Bombarded by Blush

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In honor of Valentine’s Day today, I thought I would share some of the beautiful blush items that I’ve seen on the internet lately. I don’t have enough of this color in my wardrobe, but I have been seeing it everywhere. I might just have to pick up an item or two in this gorgeous color!

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Be My Valentine

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IMG_9255IMG_9246IMG_9279IMG_9288IMG_9253 IMG_9244IMG_9271Coat: JCPenney, Pants: Dynamite, Shoes: BCBGeneration, Bag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Hat: ALDO, Bangle: Kate Spade, Necklace: Giani Bernini via Macy’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so today I am sharing a look that is suitable no matter what your plans may be. Whether it’s  a date with your valentine, a first date, a girls’ night, or plans with your family, this outfit fits the bill. I chose to style a classic look with a striking red coat, black and gold accessories, and a leopard hat that adds a little vintage touch.  

My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a few days early, since he won’t be in town on Friday, and I just couldn’t get over the adorable Kate Spade “Charming Key Bangle” that he picked out all on his own while on a business trip in NYC. I’m in love with it! He definitely holds the key to my heart 😉

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Watercolor & Ruffles

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Coat: Jessica Simpson via T.J.Maxx, cute alternatives here and hereDress: Forever 21 (old), Tights: T.J.Maxx, Boots: Gianni Bini via Dillard’s, Earrings: Niki Designs, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

I apologize for the silence the past couple of days, there just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes! Decided to pull out this oldie, but goodie last week for work, and I’m so glad I did. I purchased this dress a few years ago from Forever 21, and I forgot how much I love it. Watercolor and ruffles never get old! This dress is classy enough for a special event, but also appropriate for a Monday meeting. I always keep my eye out in Forever 21 for similar styles that I can use for work and play.

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Maxxed Out

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IMG_9162IMG_9130Blazer: Cynthia Rowley via T.J.Maxx, similar at Macy’sShirt: T.J.Maxx, Jeans: Express, similar here, Boots: Dolce Vita via T.J.Maxx, similar style hereNecklace: T.J.Maxx, similar styles hereEarrings: T.J.Maxx, similar at J.CrewBag: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx

It’s hard to believe that I was wearing a beanie, winter coat, and gloves just two days before this outfit. It felt so great to be able to walk out of the house with a lightweight shirt and blazer, although sometimes that can be a little too basic. Pairing the outfit with a statement necklace and earrings is the perfect way to add a little glam to your look. I still can’t get over how much this necklace and earrings look like J.Crew pieces! My mom managed to snag both of these gorgeous accessories from T.J.Maxx, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been dying for a pair of jeweled studs, and was thrilled when she gave me these as an early birthday present. You can never have enough sparkle! 😉

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Into the Blue

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Coat: Apartment 9 via Kohl’s, Sweater: Just Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker, similar style at AeropostaleSkirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Boots: Bjorndal, cute alternative hereHandbag: Michael Kors, different colors available hereHat: Forever 21, Gloves: Ross Dress for Less

Bundled up in blues for this winter look. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Polished in Pumpkin

IMG_9035IMG_9040IMG_9067IMG_9055IMG_9063IMG_9060IMG_9049Coat: Lands’ End, Sweater: Gap, similar hereVest: T.J.Maxx, similar herePants: Banana Republic, Boots: Calvin Klein, similar at NordstromSunglasses: Betsey Johnson via T.J.Maxx, similar styles at Forever 21Watch: Michael Kors, Rings: Rebecca Minkoff / Vintage

Looking polished in the winter months can often pose a challenge, especially on those days when all you want is to stay in your pajamas with a cup of hot tea. I don’t know about you, but I go from hot to cold multiple times while at work and having layers that I can easily remove at my desk is crucial. Layering the turtleneck sweater, faux fur vest, and winter coat was perfect for the outdoor weather, yet simple enough to remove once inside (although it was so cold, I left the sweater and vest on all day)!

P.S. Loved getting to showcase my Tennessee spirit with this gorgeous pumpkin coat 😉

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Bright & Easy

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IMG_8916IMG_8913IMG_8905IMG_8911Coat: Delia*s, similar style at Macy’s, Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters, Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters (similar), Boots: Bjorndal, similar at Victoria’s Secret,   Handbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren

One of the easiest ways to brighten up a neutral outfit in the winter months is by adding a colorful coat. It instantly adds a playful touch to your look. while making a casual outfit more interesting. When I don’t have much time to plan an outfit, but still want to feel “put together”, I always grab a bright coat or sweater. How do you brighten up your winter wardrobe?

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Daring Diva

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Jacket: T.J.Maxx, Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: Willi Smith via T.J.Maxx, similar at H&MShoes: Joey O via Ross Dress for Less, similar hereClutch: Kohl’s, Hat: J.Crew, similar styles here, here, and here, Necklace: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Franco Sarto via T.J.Maxx, Bracelets: ALDO, similar here

Definitely channeling my inner Rachel Zoe with this look, and I’m loving it! Every girl deserves to be a diva every once in a while, right? Just add some faux fur, a black hat, and oversized shades to your wardrobe, and you’ve hit the jackpot. The best part about this look is that it has a high-end feel without the costly price tag. Several of these items came from T.J.Maxx, so the next time you are searching for a diva-esque look don’t forget to check them out!

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Liebster Award

LiebsterAward (2)There is an award going around the blogosphere called the Liebster Award. It is an award given by fellow bloggers to new bloggers with huge potential. It is a way to connect with one another, show your support, and gain new followers! I was honored to be given this award by two lovely ladies:

Lexi of Streets of Gold
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Tess of In Good Faith, Tess

Thank you, ladies!

 Rules of the Liebster Award:

– Mention the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
– Answer their 11 questions
– Nominate 11 bloggers with a small following, but huge potential
– Create 11 questions for those bloggers to answer
– Notify your nominees

Lexi’s Questions:

1.)   If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Paris

2.)   What’s your favorite season and why?
Fall, the beautiful colors and perfect weather.

3.)   Flats or heels?
Heels, definitely!

 4.)   Favorite food?
I have too many, but my favorite meal is a pasta dish that my mother makes called Vodka Mostaccioli. It’s delicious!

5.)   Coffee or tea?
Tea

6.)   What’s in your handbag?
About five lip products (various lipsticks, lip butters, and chapsticks), black leather wallet, sunglasses, granola bar (or something sweet to munch on), bottle of water, Advil, Benadryl, keys, a few pens… the list goes on!

7.)   Most embarrassing moment?
While in university, I was running to class to deliver a presentation and when I finally made it to the building a girl came up and told me I had a rip up the back of my pencil skirt. I was running the entire time with my red underwear showing… And campus was packed with people.

8.)   Do you have any pets?
I grew up with dogs, but do not have any of my own yet. My parents have 2 poodles and 2 labradoodles that I consider my own.

9.)   Fly or road trip?
Road trip

10.)   Favorite color?
Purple, although I never seem to buy clothing this color. That will have to change!

11.) One thing we probably don’t know about you?
I’m a Newfie 😉

Tess’s Questions:

1.)   Why did you start your blog?
To express my personal style with the hope of inspiring others

2.)   How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I seem to find something in every day that dazzles or inspires me, hence Dazzle by Day.

3.) Who is your celebrity crush?
Channing Tatum

4.) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Paris

5.) Favorite memory?
Marrying the love of my life

6.) Favorite book?
The Devil Wears Prada

7.) Who is your style icon?
My mother

8.) Favorite quote?
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

9.) What would your dream career be?
I’m torn between becoming the Director of Marketing for a high-end retail company and opening my own bridal boutique. I know that either of these would make me extremely happy.

10.) Favorite place to shop?
I have many favorites, but I love T.J.Maxx. You just never know what you may find!

11.) What inspires you?
Everything – travel, nature, food, books, magazines, movies, fashion, music, family

My nominees are….

Jessica of Afternoon Style
Brooke of Honestly, B.
Anngelik of Vogue&Heels
Charlotte of Lurch Hound Loves
Nancy of Adore to Adorn
Melanie of Turquoise Blonde
Ali of ALLIE NYC
Brooke of Brooke du jour
Kimiko of Hilarity Ensues
Amity and Mioara of Cream & Sugar, Please
Kelly of Enter Kelly

 My questions are…

1)   What are five items in your wardrobe you can’t live without?
2)   Macaron or cookie?
3)   What is your favorite piece of jewelry and why?
4)   Favorite movie?
5)   What item would you splurge on?
6)   Favorite designer?
7)   Who takes your blog photos?
8)   What camera do you use?
9)   Do you prefer shopping online or in-store?
10) How would you describe your style?
11) If you could live in any era specifically for the fashion, which would it be and why?

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Mad for Military

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Jacket: Steve Madden, similar style at Forever 21T-Shirt: Lucky Brand, similar at Old NavyPants: Dynamite, Shoes: Nine West, very similar hereHandbag: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson via T.J.Maxx, Necklace: Niki Designs

Showing off my military style today with this gorgeous Steve Madden jacket. Just add a beautiful beaded necklace, black pants, and nude pumps, and you are ready for brunch with the ladies or, in my case, a day of shopping at the outlets.

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