This is an outfit I can’t take credit for putting together. My husband and friends all had a hand in this one. My husband had bought me this awesome Jump From Paper purse for my birthday, and then went shopping for this skirt and top, so, I would have an outfit to match my new little purse. (He’s a keeper!) My cousin, Mandie, and friend, Ashlee, both sent me links to these awesome heels I am wearing…they had immediately thought… Read more »

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to eShakti for sending me this dress to feature on my blog. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review. Some links may be affiliate links. Shop the look: Unassuming, dainty and cheerful, the daisy is not as ostentatious as a lily or fragrant as a rose. They subtlety brighten a room without commanding attention. If there was ever a flower I would want to emulate – it would be… Read more »

Shop the look: It has been years since I was last on an actual oceanside beach. I’m pretty sure the last time was in Goa – which is already two years ago! Thankfully, that dry spell came to an end this weekend. My husband and I ventured out to Manasquan Beach and had a wonderfully relaxing time. (If you’re looking for a gorgeous, quiet beach on the Jersey Shore – I highly recommend this one.) And what better time to… Read more »

*This is a post I did last September that I am digging back up. And just a warning, this is not my usual outfit or travel post, so, prepare yourself. (I am just too excited not to share this with you all!) I have never been considered athletic or coordinated in my entire life. However, this past weekend I proved to everyone, and mainly myself, that with enough determination and hard-work I could be an athlete. I successfully ran my… Read more »

Shop the look: I may be a bit early to this party, but I’m showing off my best patriotic look for this post! Why wait until the Fourth of July? This dress had been the result of a maxi skirt/dress buying binge I went on before I left for India. We weren’t able to wear anything that went above our knees, and wearing pants in 90+ degree weather seemed like an awful idea. Maxi dresses and skirts were the most… Read more »

Shop the look: “Matchy-matchy” is usually used as a negative term, but I don’t think there is any such thing as “too color coordinated.” I am all for seeing just how “matchy-matchy” I can make an outfit. This particular one was a bit of a happy accident..I had no idea I had so many accessories that were the same shade of red – even my nail polish and lipstick were the same shade! This outfit all started with my red… Read more »

sheinside skirt

Shop the look: This outfit had indeed caught the eye of many of the people I encountered while wearing it. Some folks were sneaky about their glances, while others were openly gaping…trying to figure out what kind of event I was dressed for (at least that’s what I think they were thinking). The looks could have something to do with my enormous sun hat or brightly colored midi skirt… or maybe it’s because I walk like a newborn calf in… Read more »

ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise is happening right NOW (7/24/2017) Click here to shop it! If you need more info on the stylish surprise event, just keep scrolling. 🙂 Shop the look: Surprises can evoke a myriad of emotions in a person. Some love surprises, while others get a bit twitchy at the thought of the unknown. If you are the kind of person where thoughts of the unexpected make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning, just bursting with anticipation…this post… Read more »

Shop the look: There’s a first time for everything! And this is the first time I’ve ever worn a sun hat. I was planning on waiting until I was at the beach this summer to break it out, but the weather has been sunny and in the 80s (and is supposed to get up to 90 today!)…so, it seemed silly to wait any longer, when it appears summer has already arrived. This sun hat I bought at Target…when I was grocery… Read more »

Shop the look: Happy May the 4th, everyone! Star Wars Day is coming just days after the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” So, I am really getting to show off my inner geek these past few days. Haha. My Star Wars dress has been on the blog before. However, given the significance of today, it deserved another feature! This dress was made by a very talented lady I found on Etsy. It is actually an old (very large) t-shirt… Read more »

Shop the look:   The Last Scene in The Avengers Maria Hill: Sir, how does it work now? They’ve gone their separate ways, some pretty extremely far. We get into a situation like this again, what happens then? Nick Fury: They’ll come back. Maria Hill: You really sure about that? Nick Fury: I am. Maria Hill: Why? Nick Fury: Because we’ll need them to. And come back the Avengers have! I am so excited to finally see “Avengers: Age of… Read more »

Shop the look: Can you see me? I’m over here! This may not be the kind of “camouflage” clothing most folks are used to seeing, but I do blend into my surroundings quite well! (Well, except for my Jump From Paper purse. Haha.) I just can’t get enough of all the blooming trees…or flowered clothing items, for that matter. This top is pretty old..I’ve had it for quite a few years, but I still love breaking it out in the… Read more »

Shop the look: Have you ever had a pair of panda shoes, and just couldn’t decide what to pair them with? Ok, that may just be a problem that I have…but I do really like the way all of my panda attire came together with this little ladybug purse. My panda shoes were a Christmas gift from my mom that I absolutely adore. I’ve been wearing them all winter long with black pants or black leggings and various sweaters. However,… Read more »

Have you ever had a piece of clothing you liked so much that you never wore it? I know that may sound a little crazy, but I’ll explain myself. This dress was something I knew I wanted the second I saw it on ModCloth’s “New Arrivals” section. However, I tried to not be an impulse buyer, and instead put it on my Wishlist and thought about it for a few days. By the time I decided I needed this dress… Read more »

Shop the look: I spent almost an entire weekend admiring a plethora of flowering tress. My husband and I went to visit the cherry blossoms (and magnolia blossoms) in Washington, D.C. So, this seemed to be an appropriate time for me to wear a dress with flowers on it. I’ve had this dress for a really, really long time. It’s actually from Hollister, which means it had to have been bought circa high school. Ha. I haven’t worn it in… Read more »

  “When you play a game of thrones, you win or you die.” George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin’s ability to build characters and tear them down, is absolutely unparalleled. When reading/watching the Game of Thrones series, your favorite character is never safe, and absolutely anything can happen in the blink of eye (literally anything, from direwolves to white walkers…there’s all kinds of crazy stuff). This series is also unique because the book series and the television series are both… Read more »

Shop the look: This is a post about love and betrayal. OK, just kidding. But it sort of feels that way. I have developed quite the love affair with ModCloth. However, after a recent trip to NYC, I discovered a new (to me) clothing store that sent my heart aflutter in ways I only thought ModCloth ever could. I know this will sound insane to most people who live in the civilized world, but I just discovered how dreamy H&M… Read more »

Shop the look: Notice how I am not wearing a jacket, sweater or any other cold weather apparel in these photos. Spring may finally have arrived, folks! It actually made it above freezing here, one day actually made it over 70 degrees Fahrenheit! And it even felt humid. So, it was finally time to break out the light colors and celebrate! My pink pants I’ve had for a couple years, and I actually bought them at the same time as this top… Read more »

Shop the look: After doing a little traveling over the past couple weeks, I realized I have never done an actual “travel” outfit post. I guess this is usually because my travel outfits aren’t what you would call exciting, and I usually look rather windblown in travel pictures. Haha. I’m just not someone who can wear heels all day or have my hair curled perfectly… and be exploring a new city (but if you can, more power to you!). It’s… Read more »

Shop the look:   “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” -Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a book I’ve loved ever since I read it in high school. It’s one of those books I keep rereading, year after year, and I still get lost in Gatsby’s lonely world of glitz and glamour. This will always be one… Read more »

fanskirt

Shop the look: I absolutely love this green skirt, with its little velvet fans. And I really wanted to show you all how fun this skirt from ModCloth is. So, I had a little dance party in the driveway all by myself. Haha. I included some blooper photos of me really looking like a fool, (they’re at the end of the post) to show how about 90 percent of the pictures taken actually looked. (Hence, why the neighbors are a… Read more »

Shop the look: The sun is actually shining and it feels like spring is almost here. The temperatures are above freezing for the first time in months! And while the flowers aren’t blooming yet (here at least), I was hoping to feel a little more spring-like with some flowers in my hair. I bought this flower crown a few months ago, and I really enjoy wearing it. One day I will get a more detailed one, from one of the… Read more »

Shop the look: I’m on a bit of a grey clothing kick lately, and I’m blaming it on the gloomy, cold weather we’re dealing with. (I refuse to make any 50 Shades of Grey references, though. Ick! Not a fan of that whole book/movie.) On a brighter note, though, it’s supposed to be beautiful weather next week! This grey dress I’ve had for a few years, and I tend to break it out during the fall and early winter. I… Read more »

Pride & Prejudice sweater

Shop the look:   It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride & Prejudice is one of the best books ever written. I have been re-reading it at least once a year for about about the past 12 years. I am a really big Jane Austen fan, let’s just say. Pride & Prejudice is indeed my favorite book. And just like with my favorite movies, if I can find clothes that allow me to show off this love…you better believe… Read more »

Shop the look: I know technically you aren’t supposed to like villains. However, I think there are a few exceptions to this rule…starting with The Winter Soldier. Loki and Magneto would also fall into this category, but The Winter Soldier really holds a special place in my heart. He is just such a bad ass! (Excuse my potty mouth.) And it’s not as though he wants to be the bad guy…but before I get going on a rant I’ll switch… Read more »

Shop the look: I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! This year was actually the first year since my husband and I started dating that we went out and did something. We usually order a pizza and binge watch Netflix (say what you will, but that is our ideal evening). We dressed up fancy and went out for a nice meal this year because our days in Wisconsin are numbered. Therefore, we wanted to get out and enjoy as… Read more »

Shop the look: This isn’t the first time I’ve worn this dress on my blog. However, this time I’ve styled it to be cold weather friendly. Maybe it’s the white tights, but now I can’t help but think I was trying to look like Alice in Wonderland in this post. I was not a fan of Alice in Wonderland when I was growing up, though. It scared me, along with E.T. and The Wizard of Oz. (I know, I was… Read more »

Shop the look: It’s that time of year where dreams of flowers and warmer weather are dancing in our heads. However, there’s still snow on the ground, and there’s no end to the chilly temperatures in sight. This outfit is my attempt to brighten up my cold weather blues but still be warm and cozy. I love the embroidered peonies on this sweater and the bright reddish pink color. It’s a nice cardigan for spring, but it’s still warm enough… Read more »