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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!

Fashion - Got Crop Tops?

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The Scoop

I would never wear a midriff showing crop top but I do like shorter tops when I am wearing a high waist pair of jeans. Especially if the jeans are over sized, it helps balance the look. But also being from a generation where these tops were very popular I love them! So I thought I would pull together a look using my one and only crop top.

In the picture above I am in my newly painted office and I’m trying to show you that I got my caricature framed and hung up. I just love it! It was done several years ago by @bethbriggs.

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My Look

I got this top in Arizona over the winter. It is a very light weight material and I loved the colors and stripes. The edges of the sleeves and hem are sort of ruffled. It covers everything but still has the illusion of a fun trend. I wore my over sized straight leg “mom jeans” with it and then to add some more seventies vibes I wore my platform sandals and carried an earthy looking bag. For jewelry I wore big hoop earrings which are my favorite type of earring.

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Vintage Bag

In a couple of the pictures you will see my macrame bag that I got at a thrift shop last summer. Oh my gosh gang, back in the day I knew how to do macrame wall hangings. I also cold crochet a fabulous throw.

Create Your Own Look

I am linking everything you need to create your own look. Linking exact jeans (levis) and very similar tops, shoes and bags! And each piece is so fun!

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Another Look

I wanted to show you this dress. Since I was wearing it I got a couple of pictures. I have it in grey too and it is so comfortable that the grey one became a night gown. I wear it almost every night because is so comfy! But the black one I thought I would wear in the day time. It really is like a mumu! I wore my Tommy Bahama flip flops and my Tommy Bahama hat. The flip flops have a little silver pineapple on the top!

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Dress Obsessed

I am linking the exact dress in black and grey. I have both. I haven’t even begun to show ways to style this easy wear dress. I also found some very similar Tommy Bahama flip flops. I have mine in black, navy, and taupe and they go with all things summer! I also found a Tommy Bahama hat that is fabulous!

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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!

Throughout the week I link up with these beautiful bloggers!

Mummabstylish/ Curly Crafty Mom/ Style Crone/ Jeans and a Teacup/ Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Stylish Monday/ Glass of Glam/ Not Dead Yet Style/ Shelbee On The Edge/ Shopping My Closet/ Elegantly Dressed and Stylish - Turning Heads Tuesday/ This Blond’s Shopping Bag - May Ageless Style/ The Fashion Canvas