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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