Monday, September 24, 2012



Taking yourself to higher heights and deeper depths in fashion...

When I saw this dress, I thought it was...meh. You know, the sound you make when you feel indifferent about something.

I didn't hate it.

But I didn't love it either.

I tried it on and I was a little more convinced but not in LOVE ... (A cosign from a friend got me to that point).

I rationalized that I needed some pieces I could wear to work and that could easily translate from the warmer days in fall to chilly winter temps. And I could take it back if I got it home and thought it was sheer hideousness!

So today as I engaged in my morning routine, the dress came to mind again.
I knew it needed a little pop & sizzle if I was going to wear it.
That's when I thought of my bright orange oxfords...


Three more carefully calculated accessories later, (the necklace, earrings and watch,  and I had made magic happen!

...At least in my mind.


I give myself props for taking a garment that was out of my comfort zone and doing something with it I can be confident about.

Now that...

Is a real Fashionista Challenge...


Taking clothes where your imagination might not go on a normal day and surprising yourself.

Earrings: Random...Cato's I think?

Necklaces: Forever 21

Dress: Old Navy

Watch: New York & Company

Shoes: Deena & Ozzy for Urban Oufitters

Bag: Gianni Binni via Macy's

Shades: Random



  1. U R soooo cute and seem too be FULL of SPUNK!!!! I would love to kick it with you... I know we would be FULL OF LAUGHTER!!!!

    U werrrrk that dress and those oxfords are too cute!!!


    1. I think your observations are correct ma'am! Thank you for your nice comments...If I'm ever in your area, I should look you up!

  2. Magic sure did happen!! I'm all kinds of messed up that you didn't love this dress on sight! Maybe it's just me because I have an insane love for stripe dresses. lol You look fantastic in it!

    BTW, I don't know what's up with my Google Reader. You didn't show up this week. Ugh! I had to come find you on my own =D