Friday, January 31, 2014

Wear Red Day

Hello and happy Friday!  This is my second day back from Belize and let me tell you, I'd much rather be lounging on the beach than dealing with this cold weather!  Haha.  I know many of you are experiencing colder temps than down here ~ I hope you are staying warm!

Next Friday is National Wear Red Day.  I'd like to take a moment to talk about this.  Of course I like any holiday that is somewhat fashion related, but this is important because it is bringing awareness to the number one killer of women in the US: heart disease.  I'm a bit of a health fanatic, and it saddens me that so many women die of heart disease when it can be prevented through healthier eating and exercise.  I won't preach about that here, but do me a favor and make at least one healthier choice this upcoming week, such as choosing grilled chicken over fried or subbing a salad for fries.  Your body will thank you for it. :)

So please join me next Friday in wearing red to support this great cause.  You can read more about National Wear Red Day here.

Here are some of my favorite red items currently on the market.  I recently purchased the red Limited jacket and love it!  I will probably put together an outfit around that for next Friday.  Many of these could also work for Valentine's Day which is in 2 weeks!  I'll have another post sometime next week with different items for Valentines.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yellow + Gray

Yellow and gray are one of my favorite color combinations.  There's just something about the juxtaposition of gloomy gray with sunny yellow. 

It may be hard to tell in the pictures, but this scarf has anchors on it!  How cute is that?

What I'm Wearing
Shirt ~ WHBM (sold out online), similar
Jacket ~ Express (old)
Jeans ~ WHBM
Scarf ~ gift from friend
Shoes ~ The Limited (old), similar
Earrings ~ The Limited (old), similar
Bracelet ~ NY & Co (old)
Purse ~ Kate Spade (old)

Friday, January 24, 2014

White Out

I briefly touched on the idea of doing a monochromatic look in this post and this is probably the closest I will get to doing that (unless I try an all black outfit sometime in the future...).  I love the freshness of wearing white and I paired it with the leopard belt and tan boots to keep the overall look neutral.  It turned out better than I expected.  Of course, I had to throw in a bit of color with my bag.  I just love color too much to leave it out. :)

This is my little baby, Max.  He is the sweetest dog!  He may show up on the blog on occasion. :) 

What I'm Wearing
Sweater ~ WHBM
Jeans ~ The Limited
Belt ~ Banana Republic
Boots ~ Steve Madden (old), similar
Purse ~ Kate Spade (old)
Wrist Bling ~ The Limited watch (old) and Stella & Dot bracelet

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Vacation Bound!

Good morning!  At this time tomorrow I will be on my way to Belize for a week of relaxation with my sweet hubby and his parents.  It's our first trip out of the country together and I'm so excited!  Belize looks so beautiful in all of the pictures and videos I've seen and I can't wait to see it for myself.  I have a few posts scheduled to publish while I'm gone, but I might have to make a post or two of Belize pics while we're there.  If I don't get a chance to do that, I will definitely be posting pics to Instagram, so be sure to follow me there!  Have a great rest of the week! :)

What I'm Wearing
Tank Top ~ The Limited
Cardigan ~ Banana Repulic (old), similar here and here
Belt ~ The Limited (old), similar
Jeans ~ WHBM (old), similar
Shoes ~ Bibi Lou (old), similar here and here
Necklace ~ Francesca's (old), similar
Earrings ~ old, similar
Bracelet ~ Guess (old), similar here and here

Monday, January 20, 2014

Chambray + Sequins

This is a milestone post ~ it's the first one in which I am wearing heels!  I got the somewhat good news on Friday at PT that I could wear heels for very short periods of time, and I think he agreed to that only because it's like the 5th time I've asked, haha.  So while I still can't wear heels on a daily basis, I can at least use them to accessorize my outfit posts. :)  I should be able to wear heels more consistently in about 2 months.

As I've mentioned before, I love a good sparkly piece of clothing, especially skirts!  I also love to wear them more often than just for special occasions.  One way to get away with that is to dress it down a bit (of course you can also wear it in all of its sparkly glory even if it's not a special occasion ~ there is nothing wrong with that!).  For this post, I've opted to dress it down with a chambray jacket.  This is a nicer version of your typical jean jacket so it's dressy enough to look great with the skirt.

What I'm Wearing
Dotted Shirt ~ Express (old), similar
Chambray Jacket ~ The Limited (old), similar
Sparkly Skirt ~ The Limited (old), another option here and full length version here
Shoes ~ Steve Madden (old)
Clutch ~ Henri Bendel (old), same style in white
Necklace ~ Express (old), similar here and here
Earrings ~ Express (old), similar
Bracelets ~ Banana Republic and The Limited (old), similar option

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekend Sales!

Any type of holiday is typically great for shoppers because of all the sales!  I've rounded up some of my favorites from a few stores that I hope to have time to check out this weekend.  Most of these places are offering 40% off or more!

The Limited

Friday, January 17, 2014


I love wearing stripes.  Being short, I have to be careful to make sure they look flattering, but fortunately for the most part that hasn't been much of an issue.  The striped shoes I'm wearing are the ones I mentioned in this post that I got from Bass Pro Shop!

What I'm Wearing
Shirt ~ NY and Co (old), similar
Blazer ~ Banana Republic (sold out online), similar in black and white
Jeans ~ WHBM
Necklace ~ The Limited (no longer available online), another option
Bracelet ~ Etsy, very similar here and here
Ring ~ ILY Couture (silver is sold out but gold is still available)
Shoes ~ Natural Reflections, similar here and here
Bag ~ Kate Spade (birthday gift)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


When I put together this outfit, I thought that a simple white button up would be the best combo with the intricate lace-like pattern on the skirt and the cool cutout design on the purse.  Looking back at these pics, I like them, but I also think that I could have added a little something more, such as a blazer or cardigan.  This is part of the reason I started this fashion diary ~ not only to document what I wear, but learn how I can improve the way I style my clothes. :)

What I'm Wearing
Shirt ~ Calvin Klein 
Skirt ~ The Limited
Necklace ~ Tiffany's
Earrings ~ Express, similar
Shoes ~ Tahari, similar here
Purse ~ Henri Bendel

Monday, January 13, 2014

Purple + Orange

Happy Monday!  Welcome back to reality, ha.

I love experimenting with different colors to come up with unexpected combinations that look good together.  Purple and orange?  Sure, why not!


What I'm Wearing
Top ~ Jones NY (old), similar
Jacket ~ WHBM (old)
Jeans ~WHBM (old), similar
Shoes ~ Target
Clutch ~ The Limited (old), similar here and here
Earrings ~ Urban Outfitters (old), similar here, here and here
Bracelet ~ Etsy, very similar here and here

Friday, January 10, 2014


TGIF!  The first full week of working after the holidays is challenging!  Ha ha...

When I first saw this sweater, I thought the heart pattern was so fun.  After pairing it with the red pants, I realized this could also be a great Valentine's Day look that's not too obvious.  Then throw on a leather jacket and leopard scarf when you go out to give it an edge.

What I'm Wearing
Sweater ~ The Limited
Jeans ~ WHBM (old), similar
Jacket ~Victoria's Secret (available in other colors)
Scarf ~ The Limited (old), similar here and here
Shoes ~ Target
Necklace ~ WHBM (old), another option here
Earrings ~ Express (old), similar
Bag ~ Kate Spade (old), similar here and cute clutch option