November 9, 2017
what I really wore - favorite color combo

What I Really Wore – Favorite Color Combo

I know some of you are really cooling off, but things are still sizzling in Manila. As much as I’d like to pull out some boots and a sweater, it’s still short sleeves for me. Black, white and red are undoubtedly my favorite color combo. I met a friend for […]
October 24, 2017
my two cents on turning 50

My Two Cents On Turning 50

My 50th birthday came and went with little fanfare. Don’t get me wrong, we marked the occasion with a night on the beach and dinner out with my daughter. Still, I didn’t take the time to consider my two cents on turning 50 or fully consider the significance of entering […]
June 20, 2017
What Happened To My Blog?

What Happened To My Blog?

Some of you may have been wondering, “Where is Shellie? I haven’t heard anything from her in months!” If you’ve actually noticed that I haven’t been around, then bless your little heart! Yes, I have been away from the keyboard for quite a while now and I thought it was […]
April 11, 2017
Dealing With Disappointment

Dealing With Disappointment

When’s the last time you were blindsided by a good dose of disappointment? Regardless of who you are, dealing with disappointment is an inevitable part of the human experience, which unfortunately hits when you least expect it. Maybe the hardest thing about disappointment is that it typically rides on the […]
April 3, 2017
transitioning clothing from winter to spring

Transition Clothing From Winter To Spring

The ever-changing weather can make it tough to transition your clothing from winter to spring. One day you’re convinced that warmer days are here to stay and the next day you’re pulling on your winter coat and a frown to match. We know layering is the easiest way to take […]
February 9, 2017
winter gray sweater, what I really wore

Winter Gray – What I Really Wore

I’m from Florida, so I don’t really have a lot of current experience with the gray days of winter. But, I do remember the few winters we lived in Missouri and those years of freezing ice were enough for a lifetime…I hope anyway! We once ventured out to the local […]
January 31, 2017
winter layering, skirt over leggings, denim jacket

Winter Layering – Skirt Over Leggings

I hate to be cold! Consequently, I am always looking for creative ways to keep warm and stylish at the same time with some winter layering. I wore this asymmetrical skirt a few months ago in a previous post. It is so comfortable and I thought it would work just […]
January 5, 2017

Favorite Looks Of 2016 + My Refined Style #15

Just like that…a new year has dawned! To tell you the truth, a good bit of last year passed by in a blur for me. I moved out of a large family home, walked my youngest through all of her graduation activities and moved continents. So this year, I have […]
December 15, 2016
Faith This Holiday Season

Faith This Holiday Season

As much as I love the Christmas season, I’m aware that there are others who are just trying to hold on in the midst of hundreds of twinkling lights and merry smiles. So, I thought it might be nice to switch channels a bit with a guest post from someone […]
December 6, 2016
Red Christmas Dress

Red Christmas Dress

Christmas is less than three weeks away, which means my little family of four will soon be reunited! This mama can’t wait…happy dance. This season is filled with such special memories of years gone by and the promise of new moments to come. Now, if I can just get the […]