Dating Dump...

I have been absentee lately....  I apologize.  A lady in the fashion of life needs to take a breather sometimes.  I was so excited to post this outfit from a date I went on last week in hopes to continue revealing fun things we were doing more garb that I was wearing.  But as it is, this will be the only fashion dish I will have from this fella.

I guess even when you are wearing your best the date can be its worst, whoops!

Blouse - J.Crew
Jeans - Gap
Boots - MIA (shop for at DSW)
Belt - Loft
Jewelry - Forever 21, J.Crew


Had to Have...

This skirt was one of those pieces that when we locked eyes it was love at first sight!  She's a wild one and we had a good time when I wore her.  I can't wait till we go out again!

Cardigan - J.Crew
Blouse - J.Crew
Skirt - Loft (current)
Shoes - Target (current online)
Jewelry - J.Crew, Forever 21, Loft


Lady Loves a Sale...

I am telling you ladies, this weekend keep you eyes open in those malls!  This is it, this is the last of it, those left over winter steals and deals will be no longer after this week.  Don't be afraid to pick through those clearance racks.  I know they look like there should be yellow tape up warning us of a crime scene but there could be something there.  Just look at what I picked up to be the final "piece de resistance" of my winter wardrobe.

A lady in the life of fashion can find a buried treasure...

Vest - Loft
Tee - Old Navy
Jeans - Gap
Boots - MIA
Necklace - LoLa (current)
Bracelet - J.Crew


Time Gone By...

I have been working in the industry for so long that it blows my mind to think about how much time I have spent in a mall!  What is also mind boggling is to see the morphing my body has taken through out the years.  I have pieces in my closet from when I was a size 16 to when I was a size 8, and the in between I can make work now.  Why do I have these things if they are too small or too big now?  I can't get rid of them.  My closet is like a time capsule of the past 9 years of my life and fashion trends I have dove into and can't let go of.  I don't think Stacy and Clinton would be to horrified....?

Here is one that I love and can't part with.  This was a super fine gage, australian wool suit I bought at J.Crew in one of my "full figured" phases.  Now when I put on the jacket I look like a kid playing dress up in a too big costume.  Still it's so beautiful and I love the color for spring.  So what do I do?

Well thank goodness the boyfriend style is in and hot!!!

Pop the collar, roll the sleeve, add a silk scarf, white tank underneath and we are out the door.

A lady in the fashion of life can make the old look new....

Jacket - J.Crew
Tank - J.Crew
Scarf - J.Crew
Jeans - Old Navy
Shoes - Steve Madden
Ring - Loft (current)
Bracelets - Forever 21


Mint Condition...

We had balmy weekend here in Mpls that brought us temps of 30 or higher!  The sun was shinning and ladies in the fashion of life were out in masses getting new threads for their winter getaways.  Which are right around the corner!

I felt mint and dash of blue were perfect the the occasion....

Cardigan - J.Crew
Blouse - Bitten
Pants - J.Crew
Belt - J.Crew
Shoes - J.C. Penny
Jewelry - Forever 21


Do Over...

Another outfit double take.

Tee - Loft
Tank - American Eagle Outfitters
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Old Navy

Tee - Loft
Tank - Forever 21 (current)
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - J.Crew


Polk-a-Dot Daze...

Blouse - Loft (current)
Tank - American Eagle Outfitters
Cardigan - J.Crew (current)
Leggings - J.Crew (current)
Boots - J.Crew


Dinner and a Show...


Haute Dish


End of the Rainbow


LBD (w/ faux fur and a splash of red)

Dress - Laundry (found at Savers!)
Shoes - Target
Faux Fur Collar - Gap
Faux Fur Gloves - Loft (current, end of season sale)


Blue Deux...

You have seen these before and many of you were big fans.  I can't get enough of these so I had to show them again in a different outfit.

Here was number one...

Now again...

Blouse - J.Crew
Pants - Loft (current)
Belt - Target
Shoes - J.Crew


V-Day Craft Day...

I swear to you if I see one more gaggle of girls at Chino-Latino out for a Valentines dinner I will go bananas!  Which speaking of the banana split at Chino-Latino is to die for....

So instead of being a cliche this V-Day be a crafty gal.  Be someone who can share your love instead of lamenting about how you haven't met your love.

A lady in the fashion of life can appreciate her life, even if it's with out a hand to hold...

Here's what I did...

1. Take a brown paper bag and cut the shape of a heart out on top.
2. Decorate as your desire.  I use glitter puff paint!
3. Fill with treats.  Candy, chapstick, note cards, pencils, nail polish.... You know cute crap we don't need.
4. Punch two holes next to each other that go through the front and back of the bag.
5. Get ribbon and tie it through with a bow!

6. SHARE THE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!


How Do You Caucus...?

This year I have decided to be an adult.  Funny thought huh, it takes just over 30 years to get there.  One action I am taking is to understand and be involved with what is happening in my community and state.

So as we have it all parties in Minnesota held their caucuses last night, I went...

But let's not forget what is going here, I still had wear a cute outfit that I could share with you all today!

A lady in the fashion of life can look good while changing the world...

Cardigan - J.Crew
Blouse - J.Crew
Leggings - J.Crew (current)
Belt - Heartbreaker
Bracelet - Loft (current)
Ring - Loft (current)
Necklace - Bitten


Wrapped Around Me...

This past week I met my soul mate...in furniture.  Tiel/blue/green is my new fav and color muse these days.  Our love affair began this summer when, well I can't exactly pin point the moment.  But I know it happened.  I was perusing the TJMaxx/Homegoods store on Hwy 7.  I truly believe it is the best one in the Twin Cities, you have to go!  Their homegoods section is so amazing and wonderful that I was over whelmed I almost turned around and left.

However, a lady in the fashion can look shopping in the face and laugh at its intimidation...

This is what I locked eyes with and never looked back!


Rorshach and Poppy....

Give me a good printed cardigan and give me a good outfit day.  Here's the trick though gals, make sure it's on a thick cotton or a merino wool.  Stay away from the thin flimsy cardis because they will stretch and lose their shape way to fast.  And if it's a cute one you will be wearing it all the time and it will go even faster...

These are great pieces to have in a wardrobe and they do so well over a pop of color, as seen below!

Cardigan - J.Crew
Blouse - Loft (current)
Jeans - Old Navy
Shoes - J.Crew
Belt - J.Crew
Jewelry - H&M, J.Crew, Forever 21