Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Rainy Day Chic

April has been filled with showers here in Indiana. I have a favorite waterproof, hooded, belted, black coat from Michael Kors that I have worn for years.  It keeps me dry and I just love it.  I have some rain boots but I hate to drive in them so I'm always on the hunt for other waterproof shoes that look nice.

I love these Coastal Rain Skimmers from LL Bean.  They are a chic version of the duck shoes that I used to wear in the barn when I was growing up.  (Not only do duck shoes keep your feet dry, they are easy to clean manure off of too!) I think the skimmers would be perfect for your commute or running errands on a rainy day when you don't want to wear full on rain boots.

Rainy Day Chic

Linking up with {Long Distance Loving} for Friday's Fancies.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Outfit Inspiration: Short Suits

It's not a new trend but I'm seeing a lot of shorts and blazers for spring.  Would you wear a short suit?

LILY COLLINS photo | Lily Collins
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Elie Saab Resort 2013
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pinteresting Wednesday

I have to say, the majority of the things I have been pinning lately are food related.  Mostly recipes.  I really like food... so here are some of the food pins and maybe one non-food related thing that caught my eye recently. 

If any of these look delish to you, please click on the image to go to Pinterest and click on the website where the pin came from to get to the recipe and image source.

Linking up with The Vintage Apple.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Frugal Option: Coach Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder Purse

I have a Coach Legacy Penny bag in turquoise that I LOVE (I bought it marked down at Nordstrom this winter).  I wouldn't mind having it in every color but the budget doesn't allow for that!  I could, however, afford to get another color of a similar looking bag from Target...  I love the mint version! 

Coach Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder Purse $198  

MERONA Red Crossbody w/Turnlock
MERONA Red Crossbody w/Turnlock - Target - $22.99

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mid-Season Sale at H&M

So I took a break at lunch time on Friday and headed across the street from the office to H&M. 

Luckily enough, even the sale was on sale.  Typically I don't find anything I like on clearance at H&M. 

Usually the only clearance left when I get there is really colorful stuff like this that I'm never going to wear.  Doesn't the skirt on the top right remind you of Saved by The Bell?  I can see Kelly or Lisa wearing it back in the day for sure.  The pink suede-like motorcycle jacket was cute but just too bright for me, even for only $15. 

I ended up finding some things I did like.  Quite a few things actually.  I bought a shirt, a pair of shorts, two sweaters, and two dresses all for $62!

Here is what I got:

Maxi Dress $15

Sweater $3.50

Sweater $15

Top $5 - Shorts $5

Dress $15

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wish I Were Here...

Work hasn't left any free time for blogging lately.  What free time I do take consists of me sitting staring mindlessly in front of the TV because I'm so spent from all this darn working.  Hopefully things slow down soon and I can get back to my regularly scheduled online window shopping, Pinterest browsing and outfit dreaming soon.  This brief internet browsing break led me to what looks like a fabulous place to go and de-stress, don't you think? 

Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa -- Male, Maldives

Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa: Anantara Dhigu's top-notch spa has its roots in ancient Asian healing.

Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa: Sunrise Beach Villas feature a private garden and terrace with views of the ocean.

Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa: Anantara Dhigu is a luxe Maldivian retreat, right on the warm sands of the Indian Ocean.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday's Fancies: It's all about the shoes!

Life has gotten in the way of blogging lately but I thought it was a nice break from everything to dream of this pretty, pretty look.  I saw these shoes on Piperlime and just love them, the snake print in the back adds a little bit of edge but the overall look is just classic and chic.  They would also look amazing with boyfriend jeans, a tee and this same white blazer... 

 Linking up with {long distance loving} for Friday's Fancies.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pinteresting Wednesday: Floral Print Outfit Ideas

I love floral prints but they can be tricky, especially for a shorter person like me.  Tim Gunn would say to pay attention to the size of the print, the smaller you are, the smaller the print should be so it doesn't overwhelm you.  Here are some floral looks I love.  I'm not sure they would all work for my body type but I love them nonetheless.

On another note:  I haven't learned how to embed pictures from the new Pinterest look yet.  I'm going to read The Vintage Apple's post on it (here) to try and figure it out for next week.

You can find these images on my Pinterest here.
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