Living in AZ sunglasses are a must. I have a valid sunglasses addiction. Some girls are obsessed with shoes, jewels or purses I’m all about sunglasses…well and purses and watches.
I’m loving the newest trend popping up in sunglasses which is patterns! What do you think? Will you sport pattern shades? I’ll be breaking down my sunglasses collection in a future post. Great ready for obsession. Go grab a pair of pattern shades! You will like ‘em. I know it.
Happy Sunny Days!
Feeling the love this Friday. First for my herbal peach tea I’m consuming in my “one love” cup my lovely sista-in-law and brother brought me back from Belize. Yum. Second for my amazing scarf my friend Gneiss gave me. It has a pop of pink which is usually not allowed in my wardrobe but it works here. It is a lovely southwest print.
Lastly for this Eleanor Roosevelt quote I found while searching Pinterest for client content. Rise above the chatter!
Happy Friday, y’all.
Does everyone love Buffalo Exchange as much as I do? I tend to frequent the one in central Phoenix and always leave with a great find. Check out the Buffalo near you. I think you will enjoy.
I found this rad work dress from a brand called L.A. Gal. Love wearing it with tights and patten leather heels.
Recreate this look:
Monsoon stripe dress, £55
Cape coat, $70
Calvin Klein slip on shoes, $76
Marc by marc jacobs bag, $168
Michael kors jewelry, $85
Marc Jacobs retro shades, $275
Ewers Tights, $24
Is everyone seeing the new wave of obsession over Chevron pattern? I literally can’t get enough of the zig zag pattern. Cell phone covers, pillows, rugs, tile floors, walls! Ohh my. I think this is the best pattern obsession that has happened in years. Frankly I’ve never been a huge polk-a-dot freak. Reminds me of Minnie Mouse. What do y’all think? Chevron here to stay?
Chevron inspiration making headlines in my life:
Happy Friday, y’all!
My first professional blog post just went up on The Terralever Blog! The post is the second of a two part series about the newest obsession in social media…Pinterest. Give me some love and check it out.
When looking up the definition of icon I learned that an icon can be classified as many different things ranging from a simple icon as represented by images to religious references. For my Image Icon posts, an icon is simply an artist I admire either for their wit, grace, style, music, talent, artwork or beliefs. In this case, Ava Gardner is a woman of style, grace and from what I have read about her amazing wit, zeal and tenaciousness. All characteristics I admire. She also rocked red lips and short dark curly hair, two style features that are a must in “my style” definition.
Garner was a country girl who was found in New York City and made her way through the film industry. The two stories that land her in my specific admiration come from a blog I stumbled upon called Pop History Dig.
Apparently Gardner was known for “her frank talk and down-to-earth quips, sometimes cutting to the quick” and even going as far as giving zingers to Clark Gable in interviews.
She was also arrested with Frank Sinatra (prior to their marriage) for getting drunk and shooting guns at street lights. All while being admired as a femme fatale and one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.
Cheers to you Miss Gardner from another sharp-tongued, dark curly-haired gal who also enjoys her red lipstick, Frank Sinatra and whiskey.
This concert series highlights our trip to the NOFX concert on January 7th @ the Marquee in Tempe with Old Man Markley and Pulley. Old Man Markley is a band that merges west coast punk and bluegrass. Highlight of Old Man Markley – the dude in their band that enthusiastically plays the washboard. Yes, a washboard and he is passionate about that washboard. Pulley‘s lead signer Scott Randinsky is an ex-pro baseball relief pitcher and essentially the picture of a jock meets punk. He is physically a big dude and has feisty conversations with the crowd. Pulley has catchy melodies within their fast punk tunes that made them really cool to see live.
NOFX is well-known for openly sharing their political views, making jokes while on stage and essentially not taking themselves too seriously. It is the only punk show that also felt like a comedy show. Intermingled with the mohawks in the crowd and enormous mosh pit you also get jokes from the band poking fun at their own religion, age, cultural background with some jabs at the crowd. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was hilarious and I would totally go again.
Whenever getting dressed for a show I always get a little anxious. I’m not sure why. I’m never sure if I should go for understated casual comfort outfit or if I should go all out and blend in with the crowd. Blending in with the NOFX crowd would have been a serious undertaking as I don’t really own the hardcore punk gear. Majority of the crowd was sporting converse, old concert tees of NOFX, Bad Religion and Social D, studded leather accessories, bandanas and lots of bad tattoos and big mohawks. One day I’m going to rock my cut into a mohawk but that day was not yesterday so I went for a casual comfort style. What do you normally sport to concerts? Do you go all out or stay in the “safe blend in” zone like me?
Next concert series will be covering a concert I’m taking my Mom to in early February. We are going to a place I’ve never been before. A big headlining country show, George Strait and Martina McBride! I have a feeling I’ll be the only crossover concert goer who attended both the NOFX and a George Strait concert in town.
Pop goes the color in 2012. If you opened a J. Crew holiday guide you would have noticed emerald, orange, pink, aqua and yellow all being worn and worn together. I was scared at first but then after it set in I embraced it. Even the hip gals I work with at Terralever are into the color craze sporting easy to find Urban Outfitters BDG Ankle Cigarette Jeans in bright colors like emerald, cobalt and maroon with simple and fun tees, scarfs and some favorite flats.
It is nice to see a bit of color in my normal black, black and more black work and weekend wardrobe. It all started two years ago for me when my hubby got me a pair of BRIGHT orange Dior sunglasses I was dying for. Yes, he is the best husband ever!
What do you think? Are you rocking any jewel tones or primary colors this week? Give it a go, it will make you smile. As always, check out some inspiration below to get your juices flowing:
Wildfox Couture graphic shirt, $123
Closed v neck tee, $55
Burberry Brit cropped pants, £171
Christian Louboutin canvas shoes, £380
L A M B leather handbag, $198
Christopher Kane printed scarve, €300
Persol sunglasses, $360
Fashion has always been something that interests and intrigues me. As a little girl I used to love sketching up crazy outfits for my dream profession as a fashion designer. Since then I’ve strived to define my own style and not go with the flow just to feel normal. Other than a few outfits of misfortune I sported specifically in 1999. It was college what can I say.
Currently there is something about mix matching patterns that I love! This winter I can’t get enough of stripes & plaid. There is a fine line of making the non-matching look styled or totally off the charts horrible. Be willing to cross the line into bad fashion to attain the perfect mix that can match! Personally I’m always looking for a little bit of mix to make my life match in wardrobe, home and mind.
Current favorite stripes & plaid mixture from my closet. Wide sleeve shirt from Anthropologie and scarf from H&M.
Stripe & Plaid for the home image from Elements of Style blog.
Inspiration outfit photo found on Pinterest via Atlantic-Pacific Blog.