Ruffles & Truffles

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Changing My Tune on Sneakers: Reebok Skyscape + a Giveaway

Do you have a pair of shoes perfect for your on the go tasks? In the past year or so, I’ve started to abandon some of my old footwear ways. Would I wear a pair of high heels to go grocery shopping or run errands? Yep. In a heartbeat. My footwear wardrobe consisted of mostly heels, with a few flats and a bunch of sandals mixed in. Since I live in Florida, flip flops are a staple pretty much year-round. In some cases, that is fantastic. However, they aren’t always the most practical or comfortable choice.

pink Reebok Skyscapes

I’m going to admit something right now: I have never been much of a “sneaker” person. I have always owned a pair of shoes to wear to the gym, but that is the only place you’d ever catch me wearing them. In my mind, it’s a reasonable situation. Gym shoes can look a bit clunky, and they aren’t necessarily stylish. You can’t really pair them with a cute outfit for the day. But oh, wouldn’t it be convenient if you could? I have to say, after being introduced to the Reebok Skyskapes, I might be changing my tune. They are so lightweight and comfortable, you’ll forget you have them on!

pink Reebok Skyscapes casual shorts outfit (more…)

Simple black tee shirt dress

My warm weather weekend wear is back in action! Is there anything better than finding a dress you can just throw on to run around town? This dress is definitely one of those…and I love that you can still feel put together without a lot of effort. Let’s face it: my effort has gone down on the weekends. If it isn’t easy breezy, I don’t want to mess around with it on my days off.

LOFT black tee shirt dress

Perhaps when summer rolls around and I have a week or two off things will change. I have to admit, I’m looking forward to our upcoming 4 day weekend. Even though it will most likely be busy with Easter festivities, I’m hoping for at least a little bit of relaxation. Maybe I can get that pedicure I’ve been thinking about for a few weeks now.

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Transition time: sleeves and shorts!

So…last week I bid farewell to sweater weather here in Florida. I am completely elated to welcome one of my favorite times of the year! Spring in Florida is warm, but it is also the season before the humidity fully kicks in. Our temperatures will be in the high 70s/low 80s, and I will be in heaven.

long sleeves and shorts outfit

This time of the year is seriously one of my favorites when it comes to my wardrobe. I am a huge fan of pairing shorts or a skirt as bottoms, along with a 3/4 or long sleeve top. It’s the best of both worlds, in my opinion! I tend to look for breezy, light tops when it comes to my sleeves, as utilizing winter wear can still be a bit stuffier of an option. I picked up this grey and white striped tee at Marshalls a while back (has it been a year? It’s possible), and boy oh boy has it had a generous amount of wear. It’s a staple in my wardrobe, and I wish I had a closet full of them. Leave it to Marshalls to always serve me well when it comes to the basics – I am never at a loss for awesome casual tops to add to my collection.

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Goodbye, sweater weather!

I am having a hard time processing the fact that today is April 1. Of 2014. How in the world has time flown by so fast? The year is now a quarter of the way over. Summer will soon be here (I admit I’m looking forward to a few weeks off from work…), I can feel it.

draped sweater outfit

I’m hoping that the very last days of sweater weather have now passed with this first day of April. We had a cold snap over the weekend, which wasn’t a bad thing, but definitely seemed unseasonal for Florida. However, I saw it as possibly the last opportunity to don a sweater during the day. I do always have a cardigan or other light jacket in tow when I go places (Florida tends to blast the air conditioning oh so high in buildings), but wearing one outdoors is not always possible when the temperatures reach 80! Time to break out the flip flops on a permanent basis…

draped sweater outfit

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