Green, Stripes and Leopard

Cardigan - Old Navy (similar), Striped Top - Avon (similar), Pants - Rafaella via Macy's, Boots - Nine West (similar), Scarf - Target (similar)

1. This outfit was inspired by this post at Already Pretty
2. This striped top is very versatile and I still have so many plans for it.  It goes with everything. Worn here, here.
3. I wore this leopard scarf today to practice a new way of tying my scarves, as taught by Fran of Franish. Check it out here. I wish I saw the tutorial prior to wearing my scarf in my last post this way.
4. I need my hair to be long right now. I hate my short hair. 

Linking up at Style Elixir, The Pleated Poppy and

Real Girl Style Link Up

Pastels and Grey and a Dotted Scarf

It's been hard getting dressed this winter. Too much snow and too much cold. I should have worn tights  and heels with this skirt but I'm really not finding the energy these days for heels. There are so many heels in my closet begging to be worn. I keep buying shoes and clothes that I end up not wearing but I hope to do better justice with this skirt soon. I'm finding out that I really don't like pastels because of their paleness but there's something about pairing them with grey. I hope you like my scarf. I would love to give one away but it's currently on back order at Avon. As soon as it's available I will give one away; so stay tuned. 

Sweater - Kohls, (color blocked option), (cardigan option), Skirt - Banana Republic, Boots - Nine West, Mark Connect the Dot Scarf - Avon

I'm linking up at Visible Monday

Monochromatic Purple

Happy Friday everyone. It's still casual days on the blog.  I've added DKNY to the brand of skinny jeans that work for me. I decided to try these out and I love them. They fit where they're supposed to and they're comfortable. DKNY is an expensive brand for me but I got these on sale plus 20% off. Can one own too many colored skinnies? I'm still looking for green ones and then I will stop there (I think). The good thing is I try not to ever pay more than $40 for a pair of jeans. I usually wait till they go on sale.

Sweater - Old Navy (love this), Purple Skinny Jeans - DKNY via Macy's, Gingham Shirt - Old Navy, Boots - Nine  West

Linking up at Fashion Friday, MoMoMod, and 

Pink and Red

...well not so much. I wanted to take part in Friday's Fancies Pink and Red challenge of the week. This is as far as I can go wearing both colors together. Pink and red is a color combo I'm not bold enough to wear in full force.
I love how these jeans play up my hips a little and fits my waist at the same time, and I know I should have worn heeled boots because of the length; but the parking lot at a certain place I go to everyday is a skating rink right now. Safety first!

Looking at these photos makes me realize how much younger I look than my age. It's time to get another weave.

Sweater - Old Navy (Plus size)(Similar), Tank Top - Avon (Mark)
Jeans - The Limited (slim cut version) Boots - Nine West

Speed Dry Nailwear and The Limited Giveaway Winner

If you're always on the go like me, you might appreciate nail polish that dries in 30 seconds. As you may have noticed, I rarely wear nail polish on my finger nails. The reason is that I don't have the patience for them to dry up. I also don't have the patience for nail salons. This Speed Dry Nailwear might be my solution. Here are some fresh new colors from the Avon Nailwear collection.


I'm wearing the Avon Speed Dry Enamel in on Point Blue and First Time Teal. These are Less than $5. Order here

Katy is the winner of the $50 Gift Card to The Limted. Congratulations. Contact me at

Winner was selected using the Randomize function in excel

Watch out for another sweet giveaway coming Soon ;)


Work from Home in the Neutrals

Today was work from home day and the outfit I planned didn't happen. I was going to wear red and all but I really don't have the energy for that. Back to the jeans, and this time I'm resorting to the neutrals:black, grey and brown. I was in a brown rut for the past two weeks (I didn't even post all the brown outfits) and now it seems black it is. And yes I do wear makeup on my work from home days.


Cardigan - Avon (Similar), Necklace - Avon, Peplum tee - The Limited (similar), Jeans - JeanStar via TJ Maxx, Boots - Nine West Sosie Boots

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How I wore my Turtle Neck with a Lime Skirt

When I saw this skirt at Target, I knew I wanted it but I didn't want to pay full price for it. So, everytime I went back I would swing by to see if the price was reduced and one day it was and I grabbed it. All I knew then was that I wanted to wear it with these boots.  I also ended up wearing it with this black turtle neck sweater. I didn't have enough time to think of what else to wear it with. Maybe in the spring I'll have better ideas. But I know it goes really well with Navy and of course grey.
My turtle neck has been very versatile this season. Although this is my first time wearing on the blog, I've worn it so many times. I thought I was making a mistake when I bought it; especially when they say if you have a big chest, avoid turtle necks.... but it looks like it works? There is something about wearing a turtle neck with a pencil skirt. Do you agree?

Turtle neck - TJ Maxx (similar)Skirt - Target, Wedge Boots - Nine West, Necklace - Avon (old), Scarf - The Limited

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Black and Teal

Happy Monday Everyone. School's out for the kids again today because of the snow so it's been sort of a 4 day vacation except that we've been indoors for the most part. It's a casual kinda day today. See how much snow we got here. I really love the fit of these skinny jeans from The Limited. I'm eyeing a few more colors.

Sweater- Old Navy (similar), Teal Skinnies- The Limited (other colors), Boots - Nine West (similar)
Scarf - The Limited

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win $50 to The Limited here

Winter Wonderland

This was our weekend. So much snow! The kids are enjoying a 4 day weekend and the snow.

Win $50 to The Limited Store

I'm excited to offer this giveaway by The Limited, one of my favorite stores. I'm always for pieces that are unique and fit my body type. I especially love their blouses, dresses and skinny jeans.  I also love their website because they feature top looks that have been a source of style inspiration for me. And the best part, there's always some sort of special going on, so the pieces are affordable.

A few of my favorite looks 

Enter to win a $50 Gift Card to The Limited

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Giveaway ends on Thursday February 14, 2013
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Casual with a Little Sparkle

Looks like I've been wearing a lot of brown lately. I guess I had been neglecting all my browns and blacks. We are now in the deep freeze of winter and I'm not able to take the cold anymore. I don't even know how I mangaed to take these pictures outside without a jacket; and wearing a hat has been a necessity these days
for two reasons: the cold and my bad hair week. I'm thinking of getting more colors.

Hat - Target, Scarf - The Limited, Button Down - Target, Jeans - Old Navy, Boots - Nine West

I'm Linking up at The Pleated Poppy

Blouson Top and a Skirt on Repeat

Happy Sunday everyone. Church was great today. It was a blah week for me and my body didn't really want to go to church or sing in the worship team. I did it anyway. By the time we started praying, God took over. Everything does change in His presence.
I love this blouson top because it just somehow conceals my heavy chest. I bought it years ago and it is actually too big. I've mentioned that I used to buy large without considering fit but changed that since I started taking pictures of my outfits. I hide the bigness of this top by tucking it in all the time. And I'm also happy about a skirt that somehow hides a big mid section. I also have this skirt in Navy. Once I find something that fits and flatters, I buy multiple colors. That's dressing for my shape! See the Navy skirt here and here and the brown one here.

Blouse - Loft (Old) (similar), Skirt - AGB via Macy's, Leopard pumps - Nine West (Similar),
Necklace - In Pink, Cocktail Ring - Avon (old)

Plain Gingham

Plain and simple was the way to go with this outfit. No necklace, belt, or tucked in shirt. All which I tried but didn't look right. Big tummy, big chest and all, I can't exactly copy other's outfits.  It did take  me a while to get the sleeves of the shirt into the cardigan....

Cardigan - Lands End - Plaid Shirt - Old Navy, Jeans - The Limited

Linking up at Friday Fancies