Saturday, December 15, 2018

Purple Print Dress

This dress was one that I bought for just one dollar earlier this year. 

The earrings I am wearing are a pair I bought for about $2.50 from Aliexpress.  I also bought them in rose gold.  I changed them into clip earrings myself.

Purple Print Dress

Purple Print Dress

Purple Print Dress

Friday, December 14, 2018

Red Plaid Jacket

I have been pulling out all of my red plaid for the holidays.  It's fun to wear red, and red plaid during  the season.  Do you have a favorite thing to wear for Christmas?

This vintage jacket is one I bought from Goodwill a few years ago.  I also found my red boots from Goodwill.  I have been wanting a red pair for a while, so I was really happy to find these!
 
Red Plaid Jacket

Red Plaid Jacket

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Black Linen Pants

I am really enjoying wearing berets this fall.  I ordered a red one with white pearls, and it just came in the mail the other day.  I am looking forward to wearing it for Christmas vacation!

I want to keep adding to my hat collection, and get more in different colors.
 
Black Linen Pants

Black Linen Pants

Black Linen Pants

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pink Sweater and Velour Leggings

I completed another step in the dental implant process today.  Hopefully my next visit will be to place the crown!  The process has taken about a year, so far!

I am hoping things will have healed in time for Christmas vacation!  Having dental work this close to all the holiday celebrating is probably not a good idea!

Pink Sweater and Velour Leggings

Pink Sweater and Velour Leggings

Pink Sweater and Velour Leggings

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gold, Orange and Burgundy Shawl

I just love this shawl that I found at Goodwill for just $1.99!  It is just gorgeous!  The colors are perfect for fall and winter.  It can be reversed, because the underside is just as beautiful, so it's like having two shawls in one! 

The burgundy turban I am wearing is from Ebay, and it was around two dollars.  I love adding pins to my turbans and winter hats.  It really changes up the look very easily.

The green leggings are from Roses.  I think they are also a gorgeous color for fall fashion.

Gold, Orange and Burgundy Shawl

Gold, Orange and Burgundy Shawl
Gold, Orange and Burgundy Shawl

Gold, Orange and Burgundy Shawl

Monday, December 10, 2018

ChicGoStyle

Today's blog is about various clothing items from Chicgostyle! I have picked out a couple of my favorite items below.  I don't know about you, but I tend to treat myself, along with doing my gift shopping during the holiday season. 

They currently have a large selection of cheap comfortable shoes, as well as boots.  Since it's winter, and we had a blizzard where I live, yesterday, I am particularly interested in their boots, such as these multi-colored and multi-textured boots (below). Sometimes, I like to wear gaudy clothing with bright colors and more than one pattern.  I especially like the pink accent on the back of these; follow the link to see it!

2018 Fashion Handmade Leather Boots
2018 Fashion Handmade Leather Boots

These tall, red boots with white laces (below) remind me of Christmas which is only about two weeks away.  They also come in green, and, in case you prefer a less festive look, brown.

Stylish Women Low Heel Long Boots
Stylish Women Low Heel Long Boots



Chicgostyle also offers cheap cute sweaters!  No surprise there!  You are bound to find something that will suit your personal style!
Band Collar Zipper Gingham Sweater
Band Collar Zipper Gingham Sweater



My husband and I love plaid, and one of the simplest and, therefore our favorite plaids is Rob Roy, also known as Buffalo Checks.  The above sweater displays what appears to be a mourning version of the Rob Roy Tartan, but it also comes in the original Rob Roy Tartan (with red and black checks), as well as two tri-colored, non-reversing tartans - one in shades of gray, and another in earth tones.


Sexy Off Shoulder Long Sleeve Plain Knitting Sweater
Sexy Off Shoulder Long Sleeve Plain Knitting Sweater

I love brocade and patterns woven into fabric, as seen in these sweaters! (See above.)  I am very fond of pink, pastels, and gray, such as some of the colors this sweater comes in.  Sometimes I like to wear spectacularly vibrant colors, and this sweater also comes in bright red, yellow, and blue, as well as white and dark green.

*post sponsored by ChicGoStyle

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Brown Suede Skirt

I saw some of the thickest snow I have ever seen today!  There is over a foot of snow in our yard!  I guess we will be stuck at home for a few days, but that is alright with me.  I am looking forward to getting a few more things done around the house, like decorating I have still not finished for Christmas!

This outfit is from a warmer day.  I am wearing my new cap that I bought from Roses this year.  The suede skirt is one I have had for year, and the top is one I just got lately from Goodwill.  I think it all went well together, though.   

Brown Suede Skirt

Brown Suede Skirt

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Fashion Mia

Today's blog is about dresses and coats from FashionMia.com! I have picked out a couple of my favorite items below.  I don't know about you, but I tend to treat myself, along with doing my gift shopping during the holiday season. 

They currently have a large selection of maxi dresses on sale.


As many of you who are paying attention to my blog already know, I am very fond of formal attire, whether it's ladies' or gentlemen's tophats, overcoats, tuxedos, or evening gowns.  I can't imagine a more ideal evening gown for my upcoming, formal Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners than this frilly, lacy, red gown!  It may be a little late for this holiday season, but next up would be Valentine's Day, which this would also be great for.

Round Neck Patchwork Lace Plain Maxi Dress
Round Neck Patchwork Lace Plain Maxi Dress

This long, jewel-print, green dress with a ruffle around the bottom hem reminds me of the Green Fairy, of which my absinthe drinking husband is very fond.  This particular shade of green is one that I think is flattering to many people, as well.  I thinking adding a red bag with this dress would look amazing!

Deep V-Neck Printed Maxi Dress
Deep V-Neck Printed Maxi Dress



FashionMia is also offering women's winter coats!  No surprise there!
Hooded Zips Printed Long Sleeve Coats
Hooded Zips Printed Long Sleeve Coat



I find myself particularly attracted to this fall print, hooded coat (above).  Autumn is when I start wearing coats, and decorating my house and porches with seasonal items, such as wreaths and pumpkins.  I love fall leaves, and orange, white, and gray patterns!  The lining on this coat looks for soft and snuggly!   It is also always great to find a cute coat that also has a hood!


Fold-Over Collar Belt Plaid Long Sleeve Coat
Fold-Over Collar Belt Plaid Long Sleeve Coat

Another one of my favorite FashionMia coats is this gray, blue, and orange plaid coat (above).  My husband and I are very fond of plaid. We both wear a lot of plaid, but rarely find plaid coats - especially not plaid coats we like.  This coat is such a classic option;  I could see wearing it for years to come, and for all types of ocassions.  Grey is a lovely, brighter option than basic black for the winter season, as well.

Let me know in the comments which was your favorite look?

*post sponsored by Fashion Mia

Friday, December 7, 2018

Blue Velour Dress

Winter weather with snow is on the way here in southern Virginia.  I am not really looking forward to it, and I hope it does not last very long.  

I don't remember it ever snowing so much as it did last year here in Virginia, so I hope this year is not a repeat.  And luck would have it, I have an appointment Monday, so I can't just stay home!  Here's to hoping the roads will be clean and I will make it there!
 
Blue Velour Dress

Blue Velour Dress

Blue Velour Dress

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Striped Jacket

I love how comfortable these pants are.  The color also goes with so many things.  I wore them several times in the summer, but they are also good for the fall season, when it's still on the milder side.

The necklace is also pretty with all the fall colors, and that was just one dollar from a thrift store.

Striped Jacket

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Red Chain Print Skirt

I love the interesting animal print on this maxi skirt.  I also love the chain print, which is very "in" right now.

The necklace is one I have had for a few years now, and I think it is one I bought from Roses.  The black tank is one I bought for just one dollar on sale a few months ago.  

Red Chain Print Skirt

Red Chain Print Skirt

Red Chain Print Skirt

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Long Black Leather Jacket

I found this leather jacket/coat from Goodwill fro under ten dollars.  It is one of the softest leather jackets I have ever felt!  The quality feels amazing!

The earrings are pretty dramatic as well, and they were under three dollar from Aliexpress.  They were pierced, but I changed them to clip earrings, and they work very well now.

The slinky knit, plaid dress I am wearing was just one dollar from Goodwill!  It is so stretchy and comfortable, it is one of my favorite dresses to wear now.  I pretty much wear it around the house every day.
 
Long Black Leather Jacket

Long Black Leather Jacket

Long Black Leather Jacket

Monday, December 3, 2018

Book Review: Sparks in Love by Susan Sparks

Sparks in Love : A Survivor's Story is one woman's account of living with domestic abuse.  The book itself is pretty short (under 200 pages), making this a very easy read, as far as time, if not the potential triggers for those that have also lived through, or are still living in an abusive relationship.   I think books like these are great for people, especially young women that may just be starting to date.  There are potential warning signs that we can learn to look out for.  It's not going to guarantee we will not find ourselves in an unhealthy relationship, but education on the matter certainly can't hurt.

If just one person can be saved from going through what the author went through, I'm sure she would be very happy.  Spreading awareness is such an inportant thing for many causes, especially domestic violence!

There are some interesting and disturbing statistics in this book that everyone should be knowlegable of.

The author also runs the web site theSoda-Pop.com.   There are lots of interesting posts there, along with resources for those in an abusive relationship.

Sparks in Love: A Survivor's Story is available on Amazon in paperback, and for Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/Sparks-Love-Survivors-Story-Susan/dp/1732440808/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1539373178&sr=8-4&keywords=susan+sparks+sparks+in+love

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Long Grey Sweater

I am wearing one of my pretty new turbans.  I bought this one for $3.99 from Roses.  I attached a very pretty pin on the front of it that I bought from Lowemart for five dollars.

The gray sweater is one I bought on sale for just a few dollars from Ross.  I love how soft it is!

The leggings are also super soft, and came from Walmart.   They kind of match my new turban!

Long Grey Sweater

Long Grey Sweater

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Orange Southwest Print Dress

I bought this dress several years ago from Ross.  It is one of my favorites to wear in fall and during the Halloween season because of the pretty colors.  It is also soft comfortable and warm.

I just recently bought this dark red/clay leather jacket from Goodwill.  Overall, I love these fall colors worn together.
 
Orange Southwest Print Dress

Orange Southwest Print Dress