The True Beauty Files: Day to Evening

March 5, 2012

{Top: TJMaxx (similar), Dotted Tee: J.Crew, Pleated Skirt: TJMaxx, Heels: Jessica Simpson, Tote: Mimi Boutique, Denim: Old Navy, Necklace: H&M, Flats: F21, Nails: H&M & Essie –Tour de Finance}Β 
A girl walks into a TJMaxx for picture frames…..
She heads over to the shoe section (her first mistake) and faints to the floor over a pair of the perfect Guess pumps. As she recovers, her peripheral vision catches the perfect hue of emerald green. To her surprise, there is only one shirt left in her size….for 14$. She faints for the second time.
A girl walks out of a TJMAxx……with everything BUT picture frames.
(And this is why I never go in there.)
P.S. In the first picture I was on the hunt for the perfect colored denims for spring. (I took a poll on instagram. You will see my choice in the next outfit post;))Β 
Style Word: Changing up a top from day to evening is convenient especially if you are traveling. I usually wear jeans and flats during the day. To dress it up and convert over to an evening look, just add some heels and a richer lip color. πŸ™‚ How do you like to dress up a look?
Leave your modern modeste post links in the comment section for me to check out!
The True Beauty Files:
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”Β 
~ Audrey Hepburn

Style Files: Warm vs. Cool

March 2, 2012

{Left to RightΒ 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6Β }
I think you have seen these colors battle it out for the #1 seed in my list of color loves.
I think its a dead tie.
What about you?
And a list of 5 fun links from around the web:
The lastest issue of RUE is a perfect burst of spring. These colorful smoothies were a fave.
Dipped Wooden Utensils DIY – simple and easy!
The coolest web design of the year.
This tote bag.Β Perfect.
Gabe and I are hoping for a large family. This will be the perfect table.Β 
Happy March weekend!

DIY: Ombre Abacus Wrap Bracelets

March 1, 2012

I have been missing my accessory designing time, so I got out my supplies the other day and crafted away. I will be sharing a few accessory DIY posts in the next few weeks. If you are like me, its hard to find time to do even simple DIY projects. These wrap bracelets take minutes to do, and ANYONE can make them.Β They would make very fun birthday gifts for friends.Β (They reminded me of an abacus, hence the name.)
Leather cord in two tones
Silver Beads
(You can find these supplies at Hobby Lobby or MJ Trim)
Total Cost: 5$ Can make up to 8 Bracelets!

1.Measure out your cord so it wraps 3-4 times around your wrist with enough to tie a double knot in the back. (This cord is very easy to knot and un-knot on your own.)
2. String along your beads of choice (make sure they fit the cord before you buy!), a couple beads in the center rows for an abacus effect. OR sets of three are a fun look too.
3. Wrap around the wrist and tied ends!
Hope you enjoy!

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