Lots of Red

23 Dec 2013 Permalink

 

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head to toe red, buffalo plaid, red

head to toe red, buffalo plaid, red

These red pants are lots of fun, but if I’m not careful with what I wear them with, they can look really busy.

When in doubt, I keep my looks tonal.  Head to toe in one shade looks really streamlined.  Plus, matching pants and shoes makes legs appear longer – a nice bonus for my 5’3″ frame!

plaid jacket, sweater, pants – thrifted // shoes – Nine West

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All About Red

02 Dec 2012 Permalink

I’ve been having a little moment with the color red.  Red pants…red shoes…red lips…red nails…I even found a beautiful red maxi skirt recently.  I snatched it because it reminded me of the lovely number that Blair from Atlantic-Pacific wore in her post Red.  The only downside, it doesn’t quiet fit!  Any takers?  It would look perfect for the holidays with a cropped sweater…or ultra cute with a denim jacket worn as a shirt.  (Let me know if you’re interested; I can send you measurements and more pictures.)

sweater, pants – thrifted // shoes – Nine West

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Celebrations

14 Apr 2012 Permalink

Life has been so hectic and stressful these last few weeks…my husband and I have taken any excuse to celebrate, including a week-night dinner for two at his favorite German place for his birthday.

Other reasons to celebrate (or get a little giddy at least), this straw clutch has been waiting to make a debut.  For less than $3 and with a Marshall Field’s (RIP!) label, it makes me one happy lady!  I love little thrifted treasures.

shirt, pants, clutch – thrifted / shoes – Payless / necklaces – Forever 21, gift/diy, thrifted

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Pink and Red

12 Feb 2012 Permalink

I’ve been all into these red pants recently…so naturally they seemed perfect for testing Valentine color combos.  Red and pink sets the mood…

shirt, pants, clutch – thrifted / sweater – Gap / shoes – Payless

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Sailor Made

10 Feb 2012 Permalink

Wearing stripes and red usually make me feel a little French…but with this jacket (thrifted, of course, with the tags still on! Gotta love it when someone regrets their impulse purchase…) I’m ready to take on the sea…or a class of second graders.

top (Gap), pants (Express), jacket (H&M), earrings - thrifted / shoes – Sears

And because it’s been hard to sneak a few shots by myself…

Happy (Fashion) Friday!

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Gypsy Tears

28 Nov 2011 Permalink

Leave it to a little too much free time to get me “testing” my fashion boundaries.  Mama don’t shop on Black Friday…or the days following for that matter.  So no shopping, plus rainy weather means homebound with experiments…

It all started as a bad hair day.  The kind that only a scarf or hat could fix.  By the time I finished getting dressed, my husband was reciting lines from Borat, asking me for my gypsy tears.  Which lead to a whole conversation of other miscellaneous sayings from the movie…of course we had to document this gypsy…

shirt, jacket, scarf – thrifted; pants – H&M men’s; shoes – Sears

T.G.I.F.

04 Nov 2011 Permalink

Oh, what a week it has been!!  Started off on Sunday with our ‘fridge breaking down…finally went in to meet my students on Monday…hubby had his phone “stolen” (that’s code for I lost it somewhere but I don’t know where)…then he cut his hand and after waiting in the ER for a few hours for stitches, decided to play dr on himself…took the kids to get some professional pictures and my little spit fire pulled her pants down during the shoot…

Yeah, it was one of those weeks.

So last night, we decided, was our Friday.  We stopped by the mall, did a little shopping, and picked up dinner from the food court.  After a Cinnabon and some strolling in my red heels, I’m feeling much better.

Now let’s see how I feel after Saturday night…got the big 10 year high school reunion.  (Yikes!!)  Did you go or will you go to yours?? I’d love to hear some stories!

blazer (Limited), top (Express), jeans (Levi’s men’s) – thrifted

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