Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Paisley and Stripes

A few weeks ago, I shared that my lack of vacation planning has limited our travel plans.  Originally, the plan was go to Hong Kong and China for 2 weeks with my mom.  Long story short, I was very behind in getting my passport renewed and did not realized that I also need a VISA to visit China. 

We finally got our passports and now vacation time is right around the corner.  We have decided to visit Seattle and Vancouver.  I am really excited since I have never been to Vancouver and many years since I have been to Seattle.  

Being the last minute planner that I am, we have not booked any of the accommodations and did very little research on what to see and where to eat.

If you have been or live in either of these cities, your recommendations are appreciated.  

I will be taking the next few weeks off the blog to enjoy my time off.

J Crew Paisley Pencil Skirt Similar
J Crew Midnight Floral Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Bracelet Similar
Ann Taylor Belt Similar
Ivanka Trump Florina Pumps Similar
Old Navy Bucket Purse Similar

My throw back goes back to May 2016 (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!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Dressy Cargo Vest

When I think of cargo vest, I think they are normally cotton and very casual.  In fact, I own now in khaki (seen here) and one in olive (seen here).  I honestly don't wear these 2 vests much because they are so casual that I can't wear them in my office.

I saw this version of a safari vest and knew it would be much more versatile than the ones I own.  It's a great transition to fall piece for California since it is just to warm to do any real layers. 

Are you a fan of cargo vests?

Loft Stripe Swing Dress Similar
Loft Belt Similar
J Crew Tortoise Cluster Necklace Similar
Sole Society Kianna Perforated Crossbody Similar
Vince Camuto Kathleen Peeptoe Booties Similar

WHBM Top Similar
WHBM Jeggings Similar
WHBM Leopard Haircalf Satchel Similar


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Ikat Dress

Since I have been blogging for 4+ years, I have run out of things to write about on many occasions. There's really only so much you can talk about clothes.  

I have always wondered how magazine writers write articles about the same thing and keep it fresh.  Maybe these articles don't grab my attention as much or they are too repetitive because I have long stopped reading magazine other than at the doctor's office.

So today is one of those days I am at a loss for words.

How do my fellow bloggers maintain ideas to write about?

So today's is another dress that I love and really have not much to talk about it.

J Crew Dress Similar
Nakamol Bracelet Similar
Loft Belt Similar
Kate Spade New York Charles Street Small Haven Purse Similar
Banana Republic Sandals Similar

Here's a throw back to June when I wore this dress more casually (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!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stuck in My Ways

I am going to be sharing a story today about how I am so stuck in my ways.  

When it comes to clothes, I have been one to stay with things that I am comfortable with.  I don't want dressing to be a no brainer and sometimes that means I use the same formula (color combo, pattern mixing or wearing the same pieces together).  

It may not translate to new exciting outfits for the blog but that's okay, this blog was never about forward fashion or anything fancy.  

These 2 outfits really exemplifies how I am set in my ways.  Because of the unique pattern and the colors of the skirt, I really didn't know what to pair with other the colors that's on the skirt.  So you can see how these 2 outfits are so similar.

So how this is just an example of how I am stuck in my ways.  Let me tell you how this translate to other parts of my life....

Loft Top Similar
Loft necklace Similar
Zara Crossbody Similar

In the past several weeks, my laptop seemed to have been possessed by a demon.  The mouse tracker on the laptop had a mine of it's own and I could barely get the mouse to move to open the browser.  Needless to say, this has put a big damper on my blogging and commenting on other blogs.

I thought I had a virus attacked my computer but could not figure out how to run a diagnostic without using the mouse tracker on the laptop.  I did some research online and read it meant a dirty tracker so I cleaned it with some wipes.  

It did not work.  

I was so frustrated and thought it was a sign that it's time I said goodbye to blogging.

I was chatting with a friend about my problem and he asked if I tried using an external mouse.  

That was the moment, I realized I am so stuck in my same way of thinking.  I got home plugged in an external mouse and viola!! I am back in business!!!

Now this is a pretty embarrassing story but it really goes to show you that sometimes it helps to talk things out and get other's perspective.

Express Barcelona Cami Same in current colors
J Crew Medallion Tassel Pendant Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Bracelet Similar
Jessica Simpson Heels Similar

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Under the Sea Pants

I knew when I bought these bold print pants that pattern mixing could be a bit over the top.  There are so many fun colors in these pants that the pairing options are pretty limitless.  

I stuck to a solid shirt this time again and dipped in pattern mixing with my gingham heels.  I pulled the blues/greens from my heels with my necklace and think it worked out okay.  What do you think?

What recommendations do you have for other pattern mixing with these pants?  Or do you think I should just stick with solid colors?

J Crew Factory Necklace
Old Navy Bucket Purse

This week throw goes back to a month ago when I wore these pants with solids (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!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Polka Dots and Gingham

These gingham pants are probably one of my top favorite pants.  I love them because they are wrinkle resistant, I think it's seersucker so I don't need to iron.  They are super comfy and sort of feels like I am wearing pajama bottoms.  

As I mentioned in this post, my hubby do think they are pajama pants.  This time I dressed it up a bit more by adding a blazer and wearing heels.  

What do you think, did the hubby approve?

H &M Top Similar
J Crew Polka Dot Regent Blazer in Linen Similar
Loft Gingham Pants (worn herehereherehere & hereSimilar
J Crew Elsie Cracked Leather Pumps Similar
Tory Burch Robinson Middy Satchel Similar
J Crew Medallion Tassel Necklace Similar

Yup, the hubby approved.  He actually didn't have any comment about this outfit and from him that's a compliment.  

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