Monday, May 4, 2015

OUTFIT: Leopard and mint

For the past few weeks I haven't been on the blog as much as I normally am.  A lot of the time it was due to my migraines, but some of it was just me needing to take a little step back for a while.  I was spending way too much time on the computer and not enough time outside or playing with my daughter and I didn't like that.  I went from blogging 5 days a week to 3 so it wasn't a drastic change but it definitely helped me come back feeling energized and ready for this week.  Sometimes, I think it's nice to step back for awhile.

I have really been enjoying the warmer weather we've been getting.  The weekend is was absolutely beautiful!  This week I think it's even going into the 80s!  I'm going to have to start pulling out the shorts!  I REALLY need a if you couldn't tell by how pasty I am in these photos. lol!

I also got to see the Avengers 2 over the weekend.  I thought it was really good but not as good as the first one.  I was excited to hear James Spader's voice as Ultron.  That was pretty cool.  I became a huge from of Jame Spader from The Blacklist.  It's such a good show!  Only a few more episodes until the season finale!! I can't wait!

I've actually worn every piece of this outfit in different blog posts on this blog!  I styled a winter weather outfit of this skirt a few months ago when it was still really cold.  The tortoise shell necklace I'm wearing is from Charming Charlie.  You may remember it from my cobalt and leopard outfit a couple weeks ago.  And the mint top I wore with an aztec mini last summer!

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fashion + Feathers

One of my favorite parts of blogging is meeting other bloggers along the way.  Claire from Fashion and Feathers is one of the nicest bloggers I've ever had the opportunity to "meet".  She's such a sweetheart and is really down to earth.  And I have to say she has some great style! lol! She even shares my love of maxi skirts/dresses!  She also has made me realize that I REALLY need a chambray top. I mean look how many cute ways she's styled it: herehere, here, here, and here!

Stop by her site and say hi, you will be glad you did!

And without further ado...

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself and your blog.
I'm a high school English teacher who started this blog as a way to experiment with fashion and also push myself to do some writing. I'm Claire and I blog at Fashion + Feathers. Before I started mine, I enjoyed reading blogs but I always looked at bloggers as some elite group that I wasn't a part of. One day it hit me that I could be a part of it. So I joined. I've learned a lot about this blog world - when I started I literally knew nothing. Learning how to do things to better my blog is one of my favorite accomplishments - and I obviously have a long way to go! I've also branched out with some new fashion pieces and collaborations that I probably wouldn't have thrown together without having this push me to try new things. I recently added an etsy shop called The Studio so check it out if you're into gold foil prints or graphic tees.

2. What are your biggest pet peeves?
I can't stand it when someone doesn't work hard. It absolutely drives me insane. I'm not good at a lot of things but I consistently work my butt off. And it frustrates me when other people are lackadaisical about things. Hard work shows character.

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3. What is one fashion trend that you are loving right now?
My absolute favorite new trend is sneakers with skirts or dresses. It just has such a fun look!

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4. What is one fashion trend that you just aren't into?
How about two? I'm really not into gladiator sandals.
And as much as I love layering outfits, I just can't get behind the whole tie the jacket around your waist thing. Is that weird?

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5. What are your favorite 3 posts from your blog?
1. I wore a summer dress with a chunky sweater over top and just loved how it turned out!
2. I added a faux fur vest to my winter wardrobe and I would have worn it every single day if that wasn't weird. Featuring two ways to wear is my favorite thing ever.
3. In celebration of my 28th birthday, I wrote a list of 28 things you should do. Sometimes I pull it out again just to re-read my own list. It's pretty good.

Thanks, Julie, for letting me hang out here today! Happy Thursday friends and cheers to the {almost!} weekend.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4 Things

I have been seeing these "4 Things" posts everywhere lately, first on Fashion and Feathers and now even on Bourbon, Lipstick and Stilettos.  I was just nominated by Lindsay to participate so I jumped on it!  I was thinking of writing a post like this anyway, so this just gave me motivation! lol  I think it's a great way to learn more about the person behind the blog.

4 Names People Call You (other than your real name)
1. Jul (my mom)
2. Cheech
3. Eva (my husband. I call him Wall-E....yeah, we're that dorky cutesy couple)
4. Cizzle (my bff)

4 Jobs You’ve Had
1. Store manager (@several juniors clothing stores)
2. Scenic painter
3. Stage Manager
4. Office Manager

4 Movies You’ve Watched More Than Once
1. Robin Hood: Men In Tights
2. Twister
3. Jurassic Park
4. Pride & Prejudice

4 Books I Would Recommend
4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (but be prepared to cry!)

4 Places I’ve Lived (other than Pennsylvania)
1. Delaware
2. Maryland
3. Wisconsin
4. Kentucky

4 Places I Have Been
1.Grand Cayman Islands
2. Cozumel
3. Florida: Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa
4. New York City

4 Places I’d Rather Be Now
1. In bed!
2. On the beach
3. Outside (stupid cold weather!)
4. Thrifting/Shopping

4 of My Favorite Foods
1. Spaghetti
2. Maryland crabs
3. Tacos
4. Fajitas

4 Things I Don’t Eat:
1. Mayo
2. Ranch dressing
3. Veal
4. Sushi

4 TV Shows I Watch
1. The Blacklist
2. Game of Thrones
3. American Horror Story (we finished it on Netflix a couple months ago)
4. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse/Strawberry Shortcake (mostly I just tolerate it for my daughter)

4 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Year
1. A little getaway with my husband (first time ever going without our little one)
2. Going to the beach at the end of July and getting to see my family
3. Using our season passes for the amusement park this summer! (Christmas gift from my mom!)
4. Hiking as soon as the weather warms up a bit

4 Things I’m Always Saying
1. "Seriously/Really?!"
2. "Um, no"
3. "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah" (when I'm telling a story, my husband teases me about it)
4. "Get down!" (Paige LOVES climbing things and giving me heart attacks)

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