Category Archives: H&M

Ways to Wear Red

Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday!

I’m always glad to make it to Wednesday because that means I’m halfway through my week and I know I can get through the remainder 🙂 I encourage myself by  viewing it this way LOL, I have to talk to myself like this, I bet other people do something similar.

Anyway, I’ve been wearing a lot of red lately but in different ways and I thought I would share several ways to wear red that are fun and new.

First: I paired my Express Camo leggings with a simple black T, my fun army green JCPenney cardigan complete with cool military type decals (only girly), added several necklaces for a tough girl vibe and topped it all off with my favorite red lip (Stila Long Lasting Liquid Lip Color in Fiery-my favorite BTW.

Second: I wore this fabulous pink/red sweater from Asos and some boyfriend jeans from Target, while adding this super cute heart print bag (also Target) and added white boots from Charlotte Russe. This is one of my favorite outfits, seriously the sweater fits so well and is flattering and I’ve got so many compliments on the sweater AND the freakin cute bag. I think I’ll keep both forever or until I’ve worn them out LOL

Third: I found an amazing shirt dress from H&M in snakeprint that I’ve worn three times already, and this time I paired it with my red Asos glossy boots and long red earrings. This dress is so bomb, I’ve worn it as a duster too…there are so many outfit combinations (but going back to red, it pairs really fun and pop with red)!

Fourth: You guys have seen this H&M sweater before, I’ve had it about a year but it goes with so many things! It’s a geometric print combining red/white/black and it’s amazing. I paired it with my perfect leopard coat and that super cute, super fun heart bag-both from Target along with some white earrings a friend gave me (also Target-SugarFix bauble bar) with black jeans and black cozy-faux fur loafers (also Target). This outfit is super fun while also giving me another chance to wear that amazing red liquid lipstick from Stila I mentioned earlier.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all these different ways I wear red and I hope it gives you ideas on how you can incorporate some of the color into your outfit choices too! If anyone needs any help in combining outfits or patterns or colors, please let me know! I am happy to help out!

Red= Cheerful and Festive

Hello friends and happy Sunday!

I am continuing with my series of shopping my closet! I hope you enjoy and I hope this inspires you to shop your own closet!

Here I am (right after surviving my semi annual dentist appointment) in my red trench (Nordstrom Rack probably about three years ago I think it’s Michael Kors-classic I know) my black Cabi Jeans, my H&M sweater earlier this year, sexy black Target/SugarFix earrings, my snugly Target loafers, and a fun bag (Deseuigal) procured from the Dallas airport last January! It was a gloomy cold day and who in their right mind is excited to see the dentist?? but my red brightened up my mood (especially after the appointment- seriously the hygienist stabbed my top gums by my dental implant with a two inch needle and wonders why it hurt! Seriously?? Stop stabbing me and I’ll be fine LOL!) I just had to vent about that, I’ll get back to the topic! LOL

I didn’t wear any lipstick to the appointment because I knew they (hygienist and dentist) would be stretching my lips to unusual proportions and it would just be a mess. So afterward I put on my red lipliner and lipstick and even though I had a headache and my teeth ached (I guess I’m still venting, but my teeth are good and everything looks great-I’m a good little flosser) so afterward I looked like everything was fine. And really it is, dental health is so important and it’s always matched my overall health so it’s a good sign.

So back to shopping clothes in my closet: If there is ever a time you want to be cheerful and festive, reach for that red friends! I haven’t wore these two (sweater and trench) together before, but they totally worked! Add the pop of red lips and I felt like I was wearing all new items. I felt so fresh and chic!

Shopping my closet for Pink

Hello Friends!

I thought I would start out the week right by sharing a recent shopping trip to my own closet!

I have a pink pleated skirt (Asos) a pink sweater (H&M) both from last year and I love pink! I got some inspiration from my friend @trinagrand to wear all one color as a bold styling tip. I paired my skirt and sweater with some glittery earrings (Charming Charlies), a leopard scarf (Target), and my leopard pumps (Oldnavy). All these items are at least a year old but they look new when paired together!

Monochromatic pairings are very chic and trendy right now and get a special boost with the leopard accessories and sparkle. I think it also gives me a special boost in confidence by just wearing these bold colors!

I am thinking of wearing this ensemble to hubs Christmas party in the next couple weeks; it will be cold so I might add my faux fur leopard coat, won’t that be festive??

I hope these next weeks of posts inspire you to SHOP YOUR CLOSET too!

Faux Fur Fun

Hello friends and welcome!

It’s starting to get brrrrrr cold here (there was a bitter wind blowing today-went right through me) and I wanted to share how fun faux fur can be and stay warm at the same time! Score! Plus it’s so trendy right now which is a big bonus!

First I have my new leopard faux fur coat that I’ve blogged about before (amazingly enough it’s also in the new copy of InStyle magazine (with Jlo on the cover) so I thought myself soooo on trend cause I already have this lovely coat from Target! Yep Target! (Evil laugh 😆 because I foiled the dastardly enemies luring me to pay heinous prices for clothes!)

Last year I also had a sweet snag of a red faux fur coat from H&M before it totally sold out! I think it was a wee bit more than my Target coat but not much and the color is so pretty-it looks very luxe.

The year before last year I found a black coat with faux fur around the hood (I think it was 50% off) at Target. I have three faux fur vests- two from TJMaxx and one 50% off from Cabi (one is tan, one black, and one is a combination of black/gray/dark blue) I used to have a white one but I have it away (never get rid of special items like this BTW 😂) and there is a pink one at JCPenney that has my 👁!

About 18 years ago I had a favorite black leopard sweater with black faux fur on cuffs and collar and that was one of my first faux fur forays from Kmart(YES Kmart) – (I’m trying to think of as many applicable “F” words as I can 😂- I’m in a silly mood!)

Anyway!! Don’t be afraid of wearing something a little bold! Find yourself a little bit or a lot of faux fur and see how much attitude you develop!

Fierce boots (and public naps)

Hello friends! I hope all your weekend was enjoyable!

Hubs and I went to Thriller at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins Utah yesterday, it was a fun weekend getaway.

Last week on IG I posted a picture of boots I wore compared with converse I wanted to wear while trapped in a mall (not usually difficult for me) while my iPhone is repaired.

That morning I wasn’t thinking about mall walking- I thought about chic as I got ready for work. I wore my patterned red sweatshirt (sort of a sweater) from H&M with my boyfriend jeans -Target and my shiny spiky red boots ASOS. Although after Apple store told me it would take an hour- I was conflicted. Should I stomp around the store in my not super comfy heels (comfy for work, not for mall walking) or should I just pass time in my car?

I choose my car and actually fell asleep for about 20 minutes-no WiFi became more of a bigger issue. That’s when I remembered the few times I have fell asleep in public:

#1- on my school bus in high school- I fell asleep with my face on a magazine, (luckily I was last one off) so no one saw the newsprint transferred to my face! Lol

#2-in the library at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) I was solid asleep on the table and drooling a little bit.

#3- in one of the halls at UVU for my Bachelor degree- I napped during class (I was there all day to save time running from campus to home every day several times) and weeks later at a study group- one male participant commented I looked like someone he saw sleeping in the hall with their mouth wide open! Awkward! 😂🤣

I don’t have good history of sleeping in public without something odd happening so although my boots were fierce (Jodie this was your comment ❤️), at least I didn’t nap inside the mall!

Wearing O’ the Plaid

Hey friends!

Happy Monday! I thought to give a short update on my plaid outfit with one of the variations. I wore my plaid pants with the burgundy striped blouse (Both from H&M) and I think it turned out very fun! I added my studded sandals from Forever 21 and my circle bag/fringe earrings from Target.

Today is a fall theme outfit but it’s also an affordable outfit! When the weather is cooler, I’ll add a moto jacket and the faux fur loafers (you know that’s gonna be super fun!)

Try this trend out for yourself 🙂

My Plaid Obsession

Hello Friends!

Happy Thursday! How are all of you doing? I’m not quite recovered from my training last weekend (I need a Saturday morning to lay in bed to complete the process) but I thought while waiting patiently for that moment to arrive, I would share my plaid obsession!

It seems like I go through stages that I have more of one style or pattern than others and I’m realizing this with plaid. The more I go through my closet, my more I realize I have! So I thought to share with you some ways to style plaid this fall!

Here are some awesome plaid pants I got from H&M for only $14.99. I paired them with my gray T, tassel necklace, black circle bag, and my bold silver boots. Honestly it is such a fun outfit, I love the vibe!

Then I thought to pair these same pants with a burgundy stripe blouse, also H&M and my burgundy booties with a white earring and gray bag.

For another outfit I have a burgundy sweater with ruffled collar and sleeves (in cooler temps), along with a black moto jacket and black booties with sparkly earrings.

There are so many ways to style plaid and it’s so fun for fall; jump right in and get mad for plaid!

It’s a Patterned Life

Hello friends!

Even on Monday I somehow manage to feel happy! For the first time in about three weeks, I’m caught up on my paperwork at my paid job! That’s crazy right?? But to be honest, I’ve had two trainings during that time along with a holiday and I’ve been drowning (metaphorically) most of the time but NOT TODAY!

Today I am caught up (happy happy joy joy) and can now focus on other things 😉 such as my blog! LOL

I don’t know why but mixing patterns seems to just give me joy! I found this sweater, (yes it is a sweater, I wore to church yesterday and felt like I was having hot flashes…maybe I was but it’s a warm top- not for summer- it’s not online anymore 😢)at H&M, sometimes the cutest brightest colors are there or Zara (I love these bright colors, especially RED) and the skirt is last winter, ok maybe April but not now. I thought pairing them together is so fun! They have similar colors, red and black and for some reason the red goes perfectly with the blue which I can’t really explain (blue is the color of a college team I do not like-so I have some kind of emotion block in that area!) Then I used my white boots from Charlotte Russe (online) and white earrings from Target-Sugar Fix to calm down all the red. Now just to further complicate things, I wore my purple lip color from Sephora-Anastasi- in Rage because red+blue=purple right?? It’s totally logical and elementary my dear.

Give pattern mixing a shot, you might find you have some great fun with it!

Bright, Bold, and Confident in Yellow

Hello friends and Happy Friday!

How is everyone today? I hope you’re all well and looking forward to the weekend! I know I am! Thanks again friends for reading my blog, I appreciate your encouragement and follows 🙂

I discovered the most darling yellow striped tee at H&M (City Creek Center) the other day along with some bomb sunnies! (I also met one of my IG friends that evening @stylequeenie and she is such a doll! She is easy to talk to and we have so much in common!) Anyway, I bought the Tee and sunnies, such a good deal; they were each about $14.99 so I thought it a great purchase and so affordable.

My yellow striped tee reminds me of high school. I had a darling (terry material) bright yellow tee trimmed in red (around the sleeves and hem-my school colors) but every time I wore it, somehow horrifyingly coincided with an in school assembly, so for some reason that color really stood out in a dark auditorium. One particularly horrifying time, a musical group- a band came to play and pointed me out, asked me to stand-then they did a cover of Elvis’ song “Hound Dog”….really?? That’s exactly what a 17 year old, shy, insecure, and someone super aware of her acne needs to hear and be singled out. Needless to say, I got rid of that horrid shirt…who knows maybe I burned it? That’s a terrible memory, and to this day have not wore yellow…PTSD maybe?? LOL

So now you know what a big deal it is for me to actually buy a yellow shirt! This shirt is bold, bright, and really beautiful. I wore it with confidence friends 🙂 Sometimes it takes years to be confident, but better late than never right?

Color=Happiness?

Hello Friends!

Oh my goodness my favorite day of the work week, Friday is upon us! I never really understood how much joy can be packed into one day (until it arrives and I’m almost giddy!) Happy end of the week, beginning of the weekend! Boom!

Another thing I realized made me happy is color. I don’t know if that sounds strange? Today I wore this vibrant red/blue/black patterned skirt from (H&M) and an (older) pink tee (Express)-paired with blue sandals (Nordstrom Rack), red bag (JCPenney) and bauble bright blue earrings (Sugarfix-Target-the bomb). I also had a red moto jacket this morning cause it was a wee bit chilly but not now. I realized that the shade of red in my bag and skirt has undertones of blue (that’s really what makes the blue work) and as I was sitting in the car, trapped on the freeway, I was mesmerized the beautiful colors. It’s almost as if I’m viewing beautiful spring flowers, that’s the only way I can describe it. Of course the sun is shining too and I singing at the top of my lungs to “Greatest Showman” soundtrack, so I’m pretty much nestling in the clouds with joy even though I’m trapped on the freeway going 10mph…so ironic right?? (This was my thought process-does this color make me happy?? I think so)

Those of you that wonder about my choice of music, YES I ATTENDED ANOTHER MOVIE LAST NIGHT…this is the third movie since last Saturday, and I feel like my MoviePass purchase was a good decision LOL!

Happy Friyay-Weekend!