Monday, February 20, 2012


I'm so sorry I've been MIA...  During these last two weeks, our family has been through a lot!  Sadly, my father in law lost his battle against cancer and passed away.  My husband and I had to travel to PR for the funeral.  Luckily my parents were/are here in MN visiting us so they stayed here with the kids while we made our sad and short trip to PR.  I never thought I'd cry my father in law's death the way I did and still am.  He was a wonderful man, husband, father and an amazing grandfather!  My kids will miss him terribly and that breaks my heart!  Our loss has really made me think of how lucky we are to have each other, grateful to have a family, great friends and our health.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Affordable Leopard Loafers...

I've always loved animal print and I'm so happy it's everywhere these days!  I've also seen these loafers in a couple of fashion blogs and really like their ability to work as a neutral shoe.  Of course, there are several brands out there that have already made their version of it. 

Leopard Loafer for Every Budget

Luckily there's a pair for every budget!!!  I found these at Kohl's yesterday and of course, I had to have a pair!!!

Affordable Leopard Loafers...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

30 for 30 update (1st week)

It's been a week since I started my 30 for 30 challenge .  I must say, so far, so good!  Of course, during this week there were a couple of days when I basically stayed in and didn't really wore anything except for my 'house clothes' (a.k.a. sweats, leggings or pj's...).  These are a few of the outfits I put together...and yes, I cut and colored my hair...loving the haircut, can't say the same of the color...

For a detailed list of the items I chose for my 30 for 30, visit my original post.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Loving jcp...

Loving jcp...

I'm loving the new changes at jcp!  New image, new prices, even new monthly catalogs!  Trendy clothes and quality items at affordable prices!  What's not to love???

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Affordable Neon

You've seen them...they're everywhere!  They remind me of when I was in the 6th grade!  Obviously, I'm talking about neon colors!  From nail polish to designer handbags, it seems spring has arrived earlier this year.  Of course, I don't have the budget to splurge on a designer neon yellow bag, but when I saw that little yellow messenger, I knew I had to have it!  So I bought it!  Usually I would wait until items go on sale, but for this price I figured I could start wearing it before everybody else does, even if I get the 'I-can't-believe-she's-wearing-that-color-here-in-MN'  look ... After all, it wouldn't be the first time...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Work it Wednesday: Pleats

 Happy February!  It's another Work it Wednesday!  This week I'm trying pleats!  I remember I didn't like them when I was growing up...I actually hated pleats!  Most of it has to do with the fact that my Catholic school uniform had like a 100 pleats (the skirt).  Yuck!  Also, pleats were/are so difficult to iron!  Oh well!  These pleats look cuter than the ones I grew up with know what?  I don't iron anymore!  I love my local cleaners!!!