It’s a dress, no it’s a cardigan! (It’s not a plane)

Hello friends!

How is your weekend going?? Mine is good although seemed short; I know some of you might have the next few days off until the 4th, unfortunately I work tomorrow and Tuesday but yes I do have 4th of July off! We have a fun amusing day planned! ( we are going to an amusement park with the kids and grandkids!)

Leading up to the fourth I thought I would share one red white and blue outfit that might include a dress and it might be a cardigan! It’s up to you which you’d like!

I saw a cute lady on IG @chicover50 wearing an outfit like this and I had to imitate her! (Follow her; she is darling!)

Anyway I found a jean dress (button up) at Target – Universal Thread and amazingly enough it was on sale I think 40% off so it came up to about 13.99 and then I found the scarf in Target’s dollar ($3) section-although it was an infinity scarf so I just cut the seam and wore it as a regular scarf with red Target Sugarfix Baublebar earrings and red sandals. I also added red lips and my bamboo bag which is a great match all the red (cools it down I think 😜

I’ll spend more time this week sharing more of my red white and blue! Happy Fourth of July!

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Closet Shopper!

Hello Friends and happy Friday! How fun is it to have a four day work week? I know that a five day week is not really much different than a four day but somehow it makes everything amazing!

The last little while I have been closet shopping (my own, shh) LOL! I’ve been trying to create new combinations with clothes and accessories I already have! I thought I would share a few with you 🙂

First: I went almost all PINK! It’s so fun! I combined a striped pink ruffle sleeve shirt and red/pink floral with black background skirt (both from my Target) and pink sandals with pink earrings that I got for my daughter’s wedding last June. It’s a new fun combination and I love all the pink.

Second: I think summer calls for dresses and I love this maxi that I got for our cruise in January. I paired it with my white jean jacket and some white earrings but added some pop with this fun floral (cutout) bag from Target (again right??). I think this adds punch to the dress which is a lot of blue just worn by itself.

Third: I reached for a fun although unusual pink/purple/black/white printed sort of floral blouse (also Target-last year) and snagged my stretchy black/white patterned pants (Kohl’s last year) but added my circle bag and fun earrings from Target this year! I thought it a fun score!

Fourth: I combined old floral pants (Target of course-me and Target, what’s the deal there??) with a white T and a destroyed jean jacket (Forever21-not new), along with some yellow earrings and of course, my circle bag. (I just love this circle bag, I don’t know if you can tell).

There ya go, four new outfits with flair from mostly another season with a couple of updates! Don’t be afraid to do something different; spend some time in your closet and you might find some new inspiration!

Happy Friday friends and thanks for reading!

Lash On

Hello friends!

A couple months ago I accidentally bought (at Ulta) the longest lashes I have ever seen. I thought there was no way I would ever wear them. (There was a special going on- buy one get one 50% off so I thought I got two of the same size as one was behind the other on the hook).

Today after spending hours-seriously hours doing my second unpaid job as a landscaper (really it’s my own yard LOL) I realized I needed to feel elegant after digging in the dirt all day.

So I wore the LONG lashes. Yes I felt elegant. And it’s only a Saturday that I’m spending my time now getting groceries. But what does it matter? I have long lashes and red lipstick- I can do what I want LOL! Happy Saturday friends!

Do Geese attack? (selfie concerns)

Hello friends! Happy Thursday!

My second favorite day of the week is Thursday! Yay! How is everyone doing?? I hope you all are having a great week and have some fun weekend plans 🙂

I thought I would share a couple of favorite outfits from this week and my concerns taking pictures this morning: DO GEESE ATTACK??

This morning I was at a location close to my employment (same suburb) and this area has a little creek, lots of trees, and a couple of pretty brick bridges. I love this area, it’s so pretty in the middle of huge office buildings…interesting huh? So I got out of my car to take pictures and there are several geese by me and a weird thought pops in my mind…do geese attack? Should I be worried?

I mean, I’m normally a very cautious person, (except on the freeway); I don’t get close to Bison in Yellowstone National Park or hang over the edge of the cliff at Grand Canyon National Park, but I don’t quite know how to deal with geese. Should I be cautious? Are they going to chase me? Granted I don’t think they’re vicious right? Are they going to squack me to death? Will they flap their wings and blow me away? Not likely but these are odd thoughts running through my mind as I take pictures! Does anyone else think like this or am I the only one?? LOL The things that pop in my mind would probably concern other people!

Anyway here are a couple of my favorite outfits this week. My first one happened by accident! I found this darling spring plaid shirt at Target and realized I have earrings (Also Target) to match, then I thought about wearing white jeans (JCPenney) to make the color in the shirt pop, but it was a little chilly so I wondered what jacket to pick…..my eyes set on my destroyed jean jacket from Forever21 and then I realized I have a coral bag (JCPenney) that perfectly matches the shirt and earrings. The only thing I missed is coral lipstick, interesting I don’t have that color….I’m not sure if it would match my skin tone but now I need to find one right?? It’s a need….

Today (geese picture episode) I have to dress more professional as I have meetings with adults (LOL) but I’m still wearing a pop of color -my red pants (AnnTaylor- old) with my black/white gingham shirt by Express and tassel earrings also Express. I added my black moto jacket by OldNavy because it’s again a little cloudy and chilly 😦 but even though it’s cloudy I still dress my personality with the pop of color and fun print!

YAY FOR FUN PRINTS RIGHT??

Everyone have a happy Thursday!

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!

Wipeout Wednesday

Hello friends!

I think today is the most difficult Wednesday I’ve had all year.

You know I’m a therapist right? So it seems like today 75% of my clients were in distress, which means a high level of distress for me. If a couple of my clients are distressed, I can usually manage without difficulty. When three or four of my clients are in distress, it’s a little overwhelming but wow today everything was going wrong and it was difficult!

I imagined it would be more helpful if I walked around with a fire extinguisher and Whoosh! Every time someone started to talk to me…Tracie…Whoosh! Tracie can you Whoosh!  Tracie I ….Whoosh! All the fires out, I’ve put out all the fires and no one is stressed…everyone is cooled down 😉 Firefighting 101 right? Put out all fires…maybe I need several extinguishers?

Regardless, I still like to dress up fun even if I think I’m going bonkers! Here is my cute outfit today (found this darling skirt and sweatshirt at H&M) ; I took my selfies before work when it’s 30 degrees outside and my toes start getting numb (I got a pedicure last night and wore sandals cause my toe nails are super cute) and my fingers are cold but after work it’s 48 degrees, the sun is shining and I can think about something else for a few minutes. (Someone did point out today that my laptop matches my clothes…SCORE!)

and yes my screen saver is a black Camaro

I (heart) red

So I’ve been really happy the last few months because red is such a hot color! I mean “hot” fashion wise, like it’s a new color previously undiscovered! It seems like there is red everywhere which is really good for me because I’ve always loved red and it’s a flattering color for my skin tone/hair.

I’ve had red pants for years…and just now (since it’s in vogue) I’ve got a red bag, red boots, red faux fur coat, red sunglasses…seriously I’m in heaven. What else red can I snag before it’s not in???

I really love red.  This makes me think of something else I love…About 14 years ago I got a distressed (holey and embellished) pair of capri length jeans that I saved and saved money for (got them at Dillards). They went out of style about a year after that, but I saved them and now poof! They’re totally in! I was rewarded for my loyalty.

What do you love that has gone in and out of style before you’re ready? What do you hope stays in style for awhile??