Color Me Peach and Black

2 Jul

Any true Prince fan should understand the title for this post. 

I’ve had this shirt for years and am just now wearing it. I bought the shorts last year at Nordstrom Rack on clearance. It’s a small miracle really that I can still fit them considering I’ve gained weight, lol. 

When I’m hanging out with my sons, I like to look like a mom minus the waist high jeans circa 1980. However, I don’t want to look like their grandma either. 

So the quest for the middle road was found here: 

At the library with my wee one. My shopping tote courtesy of my lovely friend Karen who resides in Abu Dhabi. 

I love the drama in the back. 
And the front as well. You can see the geometric print of the pockets peeking out from one of the rips. 

I added a ornate necklace to serve as a faux collar for the mandarin neck and kept everything else simple. 

Completely covered yet still stylish for the win! 

Top: Niche

Shorts: Nordstrom Rack

Sandals: Macy’s

Jewelry: Macy’s 

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Sizzling Summer

29 May

It looks like it’s going to be a hot one here in Indy! I’m not really into dessert temps so I’m going to try to keep as cool as possible, lol. Below I’ve listed a few things that will be the foundation of my summer wardrobe. I definitely don’t want anything too tight. I want to keep it simple, cute and cool. 

Dresses might just be the way to go as long as they are loose air will be able to circulate without a problem. This one is so pretty. It’s from Anthropologie. I love the back detail. 

These two are by BCBG. I just purchased the one on the right in nude. I plan to wear it to a graduation (will post pics later). 


You can’t go wrong with rompers. They are easy to style, cute, and can be dressed up or down. This one is only $55. The pattern is adorable, too. 

Free People retro romper-I’m crushing. 

Of course you need a cute pair of heels specifically for the summer for more dressy occasions. These are only $34! 

I couldn’t leave out a fun pair for outings such as to amusement parks, vacations, festivals, and fairs. 

We can’t forget functional. These look comfy and would be perfect poolside. Love the pop of color as well. 

A statement necklace will give the plainest ensemble some jazz. I just purchased this from Chicos and it was $89. I plan to get a lot of wear out of my “red hot chili” necklace! The possibilities with this one are truly endless. 

And summer just ain’t summer without these: 


I love this pair by Versace, especially the leather touch. 

What are you crushing on this summer? Do tell in the comments below. 

Denim Days

18 Mar

Denim is always trendy but even more so this year. I tried the denim on denim look with a dress and boots. 

I like that the dress is not fitted. The tie detail in the front gives it some visual interest so that it doesn’t look like a potato sack. I also like the that it has pockets. 

Dress: American Eagle

Boots: Uggs via Nordstrom

Jewelry: Macy’s 

  

  

Born

23 Jan

Today is the day I was born. I am simply thankful to see another year. I am also thankful for the overwhelming love that was freely shown to me.  

  Sweater: Free People

Leggings: Anthropologie 
Boots: Von Maur 

Necklace: The Bauble Bar

I didn’t take off work as I normally do and it was such a blessing. God is so good and had many people working on His behalf all in honor of me. 

   
    
    
    
  
 

Miracle in a Bottle

13 Jan

Has anyone tried micellar water? It’s the latest craze in skincare and being that my skin can be an oily, acne prone mess, I thought I’d give it the old college try. 

  
I must say I’m glad I did. This stuff is fabulous. You can use it to remove make up, to freshen up, or for general cleansing. I use it as an astringent to remove any leftover traces of dirt, make up, oil, or soap scum. 

There are different brands on the market, but I settled for Garnier  because their list of ingredients was shorter than that of the other companies-even Simple, believe it or not. They also have a blue bottle that is solely for waterproof make up. It also comes in purse size bottles.  Plus it was only $4.99 which was cheaper than the rest.  

Garnier touts that the water “features micelle cleansing molecules that pull dirt and oil away from the face.” I have no idea what those molecules are but I’m sold! It doesn’t irritate or dry my skin out like alcohol and some other astringents I’ve tried before. 

Please leave a comment if you’ve tried it and let me know what you think! 

Queen of the Ice

11 Jan

We went ice skating again-one of my favorite winter activities. I kept my look simple, a Christmas sweater that reads “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” which is a line from the classic Home Alone, destroyed jeans, and furry socks. I added a pearl necklace for a bit of elegance.

  Of course, a fun time was had by all.

Ice Queen

28 Nov

Today I took my boys ice skating. We had a blast although my little one wasn’t very happy in the beginning, lol.

 I’ve had the sweater for awhile and thought it would be perfect for ice skating. It has an attached tutu and thumb holes for added hand warmth.

 I didn’t want anything to bulky underneath so I chose a pair of pink leopard leggings. Pink scarf, socks, and boots finished it off.
 I even ran into a student, lol, and skated a few times with her.