Dress Time!

It’s officially dress season for us ladies.  Dresses aren’t my thing, but my plan for 2015 is to wear more of them.

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I started off spring in an oldie-but-goodie from my current wardrobe.  Purchased some years back during employee appreciation when I worked for Dress Barn. Oh my goodness, I’ve had the sandals since high school–eons ago!  I can’t even remember where I purchased them.  Like these shoes, some items are timeless. However, had they been worn out or looking bedraggled they definitely would no longer be part of my wardrobe.

393I was actually successful the month of March & didn’t purchase anything unnecessary. We’re only halfway through April & I believe I’ve purchased several items already.  In my defense, I have many events coming up in the next few months. Not to mention, I do need dresses to add to my wardrobe. Of course, I have to “look the part.”

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These exact items are no longer available, but please visit the retailers listed below or those previously listed for similar pieces.

Items worn:

Floral dress (similar): Dress Barn

Alfani sandal (similar): Macy’s

Black clutch (similar): Express

Enjoy & be blessed!!

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Green!

356Warmer weather calls for lighter colors & fabrics.  It has slowly been getting warmer & warmer; guess it makes perfect sense since it’s spring.  I’m not ready for the heat wave headed our way. Yes, yes, I prefer cold weather.

I’ve been on a green kick for a while although pink is my favorite color.  There’s something about green; it’s a fun color & can be worn year round.  The light weight, neon green sweater, recently purchased from Target, has been paired with olive green slacks from my existing wardrobe & previously featured on the blog. Oh yeah, it’s quiet alright to mix old with new. By the way, the sweater is available in several colors.  All the colors were tempting me, but I was strong & left with only one.

The handbag is new to my accessory inventory, purchased from Marshalls.  A spur of the moment purchase while shopping for my son & a few others. It was only right I treat myself too.

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Items worn:

Light weight sweater: Target

Satin ankle length pants (similar): New York & Company

Rock & Republic pumps (similar): Kohl’s

Cross body handbag (purchased in store): Marshalls

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Enjoy & be blessed!!

Multiple Purposes

Work or church outfit using items from my current wardrobe.  Typically the clothes I wear to work are not worn to church & vice versa, but not in this case. Certain outfits can serve multiple purposes. I’m a huge believer in dressing appropriately for the occasion; one must look the part. Hey, if the dress code calls for business or business casual attire, honor the request & wear what’s required, but in order to do so one must know the difference.

For example, ladies, just because the shoe has a heel doesn’t necessarily make it work appropriate.  Let’s consider the reason the shoe was purchased in the first place. If the shoe was purchased to wear to a party, club or formal event chances are they are inappropriate for work.  In a nutshell, not all items are appropriate for the workplace. Of course this depends on one’s work dress code .

Ok, enough with the lecturing…lol. The lace tank top, used as a shell came from Target a few years ago, yet never worn. Another item lost in my closet with the tags. So unsuccessful! Found it while transitioning my closet for the spring & summer months.

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 The items worn are no longer available, but similar can always be found at the retailers listed below or those listed in my previous posts.

Items worn:

Grey blazer (similar): Old Navy

Lace tank used as a shell (similar): Target

Black skirt (similar): Dress Barn

Patent red belt: Target

Patent black pump: Macy’s

Enjoy & be blessed!!