Effortless Transformation

Easy as 1-2-3. This print, matte jersey dress takes me from day to evening effortlessly. With a black braided trim along the empire waist, an adjustable back tie, a v-neck with ruffles, and a fluid lower bodice, it exudes feminine style. By day, a yellow three-quarter sleeve cardigan creates a work-ready look. Then in a snap, the dress can fly solo for an evening out.
Dress—Max Studio via Marshalls Cardigan—Ann Taylor Loft Shoes—Nine West via Marshalls Necklace—Lane Bryant

Structured Suitability

For sure. A structured suit commands attention. This look features a black cross dyed linen jacket with single-button front closure, decorative stitching, two rounded flap pockets, and a trendy military cut, worn over a red tank. Pulled together with a black pencil skirt that creates a classic slimming silhouette, the outfit is completed by black cap-toe pumps and white pearls.

Jacket—Max Studio via T.J. Maxx Skirt—Banana Republic Tank—Banana Republic factory store Pumps—Nine West via Marshalls Pearls–Overstock

So Genteel


Prim and proper. This strapless dress is perfect for a Sunday afternoon soirée. The dress says elegance with its genteel floral print set to a soft green backdrop. For chillier days, and an alternative look, it is paired with a mini cardigan that flirts with its colors. Tan d’Orsay pumps, a pink clutch, and white pearls add the final touches.
Dress –Alyn Paige via Marshalls Cardigan—Petite Sophisticate Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom Clutch—Guess via Marshalls Pearls—Overstock

Travel Chic

Clearly there is a God. And, she favors me highly. For a couple years, I’ve been secretly wishing that the Dooney & Bourke Medium Nile duffle would appear on my doorstep. That never happened. Instead, I walked into T.J. Maxx one day and stumbled upon this even better, $600 Terrida Tangaroa holdall travel bag at a price so low it’s vulgar.

The bag comes in a signature gold (soft yellow) color with gold hardware accents, and is crafted in the finest croc leather. It is spacious and has double straps that fit snuggly over the shoulder as well as a long shoulder strap with pads for added comfort and carrying options.
Holdall bag—Terrida Tangaroa via T.J.Maxx

What’s Old is New

Hmmm. So, Old Navy has been on a crusade to reinvent its image. To that I say, “Thank God for competition!” The new Old Navy delivers with items like this swingy, crimson red striped, French terry top. It has a pieced scoop neckline, 3/4-length bell sleeves with pieced cuffs and a flared pieced hem. This top spices up a white camisole, brown shorts, and luggage tan pumps.
Top—Old Navy Cami—Tommy Hilfiger via Marshalls Shorts—The Limited Pumps—Nine West Outlet Pearls—Overstock and T.J. Maxx