Stripe-dy: Moto Jacket + Blouse + Denim + Ankle Booties

Monday, December 30, 2013


Hey there!  How was your holiday?  Mine was super, filled with lots of family time and games.  We all became addicted to the game Cards Against Humanity.  We played it, like, three nights in a row, because it's so freaking funny.  If you're into Apples to Apples (and a little bit perverted "off"), that game is for you.  It's hilarious and hours of fun!

Speaking of fun, what are your plans for New Year's Eve?  We are just staying in and hanging out with the rest of the family that's still in town.  I always love New Year's, because the infinite possibilities of another year are a-knockin'.  2013 was honestly one of my best years yet.  My niece, Lacey, was born - and she's purdy darn cute.  Matt and I got rid of almost all of our things, packed up one Mazda 3 with what was left of our stuff and our cat & dog, and moved from Florida to Arizona.  Once there, we both got jobs that we love and appreciate every day.  He works for a start up company in Scottsdale, and I work for an animal welfare non-profit, doing what I've always dreamed of: helping homeless animals find their "fur-ever" homes.  Picking up and moving to Phoenix was truly one of the best decisions we've ever made.  I can't imagine not living out West, and I cannot wait to see the adventures that are in store for 2014!





Black and white striped sleeveless blouse: Kohl's
-Similar styles: Cotton On $2 (on sale from $12.95), Amazon $10 (on sale from $24.50), Forever 21 $13.80 or Forever 21 $17.80

Dark wash skinny jeans: Gap
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $7.80Old Navy $27.50 (on sale from $34.94) or Cotton On $29.95

Black ankle booties: Target $20.98 (On sale from $29.99 - I got them for $10 in the store.)
-Similar styles: Amazon $13.99, Forever 21 $16.40 (on sale from $32.80) or Payless $29.99 (on sale from $39.99)




Black moto jacket (also seen here, here & here): Forever 21
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $15Forever 21 $15 or Old Navy $37.97 (on sale from $54.94)

Green clutch (also seen here & here): PrettyPractical






Black spike and wire necklace (also seen here): c/o C. Alexandria By Hand

Sterling silver "A" initial necklace: c/o Sivado Studio






What are your plans for NYE?  What will you be wearing?  Do you partake in the new year resolutions tradition?  I usually don't.  I generally just go into each year with the assumption hope that things will be just fine, as long as I stay positive and grateful.  Sure, sure. I realize that may not be totally realistic, but it's worked out pretty well for the past 24+ years and I am sticking to it ;)

Happy New Year, guys!
Sending you light & love - always.




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Crossing the T's & [Polka] Dotting the I's: Blouse + Skinnies + Flats

Monday, December 23, 2013


I know I keep harping on and on about Christmas... but, seriously. Guys. It's almost here. And I kid you not -- I am so behind that I still have all of my Christmas wrapping [and even a little shopping] left to do. Ah! Good thing I only have to work half the day on Christmas Eve so I can get that started done and prepare myself for the fun holiday festivities, too. It's okay though because I kinda like wrapping... well, no. Not exactly. I enjoy wrapping, like, the first 3 or so gifts. Then I'm promptly over it.

Remember how I was saying I just adore stripes in my last blog post? Well, I wasn't factoring polka dots into that equation. Because believe it or not, but... POLKAS. Now those, man. Those are my jam, for real. I guess I'm just a patterns kinda gal, in general, eh?


Black & white polka dotted blouse (also seen here & here): Kohl's $10.80 (on sale from $36) 

Burgundy skinny jeans (also seen here, here & here): Target
-Similar styles: Amazon $12.99 (on sale from $29.99), Forever 21 $15.80 or Cotton On $29.95

Brown pointed toe studded flats (also seen here): Target $16.98 (on sale from $19.99 - I got them on sale for $6 in the store.)



Mixed metals triangle necklace (also seen here): c/o Wantable

Turquoise stone ring: PacSun

Various gold rings: Jane & c/o Blue Sunflowers

Bracelets: The Shine Project & c/o Ara Nicole



Are you all caught up on holiday preparations? What do you plan on wearing for Christmas morning? And most importantly, I'd like to wish you all happy holidays! Enjoy your time with your loved ones.




Stripe It: Sweater + Denim + Boots

Friday, December 20, 2013


Hi, guys!  I'm going to admit something to you: I'm addicted to stripes.  Like, really, I enjoy them... a lot.  And often.  Oh well.  What can I say?  It's an easy-to-wear pattern and when it's in a white and green stripe, like this sweater, it makes me think of an uh-oh candy cane [not that that is a thing in real life...].




White & green striped sweater: Target $19.99 (I got it on sale for $15 in the store.) 

Dark wash skinny jeans: Forever 21 $7.80

Beige ankle booties (also seen here, here & here): Macy's
-Similar styles: Amazon $15.99Peltz Shoes $23.70 (on sale from $78.99), DSW $39.94 (on sale from $85) or Target $39.99




Blue triangle gold necklace: Nine Blossom $12

Navy blue handbag (also seen here): Target $39.99







What's your favorite print to wear?  Does it depend on the season or are you a die hard fan 365 days a year?

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Sweet Simplicity | V-Neck Tee + Boyfriend Jeans + Flats

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Hi there! Christmas is really sneaking up on me... like really, really. I haven't purchased very many gifts yet. Yikes. I have the day off from work today, so I plan to get as much shopping done as possible. This outfit is basically my errand-running uniform -- simple, straightforward, and comfy. Sometimes the simplest outfits are my favorites, though. Nothin' like the ease of an oversized tee, some distressed boyfriend jeans, and a pop of color to make things go round.

(Speaking of this post, I apologize for the lack of makeup. I'd just had a facial and the last thing I wanted to do was ruin my freshly pampered pores with gunky makeup.)






Gray v-neck t-shirt (also seen here, here & here): Old Navy $9.50
Use promo code "LASTCHANCE" for 20% off your OldNavy.com purchase until tomorrow!

Guess ripped cuffed boyfriend jeans (also seen here, here & here): Macy's
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $7.80Target $13.78 (on sale from $22.99), Old Navy $17.97 (on sale from $34.94), Forever 21 $24.80 or Old Navy $34.94

Pink pointed toe flats (also seen here, here & here): Old Navy
-Similar styles: Amazon $12.99 (on sale from $24.99), Amazon $16.99 (on sale from $19.99), DSW $19.94 (on sale from $29) or DSW $29.94 (on sale from $65)






Navy blue purse: Target, gifted from my lovely grandma

Gold triangle necklace (also seen here & here): c/o Style Lately

Bracelets: Target, Old Navy & a gift from my grandpa



What do you wear for long days of holiday shopping at the mall? Do you dress up or stick to the basics? I feel like I'll forever be the type of girl who -- although I love 'em -- will only wear heels when I know I won't be walking very much throughout the night. What can I say? I like comfort and fashion equally ;)

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Hello There, My Dear: Sweatshirt + Denim + Boots

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Hello there!

We are so close to the holidays, you guys - can you believe it?!  I'm getting pretty, pretty, prett-aaay psyched.  I've been prepping by eating all of my mom's early holiday treats... buckeyes, chocolate dipped sprinkle pretzels, candies, etc, etc, etc.  You name the sugary goodness, I am slamming it into my mouth.  Hopefully I can still fit into my clothes after this month ;P

Today's outfit post features this simple but darling sweatshirt.  I think it is so cute-sy.  Plus, it's really nice that fashion has taken a turn for the comfortable by making quirky sweatshirts acceptable weekend evening wear.  They are so easy to dress up or down.  I just added this statement necklace & some boots and BAM!  Outfit complete.






"Hello there" pink & white sweatshirt: Old Navy $7.97 (on sale from $19.94)
Use promo code "LASTCHANCE" for 25% off your OldNavy.com purchase until 12/17!

Beige faux leather moto jacket (also seen here, here & here): Kohl's
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $19.90 (on sale from $39.80), Forever 21 $20.99 (on sale from $29.80), Forever 21 $37.80 or Amazon $39.99 (on sale from $59)

Ralph Lauren dark wash jeans: Macy's

Cognac boots (also seen here, here & here): Target
-Similar styles: Amazon $11.99Amazon $23.11Forever 21 $30 (on sale from $42.80), Payless $34.99 (on sale from $39.99), Target $39.99 or Old Navy $42 (on sale from $44.94)








Blue & green statement necklace (also seen here): Mimi Boutique













Are you into the "sweatshirts as acceptable clothing outside of the house" trend?  I am so on board, because it means I can be seen out in public and not be considered a slob - yet I'm total comfy & cozy :)  And, in my eyes, you just can't beat that!


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