Posts Tagged ‘dress’

The Best and The Brightest – Orange

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Orange Crush. It’s the new red and looks best with a neutral, like beige or black.

how to wear orange

1. Nail Polish

2. Necklace

3. Button Down Shirt

4. Skirt

5. Jeans

6. Watch

7. Bracelet

8. Sunglasses

9. Clutch

10. Platforms

11. Lip Gloss

12. Dress

13. Tank Top

14. Cardigan

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The Best and The Brightest – Blue

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Electric Blue.  A hue that flatters all skin tones.  how to wear electric blue



1.  Ballet Flat

2.  Pants

3.  Sash Belt

4.  Leather Belt

5.  Sunglasses

6.  Tights

7.  Shorts

8.  Dress

9.  Platform Pumps

10.  Skirt

11.  Bracelet

12.  Scarf

13.  Nano Wrist Strap

14.  Necklace

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Loving Lace

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

If you think lace is just for brides, grandmothers, and girly-girls, think again.  Designers are taking the sweet, somewhat dated material, and making it super hip and current. 

I love this dress by Chelsea & Violet.  It puts a playful twist on skull print with a feminine fit and lace overlay.  The pretty silhouette is a perfect pick if you want to add edge without looking too serious.

Can you say date night dress?

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Valentine Goodie Guide

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Making blueberry lemon muffins in heart cupcake papers for my boys to take to preschool today totally put me in the Valentine’s Day spirit.  Reichen and Latham laughed, jumped up and down, and clapped like crazy at the thought of  passing out the sweet treats wrapped in the pretty print to all their friends. 

And that’s the same reaction I hope you have this holiday, but in case your loved one needs a little help, I put together the following Valentine Goodie Guide.


p.s.  David, just in case you’re reading this, #11 would totally make me laugh, jump up and down, and clap like crazy.  Just sayin’…

Valentine Gift Ideas

1.  Swatch Watch – red

2. Heart Stud Earrings

3. Heart Print Dress

4.  To Love YouGiclee

5.  Pleated Skirt

6.  Valentine Cupcake Papers

7.  Silk Scarf

8.  Heart Print Platform

9.  Red Heart Bobby Pins

10. Red Heart Pocket Mirror

11.  Swatch Watch – pink

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Date Night Duds

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I heart The Beauty Department blog so much that I used three of its recent tutorials – Catty Eye, The Everyday Wave, and The Perfect Red Lip – for date night with David on Friday.  We had such a fun time at dinner and drinks with friends before attending an incredible fashion show in Kansas City, and I just wanted to share a few photos of what I wore.

What did you do this weekend?

JC Penney dress, Target tights, DSW shoes, JC Penny bracelets, BCBG ring, JC Penney earrings, Target belt

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 26

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

 I always get dressed up for date night.  I mean, it’s so easy for moms to get stuck in the pony tail, jeans, and t-shirt rut that any chance I get to put on a dress and heels for dinner and dancing, I take it. 

We didn’t go dancing tonight, but during dinner I was invited to go to a New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys concert this summer.  And guess what?!?!  I AM TOTALLY GOING TO GO!  Ahhh… the memories.  My high school cheer squad did a halftime dance to NKOB’s ‘Hangin’ Tough’ like a million and a half years ago.  And Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys was totally my boyfriend in my mind when the boy band was big in the ’90s. 

I’ll probably wear a dress to that concert, too.  I mean, I’ve got to look my best.  What if Brian Littrell plucks me from the audience to serenade me.


It could happen.

Dillards dress, Target tights, BCBG shoes, Gifted necklace, Gifted earrings, Gifted bracelet

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 20

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

It hit 70 degrees here today which means I didn’t even have to wear a jacket with my tunic and tights.  Me.  Likey.  A. Lot.  But I suppose I need to soak up this sip of spring while it’s here. predicts snow again later this week.  Me.  Not.  Likey.  At.  All.

Boden tunic, Target tights, Vera Wang for Kohls shoes, Nordstroms necklace, Guilt ring, Michael Kors watch, JC Penney bracelets, JC Penney earrings

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 14

Monday, February 14th, 2011

When David and I were invited to a fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Hospital a few weeks ago, we jumped at the chance to attend the event.  We felt honored to support the state of the art Kansas City medical facility since just months ago, the doctors and nurses who work there helped us through one of the most difficult times in our lives. 

You may remember earlier this year, our 2-year-old son, Latham suffered from severe diarrhea which caused him to rapidly lose more than 10 pounds – a third of his total body weight.  We were terrified when our doctor told us we had to take our baby to Children’s Mercy for tests which included cystic fibrosis and celiac disease.  (If you want to learn more about Latham’s chronic condition, you can click here , here, here, and here.)  But Children’s Mercy Hospital gave us the answers we needed; the answers no one else could; the answers which ultimately helped heal our son.  And the doctors and nurses interacted with us in the most caring, thoughtful and considerate way possible which made the ordeal we were going through manageable.

Our son is now healthy.  But so many other children are not.  And it’s through fundraisers, such as the one we attended Saturday night, that allows children all over the Midwest to receive the healthcare they so desperately need, even if they can’t afford it. 

So I hope you’ll forgive me when I tell you that I broke Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge rules for the fundraising gala.  I confess I popped on my party dress – which was not in my 30 for 30 wardrobe – and even bought a new pair of earrings for the festivities.  David and I had a great time and I am happy to report the event raised well over a million dollars.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

BCBG dress, Dillards earrings, Dillards bracelet, Kenneth Cole ring, Target pantyhose, DSW shoes, OPI nail polish, David flowers, Jill the best hairdresser and friend in the world who did my gorgeous hair, Christiane did my beautiful makeup. 

I’ve got the J.Crew Blues

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

I was headed to the gym a couple of days ago when I decided to pop by the new J.Crew store for a minute.  I was super shocked when the one at the mall closed a few months ago.  That place was always packed with people.  I was just as surprised after flipping through the store’s latest catalog I received in the mail this month.  It stated in teeny, tiny, microscopic print – the kind you need those plastic drug store glasses to read – that I should visit the new location which just opened in my area.  I was all like, what?  A new J.Crew location just opened in my area?  How could I not know that?

My heart started beating a little faster when I saw it for myself.  The catalog was right!  There is a new J.Crew location and here it stands in all its brand new building glory.  I swear I heard singing.  OK, I did hear singing.  I can’t get the song ‘Happy Birthday to You’ out of my head.  My two year old toddler has been singing the catchy tune for weeks and weeks and weeks.  It’s kind of cute the first 200 times you hear it but now let’s just say I’ve been trying to teach the little dude a new ditty. 

I all but skipped into the store in my gym clothes:  sweat pants, t-shirt, ball cap and tennis shoes.  I touch the t-shirts with ruffles – a store employee walks by.  I twirl a pretty necklace between my fingers – a store employee walks by.  I take a turn at the dresses and wonder if I will finally fit the size I want to wear – another store employee walks by.  I’m getting a little peeved.  No one has even said hello or asked if I was looking for something in particular, yet all around me I’m hearing employees chirp greetings at other customers.  I start picking up items to try on.  I think to myself this surely will get some one to run over.  Nope.  I carry a couple of t-shirts, a dress, and a pair of flip flops to the dressing room and let myself in – another employee walks by. 

After trying on everything, I decide I want everything.  I walk to the cash wrap with my items and wait and wait and wait.  I’m getting more and more and more irritated.  I grab a store employee who is about to again just walk by and ask to speak with a manager.  She says she can ring me up. I reply no one will be ringing me up today.  I repeat my original request.  The store employee huffs off.

When the manager arrives, I tell her my tale.  She doesn’t really seem to care.  She doesn’t offer an apology.  She barely even looks at me.  I realize I’m dressed in gym garb, but believe me when I say that I’ve shopped in worse.  At least there is no baby barf on my shoulder and I’m wearing make-up.  Am I so repulsive that my money is no good here?  Not those exact words, but a something fairly similar spewed out my mouth.  The manager’s mouth dropped to the floor and that’s exactly where I left it and the clothes I wanted to purchase.

I’m totally bummed about the whole thing.  J.Crew is my go to store whenever I need something new.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do now.  I guess I’ve got the J.Crew blues.  Hey, maybe that’s the new little ditty I should teach my son.