Sunday, November 27, 2011

Boots everyday!

Top thrifted  Cardi Target  Jeans Rugged Wearhouse  Boots Target

This photo is actually from October but I forgot about it. While I still haven't been very motivated to take pictures, every once in a while I planned to but couldn't find my tripod. Last week I found it. Under the crib. My 5 year old son is a budding photographer and must have left it there after playing with it one day.

I love the holidays! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I sure did!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shopping my closet


I’ve found that my interests go in spurts. I’ll really feel  like sewing one day and take on a project or two. But by the time I finish (or sometimes before I finish) I find my enjoyment fading. Same thing happens with reading. I love reading sometimes, but not others. For a while I just loved this blog. I loved getting ready in the morning and picking out an outfit. I loved taking and editing the photos. I loved the nice comments ;) And loved reading other’s fashion blogs to gain inspiration. My fashion has evolved quite a bit since I began. But then it faded away. Lately I don’t enjoy getting dressed in the morning. I stare at my bulging closet and find no love for the things hanging there. I still read other’s blogs and find pretty things I like, but don’t have. So really all it does it make me want to shop more. But Dave Ramsey runs a tight budget over here and I don’t have endless funds to shop. And then I found a nice comment from some random stranger about one of my past outfits. I looked back at that photo and a few others from months ago. And I liked it. Not all the outfits I’ve posted I like when I look back, but some I do. So, I decided I’d look back at all my outfits since I started this blog in February and pull a list of the outfits I liked best and would want to wear again. I found 44. Somehow I think this blog has served a whole new purpose for me. It has cataloged the past several months and now I can look back and edit for the future. It’s thrilling to find a cute outfit that you want to copy from someone else’s blog. But it’s also sorta cool to find inspiration from yourself! And a whole lot cheaper too. I think it might be a little easier to get dressed this week. And I might even not feel like shopping for a little while!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to me

Top: LC from Kohl's  Jeans: Express  Boots & Blazer: Target  Earrings: F21

Today is my birthday. 27 years and counting. I suppose that is something to smile about :)
 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Slowing it down

 Top: Target
Pants: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Payless
Earrings: Local Artist, SC


Life gets busy. And sometimes that is ok.  But this blog is not on the top of my list right now. I'll pop in every now and again, but not with as much frequency in the past. I still love to shop, style outfits, and look my best, but I also love to do a lot of other things too! See ya around :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dress: Forever 21
Necklace: Old Navy
Sandals: Target

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wear it again

Top H&M  Pants Target Shoes TJMaxx Necklace Kohl's
Sometimes I wear my clothes more than once. I know, shocker! So I usually don't post the same exact outfit twice. But sometimes I do. Because I can't remember if I wore it the exact same way. So please forgive my absences or repeats! Oh and I was also busy this week making homemade fruit roll-up's. yum!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day



Top: MNG by Mango via JCP
Capris: Thrifted
Sandals: Target

My Labor Day was full of lots of fun! My sister and her family were in down for the day so we took our kids to the children's museum. Boy was it exhausting! But still good :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vintage Dress

Before
I picked up this vintage homemade dress a few weeks ago at the thrift store. I loved the peach color and little pleats. It did need a little work though! I fixed the neckline, shortened the sleeves and folded up the waist band.



Dress: Thrifted/Altered
Earrings/Belt: F21
Shoes: Tahari via TJMaxx


I feel like this dress is somewhere in between 2 of Kate Middleton's dresses. It has the floral and flowy aspect of this one...


And the pleats from this one!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunday Shoes on Saturday!


Top: Gap (altered)
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Madden Girl

I love the look of heels. Unfortunately I don't have occasion to wear them all that often, other than Sunday. So today's challenge to wear my Sunday shoes a day early was sorta fun! :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

In your hair


Top: Thrifted
Crop Jeans: Banana Republic (thrifted/altered)
Headband: Ross
Sandals: Target

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Statement Jewelry



Top: TJMaxx
Capris: AE
Shoes: Madden Girl
Earrings: Old Navy
Necklace: Kohl's

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Repaired

Before
 Dress: Shade
Earrings/Belt: F21
Necklace: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
After
I've been wanting to let the hem down on this skirt for quite a while. Every time I would grab it out of my closet to wear, it would end up going right back in. It just hit my knee and this slightly uncomfortable spot that I felt like I needed to tug it down all the time. I only let it down about an inch, but I love it so much more now that it is repaired! And I cheated a little bit using Steam-A-Seam. So much faster than sewing it!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Menswear


Top: Gap
Blazer: Target
Shorts: Vault Denim
Heels: TJMaxx
Jewelry: Old Navy

As a general rule I try to stay away from clothing that makes me look more like a man. I don't want any of THIS happening, ya know?! But I make an exception for a nice blazer. But I like to feminize it with some cute heels and pretty jewelry.

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Hair-Do


This is my usual "day #2" curly hair. I love that if I curl it for Sunday it will last another few days! But today, instead of leaving it down, I tried a new do! I tried to do this tutorial, but it didn't work too well. My hair is too thin in the front or not long enough over-all or something. So I just made up my own low messy bun thing. I started like the tutorial with the front sectioned out but just didn't twist individual pieces.

This was how it turned out in the end. I only ended up using 2 bobby pins which I far prefer to the 10 I'd need to do the tutorial. I don't think I'll do it all the time, but it was fun to try something new!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Copy Cat

 Today is copy cat day. I decided to copy this outfit worn by Katie Holmes.

Source: G via Rheanna on Pinterest

Top/Heels: Target
Jeans: Vault Denim
Scarf: H&M
This is the only scarf I own so that is what I used! But, I think I might like a lighter colored one like Katie's. I'm not sure about all this blue and denim look, but it was worth a try!

Another Maxi




Dress: Down East
Earrings: F21
Necklace: JCPenny
Shoes: Madden Girl

Yes, I know...another maxi dress. What can I say? "Socially acceptable pajamas" (as some people like to call them) are my kind of fashion! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dress up for no reason :)


Maxi Dress: F21
Cardi: Ann Taylor
Earrings: F21

I've never worn skirts or dresses much (other than on Sunday) before I started this blog. But I've come to love wearing them during the week for no special occasion at all. I Especially love long ones! So comfy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Closet Orphan



This look brought to you by: Target 
w/thrifted belt

I've never heard of the term closet orphan but I sure have a lot of them. Items that just never get worn or given away. Today I picked these longs short/capris that I haven't worn this year. I always passed by them because I thought they didn't fit. Maybe I gained a few pounds because when I put them on they fit like a glove! These guys are back into the rotation!

Monochrome

Top: TJMaxx
Skirt: Target-Thifted
Sandals: Ross
Jewelry: F21

I sorta love everyone's monochrome outfits!! I'm going to have to do this more often!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dressy Casual {pearls and t-shirt}

Tee: JCrew thrifted
Shorts: Thrfited
Shoes: Target
Cardi/Pearls: Old Navy

Pearls and a t-shirt for today's look. Still sick and barely here. See ya tomorrow :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Layering Accessories


Top Old Navy
Shorts NY&CO
Watch Relic
Bracelet F21

I am sick. Blah and runny nose. I didn't even care enough to put shoes on today. And since the challenge is to layer accessories I figured the shoes really were expendable. Now I'm going to bed. The end.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Being Creative

 Today's challenge was to be creative. So here you have my son in his slightly too big Old Navy Sunday shirt (with bed hair :)
And here it is on me!

Top: Old Navy little boy's section   Skirt/Belt: Thrifted  Shoes: Target 

Baby girl wanted in on the photo action today! Cutie pie :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bubble Burst

Top: Poppy  Shorts: Vault Denim  Sandals: Ross  Belt: Kohl's  Jewelry: F21


I've been trying my very best to buy more unique clothing items. I naturally gravitate toward plain white, black, and gray.  I was all excited about my new orange stripped top (because it was so different and not my normal) until my hubby burst my bubble and told me I looked patriotic. What? It's orange. "It looks red," he said. Well it's orange. So boo. I'm not as original as I thought. I'm just copying some old lady and her flag.