Happy Monday all!

I’m a sucker for a pretty ruffle so it makes me giddy to see that they’re a huge trend this Spring.  I got this skirt in early March and I couldn’t wait for the weather to warm up to wear it. ASOS main range size 14  elastic waist skirts tend to run large and are very plus friendly.  I wear a 20 in skirts and this one can easily accommodate a size 22 waist.  Concerned that the main range skirt won’t fit you?   Don’t fret because it’s also available in their plus line,  ASOS Curve.  Also check out these other plus skirts here and here to get your ruffle on this Spring!

Have a wonderful day!

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Top: ASOS (old, similar here)
Skirt: ASOS (wearing a size 14 here; plus version here)
Sandals: JCrew (old, similar here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (here)
Earrings: Etsy (here)

 

 

TGIF all!

Can we talk for a second? I don’t know about you but I’m tired of people (men, women, society, dogs, etc.) telling us women over 40 what to do.  I’m sick of hearing what we’re supposed to look like, act like and dress like.  Here’s a newsflash…MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! I am a grown ass woman and I know what is best for me, so stop! I don’t need your validation, approval or whatever.  You can take your judgement, turned up nose and “she’s too old to be wearing that” and stuff it! If you don’t like it, turn away or better yet go work on your life instead of worrying about mine. Being 40, 45 or 65 doesn’t mean we go wait in a corner to shrivel up and die.  For many of us (including myself) these years have represented some of the best of our lives. There are empty nesters who are finally able to finish that degree or change their career now that their children are grown.  Several of us have found freedom in simply not giving a f**k what others think of us anymore (family is included in this too!). Growing old as a woman is not a death sentence or a signal that life is over. In fact it’s the complete opposite. You and I don’t need to prove this to others because we’re too busy living our best lives!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jacket: Gap Outlet (old, similar here)
T-Shirt: Omaze (here; this is an AWESOME campaign so check it out!)
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins (old, similar here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (sold out, similar here)
Bag: Mansur Gravriel (here, budget friendly option here and here)

Happy Monday all!

Full disclosure, I suck at dressing up my jeans.  Why? I really have no clue. When I attempt to dress up a pair, I tend to feel and look awkward.  For awhile I couldn’t crack the whole “dressed up denim” look right until now.  I realized by making substitutions for items I usually wear, I could dress up my jeans without feeling like an epic fail.  For this outfit, I substituted my usual striped tee for this feminine Eloquii top and  traded in my sneakers for a pair of cute flats. I was very pleased with how my outfit turned out.  Most importantly, not once did I feel awkward.  In fact I felt pretty chic heading out to dinner with my girlfriends!

Now that I’ve figured out how to dress up my jeans, I will make more of an effort to do so!

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Eloquii (sold out; similar here)
Shirt: Eloquii (here)
Jeans: Lane Bryant (here)
Shoes: ASOS (no longer available, similar here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TGIF all!

As the temperature rises, my need to wear cute dresses increases.  Every Spring I seek out pretty, one of a kind dresses to add to my wardrobe.  To me nothing signifies Spring than a dress that makes you look bright and colorful.  This eShakti dress does just that.  It’s a dress that can easily go from day to night with minimal effort.  It’s also perfect for a Spring getaway or an al fresco Sunday brunch with the girls.  In June I’m headed back to Bermuda and this dress is will be going right along with me!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Dress: eShakti (here)
Sandals: Banana Republic (old, similar here)
Earrings: JCrew (here)

Happy Monday all!

The last time I did a closet purge was over six months ago.  Since Spring is about renewal, I figured this would be a good opportunity to clean out my closet.  For this purge I focused on letting go of clothing I thought I would never get rid of.  While I love these items, I wasn’t really wearing them. Instead of allowing the clothes  to continue to take up space, I decided to let them go.

Below is sample of some of the clothes I decided to purge. If you’re interested shopping my closet purge click here.

Have a great day!