Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Plaid Tube Skirt

To end my week of plaid, I am wearing my Topshop plaid skirt that I bought early this year.  I don't remember owning a tube skirt since probably the 80s.  The fit is very snug which is fine if I layer it over loose top like I did here.  My only complain about the tube skirt is I can't walk!! I am forced to take super small steps and feels like I am taking forever to get anywhere.  

And let's talk about this vest, I saw it at Banana Republic and fell in love with how soft it is.  This piece really feels very high end and I was happy to be able to snag it during the 50% off sale and used some rewards too.  Those type of shopping makes me feel like a smart shopper.  

I am such a sucker when it comes to advertisements, a percent off, loyalty programs that rewards you with dollars, special sales days and I am in.  I try not too fall into these traps but it is tough.  I remember I read somewhere that as consumers we feel like are getting a great deal when there's a promo like buy one get one 50% or a free gift with purchase.  

Which type of sales always get you?

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Mixed Media Button Down (worn hereShirt Same on Clearance
Roland Mouret x Banana Republic Leopard Cropped Sweater (worn here & here
Banana Republic FauxShearling Vest Same
Topshop Plaid Tube Skirt (worn here & hereSimilar
Loft Necklace Similar
Forever 21 Twisted Knuckle Ring Same
Ann Taylor Linear Ring Same
Ann Taylor Suede Wedges Similar

TBT to this past February when I first wore this skirt on the blog (original post here)

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Time of the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there.  Please also link back this post to your blog.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up!

P.S. TBT Fashion Link up will be off next week in observance of Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Special Projects

 Plaid seems like a pretty busy pattern but it seems to work pretty well paired with stripes.  I am no genius, I have been seeing a lot of this pairing on Instagram so I figure I would give it a try. 

I know a lot of people find fashion inspirations on Pintrest but I mainly use it for collecting recipes and exercise ideas.  I have been for years ripping out recipes and exercise programs from magazines. It drives my husband crazy since I am not very organized and there's stacks of pages everywhere.  I keep saying one day I will put in an organized binder that's indexed so I can find things easily.  Let's face it, when will I ever find time to do this?  I can't even keep my closet organized.

What special projects do you have that you've put off for a long time?

P.S.  Hope you be back on Thursday and link up to Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link up.

Outfit Details:
WHBM Top (worn hereSimilar
Zara Scarf (worn hereSimilar
Loft Boyfriend Jeans  Similar
Target Sneakers Similar
Loft Aviator Sunglasses Similar
Charming Charlie RingSimilar
WHBM Bracelets Similar
Marc by Marc Jacobs Purse Similar

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Plaid & Tan

Another week has gone by and it's less than 2 weeks from Thanksgiving.  The sales are coming fast and furious as stores want you to spend everything now.  I have never been a black Friday type of person, the idea of lining up outside to hope to grab a great deal just does not appeal to me.  

One year, my mom and sister came to visit me for Thanksgiving and for Black Friday we drove out to  a very large outlet mall.  It was the worst experience of my life, I can't even remember how long it took to find a parking space that was miles from the shopping center.  This was way before internet shopping so we did do a bit of shopping.  Just the crowd and how unpleasant people become while shopping and standing in line has really turned me off to any big shopping days.

This year some stores are actually opening Thanksgiving to start the process even earlier.  I will say no thank you and will be in the comfort of my home spending time with family.

Do you part take in Black Friday and what was your best deal scored?

BTW, it looks like will be plaid week here on the blog.  I have been adding more plaid to my closet lately.  Plaid is typically worn in the fall/winter which I have no idea why since it's should be dependent on the fabric. 

Outfit Details:
Loft Plaid Shirt Dress Same on Clearance
The Limited Jacket (worn hereherehereSimilar
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar
Loft Belt Similar
Chinese Laundry Gadget Buckle Booties Same on Clearance
Tory Burch Robinson Middy Satchel Same in current colors

A look back at some ways that I've worn this tan blazer.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Cozy Sweater

I have been having major writers block on what to write lately. I think it's due to the multi-tasking that I am always doing when I am writing blog posts.  Right now, I am watching the final episode of The Walking Dead's Season 3 and it is pretty intense. 

With the limited time each day, I really have no choice but to multi-task.  I realize that I am probably taking much longer time to finish this post.  So in the interest of not wasting any more time, I will stop here and enjoy the rest of the episode.

Do you allot time each day dedicated to blogging?  How do you fit it into your day?

BTW, I did not fall asleep watching Big Hero 6.  In fact, when my son had to use the restroom -  I asked him if he could hold it for 1/2 hour.  And of course, we went to the restroom - who was I kidding asking a 6 year old that question.  I digress.....highly recommend this movie, it was much better than I expected.

Outfit Details:
J Crew Printed Silk Top (worn here & hereSame
Anthropology Cardigan (worn here & hereSimilar
Loft Jeans Similar
Matisse Boots Similar
Kate Spade NewYork Charles Street Small Haven Purse Same
JewelMint Layered Necklace Similar
Ann Taylor Modern Classic Cutout Pendant Necklace Same in silver
JewelMint Pearl Luxe Ring Same

Here's a look back when I wore this cardigan earlier this year. (orinal post here)

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Time of the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there.  Please also link back this post to your blog.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up!

Monday, November 10, 2014

No work and All Play

Today in America we celebrate Veterans day.  Thank you to all the brave and courages men & women that have served and serving our country. Without wonderful people like you, we would not be able to enjoy the freedom that we have.

I have the day off today and will have some fun time with my son.  We are planning a lunch date with daddy then it's a movie date to see Big Hero 6. 

I am hoping I won't fall asleep in this movie.  The last movie I saw with my son (The Lego Movie), I was asleep within the first 30 minutes.  If you take your kids to movies, do you normally stay awake and enjoy the movie?

P.S.  Stop by on Thursday and link up to Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link up.

Outfit Details:
Loft Top Similar
Loft Cardigan Similar
Loft Floral Vine Pencil Skirt Same on Clearance
Tory Burch Bombe Burch Tote  Same in Black
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar
Loft Sunglasses Similar
Nine West Bridgider Heels Same on Clearance in different colors
The Limited Oval Pave Ring Same
JewelMint Pearl Luxe Ring Same

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Could Not Resist

When I saw this outfit on Tara of Mix & Match Fashion, I instantly fell in love.  I already owned a similar skirt and this perforated top is perfect to be worn at the office or for the weekend.  So I could not resist and picked up the top and copied Tara's outfit.

I am a person that likes balance in life and that includes my clothes. I love the look of things that are asymmetrical but it is really tough for me to wear (no other reason than what's going on in my head).  That's why I will never purchase one shoulder tops.  I was really drawn to this skirt from the color to the zipper details.  With my weird brain, I kept trying to center my zipper all day.

I would like to know, what thoughts in your mind may stop you from wearing something?

And let's admire this stunning leopard purse for a moment.  It's a gift from one of my sweet friend.  We've been friends for 20+ years (yikes! where did the time go??) and miles between us does not make a difference to our friendship.  True friendship withstands distance and time and I am lucky to have a great circle of friends.  

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Perforated Sleeve Crepe Blouse Same on clearance
J Crew Asymmetrical Zip Skirt Same on clearance
Banana Republic Adelia D'Orsay Heels Same
Tiffany & Co Purse Similar

Outfit Details:
The Limited Top Similar
Old Navy Cardigan Similar
ShoeMint Heels Similar
Jewelmint Necklace Similar

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Throw Back Thursdays Fashion Link Up: Frye Leather Boots

This post is about my boots but but let's talk about pocket first.....

What is it about pockets in dresses/skirts that makes it so awesome? When I buy a dress/skirt, I don't really look for pockets but I get so giddy whenever it comes with it.  These faux leather pockets ups the fun factor in an otherwise plain shift dress.  

Please tell me I am not the only one that gets excited about pockets in dresses and skirts.

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Faux Leather Pocket Shift Dress Same on Clearance
WHBM Top Similar
Ann Taylor Scarf Similar
Frye Boots Similar
WHBM Bracelets Similar
Charming Charline Ring Similar
Banana Republic, Loft Rings SimilarSimilar

I have heard so many great things about Frye boots and last year I caved and bought a pair during Nordstrom's anniversary sale.  I was a bit nervous about spending a couple hundred dollars for a pair of shoes.  I do prefer to spend a bit more for boots since they tend to last a lot longer than my heels.  I have to say that these boots are really comfortable and love that they come in wide shaft for the big calve girl like me.  I selected a style that is pretty basic so that they will last for years to come.  

Here's a look back at when I first wore these boots on the blog last year (here).

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Time of the link up.  I can't wait to see all the great styles out there.  Please also link back this post to your blog.  I really appreciate it and thank you so much for linking up!

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