To the office

Jacket - Express - $9.98
White shirt - JCPenney - $11
Skirt - thrifted - $5
Red pumps - Target - $3.74
Belt - Target - $3.74
Bag - Coach - gifted
Beads - The Velvet Lounge - $1
Red beads - Express - free with a purchase
CZ studs - gifted

Windy day, spent at home

Sweater ~ Target $5
Black top ~ Target $9
Scarf ~ Target $12
Jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Flats ~ Target $5


Rainy Day

Skirt - J.Crew - $19.99
Sweater - Target - $3.74
Suede boots - JCPenney - $9.99
Trenchcoat - London Fog - gifted
Earrings (you can't see in the pic) - The Velvet Lounge - $1
Hat - Target - $5.74
Turquoise clutch - JCPenney - $6.98


Children's Museum

Jade and I are off today with a friend to go to the Seattle Children's Museum. Should be fun!

Top ~ Macy's $10
Tank ~ H&M $10
Skinny Jeans ~ Old Navy $19 (diva)
Booties ~ Payless $19
Earrings ~ Gifted
Necklace ~ Gifted
Cuff ~ Charolotte Russe $4


Babysitting day

A nanny a few days a week for a friend. Normally I try to dress pretty nice, but in outfits that I don't care if I mess up. Which means I'm in jeans and a top. But today I decided I wanted to wear a dress. Obviously it would be stupid to dress up when all I'm doing today is watching kids and cleaning house, so I toned down my sundress with my flats, over sized sweater and a scarf for added warmth. Since after all...it's still pretty chilly out. Spring, are you ever going to come?

Oh, and no jewelry. My little charge is at that stage where he grabs on to everything and pulls hard. I learned my lesson the hard way to not wear large hoop earrings while holding him. Yes, my ear hurt for awhile. hee, hee
Dress ~ Gap $20
Sweater ~ H&M $19
Scarf ~ Local shop $21
Flats ~ Local shop in TX $? 15maybe

I can't get enough of...

...Burt's Bees Radiance Night Creme with royal jelly. I have been using Cliniques three step face cleansing and moisturizing program for over a year now, and I do like it a lot. But last year a friend of mine gave me a Burt's Bees sample pamper set. I used most all of the products in it, but put off using the night creme because I already had all my clinique products that I was using.
And then one magical day a few months ago, I decided my skin needed some extra help, so I started using the night creme.

The difference is amazing! My skin is amazing! I wake up and my skin looks soft, supple and smooth. When I apply it at night, my face feels as though it's being toned just from wearing the cream. Everything feels tighter and healthier and just soft and nice.

It isn't cheap, $18 for a 2oz bottle, but I DEFIANTLY recommend this product to anyone who hasn't tried it before.
I think Wal-mart sells it for only $17...so check it out there if you need a fabulous, good for you, night creme that really does make a difference.

I also have used the day creme, which is fabulous, but I haven't been able to see much of a difference with the day creme, it is just a good moisturizer.


Variation of yesterday's outfit

Just loving these colors!

Top - Target - $3.74
Jeans - H&M - $20
Shoes - Aerosoles - $29
Bag - JCPenney - $5.97
Flower pin - Express - gifted
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Earrings and necklace - gifted


Lime green and royal blue

This isn't the most flattering outfit, but I love the colors! And even though I think this top makes me look pregnant, my husband loves me in it, so I'm happy.

Top - Target - $3.74
Jeans - Express (thrifted) - $7
Pumps - JCPenney - $9
Bag - JCPenney - $5.97
Shell earrings (not shown) - Target - $.50
Chain and pearl necklace - vintage - $1
Chain - JCPenney - $.48
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1



Dress - Target - $9
Jacket - Target - $7
Tights - Wal-Mart - $5
Pumps - gifted
Bag - Coach - gifted
Pearl necklace and studs - gifted

What I wore to church today

Green Dress with belt~ Ann Taylor Loft
Black Sweater ~ Kohls $19
Nude pumps ~ Target $5


Going to a birthday party

I'm off to dinner for a friends birthday party. We are going to the "Sushi House". I've never been before so I'm really looking forward to it. Here is my dressy/casual look.
And a close-up on my new ring. I think it's a fabulous accessory and so much fun!
Sweater ~ Gifted
Halter ~ Charlotte Russe $19
Jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Ring ~ Charlotte Russe $4
Boots ~ Payless $34
Earrings ~ Walmart $2


Just another day

Top - H&M - $5
Jeans - Old Navy - $7
Espadrilles - Target - $5
Bag - hand-me-down
Necklace - Kohl's - $1
Cami - F21 - $2.50

It's my Anniversary!

Today my husband and I celebrate 3 years of marriage. He bought me a dozen red roses and this weekend we are going on a day ski trip just a few hours from here for the occasion. I can't wait!
Sweater ~ Target $5
Pink Top ~ Target $4
Jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Nude pumps ~ Target $5
Necklace ~ ?
Earrings ~ Walmart $2


St. Patrick's Day

As if you really need a close-up of these earrings. ;-)

Here's my green contribution for the day.

Sweater - JCPenney - $9.99
Belt - Target - $3.74
Skirt - Gap - $9.99
Suede wedge boots - Aerosole - $29
Bag - hand-me-down
Rose pin - Express - gifted
Earrings - B.B. Peppers - $.50

Happy St. Patricks Day!

In honor of this most special day of wearing green. I decided I'd pull out all of my solid green items from my closet and put them all together.
I'm feeling super fabulous and some what frog like
Hmm...perhaps it's not really the "look" I want to go for today.
I actually kind of like this, green skirt, white shirt, green shoes and scarf. But...it's cold outside.
Jeans to the rescue.
Do you like my green eyeliner? And I'm wearing green drop earrings.
I'm having a bunch of friends and kids over today to play. So I'm off to bake up some four leaf clover cookies with some fabulous green frosting. I love holidays:)


Colorful Monday

Turquoise t-shirt - hand-me-down
Turquoise skinny belt - gifted (thanks Missi!)
Corduroys - J.Crew Factory Store - $14.97
Jacket - thrifted - $5
Pumps - Target - $5.74
Clutch - JCPenney - $5.97
Necklace - Premier Jewelry - gifted


The bridesmaid dress I've worn again and again

We've all heard the bride say, "oh the bridesmaid dresses are wonderful, and you can even wear them again, too!" But we all know that usually isn't the case.

I've only been a bridesmaid once, and am lucky enough to say that my bridesmaid dress is as versatile as it gets.

This little black dress from J.Crew was originally purchased for my best friend's wedding, and I have indeed worn it again and again since then.

Dress - J.Crew (off Ebay) - $49.99
Blazer - Express - $9
Belt - Target - $3.74
Tights - Target - $5.99
Pumps - Macy's (Steve Madden) - $27
CZ studs (not pictured) - gifted
White cami - F21 - $2.50


Winter's Back

Jeans - Old Navy - $7
Brown sweater (underneath jacket) - H&M - $5
Jacket - thrifted - $5
Scarf - Target - $6.98
Earrings - gifted
Shoes - thrifted - $6
Bag - Coach - gifted
Hat - hand-me-down

House party

I'm throwing a little MaryKay party at my house this morning. I'm not wearing any make-up since we'll be applying some later on.
Long sleeve shirt ~ Walmart $6
Jacket ~ Macy's $10
Jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Booties ~ Payless $34
Scarf ~ Local shop $12


Playing around with my new fedora

While strolling through the mall the other day I found this hat at Charlotte Russe for $4.99...I'm a sucker for a cute hat and a good deal, so I bought it.
After all, fedora hats look so good with trench coats in the spring!
I already have a gray fedora, so I'm not sure that I needed a black one, but I can't help it.
Here's a close-up of the earrings and vintage scarf.
And no, I did not actually wear these red leather gloves today. A bit too loud for me! I do, however, plan on wearing them with my 3/4 sleeve black sateen trench when the occasion calls for it. Every now and then I like to really stand out in a crowd, even if it is only because I'm wearing elbow length red gloves!
Fedora - Charlotte Russe - $4.99
Red leather gloves - gifted
Black t-shirt - Kohl's - $8
Skinny jeans - H&M - $20
Black pumps - gifted
Earrings - part of a set from The Velvet Lounge - $.50
Vintage scarf - gifted
Trench coat - London Fog - gifted

Friday friends

Today is a lovely day out, though still pretty cold. I'm having some friends over this morning for lunch, so I wanted to be casual but look nice. Hence, some jewelry:-)

Here is a close-up on my necklace and earrings. The necklace actually comes with matching earrings, but they feel so heavy on my ears I'm afraid my ears may fall off. lol! So these will have to do.
Sweater vest ~ JCP $17
White long sleeve ~ Wal-mart $6
Diva bootcut jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Booties ~ Payless $34
Necklace ~ Target $5
Earrings ~ Wal-mart $2