Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sunday Look: Lace Mesh Sheath

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Today I paused for all of our fallen men and women that allow us to be FREE!  Today in honor of Memorial Day, I wore our country’s colors Red, White and Blue.


This lightweight sapphire lace mesh sheath dress was perfect homage to Memorial Day.  A lot of ladies think they cannot pull of a straight silhouette dress.  But I’m here to tell you that you can.  You all know I’m no size 2.  This silhouette can be very flattering especially when it’s cinched at the waist.  The waistband is built-in on this dress, that eliminated the need for a belt.  Love how the lace is see-through at the bottom, shoulders and back.  The diamond mesh overlay provides tons of venting for a hot day like today too!  I feel really good in this dress.


Blue earrings served as my main accessory. I didn’t need a necklace, the scalloped neck with the same diamond mesh detail was enough.   And I’m never without a bracelet or two 😉 .  Of course I had to wear RED shoes!  This patent leather shoe has a bit of a platform and pointy toe was the only choice.



My BAG, a flap clutch had all the red, white and blue I needed to round out this color scheme.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Remember our fallen men and women as you celebrate Memorial Day!
Dress: New York & Company
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Aldo
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 6:25-34

Sunday Look: Blooming Top

Happy Sunday!  No matter how much you try to plan your outfits something always happens to nick that idea.  Lucky for me I have a variety in my closet, sometimes I just have to pick something last minute and hope it works.  Actually, I think its easier because I don’t have to put a lot of time and thought into it.  That’s exactly what happened today!

This floral top has been speaking to me Sunday after Sunday.  I always pass it up. (Why do we save certain things for later?) It turned out to be a great last minute choice.  I decided to wear a long black pencil skirt with the top.  I could have easily paired it with skinny leg slacks, wide leg pants or culottes.  Next time.

When wearing a colorful top as this, your accessories can be kept to a minimum.  Every girl loves earrings and should never go without.  I could have stopped there.  But I decided to add a multi-stand necklace in gold, silver and black.  If you are the type that hardly ever wears a watch, opt for identical bracelets one on each wrist.  Honestly, I don’t practice my own advice, but today I did.  I actually like the identical bracelet idea.  I was like hmmm! why didn’t I do this sooner?

When the time came to choose shoes my first thought was black, boring. I went BOLD as you can see.  Perfect choice right?

My BAG choice today was my “BUG BAG” whatever works!

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it.
Top: New York & Company
Skirt: Zara
Bag: Kate Landry
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanklsey

Matthew 5: 13-16



Sunday Look: Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  My children are the greatest gift God could have given me.  How lucky am I to be their MOTHER.  The only sad thing about today, my mother is gone but her presence lives on in my  …

Today’s outfit was something I saved just for today.  When I first saw it I thought, this is different.  This unique white sheath dress with attached floral, split maxi wrap left me feeling very girly!  I love how it blows in the wind.

I wanted to bring out the pink accents in the wrap.  I did that by simply adding pink earrings, necklace and peep toe shoes with pink highlights.

My BAG today was unique as well.  A box purse mimicking a perfume bottle added the final touch.


There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Sami & Jo
Bag: Betsey Johnson
Shoes: Enzo Angioloni
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanksley

Judges 4:4-9


Sunday Look: Burst of Blue

Greeting on this beautiful Sunday.  We’ve had an action packed weekend.
I thought I would brighten up my Sunday in this blue soft chiffon sleeveless cowl neck shift dress. Shift dresses are always fun because they flow, especially on a breezy day (like today).
I try to find clothes that keep me cool especially in the warmer months.  I’ve become a fan of sleeveless clothing over the past couple of years.  Noticeably, my arms, sometimes look like I pump iron on a daily basis (I don’t) they are very defined.  You know what?  I had to accept my arms and now I embrace them.

When wearing a dress with a cowl neck you really could go without a necklace. If you do, choose one that’s long.  Otherwise all you need are the basics. When it comes to the shoes I want them to stand out!  I love how these multi-colored pointy toe pumps give off that Spring vibe.

Of course I had to choose a BAG that popped.  Why not go yellow?  My bag also highlighted the yellow in the my shoes.


There is BEAUTI in everything, find it.
Dress: Connected Apparel
Bag: Jessica Simpson
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley & Tarryn Tanksley

Matthew 6: 19-24

Affordable Gift Guide For “Moms”


 Mothers Day is approaching quickly.  Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for that special “MOM” in your life?  If so, I’m here to help.  I’m showcasing practical and affordable gifts for you to consider.  They’re very affordable starting at just $8, a gift to fit every budget.  They also happen to be some of my FAVORITE things…
1) & 2)  Initial Mirrored Jewelry Box: Every mom has a special piece of jewelry she would like to showcase.  ( Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls)
3 ) Cook Books: A great gift for moms that LOVE to be in the kitchen. (Amazon)
4) Sun Glasses:  No matter her age, we all need to protect our eyes. She will be fashionable while doing so. (Francesca’s)
5) Journal: It’s the perfect gift for moms that enjoy the art of writing. (Marshalls, TJ Maxx)

1a) Eau De Toilette -Dolce & Gabbana “Light Blue” Who doesn’t like to smell good.  Give her one of her favorite scents.  This happens to be one of my FAVORITE scents! It comes in three different sizes to fit every budget (Macy’s, Perfumania)
2a) Tea Pot and Cup:  For all the moms out there that like to sit down, relax and have a cup of hot tea. (Sur La Table)
3a) Elisa Pendant Necklace:  I’m sure every mom would love and appreciate jewelry.  This particular necklace comes in many different stones including diamonds, you pick! (Kendra Scott)
4a) Hand Bag:  Every mom carries a hand bag.  This bag is perfect for that mom who enjoys style while on the go! (Michael Kors)
5a) Make-up: Moms like to look their best, so why not give them their favorite cosmetics. This is the gift that keeps on giving day after day. (NYX, Dillard’s, Sephoria)
If you’re still unsure, bless her with a Gift CardImage result for giftto her favorite restaurant, store or spa.
What about Flowers?
The possibilities are endless.  Most of all she just wants your  ♥LOVE♥.  Happy Shopping!
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…