Wednesday, May 30, 2012



J Crew cotton sweater
Talbots denim cropped jeans
Bandolino shoes
Beach necklace

If you're not a fan of color, this post may not be for you.  I'll have to say that I do love these preppy colors - bubblegum pink and kelly green!  Go big or go home, isn't that what they say?  The extra fun unexpected piece to the whole outift is the vintage inspired necklace, which gives this look a real modern feel.  

Now, if only the sweater had a collar we could stand up....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor Wedding

Tinley road maxi dress

I just love going to weddings. It's so much fun catching up with people you don't see often, checking out what the bridal party is wearing, and feeling all the love in air!  Not to mention it's always a great excuse to get gussied up (which I don't get to do often) and buy a new dress. =)

If you have the pleasure of attending a wedding this summer here's a fun, breezy colorblock dress perfect for an outdoor or morning wedding.  You could also trade in the flat sandals for a wedge, to dress the outfit up even more.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Holiday Weekend Wear

Holiday Weekend Wear

Old Navy tank dress
J Crew knit top
Boden striped tote
Color craze gold necklace
Wanted Desiree wedge shoes

Hip, hip, hooray for a long weekend!  And the unofficial start to summer!  Looks like a beauty so here's a festive outfit to get you in the mood. 

Please don't forget to take time to honor and remember those that gave their lives for our freedom.  We are forever grateful.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

White Skirt

White Skirt

Old Navy chambray shirt

I'm definitely in love with the beautiful details on this white pencil skirt.  The denim shirt adds an unexpected and cool twist along with a pop of color in the ring.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chambray Tunic

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Boden long top
Chino pants
Gladiator shoes
Summer handbag
LOFT white jewelry

Rather than styling white or khaki bottoms with this ADORABLE chambray tunic, I changed it up with these chartruese chinos.  Happy Monday!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Casual Shorts Outfit

Casual Short Outfit

Pullover sweater
Tank top
Old Navy bermuda shorts

Oh man, am I ready for the weekend!  The weather is finally starting to feel like summer, and school is just about out, yipee! 

The problem for me this time of year is that I haven't yet developed a base tan, so I'm a little shy about showing too much skin.  I know, I should stay lilly white for my own health, but I would still like a little bit of healthy glow. Here's a great outfit to keep you cool in the warmer weather, while giving you a little more time to work on that base!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Polka Dot Sweater and Tennies

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Polka dot top

I don't have too much commentary on this outfit today, except for that I love it!  I'm drueling over these denim tennies, and if you've been following the blog for any length of time you know I love me some polka dots!  Hope you love it as much as I do! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Chevron Print

Chevron print

Tie front blouse
Straight leg skinny jeans
Opi nail polish
Michael Antonio Danby sandals

Maybe you've seen variations of this chevron print around town lately, it's the latest rage for spring and summer, not to mention the tie front blouse.  Throw in the gladiator sandal and you're three for three as far as spring trends go!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mom's Day

Mom's Day

Tank top
Gap jeans
Shopping bag
Cuff bangle

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!  I hope your day is filled with lots of love, pampering and of course great style.=)  Just because you're a mom (or a grandma!) doesn't give you an excuse to be frumpy.  Make your children proud, moms!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Plus Size

Plus Size

Plus size shirt
Jag jeans
GAP wedge sandals
Bucket handbag
Fossil watch
Stella & Dot drop earrings
Opi nail polish

It's Wednesday already, woot woot!  Check out this flattering and sophisticated look for plus size women.  You don't have to be a size 2 to look stylish and cool (thank goodness!)  I also love this navy wedge sandal from the Gap.  It gives you a nice, continuous long line with the trouser jean, making your legs look longer and leaner, and who couldn't use more of that?! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Casual Monday

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Lands end jeans
Piperlime blouse
Gomax Berdine-46 sandals

I love this print blouse.  It gives you a little extra grace around your mid-section, but without looking like a tent. And let's not forget these sandals - killer!

Mother's Day is only six days away!  There's still time to get your Real Life. Real Style gift certificates for that special mom in your life (even if it's youself!).  Email me at and I'll take care of all the details.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Weekend Layers

Weekend Layers

The weekend is here, and this time of year you need to be prepared for all kinds of weather.  Here's a great way to layer well for date night or running errands around town.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Print Maxi Skirt

Print Maxi skirt

Silk sweater

I adore this maxi skirt from Boden.  When working with a large print like this your safest bet is to keep everything else simple and neutral.  The skirt is the stand out piece in this ensemble and you don't want any of the other pieces to fight with it.