Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

What is everyone wearing for their NYE Parties!? Here are some really cute sparkly dress ideas for tonight's parties.  I love the sparkly black dress with black strappy heels. I'm sure I will be posting a picture of my outfit tonight. Since its cold here in Iowa I will be wearing black ponte knit pants with a sparkly top and blazer. Can't wait! Happy New Year everyone! Celebrate safely and have fun! 

Happy New Year!

Get Jessica Alba's Look!

If your wondering on how to get Jessica Alba's casual chic look check it out below.  Red Skinny jeans from Old Navy $33, White simple blouse from Dorothy Perkins $45, Black Blazer from TopShop $130 (this one is a bit expensive but I'm sure Express has one for much cheaper), a simple black purse with a gold necklace from Asos $ plain black booties from H&M $56. 

Get Jessica alba Look!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Favorites From Polyvore!

Loving these Top Red Carpet Looks of 2012.  I think my favorite is Natalie Portman with that gorgeous classy dress and beautiful clutch. 

Top Red Carpet Looks (2012)

I think Emma Stone is rocking the leather blouse and red heels! Plus I love the white pants with this look.  Maybe I can find a leather blouse like this and rock it just like her. 

Who Wore It Better: Emma Stone or Minka Kelly

Sometimes I never know how to rock an awesome necklace during the day and at night. These outfits definitely give me some great ideas. A simple black tee with some jeans will be cute with this necklace and beautiful dress at night to show it off.   

Wear It Two Ways

Friday, December 28, 2012

White Pants!

Who doesn't love WHITE PANTS! White pants are classic and easy to wear. I have been looking around for a pair of white skinny jeans and I have found some at White House Black Market. Then I thought to myself what tops would I wear with these pants. I mean wearing white is like starting with a clean slate. When you add any top its like adding a sort of creativity to your whole look.  

So I came up with these outfits for white pants. A black silk/chiffon blouse is always a classic look with some black heels.  I love this polka dot blouse from WHBM and I thought it would look darling with white pants and either black heels or a white/cream shoe.  This next outfit has a hue of tan with black/white stripes and would look great with these pants as well.  

White Pants

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chevron Design

 Chevron is one of my favorite designs out right now. This pattern actually helps soften curves for us ladies with hips and thighs!  I can't wait to where something like the long sundress shown below.  I love Chevron because it looks good in any two colors especially black/white or nude/black. Plus anything that has black in it is easy to pair with some black heels.  If you want to get crazy with Chevron, you can even paint your nails like it too, super cute!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Just wanted to share my lovely new items I received for Christmas from my husband that are going to add more pizazz to my wardrobe. Love it! I love new scarves and jewelry.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Casual NYE outfit

This Casual New Year's Eve Outfit is one of my favorites and something that I will probably put together this year.  I love the simple classic use of gold. This blazer is actually from H&M, one of my favorite stores, the gold top and purse is from Michael Kors. All I need is some gold shoes or even nude and this outfit is perfect! Smoky eye for a dramatic make up look and soft curls.  

Casual NYE outfit

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sales Friday!!!

Not feeling to well today ladies, but I thought I would at least share some SALES information with you.  Dorothy Perkins is having a really awesome sale, everyone should check out the site Dorothy Perkins. Express is also having 40% everything in their store yet again! If you haven't bought your Christmas gifts yet, there is still time to get out there and buy something. 

Even though this has nothing to do with sales, I wanted to post one of my favorite items to wear this winter, the Faux Fur vest! Its a edgy look with black jeans, black ankle booties and a stand out bracelet or even a necklace.

Faux Fur vest

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Peplum Tops!

I am obsessed with Peplum Tops. I feel they give a woman a beautiful accent to our hips.  I am loving this red top with a touch of cheetah in the shoes and belt. The shoes are actually from White House Black Market and very afforadable.  

Peplum Top!

Gorgeous Heels for the Classy woman!

Now who doesn't love a good HEEL! I think every woman deserves a good pair of shoes. I found all of these on Polyvore and they are just beautiful, sparkly and classy! My favorite pair are the white heels, those are gorgeous. I might need to be on the look out for something similar to this. I am all about pumps for work and peep toe for the night. But I couldn't resist posting the sparkly silver ankle booties. These would be great with any black or red dress.

I feel what a woman puts on her feet can tell a lot about her personality. I personally like dressing up all the time especially if I am leaving the house. I try to at least put on a cute shoe whether its a flat, boot or heel. With this current weather my riding boots have been my go-to shoe! But when I go out its a must to put on a high heel! What's your favorite shoe?

Sexi shoes!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Button up tops!

Found this on Pinterest and thought it would be helpful to all! I'm always trying to figure out how to wear a cute button up and this gives a couple of ideas. My favorites are the button up with sweater underneath and the button up with a statement necklace (especially with a cute polka dot button up and a bold necklace). Hope you ladies enjoy!

My favorite outfit for the day!

Loving this outfit! It's adorable with the leopard cardigan. This outfit is so easy to put together! Express currently has the same cardigan, layer it with a white tee underneath and black skinny jeans and some sort of black or dark brown ankle bootie! If I buy this sweater I will put this look together for everyone! :) 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Years Eve Outfit

Every girl needs a lovely dress for New Years! I love this set down to the adorable earrings and clutch purse.  This outfit is perfect to bring in the new year.  I love celebrating New Year's with a bit of champagne, good music and dancing! Since its right around the corner I have to start thinking about what my new year's resolution is going to be...hmmm. I always do the same thing of losing a couple extra pounds, but I want to do something way more interesting! What are some really good ideas for New Year's Resolutions? 

New Years Eve Dress

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fashion Scarves

What a better way to keep your neck warm and to add a bit of style to your wardrobe then to add a beautiful scarf.  I think my favorite right now is the Leopard scarf, it adds so much detail to any outfit! Scarves are big in Fall fashion right now! All women need at least the basic colors in your closet, black, brown and then some pop of color or design. Express has many scarves on sale right now up to 40% off!! The black shimmer scarf and the leopard scarf you see below are actually from Express. 
Fashion Scarves

Friday, December 14, 2012

Your Top 5 Polyvore Picks

Stylish Skirts


I've decided that I will dedicate Friday's to putting together lists of stores that are having SALES! What girl doesn't like a sale! I get so many emails on a daily basis of just stores having sales, so I figured why not put it all in one place for others to read.  Have fun shopping ladies! 

1) New York and Company is having 50% off Everything (includes in-stores, online and outlets).  They also have a coupon for 1 day only in-stores of an extra 20% off purchases of $100 or less OR extra 30% off purchases over $100. Click the link and have some fun!   NY and Co.

2) Express is having 40% everything in-store and online during 12/14 - 12/16.  Express

3) DSW has FREE shipping for you online shoppers! DSW

4) Victoria Secret has FREE shipping if you spend $50 or more.  Use Code SHIP50. Victoria Secret

5) White House Black Market has a really amazing section of 60% off. You can still find a good dress for the holidays on sale! WHBM

6) Dorothy Perkins has 20% off, use code DPTREAT20. Dorothy Perkins

7) Piperlime has a up to 50% off sale. Go Check it out, they have some great stuff at really good prices.  Piperlime

8) Banana Republic has 30% off your entire purchase.  I absolutely love their dresses.  Banana Republic

9) Ann Taylor is having 50% off all Tops and Sweaters.  Ann Taylor

10) The Limited has 40% off original ticket priced items, use code SHIMMER  The Limited

Christmas Dress

I hope everyone has their Christmas dress ready! I am absolutely in love with this outfit. I love red for Christmas. It might be typical but red is such a bold statement for any Christmas party.  Plus if its cold, I can throw on some black hosiery underneath and it will still look classy.  I love getting dressed up on Christmas day. I will  be posting pictures on Christmas day of my outfit.  What are you guys wearing for Christmas this year?

Christmas Dress

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Casual Christmas Party

So yesterday Brian told me we were going to a casual Christmas Party at a local pub today and I had no idea what to wear.  I mean, what is the protocol for office Christmas parties?  I figured 1) its cold here in Iowa and 2) this is a casual party....decisions, decisions. I finally decided on busting out my pair of red skinny jeans (by the way-Yes I finally got them Annie lol)  Then comes the decision of what top to wear with bright red skinny jeans! So after careful deliberation, this is what I paired together with my brown boots. What do you guys think? Too casual or just enough?  

Here are some other Casual Christmas Party Outfit ideas: 

Casual Christmas Party

$61 -

Stripe shirt

Dorothy Perkins knit sweater
$45 -

Armani Jeans stretch jeans
$240 -

Levi's levi skinny jeans
$195 -

Lee stretch jeans
$145 -

Steve madden booties
$77 -

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Cute Winter Outfit

In love with this set! I love sweaters with shoulder embellishments.  
Ankle booties are my favorite shoes to wear all winter long and these 
black booties are absolutely perfect.  

Cute Winter Outfit

Oasis embellished top
$45 -

Mango black velvet pants
$45 -

Platform booties

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


One of the reasons why I love the winter is I get to wear sweaters. Sweaters are so comfortable and chic.  My favorites right now are from Express ( and White House Black Market (  Sweaters are a girl’s best friend, because they can be dressed up or dressed down and allow you to breathe! No sucking it in ladies!  Let’s be honest, we are all eating cookies and yummy desserts making sweaters absolutely perfect right now. My favorite type of sweater right now is the cable knit sweater.  They go perfect with leggings! Whats everyone else's favorite type of sweaters?

Secret Passion for Fashion

Not too many people know why I wanted to start this blog. I've had a dream to eventually open my own boutique.  Now with that being said, right now it’s unrealistic due to my husband and I consistently moving with the military.  But my love for clothes and all things fashion continues…so I decided what a better way to talk about it then in a Blog. I would get to share my favorite picks and ideas with all my friends and just talk FASHION all the time!

My husband gave me the brilliant idea of this particular question and I feel every woman should ask the same:  "If your closet were alive, what would it say?".  I was actually thinking about how I would answer this question. Now 3 years ago if I'd asked myself this  my closet would have said, bored and bland, so I decided to do a major revamping of my wardrobe. I realized that I did not have to fit to the trend, but the trend fit to me. Today, my closet now screams of colors, prints and different fits.