Thursday, August 31, 2017

How To Take A Summer Dress and Transition It Into Fall!

Today might be the last day of August but for many of us living in the south we are still weeks away from fall clothes. One way we can feel some what like we are in season without sweating to death is to throw a cargo vest over a swing dress. I wore this dress throughout the summer on its own but by putting a vest over it totally changes up the look and makes it fall worthy. 🍁These exact pieces are currently sold out but I found similar items so you can recreate the look. SHOP THE POST ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS POST ➡️ 

What's For Dinner? Tuna Noodle Casserole

What's For Dinner Thursday? Tuna Noodle Casserole 

Growing up my mom would make us tuna noodle casserole for dinner especially because it was my 
sister Michelle's favorite meal.  I noticed in my pantry that I had many cans of tuna so I decided to 
use some of them up by making this dish.  I didn't want to make the basic recipe so I added a few 
ingredients to the basic recipe.  We all loved it and my husband even had three helpings but I think 
there could be something added to it to kick it up a notch.  This is where I need YOUR HELP.  Let 
me know in the comments how your recipe differs from mine or if you have any ideas on how to add 
some more flavor to it.

RECIPE: Tuna Noodle Casserole

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes and drain.  
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix noodles,1 cup cheese, peas, tuna, and soup. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and top with potato chip crumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is bubbly. Try it and let me know how you like it and comment below on what changes you would make to kick it up a notch or how you make it.

Transitioning White Denim Into Fall

It use to be the norm that we would all put away all our white shoes, pants and handbags once Labor Day passes but times are different now.  It is very common to see white all year long in style 
magazines and runways.  

Today I have styled a look that you can take directly into fall.  By adding a lightweight long cardigan now and then something heavier once the cooler temps arrive will keep this look going for months.  Then instead of a light colored shoe I opted for an open toe bootie that will transition perfectly right into September.  By adding a black leather bag it allows you to moved forward in the autumn too.  

What kind of pieces do you have in your closet that you might not ever would of thought to wear once cooler temps arrive.  I want to encourage you to do some looking around your wardrobe and see how you can create a look that you might wear in the summer but by changing up a few pieces you can wear them right into the pumpkin spice months. 

I've linked under the bottom picture pieces that you can use to recreate this look OR look to the top right of this post and SHOP THE POST by finding the look there.  Also, one pair of the jeans I linked is 20% off with CODE - JEANS20. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stripes, Bows and Tassels!

This look is inspired by my IG friend Sara (@stylemepretty661) She has the most beautiful, feminine looks. She wears so many pieces with bows and when I found this top I immediately thought of her. This top is currently sold out but I linked some similar looks under the bottom picture OR can also shop the look to the top right of this post at SHOP THE LOOK.  Just click on the picture and it will bring up all the shopping links to recreate this look.  Oh and by the way, this is my first pair of raw hem jeans and I love them. ⚓️πŸ’™ 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Gingham and White Shorts

Gingham is a fresh alternative to florals. The gingham check is as classic as polkadots or stripes. It has a preppy vibe that is perfect for warmer weather months , but you can also find gingham pieces that transition perfectly into fall.  This cute gingham tank is perfect paired with shorts, jeans or a skirt.  πŸ’™πŸ’™ Are you on the gingham bandwagon? πŸ’™ Shop This Look under this picture SHOP THIS LOOK to the right of this POST. 

Rallying Together To Help Texans

As I sit here this morning in my home in Central Florida the rain is coming down in a steady stream. I sit here staring out the window while holding my cup of tea and my heart immediately goes out to all the people in Southeast Texas who have been touched by the historic and catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Watching the news has been heart breaking. Seeing so many who have lost everything . . years of memories and mementos gone and their homes destroyed by the floods. I have been praying and praying and praying and I know that’s vital but from afar you may ask what can we do? One of the best ways you can help from afar is to find an organization that you can confidently donate to knowing that ALL the money will go to help flood victims in Texas. One organization I found that will do that is Samaritans Purse. You can be assured and confident that all money you donate for the flood victims will be used just for that. We Americans always come together to help one another.  It doesn't matter what your skin color is or where you live or how much money you make.  When there is a tragedy Americans rally together to help.  It's the one thing about the United States that makes this country great!  So, go to this website to learn more about Samaritans Purse and prayerfully consider donating today ..... my husband and I just did :-). πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

Monday, August 28, 2017

Camo On A Rainy Day!

An extremely busy start to the work week calls for CAMO! Also, it was raining about 15 minutes before I took this pic but then in the middle of these pics the sun came out. πŸ™„ On a side note these Hunter Boots retail for $150 BUT I found a place that has them for $85. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ.  Link to the boots and the rest of the look can be found at the bottom of this post.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Boyfriend Jeans Love Affair!

I love to wear boyfriend jeans especially on the weekends. They are comfortable, stylish and versatile. When the cooler temps arrive I'll add a black leather jacket to take this look into fall. πŸ’™πŸ–€ I've linked these particular jeans as well as a few more affordable jeans below the bottom picture.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Floral Meets Edgy

I call this look "floral with an edgy twist". I love the soft side of this floral cold shoulder top with the edginess of the black leather bag and shoes. It's one of my favorite looks to put together! This exact look is sold out but I linked similar pieces under the bottom picture.   πŸ–€πŸŒΈ