Thursday, August 30, 2012

Simply Reliable

Necklace:  Francesca's
Tunic, Jeggings:  Hot Mama
Shoes:  Payless

I'm keeping things simple these days.  My life and style are constantly evolving and I find myself in a brief state of limbo once again.  This is when I rely heavily on easy basics.  A lot of solid or striped t-shirts, skinny boyfriend jeans, and ballet flats.

This time I switched it up for my new fave: dark jeggings.  They'll get a lot more love once boot season begins.  Speaking of fall footwear, I'm on the hunt for a cognac riding boot.  I want Fryes, but might settle for a good knockoff.  - Might.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The drive-in is date night for the whole family.  We saw The Campaign and Batman.  When I say "we", I mostly mean Steve.  I stayed awake for the majority of The Campaign, and purposely slept through Batman.  It's perfect really.  Steve likes movies, I like sleeping, Ollie likes scavenging for old food on the ground, and we all like being together.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Keep the Prints

Scarf, Top, Jeans:  Hot Mama
Shoes:  Target

Thank goodness fall is on it's way.  Summer clothing is not my thing.  And if I see one more sheer, chiffony, strappy (or strapless), shapeless, impractical shirt...I might just dial up Mark Jacobs - or Anna Wintour - or Mary Kate Olson - or whoever the heck determines what is "trendy" and tell them to please, just stop it.  Keep the prints, loose the silhouettes.  I do not need another dolman or bat-wing sleeve in my closet.  Maybe for the rest of my life.  Amen.

What I DO want is an animal motif sweater in a fun color.  The animal should be a Pug, naturally.  Less than $100, please.

What I DO want are more polka dots.  More chartreuse green, whether or not it looks good on me.  More structured shirts that accommodate narrow shoulders AND boobs.  More washable, snag-proof fabrics.  It's a tall order, I know.

So while the fashion moguls come up with tops that don't make me want to pitch a fit, I will invest in denim.  I continue to embrace color.  Printed denim is even more fun.  I applaud skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, and their delightful offspring = the skinny boyfriend.  Keep up the good work here, people.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012



You've won the $50 Shabby Apple gift card!  Yippee!

Expect an email from me shortly.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Shirt, Tee:  Hot Mama
Jeans:  Paige via Zappos
Necklace, Shoes:  Target

So I turned 30 last Thursday.  This would probably be the perfect opportunity to reinvent my style.  Morph into a more mature, sophisticated Jill.   But here I am in red, polka dot skinny jeans.  Because life is just too dang short to not wear what makes me happy.

Reminder: giveaway here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY

It's time for a giveaway, readers!  

What I remembered as a collection of modest dresses has exploded into an expansive catalog of gorgeous shirts, skirts, shoes, swimwear, and much more - yay!  I love Shabby Apple for their commitment to modesty without ever sacrificing style.  How refreshing to have an entire website of product that doesn't beg the question, "What kind of bra does that require?"

This giveaway is extra-awesome because instead of a particular item, the prize is a $50 gift card - SO great!  And since only one can win, Shabby Apple has provided a 10% discount for everyone.  Use "spoilsofwear10off"  to redeem through the next 30 days.  Not too shabby, huh?

Here's how to enter:
I'll announce the winner on next Monday 8/13.  Good luck!