Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

If This Doesn’t Put You in a Good Mood, I Don’t Know What Will

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

If the LC by Lauren Conrad collection for Kohl’s doesn’t put you in a good mood, I don’t know what will.  I mean, this girl is on roll, with her growing lifestyle sitebeauty blog and People StyleWatch gig.  Her spring 2012 collection is feminine, colorful and California-cool. There are spring dresses, skinny jeans, and breezy blouses in a mix of floral prints and light brights like coral, dusty rose and sky blue.  There is a perfect little black dress, a faux-leather jacket and a tailored blazer – all great wardrobe staples, while a yellow and white colorblock top, peplum vest and high-low skirt will let you check off all the latest trends without spending too much.  And you’ll gasp when you see all the sweet fashion jewelry.

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The Best and The Brightest – Green

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

 Green.  Find your shade – whether kelly, mint, or olive.

How To Wear Green



1.  Silk Dress

2.  Drop Earrings

3.  Cargo Pants

4.  Tennis Shoes

5.  Shirt

6.  Maxi Dress

7.  Nail Polish

8.  Nail Polish

9.  Sunglasses

10.  Eyeshadow

11.  Sweater

12.  Chandelier Earrings

13.  Shorts

14.  Clutch

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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All That Glitters is Gold

Friday, December 30th, 2011

What could be more glamorous than gold? The shimmering metallic color has recently made a stunning resurgence, appearing not only in decorative objects and picture frames, but also in furnishings, sunglasses, and nail polish. It can be as gleaming and reflective as chrome and silver, but gold also has the advantage that its sunny character is infinitely warmer.

Here are a few of my favs.  Enjoy!

1.  Report SignatureMontauk

2.  Kate Spade Ooh La La Necklace

3. Michael KorsOversized Runway

4.  SEPHORA by OPI As good As gold

5.  Ray-BanRound Frame

6.  Z Gallerie Potted Twig Tree

7.  Hive & HoneySkinny Glitter

8.  MAKE UP FOR EVER Rock For Ever Aqua Eyes

9.  Crate & Barrel Jules Accent Table

10.  TibiMetallic Jersey Halter Dress

11.  Angelfish by Sperry Top-Sider

12.  Troy Lighting F301 Maidstone Large Pendant

30 for 30 Remix – Day 4

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Me:  “If I sit like this, can you see my shorts?  Because seeing my entire outfit is kind of the whole point of this 30 for 30 thingy.”

David:  “Oh yeah.  You can see ’em.”

The conversation David and I had just prior to him snapping these shots for me. 

I am wearing shorts.  Really, I am. 

JC Penney Hat, Gap Tank Top, Gap Shorts, Gap Shoes, Gifted Bracelet, JC Penney Earrings

30 for 30 Remix – Day 3

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

 White sunglasses make me just about as happy as a pink button down and plaid shorts.  Just sayin’…

checkered shirt

blue bracelets

silver skinny belt

madras shorts checkered shirt

flip flops

JCrew Top, Gap Shorts, Target Belt, Gap Flip Flops, JC Penney Bracelets, Kohl’s Sunglasses

30 for 30 Remix – Day 2

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I’ve never worn this sweet spaghetti strap dress with anything other than flip flops.  And that’s exactly reason # 332 why I adore Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge.  When you only have 30 clothing options to choose from, you have to mix and match.  And voila:  new outfit!

Gap jacket, Old Navy dress, JC Penney earrings & bracelet, Gifted necklace, Michael Kors watch, Dillards shoes

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

Don’t You Wish Your Skirt Cost $9.87?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Don’t you just love-a-dub-dub a super steal?  Well, that’s exactly what I got at the Gap this weekend.  I mean, I was already going to buy this originally priced $53 pleated black skirt when I saw it marked down to $15, but when the woman at the register rang it up, it was $9!


And David doesn’t even appreciate my super steal. At. All.


Him:  “What?”


Him:  “Oh, yeah.  It’s nice.”


Him:  “Yeah?  It’s nice.  Good for you.”

So I hope you understand my desperate disire for a little something more than ‘nice.’  And I know I can count of you guys. 

 Ann Taylor Loft t-shirt, Gap skirt, JC Penny bracelets, JC Penny earrings, Target tights, DSW booties

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 28

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The best part about Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge:  my boys.  They think it’s hilarious that daddy takes pictures of mommy in all her outfits.  For this particular photo shoot, Latham grabbed a clothes hanger and pretended it was a camera so he could snap pictures of mommy, too.  “Mommy, say CHEESEBURGER,” my 2-year-old singsonged over, over, and over again.  And then he wanted in on the action, himself. 

Anthropologie jacket, Ann Taylor Loft t-shirt, Gap jeans, Kenneth Cole ring, TX Maxx scarf, Vera Wang for Kohl’s shoes

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 27

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The fog never quite lifted outside here today which all sorts of ironic, because it never quite lifted in my head either.  I mean, seriously – I had to go to the grocery store 3 times today.  Enough said.

But the gloomy weather did insprire my bright outfit.  I never would have paired a yellow top with a purple skirt before Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, but I kind of like it.  Here’s to the fog lifting tomorrow – both outside and inside.

 Ann Taylor Loft t-shirt, BCBG belt, Gap skirt, Target tights, BCBG tights, JC Penney bracelets, JC Penney earrings, Macy’s necklace

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 25

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

 I dreaded the yearly spelling bee contest when I was a kid.  DreadedIt.  My face always burned bright when the teacher made me and the rest of the kids in my class stand along the chalkboard from smallest to tallest.  I would always fidget my fingers waiting for her to give me the word I knew I would undoubtedly spell wrong.  And since I was always on the small side of the small to tall line up, I never had to wait long.

The bell would ding.  My face would burn even brighter.  And I would take my seat.

So it was no surprise to me what-so-ever, when I wrote this post that David mentioned to me that JC Penney has a second ‘E’ in it.

Me:  “Are you serious?”

Him:  “Yes, I’m serious.  JC Penney is spelled P-e-n-n-E-y.”

Me:  “Why didn’t you tell me that on Day 1 of this remix challenge?”

Him:  “I didn’t notice it, I guess.”


Him:  {Shrug}  “I didn’t notice it.”

So for the last hour, I’ve been going through every. single. post. changing JC Penny to JC Penney.  And I feel like I’m in 5th grade all over again.


JC Penney tunic, Gap jeans, Vera Wang for Kohls shoes, JC Penney bracelet, JC Penney earrings

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 18

Friday, February 18th, 2011

 I’ve never tucked a sweater into a skirt before and belted it, but now that I’m on day 18 of Kendi’s 30 for 30 Challenge, I’m really being forced to style my stuff differently since my clothing options are so limited.  Would I do it again?  I would!  I really like the look.  But what I like more:  the remix concept itself.  I can’t wait to get my hot hands on the rest of my wardrobe and put into action all I’ve learned over the last 18 days. 

Have a happy weekend!

Gap sweater, Gap tights, BCBG shoes, Target tights, Marshalls belt, Old Navy flower, JC Penney earrings, JC Penney bracelets