Go'in Green

I always make an effort when I'm visiting my mom to take a trip to her local health food store. They have everything from beauty products to cleaning products with all kinds of goodies in between.  I  just happened to be wearing green and thought it would be a perfect photo op with the beautiful sea grass as my backdrop. The fact that I purchased this fun romper from a consignment shop (recycled) seemed even more appropriate. //Romper $20.00 ~ Double Take consignment boutique here. Similar here.// Sunnies, which I have been living in since I got them~ Alexander McQueen flagship store in Las Vegas Here.// Watch~ Michael Kors here.// Ring $5.00~ 2 Anny's consignment shop here.// Bangles ~ Old Navy in store purchase. Similar here  //Handbag ~ Louis Vuitton speedy here. //Shoes ~ Sam Edelman similar here. Happy weekend everyone!!!


Maxed Out

Summer is all about simplifying and the maxi dress does just that. It takes the stress out of planning my outfits during the warm months (not that planning an outfit is ever stressful to me).  There are so many different styles and silhouettes out there that anyone can wear them.  You can dress them up or down depending on your mood or the occasion. I recently visited my mom and grandmother in Ocean City MD and this dress was perfect for a laid back beach weekend.  Just add a classic denim jacket for the cooler evenings and my look is still fresh and chic. {Dress ~ Calvin Klein ~ Marshall's similar here.} {Jacket ~ J.Crew Here.} {Sunnies ~ my first Alexander McQueen piece! So Excited! A gift from our Vegas vacation, purchased  at the Alexander McQueen store. Here.} Watch ~ The Camille Michael Kors  Here.} Sandals ~ Sam Edelman ~ Here. I just scored two more pair of this sandal in different colors at Nordstrom Rack for $39.90. {Ring ~ Lia Sophia ~ similar here.} {Bracelets ~ Old Navy~ purchased in store not available on line.}


Sentimental Style

I want to give a shout out to my mom in this post for all of the fun trips to Marshall's after church on Sunday's. She is the one I really need to thank for my bargain hunting skills and knowledge. My dad and brothers on the other hand were never happy about these trips because it pretty much meant that their Sunday afternoon was shot! So I guess a big thank you goes to them as well for the ultimate sacrifice for their big sis's fashion addiction.

The necklace is from Pay Half (N/A) and the Chanel sunnies were a Christmas gift from, yes, you guessed it, my awesome husband. The entire outfit is from Marshall's. Tank by Calvin Klein similar here { top by Paraphrase similar here} { pants by Vivienne Tam.  Similar here}.  {The bracelets and ring are from Simply Chic Consignment Boutique. Here}. {The shoes are from Sears similar here.}  The Botkier handbag was a gift from my hubby.


Daddy's Little Girl

Thank you for my sense of humor and style, quick wit, creativity, and most of all, the unconditional love. I am one blessed little girl! Happy Father's Day Dad. You are missed!


Old picture - Fresh Look

Even though this picture was taken last year, the look is still current. It's perfect for the many events that are starting to fill our calendars such as graduations, christenings or daytime weddings. I scored this dress for $20.00 at Daffy's (unfortunately they are no longer in business).

My $20 dress would be nothing without accessories. Just add  one FAB clutch, a great chunky bracelet, ring, and watch. Add a pair of FAB nude peep toe platforms and Voilá, I'm ready to go! {clutch N/A Daffy's $24} this works too {bracelet/Nordstrom rack under $20} {ring-Lia Sophia}  {watch-Michael Kors $225 Nordstrom} here {shoes Sam Edelman $74 Bloomingdale's similar here}.


Never Leave home without them..... accessories that is

Adorn - To decorate, add beauty to, as by ornaments. To make more pleasing, Attractive, impressive.

Creative - Resulting from originality of thought, expression, imaginative.

Chic - Attractive and fashionable. Adapting to or setting current fashions. 

Enhance - To raise to a higher degree, intensify, magnify, To make greater as in Value or beauty.

Stylish - Smart or chic. Being in accordance with current social fashions. 

Signature - Serving to identify or distinguish a person, group, etc.

Original - New, fresh, inventive.

Reinvent - To bring back. To revive.

Inspire - Sudden creative act or idea. A product of your creative thinking and  Work.

Zeal - Enthusiastic devotion to a person, cause, or object.

Express - To show or reveal. To set fourth feelings through art, words, clothing, Etc.

Adorning  yourself will take a little creativity on your part to pull together a look that is both chic and stylish, while at the same time enhancing your ensemble and revealing an original look and signature style that you can call your own.

Sometimes you may have to be innovative and improvise when you come up short in your accessory drawer.  I suggest a trip to the local closet/ jewelry box of your mom or grandmother if at all possible. I’ll bet you will be surprised and inspired by what you find and there is nothing better than reinventing  ways to breathe new life into old pieces.  Accessories enable you to express yourself without speaking a word whether it be with a big chunky ring, bright colored scarf, bangles, necklace etc.  It tells people that you put a little extra thought into planning your outfit and who knows, you may even inspire others to do the same. The bottom line is that accessorizing is just as important as brushing your teeth (well maybe I’m being a little over dramatic, but you get what I mean). If you incorporate it into your daily routine, with a little zeal and some consistency, it will become a habit.

Happy Accessorizing!!

HOT COLORS: mint and yellow and grey

Photos courtesy of mimi boutique. click here to view the entire collection.
Definitions courtesy of dictionary.com

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