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I don’t know about you, but there are particular shades that I return to throughout the year. Especially during spring and summer. Jewel tones and bold colors have always been my go-to, but I thoroughly enjoy a good blush! You know that soft, princess pink, but with peachy tones? Some many call it “dusty rose/dusty pink”. So nice. It’s a nice departure if you don’t want to wear true pink.

Have a few items that I have in my rotation right now…

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June 18, 2018

Casual Yet Chic: Black and Gold

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My desire to look extra fancy for Christmas usually hits a roadblock every year.  I don’t shop early enough or the outfit idea doesn’t come to me until the last minute.  Discouragement creeps in and I have to keep pushing towards my goal = look decent and stylish.  In addition to photo ops, I sing at my church’s Christmas Eve/Morning service. I stand in front of everyone so I can’t look busted. (Yowza!) The combination of looking nice and comfortable is important to me.

I wore black and burgundy last year, so I wanted to try a different color scheme.  A few years back, I wore a sleeveless black dress with a gold scarf.  It was reasonable and easy enough to duplicate this look. Read more…

December 29, 2016

Casual Yet Chic: Dressing Up For Spring (Part Two)

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Last month, I started a series called Dressing Up For Spring. We talked about cute heels, and now here is part two.

What makes your wardrobe Spring-like?  In my mind, clothes that are lightweight, bright or soft hues,  giving you a warm feel.  Plus, depending on the climate, with spring, you have more options with skirts and dresses, shoes, and more!

Here are four outfits I’ll be featuring:


Let’s go through the breakdown, shall we?

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May 17, 2016

Casual Yet Chic: Dressing Up For Spring (Part One)

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I love the idea of spring. Not the allergies though! The temperatures creep into warmer digits (or skyrocket in my area), the earth’s colors debut, and it seems like everyone is nicer. I know I’m in better spirits this time of year.

Y’all know I love the preppy style. A go-between nautical and Lilly Pulitzer.  Something about this trend is so classy.  It’s easier for me to find pieces and work around them. Sometimes what I do is go towards solids (neutrals like white, blues) and then give a pop of color and accessorize with jewelry or patterned shoes or flats.

Most of the pictures I save on Pinterest have this theme. (Example.)

We tend to brighten things up with floral patterns, somewhat subdued neons.  Baby pinks and blues, greens, lemon yellows.  It’s just a wonderful scope of possibilities!

Today’s edition of Casual Yet Chic, our focus will be on shoes.  There’s nothing like wearing cute heels for any occasion. Thankfully, I’ve been able to start wearing heels again since my knee has been getting stronger.  For Easter, I was looking around for new shoes but I opted for nude pumps.  But I’m still on the search!

Here are some heels that are catching my eyes.


Floral Heels

Links: 1.  2.  3.  4.

Lots of fun designs that will compliment an clean or vibrant outfit.  Most of these pairs are quite accessible for your wallet. (Under $100 – yay!)

Where do you get your shoes? Do you have any heels or flats that you pull out for spring? Let me know!


April 11, 2016