Candy Stripes

I just could not live without this print once I knew it existed.  It reminded me of a beach umbrella and took me to a very happy place.  Not to mention it goes nicely with my Shirtdress & Espadrilles program I got going this summer.  Shop it HERE and other great items in this print below – even for little girls.  Simply irresistible!



J.Crew is Killing It in the Summer Dress Department

Every time I pass a J. Crew store window, which is more often than I realized, I see my new favorite dress.  They are killing it in the summer dress department.  Every one of these I’m highlighting would be perfect for Sunday brunch, a summer wedding or a summer date night.  And, a few of them are even on sale… Click on each dress below to shop it.

50 Elements of SMIJ Style • #14 • Have Go-To Combos • Blazers & Graphic Tees

Some days are just too busy for any outfit planning so I love have “go-to” combos.  I do this with accessories, outfits and categories.  I’ll cover more of them in our 50 Elements series, but for today we’re talking Blazers & Graphic Tees.  I have a few, like this one pictured, that are grab-and-go for a fun, casual, yet put-together look.  I’ve found 3 super-cute combos for you to shop this very instant, too:

Gingham & Anchors | Orange & Vitamin Sea | St Tropez White on White

Denim on Denim on SMIJ

It only seems right for the self-proclaimed “Suburban Mom in Jeans” to pile on the denim, right?  It’s one of my favorite looks, not surprising.  And, in true fashion blogger fashion I found some great backdrops to make the blues pop.  I like to mix the shades of denim, especially love white denim as onoe of the pieces, but today went with two shades of blue.  The denim makes a great base for my Kendra Scott baubles, too.  Here are my choices this day:  Chambray Shirt | Skinny, but really comfy Jeans | Necklace | Earrings | White Layering Tank
  
  

Fallspiration

Everywhere I drove this week, leaves were falling from the trees.  This weather changing has gotten me in the shopping and fabric mood.  Dropped my daughter off at school and headed straight to Joann’s for the first time since before the summer.  I had so much fun!  And, as if to cooperate, the weather has been rainy, dreary and cool.  Great time to sew!  I started three new things –  a sweatshirt caftan for my upcoming October beach trip, a windowpane pattern poncho dress and this sweater top pictured below. I am so excited about this top and can’t wait to finish it and wear it when it gets cooler.

Shop my Rainy Day Outfit here:  Gray Tunic Top | Skinny Jeans | Above-the-Puddles Wedges | Camo Scarf | Necklaces




 

You Had Me at "Color Bar"

Now, we’re talking…  Kendra Scott jewelry is sooooo fun!  They have a color for whatever “pop” you need and the combinations and possibilities are endless – literally, endless.  As a gift I got this beautiful “Game Day” red set – my exact earrings & necklace – and it has been fun to throw on over t-shirt dresses, tanks, tunics and Game Day outfits.

It adds some fun to any outfit.  They aren’t that expensive, but are nice and solid giving some richness to any outfit – dressed up or down.  I can see I’m going to have some fun in this store and on-line in the coming years.  And, there’s a location right close by at Avalon.

Necklace & Earrings:  My exact Kendra Scott earrings & necklace.

Dress: My dress is a J Crew Tee Dress from a long time ago – Very similar one from Forever 21.

Shoes:  Tory Burch, of course…

Bracelet:  J Crew from a long time ago – Very similar from Vince Camuto or, always great stuff, Michael Kors.

PolishEssie Navy Polish STILL…



  
  
  
  
  
  


You Had Me at "Color Bar"

Now, we’re talking…  Kendra Scott jewelry is sooooo fun!  They have a color for whatever “pop” you need and the combinations and possibilities are endless – literally, endless.  As a gift I got this beautiful “Game Day” red set – my exact earrings & necklace – and it has been fun to throw on over t-shirt dresses, tanks, tunics and Game Day outfits.

It adds some fun to any outfit.  They aren’t that expensive, but are nice and solid giving some richness to any outfit – dressed up or down.  I can see I’m going to have some fun in this store and on-line in the coming years.  And, there’s a location right close by at Avalon.

Necklace & Earrings:  My exact Kendra Scott earrings & necklace.

Dress: My dress is a J Crew Tee Dress from a long time ago – Very similar one from Forever 21.

Shoes:  Tory Burch, of course…

Bracelet:  J Crew from a long time ago – Very similar from Vince Camuto or, always great stuff, Michael Kors.

PolishEssie Navy Polish STILL…



  
  
  
  
  
  


You Had Me at "Color Bar"

Now, we’re talking…  Kendra Scott jewelry is sooooo fun!  They have a color for whatever “pop” you need and the combinations and possibilities are endless – literally, endless.  As a gift I got this beautiful “Game Day” red set – my exact earrings & necklace – and it has been fun to throw on over t-shirt dresses, tanks, tunics and Game Day outfits.

It adds some fun to any outfit.  They aren’t that expensive, but are nice and solid giving some richness to any outfit – dressed up or down.  I can see I’m going to have some fun in this store and on-line in the coming years.  And, there’s a location right close by at Avalon.

Necklace & Earrings:  My exact Kendra Scott earrings & necklace.

Dress: My dress is a J Crew Tee Dress from a long time ago – Very similar one from Forever 21.

Shoes:  Tory Burch, of course…

Bracelet:  J Crew from a long time ago – Very similar from Vince Camuto or, always great stuff, Michael Kors.

PolishEssie Navy Polish STILL…



  
  
  
  
  
  


Summer Fave – Khaki & Gold

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One of my favorite summer color combos is khaki and gold. I think it reminds me of sandy beaches glittering with salt water and shells. Just makes me happy… I tried to pull it off here for a night out playing Family Trivia. Fun summer night…