August 2014 archive

Put A Ring On It

I couldn’t think of a ring that I liked more than the ones that mean something special to me. So while I could have photographed a pretty cocktail ring or a bunch of fancy rings, I took some pictures of my wedding rings and my five year anniversary ring.

Here’s a little game for you?  Can you spot the real diamonds?

Spot the Real

Spot the Real

 

Spot the Real 2

Spot the Real 2

I’m sure you guessed that my engagement ring was diamond and you were right.  That whole set is.  But my other five year anniversary ring is actually a white sapphire.  And was not very expensive.  Does that make it less special?  No.  (But I can tell you which one would cause panic if I misplaced it!)

And then I threw in a little LOVE midi ring for fun.  I can’t even claim these are CZ.

Here is what I wore-

Put A Ring On It

Put A Ring On It

I thought my top with the little grommets connected with the ring theme.  🙂

Top- Eyelash

Capris- garage sale (Old Navy maternity)

Sandals- Mix It

Earrings- (small silver hoops=ring theme) Uppercase Living- so weird

 

Leather Love

Did you not get the memo that yesterday was the cobalt blue shirt and black pants uniform? It’s okay, I ran into several people, including the staff at the YMCA with the same thought.  It must have fit the weather- rainy and dreary.

Leather Love

Leather Love

I am not a huge fan of my accessories here.  They seem a little disjointed.  But whatevs. I have owned these shoes for at least ten years.  They are still holding up nicely.  And current.  Classics. And they are leather so they fit the theme.  My headband also is faux leather.  Here’s a close up.

Accessories

Accessories

Shirt- garage sale (maternity- Target)

Capris- borrowed (maternity-Motherhood Maternity)- these babies are SO comfortable

Shoes- Jessica Simpson

Headband- Goody

Bracelet- Lillian’s

Earrings- Wal-Mart

 

 

Edgy Element

I can’t say that a pregnant lady generally feels very edgy.  But I did my best.  I threw in a little unexpectedness.

Here I am in a tshirt with a little bit of rocker edge to it because it is on the sheer side.  And I also added in my fun fedora to make this a little more rock and roll.

Edgy Element

Edgy Element

Hat- France

Tshirt- Loft

Skirt- garage sale (maternity- Old Navy)

Shoes- Dillards

Earrings- ?

And that was not a bracelet, just a hair tie.  Just in case I overheated.  🙂

Simplify

What to wear in the blistering heat?  I say, a day dress.  It could not have been cooler or easier on a stifling humid day.

Simplify

Simplify

Here’s a picture of the scarf I threw in my hair.  It seemed to fit the theme.

Scarf Tied Pony

Scarf Tied Pony

Dress- garage sale (Gap Maternity)

Ring- Von Maur

Earrings- Premiere

Scarf- thrifted

Sandals- Cato

From Distressed to Dressed Up

I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was different than planned.  We ended up having a weekend at home.  And here’s what I wore.  (Sorry these picts came across from Instagram kind blurry.)

It was HOT.  But I managed to keep the theme of mad for plaid.  Don’t feel too bad for me, my plaid shirt was silk, not flannel.  Shorts were necessary though!

Mad for Plaid

Mad for Plaid

Shirt- Gap

Tank- Wal-Mart

Shorts- Levi’s

Sandals- Cato

Earrings- Old Navy

Saturday I was out on the golf course and thankfully it wasn’t as hot.  No, I did not wear those shoes on the golf course.  But my idea of golfing is really more like wacking at a ball with a club. The Mr. really appreciates my golf game… 🙂

This is my distressed outfit-

Distressed

Distressed

Tank- garage sale, maternity shirt (Old Navy)

Shorts- thrifted, they were once jeans- (Wal-Mart)

Wedges- Loft

Necklaces- Premiere, Von Maur

Earrings- Von Maur

Bracelets & Headband- Charming Charlie’s

We were supposed to be at a wedding this weekend.  So I wore my wedding outfit to church for my dress up day.

Dress Up

Dress Up

Here’s a close up of my shoes.  They are SO comfortable for heels-

Comfy Heels

Comfy Heels

Dress- thrifted (Banana Republic)

Shoes- Soft

Earrings, bracelet- Charming Charlie’s

Ring- Lia Sophia

Sunglasses- JLo for Kohl’s

Here’s a scary, wrinkly close up of my hand-

Close Up of my Lia Sophia ring

Close Up of my Lia Sophia ring

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Layer Up

Yesterday was a warm one to layer up but I managed to do it in a sleeveless cardigan and shorts.  This weekend sounds like a scorcher.  Stay cool!

Layer Up

Layer Up

Cardigan- Old Navy

Tank- Wal-Mart

Jean shorts- Gap maternity

Belt- thrifted (a great place to find belts!)

Sandals- Dollar General (close up picture on Instagram)

Necklace- Von Maur

Bracelet- Lillian’s

Midi Rings- Target

Under $20

I’m so glad to move on from yesterday’s picture.  Not another fav of mine.

Today’s theme was under $20.  My outfit consists of borrowed pants, a $6 tank, discount cardi and clearance sandals.  And garage sale jewelry.  I’m not positive it is under $20 but it would be close.

I am the ultimate bargain hunter, so you can be sure that most of my clothing is really shoestring budget conscious.  There is an exception thrown in there every now and then…  🙂

Under $20

Under $20

Tank- Loft

Capris- borrowed

Sandals- Born

Cardigan- Wal-Mart

Necklace & earrings- Premiere (garage saled)

Ring- Lia Sophia (discounted)

Baby Bump

I can’t hide my baby bump in today’s picture.  Whoa.  At 25 weeks and almost six months. Where is this baby going to go!?

Long Forgotten

Long Forgotten

Celebrating our last day of summer vacation by the water with the family, so I wore some “long forgotten” pieces that were comfy and I didn’t have to worry about getting goose do-do on.  (Wow there is a bunch out there!)

Shirt- thrifted

Khakis- Loft

Sandals- Kenneth Cole Reaction

Earrings, necklace & bracelet- Premiere

Sunglasses- JLo for Kohl’s

Backing Up

I got all carried away with other things I wanted to write about, so I’m backing up and showing you my #thriftstyleaugust themed outfits from the weekend.

Here I am in a bright coral shirt that hides my baby belly.  And the shorts are elastic…

Brighten the Day

Brighten the Day

Tank- Loft

Shorts- Target

Flip Flops- new from a garage sale

Sunglasses- JLo for Kohl’s

Earrings- ?

Texture Mix

Texture Mix

I love to play with texture and this skirt has a bit of crinkle to it as the shirt has a little bit of raw edge ruffle.  I added in a snakeskin sandal for overkill.

Shirt- Dillards

Skirt- thrifted

Sandals- Loft

Bag- Target

Bracelets, Earrings, Ring- all rose gold from Charming Charlie’s

Passion for Pattern

Passion for Pattern

This was my school open house look.  It’s pretty casual but the kitten heels and the play on patterns dresses it up just enough to keep it from being sloppy.

Tank- Loft

Capris- Motherhood Maternity

Sandals- thrifted

Scarf- Charming Charlie’s

Earrings- thrifted

Bracelet- gifted

Sunglasses- JLo for Kohl’s

 

Last Weekend of Summer Break

We have come to the end.  As much as my kids drive me crazy and having a routine will be good for them, I’m disgusted to say, summer break is almost over.

This is the time of year, more than any other, that I reflect on time passing.  People make resolutions for New Year’s and birthdays come and go, but the end of a summer means much more to me.

It means my kids have taken another year towards independence.  Which is great!  But also sad.  And it means that the time will come when they will be out with their friends and won’t want to hang out with mom and dad.  It means riding their bikes down the driveway won’t be good enough and before I know it, we’ll be transitioning to mopeds and cars.  I’m another day closer to leaving them in their dorm room for the first time, with some strange kid, to return home to a house and heart that will have a hole in it.

I am so lucky to have each summer together, this special time of making memories and doing whatever our hearts desire.  I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

Goodbye summer.  I will try not to be sad and remember that change happens whether you want it to or not.  I will put on a brave face and try to conjure up what it was about fall I used to like so much.

Thanks for another season of memories kids!

 

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