a necklace than pay for shipping. It's a good necklace to have because I don't have a lot of gold jewelry.
The bracelet is my mom's. I got her a 3 month Bezel Box subscription for Mother's Day and this was piece she got in it. She really enjoyed the jewelry.
Dress- Loft (similar), Shoes- Old Navy (similar), Bracelet- Bezel Box (similar), Necklace- Amazon(similar), Bag- Kate Spade (similar)
Linking to Confident Twosday, Trend , Myriad Musings, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, A lovely little wardrobe

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nordstrom Sale Picks

I know you're probably sick of Nordstrom sale posts but I hope I can highlight some pieces you may have skipped over.
This Halogen dress is sure to become a closet staple. The seaming highlights an hourglass shape and the exposed zip in the back adds a bit of an edge. It's avalailable in 4 colors. It's $65.90 during the sale.
I love getting sample sized beauty sets. It's a good way to try out new products.  Nars lip pencils are a nice smooth formula. There is also a set in a more neutral pallette. $49 bright and neutral.
This is the perfect jewelry set for the edgy girl. The necklace and earrings have a ton of colors. I really like that the stone is vertical on the earrings. Necklace $29.90 Earrings $17.90
This Ted Baker dress is a standout piece. The print is really bold and looks like a nice material. The peeks of blue at the godets make the dress really special. $179.90
This Topshop co-ord is a little more exciting than a regular set. Instead of totally matching,  I like how the top is vertical and the skirt is horizontal. It's perfect for summer and the separate piece can be worn year round. Top $43.90 Skirt $79.90

Are you getting anything during the sale?

Thursday, July 16, 2015


I wore this outfit to work and karaoke after. At work I did my hair in braids and wore my usual Aerosoles flats. For karaoke I switched to sandals and let my hair down.
This is kind of an odd angle. These sandals are my go-to summer sandal they are really comfy but they add a nice bit of height.

Shirt- Loft (similar), Skirt- Express (similar steal, similar splurge), Shoes- Aersoles (exact), Bracelet- Target (similar),Purse- Kate Spade (similar steal, similar splurge)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blue Striped Dress

I've been wearing this dress a ton this summer.Usually with a glittery belt, flats and a sweater in my bag incase I get cold.I mixed it up a bit and paired it with sandals becuase it was soo hot and humid.
I wore this to get my free birthday bbq.

Dress- Old Navy(exact in xxl and xl, similar), Shoes- Payless (exact,similar), Belt- JcPenney (similar), Necklace- Loft (similar), Bracelet- H&M (similar), Lips- Maybelline Vivid Rose
Linking to Confident Twosday, Trend Spin, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Workout Under $30

I need to start doing cardio again. Today I'm going to highlight fun workout clothes that are under $30. I have no fun workout wear except for my dance wear and I don't want to wear that on the treadmill.Fun workout gear makes cardio a little more fun.
I love the print on these capris. Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combos. It's on sale for $24.99 and it's available in plus for $27.99.
Speaking of dance shorts. I normally wear these from Wet Seal. They come in a ton of colors and it's 4 for $20. I wear these Forever 21 shorts $3.90.
I like the mesh back tank. It would look great with a contrasting or strappy sports bra underneath. It's $14 or $15 depending on the color.  Also available in plus for $18 or $10 depending on the color.
I love the mesh inserts on these leggings they make basic black a little more exciting. $17.90
I love the subtle cutouts on these shorts. They are probably more dance shorts than gym shorts  but they have nice details. $10.32
I also have a few more picks and everything is under $30 a lot is under $25.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Birthday Outfit

My birthday was yesterday so I wore a sparkly skirt. I had a good day. I went to dance and work and I got some steak and dirt cake for dinner.

Top- Banana Republic (similar), Skirt- New York and Company (similar), Bracelet- Target (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. I really wanted steamed crabs but they are really expensive so I made a shrimp boil for my boyfriend and his sister. It was so easy, it had corn, potatoes, shrimp, king crab and plenty of old bay. I wore this to work.
I really like this dress because it's polka dots and I think it is one of the best lengths for me. Since I have short legs I like to have things come above the knee. The only problem it the straps are a smidge too long. They don't fall down so I don't think I'll fix it unless it really bothers me.

Dress- Loft (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar), Purse- Kate Spade (similar), Necklace- Ralph Lauren (similar), Ring- vintage (similar vintage, similar new), Sweater- Loft (similar)
Linking to Confident Twosday, Trend Spin , Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Pleated Poppy

Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White and Blue

It's almost the Fourth of July so I thought I'd share some red white and blue options.
A denim jacket never goes out of style.
I really like this firework print and it can work all summer. It's also available in plus.
I used to wear Chuck Taylor's all the time. I love this red.
These state necklaces are really cool. They come in a ton of colors and every state is an option.
A white dress is a good canvas for red and blue accessories.