April 26, 2013

Daddy's Girl

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Express | Shoes: Zara

I'm wearing my Daddy's favorite color (blue)... Why, you ask? Tomorrow is his birthday! Although I didn't have the privilege of growing up with him on the day-to-day, I was (and still am) quite the Daddy's girl. I really love that guy, and I credit a lot of who I am to him.

Daddy, I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and I wish you many more! My hope is that one of these years, we'll spend it together. Until then, know that I love you and I'm thinking of you always.

April 24, 2013

Find me on MoMoMod: Sunshine State Spring

Dress: Forever 21 | Jacket: Guess | Belt: Thrifted, Plato's Closet | Shoes: Zara

Be sure to skip on over to MoMoMod to see my featured post today!

April 23, 2013

Déjà vu

Dress: The Limited | Cardigan: Target | Belt: Express | Shoes: Nine West via Ross | Bag: Steps

I may or may not have worn this dress almost exactly the same way on the blog before. 
What can I say? I'm a real person... Sometimes I need things to be repeated.

April 19, 2013


Blazer: The Limited | Top: The Limited | Skirt: The Limited | Shoes: BCBG via Ross | Clutch: Thrifted, BCBG via Plato's Closet

If I'm being completely honest, sometimes I like to dabble in print mixing and unusual color combos. Most times, though, the "plain Jane" in me just loves to match. I get exciting when my bag matches my shoes and my brooch brings an outfit together. Perhaps I'm a traditional dresser just trying to get by in a world of exciting and new trends. Who would've thought one day matching would be boring? I still like it.

April 18, 2013

Smart Shopping On a Budget

If you’re on a tight budget or if there is a particular item in your radar that you would really like to have but just can’t see yourself paying the original price, here are a few tips I use:
  1. Set a maximum price in your mind. If you see something that is originally priced out of your spending range, set a goal in your mind for how much you’d be willing to pay. For example, if a pair of shoes (I know, I always defer to shoes!) costs $150, and you’re only willing to pay at most $100, stick to that number. More than likely, with a little patience or searching, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the price you’re looking for.
  2. Wait for the sale. If you’re a patient person, and a bit of a risk-taker, wait for the item to go on sale. Sign up for the store's mailing list or check back twice a week or so in order to catch the sale as soon as it comes around. The risk here is that when the item finally does go on sale, depending on how popular it is, you stand the chance of not finding it in your size or it being sold out altogether.
  3. Check eBay or Amazon. If you’re impatient like me, but still like a good bargain, check other stores that may carry the item. Stores tend to be very price competitive though, so chances are, you’ll find that the items costs about the same wherever you go. In a case like this, check eBay or Amazon! I love eBay’s slogan, “If it’s on your mind, it’s on eBay!” The convenient feature about eBay and sites like it is that you’re able to search for the exact item you want, let the search know how much you’re willing to pay (this is important so that you don’t get tempted to spend more), and the site will notify you when it's available and  fits your criteria. They’ve taken the work out of shop-stalking! Brilliant!
  4. Search online for something similar. In the rare case that that sale never comes or you can’t find the item on eBay, search online for something similar. Most likely, you’ll find a good knock off or a style that suits you even better for half the price!
  5. Don’t go into debt over it. Debt management is most important, in my opinion. (I’m speaking to myself here!) No matter how tempting an item might be, DO NOT go into debt over it. If you can’t buy it cash or debit, or at least pay what you spent during the very next payment cycle, don’t buy it! It’s not worth it! By the time you pay it off, you probably won’t even like it anymore.
Again, these are just some easy tips that I shop by to find items I love at the most affordable prices. There are so many options these days to shop smarter, so why overspend in the first place? Hope this helps!

April 16, 2013

Lady in Hiding

Dress: Ross | Shoes: Mossimo for Target | Bag: Steps

Hello! Nothing to fancy today. I've practically lived in this dress for the last week or two... (Well, not really, that would be nasty. But, I'm positive I wore it at least twice.) I figured I might as well take some photos in it.

I know it seems like I've been hiding, but I assure you I'm not going away any time soon. I've just had a LOT going on. (Nothing bad though, thanks for wondering.) There may be times where I won't post as often, but I promise I won't be gone for too long. 

April 12, 2013

What Not To Wear When It's Windy

Shirt: Forever 21 | Skirt: BCBG (very old) | Shoes: Zara | Clutch: Forever 21

Note to self: Don't wear a skirt with large pleats when it's windy.

These photos do this skirt no justice, between not capturing the true gold color (and the specks of black making it look brown) or the true shape due to the wind massacring the pleats. Oh well. At least the shoe photos came out nicely. I can always depend on shoes.

Back to the wind. It's going to be a stormy weekend here in South Florida. All you locals, stay safe, and don't get blown away.

April 10, 2013

Find me on MoMoMod: Easy Dressing

Shirt: Zara | Skirt East 5th, JCPenney | Shoes: Zara | Clutch: Express

Find me over at MoMoMod today. I will be blogging there every other Wednesday (instead of Thursday) now. See you back here soon!

April 8, 2013

Something Different

Dress: Asos | Belt: Forever21 | Shoes: Mossimo for Target | Clutch: Aldo

Although the silhouette of this dress is classic "me", the print is definitely something different... and I love it! One of my style goals for spring is to wear bolder prints and colors (occasionally staying true to my blacks and whites, of course), and I think I'm slapping that goal in the face with this post!

 "Create your own style... Let it be unique for yourself, yet identifiable for others."
-- Anna Wintour

Happy Monday.

April 4, 2013

Vertical Stripes

Shirt: Forever 21 | Skirt: Marshall's | Shoes: Nine West via Ross | Clutch: Aldo

Black & white and vertical stripes are huge trends this spring and summer. I thought I couldn't love stripes any more, until vertical stripes came along. I find them to be much more slimming and interesting than regular stripes, don't you?

Pairing this shirt with bright green was another accidental combination, and I loved it. I should style my outfits by accident more often.

April 3, 2013

Better to Give than to Receive

Top: JCrew | Skirt: H&M | Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Ross | Bag: Forever 21

A simple polka dot and denim outfit today. I put the top and skirt together by accident, and decided I'd go with it. I love how the colors work together.

Now on to the big announcement of the day! The winner of the Sole Society giveaway is......


Congrats! Email me :)

April 2, 2013

Pinspiration // Historic Style

It's late, but I wanted to do a quick post to share a few of my latest pins to my "Historic Style" Pinterest board... 

Weren't folks snazzy back in the day?

These photos range from the '20s to the '70s. If you know me well, or any at all, you'd know that I'm truly an old soul... 

Learn the history behind these photos, and see more "Historic Style" pins here.

April 1, 2013

April Wise Day

Blazer: Forever 21 | Shirt: Old Navy | Skirt: JCrew | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Ross

Today is April Fool's Day. Am I the only one who wonders why there is no day dedicated to the wise? The things I wonder sometimes...

I stole this striped shirt, cobalt blazer, denim, and bright mustard shoes idea from Kendi. (See outfit pin here and Kendi's original post here.)

Hope you all had an amazing Resurrection Sunday!

Only one more day to enter the Sole Society Giveaway for a chance to win a free pair of shoes!