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Archive for November 2012

Holiday Dressing

 I have heard in the past people saying that you can never be too overdressed.  I have to say, I beg to differ, I DO NOT like to be over dressed for things.  I think part of the fun and the challenge of fashion is to be perfectly dressed for whatever occasion you are dressing for. Just my opinion, but there ya go.  One of the things that I love about this time of year, is that over dressing is part of the magic of Christmas :)  Holiday parties just beg for glitz and glamour.

 My husband has a fun work party coming up and I have been trying to think what I would like to wear to it. It isn’t one that is too formal, but still one I should dress nice for.  This is one of the outfits that I thought of for such an occasion.  This jacket is probably my current favorite piece of clothing in my wardrobe.  It is SO well made and I love the subtle sparkle it has.

Have you heard of eShakti?  Let me tell you, their clothes are GORGEOUS and so reasonably priced.  My favorite thing about he site however is that you can customize the pieces of clothing that you purchase from them.  I don’t know about you, but so many times I see a piece in the stores that I like, but don’t love.  You can change hem lines and sleeves which are always the two main things that I feel need to be fixed.  I am SUPER excited about this lovely shop!

Please excuse my feet being cut off, I had my 8 year old photographer with me today :)

 Blazer: c/o eShakti | Shirt: Loft | Trousers: Banana Republic | Shoes: Aldo | Jewelry: Jcrew | Sunglasses: Ross

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Caramel Mint

 I really like to take my outfit pics on bright, sunny days.  When it is dark or cloudy outside they just aren’t that great.  Well…today was a dark gloomy day, and I just decided to go with it and these pictures that the light was pretty dark.  But I guess you get the idea.

 I am still in the process of teaching myself that some of the old fashion rules no longer apply.  Like wearing pastels in the winter.  It is something in the past I never would do, and even today when reaching for a pair of jeans, I noticed these WAY at the bottom of the drawer because they haven’t been used for a while and I thought, why not.  I am so glad I did, I felt like by adding the camel colored cardi and boots, it was a pretty good fall outfit as well.

 My cute friend and photographer Brittany dared me to show you her socks and flip flopped feet and tell you they are all the rage…isn’t that obvious!?  Definitely a cute look :)  She is such a good sport to take pictures when I come and grab her from her toasty house into the cold air of the outside.

Sweater: Buckle | Shirt: Modbe | Cardigan: Jcrew | Jeans: Target | Booties: Target | Bag: Aldo | Bracelets: F21 and Jcrew
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One WARM Day in November

 Today I wore this outfit as I was running errands and volunteering at my boys’ school and I was DYING of heat.  It is so crazy this is the end of November because the weather is so warm (until the sun goes down…)

 Today I did a little baptism photo shoot with my cute Lincoln.  I really am liking how they turned out…and I will be up late editing them as his baptism is Saturday and I need to print them asap.

I sure love this sweet boy of mine.

Jacket and top: Layers | Jeans: American Eagle | Booties: Target | Sunglasses: Ross | Bag: Aldo | Belt: Bohme Boutique |
Bracelets: F21 and Jcrew

pleated poppy
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Shopping with Boys

 My little Lincoln just turned 8 on Saturday.  In my religion 8 is a big birthday as it is when we are baptized.  We went to a menswear shop and bought him a suit for the special occasion.  We had to have it altered  (to fit his skinny body) and the sight of him up there with the tailor taking measurements was just so cute and grown up to me (sniff sniff…)  I love that he is growing up, but I hate it at the same time (I know…what mom hasn’t said this a million times, but it is so true so I am saying it too!)

Tonight I headed with him to finish up the shopping and we first went to get shoes.  After that he was ready to go home.  I told him we just needed a few more things and we then headed to Target to get some dress socks (okay and I got some adorable little booties…stay tuned ladies, I am in love.) and he was then ready to go home again.  I told him we were now going to pick out a tie, like he would think it was so awesome…and he nearly started crying from the hatred of shopping…what?  I was baffled.  I was having a ball getting all of his stuff (and mine), and he was in total and absolute misery.

After bribing him with a treat (oh ya, I am a briber…sometimes) we headed to go and get the tie (It needed to be done tonight because I am taking his baptism pictures tomorrow).  We walked into the tie shop and he grabbed the closest one to him, put it in my hands and started to walk out the door.  I made him come back and I showed him all of the great styles of ties they had and he proceeded to pick a different one that he barley looked at and give it to me.  Normally I would have been okay that he decided so quickly on a tie, but these were both hideous not my style (control freak much?)  So finally we picked one that we could both agree on and were both relieved it was over.  Wow, that was definitely not how I thought our shopping date would turn out.  Next time, I am going to pick it all out for him (which I am sure he would be thrilled about) and take him to a movie instead.

 Jacket: Target | Shirt: Jcrew | Jeans: Old Navy | Booties: Famous Footwear | Sunglasses: Ross | Belt: Dillards

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Yellow and Blue

 Hello Lovlies!  I hope that you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving weekend.  Ours was awesome.  I have to be honest, I didn’t do the Black Friday intense shopping thing, but I did get a couple deals to give to Santa Claus…to give to me :)

 I have to be honest as much as I love shopping, clothes and deals (especially when all combined in one), I hate crowds, conflict and claustrophobia (see what I did there?)   All three of those Cs seemed to be connected to Black Friday, so as of yet I haven’t ventured out into the fray.  I always think I will do it one year, but that hasn’t happened yet.  My style of Black Friday shopping is more to go later after most of the crowds are home taking a nap.  I know…I am a disappointment…

 Sweater: Jcrew | Shirt: Loft | Skirt: Banana Republic | Tights: Target | Belt; F21 | Heels: Aldo | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Ross | Necklace: F21
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