Temps in Alabama were crazy for Christmas, but we are all used to that by now. We headed down to Alabama last Thursday and spent time with family and had a wonderful time. Now, to get back in the swing of things and take down the Christmas tree-sad. I’m currently sitting by the tree soaking up the last few days of Christmas decorations all while wearing my Work the Metal This Girl Loves Christmas t-shirt.
I wore this outfit before we left and it was cozy and kept me warm. The temperatures this week will be back down so I’ll take advantage of this go to poncho to cover up my 28 week bump!
Casual comfort is key for summer. This top from H&M looks great with shorts, tied over a bikini, or paired with white jeans and a statement necklace. I paired the blue checked shirt with these shorts from Target and these shoes by Sperry. One of my favorite things to do is pop in TjMaxx to scour the shoes along with the HomeGoods section. I scored these Sperry sliders a couple of weeks ago for a great price and I knew I had to get them! They are offered in a variety of colors and each one has their own style.
A summer stack – the pineapple bangle in yellow ($32), monogram bangle in Pearl ($32), quatrefoil bangle in turquoise ($20), and quatrefoil bangle in Pearl ($25) are all available for purchase via Instagram / Sincerely Quinley. As my site is under construction remember the shoppable pictures on Instagram & Facebook are still available. Simply comment with email to order or send a Direct Message or Message on Facebook!
Are you like me and constanlty wondering and searching for the perfect gift item for the man in your life? I am a firm believer that men are MUCH harder to shop for! I’ve picked a few of my favorite finds for $100 and under.
Did you know you have the power to make someone’s day better? You also have the power to make a negative impact in someone’s life. This shirt from The Light Blonde is a reminder to lift others up. We all have the power- why not make it a positive one? They also have a sweatshirt option which I love as well. Either way, go check out the site… You’ll love it. PS. Love your neighbor!
It’s getting HOT as summer quickly approaches. I think I forget just how hot and how humid it can be in the south. I picked these shorts up at H&M along with this cute top that I’ve worn on a different occasion with denim cut offs. Paired with bold bangles and a handmade druzy charm necklace I thought this outfit was great for dressing up the basic shorts look for summer.
The summer before college when I first starting dating my husband we were on our way somewhere (where I don’t remember) when I asked him what I should wear. I wasn’t clear on what we would be doing so I needed some clarification about what outfit choice I should make. He shrugged and said whatever and added that I should wear those boat shoes or Sperrys. I replied “I don’t wear those” which I’m sure came off sounding like a snob. We laughed because he said I wasn’t an “All American” girl and we still joke to this day when he sees me in a preppy outfit because we think back to that day and my shoe problem.
Fast forward a few years and I now embrace that All American look. I love JCrew, I love a classic preppy style. My style choices change year to year and even day to day based on my mood. I can rock a glam look, urban feel, boho vibe, I truly love clothing and the way clothes can change your attitude. So my motto is: if you don’t like it, don’t wear it… Even if everyone else is (hello Sperry’s). Let your style choices reflect who you are and who you want to be. Clothes are a statement!
Dress- (Called A Long T) SO comfortable I own it in black too! H&M
I don’t know about you but I am all about a good buy. I love the feeling I get when I score a deal and on something that I know I’ll use time and time again. Target, H&M, Zappos/Outlet!, they are sure bets to get you a little more bang for you buck. Why does this matter? Wallet savers and budget friendly buys let you explore your style without making you feel like you dropped way to much cash on clothing.
Don’t get me wrong, I splurge every now and then. My top splurges are usually on a great bag, new watch or a pair of sunglasses. All items I can incorporate again and again with different outfits, seasons, and styles.
I found this adorable green dress at H&M. $12.95?? Are you kidding me? It’s so great because with just the right touch it can be dressy or casual. I need more dresses like this in my life because let’s be honest- it gets wayyyy to hot in the south during the summer. Paired with this darling belt from Target and pumps from Zappos (outlet saved me 50% off of an already great price of $49.99). To top off the dressier styling of this new dress I paired a few of my handmade bangles and gold watch making the accessories do all of the talking.
When I found these jeans at H&M I knew they would be a great buy for summer. I sized down giving these boyfriend jeans a little bit more structure. The fabric is ultra soft and they pair perfectly with a pale pink t (old from Ellie) and dressed up with nude heels from Zappos Shoe Outlet.
Wear this outfit for a travel day (headed to the beach?) or for a day running errands (trade your shoes for flats) or even a casual night out with your girls or guy.
New designs are heating up for summer at Sincerely Quinley. These bangles are great for dressing up your look for night or here with a casual outfit needing a little snazz. Tassel necklaces are one of my favorite trends for all year-round. The neutral wooden beads with silver, purple and turquoise colors make this pretty necklace perfect for your summer outfits.