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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Look: Head to Toe Neutrals

Happy Sunday!  Another beautiful week in the books.  Each morning I can tell the season is trying to change.  It’s always a long transition from Summer to Fall around here though.   With that change, I’m still sleeveless LOL!
Today’s outfit is a throwback of sorts to 2014, which was the last time I wore this dress (so happy it still fit).  I was attracted to the deep “V” sweetheart neckline and lace trim.  I also liked how the entire dress is layered in neutrals.  I kept everything neutral (on purpose). Why?  I just love the pristine look.

I accessorized in neutrals as well.  I started with a long pair of round pearl earrings and necklace.  I also wore a nude platform round toe shoe to finish off the look.

My BAG today a classic; monogram handbag in the same neutral colors.

It was so easy to style this dress, keeping everything neutral made it all flow effortlessly!  Another successful recycle from my closet 😉 .
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Gibson & Latimer (old)
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Shoes: Christian Louboutins (Bianca)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Luke 10:25-37

Sunday Look: Leaf Print Halter Dress

Happy Sunday! What a week with all the hurricanes that are spreading across the United States.  We are still praying for all those affected by Harvey and now Irma.   I have family in Florida and we surely pray that they walk away unharmed. Image result for Black Praying Hands

It’s amazing how you can purchase an article of clothing as far back as a year ago and its still fashionable today.  Case and point, my leaf print halter dress.  My main reason for not wearing it sooner was the halter back.  I knew I couldn’t wear my back out to church.  Up until now I was searching for the right piece to remedy that problem.  I did that with a navy blue button down shirt (not pictured).  I rolled up the sleeves and tied it at the waist.  Just like that it was appropriate for church.  It was HOT today so I removed it right after church and wore it in its natural beauty 🙂 .

I could have belted the dress at the waist too.  Don’t you think this is the perfect dress for just about any occasion?  It’s lightweight and cool. But the best feature of all, it has POCKETS!

I chose not to weigh down the dress with navy accessories.  I accessorized with a pop of color in my earrings, necklace, bracelets and shoes.  This really highlighted the dress.


I was excited to carry my Bamboo Ark handbag again.  Love this handbag and look for any opportunity to carry it!

Can you see yourself hanging out at the pool party in this dress? It’s the perfect poolside dress.



There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Dress: Ann Taylor (last season)
Bag: Cult Gaia
Shoes: BCBG (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 8:1-17

Sunday Look: Bye- Bye Summer Black & White

Happy Sunday!    As most of you know Texas was hit with a nasty hurricane last week.  I opted not to blog last week, it was my way of showing respect to all those affected.   It’s good to be back in front of the camera!
Some outfits deserve new life. I wore this dress back in 2015.  I styled it with blue accessories. ↓ (see blow)

I purchased a pair of white pumps last season and never got to wear them. I’ve wanted to wear them all summer long.  Since we are one day away from Labor Day I thought I better.  You know what they say “no white after Labor Day”.  As for me personally, I won’t wear white shoes after Labor Day (unless its tennis shoes) 😉 .  But I will wear white clothing because we live in Texas and our summers flow into Fall.  I’m looking forward to some much cooler weather though.


This time around I accessorized with all white accessories.  I chose a chunky necklace, white pearl earrings, my long awaited white shoes and a white handbag.  The white paired well with the black and white pattern on the dress.

There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Please continue to pray for all the Texas folks affected by the hurricane.
Dress: H& M (two seasons ago)
Bag: Aldo (last season)
Necklace: (old)
Shoes: BCBG (last season)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Jeremiah 29: 1 & 7



Sunday Look: Shades of Blue

Happy Sunday!  Each week we get closer to our summer coming to an end.  I still have so many (summer) things I would like to wear, but I feel like I’m running out of time especially with Labor Day right around the corner 🙂 .  This morning after trying on a few different outfits I decided on this ribbed country blue sheath dress with attached belt and side slits.

I accessorized with hints of pink and different shades of blue.  My necklace actually had two different shades of pink and blue and hints of white.  My earrings picked up one of the pink colors in the necklace.  Instead of my normal jewelry I mixed it up by wearing pink fashion rings on each hand. I chose an open toe block heel shoe in blue as well.  You might think, that’s a lot of blue.  It is, but it isn’t, the different shades of blue helped to break things up.   And by adding pink, that broke up the blue even more.  NO RULES…


My BAG was also blue 🙂 . I’ve carried this bag before and I still love all the heavy chain trim and quilted detail.  Like last time I shorten the strap to carry as a handbag instead of a shoulder-bag.

There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…
Dress: Cato
Shoes: Brash for Payless
Bag: Aldo
Photo Credit: Tarryn Tanksley

Luke 17: 11-19