Friday, August 17, 2018

Orange Print Halter Dress

Happy Friday!

It's another hot, and very sunny day here in Virginia.  I am looking forward to the cooler temps we are expecting next week.  Are you really for fall?  I have been hearing so much talk about it, but I still want to enjoy summer while I can.
Besides, I have way too many cute summer clothes I have yet to even wear!
It can't be fall just yet!
 
Orange Print Halter Dress

Orange Print Halter Dress

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Black and Pink Floral Print Maxi Dress

I bought this dress and bag at different times, but I think it's so cool how well they go together!
The dress is one I bought from Fallas while living in California.  The bag is something I bought from a thrift store.

I also love how I match there beautiful flowers!

Today, we went shopping and had Brunswick stew while we were out.  I love Brunswick stew!  Have you ever had it?  Is so, are you a fan as well?
 
Black and Pink Floral Print Maxi Dress

Black and Pink Floral Print Maxi Dress

Black and Pink Floral Print Maxi Dress

Black and Pink Floral Print Maxi Dress

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

Today I am reviewing this black leather backpack from MAHI Leather.  Since my first time flying years ago, I have been wanting the perfect, solid black, leather backpack for travel.   I learned that one backpack and one piece of rolling luggage is all you need for almost any trip.

This bag is made of thick, quality leather that I am sure will last for many, many years.

The size is great, as well.  I am so happy with how much it holds!  I could see using this for an overnight bag, easily.

The straps are adjustable, and wide, for support and comfort.  There is a pouch zip pocket on the outside, a small zip pocket in the main compartment, and two small open pockets inside, as well.
The backpack also came with it's own dust bag.

You can get your initials in black, grey or white.  I chose mine (LBG) in black for an understated look.  

If black leather is not your thing, this stye of bag also comes in brown.   Personally, I love the black.  I adore the fact that it will look great with pretty much all my other luggage, bags, and clothing.

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review
MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

MAHI Black Leather Backpack Review

*Thank you to MAHI leather for sponsoring this post.

Monday, August 13, 2018

White Strapless Dress

I finished painting my living room floor today!  I can't wait to share the final results!  Now I just hope the paint will last, at least for a little while!

I think I bought the dress I am wearing from the L.A. fashion district.  The scarf is something I bought from Goodwill, and so are the shoes.

Tomorrow is my check-up for my dental implant.  Everything feels great, so hopefully it was be fine. Wish me luck!

White Strapeless Dress

White Strapeless Dress

White Strapeless Dress

White Strapeless Dress

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Death Valley Belly Dance

Here is another video of me belly dancing in Death Valley, California.  I am wearing a green dance costume that I made myself.  The veil is one I purchased from a thift store.  The necklace I am wearing came from a thrift store in Glendale, California.  I love how huge it is!  It is certainly a statement piece!





Friday, August 10, 2018

Animal Print Ruched Dress

I painted my living room closet this afternoon.  That puts me one step closer to finishing the floor!  I am hoping the painted floors will hold up well to wear, but only time will tell.  

I wore this dress on our trip to South Carolina.  I love how comfortable it is.  It is another item I bought from Goodwill.  I love having a good leopard print dress.  You can style them in so many ways, and they go with so many different colors and accessories.

Once again, I am wearing gold hoops I made myself from bangle bracelets.
 
Animal Print Ruched Dres

Animal Print Ruched Dres

Animal Print Ruched Dres

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Pink Print Dress

We are back home after spending several days at my father's house.  Today, I spray painted one of my end tables gold, and put the couch back into place after moving it to paint the floor last week.

Tomorrow I hope to get even more done!  This has been a long time coming, so I am very excited to see it all come together!

The dress I am wearing is yet another item I bought on one of my shopping trips to the Los Angeles fashion district.

The real coral necklace I am wearing is one I bought very cheaply on Ebay a few years ago. I love buying my jewelry from Ebay!

Pink Print Dress

Pink Print Dress

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Purple Lace Tee Shirt

I made banana bread this evening, and it turned out rather well.  I have made banana bread a few times lately when I had lots of bananas left over that we too dark to eat like they were.  There is something satisfying about saving those bananas and making them into banana bread!

This top is something I bought just lately from Goodwill for about $2.  The skirt was a gift from my mother a few years ago.

My earrings are some I made form bangle bracelets, and the necklace is something I bought on sale from Walmart.
 
Purple Lace Tee Shirt

Purple Lace Tee Shirt

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

High Bridge, Farmville VA

High Bridge is located in Prince Edward County, Virginia, right outside of Farmville.  High Bridge was the site of a battle during the last days of the civil war.

The 31 mile section of the old rail line was turned into a state park trail that was completed in 2012.  It's now a great place to enjoy walking, biking, or even horseback riding.  There are several lots you can park in to access the trail, some have a fee, and a few places you can access for free.  You can access part of the trail from downtown Farmville.

High Bridge itself spans the Appomattox River, and is 125 feet tall.  The views are lovely.  I want to go back during peak fall foliage.  I am sure it will be magnificent for photos at that time, as well!  

The park trail is open from dusk until dawn.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

This adorable pink flamingo bag is unfortunately just sold out from Dresslily.  Even though this bag in no longer in stock, Dresslily has lots of other cute, flamingo themed items.

The top I am wearing is one I bought in the L.A. fashion district, and I don't think I paid more than two dollars for it. It's cropped, and a kind of off-white color, so it goes with lots of other colors.

My skirt is by Shein, and it's $21.99.  I ordered mine in a size small, and it fits me perfectly at the natural waist area.

I thought my pink necklace matched the rest of my outfit very well.  I bought it on sale at Walmart for just a few dollars.

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

Pink Flamingo Shoulder Bag

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Navy and Pink Nautical Dress

This dress is one of I think six that I bought in California from Fallas.  They are all different colors and print.  When I bought them they were on sale for about $2.50 each!  I think they are perfect for summer because they are so easy to throw on.  You don't even need to add much jewelry, if any, because of the necklace. 

I am wearing hoop earrings that I made myself from bangle bracelets.  I have a Youtube video all about how I did that, which you can see here

The platform heels I am wearing were from Goodwill.  I have been wearing them so much each summer since I bought them.  I love them because they really do go with pretty much anything I wear, unless perhaps it heavy on the silver details, because these shoes are brown leather with gold.

Navy and Pink Nautical Dress

Navy and Pink Nautical Dress

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Blue Print Blouse

I bought this blouse, and a few other in different colors, at the L.A. Fashion district.  
The skirt is something I found at Goodwill a couple years ago, I believe.  The shoes were also a Goodwill find from a couple months ago.  I love how short they are.  The are also very comfortable to wear, and the basic black goes with so much in my wardrobe.

How is you weekend so far?  I have spent mine watching TV and Youtube.  I am feeling a little lazy for some reason.

Blue Print Blouse

Blue Print Blouse

Friday, August 3, 2018

Tiger and Floral Print Dress

I love how interesting the print of this dress is.  I am not sure where I bought it, but I think it was thrifted while I was living in California.  I thought my new necklace went great with it, too.  I bought the necklace at an indoor flea market in South Hill, Virginia a few months ago.

I did not feel like doing much today, but I still managed to paint a section of my living room floor.  Once that dries, I will move the furniture back into place and then paint the other half.

I am so close to the finished look!

Tiger and Floral Print Dress

Tiger and Floral Print Dress

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Red, White & Blue Plaid Shirt

It seems like it's been raining and thindering off and on all day.  We really have some crazy weather here in Virginia!

Luckily, I spent the day indoors, and rested.  I was pretty tired after all the painting I did the past two days.

I bought this denim skirt years ago, and I have gotten so much use out of it.  I love the hem, and the fit.  It goes with so many things.  I am not really a jeans girl, so this is my version of the basic denim.

My mother found these boots for me when we were shopping at Goodwill.  I was so lucky that they actually fit.  They are real leather, and seem like very nice quality.  I love the beige color, it's unique for cowboy boots, I believe.

Red, White & Blue Plaid Shirt

Red, White & Blue Plaid Shirt

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Navy Blue Crochet Maxi Skirt

Today I finished the sceond coat of paint in my living room!  Next I need to paint the floor, and then put everything back into place.  I can't wait to post photos of my "new" living room!

I am wearing one my my many Walmart statement necklaces for today's look.  My top, and skirt are both from Roses.  I love the navy blue skirt because it will go wit so many different colors. 

Navy Blue Crochet Maxi Skirt

Navy Blue Crochet Maxi Skirt