May I Crochet??

Missoni Mare ruched bikini
$575 – net-a-porter.com

Tory Burch platform wedge sandal
$395 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Mar Y Sol crochet tote bag
$95 – calypsostbarth.com

Belt
$48 – southmoonunder.com

Floppy straw hat
$48 – bloomingdales.com

CHATHAM CROCHET SKIRT – Short – Skirts – Women | Robert Redford’s…
$98 – sundancecatalog.com

I’ve always been nuts for Missoni’s beautiful crochet designs, I can spot them a mile away! But this fashionable chick is also a frugal chick so Missoni isn’t in the budget.

I love the latest crochet trends. Skirts, shoes, bikinis, bags. At the beach try a crochet maxi skirt, white tank, wide leather belt and flip flops for the 4th of July or fly to Jackson Hole and add a pair of cowboy boots and voila!

A crocheted sweater is perfect for Spring weather with white jeans, then in the warmer months add a cute pair of white shorts.

These pieces will take you from March to August with a little creativity.

Hmmm, I think I know what Ill wear to work tomorrow….

Happy Shopping!

Monday Digs

Monday Digs

I’m loving the new Maxi Skirt trend! I’m not usually a bohemian type chick but I’m loving this summer trend! I wore this to work today and was so comfy but felt put together at the same time.  I like the jersey knit ones because they hug your frame a little more to show you actually have a shape and won’t add bulk. God forbid!

Maxi Skirts are a GREAT addition to your Spring and Summer wardrobe. I think they look great casual and believe it or not I may actually wear mine with flip flops this summer……I’ll let you know how that works out for me! I promise I try but always feel like such a shorty! (Dear Lord, Please give my daughter a few more inches than you gave me!)

I like the skirts that fit lower on your hips and rest at the top of your foot. I’m not a big fan of tea length so be careful girls! Add a fitted tank and you’re out the door. They also look great with a peasant type blouse and a belt.

I did wear wedges today but was still comfy and casual- perfect for lunch with the girls or trip to the beach! Give it a try!

Happy Shopping!


Out with the Old!!!

I’ve been doing some serious Spring Cleaning- from a nice clean hair cut, to my pantry (time to lose the winter L.B’s) and to my closet! 
I’ve been on a mission to clean out my closet. Half of the stuff I never wore, it was so crowded that I couldn’t find the pieces I did like to wear. Sound familiar? I wish I had taken some before pics. I wish I had these closets….

Here are some cleaning tips:

1. GIVE AWAY-Make a give away pile for Goodwill- this would be all your Target and Old Navy purchases that really only last a season or two. Trust me, as much as I love nice clothes I have a lot of this stuff in my closet!
2. CONSIGN-Make a pile to take to a consignment store- if you are in Atlanta I take my clothes to Labels.
It’s amazing how much money you can earn. Then you can RE-INVEST this money into new wardrobe purchases.
3. ORGANIZE– I like to organize by piece (i.e. dress, blouse, pants, etc) then in that category by color.
It’s amazing how much easier it is to get dressed in the morning. I promise.
Jewelry is always a challenge to keep organized. I have finally found a way to keep it from getting into a tangled mess! It’s not the prettiest display but IT WORKS!
Rings and beaded bracelets on the left, necklaces on the right

My chains that tend to get tangled I hang on the wall.
I’m obsessed with bangles and cuffs. 
 (notice the All Strung Out Designs Cuffs I mentioned in an earlier blog)
 I think I wear my gold bangles everyday!
I keep my dresses on a rolling rack because whoever designed my closet didn’t think about longer pieces.
Again, not pretty but it works.

Blouses to tanks organized by color on the top
Shorts, skirts and jeans on the bottom.
Im embarrassed to post this picture buttttt I really really love shoes!
My nicer shoes I keep in the bins (Container Store)
The others I organize by style and color.
It’s hard to see but the top center cubby is my clutches, this is a great way to store them so you can see them easily.
PS- My next mission is a coat hanger mission. I LOVE the new felt hangers!