Detailed Denim

Hello friends!

Happy Saturday! (I’m sequestered in my house because it’s only 100 degrees outside) and seriously who wants to wander around out in that??

Me and hubs left to run errands but had to come back and get my car cause his has AC problems and won’t work when stopped at traffic lights (sounds important in this heat). So we did errands and have not left the house since! 😂😎 😅

I thought since I’m not doing anything terribly important (😜) I would share a special find this week!

I was retail cruising last week waiting for my eye doc appointment in Chicos and discovered the prettiest denim jacket! It was 40% off and has the cutest details around the neck/lapel area and cuffs. It sort of has a bohemian vibe and I fell in love! It also looks super cute with this little camel 🐪 pin (also on sale and Chicos)! Seriously their stuff is usually bookoo bucks and I avoid but the sale beckoned me in 😂

I think fun and unusual details such as these are always on trend! You could wear this jacket with jeans, zebra print pants like Chicos has, or these (old find) gold snakeprint pants from Macys couple years ago. I might also pair with tan or pink/maybe pants for a different look. You can put denim with anything. I wore blue platform sandals but flats would work or a unique slipper would be fun.

Don’t be afraid to try something new!

Have a happy and (cool) weekend friends!

Coin cuff jacket

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Posing? (no training)

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

I have lots of training (years and years) in my professional job. I’m a therapist and went to graduate school while also doing separate trainings each year since graduation to stay current with treatment best practices.

By comparison, I haven’t really had any formal training in my quest to be a blogger and fashion instagrammer (is that a word?) LOL….I’ve read other blogs and follow women on Instagram and that’s how I get an “idea” of what to do but I wouldn’t say I’m licensed 🙂

I’m learning how to “strike a pose” (seriously that reminds me of a Madonna song) with pictures I take of my clothes I model for my IG and here on the blog but I don’t really “know” what I’m doing LOL! I am getting a feel for what light I need for a good picture and noticing backgrounds and what looks good, but have no training. Here are several pictures of this morning’s outing (before I go to paid work).

First I have to think: where on the way to work can I stop to take a picture, where is the lighting good (shady but bright? summer weather is great but cloudy days make great pictures), where is a good background that is different, what background looks good with my clothes…yada yada yada….it’s ridiculous what is popping up in my head but this is my process. Sometimes I just randomly take pictures and don’t care as much as I think other people do but that’s whatever. I try not to judge myself 🙂

Enjoy my randomly taken pictures with one of my favorite pants and shirt-both from JCPenney and my favorite bag from Target (affordable fashion both).

Destroy an Ugly Car!

Hello friends!

I’m in the middle of a relaxing evening and hubs wants to watch a James Bond movie.

I’m always down for Bond; and we started Quantom of Solace. (I love Sean Connery although I think Daniel Craig is best bond evaa).

One thing I notice as the movie starts, DANG IT! THEYRE DESTROYING ANOTHER GORGEOUS CAR! Seriously how many Aston Martin automobiles must die in the name of Bond??

Couldn’t we just sacrifice a Pinto or a Nova or (LOL) a Prius?? Why can’t the pretty cars be safe??

I really like cars; did I mention that?? Just not a Prius 😂 (I would be giddy if a Prius was trashed in a Bond movie. I can only hope).

Get some relaxation in before tomorrow sets my friends 😜

Feeling Neon

Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday (almost halfway through our week!)

How are you all doing? I talk to you as if you are right here and we are face to face 🙂

I’m actually quite cheery today despite some sadness over the weekend. I think I must be recovering or the joy of halfway through the week is pushing me up the hill? Who knows!

I wore some Neon the other day and thought to share because it’s so fun! I got this shirt (seriously some time ago, was it three years? I was shopping at Burlington Coat Factory -I think in Nampa Idaho with my sisssy Tenae) so it’s not a new shirt but such a fun color.

Recently I found some real cute tie front pants at JCPenney, they’re kind of a nylon/rayon material-have a sheen and are so pretty (was 40% off I believe) so I got at a smoking price- I think $20.

I had so much fun pairing these pants with my neon shirt, my pink heels, pink sparkly earrings, and a pink wall! I was in such a PINK mood and my neon shirt just seemed to hit it off in a very friendly way with the pink! I was super excited to find a new friend for my old blouse 🙂

Don’t be afraid to wear bold or bright colors! They’re so trendy right now (well always for me, I love bold and bright)!

Happy Wednesday friends!

Libby Edelman Tie Front Pants

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!

Affordable Fashion

Hello friends!

I discovered something the last week or so: I follow several popular ladies on IG and I realized one I follow that used to tag affordable fashion is not doing so much anymore. I think she might be getting too popular (?) or too many followers (?) and is now linking outfits (Kate Spade for example) that are just gorgeous but not attainable for the every day woman.

I can’t afford, except for an unusual occasion (see once every few years) a $250 dress and I get frustrated following people that link items that are super expensive ($$$). I would rather pay less for clothes.

So I thought I would share a couple of inexpensive items that are trendy now but super cheap!

I perused several stores looking for a white jean jacket and lite pink jeans. JCPenney has both for around $80 with a 20% coupon. But the next day I found both these items (jacket and jeans) at Old Navy for (think it was $51). There was a sign above the jackets showing them 50% off so I got the jacket for 20! Typically you can also find coupons for OldNavy or you might have rewards and it’s even cheaper.

I saw someone else wearing something similar except higher prices at a high end store. I don’t need high end items; I love to find great deals so I thought I would pass on my finds to you my friends! Happy Thursday!

Summer Weather/Office AC

Hello Friends!

How is everyone doing?? I hope you are well, thanks for reading my blog!

I thought I would share some struggles that I think most women have: summer weather combined with the office air conditioning 😉 You might already know what I’m gonna say!

Now that summer is here to stay (I mean I don’t think it will snow again, never say never though), it was 85 today and earlier in the week 90, so I’m thinking for the most part it will be warm (give or take a random day). I am loving the summer sunshine! It’s absolutely gorgeous in the morning and I love seeing all the trees, flowers, bushes out in their green finery! I was ready for it!

At the same time I’m wearing my summer clothes that are appropriate for the office, I’m also planning to be cold when I get inside LOL and at the same time be ready to get in my black-leather lined oven of a car when I leave! It’s a delicate balance!

Take today for instance: I wore my summer floral dress and sandals (they are a couple years old) but I combined this with my new bamboo bag (Amazon and so summery) and (just in case I freeze later) my destroyed jean jacket from Forever 21! I always need to be prepared to be hot or cold! I usually always bring some type of cardigan or jacket just in case 🙂 I have lots of jackets, it seems to be a thing with me, so I am always ready in case I am cold!

The motto of the day: BE PREPARED!