Posts Tagged ‘style’
Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday
Today’s outfit of the day is featuring a J. Crew Inspired Rosette Necklace that I won in a sponsored contest given by fellow blogger Susan at Charming Lucy. I got home late last evening after attending the Delaware Today Fashion Awards and a package was waiting for me on the kitchen table. When I saw it I immediately fell in love and knew I wanted to wear it before Spring.
Avon watch and blue “stone” ring helps to tie it all together.
Both the knit top and patterned skirt were previously purchased at Marshalls.
RocketDog Peep Toe pumps from The Shoe Dept in the Exton Mall
I am thankful to have received yet another wonderful surprise this week and tomorrow’s post will be a wrap up of my birthday. Linking up with some lovely ladies at A Lovely Blog Hop, come on over and share.
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday
Today I had to break out the jacket as the temperatures this morning dipped a little too low for wearing short sleeves. A few of you may recall the closet mishap that I had a few months ago, well it happened again – #ihavetoomanyclothes, now most of my clothes are laying across the bed in the guest room. Thankfully, I have a separate rack for just skirts so I grabbed this unwrinkled Polka Dot skirt to wear with the lime green knit top.
This spandex jacket has a pleather weaved pattern giving it an edgy look which is why I chose to wear the studded bracelet. The studs in the bracelet are silver and the ones in my shoes are gold but I don’t have a problem mixing metals.
How about you, do you mix your jewelry metals?
Black leather backpack belonged to my sister and has been in my closet since 1992, I’ve never used it.
My favorite end-of-the-season studded pumps by Leuven Alexander were purchased from Rugged Wearhouse.
Today’s almost Totally Thrifted Outfit is from Goodwill
Hope you are having a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Styles of the 60s
I was born in 1961, the decade known for free love, drugs, Go-Go Girls, Rock and Roll, The Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Hippies, the Birth Control Pill, The Peace Corp, Dr King, President Kennedy, assassinations, integration, Space Explorations, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Beverly Hillbillies, Afros, Crew Cuts, and of course the vibrant and colorful world of fashion.
The Past Is a Blast is a website that has culminated fun and interesting facts about the ’60’s, including popular music, dances, sports figures, politicians even the minimum wage, which at the time was just a $1.00, go check it out.
I was too young to fully understand it all but do remember that I loved the fashion and styles of the ’60’s, the bell bottoms, platform shoes, neon colors, color blocking and pattern mixing…hey, isn’t that the style of today?
To learn more or reminisce about the 60s, here’s another website you can check out – The 60’s Official Site
What is your favorite blast from the past fashion trend? Mine was bell bottoms and Peace Sign jewelry.
Remember this DIY jeans project?
Hello Friends and Happy Monday
Although I am not ready for it, the fall season is upon us and in less than five days it will officially be Autumn. Since I can’t fight it, I am giving in and have begun to put away the shorts and pulled out the long sleeves. Sunday was a warm day, but it was too cool for short sleeves and shorts.
Top – Old Navy // Jeans – Ross
Flats – CitiTrends
Have you started wearing your Autumn Attire?
I hope you had a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve
I wore this thrifted outfit on the 23rd of August but didn’t post because I wanted to feature “The Gift of Light” pictures which still amazes me!
Burgundy Blouse with lace inlet sleeves – GW Boutique
Paisley Pants – Salvation Army Family Store
Wedge Shoes (old) – Kmart
Necklace belonged to my grandmother
Watch – Avon
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Linking up with Thrifters Anonymous – come on over and meet other thrifty fashionistas!
Have you purchased your tickets to the Delaware Today Fashion Awards?
Delaware Today magazine is set to host the first Delaware Today Fashion Awards on Wednesday, September 25, at Deerfield, to honor the talented individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Delaware’s fashion industry.
The event, which runs from 6-9:00 p.m., will recognize the Fashion Awards nominees featured in the September issue of Delaware Today magazine. The nominees were selected by the public through an online voting process; however an esteemed panel of fashion experts will choose the winners. With categories ranging from makeup artist to photographer, and boutique to best-dressed Delawarean, the Delaware Today Fashion Awards will identify a wide range of fashion professionals, from promising new talents to established forerunners who have influenced fashion in the community.
The winners from each of the 11 categories will be revealed live at the event. As mentioned, Delaware Today has partnered proudly with a variety of fashion experts to serve as judges. They include: Joan Bernard, owner of Barbizon Modeling & Talent Agencies in Wilmington and Philadelphia; Kelly Cobb, designer and assistant professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware; Colleen Moretz, fashion designer and owner of Colleen Couture; and Dallas Shaw, fashion illustrator and style expert. Ms. Shaw also graces the cover of the September issue of Delaware Today.
Guests will enjoy cocktails and music, and have the opportunity to view the industry’s hottest products and trends. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
The Delaware Today Fashion Awards are sponsored by Christiana Mall, Wilmington Country Store, Designer Consigner, Hillary J. White Salon, Kate’s Lens Photography, Kristina Ruggerio Cosmetics, Salon by Dominic, Claire’s Fashions, Gloss Salon—and many more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stand By Me, a statewide financial empowerment program that gives every Delawarean the opportunity to meet with their own financial coach. The organization is a coalition of community partners, led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visitDelawareToday.com/FashionAwards.
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Do you have a White After Labor Day Outfit?
Growing up I used to hear people say that you should never ever wear white after Labor Day. Growing up we didn’t have many clothes so I probably didn’t have enough white outfits to wear the entire summer let alone carry over past Labor Day.
Now the older I get the quicker the seasons seem to change and the larger my wardrobe grows. I don’t know about you, but I never get a chance to wear all of my summer outfits in the summer months. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, but September 21st is the actual date so I will continue to wear white until then and maybe perhaps even into Fall.
Remember when I got these jeans for $1.00 at JCPenney
Hubby took my pics this morning – he makes me smile – I love him so!
This top has been hanging in my closet for as long as I can remember
Oh and you know my toes stay open until it snows!
Mossimo Sandals via Target
How about you, do you wear white after Labor Day?
Linking up the entire month of September with Bloggy Moms – hop on over and join in on the fun
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Monday
I trust you all had a nice weekend and are now having a productive and stress-free day. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know we have a large Magnolia tree in the side yard that only produces one or two blossoms each year – this is what it looked like last year ( post )
This Magnolia tree was planted over 11 years ago, yet it has only produced 1 or 2 blooms but this year we got 4 – can you find them? The blossoms are so very fragrant but the leaves are a mess.
Worthington Top – JC Penney // Talbots Pants – GW Boutique
If it produced more blossoms the air would be filled with a beautiful southern scent.
Linking up with Monday Mingle @ Tough Cookie Mommy – have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!
For this post I asked a co-worker to take the pictures in order to give my sons a break. Sometimes they complain even though I provide them with food, shelter, water and lots of love!
As you know I work in West Chester, PA, and similar to the Marlton office it is surrounded by greenery which makes for a better background than my backyard.
This outfit was simple black and white, a classic combination.
Zebra Print on the shoes, tank and bracelets
Skirt was thrifted from GW Boutique
Comfy Zebra Print Wedges from Charlotte Russe (last season)
Linking up with Thrifters Anonymous – who by the way chose me as “The Thrifters Anonymous Member of the week!” – Thank you Shana!
I hope you have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
In my current job I no longer have much of an opportunity to travel and my daily commute from Middletown, DE to West Chester, PA can be quite boring. Yesterday I had the chance to make a site visit to Marlton, NJ, or as I like to call it, “Exit 4 on the Jersey Turnpike”. Not to say that driving straight away on the turnpike wasn’t boring because it was, what made it all worthwhile was the location itself.
The building is surrounded with a man made pond that has ducks, a fountain and beautiful flora. The Atrium is also serene and peaceful with tall palm trees, plants and flowers. I think coming into this building on a daily would put anyone in the right frame of mind no matter what the traffic was like in getting there. Here are just a few pictures of the outside, I will post the interior shots tomorrow.
Quasi Botanical Gardens
Blouse – Walmart // Capris – GW Boutique // Sandals -Rainbow Shop
There are tables and chairs if you want to sit outside to have lunch or just enjoy the view
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Linking up with Transatlantic Blonde – come on over and join the fun!