Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Outfit: Floral and Color Blocked Skirt

I have had these Michael Kors platform sandals for about three years now. They are the highest and the most comfortable sandals I own, and that's including flats. I can walk in these all day with no problem. There is no toe rubbing, no pain on the ball of my feet, the instep is at a perfect angle, and they are the perfect shade of nude for my complexion. I can literally wear these sandals with everything. If you find a pair of sandals this perfect, hang on to them. These babies will be with me until they fall apart.

I just love TJ Maxx, Marshals, and Ross; you can save a ton of money by shopping at any of these chains. These stores often have items that are currently in the department stores for up to 60% less. I scored this top and skirt for less than $40 at TJ Maxx earlier this year. I try to visit my local stores at least once a week, because they get new shipments of merchandise every week.

I am linking up to What I Wore Wednesday.

Thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

top: TJ Maxx (similar here)
bottom: TJ Maxx (similar here)
shoes: Michael Kors (old) (similar here
bag: Michael Kors (old) (similar here)
accessories: belt Target (similar here), Michael Kors watch, 
bracelets Michael Kors (similar here), 
Juicy Couture, and Target (similar here),
rings Michael Kors (smilar here), necklace The Limited (similar here), 
earrings Betsy Johnson

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Outfit: Orange, Pink, and Leopard

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend was pretty uneventful. The hubby and I just caught up on our favorite TV shows on DVR: The Boss, Hell On Wheels, Sons of Anarchy, and Boardwalk Empire. If you have never seen any of these shows, then you don't know what you are missing.

I love the weather this time of year, not too hot with a hint of a breeze.  I was able to convince my husband to be my photographer today, after he came home from his Kung Fu class. He did a pretty good job. He did a whole lot of patting himself on the back while we were looking at the pictures on the computer. He was deep in character, standing on the bench and lying on the ground. That man always makes me laugh.

As you can also see, Bella insisted on getting in at least one shot!

I know I will probably get a few questions about this Isabella Oliver Ruched Tank Dress, so I will give you the story behind why I am wearing a maternity dress while not pregnant. Two years ago when I was researching maternity fashion after reading Amy Tara Koch's book, Bump it Up, I stumbled across Isabella Oliver. Their collection was like nothing I had ever seen in maternity fashion. I loved the idea of "displaying" the bump instead of "hiding" the bump. The side ruching accentuates the bump, making the pregnant woman look slimmer and sexy. 

I signed up for their mailing list, just so I could dream of the maternity wardrobe that I would never be able to afford, as they are a little on the pricey side. To my disbelief, I opened an email advertising an end of season sale for up 70% off. I placed an order and received my package 3 days later. When I tried on several of the items, I was elated to discover that I would wear everything I ordered whether I was pregnant or not. This was one of my best clothing investments. I have many other  Isabella Oliver pieces that I will be sharing with you.

I am linked to Marionberry Style trend of the month.

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:: Outfit ::

blazer: Express (similar here)
shoes: BCBG (old) (similar here and here)
accessories: clutch Express (similar here), sunglasses Target (similar here), 
earrings Betsy Johnson (similar here), watch Michael Kors
bracelets Target (similar here and here), 
necklace Michael Kors (similar here), 

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Outfit: I Love Color Blocking!

Sometimes life gets in the way of doing things you really want to do; and that is why my posts have been a little sporadic. I will go into detail about what has been going on at a later time. But for now, I am making it a point to make time for my blog. You will be seeing a lot more of me - that's a promise!


The dogs are always trying to get in the shot...

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:: Outfit ::

top: TJ Maxx (similar here and here) | bottom: Target Mossimo 
shoes: Vince Camuto | bag: Coach (similar here
accessories: Target Merona belt, Michael Kors watch, 
Natasha bracelet (similar here)

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