Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What Up Wednesday #1

I decided I would start a new series called, What Up Wednesday. It will be about what’s up or what I am liking or reading or whatever I want it to be about really.


Today’s post will have a few things I am loving! First up is my new Shieldon phone case. I didn’t know how much I would love this case until I took it with me when I went to Colorado a couple of weeks ago. It made it so easy to travel in the airport with my license and credit cards right with me in my phone. I was able to scan my boarding pass and then have everything right at my fingertips. I also like to use it to watch Netflix as it has an awesome design that also allows it to stand. Check it out below!


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Next up, is this book,  The Circle. I cannot get enough of it! I started it on Saturday and I am about ¾ of the way done with it. It is definitely intriguing and I can’t wait to find out what happens to Mae, the main character in the book. It is a book about a company that is the leader in technology and how it impacts the world. I don’t want to say too much about it because I want you to get your own copy and read it. P.S. I found mine at the library so need to run out and buy it.

And I am continuing my teeth whitening and I love it! Thanks to Smile Brilliant for the kit! I can see what a difference it is making!

 Lastly for today, I want to introduce you to a fabulous brand that I tried called Agnes and Dora. They are comfortable clothes that a real woman can live in. They make everything from dresses and skirts to tops and leggings. Soft, relaxing clothing at reasonable prices.

My friend Cassie and I used to work together and used to travel while we worked on projects. We both know the importance of comfortable clothing while traveling and just doing our daily thing. She is the mom of two beautiful young girlies and she is constantly chasing them around in style. She provided me with this outfit I wore a while back and this beautiful purple dress I am wearing today.

We want to share the love with all of you and she is giving away $20 to spend in her Agnes and Dora shop! Use it towards any of the beautiful items that she offers! Please enter the contest by following instructions on the Rafflecopter on the upper right hand side of the blog. There are a few different ways to enter and we can’t wait to see how the winner will be and how you style your Agnes and Dora goodies!


Whew! Well that’s the latest on my picks. Give me some feedback on whether or not you like this style of writing from me or what else you would like to see. I love sharing my finds with all of you!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Style: Fandemonium

Pandemonium is an uproar or a wild and noisy disorder or confusion. Fandemonium is an uproar over this dress! The fans on this karinadresses dress add pizazz to such a bright beautiful teal color. I know it's technically called Spring Daisy, but come on, I am fanning out over this dress for sure!

I also love karinadresses because they are what I call, the "world's easiest dress". Not only are they so easy to pack and so comfortable but they always are easily dressed up or down.  This is the Ruby style and one of the things I love about this one is the sash that is tied around and accentuates the waist. Sleeveless is perfect for the weather here but adding a cardigan or jacket still allows the beauty of this dress to shine.

In today's post, I am wearing this dress two ways. I love the easiness of this dress when worn dressed up with heels, but I also love the way I can dress it down and make it more casual with this moto jacket.

Which way is your favorite?

Dress- karinadresses (recent online-shop through link in blog on right)
Heels- Old Navy (old)
Moto Jacket- Dia&Co (recent online-order your box now!)
Taupe heels- Kohls (old)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oh Joy!

Hey everyone! You might have seen my post on Instagram this past week about this Lularoe Joy that I got from Lularoe Leigh Wohar. This was the first time that I have ever tried a Joy and it was love at first sight. I tried a green one and decided I would wear it with a Classic tee and a Madison skirt that I already had in my closet. This is the first outfit of many that I will be wearing with this Joy!

So, for those of you out there wondering what the heck a Joy is, it is a sleeveless long wrap that has slits on the bottom on each side.  I love that the slits come up high enough so I can still stick my hands in my pockets. I wore it over an outfit but I wanted to show other ways that the Joy can be wrapped.

Here is the original way that I wore it yesterday-open and flying around in the wind. I think I will also be wearing it this way over my Julias as well! I love the additional layer!

But then there's also other ways you can wear it- like how about this way with it wrapped around? I took the two ends and wrapped them in front and tied them in the back. You can tuck the back in your skirt or leave it open in the back. I think it looks better with the Madison tucked in but a Cassie skirt would look awesome untucked. A lace Joy would be super pretty this way as well! Oh, and Joys are not only sweaterish looking like this! There's lace or more of a chiffon and patterned, etc. Lots and lots of options!

You can see a little bit of it hanging in the back in this picture:

And here it is tucked in the back of the skirt:

And then there's another way you can wear it too! Again, I think it might look better with a Cassie skirt (which is a pencil skirt) because it is straight but I turned the Joy around and now it is a whole other look! I think a lace one would be so pretty this way too! Especially if you put a tank under it. A beautiful sleeveless look for the summer!

Today I wore it over this Julia for lots of green!

I hope you all enjoyed these ideas and a few different ways to wear your Joy!

Guess what! Leigh is so giving that she has agreed to give each of you a $10 discount when you join her Facebook group! Find her on Facebook by typing in Lularoe Leigh Wohar and request to join!  Just mention my name or the blog name when checking out and she will apply your discount! Use it on a Joy or a Madison or a Julia...the list goes on and on! One of the reasons I love Leigh's Lularoe shop is that she leaves her albums up 24/7! Not many consultants do this-you have to wait for a sale on Facebook or Instagram or a Live sale or a Group sale but not with Leigh! Shop anytime you want and don't forget to check out her leggings karaoke with her husband!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Bold Pattern Mixing

I love pattern mixing! If you have been following me for any length of time, you already know this. It is so simple and adds so much interest to your outfit!

Start with the same color or color family and then match a pattern (or two!). Probably one of my most favorite and easiest combos is stripes and florals. Add a striped top to a floral skirt and you are done!

But enough about's pattern mixing is a bold floral print and windowpane heels. I am loving this floral faux wrap dress from Avenue! It is so easy to throw on and mix and match accessories and footwear. I chose this dress with these heels to wear to work today. You need some fabulousness walking into a Monday!

Thanks for reading and following along with me! Hope you had a wonderful Monday!


P. S. Check out the pics of this dress!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Style: Belldini

One of my favorite things about having a blog is being asked to try new brands or collaborating with new companies or vendors. I want to introduce you all to a brand that I just learned about, Belldini.  I was asked to review a few items from their collection and I can tell you that they are awesome!

I reviewed the website and looked at the items with my lifestyle in mind. I now live in a warmer (hotter) climate and I work full time but the dress code is fairly casual. I have a child that I do things with but I also love going out after work to happy hour or out to movies and shopping, eating, etc.

I decided to choose three pieces that I can wear multiple ways. The first item is this mint green sleeveless sweater that is studded with multicolor metallic studs. It has a handkerchief hem and is longer so it will go great with jeans or even a pencil skirt. I think the mint is such a fresh color for spring and I love the multicolor metallic studs because your accessories then can also be multicolored metals!

Here are a few pics of this first look:

Sleeveless sweater top- Belldini (online recent)
White jeans- Royalty for Me (online last year)
Gold sandals- Payless Shoe Source (last year)
Floral clutch-Francesca's (old)

Next I chose two pieces that I am showing together but I will get equally as much wear apart. I love this royal blue studded tank top and black duster  together for an easy work look. The royal blue color is beautiful and notice the sheer bottom? This is great when you wear it out like this or you can tuck it in and just get the metallic goodness on the top part. 

The knee length cardigan or duster is definitely making a comeback! I love this length of sweater and I will get tons of use out of this sheer black one! I love that it is the perfect length for wearing with pants or skirts and dresses. I also like that it is sheer and patterned because it definitely adds a lot of interest to any outfit!

Here are some pics of this look- excuse the messy windblown look and trust me when I say this was the best I could get since it was so windy!

Black sweater and royal blue tank- Belldini (online recent)
Black ponte pants- JC Penney (online last year)
Heels- Target (old)

All in all, I am very pleased with Belldini. The quality of each item is amazing and top notch. Everything fit well and I was pleased with the ease of the site and the ordering process. The items are ones that are casual yet elegant.  I would definitely purchase from them again.

Hoping you all had a fantastic weekend and a great start to your week!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!