Sunday, January 29, 2012

Basics For My Winter Wardobe

Hello Everyone!
How are you? We are doing well but still waiting for our official moving date.
The day is actually getting closer and closer and I'm more than ready.
How about this warm weather? Is it really January or even winter?
I picked up a few new wardrobe essentials and thought I would share them.
What I like about them the most is that I can mix and match freely.
Join me!
 A deep plum peasant blouse from Cato along with a ruffled gray scarf.
Look how cute! Cato is now carrying ballet flats in sparkle colors for $13.99.
I wear a size 6 and this is the only color they had in my size. I also added the plum jewels.  
 I bought a denim ruffled shirt and paired it with boot cut dark denim jeans.
The navy striped scarf and brown woven belt complete the outfit. All from Cato.
I bought the brown ankle boots from Etienne Aigner at Marshalls. 
 I paired a gray shirt with a bright tomato red blazer from Cato.
 I will wear it with gray and red bead chunky strands.
 I just love peacock, aqua, turqouise blue right now!
I found a soft cotton jacket and matching tank at Cato.
 I found three silver necklaces with this blue color in it.
It's hard to see the true color here but this is a very vivid blue.
 I like to wear the basics like black and white together. I found a white ruffled
cotton blouse at Cato that I paired with a black velvet jacket from Dillards.
 I'll wear this chunky link gold jewelry from Cato with it.
 I bought a basic khaki cotton sweater and paired it with a Vera Wang dotted scarf.
The khaki stone jewels and sweater are from Cato. The scarf is from Marshalls.
Mr Chestnut had to see what was up and he thought it all was all a bit strange. Silly boy!
 A soft cotton wrap sweater in ivory and black button up blouse go well together.
Both are from Cato. I paired it with an animal print scarf from Marshalls.
Large size gold and black stone drop earrings complete the look.
How about a warm and comfy red velour workout suit from Marshalls?
I think I payed about $15 for it. You can't beat that!
I have been walking and weightlifting this week. I'm sore today. Ouch!
It's Chestnut approved this time.
I thought I would share this steal of a jewelry deal that I found at Michaels.
I had no idea they carried jewelry. Did you? They also sell it so you can make your own. 
Look at the sparkle stone bracelets for $3.99 a piece. Love em'!
 I am feeling blessed, grateful and truly lucky this week since I won not one but two
amazing giveaways from Shabby Apple and my blog friends Shenita and Barbara.
Here is the pretty black vintage dress called Boogie Woogie. Thank you Shenita!
I cannot wait to get it. It is adorable with the wide satin bow.
Here is the beautiful gold feather necklace I won. I received it yesterday.
Thank you Barbara! It is darling and I plan to wear it this week.
Have you been buying new clothes lately? Where do you shop?
I seem to be sticking with my favorite stores Cato, Target and Marshalls.
I'll probably expand my clothing store horizons very soon.
Have a wonderful week!


Barbara F. said...

Melissa, you are going to look beautiful in that dress. I love all your outfits, what excellent taste you have. Your photos are wonderful, I feel like I'm right there.

Mr. Chestnut is a beautiful cat. xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all of your new outfits. I just bought a couple pair of pants and tops. Need to loose some of that winter and Christmas weight that I put on, but it's nice to have a few new things to refresh my wardrobe. Hugs, Marty

Melissa F said...

I just love all of your new outfits!

I almost bought the pink bracelet from Michael's yesterday. They are so pretty!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, these are some great outfits!! LOVE the turquoise outfit! That color is one of my faves, right now. Congrats again on winning the giveaway! That dress will look great on you!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Great outfits Melissa. Love the colors too. I have never shopped at Cato, but I have a friend who actually worked there and said they have great stuff.

White Door Cream Puff said...

Such a flair for style Melissa! Love it - i'm petite too!! Just under 5ft ! Already planning what to wear to a super bowl party next week- hubby's team made it to the Super Bowl - casual, but fun-hmmmmm! oxox have a great week!
PS- Mr kitty is so cute to help pose so adorable!!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Cute outfits Melissa! You are very good at putting together great looks. I sure wish I had a knack for that, better yet would be someone like you to shop for my clothes. LOL! Seriously though, I do love your style!

Lisa said...

Very nice!! You will be the fashion plate where ever you go! Just enjoy wearing them, that is really what is important!
Hugs, Lisa

A Hint of Home said...

All your outfits are adorable, Melissa! Is the jacket from Dillard's a recent purchase? I love it!
You have a lot to look forward to with your move coming up. How exciting to plan out all the decor.
I need to check out Cato.

Jemsmom said...

I love all your outfits, but that plum shirt and blue just called to me! I love all the accessories that you pair with it. Like they say in Steel Magnolias, "the only thing to separate us from animals is our ability to accessorize!"

Tara G. said...

I can't wait to come home and go shopping. Mail ordering has its limitations! These outfits are fantastic- all are pin-able!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful choices, Melissa!
It is so nice to have new things to add to your wardrobe. I know you are getting excited about you upcoming move! Wishing you the best!

Judy said...

I love all your outfits Melissa! In fact I'm going to run to Cato today and see about getting one of those ruffled denim shirts. We're heading to Savannah next month and I need some new clothes.


"Blossom" said...

Melissa I love all your chic style picks for the week!

"Blossom" said...

Melissa I love all your chic style picks for the week!

AngelaV said...

Your clothes are fabulous! I haven't been in a Cato in years but Marshalls is one of my favorite stores! I love how Chestnut gets in on the action!

Marla and Steve said...

Great outfits. Love the elegance in all of them, even paired with jeans all the scarves and jewels are beautiful. My middle daughter is like you and can beautifully accessorize all her outfits.

I've never even heard of Cato and we don't have a Marshalls here in Eugene. I wish we had a Dillards also. When we lived in Texas a bazillion years ago I purchased most of my work clothes there.

You probably would have laughed in horror if you saw what I wore to church yesterday. I have been so sick of the gray and rain that I needed color. I wore a turquoise layered dress with a black tank, a hot pink sweater over it and black leggings with black flats and big, big gold earrings. Steve said I looked cute so off we went and I have to say I love leggings. They are so cute and comfy with flats but the dress or top has to be long enough to cover up my 55 year old biscuits.

Thanks for all the great photos and inspiration.

April said... always find some of the prettiest things at Cato. Every time I've been into our store here, I come out empty handed. UGH! I found those bracelets at Michael's, too...aren't they great?

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Congratulations Melissa on your giveaways. I love all your outfits. Your sense of home style is also evident in your fashion sense. You know your stuff!!!!I can see your years in the jewelery industry sparkle in your clothing colors and textures. Thank you for all the tips and post!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Aw, thank you Emelia! :)

Savvy Seasons said...

I need to go shopping with you! You have amazing taste in clothes and jewelry. I love EVERYTHING you picked out. You are going to look FABULOUS. Thanks for showing us your fun buys. xoxo ~Liz

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love every single one of these outfits and accessories and would wear them all. :) Never heard of Cato but sure would love to shop there. Best wishes, Tammy

Kris said...


You seem to have the "touch" for selecting just the right outfits! They are all lovely and I'm sure will look great on you with your dark hair!

Great "picks"


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Melissa, you always make the cutest outfits!! So perfectly appointed and stylish!! Mr. Chestnut seems particularly fond of the warm-up!! ;) blessings ~ Tanna

Wendy said...

I need you to come over and help me with my style. I love all your outfits and especially the dress from Shabby Apple!!

Jeanette said...

Wow! You did really well on your shopping trip. I love the turquoise outfit, I think that will look so pretty with your dark hair! Enjoy! xoxo Jeanette

Kathysue said...

Melissa, I can see you in every single outfit they look just like what I would think you would wear. Love the jewelry you added and the scarves, it really takes the outfits up a notch.xo Kathysue

Kristens Creations said...

Melissa, you have the cutest clothes!! You should be a stylist! You really know how to put things together. Love the dress and necklace you won. I need to enter more giveaways!

Glad you like the craft room. It is coming along...I'm ready to get it done and off my mind! lol...When I get on something I can't quit until it's complete. Thanks for pinning it! I've been getting alot of hits through Pintrest. Love that site!Kristen

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

So many great looks! I love Chestnut sitting on the clothes! They seem to know how to get into the picture don't they!

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

Lovely outfits! I'm so pleased you shared them with us. I have lived here for three years but I am still completely lost with U.S labels and have my outfits send over from the U.K. now I have a new place to check out. Thanks so much, Sally @ enlightenment for the sleepy xxx

Angela said...

Hi Melissa!

I love your style. Those silver shoes are awesome!

Chestnut loves that jogging suit. Too cute!

Have a great day!


Richella said...

Melissa, you are so good at pulling outfits together! Cato should pay you--you're the best advertisement they could ever have!

gme said...

You just always find the cutest clothes!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What an inspiring wardrobe, Melissa. I really like the red-topper one. It makes me realize I need a wardrobe refresh.

My kids' Mom said...

I love those clothes and the way you put it al togeather in outfits. How smart! I need to start doing that to get some order in my closet. Also, I love the inspiration pictures for your new home. Lovely!

Warm regards from Sweden

alcan peter said...

Such a fantastic collection of clothes and other accessories your wardrobe have. Really lovable pics.
bestuurbare helicopter

Maya Lee said...

You have some distinct clothing style but they are all nice choices. Your cat is so cute.

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