Thursday, October 14, 2010

Goodbye my fashionable friends!

Dear fellow fashionistas,

This will be my last post on this lovely blog. I had a great time shopping online and picking out lots of fun outfits and accessories to inspire you and me but due to lack of time and motivation it is time for this blog to come to an end.

I have moved on from my fashion obsession (o don't get me wrong, Im still a shopaholic haha) and have put all of my time and effort into learning to quilt. Lack of time and internet access (how I hate you comcast!) keeps me from even getting to update my quilting blog, let alone this one.

It has been a fun ride and thanks for following along with me for the past half a year.
I hope you all have a great day and good luck in your shopping endeavors!

If you happen to have an interest in crafts/quilting, here is my newest blog... to be updated at a future date when stupid comcast starts functioning again! Grrr...


Friday, September 17, 2010

MIA... sorry!!

Hi All!

Sorry I have been MIA for a while. I have been so busy and tired with work and my new calling as Ward Missionary, I haven't had much time for blogging. I also started quilting so that is taking up my leftover free time as well. Eventually I will start posting again.. until then, email me if you find some awesome outfits I should blog about! :)

OR... if anyone is just that awesome and wants to... I would love to have a joint blogger to post their fashion ideas and finds too! Let me know!

Enjoy your weekend all!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

O back to school... back to school...

Its almost time for school to start and I've got my supply list started... not talking about pens and paper but the great deals to be had on fabulous new Fall items! The one thing topping my list this season are a great pair of trouser cut jeans like these here from Downeast Basics. Love the flattering cut, great dark wash, and best of all... they come in a tall size! Paired with this fun shirt from Anthropologie you are ready to get back into the school groove, looking great and accessorized for anything the teachers throw your way!

Back to school

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cutest purse EVER!

Anyone who knows me knows about my love of the color Eggplant purple as well as my love of purses. That  along with its super stylish and unique flower design is why this new purse from Downeast Basics definitely gets my Cutest Purse EVER rating!! I cannot wait until it is available, I will be checking back every day and ordering it as soon as it is online!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Anchors away!

Transition from the perfect shore-side ensemble to an elegant night out with this super cute dress and jacket combo from the Limited. Pair with pearls for a sophisticated feminine accent and play up the popular sailor motif with a bold eye catching bag like this beautiful red/white hobo from Downeast Basics!

Gone Sailin'

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lady in red...

The newest skirt from Downeast Basics fresh online today has me all in a tizzy! I think the classic white pencil-skirt looks fabulous with the unique appliqued patterns on the side... just enough pop of color and pattern to make it interesting and easy to accessorize, while still retaining its classic style!

Lady in red

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Super Cute Tankini Sale at Modbe!

Modbe Clothing is having a great sale on their super cute and modest swim separates. They have great styles and patterns that will flatter most figures, without looking frumpy and boring like some other tankini's out there. Here are some of my favorites from their current collection:

Tankini Sale

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Little known Milka Rose...

I have realized that the modest shopping community does not know much about Milka Rose, especially when one woman posted dresses from them which were being sold by another person with a really high mark-up! I think they have some of the cutest modest dresses I have ever seen and thought they definitely deserved a highlight on my blog.

This orange dress in the middle is my absolute favorite, such a classic dress that will never go out of style. 
Check out these and other super cute styles at

Milka Rose

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chic and Sassy Polka Dots!

Whether you are looking for a sweet and sassy casual top or a chic dressy blouse for work, polka dots are all the rage this season. Here are some of my favorites on the new arrivals list at the Limited, Downeast Basics, and Anthropologie:

Polka Dots

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet summer skirts!

One of my personal shopping obsessions are knee-length skirts... probably because it was always hard for me to find them since I am so tall and fashion trends make skirts SO short generally. That is why I am especially loving the new line of summer skirts from Downeast Basics that was released this week. There are so many fun and flirty patterns and colors to fit any style or event! As someone who owns at least 10 of their a-line skirts I can attest to their comfort, quality, and general fabulousness!
Here are some of my favorites from their new line:


Friday, July 2, 2010

Downeast Summer Line Continued

To continue feeding my raving review on the newest Downeast Basics line comes their super cute summer tops. There are so many new styles  AND they have also added new colors of the flowered cardigan! I have this cardigan in hot pink and I am so glad to see it come back, especially in so many new colors. My favorite new top however def. is this polka dot one in the middle, cute to the tenth degree!

Downeast bAsics 2

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Saavy Summer Dresses

The new Downeast Basics line just came out this morning and I am all in a tizzy about their great new styles! First up are my favorite dresses for their summer line. They have the best colors and styles while remaining modest yet fashionable. Unfortunately some of them do not seem to be long enough for us really tall girls but the rest of the population is in for a treat!

Saavy Summer Dresses

Saturday, June 26, 2010

She works hard for her money...

After a successful but long first week in corporate America all I want to do is sleep.... and of course shop! Here are some of my favorite new work outfits from Ann Taylor Loft. I love when companies put together their own outfits, great for getting ideas!

Anne Taylor Workin' it

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A formal affair from Downeast Basics

I am so excited about Downeast coming out with a formal dress line especially because it seems like a few of their styles are long enough for me, and being 5'11 that does not happen often with their dresses!
I think this lovely flowered pink dress as well as the elegant navy dress are simply gorgeous and am trying to decide which one I want for my sisters wedding this fall. They have several other beautiful shades and styles, including the long formal black tie dress and the sassy silver ruffle dress shown below and with so many options you are sure to find the perfect fit for your formal needs!

Formal Affair

Friday, June 18, 2010

Applique away!

Apparently the new way to jazz up basic skirts is with appliqued patterns and I LOVE this trend! 

Boden Applique Skirts

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Watermelon love from Boden!

I am totally into Bodenusa this week, as you may have noticed. I think this watermelon top and white appliqued skirt are one of the most perfect outfits I have seen all summer. White just screams SUMMER for me and with these gorgeous appliqued flowers it makes your outfit super unique and classy. Dress it up with your favorite heels and a few minor accessories and you are set!

Boden Classic

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer dress to impress

This colorblock dress at is such a perfect summer dress for so many occasions. It can be casual and sleeveless for a beach party or bbq, or dressed up a bit with a cute cropped cardigan for an indoor event or simply to give you more coverage. I love the color combination and as an added bonus... it comes in long for us taller girls! Yay!

Summer Dressed to Impress

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summa'time stripes!

I am absolutely in love with stripes this season especially to doll up a simple pencil or a-line skirt. Throw in some simple flats or heels and a few flashy accessories and you've got me hooked!Summer Stripes

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sweet as a Georgia peach

The flower trend lately has really bloomed (haha) and I love the combination of flowered accessories and tops. Pair these great summer styles with a pastel cardigan (peach is my new fave of the season if you hadn't noticed!) and your favorite summer bottom and you will be looking sweet as a Georgia peach and ready for any occasion!

Peachy Keen

Friday, June 11, 2010

Stripes are in, don't get left out!

A new summer trend that I really like are stripes of all sizes. Whether on a cute cardigan or breezy summer shirt, stripes are a great way to add some pattern and variety to your wardrobe without going overboard on the accessories. I am also loving the many shades of gray and yellow being showcased this season, such as the super cute shirts below from Downeast Basics and American Eagle:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cardigans are blooming again!

I absolutely adore this cardigan from Downeast Basics and am glad to see it back in stock. I bought the hot pink one months ago and it was literally out of stock within a week or 2 of being put online. It has such a great fit and color and I think the little flower petals all over give it a really unique and feminine look. Get yours while they are available, they won't be there for long!
flower cardigan

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer party classic

I love the combination of colors mixed with the classic brown background on this new top from Downeast basics. The pattern and color combination makes this top so easy to dress up or dress down with simple accessories. Throw it on with your favorite pair of capris and a stand-by cardigan for changing weather and you are set for looking fabulous at any picnic or garden party this season!
Orange you glad its Wednesday

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Let the colorful times roll!

I have been m.i.a. in Kansas for the past 5 days and while I did not pick up any good fashion tips while there, I did recently see this super adorable skirt now available online from Downeast Basics! I love lots of color for summer and with a playful skirt like this there are so many top and color options to fit any style.

So many tops

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More pink please!

Apparently I am in the mood for pink because I adored this new Downeast Basics flower top the moment I saw it! And seriously, did you see that quilted purse?! LOVE it! A great picnic/outing ensemble if I ever saw one.

Pink Petals

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pretty in pink and pearls!

Think pink and pretty with this gorgeous new summer dress from Downeast Basics. Thanks to the beautiful ruffle trim you will need minimal accessories to doll up for a night out; I suggest pearls for a classy and elegant balance to the bright and playful pink and because really, who does not love pearls?!

Pink and pearls

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lovely hues of lavender

After a long holiday weekend its hard to get back to work but at least you can look fabulous while there! Spruce up your work wardrobe with some bright colors and a little extra bling this spring to keep you smiling and motivated during the 9-5 crunch time.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Loft Sale!

I love Ann Taylor Loft and today is the perfect opportunity to go stock up on all my casual and dressy favorites... 40% off your entire purchase (in store or online with code SAVE40) as well as free shipping on orders of 150$ or more! Awesome sale on beautiful clothes... Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Graduation and Memorial Weekend

I hope everyone is having a great  Memorial Day weekend! It has also been graduation weekend here in Delaware so I have been busy busy. I just got my Master's in German Literature, yay!
Enjoying time with my visiting family... the blog will be back in all its glory on Monday :)
I wish you lots of sun, good times with friends and family, and of course fabulous wardrobe choices for all your holiday get-togethers!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Abercrombie and Hollister Sale!

Cute and comfy summer t's, polo's, and knit shirts at awesome sale prices how can you resist?
20% off sale at Abercrombie and Hollister, valid through May 31st!
Codes: 1531 (Abercrombie) 3606 (Hollister)
Make sure you check out the clearance section, even better with the 20% off and they have lots of great styles in stock while they last!

Abercrombie and Hollister

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pencil me in

A classic pencil skirt cannot be overvalued. It is perfect for the office, a dinner party, or even church.  Check out these great choices from Banana Republic (long enough for you shorter gals and one of them does come in Tall!) AND to make the options even better, don't forget to take advantage of the today only 30% off sale! (Use code Oneday30 for 30% off and free shipping over 100$!)

Banana Republic Pencil Skirt

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

Looking for the perfect picnic or bbq outfit anyone? Bring the sun with you even on the cloudiest day!
Morning Glory

Monday, May 24, 2010

Coral Cardigan Love

I absolutely love cardigans and the majority of mine are from Shade clothing. You can guess my surprise and excitement when I noticed that they have their new summer short-sleeved cardis online today! I absolutely love this beautiful shade of coral and am adding the black one to my wishlist as well. Simple and so easy to dress up, these cardigans are def. topping my summer shopping list.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hat day revamped

Ok, I can't 100% endorse giant head pieces but it is impossible for me not to blog about them. A lot of these headbands and hair accessories look really cute on these models but my first and repeating question is "WHEN would I wear that?" I am not a hat girl, barely in the winter even, but here are some unique and cute ideas for those of you braver than me:

Head Pieces

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Soda Shoes

While browsing my favorite blogs I was introduced to the company Zooshoo that sells this Soda shoe brand. I think they have some super cute styles and colors at AMAZINGLY cheap prices. I saw online that this brand is sold at Kmart so Im not sure of the fit/quality/comfort but I am definitely putting them on my list of things to try out soon because they are just too darn cute not to!

Soda by Zooshoo

Friday, May 21, 2010

Turquoise I love you

Turquoise... even the name sounds lovely! I am all about this color and it seems like a lot of designers this season are as well. It is great in a lighter or brighter shade, whatever suits your fancy. I absolutely adore these turquoise shoes and decided to build an outfit around them for your enjoyment and mine:

Turquoise I love you

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Getting ready for that beach body

I know very few people who hit May and think "Wow, I am so ready for bikini weather!" without this thought closely being followed by panic.. "O my heck I have to fit into my swimsuit in HOW MANY weeks?!?!" I personally am part of that second group and have been "thinking" about working out a lot lately. Hopefully soon the thinking part will turn into doing... but until then, I will get myself motivated with some super cute work out clothes.
And FYI, I have this bra and it is one of the most comfortable sports bras I have EVER owned. I also own this work-out bag and its super cute... big enough for your shoes and gear but small enough to not be too cumbersome and bulky.

Beach Body Time

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Loving the neutral zone

I am a huge fan of neutral tones... brown/black/white/gray/beige... you name them, I love them! Especially for summer having a few great pairs of neutral colored shorts can really make your wardrobe. Take these linen semi-dressy, semi-casual shorts from Gap for example... dress them up with a fancy shirt, dress them down with a plain T, so many options, so little time :) And isn't this flower bag simply gorgeous? Definitely loving the neutral zone this summer.

Neutral Zone

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Feelin' Foxy

I am not expecting, nor expecting to be anytime in the near future, but I just had to share this great baby room idea from Ikea! I think this fox motif is simply adorable and its great that it comes in  curtains, bedding, storage, and even a cute little fox stuffed animal! Another awesome thing about this set is how affordable it is! Other than the curtains, everything else together is about $30, what a deal!

Fox baby room

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Monday blues again?

Its another case of the Monday blues, but don't you just love it? This is the type of blues I can get used to... sassy, classy, and making me smile on an early Monday morning. Wishing you a fashionable and beautiful start to your week!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Orange you glad I love color?

Orange is probably my second favorite color, tied with mauve perhaps. And generally I stick to a darker Fall  burnt-orange but this short-sleeved jacket has me singing a different tune. Paired with my favorite modest cami from Shade clothing and a cute pair of shorts or capris, this awesome orange top is sure to be a hit at any picnic or party in your summer future. I absolutely love all of the orange accessories as well... be bold, be brave, be beautiful!

Orange you glad

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Green with envy!

As some of you may know, green is my favorite color, especially this gorgeous shade of emerald green! Can't get enough of those peeptoed shoes, love love love them! Watch out for the green-eyed monster because this outfit is going to get you noticed.

Green with envy

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds for your house and mine!

Bring a little Summer and nature into your home with these great prints and pieces from Ikea! Absolutely in love with the cloud and hill duvet cover, now I just need to convince my husband that it needs to come home with us next time we are by Ikea :) Don't be afraid to let your creative juices flow, nature's beauty is all around us, why not in our homes too!

Ikea Natural

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who's looking good? Who... who... who....

I absolutely love this owl t-shirt and regardless of the "childish" factor of it, I decided to turn it into an outfit. I figure until my hair turns gray I can sport a t-shirt and jeans and still look like an adult, espcially one as cute as this with a hot pencil jean skirt! Absolutely love the matching green/yellow purse, so retro! And really, I could not resist adding the owl coin purse to this look... sometimes the kid in me just has to come out!

Who's looking


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Think Pink

Downeast Basics has me craving pink this season. This is a perfect cardigan for those breezy summer days paired with a flattering pair of capris to get you ready for any outing or event. Add my favorite Rocket Dog flats and a skinny belt from Shade clothing and you are set! And really, how cute is that ruffled pink bag? That is enough to build a whole outfit around in my opinion! Think pink my friends!

Think Pink

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to accessorize your cardigans

I absolutely love the new "cardigan with a belt" look that has become popular this season. It is a great way to accessorize a flowing or boyfriend cardigan while accenting your feminine curves at the same time. I also love the idea of pairing an accessorized cardigan with a patterned skirt or dress as below from Ann Taylor Loft.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Gray- this season's best neutral

I am finding that gray seems to be one of this season's best neutrals. It looks great with pastels for Spring and brighter colors for Summer. Easier to maintain than white and keeps your temperature lower than black, gray is this girl's favorite neutral for summer. A few of my favorite examples of the beauty and versatility of gray come from Downeast Basics current Spring/Summer line. Get them while you can, their items sell out fast!

deb Grey

Friday, May 7, 2010

More Shabby Apple love

More of my faves from the new Shabby Apple Paris line... super fun, flirty and perfect for summer!

Shabby Apple 2

Favorite knee-length skirts from Downeast Basics

I am a huge fan of Downeast Basics knee-length skirts. Every seasons they come out with new ones, even cuter than the last! This is where most of my personal money goes but being 5'11 I have to seize great modest skirt deals where I can.

Generally I try to balance out my small waist and big hips with an A-line skirt and most preferably with a lower or drop waist. These skirts below all fit that bill and have been super flattering on me and my hips. Even the blue/white polka dot one can be worn lower if you buy a size bigger, which I did and it fits perfectly. I would highly recommend each and every one of these skirts for fit, color, comfort, and fabulousness :)

Favorite DEB

I do however really like Downeast Basics line of straight/pencil skirts, I just have not been brave enough to try them. Here are some of their new skirts I would love to try, if I ever get the courage to let my hips into a straight cut skirt:


Thursday, May 6, 2010

French love from Shabby Apple

I absolutely could not wait til tomorrow to post about these fabulous dresses so here is post #2 for the day!
The new paris line from Shabby Apple just came out and Im simply in love with these shirt-top dresses! The flattering knit top shoes off your feminine curves and accents the waist while the flowery ruffles make the dress super summery, chic, and o so unique! I would love to own one of these dresses or even experiment with making my own! Ill keep you updated this summer ;-)

Shabby apple shirt dress

Nordstrom top 4

Last but certainly not least come my top 4 party dresses from Nordstrom, wrapping my ode to Nordstrom dresses. Number one on my wishlist is definitely the pink dress below, number 3, awesome!
Nordstrom top 4
I realize that some of the dresses I have shown in the past few days have been outside of most of our price ranges, but the idea is just to get a sense of what new fun styles are out there this season! You never know what you could find on sale or at a discount store like Marshall's or Ross's so keep your wish list stacked and your eyes open.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hello Yellow from Nordstrom

Nordstrom says hello to yellow in a variety of shades ranging from mustard to canary to gorgeous flower prints! A girl can dream right? YES and right now... this is what Im dreaming of :)

Hello Yellow