Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Fun Festive Top!

Good Morning!  I found this fun festive top the other day and I loved it so much, I thought I would share it with you.  I felt that it could be worn many ways, both casual and dressy.  So here we go!


I started by wearing it with some skinny jeans and my black suede booties.  I felt so festive in this outfit!  You can find the top here and it is on sale right now!  Here are some similar black booties.


I get chilly in the winter when I wear tops like this so I paired it with my white vest and I loved it and felt warm at the same time.  I have had my white vest for around 4 years and have really gotten alot of use out of it.  I found a similar vest here.  It's a little pricey, but I think you would really get your money's worth!


I tried it with my military vest and I liked it but I think I prefer the top with my white vest.

I put it with my jean jacket as another way to keep warm and I loved it this way too!

Then I changed into my black velvet pants for a dressier look and it thought it looked great also.
 

I took a side shot so you could see that the hemline is high/low which I also loved!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season as much as I am.  It is a busy time of year, so remember to not be so busy that you feel stressed!

Have a great week and I'll be back next Tuesday!



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Sheaffer Lace Top

I love to read fashion blogs and one that I have followed from the day she started is called Sheaffer Told Me To.  I think she has been blogging for about 6 years and this year she hit it big by teaming up with Gibson to design her own top.  What a lucky girl!  I thought the top was darling so I ordered it in two colors to see how I could style it.



I did both colors with a pair of black velvet pants, a leopard belt and my leopard shoes I bought at an estate sale.  I decided to wear one of my favorite pair of earrings from Kendra Scott.  I thought both colors looked cute styled this way!  The lace top can be found here!



Then, I tried styling them with my green corduroy pants, leopard belt and suede boots.  Loved this look with both colors also!



For a more casual look, I decided to pair the top with skinny jeans, leopard belt and my leopard shoes.  I changed my shoes to my black boots and loved it that way too!

In the end, I decided I shouldn't keep the top in both colors, so I kept the burgundy one.  The white one needed to have a camisole paired with it because I felt that it was a little sheer in the back.  I tend to not wear tops as much if they need a camisole paired with them.  I don't know why, but it is just what I have noticed for myself.  Also, for sizing info, I sized up one size because the lace doesn't have much give to it and I wanted to be comfortable in it!

For colder days(like today!), I would put a blazer on for a dressier look, and a sweater or jean jacket for a more casual look.

Have a great day and I'll be back next Tuesday!



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kansas City Fashion Report!


 Every year my family goes to Kansas City to watch them light the Mayor's Christmas tree at Crown Center.  The Christmas season just doesn't seem as festive when we miss this event.  They have choirs singing holiday songs and after they light the tree there is fireworks.  It is just an awesome way to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season.  

When I was there, I decided to do a little fashion report from Kansas City.  It seems like they are a year or so ahead of us in style(sometimes) and other times they have things that we would never considering wearing here in Wichita!



We walked around the Plaza on Saturday and went into Anthropologie.  This darling sweater paired with the ruffled scarf just looked so festive with a pair of skinny jeans.  The sweater is pricey, so I would wait for a sale before buying.  The only problem with that is then you can't wear during the Christmas season!  Fashion problems...LOL!
 

 This jacket is paired with some boot cut jeans and I thought it looked so warm and cozy!


This outfit also looked so cozy with the cream tunic and the warm sherpa lined sweater.  The red mittenssand hat give it a festive flair.


I am not sure how practical these fur lined mules are but I thought they were a cute find at Banana Republic!
 

On our way out of town on Saturday we stopped at Oak Park mall because, well Nordstrom's is there.  Who goes to KC and doesn't stop there!  I found this rack of leopard shoes, so they are a real thing this winter!


 Here is a closeup of the tennis shoes on the rack.  I probably wouldn't wear them to the Y but they are cute!


Some darling leopard sandals to go to a party in, and the cutest booties with a low heel on them!  I just noticed the booties are on sale right now!
 



I thought this tuxedo jacket paired with a denim shirt and pleated skirt were interesting and a little different.
 

These double frayed hem jeans looked so festive with the floral top at the Loft and the jeans are $29.00 today!  Also, the whole website at Loft is 50% off today with free shipping!


This look was at Macy's and I think some boys were getting a little bored at the mall.  LOL!
 

I thought this look was cute and simple, my favorite kind of outfit!  I don't own a pair of camo jeans, but this might convince me to buy some!

Well, I hope Kansas City style inspired to try new things with the clothing you already have.  I just love to take pictures of outfits and then try to find something in my closet similar and make it work!

Have a great day and I'll  be back next Tuesday!



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sweater Love!

Good Morning!  My post today is about some sweaters that I have recently purchased that I love!  (Well, also a pair of pants!)

Loft has been having a 40% off sale on and off all fall, so during one of those sales, I purchased this cream sweater with lace on the top.  I think that because it has lace on the top, it will work perfectly for the holiday season!



I styled it with this great pair of green corduroy pants that have cute zippers on the side.  These boots I recently found at Famous Footwear and I love them!


 The next two sweaters I purchased from Target and they both look cute with the green corduroy pants.  I also kept the denim shirt on underneath for both sweaters but you could also wear them alone on warmer days.  You can find the leopard one here, and the Fair Isle one here.



This was how the Fair Isle sweater was styled at Target the day I bought it.  I just can't decide if a fur vest is my style or not!


Getting back to the cream sweater, I just couldn't resist pairing with my leopard skirt!  I tucked it in but you could also leave it out for a different look.


On a different note, yesterday I found out that my book, Joyful Daily Stitching, has been recently translated into Spanish.  I am so excited about this and didn't even know it was going to happen, so it was a happy surprise! 


That's it for today, but I'll be back next Tuesday!

Have a great Thanksgiving,



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Cute and Cozy

Today's post is about everything cozy!  I work from home, so quite often I wear clothes that are both cute and cozy!



So, I am a big fan of stripes and this sweatshirt was perfect for me!  I bought this at Old Navy about a month ago and this morning I could not find it online.  Maybe it is still in stores, but don't worry, I found another option!   



 I thought this sweatshirt on Amazon would be just as cute and it is a great price at $19.99!


 I paired my sweatshirt with a cozy green cardigan from Target for those really cold days.  I also have my favorite UGG slippers that I got for Christmas last year.  I know they are pricey, but I wear them everyday and they will last for years!




I also love this cowl neck tunic sweater from Loft and it comes in 6 different colors.  The one pictured is Wild Olive Heather.  A bonus for this sweater is that it is 40% off a Loft today with the code FLASH.  



I also own the tunic sweater in the Crumb Melange color and I paired it with the cardigan from Target for colder days.  It is both cute and cozy!  I am also wearing my favorite leopard earrings that you can find here.  The earrings come in 3 different sizes and my pair is size medium.




I was browsing the Nordstrom website this morning and I found this cute sweatshirt that would also be perfect for days you want to be cozy and it is on sale today for $29.40.  You can find it here.

Well I hope this helps you to look both cute and cozy this winter and I'll be back next Tuesday!





Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Black and White Check Jacket

 Hi there!  It is a beautiful fall day here in Kansas and the weather is perfect for wearing cute jackets now.  I have had my eye on this black and white checked jacket for awhile and it finally went on sale, so I decided to go for it.  Right now it is on sale and you can purchase it for $90.00!  Regular price this jacket is expensive, but on sale it is not so bad.  I think it is very versatile and can be worn for casual, business casual and dressy. 


So, here is the jacket in a dressy outfit with a
basic black sweater and skirt with black boots.  The outfit is warm, cozy and cute!  I am wearing one of the necklaces that I featured in my post last week and my earrings are from Nickle and Suede.  In all of the outfits today, I kept the same jewelry on and I love it!


Here is the jacket as a casual outfit.  All I did was change from my black skirt to a pair of jeans and it becomes casual.


I then changed to a green dressy top and paired it with the basic black skirt and boots.  This look is not only business casual but it could also be used for a holiday outfit.  I bought the green top at the Loft but couldn't find it listed online yet.
 

Everything in this outfit is the same except I changed to an embroidered cream top.  So cute!
 

I paired the jacket with a burgundy swing dress and decided to not use the tie.  I just love the look and it could also be used for a holiday outfit.  The dress is inexpensive and that is one of my favorite things to do:  pair a more expensive piece with something inexpensive.  It helps the wardrobe budget!  If you have a black, green or cream dress to pair it with, it would be fantastic!

Have a great week and I'll be back next Tuesday!



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Jewelry Loves and a Great Maxi Dress!


 Hi there!

This week I thought I would show some of my favorite pieces of jewelry that I wear all the time and just love!  I also have a maxi dress that I have been wearing on repeat this fall that I thought I would show you.  Just consider me your personal shopper, ha!

You may recognize this circle pendant that I am wearing from my post last week about pink blazer love.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.  I have had this for a year or so and I wear it so much that one friend asked me if there was a special meaning behind it.  No, I just love it!  I went browsing through the Nordstrom website and found this updated version and am tempted to buy it for myself.


 To go with the circle pendant, I recently found these great circle pendant earrings.  I love how different they are with the straight  bar that acts as the post.  Those can be found here.  I am also wearing a maxi dress that I bought this fall and have worn it quite a bit because it looks great with a denim jacket when it is cool out but is lightweight so you can wear it in the warmer weather also.  I found it at a place called Soft Surroundings and you can find the dress here


Another thing I wear also is my Leopard earrings!  They go with everything and leopard is so on trend this year.  They are also leather, so they aren't so heavy that they make you feel like your ears are going to rip.  Sadly the necklace I am wearing is sold out, but I found one that you may like just as well here.
  

I also wear my gold earrings that are from the same company as my Leopard ones.  They are also made of leather and they go with everything too!  You may also recognize the circle necklace that I had in my blazer post last week.  The links for the leather earring are here for the leopard and here for the gold.  The circle necklace can be found here.  I forgot to mention that the leather earrings come in 3 different sizes and I wear the medium one.

I hope you have a great week and I will be back next Tuesday!