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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 – 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.


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 – 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: ?

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Summer Uniform

So I really haven’t posted many outfit pics this summer. I’ve pretty much worn shorts & a t-shirt most days. It is what it is. I just don’t have a lot of inspiration when it’s very warm. Maybe that will change, maybe it won’t. I don’t want to abandon my love of fashion just because it’s warm, but comfort takes precidence most of the time.

This is my favourite outfit of the summer – these shorts & this shirt. I wear them a lot!




Shirt: Walmart
Shorts: Torrid
Headband, earrings: ?
Shoes: Sbicca


Pattern Recognition

It’s Everybody, Everywear time again. This month’s theme is Pattern Mixing. I love the idea of pattern mixing, but I don’t do it much. I tend to think that I don’t have many patterns to mix, but I have more than I thought.

I’ve been watching Mad Men lately since it’s streaming on Netflix. While I baffle at our culture in those days, I adore the fashion & design. I feel like I’m channeling a bit of that era with my pattern mixing outfit.

Top: Ross
Skirt: Ross
Shoes: Vintage/Thrifted
Necklace: Vintage – gift from my sister

You can check out all the EBEWers here:
Everybody, Everywear | Pattern Mixing


Thrifted Paper Doll

So today is both Everybody Everywear Thrift Edition & the Paper Doll Project. I was teamed up with the lovely Bekah from Matters of Merrymaking. I gave her a dress to style that I thrifted, but hadn’t worn yet. I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it despite the fact that I love it – the print is great. I am so happy with how she styled it. I wouldn’t have thought to wear it this way at all, but I love it. It’s so comfortable. Why do I always think belts are going to be uncomfortable?

With the addition of the belt & the heals, the skirt got a bit short so I am wearing shorts to protect the eyes of the innocent. I love this outfit! Thanks Bekah!

Dress: Thrifted
Shirt: Ross
Necklace: Kohls
Ring: Anika Burke
Shoes: Blowfish Gimmik

To see how I styled Bekah, head on over to Matters of Merrymaking. To see the other Everybody Everywear participants, go here.

Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

Here’s a list of the other Paper Doll Participants:

Divergent Musings and Maybe Someday We’ll Be Smarter
Unusual Form and Miss Vinyl Ahoy
In doctorly fashion and The Daily Dani
Matters of Merrymaking and Be Your Own Adventure
Better With Tights and I Have A Degree In This!
The Cardigan Queen and Acute Designs
Ruby Bastille and A Heart and Soul Story
From the Mixed-up Files and Stylish Year
Animated Cardigan and Snappy Casual
Miss Lulu Blogs and Elle Enchanted
The Socialite’s Closet and Shades of Sarah
My Orange Stilettos and Pull Your Socks Up!
Oranges and Apples and Not Just Mom
Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication and Pieces of {My} Earth
Toujours C’est La Vie and Never Dreamed about This