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).



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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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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Palm Print Crop Top

Tropical print and summer go hand in hand together.  I can't believe that summer is slowly winding down already, I am so not ready for it to be over.  I love wearing tropical prints this time of the year and this fern crop top has been neglected all summer long.

I have an extremely messy extra bedroom full of clothes and I have been slowly cleaning it out.  My husband bought me a rolling clothes rack and that has helped me organize some of the clothes.  I really like to have things hanging so I can see it.  If it's in a drawer, I will most likely not wear it since it's out of sight out of mind.

This top was found as part of my cleaning and I am glad I found it before the summer is over.

I am a long ways from finish with the room of clothes of horror and hope to rediscover a lot more clothes that have been neglected.  

How do you organize your closet so that things don't get forgotten or lost?



J Crew Cropped Silk Popover in Tropical Fern (worn here & hereSimilar
J Crew Shorts Similar
Sole Society Kianna Peforated Crossbody Similar
WHBM Necklace Similar
WHBM Bracelets Similar


I wore this top both to work then on the weekend.  I kept everything the same and just changed out from the skirt to my trusty denim shorts and added a hat.  



J Crew Crop Silk Popover in Tropical Fern Similar
J Crew Pleated Midi in Polka Dot (worn here & hereSimilar
Loft Belt Similar


Here's a throw back to June 2015 (original post here) where I paired this top with blush and green.


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Guess Who is 44 Today?

I am celebrating a birthday today!  I have never been one to throw a big birthday bash or draw attention to myself.  Last week, I got rear ended (no one was hurt, my car just have some damage on the bumper).  The car is now at the shop and they gave me a Mustang convertible to use as a loaner car.

To celebrate my birthday, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and drove to the beach with the top down.  I felt a like a total tourist and it was so fun.


As part of not making birthdays a big hoopla here, we don't really exchange gifts either.  My husband and I tend to exchange cards and really just buy something for ourselves if we see something we like.  

I am not gonna lie, I am not an easy person to buy something for so that makes it tough for him.  I don't like people buying me clothes or lotions but I do love jewelry.  Recently, Uncommon Goods reached out to me and asked if I wanted to collaborate with them.  I went to their website and love their jewelry selection (check it out here).

I love that you can learn about the artist that made the jewelry and they have pieces in different price range and style for all types of people.  I love me some statement necklaces but I also love minimalist types as well.  You can see some examples of their minimalist jewelry style here.  I feel in love with this Trinity Wooden Necklace and I was not disappointed when I received it.

They also have a great selection of handmade jewelry (here) that would make such great gifts for people that are hard to buy gifts for.  How fun would this necklace be for a friend that is a hair stylist.

By the way, they not only have great jewelry selection but I love that they have gift ideas for the men in your life to someone that loves kitchen gadgets.  I was browsing on their website for a long time and wanted so many items from the kitchen.

When you celebrate birthdays, do you exchange gifts with your special someone?

This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods but all opinions are my own.


Loft Lace Top Similar
The Limited One Button Blazer Similar








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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Fashion Link Up: Cobalt Blue Floral Lace Top

My son loves to wear red.  If he is not wearing red, he prefers to be wearing any of his sports jersey.   I am going to digress a minute and share a story about my son and Olympics.  

Since watching the London Olympics games, my son has also been obsessed with gold.  He doesn't own anything in gold but says that's also his favorite color since it's the best.  We were watching the men's gymnastic competition the other night and my son kept saying oh that's so easy, we do that at gymnastics too.  I love his optimism and (yet unrealistic) his mind is.  It' the right attitude to achieve your dreams.

I love watching the Olympics and I am always amazed how incredible the human body is.

Growing up, I don't remember being partial to pink or any other color. I still don't have a favorite color I love but I if have to choose one, it would be cobalt blue.  I love it goes with my skin tone and feels so vibrant.  It seems to go with so many colors too.   You can see this post on Babble.com on how Jeanette of J's Everyday Fashion has paired with 25 different ways.  

Do you have a favorite color?


J Crew Cap Sleeve Floral Lace Top Similar
Kate Spade New York Charles Street Small Haven Purse Similar


Throw Back Thursday Fashion

Here's a throw back to May of this year when I last wore this top (original post here) and yes with another pencil skirt.


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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cropped Pants with Booties


I am a firm believer that shoes can make or break an outfit.  I have always struggled with wearing pants and pairing it with the right type of shoes.  For someone that is height challenged (FYI, I am 5'4'), I don't want to wear anything to make me look even shorter.  

I have found that flare style with heels/platform shoes are most flattering on me (as seen here).  I think because of my short legs, I do prefer to wear heels with pretty much every cut and length of pants.   The one style of pants that I don't own and do avoid is culottes because they are wide and anything that cuts below the knee and between ankle looks awful.

Of all lengths of pants, my favorite is a little cropped.  With jeans, I will cuff them to the desired length.  With work pants, I love the ankle length pants.  I still prefer to wear this length with heels but will wear it with flats as long as the leg of the pants is not flared.

If you struggle with pants and type of shoes, you can refer to Who What Wear article as a guidance.



I bought these Vince Camuto booties during their anniversary sale and they seem to be pretty popular since they are all out.  This is the first time I am pairing bootie with work cropped pants and liked how it turned out.  

What's your favorite length of pants?

I am linking up with Everything Just So and The Rich Life in Wine Country's How I Wear My monthly series with my cropped pants.


Anthropologies Top Similar
 J Crew Pants (worn hereherehere & hereSimilar
Old Navy Bucket Purse Similar
Vince Camuto Kathleen Peep Toe Bootie Similar


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