You can wear: Tribal necklaces

Sometimes I buy something with no idea how I’m going to wear it. All I know is, I love it and will figure out a way to incorporate it into my wardrobe.

Like this tribal necklace. (Forever 21, sold out online.)

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So I turn to the internets for inspiration.

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Image via: Leighton Meester | Olivia Palermo

The easiest way to go is with a simple tee-shirt à la Leighton Meester. Check. Did this. But of course, I need options!

Make it bold. I love how Olivia Palermo paired her colorful necklace with a chartreuse and gold top and bright lips. And can we talk about how AMAZING that necklace is? Wow. Not only is a necklace like this a beautiful statement piece, but it’s also great for covering up a low-cut top.

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From My Kitchen: Easy and quick mozzarella, basil and turkey bacon pizza

Earlier this week, I made pizza for dinner and had a couple of requests for the recipe. This is a quick and easy meal to make so I thought, “Why not post it on the blog?” Everyone appreciates a simple but tasty recipe, right? I actually got the idea for this from a local brick oven pizza restaurant. It’s my favorite pizza of theirs and I thought it was simple enough that I could make it home. I tried it out and It’s pretty darn close. The best part is being able to heap on the toppings!

I don’t have any pictures other than the one I Instagrammed, so here it is! Look at all that cheesy, drizzly goodness!

I love fresh basil and mozzarella and that's what gives this easy to make pizza such flavor! Prep and cook time takes about 20-25 minutes so you'll have food on the table in no time. My husband is a slab of meat-eater, so if something like this pleases his palette, you know it's good!

You Need:

Prepared pizza crust (like Boboli)
6 strips of turkey bacon*, fry in pan and cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces
8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced to about 1/4 in thickness or less
7 – 8 fresh basil leaves, sliced into strips
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup pasta sauce of your choice
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What to do:

Heat oven according to pizza crust instructions. Brush olive oil on the pizza crust then spread pasta sauce on the crust. Top with mozzarella first, then add turkey bacon, basil and tomatoes. I also drizzle more olive oil on top, but that’s just me. 🙂

Put on a baking pan or pizza pan and place in oven for 10 minutes or until top of pizza is bubbly.

That’s all there is to it! It’s so easy but it tastes SO good.

*You can also substitute the turkey bacon with chicken breast strips, shrimp, prosciutto – depending in what you feel like having or have on hand.

You Can Wear: Colored Jeans

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Colored jeans are being seen from bright and bold to soft and pastel, on celebrities and bloggers alike. Myself included! Once I bought my first pair, I understood why. These pieces have the versatility and comfort of a pair of dependable blue jeans, but look so much more fun and trendy.

You can pair them like Kim Kardashian did – with a basic white tee and black leather jacket (or blazer for work). Try Sarah Jessica Parker’s weekend casual look by pairing with a colored loose tee and black flats. Cameron Diaz’s pastel jeans are on my wish list. I love how she kept the top neutral and soft with a loose top and tan blazer.

Here’s the pair I have and how I’ve worn them:

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Enter to win: Mimi Boutique $50 Shopping Spree


The winner of the $50 shopping spree, chosen using is Alyson! I’ve sent you an email, please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize!


olive maxi dress, black statement necklace


|Dress| Old Navy Maxi Dress in Asparagus
|Blazer| H&M
|Shoes| Charlotte Russe wedges (from last year)
|Necklace| Marissa black bead necklace C/O of Mimi Boutique (sold out)

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Enter to Win the Roma Round Crystal Bracelet from Pop of Chic!

Giveaway ended! Stay tuned for winner announcement.

Last week you voted on the Pop of Chic piece to be given away…and here it is!

The Roma Round Crystal Bracelet is an excellent choice! I love the brightly colored leather. And the rhinestones. Oh, the rhinestones!

Make sure you head over to Pop of Chic’s new website to check out more of owner Cynthia’s fabulous pieces. There are so many colorful statement pieces to choose from! Did you see how I wore the Audrey necklace? Cynthia has also added clutches and scarves to her shop! Pretty much in love with this straw clutch!

Ready to win it? Here’s how:


Like Pop of Chic AND My Dressy Ways on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did so.


*You can choose to do any of the options below, just leave a separate comment for each for more chances to win.

  • Follow My Dressy Ways on Twitter
  • Follow Pop of Chic on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway (Using share button below.)
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This giveaway ends Friday, March 29th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EDT and is open to U.S readers. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: This item is being provided to My Dressy Ways for the sole purpose of this giveaway. I received the Audrey necklace, courtesy of Pop of Chic but was not paid for this post. Opinions are 100% my own.

Enter to Win: Revlon Lip Butter and Colorstay Nail Polishes

I’m loving the new Revlon products, the Lip Butters and the Colorstay Nail Polish, so I want to give some away!

Revlon Lip Butter, Raspberry Pie, Revlon Colorstay nail Polish

This giveaway includes one Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie (a beautiful bright fuchsia color – see it on me here) and Revlon Colorstay nail polish in Sequin, Indigo Night and Marmalade as pictured. Sequin is a silver foil that looks like it might be a dupe for Zoya Trixie which I have and love. This new formula is suppose to have a gel like shine that will last up to 11 days without chipping. Mine didn’t last quite that long when I wore it, but I also didn’t use the basecoat and topcoat that Revlon recommends. However, it did last for three days with no chipping – far longer than others I’ve tried. For those of you with time and creativity, all three of these would make a great mani together!

Get ready for spring (or wear them now, I wouldn’t blame you) with this giveaway!

Enter by doing one, some or all of the below:

  • Follow My Dressy Ways on Twitter
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  • Follow My Dressy Ways on Bloglovin’
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook (use share link below)
  • Tweet this giveaway on Twitter (use share link below)

Each of these counts as one entry but you MUST leave a separate comment for each. Just let me know in the comment which entry you’re using. Also, be sure to leave either in the form or in the comment itself, an email address where I can contact you if you win.

Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT and is open to U.S readers. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I purchased the items for this giveaway and am in no way affiliated with Revlon. I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are 100% my own.