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Posts from — November 2011

Travel Outfit

By the time you read this I’ll be on my way to Denver for work. I need to go directly from the airport into a meeting, so I needed an outfit that was both comfortable and business casual. This cashmere wrap dress is perfect. It’s warm, comfortable and can be dressed up and down. I bought this six years ago at the NYC Diane Von Furstenberg store. I’ve worn it to dinner parties, for cocktails, to work events and more. Love it! It’s a classic style that won’t go out of style.

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Black Cashmere Wrap Dress
Necklace: Tortoise Shell Link Necklace via Cusp
Boots: Frye Melissa Tie Boots

November 30, 2011   Comments Off on Travel Outfit

Back in Black

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve taken more risks with my wardrobe. However, I still think nothing can beat a simple, stylish black dress.

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Banana Republic (about 6 years ago!)
Belt: Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace: Ebay
Boots: Coach Scarlett Tall Boots (via ebay)

November 29, 2011   Comments Off on Back in Black

Suede Leggings

I wore this outfit for Thanksgiving, nice and comfy! I fell in love with some Balenciaga suede leggings that were ridiculously expensive, so when I saw these faux suede leggings at H&M, I snapped them up. I felt like I was wearing pajamas as I stuffed myself!

The Outfit Deets
Sweater: Target
Leggings: H&M
Boots: Frye Melissa tie boots
Bracelets: Target

November 27, 2011   Comments Off on Suede Leggings


Whew, busy week, haven’t had time to post. I wore this dress to church last Sunday. I’m not thrilled with the shoes, but can’t figure out which shoes to wear with this dress. The only grey ones I have are too light.

The Outfit Deets
Dress: Anthropologie
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Ann Taylor
Bracelets: Target and H&M

November 26, 2011   Comments Off on Birds

Casual Statement Necklace

OK, this outfit looks suspiciously like the outfit I wore a couple days ago. It has the same basic color scheme and, of course, I’m wearing the same jeans and shoes. The necklace takes it up a notch, oui? It’s a casual statement necklace, because it makes a casual statement… 🙂

The Outfit Deets
Shirt: Anthropologie Odille (old)
Jeans: Tory Burch Metallic Denim Leggings
Shoes: Franco Sarto Gala Wedge
Necklace: Sophie & Trey

November 18, 2011   Comments Off on Casual Statement Necklace

Happy 16th Birthday to My Son Jake

It seems like only yesterday when I brought you home one bright, sunny, chilly November day. Now, you’re 16 years old and 6 feet tall. I love you more than anything in the world and am so proud of you!

2 Years Old

11 Years Old with Cousins Brendan and Connor

4 years old and he never played soccer again!

15 years old

Bishop Moore JV Football 2011-15 years old

Bishop Moore JV Football 2011

We love you Jake!

Mom, Mike and Sofia

November 17, 2011   Comments Off on Happy 16th Birthday to My Son Jake

3 Fall Looks For Less

Hi everyone! My niece had career day and for some crazy reason she chose me to shadow. Since it’s no fun sitting and watching me write, I took her to a local boutique: Sophie & Trey to style a few outfits and model them. She then wrote the blog post.
Which outfit do you like best? She would love your comments!!!

Faux suede motorcycle jacket, purple tank, Agate necklace, knit high waist shorts, leg warmers and brown tie boots


Today was career day for the middle schoolers at my school, so I chose my aunt to job shadow. I job shadowed her because I want to mix fashion with writing. We went to a local boutique, and I got to try on clothes and model them.

First Outfit (above): I chose these shorts. You can dress them up or down, and you can wear them to parties, to dinner or really anywhere.  The also have the great fall colors like purple and some browns. Total cost of outfit: $182 (approx. I forgot to write down prices.)


Second Outfit: I chose the sequin skirt because it’s a fun way to dress up a casual sweater or top. You can wear this to parties or you could pair it with a plain white t-shirt and flats and wear it out to lunch or dinner. Total cost of outfit: $144

Ellie actually bought this outfit to wear for the holidays. I love the boots with it as they make the whole outfit more age appropriate.

Dollman sleeve tee shirt, chevron print sequin mini skirt, triple chain gold necklace, long gold and black necklace and motorcycle boots

Third Outfit: I decided to model this dress because it’s fun and colorful, and has fun fall colors like purple and orange!  Fur vests are very in right now and look great with a colorful dress.  Total Cost of Outfit: $240

Visit Sophie & Trey and its sister store 4th and Ocean in Lake Mary.

Find them on Facebook here.

November 16, 2011   3 Comments

Chevron & Denim

I picked this top up at Gap during the 40% off sale. I love how slouchy it is and I really love the print.

The Outfit Deets
Tee Shirt: Gap Chevron Dollman Sleeve top
Cami: Black from Target
Jeans: Tory Burch Metallic Denim Leggings
Shoes: Franco Sarto Gala Wedge
Belt: I think Banana Republic, it’s old
Watch: Toy Watch

November 16, 2011   Comments Off on Chevron & Denim

What a Difference a Belt Makes

When putting this outfit together, I didn’t even think about belting this top under the jacket. Then, I took some pictures for the blog and felt like something just wasn’t right. The top made my stomach look pauchy because the skirt fabric under it didn’t allow for a smooth line. It’s a small thing, but what a difference a belt makes, huh? That little pop of color took attention away from my stomach and gave me some definition.


AFTER: With the pink belt

The Outfit Deets
Jacket: Leather jacket from Diane Von Furstenberg DVF via ebay
Sweater: Sleeveless crochet top sweater from Banana Republic (really old)
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
Tights: HUE
Booties: Ann Taylor Calico Black Suede Booties
Necklaces: (double strand) Target; (single strand) Target
Belt: Talbots Suede Covered Buckle Belt

November 15, 2011   Comments Off on What a Difference a Belt Makes

Grandma’s Afghan

I actually own an afghan with this same pattern. My great grandmother made it and it’s very special to me. So, when I saw this jacket, I was immediately drawn to it. I love the boho, 70s feel.

The Outfit Deets
Crochet Sweater: Topshop Crochet Circle Cardigan
Turtleneck: Tory Burch
Jeans: Topshop Baxter jeans in Berry Red
Boots: Frye Melissa Boots
Necklace: Vintage via ebay

November 14, 2011   Comments Off on Grandma’s Afghan