What I’m Wearing to a Fall Wedding!

Happy Friday everyone!! Sorry for the late post this morning. My internet has been in and out since last night. It drives me nuts ha ha. And, then I realized my husband still had my atm card so on my way into town to finish this post I ran out of gas and my step-dad came to my rescue. What a morning, but I’m back on track now and ready to face the day and so thankful it’s Friday!! Does anyone else ever face these crazy circumstances? Life is definitely a ride sometimes:)

This time of year love is in the air! Fall weddings are some of my favorite to attend. Of course, I’m partial because September is my anniversary month. My husband’s boss is getting married this month to the love of his life and I’m excited that my whole family has been invited. It’s sure to be a fun time. I tend to take the semi-formal approach when shopping for a wedding guest dress unless the invitation says black and white attire required. Even then I never want it to look like I’m part of the wedding entourage yet I still want to feel pretty and confident especially when going out with my husband.

I chose this Ralph Lauren cap sleeve wrap dress. It’s not available in the exact color I’m wearing but this pretty navy color is available in sizes 0 through 18 and comes in petite sizing too.

Wrap dresses are universally flattering and the length is what caught my attention in the store. I love figure hugging dresses while still being movable and not skin tight.

These d’orsay wedges in this pretty leopard print had just the right amount of edginess I love and since leopard is a neutral they were the perfect match. The heel is low and they are extremely comfortable and easy to walk in. They have a padded footbed and the pointy toe helps to elongate your leg. Use code SAVENOW at checkout for extra savings.

The wedding is taking place in this pretty clubhouse in the countryside. I love that this dress and shoe combination are great if you’d like to go for a walk to take in the beauty of nature. The material has a stretch to it and I wore my shapewear underneath for a smooth appearance.

The cap sleeves have a few ruffles to make them girly and they fall in the most flattering way.

I love a wrap dress to give structure to your waistline. Paired with the knee length, I think it makes for a very hourglass silhouette.

If you are going to be attending a fall wedding, I would highly recommend this dress. If you’re tall, short, petite or plus size, this dress would look amazing on you:)

To keep the focus on my dress and shoes, I chose simple jewelry of gold tassle earrings and a gold bracelet. My exact earrings are sold out but I love these and these. I love a smoky eye for an evening or late afternoon wedding. I chose a blue smoky eye using these colors, Mary Kay candlelight shimmer, Mary Kay sand castle matte and Mary Kay navy matte. I paired them with this Mary Kay steely eyeliner. The cc cream I’m wearing is going to be part of my week 5 skincare series. It’s paraben and phthalate free with spf 15. I’m in love ha ha. It has just the right amount of coverage with enough moisturizing creaminess to keep our skin looking healthy and picture ready:) which is a big plus at weddings because many pictures will be taken. I always take advantage of getting some pics of my whole family during this time. They make great Christmas cards which is fast approaching. I love Thanksgiving though as I love to eat and am so thankful for all I’ve been given.

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Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Happy Monday morning, hope everyone had a restful weekend and are refreshed to face this brand new week. Time sure is flying:) This last Saturday I went with my mom and daughter to our local pumpkin patch. It was so much fun.

When I’m trudging along looking for the perfect pumpkins, I like to look put together but comfortable at the same time. I also want to wear something that will wash well if I get a little dirt on my boots as they sing ha ha. I wore a simple outfit of embellished black skinny jeans, a longer white tank top and a simple pink cardigan. My exact jeans are no longer available but I love these and these from Macy’s. The leggings come in sizes xs-xxl and have great reviews for comfort and wash & wear. With a cute longer sweater, I think they would be perfect.

These from New York & Co are very cute too. They come in sizes 0 through 18 and the simple cheetah detail is what drew me to them. It makes a fun on trend statement without going overboard. They have buy 1 get 1 50% off all new arrivals plus free shipping over $50.

I even found a new boyfriend at the pumpkin patch. Shh, don’t tell my husband:) My simple white tank top is from Kohl’s. I love the price, quality and length. I’ve had mine for a few months and it washes well. The neckline is good too, flattering yet it covers. It’s available in sizes xs-xxl.

Fun things for the kids to do is always a plus. My son still loves to see how tall he is. I always laugh because he will be 22 soon and I’m pretty sure he is full height. None the less, he likes to see and get his picture taken when we go every year.

My kids also love animals. I think we all just love to be outdoors.

I love that this tank top is long enough to show under my cardigan. It’s also long enough to wear with the cute leggings I linked to above.

I chose a simple pink cardigan but you could virtually wear any color of your choosing as long as it matched the embroidery in your jeans. I like this one and this one. Maurices has a buy 1 Get 1 50% off sweaters right now. The open front cable knit cardigan comes in 3 fall colors and sizes xs-xxl. Color blocking with a light gray on top with a darker gray on bottom would be flattering to your hip line along with the waterfall open front style. It’s $34 and available in sizes xs-xxl and comes in plus sizing as well.

I love to visit the little stores at the pumpkin patch. They always have a lot of goodies to eat and we found some cute fall decor. Plus, I love the pumpkin cookies and spice lattes.

I took this picture while waiting on my mom and daughter while they were taking the pumpkin wagon back. I wore my cross heart necklace that my daughter got me last Christmas and some simple small diamond studs. I’m also enjoying my Mary Kay appleberry lipstick and lip gloss.

Does anyone have plans to visit their local pumpkin patch soon? We’d love to hear what you wear when you go there. I’m off to run some errands and hope you all have a great start to your week.

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Praise the Lord it’s Friday, Can I get an Amen!! What I wore to my son’s college concert:)

Skirt/Black Tights

Fall is the beginning of a lot of fun activities and performances. This truly is my favorite time of the year starting now till New Year’s. You can honestly feel the excitement in the air. Although my kids are now grown, I coordinate times and we all meet to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. One of our favorite items besides pumpkins is the pumpkin syrup. Then they always have to twist my arm ha ha and I make them french toast for dinner that day:)

October and November bring all the fall concerts. My son has been playing guitar since he was 10 so I’ve always enjoyed dressing up to watch his performances. He is now performing with many talented individuals at his college and the concerts are thoroughly enjoyable. I like to feel cute and modest. My exact shirt has sold out but I love this one from JC Penney. Both the striped and sundrop are cute patterns. It’s available in tall so if you like your shirts a little longer to cover the tummy area it would be perfect. I did a front tuck with mine. Use code GOSTYLE for a 20% savings. Or 25% off $100 and over order. This one from Express is a great option too. I love the ruffle around the collar and the buttons. It comes in sizes xxs-xl and is 30% off.

I would also wear this to a meeting with one of my clients during a makeup consultation. I’ve always loved Mary Kay’s motto. Not just the fact that she always said to put faith first, family second and then to work very hard third but the example she left us by her fashion choices. She always said to look professional, feminine and modest. I feel this outfit follows that to a tee.

I added black control top pantyhose and black booties for a slimming appearance. Of course, this girl needs a little sparkle on her booties but solid black would work just as well. The ones I’m wearing are no longer available but these are cute and I also like these. Vera Wang boots are always comfortable and offer the extra little pizazz I love. These Dr. Scholl’s are super cute and with a padded footbed and both medium and wide widths available they look to be a perfect option also. The exact brand I’m wearing is Madden at Kohl’s. The ones available come with this cute wooden heel making them great if you’re looking for something you can dress up or dress down for a more casual look.

Red is one of my favorite colors so I added this lightweight red cardigan for a pop of color. Mine is sold out but I love this one from Kohl’s. The detail at the top is pretty and the vertical detail on the back would be slimming. I also like that it’s a bit brighter red. It’s an otherwise neutral outfit and although I love black and white it’s not the best near my face. I am a cool winter in my natural coloring so a bit of color brings out the pink in my complexion which is more flattering. Makeup tip-pinch your cheeks and see what your natural color is. That is the color blush you should be using:) Rosy Nude is my color.

Take your pointer and middle finger and place them right beside your nose looking in a mirror. That is where your blush should start along your natural cheek bones. Your natural cheek color will always make you appear more youthful. If you see young children running around playing without a care in the world they usually have a flushed glow to their cheeks. Freckles are also in right now. So while we love a perfect matte complexion, don’t cover up those youthful freckles too much.

My black leather wrap bracelet with small crystal details along with my simple silver hoops with a sparkly sheen were the perfect accents. I love Alison + Aubrey for jewelry but I’m going shopping today with my mom and am going to try to find some pretty options to share with you all next week.

You could also choose red heels to bookend your red cardigan and still achieve that slimming look. The straps across your foot should be small and if you can cross them in a way that makes an X it will slim your leg. A pointed toe will also help with this.

This pair has a block heel that is fairly low and the toe isn’t too narrow making them comfortable. I love these and these. I love the scallop edging. Use code FRIENDS at checkout for savings.

What kind of outfits do you all like to wear to your children or grandchildren’s recitals and school festivities? Mom, my daughter and I are headed to the pumpkin patch this Saturday. We are picking out pumpkins for them to make homemade pumpkin pie, yummy! I am their taste tester as this girl usually burns everything ha ha. It’s a good thing I married a cook:)

If anyone’s interested in following along we will put our pumpkin patch experience on our Insta stories. It’s always a fun adventure with us girls. A lot of laughter in our house. We are very glad you’re here with us and you are welcome to leave your email below to never miss a post. We’d love to have you join us.

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How To Dress Up Distressed Jeans for Daytime Lunch Date, Church or Afternoon with the Kids:)

Happy Monday Morning! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and are ready to see what this new week holds. I just wanted to share an outfit with you today that I would wear on a lunch date with my hubby, Wednesday night church service or running errands & different activities with the kids.

I have paired this cute plaid and black top with my distressed black skinny jeans with frayed hem. I love the color blocking on this top because it is very flattering to your waistline and has a higher neckline for bending over. The material is a rayon/spandex blend which makes it soft but a little dressier. It comes in sizes xs-xxl and I’m wearing the small for reference. You could choose which skinny pants and how much distressing is your desired amount. I chose light distressing on the knees and frayed hems.

This exact pair is no longer available but I like these and these. The Express jeans are available in sizes 00 to 18 and come in short, average, long and petite. They are also holding a buy 1 get 1 for $19.90. I love a good sale and with cooler weather it’s a great time to check out your closet inventory.

The second option come from GAP. They have no distressing throughout but have the raw/frayed hem. This makes them perfect for the times when distressing is too casual but you’d still like to be on trend. They are available in sizes 24 through 35. They also come in regular, tall & petite. The holds-you-in front pocket panels are a “Yes Please” ha ha. For size reference, I wear a 28 or 29 which is a 6 or 8 in U.S. sizing. My open toed black booties were a perfect choice to bring in the fall weather and to elongate my leg line with keeping the jeans and booties in the same color family. The inseam on my jeans also allows the smallest part of my leg to show.

I love the curved hemline of this top which makes it flattering to your hip line and keeping you covered to wear with your skinny jeans. Since I am 5’9, booties with a lower heel and shaft that are comfortable are my shoes of choice. These black open-toed booties, Koolaburra by Ugg, are super cute and comfortable with that ortholite footbed. But I must say, I also love to rock a heel despite my height:)

The blues in the plaid are very pretty. It’s also a little unexpected because most plaids come in the grays and browns. The color was a major selling point for me as well as being great for my pear shaped silhouette.

I love the dressiness of the top with the contrasting slight distressing of the jeans to give this girl the edge she loves.

If you prefer skinny jeans without the distressing then a raw/frayed hem would give you the same effect:)

I wore my pearl earrings, silver heart necklace and a white leather wrap bracelet to bring out the white in my top. My exact bracelet is sold out but I love this one and this from the Alison + Aubrey collection. They are a sweet Mom & Daughter with their own jewelry collection. They have great quality with very affordable prices I love to play up my eyes so I went with a gray and blue daytime smoky eye and nude lips applying cool girl mattewear lipstick from Sephora and Mary Kay fancy nancy lipgloss.

Nude closed toed booties would also look great with this outfit. These would be a great option when the rain comes and the color helps elongate your legs too. Or if you’re loving the wedge tennis shoe trend, these would also be a good choice. And these wedge booties are super cute too.

I hope this week brings you new fun adventures and not too many challenges. I’m trying to spend a little time each day with my family. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in all that life demands of us. So I encourage you this week to set aside some fun time even if that means reading together before bed or taking time to enjoy that piece of pie after dinner instead of immediately getting up to do the dishes. The dishes will wait but precious family time will not.

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Goodbye Summer/Hello Fall

As Fall is fast approaching, I wanted to share some ways to wear your summer dresses into my favorite season of all:) I love the beauty that comes with each season but I must admit that Fall is my absolute favorite season. My children are grown now but I love seeing the school buses out and about and the pumpkin latte back on the menu at my favorite coffee shops. The colors of Fall nature fascinate me and when temperatures start to drop just a little, I love to breathe in the fresh air. With cooler temperatures in the morning that lead to warmer temps in the afternoon, I usually start to dress in layers.

Pink, Navy & White Polka Dot Dress/Navy Sandals/Pearls

This dress was a purchase when I was going away with my husband a few weeks ago to the Oregon coast. We were attending a concert in the park with some older gentlemen performing Country Christian Bluegrass. It was a lot of fun. I love all genres of music so I enjoyed watching others dance and hearing their stories between songs. I purchased the size medium for the length. This dress comes in sizes xxs to xxl. To help with sizing, I am 5’9 and a slight pear shape. This was the perfect length I believe and will work for both shorter and taller gals:) My navy sandals were some look alikes from my favorite online boutique but are no longer available so I linked some that I really like from JC Penney’s. East 5th is one of the shoe brands I like for both looks and comfort.

The flutter sleeves are perfect for balancing out my shoulders and hips while being girly and feminine and as you can see the v-neck isn’t too low so this would be modest for work or church and the drawstring is very flattering on your waistline.

I love that this dress has pockets and that the navy and white polka dots are a very subtle and modern pattern.

As the weather gets cooler, this is how I would wear this dress to church, work or any event that would call for dressy casual attire. This sweater is an all time favorite. I love the softness and texture of it. It reminds me of a soft, fuzzy blanket on a cool Fall day and makes me want a cup of hot chocolate:) I chose gray but you could also wear a navy or off-white sweater too.

It has long sleeves but it is stretchy so is very comfy when pushed up to 3/4 sleeves and is lightweight but warm. It has pockets but is still very flattering to your hip line which is a major plus. Glamour Farms has a great variety of quality yet flattering and affordable sweaters and cardigans. Here is one of my favorites. I love the vertical fringe which would make you look tall and thin.

Booties and knee high boots are still going strong this year and I think they make the perfect transitional shoes. These are from Old Navy but they are no longer available so I am linking to some from Macy’s that come in both Gray and Navy. Any booties in these colors you could wear though. I also love these taller slouchy gray boots with the buckle to give it a little edge to the femininity of the dress and sweater. They also come in wide calf:)

I’m a simple jewelry type of gal so I went with some silver hoops with little pearls on them from Glamour Farms but they are no longer available so I love these hoops, these studs and aren’t these feathers fun yet subtle.

I hope this gives you a few ideas for taking a cute dress and making it Fall ready. Comment below and let me know some ways you are turning your closet into a Fall ready wardrobe!