Monday, September 30, 2013

Mommy in Gray Watercolor and Baby in Pink Chiffon.

I have had a busy Monday guys so this post is coming real late today. Plus, it was a rough night sleep for Vivian & myself. I was exhausted today and even got a slight headache. I am still committed to posting on my blog, though. And I really have quite a few backed up Outfits, actually.

We had a super hot, humid & rainy day last week. I was out running errands with my Mom & my Daughter. This Simple, Breezy Dress was Perfect, Sandals and all. I love the Subtle, Neutral Water-color Pattern on it. I figured since it is technically Fall, Gray is perfect for now. It is one of those Colors we need to wear more often. Last time I wore a lot of Gray, I happened to love the Outfit, as did all of you. =) The Gray Tank Top worked perfectly underneath the Dress. Unfortunately, my Mom ruined this beautiful Nylon-Stretch Tank while washing it. It pilled and got so old & raggy on the washer. I think it got tangled with the baby's bibs. Too bad because I loved it and only happened to wear it twice. =( My Gorgeous Baby Girl was wearing a beautiful Tutu, Baby Pink Cotton & Chiffon Onesie, gifted to her by a Cousin of mine. (F.Y.I. The Baby's photos were taken prior to putting her Socks on.) And you will get to see my Mom, in this post, too. I love her Zebra Blouse. My Mom loves Animal Print as much as I do.
Gray/Black/White Watercolor, Halter-style, Cotton-Rayon Sundress: Express.
 Heather Gray, Nylon-Stretch Tank Top w/ Lace Trim: The Limited.
Gold, Beige, Gray & Brown, Beaded, 3-Strand Necklace: The Limited.
Cubic Zirconia, Gold Tone, Drop Earrings: The Limited.
Cobalt Blue Plastic Bangle: Forever 21.
Beige Silk Headband w/ 2 tiny Rosettes: The Limited.
Black Quilted, Shiny Purse w/ Silver Chain Strap: White House Black Market.
Silver, Zig-Zag Strapp,y Patent Leather Sandals w/ Rhinestone Flowers: DSW.

Vivian's Outfit:
Baby Pink, Sleeveless, Cotton & Chiffon Tutu Onesie: Kyle & Deena (Gifted).
Hot Pink, Mesh Flower Pin: Buy Buy Baby.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wishful Shopping: Gorgeous Dresses from The Limited.

The Limited is my Absolute Favorite store. It is Classic, Chic, Colorful, Young, filled with lots of clothes for a professional environment, fun nights out, casual days and everything in between. It also has some Beautiful Accessories: Nice Handbags, Pretty Jewelry, Fun Scarves, Great Tights & lately even Shoes. I have been shopping there since 15 years ago and it has always stood by me. 

One of my favorite things from there is their Dresses. I am a Dresses lover at heart and I easily own at east 30 Dresses from The Limited (if not more). This current season is perfect to shop for Dresses. You can find a great combination of Special Occasion ones, Cocktail Dresses, Work Sheaths, Shirt-dresses and Sweater Dresses. I currently want all of their Dresses, but I narrowed it down to these Perfect Dozen. Here it goes. Let's start off with this Stunning Wine/Burgundy Dress.

The Lace Bodice Peplum Dress. This is easily My Most Favorite. I love the Color, Shape & Lace. I love that it falls right on the knee and it has a high Crew-neck. It would pair great with a Bold, Crystal Statement Necklace & some Black, Tortoise or Silver Pumps for a Wedding, with a Clutch. I can see this Dress work for an office job too. Just add a Blazer over it.
The Front Sheath Dress. Another Beautiful Sheath in an Amazing Jewel Color. I love that this Green is almost an Emerald, almost a Teal. I love how it ties & where it ties. This is a Great Work Dress. The Perfect Jewelry would be some Black+Gold Bracelets/Cuffs & maybe some Gold or Firestone Studs.
The Lace Panel Ponte Dress. I love Ponte. I love Lace. I love 3/4 Sleeves for the colder months. Plus this is a LBD. Enough said.
The Floral Fit & Flare Dress. I love the Bold Oranges, Purples & Maroons on this Watercolor Floral Dress. I have a Dress also from The Limited in a similar print & material that I love. This is a little Mad Men-esque and that's what makes it more Special. A little Black Shrug or Black Cardigan would keep your arms warm if you wear this now (for an Engagement Party, a Wedding, Work - wherever).
The Faux Leather Dress. Ahh this is perfect. I love the fit A-line Style of the Skirt, that it is somewhat Short yet not a mini. Better yet I love how this Faux Leather - the latest SUPER Trend - looks so much like real thing, here. I can picture some Tweed/Herringbone Pumps & a Tweed/Herringbone Blazer looking wonderful with this.
The Side Bow Sweater Dress. A woman needs a few Sweater Dresses in her closet and The Limited always makes great ones every year - I own several. I love the Nude-Taupe Color of this one, the Sleeves & the tiny side Tie which creates some Ruching. This dress is well-fitted so I can picture a woman looking great in it, showing off her curves.
Belted Texture Sheath Dress. This is one of my favorites here. I might go buy it. I love the bold Pumpkin Color, the slight Hi-lo Hemline & once again those 3/4 Sleeves. The material looks like a nice Knit, also.
The Piped Herringbone Sheath Dress. How Gorgeous is this Gray Sheath?! OMG. I wouldn't mind having it in my closet RIGHT NOW. I love the Color - Gray is always perfect and understated. I love the Herringbone & that amazing Piping Detail. If worn to work, heads would turn. This Dress means business and you would still look Sexy in it.
The Pleated Lace Dress. More Lace and another LBD with that perfect 60s Flare. I light the small V-neck here.
The Shoulder Cut-out Dress. Sexy, Cold Shoulders anyone?! Here is that Gorgeous shade of Orange Pumpkin, again. And once again a Fitted Sheath Style. This Style of a Dress never goes out of Fashion and is always Elegant in my opinion.
The Belted Leopard Hi-lo Dress. This Dress mixes several trends to perfection: Leopard (that I LOVE), Hi-lo Hemline, Full Skirt and it all looks Super Amazing. I love how they styled it with this Skinny Belt with the Metallic detail . You can always find Great Skinny Belts from The Limited.
Stripped Colorblock Sheath Dress. One of my Favorites in the bunch. I love the Bright Cobalt here Color-blocked with Black & Gray. I love it that it's a Sweater Knit. Between the Colors & Material this would transition well into any season.

Which of these Dresses are your Top 3 Favorites? Stay tuned next weekend because I will show you some more Gorgeous Dresses from another Favorite store.

And, speaking of Dresses, I will be styling/wearing some Dresses for you this week so stay tuned. =)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

More Neon, More Stripes, More V-Neck Tees, More Statement Necklaces.

Happy Saturday Loves!! I didn't mean to take the day off yesterday. I definitely could have found some time to post. I spent some time reading blogs in the morning and decided to turn the computer off for the rest of the day, spending time with my baby girl & catching up on some sleep. How was your Friday? Any plans for this weekend? We are invited to a Family Dinner tonight. I am used to those by now, since coming back home to Michigan. Anyhow...

Thursday's Outfit showed you a Neon, V-Neck T-Shirt, just like today, as well as a Statement Necklace, Bright Neon & Thong Sandals. Since it has been warm here these last couple of days, I combined those same elements but with a Pencil Skirt instead of Shorts. I have had this Light Knit, Yellow Pencil Skirt in my closet, for about a decade. It is much brighter than it has photographed. Actually these photos are all kind of light, the Neon Tee or Vivid Necklace haven't photographed clear, either. I have done more pops of Bright Colors, Flip-Flops, Neon & Statement Necklaces this week, also. And, last time I wore a Pencil Skirt, I also paired it with a T-Shirt. That was one of my most loved, most favorite outfits of yours. For today's Outfit I particularly love the Statement Jewelry: Bracelet & Necklace. How do you like it?

I have a Great Week of posts, coming up next week. And since it will continue to be pretty warm, some more Shorts may be on the horizon for a last hurrah. Stay Tuned. Thank You & have a Lovely Saturday Evening!!
White & Gray Striped, V-Neck Tee w/ Thin Neon Pink & Neon Orange Stripes: Target (New).
Bright Yellow, Ribbed, Knit, Pencil Skirt: Rue 21.
Bright Green w/ Gold, Plastic, Bobble Necklace: H&M.
Silver, Gray & Nude, Beaded, Bobble Bracelet w/ Charms (left hand): White House Black Market.
Real Gold Chain Bracelet (right hand): Gifted.
Real Gold & Diamond Wedding Band & Engagement Ring (left hand): from My Husband.
Silver Ring w/ Circle, Green Opal Stone (right hand): A Local Jewelry Store (New & Gifted).
Silver Ring w/ Large Brown Stone & 2 Small Yellow Stones (right hand): Meijer's (New).
Bright Yellow, Flip Flops w Silver Studded "bebe" Logo: Bebe.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Neon Orange, Highlighter Pink and Oxblood.

Every day I thank God for the BEST GIFT he gave my husband and I on January 19th 2013 - Our Beautiful Daughter Vivian. Sometimes it feels surreal, even though 8+ months have passed by. I get to hold her, feed her, hug her, cuddle with her, kiss her, play with her, dress her up, bathe her, care for her and love her every single day. In return she pays me with beautiful, genuine smiles, poopy diapers, gentle touches, naps on my arms, some crabby fits and lots and lots of love. I know I am her Mom and I am biased but besides being darling and sweet she is drop dead gorgeous. Today, as I went for Coffee & Shopping with a friend, I was told by dozens of people of how Beautiful she is - 2 of which even commented about starting her on commercials and ads. This is a Super Proud Mom right here. I am lucky to be Vivian's Mommy. <3 font="">

Moving on to the OTTD. It reached up to 75 high today in Michigan. So I figured I would grab the sunny day by its horn (so to speak) and wear a favorite Summer Clothing Item - Shorts. And not just any Shorts. I probably grabbed the brightest pair I own, mixed with one of the brightest Tees too. I purchased these Shorts & the V-Neck Tee within the same week, this August, and ultimately thought about pairing them together. They both have Super Bright Neon Orange & Highlighter Pink on them. The Tee has Stripes while the Shorts are a Tie-Dye Pattern. I grabbed  my Oxblood Ostrich Skinny Belt with Matching Oxblood Jade Crystal Necklace, added some Orange Sandals and was out of the door. The baby wore a brand new Purple-Pink Skirt Set. What do you think of Our Outfits?

Speaking of Pink: I Vow to wear Pink at least twice a week, every week in October. It is Breast Cancer Month after all and that is a cause close to my heart. I got a Great October prepared ahead for you all, filled with lots of Fashion Challenges, New things to wear, Collaborations, Guests, Adorable Baby Pictures & Cute Outfits (I hope), so Stay Tuned!

F.Y.I. This is My Parents' GORGEOUS Living Room. I have been asked about this room, several times on the blog, so I wanted to let you know. They did a Great Job with the Interior Design didn't they? And I love the main Rug. =)
Neon Orange & Light Pink, 100% Cotton, Short-Sleeve, V-neck Tee: Old Navy (New).
Neon Orange & Light Pink, Tie-Dye Shorts: Gap (New).
Burgundy, Patent Leather, Faux Ostrich, Skinny Belt: White House Black Market.
Silver, Cashew-shaped, Hopp EarringsWhite House Black Market.
Burgundy, Real Jade, Beaded Necklace: White House Black Market.
Real Gold Chain Bracelet: Gifted.
Real Gold & Diamond Wedding Band & Engagement Ring: from My Husband.
Silver Ring w/ Circle, Green Opal Stone: A Local Jewelry Store (New & Gifted).
Orange, Faux Leather, Braided, Thong Sandals: Aeropostale.

Vivian's Outfit:
Hot Pink, Tiered Skirt w/ Embroided Musical Notes + Matching Ruffled Tee: Caramell (New).
Baby Pink, Chiffon Flower Pins: Clippers.
Fuchsia & Navy Socks: Wal Mart.

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