Spring Fashion 2019

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The Scoop

Wow March is already rolling down the highway at the speed of light! Can you believe Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday, March 10th? I am loving the longer days and the warmer weather here in the city. But read on to see our house in the mountains barely peeking out from under all the snow. We spent the weekend up there and it was sunny and gorgeous but boy so much snow.

Today some of my kitchen appliances are being delivered and then the rest will be installed tomorrow. The existing appliances here at the house in the city are original to the house so around 19 years old. We replaced the refrigerator when we moved in last summer and now we are doing the stove, microwave and dishwasher. I picked out my new counter top and will order it today. I am hoping it wont take long to get installed. I know Quartz is all the rage. I was told by an expert that 90% of what they sell now is quartz. But I just don’t like it. So I am going with what I like and getting granite. It is also crazy because Quartz is more expensive than granite and its man made. Go figure.

I guess I am getting old, because I am over the open concept, I love rooms. I want real natural materials like stone and wood in the house and I love color. I read that although the all white kitchen is strong the new kitchens are trending toward color, natural elements and a bit of vintage vibe and that is totally me!

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My Look

You know how what you are focused on at the moment is what you enjoy? Well I am focused on the house update so I am really going casual a lot. I mean, old jeans, tees and sweats style! Ha ha.

But we were out looking at landscaping ideas today so I pulled myself together somewhat. Everything is old. I am wearing white jeans by Jessica Simpson, a J. Crew top, a Free People cardigan, Steve Madden wedges and carrying an Ark bag. There’s no snow here in the city and it is sunny and in the upper 40s to low 50s. I am so loving it. Big hoop earrings were my only jewelry. I love these earrings so much I think I will add a few more to my collection this spring.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking fun spring cardigans and fabulous hoop earrings both on my list for fresh spring looks!

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Snow In The Mountains

Below are pictures of our house in the mountains! You cannot see the front door at all. We’ve had this place since 2003 and I have never seen quite this much snow. You can see in some of the pictures the tree that fell down across our circle drive and landed right down our sidewalk to the front door. It’s a miracle it didn’t hit our garden shed or the house. We are at the bottom of a ski hill and it was reported to have gotten more than eleven feet of snow in the month of February alone. Argh!

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Peace!

Color My Mood

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The Scoop

Seriously gang, rich colors like those in this outfit make my heart sing. They make me happy. Finding the perfect combination of colors is a lucky gift when you can find them. These blues and plums complement each other like they were meant to be.

We are back in Idaho checking on the houses in the mountains and valley. There is a ton of snow at the mountain place and it is still coming down. There are avalanche warnings going off on the TV as I write this post. I hope to get some pictures this week. In the valley it is cloudy and raining a ton. Winter in Idaho is never dull, that is for sure. I have learned to enjoy the climate no matter where I am though. I always say, “you can laugh or you can cry and I chose to laugh!”

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My Look

I am wearing a Karen Kane top, Free People cardigan, 7 for all Mankind jeans and boots from Target. And gang, they are my favorite pair of OTK boots. Everything in this look is at least a season or two old but I wear them often because of the fun colors. My leather cross body bag is a major fun thrift find bought in Arizona last winter. All I can say it this is one of my favorite winter. outfits.

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Create Your Own Look

There is no better time than now to pick up a pair of OTK boots, they are on sale everywhere! I am linking a few for you to look at along with some fabulous cardigans that can add a pop of color to your look! Layer your favorite tunic for warmth and more color and style.

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Reminder

I am only sending out one newsletter a week from now on. It will be a recap of the week’s posts in case you missed them and I’ll also share books to read, articles I think are interesting, recipes I am trying, news on fitness, home decor, dogs and anything that is news of the week! The newsletter will also contain a personal letter addressed only to subscribers so I hope you will sign up and join our little community!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Columns For Spring Fashion

I am a column. . .

They say you are what you think. Or is that you are what you eat?

Oh well which ever, today's look is all about column dressing where I wear all one colored top and bottom and then add a third piece in a different color. This is one of my favorite ways to dress because it always looks nice and it takes very little thought. I plan to style a white column and maybe a colored column here over the next few weeks just to play around with it. I just got the cutest white denim jacket that I can't wait to style and I think it will be cute on a colored column. 

 

For this look I am wearing 7 For All Mankind jeans with my DIY hem. I love this brand so much that I ordered a pair of black cropped raw hem for summer. I'm wearing a pretty sleeveless top that has a sheer overlay. I wish I had taken a closer picture of it although it is old it is a favorite. My third piece was a waffle knit cardigan in orange by Free People. Then I added my orange Tuckernuck earrings and tan wedge shoes. A neutral belt and tote completed this look. 

Its still gloomy here

But I keep acting like it's full on spring. What else are you gonna do?

I am staying really busy with work and home projects and I even got away for a day at the spa with my girl friends. I am sure I am going wake up soon to the sun shinning bright!

I am linking some of the same and other similar items in case you want to create your own look. 

thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

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boutique info

Just an FYI about my boutique. I usually post my outfits in the boutique in advance of  a new post going live and sometimes post extra outfits that I think you will like. So check it out daily if you want spring and summer style inspiration. Its under the shopping tab up top!


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Spring Style While Waiting For Spring Temperatures

Baby It's cold outside

So what's a girl to do? Well this girl is still going to add spring elements to her style.

White jeans are an any time of year item these days, but really are even more perfect for spring transitioning. For me they make it feel like spring even when it is still really chilly outside. Add a white tee, also a spring staple and some fun wedges and you have a complete spring look. Now warm it up with a cozy waffle knit sweater in a beautiful spring color and you have it all. Spring style while staying warm. 

I'm linking up my earrings, jeans, tee and bag and a cute cardigan and wedges for this look!

Add fun Jewelry in vibrant colors

For me, my new assortment of colorful earrings are a staple for adding spring details to a look. 

I thought I needed a bold anchor color for this look so wearing a belt that matches my shoes did that for me. My leopard clutch seemed just right to complete this look.

Here are some more fun options for creating your own look!

As always Gang, thank you for stopping by!

Peace!

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If  you aren't signed up for email updates please do so! I have been adding elements to these updates that 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.

boutique info

Just an FYI about my boutique. I usually post my outfits in the boutique in advance of  a new post going live and sometimes post extra outfits that I think you will like. So check it out daily if you want spring and summer style inspiration. Its under the shopping tab up top!

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!


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The Color Of Lavender

How to describe a color

I seem to always think of a color through a true to life form. To me the color lavender is the color of the lavender that grows in my yard but also reminiscent of my lilacs. When I see lavender I can almost smell those scents.

Each season I gravitate toward a color that I call my color and center anything new I add around that color. I knew some time ago that lavender would be my spring and summer color this year. Strangely I had very little of this color in my closet. But there is always an upside! I get to search for the perfect pieces to add. This tunic just spoke to me when I saw it. It said, Cheryl, you know you are going to take me home. Ha ha!

Here I am linking up a beautiful Free People cardigan on sale, floral top, same jeans and same heels along with a cute bag.

But what do you wear with floral top?

Of course, my petal hem jeans, lavender heels and a straw clutch. For jewelry I wore my butterscotch amber necklace for a little contrast.

It was so fun that the only lavender thing already in my closet would work perfectly to complete a look. My Free People duster was purchased last year.  I l'm wearing 7 For All Mankind jeans, Sam Edelman sandals and a top by Zac and Rachel and my wicker clutch is Mary Sol.

I've linked more beautiful options for you to create your own look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


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