Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday 8.20

Here we are again for another What I Wore Wednesday.  I will confess that I've not taken all of my outfit photos on the day of wearing. Honestly, my favorite photo place (the light yellow wall in our sun room) is too dark in the mornings. We have to be out of the house a little after 7 am. I've been taking a lot of my outfit shots on the weekend. The great thing is, I dedicate just an hour to outfit planning and taking photos and I save a lot of time in the morning because I already know what I'm going to wear!  

This is my first day of school outfit.  Our school colors are purple and yellow, so I tried to wear a little purple.

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: thrifted
Belt: old
Skirt: LuLaRoe Madison
Shoes: old

When I found these pants at Goodwill, I just couldn't wait to wear them!  This outfit made me feel like a million bucks!

Necklace: Style This Life
Top: thrifted
Pants: thrifted Sonoma brand
Sandals: Sperry via Rue La La

Also, because our school's colors are purple and gold, you'll find me every Friday, trying to remix those colors with jeans. This was my first attempt at pattern mixing. Kinda fun!

Scarf: Wal-Mart
Top: LuLaRoe Irma
Jeans: Gap via Twice
Shoes: Converse

Did ya know I have terrible vision? I usually wear my contacts except at night.  I decided to try out glasses for the day since I just got a new pair.  

Glasses: Wal-Mart
Vest: DIY by me
Tank: Gap
Maxi: I forget but I shortened it
Sandals: Toms

I almost sent these sandals back, but they have been a staple in my closet!  I love them!

Tee: Old Navy
Necklace: Knot Just Bracelets
Skinnies: Gap
Sandals: Sperry via Rue La La

Top: thrifted Mossimo
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft via Twice
Shoes: Target Mossimo

Watch: Relic
Bracelet: Jane

Can I just say that dressing up for school is fun?!  I've been able to add a couple pieces  to my wardrobe lately with a little extra money because my etsy shop has been dong well.  Yay! I think I have a whole post of ideas for the Loft leopard pants!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August Ipsy Subscription Bag

This month's Ipsy bag was much better than last months.  I was so unhappy with last month's bag that I didn't even blog about it.  I knew I should give it another chance though, since June's bag was so great.  As usual, there were five items in the bag along with the zipper pouch.  The zipper pouch got a little crumpled in shipping, so I'm not a huge fan of it, but the color and pattern are cute. Here's what I got!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesday 48

Welcome to the 48th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Last week's post were just great!  So many that were featured were ones that I loved!  

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Lessons in Fashion: Sequins Are NOT Just for Going Out!

Lessons in Fashion:
a sporadic series where I share little tips with you that help make my wardrobe stretch.   

Today's Lesson: 
Sequins are not just for going out!

When I purchased this sequin top at a thrift shop, I honestly had no idea how much I would love it.  I just bought it because it was cute, cheap, and I didn't have anything like it.  When I chose it as one of my pieces in the Summer Remix Challenge, I had to be creative.  Today I'm going to share three ways I styled my sequin top, though there are many more ways.

Friday, August 15, 2014

High Five for Friday 8.15

Phew!  We made it through the first full week back to work!  I can say that I'm excited that our mornings have been flowing pretty well so far.  Hopefully that continues. The boys were at the same place until Wednesday when Henry started preschool, so now we have two drop offs which means we really have to get out of the house on time.  Here are the best parts of my week!


Last weekend was a nearby town's sweet corn festival.  We hadn't seen a parade yet this summer, so I was excited we got the chance to see this one. Both boys were entertained the entire hour plus of the parade and we came home with way too much candy. My friend, whose family attended the parade with us, and I  both noted that we truly hope our kiddos are in the marching band some day because bands are our favorite parts of parades.  I secretly hope Henry is in the drum line... But, of course I'll let him choose his own path...