Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Colorblock Sweater and Tulip Blouse + the last Common Threads Linkup.

I am so behind with the blog, guys - story of my life, right?! I wore the last two outfits of the Common Threads Challenge the day before Halloween but I have yet to post about 10-12 outfits or so. My goal is to have everything posted by Friday next week, at the latest. So, expect some two-outfits posts in the next few days, here. Today I am sharing the prettiest Colorblock Sweater: in very pale baby pink, blush pink, coral and maroon which I purchased a few weeks ago at Loft.

I made an effort to wear more pink towards the second half of October, to honor Breast Cancer month and this beautiful Colorblocked Sweater (in dusty rose, baby pink, coral and maroon) definitely filled that pink void. This sweater by Loft purchased recently is sold out online (however on the widget below, I linked a similar Loft sweater you can shop, currently). My Colorblock Sweater is actually on sale and you may still find it at your local Loft store. It is a very light but soft (not itchy) wool and it runs pretty roomy. I am wearing an XS.

This Beautiful Tulip Blouse (with reversible sleeves) was purchased last Winter, also at Loft. The sleeves and collar has a different smaller floral print layered underneath. I love these chic, go-with-everything classy blouses at Loft. They are called "The Utility Blouse" and have these capped square pockets on the chest (on each side). At any given season you can find blouses like this at Loft, in different solid colors as well as in florals like this small floral periwinkle beauty or this olive+pink floral print which I would love to add to my collection - both of these Floral Blouses by Loft are on clearance currently, with an additional 40% OFF. This outfit was easily put together with the addition of these Gorgeous Mauve Perforated Suede Booties and my Medium Wash Step Hem Jeans - both of these pieces were part of my 5 items from The Common Threads Challenge. Layering a collared blouse or shirt underneath a crewneck sweater and wearing it with jeans, cropped pants or trousers on the bottom (depending on where I am going), is another type of Fall Uniform for me. I hope you like it, what about you?!

Above: a sneak peak of my Fall and Halloween decor at home. I promise I will do a Fall tour, soon. =)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happy Halloween, 2017!!

I hope you all had a happy, safe and not very cold Halloween weekend. I want to wish you a Very Happy Halloween too and I am doing that with this festive post of my little girl in an Elsa dress and matching shoes (from "Frozen"), in a little Fall photo-shoot we did together about a week ago, and the pictures turned out wonderfully I must add. Her little funny, sassy personality shows in a lot of the pics. She is posing in some of them, playing in others and even laughed out loud in some of the photos I took. Vivian has been MIA on the blog all this month so I figured her and I will wish you all a Happy Halloween with her adorable pictures of her gorgeous little face, sweet and cute poses. 

By the way Vivian will not be Elsa this year, she will be Belle (from "Beauty and the Beast"), but we will save that costume for the actual Halloween day. She will be so darn cute! And the photo above is of Vivian last year when she was a pink+purple butterfly.


Vivian's small bow (the set of 4 bows), Elsa "Frozen" sneakers and Pink Ruffle-Sleeve Tee (she is wearing underneath her dress) are the same identical items linked on the widget, below.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Early Fall Uniform.

Hi guys. I am so very behind blogging. I am fighting a cold (if you follow me on Instagram you may have heard my "sexy voice" lol). I feel even more behind this month especially, since I committed to a remixing challenge for the month of October. But, I will have a lot of two-outfit posts from now until early November, so you can see the other half of my Common Threads Challenge, since these outfits I have already posted, mark the half-way. Today's outfits are a copy-paste of each other. They have been a Fall uniform for me, especially for early Fall, until a week ago or so when our temperatures dropped a lot and a t-shirt with a long cozy cardigan over, won't cut it anymore (I have been in puffer coats in the last few days). The Relaxed Light-Wash Step-Hem Jeans, V-Neck Tee and both Chenille Cardigans (the light pink and the ochre ones) as you know are items I chose to remix during the Common Threads remix challenge for the month of October 2017.

I love how soft and pretty yet simple and put together this outfit looks. Though I have on three colors (4, if you count the silver of the shoes): light pink, light grey and white, it works so well together and looks monochrome. This time, I paired my Blush/Light Pink Chenille Cardi with a dressier White Tee (from this Summer, from Loft) which has a fun crochet detail on the neckline with a feather framing - love the feminine appeal and texture of it. The grey jeans look colorless which I love. I love their super light color, the light distressing and the raw hem - they are some of my favorite skinny jeans that I own. The Silver Loafers go so well with those Heather Grey Skinny Jeans too - both of these pieces are by Express. I added a pop of color with my Audacious Red Lipstick and Dark Red Crystal Drop Earrings and I was out of the door.


White tee - check. Comfortable Jeans - check. Long Chenille Cardigan - check. Comfortable Flat Shoes - check. This outfit is easy a copy of the first one, with the twin sister cardigan of the light pink color cardigan - this time I wore the ochre/dark mustard one. I love these Nude Canvas Sneakers so much and they go with a lot. They are my most worn new sneakers I have purchased this year. I have worn them with jeans, skinny jeans, cropped pants, skirts, dresses and leggings - though I have only blogged them a few times. Add a fun Patent Leather Tote - mine was a gift with purchase from HSN years ago - I love the icy blue color. Add also a couple of dressier, unique pieces of jewelry like these Light, Gold-Metallic Teardrop Earrings and my Beautiful Red Cocktail Ring, and I suddenly dressed up this jeans+t-shirt look. But let's not forget the power of the third piece which in both of these outfits is 'the cardigan'. First of all these chenille cardigans are beautiful and make a statement, but even if they were in a different color or material, they would still complete the look. You can swap the long cardigan with a regular-length cardi, a jacket, a vest, a poncho, a kimono or a blazer. What do you think?!

Have a Fantastic Halloween Weekend Everyone!!

Here (two weeks ago), you saw another version of my Fall Uniform: Jeans, a White Tee and a Long Open Cardigan. This outfit actually is identical to the second outfit but I paired the White V-Neck Tee and Step-Hem Jeans with the Blush Cardigan rather than the Mustard one and instead of the Gold Flip-Flops, I have on my Nude Canvas Sneakers.