A little black dress is a closet staple but a little black dress that’s also a skirt and minimizes my waist and midriff is just genius! When I first got the Sassybax Convert-A-Skirt I immediately worried that it was going to be one of those suffocating fabrics – but it’s not. Sure it’s snug, but just snug enough to slim all the right spots. The more you play around with it the better it looks and what totally had me hooked was how when I realized that it held up the “little girls” and we all know that’s not an easy task. I wouldn’t say I would be able to go braless in it BUT any strapless bra would do (unlike other strapless dresses without support where I have to search high and low for maximum support). I’m obsessed with this dress! The fabric is a matte black making it super easy to dress up or down. It stays put which is important for me because I plan on wearing it on the dance floor and it’s machine washable. I could go son and on! It’s the perfect dress to pack on any vacation, for a night out on the town or under a blazer for a sexy office look. For more info on Sassybax’s Convert A Skirt visit
What I’m Wearing:
Chambray Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls (also seen here)
Sunglasses – $10 from Ross
Animal Print Crossover Bag – $7.99 at Ross
Platform Booties – $20 at Michael Antonio
Chiffon Kimono – $5 at T.J.Maxx
Patent Belt – $7 from Forever 21
Zipper Accented Satchel $25 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)
~ The Formula: Denim Jacket ~
Still one of my favorite dresses.
Whenever I want to look pulled together but not too dressy I throw on a denim jacket. I’ve had this dress from Ross for years and I’ve worn it solo during the summer, with sweaters and tights when it’s cold but my favorite is with denim. I was originally going to wear my deeper blue Levi’s jacket (seen here) but I thought the distressed one from American Eagle went way better with the boho vibe. Tip: If you’re lucky enough to get casual Friday’s at work, a denim jacket is an easy replacement for a suit or blazer and you can wear it with any skirt or pants.
What I’m Wearing:
Dress $14.99 from Ross
Distresses Denim Jacket $39.99 from American Eagle (also seen here)
Bangles/cuff $12.99 from Macy’s
Wedges from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)
Stylish stocking stuffers under $25!
A girl can never have to many lip glosses or lip balms. These adorable lip balm balls by Twist & Pout are only $3.99. They leave lips silky smooth and make a great key chain for the holidays.
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This stylish phone case has a removable strap that turns into a fun cuff. Tons of styles to choose from and only $25.
I love to have some perfume handy all the time and these scented pencil gift set is perfect to slip into any bag. Comes in a set with four different frangrances.
Check your makeup and write a to do list all at once with this glam memo pad gift set for only $9.99.
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Who doesn’t love a cute phone case? Here’s another one of my favorite cases for only $9.99 at Forever21.com.
This faux fur scarf is slighty larger than most stocking stuffers but it will definitely be a hit! Roll it up and tie it up with a pretty headband for extra glam.
Classic red polish will be loved by any fashionista.
Butter London Bed Red – $19 at
If there’s one thing I’ve learned this pregnancy it’s that a maxi dress is your best friend. I’ve always worn them but never have I appreciated them as much as I have these past couple of months. Besides being the comfiest thing to wear in between sizes, they’re SO versatile and great for post baby as well. This one from meet mark has been sitting in my closet forever because it was too big but now it’s a real life saver. I LOVE the blue and its lace cap sleeves. I’ve worn it a ton of times in so many different ways for day and night. For day I wear it with my green anorak, chain link necklace and my one of my favorite lucky brand bag (which comes in handy to when switching out heels for flats when your feet can’t take it anymore). For night, I just added a sparkly necklace, metallic satchel and took off the jacket.
What I’m Wearing: Blue Maxi Dress c/o
When summer rolls around down here in Florida it comes with inhuman heat and humidity, which only wreaks havoc on my hair (even after an hour in front of a hairdryer I still end up with frizzy hair)! So lately I’ve been air drying to camouflage the frizz and although I am not 100 percent sold on it, it’s easy to do. I use the hanna thermal protectant oil and Sally Hershberger Shagg Spray that I found for only $2.99 at Ross to get a piece-y look and it works great. Along with the big hair that I to call “beachy waves” I like to keep my outfits easy and comfy as well. I tend to keep my focus on tops because bottoms always consist of cut off shorts, a cotton mini or rolled up jeans. Every year I get on a new kick: last year I was all about asymmetrical tanks and this year it’s graphic tees. I got this one from Shopbop and although a little bit more than I usually pay for tee, it’s totally worth it! It’s got a roomy fit which is perfect for summer; the length makes it look like a perfectly worn-in mens tee and my favorite part is the length of the sleeves – its just long enought to be able to give it a nice roll if I’m in the mood too.
What I’m Wearing:
White Skinny Jeans $14.99 at Marshall’s
Necklace & Bracelet c/o
Chambray Top – $9 at Walmart
For the past week or so the temp here in Florida has been in the 90’s, but luckily we got a short break from the heat and humidity and it’s an easy breezy 80 outside. What does sthat mean for me? For one, it’s the chance to wear something other than shorts and a tank! I originally bought this floral high-low top to wear over a
High-Low Floral Top – $14.99 at Ross
Skinny Jeans – $29.99 at American Eagle
Wedges (also seen here) – $24.99 Local Boutique
Bangles $7 at Walmart
I’m not a sun lover and during the colder weather I normally use L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze self tanning mist for a hint of color, but I try to get a real tan a few times a year and last week I managed to sneak away to the beach for the day. I’m not as tanned as I’d like to be but it’s definitely an improvement and it looks great with my little white dress, orange blazer and new tan sandals. 🙂
What I’m Wearing:
Orange Linen Blazer – $14.99 from Marshall’s
Envelope Clutch c/o
Sandals (also seen here) – $24.99
Belts – $10.99 from Charlotte Russe
I’ve always been a bit iffy about white shoes. Everytime I see a pair I immediately think of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. 🙂 These white heels with a metallic cap toe are however a totally different story and now have me loving white heels. The metallic (which I’m totally obsessed with for spring) gives the white heels a edgier feel that I love and at only $19.99 how could I resist! Below is a quick denim on denim look I pulled together and some of my favorite white heels available online (I bought mine at a local Tampa boutique) and under $100.
What I’m Wearing:
White Cap Toe Heels – $19.99 at Local Boutique
Skinny Jeans – $34.99 at Charlotte Russe I LOVE the way their jeans fit!
Floral Chambray Top – $5 at T.J. Maxx (also seen here)
This cute, girly outfit is so much fun and my absolute favorite to wear! Miranda Kerr‘s style is always on point and never overly trendy – which is key when investing in pieces. I like to make sure that an outfit can be worn in a lot of different ways by adding accessores like hats and bold bags. You can always count on Kerr’s outfits for realsitic inspiration on all budgets – love it! Tip: Looking for a more refined version of this outfit? No problem! Simply add a pencil skirt and sling backs and you’re good to go! Get Miranda’s look for less with pieces from Necessary Clothing, Mimi Boutique & more!
I’ve always been an avid thrift store shopper and nothing is more exciting than finding something you love on the cheap. Just the other day my son asked me to take him thrifting and I was SO excited not only because he showed an interest in one of my passions, but also because we were going on a day that offered 50 percent off clothes. While my son was looking to find what he called “Cosby” type sweaters I hit the women’s clothing section and found a spotted faux fur coat for $16 but I got it $8! I expected the coat to need some type of tailoring but it fit perfectly and it’s in amazing condition! I won’t be wearing it too often here in Florida but I now have a super cute coat for my frequent NY visits.
What I’m Wearing:
Vintage Faux Fur Coat – $8 from Local Thrift Store
Mint Green Dress – $7.50 from T.J. Maxx
Betsey Johnson Sunglasses $20 from T.J. MAxx
Bracelets from Forever 21