Bonjours and Bows….

Bonjour belle!  Comment allez-vous!?

Shirt: JCP Skirt: Banana Republic Bow: Hobby Lobby ribbon Bracelets: Kate Spade Shoes: ASOS Tights: Cynthia Rowley

Shirt: JCP
Skirt: Banana Republic
Bow: Hobby Lobby ribbon
Bracelets: Kate Spade
Shoes: ASOS
Tights: Cynthia Rowley

The weather is getting colder and the colors are slowly fading from my world.  I’m counteracting the downturn in the weather by dressing a little more whimsical and fun.

I found this wonderful shirt that just fits perfectly at JCPenney.  It was a must buy…and I couldn’t wait to feature it on the blog!  

Check it out here!  

What a delightful shirt..it’s an Eiffel Tower print with little French sayings….cute, cute cute!

As for my other fave look of the moment.  I’m a big fan of statement necklaces but one really can’t wear a statement necklace with such a standout shirt.  When you still need a little accent to set the outfit, try a simple piece of ribbon tied as a bow.  

I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately and I think it perfectly balances out and lightens up an outfit.  You can mix it up with different colored ribbons and even tie multiple ribbons/bows for a bigger look.  

Wanna shop this look!  Check out the links below!

Shirt: Eiffel Tower by JCP  Skirt:  Banana Republic  Shoes:  ASOS Heels..LOVE these!

Hope you’re having a great week!  Au Revoir!  

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Neon in Winter…

Sweater: Arizona@JC Penney Shirt: Worthington Skirt: JCREW Hose: Merona Boots: Nine West Sunnies: Franco Sarto Jewelry: JCREW

Sweater: Arizona@JC Penney   Shirt: Worthington  Skirt: JCREW  Hose: Merona  Boots: Nine West
Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Jewelry: JCREW

So…it’s not quite winter..but I just couldn’t help but go with this title…I was thinking of The Lion in Winter but then thought neon in winter and well…a few stream of consciousness thoughts later..voila!  My title.

I found this spectacular sweater at such a simple spot, JC Penney.  There were several that I really liked but I went with this one and it’s beautiful and bright colors.  Who says fall or winter should be drab?!  Check out the Arizona Sweater at JC Penney!

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The rest of my outfit was from last season but here are similar items you can buy now!

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Hope you’re having a great week!  xx….

School Days

School days, School days…good old golden rule days…

As I pack away my beautiful summer dresses, sandals and outfits, I try to console myself with the knowledge that this isn’t goodbye but rather a brief parting.  I’m not quite ready to pack away all of these things and will be transitioning some of them thru fall until the leaves are all fallen from the trees and the cold winds blow through.  Sigh…

But then it’s tights season and I get REALLY happy about tights season!

Part of my fall transitioning is unpacking all of my sweaters and heavy blouses to pair with lighter skirts and slacks.  Today’s look was inspired by the “School Chic” trend that I’ve noticed is popping up. 

Cardigan: Land's End Sweater Blouse: JCREW Skirt: Tara Jarmon Shoes: Kate Spade NY Bag: Kate Spade NY (Iconoclast) Sunnies: Franco Sarto Lipstick: Stila - Beso

Cardigan: Land’s End
Sweater Blouse: JCREW
Skirt: Tara Jarmon
Shoes: Kate Spade NY
Bag: Kate Spade NY (Iconoclast)
Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Lipstick: Stila – Beso

I’m of the opinion that embroidered or monogrammed blazers and sweaters never go out of style and I do love the preppy school girl look (even if it’s been quite some time since I was a school girl).  I was terribly lucky to borrow this cute cardigan from my sweet daughter who is, currently, just that…a school girl.  Lucky girly wears a uniform complete with plaid skirt, embroidered blouse and penny loafers every day! 

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Even if you’re a school girl no longer, why not try an embroidered cardigan or blazer?  It adds a bit of formality to an outfit and adds a bit of sophistication and personalization as well!

Land’s End sells wonderful cardigans and blazers and also embroiders them with your favorite school’s logo or a monogram of your choosing.  The cardigan I’m wearing in the picture is from Land’s End so I can attest to their quality and comfort. Click here to check it out!  

Oh and just a note about the wonderful mural behind me in these shots.  The mural was painted by a local artist, Shannon Lake…with a link to his website:  http://shannonlakeprojects.com/murals.  He is a wonderful, local artist and I’m so lucky to see his work throughout some of the Southern towns I travel.  

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