Put a Scarf on It

September 29, 2016

Jackets season is here and if you don't own a green utility jacket, you should.  Lightweight and versatile, this jacket is so easy and fun to wear.  My first love  of a season will always be summer, but fall is a great follow up!  I love the crisp mornings and cooler evenings.  The weather tends to bring more socializing in the neighborhood too.  We all gather in driveways sometimes with fire pits, other times to play games! Last Friday we played Jenga with a few cocktails and friends and had so much fun!

Neck scarfs are trending still and I couldn't wait to have a little fun with pattern mixing with this floral scarf and stripes.  Florals are a fall must this season too. Adding a scarf can take your outfit from ordinary to polished.  Don't be afraid of white after labor day.  Paired with the right fall ensemble it looks great.  I stacked some fun bracelets added my GiGi NY cross body, monogramed of course and I'm ready for some Friday night football!  

Jacket  //   Tee  //  Scarf here, and here  //  Wedges  //  Sunnies  //  Cross body c/o  //  White denim  //

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Casual Office Wear

September 27, 2016

I share a lot of my casual outfits and love styling for the weekends.  Today I am sharing a great work outfit.  I jump at the chance to style a little denim for work and my jean jacket is the perfect item.  I love how denim is so easy to dress up or down.  I wanted a little dressier flair to my jacket so I paired it with these fun zipper heels and some bold Ashley Pittman jewelry. The bracelets are so fun and as I mentioned in my post Stripes and Chambray, Gayle and I have made just about every color you can imagine.  With fall nipping at our heels it is time to start thinking about layers and blanket scarfs.  I am ready to bust out my wool hat and have a few fun outfits lined up to share soon featuring a few new brands and items so stay tuned. What are some of your favorite fall trends? 

Skirt Old  //  Tee  //  Jean Jacket  //  Heels last season  //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o  //  Ashley Pittman Necklace c/o  //  Ashley Pittman Pendant c/o  // Bead bracelets similar  //  Lipstick  //

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Stripes and Chambray

September 22, 2016

It's a crazy time of the year for me.  I have been neglectful in posting and I am sorry.  Work is keeping me so busy with deadlines, and I have so many other things in the works that by the time I get home I am a zombie and want to just relax.  I hope I am finally on the upswing and back to regularly posting.  For a long time (like the first two years) I posted every week day.  Then I slowly toggled between 4 and 5 days.  I am thinking with my current schedule I may set a routine and post Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  If I post on Mondays and Fridays it will be a bonus!!  I want you to know you can count on fresh content and when I post.  I truly appreciate all of you for following and reading.  I love blogging and have no plans of stopping anytime soon.  Life is just happening (In a good way) and I needed to let you know what to expect from me!  So on to the outfit today.

This is a versatile skirt I picked up a while back from Ann Taylor.  I love the stretch in the fabric and it really has been a great piece.  If you don't own a stripe skirt, you need to.  Seriously, what doesn't go with a stripe? I paired it with my Talbots Chambray top; another versatile must have item.  I know you have seen me wear these Ashley Pittman earrings all summer.  I love them.  They are light weight and go with literally everything. The teardrop shape and cutouts makes them so versatile to dress up or down.   When I was in Florida earlier this summer, Gayle and I stopped into a bead shop in Key West and picked up a bunch of natural stone strands.  We have had so much fun making bracelets and adding a fresh stack to our outfits.  We have made over 25 different bracelets in a variety of colors in natural gemstones.  Have you ever tried beading or jewelry making?  

Stripe skirt options here, here, and here  //  Chambray shirt  //  Bead Bracelets personal collection  ( similar ) // Sandals (Similar) //  Ashley Pittman necklace c/o  //  Ashley Pittman pendant c/o  //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o  //  Bag  // 

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Southern Most Beach Resort

September 19, 2016
I am finally getting around to sharing the resort we stayed at while in Key West. This post is heavy with pictures but they are all necessary to help you experience the same wonderful time we had while on vacation.  I did some research prior to our trip down to Key West and after checking out several hotels and wonderful places to stay I kept coming back to The Southern Most Beach Resort.  I was drawn to the fact it was the southern most point,  offered beautiful views and had great reviews for their service.   We arrived with no reservations.  Yes you read that correct, none!!  I shared my thoughts behind this concept that you may read when I shared my Vacationing in Key West post. 

Truly a resort atmosphere with lush greenery and well manicured lawns; we enjoyed all the amenities.  The grass was so fine and soft, it was like baby hair.  With multiple pools to enjoy while staying at The Southern Most Beach Resort, one being all adult, we opted for the pool with the bar.  No surprise there.  The staff would see to your every need and gladly delivered our cocktails directly to us while we enjoyed the pool.  We informed them upon check-in we were celebrating my birthday and they offered us complimentary beverages!  Yay for birthdays! 

  Our room was a Ocean front balcony king room.  The balcony opened up to the ocean and offered a wrap around view of the water.  Other than the soothing sounds of the ocean it was a nice and quiet area.  We enjoyed chocolates on our pillow at turn down, and friendly service by everyone on the entire resort grounds.  

What a gorgeous way to wake up to the day with views like this. 

This balcony was directly across from ours and shows you how nice the wraparound porch is and opens to the ocean. 

Our favorite place to be..... pool side with pina coladas! 

You can bet we are already planning a trip back to The Southern Most Beach Resort.  Man, I miss these views. 

Little Black Sundress

September 09, 2016

I'm pretty sure I added more sundresses this summer to my wardrobe than anything else.  Cute and comfortable, they are perfect for running errands and when your in and out of the heat to air conditioning I find dresses cooler than a waist band with shorts.  I wore this cute little dress with my Cosabella bralette to run errands last weekend and loved it.  I think it really makes a difference in your mood and disposition when you feel good in what you have on.  Do you agree?  I have to catch myself so I don't just go on the run without a little touch up of my outfit!  It really makes a difference.  Do you find yourself in a wardrobe rut?  I know I have.  It is so easy to just throw on something simple and go especially when you know you're not seen by the public.  I am guilty of v neck tee's on my lazy days.  I am cleaning out my closet and replacing things that are worn, torn, or just not a good fit right now.  It's the best time to do a refresh of a few staples!  Happy Friday! 

Sundress  //  Cosabella Bralette  //  Sunnies  //  LV bag  //  Bracelets (Similar)  //  Ashley Pittman Bangle c/o   //  Sandals  //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o

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Pink Paisley Tank

September 08, 2016

Summer time is winding down but that doesn't mean the weather is plunging.  I get where we are excited to start fall layers, and pull out our blanket scarfs, but the weather is still warm and that means a few more weeks of shorts and tanks; at least for me that is!  I have to admit, I have been out of my routine with what seems like everything.  Ever since I go back from vacation I have been on an endless cycle of catch up.  Just when I seem to feel ahead I take a evening break and the next day I'm back to a list of plenty to do.  I need to just slow down and let everything work itself out, so if I owe you an email, or a response I promise I am catching up this weekend.  

This tank is one of those items you can wear a bandeau bralette with but I chose to wear a halter.  I liked the added lace at my neckline since the straps are so thin.  Style tip:  Choose to not wear a necklace when details from your top, or in this case lace straps  are exposed so as to not create too much going on.  By adding larger earrings they create a nice focal point. 

Tank similar here and here  //  Lace halter bralette  //  Shorts  //  Sunnies  //  Handbag  //  Sandals  //  Ashley Pittman bracelets c/o  //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o // Lipstick  

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Breakfast at the Breakers

September 02, 2016

I am down to my final outfit from my trip to Palm Beach and I saved this one for last.  On my last Sunday Morning there we went to The Breakers for breakfast.  It was a gorgeous morning and who doesn't love eating Oceanside?  The setting was fabulous with the breeze coming in from the water and of course the landscaping and grandeur of The Breakers was a treat.  We enjoyed an omelet with avocado and toast; there may or may not have been a few mimosas.  Our morning was spent exploring around the grounds before heading off to the pool for my last full day in the Florida sun. My tan has faded now since I have been home but I still have good color!  We didn't want to show up looking like pool bums so we dressed for the setting and this brown ombre' sundress was for sure a favorite of mine.  I love when a sundress has a bit of movement to it and just the right amount of hemline to be fun and summery.  Sometimes being short has big advantages.... like sundresses that are the right length, rather than tall gals that can't find them long enough! 

I love.... I mean absolutely love this Ashley Pittman chain and pendant.  The pieces are individual so you can mix and match pendants as I did here with my Cold Shoulder dress, and also here in my  Summer Sun dress.  I love the weight of the chain; it's heavy.  You know I love unique pieces and this round stone encrusted pendant is right up my alley.  Love it.    I can't wait to style these pieces for fall too! 

Style Tip:  Wear a bandeau bra with strappy dresses that have wider necklines.  A racer back bralette or halter bralette would fight with the straps and neckline of this dress.   This allows for the details, and in this case, the keyhole to be the focal point.

Dress  options here and here  //  Bandeau  //  Celine Sunnies  //  Ashley Pittman Necklace c/o //  Ashley Pittman Pendant c/o //  Ashley Pittman Earrings c/o //  Ashley Pittman Bracelets c/o //  Gold Sandals 

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