Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blue and Green Pinterest Inpiration

Blue and green outfit
 Sweater: Banana Republic Factory (similar) (similar)
Tank: Banana Republic Factory (similar)
Jeans: Express (very similar)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini via ThredUp (similar)
Belt: J. Crew Factory 
Bracelet: eBay
Necklace: Kendra Scott (similar)

I've had the blue and green outfit (below) pinned forever and I see it pop up all of the time. I have always loved blue and green together.  I got this light blue cardigan a few months ago and knew I wanted to pair it up with this green tank.  I originally tried my blue bubble necklace, but it didn't look right so I grabbed for my trusty green Kendra Scott necklace.  It's a simple outfit, but I kind of like it. I wish you could see the blue in the pictures better. You can kind of see the colors better in the close up picture.

On another note, my hair has finally turned the corner in regards to regrowth. Long story short - I had hair loss  about 3 years ago-probably from stress.  I saw a dermatologist and she prescribed a topical steroid that I used for about 6-8 months. I also started taking Biotin religiously and stopped lightening my hair. As you can see from the pictures, it's getting fuller and finally growing.  I think it also helps that we don't have the Florida humidity here in Ohio so my hair doesn't flatten out as easily.

Blue and green outfit

Blue and green outfit

Blue and green outfit

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Snow Leopard

Old Navy Snow leopard dress, edgy black heels, blue florette necklace
 Dress: Old Navy (exact) (similar)
Shoes: Forever 21 (similar)
Necklace: eBay (similar
Bracelet: eBay (similar)

So I just ordered this dress from Old Navy and wasn't sure if it was going to work out. It's one of those impulse buys (yeah, I have a lot of those).  I love it!  I forgot to take a picture of the back, but it's scooped and then ties at the neck. It comes in a few other prints too.  I can't wait to dress it down this winter. Maybe throw over a chunky knit, add some tights and booties?  Yes!

Old Navy Snow leopard dress, edgy black heels, blue florette necklace

Old Navy Snow leopard dress, edgy black heels, blue florette necklace

Old Navy Snow leopard dress, edgy black heels, blue florette necklace
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Friday, September 12, 2014

What I've Been Up To September 2014


I'm trying to do these posts every other week. It's all about what I've been doing, liking, and buying -so here it goes.

1.  I am loving the landscape of our town/area.  I guess you could call it suburban but there are a lot of rural areas too.  I just love the farms and huge open spaces near our house.  The second week we were here, I took the kids out to take some pictures around sunset.  With the rural roads comes no place to pull over and take the pictures.  We drove around for about 30 minutes before I saw the above jade green tank with a place to stop. I don't know what it's for but I loved the color. My kids were horrified that I got out to take a picture. I said it was okay because we still had Florida plates. Ha ha.

A picture from the same road that had the teal sewage tank

2.  I am getting ready for the cold weather. I am probably preparing a little too early.  I really wanted a leopard faux fur jacket/coat the last few years but it didn't make sense in Florida.  One morning I was perusing Pinterest and saw a coat I wanted and went searching (this is a huge problem - I really think Pinterest hasn't tapped into the potential for those like us that see something and then buy, but I digress in parentheses).  I went to ASOS and low and behold, the perfect muted animal print coat (only in my size) was marked down from $145 to $58. I ordered it on a Monday morning and got Tuesday afternoon!!!  And I love it.

3. We are getting settled in to the new house. It's been over a month, but we still have a ways to go. I think I mentioned before, but our new house is a lot bigger than our last house so we had to buy a few items. I am a bargain shopper and hate buying expensive pieces only to grow tired of them a few years later.  I do a lot of shopping on Overstock.com. Shipping is free. Free!! Here are a few of the things we got:

Nightstands for the master bedroom

Desk for the Office:

Headboard for the Master Bedroom (just got this but it is sold out):

4. This is hands down the best chicken recipe I have ever made!  You have to follow the directions (please don't burn the corn starch sauce!) and you to have it with mashed potatoes.  Everyone in my house love this and we are having guests this weekend and I'm going to serve this!

I appreciate those of you that take the time to read these "non fashion" posts!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Transitioning Floral

J Crew Factory floral print blouse, black drapey pants, joggers, pink pumps, statement necklace
Blouse: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Pants: Old Navy (similar)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Sunglasses: Loft (similar)

Just a quick post. I am struggling to keep my eyes open -which is a good thing. I don't sleep well so I'm hoping that I'm tired enough that I will sleep well tonight. 

I've worn these pants before here.  I wear them a lot. They are so comfy and go with just about everything. That includes this floral blouse which actually has some black in the print.  And, yes. There are the pink shoes again. This time of year is hard with the temps. One minute it's hot and the next minute it's chilly.  I find that wearing a light weight, long sleeved blouse helps during this transition. The next thing will be sweaters and jackets which is also a good thing.

J Crew Factory floral print blouse, black drapey pants, joggers, pink pumps, statement necklace

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Paranoid Shopping and Loving Express

Express portofino, patterned shorts, espadrille wedges
Blouse: Express (exact in 21 colors)
Shorts: Loft 
Shoes: Loft
Purse: Coach Outlet
Belt: eBay
Necklace: Gift

I picked up this Express Portofino on super sale this past week. In fact, I picked up a few Express things that will show up on the blog over the next few weeks.  I blame Gina from On the Daily Express (but she knows that I mean that in a good way).  I think this is the color Carylee from More Pieces of Me has and I had commented on how much I loved the color.  Both her and Gina have quite a collection (jealous much?).  There are so many cute prints in the Portofino right now. I love the Eiffel Tower print and the Large Plaid print (Gina has featured it here).  

I have always loved Express and enjoyed seeing their cute things on other bloggers, but I hated shopping at the one near my house in Florida. The staff was very rude and dismissive.  I felt like it was because of my age and that maybe I was too old to shop there.  Paranoia???  But the staff at the Express near my new house in Ohio are the complete opposite. They were so nice and extremely helpful and there were other older (ahem) women shopping at the same time.   I'm sure I'll be frequenting the store more in the near future.  Oh Boy!  But I do need a new store since J. Crew Factory and any outlet mall are now over an hour away.

The weather here is supposed to drop into the low to mid 60s for highs this coming weekend. I am so excited. I may get to finally wear boots and sweaters.  Yay!

Express portofino, patterned shorts, espadrille wedges

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