We Have A Winner – Fall Fashionista Giveaway

Congratulations to Amanda, a fellow blogger and mother of two boys!  She has won this great Jennifer Lopez Pleated Ponte knit LBD (via Kohls.)  Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway!  Be on the lookout for more information about the Spring Fall Fashionista Giveaway (think March 2012!) Hope you have a great day!

Day 19: Cardigans

Let me guess…..the title sucked you in, right?  Haha.  It’s day 19 of the Wardrobe Essentials Series and I’m featuring cardigans.  Booorrring.  Regardless of the fact that it’s boring, it’s one of my essentials, aaaaannnndddd I’m wearing the dress that is featured in the Fashionista Giveaway (ends tonight at 11:59 CST.) Dress: Jennifer Lopez (via […]

Day 18: Pearl Necklace

I love pearls – I’ve loved them since I was a teenager.  I would wear a strand of pearls every day if there weren’t (occasionally) other necklaces that brought more to an outfit. I really wanted a chunkier statement peice necklace so I twisted these two necklaces (please excuse the poor lighting): to create this […]

Day 17: Keeping You On Your Toes

I used days 17, 18, and 19 all on one outfit, so I’m going to let you see it in snippets. Day 17 – A colored belt (or ribbon, sash, or whatever else I can find to accessorize with.) I got this fun orange belt at Target for $3.24.  Does anyone else love their 75% off clearance? […]

Days 14+15+16

Pumps, high heels, whatever you want to call them (is there a difference?) – I think every wardrobe should have these basics: 1. Nude Pump Shoes: Elle (via Kohls) 2. Black Pumps (duh.) Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (via Nordstrom) 3. Really Fun Pumps (I prefer pink.) Shoes: Kate Spade (via Nordstrom) These shoes will be (and have been) in my shoe […]

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 […]