Archive of ‘Mango’ category

White (Re)Cap

Lloyd talks in the next few chapters about the wonderfulness of white jeans.  I’ve written a post on them myself –here.  They really are wonderful.  They are a great blank canvas to create all kinds of outfits.  They go with everything, can be casual or dressy and bring a little oomph to your outfit without overpowering other pieces.  One word to the wise.  Be very careful wearing skinny ankle white jeans.  They are adorable, but you don’t want to go too skinny and tight.  They’ll be see through and unflattering!
To keep things current I made a few new outfits for you to enjoy via Polyvore!

White (Re)Cap

White (Re)Cap by stylefromthesticks featuring flower print high heels

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #30

Whoohoo!  We made it to day number 30!  I hope you enjoyed my daily life…style!  This is just my every day wear.  Nothing special or planned in advance.
I hope you have a wonderful 4th and I’ll see you in a few days!  Meanwhile I’m going to enjoy my 30 something birthday.
Thanks for reading!

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #30
Here’s me in real life-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #30 by stylefromthesticks featuring bracelet jewelry

Mango dress
mango.com

ALDO open toe flat
aldoshoes.com

Pendant jewelry
$24 – asos.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #26

Who says you can’t wear a maxi dress to a t-ball game?  Not this girl.  When the humidity spikes over 80 percent, the maxi dress comes to the rescue!  Without anything tight or clinging and with generally breathable material, now we are staying cool!  It is survival of the fittest in the sun watching the kiddos run the bases.  Throw on your flip flops, add a few lightweight accessories and don’t forget the shades!

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #26
Here’s the real life version-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #26 by stylefromthesticks featuring a maxi dress

Paprika maxi dress
$23 – rarelondon.com

Heart jewelry
leakeycollection.com

Mango cateye sunglasses
$15 – mango.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #17

Sorry to miss you all day!  A belated happy father’s day to all the dad’s out there.  Such an important job they have and the ones who do it well, the light they cast can be seen for generations.  Pretty amazing!
This outfit was ballerina inspired and while I didn’t wear any jewelry, I did spend a bunch of time creating a really nice bun…and then I forgot to take a picture of it!  Alas.  What’s a girl to do.  No really, it was nice.  And very Pinteresty even though I created it.
Thank you to all the dads in my life- the Mr. and my own dad!

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #17

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #17 by stylefromthesticks featuring a wedge espadrille

Vero moda
$38 – veromoda.com

Mango bermuda shorts
$36 – johnlewis.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #10

Thanks to the generosity of a friend, we headed out to the ballpark tonight.  You couldn’t have asked for a better night- cool breeze, clear skies, sky box tickets, food and fireworks.  Too bad the I-Cubs didn’t have a win…
Is this heaven?  No.  It’s Iowa.  🙂

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #10
Real life version-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #10 by stylefromthesticks featuring chiffon tops

Full tilt
tillys.com

Mango jeans
mango.com

Report flat shoes
piperlime.gap.com

Oasis vintage crystal jewelry
$25 – oasis-stores.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #6

Here’s my outfit I wore for church.  It was the closest I could come to what I really wore.  It is hard to find items that are similar to my look.
And it was nice to ditch the soccer mom attire and wear real clothes for a change.

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #6

Here’s what it looks like in real life-

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life #6 by stylefromthesticks featuring sheer tops

Bow belt
$105 – suzannah.com

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life- #5

Day two of soccer and I have to say, my photo was a dud.  The first strike was that it was raining when we took it.  The second strike was that it had been a LONG day of soccer.  And the third strike was that it was blurry.
So I apologize.
And I think I just used baseball references for a day of soccer.  But hey, t-ball starts tomorrow!

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life- #5
And here I am in REAL life.  Eeeeesh.

Summer Style- From Polyvore to Real Life- #5 by stylefromthesticks featuring a heart pendant

Memorial Day Weekend- Cemetery Service

I am so thankful to all the veterans who are there for us to honor on Memorial Day.  Freedom doesn’t come free, unfortunately.  And these men and women have served our country with honor and sacrifice for you and I and the rest of this country.
Remember today to thank a veteran and most of all, teach your children what their sacrifices mean.  If we don’t learn from history, we are bound to repeat it.

Memorial Day Weekend- Cemetary Service

Memorial Day Weekend- Cemetery Service by stylefromthesticks featuring gold rings

Monki anorak jacket
$71 – monki.com

Calvin Klein short pants
lordandtaylor.com

Crocs shoes
$33 – debenhams.com

Dorothy Perkins gold ring
$13 – euro.dorothyperkins.com

Warehouse star jewelry
$9.06 – warehouse.co.uk

Umbrella
$36 – pret-a-beaute.com

Memorial Day Weekend- Family Games

You never know what sort of game you may be playing Memorial Day weekend, especially when there are nieces and nephews involved.  Anything from a game of catch to UNO could be on the agenda.  Be prepared for just about anything in this easy outfit and shoes.  The bonus here?  You can wear this to the ballpark as well.
What’s your favorite family game?

Memorial Day Weekend- Family Games

Memorial Day Weekend- Family Games by stylefromthesticks featuring slim fit jeans

Anna field
$32 – zalando.co.uk

Mango slim fit jeans
$60 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Restricted shoes
modcloth.com

Leather jewelry
ebay.co.uk

Memorial Day- BBQ

It’s time for Memorial Day!  Can you believe the start of summer is here?  I wasn’t sure it would ever come and then all the sudden it snuck up on me.
If you’re going to be BBQing with friends or family, don’t stress about what you’re wearing.  Slap on some capris, pair some beautiful colors in cozy fabrics, slip into flats and a fedora for squinting at the sun, but don’t forget the blanket for the fire later!

Memorial Day- BBQ

Memorial Day- BBQ by stylefromthesticks featuring straw fedora hats

Windsmoor
$47 – johnlewis.com

Oasis frilly shirt
$45 – oasis-stores.com

Stretch shoes
swell.com

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