Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Great Color Combinations - Grey and Yellow

I have been swooning over different color combinations (especially on Pinterest), and I think Grey and Yellow are my favorites.
Here is my combination for today:
Sweater-JCPenney; skirt-Burlington; boots-NineWest; Tiffany Necklace-gift from Hubby
"Im feeling good from my head to my shoes" - Thanks Patti :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Book Club Weekend

Here is what I wore to my Book Club meeting this weekend.  Ofcourse I had a busy weekend, but bookclub was a highlight (with the exception of taking Ryan to swim class, that was a highlight too).

 top-Nordstrom; ponte knit jeggins-Avenue; wedge booties-Macys; necklace-?; bracelet-Mom's closet; MCM handbag-(throwback) gift from Hubby!!!
I pulled out this cute poncho style top after seeing Jessica wear hers.  She was stepping out of her comfort zone, I just saw it and I knew I had one in my closet that I hadnt worn in a long time.  I thought mine was longer, but I think its the same length of the one that Jessica wore.  Cute, indeed!

The pics are a little dark and grainy, but I even had on makeup for the meeting.  I use any opportunity I can these days to use my "good stuff" lol.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blue Pattern Mix

 I got this scarf as a gift from one of my coworkers. So I built this entire outfit around this lovely gifted scarf.  its really cute, a pattern mix of turquoise leopard (dont laugh), zebra print, khaki and royal blue.. so ofcourse I was going to mix this scarf with my new eloquii royal blue scarf.. Perfect!!! and the outfit was set :)

Have a great weekend!!!
 scarf-gifted; sweater-eloquii; skirt-LB; boots-Nordstrom
ok, these boots are really cuter than the pic.  

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Eloquii Review

Not sure if you all have seen it BUT, there is a new SITE in TOWN
They are a breakout from The Limited.  I wasnt sure how I was going to like thier clothing, mostly becasue its so classic and there are not many trendy pieces.  I was confident that the quality would be good, since I know what The Limited quality is like.  And I was also nervous about the cost... I know that The Limited can be pricey.

So, eloquii had a nice sale (spend $150 save $50) around the holiday time, and I jumped on it.. and then they had another sale - ($20.12 on all sweaters), so I jumped again ... and then they had another sale (all outerwear $49.99) - sad to say, I missed this one.  But hopefully my "coat fairy" saw the email I sent him and he will grant atleast one of my wishes... we shall see.

I think the Eloquii line is nice. Its definitely a classic look, similar to a Talbots or Anne Taylor.  The few pieces that are considered "fun and trendy" are a not really my choice or taste.  I like to stick to the classic pieces and then pair them with trendy (less expensive) items from other stores.  The Eloquii line is the perfect choice for the working professional.  The choices for classic suit and office styling are really nice.  I think that the sizing runs small.  I ordered 14/16 for my tops and 18 bottoms, which is what I usually purchase when shopping plus size stores.  But I had to return everything and get 18/20 sweaters and 20 bottoms. Still not sure if the 20 bottoms will fit, we'll see.  Also, all the sleeves on the sweaters i purchased are short - 3/4 length. I was surprised to learn this, but not to bothered by it.
PROS - I really like the quality. I really like the classic styling.
CONS - I think the sizing runs small. The sleeves are short.

So here is what I purchased in my haul, with small commentary on the items that I have worn:

 These were really cute, but I had to return them because they were a little more snug than I like.
So I returned and got a larger size. I also purchased the tanks to match.  I should have ordered the purple one too...I think Imma add it to my cart.

 I really ordered these because of the orange one... I loved it. I got the brown one just because I needed to buy extra to get the discount. 

 GORGEOUS!!! Love Love these... These colors are my sorority colors so I knew I would get good use out of these.  The sleeves are still 3/4 length, which is different but not bad.

 FA REAAAALLL - this was a beautiful purchase. And yes, the sleeves are 3/4. Basically the pics are decieving, look at how its scrunched at her elbows.  This would lead someone to think that the sleeves are long.
 I adored this. And when BFF Courtney saw this, she wanted one too.. so when they went on sale again, I snagged her one too. I hope she likes it as much as I do.  I want to find a red skirt or maybe my red jeans to wear this with too..
 Im not sure that these are going to fit. I bought a size 18, but they were a little to snug for me. I returned them for a size 20, but we'll see. Since they are on sale, Im not sure they will be in stock. I especially like the red one.

I grabbed this one just cuz it was cute.. but Im still not sure how I will wear it.

Here is what Im wishing for:
 FA REAL - you know these shirts are sexy as haaaaiiilll!!!.. I couldnt decide on which color I like best. And I reaaaallly want an Obi Belt.
 Im not sure about the length on these sleeves. But I hope they are long sleeve. The color on this jacket is perfect for spring. And the other jacket is just too too caauute! Cant you see me in these??

 I already have a classic trnch, but the quality is not that good. Its stays wrinkled.
I think this one would be perrfect for me.

The jewelry below is pretty self explanatory - its nice! I likey!

All Smiles - Loving this outfit

I love this outfit sooo much! I had to wake Hubby up this morning to show him this outfit and how cute I think I am today... all smiles.

 cardi-eloquii; skirt and tights - Lane Bryant
Isnt this a lovely cardi.  I think its soo cauute and definitely makes a perfect outfit for me.  I got this in a "haul" from eloquii.  I'll post my haul and my overall review of the items.  I was really happy when this came in the mail because I was undecided how I would wear this skirt.  The skirt is actually a little tighter that I usually wear so I wanted something that looked nice to fit over my areas I wanted to camoflauge (my lower belly in this case, lol).  This cardi worked like a charm!!!

 ... only a few things would make this outfit perfection - a hairdo and my eyebrows waxed, lol.

I think I need a pamper day .. I might see one for myself on the horizon.

oh - I almost forgot ... this is the cute ring that I have on today too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yesterday and Today


 tank, sweater, khakis, necklace - Lane Bryant
and this lovely jacket - Lane Bryant
I adore this jacket. Its pretty old, but I never seem to find the right time, place or outfit

YESTERDAY: The start to my work week.  Im usually really tired on Tuesday especially if I didnt get a chance to rest on Monday - meaning I had to run a gazillion errands.
cardi-Macys; skirt-LaneBryant

Monday, January 23, 2012

As he grows - Five months

Five Months Old

Weight:13 lbs
Diaper Size:1
Drinks: 4.5 - 5oz at each feeding; eating atleast one rice cereal meal a day
Wearing: 3-6 months

Ryan is holding his bottle and starting to enjoy solid foods.  We started with rice cereal and so far he likes it ok... But when I tried to give him avocado, he hasnt enjoyed that as much, but we are going to give it a few more tries before we call it quits.  We also started swim class. Although at 5 months there arent very many lessons being learned. He is mostly getting used to the water. Both Mommy and Ryan are having fun in the water.


... and eating:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Just before the weekend

not many plans for this coming weekend.  we are supposed to get some snow, so that means - no swim class for Ryan and Mommy... oh well, we will get a chance to stay home and relax.

cardi-FashionBug; tshirt-OldNavy; jeans-AshleyStewart
Hubby and I were soooo tired yesterday, we stayed home from work (Ryan went to daycare). We both got some much needed rest but with a new baby in the house - there is never quite enough sleep available for Mommys and Daddys, lol.
I did get dressed - for lunch:
open sweater-AshleyStewart; slacks and tshirt - ??

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yesterday and Today

Nothing fancy ... but I did get dressed ... and I did take photos
sweater-AshleyStewart; pants-??; belt - NY&Co; earrings - hair store

I really put this outfit together becasue I wanted to wear these earrings. I guess I should have taken a close up, but you know the earrings.  Everyone is wearing them now, and i got them for $8 at the hair store.  I figured for that much, I could try a pair. And I actually like them.

I got this look from Yolanda at Diva in Deep Thought
dress - old; jacket and tank - Lane Bryant; boots-6pm

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Honored

I didnt really do much to honor Dr Martin Luther King today, but I did listen to a wonderful sermon / speech that he gave.  I was inspired and renewed!

Ofcourse I had the day off, especially since Im usually off on Mondays. And once again, daycare was closed (which I had no idea about. I need to ask her for a schedule of off days) .. but I had planned to take Ryan to the New Mom class at the hospital so it was cool that we got a chance to hang out.

I wore:
long cardi and skinny pants - Torrid; shirt-NY&Co; boots-NineWest

YES, the tree is still up. One day, Hubby turned off the lights, but they were right back on the next day.  He said its like a giant night light, lol.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy New Year!!

The holidays were wonderful, but I was sick as a dog on Christmas Day... aaarrgh! We enjoyed a New Year's at church service then we went to cousin Nikki's house to ring in the new year.  Fun times.

I started the new year with a new hair cut too. Yes, that is a decorated Christmas Tree in the background of my pics.. dont judge me.. its alot going on around here these days, lol.

Here is another week in review.
cardi-eloquii; pants-FashionBug
So I purchased a few items from the new site, eloquii.  Im not all the way sold on my purchases (lol, no pun intended).  I guess I will do a full review when I see all the purchases that I have gotten.  But they had an awesome sale so i stocked up on plenty of sweaters and a few skirts too.

cardi, skirt, tank and tights-LaneBryant
cardi-Macys; skirt-Burlington; tights-we love colors
 Purple Friday - Go Ravens!!!
cardi-LaneBryant; long sleeve tee-OldNavy; jeans-AshleyStewart; necklace-gift (The Limited)