Monday, March 2, 2015

Never Too Many Stripes

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
It was cold and yucky here.
Not only did I decided to do a little pattern mixing, 
I  did a little stripe mixing as well.
This stripe mix works because
 the stripes on top are bigger than the stripes on bottom. 
 The addition of a colored stripe on top also makes this work well.  
 If you are mixing the same pattern
 the number one rule to remember is
 to vary the size of the pattern.
I added the herringbone vest for interest, texture and warmth!
The addition of another pattern is quite acceptable. 
 Try to make the new pattern tonal.
  In other words,
 use patterns of different hues of the same color.

Have you tried mixing patterns of the same kind before?
Were you happy with the outcome?

Gap sweater-similar here and here
Old Navy skirt-similar here and here
J.Crew vest-similar here and here
Matisse boots-similar here and here
Groopdealz necklace-similar here
Ily Couture bracelet-here

Friday, February 27, 2015

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Happy Fri-yay!
It's time for some awkward and awesome.
  • Accidentally buying black pepper bread instead of regular bread and not realizing it until you bite into your sandwich.
  • When you are the one that the register completely crashes on in the middle of check out at Trader Joe's with a huge line behind you.
  • When you are just goofing around and you jam your thumb.  Seriously, you don't know how much you use your thumb until you can't.
  • When the weather dudes predict the snow storm of '15 and it's the lamest storm ever!!
  • Wondering why you still have so many VHS movies when you begin organizing your movie collection.
  • This week in my organizing challenge the Bonus Room was my target.  I just like to go up there and sit and enjoy all the movies and games in there rightful places now.
  • Re-watching an old movie and remembering why you love it so much.
  • The surprise snow we got 2 days before the predicted dud snow.
  • My new Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette .   Always a fan of Tarte products, but this one is especially beautiful and fun to work with.
  • It's that time of year when the Robin Eggs are out.  You know those malted, candy covers ovals of yumminess!!
 A bit of pattern mixing for a casual look.
  Easy, breezy and fun.

Let's hear about your awkward and awesome in the comments.

Loft shirt-here
Loft flyaway cardigan-similar here and here
Gap jeans-here
Guess booties-similar here and here
Gifted necklace-similar here

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Brights

More cold and more snow got you down?
Try dressing in bight, happy colors to get you through this.
Remember when Orchid was the color everyone was wearing last year?
Dig it out of your closet now and throw it on to brighten up your day.
Layering a blazer over a sweater is a great look 
and helps to keep you warm as well.
I added pearls for a more preppy vibe for this look,
 but the booties add just a touch of edge.
I challenge you to pull out some color from your closet
 and wear it now.
Why wait for spring?

Are you still getting more snow?
Are you stuck in the cycle of dark, drab colors?

Old Navy sweater-similar here and here
Gap blazer-similar here and here
Loft jeans-similar here and here
Nine West booties-similar here and here
Kohl's necklace-here
Fossil watch-here
Boutique bracelet-similar here
Ily Couture earrings-here

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dotty for Dots

I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Did you watch the Oscars last night?
I have it all cued up on the DVR to watch today.
I have seen a lot of the fashions already though
 and it looks like everyone brought their A game.
Can't wait to watch.
Our cold weather let up a bit this weekend
 and it was nice not
 to have to be bundled up to go outside.
  Sadly, I think it's all coming back later this week.
Just to clarify...this sweater is chartreuse,
 not yellow...a discussion that was had with husband.
I decided to play up the polka dots with this outfit. 
Not too much, but just playful enough to be fun.
Don't be afraid of polka dots,
 you can wear them without looking like Minnie Mouse!!

Are you a fan of polka dots?

J.Crew tank- here
Loft cardi-here
Old Navy skirt-here
Gap scarf-similar here
Johnston Murphy shooties-similar here and here
Hue polka dot tights-here

Friday, February 20, 2015

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Hello, is anyone out there???
Or are you all hibernating away until the sun and the warm weather appear again???
  • When the city shuts down because of an ice/snow storm.
  • When son2 misses the train because they texted him it would be 2 hours late, but the train left only an hour after he received the text.
  • Getting out paint to touch up a wall and the paint has become hard as a rock.  
  • Thinking it was a good idea to take a road trip during the ice/snow storm.
  • Having to move to another room in your hotel because the heater is blowing out freezing cold air
  • Watching the neighborhood kids having a blast sledding down your cul-de-sac.
  • When your neighbor shares cookies she baked.
  • Running into an old friend when you are out running errands.
  • Freshening up some home decor.
  • Cowboy boots and sweatpants...that's all I'm sayin'.
It's just down right frigid around here.
  We are not used to this kind of weather.
  I mean what good is a cute outfit
 if you have to cover it up
 with a big ole puffy coat????

Have you had any awkward or awesome moments due to this crazy weather?

Gap shirt (men's)-similar here and here
Gap sweater-similar here and here
Gap jeans-here
Guess booties-similar here and here
Steve Madden sunnies-similar here
Onecklace monogram necklace-here
Michael Kors watch-here
Kate Spade bangle-here
Gifted bracelet-similar here
Bow ring-similar here

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