Fall Fashionista Giveaway

**Congratulations to Amanda, a stay at home mother of two boys and a blogger! You’ve won the dress – check your email!** *THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED* The Fall Fashionista Giveaway Event hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years is finally here! Starting today (October 14) through the 19th you’ll have the chance to […]

Days 12 & 13

Black pants. Striped tee. Two essentials. Day 1: Dark Denim Trousers Day 2: Denim Skinnies Day 3: Pencil Skirt Day 4: The Little Black Dress Day 5: The IT Dress Day 6: Scarves Day 7: Cocktail Rings Day 8: Statement NecklaceDay 9: Statement EarringsDay 10: The BraceletDay 11: Pearl Earrings

Day 11: Pearl Earrings

When all else fails, pearl earrings: Day 1: Dark Denim Trousers Day 2: Denim Skinnies Day 3: Pencil Skirt Day 4: The Little Black Dress Day 5: The IT Dress Day 6: Scarves Day 7: Cocktail Rings Day 8: Statement NecklaceDay 9: Statement EarringsDay 10: The Bracelet

Day 10: The Bracelet

Many, many years ago (you know, before dinosaurs roamed the earth,) I read that European women preferred to have sleeves that exposed the wrists.  I may have read that they considered it more sexy (my memory may be a bit fuzzy on that one though – someone correct me if I am wrong, thanks.)  Since […]

Day 9: Statement Earrings

For the Updo days, I firmly believe in a good pair of earrings that bring balance to the force frame the face.  Sorry, my sons have been watching Star Wars again. Seriously, we could not get a good shot of these earrings.  Please know that they are great – the perfect mix of formal and […]

Day 8: Statement Necklace

It’s my humble opinion that everyone should have a statement necklace.  The kind of necklace that will make any plain t-shirt appear to be more than……just a t-shirt. I bought this red linen dress from Zara this past spring, and it’s not much more than a sack really (but it’s perfect for the 100+ degree summer […]

Day 7: Cocktail Rings

Why are they called cocktail rings?  Here’s my wiki-definition: Any ring that draws a lot of attention to whichever hand is holding a cocktail. I actually had no idea why they were called cocktail rings until a few years ago.  If you use your hands to help you talk, you should have extra fabulous cocktail […]

Day 6: Scarves

I can’t say enough about scarves.  I love them.  Even if you’ve never worn one, try it.  They can make you feel hip, cool, mature, creative, elegant and, well, warm!  I love them so much I even found the courage to post a vlog tutorial.  I know this outfit is essentially jeans and a t-shirt […]

Day 5: The IT Dress

Your IT dress will most likely be different from mine, but I think every one’s IT dress should fulfill a few requirements: 1. You should love it. 2. It should make you feel like a million dollars. 3. It should reflect your style. 4. If you are really, truly lucky – no one else will […]

Day 4: The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress.  Need I say more? I must say more, but only because this fabulous LBD is from the Jennifer Lopez collection (see the other JL for Kohls outfit I reviewed here.)  I love it. The fabric is nice and thick (let’s see how it stands up to the test of wear and […]

Day 3: Pencil Skirt

I’ve seen women of every shape and size look good in a pencil skirt.   Personal Case in Point: My sister Aurelia always said she looked awful in them – they made her hips look funky.  Fast forward a few years (and many shopping trips later) and she showed up at my house one day wearing………a […]

Day 2: Denim Skinnies

When the little nuclei of my amazing genetics were entering the codes for thigh structure (bone, muscle and tissue,) it was the late 70s.  The very late 70s and my nuclei obvioulsy thought that trouser pants were here to stay.  That’s my explanation for why my genetic “team” failed to take into account that I […]

Day 1: Dark Denim Trousers

For the month of October, I will be participating in 31 Days of……Wardrobe Essentials.  This post contains over 600 link-ups for 31 days of varying things, how to’s, ideas, suggestions, etc.  I will post one essential item I think every wardrobe (or at least my own) should have.  Day 1: Dark Denim Trousers. These jeans are […]

Breast Cancer Awareness + Giveaway Winner

Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  I’m sure you’ve already been seeing pink everywhere (even food packaging is pink…..even when they won’t be donating any proceeds to charity, those unethical marketing departments have caught on quick – watch for it.  If it doesn’t say that a portion of the proceeds, etc., […]

That Old Hollywood Glamour

This is my first review of the Jennifer Lopez collection for Kohls.  I think it really helped that I had just come off the disappointment of Missoni for Target.  Next to that, Jennifer Lopez’s new collection is like a gold mine!  Okay, not really, but at least it doesn’t look and feel like it’s cheap.  […]