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Fashion Friday: Edition I might be jealous of Keith Urban’s highlights



Harry Connick Jr. is a game changer for American Idol. He’s funny and engaging and knows what he’s talking about. But Keith Urban has got some serious highlights and flat iron skills. I mean I expected to swoon over J.Lo’s hair because OF COURSE. However, my admiration of Keith’s highlights caught me by surprise.

Oh and there also seems to be a good bit of talent on the show this year.

And now for some things I’ve seen this week besides ants that spell LIE.

1. winter harvest sweater


This is on sale at Anthropologie and one of those timeless things that I’d have in my closet forever. Love the colors.

2. spice market henley

This is also at Anthropologie but for some reason I couldn’t grab a good picture of it so you’ll have to click over there and see it for yourself if you’re interested. I happen to really love the blue. I can totally picture it with white jeans this spring and summer.

3. talia blouse

This is also another great top.

4. perforated suede jacket


5. foldover knit maxi skirt


I love this skirt and it has a ton of great reviews on Piperlime. Plus, it comes in several different color options. If you’ve been looking for a good maxi skirt, this might be the one.

6. ruth necklace by noonday


Noonday is having a sale right now to make room for their spring merchandise and this necklace happens to be one of the sale items. I’m a little in love with it.

7. stay cation weekend button back sweater


This sweater is like a mullet. Business in the front, party in the back.

8. foggy marina double-breasted trench


How cute is this trench with these adorable sleeves that roll up to reveal a little bit of fun?

9. plaid about you coat


I’m a sucker for a plaid coat.

10. petaluma peasant top plus size


I know I’m not great about featuring plus size options, but I saw this top and fell in love. In fact, Lucky Brand at Nordstrom has several really pretty top options in the plus size category. And this also comes in regular sizes in case you’re interested.

That’s it for today.

Have a good Friday.

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  1. 1

    Hey Mel,

    Those coats are adorable!!! Have you ever ordered anything from that site- Tulle4us? Their things are adorable and their prices are great. Is it too good to be true?

    Thanks for keeping us in style!


  2. 2

    One. of. each. Adorable:)

  3. 3
    Cheryl L. says:

    I’m loving the judges on AI…..Harry is a hoot…..but watch Keith, he cracks me up watching him laugh at Harry’s jokes……I love the three of them together….plus the little snippets they are showing of the three of them “after hours” together…..seems like they genuinely like each other……just makes for a much more pleasant viewing!!!

  4. 4

    Ok, seriously trying to justify #1. I mean, $100 off? That’s HUGE. I feel like I should get it just to say that I saved that much money. Plus, adorable! (PS I’m still giggling whenever I think about the ants spelling LIE! ha! One of your best posts ever)

  5. 5

    I LOVE the new season of Idol and I’ve only watched Wednesday night so far! Harry Connick Jr has completely transformed the show! I have tried to stay faithful to Idol all these years, and it has finally paid off. I just can’t get into the Voice for some reason!

  6. 6

    I have always loved Harry Connick Jr. and am so surprised how many of the “kids” don’t know who he is! It cracks me up to see how tickled Harry can make Keith. Just so much fun to not have my hand on the remote the entire show because I am worried who is going to say what.

  7. 8

    Love getting ideas from Fashion Friday, and it was nice to see a plus-size option. Would you consider finding some stuff for the taller ladies, too? Despite having been crazy tall since preschool, I still have no idea how to dress for this height (6’0”-ish).

    • 9

      I’m 5’2″ and have the same – but opposite – problem. Ironically, I have *3* sister-in-laws and a best friend 6′ – 6’3″. :)

  8. 10
    Kimberly/OKC says:

    Hey, if you watch Bravo…? You should check out a couple of the necklaces on the girls from Vanderpump Rules–the CABO episode. So pretty, unique and cool.

  9. 11

    Ever notice how the plus-size models just mean that the models aren’t a toothpick? :)

    I keep hoping that if I keep browsing your fashion picks some of your fashion savvy will naturally rub off on me!

  10. 12

    My thanks, too, for including the plus sized fashions. It wouldn’t be such a hassle if clothing manufacturers didn’t consider anything over a 14 as non-existent or “plus.”

    BTW, what do you feed the ants? Drop some bread crumbs in once in a while?

  11. 13

    Oh girlfriend yes, yes yes yes. All of this I say a big fat yes to!


  12. 14

    Thank you for the plus size love…from this fluffier than she needs to be girl….okay girl may be a stretch.