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Lilly Pulitzer Zia Skirt

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First, I want to say that I’m here. I’m just fine. 🙂 My full-time career is managing employee benefit communications for clients, and this is the busiest time of year for me. So my time has to be devoted to my clients and less to my blog. So the next few months, posts will definitely be sporadic. So bear with me (and thank you for caring!).

Labor Day weekend we did get away for a few days to Ft. Walton Beach in Florida. Of course I had purchased a few things online at Lilly’s huge sale, but I went to the store in Mirmar Beach to see what they had left. I picked up this great skirt for about $35. I would much rather throw on a skirt or dress than shorts, so this is perfect for me. Cotton and comfy – so easy to throw on with just a white t-shirt! And look, I can even jump in it, LOL.

The girl got a few things at the sale too, including these super cute shorts and tank top. She loves her Lilly just like her momma! ❤ This shot is something we always try to do at the beach. I think we started it when she was probably 7 or so. I love taking photos like this so you can go back and compare how she’s growing up.

On me: Skirt – Lilly Pulitzer Zia Skirt; Earrings – Kendra Scott Danielle; Shirt – Gap

On the girl: Tank top – Lilly Pulitzer; Shorts – Lilly Pulitzer Ocean View

Gap Ribbed Dress Three Ways

If you have followed my blog at all, y’all know I love dresses. I have a ton for spring and summer, but not as many for fall and winter. I saw this dress at the Gap, and knew I could wear this so many different ways! So I’ll show you three simple ways I wore it:

First, just by itself with boots. Sometimes plain is the way to go.

gap ribbed waist long sleeve dress

gap ribbed waist long sleeve dress

Second, add a scarf. A simple addition can give it a whole new look!


gap ribbed waist long sleeve dress

Last but not least, add a jacket. Oftentimes I forget about my denim jacket! Silly me, I know. 🙂


Dress – Gap (on sale!); Scarf – via Von Maur (old but similar here); Boots – Enzo Angiolini (oldie but goody); Jacket – Big Star (old but similar here); Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired); Watch – Rolex; Bracelets – David Yurman (similar) and Henri Bendel (old)

Fancy Sweatshirt

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I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the sweatshirt trend…until I found this great jacquard sweatshirt at Gap. I love how it’s “fancy” enough to wear to work (thank you casual workplace!). The details of the exposed zipper on the back was a sealed deal. It is so comfortable, too! I was slightly worried about getting the white dirty, but thankfully I didn’t have any spills 🙂

This is on sale right now, too! Gap always has various offers, so you can definitely pick this up for a huge bargain. You’re welcome.

Shirt – Gap (on sale!); Jeans – Hudson (similar); Booties – Frye (one of my favorites!); Necklace – local boutique; Earrings – Cookie Lee (old)

Blue All Around – Banana Republic Pencil Skirt

banana republic blue square jacquard pencil skirt

banana republic blue square jacquard pencil skirt

banana republic blue square jacquard pencil skirt

Pencil skirts = one of my favorite clothing items. I own quite a few and am always on the search for great patterns. Well…I found one! For one, blue is my favorite color. And two, this pattern is fantastic. The skirt doesn’t have any stretch factor, which I have to say I like. In my opinion, when pencil skirts don’t have a lot of stretch, it makes them lay better.

There are plenty of way you can style this skirt, but I thought I’d go all out on the blue and pair it with this button up. I picked this up at the Gap a few years ago, and it goes with so much. Fantastic staple to any wardrobe.

Shirt – Gap (similar); Skirt – Banana Republic Blue Square Jacquard; Shoes – Christian Louboutin; Necklace – Stella & Dot (retired); Watch – Rolex; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old)

Shorts Weather

Saturday in the ATL was definitely shorts weather. Now, I admit, I have a love-hate relationship with shorts. I really only like them when I wear wedges. And as I have gotten older, I have to make sure the shorts I choose to wear are not tight against my legs…especially when I wear them with sandals. They just end up making my legs look stumpy. No thank you.

I shopped my closet and dug out these ridiculously comfy silky-type shorts from Banana last year. Floral prints are hot right now, so yay me for keeping them 🙂






Shirt – Gap (old); Shorts – Banana Republic (old); Wedges – 7 for all Mankind (old); Sunnies – Kate Spade; Bracelet – Henri Bendel (old); Watch – Rolex; Earrings – The Limited (old); Fitbit Flex 🙂

Leggings, Plaid, and A Little Bit of Bling

As it gets colder, there is nothing better than dressing warm. And since I hate being cold, I love to dress in layers in the winter. This outfit kept me super warm. Just the way I like it.

To dress up my legging look, I added some sparkle with my necklace and earrings. It was just the right amount for work to make the outfit a little less casual.

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Shirt – Banana Republic; Sweater – Gap; Leggings – Maddie M; Boots – Frye; Necklace and Earrings – Stella & Dot; Ring – Bulgari

Minty Scarf Accessory Plus New Way to Tie a Scarf

I fell in love with this scarf as soon as I saw it in the Gap. It’s oh so soft and the color was just the perfect mint in my book. (And I had 40% off, so it made the price even better!)

Scarves have become the perfect go-to accessory the last few years. Need a pop of color? Add a scarf. Want to mix in a pattern to something plain? Add a scarf. Want to keep your neck warm? Add a scarf. 🙂

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And drumroll please…my first video on the blog! I found this great pin on how to tie a scarf, but it was an illustration, so I thought I would let you see how to tie it instead of having to figure out an illustration. You’re welcome. It’s so easy once you figure it out! Let me know what you think!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Comfy Cozy Cable Knit Sweater

When it’s cold out, I just want to be warm. I’d rather layer up than wear something too thin and be freezing. So when I saw these cozy and soft cable knit sweaters at the Gap, I knew this would be the perfect cold weather sweater.

We went up north of Asheville, North Carolina, to the mountains, and it was so beautiful. There were still some changing leaves on the trees, so orange, yellow, deep red leaves were everywhere. Growing up in the Midwest, the mountains were a trek to get to. Now we can get there in just a couple of hours, so we try to take advantage of it as much as possible.

This cable knit sweater was perfect for a day in the mountains. Kept me warm and looked stylish at the same time 🙂 And add my favorite pair of boots, and I was a happy, happy girl!

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Sweater – Gap; Shirt – Gap; Jeans – AG; Boots – Frye; Watch – Michael Kors; Watch – Michael Kors

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