Three for Thursday is perfect when you are on vacation. It’s great to be able to pack one staple item and get several different looks out of it.
That being said- here is today’s 3 for Thursday! I’m starting with my little black cotton dress all alone:
And here it is with a gray t shirt over the top:
A simple, cotton dress is a great item for your wardrobe- especially when on vacation. As you can see- there are so many options and your look can easily be changed with a few simple changes. In case you didn’t see my outfit from the other day- here is a 4th way to wear it!
Since it’s Thanksgiving, I think it’s appropriate to share what I am thankful for- and without trying to sound cheesy- I am incredibly grateful for my health. I have come to realize that being healthy is truly a gift, and I am so grateful for that- and that my family is healthy. Thank you God for that blessing. May I never take it for granted.
We did Epcot yesterday, and I am exhausted! I loved every minute of it though… friends had told me that it wasn’t that great- and to even skip it- but boy am I glad we didn’t! We had so much fun, saw so many things, and did some amazing rides!
Here is what I wore:
Again, I dressed in layers- and am glad I did! I kept changing my outfit throughout the day- it would be warm, then cold and windy, then warm again… crazy!
I wore my skinny cargo pants, a tank top, a white waffle style cotton shirt over the tank and then my denim shirt on top. As you can see, I have a small black cross body bag to hold my essentials (lip stick, sunglasses, map and tickets) and then on my back I have my backpack with the bigger stuff. I’m wearing my Puma’s- which proved again to be a great choice! My feet never hurt!
As I stated on the first day- I know this isn’t the most fashionable look in the world- but it is cute enough to not embarrass my family!
Not to be mean- but I did see some things I would advise not to wear.
Today we are hitting Universal Studios! I’ll post my outfit from today tomorrow!
It’s another gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest!
We are having the best summer/ fall I can remember (according to my friend who runs the local farmer’s market, we are on 20 weeks straight of sunshine)! Thank you Mother Nature!
I’m wearing one of my favorite fall looks today- cropped jeans, ballet flats and a cozy wool sweater. It’s a good outfit for running errands, attending soccer games, going out to lunch… whatever the day has in store for you!
I know I’ve shown this before pic already- but I think it does a good job of showing how easy it is to change small details- and yet have a much better look.
Let’s start with the jeans- the cut of these jeans is too wide- making my legs look wider than they are- and the length is all wrong (cutting off mid- calf is awkward). Next we have these goofy black shoes- which make my feet look strange. As for my top- this plain crew neck top is a boring color, and you can see the outline of my potbelly (gasp). To make matters worse, the open cardigan is actually drawing your eye right to my belly- almost framing it if you will…
On the left is my re-do. These cropped CABi jeans are a much more modern look. Here is how the Cabi describes them:
The new wash is a bit more beat up with subtle whiskering and a slight blue-grey cast. Strategic hand sanding is slightly darker on the sides to create a longer, leaner look. This denim is a nice weight with a touch of spandex for great recovery.
On top is a camel wool sweater layered over a denim shirt (yes, you can do denim on denim- I swear). One of the things I love about this sweater is the back (hence the picture of me from behind!). It’s a small detail, but I think it adds interest to the look (not to mention a few comments of “did you know you have your sweater on backwards?”. As for my shoes- these ballet flats match the color of the sweater- tying the whole outfit together. And of course, a necklace finishes the look.
In my opinion, there is something very cool about denim on denim, I just love it!
The important thing to keep in mind when wearing it is to make sure you have two totally different shades of blue.
As you can see on the right- the top and jeans are too similar and it looks awful. To make matters worse, these jeans are too long (see how they puddle around my ankles) and then the tennis shoes complete the look of awfulness (is that a word?).
On the left I have replaced the poor fitting jeans with my skinnys and replaced the tennis shoes with these cute ballet flats by Frye. I like the neutral colored shoe with this outfit. And, as opposed to the dark blue on the right, this denim shirt is a nice light blue, contrasting perfect with the dark jeans. I’ve unbuttoned it a few buttons, rolled the sleeves and added a tank- (remember my rule of 3? Shirt, tank, necklace)!
Shirt on left: J Crew, Shirt on Right: Martin and Osa, Jeans: Anthropologie (James Jeans), Shoes: Nordstrom (Frye), Necklace: Target
This outfit is inspired by an ad on TV for Marshalls, maybe you’ve seen it?
A stylish gal drives a bus into a neighborhood and all of a sudden a fashion show erupts.
One of the models is wearing a striped dress with a denim shirt underneath- and I thought- OMG! I have a striped dress AND I have a denim shirt.
I’m going to try that!
I’ve shown this dress several times- it’s one of my favorites, but alone- it is shapeless (as seen on the right!).
On the left is my re-worked look. I’ve added the denim shirt under the dress, then added a belt to define my waist. As usual, I’ve added a necklace to add some interest. Finally, I’ve chosen my tan ballet flats to finish it off.
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My sisters arrived yesterday after a very turbulent flight- so we had a few glasses of wine to calm our nerves…
Hence, we’re off to a late start today! LOL!
Here’s pic from last night- wearing our jammies and sipping our wine. We look pretty comfy, right?
Today we are going to hit the town and decided to dress in the theme of chambray. Each of us is wearing a different version of the same idea- a chambray shirt being the focus.
My older sister, Erin, has paired hers with red skinny jeans. She is a great example of how a large breasted, bigger tummy gal can wear skinny jeans (size 30). Paired with this tunic style shirt and pretty necklace, her legs look skinny and her boobs and tummy are hidden- she looks amazing.
I’m in the middle with a chambray shirt under a blue cable knit sweater. I’ve paired them with my cream cords and my Khol’s booties, and then I borrowed this cool bracelet from my sis.
Last is my little sis, Kara, who has on skinny jeans, a chambray shirt in a different wash and a grandpa sweater. She was worried she looked boring, but I don’t think so. I think she looks classic. Notice the all the details in her look- she has on an amazing belt, beautiful necklace and a gorgeous bracelet.
Not to mention her amazing shoes. These are the J Crew version of mine- (mine were around $40, hers were over $200) so definitely a splurge, but they are so stinking cute- and honestly they are much more comfortable than mine.
Come back tomorrow to see what we put together using only items from their suitcase… should be a fun!