Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!
As you know, Spring weather can be so finicky! One day it’s 70+ degrees and the next temps are below average. When the weather is that unpredictable (especially early Spring), a trench coat becomes my go to for when I head out. It’s perfect for mild/chilly weather that isnt too warm or light for the elements. I dont have to tell you that a trench coat is timeless. It goes with nearly everything in your closet. It can be dressed up or down depending where youre going. For me a trench coat is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe.
Trench: Talbots Woman (sold out)
Skirt: Talbots Woman (bought last year)
Shirt: Lane Bryant (very old)
Shoes: Marc Fisher (via Macys)
Clutch: C Wonder (here)
Necklace: Bauble Bar
If you’re in the market for a trench, here are some favorites!
Have a great day!
Happy Thursday all!
The second after I after booked our trip to Paris, I immediately purchased tickets to the Eiffel Tower. No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to one of the most iconic monuments in the world. If you ever visit the Eiffel Tower, I highly recommend buying your ticket in advance. It will save you hours waiting on a massive line for a ticket.
As I’ve gotten older, being in high places make me nervous but I had to make an exception for the Eiffel Tower. Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t go all the way to the top. I was quite comfortable being on the second level (which is really high too!) Kim being the daredevil she is, went all the way up to the summit (God bless her!) while I hung out on the second level. It was a clear, beautiful Saturday morning and the views of Paris were stunning!
After our visit to the Eiffel Tower, Kim & I caught the Hop On/Hop Off bus and headed to the Champs-Elysees. We spent the afternoon visiting the Arc de Triomphe, strolling the avenue, stopping by Laudree for macarons, dining al fresco and shopping (as much as I wanted to get another Louis Vuitton bag, I was a good girl and resisted temptation!)
On our final day, Kim & I decided to explore the area around our hotel (the Latin Quarter). We started our walk at the Pantheon and then had breakfast al fresco (seeing a pattern here huh?! LOL). We took advantage of the warm morning and took a stroll through the AMAZING Jardin du Luxembourg which is home to the French Senate at Luxembourg Palace. I instantly felt transported back into time walking through the lush garden. I would’ve stayed in the garden all day but we had to head over to Notre Dame for a Discover Walks tour of the Cathedral. Kim & I first encountered Discover Walks back in 2010 when we went to Rome. Our walking tour back then was so fantastic we had to do another one in Paris. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Notre Dame and very friendly. I find walking tours are a great way for me to learn about the history of the places I visit. After wrapping up the tour, Kim and I headed back to the hotel for a much needed nap before we headed out to the Sacre-Coeur Bascillica and the Moulin Rouge.
During my vacation, I was informed that Troy who I grew up with had died suddenly earlier in the week. My heart was heavy after hearing this news because I knew him since I was a little girl. Visiting the Sacre-Coeur Basilica was a comfort for me because I could feel the Lord’s presence. I knelt and prayed for Troy and his family during this difficult time. I know his death was tragic but I know without a doubt he is in a better place.
I want to end this post by saying that I’m SO happy my friend Andrea introduced Kim to me back in 2007. She is my travel soul mate and we have such a great time when we’re together. Without Kim this trip to Paris would’ve never been possible. Love ya Kimmie Pie!
Have a wonderful weekend!
First I want to thank everyone who submitted suggestions in my last post. I meant so much to see how many people have taken interest in my blog. So again… thank you!
Finding the right skirt for your body can be tricky. For me over the knee skirts don’t work because of my shelf booty. After having people tell me that they could see my Spanx from behind, I had to give them up. So when the midi length trend ushered in a few of years ago, I quickly jumped on it. I had finally found a skirt length that worked for my body. Midi skirts are a classic wardrobe staple and is perfect for someone who doesn’t like short skirts but still wants to show some leg (ME!). They are flattering on women of all sizes and ages. Now that the midi is here to stay, you can find them in a variety of colors and prints. I like dressing up my midi’s with a blouse and dressing them down with a t-shirt and denim jacket. Next time you wear your skirt, pair it with a cool sneaker or a peep toe pump for some variety. If you are a little on the short side, a midi might be too long but try one anyway. You can always have it hemmed to the length you desire. Remember, fashion “rules” are meant to be broken. Wear what feels good to YOU!
Here are some links to my favorite midi skirts: Simply Be, Talbots Woman, Modcloth, ASOS Curve, Eshakti, and Dorothy Perkins (they go up to size 18).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Skirt: ASOS (sold out)
Jacket: Kohls (bought last year)
Blouse: Old Navy (bought last year)
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft
Happy Monday all!
Today is my 42nd birthday and I’m happy that while it’s still very cold outside, the sun is shining bright on my special day. To celebrate my 42nd year of life, I treated myself to something I’ve been wanting for years…A TRIP TO PARIS! I can’t tell you how excited I am about my upcoming trip! I think I’ll probably faint when I get to the top of the Eiffel Tower (from either excitement or from my fear of heights! LOL)! Trust me I will be taking a gazillion pictures and will post them when I get back.
Have a wonderful day!
Coat: Talbots Woman (here)
Jeans: Lane Bryant (old)
Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Necklace Shoplately (here)
Shoes: Nine West (old)
Bag: Longchamp (gifted)
Happy Hump Day all!
As Old Man Winter continues his strangle hold on the majority of the US (we’re getting hit with our NINTH snowstorm tonight!), keeping warm is my top priority. While it’s important to me, I can’t abandon being stylish! I think the key to staying warm but stylish is finding coordinating layers to wear. Try wearing a turtleneck under your favorite sleeveless or 3/4 length sleeve dress and top it off with a leather jacket. Take a full skirt and wear it over one of your dresses (I did that here) . One of my favorite things to wear is a button up cardigan under a blazer with a statement necklace. Not only am I super warm (got tow layers on!), I’m still stylish!
To my East Coast people, stay warm and be careful out there!
Have a wonderful day!
Coat: London Fog (via Macys last year)
Jacket: Old Navy
Skirt: Simply Be (here)
Bag: Philip Lim for Target