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Back to school night for my youngest. I just got this blouse from Ann Taylor with the 40% off coupon. I love all the rich jewel tones and 70s colors out now. As it gets colder I think this will look great with red or navy. And, it’s perfect for my son’s football games as his team colors are black and gold.

The Outfit Deets
Blouse: Ann Taylor Double Pocket Scoop Neck Blouse
Necklace: Adia Kibur tortoise shell necklace (no longer available); similar here
Jeans: Genetic Shane Jeans in Finn Bought via Groupon for almost half off!
Shoes: Poetic License via Marshall’s
These shoes are a bit more cutesy than I usually go but I really fell in love with them!

August 31, 2011   Comments Off on Goldie


One of my blog readers suggested I mix these Ann Taylor red cropped pants with leopard. So, I did. And, it wasn’t just a little leopard, it was a whole lot! Oh, and notice the hair. Now that you’ve seen the picture drawn by my daughter, you can see what she’s talking about!

The Outfit Deets
Blouse: Alice + Olivia via gift card to Shopbop, won via Zestii
Pants: Ann Taylor Red Cropped Pants
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (several years old)
I didn’t put any jewelry with this outfit since the prints were so bold.

August 30, 2011   1 Comment


My 5-year old loves to draw. I just had to share this sketch she made of me. Well, I just want to point out the hair. If you notice my hair is blonde with black at the ends. Every picture she draws is like that, so I finally asked her why. She told me that I have black under my hair. ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I need to start having the underneath colored more frequently… LOL Oh, and don’t you just love the ears? I only have one hole in each ear in real life.

August 29, 2011   4 Comments

Love This Combo: Burgandy & Leopard

I love this burgandy color with cognac accessories and can’t wait until cooler weather to break out my boots. For now, I paired it with leopard, another awesome combo!

The Outfit Deets
Blouse: Zara
Jeans: J Crew High Heel Flare
Belt: J Crew Leopard
Shoes: Reed Evins via Anthropologie
Earrings: Gold leaf via Beall’s Outlet
Bracelet: House of Harlow Peacock Cuff

August 24, 2011   Comments Off on Love This Combo: Burgandy & Leopard

At Work Part 2

OK, I decided to check out a few other outfits. I ditched the tweed skirt, it’s really too hot for it and looks too wintery. When I got to my closet I knew that I wanted something beyond basic black.

Day One

I bought this dress over a year ago, and it’s just so hard to wear. Sure, you can put it with black but that’s so boring. I tried it all: grey cardigan, grey belt, black belt, etc. Since it has green running through it, I decided to pair it with this green cardigan and some neutral accessories. It’s bright but I think I like it. What do you think?

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Ann Taylor
Cardigan: Banana Republic (many years old)
Necklace: Stella and Dot (I can’t wear bracelets to work since I’m constantly typing and they get in the way.)
Belt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: J Crew Alecia Nude Heels

Day Two

Leather for a convention? As an attendee, I would wear the leather skirt. But, since I’m reporting on the sessions, I think it’s better I stick to a cotton blend pencil skirt. I only took pics of the leather, I love this color combo.

The Outfit Deets
Top: Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) via Ebay
Skirt: Ann Taylor (last year)
Shoes: Ann Taylor peep toe pumps
Necklace: Vintage Givenchy

Day Three

Well, I had to have the basic black in there somewhere–and it has pockets! Of course, I’ll actually do my hair and iron my dress when it’s go time! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Ann Taylor (last year)
Belt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Via Spiga Snakeskin via consignment

And, that’s a wrap…”Cut, print, check the gate…” โ€”Grinch

August 23, 2011   1 Comment

At Work

DKNY Tweed Skirt, Ann Taylor Blouse, J Crew Belt, Ann Taylor Peep Toe Pumps

Am heading out to Florida Realtors’ Convention this week. Since I work from home, my suit options are limited. Frankly, I think these outfits are boring and if I have time, I’ll try to come up with some other options. But, I have this lovely DKNY suit and put it together with a few separates. I will probably wear the jacket with the pants rather than the skirt. What do you think?

DKNY Tweed Skirt, Ann Taylor Blouse, Belt and Peep Toe Pumps

DKNY Tweed Suit

DKNY Jacket, Elie Tahari pants, Ann Taylor blouse, Ann Taylor peep toe pumps

August 23, 2011   Comments Off on At Work

Yeah Team!

If you’ve read my resume, you’ve noticed that I’ve been an editor with Florida Realtor magazine for quite some time. I asked you to vote on the outfit I would wear to the awards banquet and it was overwhelmingly for the red dress. Well, I wore it! I didn’t have time to photograph it again that day but I wore it almost exactly like in this picture. The only thing I added were diamond stud earrings and a rhinestone Ann Taylor bracelet.

The magazine won six awards, including four first place awards: Best Overall, Best Written, Best Department and Best Column (Tech & You, which I write.} Of course, as an editor and writer, the Best Written award means the most to me! Congrats to the Florida Realtor magazine team!

Lady In Red

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Banana Republic
Necklace: Banana Republic
Belt: The Limited (years and years ago)
Shoes: Kate Spade

August 22, 2011   2 Comments

Seeing Red

Had dinner at my house the other night. My mother in law helped me set the tables (which I hadn’t planned on doing.) It looked fab! I wore this red dress from Target. I actually should have gotten the smaller size.
Now, for all of you who only wear black, this dress also came in black, and my first instinct was to grab the black one. After all, you can’t go wrong with black, right? Well, true, but it’s also boring! So, I grabbed the red. It’s been a challenge for me to get out of the black-only phase. If something is offered in multiple colors, I always tend to grab the black–and then put it down and pick something a little brighter!

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Target
Belt and Tassel Necklace: Banana Republic
Bracelets: Target
Sandals: Steve Madden

August 22, 2011   Comments Off on Seeing Red

Uh, Am I Too Old For This?

Messing around in my closet as I’m clearing out stuff I don’t wear, I came across this hat from Target. I bought it last year and really like it but I never feel comfortable wearing it. One of my goals is to be a little bolder when it comes to wearing the things I like. But, do you think I am too old to pull this off? Tell the truth, I can handle it!

The Outfit Deets
Hat: Fedora from Target
Shirt: Equipment via Ebay
Vest: Banana Republic
Jeans: Genetic Shane Skinnies
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Pewter Seine Booties

August 20, 2011   1 Comment

Busy, Busy

Today’s a busy day, morning meeting at school (I’m the homeroom mom for my daughter’s Kindergarten class), lunch with a friend and lots of work. I got this at Kohl’s the other day because I love the colors. It’s Fall-ish but won’t make me sweat! Once it gets cooler, I’ll add a jacket and boots (see below.)

The Outfit Deets
Top: Simply Vera Wang via Kohl’s
Belt: J Crew Skinny leather belt in smoldering brick
Jeans: Genetic Shane Skinny
Flats: Tory Burch Edie Flat
Bracelets: Angela Caputi

In Fall Picture Below
Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft
Belt: Zara
Boots: Frye Melissa

August 19, 2011   Comments Off on Busy, Busy