Sunday Look: Autumn Escape

Happy Sunday!  What a weekend I’ve had.  Let me tell you a little bit about me and my life in case you didn’t know.  For starters I’m a professional woman.  I’m a REALTOR®, wife, mother and grandmother.  This weekend like most was full of grandkids sporting events.  Now add car repairs into the mix.  I got my hands dirty assisting my husband  in changing the sparkplugs out on my car and replacing headlights, park lights and taillight bulbs (my hands are smaller than his, he needed me).   Yep you read correctly!  One thing about me, I’m not afraid to get my hands a little dirty. All while in full make-up and lipstick! 😉   There is more to me than what you see weekly).  I can do a few other things as well 😉 .  Now you know a little bit more about me.
Needless to say I was worn out.  There was no time to plan for todays outfit.   This dress, autumn escape is the perfect name for this color because I’m certainly trying to escape to Autumn somewhere.  Oddly, I have another dress that’s very similar to this one.  I purchased this one about two years ago, I was SO surprised it fit, seriously!

Nothing is more girly than lace. The lace detail on this dress is so pretty with a scalloped hemline and scalloped neckline with three quarter length sleeves.  I kept the accessories girly with pearls.  Pearls are the most versatile piece of jewelry you can own (besides diamonds).  You can wear them with ANYTHING…  I chose to wear a nude T-strap patent leather high heel pumps.
My BAG today, a neutral colored bag with a 3D bow detail.  Accessories done!
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Alex Marie
Handbag: Gianni Bini
Shoes: Nine West
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Psalm 11: 1-7

 

Sunday Look: Fall Debut

Happy Sunday and welcome to FALL!  Yay!… Fall is finally here, BUT it won’t feel like it for a while I’m sure 🙁 .  As you can tell I’m always commenting on the seasons, I can’t wait for some COOLER  weather! LOL.

What does one wear to start off the first Sunday of Fall?  I have to admit I struggled this morning.  After my third attempt I ended up in these very wide leg pants and cream top.  Easy right?

To accessorize my two piece ensemble, first thing I did was add a skinny belt to give me a waist.  Next, I’ve been itching to wear one of my favorite necklaces again, this beautiful long stranded pearl necklace.  I’m so in LOVE  with this necklace. It put the statement in “statement necklace “.  I wore pearl/silver earring that paired well with my necklace.  I slipped on an open toe high heel sandal.  My toes peeped-out just a little 🙂 .

Today’s BAG was whimsical.  When I first spotted this domino inspired clutch I was like “OH! ” that’s different and I like different… 😉 .  I thought it added a little bit of fun to the entire outfit.

What did you wear on the first day of Fall?
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Top: Ann Taylor
Pants: Gibson Latimer
Bag: Kate Landry
Necklace: Lux Apothetique
Shoes: Gianni Bini (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Proverbs 3: 5

Sunday Look: Head to Toe Neutrals

Happy Sunday!  Another beautiful week in the books.  Each morning I can tell the season is trying to change.  It’s always a long transition from Summer to Fall around here though.   With that change, I’m still sleeveless LOL!
Today’s outfit is a throwback of sorts to 2014, which was the last time I wore this dress (so happy it still fit).  I was attracted to the deep “V” sweetheart neckline and lace trim.  I also liked how the entire dress is layered in neutrals.  I kept everything neutral (on purpose). Why?  I just love the pristine look.

I accessorized in neutrals as well.  I started with a long pair of round pearl earrings and necklace.  I also wore a nude platform round toe shoe to finish off the look.

My BAG today a classic; monogram handbag in the same neutral colors.

It was so easy to style this dress, keeping everything neutral made it all flow effortlessly!  Another successful recycle from my closet 😉 .
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Gibson & Latimer (old)
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Shoes: Christian Louboutins (Bianca)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Luke 10:25-37

Sunday Look: Leaf Print Halter Dress

Happy Sunday! What a week with all the hurricanes that are spreading across the United States.  We are still praying for all those affected by Harvey and now Irma.   I have family in Florida and we surely pray that they walk away unharmed. Image result for Black Praying Hands

It’s amazing how you can purchase an article of clothing as far back as a year ago and its still fashionable today.  Case and point, my leaf print halter dress.  My main reason for not wearing it sooner was the halter back.  I knew I couldn’t wear my back out to church.  Up until now I was searching for the right piece to remedy that problem.  I did that with a navy blue button down shirt (not pictured).  I rolled up the sleeves and tied it at the waist.  Just like that it was appropriate for church.  It was HOT today so I removed it right after church and wore it in its natural beauty 🙂 .

I could have belted the dress at the waist too.  Don’t you think this is the perfect dress for just about any occasion?  It’s lightweight and cool. But the best feature of all, it has POCKETS!

I chose not to weigh down the dress with navy accessories.  I accessorized with a pop of color in my earrings, necklace, bracelets and shoes.  This really highlighted the dress.

 

I was excited to carry my Bamboo Ark handbag again.  Love this handbag and look for any opportunity to carry it!

Can you see yourself hanging out at the pool party in this dress? It’s the perfect poolside dress.

 

 

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Ann Taylor (last season)
Bag: Cult Gaia
Shoes: BCBG (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 8:1-17

Sunday Look: Bye- Bye Summer Black & White

Happy Sunday!    As most of you know Texas was hit with a nasty hurricane last week.  I opted not to blog last week, it was my way of showing respect to all those affected.   It’s good to be back in front of the camera!
Some outfits deserve new life. I wore this dress back in 2015.  I styled it with blue accessories. ↓ (see blow)

I purchased a pair of white pumps last season and never got to wear them. I’ve wanted to wear them all summer long.  Since we are one day away from Labor Day I thought I better.  You know what they say “no white after Labor Day”.  As for me personally, I won’t wear white shoes after Labor Day (unless its tennis shoes) 😉 .  But I will wear white clothing because we live in Texas and our summers flow into Fall.  I’m looking forward to some much cooler weather though.

 

This time around I accessorized with all white accessories.  I chose a chunky necklace, white pearl earrings, my long awaited white shoes and a white handbag.  The white paired well with the black and white pattern on the dress.

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Please continue to pray for all the Texas folks affected by the hurricane.
Dress: H& M (two seasons ago)
Bag: Aldo (last season)
Necklace: (old)
Shoes: BCBG (last season)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Jeremiah 29: 1 & 7

 

 

Sunday Look: Shades of Blue

Happy Sunday!  Each week we get closer to our summer coming to an end.  I still have so many (summer) things I would like to wear, but I feel like I’m running out of time especially with Labor Day right around the corner 🙂 .  This morning after trying on a few different outfits I decided on this ribbed country blue sheath dress with attached belt and side slits.

I accessorized with hints of pink and different shades of blue.  My necklace actually had two different shades of pink and blue and hints of white.  My earrings picked up one of the pink colors in the necklace.  Instead of my normal jewelry I mixed it up by wearing pink fashion rings on each hand. I chose an open toe block heel shoe in blue as well.  You might think, that’s a lot of blue.  It is, but it isn’t, the different shades of blue helped to break things up.   And by adding pink, that broke up the blue even more.  NO RULES…

 

My BAG was also blue 🙂 . I’ve carried this bag before and I still love all the heavy chain trim and quilted detail.  Like last time I shorten the strap to carry as a handbag instead of a shoulder-bag.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Cato
Shoes: Brash for Payless
Bag: Aldo
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanksley

Luke 17: 11-19

 

Sunday Look: Pom, Poms and Tassels

 
Happy Sunday!  It’s been a busy last couple of weeks.  Last week we were in Oklahoma cheering on our grand daughter at her basketball regionals.  I’m last posting today as well.  I was out school clothes shopping for one of our grand girls. Taking advantage of tax free shopping.
As the summer season trickles down you can still take advantage of all the summer trends.  Todays outfit is a bright bohemian burst of color shift dress with cold shoulder cutouts and a bouquet of multi colored tassels and pom-poms.  I have a feeling these trends will continue into the fall months.

 

I continued the tassel trend by wearing like colored earrings.  The bouquet of tassels and pom-poms took the place of a necklace.  Mules with a neutral and colorful strap finished the look.

My BAG today was a neutral tote with a pom-pom/tassel charm.  I thought it was a fun addition in keeping with the theme.
We all know trends come and go.  I like to hang onto things because eventually they make a comeback 😉 .
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Vasna
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (last season)
Tote: Zara (last season)
Sun Glasses: Marc Jacobs (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Psalm 30: 5

Sunday Look: High-Low Tank Dress

Happy Sunday!  Are you all melting like I am?  We have had one of the hottest weeks ever.  Trying to keep cool has been my focus.  Today’s outfit was purposely chosen for this heat. Not a lot of color, but surely cool and comfortable.  I’m wearing a high-low tank dress made from a very lightweight cotton fabric.  The high-low concept has been a fashion trend for quite some time now.  I feel it will always be a top look, you can always find this style in tops, skirts and dresses.  This tank dress can be dressed up or down.  I’m sure when it gets cold (if it ever does) it can be worn with a turtle neck and accessorized accordingly.

In order to dress it up a bit I accessorized with a STATEMENT necklace, (is it perfect or what?). When ever I see an item of clothing I always have a piece of jewelry in mind. And I’ve been saving this necklace for this dress 😉 .  Earrings in a similar tone and shape followed. Of course I’m never without my usual bracelet(s) and watch.  I let go of my Fitbit for a moment LOL…  It wasn’t very hard to choose a shoe for today’s outfit.  I knew in advance that I would be wearing a nude color pointy toe heel.

My BAG today was an all time favorite, the iconic monogram  canvas handbag. This is the perfect bag for any occasion or outfit.

 

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Premise
Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy
Necklace: Gift
Shoe: Christian Louboutin
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Mark 10: 46-52

 

 

 

 

Sunday Look: The Trapeze Dress

 

I’m back!  Last week I was on vacation and didn’t have a free moment to blog. If I get the chance I may do a short blog about my vacation.
Today’s outfit was fun.  This was my first time wearing what they call a trapeze dress (I think).  It’s like a tent so I guess the name is appropriate! And did I say I LOVE IT… LOL.  Its a smock black and white pinstripe dress, off the shoulder neckline with avant garde ruffled sleeves that create this totally on-trend silhouette.   Since I wore this dress to church I kept the shoulder exposure minimal. Trust me when I tell you its so cute totally off the shoulders. Remember what I said about the shoulders being the sexiest part of a woman’s body 😉 .

There was no need for any kind of chunky or statement necklace.  I did wear a simple choker.  I really didn’t need anything except for the usual lady accessories; earrings and bracelets.  I chose open strapy heels to finish the look.

My bag today was an edgy black tote with studs and  silver rings as handles.  It’s amazing how certain bags go well with certain outfits.  I seem to get it right every time!

 

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Vasna
Bag: Cesca for Target
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Acts 16: 25-26 & 29-30

Sunday Look: Lace Skater Dress

 Happy Sunday!  It’s another HOT one today.  Today’s outfit, this sweet lace skater dress.   It’s so girly, makes you feel like twirling LOL!   Lace is one of those summer fabrics that can be worn in a variety of ways.  This particular dress would be perfect for attending a wedding, bridal shower or just a girls night out.  The possibilities are endless.

In keeping with the girly theme I thought I would be sweeter by adding pearl accessories.  After all pearls are always appropriate.  I kept the shoe nude, but it had to be a pointy toe 😉 .  A strappy sandal would have worked as well.

 

Did you think you would see this bag again so soon?  Like I said, I’m obsessed with this Ark Bamboo handbag.  Its the perfect summer bag.  I could carry it all summer long.
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Charlotte Russe (last season)
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Bag: Cult Gaia
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 8: 5-13