Winter Chic...

January 31, 2012

Everytime I wear red, black and white all I can think about is Stephanie from the Sleepover Friends books. Did you ever read that Apple Paperback series when you were little? Those were her trademark colors and those are the only colors that she would wear...somehow I remember that after all these years.

Stephanie-this outfit is for you!

Winter Chic
Winter Chic

Ann Taylor Loft sweater (click here to purchase), The Limited infinity scarf, Target tights, Kohl's skirt, Ellen Tracy pumps purchased at TJ Maxx

Short Getaway...

January 30, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We went on a mini vacay to the Great Smokey Mountains for a reunion/Christmas get together with my husband's side of the family. I think we had 31 people total and half of that number was kids so of course it was laughter, screaming, sleeping, cooking, and playing games all weekend.

If you ever want to get away and have a pretty large group, I recommend staying in the Mansion in the Sky in Gatlinburg, TN. It was more than enough room for all of us and the cabin was amazing!

Mini Vacay
001 Mini Vacay
Mini Vacay

Old Navy jeggings (click here to purchase), Bradolino boots from, Top oldie but a goodie, I 'Heart' Ronson cardigan from JC Penny

FBFF: New Trends

January 27, 2012

It's been a while since I participated in a FBFF discussion but I really liked these questions and wanted to share my thoughts. If you would be interested in joining the Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday group head over to Katy at ModlyChic's blog and get started!

1. With Fashion Week just around the corner, we are all beginning to focus on the upcoming trends for fall. But what about the trends hitting stores now? What are you coveting?

So far this year I have been coveting polka dots, floral patterns and bright, electric colors.

2. How do you incorporate new trends into your wardrobe?

I never jump head first into a new trend...I start small. When trying out electric color I may buy a purse or shoes first and then start adding supercharged pink or lime green into my clothes.

3. What trend are you seeing and not loving?

I am not loving the high/low hem trends on skirts and dresses. It looks great on some people but it is just not for me.

4. Do you feel the pressure to constantly update your closet with the latest trends?

I always want to add one or two trendy items into my wardrobe, not by pressure but by choice. I like to feel (somewhat) fashionable and keeping up with the current trends and incorporating them into my closet helps me do that.

5. Where do you find inspiration that takes the trend and makes it accessible to you and your personal taste?

I am finding more and more fashion inspiration on Pinterest (follow me here), and of course other bloggers.

The "IT" List


Happy Friday ladies!

Enjoy these great links this weekend...

  • suze wears clothes brings us words of inspiration each and every Sunday. I love this week's installment, especially this colorful quote on joy! (find suze wears clothes on twitter!)

  • gs lillian found these adorable "spike" necklaces at Target... pop on by her blog to see what other fun pieces she found - including a few that are perfect for Valentine's Day! (find gs lillian on twitter!)

  • my soul is the sky is back with another great hair tutorial - this one, the 'bohemian side braids' look great on her and have inspired me to try a similar style! (find my soul is the sky on twitter!)

  • what the frock recreates an outfit featuring a neon skirt, a cozy sweater and an unusual hem-line.  Sound like fun? It is! (find what the frock on twitter!)

  • live a lot goes for the all black outfit.  Do you ever fall back on this simple outfit formula? It happens to be one of my favorites! Check out her look!

  • rachael really looks stunning in stripes and faux fur.  Then she adds red wellies and a pearl necklace for the win! (find rachael really on twitter!)

  • free to be stacia lee is hosting a giveaway for a gorgeous amethyst necklace. Stop by her blog to enter! (find free to be stacia lee on twitter!)

  • here & now sports the perfect weekend outfit and looks fabulous doing it!  Especially since she had just run a 5K that day!  You go girl! 

  • fabulously average is rocking what she calls "the new neutrals" - and I couldn't agree with her more, they totally are!  What are the "new neutrals"? You'll have to stop by her blog to find out! (find fabulously average on twitter!)

  • behind the dressing room door has the perfect accessory for cold winter days - a bold and colorful scarf!  See how she styled it! (find behind the dressing room door on twitter!)

  • the capital barbie tracks down some absolute darling bowed-tops. I love how feminine and flirty these tops are! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)

  • sweetie pie style takes this mint green maxi dress and styles it three ways that are perfect for late winter into spring! It's so versatile! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)

  • a fashion fixation introduces us to a new online shop called Vestique - have you heard of it? I love their bold and colorful selection, like this blazer! (find a fashion fixation on twitter!)

  • the tiemann girls are showing off their gorgeous taupe finds from Target!  Taupe never looked so good ladies! (find the tiemann girls on twitter!)

  • stay in the lines makes homemade oreo cookies.  I think I know how I'll be spending a cold, winter Saturday in my near future - baking and eating these! (find stay in the lines on twitter!)

the IT list is produced weekly by Jill of good life - for information on how you can be involved, click here!

Fall to Winter

January 26, 2012

We are going out of town this weekend to a cabin in the woods and I am sure to be wearing a ton of lounge wear while we watch tv, play games and eat so I decided to dress up (a little more than my usual skinny jeans) for work. This is a prime example of a summer/fall skirt transitioning in my wardrobe to the winter months. See how I wore it during the late fall here.


Ann Taylor Loft cardigan (click here to purchase), The Limited tank top, Francesca's belt and skirt, Charlotte Russe tights, Naughty Monkey boots purchased at

Black on Black

January 25, 2012

I have been wearing black and white a lot lately, maybe it's the cold weather and depressing rain but I cannot get into the bright spring colors quite yet. I have been trying to push myself with pops of color like my lime green clutch or bright jewelry. Don't expect me to wear head to toe neon orange anytime soon though...

Black on Black
Black on Black
Black on Black turtleneck (click here to purchase ON SALE), Ann Taylor Loft skirt, Lulu's clutch, World Market necklace, Marti & Liz boots

Check It Out-

January 24, 2012

One of the websites I frequent for new arrivals at least once a week is They have the most amazing necklaces, tops, dresses and even cute game day items for the fashionable ladies that want to wear more than just a regular college jersey and jeans.

Here are some of my favorite picks.

From top to bottom:

Cool Chevron Cardi, Cleopatra Necklace, Classy in Cocoa Dress, Crowd Pleaser in Coral, Fashion A-List in Royal Top

Scarf and Stripes...

January 23, 2012

When I woke up Saturday morning it was pouring...I mean pouring down rain. I had to go to a retreat and wanted to feel like I never had to get out of my warm bed and my new sweater was the perfect solution. I felt like I was wrapped in a giant blanket wearing this. Just as I had predicted, it is one of my new wardrobe staples.

Scarf and Stripes
Scarf and Stripes
Scarf and Stripes

Ann Taylor Loft top, Old Navy jeggings (click here to purchase), sweater (click here to purchase ON SALE), Bradolino boots from, Vintage scarf from Etsy

What I Got This Week

January 20, 2012

I recently discovered a new, small online store thanks to someone that pinned a fabulous pair of earrings to Pinterest. Cents of Style is the name of the website and I grabbed some goodies to start the week off right!

1. The pair that caught my eye went immediately into my basket (love the chain detailing), a jade and bow pair followed and finally a bright chandelier turquoise. Bonus-everything is super affordable!

2. I finally found the perfect-for-me white blazer. The details are what did it for me, loving that asymmetrical hem.

3. These colder months would not be complete without an oversized pocket sweater to wrap myself up in. I have a feeling you will be seeing this on me all the time.




Posh Boutique top, The Limited cardigan, Charlotte Russe necklace, Old Navy jeggings (click here to purchase), Payless wedges

The "IT" List


Happy Friday!

Take some time to warm up this weekend and check out these awesome links!

  • gs lillian says "yes" to the sweater skirt. She seriously rocks this look and has me wanting a sweater skirt for myself! (find gs lillian on twitter!)

  • rachael, really makes "four eyes" look impossibly chic. Go check out her new glasses and fabulous red shoes! (find rachael, really on twitter!)

  • the tiemann girls are crushing on Essie's new spring nail colors! And because they are loving them so much they are giving some away! Check out their little giveaway.

  • suze wears clothes is winter-chic, which is a common theme here today! I love her cozy winter look! (find suze wears clothes on twitter!)

  • fabulously average is rocking one of my favorite dresses (which happens to be on super sale right now!) while in Florida. This look is gorgeous on her! (find fabulously average on twitter!)

  • free to be stacia lee is keeping warm in bright pink! I love bold colors like this for winter, it makes the grey days bearable!

  • my soul is the sky found the perfect red lipstick! Find out where she bought it and see how it looks on her (hint: very pretty!). (find my soul is the sky on twitter!)

  • the capital barbie is crushing on grape-hues. And how fabulous is this handbag in purple? You will love the price too! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)

  • what the frock has a fun celebrity copycat look featuring Kristen Bell. I love this outfit for Valentines or a fun date night! (find what the frock on twitter!)

  • live a lot has another fun winter look - she went without tights, but if it's cooler where you are, just add tights! Check out her look.

  • here and now is sporting winter white! I absolutely love this look if you have the guts to pull it off - I'm glad here and now reminded me how fun this is! (find here and now on twitter!)

  • behind the dressing room door takes us into the dressing room again for another fun "try on" session. I am loving this unique top that is long in the back and short in the front! Cute! (find behind the dressing room door on twitter!)

  • sweetie pie style found these super fun crocheted flats from The Sak that are so bright and fun for spring! Check out more styles on her blog as well. (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)

  • a fashion fixation is rocking one of my favorite trends that was here and then gone and is now back! Boyfriend jeans. Check out how she styles them! (find a fashion fixation on twitter!)

the IT list is produced weekly by jill of good life, for information on how you can be involved - click here!

Shades of Blue

January 19, 2012

The temperature dropped overnight and that calls for lots of layering.

Scarf, tights, boots, sweater= check

Shades of Blue
Shades of Blue 006
Shades of Blue

Ann Taylor Loft dress and sweater, Forever 21 tights, Rachel Zoe scarf, Bradolino boots purchased at, Kendra Scott earrings (click here to purchase)


January 18, 2012

There is something about wearing an oversized shirt and boyfriend jeans to run errands that is almost as comfortable as wearing my pajamas. The shirt is fitted at the bottom and I added a necklace and my leopard print booties so I didn't look too sloppy. Hey-you never know who you will see at the grocery.

003 Oversized

Ann Taylor Loft jeans, Francesca's top, World Market necklace, Coconuts brand wedges purchased at

Double Dots

January 17, 2012

I had mentioned last week that polka dots and I are having a moment and to prove it I doubled up on the dots with this quirky work outfit. Since everything was just black and white I added the bright lime green and orange for pops of color. This might just be my favorite outfit so far of 2012.

Double Dots
Double Dots

Urban Outfitters heels, Target tights, Kohls skirt, Lulu's top and purse, Necklace gifted from my mom

Blue Jean Baby

January 16, 2012

Changes are a brewing on A Fashion Fixation! I am in the process of simplifying and revamping this little blog of mine and first stop is my outfit of the day pics. I went (much) larger than what I am use to so readers can actually see the small details...down to the pores of my face I feel like.

Soooo, what do you think? I feel very exposed for some reason...share your comments below!

Blue Jean Baby
Blue Jean Baby
Blue Jean Baby

Old Navy jeggings, Ann Taylor Loft shirt, Charlotte Russe poncho cardigan, Necklace gifted from my mom, Earrings oldie but a goodie, Very Volatile brand boots purchased at

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