Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cold, hair cut, and a good friend

Hi.  You know when you have one of those days? The dark, cold, gloomy, and gray?  I don't know why but I woke up just really tired. So naturally I went with my mood and wore gray, black, and denim. My mother and I went to get our hair cut in an attempt to make a dreary day like today more cheerful but It didn't work because my hair was not happy that it got cut. It didn't like shorter bangs, more layers,  and curls.  Not having it. So I told it to get over it and put it up in a pony, put on some glasses to spare you my tired eyes and snapped these photos. The last two pictures above, however, did make me more cheerful. Although, it was 20* outside this little guy braved it with me and posed beside me for all of you shivering the whole time till I was done. Bless his little doggie heart. So I took him in with a smile on my face for hot chocolate for myself and the kiddos and a warm blanket and treat for him.  Have a good day today and I hope you appreciate your loyal little buddies like I did today.
Thanks for stopping by.

Outfit details:
Chambray: Old Navy (worn yesterday, like I said one of those days)
Jeans- Old Navy
Booties- Mudd

Monday, February 3, 2014

Layers and Instagram

Good Monday! This day was a beautiful sunny day! It was chilly but sunny, and that was enough for me. All I had to do was wear four layers of clothing and I was set! (tank, t-shirt, chambray, cardigan, and scarf) I count a scarf as a layer because it makes a big difference to my temperature. I think I take off my scarf and I shiver like crazy, put it back on and I am toasty warm. :)
Anyway, how was your week? How is this week looking for you? I know I am like 3 days behind but WOW, February already! I don't know about you but I kicked rear in January, getting all kinds of things done. Work wise and personal wise that is because as for this blog... Not so much. :( I posted 5 times in January. My goal was at least 10 because I knew I had other commitments. Oh well.  It is a new month and a new start. I have set more goals for myself and will work accordingly.  Thanks for stopping by today. Have I ever mentioned that I really appreciate the time you take to read my little space of internet? Well I do. Thank you again.
Have a great day today!
P.S I joined and became obsessed with Instagram last week! (@brislittlebiglife) No posts from me yet but I am currently IG stalking some of you! (Ginny from Mynewfavoriteoutfit she posts every single day!! :)

Outfit details:
Cardigan: Walmart
Chambray: Old Navy
Jeans: American Eagle
Scarf: American Eagle
Booties: Mudd (very old)

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Flannel take two

 Hi! Hope your week has been warm and cozy! In my area we have been in the 20s for the most part. Spring will come soon so I will patiently wait for it and enjoy wearing warm socks and tall boots! These pictures were taken on a weekend when a huge coat isn't necessary. Flannel (previously worn here) and cardigan will also work in keeping this girl warm enough to play with mini horses!(See below)  Princess (grey) was too camera shy and Chiquita (in the background) was too busy. Aren't they cute? They are also super cozy in their natural winter wear. Well hope you have a lovely night and stay warm inside with a nice cup of something wonderful next to your laptop! :) See you soon!

Boyfriend Cardigan- American Eagle (old) (similar)
Flannel Shirt - JcPenney
Leather belt- American Eagle
Colored Jeans- Ecko (Yes! the rhino Ecko)
Riding Boots- American Eagle
Watch- Wal-mart (full story here)
Studs- American Eagle (yeah, yeah too much AE but when their stuff goes on 50% plus have a 20% off you have to get it!)

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Incredibly Flashy


Happy day!! Give me a minute to remember what day it is though! Between having the kiddos home on Monday for MLK day, then kids on early release, and odd working hours due to the weather, I am not sure where I am at! Anyway, so what do you think of this spot? As I mentioned here, I have been looking for indoor photo options. I find it a bit dark due to the black curtain but maybe it is the dark outfit as well. Let me know in the comments if you care to help a girl out! :)
Check out this super stylish, incredibly flashy, unbelievably affordable watch! (Previously worn here) at $12.00 at my local Wal-Mart, I could not pass up the chance to fool someone (including myself when I look down at my wrist) into thinking it is some coveted Marc Jacobs beauty! Until I actually obtain said item I am more than happy to sport this budget friendly time piece!
I wasn't sure if I covered my love for it the last time I mentioned it so I wanted to be thorough. ;)
Cardigan- TJmaxx
Blouse- Thrifted
Skinny jeans- TJmaxx
Leg warmers- Kohls
Boots- American Eagle
Studs- American Eagle
Watch- Wal-mart
Necklace- Mom (Previously worn here)
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Finally Back

HEY!!! I finally got back on here! Blogger was doing something crazy, every time I tried upload a photo I would get a small sphere that would change colors in the middle of the screen, all the time. No matter how many times I signed out and logged  back in. Cleared cache and cookies, just like Google instructed me to. I tried everything but next to the obvious, try a different computer.  Now, two weeks later, here I am finally posting outfit photos of a very cold an dreary day of January. Thanks for sticking with me. By the way, I still have no clue why I can't work on my blog on my own computer. For now, on my work laptop it is! Shhh, don't tell my boss (my dad)! My dad is a wonderful man, if I could get him to agree to have his picture "plastered on the internet" you could meet him.  I doubt it though he hates the internet with a passion. :) He totally supports my blogging aspirations, as long as I "don't photograph in the nude". Since this rant took an awkward turn I think I will say goodbye... Bye!
Scarf- Walmart  $4 dollars for two!! Sooo many colors!
Shirt- Jcpenney (mens Dept. $9.99 clearance plus extra 25% off you do the math!! (hint: CHEAP)
Jeans- Old Navy
warm boots - American Eagle (similar)
Puffer Vest- Maurices (like 3 years old)
Bracelet- Pandora  (thanks Brother:)
Necklace-  ?? ( Thanks other Brother :)
Studs- American Eagle (similar)
 Bun Hairstyle- Thanks youtube (haha)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014


Happy Thursday!  I hope everyone has enjoyed their days off.  Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, me not so much... Still,  a few moments to have nothing else to do but breathe are always welcome.
 Anyways, so... 2014, huh?  How about it?? I have been visiting other blogs these days and I have noticed that everyone has really big plans for 2014. I mean, who doesn't? I know I have made lists, schedules, goals for myself and my life.  It feels like a new start, a new beginning. However when we really think about it, it comes down to one thing, it is a new month we just had to go back to  calling it January.  What I mean is, why don't we have this much excitement, motivation, creativity, and if I may, " hunger" for starting over, starting right, starting clean? At what point do we lose all these feelings that are empowering us this week. When do we stop dreaming big, planning ahead, and accomplishing things and start barely keeping up?  I might be speaking for myself here, but to be honest, January 2013 is a blur to me, I don't remember it. I just know that after it officially became 2013 everything started to change at lightning speed and I was doing everything in my power to keep up. I realize today that I can't keep up.  Time is constant, it doesn't slow down or speed up, it just goes.  It ticks away at the same pace year in and year out. It is me and my attitude, my circumstances, and my mentality that change the appearance of time around me. Let me explain myself. When I am worried or anxious time creeps by as I desperately search my head for an answer an option, once I find it or work towards a resolution time around me seems to speed up.  by the time I know it days fast approach. That appointment or meeting that I thought I had a few days to prepare and plan for is in just a few hours and you know the rest, just like that I am behind. Therefore, trying desperately to catch up and spending the rest of the year with me smoking out of my ears...


So my game plan for this year is to take it a month at a time. I will try to view each month as a new beginning and recharge my mental state so that I don't feel so burned out at the end of the year.  I will set a couple of monthly goals in all aspects of my life and work a little every week to achieve them. This must be snooze reading material for those ladies that have this kind of thing down as a science, however I really struggle with organization and time management. An I am not alone. So happy month of January. If you have any tips and tricks up your sleeve for this topic please share.
Beanie: Echo
Top- Kohl's
Booties- Ross
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year confusion

Hi there! How does the first day of 2014 feeling?? I don't know about you, but it will take me well into February to stop dating "2013" on the first try on every thing! Your hands just get used to it, that's all. :) Don't get me started on thinking that 2013 was last year! I have noticed that some people struggle with that just like me and others can switch their mind automatically to changes. Me? I need my time... I need plenty of time to adjust. For example, you don't know how badly days off during the week throws me off. Having three days off in the middle of the week was terrible for my mind! I was so confused! My mind thought only about work when I should have been resting and when it came time to return to work all I wanted to do was rest, and then the weekend came... Confused I tell you.
Anyway, I did however take these photos. This dress I bought for like $5.00 three years ago at Sears. I have planned so many times to incorporate it into a 7x7 remix I wanted to participate in. But every time the 7x7 was available, I never got around to it. So, I decided to do a few just for fun. I hope you enjoy. By the way, meet the door.  Door, meet the internet. You will probably be seeing this door in some indoor shots I will have to do once (and if ) the weather decides to turn. It is the only corner of the house that I can do them in. Thanks for stopping by!

Dress- Apostrophe

Dress as a skirt: Black T- Jcpenney: Belt- forever 21

 Dress; Cardigan-American Eagle: Belt- Forever21

Dress as a shirt; Cardigan-Ross; Skirt-Cynthia Rowley;Booties; Mom's
Picture Below: (My cursor was not cooperating)
Jacket- tjmaxx; Leggings- tjmaxx; Booties- Mom's
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Review in a few...

Hello! In the spirit of it being the last day of 2013, I wanted to do a recap of m first months of blogging. I have had the most wonderful time with my little ole blog. I have learned a lot about blogging and myself since May.  The best part of the this has been being part of blogging. When I visit you all's blogs and look at your gorgeous pictures and read your content I appreciate every bit of it even more, because I know how much work you ladies put into making your corner of the Internet special. I get excited when I see one of my  favorite bloggers being featured on someone else blog for their wonderful look.  I even got featured myself by Agi at Vodka Infused Lemonade on her fun Tres Chic Link up!! ( I got teary-eyed, noted the date, told my family and everything!:)
Speaking of Agi, ladies like her and a few other bloggers I blog stalk, have been such a motivation in my short journey.  I have been inspired by their creativity to dish out great looks every post and have been motivated by their discipline to keep up with life, family, blog, and jobs as difficult as this is. I myself have fallen short a few times and things have just been to much. However, the positivity and encouragement that I have seen and felt myself when a comment shows up is like no other. I look forward to more blogging, more link ups, more photos, and more learning!
Take a look back with me...
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 Thanks for joining me! See you in 2014!!
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