Embroidered Details

I love the embroidery detail for the Summer months. I think some of these items could also easily take you into the Fall months, as well. Just throw on a blazer or cardigan, and you’ve got an entirely new look (minus the tan). So, since we can’t change this heat, we can embrace it. Shall we?

I’ve rounded up my current embroidered favorites for you, including a gorgeous pair of earrings to top off your look.

Happy Shopping, Everyone!

Embroidered Poplin Top


This top would look great with shorts and white jeans. I love how simple this is, so chic. And, it’s on sale! Even better.

Factory Embroidered Pom Pom Tank Top


I’m pretty sure this top is a must-have. The pom poms make it so much more fun, too.

 Factory Embroidered Tunic Top


This tunic is classic and subtle. Add a pair of bright earrings, and you’re done.

 Factory Embroidered Maxi Dress


I’ve written about this dress once already, but I had to repost it, because now it’s on sale, and I think it would be a great addition to your closet. Trust me.

 Pink & Turquoise Embroidered Earrings


These earrings are stunning. I just love the colors, and they scream “fun!” Perfect for a date night!

Until tomorrow, friends! Stay cool…

Boden – The June/July Edit

Can you believe it’s almost July? I can’t. Maybe that’s because I’m in denial that I’ll be a year older in just a few short days (Eek!). Either way, I have a lot to be grateful for, and that’s how I intend to look at this birthday!

Moving right along, I decided to do a “June/July Edit” for Boden, mainly because it’s Monday, and I thought I’d brighten the day up a bit for you. Their styles are always so colorful and fun. I have a few dresses from them, and still love them years later. Their stuff is so well made, too. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m tall, so a longer dress is necessary. The good news for all of you tall girls out there, the majority of their dresses are also available in long! You don’t have to order a size larger (like I do in most places that don’t offer tall/long styles) to get the right length. That to me is worth a few extra dollars for sure.

Here are my current favorites at Boden. Do you love Boden as much as I do?

Sarah Ponte Dress

This dress is gorgeous. It comes in several colors. I love this color and the navy.

 Sandra Sundress

What a great Summer frock, right? I could wear this on a date night, girls night out and church! It’s so pretty and screams “have fun!”

 Kiera Ottoman Dress

This stripe dress is just classic. I don’t need any convincing to add this to my shopping cart. Do you?

Pretty Embroidered Shorts

Pretty embroidered shorts. The name says it all. They would look great with a tee or dressed up with a pretty blouse! These are a Summer must.

Chic All in One

I am not a fan of the rompers (not yet anyway), but this jumpsuit looks chic. Even better, it comes in long. I would wear a blazer/cardigan for day with flats. And for night, I’d wear it with a pair of cute heels, and throw a pashmina in my handbag in case it gets cold.

Festival Scarf

This is a “wear with everything” kind of scarf. It would look great with a pretty much any outfit you own. Plus, how can you ignore these pom-poms?

Alice Flat

These flats are darling. I’d wear them year round…just one of the beautiful things about being Southern…we love color, and our weather allows us to wear them year round.

Happy Monday, Friends!



Southern Frock

A few years ago, I discovered “Southern Frock.” I have several tops of hers, and I just love them. They fit my frame really well (I’m 5’10), and give me that bright, preppy patterned top that I crave to wear in the Summer. I think one of my favorite outfits to wear in the Summer is a pair of crisp, white jeans and a bright, happy top. Who’s with me? Southern Frock in my opinion is just a pretty as Lilly Pulitzer, but is more budget friendly, especially when you buy some of her pieces on sale.

Below are my current favorites from the Southern Frock line right now.

 Milly Blouse


I love everything about this blouse. The ruffle collar, the navy & pink print, the gold buttons, an the list goes on. I would wear this pretty blouse year round.

 Gardner Blouse

This is another pretty top. The pattern is really cute, and the detail is on point.

Carolina Seersucker Dress


This dress is gorgeous, and perfect for the Summer. Love the pink, but the blue and white seersucker would be cute, too.

Did I mention that these are machine washable? That’s right, no dry cleaning. A lot of my tops are dry clean only from my working days. And, if you have a little one, machine washable just makes the most sense, at least right now – this line is both chic and machine washable.

The Perfect Summer/Fall Dresses

The one thing I love most about a great Summer dress is the fact that all you have to do is figure out what shoes you’re going to wear, and add some pretty jewelry and you’re done. What makes a great Summer dress even better? Being able to wear it through the Fall, too. Now that I am at home with my little one, it’s easier for me to wear a cotton dress, add a pair of sandals, and we’re off to play in the sun. Add a vest and rain boots in the Fall, and you’ve got one versatile dress.

I’ve rounded up a few casual Summer dresses for you that you can also wear in the Fall when the temperatures start to get cooler. I love a dress that can work a lot of overtime.

Factory Textured Cotton Dress


This is great to wear now while the temps are hot, and later with a crisp button up underneath and some boots in the Fall.

 Factory Printed Tee Dress


Another great dress to wear now with some cute, neutral sandals, and then later with a blazer, tights and boots.

Women’s Stripe Ponte Knit Dress


This dress is a classic now, and later with a cardigan and boots or booties in the Fall.

Lilly Pulitzer Christie Print T-Shirt Dress


The perfect T-Shirt dress. I love the 3/4 sleeves. It would be great now, and then later with a puffer vest and some cute rain boots. The Elephants…too cute for words.

J.Crew Factory – The June Edit

As I mentioned in this post, I want to bring you my “top picks” from what I consider my more budget-friendly shops, especially when they’re having great sales.

As I have said many times before, when I shop, I like to buy things that will last for more than one season (more like for many years my friends), and that I’ll truly love for a long time.

Since J.Crew Factory is offering an Extra 30% off Everything online only  (Use Code: SPLASHYSALE), plus free shipping today only, I thought I would give you my “June Edit” for J.Crew Factory.

Happy Shopping!

Factory Laser Cut Swing Tee


The laser cut sleeves is what really drew me to this top. It’s unexpected, but welcomed to what would be just an ordinary top. This top would look great with any pair of jeans and shorts right now.

Factory Long Sleeve Eyelet Shirt


I really love the eyelet detail on this shirt. I also love the long sleeves. I am not opposed to wearing a long sleeve top in the Summer months since it does have such a lightweight look about it. It would look perfect with a great pair of white jeans (I am a big fan of an all white outfit in the Summer) or shorts.

Factory Flared Skirt


These flared skirts caught my eye at J.Crew during the Fall when I was expecting. I fell in love with the look, but needed to wait until post baby to wear it. Now that I can wear this skirt, my color choice is ivory. It will look great in the Summer with a classic button up and sandals, and even better in the Fall/Winter with black tights, boots and a sweater. V.E.R.S.A.T.I.LE.

 Factory Boyfriend Boatneck Sweater


There’s nothing better than throwing on a Summer weight sweater to keep you cozy on those cooler evenings. It’s the perfect baby blue hue, too.

Factory Maxi Dress with Pom Pom Trim


This maxi is gorgeous. I was sold with the pom poms, but the embroidery detail is pretty too.

Factory Printed Pleated Short


This print is both bright and abstract, which just screams Summer to me. Put on a crisp, white button up and cute sandals and “hello Summer chic!”

Factory Rattan Clutch


Kate Spade had a similar design, but this one is a fraction of the price, which makes it even better. I would love to have this clutch for a date night or girls night out.

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!