Sunday, November 5, 2017

Green Business Outfit

Lately I've been trying to be more dedicated to only buying clothes that are a 9 or 10/10 instead of filling my closet with clothes that are just ok and I buy simply because they are a good deal. I feel like I got it all with this new Cotton Knit Wrap Top from eShakti. I've found best tops for my petite, plus size, apple body type are either 1. peplum 2. rounded heme or 3 wrap. This top is all three! It is classsic, flattering, and comfortable. Best of all, eShakti will make clothes to your own custom size.

Necklace: gifted
Top: eShakti 
Pants: H&M ponte pants
Purse: Miche 
Socks: similar at Trendsgal
Shoes: Earth Shoes
Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Stellar Style

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Casual Adventuring

We took a weekend getaway to the Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel in Pismo Beach, California. I highly recommend going there, especially during to off season, when it is less expensive and less crowded. We had fun climbing the cliffs and walking the beaches in the cool sweater weather. I kept things comfortable in this indigo sweater from Sears (it is super flattering and it comes in petite, yay!), leggings from Ross, a striped shirt (retired, was on Amazon) and some waterproof sandals (gifted). The perfect outfit for cuddlintwg up by the fire pits at night. 

Of course I brought my favorite travel bag from Modcloth. I love how it can be worn as a purse, messenger bag, and backpack (to help you keep you balance when climbing over those tall rocks. I want to go back already. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Country Chic Jack O Lantern

I felt like doing something a little different this year for pumpkin carving. Honestly, I just haven't felt like doing a lot of decorating and I wanted to make a modern yet feminine looking pumpkin that would go with my shabby chic home decor.

This white jack o lantern was super easy to make.I used a pumpkin knife to open the top, and a spoon to scoop out the inside. I then used a couple of skewers (the wood kind you use for kababs)to poke the vintage lace doilie pattern.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Black, White, and a Yellow Lace Pencil Skirt

I'm very particular about the type of yellow that I wear. So when this lace skirt came from JCPenny's Project Runway line I was thrilled! It runs a little on the small side, and you need to wear a slip with it but it is super comfortable and adorable. I'm considering cutting out the under slip all together so that the white of my slip dress shows through more. Yellow is one of those colors that can be overpowering so it might be good to break it up.

Speaking of slips, these ones from Downeast are fantastic. They feel like giant comfy t-shirts. Here I'm wearing the white one with the nude one underneath. I like how they can work as a top and a slip at the same time, or even a pencil dress if you layer two of them.

I've been trying to downsize my wardrobe lately and I'm getting back into my Miche bag again. For those who don't know, they are bags that you can easily change the outer skin on because they are held on by magnets, so you can change your look very quickly and you can store a lot of options in a little space because the shells fold up nicely.

Jacket: thrifted

Shoes: Clarks

Necklace: Recycled old jewelry

Shirt/slip: Downeast

Skirt: JCPenny's

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer Work Wear

I'm really enjoying the statement sleeves that are popular this season. They make my typical monochrome outfit seem a little more flirty and summery. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Leopard Print Top

Leopard print has been trending. I'll admit, this is a really hard one for me. I've always thought of leopard print as tacky, something not a lot of woman could pull off. But I've been seeing it more and if I figured if I liked the way other people looked in it, then I could try it too. Then I found this top at a thrift store and it was meant to be. To make sure I still felt classy I paired it with my classic flats an a blazer.

To my surprise I loved the look. It made me feel attractive and added a little flare to an otherwise typical outfit. I'll still probably only wear minimal amounts of leopard print, Now that I know how to wear leopard print, I'm on the lookout for some cute shoes.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bathroom Update

I finished decorating our bathroom, for such a small space it sure looks cute. I chose blue and gold colors, like we have in our living room. Between the extra shelving and the sink, there is more storage for our small space.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Our Trip to San Francisco

There's something magical about traveling in the off season. We did a lot of touristy things on our trip, rode a tour bus, visited the pier, took a cable car, ate a lot of delicious food, but somehow it seemed more special and intimate between the bursts of rain and fog. At one point our tour bus left without us. Fortunately we were in the beautiful Vista Point on a good day so I got some awesome shots.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Leather Jacket and Polka Dots

My sister got me this stunning crystal necklace for Christmas. I love how it adds a slight bohemian flare to my style. Everything else in the outfit is a good mix of basics. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Icy Pink and Silver

I'm seeing blush pink clothing everywhere these days and it is great. The color is cozy yet sophisticated. I got this icy pink top from H&M and decided to pair it with some glam silver accessories and my go to purse. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Felt Hat and Corduroy Skinnys

I'm loving how much I get to play with texture this winter. Most of the items in this outfit were thrifted: the red felt hat, red corduroy pants, white stone necklace, and the Gucci purse. The white layering top is from H&M and the black sweater I found at Ross a couple of years ago. But the shoes are brand new and I love them! Earth shoes from 6pm, they have arch support, which is hard to find these days.