Crushing on Color

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!

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Mixing Patterns How To

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.

Dressing with Plaid

Hello friends!

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!!

Play That Sweater Again

Hey friends!

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!

The Trendy Duster

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!

Affordable Chic

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 !

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 🙂