White Tunic Top – Navy Cropped Pants

I bought a pair of navy pants. This is a pretty big deal. I have never owned a pair of navy pants. NEVER. Something happened to me over the past year or so… I like navy now. I have purchased many navy colored items in the past year. It’s SO weird. This means I’m an old lady, right? Don’t get me wrong…  My first love will always be black. ALWAYS. But, it’s sort of nice to have another dark slimming color option. You know?

I would like to point out that this tunic top has pockets. Huzzah!!!

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Wearing: Tunic Top – Zara, Cropped Pants – Zara, Sandals – Zara, Bag – Coach, Necklace – Jane, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory & Vintage, Bag – coach, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old), Lips – M.A.C. (Twig), Nails – O.P.I. (Pink-ing of You).

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy, yo!

Linking up with:  What I Wore

Warm Days Call For Dresses!

Sorry for the absence there last week. My chilluns had spring break, so we took some family time and headed to the lovely metropolis of Chicago. We decided not to do Florida this year, which is pretty hilarious considering that our winter was a ginormous bucket of suck. We had a great time in Chicago, though. We hit museums, the Shedd Aquarium, the bean, and I even managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping. There was a Zara 1/2 a block away from our hotel, so I was pretty happy. We don’t have Zara in Detroit, so I tend to jump up and down like a school girl whenever I get to visit one.

Take a moment to picture that in your head… Go ahead…

<insert squealing, jumping up and down, and hand clapping here>

OK… Moving on…

We had a lovely weekend here in Detroit. It was in the 70°s. I KNOW. FOR REAL.  So, of course I pulled out this palm print dress from The Gap that I have been dying to wear. As you can see from the pictures, it’s time for me to start working on my tan… And by that, I mean applying self-tanning lotion. My girlfriend introduced me to the Target brand self-tanning lotion last year. It’s pretty high falutin’. Comes off on my sheets and all that good stuff, but alas, the real sun and I don’t get along. I am supposed to avoid it due to a history of bad moles. Pre-cancerous ones. So…  Yeah… Limited sun for me.

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Wearing:  Dress – Gap, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – J. Crew Factory, Bracelets – J. Crew Factory and Vintage, Heels – Zara, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old), Lips – M.A.C. (Twig).

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy!

Linking up with: Funday Monday (Molly & Carly), Manic Monday (here & here)

Yay For Casual Work Days!

I love casual days at work. Those are the days when I feel like I can really dress like my true self. Well, it’s not even really that so much as having control over what I CAN wear. The easiest way to get me to do something is to tell me that I can’t do something. Yeah… I hate being told what to do. It’s funny, because I am not a controlling person. (I never told you I rational.) Monday through Thursday are business casual at my current employer and Friday is casual day. So, I very much enjoy Friday when it rolls around. JEANS! Over my career I have worked in all sorts of environments. I’ve worked in places with no casual days, and I’ve worked in places with 100% casual days. I tell you what… The first time I saw my (former) CEO walking by in shorts and a pair of flip-flops was a strange day.  I was like “did that just actually happen?”.  Then he continued down the hall and all I heard was the flip, flip, flip, flip sound as he went.

My ankles have been on permanent display now that we have had some warmer weather. Thank you for finally showing up and gracing you with our presence, spring! We still have a few piles of snow left (as you can see in the pictures), but most of it is gone. I am a happy camper.

 

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Wearing:  Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt – J. Crew Factory, Oxford – J. Crew(old), Jeans – Gap (old, but these are similar), Necklace – J. Crew Factory, Bracelet – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach, Shoes – Biala (Nordstrom Brand), Lips – M.A.C. (Recklessly Red).

Here is another (similar) way I styled this top recently.

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy!

Friday Finds For my Friends

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Hello my dearest Internet friends!

I hope you have had a wonderful week. Spring is finally starting to arrive here in Detroit, so I am quite the happy camper. I wanted to share some of my favorite links/discoveries/etc. from the very recent past with you. I always enjoy when people link up their favorites. I tend to discover new things, brands, tricks, bloggers, etc. Yay for discovery, right?

I love Hallie’s take on dressing for spring. I adore the neutral look and she does it well. I’m not a pastel color person, so this look really floats my boat. I also love the photo journal of her recent trip to Thailand. I so want to go there now.

Check Cara out sporting an incredible orange moto jacket with turquoise earrings. She’s fearless. I like that about her.

Amber’s opening day outfit is cute as all get out. GO TIGERS! And, seriously… Check out her make-up tutorials. That girl has mad skills in that arena.

Check out how Emma styled this amazing feather skirt. GAH. Do want.

Ana Morodan continually wows me with her amazing lady-like yet uber chic looks. DANG.

Check out how Catherine styled a dress over skinnies. It looks great. Seriously, check it out.

 

How about you guys? Anything catch your eye this week? Link me up. I love discovering new things.

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy my friends!

 

I’ve Been Waiting Forever to Wear This Dress

I’ve been waiting to wear this dress since January. Yes, January. I’ve told you many, many times about our horrid winter…  So, yeah… It wasn’t getting worn until the thaw. We had some tropical weather here in the Detroit area over the past few days. It was in the 50°s. The majority of the snow has melted. Yay! Now, we just have those big, ugly black piles in the parking lots to get rid of. DIE SNOW, DIE!

So, while many of you have moved on to summer wear, we are just barely hitting spring in Detroit. We are forever behind. I’ll take it though… It’s MUCH better than snow!

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Wearing:  Dress – J. Crew, Denim Jacket – J. Crew Factory, Kicks – New Balance for J. Crew, Bag – Coach, Necklace – J. Crew, Bracelet – J. Crew Factory & Vintage, Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana, Lips – M.A.C. (Relentlessly Red).

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy, yo!

Linking up with: Visible Monday.