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!


Sandae

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Style: Black and White Palm Leaves

Oh hello there, summer! I didn't know we skipped Spring! It has been rather warm here (sorry not sorry to all of you still stuck in the snow...) with temps in the eighties. I didn't realize it would get this warm this quick but I do think the temps have been slightly higher than the norm. The pool even opened today!


So, I guess I need to work on my tan now. Sorry for the paleness-I just moved here in November. Apartment living has me wondering where to lay out and absorb the rays of sun when the pool gate is closed. I don't have a balcony-I opted for a cozy indoor nook instead and now I am rethinking my decision. But that is neither here nor there.


Look at this gorgeous palm leave print on this Ruby dress! It has me swooning because the shape of this dress is perfect for me but the print is so good! It is the perfect dress to wear out or wear to work. I will put a jacket or cardigan over it to wear to work and change up my shoes.


The V-neck elongates the body and the waist tie cinches and makes it look smaller. I need all the help I can get! I chose my neon yellow shoes to add a pop of color and I love them-even if they are a bit hard to walk in sometimes. Minimal accessories are needed with this dress since the print really stands out and speaks for itself. All in all, another fantastic dress from karinadresses !


Today is also the last day to save 15% on your purchase! Just in time for spring (or summer in my case...!). Click on the link to the right of this post and it will take you directly to shop for your own dress.


Here are some pics of this fantastic Black Paradise Palm Ruby dress:




































I hope you all had a wonderful weekend-whether it was in the snow or sun, it's always a nice time to sit back and relax for a bit until Monday comes around again.


Thanks for reading and following along with me!


Sandae

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Style: A Classic, A Cassie and a Giveaway!

You guys! I talk about Lularoe all the time because I cannot get enough of it! I love all of the pieces and colors and prints. I love the versatility of each piece and the ability to wear multiple pieces multiple ways. 

Lularoe has a lot of benefits for its sellers as well. People make a wonderful living selling these items and make their own hours and wear awesome clothes all while owning their own business! One of these owners is none other than one of my friends, Stacy! We went to school together in Florida and I was beyond thrilled to help her as she starts on her new venture! 

Stacy and I want to acquaint you all with her new business and give you the  opportunity to win a Lularoe outfit of your own! This is so big! You'll get a Classic Tee and a Cassie skirt. The rafflecopter is on the side of this post and follow the instructions to get multiple entries in our contest! 

Meanwhile, check out my Classic and Cassie that I styled two different ways...I thought I'd show it how I could wear it to work and then a different way dressed down. Which way is your fave? 












Make sure you hurry and enter our giveaway! It's open now until March 20. There's four ways to get points! 

Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Style: Knitted Belle Boutique

I am loving the warmer temps lately and it's evident that spring is on the way! With the allergies and rains, comes the flowers and trees and birds chirping and longer days. Oh don't get me started!

Anyways, it's awesome to have lovely dresses to wear when the temps get warmer. I like the flowy style dresses that don't stick to your skin and get you all sweaty. You know what I'm talking about, ladies! 

Knitted Belle Boutique has so  many amazing looks to choose from!  So many cute dresses! Eek! I have two styles that I'm showing you all today. By the way, make sure to use the code CURVYGIRL25 for 25% off new arrivals! 

This is the Border print off the shoulder dress. This is a beautiful white dress that can be worn like this or off the shoulder. I paired it with some fun sandals and a hat. It was incredibly windy on this day and hard to keep my hat from flying away! 






Dress- Knitted Belle Boutique (online recent)
Sandals- Target (last year)
Hat- Walmart (recent-$3.88!)

The second dress is the beautiful floral print dress. This is also a flowy boho style dress and has ivory embroidery. I love this dress so much! The beautiful orange rusty color goes with my coloring so well. I wore this marble necklace and just some heeled sandals and it was perfect! 






Dress- Knitted Belle Boutique (recent online)
Sandals- Target (old)
Necklace- Purple Peridot (online-still available)

I'm so looking forward to spring! How about you all? What's your favorite part of the spring season? 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidents' Day, Going Bonkers and More

When I was younger, I remember working at the bank and getting two days off instead of one. I know there are others out there who used to get off of work and school for Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday! I did a little research because it was driving me crazy thinking about it and here's the gist of the story:

Indeed it was originally two days celebrating both Presidents' birthdays. However, there was a shift in the date due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act ensuring long weekends for workers. In the 1980's, states were starting to change the name from Washington's Birthday to President's Day. By the early 2000's, most states had officially changed the date and the name to Presidents' Day. Federal offices and institutions (like banks!) are closed and most states take the day off and close state facilities as well. Presidents' Day is always the third Monday of February and in modern days recognizes the lives of all the chief executives. Oddly enough, it will never fall on an actual President's birthday since Washington's birthday is on February 12 and Lincoln's birthday is on February 22. 

Now, that all being said, what to do on a long weekend? I thought I'd share a few of the things we had fun doing. Only one outfit to show, but it's a good one! I love my mustard Sarah and I can't stop wearing it! I tied a black swing dress on the side and wore it with some leggings for a fun casual look to play with kids on Saturday. It's the perfect outfit for a mom on the go and all of the pieces can be worn so many ways! 

Take a look: 


Sweater and leggings- Lularoe
Dress- JCPenney 
Tennis shoes- Converse 

We pulled over to snap this pic in front of a restaurant called Saltgrass Steakhouse -  it smelled so good, I wish we could have stayed! 

We went to play at a place called Going Bonkers in Lewisville and boy, did the kids have fun! Even my son who is older had a blast! We went with some friends of ours with younger kids and they had fun running around and playing on the playstations there. 



My son and I had fun making slime. I'm attaching the YouTube link here so you can get the instructions and make some for yourself! We haven't stopped playing with it all weekend! It's super easy to make and most of the stuff you have already at home! 



I did a little shopping for a new pair of tennis shoes for the gym and settled on some black Nikes that I found on sale at DSW. They will do just fine for what I need and I got 3x bonus points on them! 

Two more things-this one is so good it Hurts. Hurts Donuts that is! OMG! This place in Frisco makes amazing doughnuts that are soooo good! They opened up about a month ago and still have lines 24/7. Well worth the wait! 


And I went to see Fist Fight . Maybe not the best movie ever, but it was cute. A little dumb- okay a lot dumb- and some crude humor and language, but towards the end, it got good. What can I say, I like Ice Cube and I've gotta see what he's up to! 

That was my long weekend- how was yours? Of course I spent time reading my current book, We Were Liars, and lots of resting. I'm ready to hit the ground running tomorrow! 

Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Style: Terrific in Teal

Spring is coming!  It's hard being in Texas and seeing the seasons change- mainly because it's been about the same since I got here in November. It's cold for a day or two and then the temps warm up. Yesterday it was 80 degrees!

Spring will be here soon and one of the great things is new prints from karinadresses. I've got the Carolyn on in the Teal Fans design. The shape of this dress is terrific for every body type and the colors are fantastic! You can easily dress this one up or down. 

I chose a nude heel and a floral clutch for some added fun. By the way, speaking of fun, the outtakes are hilarious as my heel kept getting caught in the boards of this bridge! Who says fashion can't be fun? And check out that amazing full moon in the first couple of pics! Beautiful! 

Here are some pics of this terrific teal dress: 










Dress: karinadresses (shop upper right in blog)
Heels: Payless (last year)
Clutch: Francesca's (last year) 
Bracelet: The Limited (old) 

Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae