When It Feels Right

MY OUTFIT

This outfit was created on one of those days when I had no idea what I wanted to wear. I just walked into my closet and looked around to see what struck me. My eye was drawn to this jacket that I have had so many years I don't even know where I got it. Of course it is a favorite due to the style with the tie front, the fall colors and the fun print. It is a perfect piece for fall. But what to go with it? I decided on a pair of skinny jeans and OTK boots. I wore a cream camisole under the jacket and carried a fringe clutch in a dark blue. For jewelry I wore a piece of Amber. I had no idea how this look would turn out but when all was said and done , it just felt right. And I have learned that when it feels right, go with it!

WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK?

I'm in Arizona enjoying the warmer climate. We are out and about every single day and in the evenings on our patio having dinner and glass of wine. We live in an area where everything you need is within walking distance so we try to walk everywhere and it feels so good. 

I'm having a little trouble getting pictures because people are everywhere and the lighting is so different than what I am used to. So I am playing around searching for the best setting, etc.

I'm thinking of redesigning my blog. I do this each year about this time so it is ready by the new year. I get bored with the same old look but I also want it to be original so I'm not sure what I will do this year. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


A Fall Outfit For Date Night

MY OUTFIT

I wanted to put together a comfortable but semi dressy outfit for a night out and came up with this. The top has the most fun sleeves that are bell shaped, split with a tie. I also love the white with black stripes making it a top that can be worn so many ways. I added a pair of soft stretchy leggings and fun booties and a long cardigan. I didn't want to cover the sleeves with the cardigan so I pulled up the cardigan sleeves so the blouse sleeves peeked out. For jewelry I wore a long necklace and earrings. Of course I added my leopard clutch and that was that. I was ready to go out!

P.S. That is the care tag on the inside seam of my cardigan. I tried to cut it out but you can still see some of it. I had a person once think it was the price tag, although I have never seen a price tag on the inside seam of a garment. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


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Shoe Style & Still, A Beret

MY OUTFIT

So I got these shoes. I loved how they looked online and when other bloggers wore similar ones but somehow when I put them on I wasn't feeling it. I let them sit in the box for a day and tried again. And this time I was feeling it. I had to find the right kind of jean style for me for these shoes. And you know what? Once I found them I wish I had ordered a back up pair for when these wear out cause I'm thinking I'm going to be wearing them a lot!

My husband thought the wear fancy slippers! Ha Ha! I can see his confusion and in a way I hate to wear them outside of the house but I have a trip coming up and these will be my travel shoes. They are the most comfy and cute flats I own. I wore them with very old Levi's, a cami, a big comfy sweater and of course the one thing you may get sick of seeing, my beret!  

TMI

These pictures are dark and as you know I am not a photographer but I do the best I can with my camera and tripod. It had been snowing for two days and I had no light so thus the dark photos. Today, as you read this post it will be sunny and in the 50s so almost like summer for us! Ha Ha. Soon I will be traveling to visit family in Kansas and I can't wait! Big plans!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


How I Wear Corduroy Pants

MY OUTFIT

A few years ago I got on a corduroy pants kick. I ended up getting them in several colors but seemed to always be saving them for a special occasion so rarely wore them.  I decided to style them for this post. This pair is a gorgeous deep chocolate brown color. I love the fit and they are extremely comfortable. I added a leopard top, a long tan cardigan and a pair of fun clogs. I carried one of my Dooney and Bourke bags from a few years ago and wore a piece of Amber jewelry. It all came together nicely.

I have these pants in three other beautiful colors; charcoal, olive and a wine color. I am making it a point to get them out and wear them, they are just so pretty. These pants are so popular that even though I got mine three years ago, you can still buy the exact pants today. Even the colors are the same. I guess classics never go out of style. 

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Peace!


How I Wear Body Con

MY OUTFIT

I am seeing body con dresses a lot lately. I love the look but would say I am more body self conscious than conscious at times. I got this dress several years ago and wear it for special occasions with my husband. It is a nice knit fabric and is ruched around the waist. 

I am not always ready to wear this dress as is, so I have come up with lots of ways to be completely comfortable when wearing it. I usually take a scarf and wear it different ways for different moods. I may wear it around my shoulders letting it hang down for more full body coverage or I may wrap it around my neck for more chest coverage. It's also fun to wrap the scarf around my waist so it can cover my stomach and hips. See the versatility and fun in this dress?

Other things I think about when purchasing or wearing a body con dress are that I prefer a black dress or a dark solid color. I also like it to have a good weight fabric. I always want to wear shoes that are comfortable so I am not flailing around as I walk. I like my jewelry to accent not steal the show and I prefer a clutch rather than a larger bag. All this seems to compliment my look which is simple and easy. 

STYLE WISE LINK UP PARTY

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DON'T FORGET

New outfits on my Boutique and Chatter page here.  I try to add things once or twice a week.

PINTEREST GROUP BOARD

We've all been hearing about using Pinterest to help grow our followings by getting our work out there and I have been taking classes and learning more about using my favorite form of social media. And now I'm inviting you to join my group board titled Style Wise. Check it out here. It was created just a few weeks ago and needs some more inspiration so if you are a fashion and style blogger and would like to be a contributor let me know in the comments section of this post or by sending an email to northwestmountainliving@gmail.com or you can DM me @northwestmountainliving

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!

Everyday Style For Fall

MY OUTFIT

Happy Monday all! I am so excited about this week. After taking a long weekend off from all things blog I am ready to go again focusing on the joy it brings me. Speaking of joy, this outfit does just that. It speaks fall and comfort and simple everyday style. You can get all the shopping details on my Boutique & Chatter page. But let me tell you a little about it. The top has style but more than that it is comfort. It is perfectly proportioned for this look. The dark blue, high waisted leggings are so comfortable that they feel like sleep wear and they tuck easily into my OTK boots. Why does it seem my leopard bags go with everything? To me anyway. My Coco bar necklace was the prefect delicate piece of jewelry for this any day look. 

HOW I WEAR MY

On Wednesday The Rich Life in Wine Country and Everything Just So are hosting their monthly "How I Wear My" feature on their blogs. I have been joining in their link up for several years now and it is always so fun with so many beautiful participants. Adrienne and Jill are two of my favorite bloggers and two of the first blogs I started following. I owe a lot of my love for blogging to them. This month is all about Red. I will be dedicating my post on Wednesday to this fun blog event and my red looks. I hope you join in the fun. If you want to participate you have until the end of today to enter. Just click here for details. 

STYLE WISE LINK UP PARTY

If you haven't already joined our Style Wise Link Up party pop on over here

DON'T FORGET

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.

PINTEREST GROUP BOARD

We've all been hearing about using Pinterest to help grow our followings by getting our work out there and I have been taking classes and learning more about using my favorite form of social media. And now I'm inviting you to join my group board titled Style Wise. Check it out here. It was created just a few weeks ago and needs some more inspiration so if you are a fashion and style blogger and would like to be a contributor let me know in the comments section of this post or by sending an email to northwestmountainliving@gmail.com or you can DM me @northwestmountainliving

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!

My Fall Fashion Transition

MY OUTFIT

As our days get shorter and cooler I still hesitate to let go of my summer fashion. I know in a couple of months I will be dreaming of spring style again. The last things I want to put away for the season are my shoes. I adore mules, sandals and open toe booties. But here in the mountains those days are about over. 

In this outfit I am wearing my tan mules that have the rope heels. These shoes go with everything and I will miss them.  I built my outfit from bottom to top with a pair of skinny jeans, a light weight bell sleeve sweater, and a thin leopard belt. I carried my orange Adora bag and for jewelry I wore a beautiful statement necklace with silver leaves.  This was a fun outfit to put together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!