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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nordstrom Summer Dress

This is the first of several dresses I am in love with from Nordstrom that you will be seeing this week. Although a bit pricey, they are fantastic for ideas or to save on the wish list for a REALLY special occassion or a great sale! This dress has a fantastic color, pattern, and style and I love the fact that it looks great with a cardigan, open or closed.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Blues (the good kind!)

Get your Monday blues with this super cute dress from Downeast Basics! Dress it up with a cardigan and heels for work or a party... or dress it down with flipflops for a day at the park. A perfect dress for a variety of occasions at a great price!

Monday Blues

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cute and modest swimsuits!

Ive decided its basically impossible to find a modest swimsuit at any normal store here in Delaware. Tankinis are usually still only down to my belly button and really, what is the point in that? However, I have found some great stores that sell modest swim wear online (and out west if you are lucky enough to be there!). Check out these suits from 3 great stores:

Top modest swim