January 2017


Want to Get Away?


I am so excited as we are going to Mexico next week!  I figured I would share some of my packing plans as I’m sure a lot of you are planning a trip in 2017.  I say it every year but this year I am really going to try not to overpack.  We don’t need a different pair of shoes for each outfit – or do we???

Bathing Suits – one piece suits are really in style right now.  Look for one with some interesting details like the ones I have attached below.

All four of these are from Nordstrom.  Starting in the upper left and going clockwise they are as follows: Becca ($118), Miracle Suit ($162), Ted Baker ($129), and Trina Turk ($128).

Cover-Ups and Beach Bags – a cover-up that can also be worn as a dress is a must.  Two great examples are below.  I also attached a beach bag that I love because it can be used in three ways.  It can be used as: a normal beach bag, a tote on the plane, or it can be used as a purse to wear into town for a day of shopping.

I found these at Nordstrom too.  The cover-ups left to right are Vix Swimwear ($198) and Rip Curl ($54).  The bag is by Tory Burch ($195).

Dresses – anything easy and fun is what I want to wear on vacation.  I just want to throw something on and look cute.  I think these will do the trick.

The one on the left above is from ASOS ($53) as is the one on the upper right ($28).  The white one on the lower right is from Nordstrom ($112).


The dress in the photo above on the left is from Nordstrom ($98).  The top right is from ASOS ($49) and the lower right is from Nordstrom ($49).

Sandals – these two pairs of sandals will take you through a whole week of vacation.  Both of the below shoes are from Nordstrom.  The top one is from Splendid ($108) and the bottom is Vionic ($80).

Kimono and Sunglasses – I love this kimono (Roffe accessories $48) to wear at night over a sundress if it gets chilly.  It will also look cute with a t-shirt and denim shorts or jeans.  The sunglasses (Quay $55) are rose gold – enough said.

Extras – this Nordstrom jewelry will go with every outfit on your trip.  The earrings are Natasha Couture ($24).  The saying on the bracelet (Topshop “Run Away to the Sea” $18) is so cute.  The hat (Halogen $39) is also cute plus it keeps you protected from the sun.

I hope these ideas will help you on your next getaway.  If you find my information helpful, please subscribe at the bottom of my site to make sure you don’t miss any of my weekly posts.  If you have already signed up – thank you.  Talk to you next week.  XOXO Michelle



Mix & Match Athluxury


Hey everybody, we’re focusing on the new athluxury trend this week.  H&M has some great pieces that you can mix & match to make some fun outfits.  Below are some of my ideas with an Adidas dress from ASOS thrown in just because it is awesome.  XOXO Michelle


H&M Sweater $20

H&M Skirt $25

H&M Bomber Jacket $35

H&M Camisole $18


H&M Sweater $20

H&M Skirt $35

H&M Hooded Blouse $35


ASOS Sweatshirt Dress $65

H&M Sweater $50

H&M Track Pants $30


H&M Long Shirt $30

H&M Hooded Dress $50

H&M Pumps $60

H&M Leggings $25





2017 Fashion Trends – Part 3

I hope everyone is surviving the crazy weather this week.  I’m looking forward to spring and the new clothes that go along with it (I’m always looking forward to new clothes!).  This week we are going to talk about the last of the 2017 fashion trends I found during my research.  These are: frayed jeans, florals, bomber jackets, and rocker tees.

FRAYED JEANS – the best jeans to wear right now are ones with a frayed hem.  Some good examples I found in a variety of price ranges are shown below.

Old Navy Rockstar $30


American Eagle $60


Kut from the Kloth $89


Paige Hoxton High Rise $239


Articles of Society $41


FLORALS – these are always big in the spring but will be especially so this year.  Everyone should add something flowered to their wardrobe.  I have included some good options below.

Astr Off Shoulder Top $78


ASOS Wrap Top $49


Topshop Wrap Blouse $65


1 State Off the Shoulder Dress $119


1 State Off the Shoulder Top $89


BOMBER JACKETS – these are going to be huge this spring.  You’ll look cool waiting for the weather to heat up.  Below are some ways to stay warm this spring.

Puma Jacket $151


Chelsea 28 Bomber Jacket $99


Miss Selfridge Bomber Jacket $147


Mural Bomber Jacket $74


Mural Bomber Jacket $84


ROCKER TEES – these look great under a cardigan or blazer.  Here are two examples of how to wear them:



If you need a rocker tee you don’t even have to go to a concert to get one.  I have located the below online for you.

Def Leppard Tee $27


KISS Tee $36


Aerosmith Tee $42


Blondie Tank $42

I know it was a lot as I had to break them into 3 posts but I hope you liked my 2017 fashion trends.  I hope you all have a good week and I will talk to everyone next week with more great fashion information.  XOXO Michelle


2017 Fashion Trends – Part 2

I hope everyone’s new year is going well.  I’d like to give you an update from last week’s post.  I just received the Nordstrom Lush top, Nordstrom Bobeau top and both pairs of the ASOS mules.  I love them!  The tops fit tts and are very flattering.  The shoes look more expensive than they are and are very comfortable.  Everything that I feature on my blogs are things that I would wear and, unfortunately for my husband, I own a lot of them myself.

So let’s continue this week with the 2017 fashion trends.  This week we will feature sneakers, bell sleeves, and slogan tees.


Sneakers are probably the most important thing you can buy right now.  They make your outfit look cooler and more on trend.  I have included some of my favorites here.

Adidas Superstar $80


Vans slip-on $60


Nike TR 6 $100


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lux $60


Adidas Originals Black Metallic $110


Adidas Originals Gray Metallic $110



Bell sleeves make any top or sweater special.  Many of these come in pink which is the in color.  Some nice options are here.

Nordstrom Topshop Ella Top $65


Nordstrom Sun & Shadow Lace Top $59


Nordstrom Chelsea28 Ruffle Edge Blouse $79


Nordstrom Chloe & Katie Cross Front Dress $35


Nordstrom Vince Camuto Sweater $45



These are really hot right now and can be worn under a blazer or cardigan.  Although my husband thinks these are overpriced for tee shirts, I told him you can’t put a price on a positive message.  Here are some good options I found.

ASOS Slay Tee $19


Nordstrom Sincerely Jules Celfie Tee $49


Nordstrom Grateful Tee $65


Nordstrom Good Vibes Sweatshirt $58 


I have found so much great stuff in researching new trends so stay tuned for part 3 of my 2017 fashion trends next week.  XOXO  Michelle



2017 Fashion Trends – Part 1

Happy 2017 !!!  With the new year comes new fashion trends.  I’ve watched the spring fashion shows and read all the articles on the 2017 fashion trends.  There are a lot of differing opinions but there are some trends that everyone agrees on.  These are: stripes, cut outs or open shoulders, mules, slogan tops, bell sleeves, rocker tees, florals, pink, athleisure, and sneakers.

In this post we will be focusing on stripes, cut outs, and mules.  Here are some of my favorites.


Nordstrom top $39


ASOS culottes $53


ASOS jumpsuit $98 



LNA sweater $121


Nordstrom Trouve top $69


Express dress $50 


Nordstrom Lush top $45


Nordstrom Bobeau top $42



ASOS mules $53


ASOS mules $53 
Nordstrom Calvin Klein mules $139


Check back next week when I’ll show you the best picks for sneakers, slogan tees and bell sleeves.  I hope you have a great 2017 and follow my blog as I have a lot of great ideas up my bell sleeve.  XOXO Michelle