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! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pink Blazer Love!

 Good Morning!  The weather is still beautiful here, so this week I (again) did my outfit photo's outside.  I was browsing the Nordstrom website and I found this great pink blazer.  I know it's fall but pink is my favorite color, so I will wear pink! 

 The first outfit I made, I paired it with a pair of light blue jeans with a frayed hem, navy striped tee and gold jewelry for accent.  Believe it or not, I found the leopard shoes at an estate sale but they look very similar to some of the leopard shoes out there right now!

For my second outfit, I just changed my shoes to Converse tennis shoes for a really casual look.

 Then I changed into the black tie tee that I wore last week with my leopard skirt.  I just love mixing and matching all my shirts, shoes etc. to get more looks with them.  I also changed my necklace to something with a little sparkle to it.


This change is hard to see in the light, so click on the picture to get a better look!  I changed my shirt to this burgundy top and also put on some basic black pants to make the outfit really dressy.

For my fifth look, I changed my top to a cream top with embroidery and put my basic gold necklace on again. 

I hope I have convinced that you need a pink blazer in your closet!  The website said to size down in this jacket because it runs large.  I found this to be true, but if you are on the fence with sizing I would order two sized and send one back.  With Nordstrom's free shipping and free return shipping it is totally worth it!

To help you with your outfits, here are the links to find the following items:

Pink Blazer 

Black Front Tie Tee

Gold Circle Necklace

Leopard Heels(similar)

Burgundy Top

Have a great week and I'll be back next Tuesday with another round of new outfits!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Leopard Skirt - 6 Different Ways!

With the change in the weather, I have felt a change in myself!  I have been a crazy quilter for 22 years and have loved every minute of it.  Through my crazy quilt journeys, I have met many amazing people and have a lot of fun stories go along with my experiences.  Along the way, I had the opportunity to write two books.  That was a dream come true for me!

For a year or so, I have felt myself drawn to a new topic.  Not new to me, but new to my blog.  I have always loved fashion and clothing.  It seems to me that crazy quilting and fashion have many things in common and it would be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I love both!  They both involve creativity, color and fabrics to name a few of the similarities.

As I have thought about my options over the last year, I have decided to incorporate some fashion into my blog.  Does that mean that I am done being a crazy quilter or finished writing books?  Absolutely not!  I may still have a few books in me in the next few years, but I would like to explore some other things I love.

So I guess what I am saying is, you may see both of my creative loves on the blog: fashion and needlework and we will see where it goes from there!

 The other day, I was shopping at the Loft and I found this great leopard skirt.  I have wanted a leopard skirt for a long time but just never found one I loved.  Well I found it and quickly scooped it up!  I wore it to church Sunday and then I decided that I would try to make as many outfits with it from things that I had in my closet.

The items I used, are pictured above: my leopard skirt that I love, a basic black sweater, a basic black tee that has been updated with a tie front, both a denim shirt as well as a denim jacket.  Last but not least is my favorite black booties, a new necklace from Accessory Concierge and leopard earrings.

First I tried the leopard skirt on with a denim shirt and I loved it, so I changed into my basic black sweater and tucked it in.  Both were a winner as far as I was concerned!

I then tried layering the basic black sweater with my denim shirt for those colder days this winter.  Then I switched it up and paired the denim jacket with the basic black sweater.  I felt like I had scored with the first 4 outfits!

 I tried the front tie tee with it and then for colder days, I paired it with the denim jacket, for two more outfit choices!  If you will notice, in all the outfits I used the same accessories and they worked in every one of them.

Links to help with your outfits!

 Leopard Skirt

Holt Necklace

Leopard Earrings

Talk to you soon with more fun outfits!