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Monday, September 19, 2016

Leopard in the Fall

And we are back to Monday ya'll.
This week is gonna be a busy one for me.
How about you?
Like I said, this is gonna be a busy week for me. 
 Lots of stuff going on 
and I am leaving for Barcelona, Spain on Thursday!! 
 I have never been,
 but I hear it is fabulous.  
So, this will be my only post this week 
and I will not be back on the blog until the 28th. 
 You can follow my adventures on Instagram.
Now on to my outfit today...
I am so ready for fall weather to get here. 
 I decided to grab this older leopard skirt
 and pair it with a simple black t-shirt. 
 Silk dresses and skirts were all the trend 
on the runways last week.
 Pairing a silk skirt with a simple t is 
a great way to make your silk more casual. 
  I really, really wanted to slip on a pair 
of peep toe booties with this outfit. 
 My unfortunate toe injury prevented me from doing that. 
 Sandals don't really scream fall do they??

I am hoping by the time I return
a.) the weather is much cooler
b.) my toe will accommodate real shoes

Until then, I hope you all have a great week and come on over to Instagram and see what I am up to in Spain.

J.Crew T
Banana Republic skirt
Dillard's sandals
Francesca's earrings
Handpicked bracelets

Friday, September 16, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Happy Friday my friends!
I have had a lovely week with the exception of one tiny little thing.
How about you?
Awkward:

  • My little hiccup this week was when the Mr. and I collided and somehow my foot got caught on his shoe and it ripped my toenail off enough to have to go to the urgent care and get it completely removed. This may sound simple enough, but no nail on your big toe causes more problems than you might think.
  • Realizing from a dream that you are leaving for Barcelona, Spain in a week and you need some kind of shoe to wear that will accommodate your injury.
  • Dining with a group of women and asking to be moved to a different table 3 times.  (I really am not that high maintenance!!)
  • When you and two other friends have a brain freeze at the exact same time and no one can think of the name of what you are looking at.
  • When you are driving and you turn on a curve and the sun completely blinds you.
Awesome:
  • Going up to The Highlands for a few days with friends, especially when the temperature is 20 degrees cooler than where you live.
  • When old friends get together because one of those friends that moved away comes back to visit.
  • The new beginning you always feel when starting a new Bible Study.
  • Laughing at yourself when you realize you are asking fashion related questions to the ladies working at the "sensible" shoe store.
  • Getting rooms ready for the grand opening of Hopeway, a residential mental heath care treatment facility .  This is a cause near and dear to me and I am so excited to see it coming to fruition!!
My look today was inspired by a 
J.Crew look from the fall collection. 
 I just took pieces that I already owned 
and came up with this ensemble.
  I really wanted to wear my Adidas sneakers, 
but couldn't get my injured toe into them.

This look uses :
*layering a t over a button up 
which we usually don't think to do.
*the combination of stripes and stripes.
*adding another pattern to compliment the stripes.

Go shop your closet and think of new ways to wear old things.
 An especially good thing in this transition from summer to fall. 
 You will be surprised at what you come up with and love!

Gap button up shirt
J.Crew T
Old Navy skirt
Dillard's sandals
Random bracelets


Friday, September 9, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Hello my lovely friends.
I have been remiss in blogging this week.
How is that a long weekend always throws off 
the rest of your week?
Awkward:

  • When you step in gum and it is the fresh kind.  You know the kind that sticks to everything and becomes a stringy mess.
  • When are talking on your cell and you start looking for your cell because you need the list you made on your cell phone.
  • When the man that seems to be stalking you in Costco has doused himself in the cheapest, smelliest cologne you have ever smelled.  
  • Peeling skin from too much sun.
  • Forgetting to wish your friend happy birthday on her actual birthday!
Awesome:
  • Aerial yoga
  • Getting seated right away at your favorite beach restaurant on Labor Day weekend.
  • The absolute perfect beach weather you could ask for!
  • Making your own rosemary oil.
  • A refurbished deck all ready for the fall.
I don't know about you, 
but we had the most fabulous weather over the weekend. 
 Made me really ready for fall! 
 But as weather does,
 it didn't stay around and it is back to the summer heat. 
 So sad.

I took advantage of the cool weather
 and did a little summer layering. 
 A nice comfortable look for running around town.

I am headed up to the mountains on Sunday to do some hiking.  
 I will not be blogging until late in the week next week. 
 Until then, have a great weekend and 
I hope it spills over into your week.

Loft Top
Gap shorts
J.Crew sandals
Marshall's cardi
Ily Couture earrings


Friday, September 2, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Are you feeling the effects of Hermine where you are?
It is raining like crazy here
BUT...it is nice and cool.
Awkward:

  • Your new asthma medication makes you so sleepy you can hardly get through the day.
  • You can tell it is back to school when the 9:00 am yoga class is so full you can't do anything without hitting the person next to you.
  • Sharing arugula smoothie stories with the check out girl.  Don't make a smoothie with arugula... ever!
  • The sign on someones desk that says, " This is Erin's desk, do not touch anything on it".
  • When your dog gets into the trash and rips up every paper good inside all over the room.
Awesome:
  • A long weekend.  Happy Labor Day!
  • Heading to Charleston tommorow!
  • When you wait too long to get your hair highlighted and you take that first look in the mirror when you finally get it done.
  • Watching the Mr. try to make macchiato's at home.
  • Both boys home for a family dinner.

It has been raining here since yesterday. 
 Not just rain, a downpour.
  Yes, we needed the rain, 
but not all at once. 
Pulled out the big guns for this weather...
the Hunter boots.
They are just a natural for a little striped dress!

Hope you stay dry and that the sun comes out for the rest of your long weekend.

Gap dress
Old Navy scarf
Hunter boots
Purple Peridot earrings

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Can't Stop ~ Won't Stop

Pattern mixing is just in my nature!
I love everything about it.
I even love that sometimes it works
 and sometimes it doesn't.
 To me, that's the beauty of it. 
 To let your own creativity shine and 
not worry about what is in or out at the moment.
If you are confident, then that is what shines through.
  I might not be confident in other areas of my life,
 but I can be confident in my style choices 
if I feel comfortable and self assured in my outfit.  
It doesn't matter if other people like my choices! 
 It's how I feel inside
 and that always translates 
to positive on the outside!!

Wear what you like and go forth and be bold and creative.

Target top
Gap trousers
Old Navy Sandals
c/o Onecklace monogram necklace
online pendent