Showing posts from December, 2015

Week of Pinterest Outfits, Day 3

Loved this look and while working at Plum, found an adorable cream top with pleated details that I could not resist for $7.  All clothing from Plum consignment, boots from Target. Total cost of this look: $27.

Week of Pinterest Outfits, Day 2

A while back, my favorite thrift store had a beautiful tartan blanket scarf for a dollar. I bought it but could not quite figure out what to do with it because it was too big for a scarf and I just wasn't digging the whole poncho look. While cleaning out my closet, I found it and wanted to try again. Entered "blanket scarf" over at my beloved Pinterest and voila  I loved this but knew my body type was a bit more full than this girls so tried this one instead Now, I'll tell you, I went through all my belts and mumbled some bad words while trying to belt the massive scarf. Not an easy task! However, I decided on my glittery bow belt This is probably not an outfit I'd wear much, but for a cold, snowy day like yesterday, it worked. Dollar well spent, I'd say! 

A Week of Pinterest Outfits, Day 1

Someone asked me the other day where I get my outfit ideas. It's truly a combination of my creative desire to express myself with what I have and Pinterest. Oftentimes, I will enter an item in the search bar and so many different combinations come up. For example, I took on the daunting task of cleaning out my husband's closet and before I knew it, I had to be at work. My hair was dirty and I remembered I had a brown floppy hat that could cover my mess and still make it to work on time. I put "brown floppy hat" in the search engine and found this image:  I have a chambray shirt, back pants, and brown booties. Dirty hair problem solved in style!  So, for this week, I will be recreating outfits that are inspired by Pinterest. If you're inclined, follow me on Pinterest, my favorite place to kill time and check out! 

A Few of my Favorite Things, Skin care edition

These are a few of my current favorite things: 
it Cosmetics under eye concealer is AMAZING, I'm not kidding. I've used a concealer that I thought I loved for years, until I tried this one. Worth every single penny and I love that it has an easy applicator and SPF 50. (see here)
Murad Correcting Moisturizer not only smells delicious but is so beneficial for my sensitive Irish skin in the winter. The natural ingredients soothe it and the green helps to manage my rosacea outbreaks. (see here)
No. 7 Protect and Perfect Advanced is always sold out for a reason, it does the job. Within 10 days, I noticed a dramatic difference in my skin. It tightens the skin, corrects dark spots, and protects without being heavy, greasy, or gross. (see here)
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil took me a while to be sold on. I read about it everywhere but could not imagine using oil to clean my face. I have larger pores and feared the oil would drip into them and my teenage acne would be back in full force. However…

Pleather Weather

Stepped out of my comfort zone a few weeks back and bought a pair of pleather leggings. Must admit, I've fallen pretty hard for them. This was my casual Boxing Day outfit (returning a pair Sorels because I found a pair for a quarter of the price!) I'm not a huge legging girl but like the versatility for casual or more edgy outfits with the pleather leggings. I've worn them on date nights or errands with geeks or sneakers. I'm all about getting many outfits out of one item. Here's a few other ways I love them, courtesy of Pinterest. I'm slightly addicted to Pinterest, best free magazine ever. 😉

Casually Ringing in the New Year

Long are the nights of New Year's Eve parties for this gal. I prefer celebrating at home with my glass of champagne and family. I do, however, do this home partying in style.  I now spend my Saturdays working at Plum Consignment and while helping a customer style an outfit for NYE, I decided to do a post here. Just because you're home, doesn't mean style has to be out on the town. Even sweats can be styled!  I'm a huge fan of joggers and loved this cable knit sweater. 
A lace peplum top, statement necklace, boyfriend jeans, and cute heels brings a little fancy to the night.  Cashmere wrap around with boyfriend jeans not only comfortable but irrestible to touch. 😉 This one was my favorite and one I'll probably replicate it for the night. Lace sequined skirt, chambray top, and cream cable knit. I'd also pair it with a bauble necklace. 
All items seen here from Plum Consignment (minus the cashmere wrap) that was my present to myself! If you're local, stop by…

Weekly faves

Favorite work outfit: J.Crew leopard shirt, Old Navy fix sweater (my students love this sweater), H&M green pants, Target necklace, and yes I wear shoes to work, loafers I scored for $7 at Target
Friday is jeans day at work and it being an unseasonable 60 degrees, I was finally able to wear this wool poncho I scored at Target (in the kids department), coupled with my favorite Lotta clogs. 
Headed out for a girls weekend with my mum and my girls and as luck would have it, our hotel is located very close to an amazing Goodwill! We have fancy plans and am excited to share my $5 outfit. Happy weekend, my friends.

Our Eight Nights of Rememberance

For the past few months, my son has been constantly asking about my stepfather, Simon, who passed away last Spring. He has only a few memories of him but for some reason has an affinity for this man whom I loved dearly. My son has his "lucky necklace" which is a penny from my stepfather's house on a piece of string. He has a special stash of odds and ends that I was ready to throw away but he found as treasures in his treasure box. My son will randomly ask things like, "y'know I really like collecting rocks. Did Zeidi collect rocks, too?" He doesn't understand that we were not blood related but more and more, I realize that made no difference. Simon loved me as his own the first time I met him when I was 8 years old and it's such an odd gift for my son to be so fixated on him. I love remembering him, but it also makes my heart ache with longing. 
When Hanukkah rolled around, my son was adamant about celebrating because Simon was Jewish. (He doesn'…