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Simple Outfits for a Win!

Hello friends!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

I thought I would share a couple simple outfits that are classy and have some personality! You know outfits with personality are one of my favorite ways to dress 🙂 Both outfits showcase white shirts, just because I think white is a great color to wear in the heat of summer.

The first two outfits show the same peasant embroidered shirt. One day I wore it with raw edge ankle crop jeans and a camo jacket (cause it was quite cold) and another day I wore it with high waisted wide leg crop jeans (same wedges each time) and I can’t decide which outfit I like more! I really like the shirt with camo as it’s such a juxtaposition of styles which really speaks to me! I love the opposite idea….a lovely peasant embroidered shirt, so genteel and delicate/dainty with the tough look of camo. It’s like saying “you really don’t know me at all, I’m a lady AND don’t underestimate me! LOL it’s such fun!

Then the next two outfits, I’m wearing a basic button up white shirt (with a little bit of texture) with shorts AND some cropped striped pants. Either are fun and provide a little bit different personality to fit different plans for your day. I have worn short to work before but I always try to pair it with something really fancy to dress them up. Typically shorts would be a weekend outfit idea or for a summer holiday. The cropped striped pants can also be a weekend outfit, summer holiday or work outfit.

I love the idea of an interesting white top/shirt (all these items are super affordable and on sale at JCPenney) to dress anything up or make an outfit simple AND fun!

Feeling Very Mellow in my Yellow

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

It’s the first Monday in May! I’m so excited for warmer weather! My yard is coming back to life and I love all the new blooms and leaves. Spring is such a wonderful time.

I thought I would share my love for yellow this season! I invested in several yellow pieces: yellow blazer and pants along with yellow lace dress from JCPenney, and yellow polka dot pumps from DSW. I think I’ve worn one of these pieces at least twice a week since I’ve added them to my closet! How fun is that? I love to take pieces and just wear them on repeat with SEVERAL other items. It makes me feel very creative and a smartie pants when I do this.

So here I am sharing my several mellow yellow outfits! This might just be my favorite color this year!!

Spring is for Pastels!

Hey friends!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

I thought I would share a new fun color combination that I just love!

I follow (subscribe) to WhoWhatWear- it’s a really trendy fun line of clothing (some of which is carried by Target) but they have a big IG presence and always have fun articles on new trends or fun colors to wear.

One of the recent color combinations they highlighted that I love is mint green with red, pink or blue. I thought that was really fun and so creative!

Then the other day I was in JCPenney and discovered the cutest striped pastel blouse and of course I eventually decided to pair it with pastel pink slacks! So many fun pastels to brighten up the day! (Of course I had to wear pink sandals and a pink heart necklace along with my classic Betsy Johnson pink/cream bag with big bow!) I was feeling very understated today 😜

AND I LOVED IT! So try out the pastel trend for yourself! I think you will love it!

Mellow Yellow

Hello Friends and Happy Monday! You might ask, is Monday happy? How can that be? Well I didn’t have terrible traffic on the way to work, I was able to check all my emails and update my excel sheet before my two groups. I’m now able to create a blog post on my lunch hour, the sun is shining….that’s enough to make me happy! Actually, just the sunshine makes me happy, it’s been raining forever (I exaggerate a bit right?) LOL

So I wanted to share my discovery of the color yellow! I wore it a few times last summer but did not really throw myself into it. I just dipped my toe in the yellow shade with some other colors to balance it out. But this spring, I’m all in friends! ALL IN!

I discovered this awesome yellow (Pineapple-on the website) jacket and matching pants at JCPenney-Worthington and I was in love! Is it a lot of yellow? YES and that’s what makes it fun! It’s so bright and colorful you just can’t help but smile. I was deciding what to wear with it and I landed on this cute melon top (also JCPenney) that just makes all the yellow pop the more and added a melon lippie to go with it. I needed shoes too but have a white floral pump from OldNavy last year that is perfect with this spring look! (These items are also very affordable)

I got so many compliments that I was so happy I went out on a ledge to wear all yellow. It’s seriously the bomb and you will love the way you feel wearing all one bright color this spring! Try it out, you won’t regret!

Worthington Womens Classic Yellow Blazer

Worthington Ankle Pants

Trolling the Junior Section

Hello friends and Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a good weekend! I had the best time with four of my grandkids, they are so precious; I am very blessed. Not to mention they are a hoot! One grandson in response to a question, did you get enough bacon tonight said “Yes (in a news commentator tone) I had 23 pieces”! LOL! One granddaughter proves herself to be an excellent shopper in training at Build A Bear and had a stash of $$$ things she wanted but was very sweet to put most of it back. Another granddaughter is developing her sense of humor and put a dinosaur growl into her sweet lovable snugly kitty! Another grandson is at the age where he is learning about his emotions and is not quite adept at being effective to express himself (code: he had a meltdown in the parking lot when asked to hold hands for his safety, btw grandma is not going to let him run through parking lots)! Anyway it was fun and I love them so much!

I think these little people keep me young because I find myself trolling the junior section of Target looking for trendy, colorful and different wardrobe pieces that I can adapt for myself. I discovered this AH-mazing skirt (it’s so colorful and the material is kind of bumpy so there is that textural piece that is fun). I paired it with boots also from Target (these two items from their Wild Fable line-I’m guessing it’s targeting young women, but hey it’s cute so head there next time you’re in Target) and I added a spring-y graphic T from JCPenney, I just love graphic tees but I want my message to fit who I am, so this one is bomb! I also (just for kicks) added a real distressed jean jacket (last year from Forever 21) and my snugly faux fur backpack (from Walmart) and here ya go! A fun, trendy, colorful outfit that fits my personality!

WHO CARES ABOUT AGE?? THIS FITS ME TO A “T”!

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!

Together at Last! (A boot story)

Hello friends and happy weekend!

I’m sharing a story of two loves recently reunited! It involves a cold spring trip to Chicago 😂

In 2016 I accompanied hubs on a work training he had in Chicago the end of April. I was super excited because I had never been and I could do some sightseeing while he was training.

I checked the weather on a couple of apps and it said 50 degrees or so and so I brought several warmer spring outfits and a couple light cardigans. (Those of you living in Chicago or having visited at that time might guess what happened) 😂🤣

It was freakin cold! Everyone was bundled up, still wearing coats and boots and I brought spring clothing! Holy cow! I even brought sandals. Yes I was miserable and the only one in the city wearing sandals but I still went out and took a (very cold) boat tour of the city. It was amazing and I’d love to go back-in the summer.

While I was there I momentarily visited the (is it five stories) Macys downtown! Normally I could spend all day doing this but I was with two other (work wives) and they weren’t much into shopping-unfortunately 🙁 but I was looking for a pair of boots! There are always good reasons to buy boots but this time I was looking for something to keep my feet warm.

I ended up finding a black suede pair with fringe on the side- only they were a 9 1/2 and I wear a 10. They were a wee bit tight but I needed boots bad and they were cute.

I spent the remainder of the trip wearing these too small boots and by the time we were flying home I knew I couldn’t keep them. I gave them to my youngest daughter and she wears them with thick socks 😂

BUT! This week at Target (of course at Target) I found a cute (size 10) pair of short black cowboy boots with fringe! How lucky am I to reunite with my fringe boots???

Reunited and it feels (and fits) so good!!