Help Support Dress for Success!

DFS Drop Bin

March 5 – March 8

What: Calling all women! It’s time to Spring clean out your closets for a good cause!!!!

Dress for Success and Talbots are providing women with the motivation to clean out their closets for a good cause. Through the Talbots Give Confidence, Hope & Style Initiative, Talbots and Dress for Success will enable disadvantaged women to look and feel their best and achieve economic independence.

Dress for Success and Talbots are encouraging women to recognize the needs of others, rally their peers and most importantly, respond. The two organizations are teamed up to provide women throughout the U.S. and Canada with a simple but meaningful way to makeover their closets while also helping to make over the lives of disadvantaged women who are seeking to re-enter the workforce.

But on the weekend leading up to International Women’s Day, from March 5 – March 8, Talbots will be hosting an in-store clothing drive where supporters will be able to donate nearly new wear-to-work items to Dress for Success at any of the more than 500 Talbots retail locations. Talbots stores across the U.S. and Canada will serve as drop-off sites for office-appropriate attire, including suits, dress shirts, blazers, pants, dresses and shoes. All clothing donations will be used to benefit women who aspire to transition into the workforce and pursue economic independence.

25% off entire purchases during Feb 23 – March 8


I am so proud to be part of such an amazing organization!

Stay tuned for information about Dine. Drink. Dress

Feel free to contact me with any questions at

White Out


I decided to incorporate my own little spin on “winter white” by adding a touch of cream and fur.  I planned my outfit around a white fringe sweater and slowly started layering solid pieces such as navy jeans, a brown belt, and brown boots. Once I had the essentials, then I topped off my look with this lovely cream tweed coat with fox fur collar detail, patterned scarf, and Ray Ban Clubmaster sunglasses.  Voila..warm and perfect for winter.  It is an easy look to transition from work to happy hour by just adding an awesome pair of heels. I love this look because it has such a classic vintage look.


Easy effortless chic!

Seeing Red


IMG_5667IMG_5658IMG_5668IMG_5661IMG_5676Winter can be so drab…spice it up with a little color!  I love my all black outfits just as much as the next person, but there needs to be something to liven up that outfit.  My “go to” is this red French Connection bow coat.  I even decided to add a printed windowpane black top to add some depth to the look.  I also find myself gravitating more and more towards black denim rather than the traditional jean look.  I think they are incredibly slimming and go with just about anything in my closet! My black bow hat plays well off of the red coat and adds just the perfect ladylike touch :-)

  Hopefully this post gives you a little mid-week outfit inspiration.

Stay warm ladies!

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Elie Saab 2

 Elie Saab. His collections are always a dream, and this S/S 2015 runway presentation did not let me down.  The collection speaks for itself.  Now if I can only find a place to wear these dreamy creations!

Elie Saab collection can be found at

Solace Spa



The relaxation room

The relaxation room




Every year a group of 10-15 of our friends and family get together for a ski trip.  This year we chose Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, Michigan.  It’s always such a fun time and a much needed break from life’s daily stressors. The high on Saturday only reached -2 so I decided to pass up skiing/frostbite and indulge in a little “me” time at Solace Spa.  The full service spa was so beautiful and had everything available at your fingertips!  I loved it so much, I brought 3 friends back with me on Sunday!! I had never had a body wrap treatment before, so I decided to try out their Hot Toddy for the Body Wrap and all I can say is WOW!  Why did I wait so long to have a body wrap?  HEAVEN!   Solace Spa promotes the European Spa style ritual by recommending their dry and wet amenities to stimulate your body, which is why all facilities (i.e. sauna, hot tub, pool) are available to spa guests.  If you are ever in need of a quick getaway definitely check out Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain.


I also recommend my massage therapist’s at Solace Spa:

Massage: Kelly McLean

Hot Toddy for the Body Wrap: Maryellen Werstine

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano


Continuing on with my weekly Spring/Summer 2015 runway feature, today’s designer highlight is Christian Siriano.  I am sure many of you know his name from the television show, Project Runway.  I didn’t watch many seasons of Project, but I did watch the season he was on and I instantly knew that Christian would make it in the fashion world.  His collection on that season’s final runway show was mind-blowing! He certainly hasn’t disappointed since, which is why I chose to feature him on today’s post.  I love the simplicity in his S/S 15 collection.  My personal favorite is the full skirt with navy long sleeve tee.  It is so understated, yet elegant.
Want to see more from the collection?