Dress up your Jeans

“Successful women have their feet on the ground, they just have better shoes!”

If you have been reading my blog for a while you may notice a common theme – I really love to dress up.  In fact, dressing down is something that is still a style of dressing I am experimenting with, and learning…

Today’s post is really about how even when you dress down or go for a more casual look, you can still look put together and classy.

I found these jeans in the Zara sale – and since Zara is one of my favorite stores, and since the store in Utah isn’t yet open, I am always checking out their app (it’s a dangerous thing) for new styles, and most importantly, for things that you aren’t going to see many people wearing around town.  Embroidered jeans are a really cute way to dress up your jeans, but with the turn up, I liked these ones even more.


You may ask yourself why dressing up is important to me, so here’s my little secret:

I LOVE to dress up or add a little extra touch because it’s what makes ME feel good.  I like to know that when I walk out the door (unless I am going to workout, planning on just running errands, etc.) I am put together and that when I glance myself in a store window, or in a mirror that I am going to be happy with what I see.  It may sound vain, but the truth is that when I feel good about how I look it’s weird but I definitely act differently.  Because I feel good, I tend to project an air of self-confidence and even charisma that seems to make other people react differently to me.  So the little secret is that I dress for ME and only ME…not that it isn’t great to hear compliments, but for me to love me and how I look is the most important thing.  Obviously, I do like to do things that Brandon will appreciate too…but ultimately if he liked something that I didn’t like to see myself wearing, I couldn’t do it.  In fact, I have found that he likes the things I like because he is reacting to how I feel about myself.

Have you ever experienced this phenomenon?  Have you experimented to see if people react differently to you when you feel good about yourself and how you look?  You should really give it a try, I can promise you will notice a difference!  And let’s put it this way, what have you got to lose?  At the very worst, you will feel good about YOU and that’s the most important love you can nurture…because then you’ll just have so much more love to go around 🙂

It may sound cheesy, and I wouldn’t ever tell you to do something that I haven’t tried myself.

BTW – these jeans were on sale and they are all gone, so I have found some similar ones and linked them below…

Hope you have a great Friday…




The Full Dress

“Courage is not having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength!”

I posted a glimpse of this dress this week, but I wanted to show the full effect.  I had a few people say they loved the blouse, but as you can see, it is a shift style dress, and very feminine.

It is one of the dresses that I took on the cruise – I always like to dress up a little while I am on vacation, especially if we are going out to dinner, and this dress definitely made me feel like I was dressed up!  I used some simple Silver accents with the small purse and the mule shoes…

A shift dress is one that is perfect for most figures, especially those that have problem areas around the hips or stomach because it is not fitted at all and it hides those areas.  I do like to wear fitted clothes quite often, but there are definitely times when I love wearing this style of dress because I don’t have to worry about how much I eat – and I will have to be honest, on the cruise at dinner I pretty much ate whatever I wanted (which sometimes included trying multiple courses and extra desserts LOL).

The embroidery detail really adds another dimension to an otherwise ordinary and simple style.  If you don’t have any embroidered pieces in your closet, now’s the time to change that.  You can shop the post by clicking the links below…



“A Woman who embraces her femininity is a Woman who knows her power!”

One of the most fun trends that I have seen in a while is the embroidery trend.  I love that you can find just about anything that is embroidered from Jeans, to swimsuits and just about everything in between.

The dress I am wearing today is another great find from Shein (click to take you right to the site) – I just seem to be finding lots of great things on the site. One of the things I love the most is the fact that pretty much everything is a bargain.  One thing to bear in mind when you are shopping for trends is that they most likely will not be popular or at least as popular next year as they are this year, so you probably want to find things that aren’t going to break your bank because you will be only able to wear them for a short period of time.

Trends are not like your wardrobe staples, the ones you know you can pull out and accessorize, customize and continue wearing season after season!  Those are the pieces where you can invest a little more money 🙂

The embroidered dress I am wearing is really feminine, classy and also fun…I love the White with the Red flowers because they really stand out.  Wearing my hair up added even more femininity to the look, and the great thing…you too can create a similar look.  You can either go and check out the site where I got this dress by clicking above, or find your own embroidered piece and have fun with that!

Shop my look my clicking the links below…