Back to Black

So yeah. Today’s basic black look—a flowing A-line wool skirt and wool three-quarter sleeve sweater—is elevated to chic status with just a splash of color from a cheerful green tank. The look is completed by black tights and black cap-toe pumps.
Sweater—Old Navy Skirt—Gap Tank—Gianni Bini (freebie from Fashion at the Park Dallas ‘07) Tights—Marshalls Shoes—Nine West via Marshalls

Biting the Cold

Cold temperatures have a way of obliterating the thought of wearing a dress. Can you say frostbite? But, with just a few accessories, a dress can be armed to fight the cold.
Today’s outfit features a lightweight wool A-line dress in Banana Republic’s “creeks bed brown” color. A multicolor striped button-down shirt worn under the sleeveless, deep v-neck dress keeps the upper half warm and doesn’t add bulk. Brown heavy knit tights act as sweaters for the legs while looking chic. A tan leather bag and patent croc pumps add finishing touches.
Dress—Banana Republic Shirt—Gap Outlet Tights—Merona for Target Bag—Via Spiga via Marshalls Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls

Red Hot on a Cold Friday


Red always has impact. And, this red chunky knit sweater jazzes up this cool Friday look. It is worn with a denim pencil skirt, black tights, and black cap-toe pumps. A black knee-length wool coat provides additional protection from the cool temps.
Sweater—The Limited Skirt—Banana Republic factory store Tights—Marshalls Shoes—Nine West via Marshalls Coat—Kenneth Cole Reaction via Overstock

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Well. I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect gloss since I ended my relationship with lipstick 7 years ago. I’ve tried almost every gloss known to man (and more importantly to woman). I have been satisfied by many, but not enough to stop searching. So, believe me when I say my search is over, for I have found “the one.” It comes courtesy of Carol’s Daughter.

The Carol’s Daughter Candy Paint gloss is exactly what I’ve been searching for—the perfect balance of color and shine. And, as if that was not enough, it has the nerve to treat the lips too. Each gloss is delightfully infused with grapeseed oil, shea butter, aloe vera extract, and vitamin E providing top notch lip protection.

My favorite colors are Grown and Sexy (a hot pink with gold shimmer) and Brick House (a sexy rust orange with gold and copper shimmer). I am anxious to try Diva, but it is never in stock at Sephora!

Refined Charm


How delightful. This pink tweed coat has a refined charm that creates magic when worn over a rich plum, wool sweater dress. Brown tights and croc pumps elevate the chic. A silk scarf adds a final touch.
Coat—Express via Marshalls Dress—Max Studio via T.J. Maxx Tights—Merona for Target Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls Scarf—Kate Design of St. Kitts via family member