Beautiful in Vintage
Styling Pieces from @Nafiinu

Recently had a chance to collaborate with this really great Instagram Shop @Nafiinu . They sent me a couple of gorgeous pieces and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Modest vintage style with floral prints from @nafiinuI had such a fun time styling these two pieces. I received a floral dress and a floral print skirt from @naffinu and then went and played dress up at the park. Isn’t blogging fun?

pink, green and red floral print vintage thrifted skirt with blush pink button up and ankle strap heels; modest spring outfitOne of the great things about shopping resale shops is that you get to have the most unique things. This floral print is absolutely gorgeous, but also it is not like anything I’ve seen.

I really felt like this was a versatile piece and could think of a dozen ways to style it, but for now I’ve kept it to just 3.

pink, green and red floral print thrifted skirt with blush pink button up and ankle strap heels; modest spring outfitWent with a classic pink button up that I actually found at Walmart of all places. Our family does most of our grocery shopping their so I’m always on the look out for little stylish gems when I am there. (Depending on how many children have come along).

blush pink clutch from Cato fashions, dainty jewels and floral print skirt, modest outfitPicked up this super cute wristlet in blush pink from Cato Fashions for less than $13. Also, where I live in South Carolina all the Cato Fashion stores are located near Walmart so I stumble in there a little more than I should, but they have great deals, so I love it there.

favorite style with this skirt. Blush pink button up with floral print skirt. Modest outfit ideaThese ankle strap shoes with the jewels are another Cato Fashion find! They have great prices on shoes, I actually got this pair in black as well. The heel is low enough that I feel fabulous, but I can still (kind of) keep up with my littles.

blush pink button up top with blush pink ankle strap heels and red, pink, green, and black floral print skirt. modest outfit ideaPink headband is from Walmart and necklace is from ebay (only $5). I love getting jewelry from Ebay, but you have to be willing to wait… and wait.

red and green floral print skirt. Vintage thrifted with white and red cardigan. modest outfit ideaThis skirt has so many great colors in it, it is almost tropical. For the first look I played up the softness of the pink flowers, and for this look I paired it with red. I thought this look was also very classy.

Another way to dress up this great skirt.

red and green floral print skirt. Vintage thrifted with white and red cardigan. modest fashionAdded a little sparkle to my hair with a red headband and a dainty necklace since the peter pan collar on this shirt already has jewels on it. I like a big statement necklace, but the collar makes a statement all on it’s own. My sleeveless white top is from Loft Outlet.

Actually, my red cardigan is a Goodwill find from last summer, that my husband picked up for me in my absence during a wardrobe emergency (if such a thing exist.)

red and green floral print skirt. Vintage thrifted with white and red cardigan. modest outfit idea.I really like the full and pleated style of this skirt. If there were any downside to dealing with this shop it was that the clothes turned out to be a bit ill fitting. I am not sure if they were a bit generous in their sizing, but this had quite a few extra inches around the waist that had to be dealt with before it fit well.

Classic red Mary Jane’s to finish off this look.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac fringe boots. super girly flowy dress loved itBefore we talk about the 3rd look featuring that great skirt, let’s stop for a second and take a look at this amazing dress.

I had such a fun time with these photos.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac fringe boots. Modest outfit ideaThe skirt of this dress was so long and flowy and had really great movement I really wanted to capture it on my still shots, and I love how the pictures turned out.

The floral print on this dress had a mix of colors, but the yellow in the print made me opt for the cognac accents.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac fringe bootsThese boots are some of my favorites, I love the color and I love the fringe. These boots are from Kohl’s and are part of the JLo collection by Jennifer Lopez, I find I fall in love with a couple pairs of shoes from her collection every season, same for the Fergalicous line by Fergie; they always have great designs.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac bootsI felt like the styling on this dress was a little more limited and this was by far my favorite look. If you can sew (which I cannot) the possibilities with thrifted pieces are so much more diverse.

I did come up with three styles for this dress that were lovely though.

Vintage floral modest dress from Instagram shop. Modest style with hot pink cardigan and hot pink heels perfect for springThis dress is a little shapeless through the midsection so I found that adding a belt helped greatly with fit.

The floral print had some dark pink in it, and I’m always looking for any excuse to wear these hot pink shoes I scored for $7 at the end of summer clearance last year at Rack Room Shoes.

Vintage floral modest dress from Instagram shop. Modest style with hot pink cardigan and hot pink heelsThe heat and humidity were killer and it shows in my hair and in the shine on my face, but we stuck it out and got some great photos of this gorgeous dress.

I still have not adjusted to living in this southern heat. I am enjoying summer as much as I can while also enjoying the knowledge that fall is right around the corner. I never thought I’d be looking forward to the cool of an eighty degree day.

Fabulous Vintage floral modest dress from Instagram shop. Modest style with hot pink cardigan and hot pink heelsMore pink for the last look featuring this dress.

I love blush pink for summer, or light pink, or baby pink, or whatever the fashion goddesses are calling it this week.

modest thrifted instagram shop, featuring this floral print dress styled with light summer pink sweater and shoesForgot to take my glasses off you guys, owning it.

Sweater is from Loft outlet and necklace is from New York and Company.

blush pink and vintage floral dress #thriftedWhite watch with floral print around the face was the perfect accent to this outfit. They have this watch in 3 colors on JCPenney.com

modes spring and summer outfit idea. Floral print dress with light pink sweaterThese shoes will forever go with this wristlet.

This dress left much to be desired on the hanger but adding a little shape and color with the perfect sweater or belt was enough to give this dress great style. You have to look beyond the hanger sometimes.

modern style with vintage pieces. Red, pink, green and black floral skirt with black top and statement necklace. Summer Modest fashionGiving this skirt a little night life in this last look featuring these gorgeous pieces from Instagram Shop @Nafiinu.

Added a black top with a chiffon flutter sleever from Dress Barn, and sparkly heels from Payless and this super cute black sequin wristlet from the Target One Spot.

modern style with vintage pieces. Red, pink, green and black floral skirt with black top and statement necklace. Modest fashionI believe this great bracelet from Kohl’s made into several of the looks from this shoot. I really like it, and to be honest, I wear it all the time.

modern style with vintage pieces. Red, pink, green and black floral skirt with black top and statement necklace. Summer Modest fashion.Always love this great necklace from Rue21, it’s a great addition to a solid colored simple top or dress.

Going to be adding lots of summer style in the next few weeks so make sure and check back for new post.

Next one is going to be this Monday. In the meantime make sure to follow me on Instagram for fun and fashion.

 

 

Full and Pleated White and Pink Floral Skirt 2 Ways

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I have been loving this beautiful spring weather. I love bright colors and full skirts so I could not pass up this gorgeous skirt when I came upon it recently while shopping at Dress Barn.

full and pleated white and pink floral skirt, modest outfit ideaThe large floral print of this skirt is a mix of bright and dark pinks and bright and dark greens. I love that it comes in a large range of sizes, I know that I sometimes feel like I can find the cutest skirts in little boutiques, but as a curvier girl they don’t always even go up to a large or an extra large.

white and hot pink floral skirt modest outfit ideaOf course for me, because I love color, my first thought when I saw this skirt was, “How amazing would this be with more pink?!”

Really I couldn’t wait to get this home and style it with my bright pink tank I purchased from Dress Barn last summer.

White cardigan, pink tank/shell with pleated white and pink floral skirt, modest outfitFor an easy style mix I layered on a white short sleeve cardigan and a white pearl bib necklace.

Of course these hot pink shoes I scored for only $7 at Rack Room shoes, were the perfect finishing touch to this look.

white cardigan, hot pink top, bright pink shoes and white and pink floral pleated skirt from dress barn, modest outfit ideaI am excited to wear this skirt over and over again all spring and summer, I have several great ideas to style it, but this was definitely the first way I wanted to wear it.

black peter pan collar top and pink and white floral print pleated skirt with black sparkle heels, modest outfit ideaShared this look a week or two ago on my Instagram account (are you following me yet?) and I was fortunate enough to have it featured on the Dress Barn Instagram page and website which was pretty awesome.

You can check out the Dress Barn Instagram page HERE and check out the outfit feature on their website here.

black top with pink and white pleated floral print spring time skirt. modest outfit ideaTook a few quick outfit pictures on the way to church in this outfit on a rainy Sunday morning. I wish I had gotten a close up of the great sequin peter pan collar on this black 3/4 sleeve top from Ann Taylor Loft.

Because of the collar on this top, I don’t like to style it with a bib necklace even those are my favorite, so I wore this black tassel necklace that I found recently for $5 at Walmart.

black top with pink and white floral skirt modest outfit ideaFinished off this look with these great sparkly black heels from Payless, that I picked up around Christmas time when a friend told me about them.

These shoes are sparkly all over adding a dressed up look to any outfit, but the heel is low enough that I can be comfortable in them all day. s

Here’s the link to this gorgeous skirt on the Dress Barn website if you want to check it out.

Have a wonderful week.

Until next time,

Ashley

Beautiful Blue Swing Dress
Perfect for Spring

I am so excited to share this dress with you. I love the warm weather that we have been fortunate enough to have here in South Carolina. I love being able to pack up my knee high boots and wear pastels.

The hunt is on for gorgeous spring items at super affordable prices. This great swing dress I am wearing in light blue is so great and is available in a variety of colors from Jane.com for only $16.99 plus shipping.
blue swing dress from Jane.com, super comfy easy modest dressSeems like everyone is always raving about these very comfortable dresses, and I know why. They are so easy and breathable and perfect for layering.modest spring swing dress in pastel blue

Also what is amazing about these dresses is that they have sleeves! I love that. It seems impossible to find a comfortable dress with sleeves.

I don’t always mind a sleeveless dress, but sleeves just makes everything easier.

modest swing dress in the perfect shade of pastel blue. Great for springIf you love a high neck line than these swing dresses from Jane are great for you. Seems like everyone is buying these in the long sleeve variety, but as a more recent South Carolina resident, I couldn’t abide by the idea of long sleeves in the upcoming spring and summer months. It is so hot here you guys, it is not funny.

layering my pastel blue spring swing dress with navy blue cardigan and bib necklace. Modest outfit ideaI chose to layer mine because it was a little cool on the evening I wore it out and the material is a little thin depending on what you are wearing underneath this dress.

short sleeve blue modest swing dress for springThis dress can be dressed up or down. It’s so super comfortable, it really feels like the world’s greatest, softest, stretchiest pajamas. They sell out fast on Jane, I was going to get another one in Coral and missed out, luckily they are still an affordable $35 on the Caralese website.

navy blue and pastel blue modest swing dress spring outfit idea. Teacher outfit ideaIt does wrinkle a little bit due to the flowy-ness (why isn’t that a real word?) of the material at the bottom. It made it through shipping and life with 4 kids and managed to look just like this the whole day so it is a win for me.

My navy wedges from Life Stride shoe are my favorite easy comfortable navy blue shoes. I sometimes convince myself I need one more pair of shoes in Navy, but then I stop myself (why do I do that?). These shoes are so comfortable I can chase my kids around in them for hours.

Do you have a swing dress yet? If not head on over to Jane and see if you can catch one before they are gone.

If yes, what is your favorite way to style it?

 

Styling and Reviewing this Lovely Striped Dress from Jane.com
Available Now

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If I haven’t gushed enough about how I love Jane.com on my Instagram (click here if you are not following me yet, cause I don’t want you to miss anything) I super love this website.

I have never had any trouble with an order and I have always loved everything that I have received.

Today, they have these gorgeous striped dresses for sale for only $21.99. I recently purchased one of these lightweight tee shirt dresses in the charcoal striped and loved it so much I wanted to show you how great this dress is while it is available for purchase on Jane.

black and white striped tee shirt dress with mint cardigan sweater, teacher outfit ideaJane is a third party website that brings deals to people like you and me at a great discount off of retail, but their sales are only available for a limited time. Usually around 4 days. These dresses just went live on Jane today so there is still time to get yours before they are gone.

Daily Boutique Deals

You can click here to go to Jane and take a look at all the styles this beautiful dress comes in. They have thick stripes and thin stripes, red, and navy. By itself the dress may feel like it is a bit plain I will admit, but it such a great layering piece. Add a belt, or a statement necklace, and some great shoes and you are all set to go.

I highly recommend this dress. I can’t say enough about how outrageously comfortable it is. I hope if you get one you will love it as much as I do.

black and white striped tee shirt dress with mint cardigan sweater, modest outfit ideaOkay, so let’s talk about my dress specifically. I actually bought the charcoal and white striped style of this dress. They have a variety of colors, but black and white stripes are something I’ve been obsessing over so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this style dress straight from my style wish list. Also my other tee shirt dress with black and white stripes is just too heavy for the upcoming warm weather.

perfect spring striped tee shirt dress, black and white strped dress with mint sweater and mint necklace, modest spring fashionThe stripes aren’t true black as the description stated but more of a dark grey, which is still beautiful. The charcoal gives it more of a sprig feel anyway, which is great for the warm weather, also it perhaps leaves room for me to buy a black and white striped dress before the summer is over. (I’m joking, but it could really happen)

great deal on this black and white striped modest tee shirt dress from janeEverybody always wants to know when ordering online, “Is this true to size?”

Great question, because the return window is small. Yes these particular dresses are true to size. I usually wear a large or an extra large. I bought this dress from Jane.com in an extra large, and it is a perfect relaxed fit.

The shipping does take longer than shopping retail, which is why I always say, if you want it, you should just get it now. Don’t wait for the sale to come around again, because you could be enjoying it all that time. I like to buy as many of my spring items as I can when the season begins because I want to wear them over and over.

IMG_0688-002My first thought when I got this dress out of the packaging was to pair it with mint, because I love that color.

Everything is pastels for spring and summer and that is just perfect with me.

This mint cardigan is from Old Navy it is a purchase from last year, but I noticed this hi-low cardigan available for purchase on their website the other day, so you can still get it there if you love it.

These mint wedges are from Shoe Carnival, and are also a purchase from last year. They are available in several colors and if my budget wasn’t the master of my closet I would have bought them in all the colors, they are so stylish and comfortable.

striped dresses on jane.comHere’s a look at a few of the other styles you can get from Jane.com today

This dress is actually available in 8 different styles and goes all the sizes range all the way from a 0/2 all the way up to an 18/20 (xxl)! That always excites me, because I am a curvy girl and a lot of boutique clothes stop one size short of fitting me.

Can’t wait to share more ways I styled this awesome dress with you all spring and summer. If you have styled this dress and posted it on Instagram, please feel free to tag me in your Instagram comments because I would love to see it. (My Instagram username is @smartnsavvymom).

Happy Wednesday all!

See you next time!

Floral Chiffon Arrow Skirt 3 Ways
Perfect for Spring

floral chiffon arrow skirt from rue21 styled 3 modest ways for springI know that one of the challenges of having a beautiful updated wardrobe is trying to find beautiful items at a great price.

One question I receive a lot concerning my style is “Where?” Seems people are always trying to find out where items were purchased and how recently. I love to share my daily styles with you over on Instagram. (Let’s connect!)

Of course building a wardrobe is always about mixing your existing items with a few great new ones every season, and I have found a great and beautiful new piece for spring.

teal and coral floral chiffon skirt from rue21 paired with teal blouse, modest outfit idea

This floral chiffon arrow skirt from Rue21 is only $18.99 and it is so lovely. I could think quickly of a half dozen ways to style it when I came upon it in the store and in case you needed some ideas on how to style a skirt like this I am going to show you the 3 ways I first chose to style this skirt.

teal blouse with mint and coral floral print chiffon arrow maxi skirt, modest outfit ideaI love the flow of this skirt in the warm spring breeze. This skirt is lightweight and has a knee length lining, and a wide elastic waist band for a comfortable fit.

My first though when I saw this skirt was to pair it with mint or teal, but to be honest that is usually my first thought with most skirts. I just love mint and teal, always have.

teal sandals and teal top with mint and coral chiffon arrow maxi, modest outfit ideaThe base of the skirt is more of an off white, or beige color, so I added this great cream bib necklace onto this teal blouse I purchased last summer from Kohl’s. The blouse went perfectly with these teal platform wedges I found last summer at Cato Fashions. They don’t appear to be selling these great shoes again this year but I saw a great pair of sling back platform wedges in a similar color for only $11.99!

 

beige lace top with mint and coral chiffon arrow maxi, modest outfit ideaFor my second look, I grabbed this great scalloped lace beige tee from Walmart. You can find it online at Walmart.com, they have several colors available, the one pictured above is the color “fruit khaki.”

scalloped lace beige tee and mint and coral floral chiffon arrow maxi skirt modest outfit

This skirt is such a fun style. If you are not going for a contrasting look and you have a busy print like this, what I like to do is try to pick one or two colors from the skirt to coordinate with.

For this look the beige top picks up on the base color of the skirt as well as the waist band.

This pink bib necklace from New York and Company is as close to the coral color as I currently have, but I love the way it looks with this outfit.

scalloped lace beige tee and mint and coral floral chiffon arrow maxi skirt modest outfit for springThis skirt is so elegant with such a relaxed feel to it. It hit me just at my ankle in the front and back. The sides come up which create the arrow shape referred to in the name of the skirt from Rue21.

Nude sling back heels finished off another great look with this skirt. coral button up top with mint and coral floral chiffon arrow maxi skirt modest outfit idea I have had this coral button up top in my closet for longer than I am willing to admit. This top is a barely worn Target find from ages ago and went perfectly with this skirt.

This coral color is everywhere right now, so even though this top is not recent, finding a new top in this color will not be challenging this spring.

coral, orrange pink button up top with mint and coral chiffon maxi skirt modest outfitGot my teal platform sandals again and this time went with a simple pendant, tassel necklace with turquoise color. This necklace is from Burke’s Outlet (I still love that store).

coral button up, teal pendant tassel necklace, platform wedges with coral and mint chiffon maxi skirt modest outfit This is going to be an easy go to skirt for all of spring. Rue21 also has this style of skirt available in black and bright orange, if you are feeling a solid kind of vibe.

I think this will be a great skirt if you are going on vacation, super comfy and you are going to look amazing in all those photos you post on social media.

What is your favorite new clothing article you have found for spring?

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

 

Snowy Style
My Out of Town Winter Outfits

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So my loving husband had to drag me kicking and screaming on a near 20 hour drive to see our families. Really the drive is much shorter, but with 4 little children in tow, it never quite works out that way.

Of course I was crazy excited to see my family, and my kids kept asking me if we were going to build snowmen at Grandpa and Grandma’s house.

The thought of snow had me thinking though. I knew that it had been unusually warm this winter in my former hometown and I had written off the idea of snow, but the more the kids asked the more I got to thinking.

I’m not the sledding, snow angels, and snowman kind of girl. I usually stand on the side taking pictures while the kids have snowball fights with their dad, but I was thinking the one thing that was missing from my life were some great outfit photos with a snowy white back drop.

At the risk of packing yet another pair of shoes I did pack one or 2 extra outfits just in case.

Turned out when we finally arrived at the doorstep of my in-laws house it was in fact snowing. The first snow of the cold season for them, just so happened to occur at the time of our arrival.

I wish it would’ve waited until we got the car unpacked, but I am happy my kids were able to play in the snow and a few days later I did snap a couple outfit pics before it all melted away.

buffalo plaid peacoat from #burkesoutlet and red beanie, plaid and stripe pattern mix. My modest winter styleKeeping warm was serious business for me. It had not been cold in South Carolina where I live up to this point, and I did not pack correctly for the cold and windy lake front weather. This red beanie from Groopdealz was invaluable to me. If you have not shopped Groopdealz it is an amazing website that has great deals on boutique style clothing. I actually found this beanie on Groopdealz for only $6.99!

red buffalo plaid winter coat pattern mix with black and white striped dress and black knee hight boots, modest winter outfit ideaOf course I brought my favorite red and black buffalo plaid peacoat from Burke’s Outlet on my trip. I have warmer coats, with hoods, but I wasn’t planning on being this cold. At least I looked great, right? Quick steps from the car and back, no lingering, and I was fine, with the exception of a few outfit pics with my big sis.

buffalo plaid button up and black and white striped long sleeve dress, my modest winter styleOkay, confession time, I am slightly obsessed with buffalo plaid. If you had more than one conversation with me this fall/winter I have probably brought it up, and I am not sorry.

So now that we have that out in the open, you will not be surprised to see that when I took off my plaid coat I was actually wearing a plaid button up shirt in the same print and the same colors.

buffalo plaid button up tied over black and white striped dress, my modest winter syleI couldn’t hide how cold I was when posing for this shot. No matter how I tried, I just couldn’t get my shoulders to come down, taking my coat off was quite the shock. Don’t worry we didn’t stay outside more than a moment. You can also rest assured that it wasn’t as cold as I look.

I felt amazing in this 3/4 sleeve long striped dress from Jane.com. It wasn’t too dressy and it was heavy enough for the colder weather. Best part about this fabulous dress made by Sign Here Vinyl is that it was less than $20 on Jane!

It was hard to buy only one. You should definitely head over to Jane and check out there great deals.

This buffalo plaid button up shirt is a recent wishlist find I from Wamlart. My husband couldn’t believe when I exclaimed it was just what I’d been looking for, but I promise I don’t have one like it. It is perfect for layering and the price is perfect too.

Necklace and boots are from Cato Fashions, earrings are from Burke’s Outlet, and headband is from Payless.

white lace dress and cognac boots and belt my modest winter styleI love this dress I found on clearance at White House Black Market a few seasons ago when I was still living in Indiana.

I like it for spring, but couldn’t wait to layer it up for winter. It was pretty windy at the park by the lake so I might have to repeat this one so I can get a picture of it on a sunny and clear day in South Carolina, but mostly because I love this outfit.

white lace dress and cognac boots modest winter outfitThis beige cardigan is from New York and Company outlet, and my blet is from Cato Fashions. I always find great deals at Cato Fashions.

These amazing brown sweater boots are from Groopdealz! Yes, again with Groopdealz. Before I found Groopdealz I just owned less clothes. Groopdealz is really amazing and these boots were less than $30!

My bohemian style necklace is from Ebay and I think I payed less than $4 for it. Love finding fashion for a steal. Although, I admit, I have to repair jewelry I order from Ebay from time to time.

red embellished sweater with statement necklace and tulle skirt modest winter outfitDressing up my red sweater I bought for our choir concert, hope you saw how I styled it in my previous post of Red Christmas Outfits.
I layered my red sweater from Kohl’s over a simple white button up shirt I bought from Walmart.

I added my super gorgeous statement necklace I got for $16 at Rue21 a few months back.

Added my very long and very gorgeous beige tulle skirt I purchased from Amazon. I bought my  6-layer Midi Length Tulle Skirt for our family Christmas Photos and am so pleased with how lovely it is.

red embellished sweater with statement necklace and tulle skirt modest christmas outfitThis  6-layer Mid Tulle Skirt from Amazon is listed as midi length but hit my 5’3″ frame at my ankles. This skirt did have a length option, if you like the shorter style tulle skirt. The shorter length is great for less formal events or warmer weather.

red shoes and white tulle skirt modest christmas outfit ideaYou know you have a slight obsession when you are so excited that the snow is icy hard so you can stand on it in your red high heels. These red shoes from Shoe Carnival are another recent affordable find. I love, loving all my clothes.

A couple years ago I made the decision to only buy clothes that make me squeal. No more “Well it is the right price and it fits” decisions. It’s working out pretty well, I hope you agree.

red embellished sweater with statement necklace and tulle skirt winter outfit on benchLoved the contrast of the bright red against the soft beige tulle skirt. I will never tire of this necklace.

I am back home and ready to start a new year with new goals and things to accomplish. More on all that to come in a later post. Hope the new year is treating you all well, and thank you so much for stopping in as always.

Navy Floral Print Dress,
Perfect for Fall Floral,
My Sunday Style

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I was so excited when I saw this dress go on sale on Jane.com, I am always a little worried about shopping online sites that don’t have brick and mortar locations for returns,  but this worked out just perfectly.

navy floral print tee shirt dress easy modest outfit idea for fallThis lightweight tee shirt dress was so very comfortable. I think often we hear the word comfortable and automatically assume that it cannot also be fashionable, but I think I proved that theory wrong here.

There is a hint of yellow in the print so I wore my mustard yellow cardigan from New York and Company outlet and my suede-like cognac boots to dress this up for Sunday morning.

navy floral modest tee shirt dress easy look for fall with bootsIt was a beautiful dress all on it’s own, but I loved the mint and navy contrast too much to leave out this beautiful mint necklace from Cato Fashions. They have really great prices on fashion jewelry, you hardly see anything from their priced over $14.99.

Boots are from the Jennifer Lopez collection at Kohl’s. She has amazing boots, and I’m concerned that I won’t be able to resist getting myself a taupe pair of boots from her collection during the black Friday sales at Kohl’s.

Shopping Black Friday at Kohl’s is so easy, unfortunately for my wallet, but oh so fortunate for my closet!

Great news about this dress is that it is back on sale today at Jane.com for only $22 plus $5 to ship! This dress is available in 16 different designs, from solids, to stripes to florals, you really should go and see for yourself how many great choices there are.

jane.com best ever tee shirt dress only 22 dollars easy modest teacher style everyday caualHere are 11 of the styles of this great Tee Shirt dress from Jane.com. Goes all the way from small to xlarge!

The dress I’m wearing in this post is the one pictured on the top left corner. I can’t say enough about how pleased I am with this dress.

navy blue floral tee shirt dress from jane; easy modest styleThe floral print is perfect, and it is going to transition well into a spring dress as well. I wore it with mustard, but if you have to layer for the cooler days it would be equally amazing with pink, green, mint or navy of course.

best ever navy blue floral dress with sleeves! Easy modest outfit idea/>I was having one of those mornings, I started with a striped dress, and the switched to a polka dot sweater, and then through 3 or 4 other things before I ended up with this. I thought I had settled on something when I picked out this headband that I recently found at Walmart.

I have a better headband to go with this outfit, but after leaving that pile of laundry on my bed I was in no mood to basically start over with my hair so I just rocked the black, why not?

navy blue floral tee shirt dress, modest outfit idea for churchI hope you love this dress as much as I do. I felt great and comfortable all day wearing this and can’t wait to wear it again.

SHOP THE LOOK:

You can shop this look by checking out the dress HERE at Jane.com and make sure too look around while you are there, they have so many great deals.

Shoes are found HERE at Kohl’s.
Bracelet from: Dazzle Up
Earrings: Target
Cardigan: New York and Company Outlet
Watch: Cato Fashions
Headband: Walmart

 

Long Sleeve Pleated Pocket Dress
My Sunday Style
Plus Where You Can Find One!

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I recently ordered a gorgeous pleated pocket dress from GroopDealz. If you haven’t checked out this site you really need to head over there right away. They have great prices on beautiful boutique pieces.

I have been looking for a long sleeve dress with a modest neckline and length. Not too impossible until I factored in the price I was willing to pay. I searched and searched and came up with nothing until I checked GroopDealz.

On GroopDealz I was able to find this gorgeous crew neck, long sleeved black dress with pockets. I chose black, but it also came in two additional colors.

long sleeve black modest dress with pops of red and bootiesI absolutely love this dress. It’s soft, the length is just right, it can be dressed up or down and the price is perfect.

Even better it is on sale again right now.

You have to hurry with GroopDealz similiar to Groupon they get discounts on boutique items by selling them in larger quantities. Then the seller of the item ships everything out on the same day after the sale has ended.

groopdealz pleated pocket dressThis time around the dress is on sale for 4 days. That gives you until Sunday to get this amazing deal.

This dress comes in olive, burgundy, and black and is Lucy and Lyla Brand; one of my favorites.

I love that Lucy and Lyla is available through these discount fashion sites, and look forward to seeing what they have to offer at these great prices.

I purchased the black color of this dress, but every time I wear it I think about getting another. It is such a great dress. Can you believe that I didn’t own a little black dress before this?

little black modest dress with red accents, perfect for fallI had a few ideas of how to style this dress right out of the package. I ended up going with a few simple red pieces, and I loved how it looked.

I recently popped into Cato Fashions and found some red jewelry perfect for fall and wore all of it with this dress.

The red belt is from Walmart from last year, and my red beaded bracelet is an ebay find.

I had a hard time finding anything in a deep red shade on ebay as far as necklaces were concerned. I love a good ebay deal, and I have found many, but after a few h ours of searching I decided I was going to have to expand my search. Doesn’t take much to convince me to go shopping really.

I have 2 go-tos for affordable fashion jewelry and that is Burke’s Outlet and Cato Fashions. I also love New York and Company outlet, but it’s a little bit further from my home, so while I always stop in when I’m nearby, it’s not somewhere I drive by during my regular activities.

Cato Fashions had so much great jewelry you guys. They had every trend I’m wanting to stock up on. It was one of those days when you walked into the store and just wished you had unlimited funds so no choices had to be made and I could just go home with everything.

Alas, I could not, but I found some gorgeous things to bring home with me, and the pining desire to head back as soon as possible.

modest black fall dress with red jeweled bracelet and red belt

I think this bracelet is one of my new favorite things. It’s so gorgeous and sparkly, and I love sparkly things. I love the big colorful stones, and think this would be just as fabulous with clear stones, or cobalt.

This red necklace is a style I really like and I’m pretty sure I need this in another color as well. I have been wishing for something similar on Amazon. For now though, I am really enjoying this hombre red style. Perfect with this dress.

modest fall black dress with pockets and boots

oh those early morning curls so tight and lovely, they never last, no they do not. If you have been looking for something just like this (and I had a few ladies tell me that they were), then head on over to GroopDealz.com right now. I usually wear a medium or an 8-10 in shirts. I sized up and went with a large in this dress which is listed as a size range of 10-12.

I was actually concerned that it would be too small. But because it is a pull on style with a little bit of stretch to it, the dress fit  me just perfectly.

Usually with a more structural material, with maybe a zipper closure you may have to size it up, but this was really like a tee shirt dress.

I cannot find enough nice things to describe just how perfect this dress is. Really a dress for all occasion, imagine it with mustard tights or a cognac brown belt and boots.

Everything goes with it, and it also is great as a stand alone piece.

Run, run, run and get it, it will be weeks before it is available again, or it may not go on sale at all again. My experience is a month or six weeks, and things that are more of a seasonable staple will go on sale again on the GroopDealz site. Remember it takes a couple of weeks to arrive so, again, don’t wait to make your purchase.

By the way, the pockets were great. Actual, practically sized pockets on a dress. I was able to fit my cell phone in my pocket all day. I’m calling that a fashion win.

Really, GroopDealz is worth checking out pretty regularly. Although at some point in the season, you really will have to stop buying clothes (or so I’ve been told).

Outfit Details

Dress: GroopDealz
Boots: Rack Room Shoes
Necklace: Cato Fashions
Watch: Cato Fashions
Beaded Bracelet: Ebay
Jewel Bracelet: Cato Fashions
Belt: Walmart

Hope you have a fabulous and stylish weekend.

~Ashley

Mustard and Stripes
Favorite Fall Style Share

One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about living in a southern state this past year is the mild winters.

The heat is a lot to take in the summer, but they more than make up for it with 70° Saturday afternoons in November.

Warm weather or no, I am committed to wearing my favorite fall styles leading up to Thanksgiving. I love fall colors so very much, and since they do not have the gorgeous color changing trees the way I am used to I am just going to have to enjoy the warm colors of fall in my wardrobe.

Mustard and mint are my favorite colors. So I grabbed my mustard sweater and restyled this lightweight dress I wore during the warmer months to make it perfect for a fall day.

mustard cardigan, navy and white striped dress, and brown boots, modest fall outfitThis cowl neck striped dress is from Loft and has some rouching on one side of the waist that is so figure flattering, although I may have covered that up some with my belt and my sweater.

The dress is gorgeous all on it’s own, but I do love how versatile it is. this style dress is great and easy to wear many different ways.

mustard yellow cardigan and striped dress, easy modest fall fashion outfit ideaKept my necklace super simple because I didn’t want to lay anything over this more bulky type collar. This is the type of collar that lends itself perfectly to a pendant necklace, but since I was wearing a thicker belt I decided I didn’t want to have too many points of interest in that one spot.

These super comfy flat boots are from Kohl’s Juniors department. I normally like a heel, but I just wanted to show how super stylish an outfit can be even with a very casual shoe. Plus these shoes are very affordable brown leather boots are an easy wardrobe staple.

These boots from Kohl’s usually sell for only $30, pair that with a coupon and some Kohl’s cash and you can imagine the amazing deals to be had.

Mustard yellow sweater and striped dress. Brown boots and brown belt easy teacher outfitThis belt came with a skirt I purchased from Dress Barn a while back and hiding under my sleeve is a gorgeous navy wrist watch that is completely covered for the photos, oh well for all you see of it I should have told you it was covered in flawless diamonds, but I’m no liar.

I think I’m funny you guys, I can’t help it, and I’m not sorry.

Yellow cardigan and stripes, easy modest outfit idea for fall with bootsI really can’t explain how much I adore this sweater from New York and Company. They have some of the most gorgeous colors in their style collections season after season. Gorgeous greens and deep reds and bright pinks, I love shopping at New York and Company. If you have an outlet mall near you with a New York and Company it is so worth checking out over and over. Our location has a very limited display of new items, but they turn over often and sell out fast. I also stop in New York and Company when I am outlet shopping.

These cardigans run around $30 so they can be a little bit pricey if you are a “frugal fashionista” like myself. I try to keep my per item price around $20, but I always have a few items I splurge on and this cardigan would definitely be one of them.

I am definitely going to be wearing this yellow cardigan over and over again this fall, so I hope you love it as much as I do, cause you are going to be seeing it again.

I already have 3 outfits more all photographed and waiting to be edited that include this sweater, and they are all gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Ashley

 

Black and White Buffalo Plaid with Pops of Red
Easy Fall Outfit

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I am having so much fun putting outfits together for fall, even if it is nearly 80° here in sunny South Carolina.

I put together this really easy look that is great for fall and easy to duplicate. If you have seen my post on Great, Affordable, Fashionable Tops Found at Walmart, this outfit features one of those tops.

This great black and white buffalo plaid button up top was less than $14 and is easy to pair with lots of different colors.

black and white buffalo plaid with pops of red easy modest outfit idea

This was great and super easy and I bet you already have the pieces for this outfit in your closet.

The thing I love about black and white patterns is that they go with every color.

For a casual weekday night out I wore my black and white buffalo plaid top from Walmart with a thrifted black pencil skirt (found for only $2!) and my black leather booties.

Booties were a fabulous clearance find from Maurice’s I got a couple of summers ago. I love these booties so much and they really do go with everything, but I did manage to branch out from this only pair of boots I had and acquire a few more pairs.

black and whtie buffalo plaid with red accents easy modest outfit ideaSporting some new sunglasses today after apparently losing them at a a post zoo trip to Hobby Lobby.

Red belt is another great Walmart find, they sell some of their belts in 2 packs, for a great price. The trick is finding a pack of belts that has 2 belts that you absolutely love, or don’t already have. I bought these about a year ago and they are still holding up great.

red, black, and white easy modest casual outfit ideaRed necklace is from Charlotte Russe, they have great prices on their fashion jewelry. Topped it all off with my beaded headband from Claire’s. I really feel like I need a headband for every occasion and most of my favorites from Claire’s are around $7 and they are almost on sale BOGO 50% off, so they are usually less than $5 each and I almost always can find a coupon for 20% off my total purchase somewhere.

I like clothes a lot (in case you haven’t noticed) but do not have unlimited funds (wouldn’t that be nice?) so it is really wonderful when all these deals come together to make a fabulous outfit. Plus, I think it is fun hunting down all these style deals and then sharing them with you.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week until I see you again.