Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Darker Shade of Red

I have always like wearing red and blue together.  So it just made sense for me to try burgundy with a dark blue.  I liked how these colors turned out and it made this outfit a bit fall-ish without all the layers.  

My tip of the day: It there's a color combo that you like in the spring/summer go for the darker shades and it will transition well into fall/winter.

Outfit Details:
Loft Windowpane Plaid Sheer Tee Same
The Limited Belt Similar
J Crew Structured A-Line Skirt Same on Clearance
Ann Taylor Necklace Similar
Loft Aviator Sunglasses Similar
Tory Burch Robinson Pebbled Square Tote Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
Forever 21 Ring Similar
T & J Designs Rings Similar
Banana Republic Adelia Pumps Same

P.S. - Don't forget to stop by tomorrow join me on my weekly link up - Throw Back Thursday's Fashion.  

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  Get Your Pretty OnTransatlantic BlondeBecause Shanna Said SoThe Pleated Poppy,  Work Clothes, I Suppose & The Mummy Chronicles.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Soft Heart

I am really enjoying my new hearts blouse since it's made of silk.  Natural fabrics just feels so much better against the skin when it is so hot out there.  I was a bit hesitant to pair it a soft pink girly skirt but liked how it turned out.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Outfit Details:
J Crew Sleeveless Blouse in Heart Dot (worn hereSame on Clearance
The Limited Belt Similar
H & M Skirt (worn herehere & hereSimilar
Loft Aviator Sunglasses Similar
NameJewelrySpot.com c/o Love Sign Necklace Same
Tory Burch Robinson Pebbled Square Tote Bag Same
J Crew Bracelet Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
T & J Designs Rings Similar
Sam Edleman Heels Similar

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blurred Dots x 2

Hope that everyone enjoyed a great weekend.  With extreme water drought and hot weather, Southern CA is in fire season.  There was a brush fire near about 10 miles away from where I live.  It didn't affect me but it's always so scary to see the flames and smoke from your house.  My son started his soccer season and had his first game in 100 degree temps. Let's just say that this mama was HOT and not in a good way.  

What was your highlight this weekend?

When I bought this cardigan, I wasn't too sure about it and wanted to return it.  I bought it with rewards and think I paid about $5 for it so it just seemed like just a waste of time and gas to drive to the mall to return the sweater and decided to keep it.  Little did I know, it's been such a work horse in my closet.

Have you kept items because it was such a deal?  Or do a strict shopper and return it if it's not a love item?

Outfit Details:
WHBM Floral Ruffle Shell (worn here & hereSimilar
Banana Republic Cardigan (worn herehere & hereSimilar
Loft Curvy Beyond the 5 Pocket Jeans (worn here
J Crew Twin Birds Necklace Same
Ann Taylor Sculptured Cuff Same
BaubleBar Ring Same
Jewelmint Pearl Lure Ring Same
Banana Republic Wedges Similar

Outfit Details:
Banana Republic Draped Racer Backtank (worn hereSame on Clearance
Loft Skrit (worn hereSimilar
JewelMint Charmed Layers Necklace Same
Ann Taylor Sandals Similar

Linking up with these wonderful ladies: Funday MondayMingle MondayVisible MondayThe Style Record Link UpMix It MondayCorporate Chic,, I Would Rock This,  Monday Bloom, and Rhea Et Cetera.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Built In Air Conditioning

First of, I want to thank everyone that participated in the link up.  I was afraid I would be the only one at the link up party.  There's still time to join and enter for a $25 gift card of your choice.  Please link up here.  I am hoping to make it a weekly link up so join in when you can.  

This weekend, we are expecting to have temps in the 100s so I will be wearing something that will keep me cool and comfy.  Don't let these messy hair photos fool you, the hot air blowing does not cool you down.  But I am hoping that open back on this top will help keep me cool.

Enjoy your weekend!

Outfit Details:
Forever 21 Embroidered Caged Tank Similar
Old Navy Distressed Boyfriend Jeans Similar
Gap Two Banded Woven Sandals Same on Clearance
Gucci Purse Similar

(sorry about the Pillsbury Dough boy Arms...yikes!)

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Leopard Skirt

Welcome to the first Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up.  I love the idea of throw backs maybe because of the years of life experiences I have under my belt.  For me, it is always fun to look back at life.

This week, I am showcasing a skirt that was purchase in winter of 2012 and it is still one of my favorite skirt.  I am normally a pencil skirt kind of gal but something about this full skirt got me.  I love the fullness of it and of course pockets!

In the spirit of throw backs, I would love to learn more about you.  What is your favorite cartoon growing up?  I used to love waking up Saturday mornings to watch cartoons all morning.  My favorite was The Jetsons.

Outfit Details:
The Limited Top Similar
WHBM Leopard Skirt (last worn herehere & hereSimilar
Nine West Bridgider Heels Same on Sale
BaubleBar V-Neck Pendant Necklace 
Ann Taylor Sculptured Cuff Same
Ann Taylor Linear Ring Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same

A throw back to how I wore this skirt back in December 2012.  Okay so maybe I didn't think things through, I was so much thinner back then.....a reminder why I need to continue to eat clean and exercise.  Maybe having these photos will give me the motivation to lose the extra pounds I keep adding.

In this post, I talked about reading more classic books. I have read a couple classic books that I've really enjoy (Uncle Tom's Cabin & Charles Dickens) that I can remember reading recently.  What classic books do you recommend?

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

If you are joining the link, you can qualify winning $25 gift card to store of your choice.  (As long as I can buy it online and email it to you).  Winner will be announced the following week.  If you post your outfit on Instagram, use #TBTFashion and so I can find you!

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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Tuesday, September 9, 2014


 Hi my name is Alice and I am a total multi-tasker.  I do not know how to do only one thing and focus on the task at hand.  As I am preparing this post, I am making dinner.   Some days, I will do a couple push ups, sit ups and planks while cooking.  Even when I am watching TV, I am on the phone or reading a magazine.  

I wonder if the need to multi-task stems from the need to do some much in a day.  That holds true with me at home or at the office.  I never feel like I have finished anything (though I am pretty sure I do at work or I maybe out of a job).  Is the pressure to do so much driven internally or is it the pressure of society?

I don't know but some days, I just want to unplug and do nothing.  But then I think about how much more work it would be to catch up and I continue to multitask.

So this top is my perfect multitasking top.  It's has built in pattern mix with eyelet back and floral front.  Adding a pair of subtle polka dot pants and you are good to go.

Are you are a multi-tasker?  Do you find you multi-task only in a certain aspect of your life?

Outfit Details:
J Crew Sleeveless Drapey Top Photo Floral & Eyelet Same on Clearance
Ann Taylor Pants Similar
Ann Taylor Heels Similar
Kenneth Cole Necklace Similar
J Crew Bracelet Similar
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
JewelMint Pearl Lure Ring Same
The Limited Oval Pave Ring Same

P.S. - Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and join me on my first link up - Throw Back Thursday's Fashion.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Camo + Polka Dots

This time of the year is my hubby's favorite season with the start of football and basketball and end of baseball.  He's just in sports heaven.  Me on the other hand, not so much.  Football is like a baby's lullaby for me, put it on for 5 minutes and I am out.  So we've learned that whenever there's football on, it's nap time for me.

This year, I am thinking that maybe instead of napping, it would be a good time to clean out the closet and get a little organize.  The idea of having an organized closet sounds so good but I just love my naps and I am not sure I am ready to give them up.  

Are you a sports fan? 

This outfit has nothing to do with sports unless I guess if you are into hunting in a camo outfit.  I am only a hunter of bargains and will wear this to bargain hunt anytime.  

Outfit Details:
Gap Top Similar
J Crew Two Birds Necklace Same
Ann Taylor Classic Cutout Pendant Necklace Same
Loft Camo Jeans (last worn hereSimilar
J Crew Factory Leather Envelop Clutch Same
Ann Taylor Cuff Similar
Ivanka Trump Heels Similar
The Limited Pave Oval Ring Same
BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring Same
T & J Design Rings Similar

Linking up with: Style Elixir's Style SessionMyriad Musings I do deClaireOn the Daily ExpressMore Pieces of Me & Trend Spin Link Up.
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