Signing Off For The Year

ugg 7.JPG

Casual

day in the mountains

the scoop

This is my last post for the year! I am taking the rest of December to celebrate the holidays with my family and friends. I also have to get us packed and ready to head to Arizona for a few months. I have so much to do and am really excited. I’ve learned to prioritize this blog and put it away when I have more important things to do. So for now I’ll sign off and see you next year!

note

I may be posting outfit ideas on Like.to.Know.it here if I pull something really fun together that I think you might like. So check back here or get the app if you want to follow along. You can learn more about the app here. Once you sign up you can follow along on your desk top too. You don’t have to take screen shots to see new looks, that is the old technology. Now you just get the app or sign up, log in and find your favorite influences to follow and you are good to go. No need to like, comment or anything like that. I really find this is my favorite way to follow influencers.

ugg 8JPG.JPG

my look

The is one of my favorite outfits for when I am having a quiet day at home. I love to be comfy and warm while the snow is flying outside. I got these lounge pants and thermal tee at Walmart and love them so much I got them in several colors. I got my lace bralette and Ugg slippers at Costco last year. If you watch Costco they may get these slippers in again this year. They also have Ugg dupes that are really nice.

end of year projects

I have a lot of little things I like to do to tidy up my life at the end of a year. One is to clean out my closet. I began that process this week. Anything I haven’t worn or used this year is neatly packed up and taken to the consignment store or Good Will. It feels so good to get rid of clutter and share things with others that might like them for a while. I am even getting rid of a bunch of handbags that I thought I would never let go. But they just sit in their covers in the closet so its time to find them a new home. I am loving all the extra space I am seeing.

ugg 11.JPG

Peace!

Happy Holidays and as always thanks for stopping by!

Staying Connected

If you want to easily keep in touch with me, sign up for my updates or follow me on Bloglovin.

Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

Mixing Colors

color 15.JPG

the scoop

I am such a fan of color. I like a nice neutral look but color makes my heart sing. And what better time than fall to mix things up with vibrant colors. So in this look I mixed oxblood and mustard!

my look

I’m wearing a leather jacket in oxblood that I got from ASOS several years ago. It is probably my favorite leather jacket ever. My top is old too with a mock turtleneck and slightly belled sleeves from Nordstrom. Jeans are my all time favorite flares from Express and booties are so old I can’t remember where they came from. My bag is one you see me carry all the time, an investment piece that was worth it. It is Claire V.

color 13.JPG

create your look

I’m linking similar items for creating your own look.

sup’

  • Today is a full on cool fall day with a high of 58. Rainy in the AM and then cloudy. Not too bad for my taste.

  • I’m meeting a friend for coffee we are planning a YouTube video. She is a make up expert and will be showing me how to apply eye shadow.

  • We had our gutters replaced yesterday. Just so you know. Ha ha!

  • My thoughts are turning toward the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

color 19.JPG

Staying Connected

If you want to easily keep in touch with me, sign up for my updates or follow me on Bloglovin. I try to add interesting things to my updates not found on the blog so I hope you will find them a great supplement to my blog posts.

Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

Summer Nights

summer night 19.JPG

Summer Nights

in the mountains

the scoop

We are on the border of mountain and pacific time so it stays daylight until 10 pm here at our mountain home. I wish it would get darker earlier so I could stay awake more often to look at the stars. The stars are brilliant and beautiful and they seem so close that you could reach out and touch them. Truly magical.

Linking my sweater (run large, wearing a S and wish I had gotten XS). Also linking fun summer options!

summer night 1.JPG

Casual

evening at home style

my look

Now that our weather has warmed up I am living in cut offs and big beachy sweaters. The sweaters are perfect for the chill that settles down around us in the evening. Daily highs now are in the 80s and lows in the 50s. These are DIY cut offs. I wore a lace bralette that is almost like a tank top and then an over sized summer sweater. If shoes are neccessary I wear a pair of mules that slip off and on easily. A colorful necklace complete my look.

summerr night 3.JPG

Peace!

Thanks for stopping by!

sup'

I am knee deep in settling into our city house. Nothing reminds you of how old you are like moving! Ha ha. I am still doing the initial deep cleaning. We had a new bed delivered but other than that no furniture. I've have the kitchen just about set up though and the dinning room is next. I am taking my time with things and taking breaks in the mountains to cool off since it is super hot in the city right now. I am focusing on the journey! 


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

Softer Side Of Style

pale 10.JPG

Sometimes . . .

I feel quiet and wear softer colors.

the scoop

Some days I am slow on the uptake and want to sort of lay low and be quiet. Wearing softer colors feels right on those days. Neutrals are a way to stay in the background and observe. This to me is the softer side of style.

Linking my exact top in Petal Pink, exact jeans (size down), adorable tote and mules.

pale 15.JPG

my look

I'm wearing white flared jeans in this look. They are stretchy and high waisted and so comfortable. I wore a soft pink top, tan mules and carried a neutral tote. Everything was soft and quiet. The top had a lot of detail which made it fun. A Swiss Dot yoke and sleeves and a lace-up front are so pretty.

Here are some more beautiful pink tops all on sale! Also I'm linking some more cute totes and mules!

pale 6.JPG

Peace

Thanks for stopping by!

staying connected

You will no longer find me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ so if you want to easily keep in touch sign up for my updates or follow me on Bloglovin

P.S. We're buying a house and I have been sharing the process and pictures along with other fun things found only in my email updates. I hope you will follow along!

Link Ups

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting! I hope you will join us HERE!


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

And I always look forward to your comments!

Making Camo Feminine

camo 9.JPG

Camo

Feeling feminine in a masculine pattern.

the scoop

I grew up in an area where people hunted and camo was worn for that purpose. I never really thought of wearing camo until the last few years of watching it being transformed into so many fun outfits. I now have this pattern in a tee, shirt, jacket and jeans. I love them all and find them so versatile. I have found that I can put together really feminine looks now and it's fun.

Now is a great time to get a field jacket. Linking several below, all on sale. Perfect to tie around your waist outside but put on in the cold resturants and shops.

camo 3.JPG

Stella

thinks I've lost it again!

my look

For this look I am wearing a black tee dress. It is just tee shirt material with a relaxed fit and slit pockets on the sides. A favorite dress for me. I added a camo jacket since we have not even made it to the 70s most days here in the mountains. I wore a pair of platform espadrilles, and a pink cap to add feminine touches. I carried an old picnic basket for a tote to complete my look.  

Linking fun options for dresses, sneakers and bags! All on sale!

camo 12.JPG

Peace!

And thanks for stopping by!

staying connected

You will no longer find me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ so if you want to easily keep in touch sign up for my updates or follow me on Bloglovin

P.S. We're buying a house and I have been sharing the process and pictures along with other fun things found only in my email updates. I hope you will follow along!

Link Ups


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

And I always look forward to your comments!

Where The Wind Blows

It's my

Birthday Weekend!

the scoop

As I write this post I have no plans to celebrate my birthday. My husband's birthday is the day after mine and we decided to wing it! Fly by the seat of our pants and go where the wind blows us on our special weekend. No matter what we end up doing it will include taking time to relax and reflect and be grateful. We did manage to book a hotel at the last minute but other than that anything can happen! As long as I am in bed by 9! Ha ha!

in case you missed it

You will no longer find me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ so if you want to easily keep in touch sign up for my updates or follow me on Bloglovin. 

Follow

Basket bags are so fun for summer, especially when they are thrifted!

my look

This top grabbed me when I saw it due to its bright colors. Then I saw the style. We used to make these tops by the dozens when I was a teen. We used a soft white rope cord to string through the top to tie it in the back. This is the easiest top to make and we all learned to sew making it. The fabric on this top is a crepe (another blast from the past) so it hangs softly which I love also. I wore it with jeans and platform wedges and carried a fabulous straw bag that I got a a thrift shop a few years ago. I wore my bright orange tassel earrings from Tuckernuck and a bracelet that I bought in Mazatlan a few years ago and my Michael Kors watch. And that was that! A fun summer look. I think I would like this top in other colors it is so cute and comfy. I wear stick on bras with tops like this. I'll link it so you can see what I am talking about. 

Linking my top (tts, I am wearing a small petite for the shorter length) and jeans (limited sizing when I posted) along with shoe and bag options!

Peace!

And thanks for stopping by!

Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

And I always look forward to your comments!

Baggy Pants

Every once in a while . . .

I love my baggy pants!

the scoop

I have several pairs of linen pants fashioned in a relaxed or even baggy style. I like them big enough that they are almost falling off. Perfect for my fat days! You can see me wearing them here too. 

Here's the link to my exact top and other fabulous tops along with linen pants.

my look

This outfit started out with the top. It is so cute and comfy with lots of fun details. It has tassels on the sleeves and I love how it is held up by the straps around my neck. They are adjustable so I can raise of lower if needed. It has a pretty peplum hem, is shorter, made of a soft silky fabric and it is lined. Love!  I wore it with my linen pants and a pair of leather flip flops for a casual fun outfit. Big hoop earrings and a straw clutch completed my look!

Linking some fabulous hats, flip flops and bags to create your own look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

And I always look forward to your comments!

Body Con?

How I wear

A Body Con Dress

The Scoop

I love this dress! I know it is a body con dress and I should be more self-conscious about my body but I'm not. I used to be very worried about what others think but one of the great things in life is when you reach the point of doing what you want, not what you think others want of you. 

Why do I love this dress? Because it is extremely comfortable. It's like a comfy tee shirt. It has a great cut and ruching that finds your best points and flatters them. I have seen so many bloggers wearing this dress and they all look amazing, confident and comfortable. Call me major "influenced!" Ha Ha!

I have this dress in this fabulous blue and in black. I will be wearing it with sneakers and flat sandals this summer. I can switch out the jacket with different styles (think my white blazer) and cardigans. You can pull it up or down to the length that fits your personal preference too. It is a very versatile dress.

my outfit

I wore a white distressed denim jacket with this almost denim blue-colored dress. For shoes I wore a pair of tan wedge sandals and I carried my leopard bag. I wore colorful earrings and a silver bracelet for jewelry. I really think the options for styling this dress are endless.

Linking exact dress, my color is Navy Night Hthr (I sized up to M but would have been fine with the S), exact distressed white jacket ( I wish I would have sized down to an XS, the S is a little big in shoulders) and exact wedges (TTS) my bag is old but I have the Ark bag and is looks fabulous with this look too. Linking my exact authentic Ark bag in large. 

This was my date night look!

Husband Approved!

coming soon

I just wanted to let you know some posts I am working on.

  1. I am completely redecorating my deck and am so excited. I have had the same old wood furniture for ten plus years and it was looking pretty shabby and not at all chic. I oiled our deck over the weekend and my new furniture is being delivered on Monday. I hope to share it with you later this week. That is if it quits raining!

  2. I got more done with my hair. I went several inches shorter and added tons of highlights for summer. I can't wait to show you the difference!

  3. Lastly I am working on a fitness post to update you on my successes and failures with the boot camp I am in. I just finished week three and have three more to go. Mixed thoughts on it.

I loved this look so much that I got the dress in black, the pink jacket that is linked and the wedges that are linked. I have the linked Ark Bag and use it all the time! This will be another fun look for me.

Here I've linked a similar dress that is less body con, a jacket that is not distressed, wedges and bag that I am totally obsessed with.  Just waiting for them to go on sale!

Thanks for stopping by Gang!

Peace!

email updates

If  you aren't signed up for email updates please do so! I have been adding elements to these updates that are exclusive to subscribers, are fun and I think you will like! You only get an email when a brand new blog post goes live. Click here to sign up. P. S. I've started adding our Style Wise Link Up guest co-host and featured blogger each week in my updates too! If you want to be a guest co-host let me know, everyone is welcome!

other link ups

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting! I hope you will join us HERE!


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

And I always look forward to your comments!

I've Kissed A Lot Of Frogs

MY OUTFIT

It's true, I cannot tell a lie; I have kissed a lot of frogs. Hat and sun glasses frogs. I can't wear most hats well and most sun glasses don't look good on me. But let's face it, after all the years I've been looking (too many) I have finally found a couple of hat styles and sun glasses that I like.  I was excited about the beret I found (see here) but this Fisherman's hat is the CATS MEOW for me.

Fun, fun, fun! I wore it with a pair of Seven For All Mankind jeans (my fav jeans), a Free People off should sweater (another favorite brand) and an old pair of booties. I slung a leopard bag over my shoulder and grabbed my tassel belt and I felt positively Frenchish! P.S. I make up words often. Big Mark Twain fan, learned it from him.

ANYHOO

The fringe trend was so short lived for me. Surprising since I grew up when fringe was EVERYWHERE (60s/70s)! But I got these booties with fringe a few years ago and one clutch that had fringe and I was over it. I haven't worn these booties much but when I put them on with this outfit I thought, what the crap is wrong with me, these are ROCKIN boots. So they will be back on rotation for me. 

fringe 11.JPG
fringe 13.JPG

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


Plum Thermal Top

THE OUTFIT

This plum colored thermal top is several seasons old and it is a favorite. It is a rich autumn color, and just the right weight for days that are starting to be cooler. I wore it with skinny jeans and a pair of suede nude pumps. I carried my leopard bag because it just adds so much to a fall look like this. For jewelry I wore a layered necklace that is a favorite right now and hoop earrings. This was an easy low key outfit for a day when I wasn't feeling so joyous.

A TIME FOR PRAYERS

I wasn't really feeling like doing a post today. I watched the news all day and got so sad about the loss people were bound to be suffering. At the hour of 7 PM Mountain time it seems the storm surge may not be as catastrophic as first thought. Thank goodness. I am thankful for the coverage the news did in trying to get everyone to be careful and safe. But it is a relief that things may end up not being as bad as first thought. Mostly I worried about loss of life. I pray that no one lost their life due to Irma. 

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT

On last Saturday's edition of the "Move It Or Lose It" segment, I talked about my skin care or lack there of. I hope you can stop! Sign up below for my newsletter if you want to get the reminder.

OTHER REMINDERS

New outfits on my Boutique and Chatter page here

If you are wanting someone to design a personal blog for you check out my services here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


OTHER LINK UPS

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! 

I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting!

I hope you will join us HERE!