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Showing posts with label Skirt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skirt. Show all posts


Leather, Peplum & Marilyn

Happy Friday Eve!!! You may or may not know that I'm a huge fan of the weekend. HUGE!! I wear what I want, do what I want, and chill like I want. Of course they go by too fast, but I aim to enjoy them while they last. Do you make plans, for your weekends, or do you just go with the flow?

On to the OOTN.

You know how you have an outfit in your head, then you put it on and it looks nothing like you pictured it? Well this outfit was the opposite of that. It turned out exactly how I wanted it to. The jacket, the Marilyn Monroe crop, and the peplum skirt (another Target clearance steal) all just worked. My initial idea was to wear all black heels, but my lace Steve Maddens jumped out at me. I threw them on, and loved it. This type of thing only happens ever so often, so I relished in the moment.

Until next time…

Leather Jacket - Borrowed from SIL
Crop Top - Target
Peplum Skirt - Target
Steve Madden Heels - DSW


Legs & Stripes...

Hey y'all! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and are enjoying your Sunday.

This post is my farewell to Summer. It was my first Summer blogging and I must say that I loved every second of it. I decided to post some of my favorite looks from the past few months.

In my adult life (after having children), I was never one to show my legs too much because I wasn't  confident that they were nice enough to be shown. Blogging kind of changed all of that. And because I feel in love with my legs, and apparently stripes at the same time, I dubbed this past season, "The Summer of Legs & Stripes".

I can't choose a favorite look, but I love the black & white striped skirt with the denim vest, and the brown pencil skirt with the pink top/shoes. My third favorite is the orange blazer with the jean cut-offs.

What have you learned about yourself this summer? Were you drawn to certain items or colors?

Until next time...


Makin' it Work...

Happy Sunday peeps!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekends, and if you have tomorrow off, enjoy that too! It seems like forever since I've taken blog pics! The evenings have seemed to fly by for the last week or so. I have so many of my favorite blogs to catch up on. Lots of commenting to come! =D

I am so proud of myself for the outfit below. The skirt is a quick DIY. Not a project, just an alteration. This skirt used to be a dress. I bought it from Old Navy (on clearance of course) because I wanted to get in on the floral trend. I wasn't sure if I could get in on this particular trend because florals all over the place just aren't my thing. But this dress had just the perfect amount of flowers on it for me.

I got the dress home and tried it on, only to find out that the chest was not roomy enough. It sat in my closet until this weekend when I look at it and thought to myself... "I may as well donate it." I decided to tried it on again. This time, without pulling the top part over my neck. Wah-lah!!! I couldn't find a pair of scissors fast enough! I cut off the top portion of the dress, and with the help of my daughter and her sewing machine, there you have it! A cute skirt.

This experience taught me, just because that's the way it is in the store, it doesn't have to be the way you wear it. Make it work for you.

Until next time...

Tee - Dots
Dress turned skirt - Old Navy
Coach wedges - Herbergers


Does Size Matter?...

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day created to celebrate mothers & everything that they do to keep the world turning =D

Todays OOTD features my first and only purchase from H&M (so far). I ignorantly figured that nothing from this store would fit me. I didn't even know they had a plus section. What an idiot! For a while now, I had been wanting a cute striped skirt and/or dress (still looking for the dress). I spotted this skirt while on a shopping trip with my gurls. We're a group of multi-sized women, so when we shop, it's in all kinds of stores. Thank goodness for that because I never would have found this skirt.

It's so comfy AND its a Large. So is the tank! I couldn't believe the fit when I tried them both on. Do I think that any size large in the store will fit me? Nope. But I do believe that I can shop there and figure out what does. Just goes to show you... you never know what you can fit, or where you can shop, until you try.

Question for my plus size friends... Do you shop in the straight size section of the store? Or do you feel confined to plus size only?

Until next time...

I threw this one in the post because my daughter dared me too. I wasn't "ready". lol!

Color Palette

Jacket - Kohls
Tank - H&M
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Target

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