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Sunday Look: Pearls At Christmas Time

Happy Sunday! It’s hard to believe we are one week away from Christmas Eve and the most exciting day of the year Christmas! I can feel the excitement in the air.  Especially after today’s church service.  It was our annual Christmas Play, “A Hallelujah Christmas”.
Here I go again in RED 😉 .  I just can’t resist wearing red for the Holidays.  There is something about RED and the Christmas Holiday Season… After all, its the most wonderful time of the year 🙂 …  Everything is twinkling and glowing!

Today’s dress, a scoop neck chiffon overlay maxi dress belted, side slits and back zipper. The three-quarter sleeves are just right for the season.  I chose the best accessory from my jewelry wall, “Pearls”  The multiple strands of pearls elevate the look to elegance.  My shoes fashioned in a sleek patent finish, pointed toe and tall stiletto heel in two-toned red and cream.


My BAG, a small clutch that matched my shoes.  I don’t usually do matchy, matchy, but this worked!


Time to get out there and finish shopping, start wrapping and preparing the Christmas dinner!

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Vince Camuto
Shoes: ALDO
Photo Credit: Hayleigh Tanksley & Ricky Tanksley

A Hallelujah Christmas



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

Sunday Look: Relaxed Neutral Territory

Happy Sunday everyone!  Another beautiful winter day in Texas.

Today’s look is a little more relaxed than normal.  I love the neutral look especially “winter white”.  It’s such a crisp relaxed look and one that can be worn in all seasons.  I chose simple straight leg slacks and a sleeveless top with a turtle neck.  The look really pops when you add a second color to the mix.  I did that by adding a long cardigan with two neutral colors.  It doesn’t hurt when those two colors make animal print 🙂  I also love to pair gold and pearls with winter white.

I accessorized with a matching two-toned trio “necklace, bracelet and earrings”.  I opted for open toe boots in the same neutral color pallet.

My BAG: today I went BIG…  This relaxed looked called for a much bigger bag.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…

Top: Investments

Slacks: Investments

Long Cardigan: Ruby Rd.

Boots: Calvin Klein

Purse: Kate Spade

Jewelry Trio: Kennedy Row @Dillards

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 5:33-37


Sunday Look: Cape Jacket

Happy Sunday… My how time is flies, we are already halfway through this month.  Since we are having a “warm winter” 🙁  it’s kind of tough finding something to wear for the season.  That brings me to today’s outfit.  The Cape Jacket, I started admiring these cape jackets last winter.  When the time came to purchase one I was hesitant.  I loved them in print and on other people but I wasn’t feeling it on me.  But, I really like it.  I had to listen to my own motto “If you like it, wear it” So, that’s what I did today!
This cape jacket has a beautiful lace overlay and pockets. Upon purchasing I had no idea what bottom I would pair with the jacket.  One day I ran across this black/blue lace skirt and I immediately thought “this would go great with my cape jacket”… Today it all came together.

To accessorize I decided NOT to wear a solid color shoes, only because there was so much Navy. The two-toned shoes added an extra shade of (blue)color.  I continued my accessories with multiple strand pearls.  I tried on about three different strand of pearls, but the multiple strand really made the outfit look “high fashion”  after all I am wearing a cape! 🙂 .
My BAG; keeping with the blue theme, I carried this satin blue clutch with a jeweled and gold tone closure.  Black would have worked as well.
Style Tip: I really think this cape could be toned down with a pair of skinny or wide leg jeans.  Accessories can make a HUGE difference on the type of look you get.  How would you restyle this cape?
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…





Jacket: Chelsea & Violet

Skirt: Max Studio

Bag: Kate Landry

Shoes: Guess

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Isaiah 6: 1-8


Sunday Social: Pleats & Pearls








Happy Sunday… I’m calling todays outfit “Pleats and Pearls” 🙂  This was not the outfit I had planned on wearing today.  I had chosen something completely different last night.  But this morning I wasn’t feeling what I chose.  A girl has the right to change her mind. 😉
This dress is a few years old (with the tags still attached) but somehow it still works today.  Some things never go out of style.  Like “PEARLS…. after all Pearls are always a good idea and go with anything.  Notice how I styled my Pearls two different ways, knotted and loose.  I can remember my mother knotting her Pearls
My bag is about 25 years old.  It pays to keep some of your old purchases.  You never know when you have to go vintage.
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Jessica Howard
Shoes: Nine West Love Fury
Hose: Hanes Silk Reflections
Pearls: Gift from my husband
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley