Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pushing it a little further....

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Today I'm pushing the envelope a little further with the mixing of patterns. I am really liking the look. You'll probably be seeing alot more experimentation with this. I've had this floral top from J-Crew for a long time and haven't worn it. It has this fabric belt in the same pattern as the shirt that ties under the bust. These types of belts never work for me...anyone else? I always end up using them as a scarf with an entirely different outfit. Anyway, the shirt has never been flattering on me. It made me look quite large to say the least. I think that with the contrast of patterns and the small simple braided belt it breaks it up a bit, giving it a much more appealing look.

Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Blouse: J-Crew
Tank: Gap
Cardi: Old Navy
Belt: Old Navy
Necklace: Cookie Lee
Shoes: Steve Madden

Busy day...lots of Errands.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flowers and such :)

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Headed to Anchorage this afternoon to get my hair done!!!!! Thank goodness, I can hardly look at these photos without cringing. I LOATHE roots, which is why I am going back to all brown. :) The beautiful sunny weather outside made me break out a dress. Sunny weather is dress weather....don't you think?

Shoes: Payless....long time ago
Dress: Gap
Cardi: Banana Republic (ebay)
Necklace: Target
Bracelet: Local artist

The Salon!!!! WOO- HOO!!!!

I am going to do some thrift shopping also....hopefully more about that later.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Are dusters out?

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As I was getting dressed this morning I realized that I have yet to see a duster on a blog.....Hmmmmm....Am I committing a fashion faux-paux?(how do you spell that?) Are they as out of style as tapered leg pants...oh wait they came back....big hair....coming back...acid wash jeans...also back..... cut off jeans....those too.....maybe I'm ok.... Oh well, I LOVE this duster, the color, the length, and most of all the crochet. :)

Jeans:Big Star...The Buckle
Boots: Frye
Duster:Moda....Victoria's Secret
Necklace:Wet Seal
Belt: J-Crew
Bangles: Fred Meyer

Not sure where the day is going to take me....My AWESOME mom takes my kids ALL DAY on Tuesdays. One glorious day to do what I please.....even if it is getting caught up on projects at home.:)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Experimenting with the leopard....again!

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I'm feeling spunky this morning....hence the attire. The weather outside is dreary and cold, inside I have a TON of chores to do, so this is my attempt to spruce up my day.
I've had this cardi for a while now and I just can't seem to figure out how to mix it into something I LOVE. Any suggestions?

Jeans: James
Tank: Old Navy
Cardi: Banana Republic (ebay)
Shoes: Steve Madden (ebay)
Belt: Thrifted .25

I have a few appointments with Hoover,Pledge,Windex,and Pine-Sol. Oh and we can't forget Mrs. Re-Organize!!! :) Fun Day Huh!

***Holy Moly!!! Can you see my WICKED rootage?!?!! I have an appointment this week fix those. Thank Goodness!! My daughter wanted to shoot me from that angle. I think the photo awesome, aside from the spectacular view of my roots. :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stripes and Spots...Oh my!

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Today I'm living on the edge and mixing my stripes and my spots. As I was getting ready for church this morning I asked Awesome Husband the same question I always ask. Here is how it went:

ME: "How does this look?"
AH: "ummmm stripes and spots?"
ME: "Yes I know but I am wearing it anyway!"
AH: " Yeah it looks fine"
ME: "Thanks!"

Pants: BCBG
Belt: Moms closet
Shirt: Ebay or etsy...Sally Jane Vintage
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Target
Bracelet: Fred Meyer

CHURCH!!!!! :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Simple Saturday....

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Nothing beats a crisp white shirt paired with broken in leather boots! I did a little experimenting with my scarf today,I rather like the result, just hoping it doesn't resemble a brightly colored neck brace!

Jeans: True Religion
T-shirt: Target
Scarf: Thrifted $1
Belt: Lucky
Coat: J-Crew (ebay)
Boots: Frye

Just hanging around the house getting projects done. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009


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Yay, I won a prize! I apparently pull off the "Cheap Chic" look well. I'm taking it as a compliment because lets face it, with three kids and the hobbies we have, a girl has to find a bargain somewhere! It's nice to know that I don't look like a bargain though! :) I can't wait to receive my goodie basket in the mail! Thanks Shannon....I will be back next week!

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (thrifted)
Blouse: Banana Republic(ebay)
Scarf: Thrifted $1
Necklace: Gifted
Bracelet: Fred Meyer
Shoes: Steve Madden (ebay)
Rings: Mexico...when I wear my silver jewelry I wear my great grandmothers white gold engagement ring to match.

I have to volunteer at the school this afternoon. It's Husky Pride Store Day!!!! No big Friday night plans. Tonight the girls are having friends over and I think Awesome Husband has to work on his plane in the hangar. UGH :(

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Prizes....need I say more?

Hey everyone, click on over to The Daily Balance. It's this great blog written by Shannon. She offers all sorts of cool tips,tricks, and advice about most everything that is important in our everyday chaotic (it's not just mine right?) lives. I have been clicking around today and found alot of useful information. Every day has a different theme and Fridays are "Fashion Friday" complete with a contest, all you have to do is submit a picture of yourself in your favorite outfit of the week! You may even win a PRIZE!!! I sent one over to her today. Check it out!

Polka Dots, Patterns, & Patent Leather

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As good as slipping into your favorite pair of jeans feels, sometimes it feels just as good not to. I am feeling twirly, flowy and full of FUN today! Bring on the WORLD!!!

Skirt: Target
Blouse: Sears
Cardigan: Target
Belt: ????..... Seriously ancient out of Mom's closet
Tights: Target
Shoes: ebay
Necklace: Cookie Lee

No place at all!!! Yay, no more trips to Anchorage this week! My brother and I did go running this morning, other than the usual errands I am going no place special, just felt like dressing up. :)

Thank you for all of the well wishes for my son, he did wonderfully and it was over before I knew it! Not much pain after and almost no swelling! I'm so glad that ordeal is OVER!!! Thanks again!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I LOVE a good scarf!

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Well today is the day....My two tear old is having his tooth surgically removed this afternoon. The worst part is that he has to get an IV and get hooked up to heart monitors etc.. Who knew that swinging on a swing could lead to all of this!!! To say the least I am a little nervous. Anyways, to combat the nervousness, I wore this great new scarf (new stuff always makes a girl more confident...right?) that I bought at Treasure Loft for a whopping dollar yesterday.

Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Boots: J-Crew ( ebay for a killer deal of $25 including shipping!!)
Cardigan: Banana Republic (ebay)
Tank: Gap
Scarf: Treasure Loft
Bracelet: Fred Meyer

Only the surgeon's office...I had to reschedule my hair appointment. :(
Depending on how Son is doing we may stop by Awesome Husband's office to say Howdy.

**The extra weirdo pics are for my 10 yr old daughter. We started this project blog together. I bounce ideas off of her in the morning, she tells me how I look, how to pose, and takes all of my pics. I actually think it makes the blog a little more fun and interesting to look at! A peek into our fun-lovin personality! I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Big Brown Cape....

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So it seems that this may be a casual week. The dentist visit yesterday did not go as planned and so my son has another appointment today with an oral surgeon. :( Of course this is only an consult, so I foresee at least one more appointment this week. Poor little guy.... I am loving that I don't have to wear a coat these days, however it is still not totally t-shirt weather up here so my winter sweaters are still in play.

**On another note I have a hair appointment tomorrow.(if it doesn't conflict with an emergency dental appointment) I'm thinking about deleting the current blond highlights and replacing them with an all over rich brown. What do you think?

Jeans: BKE...The Buckle
Sweater/cape: Target $8
T-shirt:Target $3
Necklace: Wal-Mart $5
Shoes: Dansko....these are also an Alaskan staple!
Belt: ?????

Dentist appointment this afternoon
Appointment with Awesome Husband tonight
Hopefully dinner with Awesome Husband after appoinment

Monday, April 20, 2009

Casually Nervous......

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Today I will be spending the latter half of my day in the dentist's office. My son is finally going to have his tooth removed today. I am actually quite nervous. I'm not a squeamish or worrisome mother but he's only two years old and I'm sure that they will put him out for this. I guess I just don't really know what to expect. Ok... so back to what you are here for, I took it extremely casual today, I wanted to be exteriorly (I don't think that is a word) as comfortable as possible.

Jeans: Big Star ...The Buckle
Sweater: Target (clearance of course)
Scarf: Target
Shoes: beloved felted clogs
Belt:Ralph Lauren

****Thank You for all the kind comments, and to those who put me on their blog roll!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Business like.....

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I am feeling very classic and business like in my attire this morning. I have had these pieces in my closet for a long time now but never have put them together. I'm glad I did because I am lovin it!!!!

Blouse: J-Crew (ebay)
Linen Sailor pants: J-Crew (Final Sale....I LOVE that sale!)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Target
Belt: Target

I will be wearing this classic look to church this morning. I have a second Easter celebration this afternoon with my side of the family so I will have to change after church, maybe I will get it together enough to post twice in one day.....maybe. :)

If you read the previous post about my sons tooth being cracked in half and not being able to get an appointment with a pedo-dentist until Monday, here is an update.
He is doing fine with pain, he actually surprisingly seems to be unbothered by it all. Yesterday at lunch he was eating his PB&J and one half of his tooth fell out!!! So now my poor son is walking around with only half of his front tooth. :( I can't wait until Monday......If you can schedule getting hurt (which I know you can't) it would be wise to do it on a Tues, Wed, or Thur. Doctors don't work on Mondays or Fridays!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Possibly ugly....but I like it anyway!

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So my ensemble today is weird, funky and a little ugly but I like it anyway. I am calling it unique.:) The reason I love this sweater is solely for the little random snails it has on it. SNAILS????

Sweater: Anthropologie (ebay)
Tank: Gap
Capri: Banana Republic (ebay)
Shoes: Dansko

I have a baby shower to go to this afternoon. Other than that I am having a relaxing Saturday with the kiddos. I think I will pull an all night cleaning session tonight. My husband is at the cabin for the night, sometimes when he is gone I will grab a 20oz mocha and go to town on the house into the weeee hours of the night. WEIRD.... I know!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thrifty Scarf....

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Casual Friday again....however I am digging my duds today. I feel like it is just the perfect amount of casual but still cute and fresh! Oh by the way, yes that is snow on the ground and yes I am wearing capri's with no socks and shoes with holes in them but that is what us Alaskans do. The first sign of summer and we all break out our summer duds. I see people all over town in flip flops and tank tops, at least I'm still wearing a sweater!

Cardigan: Banana (ebay)
T-shirt: Target (clearance $2)
Scarf: Treasure Loft (thrifted $1)
Belt: Old Navy
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (thrifted)
Shoes: Frye (ebay)
Jewelry: My staple pieces from my awesome husband!

Today is not as crazy as I thought it would be. I thought I would be in a dentist office for the greater part of the day. My two year old hit his tooth on the swing set last night and cracked his tooth in half!!! Poor Baby :( I have been trying to find a pedo-dentist all morning and the best I can get is Monday afternoon. LAME!!! He doesn't seem to be in much pain and I have the cabinet stocked with children's Tylenol so Monday it is. We will also be going to my Dad's birthday dinner tonight.

Have a great weekend everybody!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First attempt...

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One thing this blog has made me do is get more creative. I realize that jeans and a cute top simply is not that exiting day after day. I was browsing the clearance racks at good 'ole Target and came across this top/dress, I thought it was adorable and would be the perfect intro for me into the tunic/legging world. Leggings...Spandex...GASP! I was a little startled when I looked at the tag and it was actually an XS maternity top. After my surprise I was pleased with myself for thinking outside the box and re purposing a maternity top for my not so pregnant self!

Leggings: Target
Belt: Thrifted for .25
Jewelry: Husband...all three are my staple pieces of jewelry that always go back on after dress up!

My entire outfit was clearance or thrifted...I think total cost was under $20.

I am headed to a volunteer breakfast at the school and then off to Anchorage for an appointment. On the way home I might check out the new Kohls that opened up last month. That's right we just got Target and Kohls in Anchorage this past year. Pathetic huh!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cinched Florals...

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Tunic: Ebay
Jeans: James
Cardigan: J Crew
Bangles: Fred Meyer
Shoes: Frye

Friday, April 10, 2009

Not feelin it....

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Ok, so I am back in the land of the living....kinda! I am still not feeling top notch, and I think my outfit today reflects that. I was going for an edgy, trendy, comfortable look but I am not feeling it. I suppose a good little blogger would change it up but to be honest I really don't have to energy to, (not feeling the creative vibe today)so this will have to do.


Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Shoes: Steve Madden ( steal!)
Dress/tunic: Victoria's Secret
Cardigan: J-crew (another steal from ebay)
Belt: who knows!
Rings: The Buckle & Mexico
Bangles: clearance at Fred Meyer
Necklace: ?????

***NOTE: Sorry about the unedited photo, Flickr is acting weird and I can't get it to the edit screen...anyone else having issues? My entire flickr is different. Did they change it?
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