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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 Social: Autumn Hues

Happy Sunday!  If I must say so myself, time is really flying.  We will be preparing for Thanksgiving before we know it.
My morning dress rehearsal started off with a blazer and skirt.  I quickly changed my mind thinking I would be too warm in a blazer.  This time of year I look forward to wearing all the “Autumn Hues”.  I purchased this dress a couple of years ago.  It fit, then it didn’t, now it fits again!  Perfect timing to take advantage of the “fit”.  As you can see in the photos this dress is very versatile.  I can go from Church to the Pumpkin Patch with one simple change from high heels to cowboy boots.  I get excited when I can wear an outfit a second time with a completely different look.  I think I will hit the Pumpkin Patch this week with the grand girls.
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: H&M
Purse: Aldo
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Boot: Madden Girl
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 5: 20-26



Sunday Social: Grey & Blue Pinstripe Fit-and-Flare


Hello everyone!  Remember last week I said we had a wedding to attend today following church.  Beautiful wedding.  Little did I know it was going to be OUTSIDE.  I knew beforehand it was casual.  I chose a dress that I thought would work for both church and a casual wedding.   Normally one would not wear linen in Fall but this is Texas, it was in the 80’s. My body says it’s still Summer no matter the season.  There was a lady sitting next to me and she said: “I knew we were going to be outside so I wore my summer dress” (she had on a rayon black, white and yellow dress) I told her “we live in Texas, those rules don’t apply”.  Some were wearing shorts (smart)!  The bride and her bridesmaids were barefoot, what does that tell ya? LOL.
By the time I got around to taking photos I was completely melted 🙂 .   Like linen does, it wrinkles.  Like I said, I was melting LOL.
I wanted to have a bit of bling,  I wore a multi-stone statement necklace.  Added small earrings, a single bangle and silver watch.  My BAG today is  “old” wait until you see who it’s by.  Since I was attending a wedding I wanted something small with sparkle to compliment my casual dress.  It’s ok to mix and match dressy and casual whenever and however you like.  Who likes to wear shredded jeans and sparkly high heels? ME! 😉
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Banana Republic
Bag: Hillard & Hanson
Necklace: Macy’s
Watch: Anne Klein
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Exodus  20: 1-17 & Matthew 5: 17-20

Sunday Social: End of Summer Blues









Well, today is the last Sunday of Summer. (Even though nothing will be changing for a while 🙁 )  Last year I ended the last Sunday of Summer in floral print. Today’s summer finale, this Ice Blue, box pleated, fit and flare sleeveless dress.  To my surprise it even has pockets! Notice the embellished boat neckline which I’m usually not a fan.  I normally remove them (if I can) because they can look cheap especially on a dress that’s NOT cheap.  But this one made the cut, no pun intended LOL!
Even though summer ends this week on the 22nd, that doesn’t mean we have to put away ALL of our summer attire.  Some things can take us well into Fall especially if you live in Texas.  So do your best to keep cool as we transition.. wear whatever you like…
Let’s  talk accessories; I chose a watercolor print pointed toe pump ♥ that pointed toe.   Added a bold pearl like bracelet and pearl & clear stone combination earrings.  THE BAG… today I chose this cream box clutch with gold beads.  LVE MY BAGS…
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Tahari by Arthur S Levine
Bag: Kate Landry
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley