Thursday, February 26, 2015

Favorite Things!

Happy Thursday Friends!!  Here are some of my must have hair and beauty favorites as of late.

Last year me and my bff made a New Years resolution to take care of ourselves inside and out.  It might sound a little cheesy, but when you feel your best and not like a washed out Mommy, it goes a long way in feeling your best on the inside.  At least for me that is!!  What are some of your favorites?



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P.S.  The texturizing spray by Unite...worth every penny.  
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Anticlimactic.

Remember that one day when I said I had something exciting to share that I was working on and that I'd reveal soon?  Well....I jumped the gun a bit.  Still have exciting things to share, but the sharing part is going to be a ways up the road.  You live you learn- eh?  I didn't, however, want to wait to share this photo shoot I did a few weeks back with my super talented friend Bridget of Lundyn Bridge Events and Photography.  We had the best time and literally PERFECT weather on this day.  I bought this fuschia leather jacket from Saavy Trends at Nordstroms at the end of last summer with the anticipation of Fall.  It was such a fun, unique piece and I love the zipper detailing.  I had actually been on the hunt that day for the statement necklace that I am wearing in these pictures and so when I saw the jacket and tried it on, I knew that they'd look great together....and I was right....no surprise there! ;)  

Please check out Bridget's page, not only is she a gifted photographer, but she puts together the most beautiful weddings and parties.  Love you B!




I love the way a leather jacket can be dressed up or down and have had a lot of fun pairing it with different pieces in my closet!



 Leopard accents are always a good idea!  Shirt/Jeans/Shoes/Clutch


I realize for some, a netted hat on a headband seems a bit much, but I seriously couldn't resist...so me!
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Overkill...

Question!  Did you know that there is a color annually selected as color of the year?  I always seem to gravitate towards certain colors more than others from year to year, and am usually right on point with the color trends that come out each season.  (Totally should've aspired to be a psychic...obviously!) So it came as little surprise when I read that Merlot/Wine/Burgundy/Maroon (etc., etc., etc.) was chosen as the official color for 2015.  Super ironic because for the last 10 months I've been completely drawn to items in that color: jeans, lipstick, hats, scarfs....and so on.  So, on a recent walk through Charming Charlie's I walked straight over to this top which was not only my current favorite color, but it had a contrasting leopard print bow cascading down the back.  Leopard + Bow = yes and yes!!  
While I try to veer away from too much of one color when I'm putting an outfit together, I couldn't help stacking all my favorite pieces together.  I always forget about these booties that I snagged from Forever 21 last year.  They are really comfortable and are a dark enough shade that they work as a neutral.  And I gotta rave about the lipstick.  I am a makeup/product junkie.  I will try just about anything out there and at all price points.  I have probably bought 8 different lipsticks in recent months trying to find the perfect rich burgundy matte shade.  NYX soft matte lip cream in Copenhagen so far has beat out all the prestige brands by leaps and bounds.  Its really pigmented and goes on amazing!  
So, while I wouldn't recommend literally covering your entire body in one color, I think a little bit of overkill worked out ok on this one!
I had fun little outing taking these photos with a local photographer friend of mine.  Check out her website: www.photosbyemj.com, she takes the cutest newborn photos ever!   Hope you are all having a great week.

xoxo






 Top: Charming Charlie (in stores); Jeans: Express (old); Clutch: Charming Charlie (in stores); Coat: Forever 21; Booties: Forever 21 (old); Watch: Michael Kors; Stacked bracelet: Aldo; Lipstick: NYX/Copenhagen

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sick Day...

It happens to the best of us, itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and coughing up your lungs. Yes my dears, the cold season is upon us and it has found its way to me and mine with a vengeance.  Though I was unable to spend the entire day curled up and nursing myself back to health, here are some of my "sick day" essentials!!

Do you get to take sick days? (Automatic dislike if your answer is yes...no fair!!)

XOXO
Sharon


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saturdays

Yes my friends, it is in fact Thursday--but today's post is all about Saturdays.  On Saturdays it is all about sleeping in until noon, catching up on Facebook, brunch with my favorite gal pals and maybe a pedicure....  WHAT???? If this scenario sounds familiar to you, well- God bless you!! (ha!)  Nope, in my neck of the woods Saturdays consist of waking up with my littles, digging through piles of laundry for dance clothes, scarfing down bowls of cereal, packing lunch and snacks for the day, and then maybe-just maybe throwing on some makeup to look presentable for the day!  However, every once in a while I have a few extra minutes to actually put on something other than just my workout gear.  Denim shirt dresses are always easy and comfortable and leggings win over jeans if I'm going to be running around all day.  Nothing too fussy with hair which is usually under a beanie so I don't have to brush it, but on this particular day I tried a half top knot which I have been sporting ever since!

Do you style your Saturdays or scrub it out like Moi??  Hope you all have a great day, can't wait to share a fun project I have in the works coming up in a few weeks! Stay tuned!!!!!

xoxoxo
S.






Dress: H&M; Scarf/old; Leggings/old; Aviators: H&M; Fringe Moccasins: Minnetonka; Watch: Michael Kors

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tutu Much?

You remember that one time when you were four and you were at your first ballet recital?  Your Mom let you wear for REAL makeup and put your hair up and THENNNNN you put on a tutu.  And it was not just any tutu, it was a purple and very sparkly!  Yes, I'm sure you are all super surprised that this was a true confession of my childhood ;) but I was most definitely one of those little girls.  And, again not surprising- I still am!








Vest: Astr (Old) Simlar here and love this; Sweater; Skirt: Lauren Conrad (Old) Similar here, here and here; Shoes: Steve Madden (Old), love this, this & this; Watch: Michael Kors; Necklace: Express.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Happy New Year!!


Hello Darlings!

It has been a hot minute since last we met and I have missed connecting with you all and documenting my day to day.  My last part of Summer and most of Fall have been crammed full with having ALL 3 of my daughters in school....my baby is a Kindergartner! ;(  I have also been super busy with my work at the dance studio I teach at amongst all the other things that are part of my day to day and have played a big part in keeping me away from all of you!  So, here is a little "I'm sorry" for my neglectful slump and a resolution to post more often in the upcoming new year!

Are you all ready for it? 2015....YIKES! Time flies, that right there is about as cliche as you can get but it is so true.  Ok, down to business.  What have you all been wearing since the weather turned?  I love this time of year and how festive all the clothes are.  So, I thought I would share some of my favorites as of late.  Some I own like the leggings, pencil skirt and sweater- which I've been wearing as much as twice a week since Thanksgiving!  Everything else is on my Gotta Have It list.  On a side note, did you know that one of the "colors of the 2015" is burgundy/maroon?  Makes perfect sense to me because I can't get enough of it and have my eye on this tunic dress from Free People.




I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season.  Ours was bittersweet this year.  We had a loss in our family and it forced me to hold on to and rely on all the amazing people in my life that love me.  I'm so blessed!  So, my resolution for 2015 is to strive to be the best me every single day.  Happy New Year everyone!

xoxo

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

On a whim.

Hey, hey!!

Every year around this time I start feeling that panicky countdown to the end of summer.  If  it wasn’t for all the family and friends living so close by (and the fact that its so beautiful and green here), I would’ve jumped ship for year round sunshine a long time ago.  Luckily for me, I had a fun event to attend last week to boost my spirts, Portland Fashion Week had their Fall Launch Party last week and I decided to attend all by my little self- something I don’t do very often!  I’m so glad I did, I got to chat with the director and co-founder, Jessica Kane, and several members of her amazing team!!  What a fantastic group of people, they are all so passionate about what they do and it is going to be an amazing event. 

My outfit was a last minute purchase from Express.  I don’t go there often but had a return to make and found a bright floral skirt on clearance with an additional 40% off of that! Total purchase amount for the top and skirt was under $40 and I received tons and tons of compliments!  (The only drawback on high waist skirts on someone who has a short waist- is that they always tend to ride up a bit and so I was having to keep it tugged down all night).

I hope you all are making the most of these last days of summer….sigh.

 

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Top: Express; Skirt: Express (print not sold online); Shoes: Steve Madden (heart these); Watch: Michael Kors; Necklace: Old Navy (old); Clutch: Old

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I Believe.

I am about to admit a real life cliche about myself.  I am a believer!  Not just in your “rah-rah-rah, I believe in such and such” believer, but your stereotypical I’m still a little girl at heart, BELIEVER!  So, needless to say, a few weeks ago when I came across a t-shirt with unicorns all over it was a must have!  And since they happened to be reddish and blue, what better way to celebrate the 4th of July, since we all know that unicorns are totally patriotic… (C’mon, this is where that believing stuff I just got done talking about comes in!)

Have a fun weekend my lovely people!!

xoxo


 

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Shirt: Mudd; Pants: Kohls; Vest: Target; Slides: American Eagle (old); Watch: Michael Kors; Necklace: Target (old)

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Impulsive

 

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!

xxoo

Sharon

`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!

 

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We found this cute little walking trail in our neighborhood!

 

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