Friday's Fancies: Labor Day

August 31, 2012

Labor Day



While I await the arrival of my family for the long holiday weekend, I'm wishing this outfit could just appear in my closet. I'm thinking cooler weather and a fun day playing tourist in our new town. (And I'm also imagining that I have no budget.) Just a couple things I'm dying to get my hands on: boyfriend jeans, a cute sweater and the Cambridge Satchel Company leather cross-body bag in Kelly Green - or 1 of every color. Happy Friday!


P.S. The Washingtonian ShopAround blog did a post on how DC area bloggers are wearing military jackets/vests and I had the pleasure to be in the mix with some amazing ladies! Check it out here!


White After Labor Day?

August 30, 2012


Of course!!

I'm over at DC On Heels today talking about how I'm ignoring the no-white-after-Labor-Day rule (and you can too)! Click here.


(image via thistimetomorrow-krystal.blogspot.com)

Red Chevron Dress

August 29, 2012






My chevron obsession continues with this dress Meaghan gave to me. I wore it to church Sunday and felt so lady-like. The fit and red chevron pattern are simply divine and unlike anything in my closet! I wanted to let the dress speak, so kept the jewelry to a minimum (although, couldn't help adding more red with the heels). Now: how many times can I wear it before the cold creeps in??


Dress: Isaac Mizrahi for Target
Heels: Carlos Santana via Ross (old) [love this pair]
Jewelry: Charming Charlie serpent knot bracelet, Grandma's pearl earrings [similar]
Clutch: Alloy (old) [love this one]

Insta[Favorites]

August 28, 2012

Celebrated 2 Years of blogging!

Drinks at SoHo to celebrate Meaghan's birthday!

Tried an at-home facial

Busted out the dark nail polish!

Gorgeous Maryland sky

My favorite outfit yet!

Hot chocolate in August. Don't judge me!

Details of a cake I made for a bridal shower

Stopping to smell the 'roses' today. Life has been crazygood lately - as shown by my Instagram feed - that I just had to share a few favorites! I am so thankful for my family... and friends I've met through blogging. When life knocks you down, remember there is still so much to be thankful for!

Follow me on Instagram @alkfeelinggood for oodles of photos that don't make the blog! xo

Friday's Fancies: Road Trip

August 24, 2012

Road Trip Essentials


I am so excited to be part of the Friday's Fancies weekly link-up hosted by Alison at Long Distance Loving! So, pack your bags and use your imagination - it's road trip time!

I've been on many road trips so the first thing that comes to mind (besides leg cramps) would be comfort. I like to feel relaxed - but also put together - for arrival (especially if I can't change). And it doesn't get much more comfortable than a (jersey) maxi dress. It's almost like you're traveling in pajamas! Another item packed in my bag: chambray. When I get chills from the AC, I can slip the shirt on knotting it at the waist. Road trip chic.

All this talk of road trips is making me want to plan a real one. Happy Friday!


For details on each item, click here.


Cargo Vest & a Dress

August 23, 2012








Technically, my parents got me this vest as a late birthday gift. After stalking it online, but never taking the plunge, it ran out in my size. So I began emailing & tweeting Old Navy customer service, then calling around to nearly 10 stores - the last of which had it in my size. What can I say? I really wanted this gem (along with many others). Thanks for the birthday money, Mom & Dad! ;) I'm going to have so much fun styling it throughout the chilly months - but couldn't wait to pair it with this dress!

PS~ say hello to the very first splash of dark polish to grace my feet in a while. I couldn't wait any longer!


Cargo Vest: Old Navy [love the jacket version]
Dress: Old Navy (old) [love this one & this one]
Wedges: Nine West via Piperlime.com (old)
Jewelry: Fossil watch via Piperlime.com, ASOS spike bracelet, Derng cross bracelet, Pocket Full of Gems shamballa bracelet
Belt: Target [very similar]
Bag: Steve Madden via Nordstrom Rack

Color Burst

August 22, 2012



Just popping in for a quick hello today! I needed some more happiness in my life so I reached for this bright top. I love the rainbow of color bursts... so many options for accessories!


Top: Gap Outlet (old)
Shorts: DIY (cut from a pair of old Gap jeans) [love these]
Jewelry: NY&Co. watch (old) [similar], Target bracelets (old)
Sunnies: Rent The Runway

Goodies: Lovely Leather

August 21, 2012


Lovely Leather


Same series, new name! I've decided that when I rave about my current obsessions and cravings, it's going to be called GOODies. (Get it?!)

Now, onto today's GOODies. I have never been worn leather because I felt it was too "edgy"and not me. But ever since researching and gushing about my Fall Fashion Must-Haves, I have been craving (faux) leather, especially Zara's military jacket (middle). And a pretty leather peplum top? So feminine and versatile I can think of so many ways to style it!

Are you craving leather for fall like me?


For details on each item, click here!

Home Decor Pinspiration

August 19, 2012

Before we even began looking for our first home, I've was pinning home inspiration like crazy. Adding any chevron, paint, pillows, flowers and stencils galore to my "Future Homeowner" board. (I should probably change the title now!)

Now I can finally make my board & ideas come to life in our first home! A completely blank slate that we can make our own... starting with those annoying white walls! After over 6 years in and out of apartments, I'm painting color on every. single. wall.

Here are just some of the pins that are inspiring me.

Image via urbanoutfitters.com

Image via bystephanielynn.com

Image via bhg.com

Image via theGlitterGuide.com

Image via alltheprettythings.tumblr.com

Image by Jonny Valiant via living.msn.com

For more pinspiration, you can follow me on Pinterest here, as I incorporate some ideas into our home (and convince Matt to agree to all my ideas)!


(Feeling Good will still remain a fashion blog... from time to time I'll share some home happenings with you all. I hope you'll keep reading and share your thoughts/ideas!)

Shark Week Cupcakes

August 17, 2012

I make cupcakes for anything - and for nothing sometimes, so I had to make the sweet treat in celebration of Shark Week!

I had the whole cupcake decor formulated in my head... the focal point being gummy sharks. I honestly thought they'd be easy to find. Wrong-o. I searched the candy aisles of Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Giant and even a gas station. No gummy sharks to be found on land.

So Plan B: using my Cricut, I cut out sharks and life rings and attached them to toothpicks. Such an easy way to dress up cupcakes. I'm still happy with they way they turned out!







White cupcakes (made from scratch, mind you!) with tinted cream cheese frosting. Chomptastic.


PS - Next time I see gummy sharks, I am scooping those babies up like no one's business.

A Bloggy Birthday!

August 16, 2012

2 years ago today, I started this here blog!

Matt and I had just picked up everything in Pennsylvania, moved to Silver Spring, Maryland and I was Flying By the Seat of My Pants. I still am - but have since tailored my blog into fashion and I couldn't be happier with the switch. I read through my early blog posts and laughed so hard at myself! Case in point: talking about Sun Chips bags and rambling about cats.

Feeling Good has come a long way already - and I cannot thank you, my readers/supporters/followers, for coming back post after post. I'm so excited to see what the next 2 years - and beyond - brings!








Tank: H&M (old) [similar]
Skirt: J.Crew
Heels: Zara [love these]
Jewelry: Target earrings & rings, black link bracelet c/o Glamour Me Jewels, Te Amo JewelMint bracelet, shamballa bracelet c/o Pocket Full of Gems
Hat: Calvin Klein via Nordstrom Rack (added the black ribbon from these shoes)
iPhone case: Kate Spade [similar]