Tag Archives: Bell Sleeves

Sunday Look: Christmas Ball Skirt & Trumpet Cuffs

Happy Christmas Eve… Who else is excited to celebrate the wonder of his LOVE.  I will keep todays post short.  I have so much to do for our family’s annual Christmas Eve Party.  It’s almost time to put on our PJ’s and veg out!  We always have so much fun.  I wonder what the grand girls will do this year.

Today’s outfit although it’s not all red like I’ve done the past few Sunday’s,  I’m still festive.  Wearing my red, black and green sheer mesh knit bodysuit featuring an allover floral print, a round neckline, long sleeves with trumpet cuffs.  I’ve paired it with my all-time favorite ball skirt with loose pleats and pockets.  I adore this skirt so much.  It really dresses up any top you could pair with it.  Most of all the RED screams CHRISTMAS !!!

I’m keeping my accessories minimal. I’m wearing earrings in a deep red gemstone with matching necklace.   I couldn’t resist wearing these red pointy toe suede pumps with a bow detail. I even threw on a pair of stockings ( thigh highs) 😉 .

My BAG today is a sparkle of sequence.  It’s the finishing touch for the entire outfit.

I just love this time of year.  Everyone is so loving, giving and all is sparkling.
Until next time, Merry Christmas you all!
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it….
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Karl Lagerfeld
Bag: APT 9
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Photo Credit: Hayleigh Tanksley

Matthew 7: 13-14

Sunday Look: Relaxed Frayed Jeans

Happy Sunday everyone, I’m back.  I missed last week due to being so exhausted.  Our oldest grand daughter graduated from High School and we threw her a graduation party that left me with all kinds of aches and pains 🙂 .  Thankfully I’ve recovered.

Today was a casual Sunday.  Casual meets comfort in these mid-rise, bootcut jeans with slits at the bottom and the best part “frayed hems“.  They are so chic!  I could have paired my jeans with just about any top.  But, there is noting like a crisp white blouse.

When it came to accessories I kept it simple.   A long beaded bling necklace and long beaded earrings.  You all know I’m never without a bangle or two.  I thought I would step up my game in a pair of comfortable open toed platform heels.  They are comfortable because they are old and broken-in LOL!

My BAG today was this large denim tote.  Sometimes a big bag is just better!  It was a perfect choice for todays outfit!

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Jeans: Zara
Top: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Vince Camuto (old)
Bag: Michael Kors
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Mark 5: 12-14


Sunday Look: Full Skirt & Bell Sleeve Blouse

It’s Oscar Sunday!  The Diva in me wanted to wear a long gown to church today, LOL…  Just kidding! Not really.  Can you tell I’m looking forward to the Red Carpet Fashions.   Today I fashioned a recycled skirt from two years ago.  The A-Line Full Skirt will never go out of fashion. There are many different ways to wear this skirt.  Best of all it has pockets!  Last time I wore this skirt I styled it with a black long sleeve cotton tee with pearls and ankle boots.  I switched it up this go around.  I paired it with an off-white blouse featuring the trending bell sleeve, V-neck, button loop detail and a tie.

Accessories really weren’t necessary, my blouse is so detailed as I mentioned with the button loops and tie.  The long bell sleeves served as my accessory.

My BAG: Listen, I fell in love with this style bag when I first saw it in white.  I was so drawn to it that I wanted every color  in stock.  I now have four different colors.  Oops! I think I just told on myself.  My husband reads my Blog and this will probably raise his eyebrows 😉 .  I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, how many of you have purchased the same item in different colors?

Style Tip:  Don’t be afraid to recycle the same item of clothing.  You can re-style one piece many different ways!

I can’t wait to hear these words tonight on the Red Carpet “Who are you wearing”

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…


Skirt: H&M

Blouse: Eva Mendes

Shoes: Kenneth Cole NY

Bag: Aldo

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanklsey

Matthew 5:43-48



Sunday Look: Sunday Best – Double Bell Sleeves

Happy Sunday!  Today was a pretty special day (despite the fact that I was fighting allergies).  Our church celebrated Heritage Sunday, we heard a message from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II.  I was also fortunate enough to get a picture with him as well.  Heritage Sunday called for you to wear your Sunday Best or  Heritage Attire.  I  chose to dress in my “Sunday Best”.

Have you ever purchased an item and asked this question, “when and where will I wear it?   I do that a lot. Well, today that question was answered for me.  This straight black dress is turned into a showstopper by the double bell sleeves.  Without the sleeves it would be just another black dress.  Its all about the details that make fashion, FASHION…

This dress is fabulous without accessories, but when I added the long knotted black and white peal necklace it became HIGH FASHION 😉 .  It’s amazing how one piece of jewelry can change the entire look of an outfit.  I downplayed my earrings in order to keep the necklace the main attraction.  The double bell sleeves and necklace work well together.

When it came to deciding which shoe to pair with this dress I was perplexed.  I must have tried on about six different pair of black shoes.  I narrowed it down to two pair, but the open toe sling backs won over the pointy toe pumps, can you believe it?

My BAG: I chose a bag that was fairly simple, black satin square clutch with a woven detail on the front flap.  I didn’t want my bag to take over!

I can’t get enough of today’s outfit!  The necklace is EVERYTHING!

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…

Dress: Garcia

Necklace: Lux Apothetique

Shoes: Max Studio

Bag: Kate Landry

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Proverbs 10:5