Spring Fashion 2018

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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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Spring Trends Alert

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

The Scoop

I'm on the prowl for spring fashion! And I think I am on to some really fun new things. I thought I would share what I am loving right now that will take me through spring and summer!

Most of these things were something I dabbled in last spring and summer but I am seeing them bumped up a little on the style scale. First, scarves.  I wear them around my neck, wrist, in my hair, around my waist and even tied on my bags. This year they have some fun shapes and sizes so I tied one on the handle of my bag for a fun twist. Second, platforms. I am going crazy over these platform sneakers. They are so cute with jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses! Obsessed. The next thing I am embracing even more fully than before (if that can happen) is tunics (longer tops). They have such a casual relaxed vibe but with all the colors and styles they are a major staple for me.  You can wear them with the hem out, assorted tucks or even as a dress if they are long enough. Fill my closet please!

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

My Look

In this look I am wearing  a tunic that buttons half way down in neutral stripes. I did a front tuck with this look but sometimes I pull the hem through my belt loop on the side. This is a perfect anytime top. My jeans are Lucky Brand skinny cropped jeans, shoes are platform Steve Madden sneakers and I'm carrying a Tory Burch tote with a scarf from target wrapped around the handle.  You can see the care tag still on my scarf. For some reason I hate to cut those off but I think I will have to in this case. I'm wearing a white watch and Kendra Scott turquoise earrings to complete this look.

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Create Your Own Look

I’m linking ideas for creating your own look!

I love my Kendra Scott earrings and have worn them along with the matching necklace over and over through the years. I’m linking beautiful styles for this spring.

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Spring Trends Alert on Northwest Mountain Living & Style

Reminder

I am only sending out one newsletter a week from now on. It will be a recap of the week’s posts (new posts go out Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 1 PM MT) 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!


Cabi

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The Scoop

I have been really focusing on fitness lately and doing a lot of reading and researching fashion. Melissa of Fresh Air and False Lashes told me about Busbee Style and I have been binge watching her YouTube and reading her blog. She is an amazing inspiration to me. My head is so full of ideas I am about to burst.

I am still struggling with getting decent pictures but you know it’s a fun problem to have, right? And my readers are so dear and forgiving. How did I get so lucky to have this support system? I tear up just thinking about the kind words over the years and the people that have inspired me beyond description. If you ever think you are alone or an oddball like me, you’re not! There are others whose hearts beat almost exactly like yours and they lift you up.

Gosh, I got off track! Ha ha.

My Look

So this is super fun! I wanted to shoot a look with a black blazer and didn’t have one here in Arizona so I decided to check out the thrift shops. OMG I got so lucky and found two right away both really nice. My favorite is a Banana Republic and the other is a fabulous Kasper brand. Both are lined and very well made, in perfect condition and fit perfectly.

But on with the story. The Goodwill stores here in Arizona have everything for half price on Saturdays and this was a Saturday so the lines were so long!!! Almost back half way through the store but I felt these jackets were worth the wait so I got in line. Lucky for me the line was right by all the sleeveless tops in my size. Tons of them. So as I waited I perused the merchandise. Well I found two beautiful 100% silk Cabi tops. Score! Ha! They were just so pretty and half price.

This top is one of them. I brought them both home and hand washed and dried with a little ironing and they both look like new. I wore this one with my favorite Lucky Brand jeans, and a pair of booties. I tried two different purses and liked them both. One of the bags is the Gigi bag I won in a blogger contest last winter and the other is my new mustard backpack. Oh and I wore giant hoop earrings.

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Create Your Own Look

I am really looking at ruffles and ties on tops for spring. I am seeing them everywhere. Linking some fun options.

Here are links to some jeans and booties on sale to complete a look!

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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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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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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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. 

thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

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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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New Definition of Spring Color in Fashion

When you think of a spring color

What comes to your mind?

I used to always think of spring colors as pastels mostly. Or light and bright colors in pink, blue, green, yellow, purple. But this year I have been seeing so many looks that screamed spring and they aren't in the traditional colors. So I started thinking about my choices for spring colors this season.

For instance this spring I have worn camo, dark yellows, and now the look in this post with army green. I think it is fun to take these non-traditional colors and give them a spring twist. I do that by adding floral, checks, bows and more. In my outfit today I knew I wanted to wear these pants. Alone they are not very spring-like except that they are cropped which I consider a spring trend. So I added this light weight floral top. The floral design and the sheer fabric say spring to me. Then to really give it that spring look I add mules with big bows! My orange bag was my choice for this look. The chain strap reminds me of spring as apposed to heavier leather straps.

My look . . .

Sheer floral top, dark green pants, nude mules and an orange bag and tassel earrings.  

So to recap. To add spring to my style without necessarily using tradition spring colors. 

  • cropped pants
  • floral, checked or striped prints
  • light weight or sheer fabric
  • smaller bags with chain strapes
  • and blows or embellishments on your shoes
  • mules, peep toe, or sandals

All my things are old but I found similar items to link up so you can create you own look.

Thanks for Stopping by!

Peace!

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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 Fashion State Of Mind

It's all about positivity!

I know many of you are in the same boat with me. It's snowing and cold outside so I am using my will power to carry on as if it were spring in full bloom!

Over the weekend it was just me trying to ride out the storm. The winter storm in spring. So Saturday I spent the day organizing my closet, moving my spring and summer clothes front and center. It was a fun day and I got a ton of exercise since it was an all day thing of up and down the ladder to my upper closet, Kneeling and squatting down to lower shelves and drawers. You get the picture.

Sunday it was all about photo shoots. I picked out four outfits and three of them got the green light when I tried them on. I put so much on Instastories it was probably annoying but no one really sees them and it was good practice for me. Anyway, I got enough photos Sunday morning alone to get me through all this week's blog posts. Yay for that! 

Before I knew it the snow quit and it started to lighten up and we think the sun may peek out tomorrow. Fingers and toes crossed because I am a little tired of running in the rain, sleet, snow, cloudy days. And that's another thought, I need to lose the weight I put on this winter and the weather is not helping. I think I may do another boot camp later this month. More on the soon. 

This was my favorite look that I photographed on Sunday. This top is so killer cute. I am so happy I found it and it was 40% off when I got it which was just HELLO!  I am wearing a pair of DIY step hem jeans in white and my favorite wedge sandals. My Marc Fisher sandals are the most comfortable shoes I have. I love them so much that I have them in three styles. This pair has a light orange color which is a favorite color of mine so they go with almost everything I own. A tan belt, tan tote and my dark blue Baublebar earrrings completed this look.

The greatroom . . .

My favorite place in the house is our great room. But it is a decorating challenge to say the least. It has to be functional and comfortable and is due for an update. Mountain home styles are unique to say the least.

I almost always crop the heck out my pictures but recently decided to not do so much. It takes up time and affects the picture quality.  Soon I will be able to move outside more for picture taking and I can't wait. Meanwhile I am moving around my house and experimenting with the lighting and angles trying to learn more and provide better pictures. I'm a work in process! Ha Ha!

Here's a few so so cute tops you might like!

Bloopers!

I have so many photos like this where I am dropping something, tripping or doing something that looks silly. But it is all part of the fun of blogging!

I'm linking up some fun sandals and jeans for you just in case you want to create a spring state of mind look! 

Thanks for stopping by gang!

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!

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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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.

Thanks for Stopping by gang!

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!


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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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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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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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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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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Favorite Spring Designer

Johnny Was here!

Every spring the first things I want to style are my Johnny Was tops! As seen here, (the yellow again) here, (the white), here (the blue) and here (my favorite in the red).

I don't buy a lot of higher end clothing, but this is one brand that I have invested in a few times. These pieces are timeless and make me feel all spring and summery. They are good quality and covered in the most beautiful embroidery. I always choose brilliant colors like this yellow. I also have a red one, a navy one and a white top by this designer. This tunic is long sleeved but you can pull them up and button into three quarter length.  Johnny Was tops are light weight so perfect for the full spring and summer here in the mountains. They also pack  beautifully for vacations because they don't wrinkle much and when you hang them the few wrinkles there, just fall out.

Here are a few beautiful options for creating your own look.

The colors are so vibrant!

And the fabric is so soft and they are the perfect weight so they flow around your body without adding bulk.

I wore mine with my flares for that bohemian look that I love. I wore platform shoes because I am a huge fan of the height they give me while being so comfortable. I wore my turquoise Baublebar earrings to complete this look.

I got all my tops from the Johnny Was website but you can get them other places online. Here are some more beautiful options along with my jeans and shoes for you to check out.

As always thank you for stopping by!

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 a few 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 on Instagram @northwestmountainliving.

youtube

I spent  some time on my YouTube channel recently 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!