Category Archives: Stripes

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!

U Can Wear Athleisure 2

Hello Friends and happy Thursday!

We are more than halfway through the week! Yay! Thursday is just one day from Friyay and I’ve found it’s easier to hype myself on Thursday than Monday. Thursday is my second favorite day of the work week LOL

I’ve been reading and seeing all about the athleisure look wondering if I could really wear it too, sometimes trends seem too young to give a go, but a couple weeks ago I was perusing the Macys clearance rack and discovered two awesome items: one is a Calvin Klein spin on leopard print with pinks and purples (it’s really not a challenge for me to get on board with any type of leopard and the second are black (thick weave) leggings with a silver sparkle strip down the outside of the legs (the sparkle and strip are totally me)! I was super excited to match these together (and I’ve wore the leggings with other things of course, they are so versatile). I added my pink Rocketdogs and a white purse and it looks so fun! You’d never know it’s really work out clothes (really we are so lucky that fashion now is so versatile. It’s cool to wear something in a different context, mix prints, mix styles, and wear bold colors together! It’s such a fun time in fashion!)

I hope this gives you inspiration to wear your own spin of athleisure throughout your week and not just while working out 🙂

Pastels for the Win (Ter)

Hello friends!

I had a wonderful day off (thanks to all the past presidents)-work holiday. But tomorrow I go back to work 🙁 I wish I could figure out a way to get paid and NOT work. I haven’t figured that out yet 😂🤣

Anyway! It’s still WINTER and one way I cheer myself up is through fashion; specifically fashion that defies winter!

When you think of Winter, do you think of darker days, cold weather, snow, and slick roads? Well I do too, and so I think it’s fun to play opposite game and switch to something opposite of all that which in this case is PASTELS! Pastels are usually reserved for spring or weddings right?? Not anymore!

I found this awesome mint green faux fur jacket on clearance at Target, combined with these cute mint Nike’s from JCPenney; then I added white just to be feisty! White jeans (also JCPenney) and a pastel striped “Hello” sweater I accidentally snagged from Walmart! (Score!)

Isn’t this the perfect attitude when facing winter?? Gimme all you got, I’m not scared… yep that’s what we’ve got to do to get through- chin up and show some attitude 😊

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.

More Closet Shopping!

Hello friends!

How are you all today? I hope you are staying warm! It was 16 degrees here yesterday! Brrrrrrrr…..

I discovered more ways to shop my closet-actually close to the same outfit but for two events. One is a Sunday outfit and the other I wore to work.

Sunday I wore my blue/cream striped shirt from Oldnavy, my lavender cardigan from Target, a black patterned skirt from Macy’s, and OTK boots also from Macys. I added a purple necklace from Chicos. The OTK boots kept me warm at church and I think it’s a fun look from my closet.

The very next day (yes I wear the same clothes twice in a row! LOL Sometimes it’s just too fun to change!) I wore my blue striped top again, my lavender cardigan, but added a blue/purple patterned scarf from Target, destroyed girlfriend jeans from Express, and my snakeprint boots from Target. AND I couldn’t resist wearing purple lipstick!

I had so much fun with the basic shirt and cardigan! Blue and purple are such fun color pairs! It’s important to remember art class when creating outfits. Purple is a combination of blue and red, so blue and purple will always compliment each other! Plus purple is my favorite color….you might notice that from my logo 🙂

I hope you enjoyed another installment of shopping my closet! Stay tuned for more and Happy Hump Day friends!

Zara Clearance Love

Hey friends!

I was going to say happy weekend but today is Sunday and it’s almost over 😕 the weekends go by so quickly don’t you think??

Anyway I wanted to share excitement from Thursday! While waiting for a co worker to finish up (I waited to visit her new home!) I wandered to Fashion Place Mall- exchanged my top at Nordstrom, browsed through H&M, and then wandered through Zara. To my surprise I discovered a wonderful orange striped (gathered or rouched) dress that has some gold threads in it too! The rouching is on one side of the dress which makes one appear very curvy when wearing. It was only $12!! What a deal! And I tried it on and fit!

I also found a sweet clutch type bag with a shoulder strap – only this girl (bag) is leather looking snake print with some turquoise shades! It’s amazing looking, hard to describe! That clutch is $29 but marked down quite a bit (since snakeprint is so hot right now I couldn’t resist the fun)!

I got up to the checkout and the girl said how gorgeous the dress and bag are together and asked where I’m going “out”- as in somewhere elegant. Haha I said I don’t really go “out” but might wear to work or church 😂 she looked at me kinda odd but whatever right!!?

So my friends, next time you need a deal- visit the Zara clearance section and you won’t be disappointed!

Affordable Shoe Heaven

Hello friends!

How is your Saturday going?? I hope it’s been wonderful!

I thought I’d share some great buys I got on shoes lately!

First (they’re both slides for some reason) I found a darling patterned slide at Target for $12 on clearance! Woo hoo! It’s black and white and yellow, so fun!

Then I snagged a candy colored stripe slide with huge bows at JCPENNEY and they were on sale for $19.99 but I got an extra 20% off that day- some special sale- so I’ve snagged two cute summer slides for a smoking deal that doesn’t break the bank!

How’s that for Saturday good news??

Parking Lot Shenanigans

Hey Everyone!

Happy Friday and weekend! I wonder if any of you have sweet plans this weekend? I’m on call, so I’m staying close to my cell phone but hopefully things will be smooth 😉

Yesterday I WAS NOT ON CALL, so me and hubs lived it up with some of our married children and grandchildren! Our married son and daughter in law gave hubs an evening of bowling and so that’s how our fun started out! There were six of us in total, and I ended up winning (121)- still not a great score but it’s better than I did last time so that’s good!

Then we ate at Costa Vida which has a location right at the bowling alley. After that the little kids were getting pretty tired and they called it a night but I talked hubs into taking me to a movie! Jurassic World! Whee! (I didn’t like it as much as the previous Jurassic Park movie but really I got out and did something so that’s most important 😉

Although we had some struggles in the parking lot! We couldn’t find anywhere to park and so I suggested hubs drop me off and I would check in on our MoviePass app with both our phones….interestingly enough after I got out of the car I realized I left my phone in the car but spent the next ten minutes chasing after hubs car in the parking lot but he never did see me! He is driving away and I’m running behind him trying to catch him….he didn’t see me and turned down another lane, I went through cards and tried to get his attention but he didn’t see me again and this happened about four more times until he parked! Picture this woman running up and down the parking lot waving her hands and yelling! Yeah that was me! Hubs needs a new windshield if he can’t see me chasing after him! LOL

Running through the parking lot, I blended in with the asphalt with my black/white/gray/edgy outfit! It’s my high waist-wide leg striped pants by Express, my graphic Beatles Tee, my gray mini shoulder bag, and my white wedge sandals by JCPenney (at the movie theatre I had changed into flip flops-thus I could run hahaha and I got about 1000 steps so there’s that) and a new edgy eye shadow look inspired by an advertisement I saw on Instagram!

Hope your weekend is wonderful friends!

High Waisted Striped Cropped Pants

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?

Closet Shopping Success

Hello friends!

I was so excited this morning!

I wanted to wear my yellow blouse, actually it’s more gold. Yellow is such a trendy and fun color lately; it’s a color you can combine with almost anything but I wanted a new combination! (That’s so unlike me right??)

But it’s unreasonable to always have a new outfit! It’s more fun to be creative and create something new out of clothes I already have.

I’ve also seen (online and in magazines) many outfits combining pajama pants in every day outfits! Who would think?? Trust me, it’s cute though.

I realized I had a pair of striped pants (I bought a couple years ago in South Carolina-at Tommy Bahama) and my daughter always told me they looked like pajama pants! Haha!

So I combined my Tommy Bahama pants and my yellow JCPenney blouse along with tan sandals from Old Navy-Score! I have a new outfit and appears to be pajama pants!

Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think or if you want to try it out yourself!