Style Diary – Ugly Shoes

Style Diary - Ugly Shoes

Ugly Shoes

Do you wear “ugly” shoes?  I put the word ugly in quotation marks because it is so subjective.  My ugly, may be your beautiful.  And my beautiful, may be your ugly.  You get it.

To me, because I happen to dress more elegantly, anything big, clunky, and manly looking can be ugly.  To my sixteen-year-old daughter, Kate, anything with a pointy toe (which is pretty much all I wear) is ugly.  (You can be sure that I don’t ask her if she likes my shoes).

Where to Wear?

The outfit above is fun.  Wear it to brunch, on a date, out with friends, to a very fashionable, creative office, shopping, sight-seeing.  If you change out the shoes and throw on some pretty sandals or pumps, you may be able to wear this look to a shower, a wedding, cocktail party, in other words, a more formal occasion.

Investment Pieces

All of the jewelry would be investment pieces.  The purse is pretty conservative and may be something you wear for a few years.  The midi skirt and crop top are pretty trendy, so maybe not for them.  The jacket would be an investment piece, assuming this mustard color works well with the rest of your wardrobe.  Those ugly shoes – well, you know how I feel about those, right?


Have you had those weeks at work where every thing seemed off?  Where “you” seemed off?  That’s the type of week I have had.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but knew that something wasn’t “right”.

I am a “highly sensitive person” or, HSP, and because of that I am learning to trust my intuition and feelings more and more.  In fact, I am trying to rely on this intuition more in learning the truth, than I rely on the meaning of the words spoken. 

Are you an HSP?  Do you know what that is?  Check out Dr. Elaine Aron’s website and her book The Highly Sensitive Person.  She will tell you all about it.  She’s the expert on HSP’s.

See…when you come to my blog, not only do you dress cute, but you also learn so much about the inner workings of your mind.  I am proud of you for putting equal energy on fashion and learning about your mind.  I always knew you were bright!!!

Have a great Saturday my friends, thanks for stopping by.

Fondly, Sonya



Peep Toe Fun

Peep Toe Fun

Peep-Toe Shoes

Do you love them, or hate them?  Maybe you do not care either way.  When wearing peep-toe shoes it is important to remember what?  Yes, of course, you are so bright…remember to get a pedicure, first.

This is a fun outfit.  Do you wear tulle skirts?

Where to Wear?

Wear this outfit anywhere that is “fun” like a Sunday brunch, maybe.  Wear it to any “girly” type of events, maybe a wedding or baby shower; wear it to a fashion show.

I cannot imagine wearing a tulle skirt, so I am struggling on where to wear this type of look.  Maybe y’all can help me?  Thank you in advance.

Investment Pieces

Yes, even in this awesome outfit, there are investment pieces.  The tank (who doesn’t need a white tank), the jacket, the clutch, all of the jewelry, and even the nail color could all be investment pieces.

These lace-up booties are interesting, for sure.  If you can style them with other outfits, then these may be a short-term investment piece, too.

What is a short-term investment piece, you ask?  You know, it is a piece of clothing, footwear or jewelry that you can wear for a few seasons, but probably not for years.  I said probably, because there are always exceptions, right?


This was a fun outfit to put together even if I don’t know where to wear it.  Maybe I will buy a tulle skirt and just wear it around the house, doing laundry or something.  Why not?  Can you see yourself on a Sunday wearing this skirt, putting on some lively loud music and ironing?  I know…good times. lol

Today is my youngest daughter’s 16th birthday, so we will be celebrating that all day!!

Happy Birthday my darling Kate!! 

Have a fun and restful Sunday, y’all!

Full Skirt

Full Skirt

The Full Skirt

The full skirt makes me want to be taller.  Can us petite women wear full skirts?  Probably, but every time I put on a skirt like the one shown above, I feel “huge.”  Not exactly the desired feeling we seek in our outfits.

The look above is beautiful, though.  I love how the stripes of the skirt turn to flowers.  With a full skirt, you probably want to wear a shorter top or tuck in a longer one.  The idea is to define your waist.  Adding a belt may be fun, too.

Where to Wear

I was somewhat stumped in deciding where to wear this outfit.  One the one hand, I was thinking you could wear this just about anywhere, and on the other hand, I thought, could you wear this anywhere?  Dilemma – really not an ideal way in which to start your day, I wouldn’t recommend it.  Maybe y’all could make this decision for me – I will be working on budgets at work today, so I need all this “decision-making energy” to go towards that.  Sorry to leave this on you, but I do appreciate the help. 🙂

Aren’t those earings and bag a terrific color?  I love the watch, too.

Happy Thursday, after making the tough decision about where to wear this outfit, I hope the rest of your day is as decision-free as possible.  Have a great one!!

Work Week – Lace and Tomato

Work Week - Lace and Tomato


According to my new Nordstrom’s catalog, tomato is a hot color for Fall, 2015.  In fact all hues from the seventies are “hot” for fall.  I’m glad, actually, because I love all of the seventies colors – I just don’t care to wear all of them together in one outfit.  That style is a bit too bold for my taste – however, when worn by the right individual, it looks chic and confident.

What do y’all think of the seventies colors?

Lace at Work

Lace is so feminine and classy.  I love lace and try to find ways to wear it to the office.  In this outfit, the tomato blazer takes some of the focus away from the lace skirt and makes the entire outfit appear conservative and work appropriate.  Of course, if you work in a less formal office, wear lace any way you like.

Where to Wear

Obviously, this is a great outfit for work.  It can also be worn to church, brunch, dinner, the theater, symphony, and any number of occasions.  The pencil skirt, blazer and pumps formula works pretty well in most social settings, don’t you think?

Thanks for stopping by darlings!!