Fashion, Style

Coat as a cape

Coats and jackets—cute as they’re intended—look even better when worn as capes this season. Put one over your shoulders and be amazed as it frames everything and shows your clothing underneath (I know you don’t plan to actually cover up your clothing all day). Let it become more accessory-like and less like outerwear.

I picked up this immaculate Ann Taylor jacket for $2—YES, $2—from Goodwill. This Talbots purse accentuates the golds I love to pull out this time of year, and it was also from Goodwill. I’m a sucker for that place.

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Top: The Limited (old) | Coat: Ann Taylor | Jeans: Vera Wang | Shoes: Tahari (but similar to these from Nine West) | Purse: Talbots (similar to Calvin Klein)

A better shot of the purse will come in one of next week’s posts. Stayed tuned!



Fashion, Style, Summer Style

Summer Sunday

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Adam and I spent it with family — at the pool, by the grill, and later with a pan of brownies — so our’s was a success. :)

Here’s a couple photos of what I wore to church Sunday, before temps hit the 90s.



Dress: American Eagle | Necklace: American Eagle (super old) | Shoes: Lucky Brand | Purse: Nine West

A few years ago I entered a contest for AE, and although I didn’t win, I did receive a bunch of gift cards, which is where this dress came from. The morals of this story: It always pays to try, and the price — in this case, zero — can make a piece all the more attractive.


Fashion, Style

Chic, cheap and short (hair)

Two months and one haircut later, I’m back!

Here are some fun facts about this look:

  1. This Banana Republic top was on sale for $12. I also used a 10 percent student discount.
  2. These shorts were purchased out of season two years ago at J.C. Penney. They cost $4.
  3. You can’t see the $3.99 sticker on the bottom of these heels. They came from Goodwill.  I also used a 10 percent student discount.
  4. This Nine West purse is not new. It’s not from last season, or the season before that, OR the season before that.
  5. I don’t know how to style hair. Carrie at Trumps Salon is a genius, though.




Did I write a book or something? This kind of looks like an author photo.

I will admit, I’ve struggled with blogging because I thought it might seem vain. That, however, has never been my goal. My first goal was to go back to doing what I love to do (i.e. mixing and matching pieces and accessories), and blogging became a natural progression of that. Hopefully my posts have served as inspiration to shop smart — and sparingly.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. —Proverbs 31:30