First day of school 

Today was my first day of school.  I always buy a new dress for my first day.  As soon as I saw this beauty at Loft, I knew I had to have it.  The sleeves are so fun!!!

There aren’t too many things that I pay full price for at Loft, but this dress and the shirt I’m going to wear tomorrow were the exception.  I just couldn’t wait for a sale!!

So, have YOU started school yet?  What did you wear?


A Very Versatile Dress

Did you ever love an item of clothing so much that you tried to wear it all year long no matter the season?  If you said yes, then you’re my kinda girl.

That is exactly how I feel about this Old Navy dress I picked up last fall. I wore it a ton throughout the fall. I wore it with booties and tall boots. My accessories were neutral and muted.

Just like this …



Fast forward to today and it finally feels like spring in NY.  I’m talking sunny and mid 50’s. While I was looking through my closet for what to wear, I came across this dress and passed by it because I thought wrong season.

But, I kept coming back to it so I thought about making it work. I had the idea to change things up by adding brightly colored accessories, wearing ballet flats and lightening up my lipstick to take this fall dress into spring.

What do you think?


Sunday Shopping

Yesterday my daughter and I found ourselves with a free day , so, we did what we girls do best … shop  🙂

My son is graduating in a couple of weeks and I need something to wear.

We are fortunate to live near one of the greatest TJ Maxx stores in the area.  It’s a runway store so in addition to all the amazing things that regular TJ Maxx stores have, it carries high end designers as well.  We never leave empty handed.  😉

I went into the dressing room with 8 items and I seriously could have bought 7 out of the 8!  This cute little pink dress was only $29.99!  I figure with cute white wedges and some fun jewelry it would be perfect for graduation.  Then I tried on the white dress and I was torn.  It is so me and I can see myself getting tons of use out of it.  It was $49.99.  My daughter thought the pink one was more appropriate for the occasion and as much as I didn’t want to agree with her, I ended up putting the white one back?!  Truth be told, I am having non buyers remorse over it.  😦

And, just for fun, I picked up this cable & gauge tee for the summer months.

So, what do you think?  Should I go back and get the white dress?

Back at it


Well, we went back to school today…we knew it was coming so we faced the day wearing a combination of old and new pieces.  We both wore old favorites on the bottom.  Ramona is wearing her favorite Old Navy jeans and Karen has on her favorite olive green skinny pants from Gap.

Ramona got a gorgeous new blanket scarf for Christmas and it looks great with a pair of jeans.  What a way to dress up a classic look.

Karen is wearing her new Banana Republic sweater that she scored on sale plus an extra 50% off.  What you can’t see are the little golden threads woven through it.

Heading back to school after two weeks off wasn’t so bad when we looked so good. 😉

How did your first day back go?

New Year’s Day

It’s 2016!!  Did you all have fun ringing in the new year?  While I only got one photo (and a crummy one, at that), I’m so thrilled with the fringe tank I got at Banana Republic for 50% off.  I paired it with a pair of faux leather leggings from Loft.  I’m already planning on what other jeans/pants I can pair with it.

Now is a great time to get really good deals on tops/sweaters/dresses that can be worn for a special occasion or to jazz up a pair of jeans.  Right now Banana Republic has their holiday fashions on sale AND an extra 50% off.  I recently got a few other goodies that I can’t wait to share with you all.


New beginnings

imageAs we get ready to start a new year, we also are getting ready for a new outlook on our blog.  When we started our blog we had vision of sharing our love of fashion in the classroom. We wanted our readers to know that you can dress stylishly without breaking the bank, or giving up comfort.  We take pride in how we look and our students and families appreciate the effort.  It feels good to look good and we want to share that with you.

Somewhere along the way, we put way too much pressure on ourselves to write “the perfect posts”, then intimidated ourselves right out of writing any posts at all.

Our plan going forward is to write about what brings us joy.  Sharing our outfits is our main focus, and  the rest we will just feel our way through.

We promise to share where we bought our clothes without making you go to an alternate website for “easy shopping”.

Bottom line…we love sharing our passion for fashion with you.  And that’s what we are going to do in 2016.



Weekly Wednesday Wants

Karen and I are starting a new series on the blog titled Weekly Wednesday Wants.  We will highlight a few items that are on our want list.  This week’s list is all about the summer accessories I want.


First, let’s start with a fun summer tote from Macbeth Collection.  I love the color combination of orange and blue.  Add a couple of seahorses and you have thee perfect summer tote.  And, bonus, it’s on sale for 40% off until May 31, 2015!  Just use code MDSALE40.


Next, I have been trying for months to buy these sandals from Nordstrom but every time I place my order I get an out of stock e mail.  Grrr.  They are the Shady wedge by Dolce Vita.  I love the taupe color!  So versatile.


While I was perusing Nordstrom’s website, I stumbled across these Kate Spade studs.  I think the white and gold are perfect for summer.  They are pretty enough to wear on dressy occasions but not too fancy to wear with a simple tee and jean shorts. I own the square studs in pink and the round ones in blue but I really like the rectangle version even more!


Last up, I really want this Kendra Scott necklace.  I have been on the hunt for a simple necklace that I can wear in the summer every day. I think this gold one fits the bill.  It’s pretty perfect if you ask me. 


And there you have my Wednesday wants for this week.  I would love to hear your opinions.  Thanks for stopping by!