Gingham and Mint


It is like the word that must not be spoken.  The 'R' word.  It started back in April and has not let up since making wearing anything in gingham and mint feel like a joke. This spring would feel like a bust here in the DMV if it were not for a few bright, warm days when I can break out some of the seasons fresh colors and trends. When the sun came out for one day last week all I could think of was breaking out my retired aqua Coach tote bag and these three things. D'orsay flats, a gingham button down and mint denim. The peeped out for a few moments that day and warmed this up just a bit. No Hunter rain boots today! Gingham Shirt (thrifted-similar)/Forever 21 Mint Jeans (old-similar/similar)/Old Navy D'orsay Flats (old-similar)/Coach Tote … [Read more...]

Slip into the Athleisure Trend


My birthday this week has prompted those around me to ask me what I want as a gift. One of the top items are the New Balance for J.Crew 620 sneakers in 'Gold Salt'. It's my way of working in the athleisure trend. Sadly, they are backordered until fall but isn't that a great time to slip off the sandals and flops and put on some cute, warmer kicks like these? I think so.  I can wait. My mind started churning on other cute athleisure style shoes and I found some super cute ones that you can wear right now.   Athleisure Shoes Under $50 by victoriamason  1. OFFICE Milan snake-effect flatform sandals/2. SKECHERS 'Retrospect' (Gold) Women's Running Shoes/3. Reef Women's Walled Athletic/4. Women's Clarks 'Cordelia' Alto Ballet Flat in Orange/5. Clarks Glove Glitter … [Read more...]

How to Dress for an 80s Party


I've said it before and I'll say it again, my neighborhood does some fun stuff, including throwing an "I Love the 80s" party last weekend. After winning best dressed I decided to put together a little guide for How to Dress for an 80's Party. I would say it is a definite trend too.  My Facebook feed regularly fills up with throwback parties and people dressing for prom; when let's face it we could all be working at the school on the regular and no one would be suspecting us of being undercover cops. STEP 1: Are you a Madonna? Or do you identify with Molly Ringwald or a Joan Collins from Dynasty? I choose Madonna. My hair is short and I knew I could work with it. STEP 2: Take to the Internet and research the look. I wanted something that wasn't complicated.  Could I use … [Read more...]

2016 Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X


Disclosure: TMC was not paid for this post. Products are for review purposes only and supplied by esi-solutions.  Opinions are 100% my own.  Source: A few months back I had discussed the Nissan Titan XD PRO-4X with other car writers and the consensus was the same.  This truck, an all-new model from Nissan, is a total beast, which naturally made me want to do more than just walk around it. First Impressions Late one Friday afternoon this 310 horsepower with 555 lb-ft of torque came rumbling into my driveway.  The rumble comes from the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.  I think I ran up to it and then abruptly stopped.  The Titan was bigger than I remembered.  In fact the hood came above my shoulders.  The side mirrors with tow mirrors were bigger than my head. I … [Read more...]

Blue Stripes & White Denim


*Disclosure: Compensation is received through affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own. The rare sunny days we have had lately have made me yearn even more for light colors like blue stripes & white denim. Cooler temps prevail making long sleeves and denim are still needed daily. I love pairing it with my latest trench too. Excuse the lighting on the photo.  The rain has cast a crazy gloom over anything that no lighting can fix. SHOP THE LOOK Linking up with Mix It Mondays /The Pleated Poppy/Style Elixir/Style Nudge/Classy Monday Blog Link Up/Pink Sole/Hello Monday Link Up/Sydney Fashion Forum/Ms Chanda An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

Style In Harmony


*Disclosure: TMC receives compensation from affiliate links. Opinions are 100% my own. This week I am proud to welcome Tamara from 'Style in Harmony' to the TMC Blogger Love Interview Series.  1. Your blog, Style in Harmony, focuses on affordable, “every day girl” style. What does that mean to you? I’m from the suburbs and my days are filled with pretty regular activities such as work, running errands, spending time with family and friends, etc. I try to focus on sharing wearable content for “every day” life (with the exception of outfits for specific events). Many fashion bloggers feature expensive clothing and accessories that are just not realistic for most girls. I want to show my readers that you can be stylish and look fabulous with affordable fashion! I’m a sucker for a … [Read more...]


It's the little things that really matter, am I right? That's why an early morning conversation with my husband resonated so much with me last week. We're busy.  All the time right now with creating our business.  Some days we can't squeeze in a full 30 minute workout or hour at the gym.  So what about if we only do 10 as the minimum each day?  I'm talking about #MayMotivation. Follow me on YouTube It's taking 10 minutes out of your day to get moving.  I actually schedule it in each day whether it is ten minutes or more.  It is the simple act of making fitness a priority and habit in your  daily life. Even if I can only do a few minutes of yoga or HIIT it has happened, was on my mind and keeps my outlook positive for the rest of the day.  The benefits are numerous from better sleep, … [Read more...]

Colorful Affirmations for Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner and with it I couldn't resist sharing this set of colorful affirmations for mom coloring pages from creator Sarah Renae Clark, a Melbourne based mother to a little 11 month old boy. They had a difficult start and Sarah ended up dealing with postnatal depression (PPD) on and off in the first few months.  I can relate. Twice. She found that during that time, one of the biggest things that got her through was being creative again. Sarah started drawing and creating coloring books to help herself on the hard days, but the books she created have now been able to help other mothers too. I love to color and I love this idea! She even created a coloring page for me. Now TMC readers can get 15% off her entire digital store until 6/30/16 (It … [Read more...]

#TeamCap Fashion


*Disclosure: Compensation is received through affiliate links.  All opinions are 100% my own. I know, I can hardly believe it either. Here it is May the 4th and I'm showing off looks my #TeamCap fashion based on Captain America by Marvel Comics (in theaters May 6).  Who would have thought this day would ever come? When something as good as what Marvel is doing with Captain America is happening it cannot be denied. It's just that counting-down-the-days-awesome. I couldn't stop the excitement that's been building up regarding the new Civil War movie even if I felt I was breaking bad with my first love, DC Comics. When you have to pick sides I'm obviously going to go with the one who feels the government shouldn't dictate how you use your power. #TeamCap all the … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day with ModCloth


*Disclosure:  This is a compensated post. Compensation is received through affiliate links. occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. All opinions are 100% my own. When it comes to Mother’s Day I don't think you can go wrong with a gift from ModCloth. Sure, I have numerous ideas that range from a box of macarons, a new Darth Vader tee (beacause umm, never enough!) to some beautiful baubles, but I've put together a few items that will make you ooh and aah over their prettiness, are perfect for spring and to give as Mother's Day gifts.  Treat yourself or a friend or just pass on long this necessary information. Display photos and small projects from the wee ones with this cute 'Twine After Twine Photo … [Read more...]