Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Casual Looks: Not Too Bad & Oh So Sad

Last week my entire family snuggled up safe, warm and dry while the winds put on a show outside. We thought for sure a tree would come down, but thankfully they remained intact. Only the steady rains and the flying debris made us aware of the tropical storm, brought on by hurricane Irma. Thankfully we were not without power and aside from the subdued climate in our home it was almost a normal day. 

The dreary grey from hung around for a few more days...it makes everything look sad; sad and dirty. Mud and yard debris still lines our lawn, driveway and front porch. I feel as if this grey pallor has settled onto my complexion. Makeup appears to be caked on and no color seems to blend. So I give up and go for black and neutral.  

There's no point in styling the hair so I grab a ball cap, making today's post is all about comfort and functionality.  Black leggings and a black cami are layered up with this dress from Zara and a rain coat. As far as the adidas shoes go, I told you they would be making their way into many posts to come; just as they should!

Outfit Breakdown:

Trench: Cast Off/Hat: Hand-Me-Down/Shirt Dress: Zara (OLD)/Leggings: WHBM/Adidas: RackRoom Shoes/Minx Necklace (Premier Designs)
Linking up with Spread the KindnessNot Dressed As Lamb

Cupcake for this outfit? 24 Carrot!

Oh So Sad: Outfit Fail

Now let's take a quick peek at the next outfit I put together. I will be adding this to my list of outfit fails! The morning started out cool and the outfit looked fine with the sweater on, but when I tied that sweater around the waist...

Something about those boots with those leggings. It just doesn't translate. Ah well, you live and you learn, right?

My little photographer told me to crouch down and pose in front of the sign at the cupcake shop. So I did...

I had all 4 boys with me on this trip to Splat. Here are their selections...

3 Orea and one Chocoholic
I opted for a pumpkin spice latte over the cupcake. Delicious!

Well, that's all for today my reader friends! Much love,


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Issue: LWD Styled for Fall

 Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood blogs from Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, USA (originally from Albania, Europe).
Cristina from Memories of the Pacific blogs from Spain, Europe.
Roxanne from Glass of Glam blogs from Washington, DC, USA.
Chrissy from Granola and Grace blogs from Georgia, USA.
Michelle from Michelle's Pa(i)ge blogs from Long Island, New York, USA.
Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots blogs from South Carolina, USA.
Laura from I Do deClaire blogs from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Linda from A Labour of Life blogs from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Shelbee from Shebee on the Edge blogs from Watertown, New York, USA.

Hello, hello! Today I'm thrilled to be one of the 8 bloggers joining the sweet Ada, from Elegance and Mommyhood in her featured post, The September Issue: 9 Ways to Style a Little White Dress for Fall!  Ada has this gift at making everyone feel valued and special, as well as getting women together via cyberspace. I'm thankful she has taken me under her blogger wing. ;) Anyway, when I received the graphic with all our pics side-by-side, the first thing I noticed was how we each did something different. How fun is that! 
At Ada's inspiration, I pulled this adorable, off the shoulder white ombre dress with bell sleeves from my closet. It was a gift for my birthday and I'd only worn it once. I asked where it came from and I was told: a local boutique. Anyway, I knew immediately that I'd try it with my fall booties from last year, which led me right to this kimono, sweater vest. 

The vest ended up being the perfect weight for the slight chill this night afforded. And what a beautiful, delightful night it turned out to be.  The small downtown of Duluth, Georgia was teeming with people. After all, it was a Friday night and the last night for the food trucks (I didn't check beforehand). Yes! I posed for these pictures all over that town, with passerby on constant. It just added to the adventure of the evening! 

Another aspect of this adventure was the fact that one of "my" girls, Rachael, from my days in high school ministry, who is now a college grad and engaged to be married, met up with me to take these pictures! It honestly felt surreal. Our calendars lined up and the night that we've messaged about for a couple of years actually happened! 

Now let's get back to this outfit and talk gold! Once I had decided on gold accessories, the jewelry came together quickly!

"Glam Girl" hangs on a necklace post across from my bed and each day it beckons to be chosen. The trending aurora borealis, colored stones combined with the edgy outer details draws the eyes to my impact zone and most days that's what I'm going for! So I was feeling it and the opportunity came. 

These bangles are a mix of two sets I have from Premier and I love them. Though I often just wear one because the jingle that goes along with any movement can be distracting at times. But what are bracelets without the existence of bangles somewhere?

Outfit Breakdown: LWD: Local Boutique (birthday gift)/Kimono Vest: LOFT (last year)/Booties: (Similar)/Clutch: OLD!/Bangles: Premier(Exact, BandsofGold)/Watch: Premier (Exact)/Necklace: Premier (Glam Girl)/ Earrings: Premier (Zoey)
Linking up with Shelbee on the EdgeMichelle's PaigeNot Dressed As LambClassy Yet TrendyLiving On Cloud NineHigh Latitude StyleA Pocketful of PolkadotsFashion Should be Fun

Well, look at the time. This post must go live, as my fellow September issue bloggers must be live by now! I hope you have a wonderful week and will have time to visit each fabulous lady featured today. :)

Much love,