Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday find: Cute dress plus free shipping!

I went to lunch with a friend of mine last week and she was wearing the cutest dress. I asked her where she got it and it turns out she sells it on her online shop The Girl with the Yellow Purse. I immediately knew I wanted one, and we ended up making a deal where I posed for some photos for her and in return she would offer my readers free shipping on the dress! Yay for you!

It is seriously the most comfortable dress. The material has some stretch and is super soft. It holds you in, in all the right places and is flattering on any body type. Plus, the bright stripes and lace back are perfectly on trend for spring and summer. I fully intend to get equal wear out of it as a beach dress and for going out with friends and dates with the hubs.






And, I have to talk about these Ray Ban sunglasses for a minute. I saw them in the J. Crew catalog and fell in love. The pink reflective shades are just so awesome. 
They're sold out at J.Crew but I found them at Nordstrom.


So, if you're interested in owning this awesomely cute and comfortable dress for yourself for only $23.99, The Girl with the Yellow Purse is offering free shipping from now until next Wednesday 4/17/14 for all Style, Steals, and Stilettos readers (no code required). Be sure to get yours now because she is selling out fast! 
Available in sizes S, M, L

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stay or go? Pink skirt

This isn't a true stay or go, because I'm keeping it either way. But the question is what to do with it?
I grabbed this pink skirt while out thrifting with a friend and it was one of those purchases I didn't even try on first. I bought it specifically for the fabric and color. I've been lusting after a full pink midi skirt, I even had one on my Jan lust list. So my hope was that I could either cut it shorter or maybe make a new waist band in order to not give up the fullness at the bottom.

 However when I tried it on today, I realized I might like it how it is. It's an off length, not long enough to be a maxi and not short enough to be a midi. But I kinda like it. And it has pockets which I LOVE!





What do you think? Should I cut it shorter or leave it as is?

Outfit Breakdown:
Shirt: Have, purchased at Ross for 7.99
Skirt: Leslie Faye options, purchased at a thrift store for 3.49
Shoes: Miss Bisou, purchased at JC Penney for 7.99

Friday, March 28, 2014

Restyle: Mint dress to skirt

My sammydress.com giveaway finally ended! (I won't be doing a giveaway that long again, sheesh!)
The winner is Ehara Poetry! Congratulations! I'll be contacting you by email today.

Today was not a good photo day, but I'm just going with it. Sometimes re-shooting isn't in the cards, especially when I have to beg for the pics in the first place. We're in the midst of spring break, which brought traveling, a scout camp out, and the flu, it's been some good times.

I found this dress at the Goodwill in Savannah last November, and it's taken me until now to do something with it. I bought it knowing that it wouldn't fit, but I liked the color and LOVED the studded collar so much that I knew I had to find a way to make it work.
I contemplated just leaving it as a dress and sizing it to fit, but I don't really wear dresses that often so I decided to make it into separates. I've always wanted a flow-y mint skirt and this was my chance.
Here it is before:

 And here it is after. 
I just cut off the bottom and sewed a new waist with new elastic. Squinty eyes? Yup.


Photo bombed by the neighborhood cat.


This is what happens when the hubs tells me to smile more


Now I have to figure out something to do with the top. I've thought about just making it into a shirt, or taking the collar off and making it into a necklace... any suggestions?

Outfit breakdown:
Restyled skirt: purchased at Goodwill for 5.49
Shirt: Calypso, purchased at a flea market for 2.00
Shoes: Anne Michelle, purchased at Burlington for 6.98

Monday, March 10, 2014

Turquoise Midi

My sammydress.com giveaway is still on, don't miss out on your chance at one of 6 super cute pieces!

I recently found this super cute turquoise full midi skirt and I had to have it. The photos really don't do it justice, it's got a sheen to it in person that is so pretty. I also love how it has horizontal seams that add a fun texture. I decided to keep it pretty casual by pairing it with a simple black long sleeve tee, but it's the kind of skirt that would also look awesome dressed up even more.
I just love the full midi skirt trend that's happening right now. They're so pretty and flattering with a fun vintage vibe, and with the right styling they look good on almost everyone.








Outfit breakdown:
Shirt: dear, purchased at Steve and Barry's for 9.99
Belt: gifted
Skirt: Calypso, purchased at the thrift store for 2.49
Shoes: Michael Kors, purchased at DSW (5 yrs ago)

Linking up with: Monday Bloom, Thrifter's Anonymous, Funday Monday, Visible Monday, Manic Monday

Friday, March 7, 2014

Do you crop top?

Don't miss out on entering my Sammydress.com giveaway if you haven't yet! There are 6 super cute pieces to choose from, click here!!

I bought this cute lace crop top a little while ago and I have to admit, it's been something of a challenge to style. I love the lace look, but I'm not really the crop top type. However, since this trend seems to be sticking around for now and I found this top I like, I thought it was worth a try. There's no way I'd wear a shirt that shows off my stomach so of course my only option is to wear something under it. I think it's actually a great way to try out the crop trend without showing off body parts that aren't exactly showroom ready.

For this look I paired the crop with a black shirt under because it looks more like they could be one piece. I'm sure it will look cute with a white shirt under it too, and I'm planning to also try it out with a high-waisted skirt. So be on the lookout for those upcoming looks (possibly mixed into one??).









Would you wear a crop top? How do you style it?

Outfit breakdown:
Lace Crop: Max rave, purchased at the thrift store for 1.99
Shirt: Sweet Nothings, purchased at Beall's Outlet for 5.99
Jeans: Rock and Republic, purchased at Kohl's for 11.99
Shoes: Miss Bisou, purchased at JC Penney for 7.99
Clutch: purchased at Goodwill for 4.49


Monday, March 3, 2014

Black, White and Peach

Have you entered my sammydress.com giveaway yet? Don't miss out, enter here!

I found this top while out thrifting and immediately knew I had to have it. I've been wanting a shirt with a peter pan collar forever and I finally found this cute one. It even still had tags when I bought it, so it was brand new! Can't beat that.
I wore it yesterday to church, but with a pencil skirt and minus the jacket. I changed into some black jeans and added the jacket when we headed over to a friend's open house last night. I love how the white jacket added some interest to what would have otherwise been a slightly boring outfit with just the peach and black.







Outfit breakdown:
Jacket: True Meaning, purchased at the thrift store for 2.49
Shirt: Heart Soul, purchased at the thrift store for 1.99
Jeans: Express, purchased at the thrift store for 2.99
Shoes: Bandolino, purchased at a flea market for 2.00 (see how I added the studs to them here)


Friday, February 28, 2014

Sammydress.com Giveaway!

I was contacted last week by a representative of Sammydress.com, an online fashion retailer, about doing a giveaway. When I checked out their site, I was AMAZED! They have tons of cute pieces and super affordable prices, I couldn't believe it! Seriously, I want to buy at least half of the items on the entire site. Sammydress.com has a great selection of women's and men's clothing, as well as jewelry, bags, shoes, and more.
So of course I agreed, and you, my wonderful readers get to reap the reward! I have selected 6 items below from sammydress.com and one lucky reader will get to pick one of the six items to have for their very own.
Simply enter through the rafflecopter widget below, there are 6 easy ways to enter for your chance to win!

Fashion Waterdrop Pendant Candy Color Necklace

Anyone recognize this necklace? It was on my Jan. lust list so of course I had to include it!

Available in: Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue, Rose, Light Green


So perfect for spring!

All-Match Solid Color Single-Breasted Long Sleeves Slimming Blended Women's Blazer

 I love the buckle detail on the shoulder.
 Available in White or Black, sizes S-XL

Party Women's Clutch With Color Block and Metal Design

I'm seriously digging the multi-colored flaps!
Available in Purple, Green, Jacinth

Fashion Women's HandBag With Rivets and Tassels Design

Love the stud details on this bag, so edgy and fun!

Casual Style Scoop Neck Tie-Up Stripe Short Sleeve Chiffon Dress For Women

I can see wearing this dress all spring and summer. Perfect for a casual day or evening look!
Available in sizes S-XL

So there you go! Those are my 6 picks for the giveaway, I hope you found something you love, because I want every item on this list! Good luck!


Giveaway runs 2/28/14-3/28/14
Only 1 winner will be selected and notified by email. That winner may choose 1 item of their choice from the 6 items listed. If the first winner does not respond by email within 48 hrs, another winner may be chosen.

Link ups: Stylelixir- Friday's Fab Favorites, DC in style- Monday Bloom, Still Being Molly- Funday Monday
The Style Record- Monday Must Haves