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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That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

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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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

Fun Fashion Ideas For Summer

The Scoop

I told you in my last post that I had ordered a lighting kit for picture taking. As of today I have it all set up but no idea how to use it. I have searched online for instruction but no one can just simply tell you where to place the lights in relation to the camera. Just the basics without a full photography class. Anyway I couldn’t find anything. If you know of anything to help please let me know.

Meanwhile in this post I am showing you a few looks all taken the same day. The first was when the sun was shinning, the second it was cloudy and the third look was taken while it was pouring down rain. Most of these photos were taken in the same room of the house. You can see how the photos turned out. I used the auto correct on the last outfit just FYI.

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Look One

I have been wanting a pair of floral wide leg cropped pants and I have been wanting a jumpsuit. Here I have both in one look. It’s a floral jumpsuit with wide cropped legs. It is so comfortable and I know I will be hanging out in this look a lot this summer. I wore wedge sandals and carried my Rebecca Minkoff bag. I wore bright blue earrings to bring out the blue in the jumper.

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Get This Look

I couldn’t find my exact romper. Everything I have on is old and not available. Linking options!

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Look Two

This maxi skirt is a soft knit and short enough for flats so I wore flat tan sandals. I wore a graphic tee that I knotted at the waist. I added a jean jacket for a third piece.

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Options

This look is all old stuff too but I am linking great options.

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Look Three

Here I am wearing a Rebecca Minkoff off shoulder top in a soft pink. I wore it with a pair of Express distressed flared jeans. For shoes wore a pair of low heeled sandals.

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Options

My outfit is old but I’m linking cute options!

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

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

Fashion - Got Crop Tops?

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The Scoop

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

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

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My Look

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

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Vintage Bag

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

Create Your Own Look

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

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Another Look

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

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Dress Obsessed

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

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You can see all my looks on the LiketoKnow.it app when you search northwestmountainliving. Just download the free app and follow me or go to the shop tab on the blog to see them.

That’s it gang! Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!

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

Throughout the week I link up with these beautiful bloggers!

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