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Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Lizzie and Emmie

Things are still suck-tastic in my life right now, but thanks to great friends, I was able to get outside this weekend to enjoy the Kentucky fall weather and horse racing that I love so much. When I put this coat on, I instantly felt transformed into a Gladiator (Olivia Pope fans, anyone?) It's a mix between a cape and a coat, as the buttons are only at the top, the sleeves are short, and the back has a seamed bottom. When I put this coat Continue Reading

The Corner Office Dress


I've praised Poppy & Bloom dresses all over my blog, and today I bring you more effusive praise of the brand. After a brief break for pants, I'm back with another dress. I first saw this dress at Full Figured Fashion Week and couldn't wait for it to come out. The simplicity of the A-line skirt plus versatility of the 3/4 length sleeves makes this a year-round staple. The classic houndstooth pattern has a little more edge with the pop of teal Continue Reading

Layers and Pants

Layered fall look from Lane Bryant

I'm wearing PANTS in this outfit post! It's a miracle! I seriously do not wear many pants - give me skirts and dresses all day, every day. This outfit showed up on my doorstep and I loved the jacket and top, but when I saw pants, I thought "oy vey." Thanks Lane Bryant for making me eat my words. The pants worked and I love this look. It is professional, yet contemporary and not stuffy, and the pieces are all individually Continue Reading

Transparent Tuesday: Outfits Are Easy

Outfits are easy, but getting dressed is hard.

Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (Imagine I just read that sentence to you in some crazy announcer voice.) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  It's been a while since I did a #TransparentTuesday post, or any post of real emotional substance for that matter. My "When Life Gives You Lemons" update is about all I can keep referring to at this point - I've got a Continue Reading

1 (Beautiful) Scarf, 3 Ways

1 Scarf, 3 Ways

Fall has swiftly moved in my part of the country, and as always this time of year, my wardrobe desires shift from maxi dresses to layers.  Scarves have been one of those things that I think look great on others, but I could never quite figure out how to master. I love how they can turn a basic outfit into something with a little more visual interest. Limited Edition Mermaid Print Bamboo and Wool Scarf c/o Tadashi Shoji Old Navy Tee ASOS Continue Reading