Sweet Sound

Outfit details: Dress- Sweet Symphony Dress c/o Paint the Town // Belt- Another Line // Shoes- Preview

Music has been a love of mine ever since I can remember. I especially love when a song comes on and it takes you back to a moment. I have lots of great memories that involve music. When I was about 9 years old, my sister and I would record ourselves singing on cassettes. My favorite recording was when we sang Every Morning by Sugar Ray. There were lots of laughs and goofy memories made during those recordings. I also love coming home to my guitar after a long day at work. Such a great way to wind down and just relax.
So when I saw this dress, I felt like it was made for me! I’m a sucker for cute prints, and Paint the Town totally nailed it with this simple yet playful print. This dress is so comfortable so it will be perfect for work. I spend most of my life at work, which is why comfort is such a priority for me. I also love that it can be fancied up with a pair of heels for a night out with my sweetheart. Oh and last but definitely not least, it has pockets! A dress with pockets beats a regular ol’ dress any day! I know all of you ladies can agree with me.
Well I am off to wait for the hubby to get off of work so we can go on a dinner date. We’ll probably come home and do some puzzles since that is what we’ve been into these days. Then tomorrow I plan on doing a whole lotta nothing and maybe some thrifting. This has been such a long week so sleeping in and doing nothing is much appreciated. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

My Go-to Colors

 Outfit Details: Dress- One Clothing, Shoes- Madden Girl, Headband- Modcloth, Purse- Thrifted
I could not stay away from the snooze button on my alarm this week, which led to me racing against the clock to get ready for work. 10 minutes of sleeping in definitely puts a dent on my getting ready routine of showering, blow drying my hair, applying makeup, curling my hair, and choosing my outfit. Dry shampoo can only save me for a day! Anyway, I came to find that I wore lots of black and white this week. I’ve always been a fan of black and white. I’m pretty sure my love for these colors started when I watched 101 Dalmatians when I was 6. Who knew that Cruella De Vil could be anyone’s fashion inspo?! Like Cruella, my go-to colors are black and white. Sure, I would never hurt a puppy to make myself a coat, but you catch my drift! Black and white are such classic and easy colors to style. Black and white prints are what I usually gravitate towards: polka dots, stripes, chevrons, gingham, you name it! I also love the fact that you can wear it with any other color. Black and white makes life easy, and that’s why I love it so much. 
I let my black and white streak continue for the weekend as well. This dress is a new addition to my black and white collection, and I’m sure it will save me one of these mornings when I decide to take another snoozer. Anyway, this weekend has been swell. We didn’t have any particular plans this weekend so we just got in the car and improvised. We ended up at Target to stock up on necessities. Of course, the whole time I was there I tried to avoid their amazing clearance aisles full of cute things I don’t need. I was a good girl. Then we went to Trader Joes where all the damage was done. Needless to say, I had a lovely macaron filled evening. Thank you, Trader Joes.

Beach Dreaming

Outfit details: Hat- Borrowed from Mom, Top- Miley Cyrus & Max Azria, Dress- Monteau, Shoes- Target

My weekends are days that I cherish. Who doesn’t cherish sleeping in & fun adventures with lovely people? We spent most of our Saturday indoors, A/C at full blast, and watching crime shows, The Big Bang Theory, and prison shows in our PJ’s. However, after a few hours of being lazy butts we decided that we needed a little bit of outdoor Summer vibes. By the looks of my outfit, I was ready to go to the beach but instead I went on a grocery run with Jon to get Pico de Gallo paletas (popsicles). Paletas are our addiction every summer along with watermelon, frozen yogurt, and iced coffee drinks.

This weekend I decided to borrow this fabulous hat from my momma. It’s such a sweet Summer piece! So perfect for the beach! My mom is definitely one of my fashion inspirations. The pieces in her closet are so classy and timeless. I blame her for my love of cardigans and shoes. Speaking of shoes, I decided to bring out my floral wedges for the first time this year. My feet are usually in closed toed shoes from Monday to Friday, so it was nice to give my feet some fresh air and a tan!

Today I went on a little adventure with Jon and my mom. We road-tripped it to the Bay Area to see where Jon will be start working soon. He’s definitely pumped and I’m so very excited for him too! We’re so motivated for the future, and are so excited for what God has in store for us. What a perfect way to end the weekend!

I am off to get recharged for tomorrow! I hope you all have an amazing and productive week! ♥

A Little Rusty

Outfit Details: Top- Tucker For Target, Dress- Thrifted, Belt- Forever 21, Shoes- Minnetonka Moccasin Co.
Funny how easy it is to forget how to do things once you haven’t done them for a while. This explains why it took me a too long to get this post together. I’m a little rusty. Not that I was ever an expert at codes and blogging at all! Since it’s a four day weekend and Jon is at work, I thought “Why not do a little bit of updating?!” I got my Cannon outta the closet, turned it on, and then thought “Uhhhh…. I know how to do this!” I had forgotten how to take pictures. What is up with my brain?! But like riding a bike, I remembered and got to snappin’. Same with this whole coding deal. I guess I’m gonna have to lessen my after-work-telly-watching sessions to stay on top of these things. 
So I decided to match with the state of my skills last night, and wore rust details to warm up my gray dress. I felt like being comfortable for date night so I paired it with my Minnetonka Booties. My Minnetonkas are my favorite. They are the comfiest shoes I own, they’re simple, cute, and they match with everything! Not much has changed when it comes to my polka dot obsession. You can add any print to a simple dress to make it pop. Polka dots just always happen to be my first choice.
I haven’t done much shopping lately, just a little bit of thrifting here and there. We’re all guilty of having something in the closet that never gets worn. I’m trying to rid myself of this bad habit and get creative with what I already own. So far I’ve been doing pretty good.
Well I’m off to do some weekend thrifting! Wish me luck!

Look What the Cat Dragged In

Outfit Details: Top- Forever 21, Skirt- Forever 21, Shoes- Franco Sarto
I know, I know! I have been M.I.A for around two weeks now, but I feel like It’s definitely time for me to get back into the swing of things here at Little Red Bowtalk. Life has been crazy busy for me these days! I have much to update you guys with!
If you guys follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have heard that I got a new job two weeks ago. I absolutely love it! I’m doing accounting for a local company and it is so much funner than I had anticipated. Who woulda thunk it?! It really is such a blessing to have finally found a job in the field that I studied. It makes me feel like all those years of school are finally paying off. I had been on the search for so long, and God opened the perfect doors for me at the perfect time as well. It’s so relieving and comforting to know that my future is in God’s hands. 
At work, Friday’s are casual days so I decided to wear one of the comfiest skirts I own. I wanted to start the weekend off right! I’m also sporting some bags under my eyes due to waking up so early for work! My body is still getting used to this change. I used to be the type of person that would start on projects at about 10 p.m., but now I have no choice but to be asleep at that time! How is this night owl supposed to get anything done?! 
I plan on posting more of the business casual outfits I wear during the week as well. I thought I would have had a few posted by now, but I’ve also been moving. We have finally had a chance to settle into our new place and relax from all these changes. It has been a crazy and awesome last two weeks. I’m so glad to be back! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! 

Weekday Uniform: Lumberjack Chic

Outfit Details: Dress- Victoria Secret Pink // Tights- Target // Shoes- Minnetonka
I’m back this week with another casual weekday outfit. Do you guys like my post title? Ha! I felt like such a lumberjack yesterday! I love my plaid and fringe. I wasn’t quite equipped to cut down any trees, but I was comfortable as can be.
I absolutely love dresses! I think they are so easy to style and oh so comfortable! They pretty much make an outfit, which really comes in handy when you’re on the run. Just add some accessories in the mix and you are set to go! I didn’t do too much accessorizing with this outfit. I kept it pretty simple with a pair of black tights and my Minnetonka booties. I am a big fan of tights so I wear them all year round. I know there are so many people who would love to trade me places so that they would kick their tights to the curb! I should probably give my legs some sun though or I’ll be blinding people whenever I do go bare! 

Weekend Wears

Outfit Details: Dress- Target // Belt- Another Line // Tights- Romwe // Boots- Franco Sarto // Bag- Forever 21
I’m back from my long, fun, and family-filled weekend! It’s always great to be in company of the people you love the most. My weekend was full of laughs, hugs, and memories. I had so much fun seeing my nephews open up their gifts and just enjoy their special day! I love birthdays! It is a crazy world and making it through another year on this earth is pretty amazing. I also ate so much junk this weekend, and enjoyed every bit of it! Now I’m back to reality, and I must get back on the exercise and stop-eating-so-much-candy train.
This weekend, I wore one of my best Target finds ever! I had my eye on this dress for months, and recently I found it for only $7! This cheapskate was very happy! Target’s clearance section deserves an award. I always find the best stuff for the best price! 
My sister and brother in law introduced us to the game Rummy-O this weekend, and now we are hooked! I couldn’t believe I had never played it before! It is so much fun! This game involves lots of thinking and strategy. Love those kind of games! We’re so addicted now, that tonight we’re off to play at their place. Let the fun continue!

Friday I’m In Love

Outfit Details- Top- Charlotte Russe // Pants- Lovesick // Shoes- Marc Fisher // Bag- Thrifted

I love Fridays! I don’t mind any other day of the week, but there is just something special about Friday. Today was a busy one too! I woke up, and went on walk. This week, I have been waking up early and going on 3 mile walks in the morning. It’s a really great way to start the day! Also, waking up early makes the day feel so much longer and so much more productive. By the end of the day, I am exhausted and ready to catch all the Zzz’s that exist! This is a bit different than my insomniac ways of last week. I hope to make this a habit!

Today I went out did some preparing for this weekend’s events. I have two nephew’s birthdays to celebrate this weekend, and I was on the search for their gifts. We have lots of family time planned this weekend, and I am really looking forward to it! Kids are the funnest to celebrate! Their reactions to gifts are the cutest thing too! Can’t wait to see these little guy’s faces when they see what they got for their birthdays!

It seems like my Friday ritual these days has been wearing black and white! Well today I decided to add a little pop of color in the mix. I love colored denim! Since it’s spring, I will be on the search for pastel colored pants. I only have mint, but I would love a lavender pair! I also added a pair of booties that I hardly wear to my outfit today. I usually wear these shoes with dressy outfits, but I thought out of the box today and gave them a try with a casual outfit. In the words of Tim Gunn, Make it work! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and happy Easter to you all! ♥

Weekday Uniform

Outfit Details: Top- Forever 21 // Jeans- Lovesick // Necklace- c/o Scarlett Garnet // Boots- Franco Sarto // Bag- Thrifted
 Monday through Friday you can find me in a slouchy top and a pair of jeans. This is what I call my weekday day uniform. Today I fancied it up with this pair of heeled booties and a my favorite Scarlett Garnet necklace. There was a time when the only thing I wore was skirts and dresses, and I still wear them a lot but I’ve given pants a chance. It really helps when you find a pair of pants that you love. I’m a little bit on the short side (I’m 5’2″) so finding a pair of jeans that isn’t too long can be a difficult task. However, these are the perfect length for me! So I went and bought them in different colors! I am guilty of doing this with quite a few things. If I really love something, I go and buy it in every color. Can’t go wrong with that!
While I was outside, I couldn’t help but snap some photos of the pretty flowers that Spring brought me. All the trees are covered in flowers, the birds are chirping away, and I can leave the windows open all day. I’m enjoying everything about Spring just like I knew I would.

Lazy Sunday

Outfit Details: Cardigan- J.Crew // Shirt- Forever 21 // Skirt- H&M // Tights- Target // Shoes- Franco Sarto
My weekend was wonderfully lazy! I spent most of it laying on my couch watching cheesy shows on Animal planet and snacking on sour candy. It was the best. However, today I did have take a break from being lazy to go outside. It was beautiful out so Jon and I decided to go on a long walk around the neighborhood with Rigby. I get allergies really bad during this season, but I enjoy looking at all the beautiful trees and flowers during this season. So I took a Zyrtec, and off we went! Everyone was outside today too, which was so nice. Today was the epitome of Spring!
When we came home, we treated Rigby to a bath. He didn’t think it was much of a treat though! Rigby is scared of bathrooms because he hates baths! It’s so funny because he follows Jon all over the house, but he will NOT walk into a bathroom. As soon as Jon walked into the bathroom, Rigby wanted out of the house. He went up to the sliding door, and started scratching it. It was hilarious and adorable!

Here are the results of his bath! Bet you can even smell them! Fresh, clean, and fluffy as can be. He spent the rest of the afternoon rolling all over the floor trying to come back to his normal dirty self. Crazy dog.