Some New Favorites

Top: Francesca’s | Skirt: Target | Shoes: Zara | Tote: Rouge & Whimsy | Bangles: Frosted Willow | Glasses: GlassesUSA

Floral blouses, pencil skirts, anything with mint, and Zara shoes… these are a few of my favorite things.  And I just can’t seem to get enough of each of these things. 

Floral blouses are so perfect for Spring right now and will make a great transition into Summer.  Even the long sleeve ones will be great for me because in the Summer, the A/C is always on full blast in my office building.  Florals are the perfect thing on top to go with a solid bottom or stripes/polka dots if you want to do some pattern mixing.  Love my new tangerine tango colored blouse!

Pencil skirts that are knee length are slowly creeping their way into my closet.  I love that they aren’t too body hugging but have a nice straight silhouette.  The ones that are knee-length are again perfect for work and I don’t like showing off too much thigh anyway.

You already knew that I loved the color mint.  This color block tote from Rouge & Whimsy is kind of the perfect accessory for adding mint to ANY wardrobe because wearing mint just puts me in a good mood.  Win one for yourself in my giveaway here!

And Zara shoes?  Their shoe designs are BEAUTIFUL.  The prices are REASONABLE.  Comfort is questionable, but I don’t care, they are totally worth it HA!  I’ve been eyeing this basic sandal forever and am so happy to have them.  I want the blue/turquoise version too now!!!

P.S. The winner of the B.A.I.T. Footwear giveaway is rikrak!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your shoe choice, size and mailing address!

P.P.S. Have you entered the giveaways for baby stuff, sweets and totes?

What trends/items can you not stop buying?


  1. April 30, 2012 / 2:53 am

    I love this look, and I’m so with you on pencil skirts – I love em! They’re flattering for almost every figure!

  2. April 30, 2012 / 5:51 am

    Sandy I love this outfit!!! The orange is gorgeous on you!

  3. Annie
    April 30, 2012 / 6:15 am

    Love your blouse – such a pretty pattern, and that bag is TOO cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. April 30, 2012 / 6:24 am

    You look adorable I’m those glasses! And that orange is so pretty on you. I’m obsessed with that color right now! That mint bag is awesome!

  5. April 30, 2012 / 7:30 am

    I love this! The blouse and shoes are perfect together! I want these Zara shoes!!!

  6. April 30, 2012 / 8:10 am

    I love this outfit, and those shoes!!!! They are gorgeous.

  7. April 30, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Oh yeah, love this! You look so lovely. Love that bag with that top..

  8. April 30, 2012 / 8:31 am

    So, so cute, Sandy!! I’ ve been eying this heels forever. While I absolutely don’t need them they are so fabulous. I might have to indulge very soon! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching after all. πŸ™‚

  9. April 30, 2012 / 8:38 am

    Those Zara heels are KILLER! They match so well with your orange floral top!


  10. April 30, 2012 / 8:57 am

    That combo is beyond amazing on you!!! I am a sucker for floral blouses lately – there are so many pretty options out there!

  11. April 30, 2012 / 9:08 am

    sandy, you’re so cute. I love your bracelet configuration and how it slightly matches your orange top which you look so pretty in. πŸ™‚

  12. April 30, 2012 / 9:26 am

    You look so Sringy girl!! I LOVE your color block tote from Rouge and Whimsy!!! The color goes so well w/your entire outfit!! xo

  13. April 30, 2012 / 10:21 am

    so pretty sandy! and those shoes!!

  14. April 30, 2012 / 10:36 am

    Just beautiful Sandy. I am loving those shoes!!!! Stunning. And the prettiest ones are never comfortable. Par for the course.

  15. April 30, 2012 / 10:37 am

    You’re rockin’ tons of trends today – I especially like the Zara heels! πŸ˜‰

  16. April 30, 2012 / 10:47 am

    Beautiful outfit! Love all of Rouge and Whimsy’s bags!! And you look awesome in that pencil skirt πŸ™‚

  17. April 30, 2012 / 11:01 am

    Those shoes are hot!

  18. April 30, 2012 / 11:27 am

    Love that tote! I am obsessed with coral/orange dresses right now! Hoping we get some nice weather here in Canada so I can wear them soon!

  19. April 30, 2012 / 11:36 am

    oh good heavens!
    i’m BEYOND delighted!

    thanks ever so much to BAIT and you, dear sandy for this fabulous giveaway!

    much appreciated!

    ps: you look great- as always! love that orange!

    k. @ rikrak

  20. April 30, 2012 / 11:36 am

    Oooh I saw those Zara shoes! LOVE them on you! I want to run right on over to Zara right this very minute on my lunch break πŸ™‚ xoxo

  21. April 30, 2012 / 11:44 am

    I adore the shoes and I ADORE pencil skirts also. Definitely a go to for me now.

  22. April 30, 2012 / 11:45 am

    I really love the print of this top and those shoes! I can’t get enough of them. Cute look!

  23. April 30, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    I love that blouse!

  24. April 30, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I love it all! That simplified floral print is GREAT! And the minty tote is perfection! I also really like you cute fun photos πŸ™‚

  25. April 30, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    Cuuuute top! & of course I’m loving the bag! πŸ™‚

  26. April 30, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    Those are gorgeous shoes! I love the colour and you along with many others have said the same thing…comfort is questionable! Love the blouse too! I linked to a $59 yellow skirt I found at Nordstrom in today’s post so definitely check it out πŸ™‚

  27. April 30, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    Hi Sandy!
    This is my first time on your blog, I must say you are so adorable. I too take outfit photos sometime but I find the process so awkward as I’m not model & can’t even pretend. I love yours cause they look like you’re having fun.
    Followed you with bloglovin’ so I’m gonna be coming back regularly.

  28. April 30, 2012 / 1:25 pm

    Love, Love, LOOOOOVE that floral blouse!! Sandy, you always look so adorable in your outfit posts. Also, can I just say how amazing you look? I would never have guessed that you just had Austin a few months ago if I wasn’t a reader.

  29. April 30, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    love the orange with my mint bag <3


  30. April 30, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Um DROOLING over your shoes. I don’t wear heels too often, but they sure are gorgeous! xo jA

  31. April 30, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    I love how you pair the Zara shoes. This is such a cute outfit.

  32. April 30, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    I love the colors of your blouse!! and your shoes look amazing!!

  33. April 30, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    love the color combo of your outfit! adorable!

  34. April 30, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    hey, sandy!
    hope you had a good wknd. i love zara’s shoes. yes, affordable and beautiful, but they don’t have my size. πŸ™ you look amazing! great top, and love pencil skirts. πŸ™‚

    enjoy your evening!


  35. April 30, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    You look amazing in orange! I like Zara’s shoes, too, but have never bought a pair because they always feel quite uncomfortable, haha.

    Hope your week was off to a great start! ;D


  36. April 30, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    LOVE it! So cute πŸ™‚

  37. April 30, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    cute cute cute!! Love how the shoes go with the top and the purse brings out the floral in the top as well. You have such great fashion sense, momma!

  38. April 30, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    Hmmm where to start….the skirt, the tote, the shirt…love it all! And almost bought those shoes but I held back…for now;)

  39. April 30, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    I looove the blouse!! It’s so pretty and looks so lovely on you. It’s such a professional looking outfit. So polished.

    dela chic

  40. sue
    April 30, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    love the zara sandals! i have it in all black!

  41. April 30, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    I can’t stop buying prints in general! I just love mixing them. Also, I am in love with your floral top! The color is so gorgeous on you and I adore your glasses Sandy!

  42. April 30, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Well, don’t you just look fantastic? I’m especially in love with your little bag, honestly. But the top looks amazing on you.

  43. April 30, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    sandy! i’ve been EYE-ing those heels forever! but they won’t have my size in store until maybe next week πŸ™ so sad…i love!! πŸ˜€

  44. April 30, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Love the bright orange top! You’re so cute πŸ™‚ Thanks for checking out my blog.


  45. May 1, 2012 / 5:15 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this look, Sandy. And do I spot the covetted Zara sandal. Yay! They look good on you, but I would have to agree, comfort is questionable. hehehe.

    Well, I hope you’ve been well. I’m still nursing a cold, but slowly getting better. Fingers crossed I’ll be good by the weekend.

    xx Love & Aloha

  46. May 1, 2012 / 7:47 am

    love your top! its so cute…ad i really adore those zara heels…

  47. May 1, 2012 / 7:58 am

    love this top!! you look so cute!!

  48. May 1, 2012 / 8:35 am

    You look ADORABLE and I love that bag!!!

  49. May 1, 2012 / 9:04 am

    Great colourful outfit. I really like your choice of bag with the orange top!

  50. May 1, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    Love the complementary of tangerine and mint! Those shoes are rockin! I haven’t bought much lately. I’m trying to get a wishlist together so I can at least have a basic wardrobe to play with. I only have a few fav outfits and it can be a struggle to get dressed sometimes!

  51. May 1, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Ah! You got those Zara sandals! I’ve had my eye on those sandals for a long time but I can’t decide which colour combination to get. The orange/taupe ones you have and the basic black pair are my faves, maybe I need to get both!


  52. May 1, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    That bag is seriously gorgeous!

  53. May 1, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    absolutely love this outfit! that bright top is lovely, and those shoes are just perfect!!
    xo TJ

  54. May 1, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    You’re looking gorgeous in that bright shade of orange! I need more floral blouses in my closet, and I’d definitely take some mint too!

  55. May 1, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    Sandy, I love the pop of color on the heel of your sandals. It picks up the orange in your blouse. Your mad floral blouse inspires me to wear mine.

  56. May 1, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Very cute top!

  57. May 1, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    that is a gorgeous blouse, and so perfect with those heels!

  58. May 3, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    love the colors of your outfit especially the shoes that coincides the blouse. Every women should have pencil skirts in their wardrobe. It’s a must!

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