Daily Style Diary | Entry Five

Did you have a good Valentine’s weekend?  Mine was nice.  We spent most of it relaxing and then my sisters and I had a birthday party for my mom yesterday.  We went for mani/pedi’s together afterward.  It was a much needed break!  I have to honestly say that last week was one of the busiest I’ve had in a long time.  Too busy.  The kind of busy that sucks the joy out of everyday life.  The kind of busy that prompted me to buy this book.  I just have to find the time to read it.  Here’s to a calmer, less hectic week ahead!

I turned to Pinterest for a lot of inspiration for last week’s outfits.  When life gets really busy, it’s nice to have some formulas on the style board to turn to for quick dressing. If you’re following along on Instagram, you already get these looks live.  Mondays are a recap post with links to what I’m wearing.

P.S.  If you missed it yesterday, I finally twisted Craig’s arm enough to let me style him for the blog!  Check it out HERE.  🙂


I took my dad for his carpal tunnel surgery on this day.  Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes.  Everything went great and he’s on the mend now.  If you saw Friday’s post, then you know that this look was a recreation of an inspiration outfit I found on Pinterest.

021414-boyfriend-cardigan-denim-shirt-leopard-scarf-outfit[Sweater/Denim Shirt/Jeans/Scarf/Boots]


Casual sweatshirt day.  This was comfortable and felt totally put together at the same time.  My kind of outfit.

021414-lace-sweatshirt-pink-jeans[Sweatshirt:  Loft – Sold Out (Similar)/Jeans:  Loft/Tank:  Mossimo/Boots:  Similar]

I’ve gotten lots of questions on the layering tanks that I wear.  I’ve been wearing these for years, just the right length.

[Mossimo Long and Lean Tank]


This was my laundry and cleaning day so I *almost* didn’t get changed out of my yoga pants.  But I had to run errands in the late afternoon and evening so I decided to make a little effort.  Plus Craig got back from a business trip that evening, so I wanted to look decent.  🙂

021414-navy-cardigan-mint-jeans[Sweater:  Old Navy/Jeans:  Similar/Tee:  Old Navy/Scarf:  Similar/Boots:  Frye]

Mint jeans make me think that spring isn’t too far away.  Here’s an amazing deal on this pair of Vigoss.

[Vigoss Skinny Jagger in Mint]


College visit day!  We took a road trip to take Devon for a recruiting visit (more on that at the end of this post).  It was a long but fun day with lots of meetings and walking, so I dressed for comfort in my leopard flats.

021414-boyfriend-cardigan-striped-scarf[Sweater/Striped Shirt:  Similar/Jeans/Scarf:  Similar/Flats/Watch]

I live in my leopard flats when the weather is nice enough to wear them.  My pair is no longer available but here are some other great options and both are ON SALE!

[Corso Como Famenka]

[Corso Como Elke]

You’ve probably already noticed that I wear one of my striped shirts at least weekly. They just work so well with everything – leopard, polka dots, floral…

[Scoop Back Ballet Tee]


It’s not easy being green, especially on Valentine’s Day!  Craig came home early from work to take me to lunch, then we both went to Ava’s classroom party.

021414-green-popover-skinny-jeans[Shirt:  Merona/Jeans:  Forever 21/Flats:  Sole Society (Similar)/Necklace:  Kendra Scott/Watch:  Michael Kors]

Aren’t these popovers so cute for spring?  They come in eight different colors and at this price, I want them ALL!

 [Merona Popover in Mahal Green]

I got mine in my regular size (small) but definitely could have sized up to a medium.  They run a little on the small side.

The bright colored popovers are the perfect backdrop for the Kendra Scott “Rayne” necklace.  I wear mine with everything.

[Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ Necklace]


  • 021414-life-latelyDevon’s recruiting visit went great.  We really liked the school and coaches.  It’s a very small private university about three hours from home.  He has a big decision to make now, whether he wants the commitment of playing football in college or not.  We have two more visits planned (at large schools, not for football), then he will make his decision.
  • New favorite road trip snack!  These dill pickle sunflower seeds are completely addicting.  Craig said I looked like Ava’s hamster stuffing them in my mouth.  🙂
  • We witnessed Ava falling off her horse for the first time while jumping.  His hoof brushed her face but otherwise, she was fine.  She’s taken plenty of “dirt baths” (as her trainer calls them), but Craig and I had never actually seen one.   We were both a little shaken up.  It’s an inherently dangerous sport so we try not to think about it.
  • Craig made chocolate fondue for the girls and me for a Valentine’s Day treat.  YUM!

Happy Monday!  Hope your week is off to a great start.

Getting my pretty on with Fashion FridayThe Pleated Poppy and  Monday Mingle.