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Sunday Look: Draped Neck Cardigan & Faux Leather Skirt

Happy Sunday!  I’m enjoying the cooler weather we are having.  I mention that because last year we really didn’t have many cold days.  I have all of these really cool winter clothing that I haven’t been able to wear in almost two years.  Well today that all changed.

I’ve been hoarding this draped neck cardigan for two years I know.  It’s quite warm and I wasn’t able to wear it before.  I was so excited to do so today.  This cardigan is knit with a half faux leather and knit long sleeve in a dark green.  I had every intention of pairing it with the exact skirt you see here.  I’ve been hoarding this skirt also.  This midi skirt in a green faux leather with front split and front pockets!  The two pieces complement each other well. (I won’t be linking these two since they are two years old and sold out).

If ever an outfit called to be accessorized with boots, it’s this one.  Black leather boots worked well to complete this look.  You know, there is something about a skirt with a front split and boots! 😉 .  I kept the other accessories to earrings and a long necklace only.

My BAG today was a round handbag with fringe and small gold studs.  I thought it worked well with the boots in particular.

Faux Leather Fact: Faux leather is usually made from “Polyurethane” a non-animal product.  It’s actually a form of plastic.  Unlike leather, it can be washed and comes in many different colors. Lastly it’s cheaper than leather (rightfully so) but you can get the same great look for a lower price. 

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day. Let’s remember and celebrate his life and accomplishments. See the source image
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Cardigan: Zara
Skirt: Who What Wear
Boots: Nine West (old)
Bag: Vieta
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Jeremiah 18: 1-3

Sunday Look: Rose Colored Pompom Shoes

Happy New Year and Happy First Sunday.  If you are reading this we made it to 2018!  What a blessing.  This is a special week, tomorrow is my birthday.  Today we celebrated my birthday, my nieces and nephew with our extended family.  I’m pretty sure there will be celebrations all week long 😉 …  Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I knew I wanted to start out my birthday week in my “Christmas Shoes”.  You have no idea how much I wanted these shoes and my Santa (husband) came through (love him).
Today was all about the shoes. A soft velvet pointed pump with 4 inch heel, faux fur pompoms in a rose color!  I’m loving anything pompom these days  .  Haroldson Velvet Pompom Pump, Faded Rose
I pictured many options in my head as to how I  would style them.  I chose this sheer floral embroidered top with crew neck, puff sleeves and cami underlay.

I paired it with a vegan leather pencil skirt.   Some other options I threw around was a tulle skirt (my first choice) and ball skirt with this top.  The possibilities are vast.  I’m going to do that tulle shirt, maybe for Valentines Day.

The other accessories were kept at a minimum.  This is the first time in a long time that I didn’t wear a necklace. Nothing was going to out shine my shoes 🙂 .  Earrings and bangles, two on each arm was it.  You all know how I feel about bangles, Love, Love!

My BAG today was a faux leather folded clutch in a hint of rose.  I’m always amazed at how my bags just flow with my outfits.  I’m always pleased with the end result.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Top: Who What Wear
Skirt: Gianni Bini
Bag: Charming Charlie (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7: 24-27



Sunday Look: Blooming Top

Happy Sunday!  No matter how much you try to plan your outfits something always happens to nick that idea.  Lucky for me I have a variety in my closet, sometimes I just have to pick something last minute and hope it works.  Actually, I think its easier because I don’t have to put a lot of time and thought into it.  That’s exactly what happened today!

This floral top has been speaking to me Sunday after Sunday.  I always pass it up. (Why do we save certain things for later?) It turned out to be a great last minute choice.  I decided to wear a long black pencil skirt with the top.  I could have easily paired it with skinny leg slacks, wide leg pants or culottes.  Next time.

When wearing a colorful top as this, your accessories can be kept to a minimum.  Every girl loves earrings and should never go without.  I could have stopped there.  But I decided to add a multi-stand necklace in gold, silver and black.  If you are the type that hardly ever wears a watch, opt for identical bracelets one on each wrist.  Honestly, I don’t practice my own advice, but today I did.  I actually like the identical bracelet idea.  I was like hmmm! why didn’t I do this sooner?

When the time came to choose shoes my first thought was black, boring. I went BOLD as you can see.  Perfect choice right?

My BAG choice today was my “BUG BAG” whatever works!

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it.
Top: New York & Company
Skirt: Zara
Bag: Kate Landry
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanklsey

Matthew 5: 13-16



Sunday Look: Happy New Year- Ivory Skirt & Top


Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first Sunday of 2017.  It’s hard to believe that another year has gone and a new one is upon us.  I’m sure we can all reflect on good, bad, happy and sad times in 2016.  Lucky for us we all get a new beginning starting today, so let’s make the best of 2017.

I didn’t know how I wanted to start my look for 2017.  I really enjoyed wearing all that RED last month.  But, a New Year a New Look!  I decided to keep it pretty simple and classic.  I chose an ivory skirt and top.  As you know from past posts I adore the pencil skirt.  My top is pretty basic adorned with a black collar that flows into a tie.  The tie eliminated the need for a necklace, making my accessories minimal.  I only needed a bag and earrings, I added a single bangle just because.  I wore black patent leather pointy toe pumps 😉 .

My BAG, black satin clutch with clear rhinestones.  That completes today’s outfit!

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…

Skirt: Alex Marie

Top: H&M

Shoes: BCBGeneration

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley


Sunday Social: Simple in a Tee…











Happy 3rd Sunday!   Let’s talk SIMPLE dressing.  How can one take a simple Tee Shirt and pair it with a printed pencil skirt, bold jewelry and a hot pair of pumps?  Well that’s exactly what I did… It can’t get any easier than this.
Now lets talk about this fun necklace.  When I first saw it I was like OMG this is mine!  Lucky for me it was on clearance.  So were the earrings. Bold jewelry didn’t get the name “statement”  for nothing.
There is nothing hotter than a pair of HOTT pumps.  That pointed toe is everything.  🙂  I think I LIKE it… better yet, I LOVE it!!
Style Tip:  Simplicity is Perfection…
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Skirt: New York & Co.
Tee Shirt: New York  & Co.
Necklace: Zara
Earrings: Zara
Bag: Zara
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Photo Credit: Hayleigh Tanksley

Sunday Social: Skin Tight








Greetings! Happy Sunday to all… Today’s outfit is pretty simple and tight LOL. I’m a fan of the pencil skirts because they really give you a BUTT. I LOVE this one even if I had to take “baby steps”. It’s a skinny pencil skirt! My peplum top helped to accentuate my curves and it’s the perfect top to wear with a pencil skirt.
To top it all off, I chose a matching necklace and earrings. Black fringe shoes added the WOW factor and pulled it all together.
Style Tip: A fitted peplum with emphasis on the cinched waist doesn’t hide curves but instead accentuates them nicely. On the other hand, if you’d like to make the hips look a bit larger, the flared version may be the best choice, since it will suggest a more hourglass style figure.
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Top: White House Black Market
Skirt: Zara
Jewelry: Gift from my husband
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Bag: Old
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanklsey

Sunday Social: Black & White With A Little Fringe







What a great weekend it has been….  Happy Sunday…  Today’s outfit was cute yet simple.  I think I will place it in the fun category.  I chose this black and white pencil skirt and somewhat of a see thru crop top (not quite) with a cami.  Fringe accompanied me by way of my shoes and purse 🙂  Oh! Notice I’m not wearing my usual sunglasses.  I just picked up a new pair yesterday.   There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Skirt: Attyre New York- Steinmart
Top: Banana Republic- Banana Republic
Shoes: Charlotte Russe- Charlotte Russe
Purse: Steve Madden- Dillard’s
Earrings: H&M
Necklace: Dillard’s
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson- Dillard’s

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley & Hayleigh Tanksley

Sunday Social: 2pc Color Burst










I just love bright colors, have I said that already…  I was pretty busy this morning I didn’t have much time to think about what to wear today.  It had to be simple and easy. The simple choice was this 2pc matching set I purchased as separates. This outfit was on the mannequin and I loved the top. The low back is what caught my eye. I’m so in love with pencil skirts and this semi high-low pencil skirt served up style. Simple jewelry and shoes with a hint of pink finished the look. Didn’t I wear PINK last Sunday…  🙂
2pc. Skirt & Top- Bisou Bisou JC Penny
Shoes- Enzo Angiolini Nordstrom
Necklace & Earrings- Cato
Watch- Michael Kors

Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Sunday Social: Pencil Skirt & Dots

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Happy Sunday! Today was an awesome day at church we had an old fashion revival .

Today I thought I would do a play on colors. “No Rules” I wore this black and white polka dot top from Dillards (Gianni Bini) and yellow pencil skirt.  I’ve had the top since last summer.  I was hoping to find a yellow skirt to wear with it.  I looked for months but couldn’t find the right one.   I wondered upon this one while cruising the mall at New York & Company.  Just so happen they were having a 50% off sale, lucky me.

The blue shoes, the blue shoes LOL… they are Kenneth Cole Reaction, they were purchased with this look in mind.  My yellow clutch topped it all off.   You can shop this entire look here and here.   My BEAUTI today the BLUE SHOES…