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Sunday Look: Floral Holiday

Happy Sunday!  Here we go, its officially HOLIDAY TIME…  We have been busy trying to get the inside and outside all decked out for the holidays.  The only thing missing is the COOLER weather.  How are your decorating plans going?
Last December I opted to wear RED each Sunday to church.  I really didn’t make that commitment this year but somehow I started out in red again.  Today’s outfit featuring this all over floral maxi with a self-tie halter neck and elastic off-the-shoulder. This elastic is formed so you can wear it two ways.  If you prefer to wear it further up-on the shoulders you can (like in the feature photo at top).  I truly love the off-the-shoulder look.  I’ve said it many times, “a woman’s shoulders is the most beautiful feature on her body”.

When you have a self-tie halter neck there is no need for a necklace.  This girl is never without her earrings. I wore a pair with a sequence look detail.  You know me, I must always have a bangle or three LOL 😉 .  Today I had six!  Since I’m not very tall, every MAXI is way too long.  I always have to wear really high heel shoes so it doesn’t drag the ground.  Today I wore a black patent leather platform sling back with a 5 inch heel.  I bet you’re saying, “5 inches”.  Here’s a little secret, platforms can reduce the heel height by 2 inches sometimes.  So it feels like I was really wearing 3 inch heels 😉 .

What’s the perfect bag to carry when wearing a MAXI of this type?  A magazine clutch is what, nothing went better!  It’s very unexpected wouldn’t you say?

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What type of holiday attire will you be wearing this HOLIDAY SEASON?
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Maxi: Forever 21
Bag: Sam Moon
Shoes: Vince Camuto (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7:12

 

 

Sunday Look: Little Black Dress Fit-and-Flare

Happy Sunday!  It’s hard to believe this week will mark the beginning of the holiday season.  I’m not completely ready 🙂 .  Are you?
This morning when it came time to get dressed I pulled out something blue.  Then I remembered I wore blue last week.  I’m sometimes drawn to the same color week after week. I wonder what that means? Anyway, I put that to the side for another time.  I finally ended up in this sleeveless black fit-and-flare dress.

This dress has a beautifully textured fabric with the perfect V-neckline. There is something about the fit-and-flare dress that’s flirty and fun! (Not that I was trying to be) 😉 .  You can bet this holiday season’s “little black dress” is likely to be a soignee version of fit-and-flare.

The neckline is so inviting for the perfect necklace. And I just happened to have the perfect one!  As you can see this multi beaded pearl statement necklace fills in the space nicely.  I chose shoes in a black velvet (trending) with a round toe and bow.  I also added a pearl drop earring and two-toned bangle.

My bag today was my “bug bag” that’s what I call it because it has a big bug on the front.  It’s such a fun piece for any outfit.

I’m excited for the holidays and looking forward to the most “Wonderful time of the Year” I can’t wait to see what everyone will be wearing.
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Leslie Fay
Bag: Kate Landry
Necklace: DSW
Shoes: Gianni Bini
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Look: Roses are Blue…Baby Doll Dress

Happy Sunday!  What a difference it makes when you can get a full day of rest.  Yesterday I did absolutely nothing (except decorate my dining room table for Thanksgiving). Other than that we had a free weekend, the grand girls were sports free.  I should be well rested.  Late last night I decided to try on outfits for today.  Well, this morning I changed my mind 🙂 .  Luckily for me all I did was grab and go!  Which leads me to today’s outfit.

 

Roses are Blue is what I’m calling this dress.  I have to admit I fell in Love with this dress right away.  Wait until you see where I purchased it from down below.  All I have to say is “you make the clothes, the clothes don’t make you”.
The look of vintage in the mesh (I told you its trending)™. This mesh dress makes for a sultry look, while the embroidered flowers add sweet, feminine detail. The thin, mesh material and delicate flowers come together for a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted look.  This dress turned heads LOL… It would be perfect for your next dinner party or night out.

I kept the accessories really simple. Notice, no necklace, really didn’t need one at all. Just the right amount of skin peeks through the mesh.  Black earrings, sparkly bracelet and ring did the rest.  The dress can easily stand for itself.  I chose an ombre patent leather shoe in blue and black.  I heard someone say the other day that ombre is out ( I think they were talking about hair though).  Anyway, I beg to differ.  I like it and I wore it 😉 .

My BAG today was fairly simple.  I chose a long blue clutch that felt so right for this outfit.  I did try three others but this one was perfect.

Like I said before, you make the clothes the clothes don’t make you!  I wear what I like and you should too!  Don’t get me wrong, I love a designer piece. But everything doesn’t have to be $$$ for you to look good or feel good.

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Xhilaration
Bag: Rebecca & Rifka (old)
Shoes: Guess (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

1 John 2: 1-10

 

Sunday Look: Fall Colors

Happy Sunday!  I really needed that extra hour of sleep this morning.  Well… you already know what I’m going to say LOL, yep its Texas warm and that’s all I’m going to say. It’s so hard to dress for Fall around here. You find yourself dressing in-between Summer and Fall.  Being that its Fall, I would prefer to dress in Fall clothing! I’m trying to keep it in-between or at lease dress in the season colors.

Today’s outfit falls somewhere in-between.  I chose a burgundy color pallet in gauchos and bodysuit.  I didn’t actually plan on wearing these two pieces together, so glad I did.  As  you know bodysuits are everywhere this season.  What I like most about them is the ease of not having to tuck.  I fell in LOVE with this particular sheer mesh bodysuit. The surplice neckline (which I love) and the allover floral print caught my eye.  Mesh is another trend, I think I mentioned it last week as well.  When it comes to gauchos or even culottes, I don’t think they will ever go out of style, especially in the Fall/Winter months (usually when I wear them).  It’s so easy to pair them with boots ( I love that look) which is what I would prefer to wear but Texas weather won’t allow it.  Let me rephrase that, “Texas weather won’t allow ME”.

It was another easy outfit to accessorize.  I kept it fairly simple wearing a choker with a pearl drop, a single gold bangle and somewhat whimsical earring that paired well with the floral detail in the bodysuit. My shoes, a nude patent leather (pointy toe) pump.

My BAG today was a small tan flap bag with a woven front. Perfect size!

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and remember its going to get dark earlier 🙁 .
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Gauchos: Banana Republic (old)
Bodysuit: Forever 21
Bag: Deux Lux (old)
Shoes: BCB Generation (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

2 Chronicles 20: 14-17

 

Sunday Look: Choker Neckline Dress & Sheer Cardigan

Happy Sunday!  I’m going to start out by saying I’ve had the “COOLEST” weekend 🙂 .  Yep I enjoyed our cooler temperatures this weekend.  I spent a great deal of time outside this weekend.  It was so nice to put on boots and a turtleneck.  It’s the little things!  LOL.   I know it was short lived but I enjoyed it none the less.  This morning started out pleasant (at least it wasn’t hot) 🙂 .  Which prompted me to today’s outfit.
I chose a short shift dress in a large peony floral print, with a choker neckline and cutout front.   I wore a long sheer cardigan over the dress since it was sleeveless.  Doing so made it a little more dressy and seasonal.  If you haven’t noticed “sheer” dresses, tops and cardigans are trending BIG TIME right now.  This particular cardigan can be worn with jeans, slacks, maxi dress or a jumpsuit.  The possibilities are endless.

Accessorizing was so easy.  The choker neckline meant I didn’t need a necklace.  All I had to do was put on a pair of earrings.  I chose a single cream and black bangle just for kicks.  Black patent leather platform pumps added the finishing touch.

My bag today was a black rippled patent leather tote with a black and gold chain strap.  I’ve said this before, you just know when the bag is right for the outfit.

I’m so happy the season is changing so we can change up our wardrobe. I’m looking forward to wearing my boots (again) and dabbing into the velvet trend.  Stay tuned!
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21
Shoes: Gianni Bini
Bag: Sam Moon
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Genesis 16 & 21

 

 

Sunday Look: Floral Print Ruffle Dress

Happy Sunday!  Blessings for another week.  I have to say this past week was rather uneventful.  Although we had the usual Saturday of grand girls sporting events.  It’s still pretty warm and I’m so ready for some cooler weather.  I sound like a broken record I know, I know 🙂 …

I’m also not ready for all those dark muted colors either.  I’d like to think I’m a colorful kind of girl.  I never use to be a fan of floral print.  I purchased a floral dress a couple of years back.  I looked at that dress for a long time.  I liked it, then I didn’t.  I thought it was ugly actually.  But I couldn’t leave it in the store.  When I finally wore it I was in love and have been every since.  Most probably think floral prints are for Spring and Summer months only.  There are some beautiful floral prints of reds, gold, orange and greens that flow well into the Fall and Winter seasons.  I’m already thinking about what I’ll wear in December.  I can’t wait!
Today’s outfit is floral of course LOL.  I was drawn to this dress immediately, I’m not sure if it was the print or all the ruffles.  This dress has an allover floral print, a V-neckline, a waist sash-belt, long sleeves with split ruffle cuffs, and a ruffle hem. Can you get any more girly?  I felt like my youngest grand daughter wanting to twirl.

Last night when figuring out how to style this dress I went through several necklaces.  Whichever necklace I chose would dictate the earrings.  You know pearls were my first choice.  I ultimately decided on this gold multi-tasseled necklace and large loop earrings.   I know pearls go with everything but there was something about this necklace that fit perfectly in the V-neckline, (this necklace was a birthday gift).  I chose to wear a nude patent leather platform heel.  Every nude shoe I tried on worked.  It was all about the color “nude” that paired well with all the colors.

My BAG today was BIG! Sometimes you just now what goes well and what doesn’t.  This “doctor bag” looking handbag with a diamond stitched pattern was a very good choice I think.

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Forever 21
Bag: Aldo 
Shoes: Gianni Bini
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7: 1-6

Sunday Look: Fern Print Shirt Dress

Happy Sunday!  Another great week for the memory books.  This weekend like most, we were busy with the grand girls sporting events.  We spent our entire Saturday outside.  Oh the excitement!
I was exhausted when we got home last night.  There was no time nor energy to plan for today’s outfit.  This morning I literarily reached my hand inside one of my closets and pulled out the first dress that caught my eye.  I tried it on, it fit and the rest is what you see LOL.  Believe me this is highly unusual for me.  I usually try on three or four different outfits.  I think I’m overthinking it.  Today was so easy, reach, pull, wear 🙂 .  I purchased this dress maybe two seasons ago not quite sure.  I’m not a big fan of long sleeves.  I have to wear them at some point, today seemed like a good day to do so.

This dress may look like its accented in black but its “gray”.  I figured since its Fall (or suppose to be) I could wear it not only for the color but for the long sleeves.  I love the bold fern leaf print.  Its sort of a shirt dress kicked up a notch.  With a print this bold I didn’t need heavy accessories.  Even though I chose a large pendant necklace, the colored stones are somewhat muted and doesn’t take over the print.  I kept the earrings simple as well.  When it came to shoes I thought I would mix the patterns.  I chose snakeskin platform round toe pumps in the same color pallet.

 

My bag today was a simple woven clutch.  No frills!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and we’ll see what comes next week!
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it..
Dress: H & M
Bag: (old)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Psalm 11: 1-7

 

 

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 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!

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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”

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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