Monday, June 9, 2014

One Thousand & One

Hold tight with me for one more day as I get things ready for some exciting things tomorrow!

I'll be on FOX43 tomorrow morning at the usual time between 8:30 and 8:45 to debut all these changes I've been working on so tune in (or wait for the link)!

Meanwhile, check out this blog and/or this blog for some more fashion deliciousness!

Talk to you soon!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Welcome to the 1,000th post of

Also, tomorrow happens to be the 4 year anniversary of when I began this blog. How about that!?

I still chuckle at the fact that when I graduated from college I was so excited to rid my life of assignments that would keep me writing late into the night. Then I decided to start a blog, one that posts five days a week...and here I am, four years later with an ongoing assignment that often keeps me up writing late into the night. Ha.

But I love it. I won't say I love every minute of it, because believe me there are days when my finger hovers over the delete button like it's a trigger.

Then, without fail, there is always always someone brought across my path that encourages me, or tells me what a help the blog has been to them. Every time. God never fails.

This blog is such an adventure. I still remember the ah-ha moment I had when I realized I could combine my ability to write with my love for style, to fuel the passion I have to see women more confident.

A year later after working on the name, content and website, I sat on my couch late at night, having inched my way along for weeks trying to manipulate the HTML code so that the pattern in the background would repeat itself. Finally, that night it worked and I was so excited I screamed, startling my husband!

What a feeling of accomplishment it was to hit the "publish" button for the first time. And just to watch as God has ordered my steps, opening new doors every year. It's such a wild, crazy-fun adventure!

Certainly, the best is yet to come.

Thank you for coming back, dear readers! Stay tuned for some fun changes, fresh inspiration, and as usual, fabulous ways to spiff yourself up from head to toe. Why? Because everyday should be a spiffy day :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Leopard, Jeans & Gladiators

If you've noticed any random posts from last year (and 2012) popping up, it's because I'm working on some things behind the scenes. 

Speaking of which, for today and tomorrow The Spiff is going to be taking a break, but you can click here for a great smokey eye tutorial, or here for some great beauty buys. There are all kinds of exciting things going on behind the scenes, so stay tuned and check back in on Friday! :-D

Even though it's starting to really feel like summer outside, I'm still reaching for my favorite skinny jeans.

Let's face it, it could be raining balls of fire and I'm still going to reach for these perfectly worn-in jeans from Express because I know my butt will look good as I run ;)

As I put this outfit together the other night, I was excited to find that I could incorporate my gladiator wedges with my jeans if I simply roll the cuff up another half inch. I like to give these shoes their due spotlight, and if my jeans are grazing the top of the shoe I don't feel as if that's showcasing them well enough.

The key to pulling off the rolled jean look like this, is to not pair it with a crop top or sweater. You don't want to look like you recently went through a growth spurt (nor do you want to look like you shrunk your outfit in the wash).

This leopard print top from JCP with the black edging is my favorite kind of piece to have in the summer. Because it's got that all-over print it's busy enough to stand alone, and with the black piping around the collar it's not really conducive to a necklace. All I need to do is throw on a black bracelet and I'm good to go.

Easy breezy.

Now I just need to order up 152 more of these tops and I'll be set for the rest of the summer!