Wednesday, January 22, 2020

3 Ways To Style: Two Closet Staples & The Style 6 Link Up

Hey beauties! How is your week going so far? Yesterday I linked up with Leslie to share our Winter Bucket Lists and now I'm dreaming about unicorns and rainbows. We have to ride those feelings for as long as we can, right? That being said I'm sharing not one, not two but THREE looks with one top and one pair of pants! Also, it's the weekly Style 6 link up so I hope you will link up your beauty and or fashion posts. 

Now let's get to it! 

My featured staples are a navy top and white pair of cropped pants sent to me from XCVI's Resort Wear Collection. If you're down south, traveling somewhere warm during the winter or getting ready for spring these are fabulous additions to your closet. Staples! 

Look 1: Cutesy Casual
Pick out a pair of flats, athletic shoes or canvas and add coordinating accessories. A hat is sure nice in between hair washings. My sister and I joke about our progression of hair style from wash to wash, but I like changing it up. 
Top - C/O XCVI Wearables/Crop Pants - C/O XCVI Wearables/Pink Vans/Pink Hat: Similar
Wearables Casual
Scarf is a LOFT find from a few years back. 
Look 2: Boho Babe
I love to throw in boho vibes at every opportunity and today is no different!  The frayed edge and long shirt tail style of this top is perfect to show your love of peace to the world. Wink. I grabbed an old black hat, my leather jacket and some black heeled booties.
*Black Panama Hat (Similar and Not Sat Upon By Children)

Look 3: High-Class Heels "So you said you was high class..."
I like to play in heels from time to time, so I went for this dressier blazer and paired it with my favorite heels from WHBM - a LONG time ago! Completing this look was my round purse from Christmas last year and a long "y-necklace" from my Premier Design Jewelry Days. It's so lightweight I forget I have it on.
See! I can't keep a cool edge for anything. But you cool babes out there need to rock this look. In closing, I hope you're inspired to grab a few staples and have fun shopping your closet. If you're interested in the most comfortable clothes that work for the real woman, use my CODE: GRANOLA20 for 20% off.

Is there a look that you identify with?  There's so many options with these two pieces. What would you add to them? *Also, disclosure time: any of the links that lead to Amazon may give me a small commission that does not change your price in anyway. As always  I appreciate your support and feedback!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

(Florida) Winter Bucket List for 2020

The sweet Leslie is hosting a Winter Bucket List link up and I'm excited to join her. Isn't the graphic fun? For me, I can dream of a cracking fire flickering in the background as I sip a hot drink while staring out the window. The view looks similar to the graphic. Snow covering the fields, trees decorated in white and maybe in some hills in the distance. I enjoy day dreaming every now and then. However, my winter looks nothing like that! It's Florida with the occasional grey skies, but mostly sunshine.

This is our peak season. Crowds fill the stores, roads, restaurants and even the beach. Many traveled down south, taking 75 all the way. It will be like this til April. All are welcome, right? Anyway, they are here to enjoy the mild Florida weather and I can't blame them a bit.  I'm going to do the same. However, before I do, I'll share a few benefits I thought of for compiling a bucket list!

A Few Benefits of a Bucket List

Helps you realize what you enjoy. Many people journey through life from one task to another without considering what truly matters to them. Dreaming helps us become aware of what's personally important to the season we're in. I was one of those personalities that went from event to event. As spontaneous as I am, I ended up being overcommitted. This lead to a tired mind with no room left for creativity.

Gets your creative juices going.
One idea builds off of another. When you start jotting down things you love something happens in your brain. Whatever it is, you'll find a smile on your face! If you're a creative type, you need space in your schedule for day dreaming. This is a good way to those dreams down to paper.

Helps you savor those things that you value more. Life slips past us at alarming speeds if we're not careful to dial in to the moments!
Adds excitement to the monotony! Isn't it nice to see events on the calendar that you look forward to, not just "have to" do?

Gives you sense of accomplishment. If you complete the majority of your bucket list, you will feel inspired to accomplish even more. Your confidence will grow. The list doesn't have to be extravagant and is in fact more realistic if you add small endeavors!

Questions to ask yourself if you decide to start one: 

  • What fires me up? 
  • What makes me feel refreshed?
  • How do I relax?
  • What is my style of adventure?
  • If I could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
  • What local restaurant have I been wanting to try? 
  • What hobby have I neglected?
  • Is there something new I've been wanting to learn? 

Winter Bucket List - South Florida Style

Ride My Bike More
Tour The Ringing Museum with my hubby. 

Read on the Beach with a hot beverage and a blanket. Maybe have a picnic!

Get another Busch Gardens Trip in...
...with only the younger boys. While my sister was in town we all went and I realized there is a lot to offer for younger boys.  Of course we hadn't explored that section because the older boys were not about that!
Visit the Saturday Market More
Go Hiking!
I recently heard about a special trail at our local State Park that I want to try. This is the year!
Complete a Study on the Book of Romans
Stay a couple of nights in a "Tiny House" - ALONE
Ok, I want one night by myself and one night with my hubby. The last few months have been crazy and I'm struggling to focus on any "extras". I want to get back to goal planning and I think a night away is just the thing! 
Get My Calendar in Order and Set Some Goals
I think this may require that getaway but I will work on it as I go until I can make that happen.
Host A Valentine's Dinner
I did this last year and want to repeat it with a little added flair!
Alright, have you already compiled a bucket list? Share it with us! If not, are you ready to start one?

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday Favorites: Top 12 Looks Of 2019

Considering the fact that we're already mid-January,  my top looks are arriving fashionably late (pun 100% intended) to the blog party. However, I'm still working through my goals for the new year and wish to savor Favorite Fashion Moments,  before I move on to 2020. It was my hope for last year to grow in this space with you, and it is the same for this year. This beautiful community is supportive and I believe we all encourage each other to be embrace our own unique styles and SHINE.

Here's to another year of evolving, overcoming and cheering one another on!

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