Sunday, July 24, 2016

Under the Sea pants

I chatted last Monday about the lack of printed pants in my closet.  I have always been self conscious of my thighs and think that when you wear a bold pattern, it just draw more attention to it.  

These pants are going to be the boldest most colorful pants I have ever owned.  I saw it on clearance, tried it on and fell in love.  They were just too fun to pass up.

To go along with the under the sea theme, I paired it with a shell necklace.  I did try to tone down the look with solid colors.  I think these pants would look great with stripes too.

I guess go bold or go home right?

J Crew Carrie Cami Similar
WHBM Cardigan Current Version
Old Navy Bucket Purse Similar
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: White Work Pants

My son goes to year round school and started 3rd grade last week.  What I love about year round school is that summer break is short so it feels like he didn't forget his study habits and things he learned.  And what I really look forward to with year round school is the fall break.  

In the past several years, we have gone back home to Hawaii for our break to visit family and friends.  This year is our 10 year wedding anniversary so we thought it would be great to visit some place else. 

Right now we are planing to visit Hong Kong and China and feeling a bit overwhelmed since it is such a large country with so much to see.  Not being able to speak the language fluently and not trusting the water and hotels, I figured it will be easier with a travel planner.  We are so unprepared that we still have not gotten our passports yet (oops).

With the recent #BREXIT we are also considering England because of the exchange rate.  Of course, if I am flying all the way across the pond, I want to visit more than just England.  I lived in London for 6 months in college and would love to see all the changes that has happened.

My son and husband wants to go Atlantis for the water slides.  I think it will be too similar to Hawaii.

I am at such a loss as to where to visit.    What vacation plans do you have coming up?

Banana Republic Cardgian (worn herehere & hereSimilar
J Crew Factory Top Similar
Old Navy Bucket Purse Similar
J Crew Tassel Medallion Necklace Similar
Banana Republic Ninah Pumps Similar

I don't really have much to say about this outfit but that I love the different shades of blue with the orange.  I love tops that color combos that I don't normally use and it makes an outfit feel so unique.

Here's a throw back to May when I paired these pants with lace and gingham (original post here).

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Most Comfiest Pants

I love patterns on clothes but have struggled wearing patterned pants.  I have current have 2 pair of pants that I wear on a regular basis that are striped pants and gingham pants which sort of doesn't feel too intimidating since it's just 2 colors.  I have been wanting a floral pair but all the ones that I've tried just felt too busy and draw too much attention to my thighs.  

I recently ordered these Ikat pants as an order filler to avoid shipping.  When I got them on, I tried them on and fell in love.  They are so beyond comfortable and feels like I am wearing pajamas.  Note to self:  when ordering them as filler maybe I should order in the wrong size so I have to return them.  

If you follow me on IG, you may have seen me asking for opinions in this post.  These pants are very bold and colorful.  It screams look at me which I am not a fan of but when I tried it on, I fell in love.  I items that can be worn with so many colors.  I ended up purchasing it and now just have to find the courage to wear them.

How do you feel about patterned pants?

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Lace Top  Similar
Sole Society Kianna Perforated Crossbody Similar
Stella & Dot Chantilly Lace Cuff The Wardrobe Stylist

Stella and Dot chantilly lace cuff


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Obi Belt

I am a firm believer that accessories really make an outfit.  And belts are one of my favorite way to add an accessory.  I love how it help to create a smaller waist and define an outfit.  I have belts that are sparkly, stripes, name it, I have it.  

My latest belt obsession is this braided obi wrap belt from WHBM.  I have been wearing it non stop and felt it really completed this look.

What piece for you is makes your outfit?

Banana Republic Top Similar
Sole Society Kianna Perforated Crossbody Similar
Forever 21 Heels Similar

Not much of a throw back since it goes back to last Thursday!  Original post here

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Plaid Tunic 3 Ways

One thing you don't see much on this blog are tunics.  I just have a hard time styling them and visually, I think it makes me look shorter too.  

I was browsing Anthropologies website and this tunic was in the sale section with additional discounts.  I liked that it had buttons down the front so I can wear it open or closed and really like how it looked in the photos.  They showed tunic worn several ways so I thought it was a good piece to give it a try.  

The tunic was just sitting in my closet and I just did not have the courage to use it.  When Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country and Jill of Everything Just So announced their them for How I Wear Series theme was tunics I figured it it was time to bust out my tunic.  Did I mentioned that I've had this tunic for over a year?

So hear are 3 ways I've worn this tunic. I don't know why I waited so long to wear this, I actually really like it.

Anthropologie Tunic Similar
J Crew NecklaceSimilar
Tory Burch Bracelet Similar
Sole Society Kianna Perforated Crossbody Similar

I have never worn my crop top with low rise jeans.  I felt a little exposed showing some of my belly in this outfit but the tunic made me feel a little more covered up.

Anthropologie Tunic Similar
WHBM Lace Cut Out Crop Top Similar
J Crew Belt Similar
Gap Jeans Similar
Zara Crossbody Similar
WHBM Bracelet Similar
Tory Burch Bracelet Similar
J Crew Sloan Mermaid Glitter D'Orsay Similar

Anthropologie Tunic Similar
Sole Society Kianna Perforated Crossbody Similar
J Crew Medallion Tassel Pendant Necklace Similar
Sam x Libby Arianna Gladiator Sandals Similar


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: LWD

I had prepared this post before the 4th weekend and all the words did not save so I am a little frustrated.  Needless to say, I am keeping it short since I can't remember what I wrote.  

I am sharing one of my favorite purchase from last year, a little white dress.  I love the eyelet details on this dress which makes it feel so perfect for summer.  

If any of you were wondering, did the dress stay white the whole day.  The answer stayed white for about 30 minutes.  I was enjoying my green smoothie for breakfast and some how managed to drop some right smack in the middle.  As much as I can't keep it clean, I do love wearing this dress.

Fashion Over 40

TBT Fashion link up

Ann Taylor Sleevless Eyelet Shirtdress Similar
Sole Society Perforated Cross Body Similar
Zara Heels Similar

 Here's a throw back to June 2015 when I featured the LWD worn 3 different ways  (original post here).

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Now it's time for the link up.  Be sure to stop by and visit others that have joined the link up. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Patriotic Looks

I wore a similar version of this outfit for Memorial Day (see here) and figure if I like it in the shorts version, why not wear it wear it with gingham in pants.  I will probably end up wearing the shorts outfit again the for the 4th of July and thought this would be good option as a work outfit.

My husband disagreed.  When he took the pictures, he asked "are you seriously going to wear that wot work?".  I didn't see anything wrong with it other than it being more casual than what I normally wear.  He says these pants look like pajama pants.

So today's post is dedicated our this great country that I live in.  As we celebrate America's birthday with lots of fire works and great food with friends & family.

Happy Birthday America!

Loft Gingham Pants
J Crew Midnight Floral Necklace
Zara Crossbody Similar
WHBM Bracelets Similar

Today's throw back goes to a few of my favorite outfits that I wore in red, white and blue.

Original Post from Arpil 2014 here
Original Post from June 2015  here
Original Post from July 2014 here

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Now it's time for the link up.  Be sure to stop by and visit others that have joined the link up. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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