Thursday, March 26, 2015

Old Navy Haul for Our Cruise

I went to Old Navy yesterday with the intention of buying one, maybe two knit dresses for our cruise that's happening next week. Well, I walked out with a huge bag of stuff. Old Navy really is the best for affordable, easy to pack items. If you've ever cruised, it is pretty casual so I was looking for easy dresses that don't wrinkle easily and that I can also wear through all of this summer. I took a few fitting room pictures of my initial selections.
Ponte-Knit Tank Dress :  This dress is my favorite. I have to laugh because it looks like a midi length on me as compared to the model.  It's very flattering and comfortable and it was on sale for $15! Most importantly - I can wear a regular bra (I am over strapless versions). I envision wearing it to a casual dinner.

Sleeveless Ponte Knit Sheath: This is also a knit fabric and very flattering. This is another that I will probably wear to a dinner and then over and over again through this spring and summer. It is a quintessential LBD and I can't wait to try it with different accessories. It was also on sale.

 Sleeveless Poplin Shift: I typically don't like shift dresses on me, but it naturally came in at the waist and is very comfortable. It also has a cute back. Also on sale.
Eyelet Patterned Sundress: This was a weird one for me. It came in number sizes which is unusual for Old Navy. I am wearing a size 6.  It was a little big on the bottom but was tight at the bust. I guess I have a size 8 bust and size 4 bottom??  It was not on sale at the store yesterday, but it looks like it is on sale on-line. It's still $37.50 and I don't think worth it. I've been looking for a casual cotton white dress for summer so I guess I'll keep looking.

Ponte Knit Shift: I hated this on me. It looked like a sack even though I am wearing a small. It was also weirdly long. No bueno!

So here is where it gets good. After I tried on the above dresses, I went around the store and picked up a bunch of other things. I got lazy and didn't want to go through the whole trying-on process again. I did try them on at home, and kept everything except for a swim suit (not pictured). It fit, but I did not need another suit and it wasn't on sale.  Here is the rest of my haul:

Pink Double-band sandal and Color Block Sandal: I really don't need any more sandals, but I couldn't pass these up.

Faux Leather cross body:  I don't like to take a good purse on vacation, so I picked up this cute springy green cross-body. 

Embroidered Dot Gauze Skirt and Denim Jacket: I was looking for a darker denim jacket and this coral flirty skirt will work with a fitted tank. I am thinking that I will wear this for one of our excursions off the boat.

Striped Tunic: Sometimes it's really hard to find longer tunics for leggings. This was on sale and will look really cute with a white tank and black leggings. I may wear this for our flight home.

Long-sleeved rash guard: We have a snorkeling excursion scheduled. This is perfect to throw on over my suit because I hate worrying about my suit staying in place when I am trying to coordinate breathing through a tube and swimming at the same time (can you tell I am not a huge fan of snorkeling?)

With our trip coming up next week, this will be my last post until after Easter. I won't even have access to a computer so I will be fully "un-plugged." It will be kind of nice.....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Silvery Blue

Silver, blue, and white spring outfit
Sweater: Old Navy
Scarf: Forever 21
Jeans: Express
Shoes: ShoeMint via thredUP
Purse: Coach
Sunglasses: Loft
Earrings: Target

I can't take full credit for this outfit. I was fully inspired by Penny Pincher Fashion (see below). In fact, I have a navy and white scarf and white blazer just like Kimberly, but I felt the white sweater and light blue scarf fit me better. By the way, these are the last pictures with snow... for 2015.

Silver, blue, and white spring outfit

Silver, blue, and white spring outfit

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sneaks for Fun

Top row: Converse Chuck Taylor® All Star®  | New Balance 1500 Running Shoe | Converse x Missoni Chuck Taylor® All Star® 'Ox' Sneaker

Middle row: Nike 'Free 5.0 TR Fit 5 Print' | New Balance for J. Crew | Nike 'Free 1.0 Cross Bionic'

Bottom row: New Balance for J. Crew | New Balance '620' | Nike "Internationalist'

I am loving the trend of colorful/interesting sneakers in the every day outfit.I have a few colorful pairs that I use to work out but I would love to get a pair of New Balance or bright Converse to wear around this spring and summer. Here are some inspiration pins from Pinterest that hooked me on this trend in the first place:

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Jackets | Getting Honest and Healthy

Spring look, red chinos, converse, denim jacket, kate spade bag, stripes
 Sweater: Old Navy (exact)
Pants: Old Navy (similar)
Jacket: Gap Outlet (similar)
Necklace: DIY (similar)
Shoes: Converse (similar)
Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar)
Sunglasses: Target

How was your weekend?  Mine was quiet but I like a quiet weekend every now and then. The weather has finally turned and I was able to put away the heavy winter coats and boots. This means spring jackets (and no socks). A denim jacket is so versatile. I am also looking for a darker colored one and have my eye on a few - just waiting for a sale.  

Now about getting honest...... Getting old sucks, you all! My metabolism isn't what it used to be. I have gained a few pounds over the last year. It was a slow creep but I was in denial that it was happening and that my bad habits weren't going to catch up to me. I think it all started last summer when we had the move (stress!) and then we had mutiple trips for vacations and house hunting. I don't know about you, but I find it very hard to eat healthy when not at home. I also like my wine - especially when I am stressed. I was able to keep the exercise up, but that only does so much at my age.  Most of my clothes still fit, but they're a little tight. Most importantly, I don't like how I feel. So, I am ready to do something about it! Rob and I started T25 workouts and I am soooo sore today. I haven't felt this sore in a long time but that means it's working, right? We have our spring break cruise coming up next week, but I am going to try very hard to not be as decadent as I have been in the past. Enough venting!  But I feel like if I put it out there, now I really have to do something about it. I just want to get back to where I was a year ago..... 

Spring look, red chinos, converse, denim jacket, kate spade bag, stripes

Spring look, red chinos, converse, denim jacket, kate spade bag, stripes

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Friday, March 20, 2015

This and That

I hope everyone had a great week. Mine was so-so.  It was going well until we had to have a plumber fix a leaky faucet in our garage and basement bathroom today. It ended up costing triple what we estimated and took the whole day. Okay, truly no complaining. Here are a few things of note lately:

1.  The above picture is from the blog Two Twenty One.  It's a lifestyle blog. I can't even remember how I came to this blog, but I think I was looking at Home-A-Rama posts for decorating ideas. I pinned this a few months ago. I get this repinned at least 10 times a day.   

2. My little dude turned 13 last week. I can't even believe this. He is still my little baby. I had full intentions of breast feeding, but my milk came in many days later so we had to do formula. I think we were afraid of Jacob not getting enough formula so we would feed him every chance we got. One night, he projectile vomited across the family room. We called the pediatrician (like all new parents) and were told that we're just feeding him too much. Oh, yeah....maybe we are. And we still are. He requested a steak dinner for his birthday. Here is a pic of us before going out:

3. I love my polka dot blouse from Loft. I am also loving my new full-sized mirror from   

Have a great weekend everyone!!