Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Black and White with a Pop

Black and white is classic. I love the colors together or separately. If you know me though, you know I'm more about color. I love basic colors like this but I like to let's say, snazz it up a little?! 

I could have paired a regular solid top with this splash dance skirt from Ollie Marie Boutique but I decided to pair this lace one with it instead since it's one of my favorites. And black and white goes with black and white, right? But it needed something else so why not these adorable neon yellow pumps? This gave it the perfect pop of color that I was looking for! 

Here's a few pictures of this fun look: 






And if you love this skirt as much as I do (or Ollie Marie Boutique), use the code sandaemarch for 20% off your order! Happy shopping! 

Blouse- Target (old)
Skirt- Ollie Marie Boutique (online recent)
Belt- New York and Company (recent)
Pumps- DSW (recent)
Bag- Express (old)

Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Style: Fuchsia

It's been a little while since I have posted a Sunday Style post on the blog! I've been busy with life and just haven't been able to get to it. I hope this changes and I'm able to post much more!

I've been talking colors on the blog in a few of my Sunday Style posts and I thought today I'd do another one and talk about one of my favorite colors, fuchsia. 

Fuchsia is a variation of pink. When you mix other colors with pink, light or warm, they create new versions of the color. Fuchsia is a deep pink mixed with blue. I'm drawn to brighter colors but I love the meaning behind this one. Fuchsia is all about inspiring confidence and assurance and maturity, a more responsible and controlled nurturing and love. You are confident and not afraid to take action. Remember that the journey is often more important than the outcome. 

I cannot love this any more. In my life, sometimes confidence is lacking. I'm going to start wearing brighter colors more often and see if that changes. I have always said, when you look good, you feel good! 

Today's dress was gifted to me from Coldwater Creek and I couldn't be more happy with it! The color of course is a favorite but the cut and material of this dress is phenomenal! If you are like me and have a midsection (having a baby can do that to you- oh, and gravity!), this dress is a must-have. I love the illusion it gives in the front of tying everything up and giving you a waist and showing off your hips. This dress is available in several colors, each of them I know is just as gorgeous as the last.  

You can check out the rest of the Coldwater Creek spring catalog here.

Here are some pics of this gorgeous fuchsia dress: 








Happy Sunday! Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Is that you, Spring?

It's officially the beginning of Spring. Time change has come and gone. We lost an hour of sleep and gained an hour of sunshine. It's making it easier for me to get out and take walks and listen to music. It's more time to do things outside like clean out your car and go to the openings of ice cream stores. 

It happens every year though that Winter rears its ugly head and brings snow storms and cold temperatures. We enjoyed temps in the 60's and now it's dipping back down. Spring, is that you? 

It will be here in full force before we know it. Tulips, my favorite flowers, will be everywhere and the birds are already chirping. Another thing about my favorite season is the clothes! We're able to dress in fewer layers and wear cute shoes! Enough of the snow boots already! 

This maxi dress from karinadresses had me all happy and ready for spring! I loved the temps were warm enough to share it alone but I think I'll be having to stick with a jacket over it for a little while longer! 

Here's some pics of me in the park in this great dress:






Dress- karinadresses (online - shop through link on right side of blog)
Jean jacket- J Crew Factory (old)
Shoes- Franco Sarto (old)
Necklace- Sears (old)

Happy Spring! Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Style Spotlight: Ellis & Co.

Today I am sharing a new favorite boutique with you all, Ellis & Co.! I love supporting local boutiques and small businesses and this Gruver, Texas one is one that you all don't want to miss!

I thought I would show you all two different looks so you could see the variety of products that Ellis & Co. has to offer. The first look is featuring this beautiful floral kimono with a pair of jeans. I wore this out to dinner when I was in Grand Rapids visiting last week. Such a fun look!





The second look is a fun aztec print dress. I wore this to school to teach and topped it off with a jean jacket too. This dress is so comfortable! I love the fun print and when it gets a little warmer, I'll ditch the tights and pair it with some sandals!





Make sure you all check out this online boutique and use the code "Curvy15" to get 15% off of your purchase. Happy shopping! 

Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sandae