Am I the only one that is absolutely crazy about stripes...especially black and white stripes? I purchased this dress from Old Navy during the three weeks spent in NY this past Christmas. Every time I walked into a store, I was drawn to the racks that have clothing with stripes. I think I bought three black and white striped dresses during that time. The dress has no sleeves, so I wore a shrug.

What made this outfit fun for me was adding a pop of hot pink with this Kate Spade clutch. This clutch was a gift to me form my sister for Christmas a year ago. Here is a similar one.

Because modesty is very important to me, I add other skirts underneath some of my dresses and skirts to add length. I used to have trouble finding skirts and dresses that were long enough, but now that is no longer an issue. Many people think I'm wearing a one-piece item when it's actually two pieces. 

The shoes were a pair of patent leather Nine West that I bought in Sherman Oaks, California while visiting my Grandmother in Beverly Hills a few years ago. Here are similar shoes.

Oh, by the way, I finally bought a Nikon DSLR. I am working on my picture-taking skills. Please be patient with me. Has anyone bought a new gadget that's they're having fun learning how to use?
This is my first blog post! Yay! When I stepped outside a few weeks ago it was roughly 81 degrees here while my NY counterparts were experiencing weather in the single digits. Yikes! This outfit was inspired by my and hubby and I going out for a quick trip to Starbucks (coffee for me and tea for him).

I paired a black Anne Klein shirt with a flowing pink dress by Lapis that I purchased a few years ago. I have always worn it as a skirt though. It has so many floral details on it that I always receive a lot of compliments every time I wear it. It is literally one of my favorite skirts. It is so feminine-looking. To tie the outfit together, I wore a brown, textured Old Navy skinny belt, Marc Fisher Joey Peep Toe Pumps that you can view/purchase here, and Tory Burch sunglasses. The pumps are so sparkly and pretty. Again, I'm a sucker for all things girly. The ultimate accessory was my Hermes Kelly bag handmade from ostrich. I LOVE this bag. It's my absolute favorite, and I wear it only sparingly.

How is everyone else coping with the cold weather? I'd love to hear all about it.