Friday, July 11, 2014



Happy FRIDAY!! Hope wherever you are reading from that the weather is as amazing as it has been here in Portland. I don’t know anyone who loves summer as much as me! I have been sporting this Chambray shirt atleast once a week since I bought it a few years ago at Old Navy.  I have looked high and low for another one to have as an alternate but have yet to find one quite as soft, the right color, etc.  On this day I had pulled out this cute knit skirt that I impulsively snagged at Forever 21 for $5! For church that day I wore a dressier blouse but right after was rushing home to grab all the fixings for 6 costume changes for my kids’ recital photos later in that afternoon.  (Yikes…)  Anyways, I was planning on throwing on shorts and a tee for the afternoon, but the skirt was so comfy- that I opted for my trusty chambray shirt and a Fedora instead of a ponytail!  All ready to go for one of the longest afternoon’s EVER… 

Moral of the story, this get up was super easy and can be worn dressed up or down for just about anything. 

Thanks for reading and have a fantastic weekend!



`FYI: Trying to write a blog post when you are watching GH and also half asleep is a “GREAT” idea….totally had to rewrite this post this morning for any of you who noticed! Haha!






Shirt: Old Navy/Old; Skirt: Forever 21/In stores only but similar here; Booties: Steve Madden; Fedora: BP/Old; Purse: Steve Madden/Old; Necklace: Forever 21/Old



We found this cute little walking trail in our neighborhood!


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

White Issues…


Lets be honest, we all in our own little lives have issues.  Mine come at me just like anyone else’s and oddly enough sometimes result in creative endeavors!  It was on a particularly strained morning several weeks ago, that one of my favorite tiny dancers walked into class wearing a white tee that said “More Issues Than Vogue.”  Ha!!!   The irony that that was exactly how I was feeling that morning resulted in a fairly round about purchase of an adult sized version of my sweet little muse’s shirt.  My online search showed several options but I am fairly picky about fit and was too impatient to wait for the mail.  So, off I went to the nearest Target to pick up a V-neck white tee which I then had screen printed at a kiosk in the mall. 

I was so pleased with the final product that I decided what better way to show it off then at my birthday dinner with my best girlfriends.  White on white is one of my favorite trends this year and I recently picked up an amazing fitting pair of white cropped jeggings at the Gap.  Because I can never be without some pops of color, I opted for a royal blue blazer and my new melted lipstick by Too Faced which is my new fav! 

Who knew life’s fussiness could result in such a fun fashion statement!?!  I highly recommend. ;)


P.S.  I love and miss you sweet little Harlow!!!





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 6 Top: Imitated from here; Blazer: Dying over this; Denim: Gap/Similar; Shoes: Jessica Simpson/old; Necklace: Francescas; Watch: Michael Kors; Lips: Melted Fuchia/Too Faced


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Catching Up…

So, we meet again!  For anyone wondering where the heck have my outfit posts been for the last several weeks, well all there is to say is that between moving, dance recital prep and end of the school year shenanigans…I just had a little too much on my plate to be able to keep this up at the same time. Forgive me!!;)  That being said, it is good to be back up and going again. 

This dress I came across while at Marshalls when I was looking for rugs for the new house.  There is something about a boho maxi dress that just speaks to me, and on this particular day when I passed this amazing dress, I didn’t even hesitate to take it straight to check out. 









10. Dress: Marshall’s find, great option here; Bag: Steve Madden: Similar; Sandals: Target/old, Similar; Watch: Michael Kors 

Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far!



Thursday, April 3, 2014

I Do.

Most little girls dream about the day when they get to wear a princess dress and walk down the aisle to their handsome prince and into happily ever after!  I my lovely friends was one of those little girls, and though I have been married almost 10 years, even now I still peruse the latest and greatest in bridal fashion and anything that has to do with weddings.  Today a very special friend of mine is starting a new chapter in her life and so I I thought what better way to honor her big day then to dedicate today’s post to her and all of you bride to be’s!! 

Pinterest is my favorite spot to get inspiration for anything from fashion to new recipes.  Here is what I have been pinning lately on my Wedding Board:

In my humble opinion, it’s all about the dress. 


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beach1 beach2


Don’t forget your shoes…:

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All of these pictures can be found on my Pinterest board under “Weddings.”  No matter what you do, be YOU  on your big day and it will be perfect and all you dreamed of!  To my beautiful friend Sara, I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to see all of the pictures!!!  I know you are going to be wearing the dress of your dreams- but I have truly never seen you more beautiful then just by the light in your eyes and smile on your face that comes from the joy and happiness your hubby-to-be has brought you!  All my love and best wishes on this wonderful day. LOVE YOU!!!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

2 in 1.

Top: DIY; Jacket: Arizona; Jeggings: Similar; Booties: Steve Madden; Converse: Old; Hat: Old   

Hello friends!  Time has had its way with me over the last several days.  Spring has finally “sprung” in these parts- at least for the time being.  You never know around here!  But I woke up on Saturday morning to clear skies and sunshine and I was all too eager to dress accordingly.  It was a bit chilly despite the beautiful sunshine so I chose an embellished sweatshirt which I made a fun make over on by cutting the long sleeves into short ones and layered with my denim jacket .  A few summers ago I bought a pair of melon cropped jeggings from the Gap that I wish I had bought in every color and so I was thrilled when I found these lemon yellow ones.  My new Steve Madden booties finally got to make their debut this week and have become a definite favorite.  They are the perfect taupe color and will go with everything from jeans to dresses and skirts!  As much as I love them though, they are not quite broken in yet and so at the end of the day out came the Chuck’s and a baseball hat which I liked just as much for a bit more casual vibe.  2 outfits in 1 folks!! Love.

In other news, I’m sporting a fresh cropped cut- a bit shorter than I’ve gone in the past but I’m having fun with the change.  I have literally had everyone from the teller at the bank window to strangers at the grocery store compliment my new do and ask me who my stylist is.  If you live here in the Portland area my beautiful friend, Da’Lynne at Bombshells Salon, is the lady behind my new look! She’s amazing!!

Have you started pulling out your spring wardrobe yet? What are your favorites this season? 

Hope you all have a wonderful day.


Monday, March 3, 2014


Jacket: Arizona; Top: Similar; Leggings: Target (in stores only); Boots: Top Shop; Necklace: Old


Hello there!  Sorry for my MIA status as of late, kiddo schedules, teaching and just the every day juggle of errands and responsibilities tends to take over and so I have been living in leggings and sweatshirts…lazy!!

On this WINDY day however, I decided to make a last ditch effort in making myself presentable and took my girlies to their school book fair.  I have been on a major hunt for the perfect denim jacket.  The problem is that I have a specific one in mind and it is all but non-existent unless I resort to becoming a thief and swiping it out of my bff’s closet.  Unfortunately for me that is not an option since she loves that jacket too!! (I can’t even find a picture online so if any of you come across a destroyed denim jacket, that is just the”right” color and the “perfect” amount of distressing, send it my way please!)  So because of my predicament, not one of the bazillion denim jackets out there right now has come up to snuff.  Wrong color, too boxy, weird hardware, you get my drift.  While scoping out the kids section at none other than JCPenny’s (great little girls clothes surprisingly!!), I came across a whole rack of Arizona cropped denim jackets that were clearanced out to 11.99.  Since I am short waisted the cropped length worked well and I layered it over a tunic and some Aztec print leggings.  The tunic has such a fun cut out lace detail on the sides that I love so much and is a good alternative to the more spendy Free People tunic which I also loved this season. 

Do you have a favorite denim jacket? 

Have a great day!!


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