hi-low hem. pink wedges. stripes. bold necklace.

Happy Friday and weekend! I hope your it's sunny, bright and full of joy!

(artwork behind me was done free-hand by my 9 year old daughter)
Dress - Express
Vest - Forever 21
Bracelet - Limited
NecklaceHRH Collections
Watch - Michael Kors
Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Shoes - Aldo


red jeans in the summer

I have a collection of vests, jackets and cardigans as I think they dress up just about any outfit. One of my clients calls them her security blankets. I agree with her, when I throw on a vest, jacket or cardigan it makes me feel "safe", like it's hiding things I want hidden. What do you think? Is it true or are we just trying to hide our insecurities? 

Tee - Zara
Vest - Forever 21
Jeans - Express
Necklace HRH Collections
Bracelets and Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Shoes and Handbag - Gianni Bini from Dillards


summer uniform

Tee and Earrings - Express
Shorts - Limited
Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Necklace - Custom made by Nat's Knapsack
Shoes - Converse
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke
Sunglasses - Max Azria


a few snapshots...

...of sporty vacation outfits.

It was a perfect evening for a wine and art festival at Sarah's Vineyard Winery, one of our favorite wineries. We just happened to be in the area and decided to visit. The wine, as always, was excellent as were the handcrafted arts. 
I'm wearing...Sandals - Aldo, Everything else - Express

A couple of quick shots before I got drenched on the bumper boats at Rinky Dink Family Fun Center. This was our favorite stop during our mini vacation. You can buy an all day pass and ride the bumper boats and go-carts to your hearts content. Mini-golf, batting cages and other activities make for a fun day.
I'm wearing...Tee - Gap, Shorts - Eva from VS, Earrings - Express, Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store), Necklace - Custom made by Nat's Knapsack, Sandals - Aldo


enjoy the ride

My outfit for the first day of a mini vacation with my family. We were going to to whatever the kids wanted to do so that meant dressing sporty and comfortable.

Loving this necklace from nat's knapsack. Check out all her cute handmade designs on her Etsy shop

Tunic Top and Leggings - Forever 21
Tank Top - Loft
Necklacenat's knapsack
Earrings - Express
Bracelets and Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Handbag - Gianni Bernini from Macy's
Sandals - Aldo

Happy Monday!!!


double date night

Dress - Berlin Village Gift Barn (local store)
Belt - Limited
Bracelet and Bag - don't remember
Earrings - Jewels by Tonya (local talent)
Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Shoes - Guess from Macy's


makeup - before and after

Give a shout out to Heidi who so graciously is allowing me to use her face on our blog. I worked with her in NYC a few weeks ago and am finally posting her pictures. 

Heidi has never worn a lot of makeup for fear of looking to made up and like she's trying to cover up her freckles. I love that she doesn't want to hide her freckles as it suits her and that is how God made her. I gave her a simple routine that fits her personality and sporty lifestyle.

We started with a sheer foundation (Mineral Sheer Tint) to even out her skin tone without looking heavily made up. To further even out and brighten her skin we used Mineral Photo Touch Concealer.
To darken up her brows and frame her eyes beautifully we applied a light application of Brow Tint in Blonde.
Heidi has the most amazing "piercing" turquoise eyes I have ever seen and does not need much makeup to make them stand out. Two neutral shades of Mineral Shadow  was applied along with Eyeliner in Bark and finished with two coats of SuperWear Mascara.
Micro-Bubble Lipstick in Sunberry adds a fun pop of color to finish her entire look.  

Heidi, thank you so much for allowing me not only to work with you but to post your before and after pictures. You are beautiful!


floral scarf. pink shoes.

Top - Loft
Jeans, Pink Bracelets and Earrings - Express
ScarfRig & Co.
Handbag and Bracelets - Thanks to Homespun Treasures (local store)
Shoes - Aldo


colored shorts make me happy

I think I have already worn more shorts this spring than I did all last summer! I can't stop buying wearing all of those bright colors. There is just something about a bright colored pair of shorts, pants, jeans or a skirt that tends to brighten my day and put an extra bounce in my step. Are you obsessing about colored bottoms as much as I am?

Shirt - Zara
Shorts, Earrings and Pink Bracelets - Express
Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Necklace - Custom made for me by Nat's Knapsack
Shoes - Converse


from the studio to the greenhouse...

I work by appointment only so my day can consist of working at the studio for a few hours, a client's closet, shopping with clients, errands or at the home office, etc... So I like outfits that can easily transition depending on my day.
 This day I worked at the studio with a great group of girls and their mentors from Pal Mission and from there went tree shopping for my niece's wedding. I dressed up a pair of shorts and then simply took off the vest, some accessories and switched my shoes for an afternoon at the greenhouse.

Shirt - Zara
Vest - Forever 21
Bracelet and Shorts - Loft
Watch - Michael Kors
Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Earrings - Express
Wedge Shoes - Charlotte Russe
Shoes - Sperry's



An outfit I wore for an entire day of shopping with and for clients. For those days I try and wear things that will move with me, are comfortable, on trend and still look professional. This buttery soft tee from Zara and my Clarks sandals definitely fit the bill. Pulling out this skirt I have had in my closet for about 4 years makes me feel like a have a brand new and trendy piece.

Shirt - Zara
Skirt - Etcetera (old)
Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Leather Bracelet - Village Gift Barn (local store)
Earrings - Express
Sandals - Clarks

Happy weekend!!!


keep me on time

Tee and Shorts - Gap
Earrings and Cardigan - Express
Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Necklace - H&M
Shoes - Vince Camuto from Nordstrom


red, blue and birds

Shirt - Old Navy
Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Earrings - Express
Sandals - Clarks
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke



Jacket - Thrifted (Gap)
Bracelet - Thrifted
Ring - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Necklace - Made it myself
Earrings - don't know (very old)
Handbag - Dooney & Bourke
Sandals - BCBG from Macy's

I wore this dress with a denim jacket and wedges for church in the morning then switched up the accessories for an outdoor birthday party in the evening.

Dress VS
Belt - Macy's
Ring and Bracelets - Homespun Treasures (local store)
Earrings - Express
Sandals - Aldo