Friday, August 29, 2014

Shorts and Floral.

Summers are hot in my parts of the world. This Summer has been no exception though it hasn't been as hot and humid as some other years, where it is in the 90s every day. However, as a Stay-at-Home Mom (mostly) and chasing after a young toddler, I have worn a lot of Shorts, usually with Sandals or Flats, sometimes with Sneakers. Especially during daytime: my morning coffee, walks with Vivian and day errands usually find me wearing Shorts. Today's post shows you 3 Outfits worn sometime this month, all featuring Shorts and Floral.
First up my Graphic Floral Lime Green+Neon, Gorgeous New Shorts paired with an Off-White Tee that has Crystal Embellishment on the chest area. The Watercolor Green Keds go well without being matchy-matchy. And due to being hot all I accessorized with were a couple of Bracelets and a Cocktail Ring matching the Colors of the Outfit.
Hand Jewelry:
Bright Yellow, Stretchy, Triangle+Small Circle, Lucite Beaded Bracelet: American Fashion & Jewelry  (gorgeous yellow option, on sale, love this).
Green "Mushroom", Painted Cocktail Ring w/ Rhinestones: A Jewelry Boutique for $1.00.
Mint+Gold, Twisted, Silk Ribbon Bangle: Viggos.
Silver, Thick, Intricate Chain Bracelet: Lord & Taylor (very similar), (similar w/ heart pendant), similar, best deal).
Off-White, Short-Sleeve Tee w/ Large Ivory Stone Embellishments on the front (inside a mesh fabric): The Limited (gorgeous cropped option by Nicole Miller, best deal), (similar by Dorothy Perkins, great deal, love this), (similar by Miss Me, love this).

Here I wore my Denim Shorts from Gap with a Floral Purple/Gray/Fuchsia Ruched Tank by Express. The Pewter Beaded Sandals went with the Colors of the top well and I also accessorized with a simple Necklace and Bangle. But my Iridescent Lavender Ring & Hair Clip matched the different shades of Purple nicely.
Hand and Hair Accessories:
Silver, Thick, Intricate Chain Bracelet: Lord & Taylor (very similar), (similar w/ heart pendant), similar, best deal).
Real Silver Ring w/ Tiny Turquoise Stone: Express (very similar), (similar w/ large stone, best deal, love this).
Pink+Green, Plastic Hair Claw w/ tiny Flower: A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Gray/Purple/Magenta Floral, Ruched, Faux Wrap Tank Top: Express (similar w/ fringe, best deal), (dressy option w/ cut-out, love this), (similar w/ mirror effect, great deal, love this).
Medium-Wash, Blue Jean Shorts w/ side zipper detail: Gap (very similar, this year's 1969 version by Gap, love these), (similar destructed pair by Gap, best deal), (similar BF style by Gap). Gap makes some Great Shorts especially Denim ones so these are all worth taking a look, at.
Black Beaded Crystal Necklace w/ rectangle drop stone in the middle: Ann Taylor (similar, simple beaded, best deal), (long option w/ beaded tassel, great deal, love this).
Pewter, Neutral-Metallic, Beaded, Thong Sandals: Old Navy (very similar, in gold), (very similar, in silver, on sale), (similar, best deal).

Here I wore my Cobalt+White Floral/Leaf Print Shorts by Express. The Satin Sash I tied around my waist comes with the Shorts. The Tank Top has an Eyelet V-Neck and it has a Racer Back (I apologize about the quality of the photos). I added the same little Beaded Black Necklace as the only Accessory and my Royal Blue Jelly Sandals were the perfect match.
White, 100% V-Neck, Racer-Back Tank w/ Eyelet detail: Aeropostale (similar), (similar, love this), (similar, love this).
Cobalt Blue & White Tropical Leaf-Print Shorts (come with the Satin Sash): Express (similar in jacquard, great deal, love these), (similar w/ daisies, best deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Thakoon).
Black Beaded Crystal Necklace w/ rectangle drop stone in the middle: Ann Taylor (similar, simple beaded, best deal), (long option w/ beaded tassel, great deal, love this).
Pink+Green, Plastic Hair Claw w/ tiny Flower: A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Electric Blue, Jelly Sandals w/ Neon Circle Decorations: Simple Shoes (similar, great deal), (similar 2), (similar 3).



I have a very busy day ahead of me as I am packing since we leave tomorrow for our last of Vacation days and I also have some last-minute cooking and cleaning to do before leaving. I will try to schedule a couple of posts ahead and get started on my 30 for 30 challenge, but it probably won't happen before Tuesday or Wednesday next week. However, stop by here on Monday September 1st because I am co-hosting the "Monday Morning Gossip" with Leeann and Kimberlee, on Labor Day. So welcome by and link up anything with us, it doesn't have to be fashion-related. Thank You All. =)  And Thanks for reading, too. 
Have a Fantastic, Relaxing, Fun and Sun-filled Labor Day Weekend!! Be Good!!

P.S. Linking up with Allison, Jo-Lynne, Lauren, Mix It Monday, Molly, Renae, Sarah, Shea and Rhea.





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trench Thursday.

Counting today, there are only four days left in August, FOUR. It seemed like August just started yesterday. Every year it feels like each Summer goes by faster and this year is no exception. It starts slower in June, speeds up in July and then August is kaboom - it is gone in the blink of an eye. Am I alone in thinking this? So yeah, in less than a month Fall/Autumn officially starts. But folks, it is between high 80s to low 90s here, definitely in the midst of Summer, weather-wise.

Before Summer is kaput, I wanted to wear some more Dresses, especially ones I have ignored for a long time, so just like yesterday, my Yellow Trench Dress today hadn't been worn since last year, from last Easter to be exact. Trench Dresses (sister to Shirt Dresses) are very in right now. But really styles get recycled often, because I purchased this Armani Exchange Beauty in the Summer of 2009. I have worn it only about half a dozen of times unfortunately, as much as I love it. Finally I re-wore it, just a day before I started my 30 for 30 challenge, and a couple of days before Vivian got a hair-cut, which you saw in our Summer Vacation Photos. Her Floral Skirt+Tank 2-piece has some Yellow in it, also. I styled the Dress with Patent Leather Ballerinas, Black Pave Globe Studs and just added a couple of Colorful Bangles. I have been on a Yellow kick lately (examples 1 and 2). What about you? Are you wearing any Yellow this Summer? And, do you own any Trench Dresses? I found some great ones online, linked on the bottom. =) I'd love to own the Ann Taylor and Rachel Zoe Dresses - they are Gorgeous!!
Circle Raspberry Red + Square Mustard Lucite Bangle: "I Love Shopping Boutique" (New) (similar in red, love this), (yellow option, on sale, love this).
Mustard Chiffon & Metallic Gold, Flower Ponytail Holder: An Accessories Boutique.
Black, Round-Toe, Patent Leather, Ballet Flats: Steve Madden (similar, classic, patent leather ballerina, love these), (similar almond-toe by Steve Madden, best deal), (similar by J.Crew, great deal).

Vivian's Outfit:
White, Short-Sleeve Onesie w/ tiny Black Dots & tiny Red Bows: Wal Mart.
White Tank w/ Embroidered Hot Pink Flamingo & Ruffled Floral Sleeves (part of a 2-piece set): Carter's.
Coral, Yellow & White Floral Trumpet Skirt (part of a 2-piece set w/ the tank): Carter's.
Neon Yellow Socks: Ruum Baby.
Baby Pink & Hot Pink Sneaker Sandals: Happy Kids.

And here is another Flashback moment from the last time I wore this Yellow Trench Dress. Miss Vivian also wore her Bright Yellow (and Gray) Outfit. Little Sweetie was only 15 weeks then.



P.S. Linking today with Erin, Jena, Lena, Lindsay, Midwest Style Bloggers, Sarah, Sherry, Tara and Victoria.





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Flower Power Girls.

In an effort to shop my closet and wear several Summer pieces which hadn't been worn since Summer 2013 or worse Summer 2012, here is another one for you: this Floral Coral Romper, last seen here. Since I wore this on a late Afternoon/Evening I added my elbow-length sleeve Teal Cardigan to it. I layered a Thick Silver Woven Necklace with a Beaded Royal Blue Necklace. The Neon on the Bracelets picks up the Neon Yellow Belt and the pops of Neon from the Sandals. Everything goes together without being too matchy-matchy I think. Do you own a Colorful or Floral Romper for the Summer, yet? I say you get one. Below, I linked many beautiful options of Rompers all under 45 bucks!! (I particularly love to have the 2 rompers with sleeves). Flower Rompers/Jumpers are fun and not as difficult to style as you may think. 

My Daughter Vivian has her own Flower Power ensemble going on. Don't you love her gorgeous Turquoise Floral Dress? She always steals the show, in this case Mommy's Blog. Thank you to all of you who compliment me on Vivian all the time. Those are my most favorite comments. She is my Pride and Joy!!
She loves opening the drawer where all her hair goodies are and playing with them or putting them in her mouth. Yep.
Hand Jewelry:
1 Turquoise & 1 Bright Yellow, Stretchy, Triangle+Small Circle, Lucite Beaded Bracelets: American Fashion & Jewelry (turquoise + yellow 3-pack option, best deal, love this), (gorgeous turquoise+gold option, on sale), (gorgeous yellow option, on sale, love this).
Blue Python-Print, Plastic, Wide Bangle: Express (similar cuff, great deal, love this.
Silver, Thick, Intricate Chain Bracelet: Lord & Taylor (very similar), (similar w/ heart pendant), similar, best deal).
Silver, Pave Ring w/ tiny Silver Stones & big Square Ruby in the middle: A Local Boutique (similar, gorgeous option), (similar, best deal, love this).
Sterling Silver Ring w/ Square Blue Stone in the middle surrounded by 3 tiny Silver Stones on each side: Kohl's (very similar, gorgeous option, great deal), (very similar, on sale), (similar, love this) - all options from Kohl's, just like mine (I love this ring).
Teal Green, Elbow-Sleeve, Ruched Cardigan: The Limited (very similar, on sale), (similar in dark green), (similar open cardigan, great deal, love this).
Neon Yellow, Patent Leather, Skinny Bow Belt: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (very similar, great deal, love this).
Royal Blue Glass Beaded Long Necklace w/ Silver Fireballs: An Accessories Boutique (similar, best deal, love this), (similar, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option in teal, great deal).
Electric Blue, Jelly Sandals w/ Neon Circle Decorations: Simple Shoes (similar, great deal), (similar 2), (similar 3).

Vivian's Outfit:
Cobalt+Turquoise Floral Sundress w/ a Polka-Dot+3D Flower Belt: Blueberi Boulevard.
White, Short-Sleeve Onesie: Wal Mart.
Yellow "Butterfly" Bow Barrette: A Random Boutique.
White Socks w/ Lace Ruffles: Wal Mart.
Silver Metallic, Flower Sandals: Target. 

I last wore this Romper in June 2013. Look at this Deja Vu photo. Vivian was less than 5 months old. She has grown up sooooooo much and changed a lot since then. On that day Vivian also had on a Baby Pink Dress with Flowers on the waist.

P.S. Linking up with Alison, Ayana, Carrie, Kimba, Lindsey, Liz, Madeline, Melaina, Morgan and Sarah.
Tomorrow Elle's theme of Spotlight Weekly is "Color Wheel". I chose the perfect Most Colorful Outfit to link up with her and Jacqueline. I love their themed weekly link-up. Join it too - it is fun!