Green With Envy

Green With Envy

Green With Envy

Update: This post was completed over two weeks ago. When my fiance died, I put my blog in maintenance mode and no posts were released. Now that I’m up and running again, I didn’t want to get rid of the original text of this post. Just a briefing, a little background for those of you who may be confused to the post below.


Green With Envy Dress

Happy Friday! I know I’ve been MIA for the past couple of weeks. But I’ve been dealing with being uninspired during the LONGGGG winter weather we had for over a week. And last weekend, we had to rush G. Boo to the emergency room. He aggravated his sciatic nerve. And because of that, he discovered he had a herniated disk. And then on top of that, we found out he had the flu!!!! And you know how men are when they are hurt or sick! Big, Big Babies!!! And to top it off, the kids have been out of school since LAST FRIDAY!!!! 10 days!!! They pretty much had their Spring Break in January!!!

This past weekend was so much better: The temps were in the 60s, George is on the road to recovery, and I was able to get a couple of photo shoots in! I also joined a local gym last week and I’ve actually been going regularly and enjoying it! I’ve also been shopping for a piano for my daughter over the weekend. She’s had two piano lessons and no used piano is good enough for her. 🙁   Well, that’s what I’ve been up to during my ‘break’ I hope each of you had an enjoyable weekend!

Now…about this dress. Don’t you just love it?!? I swear I do! It’s dressy, yet fun at the same time! The million buttons on the puff sleeves of this dress really got me hooked. I have larger hands, so I really love it when the button holes stretch. That way I don’t have to unbutton and rebutton them. And you know how I feel about versatility! This dress can be worn with every type of shoe imaginable: Boots, OTK boots, regular boots, pumps, strappy sandals, flat sandals…I can even see paiirng Keds with it!

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This is a straight cut, unlined crepe dress. Even so, I love that it’s not see-through. And you just can’t beat the price! I think this will be one of my favorite dresses for early spring.

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Today, I’m headed to Mazatlan, Mexico to visit my parents for nine days. G. Boo was supposed to be on this trip with me. So this will be a bittersweet trip for me. In spite of, I can’t wait to share my travels here with you. (See last year’s posts herehere, and here.) So make sure you are following me on Instagram where I will be posting daily.

In Honor of My G. Boo


  1. momknowsbest15
    February 9, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    So sorry about your loss. It sounds like it was sudden and unexpected. This time must be hard for you to be able to write.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      It was VERY unexpected…which to me is the worst because you have no time to prepare. But because he loved my blog, it’s a bit easier to carry on with it. Thank you!

  2. February 9, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    my favorite part of this whole ensemble is the BOOTS but i love the way you pull off that green!

  3. February 9, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Hugs dear.. SO good to know that you up and about now. The dress is beautiful…

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Thank you so much. I know it’s what he would want. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. February 9, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I was wondering why I hadn’t seen you posting for a while. Sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted up for you in this time of sorrow. God bless you!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much Stephanie. I really appreciate it.

  5. February 10, 2018 / 1:30 am

    First, sorry for your lost. Yes, I love about the dress, especially it is not so tight and most importantly I love how the sleeves are, kind of cool like a bell shape. The color green is also one of my favorite. By the way, I also love the furry black jacket. Hope you enjoy your Mexico trip!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      This dress would be perfect on any body type! And thank you so much. I’m enjoying it as best as I can without him…esp since he was supposed to be here with me.

  6. Hannah Marie
    February 10, 2018 / 5:53 am

    I am glad that despite the challenges you were still able to continue being positive.

  7. February 10, 2018 / 11:45 am

    I’m sure it isn’t easy to look back at these words.

    The dress is gorgeous. It looks like it would flatter any figure.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      No it wasn’t. Whew!

      Anyhoo, I agree, this dress would look beautiful on any body type.

  8. February 10, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    My condolence to you and the both of your families. The dress is spectacular and is probably on of my most favorite shoots to date. I love the contrasting background and the angles you were captured at.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      I would have to agree with you 100%. I didn’t realize the colors would turn out the way they did. But I love it! And thank you so much!

  9. Nicole Flint
    February 10, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Sending lots of huge hugs your way! I love this dress and the photo shoot location is one of my favorites!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      I agree, the color of the location just really makes the photos stand out and pop!

      And thank you so much. Hugs have been accepted!

  10. February 10, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    This post breaks my heart. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much Wanda. It’s a heartbreaking time for me, but I’m taking it hour by hour and trying to cope.

  11. February 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I’m so sorry love about your loss. I hope you are okay. I love your entire outfit. You are on fire!!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thank you Sela!

  12. BeckyW
    February 10, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    You look so beautiful in that dress/outfit and I really love the boots. Again I am sorry for your loss, but I am glad that you are able to spend some time with your parents during this difficult time in your life. That color green is just radiant on you.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you so much Becky.

      And I agree, this is an awesome shade of green. I am starting to think this is my color!

  13. Marcie
    February 10, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I hope you have a nice visit with your parents.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you Marcie. It’s a bittersweet visit because my honey was to be with me. But I’m doing the best I can because I know he would want me to be happy.

  14. Joanna
    February 11, 2018 / 6:37 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss and I wish you lots of strength and courage to move on. Losing our loved ones is terrible… 😦

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Yes, it’s terribly hard. Thank you so much Joanna.

  15. February 11, 2018 / 10:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your fiancé’s passing. Blessings to you and your family, beautiful!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much!

  16. Corinne and Kirsty
    February 11, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I am loving the color of that dress but what catches my eyes most is this faux fur black jacket! so so nice!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      I really like the jacket. I’ve had a few people (on another post) who didn’t really care for it. It’s one of those pieces where either you do or you don’t.

  17. kellyhutchinson37920
    February 11, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    I absolutely love everything about this outfit. The green on you is stunning and the boots and coat are the perfect accessory to make this outfit smashing!

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you so much. I think this is the perfect shade of green and hope to add a few more green pieces this spring.

  18. Preet@thevelvetlife
    February 11, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    The outfit looks absolutely stunning, the shade of green is so bright and beautiful, good enough to cheer the mood. The boots and the bag look great too, beautiful shots.

  19. Elizabeth O
    February 12, 2018 / 4:33 am

    My condolences for your loss, sending lots of prayers your way. I do love the green on you, it really suits you.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:32 pm

      I own VERY few green pieces and I think this one is at the top of my list. Perfect shade of green! Thank you!

  20. Ruth-Ann Ridley
    February 12, 2018 / 9:32 am

    This green dress is so very cute. I have not seen this color in very many items before.

  21. Ruth I.
    February 12, 2018 / 10:53 am

    I love your green dress. It’s subtle details makes it a perfect match for your furry coat.

  22. February 12, 2018 / 11:45 am

    My dear, this dress is perfect! I also love your jewelry ❤
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I never know what to say in this case. I’ve been following your posts on Instagram and Facebook, but I haven’t commented there, because I find my words always so akward. I am glad you chose to continue your blog and I send you all my positive energy to overcome this difficult times. I suppose this time must be hard for you and your loved ones. God bless you.

    • Candy
      February 12, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you so much Nati. Sometimes words aren’t necessary. Just getting it out of me and being able to express myself is therapy for me. It’s hard and I’m taking it hour by hour.

  23. February 12, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Green is my favourite colour, this shade especially! Thedress is simply perfection – the puff sleeves got me, too! They have such a classy, earlier era vibe. You look gorgeous in this outfit 😉

  24. Keshia
    February 12, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    This complete outfit & location of the shoot are everything. All the colors go together lovely. I keep saying that I need a money green dress. You totally nailed this. & your photos look amazing. Keep up this alluring work. In Honor of G. Boo! Sending you love.

  25. February 12, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    That dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it! Glad to hear everyone is on the mend.

  26. February 12, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Wow! Love this outfit so much! The green is beautiful.

  27. Paul
    February 13, 2018 / 8:32 am

    wow, I am so sorry for your unexpected loss, with you continuing in your blogging you look so beautiful in green

  28. February 14, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. In terms of this post, you look beautiful in that stunning green dress.

  29. FAITH Cuevas SMITH
    February 27, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I’m here for you sugar!!!!

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