Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hints of Mints

It has been so nice temperature wise, I am sad to see that it should be back in the 30's by the end of the week. Might as well embrace the nice weather while I can right?

Every girl can use a LWD {Little White Dress} in their closet (amongst many other things as I have said in previous posts). Pair a white lace dress with short cowboy boots and jean jacket & you have the perfect flirty outfit for a summer country concert with girlfriends or your significant other.

I love this dress I purchased from dressbarn last year. {I'm tempted to purchase another cute one we have in the store right now i'm terrible!.} It came with the cognac belt, which I have gotten sooo much use out of with other dresses that I have in my closet.

For my day at work I chose this thrifted Gap jean jacket to go over the dress (I get a wee bit too much wear out of this piece, but that's okay--it results in a verrryy low cost per wear). Mint is a great spring time color, and I love to wear it. This beaded necklace is from Charming Charlie, and currently WAL-MART is selling a braided sort of style for $3 on clearance in all sorts of fun colors!

To tie in the cognac color of the belt I chose these wedges from Payless (I found them on clearance for $9 during winter..best time to get summer clearance!).

For my #ArmParty I chose my go to hinge bracelets from WAL-MART. How can you go wrong at a $1 each?!

I hope you have all been enjoying the nice weather!

<3 CMM


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Geranium Crush

When that first "heat wave" hits during winter it makes me want to break out my bare legs, peep toes, and sandals. Yesterday this was very true, and I'm looking forward to the week ahead which should be in the upper 40's!

At my dressbarn location yesterday we had our first in store style show, so of course I wore a dress the rest of the day to embrace our new dressbar launch & the style show :)

The look really had a mix of textures. Although all my pieces were solids, all of them, (even my shoes) had a pattern built into the material they were made with.

Geranium (coral) is one of my favorite spring/summer colors to wear! It also helps that it is a universally flattering color on nearly every skin tone. It pops and and brings life to nearly anyone.

You can see the mix of textures on the left! 
I loooove the peeptoe heels with bows on the toes by Dana Buchman for Kohl's. On clearance they only had a size 6.5 and I was very disappointed, but a few months later I found a 9.5 (must have been a return) for less than $15!

Both the dress and the textured moto jacket are from dressbarn. The jacket is currently 50% off, comes in navy as well, and works with so many other pieces!

 A neutral colored bag is an essential for any wardrobe. This Kate Spade bag I found on Poshmark for under $60, and I love the classic quilted style!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend & enjoyed the warmer temps!

<3 CMM

Sunday, March 1, 2015


I love when you have a piece in your closet that you've had for several years, and find a completely new way of wearing it. Today this was true of this cobalt blouse that I purchased at T J Maxx some time ago.

Black is always a great classic that works with cobalt.  I found this black moto jacket at JC Penny on clearance for $20. A pleather jacket is a needed staple for any wardrobe! To add some dimension and interest I chose this striped skirt from dressbarn. Rather than having plain horizontal stripes, which can make someone look wider in the bottom, the stripes are broken up with diagonal stripes, which help to create a slimming effect.

This Michael Kor's bag really packs the punch with this look. For $35 at Goodwill I could not resist. {I have looked online and found this bag going for as much as $300.}

I layered two of these silver strand necklaces that I purchased from WAL-MART for my jewels. {They are now on clearance for $1!!}

What look is completed with a coordinating #ArmParty? I chose an assorted hoard of bracelets in black and silver tones. The two black bracelets are on clearance at WAL-MART right now for a $1 each. {I stocked up on a quite a few the other day.} 

The spike ring is sure to make a statement with any ensemble!

 <3 CMM