Summer With Flair

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The Scoop

I am seeing a lot of flared and boot cut jeans on blogs lately. It looks like the trend is going to carry through to the fall. I read an article the other day that said sales for skinny jeans were way down this year and although they weren’t going completely away the new style was a more relaxed fit skinny jean. I like that idea and for the past year have been sizing up one size because I liked the look better. Still my favorite style of jeans is the flare or boot cut.

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My Look

I am wearing flare jeans (old), leopard top (newish), tan mules (old), and a dark green cross body bag (new). For jewelry I am wearing a matching bracelet and earrings that I got in Mazatlan Mexico several years ago. I got the bag because the color was so pretty and I thought would be perfect to transition into fall. It is a Chloe dupe which I linked. Mine appears to be identical but sadly is out of stock. I will watch and share if I see it come back in stock.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking the same top and very similar options for the jeans, mules and bag. My exact bag is sold out.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Favorite Summer Skirt Look

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The Scoop

Every summer I pull out this skirt for a go around. I got it several years ago at a consignment shop and it is a classic that will always be in style. I love to buy classic pieces at consignment shops because you can get a quality piece at a great price and use it for years to come. And don’t you love skirts in the summer? They are so easy and I love to style them casual more than any other way.

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My Look

I’m wearing an old white button down from Walmart, skirt by Anthropologie from local consignment store called Again. It is the most beautiful skirt in the colors I love with tiny sparkling beads all over. It is fully line and so well made. My sandals are Tory Burch and my bag is Mar Y Sol from Nortstrom (old). I don’t wear much jewelry in the summer because I like the simple look and comfort of nothing touching me.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking similar white shirts, same brand bags, same exact sandals in the color bleach and fun Anthropologie skirts. These are great skirts so always keep a look out if you don’t want to pay full price for when they are on sale, consigned or in a thrift shop.

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Anyone know what this is?

I am always taking pictures when out walking or running and the other day I came across this beautiful bird. It let me get within ten feet without showing concern. I am not sure what it is, does anyone know? See the feather off the back of it’s head. It was so beautiful and I think around three feet tall.

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Peace!

How I Styled Cropped Wide Leg Pants

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The Scoop

So I have been on a kick for trying things that I normally wouldn’t try. The wide leg cropped pants really aren’t what I would call figure flattering for me but I just wanted to see if I could make them work. I have seen some bloggers look absolutely chic in this style. As hard as I tried I didn’t make chic but I did create a look that was comfortable and fun. I am not sure I would wear this look often but it was a challenge for my creative side.

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My Look

Since I was experimenting I got the inexpensive pants at Walmart for next to nothing. Everything else but the belt bag is old. I remember when I got those Michael Kors wedges. I was so excited and I got them in navy too. They are still the most comfortable wedges I have ever worn and they still sell this exact style. They are at least four or five years old. I got the hat at a local boutique called Mountain Monkey Business and the top from the Rack. The belt bag, another experiment from Walmart. I am totally into the belt bags now. Experiment success on that one.

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Create Your Own Look

Linking same pants (comes in several colors), same shoes (also several colors), same top just different pattern. I have the linked pattern and love it too. It comes in several patterns. Same belt bag linked!

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Peace!

Belt Bag? Count Me In!

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The Scoop

I have been seeing belt bags a lot lately and the wheels have been turning in my head. Do I love them? They give me flashbacks to fanny packs and that has a negative vibe for me. So I decided to get an inexpensive one and try it out. And I’m here to tell you, they are fabulous! I love the look, the versatility and the functionality. They go through your belt loops and buckle just like a belt but have this handy little bag to carry essentials.

I wore one all over town on the Fourth of July and it was perfect. It held my phone, keys, sunglasses and money perfectly leaving me hands free to enjoy the day. Oh gosh how have I gone so long without one? No back ache from a bag on one shoulder or asking my husband to carry (which he is so sweet to always do). But even he agreed the belt bag is the bomb!

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My Look

I’m wearing a white tee, denim cutoffs, sneakers and a belt bag. It was only in the upper 60s on the day I took these pictures so I added a fabulous blazer. I think a navy blazer is a basic that everyone can use. This is one I found at Nordstrom Rack for 50% off. It is very well made and the perfect classic style. My shorts have taken the blogger world by storm and I have to say, they are the best I have ever had. I picked up two pair full price because they are that good. No regrets. I’ve had them a couple of months now and wear them at some point almost every day. My tee is Lucky brand with beautiful embroidery in white (old), my pink belt bag ($10) and matching sneakers ($10) were a steal and the perfect touch to a casual look. These items may be in your local store if they are out of stock online in your size.

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Products I’ve Been Using

I thought I would share my favorite products right now. They contain most the ingredients that are recommended for anti-aging.

This summer for a little help with my tan I use Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer. It is so nice because it moisturizes, firms and tans all in one. You just shower, turn off the shower, while still in the shower you put a small amount on arms, legs and where ever you want it then you pat dry. No dark stains anywhere and no odor. I love it.

I get a little natural tan because I am outside at 15 to 30 minute periods a few times a day. I have silly tan marks on my feet from my flip flops because of it. Sometimes my walks are 50 minutes long but I never allow my skin to burn. I never did let myself burn even as a young girl. I don’t like to get that hot. Common sense tells you that it is not a good thing. I am not a big fan of sunscreens and research is showing the incidence of skin cancer has gone up since the big push to wear it non stop. Some reports say it is chemicals in the creams and some say it is due to the lack of vitamin D we absorb through our skin. Recommendations now are that pregnant women not use it. But go ahead and slather it on until we figure out if it is safe. Notice how we are now being told to supplement vitamin D? I’m not recommending anything this is just my perspective from the research I’ve read. I’m a skeptic by heart and am always reading the latest research because it is ever changing. Natural always seems to win over chemicals.

I have used Rose Hip Seed Oil for years for removing make up and as a moisturizer for my face and neck. It is all natural and works so well for me. I use the Cerave cleanser after I remove my make up and then I use the Cerave AM or PM depending if it is morning or night. I’ve used the Olay for years also and think it is the best thing out there. Just this summer I added Gold Bond Ultimate neck and chest firming cream. So far I like it but no miracles yet. Ha ha.

I am wearing OPI nail polish in these pictures in Pretty Pink Perseveres. Lately when I go get a mani/pedi I don’t have them do the polish. That way I can change out as I want. I hate being stuck with the same color for weeks.

What are your favorite products and routines? We would all love to hear!

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking my exact belt bag ( I have it in the pink and the black) I am wearing the S/M so it is tts. My exact shorts are also linked and tts for me, size 27. Lots of people say they sized down and I could have but they would have been too short. My tee is old. Linking exact sneakers (I have them in red and pink) wearing size 7 but the 8s would have been fine. They don’t come in half sizes. For reference I wear 7.5. Linking exact sunglasses. The blazer was bought in store at Nordstrom Rack. I’m linking options for everything. My nail polish is OPI Pretty Pink Perseveres.

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Peace!

Suits Me Just Fine

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The Scoop

Nothing says, “I got this” more than a crisp suit. When I worked at the university my “go to” look was a suit. When I had an important meeting, speaking engagement or a deadline I always put on a power suit. They made me feel confident and ready for anything.

That’s why I am so loving that they are on trend this year. My gosh all the beautiful suits. I didn’t go out and buy a suit for this look because I wanted to show you that you probably have a suit in your closet. And it is perfect for any occasion. From barbecues to weddings they are the “it” look.

I’m not done suiting up this summer either, I have plans to wear shorts suits and skirt suits in all colors and styles. I have lots of blazers and jackets and I can almost always find a bottom that completes the suit look. They don’t need to be the same fabric or even the same color. That is the beauty of today’s suit trend.

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My Look

This is not a suit as in the pieces don’t match and weren’t bought together. I got the pants many years ago because I wanted at least a couple of pairs of white slacks in my closet and the jacket was bought at a consignment store several years ago. My mules are fabulous white Calvin Klein’s (old also) and my cami is the infamous Express “Down Town” cami that every blogger swears by, including me. I have them in a couple of whites, cream, a couple of blacks, a mustard and a hot pink. Love love love these well made, lined, last for years cami’s. My bag was bought several years ago and was a splurge but I knew it was timeless in the black and white. It is a Michael Kors. I put on white Bauble Bar earrings, a white Chico’s Friendship bracelet and my apple watch with the leopard band. Lastly I have my initial necklace in gold. My closet is so curated after all these years that I rarely even need to buy new things. I love timeless pieces like each part of this look.

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Mug Shot

I call this my mug shot. I have been doing a picture for a lot of my posts holding a mug and telling you the story behind the mug. This is my PBS mug. My god I love PBS television. It is almost all I watch. The things I Iearn are amazing and my view changes often after knowing more about a topic. My guilty pleasure now is watching the show The Durrells in Corfu. OMG, you must watch this series. There are three seasons now and one more is planned.

I also love all the cooking shows, they are far superior to the ones on the cooking channels. I leaned about boulder climbing on PBS and about Wilma Mankiller the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. What an inspiring story.

But really in this picture I just wanted to eat my cookie. Ha ha. Below is a picture of the batch I made and the recipe. I added the peanut butter to the recipe and it worked perfectly but it is optional.

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Create Your Own Look

When I started looking for options I found it very difficult. Suits are terribly expensive but I found some fabulous items! Remember it is most fun to mix and match! Think outside the box and put items together that compliment but don’t match perfectly.

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Peace!

Black For Summer Style

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The Scoop

I don’t think of wearing black as much in the summer as I do the rest of the year but I found this black top and thought it was so classic and the perfect thing to wear on a summer day. Come along with me through my house as I show you this look and some of the rooms of my house.

The first picture is my (above) dining room.

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This is our family room where we watch TV and hang out. It is open to the kitchen so am always part of the action when cooking or cleaning.

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Here I am standing in my kitchen. A few days after I took these pictures I did another project in the kitchen. I painted the pantry door. My husband has went on and on about how much hes loves the results. I am always working on a project which is why I love this house. There are many projects to be done!

Create Your Own Look

Linking my exact top, bag, sunglasses and lots of other fabulous options most of which I have in my closet. The Steve Madden wedge sandals are on my extreme wish list!

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My Look

I’m wearing a black top from Amazon, black 7 For All Mankind jeans, Steve Madden wedge sandals my Cult Gaia bag. Everything is old but the top. My earrings are old too and added a pop of color to this look. They are by Bauble Bar. My sunglasses are also from Amazon and I have three pairs of them in different colors because I love them so much. My coffee mug is by Rae Dunn an artist that does all sorts of dishes with fun sweet sayings on them. I have a couple of mugs and some flower pots in my kitchen that I grow herbs in. I watch and pick up a piece when I find one I like. This mug says Be You.

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This is our front or formal living room and the room you enter when you come in the front door. I love the old fashion vibe of inviting guests into the front room to visit.

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This is the formal living room too. The stairs lead up to the second and third floors. If you include the basement you have five elevations in this house. It is kind of funky that way and another reason I love the place.

Below is my pantry door project. So far in our kitchen we have put in new granite counters, all new appliances, I painted all the walls and now the the pantry door. I am still thinking about the cabinets on whether I want to paint or leave alone. I really like the wood look right now so I am not in a hurry to do anything. I also love the library pulls on the drawers. They are old but back on trend now. It goes to show if you wait long enough things come back around. Ha ha.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

The Shirt Dress, A Summer Staple

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The Scoop

So today’s post was fun to put together in that I was looking for different ways to style a shirt dress. It wasn’t too difficult to come up with three ways to wear one since there are a lot of YouTube videos showing several fabulous ways to style a shirt dress. I think these dresses are probably the most versatile piece of clothing out there.

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Look One

For the first look I just simple wore the dress. Mine didn’t come with a belt so I added one that I already had. It is an old macrame belt that I thought worked perfectly. Sandals and a summer bag and that was all I needed to complete this look.

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Look Two

For this look I wore the dress as a duster. I took a basic white column of white jeans and a white tee and added a belt to the jeans. I wore sandals and carried a matching bag and this look was complete.

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Create You Own Look

I’m linking fabulous shirt dress options!

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Look Three

For my final look I wore the dress as a top with the jeans. This was my favorite look. I belted the top and added heels this time to elevate the look. A summer clutch completed this look.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Travel Day Look

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The Scoop

The day I took these pictures we decided to head down to the city for a few days. The highs in the mountains were only in the 50s and low 60s and I needed to warm up. So we packed up and now we are enjoying the 70s and 80s. Funny how much difference a hundred miles can make.

I finally got my hair cut and now am practicing with my flat iron to create waves. I think once I get better at it I will really love the look.

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My Look

My look for traveling that day was my mom jeans and a fun green off-the-shoulder top. I added a belt with tassels, sandals and a summer bag to complete my look.

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Create Your Own Look

Here are fabulous options for your look!

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Halter Tops

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The Scoop

It is absolutely fabulous weather now and I am enjoying wearing all the summer things in my closet. There is so much to do when the weather is nice and I am loving being so busy. On this day we were going to Trader Joe’s for shopping and then out to lunch. And a shopping day is never complete until we stop by Costco too.

Our weeks are divided up between our house in the city and our house in the mountains so I get all the advantages of the bustling city and those of the quiet country life. As it gets hotter though we will be in the mountains most of the week.

I have been going to the trails in town to walk or run this year since we have bears hanging out around our trails at the house and they are way to close for comfort. When we came back this week we had bear paw prints on the car windows of our car we left in the drive way. They are such curious creatures. They have tried to get into our garage and my husbands shop.

Bear proof trash cans are required here because they will keep coming back if you have trash they can dig through. We have watched them wrestle our big bear proof trash cans all over the place trying to get them open. But as we are here more they will move on because they really don’t like to be around people.

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My Look

This top was so popular last year when I got it and I still love it this season. The bright colors are right up my ally and I love the halter style. It reminds me of the tops we used to make when I was a teenager. We used a soft cotton rope for the ties and cold make one is minutes.

I wore the top with a pair of old shorts and sandals. I am mixing high and low in this look. My bag is a dupe of bags that cost around $250 that I got for about $25. My sandals are the real Tory Burch but you can now gets dupes for them. I have to say the real ones are so comfortable and I wear them a lot. My earrings are from Tuckernuck and several years old but I wear them a lot because they are my favorite color. My apple watch and a Chico’s friendship bracelet completed my look.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking beautiful halter tops, my same Tory Burch sandals, my dupe bag and the designer version and my exact apple watch (the best thing I have ever bought for my fitness). I couldn’t find similar shorts but linked some that were cute and I couldn’t find the dupe sandals on Amazon but I know they are there.

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Boo!

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The Scoop

Hey gang! I was able to get in a couple of shoots this week so I thought I would do a post and update you on life lately. We have transitioned to our mountain home for the summer and with that came tons of work getting the house opened and ready for us, our fur babies and all the visitors we have in the summer. We still have a tree down in the front that fell over the winter and lots of other home care things to do but we are up and running.

It is getting hot down in the city reaching about 90 now so it is good to be where it is cool with the nights in the 50s and days in the 70s. We are seeing lots of deer and other creatures including a bear ( see pictures below) that walked right up to our front door before meandering on his way. The dogs are finding all sorts of stinky things to roll in and life in the summer is on!

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My Look

I was looking for inspiration online recently and saw a picture of a lady wearing the new straight leg style jeans (i.e. mom jeans), an over sized black button down shirt and black heel. I loved the simplicity of the look so went to my closet to see if I could replicate.

I only have some of my clothes here, most I left in the city house but I did have a navy blue button down, my latest jeans acquisition of over sized, high waist, straight and cropped legs (mom jeans). That’s a mouthful. I realize now they are too big but I think I will try to shrink them some. But I can say they are comfy. I had these cute navy wedge sandals and my thrifted straw bag. Please forgive my hair. I thought I could get one more day out of it but not really! Ha!

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Flowers

I just filled our flower pots with Marigolds again this year. They keep the bugs away and bloom until frost so I like the low maintenance. We have lilacs, peony’s, lilies and so many wild flowers growing in and around the place that I don’t feel the need to plant much more. We have strawberries, gooseberries and rhubarb if we can beat the bears to them.

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Accessories

I’m wearing over sized sunglasses that remind me of the sunglasses I wore in my teens and twenties that were so popular. The 70s and 80s era! My necklace is a couple of years old, bought at a local boutique called Mountain Monkey Business. It is such a fun clothing shop and local here in the mountains. My bracelet is old and adds some color and whimsy.

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I’m linking my same sunglasses along with others that I have recently bought. They all have that retro vibe. Also linking several other fun things I have recently gotten from amazon and love! The yellow top has not arrived yet but it looks so cute and summery.

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Create Your Own Look

I’m linking my exact jeans. They are the old style fabric that does not stretch which I love. They button up which I also love. The hem is too fun. I just wish I had not sized up because they are too big. So if you order I would say they are tts. I’m linking options for a black top and shoes and blue top with crazy cute navy blue shoes and then a short sleeved option with tan shoes which I really want.

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Bear Visitors

The other evening I was walking through the house and I saw a bear walking right under the windows toward our front door. By the time I got my phone to take a picture he was on his way, nothing to see here I guess! It’s always amazing to see the wildlife here and we have seen a lot!

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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Wearing Shorts and Straight Leg Cropped Jeans For Us Over 50 Ladies

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The Scoop

Hey Gang! I made it back for the Saturday post. I almost thought I wouldn’t get it done because once again I started other projects that were major time and energy sucks. I painted my office which has high vaulted ceilings. It looks and feels so much nicer now. Any way I did manage to find a few things this week that I am mad about and I wanted to share them.

At over 50 are you still open to new trends? I am so on board with trying a new trend if I can make it my own. I was sure I would never wear the so called “mom jeans” but here I am in LOVE with these high waist, straight leg cropped jeans. I even sized up for a more relaxed fit and seriously I think they are so stylish! And by golly I am even embracing the clips in my hair that you are seeing so many ladies wearing! Is there nothing I won’t embrace? Ha ha!

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You Know What Else?

Are you over 50 and still wearing shorts? I have thought over the last few years my days of wearing shorts in public were close to over but this spring the weather has been so fabulous that I have found myself wearing shorts every day the temps hit 70 degrees. Sure my legs don’t look like they did when I was younger but I am fine with my legs and am comfortable sporting a shorts look!

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These Looks

In my first look I am wearing a pair of Levis, high waist straight leg cropped jeans. I went up a size because I thought they would look and feel cute a little over sized. I got the feel part right that’s for sure! I wore a top from Old Navy and in the first picture Sam Edelman Sandals. I layered some of my favorite necklaces, wore my apple watch with my leopard band and picked up cute bobby pins at Walmart for my hair.

My next look is something I am so excited about. I found shorts that have a five inch inseam! Gosh they feel so comfortable and are a length that I love. You can get them in seven inch length too! Finally shorts women can feel good in! I got these shorts in a striped, almost linen but less wrinkling fabric and wore the same top only in red. Both from Old Navy. I also got the shorts in a mustard yellow color. I am thinking I may go back and get the red floral pair that I saw in the store and the top in denim. All on sale right now.

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Outside of the first pair of sandals, all my sandals are old. I carried my Ark bag in some pictures and in the others I carried a fabulous round bag with tassels that I got at TJ Max. It is made out of a sturdy jute fabric that I love!

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Linking exact jeans, shorts, tops, Ark Bag and Sam Edelman Sandals. I got my round bag at TJ Max and linking up a very similar one also from TJ Max.

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And that’s it gang! I think I could have gone on all day but this gives you an idea of ways I like to wear shorts and other trends.

What is your favorite trend right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

P.S. I started a new IG Account called @northwestmountainliving. If you want to follow along check it out because I will be linking all my outfits and maybe adding some try-on haul stories soon!

Favorite White Jeans’ Looks For Spring

The Scoop

I wear white jeans and pants all year around but spring is my favorite time of the year for them. After five years of blogging I have put together a lot of looks with white jeans and pants. I went through and picked a bunch out to show you how many options there are for white jeans and pants in the spring!

Searching The Blog

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Reminder

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Peace!

Spring Fashion 2019

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The Scoop

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

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

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

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My Look

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

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

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Create Your Own Look

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

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Snow In The Mountains

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

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Peace!

Color My Mood

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The Scoop

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

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

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My Look

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

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Create Your Own Look

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

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Reminder

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

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Poncho Style

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The Scoop

The weather here in AZ has been cool and rainy and perfect for wearing ponchos, jackets and for layering. When I lived here for many years I don’t remember many Februaries so chilly but I know those who live here all year long really enjoy this change from the long hot season.

I think we are going to have to cut our stay here short. Our security cameras were hacked and only one is working and it is showing downed trees in the yard at our place in the mountains. These trees are gigantic too. And they are really close to the house. Last year we had one fall on the house. The snow is really deep and heavy this year so a tree falling is fairly common but you don’t want it damaging property. We have friends checking on things so depending on what they find out we will need to go back.

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My Look

This outfit is so comfy. A pair of skinny jeans in a dark wash, a tee and a poncho. I wore black pumps and carried my backpack to complete this look.

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Create Your Own Look

Linking exact poncho (on major sale) exact jeans (on sale) and similar pumps.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


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