Trend of the Month: Statement Necklace

I’m linking up with Marionberry Style for this month’s Trend of the Month, Statement Necklaces!

Here’s my statement necklace look with my new Target clearance necklace fro $2.50!

Silk Sweater & Trousers – JCP, Necklace – Target, Sandals – Shoe Show

My Mom & I went shopping last weekend and I found 3 of these beautiful shell & faux pearl necklaces on clearance! I got this turquoise beauty & Mom got the pink/coral necklace. I left the white/cream necklace there, but now I think I should have probably gotten it too. ;)

image

I really wanted the necklace to get all the attention, so I paired it with a neutral outfit of white & black.

Extreme closeup!

It’s been a super busy and stressful week around these parts, please excuse my lack of blogging. I hoping the holiday weekend will help! And I hope to get my boots today; I can not wait to show them off soon!! Please have a safe and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!!

I’m also linking up with these wonderful ladies too!

Join us at Harper's Happenings

pleated poppy

Favorite Frock Friday

Fall Fashion Finds: Boots!

I’ve been looking for a good pair of boots forever, well OK the last few years anyway! Earlier I was skimming through my Amazon Fashion Wishlist and came across some boots I added last year. Of course they were out of stock, but I started searching for other boots because the prices are great right now!!

I found these Rockport Women’s Addison Riding Boots which have

  • Leather upper in a knee-high riding boot style with a round toe
  • Rubber traction outsole
  • Smooth lining, shaft measures approximately 15″ from arch, 12 1/2 inch circumference
  • Boot opening measures approximately 14 1/2″ around
  • Cushioning insole with Adidas adiPRENE(R) shock absorbing technology, provides a flexible forefoot
  • EVA footbed
  • 45mm heel height (approximately 1 3/4 “)
  • Side zipper for easy on/off
  • Gore-Tex(R) waterproof membrane, Hydro-Shield(TM) technology

Just what I was looking for….& on sale too!

Most of the reviewers give this boot 5 stars. Once I receive them, I’ll be sure to review them for you too! From the looks of them I love the simple styling, the rubber soles and the fact that they are waterproof! Most of the times I want to wear boots, it’s either raining or snowing so I want my feet to stay nice and try, plus not slip and fall because of slick soles.

Have you bought any boots lately? Found any other great deals you’d like to share too?

Fashion Friday: Turquiose & Black

Friday’s here!! I’m looking forward to a great weekend with my Cavemen. I thrifted this top last fall and have worn it a few times since then. I have paired it with my white Capri’s or jeans, but I think my favorite looks is with these black trousers.

Top – Thrifted; Capri’s – Target; Sandals – Shoe Show

Not really sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve recently put on a few additional pounds. I’m not happy about it either! At first I was scratching my head trying to figure out the cause, but then I realized I hadn’t been exercising regularly and we were eating out way too much! So I’ve been eating more salads and getting back into the exercise routine lately. I hope to see vast improvements soon, but in the meantime getting dressed and looking nice is a challenge! I want to continue to improve my style, but the added weight makes it difficult to find the motivation to keep posting my pictures here on the blog. I’m going to use this desire as a positive though and turn it into the motivation I need to get the weight back off.

I’ve struggled with my weight ever since I can remember. When I met Caveman 10 years ago he taught me how to exercise and eat right. I achieved a healthy weight and maintained it really well for a few years but then I slowly gained back 20 lbs. I realized that I was reverting back to my old habits and lost the weight again only to repeat the process a few years later. There is usually a trigger that brings the cycle on like stress, job changes, etc. Recently I’ve been super stressed about my job situation as in if I even have one or not anymore. I always start out subconsciously eating more until I consciously realize I’m eating more, then my clothes don’t fit, I start feeling run down and unmotivated, etc. I want to break this cycle and maintain a healthy weight for good.

Ain’t that the truth!

Caveman is helping me again by being my workout buddy! At the beginning of the summer we were trying to workout in the evenings, but Caveboy does not like that situation at all and is constantly interrupting us. So we’ve started getting up earlier (read 5:30am) and working out while the little guy’s still asleep. So far, so good! I’ve read a few studies and most say that you will loose more weight because your body is in “mini-starvation” mode and it will actually pull from the fat stores instead of your last meal. Also you typically burn more fat throughout the day with little additional effort and finally researchers have shown that 75 percent of women who exercise in the morning stick to the plan, compared to only 25 percent of people who workout in the evenings. This should be great for me because I’ve always been a workout in the evenings kinda gal and stuck to that fairly consistently until Caveboy came along.

Anybody else struggling with weight issues? I’ve always found that if I just listen to my body I can find balance once again. Right now it’s telling me it’s uncomfortable and wants some exercise!! ;)

Favorite Frock Friday

WIWW: Floral Capris

Ah, Wednesday! I’m so glad to see you! Amazingly August has simultaneously flown/drug by, right along with this summer!

image

Sweater – JCP; Floral Capri’s – Chadwicks; Sandals – Payless

Although I’ve had these Capri’s for almost 10 years, they still look great and are trendy this year! I’ve always enjoyed wearing them, they fit great and are fairly versatile too. I’ve tried them a couple of different ways this summer and I think my favorite look was last seen here.

image
I’m linking up with these lovely ladies again this Wednesday!

pleated poppy

Pattern Mixing: Floral & Polka Dots

I’m gonna keep it short & sweet today with pattern mixing!

Belt, Top & Skirt – Thrifted; Sandals – Payless

Pattern Mixing is a style I feel I have yet to master. It is not effortless, it doesn’t just happen; but it is progressing around these parts and mixing polka dots does make it easier. ;)

image

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

I’m gonna link up with this lovely ladies today!

Join us! Click the SpotlightWatchOutForTheWoestmans  Thrifters AnonymousJoin us at Harper's Happenings