I’ve fallen… behind or down? πŸ˜‚

Hello friends!

Sorry it’s been so long! Work has been crazy with three big trainings in three weeks! That left me pretty busy and at night I was worn out.

But I’m back and ready to share some fun content!

Closet shoppers pay attention! πŸ˜‚

I’ve had this long jacket almost two year (OldNavy) and these amazing heels around three years from (Nordstrom Rack). I combined these two with my sweater dress from Target and (Shazam)! I have a new amazing outfit that’s super on trend now!

I get so excited when I discover a new way to wear something old! Plus it’s always fun to wear these suede heels (I’m so glad I’ve had them this long- they’re one of my most comfortable heels!

Anytime you can shop your closet and discover something new is a good day!

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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 πŸ˜‚

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) πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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 πŸ™ 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 πŸ˜‚

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!!

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-??? πŸ™ gosh…only ten huh? πŸ˜‚ 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!

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!!

More of the stuff I Love

Hello Friends and happy Friday!

It’s been a three day work week for me and boy has it been hard. Who knew a three day week would be so difficult. I guess it’s hard to have four days off and then boom, be back in the grind….it’s an adjustment right??

So I thought I would continue (on some posts) of the same closet shopping I’ve been doing for the past month. I am enjoying discovering new ways to wear the old stuff I love and I hope you enjoy it too!

Today I wore a denim look top by Target (Universal Thread) combined with my gray Express stretch jeans, boots and scarf also by Target and my glittery drop earrings by Charlotte Ruse (right before their store closed, several years ago). I added a pop of pink/purple on my lips (purple/blue/pink all go so well together) and a pink pop tiny bag from JCPenney. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so when I can mix it with blue and pink, I somehow feel very happy and I think it’s a flattering color for my skin tone. TIP: Try to find colors that flatter you and wear them often! Learn more about your skin undertones.

Today’s scarf is a larger size and really is keeping me warm today (TIP: items snuggled around your neck are good warming strategies! I have several heavy fabric and/or faux fur scarves and these are so toasty) as it’s 17 degrees when I left for work! 17! Honestly you’d think I live in the Arctic! It’s this part of winter that I’m not super pumped for (snow on Christmas is one thing but below zero temperatures and freezing pipes are not a few of my favorite things!) oh and these pictures are taken later in the day when it’s a balmy 30! πŸ˜‚

Everyone have a wonderful weekend! I will check in with another post before the New Year arrives!

Grateful Streak Continues…..

Hello Friends!

If you’re new to reading my blog, I’ve dedicated my last three or so weeks to shopping my closet instead of new wardrobe items to focus on gratitude before Christmas.

Today I’m sharing several things: First I had a somewhat lengthy and irritating debate with a client yesterday (he might not be willing or open to change) which can be normal in my field….yet….I have all these resources, education, training, and support which could help my client and it is super frustrating if someone is in front of this wonderful buffet and not willing to eat. GRRR that ticks me off, especially when I care about a client.Β  So yesterday after the lengthy, complicated, and challenging debate, I thought to myself….I wouldn’t be the therapist I am today without my challenging teenagers from the past. Boy we had our challenges and honestly there really is not a name a client can call me that I think (pbsttt, I’ve heard worse!) Which is actually really helpful as a therapist. I’ve had experiences with my own children that at times mimic what my clients or their parents struggle and it’s helped me a great deal.

So I called my daughter last night and said thank you for doing what you did as a teenager and being the smart a$$ she still is, she said “Your welcome” LOL, we had a good laugh but all seriousness, all these experiences I’ve had…some terrible, some painful, some difficult, some so daunting…have all benefitted me personally and as a therapist. For that I am truly thankful.

I’m also thankful that yesterday hubs and I purchased him a new car (it’s actually used, but you know what I mean). I’ve never seen him so happy (his old car has 250,000 miles, so many things don’t work anymore). I’m so thankful that together, we can get him a car to make him happy and make his work life and commute more enjoyable and dependable. How blessed am I???

Now for my regularly scheduled fashion gratitude post:

I’ve had most of these items some time: my black long sleeve shirt from Costco, beaded jacket and layered necklace from Chicos, gray jeans from Express, and leopard boots and faux fur coat from Target. I never thought about pairing the typical way I wear this jacket along with the leopard, but the leopard just makes everything pop in a new way! The different textures between faux fur, embroidered/embellished jacket, and layered necklaces is so luxe. Seriously I’ve had this jacket and layered necklace for at least five years, I’m guessing. How fun is it to wear anew??

CLOSET SHOPPING IS DEFINITELY PAYING OFF RIGHT???!

Dingy Inversion Day

Hey Friends!

Happy almost hump day (I gotta get myself through the week somehow right??) Friends it’s so cold here in Utah and the inversion has us trapped in a soupy, foggy, smoggy mess! I bet it’s 40 degrees at the ski resorts, up above the goop.

So today my clothing required a little bit of attitude: it’s Tuesday, my hardest day, and I can’t see the sun, it’s not snowing, so what the heck??

In continuing my thankful thrifty closet shopping, I reached for a fun t shirt-my super attitude/edgy Guns N RosesΒ  (yes I’m wearing a t shirt in the winter) but I topped it with my long super long gray cardigan (Target), my destroyed jeans (Express) and my snakeskin boots (also Target). It’s so fun to shop my closet and find new ways to wear things I already have. Who knew a t shirt in winter could be so fun (I just can’t spend much time outside is all) LOL

I’m singing “Welcome to the Jungle” as I pull up to work. That works right ??? Tuesday you are gonna do me in one day!