Arizona Vibes

The Scoop

I’v been in Arizona for a week now and starting to get into a groove. It has been hectic, both my dogs got sick and it took some work to get the condo in shape. The weather has been record breaking cold but still warmer than Idaho. We have worked in a few hikes and I have started running more consistently. The dogs are all better now and today will be in the upper 60s so I see fun in my near future!

Create Your Own Look

Here are some fabulous New Takes on an old trend!

So many sales on OTKs right now. I am drooling over the first pair. I love that the heel is brown! It’s such a fabulous contrast!

Give me all the orange bags! I have more than my share of orange bags but these are so closet worthy!

I have bralettes in so many colors and wear them almost daily.

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Creativity is intelligence having fun.

_ Albert Einstein

My Look

I have to say I am so bored with fashion right now. I have been for most of the year but winter fashion holds very little intrigue for me. I am not sure if I am changing or if the fashion world is in a rut but I am leaning more toward sweat pants and sweat shirts these days. I’m trying to live by the words of Albert Einstein by keeping the fun in fashion and maybe that will help me over my hump!

One thing fun about only being here in Arizona for a few months each year is everything I leave in my closet feels new again. I didn’t remember leaving the pieces of this look here but thought it created a nice sort of Arizona vibe. My top is a thrift shop find, a Michael Kors brand. It is sheer and has a tie at the neck and buttons up the front. I wore a black lace bralette underneath. I wore it with dark blue leggings and these fun OTK boots. To top it off my third piece was this fun orange bag. It is my favorite bag right now because of the color and the over the shoulder style which makes it perfect for roaming around town exploring the beautiful city of Phoenix.

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Peace!

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Free People Meets Ugg in Le Boutique

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le Boutique . . .

the scoop

I have a little room in my home that was going to be an office. It has french doors and is perfectly square with one big window. It is only 8’ by 8’ so I decided to make it le boutique. I set it up like a little store with a big mirror in the corner with stainless hanging racks and stainless shelves around the room. I need to change out the light fixture but otherwise it is the perfect inspiration room for a blogger. I put all my new and favorite things in this room and plan outfits for blog posts. One day I would like to do little videos showing my fashion favorites. As soon as I get the lighting right I’ll show you more.

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Free People Meet Ugg

the two were meant to be.

my look

My fair isle sweater is by Free People and old. I have it in cream too because I love the coziness and look of an over sized fair isle sweater. I just got these fabulous Ugg hiking boots and thought they would make a cute outfit with the sweater. As usual I bounced around my house like Tigger trying to find good lighting for pictures. I got one outside but it was too dark and I wasn’t staying outside for more since it was only 16 degrees. I wore an old pair of skinny jeans and this look was complete. My only jewelry was silver big hoop earrings.

create your own look

I have the first three pairs of boots and love them. I added options for ideas!

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You can take the girl out of the mountains, but

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City

life . . .

the scoop

August was supposed to be a break for me but it ended up adding years to my life. In my last post here where I updated you at mid point of my "blogging break" I explained a lot of what was going on. But things got worse before they got better.

My husband's pneumonia got worse, his lung collapsed with fluid and a trip to the ER ensued. The big issue was that at our age getting pneumonia out of the blue when you are seemingly very healthy can be a sign of lung cancer. And since there is a family history of lung cancer along with other symptoms we had quite a scare for a couple of weeks as we ruled that out. Gratefully it was ruled out and he is finally almost back to normal.

fight or flight

I, on the other hand have aged 10 years. I was in continual fight or flight mode for a few weeks, working nonstop to care for him all the while fearing the worst. I am so grateful to breath again and now it is time to think about myself and caring for my health. I don't have a real plan yet but I am getting in long walks and sleeping and eating better. 

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at least

i'm not in sweats!

my look

You can take the girl out of the mountains but you can't take the mountains out of the girl are my thoughts on this look. I have lived in joggers the past month and for this shoot I kicked it up a notch (ha ha) with very distressed jeans and a camo shirt. Most of the day I was bare footed but when I had to go out I added a pair of low heeled booties and carried my LV MM bag. 

Same shirt (LOVE!), same brand jeans (SO COMFY), options for fun fall booties and totes!

sup'

We are back in the mountains as I write this post. We needed to come up to check on things since we have been away for a while. But OMG I am loving my place in the city. It is much smaller than our mountain home and I adore the coziness of it as I build our nest. I went for the not trendy layout with this house. I love different rooms and don't feel the need for the open concept that is so popular. It is open enough to feel connected but still lends the ability to have variety in decorating. The house is 18 years old and had only one other owner which was the people who built it. They took loving care of it and did so many unique things while they were there. 

Everything is still a work in progress but so far I have our bedroom about done, outside of painting it. I am trying out the existing deep purple walls for a while because I actually find them rather serene. I have the kitchen set up but will change the counter tops down the road. I know quartz is all the rage but I still love granite and plan on replacing the existing counter tops with that. I am still thinking about painting the kitchen cabinets. I read that natural wood was going to be on trend this coming season and really like the way they are right now. 

My dining room is done except for hanging my curtains and more furniture for our family room arrives this week and I am so excited! I am going to wait on the formal living room decor for a while as I percolate ideas but right now I am totally thinking mid century modern (ish). Deep colors for the sofa and chairs and maybe a fun texture for the fabrics, like velvet. I'm in no hurry though so I will have one big empty room for while. Oh and our patio is still stark naked! Soon though.

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Thanks so much for hanging in with me while I was away!

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Body Con?

How I wear

A Body Con Dress

The Scoop

I love this dress! I know it is a body con dress and I should be more self-conscious about my body but I'm not. I used to be very worried about what others think but one of the great things in life is when you reach the point of doing what you want, not what you think others want of you. 

Why do I love this dress? Because it is extremely comfortable. It's like a comfy tee shirt. It has a great cut and ruching that finds your best points and flatters them. I have seen so many bloggers wearing this dress and they all look amazing, confident and comfortable. Call me major "influenced!" Ha Ha!

I have this dress in this fabulous blue and in black. I will be wearing it with sneakers and flat sandals this summer. I can switch out the jacket with different styles (think my white blazer) and cardigans. You can pull it up or down to the length that fits your personal preference too. It is a very versatile dress.

my outfit

I wore a white distressed denim jacket with this almost denim blue-colored dress. For shoes I wore a pair of tan wedge sandals and I carried my leopard bag. I wore colorful earrings and a silver bracelet for jewelry. I really think the options for styling this dress are endless.

Linking exact dress, my color is Navy Night Hthr (I sized up to M but would have been fine with the S), exact distressed white jacket ( I wish I would have sized down to an XS, the S is a little big in shoulders) and exact wedges (TTS) my bag is old but I have the Ark bag and is looks fabulous with this look too. Linking my exact authentic Ark bag in large. 

This was my date night look!

Husband Approved!

coming soon

I just wanted to let you know some posts I am working on.

  1. I am completely redecorating my deck and am so excited. I have had the same old wood furniture for ten plus years and it was looking pretty shabby and not at all chic. I oiled our deck over the weekend and my new furniture is being delivered on Monday. I hope to share it with you later this week. That is if it quits raining!

  2. I got more done with my hair. I went several inches shorter and added tons of highlights for summer. I can't wait to show you the difference!

  3. Lastly I am working on a fitness post to update you on my successes and failures with the boot camp I am in. I just finished week three and have three more to go. Mixed thoughts on it.

I loved this look so much that I got the dress in black, the pink jacket that is linked and the wedges that are linked. I have the linked Ark Bag and use it all the time! This will be another fun look for me.

Here I've linked a similar dress that is less body con, a jacket that is not distressed, wedges and bag that I am totally obsessed with.  Just waiting for them to go on sale!

Thanks for stopping by Gang!

Peace!

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Mother's Day Everyday

Mother's Day

Everyday

the scoop

Everyday is mother's day. We don't need a special day to remember all we do as parents, step parents, pet parents, parent parents and the list goes on. We all nurture and care for others all the time or at some point in time. We make the world go round and should never have to remind others to honor us. 

Meanwhile, since the world insists that we have a mother's day I plan to make it special! (Cheryl style!) Which means usually a project. Ha ha. On Saturday we had a big garage sale which was such an event I could write a whole post on that alone. But the main thing is that I sold all my old deck furniture so I can get newer more modern and colorful decor.

So on Mother's Day we will be combing the stores for just the right things. I have a perfect rug and iron chandelier and a nice stainless grill but that is all. I want a conversation seating set, a smaller intimate dining table and chairs and maybe lounge chairs. I want bright colorful cushions. We have a pergola and I got really large sun sails to hang for more shade and so I will want a little accent type decor too. This to me is fun!  I want a space where I can work on my blog, entertain, and really use. We have so much company coming this summer that a nice space outside will get lots of use. 

my look

A couple of weeks ago I ordered six dresses to try out. I have a hard time finding dresses that fit well but wanted to add a couple to my closet for spring. True to form four of the five I have tried so far wouldn't work. This is the only one I liked and I just love it. Partly because of the sunny yellow colors but partly the casual style. I can wear flat sandals with this dress for an even more casual look. I wore wedges and carried my wicker clutch and wore turquoise tassel earrings to complete my outfit.

I'm linking fun options for creating your own look!

weather update

We are still having some pretty chilly days but the day I took these pictures it was gorgeous. Only about 60 degrees but the sun made it feel much warmer. Our grass is as green as can be and things are starting to grow. It's time for me to plant my annual flowers in the pots and spruce the place up! One of my favorite things to do!

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Trail Blazer

Spring is the perfect time for. . .

Blazers

the scoop

Today was just crazy! We had a squirrel come down our chimney and was inside the fireplace. I felt so bad because he was so scared and the dogs were barking and freaking out. So we put the dogs in the bedroom, and opened the double front doors and then the fireplace doors. Out he came, looked around, jumped up on the bar and looked out the window then turned around a hopped out the front door and straight up a tree. Then we saw two either large coyotes or wolves running across the back part of our house in the forest. We have heard neighbors say they have spotted wolves so we are not sure.  We have baby deer hanging out all around and are so worried about them. It's like the wild kingdom here right now!

Now on to the topic of blazers. I have been seeing blazers on everyone this spring. And then I was on Pinterest this week and I saw so many cute combinations I couldn't wait to see what I could pull together.  Our weather right now still requires something on your arms so a blazer is perfect. Luckily I have several in my closet.

my look

I am wearing a pair of dark skinny jeans that I sized up on for a relaxed look. They have a high waist and a dark wash and I love them. I am wearing a tee that is really too big but since the pants were loose I was able to get it all tucked in. It is a soft and pretty tee though and I love it. It will be great with shorts this summer. Next I added a white blazer, a tan belt and tan wedge sandals. I carried a leopard bag and wore silver hoop earrings to complete this look.

I'm linking similar items so you can create you own look! You will see my exact shoes and tee but the tee shows orange. You can get it in blue, orange and yellow. Size down though.

I know I need to plant flowers in my pots, but it still gets below freezing at night so I will have to wait a little longer. At least the snow is almost all gone! Glass half full!

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

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All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun

Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

Remember that Sheryl Crow song. It's been running through my mind the last few weeks because we have not had much sun. It came out for two minutes for this shoot and I had my cool shades ready to go!

Little by little though the snow is melting and I can at least get out in my boots for some outdoor photos.  When all the snow does finally melt it looks like a disaster zone from the harsh winter weather. It takes half the summer to get things back in order. And then it all starts over again. 

I'm not complaining though. The beauty of this forest is like none I have ever experienced. It's not just the landscape, its the wild life, the scents in the air and the twinkle in the stars. I have never seen a stars shine brighter anywhere in my life. And they seem so close, I feel like I can reach out and touch them. It's also the quietness. Silence. Something my heart craves. I love to listen to silence. Have you ever heard silence? 

Today, I put on my old Levi's, Hunter boots, over-sized tee and white distressed denim jacket and headed outside for a few pictures. I was actually warm, in the low 40s. But the lighting wasn't the best so I did what I could. I thought my white tassel earrings and white framed sunglasses were fun details for this look.

I'm linking exact jacket, tee and boots. My jeans are Levi's and almost exactly like the pair I linked up. And I also linked up similar sunglasses that are too fun!

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I was able to clean off our front entry. We had wood stacked on the sides over the winter which left a mess and it was so nice to sweep it off. Next I will add pretty cushions since we sit out here a lot throughout the spring, summer and fall.

The snow melts first in circular forms around the trees. It's a scientific thing where the sun heats the snow and the roots absorb the heat and so you get large rings of bare earth around the trees even while there is a foot of snow everywhere else. Our driveway is clear due to the snow plow we have come all winter and the side walk is clear because we use a snow blower to keep it passable. 

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Peace!

Pinterest News

Imagine my delight when I opened up my Pinterest today to see I had 76.8 Monthly Viewers. This is my favorite social media platform because I never work at it. I just get on every few evenings and pin things I love!  It is really an organic platform and it's such a great way to reach people. I have joined a couple of group boards and really enjoy them also. Anyway if you are interested in group boards I would love to have you be a contributor to mine called Style Wise.  Check it out here. If you are a fashion or 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.

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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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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. 

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Peace!

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Camo For Spring?

Camo for spring?

It's a thing! All you have to do is add some white to make it pop for the season!

I guess we see camo being worn for about every season. It's almost become a neutral. I think of it as something I wear in the fall the most. But I LOVE these pants so much and had to see how they would work for a spring look.

In this look I wore a my newest field jacket, a pair of wedge sandals and a bamboo bag. 

Here are links to my exact look!

Adding white to my look

along with wedge sandals and bamboo bag gave these pants a real spring vibe. 

For this look I switched out my jackets for a light weight duster and loved the way it turned out. These pants are so fun with the zipper detail. They have a little stretch so they are oh so comfy! I tried different earrings with each look and just cannot get enough of the Baublebar earrings from Target.

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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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How I Dress For Spring In The Mountains

good golly it is cold here!

But I am in a spring state of mind! I've said it before but cardigans are my savior here in the mountains.

I wear cardigans all year long here in this climate. I have cardigans of every color, weight and size and I think they are the epitome of the "third piece." Changing the color changes the season, the mood, the comfort and the whole look. 

For spring and summer I take a casual sleeveless or short sleeved knit dress and add a bright cardigan with a nice weight to it. If by some chance it warms up I can drop if off my shoulders or take it off. 

For this look I showed you a couple of bag options that I love. For jewelry I wore a pair of my new earrings by Baublebar. And I have to tell you these wedges are amazing. Several years ago I bought a pair of wedges that are very similar (see here, here and here) not thinking they would be great quality because of the reasonable price. But I have worn them over and over. They are a staple in my closet for everyday wear. So when I saw this style in an updated version I snapped them up. LOVE! 

If I want a more casual look!

I throw a cute sweatshirt over my dress. I swear it is more comfy than PJs!  

For this look I wore a cropped sweatshirt by Calvin Klien. I changed my earrings out for white tassells by Baublebar and that was it.  Anther easy look for spring in the mountains. 

Here are some fun options for creating your own look!

Change your kicks!

Yep that is what I did for this look. Changed into sneakers and grabbed a backpack. Boom!

The above pictures are kind of dark but they showed my mood in this comfy style. Happy! Good grief my ball needs some air! I about fell right off the thing!

As Always 

Thanks for 

 

stopping by!

Peace!

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Hippity Hopin', Easter's On Its Way

Hippity Hoppin', Easter's On Its Way

So I'm going all Peter Cotton Tail as in white slacks.

Easter is a casual day for us. We usually celebrate with dinner and just hanging out. I was raised in a family that celebrated in a big way. Everyone dressing up for church and dinner. Many years my mom made all our dresses, hers and for three girls and the shirts for my dad and two brothers and all in matching fabric! She was a marvel! Still is! I remember Easter bonnets and going to granny's for a big ham dinner. What fun memories. 

As my children grew up I hosted many of our Easters after my grandmother died and it was too much for mom. There were times I would have 30+ family at my home. I made a huge meal and set up a big hunt in the yard for all my kids, cousins, nieces and nephews. Still makes me smile to this day.

I'm linking up some fabulous tops in spring colors and styles and fresh white slacks for Easter and beyond!

Now that I live so far away

We often go to my husbands aunt's house with all his cousins and extended family (small group in comparison about 10 or so but the most wonderful people in the world) or we hang at home. Even his family is a good two hours away so I think this year, I will make a fabulous meal for two!

I think this will be my look for the day. White slacks and a colorful spring top. Simple and comfortable but fitting for the special occasion. These pants are by Sanctuary and I found them in a thrift shop in Phoenix. I love it when I find a treasure. The top was from Ross and the bag too I think. All of it was bought last year. The shoes are a Marshals purchase last spring.

I'm in love with all the spring shoes and bags available right now so linked up several for you to create your own look1

Thanks for stopping by gang!

Peace!

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 couple of months 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.

youtube

I spent a day this week on my YouTube channel and had so much fun! I have all kinds of plans for using it this summer so stay tuned. Meanwhile scroll down to see some of my videos. They are short and sweet. I hope you will subscribe too!

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Spring Fashion For The Style Wise

There's something surprising about getting older.

I never thought I would feel so comfortable in my own skin. I rarely doubt much. And putting an outfit together is something that I worry the least about. I feel style wise.

Sure I have moments now and then where I doubt my decisions but they are rare as I grow older. Mostly because if something isn't working I let it go and put it behind me. I ain't got no time to think about the past. Ha Ha! I just want to be my best going forward.

This outfit reminded me that clothing is the most simple thing in life and should represent who you are as an individual. It shouldn't be something we worry about, only enjoy if that is your thing. Do what you want to do, say what you want to say and be who you want to be. That is the wisdom that comes with age and living life.

Just a heads up Gang. I was in target and they are now selling Baublebar jewelry. This jewelry is so fun for spring and summer and I really stocked up. The first multi colored pair are my favorites. I can't tell you how cute they are and the other pair I think I got in every color they had. These earrings are not high end but they don't break the bank and can really complete a fun summer look. I also linked some fun clutches that are perfect year after year. 

Be who YOu are in everything you do.

Listen to your mood and look in your closet and let your instinct guide you and I think you will always feel good about your decision.

This outfit made me feel happy. The red in the top just looked like the promise of spring. I loved that the buttons are red and the sleeves are 3/4 length with a slit in the cuff. These little details made it special.  And pairing it with white jeans seemed natural. The Marc Fisher wedges added to the festive vibe this outfit gave me. My wicker clutch now going into season three was the right bag for this look along with my big hoop earrings. 

I'm linking crazy cute options for you to create your own look. I'm wearing 7 for all mankind jeans and I linked exact pair but I DIY my raw hem. 

Thanks for stopping by dear readers!

Peace!

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 couple of months 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.

youtube

I spent a day this week on my YouTube channel and had so much fun! I have all kinds of plans for using it this summer so stay tuned. Meanwhile scroll down to see some of my videos. They are short and sweet. I hope you will subscribe too!

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!


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

Sheer Tops & Style Wise Link Up

So A sheer top you say?

I usually don't wear them because the need to layer underneath adds bulk that doesn't work on my short frame.

But when I saw this top it was so beautiful that I thought I would give it the old college try! I found a nice fitted little white t-back tank and hauled it all home. All the while thinking I wouldn't be able to pull it off and would be returning.

I styled it with my long and lean flares and my platform shoes and SHAZAM! I think it worked! I can't tell you how pretty this top is, with the navy color and white dots and flowers. It has big bell sleeves with a split and a sharks tooth hem. It has it all and screams spring!

My top is no longer available but here are some beautiful options for creating your own look. Sheer tops are so popular for spring and I am obsessed with the longer ones so stay tuned for that!

It was just fun putting it on

I felt sassy, comfortable and bohemain all at the same time.

The trick I think was the form fitting tank and the longer jeans to help balance my body. Also choosing a sheer top that was the perfect fit in my shoulders and length just hitting the tops of my thighs helped. My white cross body bag was the perfect bag for this look. I had to have a glass of wine to celebrate my success in making this sheer tunic work!

The first pair of jeans and the first pair of shoes linked are what I am wearing  and I've added more options along with bags too, for creating your own look!

As always gang, thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

note

My like to know it feed on the boutique page was broken and I didn't know it. Yikes! Anyway it is fixed now. Sorry for any inconvenience! Please stop by and check out my updates in the boutique 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 couple of months 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.


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!


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

Maxi Season

It's Maxi Season

Spring and summer are the times of year when I wear a maxi dress the most.

I was going through pictures and brutally deleting those that were awful. When I ran across these I knew I wanted to use them even though the lighting is not the best. Because this dress is crazy cute and comfortable. 

It's made of the nicest quality knit, hangs perfectly and the colors are very vibrant and rich. It has slits on both sides up to the knee and is shorter so I can wear flat sandals with it making it perfect for hanging out in the summer.

You won't beleve where I got it

I got it last summer at Costco. That's right, they have cute clothes there too! And I went yesterday to see if they had them again and they do. I picked up another one in a beautiful Merlot color. Score!

I always try to dress for dinner, even when we eat at home. I make nice meals and love to celebrate the day in style. This dress has been perfect for dinners here in Arizona.

If you can't get to a Costco, here are some similar dresses, flip flops and bags for creating your own look! My flip flops are leather and I love to have a few in black and nude for casual outfits. 

As always gang, thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

note

My like to know it feed on the boutique page was broken and I didn't know it. Yikes! Anyway it is fixed now. Sorry for any inconvenience! Please stop by and check out my updates in the boutique 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 couple of months 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.

youtube

I spent a day this week on my YouTube channel and had so much fun! I have all kinds of plans for using it this summer so stay tuned. Meanwhile scroll down to see some of my videos. They are short and sweet. I hope you will subscribe too!

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!


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!

Natalie Attired-The Mini Series

THE SCOOP

Here we are gang, the finale/cliff hangar of my mini series staring Natalie Attired. A personalized, convenient, fun "try before you buy" clothes shopping experience for women. Based on your unique style profile, they will send you a collection of five coordinates from a wide variety of quality contemporary brands to create the looks you'll love. See the part un here and part deux here

THE OUTFIT

I have to start out by saying that I have the hardest time finding dresses that work for me. I have physical attributes that make finding a dress that fits difficult, so when I pulled this gorgeous dress out of the box I was jumping up and down! So cute and versatile. This dress can be accessorized for any occasion and to top it off gang, can you believe, I don't have a little black dress? How did Natalie Attired know? 

I styled this dress six ways to Sunday and could still do more. First just wearing it as it was, was enough! The sheer fabric on the yoke is a subtle but beautiful detail. For this post I styled it with the jacket from Natalie Attired and with both the tops they sent me and then with a scarf from my closet. For shoes I wore it with a cute pair of booties that reflect my personality and then with with a pair of leopard flats that also speak my name. For jewelry, all I wanted was pair of earrings and for a bag my leopard clutch and boom, ready to go! 

Further down in this post you will see how I wore the dress with both the tops sent to me by Natalie Attired. In all, there are five different looks with this dress in this post.

That's it dolls. This series is complete. I call it a cliff hangar though because I see Natalie Attired in my future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!