Red lips

Simple outfit today.

Pinstripe pants - Michael Kors (Ebay)- $.50
Sweater - Target - $3
Necklace - gifted
Clutch - Express - $7
Pumps - BCBGirls (Macys) - $22



Going out tonight to a small town concert with a friend!

Jacket - Express - $9
Fuschia top - H&M - $5
Lacey cami - thrifted - $.25
Jeans - Levis (thrifted) - $5
Pumps - BCBG (Macy's) - $22
Pearl necklace - gifted
Black pearl necklace - gifted
Black choker - Lia Sophia - gifted
Pink bead necklace - Kohl's - $1
Black bead earrings - gifted


Black Friday Shopping

T-shirt - Express - $7
Jacket - Express - $9
Jeans - Levis (thrifted) - $5
Clogs - Colin Stuart (thrifted) - $4
Necklace and earrings - The Velvet Lounge - $2.40


Happy Thanksgiving!

I got my outfit inspiration from My Style Pill - I loved how she styled her red dress, and thought I might be able to do the same with my fuschia dress. By the way, there is a pale fuschia stripe in my plaid shirt that coordinates with the dress. I should have taken a close up of the plaid.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Dress - Gap - gifted
Plaid shirt - American Eagle (thrifted) - $2
Necklace - Kohl's - $1
Tights - Hue - gifted
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Hat - Banana Republic - $6
Earrings - Kohl's - $.50
Corduroy blazer - H&M - $20


Thanksgiving Eve

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

T-shirt - Kohl's - $9
Necklace - Macy's $5
Skirt - Tommy Hilfiger - $7
Tights - Target - $6
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Jacket - Hydraulic - gifted
Belt - Gap - $24.50

Don't miss out on the Holiday Sale at Shabby Apple!



My son is enjoying taking pics with me lately. I promise you I dress him better than what the past couple of photos show - he just insists on wearing his Michigan sweatshirt almost daily, and since he spends most all of his days at home, I indulge him.

Going out to run errands...

Top - Kohl's - $1
Sweater - hand-me-down from lil sis
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Leggings - Target - $3
T-shirt - Old Navy - gifted
Earrings and necklace - gifted


Blurry Photos

I don't know what the deal is with my camera, but I can't get a decent picture lately. It's too blurry, or it clicks too soon, or the flash isn't working properly. Argh!

Mint green t-shirt - Gap - thrifted - $1
Leggings - Wal-Mart - $1
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Jacket - Hydraulic -gifted
Necklace - Macy's - $5
Cuff - Claire's - $1
Earrings - gifted
Hat - gifted

Cozy sweater

I love this sweater, and am always sad that it doesn't photograph well. Yes, this was like the 10th photo I took and its blurry! Argh. The proportion just looks "off" in a photo - but when you're walking or moving in it, it looks really great. Either way, I won't be parting with it anytime soon.

Sweater - Express - gifted
Slacks - Macy's - gifted
Jeans - H&M - $20
Red pumps - Target - $5
Brown pumps - Aerosoles - $29
Cuff - Claire's - $1
Earrings - gifted


Prego pic update

Since I don't plan on posting much and I haven't in quite awhile. I figured I'd do a quick post to show my baby belly progress. I start my sixth month this week! And it's a boy!

Tunic top ~ Papaya $15
Stripped Cardigan ~ Papaya $15
Maternity Jeans ~ Old Navy $30
Gray booties ~ Payless $19
Earrings ~ Gifted

Goofing off with my boy

My son decided to pop in the pictures I took for today. Even though the pic of me looks silly, I can't help but think he looks cute posing with me and then later telling me to say "cheese", so I decided to post it.

Jacket - H&M - $20
Cami - thrifted - $.50
Jeans - Levis (thrifted) - $5
T-strap magenta pumps - Old Navy - $8
Scarf - thrifted - $.25
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Earrings - gifted


Artistic afternoon.....

So, today I went to Holland Home where my quartet performs. Also, I was playing a violin solo, I wanted it to be casual, since our little concert is always very laid back, but I also wanted to do something kinda fun and comfortable.

I love this skirt, but I'm not quite sure yet what the best combination to wear with it would be...but I have fun trying new things :)

Blouse- Macy's- $3.99 ( I think..my parents bought it for me :)
Skirt- from sis
Boots- Shoe depot- around $25

Friday eve

Getting a Mary Kay makeover tonight, just for fun, which is why I'm sans make-up today. Thought I'd do a bit of my Christmas shopping through MK after my makeover, too.

I'm so excited about Christmas--this will be the first Christmas where we won't be traveling 8 to 11 hours to go see family...we live so near them now!

Nothing creative about my outfit today, but I feel great in it. A pencil skirt, tailored sweater, boots, and feminine jewelry = winning combination for my figure.

Sweater - H&M - $5
Skirt - Gap - $7
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Flower cluster necklace - LuShae Jewelry
Pearl and chain necklace - thrifted - $1
Pearl earrings - gifted


Orange again

I really like this bright orange color. I've never really cared for orange in the past, but I have a few family members who love it, so I notice it now when I shop...which causes me to buy a piece that is orange every now and then.

Sweater - J.Crew (thrifted) - $4
Jeans - Express - $19.99
Belt - gifted
Shoes - Target - $5
Necklace - Savvy Mode
Earrings - gifted



Wanted to wear something fun for a jewelry party tonight...

Tank - Gap - $3.50
Jacket - Express - $9
Jeans - Levi's (thrifted) - $5
Heels - Steve Madden - $27
Watch - thrifted - $4
Necklace - Kohl's - $.60


Wedding weekend

So I already posted what I wore to the bachelorette party Thursday night, and this is what I wore to the rehearsal dinner Friday night.

All the bridesmaids wore this for the Saturday evening wedding:

The sash and slip are removable, so I have another great LBD! The black patent clutch I thrifted for $2.

Today we are all hanging out at the house visiting with relatives that we haven't seen in a while so I chose something comfy and casual.

Cami - thrifted - $.50
Plaid shirt - thrifted (AE) - $2
Jeans - Express - $19
T-strap pumps - Old Navy - $8
Watch - thrifted - $4
Necklace - thrifted - $1


Shabby Apple Dare to Design Contest

Well, I didn't make the final 15, but thought you'd like to see who did!


Nailene Product Review

Nailene sent me this french tip pen kit to do a product review.

I just finished using the kit on my toes and was surprised at how easy the pen makes the application. Nevertheless, the white coat is not half as polished as the regular brush glides. I think that although I enjoyed the simplicity of the kit, I would much prefer buy the regular white polish than use the pen.

Has anyone else tried the pen kit?

Revlon Fantasy Lengths

Remember when I posted about trying out Revlon's false eyelashes? Well I've finally had a chance to try them.

For this being my first application, I think they look ok. I was impressed with how easy they actually were to apply and then how natural they look once on before applying mascara. I need to practice more later on to get them to look even better, but for now I'm loving the fun, flirty look.

I'm wearing the Fantasy Length version that you glue on. My eyes must be big, because I didn't have to cut them at all and had plenty of space on each side that could have used some more lash. I've worn them all day so far without any problems.

Missi told me you are supposed to apply mascara to falsies, so I added two coats of black mascara for even more pizazz. Then I lined both the top and bottom rims with a thick coat of black eyeliner. To soften the look, I brushed on the turquoise shadow on the top and bottom, over the liner. I added white highlighter to the brow bone and inner corners of my eyes, as well as a darker shade of blue green to the eyelid crease.

For more product information, go here.

What do you all think?

Outfit for Bachelorette Party

There is nothing like a bachelorette party to give you a good excuse to wear something out of the ordinary. =)
Check my make-up out - I used turquoise shadow and liner, on top of black liner and false eyelashes. Woohoo!
Lovin' the pockets...

Dress - Express - $14.97
Leggings - Wal-Mart - $5
Boots - JCPenney - $9
Shrug - Deb's - $6
Necklace - Kohl's - $.60
Hoop earrings - Target - $1
Falsies - Revlon



So I can never keep my necklaces untangled, so since I have more towel racks in my bathroom than I need, I decided to try this....not the best idea, but it works out for me and I thought I'd share :)

Veteran's Day

Sweater - hand-me-down from Li
Skinny jeans - H&M - $20
Suede boots - Aerosoles - $29
Striped shirt - Old Navy (thrifted) - $2
Chain necklace - JCPenney - $.50
Cross necklace - thrifted - $1
Pearl and chain necklace - thrifted - $1
Pearl earrings - gifted

I won I won!!!! Hooray!

I can't believe it - but I won this dress!

Shabby Apple Sale



Not sure if I prefer it with the red T- shirt underneath or not.... what do you think?

Black knit top- Yonkers-$3.99
Red long sleeve T-shirt- F21-$4.99
Jeans- dressbarn?- From sis
Black boots- Charlette Russe- $10 ( with the buy 1 get 1 for $10 deal)
necklace- Gift from grandmother


Busy day

I have a board meeting to attend this afternoon, but needed to go sans make-up so I could go tanning first (I am a bridesmaid in a wedding and wearing a strapless dress). After the board meeting I have MOPS. Picking out an outfit that could look professional (for the meeting) and yet casual (for MOPS) was tricky...and the no make-up thing made it worse. But with some mascara and lipstick (places that do not need to tan), I get away with a blank face. The blazer gives me that professional edge and the corduroys make it casual.

Corduroys - J.Crew - $15
Pumps - Target - $5
Blazer - thrifted - $3.25
White button down - hand-me-down
Silver hoop earrings - Target - $1
Watch - thrifted - $4
Red lipstick - MAC Russian Red - $14

Sister Addition

I'm another one of Nic's sisters. Before going to the mall, I got these shots and sent them to Nic. She asked that I'd post a bit of what my style is like. Here's a sample.


Sunday Afternoon Bridal Shower

Changed into something a bit more casual for a bridal shower I attended this afternoon...

Top - thrifted - $2
Skirt - Gap - $16
Heels - Target - $5
Pearl earrings and necklace - gifted
Patent clutch bag - Express - $7

Sunday morning

Wearing my genuine pearls today. I always feel ladylike when I wear pearls. Pearls paired with a prim skirt, heels, and tights, makes me feel that much more ladylike. I wore this for singing in choir at church this morning.

Skirt - Old Navy - $5
Top - Liz Claiborne (thrifted) - $2
Tights - Target - $6
Heels - Target - $5
Cocktail ring - thrifted - $.50
Pearl earrings and necklace - gifted


Another basic outfit

Here is another outfit that I thought I might not post since it is pretty basic - but then I thought that this outfit really demonstrates that a simple necklace, great colors, and embellishment on a t-shirt will step up your basic jeans and t-shirt looks.

Jeans - J.Crew (via Ebay) - $2
Belt - Gap - $24.50
Orange t-shirt - H&M - $5
Turquoise tank - Ebay - $.50
Necklace - Premier Jewelry - gifted
Clogs - Tommy Hilfiger - $15