Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Polka Dot

I picked up this polka dot lovely at ModCloth and right now they're having a sale!  Buy More, Save More, Save More: 15% off $100, 20% off $150, 25% off $250 & guaranteed ship by 12/24 at Modcloth! 12/10 - 12/11 Only.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Cactus

I wore a cactus print the other day, my white dress with the yellow bow at the neck, and a woman commented and said, "I just don't agree with that.  It's the wrong season for that print."  I laughed and said, "You know sometimes you've just got to go for it.  You've got to reach out, grab a piece of summer and bring it with you through the cold moths."  She laughed too and I think this little incident has been an ice breaker for us, because even though I see her regularly, we've never really connected.  Now, I think we're becoming pals.  Personal anecdote aside, if you've read my blog for more than a week or two, you already know about my love of cactus prints, but she wasn't wrong about the colors being a very summery mix.  So, I determined right then and there to create a Christmas-y cactus look and I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
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Haoduoyi Womens Cactus Print Button Down Long Sleeve Top Shirt $14.99

Monday, December 11, 2017

Golden Days

A beautiful dress for a day at the office.

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Yellow & Green Print Dress from ThredUp  Use my link to sign up and save $10 off your first order.
Charter School Cardi from ModCloth
Green Tights from Japan
Ring from my Jewelry Shop

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Love Letters Skirt

As a follow up to my Love Letters Dress, I wanted to take a moment to showcase the skirt I was able to make from the left over fabric.  I love this print and lots of fabric shops have it on clearance now.
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Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Letters Fabric
Forever 21 Flats
Nila Anthony Purse
Blue Top from Amazon

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Unique-Vintage Fall

This gorgeous Plaid Trudy tartan print dress from Unique-Vintage was an instant favorite of mine.  I'm so happy to be able to bring it out of the closet again and don it from autumn until the end of winter.  It's thick fabric makes it perfect for winter although the very form fitting bodice and arms will probably help keep me motivated to continue my exercise regimen through the holidays.  If you're interested in this piece, consider ordering a size up.

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Unique-Vintage Plaid Trudy Swing Dress in Sizes XS-XL
Unique Vintage Plaid Trudy Swing Dress in Plus Size

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Teal Love

I was looking for this dress several years ago and absolutely couldn't find it.  I settled for something similar and very lovely, but when this dress popped up on ThredUp for $6 I couldn't resist.  Teal and black with a peter pan collar and it's short enough for me to show off these adorable kitty tights.
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Cat Tights from ModCloth
Black Heels from ModCloth
Forever 21 Teal dress from ThredUp

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Those Fair Isles

Once in my youth, I traveled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  Those lovely British Isles will always have a special place in my heart and I hope to be able to go back there someday to see them all again only this time I want to take my girls with me.  They haven't quite got the travel bug like their dear ol' mum, but maybe that will change with time.

Shop the Look: Fair Isles style sweater by The Limited and Ann Taylor Loft skirt from ThredUp

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Beautiful Balloon

My latest lovely from AmorDress plays right to my fancy for dirigible and pretty dresses.  This is the Love Journey Dress with the modification of shoulder straps instead of a halter neck.  The best part is that right now if you spend $50 at AmorDress, you get 30% off your purchase.
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Love Journey Dress
Charter School Cardigan in Navy
Red Tights from ModCloth
The Zest is History Heels

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Plaid Pencil Part Two




    I did a post last fall about finding one of two lovely petal plaid skirts by Tracy Reese.  You can view both of those outfit posts here and here.  At long last, I found the skirt in its more sought after version of orange and blue on ThredUp.
    I love both skirts, obviously, because I think the black has so much to offer in its subtle shades, but this orange has autumn written all over it and I am so excited to see what I put together.  It's a little harder to work with bright colors because I don't want to go over board, but since nature has gone over board already with the reds, oranges, and yellows, I guess it can't hurt to be bold just this once.  To keep it from being over the top, I went with a neutral shoe and a solid top.  Gosh, I love this skirt!  It's a thick wool fabric and those petal layers are just so lovely.
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