Holiday Party Attire

I still can’t believe that it will be Thanksgiving one week from today. Can you? This year has just flown by, and before you know it all of the holiday parties will be coming up quickly on our calendars. So, today I’ve rounded up some dresses, shoes & accessories to get your closet holiday-party ready!

Happy Shopping!

J.Crew Velvet Tie A-Line Dress

This dress is a classic. It would look pretty with dressy black pumps or even a dressy pair of boots!

Dress the Population Blair Dress

This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The emerald lace detail is perfect now through the new year!

ECI Ruffle Bell Sleeve Shift Dress

Such a great dress. It comes in several colors, too.

Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Gown

If you have a more formal party to attend, this dress is simply stunning.

Eliza J A-Line Sweater Dress

Who doesn’t love a bright red dress for this time of year? This style is so flattering on everyone, too.

Eliza J Fit & Flare Dress

I just love the simplicity of this one. Winter white with black piping. Sold!

Maggy London Lace Midi Dress

A lace midi dress in a cranberry color for the holidays? Absolute perfection.

Tahari Bow Front Dress

This dress is so fun with the bow in the front. It looks like a Kate Spade dress, but for a fraction of the price! Love it.

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Dress

Another pretty cranberry dress that’s a very flattering fit & style!

Alfred Sung Strapless Sateen Gown

I’m literally swooning over this one. Aren’t you? It’s just beautiful.

Eliza J Bow Crepe A-Line Dress

This dress is great now, and after the holidays! A closet staple.

Sam Edelman “Telsa” Pumps

These pumps are great dressed up & with jeans too!

Sam Edelman Ankle Strap Sandal


These sandals come in 4 colors. And, they’ll go with so many outfits!

Tory Burch Tatiana Slide Sandal

Dear Santa, I’ve been really good this year…really good.

Badgley Mischka Embellished Sandals

These would be great paired with the more formal dresses, and they’re currently on sale!

Kate Spade New York dijon bow pump

A pretty, bow pump. You just can’t go wrong, ever.

 Jewel Badgley Mischka Glitter Pumps

The happiest holiday heels through the new year!

Nina Kalie Embellished Velvet Clutch

A velvet clutch with pearl embellishments…so fun!

Ted Baker London Small Bow Clutch


Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings

Earrings that look like Christmas tree ornaments? Such a fun addition to your jewelry box for the holidays.

Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings


Twinkle, twinkle…your ears will literally sparkle!

 Happy Thursday, Friends!

Summer Shoes

This Spring & Summer I seem to be finding more & more shoes that I can’t stop thinking about. Normally, I like adding more tops and handbags to my closet (still do!), but the shoes are really good this year. Below are just a few that have caught my attention!

Happy Shopping!

Jeffrey Campbell Slides
Pearl Slides
These are so pretty, don’t you think? They also come in a blush color. They’d be great paired with dresses, cropped pants and more! Since I’m a “pearl girl” I can’t.stop.thinking.about.them.

Tory Burch Sandals
TB Miller Sandals
I love this “Makeup” color, so neutral for Summer.

Fringe Sandals
Fringe SandalsThese are so happy, and they’re flat. I love the price, too!

Dolce Vita Mules
When I first saw these, the word “fun” came to my mind. I’d wear them with pretty much everything, especially white jeans & dresses right now.

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers
 As a busy Mom of two,  I find that I don’t have a lot of time to think about my shoes, and these are one of my “go-to” sandals for Summer.

Canvas Espadrille Wedges
I like to wear these with white jeans, dresses and skirts. They’re a classic pair.

What shoes are you in love with right now?

Happy Thursday!

Lace Up Flats

red flats

If you look at my closet today, it’s mostly full of heels from my days spent at an office. What girl doesn’t love a great pair of heels though, am I right? However, now that I spend my days chasing a toddler, I wear mostly flats (for now), and LOVE them just as much. I tend to wear dressier flats, and these lace up flats are my newest obsession.  This red pair above would be stunning for the holidays. They’re perfect paired with denim and skinny pants, which is my current daily uniform, that is, if I’m not in my workout clothing.

Nine West Lace up Flat
nine west lace up
I love a good black flat. They come in blue and burgundy as well. The price point isn’t bad either for something so trendy.

Lace Up Ghillie Shoes
nude lace up flats

I love the detail trim on this pair. And, you can’t go wrong with a good nude flat. These scream “versatility” to me.

Elodie Lace Up Flats
Elodie lace up flats
Of course, I had to include a great animal print option. I love my animal print shoes, probably too much (is that such a bad thing? I don’t think so.) When in doubt, these are another great neutral to add to your closet/collection.

compete with yourself

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

Summer Soles


Summer is in full swing now. The heat wave just hit us this week, and I can tell you, I’m not sure I was ready for it. I prefer Fall and Spring temperatures, but since Summer is here to stay, I will embrace it with some cute shoes. I mean, who doesn’t need another excuse to buy a bright pair of fun heels, right?

I like to keep my shoes classic in style, but with a punch of color during the Summer months. In my opinion, nothing looks more stunning than a neutral outfit like a white dress, or an all black top and pant combo paired with a bright pair of heels. I’m really loving the ankle strap sandals this year. While these are a little bit dressier for a Mom,  I would love to add any of these pairs to my shoe collection for date nights or church.

Below are my favorites right now!

Banana Republic Laney Lace-Up Sandal


 How gorgeous is this emerald green color? Absolutely love it, and it will go with anything in your closet.

Sole Society Anneke


These look like the Valentino studded pumps we all love; however, they’re a fraction of the price. They come in several colors, and you can wear these year round.

Boden Alice High Heel


What a pretty color combination! And the tassels…I adore these pumps. Another pair that I would wear year round!

Steve Madden Favorit Sandal


These are so fun, and Mom friendly! I love the cobalt blue and fringe. These would look great paired with an all white outfit or navy or black! So many options.

Plan Your Look

How many times have you woken up in the morning, walked into your closet and said “I have nothing to wear,” even though your closet is full of wonderful clothes to wear? This happens to me so many times that I would be embarrassed to put a real number on it. Just ask my husband, he’s a numbers guy, so he may actually have the real number (And, Honey, I don’t want to know). Of course, that statement is soon followed by “I need to go shopping asap!” He just patiently listens until my little “fashion fit” is over. We always laugh about it after the fact, but it’s “real” to me in the moment. To a girl who LOVES fashion, it’s a crisis, even though deep down I know it’s not.

I love my clothes, I truly do, but let’s face it, we all get bored with them sometimes. And, sometimes, all we need is to do is to plan a little bit better. And, especially on those mornings where you don’t want to/have time to think about putting your look together.

So, if you follow me on instagram, you will know that I have been putting together outfits. It’s called “Plan Your Look” with Fancy Says Have A Ball. It’s a simple way to get inspired with clothes you already have in your closet. Just call me your “online stylist!” I love putting “looks” together, and even more so, if I am helping you, too. You’ll get a preview of each week’s outfits, if you follow me on instagram.

Some of the pieces I have owned for many years, and some I have just added to my closet. It’s fun to mix the old with the new, and it’s even better when it something all new! Every week, I plan to post several of my “plan your looks” on the blog. It might help you on those days where you want to look your best, but can’t see past getting your first cup of coffee in hand, and your long to-do list.

I plan to include outfits for any occasion you may have to attend. Whether it’s for work, church, a play date, a girls night out, or a date night. My hope is that you can find inspiration to go back and “shop” in your closet, and get ready with confidence!

 Look 1

This look would be great for a date night, church, or a night out with your girls! You could add a blazer to it, and a pair of flats to make it a work look.

Look 2

This would be great for work, church, or a date night. Change out the tote for a clutch at night. An all black outfit is so chic, no matter what the occasion.

Look 3
If your office has “casual” Fridays, this would be cute for work. It’s also a great look for the weekend, running errands, brunch, play dates or a movie date night.

Look 4
This look is perfect for work, a date night or girls night out.

Look 5
Another great look for work (you could add a cardigan or blazer), a cookout, a date night, brunch or even a play date.

Look 6
Perfect for running errands, a play date or brunch.

Look 7

A dress is so simple to dress up or down. The flats make it perfect for work or a play date. Add heels, and it’s a casual date night look.

I hope y’all found this helpful. I now have no excuse for the next week to say “I have nothing to wear!”

J.Crew Factory Sale

Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend, I know we sure did! And, as hard as Mondays can be, J.Crew Factory just made it a little bit brighter!

If you subscribe to the J.Crew Factory emails, then you know that they are having a major sale right now, so now’s definitely the time to stock up for Spring/Summer.

Here are my favorite picks out of the sale! Happy Shopping!

Factory Printed Racerback Tank


I love the navy/red stripe combo. You can dress this up or down for day or night.

Factory Crossback Linen Tee


This tee is really pretty in the back. I love the surprise crossback. The scalloped and eyelet detail are nice finishing touches. This top would look great with white jeans and tons of shorts.

Factory Linen Lace Tee


This top is pretty and feminine. The mint color is perfect for this time of the year. I love the lace.

Factory Striped Infinity Shirt


You can always use a classic button up in your closet. The navy and white stripe is great for mixing with tons of different prints. Stripes like these are considered a neutral.

Factory Pleated Stripe Short


Love, love, love these shorts. The nautical stripe says “Summer is here.”

Factory 5″ Printed Stretch Chino Short


These shorts are a happy, floral print. These would look great with the navy top above or the navy and white stripe button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up. These shorts are a nice length for all of us tall girls out there.

Factory Printed Tank Dress


I really like the simplicity of this dress. The neckline is flattering, too. Add a blazer for work, or a pashmina for date night, and you’re done.

Factory Pleated Dress


The pleated skirt was what caught my eye on this dress. I love the clean, crisp look of a white dress in the Summer. You can add bright heels and accessories to really make your outfit stand out. Endless outfit options with this one.

Factory Trench Coat


I LIVED in my trench coat in college. You can add this to any outfit, and you will immediately look pulled together. An investment piece, yes, but one that is well-worth it.

Factory Floral Gemstone Cuff Bracelet 


Navy, pink and teal – what a beautiful combination.

Factory Golden Cuff Bracelet


This bracelet is perfect for every day. I would wear it with my watch. A style staple that you can layer or wear alone.

Factory Suede Demi-Wedge Sandals 


These sandals are chic. Enough said. You will be glad you bought them. The low heel is nice for anyone with little ones.

So, that’s my round up of this great sale going on. I hope y’all have a happy day and even happier snail mail day later this week after ordering from this sale!