The FriYay Fit – Outfit of the Day

I’ve got your outfit inspiration for this beautiful Friday.  Remember Holley’s travel post here from last week, well this outfit would be perfect for you weekend warriors headed out antiquing or taking bluebonnet photos.  Casual and hip with a vintage vibe on the jeans and leather backback. Add a fedora and a stack of bangles and you will look fetch!

Target A New Day Blouse xs $8

Free People Jeans size 6 $22

Tory Burch Thora Thongs size 6 $45

Patricia Nash Backpack $68

Call the store if you want to hold or purchase items over the phone (they do not ship items).  (817) 731-3443, 4636 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth 76109 located in Overton Park Plaza.  Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. most days. Be sure to tell them Home with a Twist sent you!

FriYay Fit: Clothes Mentor Finds

I am so happy to share that Clothes Mentor Fort Worth has partnered with Home with a Twist to be a blog sponsor!  They will be sharing with readers a cute outfit idea each week.

Have you ever shopped at Clothes Mentor?  I have found some beautiful pieces for my wardrobe at a fraction of the price in retail shops.  They make resale hot! At Clothes Mentor, they buy and sell high-quality, gently used name-brand and designer clothing, shoes and accessories that are like new—for less! … And, if you’re looking to be a #bossbabe, Clothes Mentor is the nation’s top women’s clothing franchise and they are looking to expand!

I have such great luck selling my clothes and get a pretty nice cash back bonus the same day, no waiting for my items to sell and return to the store to see what my payout is.  I have also benefitted from purchasing my favorite brands like Kate Spade, JCrew, Tory Burch, and Coach.

Here’s this week’s cute outfit…

Dress is Plenty by Tracy Reese, Size S, $22 (think summer wedding or graduation)

Kate Spade Clutch $45 (omg this is CUTE)

Lucky Brand Wedges, Size 9, $22 (wedges are always a good thing).

Call the store if you want to hold or purchase items over the phone (they do not ship items).  (817) 731-3443, 4636 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth 76109 located in Overton Park Plaza.  Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. most days. Be sure to tell them Home with a Twist sent you!

Friyay Fit: My Picks for Spring – Gingham, Tie Waist Pants, Lipstick, and a Podcast

My two favorite seasons are fall and spring.  Spring because everything is so fresh and new.  It’s still cool and flowers are blooming.  Pretty much by June I am ready for fall because it gets so hot here in Texas.  With just a short window of time, I have to jump onto spring like a lady bug on a hot plate!

Here are some of my favorite trends for spring:

A new handbag — every gal needs a new purse for spring that will carry  through fall.  I love the transparent and croc detail bags that are popular right now.  This small tote from Vince Camuto has me excited and it comes black, rose and cobalt blue.


Tie Waist Pants — One of my favorite wardrobe staples for work is slacks.  I do alot of moving around and it’s practical to wear slacks, a blouse and fun jacket.  I really like these lilac pencil pants from Loft with the cute tie detail.  I wore these to work recently with a black swiss-dot ruffle blouse and black sandles.  Fresh and simple.  They also have an army green color which is considered neutral and will go with anything in your closet — white, black, navy and lavender in particular.

Gingham — just keeps coming back into play.  This iconic vintage-inspired pattern is popular in shoes and accessories, too.  But, I love it in these Talbots black and white gingham ankle pants.  I wore these to work with a tshirt and hot pink blazer.




Lipstick — I love this new drug store brand lipstick from Revlon – Kiss Cushion lip tint.  It has a soft sponge tip and goes on really smooth, almost like a lip balm, but covers like a stain.  I’ve been using 240 Berry Lit, a very pretty pinky pink that makes my lips look fresh and moisturized.

A new podcast I found from Trader Joe’s my favorite place to shop.  They talk about their brands, food trends, sustainability, wine and cheese, how they choose their products and more.  It’s pretty interesting.

And, it reminds me I need to record a new podcast episode myself.

So, that’s wrap for this week’s Friyay Fit where I round up things to inspire your weekend.  Have a good one!

The Friyay Fit: Go Frogs Attire

Now that TCU football season has begun, on Fridays we wear purple!  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite accessories — shoes, earrings and a scarf to bring home the win!

For my birthday I treated myself to a fancy new pair of TCU Palm Beach Sandals from Fort Worth’s haute couture boutique Keeping Up with the Joneses.  Be sure to stop by and see Judy for all your purple apparel and accessories.  She offers a special purple 15% off discount on Fridays, too!

Next up, earrings!  You must get a pair of Horned Frog earrings from Lola+Lina!  Everytime I wear my pair, people stop me and say, “Go Frogs!”  They really are show stoppers.  They also have a smaller version and a few choices of metals, too.

A scarf is a must for when the chilly, autumn days arrive.  Spirit Snob has the exclusive Horned Frog scarf designed by Fort Worth artist Allison Castillo.  There are so many ways to wear these wraps—twisted, double-up, wrapped, tied—it’s sure to be your most versatile collegiate accessory and wardrobe piece!  Incredibly soft and lightweight on, perfect all year long!  And, it comes in a cute, muslin drawstring bag perfect for gifts (and a bottle of wine)!  Not sure how to wear a large scarf?  Well, check out this video on all the ways to style your work of art.

Spirit Snob is also offering a new square scarf available for a pre-sale price of $35!  Wrap it around your neck for an old-school-cool retro vibe, twist it in your hair to jazz up a high pony, or tie it around your favorite bag! Get all this while still sporting your favorite collegiate attire.

Once you get the shoes, scarf and earrings just add jeans – either dark wash or white, and a cute top and you are set to cheer on the Frogs!

Friyay Fit — The Three T’s

It’s the weekend!  I’m sharing three T’s today — Tom Cruise, my favorite Trench coat, and a graphic tee!

First, if you haven’t seen Tom Cruise’s latest installment of Mission Impossible: Fallout, make time to see Tom run, yell, and almost self-destruct about 10,000 times.  It’s popcorn worthy.

Second, my favorite new wardrobe addition from this past spring is my soft blue trench coat from Cabi.  Regrettably, it’s no longer available.  If you don’t own a trench, be sure to add one to your closet.  They are perfect for chilly AC office spaces and I look forward to incorporating it into my fall uniform with autumnal colors of brown and orange.  Trenches never go out of style and I am sure this fall’s lineup will be no different.

On this particular day of laughter, I paired it with white, frayed hem jeans from Ann Taylor, a tee from J Crew –  Jane of all trades and navy blue flip flops.

This is the perfect segue into my last Friyay tip — graphic tees!  My favorite thing to wear with jeans.  J Crew is my happy place because their tees are so beautiful made and hold up well.  Old Navy is my second go-to.  I have rounded up some of my favorites…

J Crew’s latest graphic tees

So, that’s my fit for this week.  Have a fab weekend, y’all!

The Friyay Fit — Healthy Snack Jars from Clean Food Crush

I haven’t done a Friyay Fit in a while — where I share anything that makes me throw a fit.  Basically, something that motivates me.  I am back in they gym after a three-month hiatus and along with workouts come finding things that are healthy so we don’t sabotage our efforts.  I follow Clean Food Crush on Instagram and saw her post for Mason Jar Snacks 4 Ways.  Brilliant!

I could only find this recipe for Crunch and Hummus Snacktime Jars on her site and Pinterest.

Basically you chop a bunch of veggies, fill the bottom of the mason jar with hummus, then nest the veggies down inside. Put the lid on and store in the fridge.  Grab and go!

Here are some more recipes from her post…

So, there are four snacks to inspire you to prep this weekend!  Happy chopping!  Be sure to visit Rachel’s page.  There are so many beautiful and healthy recipes.  And, follow my Pinterest board “Let’s Be Healthy” for more inspiration!  Happy Friyay!

The Friyay Fit — Going to a Book Signing

Mother was a longtime patron of the library.  I don’t think I ever saw her not deep into a book.  She loved to read all genres and was always a member of the Friends of the Library.  So, she would have been thrilled to go with me to the North Richland Hills Library for their “Behind the Book” series.  I will blog more about it another day, but I wanted to share “my fit” I had to meet Tess Gerritsen, author of her newest release I Know a Secret from the Rizzoli & Isles TNT series.

My most favorite thing to wear is jeans.  If I could wear jeans everyday of the week I would, especially if you find a designer that feels good when you wear it.  I discovered CJ by Cookie Johnson years ago and own several pair of her skinny jeans in distressed washed and indigo.  I also love the frayed or released hem style that, according to designers, is a trend that will be around awhile.

If you don’t have a lot of money to invest in new clothes or feel really confident in your current wardrobe line up, I suggest instead focusing on adding just a few new accessories.  Two items I picked up for fall are from Cabi  — the Deidre Scarf and the Secret Garden cuff.  The scarf is big enough to wear as a belt and I wore it tied in a knot loosely around my neck.   Here is a fun Pinterest article on “125 Catchiest Scarf Trends for women in 2017.”   I adore the hinge cuff bracelet.  It has the most interesting, heirloom looking encrusted jewels — including a honeybee! The orange tee is also from the spring line of Cabi, but you could find any color tshirt to coordinate since animal print is considered neutral.  Doesn’t a leopard fit in anywhere?  For a Cabi catalog contact [email protected]  I’ve been a long-time customer of Cabi and the clothing is gorgeous and very well made.

The other thing I love are loose, long cardigans.  The cardigan I am wearing is a linen blend from Ann Taylor several seasons ago, but here is a similar style that is on sale at Ann Tayor now.   I like linen blend because it’s dressier so it can go with most everything in your closet.  Navy is supposed to be the go-to color for the fall especially with olive.  And belted cardigans are really popular right now, too.

Next, shoes.  I purchased these Apt. 9 block heel sandals from Kohl’s last spring and they are still available at $24.99!  They come in brown, denim and black and make a perfect transition shoe into the fall.

Next, you need a tote to carry all your books home from the library. I love my Vera Bradley quilted denim back pack that I purchased last spring for 50% off! It’s perfect for work because I can put a change of shoes for the long walk to my office from the parking lot and it still has room for my lunch box along with essentials like my wallet, phone, eyeglass case and makeup bag.

And to finish the outfit off, you need a good lipcolor.  I love LipSense — the color that lasts until you take it off.  A great color is “She’s Apples” a warm, matte orange red.  If you’re on Instagram follow LizzieLucasLips to see more beautiful shades and ideas for wearing lipcolor or email [email protected]

So, that’s my fit for Friday.  I hope you are inspired for the weekend ahead!

Friyay Fit — Workout Wear

Bringing you a fun idea for kicking off the weekend!  This week we will dish on fitness wear. I don’t like to spend a lot on my workout wear, but I do want it to fit properly and make me feel good when I am wearing it.  I especially don’t want to be constantly tugging and pulling up my pants. Also, if I have to dash to an appointment or run errands after leaving the gym, I want to look stylish.  I’m sharing a few outfits from Old Navy Active.   They have wear for all kinds of activity — running, gym and studio and it’s my #1 source for purchasing new workout wear.


I have these Go Dry Compression Capri leggings and they are really comfortable.  The fit is slightly below the waist, but I feel like they hold everything in.

You can wear this with a pink, navy, green or black tank making it very versatile to go with other tops you may have already.


But, if you wanted to pick up a tank to go with the pants, I love graphic tees.  And, this one is adorable.


And, to finish the look this hoodie comes in pink, turquoise and black.  It’s lightweight, soft and not bulky so it’s perfect to put over your tank.  I took Miss Bee to the movies after a workout this week and the hoodie came in handy because the theater was freezing.



I think it is so important to feel pretty when you work out.  Don’t just put an over sized t-shirt over black leggings.  How can you see how beautiful your body is, or the definition in your arms you are working hard for if you are covering it all up?  If you want to feel dynamite on the inside, you also need to project that same image on the outside!