Like Feathers From A Tree

 Whoever said you can't climb trees in heels clearly hasn't 1.) done it in wedges and 2.) met me. So alas my loves it can be done and yes I am as crazy as I look. 

But on another note, who's loving this new maxi I picked up at Nordstroms yesterday for $20? Another maxi dress, groundbreaking.
Dress Nordstroms, Wedges Madden Girl, Clutch Vintage, Belt Calvin Klein, Necklace Vintage, Bangles Vintage, Jewelmint & Bauble Bar

The Inkblot Test

 After last weeks debut of my new found love for 'draped chiffon' cardigans my mother in law went on a mission to find me the same ones in different prints, fulfilling my need to buy them in bulk. How did I get so lucky on MIL front? Anyhow, she happened to find 2 more for my collection and made me a happy camper. I will refer to this particular one as the inkblot test, though it's technically floral...or is it? You tell me...
 Cardigan Love Squared, Dress Matty M (2007), Shoes Bakers, Bag H&M, Bracelets & Necklace Vintage, Sunglasses Old Navy, Belt Vintage

Tied Up

How I Wore It: ShopBelina's 'Tayler' Bracelet ($25)
With the current craze for tying shirts up, you know I had to jump on that bandwagon with no other than a maxi ensemble. (Ah, you know me so well, so well that when I google certain 'maxi dress' terms my picture comes up first, true story.) To complete my perfect pairings I added a fabulous gold braided bracelet from ShopBelina. The 'Tayler', which happens to be reversible with turquoise leather/gold on the other side makes it easy to wear it over and over again with it's endless pairing capabilities, and with it's magnetic closure it gives you quick change freedom so you don't have to sit forever fiddling with clasps. Love! 

When I walked into meet my mom she said I reminded her of when she was a teenager, I guess that means the 70's trend is working.
Shirt Old Navy, Skirt (Dress) Banana Republic/DIY, Belt Vintage, Braided Bracelet c/o ShopBelina, Wrap Bracelet Bauble Bar, Wedges Madden Girl, Bag Unknown, Scarf Vintage, Necklace Jewelmint
Also, you may have noticed my dress is now a skirt, what do you think?


 Don't get me wrong I love a good breeze, the cool wind blowing through your hair while giving you a quick tease from the summer heat. It's refreshing, my only issue with said 'breezes' are on mini skirt days. Enough said.
 Skirt Nordstrom, Top Nordstrom Rack, Vest Old Navy, Belt Vintage, Bag Target, Shoes Vince Camuto

Spot The Steal - Sergio Rossi Platform Slingback

It seems I found a better dupe to the Sergio Rossi Slingback Platform Pump last evening while browsing new to me boutique, Purple Klutch. During my browsing I stumbled upon a handful of lust worthy pieces including the Bamboo Margarita Pump for $40, which is a spot on look a like to the Sergio Rossi 'real'. What do you think?

Bamboo's Margarita, Purple Klutch $40

Spot The Steal - Hermes 'Rivale'

A big thank you to reader Kris, for stumbling upon (and sharing) an extremely cheap and fabulous dupe to the Hermes 'Rivale' that clocks in at over $500. And though the Forever21 version isn't real leather, it is under $10. But if you're looking for a real leather version check out Budget Babe's find for $24.

Have you met CheapSally?

...If you haven't let me introduce you to one of your new best friends, CheapSally is another fabulous place to get coupon and promo codes from top online retailers like Amazon, Kohl's, Bloomingdales and Target, only to name a few. CheapSally also aggregates local daily deals from Groupon, Living Social and others. And with deals on concert, sports and theater events makes CheapSally your one stop shop for all things coupons, including groceries! So if you're in the market for a coupon give CheapSally a shot, she knows what she's doing. ;)

With A Touch of Rawr

Creativity has always been easy for me, whether it was art and design as a kid or dressing myself now - It just comes naturally and I love it. But every now and then we all get in a rut and feel like we have nothing to wear, and don't lie I see posts about it at least once a week from you ladies! And since I'm still between my maternity wear and my 'tinier' goodies it's put me in a little more of a rut because well not everything fits just yet, and since I'm not superwoman it may take a minute or two. Pssh. 

But what I have learned in this predicament is that layering is key. Worn that dress before? Throw a jacket or tunic over it, or heck throw both on and voila! A new outfit ;)
 Dress Marshall's, Tunic Oxford and Regent (layered on top), Shoes Vince Camuto, Bag Target, Sunglasses Old Navy, Bangles Jewelmint & Vintage

Bohemian Brights

Since deciding that this dress was going to end up as a skirt, I couldn't wait to try this ultra bold pairing. Billowy plus uber colorful is what I call some serious bohemian brights...
Shirt Oxford and Regent, Skirt GoJane (was a dress), Wedges Target, Belt Vintage, Necklaces Vintage, Bracelets Jewelmint and Vintage

$2 Tank-a-thon at Old Navy

You may have seen my tweet regarding Old Navy's (starting at) $2 Tank-a-thon coming up this weekend...But here's an insider coupon to get your tanks on Friday!

Just Add A Scarf

After getting ready I stepped outside and witnessed a nice cool breeze, which is extremely unusual for Florida this time of year - we're talking 100 degree weather. So the 'layerer' in me ran back inside and grabbed a scarf to throw on, voila! the perfect topper for my 'cake'.
Dress and Scarf Target, Shoes Madden Girl, Bag Old Navy, Belt Calvin Klein, Bangle Jewelmint & Vintage

THE L.A. LOOK: Indian Summer Scarves

Launched in November 2010, THE L.A. LOOK Indian Summer Scarves are the newest trend in hair accessories.  Each one-of-a-kind scarf, designed by Maureen Borsodi, is handmade in Los Angeles, California to exude the casual chic of the West Coast.  
With the limited edition prints, twists and frays - the Indian Summer Scarves carry an overall effortless look.  And to bring in an element of classic beauty, the hand-selected Asian Pacific pearls are strung as the designer’s signature to reflect her love of travel and vision of world style.
Priced at $45 these gorgeous wraps can be worn with a variety of styles, from laid back beach looks to glammed up maxi dresses with a mile high wedge for a chic spin on the bohemian style. 

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Versace for H&M

We've seen Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, Karl Lagerfeld And Lanvin collaborate with Swedish mega-brand, H&M. Now H&M is tapping yet another mega designer, Versace to put together a fall collection due out November 17th. 

Navy Loves Grey

 One of my favorite color combinations happens to be blue and grey (last seen here), it's colorful yet subtle enough to wear day and night. I might even go as far compare it's contrast to white and black...

I'm especially loving this dress paired with this chic scarf belt. And as it turns out I guess, I do need a grey bag in my life, I was second guessing my purchase until this outfit came about ;).
 Dress Tucker for Target, Shoes Bakers, Bag Target, Scarf & Necklace Vintage, Sunglasses Old Navy, Bangles Vintage

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Spot The Steal - Cynthia Vincent Dinah Update*

A big thank you to one of my fabulous readers who pointed me in the direction of an even cheaper and more convincing alternative to the Cynthia Vincent Dinah. Spotted at Kmart for under $10, the Melania has an even better selection of colors and seems to fit the bill for this season's must have footwear while channeling the 'Dinah'.
Cynthia Vincent 'Dinah', The Trend Boutique $216 (only avail. in brown)
Bongo 'Melania' Sandal, Kmart on sale $9.99 (org. $14.99)