Something Old, Something New

Just Keep Adding Layers

Hey guys in this post, I am showing you all how to just add a few layers to make the most of a look.  Here in Memphis, this winter has been particularly milder than most, so I haven't had to worry with wearing a heavy coat. Chunky knitwear, blazers and jackets have been my essentials.

Outfit details - turtleneck: vintage thrifted (here); denim jacket: Gap (here); chunky cardigan: H&M (here); jeans: Banana Republic (here); shoes: Aldo (here)

Outfit details - turtleneck: vintage thrifted (here); denim jacket: Gap (here); chunky cardigan: H&M (here); jeans: Banana Republic (here); shoes: Aldo (here)

In this look, my first layer is a sleeveless turtleneck.  Sleeveless is always a viable option for starters because it helps to alleviate bulkiness that may occur from adding the layers.  Next I added, a thin denim jacket.  Again, going with a thinner jacket option will help with the final aesthetic of the look.  Everything will look seamless and effortless, and not forced or bulky.

Lastly, I topped everything off with a super chunky knit cardigan.  The cardigan is absolutely perfect for cozying up, and making a statement.

Happiness Delivered....

In this post, I will talk to you all about the joys that we all share when receiving packages in the mail!!!  Like seriously how awesome is it to get all the things you need and more conveniently at your doorstep. Well POPSUGAR offers a subscription box filled with amazing, curated, and unique surprises.

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Here is a look at the actual contents as they arrived inside the subscription box.  Also for your convenience, here are direct links to the products if you are interested in purchasing. Clockwise the items are: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat Towel (here); May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecard (here); Goldfaden MD Resurfacing Peel (here); Dean & Deluca Peppermint Tea (here); Glade Candle (here);  Sourcebooks Instant Happy Notes (here);  Daily Concepts Hair Wrap towel (here)

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Well I hope you all have enjoyed my unboxing.  I thoroughly love all of these products that were included, and I look forward to next month's Must Have Subscription Box.  If you would like to get your very own Must Have box use this special coupon code SHOP5 to receive $5.00 off your first must have box HERE.

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               Time to plan out my busy birthday month, and enjoy a cup of this peppermint tea.

These Boots were made for Walking

Hey guys, I wanted to formally introduce you all to my new babies.  I have actually had them for about a month and I've been wearing them non-stop, but I haven't been keen on taking outfit post pictures due to the insanely cold weather.   However, on this day the weather cooperated, so I got my photography to snap a few shots of this look.

So as you all know I am obsessed with black, white or any combination of the two.  This outfit, I paired a basic white rollneck with an old pair of culottes from my college days that I have been practicallyliving in.  They are the comfiest material ever.  To sort of bring the look together, I topped off the look with a cozy, black fur jacket.

outfit details - turtleneck: Old Navy (here); culottes: New York & Co (here); tights: Berkshire (here); ankle boots: H&M (here); necklace: J. Crew (here); coat: borrowed

outfit details - turtleneck: Old Navy (here); culottes: New York & Co (here); tights: Berkshire (here); ankle boots: H&M (here); necklace: J. Crew (here); coat: borrowed

February Birthday Gift Guide

1. black hat - Kate Spade (here)  2. Current/Elliott jeans (here)  3. Gucci sweater (here) 4. Vans sk8-hi sneakers (here) 5. Valley sunglasses (here)  6. Vanessa Mooney earrings (here)  7. Deborah Lippmann nail varnish (here)  8. NY fur hood bomber (here

With my birthday just around the corner I wanted to share some of my current favorite things, in the form of "in a perfect world" birthday outfit.  Since crossing the big 3-0 threshold a few years ago, there won't be much planning and partying this year, but hey a girl can still look her BEST on her BIG day.  

Monochrome Moment Mixing Prints and Patterns

Hey guys, I am here with my second post of this new year, and because you guys are so near and dear I wanted to make sure that you were aware of an organization and brand that's stellar. 

In this post, I am wearing a beautiful geometric patterned Tahari dress that I scoured during a sale at my local Dress for Success office.   I stopped by to make a donation, and to my surprise they were selling a few items, in an effort to raise money for clothing to accomendatewomen needing larger sizes.  I also brought this vintage pair of authentic Prada mules for a steal.  All of the pricing was more than reasonable.   The shoes had never been worn, and neither had the dress.  The striped shirt that I paired with my amazing dress is an oldie from Zara.  I love wearing black and white, and thought it would be a very interesting look if I mixed the prints and patterns.

I am also donning a beautiful pair of Berkshire hosiery, yes the Berkshire that our mom's love.  The brand has been around for over 100 years as the finest made, best fitting, and most fashion forward hosiery on the market.  Perfect for work, play, dress-up, bridal, daytime, evenings, weekends or holidays, the 2016-2017 Berkshire Collection features hundreds of individual looks that are available in regular, curvy and maternity options.  Visit them online at www.eberkshire.com

outfit details - shirt: Zara (here); dress: Tahari c/o Dress for Success (here); shoes: Prada c/o Dress for Success (here); hosiery: c/o Berkshire (here)

outfit details - shirt: Zara (here); dress: Tahari c/o Dress for Success (here); shoes: Prada c/o Dress for Success (here); hosiery: c/o Berkshire (here)

New Year, New Blog Post

Hey guys I am back with my first blog post of the new year.  In this post I hope to encapsulates what's to come in 2017, which is lots of giggles and plenty of gigs (hence the suitcase, this girl is off to work).  Oh yea, and amazing outfits with fabulous shoes.   Happy New Years lovelies.

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Outfit deets - dress and shoes: H&M (here) and (here); jeans: Banana Republic (here); case: vintage Etienne Aigner (here)

Outfit deets - dress and shoes: H&M (here) and (here); jeans: Banana Republic (here); case: vintage Etienne Aigner (here)

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