TGIF all!

While I’m not a huge fan of floral prints, I do appreciate a good one.  While floral prints are tricky, the key is finding one you like.  I typically stay away from large floral patterns because they can sometimes look dated and garish, especially for PS women.  I prefer a smaller, less flashy print that doesn’t dominate the garment.  As you know I’m a person who loves color, so there has to be some in the print for me to buy it.  Basically I like a small but simple floral print that doesn’t look like grandma’s curtains.  This Old Navy dress is the perfect combination of all my floral print requirements.  I first spotted the dress back in January and I patiently waited for it to be released.  Its a fun, colorful dress that is perfect for Spring  and Summer.  While it’s a casual dress, you can dress it up with a pair of  strappy sandals to transition it to night.   Needless to say, this dress will definitely be traveling with me to Cuba in May!

So if you’re in the market for a cute floral dress for Spring that won’t break the bank, this is it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Dress: Old Navy (wearing an XXL, here)
Sneakers: Old Navy (here)
Earrings: Baublebar (here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (here)

Happy Monday all!

Remember when your mother would say “everything old becomes new again”?  She was right on the money! Every trend has it’s root in the past.  Take mules for example. During the 90s I pretty much wore mules all day every day. It wasn’t uncommon to see me on a Friday night walking/wobbling down the street in a in high heeled pair.  When they faded  due to changing trends, I was a bit disappointed.  Although I missed mules, I knew they would make a stylish comeback and boy have they!  Now there are mules in every color, texture and shape.  While I’m partial to to a heeled mule, there are a few flat ones I have my eye on.

What trend from the past you would like to see make a comeback?

Have a wonderful day!

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Coat: Simply Be (here)
Shirt: Who What Wear x Target (here)
Pants: Eloquii (old, similar here)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (here)
Clutch: Banana Republic (here)

TGIF all!

While Spring has sprung, the weather outside isn’t warm enough to ditch my tights just yet.  Until it’s warm enough to go bare legged , I’m going to layer my  jeans/pants over my cute Spring dresses.  It’s actually a win-win for me because when the temps go up, I can just take off the pants!   I’ve been a huge fan of wearing dresses over pants since Summer 2014 . At first I was skeptical the trend would work on my body but I was pleasantly surprised when it did.   I think it’s a fun way to rework your wardrobe and add new life to your closet staples.

If you’re thinking on trying this trend, here are some tips on how to wear a dress over jeans/ pants:

  1. Any dress will do: Add jeans/pants to a dress in your closet that has gotten short over the years.  Layer a pair of skinny jeans under a shirt dress to breathe new life into it.
  2. Straight, cropped and skinny leg jeans/pants are best to layer under your dress.  It balances out your proportions and stops you from looking frumpy.
  3. Add height: any heel whether its a  kitten or stiletto will add length to  streamline your look.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

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TGIF all!

I’m so happy that gingham is finally getting it’s due.  I’ve been in love with the print for years so I’m happy to see fashionable gingham options.  Of course my favorite way to wear gingham is either a skirt or a dress.  So when I saw this Lane Bryant dress I knew it would be perfect for the upcoming season.  Being impatient, I wasn’t going to wait on Spring to wear this sleeveless dress! Instead of tucking it away, I layered a graphic sweater over it and wore it as a skirt instead. I added my  denim jacket  to complete the look and to add warmth because its COLD out there! Brrr!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Dress: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Jacket: Old Navy (here); added the patches
Sweater: Old Navy (old, similar here)
Tights: Lane Bryant (here)
Flats: Nine West (no longer available, similar here)

Happy Monday all!

Even though Winter is stubbornly holding on, I am so excited for the arrival of Spring next week.   To get you in the Spring mindset (even if the weather outside is saying otherwise!) I picked a few of my favorite bloggers outfits to get you excited for the new season.  I think these women embody the essence of Spring boldness.  Spring is a time for renewal so I hope these outfits will inspire you to try something new for the upcoming season!

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: I have permission to use these photos.  All pictures in this post are property of said blogger and cannot be used without their permission. 

 

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