Thursday, October 8, 2009

With These Accessories

Oh yeah!
With these types of accessories,
I say bring on the cold weather!!!






{via Anthropologie}

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wardrobe Capsules

We're headed to Hawaii in a few short weeks and I've been trying to think what clothes I will take with me this year. I want to pack as lightly as possible. So a mix and match wardrobe with lots of possibilities seems to fit the bill perfectly.

Last year I ended up with a black, white and red wardrobe capsule. This year I'm thinking of black and denim as my base colors with snakeskin and bamboo or seashell type accents similar to some of my favorite looks from Forth and Towne {sniff-sniff- I'm still sad about them leaving me}. Either that or a white, blue and silver colored capsule. Hmm. Or maybe even a green, white and tan colored capsule?

Now go check this girl out, she's good at this! There's a wardrobe capsule challenge going on right now and who knows maybe it will inspire you in creating a capsule of your own!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Not Forgotten, Just Not Inspired Lately

Wow! It has been way too long since I've done anything with this blog. But truth be told I have really just not been very inspired in the fashion department lately. I think there are several factors to why this is:

1. After my last baby {ok, like three years ago} my body shape changed and I honestly did not know how to dress it anymore. I still don't.

2. Weight gain. On top of the baby weight, I have also gained a little too much more weight

3. No time to shop. And when I do it is rushed and I either can't find what I want or need, or make poorly rushed decisions.

This all results in myself feeling like a frumpy, dumpy ol' housewife which in turn doesn't make me feel very inspired at all. But the good news is that I feel like I'm getting back to my old self again. I have been working out more regularly, and though I haven't lost a ton of weight yet, I am at least feeling a lot better about myself. Body image is such a strange thing and I'm sure is something we could really get into and discuss but I'll leave that for others who are better at that sort of thing. For me, I just know that working out has improved my outlook again. And that is a great thing! Hip, hip!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Western Wear

It's Pioneer Day in Utah! A state holiday celebrating when the pioneers arrived and settled this place! So here is a cute little western inspired outfit. Enjoy!

Miss Selfridge at ShopStyle

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fashion Fun in Unlikely Places

Most people along the Wasatch Front have heard of Smith and Edwards {country boy store!} and many have seen it off the side of the freeway while driving the northern section of I-15, but have you ever ventured inside?

It is a crazy place! But I love it! This is where we picked up the fire ring for our fire pit, you can buy canning supplies here as well as dutch ovens, guns, army blankets, camping equipment, fireplaces and all sorts of other random things!

Even though most of their clothes are hunting or cowboy clothes, you can still find some cute gems like this awesome hat I got.

Or these cute rainboots. I got the red plaid ones today. Fun for fall and winter. But I might have to get some different ones for spring. Gee, that's a bummer!



They also had this fun lion hat for little kids that is just too stinkin' cute!


And I thought these hats were really fun too.


And I found a new line of shoes that I'm going goo-goo over! These are Bog boots that are 100% waterproof and oh so comfy! They didn't have my size in this though, but the larger size looked way cute poking out from underneath my jeans.


So don't discount strange places for fun fashion finds! You just might surprise yourself!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Resolution

{via Athleta}

Looking this cute makes it easy to work on the New Year Resolutions! I really think cute clothes can be great inspiration to want to workout!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cute holiday sweaters, not "cutesy"



{via American Living Collection at JCPenney}

Thanks Ralph!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Houndstooth

{via Spiegel}

Cute together, or broken up as seperates!
I love a good graphic houndstooth!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tim Gunn's Guide to Style



The 10 Essential Items List


01. Basic black dress

02. Trench coat

03. Classic dress pants

04. White shirt

05. Jeans

06. Cashmere sweater

07. Skirt

08. Day dress

09. Blazer

10. Sweat suit alternative

Friday, November 21, 2008

Clearly I Need These Shoes

I have a lot of green in my wardrobe--it's my favorite color. So clearly I need to add these shoes! Plus they would look great with lots of other colors too! Oh, and I'll take the leopard print ones and while we're at it, these cute Wellies too!





{via Boden}

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Classic Yellow and Navy


{via JCrew}

Sure these are out of the kids section, but I think these outfits could look easily as cute on us more grown up girls too. I mean yellow and navy are such a classic combination after all.

Belts

Interesting over a coat.



Swung low over a sweater.
{images via JCrew}

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ralph Lauren's Rugby

Have I mentioned before how much I love, love, LOVE Ralph Lauren? I would say he is MY designer. I'm supposed to be shopping for a few extras for my upcoming Hawaii trip but instead I'm playing in my own little imaginary world of Rugby. I'm loving the Fairisle stuff but thats not going to work in Hawaii I'm thinking.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Why Can't This Come In MY Size?

I'm giddy with excitement! The weather has turned cold. Snow on the valley floor is in the forecast! This is when my inner Scandinavian pops out!

I was just standing in my closet and realizing that all of a sudden I'm going to have so many choices to wear! I can't wait! My wardrobe is full of cold weather clothes {I tend to struggle with warm weather clothes for some reason--I'm just meant for cold weather I guess}.

But what I'd really love to wear is this:


Now why doesn't this come in my size???


Monday, August 4, 2008

Martin + Osa

With all the Back-to-School stuff in the stores, I'm itching for fall!


{Martin + Osa}

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Gymboree Inspiration

I'm a little sad my daughter doesn't fit Gymboree clothing anymore. They were always so cute. Here are a few of my favs right now that I think could be translated into a more grown up type version for her {or me too?} if we can find the right pieces at other places.

Khaki's = easy
Navy shirt and sweater = easy
{just check the uniform departments}



Jeans = easy
{add embellishments of your own, or just wear plain jeans}

Navy sweater vest or tank top = easy
{add an applique if you want}

white blouse = easy

navy shoes = just check around

Once again, check the uniform sections


Green hoodie = fairly basic, I'm sure you could find one
Argyle sweater = would have to check around
Denim skirt = probably pretty easy to find


Jeans = easy
{go plain or embellish your own if wanted}

Long sleeved patterned shirt = easy
{could do any sort of color you wanted}

Short sleeved button up sweater = easy
{pick color to coordinate with shirt}

Fun pair of shoes = just check around!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Style Icon

I love, love, love Betsey Johnson. I may be a pretty conservative dresser most of the time, but I love her hair, her playful attitude and sense of joie de vive. She really appeals to my inner punk rock party girl!


Saturday, May 31, 2008

Gorgeous One of a Kind!

{via BellaNoelleCouture on Etsy}

It's an original work of art!