2015 – Intentions, Proclamations and Inspirations

Intentions

I’ve been off from work since Christmas Eve. I fully intended on taking all sorts of outfit photos after the Christmas hullabaloo to share with all of you via many posts. However, the universe had other plans… I’ve been sick since Sunday. I haven’t worn make-up or gotten out of my stretchy pants in days. This is what always happens to me. I run, run, run and then when I have a moment of down time my body forces me to rest by throwing an illness at me. It’s clearly done with all the shenanigans. And I don’t even drink!!!

 

Proclamations

Do you follow Rachel the Hat? She’s one of my favorite bloggers. Check her out. Last year she challenged herself to not spend any money on clothing for 100 days. She’s doing the challenge again this year and I am actually joining in. I’ll start my 100 days on Monday, January 5th. I’m sure my husband is going to be jumping up and down when he reads this. (He reads every post and is one of my biggest supporters. He also reads all of your comments.) One caveat…  I have $100 from Christmas that I may spend. That doesn’t count.

I’m big on mixing and matching as it is, so you will just see more of that going on here. A lot more. Hey look…  It’s me in a denim jacket for the 32nd time. Ohhhhhh… Ahhhhh… I’ve always said I’m big on classic pieces, which is what the majority of my purchases have been lately, so now it’s time to put my money (or lack there of) where my mouth is. So, if you will excuse me I have to go unsubscribe from emails and remove a million bookmarks to avoid being tempted.

If you want to join in let me know. We can commiserate together.

Hold me. I’m scared.

 

Inspirations

I’m continually inspired by so many awesome bloggers. Here are some peeps that inspire me on the reg. Go check them out…

Suzanne inspires me to wear more color and mix and match more pattern. She’s a pro at both. She also a lover of vintage clothing. Plus, she is super sassy.

Suzanne Carillo

 

Cynthia from My Rose Colored Shades does classic so well, while not being boring AT ALL. She throws a bit of interest or edginess into every outfit. She’s also from my hood. Respect.

My Rose Colored Shades

 

Hallie from Corals + Cognacs always inspires me to let my freak flag fly and to be authentic. I love her blog for her off the cuff writing style which is always a bit raunchy. I love raunchy. I’m dark and twisted.

cute-over-the-knee-boots

 

Annette from Lady of Style always inspires me to step out of my comfort zone. She is great at incorporating today’s trends in a classy way, so it doesn’t look like she is trying too hard. Leather pants… Am I right? She just does it right. All the time.

Black-Leather-Plaid-Scarf-21

 

Merritt of the Style Scribe pretty much dresses how I would if I was to win the lottery. Classy and chic all the time.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Here’s to a great 2015! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PS – Please ignore any typos. I’m medicated.

For the Love of Everything Good and Camel

I’m having a serious love affair with all things camel colored these days. I’ve mainly been on the hunt for a camel colored wool coat, but in my hunt I have found all sorts of great camel colored items. These are a few of the items that have caught my eye. I don’t know if any of these will end up in my closet, but you never know. If the stars align some of them just might…

I pretty much just need to win the lottery.

For the Love of Camel

 

1. Skirt – J. Crew Factory
2. Coat – Uniqlo
4. Clutch – Loeffler Randall
5. Boots – Loeffler Randall
6. Dress – Zara
7. Cashmere Sweater – Everlane
8. Cashmere Scarf – H&M
9. Coat – Madewell
10. Bag – Coach
11. Pants – Zara
12. Blazer – J. Crew
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend and safe Halloween!

Fancy Finds #9

KindnessHappy Friday, friends! Not only is it Friday (a.k.a. FriYAY), it is my birthday AND my anniversary. I’m 43 today and have been married for 16 years. WOOT! Yes, I got married on my birthday. It works out well. My husband will never, ever, ever, ever forget our anniversary. EVER. He would be SO fired if he did.

I’ve rounded up some fancy stuff and pretty things that caught my eye this week. Did you see what I did there??? I know.  I’m so punny!!

I’m all about this crisp white shirt dress Rachel wore while attending NYFW. Ummmm… Gorgeous!

I adore this version of a sweater dress that Emily wore. The pleats kill me!

I love how Cara wore this white dress as a shirt. The red shoes make the outfit.

Mary wore a dress under a dress and it is SO good! Awesome layering. Can you tell that I have a thing for the white shirt/dress? I do. I really, really do.

I’d love to attend NYFW, but reading Hallie’s recaps really are the next best thing to actually being there.

I adore this black dress with pink jeweled details that Meghan wore. Pink and black always looks so good together. Love it!

I made this on Wednesday night and the family devoured it. Delish.

I love, love, love this coat Annette is sporting.

Did you see Olivia’s look where she wore a crisp white shirt under a floral strapless dress? (I know…. there I go AGAIN prattling on about white shirts. Sorry.) SHE LOOKS AMAZING.

Since it is my birthday, I can’t let today go by without showing you a couple of things on my wish list… Like this dress and this dress. I’m really liking what Madewell is doing lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. I plan to.

 

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