Dress and Bracelet - Express, Vest - Gap, Necklace - Thrifted (Laura Jeans Consignments), Earrings - NY&CO, Shoes - Sperry

In case you have not noticed, I LOVE stripes! I could not be happier that they are everywhere, just waiting for me to snatch them up.

Have a great hump day and go get yourself some srtipes!


Into the blue

Shirt and Shorts - Express, Bead Necklace - Boutique find while visiting in Virginia, Chain Necklace - Express (I took it apart and re-did it), Bracelet - Claires, Earrings - Thrift Store (new from Laura Jeans Consignments in Sarasota, FL), Shoes - Bandolino


Simply Green

Dress - Zara, Jacket and Earrings - Express, Flower Pin - Lane Bryant,
Watch - Michael Kors, Sandals - Aldo

Hoping you have a sunny week!


Buckle Up

Trench Vest - Forever 21, Skirt - H&M, Earrings - Don't remember, Bracelets - H&M and Charlotte Russe, Necklace - Thrifted, Boots - Aldo, Lipstick Micro Red 

Just in case you're wondering, yes, this is the same skirt as in my post 2 days ago.

I have nothing else to say except ROCK YOUR FRIDAY!


Strong and Bold

Yay, Karen is back and looking better than ever! She has not been on here mostly because I have not had time to stop by the Berlin Grande Hotel to take her picture.

A white button up and black pants are staples in Karen's corporate wardrobe. She adds accessories according to her mood for that particular day. Yep, she's a mood dresser. Yesterday the mood must have been strong and bold. Now, if I could just get her to keep her lipstick on!

Pants, Shirt, and Cardigan - Lane Bryant, Necklace and Earrings - NY&CO,
Belt - Her hubby's, Shoes - DSW


Stripe up the band

Stripes are my favorite pattern in all the world! Combining different stripes in one outfit almost makes me giddy. Add my favorite bright yellow and I will feel spunky all day!

If you don't love the combination, but wouldn't mind just one striped peice, here are a few hints. When wearing horizontal stripes on top, keep it very fitted so you still have shape. When doing striped pants, obviously keep it vertical for a long, slim line. When wearing a striped skirt, an inward chevron stripe (like mine) is always very flattering. This doesn't mean you can't do a horizontal striped skirt. Just keep it fitted.

Tee and Scarf- Express, Skirt - H&M, Earrings - F21, Bracelets - Claires, H&M, and Charlotte Russe,
Belt - Wet Seal, Sandals - Gift (Steve Madden)

Go forth, and stripe it up!


Natural Overexposure

I didn't need any extra equipment for my pictures to be overexposed yesterday. The noon sun certainly was bright.
 It was an excellent last day to hang out with my kids before school started. Today I shall throw a party and only invite myself. You know, just to celebrate what all the wonderful teachers do for our children! (And to celebrate being by myself in the office, the free babysitting for the next nine months, etc...you get the picture)

Shirt and Vest - Express, Skirt and Silver Bracelets - NY&CO, Earrings - Lane Bryant,
Necklace - Made it myself, Glass Bracelets - Runway Rags Boutique (local store), Sandals - Aldo, Handbag - Macy's.
For those of you sending your kids off to school this week, have an extra coffee, chocolate, or whatever you want really!


Red Melon

Tank Top and Jeans - Express, Vest - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store), Necklaces - AE and Made it myself, Earrings - Don't remember, Bracelets - H&M, Charlotte Russe, and Runway Rags Boutique (local store), Shoes - DSW, Handbag - Homespun Treasures (local store).

There is nothing better than finding great peices at local stores and boutiques. If you are in my area, stop by these listed above, they are some of my favorites.

May your week be sunny!


Date Night

Say hello to Amy, who is ready to head out on a date with her hubby. Does she look gorgeous or what?!

 Amy is client of mine and I have had a great time getting to know her, and her wardrobe. She sends me this picture last night to make sure her outfit looks okay. OKAY?! Let me be the first to declare; It looks amazing! And yes, she gave me permission to post this. Thank you Amy for sharing your outfit with everyone.

You will be seeing more of her and her wardrobe in a few months as she is on the schedule to do the Client Closet of the Month, which starts in September.

Have a blessed Sunday!



Tank Top and Dress - Express, Necklaces - AE and Made it myself, Earrings - F21,
Bracelets - H&M and Charlotte Russe, Sandals - Aldo, Sunglasses - Gap

May your weekend be relaxing and sunny!


Maxed Out

Dress and Earrings - Express, Tube Top - DIY, Jacket - Thrifted from my friend's closet (Thanks Amy), Necklace - Vanity ( I combined 2 short necklaces to make a long one),
Bracelets - H&M and NY&CO, Shoes - Aldo


Belted and Knotted

Tank Top and Skirt - Loft, Earrings - Forever 21, Bracelets - Charlotte Russe, NY&CO, and gift, Belt - American Eagle, Scarf - NY&CO, Sandals - Aldo


Sucked In

 Tee - Disney store, Jacket and Shorts - Express, Earrings - don't remember, Bracelets - H&M and Charlotte Russe,
Shoes - Sperry, Sunglasses - Gap

So being at Disney, I got sucked into the consumer buying of all things Disney, and ended up with a Mickey Mouse shirt, which is so NOT me. I wanted a vintage looking one, and of course my favorite was in the men's section and was entirely too big. I opted for this one instead. So tell me, can character tees be cool or are they just juvenile?

As for my shoes, you are thinking one of three things...#1 I love that Sperry's are back in style. They are comfortable, sporty, and cool, and you already own three pair like my friend Jen. #2 Hmm, do I really like those. Perhaps they could grow on me. I might wear them if it's with the right outfit (This is me). #3 Or you are like Gail and say "What?! I would not be caught dead in those!" (I love her) Whichever category you fit into, remember, it's always ok just to be you!

May your day be filled with laughter!


Rules are really only suggestions

Dress - Asos, Jacket - Express, Earrings and Necklace - American Eagle, Bag - Limited, Shoes - Nine West

I know it's only August, but I was wondering, how many of you stick to the rule of "No white after Labor Day"? I have a feeling that I once again will NOT be following this rule. Hmmm, I wonder who comes up with these "rules" anyway. In my world, fashion rules are meant to be broken.
Conclusion; Wear white if you want after Labor Day...or don't. Either way...
Have a sunny week!!!



Tank Top - Gap, Cardigan - Express, Jeans - NY&CO, Earrings - don't remember,
Bracelets - H&M and Charlotte Russe, Necklace - Made it myself, Sandals - Aldo

Happy Weekend!!!


Pearls and Lace

Camisole - Limited, Top - F21, Skirt - Express, Earrings - Don't remember, Bracelets - Claires, H&M, and Charlotte Russe, Necklace - Thrifted, Shoes - Ross

My mom always takes me to this great thrift store, Laura Jeans, whenever I'm in Sarasota, FL. We tend to spend hours there. Everything is always so clean, and it doesn't have that "used clothing smell', you know what I mean, don't you?! Anyway, I found a few really great treasures there last week, this necklace being one of them. I shall show you the rest of my finds later.

Have a super, fabulous day!