Hello friends and happy Thursday!
I love Thursday because it’s right next to Friday and I know I’ve worked really hard and the weekend is my reward! Yay!
Hubs gave me an update to our retirement plan this week: work 10 more years and then we can retire-??? 🙁 gosh…only ten huh? 😂 but I think to myself, I just have to get through it one week at a time 😊
Anyway back to more fun subjects; I’ve got so much satisfaction shopping my closet that I continued with this fun look!
My raspberry suede look pants, raspberry hat, and snakeskin boots are all from Target- the most recent purchase was about October so the pants might still be in the store.
My duster is from Express; I snagged it I think in September for around 50% off. And my tank top is years old from Ann Taylor but I love the texture of all the layers and silver. I added a couple of fun necklaces -the pink heart necklace I bought from Mervyns about 14 years ago when I worked there as an associate. (I keep the things I love)
Anyway this was such a fun outfit to wear, mostly due to all the raspberry and pink tones, it’s one of my favorites!
Look through your own closet and rediscover jewels that you haven’t worn for awhile. I love doing this!
Hello friends and happy weekend!
It’s been a few days since I posted; I have no excuse for myself! Lol! (I will do better I promise)!
I thought I would share how I mix patterns!
Here I’m wearing a striped burgundy blouse and a leopard vest. Some people in the past might not think it matches but it anymore! You can match almost anything! It’s important to remember that some prints can be used as neutrals; leopard and camo print are such fun and you can match them with other fun prints!
So first: the background of my striped shirt is white-the backgrounders of my vest is white and that makes them perfect to match. I added my burgundy pants and white boots to go along with the blouse and vest.
Some leopard prints have a gold background and some have a black background so do a little experimenting with your prints.
I love to match leopard with green, pink, red, burgundy, and black patterns of solids. Pops of color will really add to your wardrobe!
I also love camo print and it goes so well with red, pink, black, tan, forest green, and brown (all of these could be a print -I love pink prints with camo-it’s darling).
Florals, plaids, and stripes are all fun prints to combine as long as you stick to similar shades. Don’t be afraid to try something yourself.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend (now that the last minutes are ticking away LOL)
I visited with two of my grandkids that live farther away so it was a great weekend getaway so to speak ❤️
I want to share my love for these green/purple/black plaid pants I got on clearance at Target. At first I matched them with a striped purple and black sweater but this time I toned them down with a green sweatshirt- which normally means more casual but I added my vintage black fur coat with my Walmart faux fur backpack, my purple fringe earrings (target again) fur loafers (also Target- its a Target type of day) and TADA! My purple Anastasia lipstick!
All of this made for a classic look even though I was wearing a sweatshirt! (It was pretty comfy and I was warm). So anytime you are thinking you can’t wear a sweatshirt cause it seems too casual; just add a few classy-sassy items and you can UP your wardrobe game.
I’m also still trying to see how many looks I can combine without adding a new item (shop my closet fun)! I’ve been re organizing my closet too and it gives me more ideas for new outfits so stay tuned!!
I think I’m finally getting the hang of 2019; it’s taken a couple weeks but I might be back to myself. Two weeks of three day work is nice but the added burden of completing 5 days of work in 3 (two weeks in a row) is exhausting. How do you adjust to change or stress? It takes a lot out of me for the most part. Usually change or stress can be managed with self care but I’ve been slacking in that area too! What’s up with all this??
Anyway, enough talk of my difficulties! It’s time to focus on fashion! 👗
I purchased a sweater from Loft lately, it was on sale for $20 and I’ve sure got my money’s worth. It’s so cute! It’s dark blue with gold polka dots and has a rounded hem. It’s so fun!
One day I paired it with my gold skirt and leopard boots for a fun Sunday look (sparkly earrings too!)
The next outfit idea is pairing my polka dot sweater with my gray jeans, a blue plaid jacket from Cabi, my snakeprint boots from Target and this snuggly faux fur lite blue coat also from Target. I was staying warm this day for sure!
One thing I try to make sure is that when I’m thinking of buying an item- I make sure I can think of several outfits to combine with it! That makes my wardrobe stretch really far! You can do this too if you want and it’s also fun to see how many combinations result from one new item.
Happy reruns friends!
Hello friends and happy Wednesday! (Congratulations for making it halfway through the work week!) 😂 #reallifeproblems am I right??
Today I’m sharing a super trendy (youthful) look that women my age can totally rock!
I discovered dusters last winter and again this summer and I love how they transform any outfit!
This summer I wore a silky one with shorts and a t shirt (pic below-Express on clearance!
Yesterday I wore a long plaid duster (also Express-on sale and with a reward) with black jeans, black tee, and black tennies- it’s so fun and kind of flowy which I love. It’s a fall pattern but if I were somewhere with warmer temps- I would pair it with some destroyed shorts and black biker boots and that vibe would be so Bad A$$ (excuse my language)!
I can imagine adding a my black motto jacket as the weather gets colder here for added attitude and warmth (hey I’m always open to add attitude to my clothes, it’s called fun!)
I hope you enjoy these ideas for fun dusters with attitude!
Hello friends and happy weekend! Thank goodness we made it through the work week right??
Today I’m sharing how easy it is to be trendy and chic on a budget. When I say budget, I normally mean 40% off at JCPenney or 25% off Cartwheel app at Target or rewards from OldNavy cutting the price of a gorgeous coat to $10. This is my budget definition 😊 I love to get something fun and trendy for a great price!
Recently I found a gorgeous pair of pants at Target-Universal Thread that are a deep wine color- on sale -bogo 50% off. I also found a cute print top with a fun neckline and sleeves at JCPenney for 40% off. I combined these two things with last fall’s plaid jacket (also Target-WhoWhatWear and I believe on sale when I purchased) and my last year white boots from Charlotte Russe online-they were $20 and I’ve worn them tons of times.
Some people think you have to spend a lot of money to be on trend but these stores I’ve mentioned almost always have what I’m looking for -for the best price!
Next post I’ll share my $10 coat from OldNavy !
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 🙂
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!
Happy Thursday and almost Friday! (am I getting ahead of myself??) You guys know I love me a weekend (I won’t have a weekend this week cause I have a work training but that is another post full of my thoughts LOL)
You all know I’m a stalker of all things fashion and that includes NYFW (New York Fashion Week). It’s such a cool time to see what new trends are out there and what I have in my closet that is similar. I think that is a fun adventure!
I follow WhoWhatWear on IG and during Fashion Week, one of their editors (?) Kat Collins was all dressed up and going to some event. I thought her look darling and l looked up the pants she wore and they are from Shopbop for $750…yes $750 dollars for a pair of pants….Whoa, that’s like a house payment! Sheesh, I aint got that kind of money for a pair of pants and if I did, should I pay that much for a pair of pants??
So anyway, I thought, well I can copy her look (sort of) without spending that much and make it lots of fun right??
I first started with a pair of leggings I purchased in January from Rue21 on clearance for I think $10 (honestly that’s more my speed), and I tried to figure out what kind of top to pair with it…her sweater has some fun details although just gray. I eventually discovered an old LulaRoe shirt in a gray/white print that I thought looked amazing with these pants (had some personality) except structure of the shirt is LulaRoe; it’s kind of baggy and ties in the front. I needed my shirt to be more fitted and shorter. So I got out my 36 year old sewing machine at 7:45 am to try some alterations by 8:30am… (you can already see my problem)
I took in both sides of the shirt and attempted to hem it, although my machine keeps clogging up and knotting underneath, possibly some mechanical malfunction because I re threaded it several times, got a new needle, etc but no go. Needless to say, I still went to work because I AM NOT A QUITTER! LOL
So I paired my $10 leggings with an old Lularoe shirt, some bejeweled velvet mules from Target and my black circle bag. Oh I also wore my wayyyy tassel red earrings along with bold eye makeup and bold red lips! I do not do things half way!
I’m attaching pictures of the original outfit and then mine. Hopefully you can see ways to incorporate runway trends at home (by the way, I’m still looking for a bedazzled black drawstring purse just to up my game) Happy weekend friends!
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
I hope you’re all well and enjoying the wonderful weather in JULY (or should I say the HEAT) in July? Seriously it was 100 yesterday and I don’t want to leave my house once I get home, it really zaps my energy, I don’t know what to do 😉
I thought to share the fun dress I got on ZARA website, it was a smoking deal ($25 and apparently now $15) and something a little bit different which I love! This is a maxi dress with floral embroidery (cross stitch) in a beautiful plaid pattern and red/black/lite blue colors! I liked it on the website but fell in love in person! It also has a type of embroidery on it that looks like smocking and the neckline ties with these tassels that’s just darling (don’t hold back from this one, it’s to die for!)
My friend at work called it my “Prairie Chic” dress and I really agree and love! I paired it with an equally new but cheap straw bag-Asos (disguised as a close relative of a lunch basket-seriously how cute can we get?) and I wore my tan sandals and gold tassel earrings. The front is somewhat low at the ties so I wore a workout tank in baby blue to keep me from hanging out for all to see. I think it’s so fun!
I’m really building up the dress section of my wardrobe which is fun because I do so love wearing fun dresses and when they are inexpensive, I really feel like I’m killing it in life!
Have a great day friends!
Check dress with embroidery
Stradivarius Square Straw Bag