Summer Nights

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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!

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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.

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Peace!

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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! 


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Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

the scoop

This look started out with this handbag I won on a blog giveaway. I can't remember winning much of anything so it was a cool surprise when I was told I had won this fabulous bag. I had always had my eyes on a few GiGi New York bags but had never taken the plunge. But now that I have one and see the quality I will be investing in more. This exact bag comes in a green that I am obsessed with.  This bag is also the perfect size for me for an everyday bag because I am not one that carries around a lot of things when just doing errands and going out to eat. 

The jeans were chosen on this day because they are truly the most comfortable jeans I own. The have stretch and are higher waisted so no pulling them up every five minutes like a lot of my lower waisted jeans. Another reason I picked these jeans for this look is they are a dark wash which I love because they feel a little dressier. Lastly I wore them because I am obsessed with this style. It reminds me of the second decade of my life when bell bottoms were the thing. Although back then I wore bell bottom hip hugger jeans! Remember those? Ha so fun!

This 70s look would not be complete with out platform shoes. I remember before school started, the year I would enter 7th grade and my mom took me shopping for school clothes and I bought my first ever pair of platform shoes. I mean I was rockin" it. The coolest styles ever. I got the shoes in this outfit last summer and love them. They seem high but with the platforms they are so comfortable. 

The last piece to this look is an old top I got at the thrift shop last winter here in Arizona. It is really almost too small and it has a missing button but it is so cute with the embroidered flowers that I wear it all the time. I love that if I raise my arms the sleeves are too short so I leave them unbuttoned and I love that somewhere, I can't remember where a button is missing. It's just so carefree as life was for me in the 70s. 

my outfit

This look is made up of a vintage Chico's shirt, Express high waisted dark wash flared jeans, Ted Baker Platform shoes and a GiGi New York Satchel. I got the jeans last year and loved them so much I got several pair just before they sold out. I didn't think they would come back in but I just checked and they are back! I sized down in these due to the nice stretch. I usually wear a 4 in jeans but I get these in 2. Also they are long, I get the regular length and still wear 3 to 4 inch heels.  You can get them in short and tall lengths. I highly recommend them!

create your look

I linked my exact jeans, shoes and bag and a very close shirt option! More options are on my Boutique page. You can find it under the Shop tab at the top of this page.

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

Got That 70s Thing Going On

More options below. I am obsessed with that floral shirt and green GiGi bag!

The winner of the Thanks For Reading Giveaway is Roxanne Birnbaum

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Peace!


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Almost Didn't Happen

MY OUTFIT

These boots arrived at my door late Saturday evening while I was visiting my granddaughter and family. I got home so late I didn't get to open the package and then Sunday came and we were so busy running around shopping and then I cleaned the condo and put pizza dough together to start rising and one thing led to another until I wasn't sure I would get pictures for a post today (Monday). But I finally had time to open the package and put together an outfit and get some indoor pictures taken. If I hadn't been so in love with the boots I might not have even done a post but I wanted you to see them. 

OMG they are so comfortable and cute. They have a lower heel than I normally wear and the fabric on the legs is so perfect! Just delicious! I wore a light weight sweater that was loose and had fun sleeves that are bells with a tie. The ties are sewn on so you don't have to fuss with them.  It also has a cute split up the back that is fun. I put on a pair of skinny jeans and grabbed my leopard clutch to complete this outfit.

My nails weren't done and a mess because of cleaning and cooking and I had to try to pull my hair up to get it in some kind of order but you understand I am sure that it was urgent I get this post up! Duh, I'm such a nut! Ha Ha!

LIFE IN PHOENIX

My husband and I are having so much fun here in Phoenix. Our condo is small and nothing fancy but it is perfect for us to spend our time doing other things rather taking care of it. We've been hiking the nearby mountains and I have been getting runs in every other day. I still cook most of our meals because I love to cook but we get to eat on our patio. We have lovely neighbors from Canada that also spend most of their winters here.  

I get to see my granddaughter often because they only live about 5 miles away. She is a delight and I never could have understood the love for a granddaughter until she came along. t's all good. We're spending Thanksgiving Day with our family and my heart is full of joy! I am so thankful and not just on Thanksgiving day but everyday!

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Peace!


Free People Thermal Top

MY OUTFIT

I am always looking for comfort wrapped in style and I found it with this thermal top by Free People. It is soft and roomy and has so many cute details. It is the perfect top to wear with leggings and boots that just hit the knee as I did in this outfit. This is the only thermal top I have right now but I am on the look for more because this is a top that can be worn in most of the seasons. For winter I will add a warm scarf and in the spring cropped jeans. A couple of rings, large hoop earrings and a tote and this outfit was complete. 

One Trip Down

I just got back from my trip to Kansas City to visit family for about a week and now I am getting ready to go to Arizona for a month. I get homesick after a few weeks so we will be going back and forth this winter. Four weeks there, a few back here and then back to AZ again until spring. The countdown is on as we prepare for warmer sunny weather. 

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Peace!

Red Leather Jacket For Fall Fashion

MY OUTFIT

I put this outfit together a while back for a link up I was doing. I wanted to share it in more detail. The jacket is such a favorite of mine. I got it several years ago in a consignment store. It is 100% leather and very high quality. I always love it when I find such a treasure. I wear it every year as the holidays get closer and the style options are never ending.

This time I wore black jeans and a colorful top with bell sleeves, my OTK boots and I carried a little black clutch. It was such a festive look and comfortable too.  The jacket is timeless and I am sure I will be styling it for many years to come.

TRAVEL UPDATE

I'm still traveling from one place to another but have my laptop and am being able to stay on top of blog things. I should be in one place soon and back to my normal routine. Happy Halloween BTW!

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Peace!


Pre-Holiday Style With A Red Silk Shirt

MY OUTFIT

I am having a hard time believing how close the holidays are. We hold our annual Christmas Party on December 16th and have already started Christmas shopping. We don't do much, I am not a big believer in the commercialization of Christmas but I like to get my grand kids and parents a gift. My husband and I pretty much host one Christmas party for friends and then ignore the rest of the chaos.  We spend Thanksgiving with family and then on Christmas you will find us hiking in Arizona. 

I still like to celebrate the season with a few festive outfits. This red silk top is old but perfect for this time of year. I wore it with black jeans, leopard belt and nude heels. A big tote for toting and I am good to go! 

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Peace!


Neutral Outfit For Fall Style

MY OUTFIT

On the day (week really) of this post we were having beautiful weather. Just splash of snow was left on the ground here and there but is was 60 degrees and sunny. My favorite weather! I decided to wear a neutral outfit for the day. I wore a pair of white flared jeans, with fun wedge booties, an over sized-sweater, a tan belt and an beautiful green bag. Me and my crew ( McCall and Stella) decided to go outside to take pictures since the lighting wasn't too bad. 

What's Up

A very old Facebook account of mine that I thought was deleted but somehow Facebook kept, was hacked into last night. I had to search ways to completely delete it and did so. Facebook is criminal if you ask me. Invasive, evasive and I don't like it. I only have it because it helps some people get to my blog. Not sure I will keep it much longer though. Ugh.

By the time you are reading this I will be in the midwest spending the Halloween season with my grandson. This year he wants me and his parents to be robbers because he wants to be a cop. We have really fun costumes figured out. Then soon after my stay there we are off to Arizona for huge chunks of the winter. My grand daughter lives there! It's going to be a great winter! 

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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. 

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Peace!


OTHER LINK UPS

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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!

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Peace!


A Girl & A Beret

First I saw a beret on @emillyanngemma and then on @simplysylviadc and now I may never take mine off! I don't look great in hats and I have a small head so they are usually too big. I bought this one and one in a cream color and the flood gates are open. I was able to get them in xsmall and by golly they fit! These are now my favorite hats! 

I wore my hat with flared jeans and a old top, well everything I have on is old but the beret. I was totally having a few Mary Tyler Moore moments taking these photos. My next try is a cap I have been seeing. A page boy cap or similar style, so stay tuned!

NEWSFLASH

My internet was down all day Wednesday and most of the day Thursday. I barely got this post up. So I missed a couple of days of link ups and lots of commenting. I'll try to catch up! 

My husband is drying a piece of plastic in the drive. Lovely background eh?

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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!


Last Ride On The Mules

MY OUTFIT

I titled this post last ride on the mules because this will probably be the last post where I can be wearing mules this year. We had snow again today and although it melted right away it looks like we are going to have an early winter. 

These mules have been an absolute favorite for me this year. I love the bright color, the big bow, and the chunky heels. They seem to go with about anything I wear. For this outfit I wore one of my Johnny Was tunics. I have Johnny Was tunics in Red, this yellow, white and navy. They are favorite tunics for me as I love the embroidery detail and flowy design.  I wore a pair of skinny Levi's and carried an old Dooney and Bourke bag. I was happy with this end of the summer season outfit. 

STYLE WISE LINK UP PARTY

If you haven't already joined our Style Wise Link Up party pop on over here . We had a record number of participants, so come and see who is there and then join in! 

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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!

How I Wear Leopard Pants

MY OUTFIT

Happy Friday Everyone! Another week in the bag. For today's outfit I wanted to share I how wear leopard pants. I was a little worried about how I could pull this off but after I found the right pants and sweater I was confident I would love the results.

I wanted to add a modern twist to this look since the style of the pants and cardigan are rather traditional. The graphic tee is so trendy right now so I added that and then to add more modern zing I added the mustard colored cardigan to the leopard pants. I love it when I get the chance to wear my belt with a tassel. For heels I wore my low heeled suede pumps in a nude color. I felt like they were a nice neutral for this look that didn't need anymore attention. A simple tan tote completed my look. I love it so much I plan to repeat this in other colors. I got the pants in a mustard color and the sweater in a leopard print that I think will look great. So stay tuned!

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Peace!

How I Wear Red For Fall

MY OUTFIT

How I Wear My, a blog post hosted by Adrienne of The Rich Life In Wine Country and Jill of Everything Just So goes live today. This is a once a month blog event that has been going on for many years and I have participated in it for the last few years. It is always so fun and has a different theme each month. This month is How I Wear My Red. I love red so I pulled out some of my favorite red items and put together an outfit. 

I'm wearing black skinny jeans (DIY step hem), a sweater, denim jacket and my favorite pumps in red plaid. I carried a leopard clutch for added interest. For jewelry I wore a fun statement necklace made of leaf shaped silver and it has a little bling, a silver bracelet and watch and my big hoop earrings that I am wearing a lot lately. So retro! This outfit was such fun. The shoes are the star of the outfit for me. I got them several years ago at a consignment store and enjoy bringing them out each fall! 

STYLE WISE LINK UP PARTY

If you haven't already joined our Style Wise Link Up party pop on over here . We had a record number of participants, so come and see who is there and then join in! 

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!

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!