Friday, October 21, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

This has been an awesome week.
Not only did I have my 6 year blogiversary,
my youngest turned 23 and we bought a house on the lake.
  • Cleaning up dead tree debris and literally getting "ants in my pants!"
  • Wearing a V-neck t-shirt when doing demo work on a house.
  • Having to put a muzzle on your dog because he misbehaves at the vet.
  • When the Mr. leaves the house early to go work out and leaves his phone behind and the alarm goes off at 5:15.  He may be a morning person, but I am NOT!
  • Wearing this long cardi and not realizing it was hanging out of the car door the whole time I was driving.
  • Well, of course...getting a lake house.
  • Being able to jump in the lake to cool off after doing some rough demo work.
  • The beautiful wood ceiling that was under the ugly ceiling tiles in our lake house.
  • Having a kangaroo burger for the 1st time.  It really was good!
  • Watching the sun set over the lake.
A fun rainy day look. 
 I am loving the long cardi's that are so popular right now. 
 Just be careful not to shut your car door on the end of it.
I added some flair by layering two different statement necklaces.
Who says you have to dress blah on a rainy day???

As I mentioned, we purchased a lake home,
 but it needs major renovation work. 
 We are doing A LOT of it ourselves. 
Just call us Chuck and Joanna.
 I may be blogging much more sporadically for a while. 
 I won't be very fashion forward in my renovation clothes!

Have a an awesome weekend ya'll.

Gap shirt and jeans
Target cardigan
Hunter boots
Marshall's necklaces

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Today is My 6 Year Blogiversary!!!


  WOW, just WOW!
I can't believe today marks 6 years of blogging.
Thanks to all of you for your support and readership.
I can't even express how much it means to me!!!!
The weather decided to go back to summer temps,
 so I paired this ruffled sleeved chiffon shirt
 with these great wool pants. 
 The color
"black cherry" is very hot right now.
  These pants aren't quite as deep as that color,
 but they will do!  
I came across this great necklace that I forgot I had,
 while cleaning out my closet last week. 
 Who can't resist strands and strands of pearls??
This outfit is a great mix of summer and fall
 with the added bonus of a great accessory piece. 
 Don't hesitate to mix summer fabrics 
with fall/winter fabrics. 
 You never know what awesome outfit you can come up with.  

Hugs and Kisses to you all for helping me reach this milestone in blogging!!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Cheers to another fall weekend!
I hope you have fabulous plans that include
 some outdoor activities.
  • When you accidentally hit the person in front of you with a coat hanger while waiting online at Old Navy.
  • When that little message pops up on your phone...Storage Almost Full!
  • The couple that decided it was a brilliant idea to go to self checkout with a cart full of produce when there was huge line.
  • Trying to eat pasta in public and not look like a 3 year old.
  • When the Mr. does a Costco run all by himself!!
  • Finding a shirt you looked for all summer long amongst your sweaters that you pulled out for Fall.
  • Having a beautiful, organized closet after switching over summer clothes to fall/winter.  (Can't say how long that will last though)
  • Going to an art show for a friend.  You can check out her work at Gratefully, Danielle.  Her name is Denise.
  • The Mr. saving a woman from getting pummeled with an outdoor umbrella that blew over in the wind.
  • Being able to eat Alfresco again because the weather is nice out
Wearing a classic look today and
 playing up the black and white. 
 A friend of mine bought a pair of window pane pants
 and another friend
 told her they were old lady pants.
  This is simply not true.
  Window pane is a classic style and can be worn that way.
  It can also be seen all over the place in street style
 and it is a favorite of many celebrities. 
 What makes a pattern or item "old" looking
 is usually in the way you style it.  
 I paired a lace up top with my pants
 for a fresh, updated look.

Target top and pants
Aldo shoes
Kate Spade bracelets
Versona earrings

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I Think Fall Is Really Here To Stay!

I don't know about you, 
but we are having the most delightful weather!
Crisp, cool air, leaves are beginning to change 
and of course the fashion.
No one loves fall clothes more than I do.
The layering, the colors, the coziness and the boots.
I am this very day switching out all my summer things 
for fall and winter. 
 I love to do that and don't find it a chore at all. 
 Especially when I come across a forgotten item
that I can't wait to style for fall.
For this look I just took a plain shirt dress 
and popped a button up underneath. 
 The plaid gives the dress more pattern and interest. 
 I paired the look with my fringed booties
 and a pendent necklace.
  The pendent necklace is in keeping with the long lines created by the dress.  
Everyone wants to look elongated right?!

Have you made the fall transition yet?
Do you love it or hate it?

TJ Maxx dress
J.Crew button up
Online boutique (can't remember) necklace
H & M bracelets
Target booties 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fancy Hemlines

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone out there weathered Matthew
 without too much damage.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those who didn't!
Fun hemlines are everywhere you look. 
 Whether it is on tops or bottoms. 
 One of the biggest trends is un-hemmed jeans.
  I know,
 why pay extra for that when you can do it yourself!?
I took a pair of skinny jeans that I was thinking of donating
 and ripped the hem out myself. 
 I need to shorten them a bit more
 and maybe fray them a bit,
but hey...
free is a great price for a new trend!
I added a fun top with a frilly, girly, lacy hem 
to my "new" jeans
 and I am rocking an on trend style. 
 Of course a scarf with ball fringe brings the whimsy all together.

Are you on board with the undone hem look?

Target top
Bestey Johnson scarf
Gap jeans
Vera Wang sneakers