Monday, January 31, 2011

simply vera by vera wang spring 2011 collection...

Living out here…it’s rather difficult to find designer duds…
so I adore designers that come to us!
I could easily go online
or make expensive designer purchases while traveling…
what would be the point of that when a majority of my life
 entails a trip to the local market or working at the clinic? 
But…I do like to look fashionable…
without worrying so much about ruining a pricey designer item.
So…for all those fellow farming fashionistas…
I wanted to share a few of my favorite looks
The looks I’ve chosen include several of the same pieces…
making it easy to mix and match from head-to-toe…
creating a fabulous spring wardrobe!
Enjoy! I know I will!!

~All images are courtesy of

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i am a winner...?!

Sorry for the lack of outfit posts…
been feeling like more of a loser than a winner.
I struggle to find reasons to actually get dressed out here.
(which is why I started this blog!?)
I wasn’t anticipating how the weather would further affect this?! 
Sooo…how excited was I…
while partaking in my morning tea and blog-reading…
 I read MY name (seen here) as the winner of a fellow blogger’s give-a-way!?
to Lisa of Archives Vintage Shop & Style Blog!!
She’s such a doll and a great inspiration…
please visit her blog and Etsy store!!

I promise I’ll get dressed…so I can show off my new jewels!! ;-)

~Photo courtesy of Archives~

Thursday, January 20, 2011

it's bathtime...and the easiest blog project ever...

I loooove baths!!
So much…that our master bath was the first room done in our house.
( really wasn’t by choice…but I didn’t mind?!)
Therefore…I was so happy to assist my friend,
 in reviewing her all-natural bath and body products!
Unfortunately…Bianca (last seen here) found them…
so the beautiful wrapping is missing?!
But…you can always stop over at Terri’s website
and see even more of her fabulous finds!

Along with unwinding in a bath…
I am also working on the most relaxing blog project ever…
 with the fabulous and fashionable bloggerista over at Twenty York Street!

It’s so easy…it shouldn’t even be called a challenge...
don’t wait to sign up…
it will more of a challenge to not be a part of it!
Believe me…you could do this with your eyes closed!?! ;-)

So if you want to be a part of "The Easiest Blog Project Ever"...
leave me a comment!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Twenty York Street: Did Someone Say Give-Away?

Another fabulous friend with a great giveaway! Don't I have the nicest friends? I will share with you...even though...I'd really like to have it all for myself!! =)

Twenty York Street: Did Someone Say Give-Away?: "Banana Republic'sAriel Braid and Chains Necklace Overview: Poly-satin ribbon. Base metal setting. 12k gold plated. Spring ring closure...."

I’m in the mood for miniskirt suits too…

How psyched was I…
 when I came across an article in Lucky Magazine’s January issue...
 on the return of the miniskirt suits!!
This suit is practically vintage... as I’ve had it for close to 15 years?!
When it passed its style-prime…I couldn’t bear to let it go!
And even though it’s from Maurices…
I considered it an investment piece based on my income at the time.
I ran to the upstairs closet…
where all the “I know it will come back in someday” pieces call home…
(I may be on Hoarders some day?!)
I found it still in like-new condition after all these years!!
I may change out the buttons though.
I thought I’d update it with the textured tights, socks, and boots…
new to this trend…hope I did it ok…go easy on me?! ;-)

This necklace (purchase here) was a birthday present
 from my husband last year…
a heart engraved with a photo of my beloved Binx & Bianca.
I attached it to a sterling silver toggle-chain
as inspired by Tiffany & Co.
Speaking of my beloved…Bianca couldn’t pass a photo-op!
Once the snow subsides…I plan to brighten the suit up with a
crisp white blouse, silver-stud belt, and booties!

I do feel Lucky!!

Miniskirt Suit…Maurices (vintage-esque)
Tights…Simply Vera (Kohls)
Socks…Forever 21
Boots…Curations (HSN)
Coat...Apt.9 (Kohls)
Crossbody bag…Jessica Simpson
Jewelry…Express earrings, Mia Pata Designs necklace,
Kohls ring, NY&Co watch, self-designed ACHS bracelet,
Tiffany&Co bridal set


Statements in Fashion: ~ Lulus Giveaway........Shoe Envy ~

Check out my friend Collette's Lulus Giveway!!
She's a fabulous blogger...definitely want to follow her...wherever she goes!! =)

Statements in Fashion: ~ Lulus Giveaway........Shoe Envy ~: " How many times a day would you say that you are browsing the internet and come across an item you wish you could share with every s..."

Monday, January 10, 2011

dark and stormy...

Dark and stormy...
just isn't describing the weather!?
My husband decided I needed to get out and see a movie…
maybe cheer me up a bit.

I was definitely in a dark mood
and it reflected in my choice of outfit for the evening...
dark accessories...
I usually prefer to add bling and sparkle to such dark pieces.

 I guess this could’ve been a bit of a strong, sexy look…
which is why I hesitated on keeping the sweater after I purchased it…
I'm not strong nor sexy?!
But it felt soft, comfy, and somber that night...
I hope to incorporate it into my wardrobe in a lighter, softer way though?!
Thoughts? Suggestions? (the black ribbon belt is attached)
We saw “The Tourist” and my disposition improved…
it was Johnny and Angelina!?!

Side note:
These were taken a week or so ago...hence the lack of snow?!

Clutch…Jessica Simpson
Jewelry…Express necklace..
earrings ??..Kohls ring

Friday, January 7, 2011

a short heat wave...??

For some reason…
I was in the mood for shorts…It was only 25 degrees?!
But…this is Ohio…
we find any increase in temperature
a reason to throw on shorts…
going from 15 to 25 degrees is an increase, right?!
Plus…once I have an outfit idea in my head…
It’s rather difficult to change my mind.
I can argue endlessly with…myself
And I usually never win?!

 Side note:
Doubled up on the tights...a dark brown pair under a chevron pattern...
 (sorry you can't really see the pattern)

Sweater…Charlotte Russe
T-shirt…The Limited
Shorts…Charlotte Russe
Tights...Kohls & TJMaxx
Boots…Wet Seal
Clutch…Gretta (QVC)
Jewelry…Kohls earrings & bracelets..
Style & Co watch..Premier ring

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

my fashionable gifts...

As an adult...and a “professional-shopper”…(a girl can dream)...
my family can find it difficult to purchase gifts for me…
as I tend to have already bought it myself...
this year they obviously had no problem!!!
Michael Kors Oversized Chronograph Watch (here)
Rachel Zoe Domed Polished Bracelet (here)
Rachel Zoe Watercolor Floral Scarf (here)
Rachel Zoe Sequined Stretch Beret (here)

How excited was I this year…
when I opened up these fabulous pieces!?!

Even though these are the perfect "things" for me...
nothing compares to the gift of loving family and friends!
I wish the same for you!!