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Sunday Look: Holiday Stripes

See the source imageHappy Sunday!  This past week was very interesting.  The most exciting thing, SNOW, yes snow!  Everyone including myself was so excited.  Snow is not something we see very often, especially not before Christmas.  It really made it feel like the  HOLIDAYS!  It’s all gone now 🙁 and the temperatures, well… 🙁 ! See the source image

See the source imageIn keeping with the Christmas season I felt like incorporating red into my wardrobe again this week (it’s my favorite color in case you didn’t know).  I was feeling brave by wearing this form fitting  sweater dress.  But there was something about it that spoke HOLIDAY to me.  The red and back stripes has a woven line of sparkle in-between each stripe.  I was surprised at how form fitting it was and felt like it needed a belt.  Instead of a traditional belt, I tied a wide black ribbon in a bow around my waist, that really changed the entire look.

I accessorized with long faux diamond earrings, long necklace and bangles.  Instead of wearing a red shoe I opted for black pointy toe RED BOTTOMS instead 😉 .

My (old) little black velvet handbag added that extra holiday sparkle from the two little rhinestone bling medallions.   Even though this bag is very old, it still fits todays fashion trends.  Never get rid of your handbags!  They could make a fashion comeback years later, Okay!

Style Tip: ⇓
Another way to style this dress, add a pair of boots and floppy hat!  Next time…
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…..
See the source imageDress: Chelsea & Violet (similar here)
Handbag: Hillard Hanson (old)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew, Luke, Isaiah & Jeramiah


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: Lace Mesh Sheath

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Today I paused for all of our fallen men and women that allow us to be FREE!  Today in honor of Memorial Day, I wore our country’s colors Red, White and Blue.


This lightweight sapphire lace mesh sheath dress was perfect homage to Memorial Day.  A lot of ladies think they cannot pull of a straight silhouette dress.  But I’m here to tell you that you can.  You all know I’m no size 2.  This silhouette can be very flattering especially when it’s cinched at the waist.  The waistband is built-in on this dress, that eliminated the need for a belt.  Love how the lace is see-through at the bottom, shoulders and back.  The diamond mesh overlay provides tons of venting for a hot day like today too!  I feel really good in this dress.


Blue earrings served as my main accessory. I didn’t need a necklace, the scalloped neck with the same diamond mesh detail was enough.   And I’m never without a bracelet or two 😉 .  Of course I had to wear RED shoes!  This patent leather shoe has a bit of a platform and pointy toe was the only choice.



My BAG, a flap clutch had all the red, white and blue I needed to round out this color scheme.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Remember our fallen men and women as you celebrate Memorial Day!
Dress: New York & Company
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Aldo
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 6:25-34

Sunday Social: Red-Orange Midi










Red – Orange Midi

What color do you see? I see Red others see Orange. Every time I wear this color I get two different answers. I think it depends on the lighting.

This outfit is very VERSATILE- It can be worn alone or with the matching jacket. I chose to wear the jacket belted over the dress. I could have belted the dress under the jacket or ditched the jacket and just wore the dress.  One outfit with several different looks!  How about that for your wardrobe 😉  I accessorized with this gold/pearl necklace and statement bracelet.

The midi length is very flattering, it makes me look thin LOL. I think any body type can wear this dress. I never limit myself to just one style. If I like it, I wear it.  SO CAN YOU…

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…

Dress & Jacket: New York & Co.

Necklace: Tre Vero @ Dillards

Purse: Strut

Shoes: Guess

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley


Sunday Social: Shades of Blue









Happy Resurrection Sunday!  Easter always takes me back to my childhood. It has always been a very emotion holiday for lots of reasons. I always look forward to the various Easter Themed Productions each year. As a child my mother would dress my sisters and me in pastel colored dresses and hair bows. Today I chose to be bright in color not only for my childhood memories, but in honor of my deceased brother, blue was his favorite color.
This scuba fabric midi is so comfortable. Whoever came up with this concept was brilliant to say the least. I could have paired any shoe with this dress. I was lucky enough to run across this floral number (on clearance) and it said “buy me” of course, LOL… They were the perfect accent to the blue.
I kept with that burst of color in the necklace, bag, earrings and bracelet. It all came together quite nicely 🙂
I would like to thank each of you for your kind words and prayers last week. I was touched beyond measure.
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Karl Lagerfeld
Earrings: Sam Moon
Necklace: Old
Bracelet: San Antonio Market Square Shops
Purse: DSW
Shoes: Guess
Photo Credit: Madalynn Tanksley
Beauti Tip: Midi – a skirt, dress, or coat, reaching to below the knee or mid-calf.