Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Boutique Find, Thrift Store Find & More


 Well, hello! Yes. This is how excited I was to get my new cardigan in the mail from Corrie LeeAnns online boutique*. She's adorable, friendly and passionate about quality, CUTE clothes at great deals. This cardigan came in several colors, but I opted for the rust because I didn't have anything close to that color in my closet...trying to branch out you know? The cardigans may be swooped up but there's adorable options to browse through - you should go take a peek!

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Athleisure Part 2: Graphic Sweatshirt & Stretchy Pants


Hey, hey! Oh how I wished I lived up to this sweatshirt lately. KALE! I need more kale in my life. Well, I just need more greens overall, especially after cruise food, followed by Thanksgiving week.  In addition, my full schedule is making me greens lazy and I had to cancel my produce delivery subscription for the time being. This means less greens landing in my veggie drawer, though I did get around to purchasing spinach at Costco. Sadly, my smoothie intake is almost non-existent, but I still wear this sweatshirt proud, as I KNOW I'll turn a green's corner soon!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Holiday Series: Black Friday Getup


Guten tag. It's another day in the blog world and I feel great to be alive. Once again I'm energized by the developing friendships with you sweet ladies! Ada, from Elegance and Mommyhood continues her hard work and fab Holiday Series post with a Black Friday outfit inspiration! Still need Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out the first post of the series HERE.



When I think of the crowded stores, unpredicatble temps, the possibility of carrying a lot of bags, etc, I plan my outfit to be comfortable and smart!
First, I start with comfortable shoes and this year I'm happy to have my trendy and cute Adidas to tromp around in. Then I go for my absolute favorite pair of pants - these joggers from the GAP. Already in the works are plans to hit up my local GAP for another pair. Lastly, I usually layer a long sleeve tee with a warm vest. This way I can suffer through a little cold while going in and out of stores, but don't have to deal with a bulky jacket once inside.  

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Almost a Baker Boy Hat


Hey friends! Yesterday I found myself staring through the clothes in my closet hoping inspiration would magically transform. Well, sometimes ideas do seem to magically appear, but yesterday wasn't one of them. The struggle was real and looked like this...

Sigh.

I could wear my green denim. No. I always wear those and I've blogged about them way too many times.
My distressed denim. No. That was in my last blog post.
Leggings? Yeah, but what long top do I want to pair with them?
I should wear this new cardigan so I can blog about it. No. Not feeling it.

I pulled a few top/vest combinations out in hopes to be inspired further. Nothing.

I gave up and resorted to scrolling Pinterest, as well as my Pureple App that I used once upon a time. (They revamped their software several months back and I lost the ability to connect my uploaded photos to their online site. I've yet to motivate myself to upload everything again.)

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Plaid Top and Cupcake Adventures


Hello! Today's post is filled with drivel about the weather, a peak into the everyday runnings of a stay home mom, as well as my latest cupcake adventures. So please, take a moment and share in this crazy life. I love to hear from you! Your comments, as well as shared stories enrich my day exponentially!

Shall we being with the fact that Georgia began the week with temps in the high 70s and then dropped down to the 50s within a 24 hour period?? These photos were taken in the 70s, but the wind and overcast pall should have clued us in to what was coming next.

Sandals and slightly ventilated jeans didn't keep me as cool as I thought, but those mornings can be deceivingly cool. One can attempt layering but some days...


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What to Wear For Thanksgiving: The Holiday Series





Hello my friends! Somehow it's already time to be planning Thanksgiving, while thinking about Christmas. In just a little over a week, my family and i will be traveling to central Illinois to share Thanksgiving with my in laws! Yup. We are farm country bound and I can't wait! Of course there is much to do before we leave, such as: get life in order here and then shop for Christmas gifts to exchange. That's been a tradition for several years and no one objects to forgoing the task and cost of shipping at Christmas.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

TBB Asks - Things You're Thankful For



Hello my friends! I'm excited to share this month's TBB asks post! I wish I had more shots of the outfit I'm sporting in the above picture but some days it's enough to get myself and family out the door! In addition, finding the time to shop for great deals on clothes is a challenge these days. However, I did manage to find the top and coordinating cardigan at a local boutique for $5 and $10! The rest of my shopping seems to be happening online lately. 

Okay, enough about that sad picture. Let's get right into the questions!


1.  A New Friend
These last few months have been rich in conversation with new, developing friendships. Isn't it funny how you can see someone regularly at church, work etc and then in one conversation or fun hang out, a beautiful friendship begins to form?  I'm learning to be intentional with the friendships I have, as well as keeping the "circle" open for others that come along. 

Guard your "safe friendships" and then remember to keep the circle open. 

KEEP


THE


CIRCLE

OPEN 


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Just a Few of My Favorites & Fails!



Hello my blogger friends! I hope this post finds you enjoying fall weather.  My husband and I were on a cruise last week (post to come soon) and I'm told that the weather was pretty chilly during our absence. However, with the temps in the high 70's this week I'm not sure I believe them. ;)  Regardless of Georgia's indecision about fall, I continue to live vicariously through my blogger friends up north, while indulging all things pumpkin. Ok mostly lattes. 
The weather. How many of my posts open with a blurb about the weather?? I can't seem to help myself. After all, my entire outfit is planned around weather first, destination second. Today was no different. I grabbed my favorite (and most worn) shirt dress and paired it with this 3 quarter length cardigan.  From there I dug out leggings, added my brown Clark boots and a few accessories. There was no need to make a fuss. Just a regular day...
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