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Sunday Look: Super Sunday Casual

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  Everyone is buzzing about the Super Bowl.  For me its just another Sunday, but for my family it’s a different story, even thought our team isn’t playing.

I knew I would have a lot to do after church today for the Super Bowl so I purposely dressed Super Casual 😉 .  As I was looking through my closet yesterday I ran across this black and white jacket.  I instantly had my outfit for today.  I pulled out black parachute pants with elastic at the ankles and a black tee shirt.  Talk about easy!  I should have more Sunday’s like this LOL.

Accessories are fairly simple today as well.  I chose black and white bauble earrings and a multi-strand necklace with black and white stones.  Threw on a black and white stone bracelet and jewelry accessories were done.  I wore pointy toe black pumps with pompoms of course 🙂 .  I’m so in love with pompoms as you know.

My bag today had to be Super Casual and FUN.  A black cross body with the letters “SOLD OUT” spelled out kept it super casual with a funky twist!

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There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Pants: Bobeau
Shoes: Guess
Bag: Sam Moon
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 17:13-20


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: 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: Spring Wings

Happy Sunday.  We are having a beautiful Spring day!  The temperature is perfect.  Today’s outfit “Spring Wings” comes from this dress I’ve had in my closet for three seasons now.  I actually thought I would never wear it.  Today I saw it in a different light, LOL.

The cape sleeve has been trending, this dress even though it was purchased three seasons ago is still with the trend.   The fabric is very light weight and perfect for Spring.  We all know black and white to be classic no matter the season.


I accessorized with a rose cut detail necklace that falls right above the neckline.  My earrings happen to be clip-on (boy do they hurt!) but I thought they went well with the entire look.  And pointy toe shoes!

My BAG was a fun touch.  This silver hammered box clutch (didn’t hold much) was the perfect (silver)  accent piece. I ♥ my BAGS.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Charlotte Russe
Clutch: Kate Landry
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Rev 4: 1-11


Sunday Look: Super Sunday- Casual

Happy SUPER Sunday!… Today is what most of us have been waiting for even if our team isn’t playing.  That brings me to today’s outfit.  I’m SUPER casual and SUPER comfortable.  Not only was I able to wear this outfit to church but I can easily transition into today’s festivities.  All I have to do is put on a pair of flats 😉 and I’m on my way to being SUPER, SUPER comfortable.

This outfit was SUPER simple to put together.  Basically all I had to do was put on high heels and throw on a necklace.  It’s that simple!  Of course I took it a little further by adding an arm full of bangles, earrings and watch. TOUCHDOWN!!!!

My BAG today was SUPER cute and simple as well.  It’s just a beaded box and I love it!

Since it’s SUPER SUNDAY I thought I’d be playful with my touch down pillow!  Enjoy the game!

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…

Top: Ann Taylor

Pants: Just ♥ One

Bag: Kate Landry

Shoes: BCBG

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 5:38-42

Sunday Social: Mock Smock Top Dress (Featuring Thanksgiving Tablescape)

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Ours was great.  Even though Thanksgiving wears me out, I love this time of year and I’m so thankful to have all my family together.  I decided to share a few photos of my Thanksgiving tablescape.  I thought it turned out beautifully.  Setting the table reminds me of my childhood when my mother would set her table for Thanksgiving.  It’s my hope that down the road my grand girls will keep the tradition going as they enter into their adult lives with a family. Enjoy!


Dinnerware: “Pioneer Woman”

Centerpiece: Grace Alvarez “Violet Hill Floral”

Turkey in centerpiece: “Ross”

Napkins: Lauren “Ralph Lauren”

Table Cloth: Elite Hemstitch ” Marshalls”

Table Runner: Inspired Treasures “Marshalls”

Napkin Rings & Place Mats: “Bed Bath & Beyond”

Salt & Pepper Shakers: “Marshalls”









Now, as we transition into full bloom “Christmas Holiday Season Image result for christmas tree images clip art
I thought I would start it off in black and white.  This mock smock top dress gives the illusion of being a two-piece but its actually all one piece. I love the  fit, very slimming.  You can never go wrong with black and white, its timeless and makes for a classy look.
If it had been COLD here (wishful thinking) I could have easily worn a (black) turtle neck or collared blouse underneath.  The round neck of the dress is perfect for a turtle neck or collar type top.  Maybe I will be able to do that at some point this coming Winter.
I didn’t want to add a lot of accessories (which I did) but they were very understated pieces. I chose two beaded bracelets and a matching necklace and earring set.
My BAG:  You all know by now how much I LOVE handbags.  This one is no different.  When I saw it I was like “OMG” that is so cute all the while passing it up.  You know what happened next, I hightailed it back around and picked it up.  A girl can never have too many black bags or any handbag for that matter.  What I like about this one is the round shape and it has fringe! 🙂 I thought it was the perfect final touch to my outfit.
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Banana Republic
Bag: Vieta
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Romans 8:28-30 & 37

Sunday Social: Simple Tribal Print











Blessed for another Sunday!  You know sometimes you have one of those days where nothing seems to fit or doesn’t look right.  Well today was one of those days.  Let’s just say I have some work to do 😉 .

On the flipside of all that madness…. You know its good when you can grab a dress from your closet and all you really need to do is add shoes.  This is basically all I did, “added shoes” LOL…  This black and white tribal print long dress with side slits took NO EFFORT to style.  And after the way my morning started its a good thing.  This dress is so simple. I didn’t need a necklace, the embellished neck was enough.  Since a girl needs to wear some kind of jewelry, I kept it simple by adding earrings of course, watch, understated bangles, rings (one with a pop of color) and a RED LIP

Style Tip: No matter how “Simple or Understated” it’s all fashion

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it.

Dress: H&M

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini @Nordstrom Rack

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Sunday Social: Baby Dedication








What a great day for family. We traveled to Waco today to witness my great-niece Kenedi dedication to Christ. We had a wonderful time. She wore a beautiful white dress, white shoes, white flower headband and colorful baby bibs LOL… She stole the hearts of the entire congregation.
I can’t even compare. Kenedi was the STAR today. But if you must know, I picked this dress especially for the baby dedication 😉 . From time to time I hit up the discount department stores for quantity! You can find great bargains on name brand clothing and still look good. This dress is one! You won’t believe what I paid for it, not very much!
After the church service we all gathered at a local steakhouse/country store for lunch. This is where the photos were taken. Anyway, I missed my church today, BUT it was for a great cause in celebrating Baby Kenedi.
OH, “Happy Siblings Day”…
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Baby Kenedi’s Dress & Shoes: Target
Dress: Shelby & PalmerRoss Dress for Less
Shoes: Vince Camuto (old)
Earrings: H&M
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanksley and ME!

Sunday Social: Bandage Skirt









What a Beautiful Sunday!  Spring is one week away, I can’t wait.  How did you fair with this  Day Light Savings Time?  I was prepared this morning, laid out my clothes last night and woke up at my normal time.
For those that don’t know, this skirt is called a Bandage Skirt.  Its made from multiple strips of cloth sewn together with the individual strips shaped like bandages.  Simple enough…  Its very flattering with a strong elastic waist. This skirt will look good on any body type. Don’t be afraid to try new styles and fit.  You just might be surprised!
I purchased the entire outfit including necklace and earrings (minus the shoes) at the same store. That’s what I call one stop shopping 😉
My purse is a very old “vintage”… it added that pop of color I needed to break-up the Black & White. I really adore the V-neck, button down top. My necklace filled the open space perfectly. The satin sling backs pulled it all together.
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Top: New York & Company
Skirt: New York & Company
Necklace & Earrings: New York & Company
Purse: Vintage
Shoes: Max Studio
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley



Sunday Social: Animal Print Rolly Dress








Happy First Sunday of 2016… What a blessing to see another year, day and month.  We had a very uplifting church service today. What a way to start off the year.

I thought, why not start the year by wearing the classic “Black and White”.  There is something to be said about animal print and leather accents, it just makes a statement.

Look I’m wearing hose again 🙂 .  I went back and forth from a pointy toe to round toe shoe and “Pointy” won.  As I’ve said before that “Pointy Toe” is always on point… LOL

I debated whether or not to wear a necklace.  This one had just the right about of bling, who doesn’t love a little bling.  I’ve had the necklace for a few years, I don’t remember where it was purchased.  My earrings are part of another set but they paired perfectly with the necklace and dress. That leaves my bag, subtle bling, bling… AND I never forget the arm candy (watch, bracelets).

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…

Dress: Alex Marie

Shoe: Guess

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley