jazzed in a jumpsuit

Umm, I haven’t been this jazzed about a trend since I realized I could wear denim tops to work, readers. I decided I am LOVING the jumpsuit trend. For the record, I had tried on shorts/rompers many times in the past, before I realized I just feel more comfortable in a full length/pant jumpsuit. My fiance,Continue reading “jazzed in a jumpsuit”

fiery floral (aka second chance, part two)

Well, readers, if you read my last post, you know that I am on board for Kohl’s these days. This dress is another gem that I found on my recent trip. Umm, heck yes it’s the J Lo brand, readers. And heck yes, it has a snazzy back opening. And lastly, heck yes, I woreContinue reading “fiery floral (aka second chance, part two)”

classic in second chances

There’s been many a time that I’ve passed up Kohl’s, readers. But let me tell you, I was really wrong to pass up their clothing and accessories. I mean, Elle has a line there and so does Vera Wang. How can you go wrong? I hopped over to my local Kohl’s and checked out theirContinue reading “classic in second chances”

reflecting on ruffles

My love of ruffles is exceeded solely by my love of mint, I think. In fact, I love ruffles so much, I did some research (nerd alert) on dictionary.com about the origin of the word ruffle. The word ruffle originated somewhere between 1250-1300 originally as a descriptor of a “crumble” or a “rumple.” I loveContinue reading “reflecting on ruffles”

power suit/power clash

Some days, even though my job doesn’t really call for it, I just really want to rock a power suit..and not just a power suit, I want to power clash in a power suit. While I don’t envy people who have to wear them everyday, I like the option of sporting the look occasionally. Well,Continue reading “power suit/power clash”

totally toile (aka resale redo)

If there’s one thing I can rarely turn down it’s snacks (generally cheese and carbs), discount shopping, naps…and toile. I’m a sucker for anything toile printed, which really is no surprise. A fabric that features pastoral romantic scenes repeatedly? Sold. The other day when I stopped quickly into a resale shop, I found a somewhatContinue reading “totally toile (aka resale redo)”

mad about magenta

Readers, I found myself reaching for a sweatshirt this morning. Let’s face it. This whole winter weather in spring thing is kind-of a downer. On the other hand, it’s sunny. So, I had a mini talk with myself while getting ready: “Self. You can’t wear sweats today to work. It’s not okay to violate aContinue reading “mad about magenta”

divine diane

I’m a huge fan of designers, in general, but a few of them really have my heart. Diane Von Furstenberg is one of the designers that really has my heart, my respect, and my admiration. Having started her company in the 1970s, she invented the wrap dress in 1974. Wrap your brain around that, readers.Continue reading “divine diane”

strong and small

Do you ever have those days that come full circle? My day started out with my feeling super strong, then feeling super small….and then feeling super strong again. I guess that is to say that I started my day feeling as though I was proudly representing myself, only to turn around and make myself small.Continue reading “strong and small”

happy in hand-me-downs

Hand-me-downs can sometimes get a really bad rep (old, used, ill fitting, and/or out of style clothing). However, since I was a little girl, I’ve gotten some pretty rockin’ hand-me-downs. In the 90s, it was Doc Martens, overalls and flannel skirts. Once we all grew up a bit, it became more about heels, skirts andContinue reading “happy in hand-me-downs”

slightly pressured plaid on plaid

One of the funny things I’ve noticed about being a fashion blogger is how my own internal battles manage to show themselves in my blogging prep (putting together outfits, writing, frequency in posting, etc). Here is how the internal battle madness ensued the other morning when I thought, “my outfit isn’t really blog worthy” andContinue reading “slightly pressured plaid on plaid”

nod to the nineties

As you probably all know by now, I’m a fairly nostalgic person. So, when I put this outfit on, I knew I was drawn to it because of its 90s feel. As my girlfriend put it, it’s my “90s coffeehouse look…maybe Phoebe at Central Perk or Blossom hanging out.” …that pretty much covers it. Dress:Continue reading “nod to the nineties”