Summer With Flair

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The Scoop

I am seeing a lot of flared and boot cut jeans on blogs lately. It looks like the trend is going to carry through to the fall. I read an article the other day that said sales for skinny jeans were way down this year and although they weren’t going completely away the new style was a more relaxed fit skinny jean. I like that idea and for the past year have been sizing up one size because I liked the look better. Still my favorite style of jeans is the flare or boot cut.

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My Look

I am wearing flare jeans (old), leopard top (newish), tan mules (old), and a dark green cross body bag (new). For jewelry I am wearing a matching bracelet and earrings that I got in Mazatlan Mexico several years ago. I got the bag because the color was so pretty and I thought would be perfect to transition into fall. It is a Chloe dupe which I linked. Mine appears to be identical but sadly is out of stock. I will watch and share if I see it come back in stock.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking the same top and very similar options for the jeans, mules and bag. My exact bag is sold out.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Favorite Summer Skirt Look

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The Scoop

Every summer I pull out this skirt for a go around. I got it several years ago at a consignment shop and it is a classic that will always be in style. I love to buy classic pieces at consignment shops because you can get a quality piece at a great price and use it for years to come. And don’t you love skirts in the summer? They are so easy and I love to style them casual more than any other way.

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My Look

I’m wearing an old white button down from Walmart, skirt by Anthropologie from local consignment store called Again. It is the most beautiful skirt in the colors I love with tiny sparkling beads all over. It is fully line and so well made. My sandals are Tory Burch and my bag is Mar Y Sol from Nortstrom (old). I don’t wear much jewelry in the summer because I like the simple look and comfort of nothing touching me.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking similar white shirts, same brand bags, same exact sandals in the color bleach and fun Anthropologie skirts. These are great skirts so always keep a look out if you don’t want to pay full price for when they are on sale, consigned or in a thrift shop.

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Anyone know what this is?

I am always taking pictures when out walking or running and the other day I came across this beautiful bird. It let me get within ten feet without showing concern. I am not sure what it is, does anyone know? See the feather off the back of it’s head. It was so beautiful and I think around three feet tall.

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Peace!

Belt Bag Plus Red Sneakers Equals Summer Style and Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

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The Scoop

So this is a fun look that I wore over the weekend. It was total comfort and quite on trend. Again I share my love for the belt bag. What a simple thing to add to a look for chicness and practicality. Our highs on this day were only in the upper 60s so I grabbed an old white jean jacket. We went to town ate burgers at the gas station. They have a little cafe in the back of the local gas station that makes the best homemade burgers I have ever eaten. Then we roamed around town to walk off some of the load. ha ha.

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To Blog or Not to Blog

I just saw another blogger posting on IG about whether blogging or the social media commitment that goes along with it is worth the work. I could totally relate.

I had an IG account with over 10,000 followers and shut it down because it was all so much work and the effort seemed to only bring out the worst in humanity. Sure lots of my gal pals supported me and I supported them but the pressure to always be posting and responding was just sucking the life out of me. So I shut it down. I started a new account with the intention of blocking anyone or anything that wasn’t there for my real message but I hardly go there because I can’t keep up with all the blocking I have to do. Daily I get bots that disguise as men. It just kind of disgusts me what Zuckerberg has done with his power and what could be such a simple pleasant social sharing.

I had already shut down my Facebook and Twitter but I hesitated with IG because I thought it directed more people to my blog. But then I thought why do I blog? Not to try to get a million followers, but to express myself and use my creative energy. I want to record a little bit of who I am for my children and grandchildren. It’s my journal and now I have almost six years worth of memories. Everything from bears on my porch, to snow storms to hiking mountains and picking wild mushrooms, its all there. I like the feeling of leaving that behind. I mean meeting lovely readers was more than icing on the cake but what more did I want? You know what I discovered? Nothing! This is all I want. A fun little blog, with amazing sweet readers and a journal of some of my life.

So shutting down FB, Twitter and IG didn’t ruin my blog. It only made me feel free and fabulous! And I have loyal readers who are fun and teach me so many wonderful things. I don’t feel I have to be perfect and sharing my imperfections makes it all more fun. I am still getting new readers every week too. I don’t do any collaborations anymore either. I just do the LiketoKnow.it affiliate program because they are so nice to work with and don’t make you feel like you have to compete and they always are helping in any way they can. There are some good platforms out there. I love Pinterest but have noticed lately more and more men/bots following my boards. It feels sort of predatory. So I guess is will be next to go.

At the end of the day I have seen a lot of my favorite bloggers disappear and I think I know why.

What about you, do you enjoy these media platforms? What do you think about blogs?

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Fan Club

There is my fan club right behind me! They make me feel like a rock star!

My Look

I’m wearing a tee, sneakers and belt bag with cropped jeans and a white distressed denim jacket.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking same sneakers, tee, belt bag and jeans and then options for the fun of it!

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He’s everywhere!

I’’ll be watching you . . .

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Belt Bag? Count Me In!

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The Scoop

I have been seeing belt bags a lot lately and the wheels have been turning in my head. Do I love them? They give me flashbacks to fanny packs and that has a negative vibe for me. So I decided to get an inexpensive one and try it out. And I’m here to tell you, they are fabulous! I love the look, the versatility and the functionality. They go through your belt loops and buckle just like a belt but have this handy little bag to carry essentials.

I wore one all over town on the Fourth of July and it was perfect. It held my phone, keys, sunglasses and money perfectly leaving me hands free to enjoy the day. Oh gosh how have I gone so long without one? No back ache from a bag on one shoulder or asking my husband to carry (which he is so sweet to always do). But even he agreed the belt bag is the bomb!

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My Look

I’m wearing a white tee, denim cutoffs, sneakers and a belt bag. It was only in the upper 60s on the day I took these pictures so I added a fabulous blazer. I think a navy blazer is a basic that everyone can use. This is one I found at Nordstrom Rack for 50% off. It is very well made and the perfect classic style. My shorts have taken the blogger world by storm and I have to say, they are the best I have ever had. I picked up two pair full price because they are that good. No regrets. I’ve had them a couple of months now and wear them at some point almost every day. My tee is Lucky brand with beautiful embroidery in white (old), my pink belt bag ($10) and matching sneakers ($10) were a steal and the perfect touch to a casual look. These items may be in your local store if they are out of stock online in your size.

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Products I’ve Been Using

I thought I would share my favorite products right now. They contain most the ingredients that are recommended for anti-aging.

This summer for a little help with my tan I use Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer. It is so nice because it moisturizes, firms and tans all in one. You just shower, turn off the shower, while still in the shower you put a small amount on arms, legs and where ever you want it then you pat dry. No dark stains anywhere and no odor. I love it.

I get a little natural tan because I am outside at 15 to 30 minute periods a few times a day. I have silly tan marks on my feet from my flip flops because of it. Sometimes my walks are 50 minutes long but I never allow my skin to burn. I never did let myself burn even as a young girl. I don’t like to get that hot. Common sense tells you that it is not a good thing. I am not a big fan of sunscreens and research is showing the incidence of skin cancer has gone up since the big push to wear it non stop. Some reports say it is chemicals in the creams and some say it is due to the lack of vitamin D we absorb through our skin. Recommendations now are that pregnant women not use it. But go ahead and slather it on until we figure out if it is safe. Notice how we are now being told to supplement vitamin D? I’m not recommending anything this is just my perspective from the research I’ve read. I’m a skeptic by heart and am always reading the latest research because it is ever changing. Natural always seems to win over chemicals.

I have used Rose Hip Seed Oil for years for removing make up and as a moisturizer for my face and neck. It is all natural and works so well for me. I use the Cerave cleanser after I remove my make up and then I use the Cerave AM or PM depending if it is morning or night. I’ve used the Olay for years also and think it is the best thing out there. Just this summer I added Gold Bond Ultimate neck and chest firming cream. So far I like it but no miracles yet. Ha ha.

I am wearing OPI nail polish in these pictures in Pretty Pink Perseveres. Lately when I go get a mani/pedi I don’t have them do the polish. That way I can change out as I want. I hate being stuck with the same color for weeks.

What are your favorite products and routines? We would all love to hear!

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking my exact belt bag ( I have it in the pink and the black) I am wearing the S/M so it is tts. My exact shorts are also linked and tts for me, size 27. Lots of people say they sized down and I could have but they would have been too short. My tee is old. Linking exact sneakers (I have them in red and pink) wearing size 7 but the 8s would have been fine. They don’t come in half sizes. For reference I wear 7.5. Linking exact sunglasses. The blazer was bought in store at Nordstrom Rack. I’m linking options for everything. My nail polish is OPI Pretty Pink Perseveres.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Black For Summer Style

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The Scoop

I don’t think of wearing black as much in the summer as I do the rest of the year but I found this black top and thought it was so classic and the perfect thing to wear on a summer day. Come along with me through my house as I show you this look and some of the rooms of my house.

The first picture is my (above) dining room.

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This is our family room where we watch TV and hang out. It is open to the kitchen so am always part of the action when cooking or cleaning.

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Here I am standing in my kitchen. A few days after I took these pictures I did another project in the kitchen. I painted the pantry door. My husband has went on and on about how much hes loves the results. I am always working on a project which is why I love this house. There are many projects to be done!

Create Your Own Look

Linking my exact top, bag, sunglasses and lots of other fabulous options most of which I have in my closet. The Steve Madden wedge sandals are on my extreme wish list!

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My Look

I’m wearing a black top from Amazon, black 7 For All Mankind jeans, Steve Madden wedge sandals my Cult Gaia bag. Everything is old but the top. My earrings are old too and added a pop of color to this look. They are by Bauble Bar. My sunglasses are also from Amazon and I have three pairs of them in different colors because I love them so much. My coffee mug is by Rae Dunn an artist that does all sorts of dishes with fun sweet sayings on them. I have a couple of mugs and some flower pots in my kitchen that I grow herbs in. I watch and pick up a piece when I find one I like. This mug says Be You.

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This is our front or formal living room and the room you enter when you come in the front door. I love the old fashion vibe of inviting guests into the front room to visit.

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This is the formal living room too. The stairs lead up to the second and third floors. If you include the basement you have five elevations in this house. It is kind of funky that way and another reason I love the place.

Below is my pantry door project. So far in our kitchen we have put in new granite counters, all new appliances, I painted all the walls and now the the pantry door. I am still thinking about the cabinets on whether I want to paint or leave alone. I really like the wood look right now so I am not in a hurry to do anything. I also love the library pulls on the drawers. They are old but back on trend now. It goes to show if you wait long enough things come back around. Ha ha.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

The Shirt Dress, A Summer Staple

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The Scoop

So today’s post was fun to put together in that I was looking for different ways to style a shirt dress. It wasn’t too difficult to come up with three ways to wear one since there are a lot of YouTube videos showing several fabulous ways to style a shirt dress. I think these dresses are probably the most versatile piece of clothing out there.

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Look One

For the first look I just simple wore the dress. Mine didn’t come with a belt so I added one that I already had. It is an old macrame belt that I thought worked perfectly. Sandals and a summer bag and that was all I needed to complete this look.

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Look Two

For this look I wore the dress as a duster. I took a basic white column of white jeans and a white tee and added a belt to the jeans. I wore sandals and carried a matching bag and this look was complete.

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Create You Own Look

I’m linking fabulous shirt dress options!

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Look Three

For my final look I wore the dress as a top with the jeans. This was my favorite look. I belted the top and added heels this time to elevate the look. A summer clutch completed this look.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Travel Day Look

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The Scoop

The day I took these pictures we decided to head down to the city for a few days. The highs in the mountains were only in the 50s and low 60s and I needed to warm up. So we packed up and now we are enjoying the 70s and 80s. Funny how much difference a hundred miles can make.

I finally got my hair cut and now am practicing with my flat iron to create waves. I think once I get better at it I will really love the look.

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My Look

My look for traveling that day was my mom jeans and a fun green off-the-shoulder top. I added a belt with tassels, sandals and a summer bag to complete my look.

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Create Your Own Look

Here are fabulous options for your look!

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Full On Summer Look

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The Scoop

I didn’t get this post out as early as I planned today but here it is! I have been down in the city and I didn’t take my laptop because I had tons of errands and appointments and knew I wouldn’t have time to work on the blog.

When I got up this morning there was frost on the ground here in the mountains. Burr! Our highs were only in the 50s yesterday and will only be about 65 today. That’s a big shift from last week when it was in the 70s and 80s. That’s when I took these pictures. Now I’m back in my jeans and sweatshirts. This whole week is going to be 60s and low 70s which is not bad. It is great for runs, hikes and long walks so I’m good with it.

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My Look

While it was so warm I wore this outfit and loved it! I love an easy summer look. This top is so comfy and screams summer time. And these sandals are so good! Nothing in my closet right now feels more comfortable than these and I love the chambray color. These will be my favorite sandals for summer. My shorts are old as is my hat and my bag that I got at our local thrift shop. For jewelry I’m wearing bauble bar earrings in a pale pink, a white friendship bracelet and my apple watch.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking my exact top, shoes, earrings and watch and then options!

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Hair

I had to wear a hat because my hair has been a mess lately. I got a haircut yesterday so maybe that will help. I also got a new flat iron that I am loving to use to make beachy waves. I will tell you more about it soon. I didn’t have it for these pictures but tried it yesterday and am amazed!

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Hello Yellow

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The Scoop

Feeling so accomplished here as this is my second post of the week and I have photos in the can for another full week. While I write this we are in the mountains for the week and I have been doing so well on my fitness. I have been doing HIIT runs, yoga and long walks daily. I am at a point where I can feel my age and I know if I don’t keep moving it will be a slippery slope. So my days here in the mountains have been a lot of self care. I turned 59 a couple of weeks ago and time isn’t slowing down so there is no time like the present to “choose happy” and be good to me.

The weather is turning cold (highs in the 50s) for a few days so we will be heading to the city for dentist appointments and hair cuts later this week. I am having a time with my hair so it’s time for a trim.

As I go through this post I will point out a few of my home DIYs from this spring. In the family room I painted the walls a linen color and the cabinetry white. I added crystal knobs to the cabinet doors. I left the shelves the oak color because I like the contrast. The top of the fireplace mantel was also left the oak color. I hung sheer curtains and the room now is so calming and comfortable.

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My Look

I just got this top and I was mostly drawn to the beautiful yellow color. Plus it is the perfect top for hot weather. It has been mostly in the 70s and 80s which means its time for comfortable tops. I wore a pair of white jeans but white shorts would be great with this top too. Summer sandals and a fun bag completed this look.

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Dining Room

Behind me is our dinning room. I painted the walls above the chair rails the same linen color and below the chair rails I painted it a dark blue. It is called dark denim. I hung dark denim blue and white curtains and we had the built in buffet top replaced from tile to granite that has tons of dark blues. Love this room so much!

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My Sunglasses

I love these sunglasses so much that I ordered them in a gradient tortoise color. I wear them all the time.

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Formal Living Room

The formal living room will have to be painted by professionals because of the two story high walls and ceilings. I plan to tackle that this fall when we are there full time. Wood floors go throughout the house and I want to sand them all down and re-stain them. I haven’t decided on a color. The wood on the steps is in a herringbone design and I love them.

I’ll show you the kitchen in a future post. We updated the counter tops to granite, painted and put in new appliances. I love the space so much and it is perfect for cooking which is another hobby of mine.

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Create Your Own Look

Linking my exact top, sandals, sunglasses and bag. I also added a couple of other sunglasses I got this year that I really like.

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Halter Tops

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The Scoop

It is absolutely fabulous weather now and I am enjoying wearing all the summer things in my closet. There is so much to do when the weather is nice and I am loving being so busy. On this day we were going to Trader Joe’s for shopping and then out to lunch. And a shopping day is never complete until we stop by Costco too.

Our weeks are divided up between our house in the city and our house in the mountains so I get all the advantages of the bustling city and those of the quiet country life. As it gets hotter though we will be in the mountains most of the week.

I have been going to the trails in town to walk or run this year since we have bears hanging out around our trails at the house and they are way to close for comfort. When we came back this week we had bear paw prints on the car windows of our car we left in the drive way. They are such curious creatures. They have tried to get into our garage and my husbands shop.

Bear proof trash cans are required here because they will keep coming back if you have trash they can dig through. We have watched them wrestle our big bear proof trash cans all over the place trying to get them open. But as we are here more they will move on because they really don’t like to be around people.

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My Look

This top was so popular last year when I got it and I still love it this season. The bright colors are right up my ally and I love the halter style. It reminds me of the tops we used to make when I was a teenager. We used a soft cotton rope for the ties and cold make one is minutes.

I wore the top with a pair of old shorts and sandals. I am mixing high and low in this look. My bag is a dupe of bags that cost around $250 that I got for about $25. My sandals are the real Tory Burch but you can now gets dupes for them. I have to say the real ones are so comfortable and I wear them a lot. My earrings are from Tuckernuck and several years old but I wear them a lot because they are my favorite color. My apple watch and a Chico’s friendship bracelet completed my look.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking beautiful halter tops, my same Tory Burch sandals, my dupe bag and the designer version and my exact apple watch (the best thing I have ever bought for my fitness). I couldn’t find similar shorts but linked some that were cute and I couldn’t find the dupe sandals on Amazon but I know they are there.

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Vintage Jeans

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The Scoop

Give me all the vintage jeans! These jeans I’m wearing are 14 years old. I remember buying them and several others just about like them. They are Lucky brand and fit better than any jeans I have ever had. They are starting to get a little thin at the knees so I try not to wear them too much. I often watch for this brand in the thrift shops and have a couple of times found some that I added to my collection of jeans. Yes I collect jeans! Ha.

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My Outfit

I added a colorful summer top that I bought last year that can be worn off my shoulders. Along with that I wore a pair of old sandals from Target bought a couple of years ago. I had the sandals in a bag to give away but ended up pulling them out for one or two more wears.

The bag is from our local thrift store and in perfect shape. I am seeing these exact macrame bags in the stores for much more than I paid. My necklace is at least 20 years old from Chico’s. It is so different. It is a pink stone shaped as a snake coiled up.

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Create Your Own Look

Linking fun options for your own look!


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Back In The Mountains

It is so fun being back in the mountains and in the country. Although we saw a bear at the front door last week so I am nervous when I go out on my hikes. But there is something about being outdoors that gives me peace. And the smell of pine is so refreshing and uplifting. Its a beautiful place to be in the summer! See the picture of our bear visitor in my last post here.

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Boo!

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The Scoop

Hey gang! I was able to get in a couple of shoots this week so I thought I would do a post and update you on life lately. We have transitioned to our mountain home for the summer and with that came tons of work getting the house opened and ready for us, our fur babies and all the visitors we have in the summer. We still have a tree down in the front that fell over the winter and lots of other home care things to do but we are up and running.

It is getting hot down in the city reaching about 90 now so it is good to be where it is cool with the nights in the 50s and days in the 70s. We are seeing lots of deer and other creatures including a bear ( see pictures below) that walked right up to our front door before meandering on his way. The dogs are finding all sorts of stinky things to roll in and life in the summer is on!

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My Look

I was looking for inspiration online recently and saw a picture of a lady wearing the new straight leg style jeans (i.e. mom jeans), an over sized black button down shirt and black heel. I loved the simplicity of the look so went to my closet to see if I could replicate.

I only have some of my clothes here, most I left in the city house but I did have a navy blue button down, my latest jeans acquisition of over sized, high waist, straight and cropped legs (mom jeans). That’s a mouthful. I realize now they are too big but I think I will try to shrink them some. But I can say they are comfy. I had these cute navy wedge sandals and my thrifted straw bag. Please forgive my hair. I thought I could get one more day out of it but not really! Ha!

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Flowers

I just filled our flower pots with Marigolds again this year. They keep the bugs away and bloom until frost so I like the low maintenance. We have lilacs, peony’s, lilies and so many wild flowers growing in and around the place that I don’t feel the need to plant much more. We have strawberries, gooseberries and rhubarb if we can beat the bears to them.

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Accessories

I’m wearing over sized sunglasses that remind me of the sunglasses I wore in my teens and twenties that were so popular. The 70s and 80s era! My necklace is a couple of years old, bought at a local boutique called Mountain Monkey Business. It is such a fun clothing shop and local here in the mountains. My bracelet is old and adds some color and whimsy.

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I’m linking my same sunglasses along with others that I have recently bought. They all have that retro vibe. Also linking several other fun things I have recently gotten from amazon and love! The yellow top has not arrived yet but it looks so cute and summery.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking my exact jeans. They are the old style fabric that does not stretch which I love. They button up which I also love. The hem is too fun. I just wish I had not sized up because they are too big. So if you order I would say they are tts. I’m linking options for a black top and shoes and blue top with crazy cute navy blue shoes and then a short sleeved option with tan shoes which I really want.

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Bear Visitors

The other evening I was walking through the house and I saw a bear walking right under the windows toward our front door. By the time I got my phone to take a picture he was on his way, nothing to see here I guess! It’s always amazing to see the wildlife here and we have seen a lot!

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Fun Fashion Ideas For Summer

The Scoop

I told you in my last post that I had ordered a lighting kit for picture taking. As of today I have it all set up but no idea how to use it. I have searched online for instruction but no one can just simply tell you where to place the lights in relation to the camera. Just the basics without a full photography class. Anyway I couldn’t find anything. If you know of anything to help please let me know.

Meanwhile in this post I am showing you a few looks all taken the same day. The first was when the sun was shinning, the second it was cloudy and the third look was taken while it was pouring down rain. Most of these photos were taken in the same room of the house. You can see how the photos turned out. I used the auto correct on the last outfit just FYI.

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Look One

I have been wanting a pair of floral wide leg cropped pants and I have been wanting a jumpsuit. Here I have both in one look. It’s a floral jumpsuit with wide cropped legs. It is so comfortable and I know I will be hanging out in this look a lot this summer. I wore wedge sandals and carried my Rebecca Minkoff bag. I wore bright blue earrings to bring out the blue in the jumper.

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Get This Look

I couldn’t find my exact romper. Everything I have on is old and not available. Linking options!

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Look Two

This maxi skirt is a soft knit and short enough for flats so I wore flat tan sandals. I wore a graphic tee that I knotted at the waist. I added a jean jacket for a third piece.

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Options

This look is all old stuff too but I am linking great options.

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Look Three

Here I am wearing a Rebecca Minkoff off shoulder top in a soft pink. I wore it with a pair of Express distressed flared jeans. For shoes wore a pair of low heeled sandals.

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Options

My outfit is old but I’m linking cute options!

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Maxi Dress Style For Summer

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The Scoop

Officially summer is one month away but I have already completely organized my closet so summer style is up front. All the casual tops, shorts and dresses are just waiting for their season in the sun.

My husband turned a small storage room in the basement into a seasonal closet for me so I was able to take all my coats, sweaters and cold weather clothes down there and store them away. Now I have lots of room for warm weather clothes and shoes.

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My Look

One of my favorite things to wear in the summer is a maxi dress and this empire waist one is my very favorite. I have three maxi’s in this style in different colors. All are bright colors for summer but the orange just sings to me. I carried a cute little wicker bag and wore a pair of two tones sandals with chunky heels. For jewelry I wore turquoise earrings to bring out the turquoise in the dress.

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Create Your Own Look

My dress is London Times from Nordstrom Rack. I am linking several choices along with some cute bags and earrrings. This is such a fun simple statement look for summer.

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Fashion - Shoulder Talk For Us Over 50 Ladies

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The Scoop

I love my dogs. This little guy makes me feel like a rock star! He and his sissy ( I call her) are always there watching like I am the most interesting person in the world. If you are a dog lover like me you understand that I spend a lot of time making sure I don’t let them down. We take lots of walks, we nap in a pile on the sofa, we share treats and the fun never ends!

It started raining this week after a few weeks of too perfect to be true spring weather. I realized how bad my lighting is again for picture taking. So I took the plunge and ordered a photography lighting kit. I can’t wait for it to arrive. It has it all even back drops in three colors. Now I can finish setting up my photography studio. We have a finished basement that I have all ready for photo taking except for the lighting. Its big empty, quiet with light colored walls. There are two large windows as in it only a partial underground basement but the lighting I ordered should improve things a lot!

In a couple more weeks we will be heading to the mountains for the summer! I am excited to be in the fresh country mountain air again where I can go mushroom hunting, huckleberry picking and take long quiet hikes and trail runs. I will make summer jams and just enjoy the quiet life for a few months.

Can you believe I got three new posts on the blog this week! I don’t know how it happened but I had a few fun looks to share so there you go! I love spring and summer fashion so much.

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My Look

This is all old but good. My top is so fun with the off shoulders but the tie around the neck keeps it secure. Next are my old DIY hem jeans. I think these were the first pair I took the scissors to. After one pair there was no holding me back and I found no jeans were safe if they were too long. These are a step hem. I added my Sam Edelman mules which have been a favorite for several years and carried my LV Never Full GM bag. For jewelry I wore the emerald necklace my husband surprised me with on our anniversary last year. I’m still sportin’ my hair pins because . . . well because I like them!

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Create Your Own Look

My top is State from Nordstrom, Jeans from Costco, mules Sam Edelman and bag Louie Vuitton (gift from husband). I’m linking really great options for creating your own look.

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Above you get a peek of my dinning room that I painted this spring. I love how it turned out. Below is my formal living room that has a ceiling two stories high so I will have to hire to have it painted. But I have it decorated just the way I want. It’s the most serene room. We’ve had the armoire for so many years. It is an antique from England. The room is filled with my favorite things. Even the silly brass duck.

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!