Stripes & Turquoise!

Happy Middle-of-August Everyone! Who’s ready for crisp, cool weather, changing leaves and hayrides – this girl!!

Stripes & Turquoise

Sweater – Target, Capri’s & SAK Purse – Thrifted, Canvas Shoes – old, DIY T-Shirt Bracelet – handmade

I picked up this striped summer-sweater at Target the other day for $5!! I love finding stuff in the Target clearance racks or their $1 section! I went with the small because the medium was just huge and didn’t fit right. Although with all the walking and running I’ve been doing lately, I’ve lost some weight and all my clothes are fitting better!

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Please forgive the frizzy hair, when I left there were some loose curls, but overall my hair was mostly straight! This humidity is killer these days and its been raining and raining, come on fall!!

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Happy Birthday to Me & a Mid-Summer Update!

I do apologize for the silence over here, but what better day to update you than on my birthday!!

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Happy Birthday to me!

Yep, I’m a year older today and this one started off kinda rough, but Caveman is an amazing husband & friend. He loves me through my rough patches and the good times too. I love that man of mine!!

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Giving the double braided messy bun a try today!

So how’s our summer so far? Its been filled with lots of this…

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Summer Squash from our Garden!

We have a lovely garden this year and every night Caveboy insists on staying outside until almost dark.

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Evening bike rides!

We ride bikes, hunt worms, play Frisbee, catch lightening bugs and attempt not to melt in the 80%+ humidity!

Frozen Yogurt Bars, little boys

And Frozen Yogurt Bars!

Our 4th of July was rained out completely, but the sun is shining today!! Yippee!

I attempted to get a decent outfit photo the other day but this is all I managed. I refashioned a tee that was an XL and swallowed me whole, into something that I could actually wear – you know, in public!

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Refashioned Tee – free from conference, White Capri’s – Target, Sandals – gift from Mom last year, Purse – SAK (Thrifted)

I used my Anchor tee as a guide as I like the cut of the top. So I cut down the sides, cut off the sleeves and then cut them down too. I completely cut off the neck band and bottom hem too. I sewed up the sides, set in the sleeves again and just turned down the neckline once and then ran a straight stitch around it. I’ve never hemmed the bottom and don’t think I’m going to either but I would like to add elastic to the bottom 3 or 4 inches of the side seams so that there will be some runching and gather up some of the excess material. Refashioning this tee took about 30 minutes all told, but it was spread out over a few days. 😉

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Hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far!! I can’t believe it’s half over already!!

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Weekend Edition: Casual Graphic Tee

Happy Weekend! We are so excited the weekend is finally here now that rain is gone we can get out and enjoy warmer temps and sunshine!

I wore my Anchor’s Away – graphic tee with a gray cardigan, jeans and ballet flats this weekend for some fun shopping with Mom at Target or Tar’jey – your pick.

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Cardigan, Graphic Tee & Jean – Thrifted, Ballet Flats – Target

Marionberry recently posted her thoughts on over 30-somethings wearing graphic tees and I totally agree. I really like the trend, but I do not want to look like I’m impersonating Brittney Spears – not that I have anything against Brittney or her style, I’m just sayin’!
I’m going for more of an age appropriate style here and I really hoped I pulled it off.

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As a Mom of a little, I really want to have fun with my style when I take Caveboy out for errands or on a play-date, but I also don’t want people wondering what I was thinking when I got dressed. Ya know?!

What do you think of my hair? I got a trim and layers, both of which made me a happy girl! Now my hair is ready for Spring!

I’m linking with this beauties!

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Fashion Friday: Embellished Denim & Colored Pants

Yay!! It’s Friday!!! Our weekend plans include loads of outside time!! It’s supposed to be 80 degrees by next Tuesday, but first we have to get through the yucky cold rain!

I showed this Embellished Denim jacket almost two months ago on Instagram and have been trying to figure out how to wear it ever since! Then I saw this photo over on Grace’s blog for the March Open to Interpretation.

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Inspiration! I knew how to style my Embellished Denim Jacket! BTW – here’s Kayla’s look and Eric’s too! I think I got pretty close!

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Denim Jacket – Thrifted, Knit Top & New Flats – Target, Colored Pants – Chadwicks

Do you like my new ballet flats I picked up at Target last week? I love them! They are super comfortable and go with just about anything. I was needing some brown flats to replace a much older pair of cheap brown loafers I was wearing everywhere on the weekends, these are perfect!

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Hope everyone has a great weekend!! I’m linking up with these beauties today!

Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic Two Thirty Five Designs Favorite Frock Friday Fridays Fancies Fashion Informant Link Up

Fashion Friday: Black Monochrome & the Flu!

Ah Friday, you have never looked sweeter! I’m not gonna lie, this has been a rough week. I started the week with a cough and was rendered flat on my back, unable to move within 24 hours! I haven’t been sick like that since I was a kid! I’m feeling better today and actually made it to work early too!

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Sweater & Cords – JCP, Scarf – Thrifted

Amazingly, I remembered to photograph this outfit before the worst of the illness hit. Because I was feeling so poorly I wanted something warm & cozy yet still looked put together enough to pass for office wear.

I’ve gotten lots of wear out of this snake print scarf I thrifted for $1. At one point I had the scarf tied in a loose bow; but it was competing with the cowl neck of the sweater, so instead I went with it looped around my neck a few times instead. Also it was cold and windy that day, that’s why you see my hair flying around.

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Linking up with these beauties today!

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