Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Outfit: I wish I had more gingham in my life

I wish I had a gingham shirt in every color in the world. I don't know what it is about this print that I love so much, but I wish I had more of it in my collection. This is the only gingham print anything I own; something I purchased about 6 or 7 years ago from American Eagle. Yes, I know, I am a clothes hoarder. I think I may even have a few items in my closet from high school, which was more than 15 years ago.

These jeans are, by far, the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn; they are Gap's 1969 legging jeans. They literally feel like I am wearing yoga pants. I purchased this bright watermelon pair last year on clearance, so when I saw them in red and blue (on sale now), I bought them too. They also came in purple, but I already had a pair of purple skinnies I purchased from Kohl's. 

Gap keeps expanding their jean leggings and now have several styles. There is a cropped version, which is more of an ankle pant on me, and now an ankle zip version. When you get a chance you need to check them out. They fit like a glove, no matter your shape. This pair is actually a size larger than I would get, but because they are so stretchy, they stay up without any problems.

You will be seeing more of my Gap jean leggings real soon!

 Thank you very much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

top: American Eagle | bottom: Gap (similar here) | shoes: BCBGeneration (similar here)
bag: Steve Madden | accessories: necklace (here) and bracelet J. Crew, earrings: TJ Maxx, belt: Express

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Outfit: Pop of Pink

I hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather was great here in Atlanta; it hasn't gotten too hot yet.

I always get off to a slow start on Monday mornings. Dresses are always easy since there is no trying to match a top with a bottom.  I opted to wear this dress because it's comfortable and easy to style. I grabed one of my favorite pink H&M blazer, to brighten things up a bit.  

This blazer is one of my favorite pieces.When I saw it in the store, I had to have it. I only wish it came in more bright colors, maybe green or yellow.

...if you look really close, you will see that this pink belt is actually calf hair. You will see this belt soon in gold and blue.

Thank you so much for reading!

 :: Outfit ::

dress: Ann Taylor | blazer: H&M | shoes: Target | computer bag: Target
accessories: Ann Taylor Loft belt, Target necklace, White House Black Market earrings

Monday, June 25, 2012

Outfit: Weekend Stripes...

As you will come to see, I own a lot of dresses. They are fast, easy and stylish. Not to mention I find it easier to get a better fit with dresses than skirts and pants. Finding clothing to accommodate my larger hip and thighs and smaller waist is very challenging, and often requires expensive alterations. My alterations bag in my closet often sits in my closet for months. I try to take in at least 3 to 4 items at a time, because my tailor gives me a little discount the more items I have.

...Venus and Bella still trying to get in the picture!

Ok, Bella is first, while Venus is patiently waiting her turn.

If you look really close, you will see the top of Bella's head. I really think she wanted to take another picture.

Thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

dress: Calvin Klein | necklace: J. Crew | bag: Jessica Simpson
Accessories: The Limited bracelet, Target watch, TJ Maxx earrings

Outfit: Daytime Sequins

Sequins is probably the one thing I love more than animal print. If I thought I could get away with wearing animal print and sequins together everyday, I would. So in an attempt to tone down my sequins for daytime, this is what I came up with.

When I saw this sequined cami dress on super sale at Express, I knew it would be perfect to wear as a skirt. I have been wanting a sequin skirt that was a little for flowy to tone down the sexiness for daytime wear. This "beige" (the color description used by Express) sequined dress is the golden bronze color;  I fell in love with it immediately. My creative mind stated racing with all of its possibilities. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

 :: Outfit ::

dress: Express (worn as a skirt) | top: Target chambray shirt
sleeveless Trench Vest: Forever 21 | shoes: Guess | purse: Jessica Simpson
accessories:  thrifted Ralph Lauren belt, J. Crew bracelet, Target watch

Friday, June 22, 2012

Outfit: Orange Leopard

I must admit I have a little bit of an obsession with leopard, so you will probably see a lot of leopard on this blog. There was a time, a long time ago when I was in 8th grade, I wore A LOT of orange. I even had a pair of orange jeans. It always amazes me how trends come back in style...if I only still had those jeans.

I love the ponte skirts from Express; they are the best fitting skirts. I have a hard time finding bottoms that fit, since my waist is smaller and my hips and thighs are thick. Most skirts and pants that fit in the waist are too small in the hip and thigh area; and if they fit in the hip and thigh area, it's too big in the waist. Alterations are often needed, so when I find items that fit right off the rack, I buy it in all colors.  

I have a version of this orange skirt in cream I bought last year, so I when I saw it in orange it was a no brainer...waiting on the next sale to get the navy blue.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great day!

:: Outfit ::

blouse: Old Navyskirt: Express | shoes: Guess | clutch: The Limited
accessories:  belt from a dress, leather earrings from kiosk vender in the mall,
The Limited bracelet and necklace

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Miami Heat - Day 2

Breakfast in bed...
Vanilla pancakes, shrimp & salmon omelet, and roasted potatoes...mmmm!

Swimsuit: H&M | Sleeveless Fly Away Cardigan: Target | Wedge Sandals: Target | Straw Tote: Macy's (very old)

This chandelier was beautiful...I had to get a picture.

We spent another day at the beach. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting next to the person you love while listening to the sounds of the waves. The weather was perfect, not to hot with a nice cool breeze. 

Hubby is wearing -  Shirt: Target | Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: Steve Madden; 
I'm wearing - Dress: Express | Belt: Banana Republic | Clutch: Express | Earrings: Target | 
Necklace: J. Crew (ebay) | Watch: Target | Shoes: Nine West

After dinner, we decided to check out the club scene. If you have ever been to Foutainbleau, then you know the lobby of the hotel turns into a nightclub at night. There was a bar, a DJ, and a ton of people having a good time. Hubby and I decided to hang out in the lobby instead of spending the $100 per person to go to Liv (which is located in the club). Maybe next time we will see what all the hype is about.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Miami Heat - Day 1

After eating breakfast, we decided to head down to the beach for some R&R.

Ready for the beach!

Reading: James Patterson's Guilty Wives,  the July issue of InStyle magazine, and the hubby is reading Sun Tzu's The Art of War (for the 100th time).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welcome to Miami!

Hubby and I decided to get away for a long weekend to Miami Beach, Florida. I was able to persuade him to stay at the infamous Fountainbleau Hotel; and we were not disappointed!

The customer service was superb and the room top notch, very modern. There's nothing worse than walking into a hotel room and it looks like it hasn't been updated in your lifetime.

You see it...Every room has a 20" iMac! Foutainbleau is setting the bar really high!

After arriving at the Fort Lauderdale Airport, getting the rental car, and making the 30 minute drive in the rain to the hotel in Miami, it was after 8:00 pm; so we decided to order in room service. We just wanted a little snack to hold us over until breakfast.

We ordered rotisserie wings and  a chicken quesadilla, which was delicious. The guacamole was probably the best I've ever had. My husband was laughing at me dipping my wings in it.  Believe me; it was GOOD!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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