Brightening a Cloudy Day

It’s cloudy, thunderstorm-y & windy again here today so I thought I would brighten the day with some Hot Pink! I’m liking today’s outfit better than the last time I wore this blouse.

Cardi (GAP) & Pink Blouse - Thrifted; Black Pants - JCP; Merrell Shoes - Zappos

I’m not entirely thrilled with the rolled flowers pin, but I kept them anyway. My co-workers really seem to like them.


Please forgive the frown, the windy was very whippy!

Today I’m linking up to


pleated poppy

P52 Week 8: Cabin Fever

The sun is staying out longer and the temps are trying to remain in the 60’s in the late evening so Caveboy had begged to stay out until it’s almost dark. As most little boys do, he loves being outdoors. It’s keeping Mom & Dad outside more too, so we are all enjoying the fresh air and sun!

Colorblocking With Cords


Jacket & Cords - JCP; Sweater - Thrifted; Shoes - Target

Olive Cords, Teal Sweater & Burnt Orange Corduroy Jacket

I thrifted this sweater back in the early fall and I usually wear it with black, especially during the winter. Spring is almost around the corner, so I attempted to pair this with more color. This color-blocked combo is the result. I’m planning on pairing the sweater with white Capri’s this summer for a business casual look, I can’t wait!!

Menswear Monday

Menswear: I was in a rush this morning and this navy sweater vest combo was an easy choice.

Shirt - Thrifted; Sweater - JCP; Pants - Target; Penny Loafers - Eddie Bauer

There is a center section of baby cables down the front but you can’t tell that in these photos. Also my pants are a rich brown color and I love these pants too! I found them at Target recently for $10 bucks each. I grabbed two pair, but in a size 6 and I’m normally an 8/10. Telling me I’m smaller than I am and great fitting – priceless!

I can’t help but feel this outfit would be made better by a long necklace. I found a few at Forever 21 that I like; maybe this one,

feathers are everywhere this year

I think it would go with more than just this outfit

or maybe a few strands together like this one

or maybe this hinged owl necklace

either way, I need a good necklace or two that can add that needed punch to an outfit. If anyone has an suggestions please let me know.

I am in love with owls this year, who isn’t? (no pun intended either) I’ve seen a few other owl necklaces I like better than the one above and when I’m at the thrift store, I’m always on the lookout for a ceramic owl.

monday mingle

Our weekend was very low-key, just putting in some quality time hiking around Cumberland Falls Saturday and swinging at the park yesterday. I’ll post a couple of photos tomorrow for Sweet Shot Tuesday of our time at Cumberland Falls, the river was really up so there was a ton of water going over the falls. Caveboy had fun hunting for “Grizzly Bear”!

Happy Monday!

Windy Casual Friday

I was going for casual today because it’s Friday (WooHoo!) and I’m having fun styling this gingham shirt I thrifted recently. Last weekend I was able to take it in on the sides and sleeves. It fits so much better now.

Shirt & Skirt - Thrifted; Sweater - Target; Penny Loafer - Eddie Bauer

It’s a bit windy today, with temps falling from 67 degrees @ midnight to 40 something this evening. I attempted to take photos outdoors, but these are what I ended up with

1st Take: Blown Away

Take 2: You can actually see my face!

If I look like I’m hiding something behind my back in these photos (above), I am!

I went shopping at a high-end thrift store here in Downtown Knoxville, called ReRuns Boutique. I found a pair of Anne Taylor Loft, winter white corduroy pants for $8!! I saw them a few weeks ago and decided not to get them. I told Caveman about them and he said I should go back and buy them, but I still stalled. I went back in today and they were still there! It was meant to be I guess, LOL! Now with the temps falling this afternoon my skirt got too cold, so I put on my newly thrifted pants!

Newly Thrifted Pants

NOTE: Let me just say, I normally wouldn’t wear thrifted clothing straight from the store without washing, but these were clean and smelled recently laundered.

I think I like the look with the pants much better! They fit great, the corduroy is really thick and they are more cream than this photo depicts. I saw some cute mint tops & sweaters in there too! We’ll see if they go on sale soon…

I’m linking up to Thrifters Anonymous

Have a great weekend everyone!