Sunday, December 30, 2012


A friend asked me if I got this outfit from a Madewell display.  I'm flattered, but don't live close enough to one to even consider.  Did I mention the deal hunter part of me too, because it wasn't very happy the one time I went there.  Maybe when I figure out their mark-down schedule I'll remedy this!  
Skirt: Target, thrifted at Goodwill, Shirt: Gap, thrifted at Goodwill, Sweater: Anthropologie, $20, Boots: Last Chance

Friday, December 28, 2012

Gray, Mint, Yellow

T: H&M, Cardi: Target, Skirt: Anthro via Buffalo Exchange, Necklace: Francescas gifted, Boots: Last Chance

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gingam Style

Jeans: NY&Co, Shirt: Anthropologie, Sandals: Target

Monday, December 10, 2012

eShakti Dress Review

Yesterday I posted on my lifestyle blog about our date to Gammage to see The Forgotten Carols.  We always like to dress up whenever we can for dates so I'm always on the lookout for great dresses that aren't crazy expensive.  I read in a fashion book once that you should buy a formal or semi-formal dress when you don't need it because when you do it'll be impossible to find.  Good advice, but I am happy to sing the praises of a company that I think solves this problem and was kind enough to give me a dress to test out for myself!

eShakti is a women's clothing company that specializes in stylish dresses with a great fit.  They offer a huge selection and they let you choose to have a dress customized with your measurements.  They also offer choices of neck line, sleeves, length, and embellishments   Seriously, if you've ever wondered if a dress will fit around you chest, not drape off your thin shoulders, (insert any other size problem), etc. etc. this is your solution! Also, if you're looking for modest options they let you add sleeves to almost every dress.  If you know certain cuts aren't for you this is a company that lets you work around it.  I'm a pear shaped girl with an abnormally small waist that only make my hips look bigger in many dresses, so I often know the pain of finding a great fit.  It was so amazing to be given the chance to choose a dress I wanted from their line that I knew would be "size Camille" and fit perfectly.

I was so impressed how well it fit, how flattering it was, and how many cute options there are!  I tried to go with a very classic looking dress because a custom dress is a real treat!

The other great thing, their turnaround is fast, even on custom orders!  I had a size Camille dress in less than two weeks.  They do formal, casual, and lots of in-between   If you are looking for a holiday party dress or something amazing to wear to your New Year's date you should seriously check out eShakti!

Thanks eShakti for one amazing dress and the chance to share an amazing company with readers!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Prep School

Jacket and lace top: Anthropologie, Jeans: Loft, Flower Pin: Made by Mom, Shoes: Last Chance

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shades of Fall

Shirt: F21, Skirt: Last Chance, Shoes: Famous Footwear, Belt: Thrifted

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Legging Love

Leggings: Costco (I think), Shirt: F21, Cardi: Target, Shoes: Burlington Coat FActory, Earrings: Banana Republic

Monday, November 19, 2012

And Back!

Dress: Downeast, $20, Tights: Walmart, $8, Shoes: Last Chance, $19

It's good to be back with a new computer!  I should be back to posting at least 3 times a week, and couldn't be happier!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Some Classics

Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Shirt; F21, Cami: Downeastbasics, Shoes: Famous Footwear

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Been a While

So it's been almost a month since my last post (yikes) and I have a really lame excuse.  Ready?  My personal computer is dying.  It got me through business school, a few years before that, and a few years after.  It's had all kinds of issues and I have been using my work computer primarily.  I don't have the template I typically use accessible from my work computer, so although I have many fashion pictures, I haven't blogged.  
Today I decided to get over that super lame excuse, and just add three photos!  In another month hopefully my template will be back, until then, I'm gonna keep blogging!  

Jacket: Loft, Shirt: AE, Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Shoes: Last Chance

Monday, October 8, 2012

Les Miserables

I'm a little behind in posting, but a few weeks ago me & the husband went to see Les Miserables for the first time.  It was amazing!  We always like to dress up a little whenever we go to plays.  I definitely played up the 20's vibe of this dress the best I could.  
Dress: Downeast Basics, $10, Necklace: Charming Charlie's, $15, Earrings: Loft, $14, Shoes: Nine West, $13

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Black and White and Red All Over

Shirt: Loft, Skirt: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Latin Market, Necklaces: Random markets

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mustard, Turquoise, Coral

Dress: BR, Cardi: Target, Belt: Anthropologie, Shoes/Earrings: Random Mall stores

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First of Fall

I don't care if it's barely under 100 degrees, it's time to bust out the flannel shirts!
Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: BR, Shoes/Belt/Earrings: NY&Co

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sometimes You Don't Know If It's a Dress of a Shirt...

Pants: H&M, Shirt/Dress: Target via Secondhand Discount Store, Shoes: NY&Co

Friday, September 14, 2012

Shabby Apple Giftcard Giveaway

Hi fashion loving friends and readers.  I thought I'd let you know that Shabby Apple is giving away a $50 giftcard over on my lifestyle blog today.  Check it out here:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Stoplight Green

Pants and Shirt: NY&Co, Shoes: Rampage, Necklace: AE

I was worried when I bought these pants that they'd be hard to pull off in the business world, but I'm pretty sure I was wrong!  I always seem to find new ways to wear these babies.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Art Museum Date Night

We went to the Art Museum for our weekly date, so I tried to go with the "artsy slick" look.
Gray Skinnies: Old Navy, Sandals: NY&Co, Shirt: Anthropologie, Under T: Downeast Basics

Friday, August 31, 2012

Conservative and Wild Business Look

I couldn't be happier that I bought this leopard print pink silk shirt, I was really reluctant at the time!  After this first wear to a huge client meeting at work I decided the world can't have enough dress clothes that can be described as both conservative and wild!
Shirt: Ann Taylor Outlet, Skirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Last Chance, Belt: NY&Co, Earrings: Loft

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Color Blocking With My Favorites

Pants: Thrifted, $6, Shirt: AE, $15, Cardigan: NY&Co, $12, Shoes: Random mall store

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Date Night

I am all about the romantic tops and curly hair for date night, anyone else have a uniform they gravitate to when they are trying to impress their significant other?
Jeans: BR outlet, $18, Shoes: Target, $13, Shirt: DownEast, $15, Cami: DownEast, $10, Necklace: Gift from my Dad

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Minor Pleat Obsession

Skirt: Last Chance, $6, Shoes: Target, $13, Belt: Thrifted, $3, Shirt: Loft, $10

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Favorite Thrift Items Unite!

Skirt: Anthro via Buffalo Exchange, $22, Shirt: Gap via Goodwill, $7, Shoes: Mall Store

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Embracing the Fedora

Skirt: Banana Republic, $12, Shirt: Anthropologie, $30, Shoes: Target, $13, Fedora: Mall Store, $10

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Shirt: Target, $8, Pants: Gap, $12, Belt: F21, $2, Shoes: Target, $6

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Business

I absolutely love the challenge of finding business looks with summer colors.
Shirt: NY&Co, $8 Skirt: BR Outlet, $20, Necklace: eBay, $25, Shoes: BP via Last Chance, $19

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Last Classroom Picture

I would like to thank this smart board, as well as my partition dividing wall.  
They served as a somewhat "blank" canvas to take pictures over the last 4 years.  More than half of my images have appeared in one of these locations.  
I have been really lucky to find a marketing position post MBA with a great company that I love working for!  So with that said, I say goodbye teaching career, goodbye classroom shots, and celebrate my new position with my last classroom post.  
   Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Loft, dyed green by me, Shoes: Qupid, Necklace: Downeast Outfitters, Watch: Last Chance

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Problem With Trends

I'm loving the neutral trend- pale pink pants won my heart, particularly when I found a pair for $10.  Then I realized- be careful how you wear these.  One wrong move and I'm going to look like I'm nude on the bottom!  That's why the longer tunic shirt won on the first wear.

Pants: Last Chance, $10, Shirt: Anthro, $20, Shoes: Last Chance, $18

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Shirt: BR Outlet, Skirt: Anthropologie, Shoes: Target, Earrings: Kohls

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July= Red and Blue

I find I can't help but grab red or blue the first few days of July!

Shirt: BR, Skirt: NY&Co, Shoes: Last Chance, Necklace: Charming Charile

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Skirt and Earrings: NY&Co, Shirt: Buffalo Exchange, Shoes: Target

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Floral

Summer dresses, thanks for getting me through the 113 days!  
Dress: Old Navy, $13, Shoes: Latin Market, $7, Necklace: NY&Co, $5

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Rebellion Against Myself

I told myself no more striped shirts.  I guess this is rebellion against myself?
Skirt: Loft, $30, Shirt: Loft, $12, Shoes: FF, $20, Watch: Last Chance, $5

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stripes and Flowers

Skirt: Anthro, $20, Shirt: Anthro: $20, Shoes: Soda, $13, Belt: Random mall store: $4, Earrings: Downeast, $5

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Knit Dress= Key to 108 Survival

Dress: Anthro, $20, Jacket: Old Navy, $20, Shoes: AE, $20

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stormy Seas DIY Necklace Debut

Skirt: BR Outlet, $20, Shirt: BR Outlet, $12, Necklace: Made by Me!  $15, Sandals: Target, $13ish

I know I'm not the only one that fell in love with Anthro's "Stormy Seas" necklace.  I've been searching Ebay and looking for knock offs for almost a year now.  When I found a tutorial on Pinterest I almost fell out of my chair!  I hopped on making one the next day.  It did take a little longer than I thought, but I think the results were well worth it!  Even when I wore this ensemble to the fashion mecca of Scottsdale, AZ I was complimented multiple times, asked where I got it, and told I was luck I got one of the Anthro necklaces.  I let that last compliment know I'd made it- thank you so much for THIS awesome tutorial!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Minty Spring

Shirt: Anthro, gifted, Skirt: Anthro, $20, Shoes: Mall store, $7

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Some Retro Dress Love

Dress: Anthro, $20, Shoes: Anthro via Downeast Outfitters, $40, Necklace: Black Market Minerals, $3.50, Tank: Shade, $10

Monday, May 21, 2012

Great Concert

Shirt: Anthropologie, Skirt: Gift from Mom, Shoes: Target, Headband: Mexico, Bag: Nine West

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Picture For a Fashion Blog

I had more student comments on this outfit than I have ever had!  One told me if I I've ever thought of a fashion blog this would be a good outfit to put on it.  I told her thank you, and I'd be sure to take a picture!  Oh this double life I live!

Shirt: Jason Wu for Target, $10 sale, Belt: local boutique, $12, Skirt: Thrifted, $3, Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Last Chance, $15, Earrings: Downeast, $5

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mint Skinnies

I was a little nervous about this trend, but thanks to a few weeks sugar and carb-free, cheap H&M prices, and the realization that mint goes with pretty much everything, I was ready to embrace!

Mint Pants: H&M, $13, Shirt: Anthro, $40, Tank: Downeast, $10, Necklace: Charolotte Russe, $7, Shoes: Target, $7, Earrings: BR, $6

Monday, May 14, 2012


Shirt: AE, Pants: Gap, Shoes: Target, Belt: F21, Pearls: Charming Charlie

Friday, May 11, 2012

Casual Friday

Shirt: Anthro, $10, Jeans: BR, $20, Cardigan: Target, $7, Belt: F21, $2, Shoes: Last Chance, $20

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Paint Your Own Van Gogh

Shirt: F21, Skirt: Anthro via Buffalo Exchange, Pin: Loft, Shoes; Target, Earrings: Downeast

I wanted to play with color to get ready for my paint-your-own-Van-Gogh date!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Kate Spade

Although nothing I am wearing is from Kate Spade, someone turned to me at church and said, "You look VERY Kate Spade today!"  One of the best compliments I've received, I love her!

Skirt and sweater: Anthro, Boots: Last Chance, Belt: Taken from thrifted skirt, T: Target, Earrings: Downeast