Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Discount Store Feature: Ross Dress for Less

My love affair with Ross began when I was a freshman in college. I would go to Ross to purchase babydoll tees with cartoon characters on them. Don't judge, it was the mid 1990's, after all! When I moved back to Jacksonville, we didn't have any Ross locations nearby. I never saw them in Chicago either. Luckily, we finally got our own locations! So my love affair was reignited.

I've bought all sorts of items at Ross. From kitchen supplies to pillowcases to shoes, Ross has a little bit of everything. However, I think they really shine in their dress department. I've seen everything from Maggy London to Calvin Klein. I've also discovered many department store brands like In Studio, Tiana B and more. The prices are typically between $14.99 to $39.99, however I must admit that you'll find me more in the $14.99 range.

I pulled together some of my favorite dress finds from Ross. These aren't all of them! I have a wonderful black and white Calvin Klein dress that I wore to a wedding last month. I didn't take a good picture though.

I know that Sarah at Classroom Chic and Taylor of It's My Cardi share my love of Ross. What about you?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday 5.25

Easy, easy, easy outfit! I wish I had multiples of this skirt!

Skirt: Talbots
Top: JKLA, Ross
Shoes: Tory Burch
Necklace: NY&Co

Tuesday 5.24

It's not my favorite dress, but it really is super easy to wear! The fabric is a good weight. The sleeves are great for a hot day!

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft outlet
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Cami: Gap outlet
Necklace: Gift from J

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday 5.23 + my new Bonannos!

It was a scorcher today!! I think we hit a high of 97. Yikes!!

Dress: Antonio Melani, Dillard's
Cardi: Bealls
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, TJ Maxx
Earrings: Premier
Feather headband: F21

Had a hectic day at work. So I was extra excited to find my shoes had arrived when I got home!!

Now time to get them to mold to my feet before we leave for Charleston!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Splurge vs. Steal

The Tory Burch Thora's are very cute. I've heard they aren't too comfortable though. So when I found a "steal" pair at TJ Maxx that were actually comfy? I had to snatch them up! The rubber sole was critical to the comfy factor!

Tory Burch Thoras: $115

Report, TJ Maxx: $20

What do you think?

Monday - Thursday 5.15-5.19

Truth: I've been too busy playing with my dog to post! Plus as you will see, the outfits were not too inspiring!


Shirt: JKLA, Ross
Pants: NY&Co
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center


Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Merona, via eBay
Shoes: Bandolino, Marshalls


Opps! Forgot a picture! I wore my Lilly Seashell Dress and pewter flats.


Shirt: TJ Maxx (I kept having wardrobe malfunctions all day. Top three buttons kept popping open! I swear the shirt isn't too tight. I think I need to stich up the button holes. Yeah, that's it.
Pants: NY & Co
Shoes: Bandolino, Marshalls

I'll be posting my first Splurge vs. Steal shortly!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday 5.12

J and I kind of matched today! We look like we should be encouraging people to "rock the vote"!

On me...

Dress: Blogger fave from Merona, Target
Cami: Gap
Shoes: Naturalizer
Necklace: Gift from J
Earrings: Premier
Watch: NY&Co

On J...

Shirt: Secret Wash Light Weight Buttondown, J Crew
Pants: Hudson Plain Front Lightweight Chinos, Brooks Brothers
Shoes: Bass

No pics from today, but I wore the Calypso for Target dress and flats. Super comfortable as I drive a lot on Fridays!

Hope you have a happy weekend! J and I are headed to The Players tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday 5.11

I love royal blue with yellow. This dress is super comfortable! I keep meaning to buy a yellow cardi to go with it. For now, the white cardi will do.

Also, looks like Truffle wants to participate in OOTD pics!

Dress: Ruby Road, Dillard's
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Bandolino

And here is J's

Shirt/Pants: J Crew
Shoes: Sperry

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday 5.10

Dress: New Directions, Belk's
Cardi: Bealls
Shoes: Bandolino, TJ Maxx
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Necklace: NY&Co

But in more important news, we added a new member to our family!!

Meet Truffle...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday 5.9

I pulled a muscle in my back this weekend. So when it came time to pick out Monday's outfit, I had two requirements. (1) Flat shoes and (2) I didn't have to shave my legs. So with that in mind, I suppose this outfit is a score :)

Cardi: Ann Taylot Loft
Tank: Lauren, Ralph Lauren via Dillard's Clearance Center (I also bought it in pink!)
Pants/Watch: NY&Co
Shoes: Bandolino
Necklace: Premier

I really liked J's outfit today. Honestly, I always like his outfits! I just forget to take a picture. He bought these Brooks Brothers pants this past weekend, at 25% off! He's really become fond of BB, especially the slim fit button-downs and pants.

Shirt: J Crew
Pants: Brooks Brothers
Shoes: Bass

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday, 5.5

I have a love/hate relationship with this dress. I love the light fabric and print. However, it accentuates my unfavorite part of my body (stomach), so I know I should donate it. Usually I can let go of clothes pretty easily, but I can't with this dress for some reason. I'm working on it!

Dress: London Times, Ross
Cardi: Merona, Target
Earrings: Premier
Necklace: Gift from J
Watch: NY&Co
Shoes: Naturalizer

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday 5.4

Not much to say other than I love this color!!!

Dress: Calypso for Target
Cardi: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bracelet: A. Tierney, The Lemon Twist in PVB
Earrings: ellie bing in Jax Beach

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday 5.3

I love this dress! Aside from the fun print, I like that I don't have to wear a cardi with it! Now, I love cardis, but even I get tired of seeing myself in them from time to time!

Dress: Lilly P, via The Colorful Gator in Gainesville, FL
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Starfish Necklace: Premier
Earrings: Kohl's
Watch: NY&Co

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday 5.2

And I'm back!

I didn't plan to be a walking Talbots ad today, but here I am!

Top/Skirt: Talbots
Cardi: Merona, Target
Shoes: Naturalizer
Bracelet: Premier
Watch: NY&Co

Rewind to a few years ago. If you had told me I would be wearing Talbots clothes and Naturalizer shoes, I would have been aghast. However, I'm enjoying the "modernization" of these two previously stodgy brands. Allie of Wardrobe Oxygen just posted about her most recent Talbots experience. Her skirt is especially lovely!

P.S. After I saw this picture this morning, I immediately went to flat iron my hair. YIKES.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Calypso for Target

I checked out the Calypso line from Target. The only thing I really liked was the below dress.

I like the pockets and the fact that was lined. (Correction--it is not lined, but the fabric has a good weight to it) I think it will work well for work.

I've been really into turquiose/teal lately. Like this bracelet I just got...

I think I have a problem. Perhaps a turquoise/teal shopping ban would help?