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Sunday Share with my Sister

Sunday….why do you show up so fast??? ‘Twas a busy weekend!! Little man (aka Aidan) had basketball and all the running around necessary to go to Hubs Christmas party. 

First…basketball !This is week #2 of the Upward season. This year…he is a King (like the Sacremento Kings).  He had a great game…puts some points on the board and played some DE-fense!!! We are so proud of him! He loves this sport just as much as Julian!

What did I wear, you ask?  Thanks for asking…..Lindsay kimono (LuLaroe)// “Go Jesus, It’s Your Birthday”! Tee (Prep Obsessed)//Red Leggings (LuLaroe)//White Slip on Chuck Taylors (Zappos)//Pearl necklace (Loft)

I can’t say enough about this outfit. Everything about it I LOVE– from the buttery soft leggings to the statement shirt to the kimono. 

The Lindsay is my newest LuLaroe purchase/obsession.  It’s thin enough to not be hot on warm days but thick enough to be warm on cool days. Want a better pic??See???? Isn’t she precious? 

“Wife.Mom.BOSS” shirt ({a}Haley Boutique)//Black leggings (LuLaroe)

If you’ve been reading, then you KNOW our resident Petite Gal is my/ our LuLaroe GirlBOSS! (FB: LuLaroe ~ Monica Vignier)

After basketball and errands, it was time to get ready for Hubs company Christmas party. Truth be told, I look forward to this every year because outside of this….I don’t really have an occasion to dress up! #newdress

Lace Capped dress -Vintage Champagne (J.Crew Factory)//Fioni Jubilee Platform Pump (Payless)//Gold Statement necklace (Charming Charlie)

Close up??

I can’t say enough about this dress!! I will say that I can add this dress to my “What they WANTED…What they GOT..” segment that I want to continue to build. Here’s the story- I ordered this online in petite in my size. Well…I went on a limb because I was in love when I saw it online. When I received it in the mail…I tried it on…..BOOB SMOOSHER!   Do you see it??? I was bummed!!! Here I found the perfect dress and it fit every where but the upper part! (Damn broad back!! Damn you swimming and CrossFit for contributing!). I was able to exchange the dress at my local store, which I didn’t know we had, and get the regular size. Yes petite ladies….I went NON PETITE because it didn’t fit correctly. ūüėĪ. Any way, What they WANTED for the dress (originally online) was $108….What they GOT (online) was $54.  But wait…there’s more! Upon my exchange, the price went down more, so What they WANTED was $108…What they GOT was $43! SCORE!
I was pretty pleased with my outfit selections this Sunday! That’s a first….

Until next week, my gals! Happy Sunday and thanks for reading! ‚̧ԳŹ

Sunday Share with my Sister

Wow!! I looked to see when my last post was….October!!  How did time slip that fast? Life gets in the way, that’s one thing for sure! 

Cooler weather is starting to surface here in the Sunshine State. We Floridians will use any excuse to bring out sweaters, scarves, boots, jackets…even if that means the temperature only drops to 70! ūüėā

C’mom and see what I pulled out of my arsenal for the temp change…

Puffy Monogram Black Vest (Marley Lilly)// Relaxed White Tee (Old Navy)// Grey Rock Star Jeans (Old Navy)// White Converse Slip on (Zappos)

My likes:

  • I have need wanting this vest for ever!!! Marley Lilly had a recent sale, like $30 off, so I ran with it!! It’s so cute and comfy…
  • These jeans are everything! I was hesitant on grey jeans because I wasn’t quite sure it was going to look good on me. 

My dislikes:

  • It only comes in one other color…so I bought it! ūüėā

How I “Roe’d” this past week…Randy T (LuLaroe)// Vest (The Ikat Elephant Boutique)// Black Leggings (LuLaroe

My shoes????

Source: Toms.com

Grey Del Ray Sneakers (Toms)

My likes:

  • If you have never tried or been in a pair of LuLaroe leggings…listen to me! You OWE it to yourself to purchase a pair! These are so soft and comfy! And…I know a consultant if your are interested! LuLaroe ~ Monica Vignier. #youvebeenWARNED
  • The leggings are NOT see through! Seems to me that manufacturers are making leggings so thin! Another FINE reason to go LuLaroe! (see above for consultant! ūüėāūüėČ)
  • This vest I use a lot! It does well over shirts and dresses! The color compliments many items in my wardrobe!!  If you find something like this, buy it! 

My dislikes:

  • Sometimes…sometimes…this vest makes me look a little chunky, so I worry about using it too much! #bodyissues

This week went fast and now we are looking at ūü¶É Turkey Dayūü¶É and I just saw in the store it is 34 shopping days until ūüéĄChristmasūüéĄ! Whaaaaaaaa???

To all my Florida peeps, enjoy this lovely weather!!   You know by next week it will be back in the high 80s!!  I hope those of you that aren’t in the Sunshine State are enjoying your state’s weather,too!!

Happy Sunday and thanks for reading!‚̧ԳŹ

Sunday Share with my Sister


Hello every body!!  Another Sunday is here and more clothes to share! Our fearless petite gal/ fashion idol/ LuLaroe consultant is still in queue, waiting for the call to get her LuLaroe inventory. Keep those prayers coming that she will get her stuff soon! I can’t wait and I hope that you are excited to experience all that is LuLaroe.  

If you’ve been reading, you have been witnessing my boring transformation from my monotone colored clothing to LuLaHellYeah colors and patterns. My style of clothing hasn’t necessarily changed much (because I know what works for me and what doesn’t) but my fear of patterns has definitely changed! Let’s take a walk….

Cassie Arrow skirt (LuLaroe) // Yellow top (NY & Co ) // Black ballet flats (Payless)

My likes:

  • Color. Yellow! What can I say about you? I’ve been fearful of this color for quite sometime! I see it on other people and think it looks great and when I get it to me…no me gusta! But this skirt made me want to give it another shot! I’m glad I did…because I love it!
  • Pattern. How could you not like the arrow pattern? This was a first for me and I’m glad that I picked it! I believe petite gal and I will be #twinning at some point because she has the same Cassie!! 

My dislikes:

  • Shoes! Ugh…I can’t say enough about my shoes! I buy way too many clothing items and don’t even think about what shoes I may (more like don’t) have! I have incorporated more flats but I have just the basic.  And these shoes really bring this outfit down….! Work in progress, folks! Stay with me!!


Amelia (LuLaroe) 

This was a two LLR outfit week. I really don’t know why I said that because there have been weeks with more than 2 outfits  a week. Hell…there have been some weeks when I have bought more than 2 LLR pieces in a week!! 

My likes:

  • Color. You can’t really tell from this picture, but it’s navy blue with a white pattern.  Anything nautical looking is fine in my book! 
  • Dress. If there has EVER been a dress/outfit that I am crazy about, it’s THIS dress! I went out on a limb and wore this dress with my Chuck Taylor’s!! (Truth be told…to work!!ūüėĀ). 

Let’s see what this week holds for me! 

If you haven’t found our petite gal, look for her:

Happy Sunday and Thanks for reading!‚̧ԳŹ

Sunday Share with my Sister

Hi guys!!! It’s been a few Sunday’s since we last chatted! I’ve been all kinds of busy and realized that I need to get back to posting- both here at my own blog.  I’ve over scheduled myself the last few weeks and basically got off track! I will use today as a new starting point! 

I know that you’ve been reading here and you know our resident petite gal is now a LuLaRoe Consultant! Beyond excited for her and this new adventure!! Which basically means more clothes for me; which also means less money in my bank account! ūüėā. She’s still in queue for her inventory but I hope that you’ve had the opportunity to join her FB page (LuLaroe~Monica Vignier) to see and participate in giveaways!  I can’t wait for you to see all the LuLaSTUFF she’s going to have! 

Speaking of LuLa, I copped this beauty a few weeks ago….Loves…. Meet Amelia!! I believe you’ve seen her before on me in a different pattern, but here she is again! This is my FAVORITE LuLaroe dress!!!  

I went GAGA over this pattern and colors.  If you read my blog, you know that I LOVE my University of Florida Gators! And as an alumni, I feel it NECESSARY to own some pieces that represent my school in style!! ūüėČ. 

This dress is very comfortable! I haven’t had the opportunity to dress his down but this would be so cute with my Chuck Taylors, too!!

I also have a new LuLaroe shirt…

Say hi to Randy!  I can’t get enough of baseball tees.  Just like the dresses, there are MANY patterns! You can select to have the on the shirt OR on the sleeves. I went with the sleeves. A closer look….

This can be worn with jeans or….leggings!!! (PS…I just bought some leggings that match the blue in the sleeves!) 

Thanks for having me back this Sunday! Hope you have a chance to check out the LuLaroe Mo has!! You won’t be sorry….

Happy Sunday! Thanks for reading! ‚̧ԳŹ

Petite Fashion Friday (September 16)

Happy Friday, ya’ll. ¬†I hope everyone has had a great week! ¬†I am still basking in the¬†joy¬†of having been able to meet two of my best girlfriends up in Delaware for a girls mini one-night getaway! ¬†Since they live in New York and I live in the DC area, Delaware is the half way point for us. ¬†With our busy schedules filled with work, kids, and, well, LIFE, we only get to see each other a few times a year. ¬†And to make it easier on us all, we will meet up in Delaware to catch up, sit by the pool, get tattoos (!), go out for¬†dinner/drinks, TALK, LAUGH, and then pretend that we can stay up late when in fact we pass out by midnight. ¬†Fun times!

Getting our ‘Roe on!

But back to reality! ¬†Fortunately, I felt pretty inspired with my outfit choices this week. ¬†Yeah, I have on lots of LuLaRoe, but I can’t help it if LuLaRoe is an excellent compliment to what I already have in my closet!

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On Saturday, while I was driving to meet the girls, my Wolverines played. Saturdays mean I have to represent and wear Maize and Blue!  Fortunately, I found a pair of maize and blue LuLaRoe leggings to wear on the drive Рcomfy and full of team spirit!

(Top: H&M; Shoes: Banana Republic; Necklace: Charming Charlie)

img_3820-1I work from home several days a week, and I’ll be honest, it’s hard to¬†motivate myself to do more than keep on my pajamas all day! ¬†I’m lucky if I can muster up the strength to shower! ¬†Sorry, but that’s the truth. ¬†But, I will say, since submitting paperwork to LuLaRoe, I have focused a bit more on looking presentable on the days when I am at home. And that’s a win in my book.

I still like to be comfy, though, when I telework, so I found the perfect LBD in my closet from H&M that still had the tags on. ¬†I didn’t even know it was in there. So, it felt like Christmas getting dressed that morning!

 

(Cardigan: LuLaRoe Sarah Cardigan; Shoes: Banana Republic; Necklace: Charming Charlie)

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On another day that I worked from home, I decided to do a little less dressy than the LBD day. ¬†Also, one of the LuLaRoe consultants on my team had to take her 3 year old daughter for her third open heart surgery, so we all decided to wear red in support. ¬†Of course, red isn’t a color I have a great deal of, given my dislike of Ohio State and anything red and gray, so it was hard to find something to wear. Fortunately, I found a sorta red LuLaRoe Randy tee. ¬†As I understand it, my teammate’s daughter is resting and recovering!

(Shorts: Old Navy; Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger)

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And, finally, today’s outfit had to be yellow/gold because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and every Friday at my kids’ school, they #gogold to spread the word. ¬†There’s not a lot of yellow or gold in my closet, either, so this proved to be a challenge. But, this beautiful yellow pleated skirt from¬†Banana Republic did the trick!

(Top: LuLaRoe Classic T; Shoes: Carlos Santana; Necklace: H&M)

Also, stay tuned for another Trunk CluB review, which should be coming your way early next week!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and weekend!

~Mo

Stitch Fix #8 Review

Hey everyone!  It has been a few months since I last received a fix, and I have been so busy getting ready to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant that I totally forgot that I even scheduled this fix after my last one in June.  You can imagine my surprise when I received an email saying my fix was on its way.  (If you don’t know what Stitch Fix is, and are interested in learning more, scroll down to the bottom of this post).

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Yikes. ¬†I need to pay better attention to these things, for sure. ¬†And since I didn’t even remember that I had scheduled this fix, I didn’t even add any comments or anything in advance, like I normally do. ¬†So, yeah, I was super nervous that I would get sent some crap, especially since Amanda hadn’t been available these last few fixes.

When I checked in the app to see what was in the fix, I was really disappointed with what I¬†saw, and was feeling quite sad that I hadn’t paid better attention!

Since I’ve had a string of bad luck in fixes, even where I give loads of feedback, I simply didn’t think there was a snowball’s chance in hell that I would be happy with any of these pieces, as they weren’t colors that I loved and the damn sure weren’t prices I love. ¬†Practically everything $100? ¬†I mean, really, a $118 blouse? ¬†That’s way more than I’d wish to spend on most things, and especially a shirt that I figured would be too big¬†anyway.

But, I am here to tell you folks that as great as I think it is that you can preview what’s in your fix, you really should reserve judgment. ¬†You simply¬†cannot, I repeat CANNOT, judge your fix until you actually receive it. ¬†And, you must try everything on before crapping all over it. ¬†You absolutely have to give everything a chance, because you may find something you like, even if it’s meh when you pull it out of the box!

This fix is definitely proof that you need to wait and be optimistic! ¬†I had all but written off everything in this fix and wasn’t even going to try anything on. ¬†And I was mad that I was going to lose my styling fee. ¬†But then I decided to try stuff on just to be sure. ¬†Once I started trying things on, I ended up really liking this fix a great deal despite that first impression!!! ¬†Lesson learned.

Kut From The Kloth Dollee Knit Dress – KEPT

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So, yeah, I just knew I was going to dislike this dress when I previewed. ¬†I thought I’d hate the dark color and the cut of the dress. ¬†I also assumed it would be too big. ¬†And when I pulled it out of the box, I really didn’t like the wrap in the front. ¬†It seemed too busy and not my style at all. ¬†Yeah, I was wrong. ¬†I put the dress on and LOVED it! ¬†img_3725-1I mean, this dress fits me like a glove. I like¬†the wine color in person (although, admittedly, if this dress were in blue or a shade of green, I would have LOVED it even more). ¬†And, again, this dress fits like it was made especially for me. ¬†That RARELY, if ever, happens to me. ¬†Now, I wasn’t excited about the price, as it’s more than I would like to spend. ¬†But the hubs saw me snapping pictures of this dress and he was like, “DAMN, you NEED¬†to get that dress.” ¬†And when I told him it was expensive, and he responded “$98 isn’t expensive for a dress,” that was all I needed to know. ¬†Nuff said.

Liverpool Kolten Denim Jacket – RETURNED

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First impression on this one was meh. I already own 2 denim jackets, and I am not a fan of light-colored denim in any event.  After trying on, yeah, still meh.

There’s nothing wrong with this jacket per se, but it simply did absolutely nothing for me. ¬†Yeah, it’s super soft – it doesn’t even feel like denim – but, I don’t like the color. ¬†And, as I said, I already have 2 jean jackets that I really like, so¬†I wouldn’t even consider buying this denim jacket at half the cost. ¬†It was easy to pass on this one.

Free Heary Zacarias Unfinished Hem Top – KEPT

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Size XS

I was super meh about this top when I saw the preview, although, truthfully, I considered buying it regardless of how it fit so I wouldn’t lose my styling fee. When I pulled this top out of the box, I felt even more meh. ¬†The top was fine, but there just didn’t seem to be anything special about it, either. ¬†And I didn’t love the color, which seemed to pastel for my liking. ¬†When I tried¬†it on the first time, just to see if it would fit, I liked the way it fit, but was otherwise underwhelmed. ¬†But I know you can see that I marked KEPT above, so what changed, you may be wondering? ¬†Well, I tired it on and styled it. And loved it.

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Yeah, I really loved¬†the way this top¬†looked once I put it on a second time. Maybe I just really like this outfit I put together, but this top went from¬†being meh to wow! It sits right above my hips, which means it is the PERFECT length. ¬†That NEVER happens for me when it’s not a petite size (which this isn’t). I dunno. ¬†I just love the way I look in this top, there no other way to explain it. ¬†The color looks so pretty against white, and I am sure it will look amazing with a bunch of other pieces in my wardrobe. Even the hubs was on board with this top. ¬†And he’s the type of guy who is really annoyed with how much I spend on clothes. So for him to encourage me to buy something else from this fix, when he knows I am about to become a¬†LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant, I knew I had to get this top, too.

Amour Vert For Stitch Fix Allessandro Silk V-Neck Blouse – RETURNED

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So, my first¬†impression on this top was that it was just way too expensive. ¬†I am pretty sure that I have never bought a shirt for $118, not once. ¬†And price notwithstanding, I figured this blouse would be way too big (it’s not petite) and way too long. ¬†I also didn’t love the print. ¬†I pretty much felt the same once I opened the box. ¬†But, I was super surprised when I actually put it on and

loved it.img_3731Well, I loved the print once I had it on. ¬†And this blouse is made out a very slinky material, so it feels so nice against the skin. ¬†way it looks in the front. ¬†It’s longer than I would normally wear, and it’s a tad roomy, but it somehow just works. ¬†It looks great from the front, and as styled, I think it looks really cute with skinny jeans and heels. I could definitely see myself wearing this for GNO or date night.¬†But then I turned around, and UGH, the back of this blouse, tho…

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The back is no bueno.  It looks like a too-large pair of pajamas.  It looks very bad on me from this view, and that, coupled with the price tag, means this had to go back.

Lila Ryan Dorianna Skinny Jean – RETURNED

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So, I always like receiving skinny jeans, and I believe I have asked for these previously without luck, so I had a feeling that I would love the cut and fit. ¬†But, my first impression was that I wouldn’t like the color. ¬†I actually already own a pair of green skinny jeans from Stitch Fix, so I wasn’t keen on buying another pair.

And after trying them on, I was right. ¬†I absolutely loved how they fit. ¬†LIke a glove. ¬†Although, my arse is starting to look a little KK-ish. ¬†Anywho, if I didn’t already own a similar pair, I would have definitely¬†bought these. ¬†But I do. ¬†So, I can’t justify buying these, especially not at this price.

Okay, and there you have it.  What I thought was going to be a god-awful fix ended up being pretty awesome.  I kept the two pieces, and only really disliked one of the remaining.  Not bad, in my book.  I think this is because Amanda is back to styling me n(where were you my last two fixes, Amber???).  Thank goodness!  We are back in business, Stitch Fix!

ABOUT STITCH FIX

Stitch Fix is an online personal stylist service. ¬†All you do is fill out a style profile, including your wants, likes, and dislikes, and schedule a ‚Äúfix‚ÄĚ to be sent to you on a specified date. ¬†The¬†styling¬†fee is $20, which you can use toward the purchase of anything¬†your stylist has sent to you. ¬† You buy what you want and return what you don‚Äôt¬†want, and you only pay for the items that you keep. ¬†Interested? ¬†Want to try Stitch Fix for yourself? ¬†Want to also help a petite gal get a $25 referral fee to feed her shopping obsession? Click here.
WANT TO TAKE A PEEK AT PREVIOUS FIXES THAT I’VE REVIEWED?

Fix #1 (January 2015)

Fix #2 (March 2015)

Fix #3 (April 2015)

Fix #4 (September 2015)

Fix #5 (December 2015)

Fix #6 (March 2016)

Fix #7 (May 2016)

~Mo