$50 Fridays: The Skinny Cargo

This idea of a skinny cargo sounded absolutely dreadful to me to be honest. Let me clarify: a skinny pant with large chunky pockets drawing attention to my already not so slender thighs, no thanks. Well, I decided to give them a whirl and by all accounts I was dead wrong. I did go up a size as to not look quite so stuffed sausage, but they are as cute as can be. The casual cool of a cargo pant with the sleekness of a skinny pant. I’m sold.

  1. Target, Odell Ballet Flats
  2. Old Navy, Skinny Cargos
  3. Old Navy, Perfect Fit Tee
  4. Charlotte Russe, Single Gem Hinge Bracelet
  5. Forever21, Open Knitted Cardigan

If I Was a Boy…

Sometimes I like having a husband that cares a lot about his clothing and how his hair looks and sometimes it sucks. Like when he makes 47 wardrobe changes before deciding on an outfit for a not even important event. That part sucks. What doesn’t suck is his love of shopping. It’s like having a life sized Ken doll of my very own. Every now and then he has to reel me back in when I try to take him over his own personal limit, but I tell him I would wear it… if I was a boy. Here are some of my very favorite boy things out there right now.

  1. 21 Men, Button Shoulder Sweater
  2. 21 Men, Blended Striped Sweater Jacket
  3. JCrew, Sperry Topsider CVO Sneaker
  4. JCrew, New Balance for JCrew
  5. 21 Men, Classic Canvas Belt
  6. Gap, Camera Graphic Tee
  7. Old Navy, LS Classic

Dainty Quirky Fun

I am one to have a little fun with my wardrobe whether it be with color, layering or quirky accessories. And sometimes I know I can get some WTF looks from the more conservative peeps. So, to remedy that situation I have located some more subdued versions of the quirky pieces just for yall who are a little afraid to walk on the wild side.

  1. Forever21, Cupcake Necklace
  2. Forever21, Lucky Elephant Necklace
  3. Forever21, Whimsical Geisha Necklace
  4. Forever21, Camera Pendant Necklace

$50 Fridays: Rain Rain Go Away

And my rain boot obsession continues! Aren’t these darlin? This whole get up really toots my horn.

  1. Forever21, Cowl Neck Tunic
  2. Forever21, Round Antique Earrings
  3. Walmart, Zipper Heel Rain Boots
  4. Forever21, Basic Leggings

Belt it Out

The one thing I was most excited about post pregnancy(besides, ya know, having the baby) was wearing a belt ! The trend is taking us down the skinny minnie lane as far as belts go as of lately. I’m totally on board with the skinny belted cardi look, the monochromatic outfit with a skinny belt accent and they look great wearing multiples stacked too. Here are some fantabulous skinny belts. How do you wear your skinny?

  1. Forever21, Glossy Leatherette Skinny Belt
  2. Gap, Skinny Leather Bow Belt
  3. Charlotte Russe, Skinny Minnie Bow Belt
  4. Charlotte Russe, Trio Skinny Belts
  5. New York and Co, Sparkle Skinny Belt
  6. Charlotte Russe, Crackle Skinny Belt Trio

$50 Fridays: Giving in to the Bootie

I like to think that I am on trend when it comes to fashion, but one thing I could never EVER get behind is an ankle boot. To me they seemed to cut off the long line of the leg and just make people look stumpy and silly when wearing them. I’m beginning to see the light when you add a tight in a corresponding color to the bootie. I’m branching out, people and soon enough you may find me in some booties too.

  1. Solid Knit Tights, Forever 21
  2. Puff Sleeve Sweater, Forever 21
  3. Zip Up Front Skirt, Forever 21
  4. Chinese Laundry Suede Ankle Boot, 15 Dollar Store
  5. Glimmer Beaded Hoop Drop Earrings, Forever 21

$50 Friday: Winter Wedding Guest

Wedding guest attire is easy come summer and fall with all the sundresses we can fiest our eyes on around every corner, but when it comes to a winter wedding… it’s a little more of a challenge. Well, this outfit fits the bill for way under a bill.

  1. Charlotte Russe, Diamond Pattern Pointelle Tights
  2. Charlotte Russe, Oval Chain Necklace
  3. Walmart, Empire Waist Jersey Dress
  4. Forever21, Sparkle Nighttime Clutch

Holiday Gift Guides: Jewels Under $10

All of us tipsy ladies are guilty of loving our jewelry. Whether we bedazzle ourselves in the real thing or costume, ladies love jewels. Here are some gift options for those of you who want to skimp on the cash without skimping on the cute.

  1. Forever21, Royal Beaded Bracelet $7.80
  2. Forever21, Jewel Cascade Necklace $9.80
  3. Charlotte Russe, Round Peach Stone Earrings $4.00
  4. Forever21, Glimmer Double Hoop Jeweled Earrings $8.80
  5. Charlotte Russe, Pebbled Metal Cuff $4.00
  6. Forever21, Faceted Beads Drape Double Necklace $6.80

Holiday Gift Guides: The Metro Man

I know that term is highly over used, but it accurately depicts the man in my life. My husband, like many of his kind, takes longer than me on most occasions to get ready, likes shopping, cares about fashion and grooming almost as much as any woman I know and is extremely hard to shop for. So, here is my best guesses for that metro man in anyone’s life this year.

  1. Express, Wool Military Jacket
  2. Forever21, Men21 Button V Neck Sweater
  3. Forever21, Men21 Cable Knit Scarf
  4. Target, Mossimo Thermal Shirt
  5. Aldo Shoes, Mullowney
  6. Forever21, Men21 Argyle Patterned Socks

Festive Jammies

We used to have a tradition when I was a kid that we would spend the entire family get together on Christmas Eve in our brand new Christmas PJs so we could hit the hay as soon as we got home for the big ole Saint Nick to come on by. Well, I developed a taste for these holiday jammies and it still sticks with me to this day.

  1. Kohls, Simply Vera Wang Micro Fleece Pajamas
  2. Target, 3 Piece Pajama Set- Green
  3. Forever21, Dear to My Heart PJ Pants
  4. Victoria’s Secret, The Dreamer Flannel Pajamas
  5. Target, Nick and Nora Reindog Pajama Set
  6. Walmart, Sesame Street Christmas Sleep Set