Same Idea – 2 Price Points – Orange Dress

Same Idea - 2 Price Points - Orange Dress

Same Idea, Different Price Tag

Here is another example of creating a similar look, but with very different price points.  Both looks are elegant, professional and certainly appropriate for the work environment.

I don’t know about you, but just by looking, I wouldn’t be able to tell that one look costs much more than the other.  What are your thoughts?


My company has has a RIF (reduction-in-force) this week.  It has been pretty shocking and very sad.  The ones of us who remain are asked to pick up the pieces and get the work done, with less people.  Some of us were given additional responsibilities.  If you have been in a similar situation, let me tell you that the best way to handle it is to “accept” and move forward.  Don’t complain, don’t stop working, just say to yourself, “It is what it is,” and I will continue to do my very best -the quality of my work is not dependent on outside sources. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Fondly, Sonya


Ruffles at Work

Ruffles at Work


More ruffles, today.  This time around, ruffles on a skirt.  Are you a fan?

Ruffles are so feminine, even as styled above with a blazer and pumps.  Wouldn’t this be a fun skirt to wear?

Where to Wear?

Wear this type of outfit to work, to Sunday brunch, to dinner, to a wedding shower, to the theater, on Mother’s Day, Easter brunch, etc.  It’s a classic, conservative outfit and can be worn to many, many events and occasions.

Investment Pieces

All of these pieces in this outfit could be investment pieces.  Those earings are beautiful, I want them.  I have a pair of pumps from Ann Taylor that are a similar color to the ones above and I have worn them and have loved them for many years.  They are a great color and a timeless look.


Easter is really early this year.  It’s going to be here before you know it.  Do y’all buy a new dress for Easter each year?

When I was growing up, one of the things I loved about Easter was that my sister and I would get a new dress.  Growing up, we didn’t have many clothes, so that new dress at Easter time was a great treat.

Maybe I’ll buy a new dress or maybe this lovely ruffled skirt for Easter this year.  Even as an adult, getting new clothes still makes me feel happy.

Have a wonderful day, my friends.

College Capsule?

Summer Stuff

Basics for a College Student

My daughter, Ellie, was home from college, yesterday and she and I were chatting about her wardrobe. She commented that she didn’t have enough summer clothes to wear. (She is staying at school for the summer to take summer classes).

I discussed with her the capsule wardrobe concept and how it would work great for college students considering they usually do not have large closets in the dorm rooms, houses or apartments they rent.

The concept is simple. For each season, have a core wardrobe of about 10-15 pieces that coordinate well together.  To these core pieces, then add extras such as shoes, tee shirts, jackets, cardigans or blazers, coats, evening wear and pajamas.

College Capsule Wardrobe

The pieces pictured above would work great in a college student’s capsule summer wardrobe.  The tote, watch and sun glasses are a bit pricey and can be replaced with less expensive versions. (Most college students are pretty broke).

The college capsule wardrobe idea is intriguing me…I’ll work on one and post it soon.  In the meantime, if you are interested in doing some research on the capsule wardrobe idea check out the blog the daily connoisseur that Jennifer L. Scott writes.  She discusses a 10-item wardrobe and how to incorporate it into your life.  There is also project 333.  I don’t follow that blog, but have stumbled upon it in the past.

Thanks for stopping by y’all.