Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sale Sweaters!

January is a great time to find sweaters on sale and I usually look for ones that I can wear on into spring.  That means I am looking for bright colors and lightweight.  I found a few I love and I wanted to share them with you!




I have had my eye on this sweater for quite awhile!  It has bright spring colors, puff sleeves and stripes  making it a cute sweater!  The two reviews on it gave it 5 stars, always a good thing.  It is now half price and you can find it here.


I just love the pink color of this sweater!  Pink is my favorite color, so it is no surprise that I would love this one.  It looks cozy, has puff sleeves and is perfect for cooler spring days.  It is on sale too and you can find it here.


This sweater is on sale on the Nordstrom website and this bright blue color would also be perfect for spring days when the temperature is still cool.  As always, Nordstrom's has free shipping and free returns, so that is always a good thing!  You can find this sweater here


This sweater is not on sale, but I have had my eye on this one for quite awhile.  I ordered it this week, so I'll keep you posted on how I like it.  I think that the neutral color makes it a very versatile sweater.  You can find it here on the Nordstrom website.




Last week I did a post on closet organization, and I mentioned that Netflix has a new show with Marie Kondo helping people tidy their house.  I have watched all of them and they are really good!  If you are in the mood to do some organization in your house, I would highly recommend that you watch them.  She features families that are in different circumstances and it was just so informative!

See you next week!



Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Closet Organization

With the start of the New Year, it seems like that is a great time to organize your closet.  Several years ago, I read this book:



It really did help me to organize my closet!  I learned that if I really didn't like an item, I need to get rid of it.  I made many trips to the thrift store as I was cleaning my closet.  I have things from 10 years ago that I hadn't worn in a long time.  It just stressed me out to see all the clutter, so out it went!  Now I get rid of things every couple of months and I know exactly what I have in my closet when I go shopping.   If you subscribe to Netflix, she has a new show that I haven't watched yet, but I will!


Here is a picture of one of my drawers, three years later!  It may not be as perfect as Marie Kondo would do it, but I am happy with it.  I can see everything and I know what I have.

I use wooden hangers for my skirts and the clips are strong enough to hold 2 skirts on each one.  You can find them here on Amazon.
 
I use these hangers from Bed Bath & Beyond and I love them!  They are slim and they have grips on them so your clothes don't fall off the hangers!  You can find them here and I always use a coupon when I buy them!

I hope that encourages you to try some closet organization as we start the New Year!

See you next week!






Monday, January 7, 2019

New Year, New Project!

For many years I have had this cute little sewing kit that I could take everywhere with me.  My needles and scissors fit in there perfectly!  As you can see in the pictures below, my sewing kit is a little worn out looking.  I need to make a new one!  Because I need to make a new one, I thought I would share the pattern with my Joyful Embellishments group on FaceBoook and we could make one together!



Here is a picture of the sewing kit closed.  It is missing the little ribbon that closes it and some of the stitches are coming out, so time for a new one!



Here is a picture of the sewing kit open.  Plenty of room for scissors and needles!  You can also put pins in the top part of the case.  I think this time, I will put a piece of wool there to put the pins in.


I pieced a new one with all cotton pink fabrics just to change it up!


Here is what the pattern looks like.  It is really is very easy!  If you would like to join my  FaceBook Group,I will be  posting a pdf of the pattern there for you!

Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow with my regular Tuesday fashion post!



Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Before Christmas Sales!


There are many before Christmas sales going on right now, so I thought I would do a post with all of my previous outfits and how there are on sale right now.  Sadly, virtually everything I have featured in the past month or so, is sold out!  So, I searched some of the sales going on right now and found some cute things for you to think about.


I went on the Ann Taylor website to see if the black plaid coat I featured a few weeks ago was on sale and it was sold out, so while I looking around their website, I found this cute tunic.  It looks so comfortable and it is 50% off right now.

 I also found this cute camp shirt and it comes in these two different fabrics.  The leopard print is to in this year and the green one would look great with jeans because of the blue print on it.  The are both 50% off also.  The green one can be found here and the leopard print can be found here.


Anthropologie has a few sweaters on sale right now and this one caught my eye.  This red one really is cute with the denim shirt that the model has on.  It also comes in taupe, purple and dark grey.  You can find it here and it is 50% off!


 I loved the color of this sweater!  It would be fun to wear on gloomy winter days.  It is also 50% and comes in a medium pink color.  You can find it here.



On another note, I received an email from GHD Hair and they had a video for this cute hairstyle.
I tried it out and it was pretty easy and wasn't a total pinterest fail!  My hair isn't as long as the models hair but it was still fun to do.  You can find the written instructions as well as the video here

Have a great day and because of Christmas I will be back in two weeks!




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!