Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sunday Look: Military Blue

Greeting to another Sunday.  As the season changes (especially in Texas) how does one dress for a cool start and somewhat of a warm finish.  Layers. Dressing in layers can help with the quickly changing temperatures.


Today’s outfit is a take on the layered effect.  The “military” inspired design with a feminine turn in a long tailored jacket, adorned with polished goldtone buttons.  Under the jacket is a sleeveless shell.  This allows me to remove my jacket if needed.  I paired the two with a crop straight legged pant.  All in the color “BLUE“.   I love this look, it’s very comfortable and stylish at the same time.  You may be thinking why all blue?  First of all, I love the functionality (military look) of it all.   If I were to remove the jacket I would still have a cohesive look.

My jewelry accessories played off the shape and goldtone buttons.  I purposely wore gold earrings, necklace and bracelet.  It really set off the look.   I kept with the blue in my shoes as well.   The patent leather blue gave that shine you see on military personnel for a totally finished look.



My BAG, a square, blue leather handbag trimmed in gold.  The square shape of the handbag made the entire outfit look official 😉 .

Fashion should be FUN. Have fun in your look , OWN IT !
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Jacket: New York & Co. (similar here)
Pant: New York & Co.
Bag: Kate Landry
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7: 24-27 (Series: Building your life on a solid foundation)

Sunday Look: Bodycon, Bodycon

Greetings to another week.  For starters, we’ve had a roller-coaster of seasons this past week.  Today it was Spring 🙂 .  It’s really hard to plan an outfit ahead of time, but I adapt, LOL!  Nothing like Texas weather.

Wait a minute…  What in the world am I doing in a “bodycon” dress.  When I first saw this dress I didn’t realize it was labeled as a “bodycon” .  I could not see myself in such a dress, which is probably the mindset of many women.  Well… there is a first time for everything.  I was all 🙂 smiles 🙂 in the dressing room, it fit, OMG, it fit and looked good on me! This particular dress is a mesh bodycon with a lining.  Mesh is turning out to be my best friend.  I’m very pleased with the fit and happy that I was able to pull this one off.  I had no trouble sitting down either!

The black and floral print surely makes a statement all by itself.  I could have opted to go accessory free, but who does that?  I could have easily chosen pearls to wear with this print and it would have worked.  Instead I chose an earring with colorful stones along with a necklace of like colors.

I must admit, I tried on three different pairs of shoes and could not make a decision.  I let my husband choose for me.  Sometimes another pair of eyes helps.

My BAG was an easy choice.  A suede envelop clutch with triangle patchwork in four different colors.  Best feature, the Pompom 🙂 .  I have no idea where I purchased this bag from.

Don’t limit your clothing style.  Try on that dress, don’t just look at it.  You may be surprised!

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: A’Gaci
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7:24-27




Sunday Look: Draped Neck Cardigan & Faux Leather Skirt

Happy Sunday!  I’m enjoying the cooler weather we are having.  I mention that because last year we really didn’t have many cold days.  I have all of these really cool winter clothing that I haven’t been able to wear in almost two years.  Well today that all changed.

I’ve been hoarding this draped neck cardigan for two years I know.  It’s quite warm and I wasn’t able to wear it before.  I was so excited to do so today.  This cardigan is knit with a half faux leather and knit long sleeve in a dark green.  I had every intention of pairing it with the exact skirt you see here.  I’ve been hoarding this skirt also.  This midi skirt in a green faux leather with front split and front pockets!  The two pieces complement each other well. (I won’t be linking these two since they are two years old and sold out).

If ever an outfit called to be accessorized with boots, it’s this one.  Black leather boots worked well to complete this look.  You know, there is something about a skirt with a front split and boots! 😉 .  I kept the other accessories to earrings and a long necklace only.

My BAG today was a round handbag with fringe and small gold studs.  I thought it worked well with the boots in particular.

Faux Leather Fact: Faux leather is usually made from “Polyurethane” a non-animal product.  It’s actually a form of plastic.  Unlike leather, it can be washed and comes in many different colors. Lastly it’s cheaper than leather (rightfully so) but you can get the same great look for a lower price. 

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day. Let’s remember and celebrate his life and accomplishments. See the source image
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Cardigan: Zara
Skirt: Who What Wear
Boots: Nine West (old)
Bag: Vieta
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Jeremiah 18: 1-3

Sunday Look: Rose Colored Pompom Shoes

Happy New Year and Happy First Sunday.  If you are reading this we made it to 2018!  What a blessing.  This is a special week, tomorrow is my birthday.  Today we celebrated my birthday, my nieces and nephew with our extended family.  I’m pretty sure there will be celebrations all week long 😉 …  Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I knew I wanted to start out my birthday week in my “Christmas Shoes”.  You have no idea how much I wanted these shoes and my Santa (husband) came through (love him).
Today was all about the shoes. A soft velvet pointed pump with 4 inch heel, faux fur pompoms in a rose color!  I’m loving anything pompom these days  .  Haroldson Velvet Pompom Pump, Faded Rose
I pictured many options in my head as to how I  would style them.  I chose this sheer floral embroidered top with crew neck, puff sleeves and cami underlay.

I paired it with a vegan leather pencil skirt.   Some other options I threw around was a tulle skirt (my first choice) and ball skirt with this top.  The possibilities are vast.  I’m going to do that tulle shirt, maybe for Valentines Day.

The other accessories were kept at a minimum.  This is the first time in a long time that I didn’t wear a necklace. Nothing was going to out shine my shoes 🙂 .  Earrings and bangles, two on each arm was it.  You all know how I feel about bangles, Love, Love!

My BAG today was a faux leather folded clutch in a hint of rose.  I’m always amazed at how my bags just flow with my outfits.  I’m always pleased with the end result.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Top: Who What Wear
Skirt: Gianni Bini
Bag: Charming Charlie (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7: 24-27