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Fashion on Friday – Love this Pattern!

I’ve been feeling very unfashionable lately. I’m in a serious rut. Working on it.

I got a new dress recently at Target. It has an amazing pattern and I love the details on it. It will definitely be one that will see me through all the seasons.

Dress: Target, Leggings: Walmart, Shoes: Walmart, Shrug: Torrid

I’ve also been making some fun little pendants out of Scrabble letters (I look for old Scrabble games in thrift shops). Great for gifts.

Pi Day was on Wednesday, I’ll be doing a post about that soon and St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and I have some yummy plans for that.

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Fashion on Friday – Long Time

It’s been a few weeks since I posted any fashion on Friday. I’m actually really enjoying being a bit less strict with my blogging, not feeling like I have to post things just for the sake of it. It’s been good. I’m enjoying the variety of things that I have been blogging about too. It’s liberating.

I love this time of year & I’m excited that I’m making at least one gift for everyone in my family this year – some are getting more than one handmade thing too! My biggest stressor at the moment is losing things! It’s driving me nuts. Joseph is lost from the Playmobil Nativity set & that just makes me sad. I’ve lost my main lens cap from my camera & Jude’s favourite science kit has gone missing. Sigh. Sometimes I really just want to get rid of EVERYTHING and start over again. Not very practical though. It’s especially frustrating as I’m usually the one who can find things – my Grandma had an amazing gift for that & I like to think I have a little bit of that gift too. So it drives me nuts when I can’t find stuff. Keep calm, pray & keep looking!

Here’s a few outfits from the last few weeks.

Shirt: Vintage/Thrifted
Dress: Ross

Tunic: Ross
Skirt: Target
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Forever 21
Earrings: Kohls

Shrug: Walmart
Dress: Torrid
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Walmart

Earrings: Made by Me
Shawl: Ross
T-shirt: Target
Top: Avenue
Shorts: Kohls
Boots: Torrid

Hope you are finding joy & peace in this beautiful Season. Take time to enjoy it!


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Fashion on Friday – First Real Snow of the Season!

Just a couple of outfits this week…

We had our first REAL snow in the night last night. My favourite moment of the day was putting the boys in front of a window, opening the curtains & seeing their eyes light up in wonder & joy as they looked out at the beautiful, white snow. I’ve never seen them get dressed so fast. They bundled up & we headed outside. I started shoveling the snow off the driveway while they played in the yard, but soon enough they wanted to join in & help me. We have one child-sized snow shovel – we definitely need to get another. My littlest used a regular kid’s shovel. It’s not particularly helpful when they help me, but it’s so worth it for the fun and I love that they want to help. When we finished up, they were ready to come inside for some hot cider. It was a lovely way to start the day.

Shrug: Torrid
Dress: Old Navy
Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Ross – love these boots!
Necklace: Vintage/Thrifted – one of my many owl necklaces.
Headband: Ross – needed a bit of colour for this grey & black outfit.
Funny Boy: God

Jacket: Target
Dress: Target
Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Ross
Earrings: Forever 21
Super Cute Kid: God

After running some errands this morning, we’re now snuggled up in the house & the boys are playing with an original Weebles Treehouse – one of my favourite toys as a child. A crock pot full of chili is filling the house with yummy aromas. It’s a lovely day indeed.


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Fashion on Friday – 11-11-11

I love rediscovering my wardrobe as the season changes. I need to have a proper sort through my clothes to find those treasures lurking at the back of the closet. I also love coloured tights! They brighten cold days & keep my legs nice & warm.

I also love wearing more of my shoes! I definitely get tired of flip flops in the Summer. Boots, wedges, heels! I love shoes.

Shorts with tights is one of my favourite looks. Super comfortable & fun.

T-shirt: Target
Top: Torrid
Shorts: Source of Wisdom
Tights: We Love Colors
Wedges: Forver 21
Earrings: ?
Ring: World Market

I put the following outfit together in my mind, thinking it would be both warm & stylish. I put it on & it was absolutely warm & comfy & I thought it looked pretty good in the mirror. Then I took my pics & was sorely disappointed. I don’t think it’s doing me any favours & I wasn’t going to post pics, but I showed it to my Sister & she said it looked cute, so it made the cut this week. Besides, I wasn’t going to change it, because it is so comfortable!

Sweater: Old Navy
Dress: street market in London
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Payless
Hairclip: Claires

Can’t go wrong with denim & black – one of my favourite combos. Throw in a bit of grey & I’m very happy.

Jacket: Thrifted
Dress: Ebay
Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Ross
Hairband: H&M
Sweater Clip: DIY (to be featured on the next Make It Monday)

This is my favourite vintage shawl that I own & I own a few! I love the asymmetrical shape, the colour, but mostly I love the pom poms! It’s super fun to wear & keeps me nice & warm. I did some cat eye eyeliner for a 60s look, but I’m still not very good at it. I need to get some make-up skills!

Shawl: Vintage/Thrifted
T-shirt: Target
Dress: street market in London
Boots: ?
Tights: ?
Earrings: ?

Here’s to fashion inspiration from across time & geography & from right at the back of your closet.


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Fashion on Friday – November 4, 2011

How I love these fabulous days of Fall (though winter is “hot” on its heels – we’ve had a bit of snow already!). The food, the temperatures, the colours, the clothes…

Headband: Ross
Top: Kohls
Capris: Ross
Boots: Ross

Scarf: Kohls
Jacket: Thrifted
Leggings: Walmart
Skirt: Old Navy
Bootes: Avenue
Brooch: Vintage

Hat: Vintage
Earrings: Vintage
Brooch: Vintage
Jacket: Thrifted
Skirt: Torrid
Tights: We Love Colors
Shoes: Target


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Fashion on Friday – October 21, 2011

Well, the world didn’t end, again. At least not yet. New Zealand made it through, so I think we might be ok. Though, to be honest, the end of the world sometimes doesn’t seem like such a bad thing when you think about what’s waiting for us. But that’s a topic for another time.

Today it’s all about fashion. Here’s a round-up of recently worn outfits. I gotta say, I’m not really feeling it lately. I need to get back into my groove.

Shrug: Torrid
Dress: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Torrid
Brooch: Vintage

Cardigan: Walmart
Jeans: Ross
Shoes: Ross
Necklace: DIY – beads, ribbon, & two vintage clip on earrings

Shirt: Walmart
Vest: Old Navy
Skirt: Alloy
Shoes: Target
Earrings: ?