Stripes and Hot Pink Midi

It's a one picture kinda post today. This is my during the week hot pink skirt. A neon skirt goes a long way to brighten up one's day and probably grab everyone's attention. Since I work with mostly men, I usually shy away from wearing it to work. I was bold enough to wear it the first time here and remixing it today with a striped tee. The pockets, as always are a plus. 

skirt with pockets, stripes and midi skirt

Skirt - Avon (old) / Similar / SimilarPleated / Pleated
Top - Target / Similar / Boat Neck
Wedges - Nine West

On becoming more Effective and Achieving Results

growth, personal growth, self improvement quote, 15 Laws of Growth
When the odds are against you, take action on what you can control and what is possible.
When there's not enough money, do what you can with what you have.
Do not allow anyone to get to you.
Do not take any offence, take a deep breath and focus on the big picture, focus on the results, focus on the end.
Be proactive and not reactive
If it's raining outside, don't complain about the weather. Smile and start selling umbrellas
- Darren Hardy
Happy Friday!
P.S. There's still time to sign up for the online master class on the 15 laws of Growth. Finish strong in 2014 and get a great start in 2015. Learn the underlying principles of growing and reaching your greatest potential! I would love to have you. Register here 

Salt and Pepper

...and some red lips I might add. White skirts are hard to find, at least for me, so I've held on to this one for many many years. I almost always wear it with a black top. This was church wear for Sunday. Our uniform guessed it, black and white. We all looked like salt and pepper shakers on stage.
Have a great rest of the week!

Top -Gap / SimilarOption / Leather / Bow
Skirt - Macy's (Old) / Similar / Similar / Similar
Pumps - Nine West / Peep Toe Option


Burgundy Peplum and Grey

Here is my outfit from Sunday. I like combining unlikely colors so I'm trying burgundy and grey for the first time here. A peplum top is always a win for any body type. I raved about this skirt here and I have remixed it a few times. Well, have a lovely rest of the week. I hope I will be back soon.

Bar III top, Macy's, Grey Pencil Skirt
Comfortable Pumps, Grey and hot pink
Coach watch, Jcrew Factory bracelet

Peplum Top - Bar III via Macy's / Similar / Red Option
Pencil Skirt - Kohls / Similar / Similar
Pumps - Nine West 
Watch _ Coach
Belt - Style and Co via Macy's / Option
Bracelet - JCrew Factory / Similar

Link ups: Random Wednesday, Pleated Poppy, Mix and Match Fashion


The Truth is not in the Appearance of Things

personal development, growth

Just a little motivation for you this Monday. 

We cannot continue to trust in and believe in what is currently happening or what is the reality and settle. 

Let your dreams rise above your excuses. Let your goals compel you to keep moving. Keep working on the things that will get you closer to your goal. 

At a Bloggy Boot Camp conference I attended this weekend, we were asked: "What is your end game?" I ask you the same thing. We need to work from the end to the the present. Think of your end game (your dream) and work towards it.  Let go of anything that is not moving you towards your goal. When you have this mindset, decision making will be easier. You begin to say no to things that don't matter and you begin to recognize opportunities that matter. 

So what do you think? Do you have a dream, goal, something you are working towards? Does it seem impossible? Do you feel you've been acting based on the current reality? What would things be like if you began to think differently?

Your current logic and beliefs are creating the results you are currently getting - Paul Martinelli

Register for my online class on the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth where we will talk about personal growth, what it can do for you and your business, and how you will hone in on your passion and reach your potential. Register here 

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How does $100 to Nordstrom Sound? {Giveaway}

Fall shopping is upon us and Nordstrom carries quite the variety of items. Here are some my faves, mostly from the clearance section. Grab 'em while you can. What would you get if you won? Enter giveaway below.

I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to offer a giveaway to Nordstrom for $100. Please check out these ladies' blogs today and enter below. The giveaway is open to U.S. readers, will run from Tuesday, September 2, to Tuesday, September 9, and entires will be verified and the winner contacted via email. Enjoy!

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Link ups: The Tiny Heart

Striped Maxi and Brown Accents: A Remix

I almost didn't wear this dress on Sunday because I had worn it earlier this summer and thought I wouldn't be able to blog about it.  Can't have the same outfit twice, right? Then it occurred to me that I could style it differently. Duh! The benefits of fashion blogging: learn how to style a dress in a different way.
So here it is. I'm remixing the Floor Length Striped Maxi. I do love the dress mainly because it's so comfortable and flares slightly at the bottom to create an a line shape for my inverted triangle body.

I am challenging myself to style it for the colder weather; so stay tuned. (Not looking forward to the cold weather though).

Growth Segway: P.S Check out my new online class starting on September 14. Have a great week!

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Side Slit dress, modest maxi, maxi dress for apple shape

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How to style a Maxi dress, belted maxi dress, how to wear skinny belt

Dress - Target (on sale now)
Sandals - Nine West / Similar / Option
Cross Body Tote- Coach / Similar / Similar / Similar
Watch - Coach
Belt - Target / More Options
Necklace - Macy's / Similar


Don't Miss out on this Avon Sale

Avon is having a sale and free shipping too. Below are a few of my favorites from this month's catalog.  Check 'em out. 
Happy Labor Day!
Imari Seduiction, Big and daring mascara, Pearl charm bracelet, bold long lasting lipstick, anew infinite lift
Imari Seduction Eau de Toilette Spray - Great perfume for day time
Big and Daring Volume Mascara - Add length and volume to your lashes
Ultra Color Bold Lipstick
Anew Clinical Infinite Lift Serum - Lift sagging skin
mark "Totally Charmed bracelet 
mark "All around Style Scarf 
Skin so Soft Firm and Restore Body Set - I love the body cleanser. It's a scrub and cleanser in one

Link ups: Glossy Blonde