Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Skull and Roses

 We have had some seriously amazing weather in Washington, today was a lovely 84 degrees! My daughter and I went to the park, ate lunch, she played, and then we had a stroll around the water. We spotted the cutest ducklings ever too. I love these kind of days. They really are the type I always look forward to.

This skull and rose dress is one of my recent purchases. I first saw it at the store on a display, but they had none in stock so I ended up ordering it online. It was probably good that they didn't have it in-store because by the time I got around to ordering it, Torrid was having a sale going on that saved me a bit of money. This dress kept me relatively cool, but the cardigan had to come off! From the front the cardigan is rather plain looking, but the back is lace which adds kind of an interesting detail. I had intended upon wearing a pair of floral wedges, but opted out since I knew we would end up walking for quite awhile.

Dress: Torrid.  Shoes and Bag: Kmart. Cardigan: Walmart. Earrings: Old Navy. Necklace: Charlotte Russe. Sunglasses: Fossil.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Retro Inspired

Life has been busy lately! Monday was my birthday, but since I worked all week I didn't really do anything until Sunday. My family took me out to dinner, we went to Sizzler. I don't think we'll be going there again. The steak and lobster were definitely not outstanding, but oh well. I just recently purchased this dress and love it. I was scrolling through Torrid's website and got super excited when I saw it. It has skulls, roses and mermaids, I mean what's not to love?! I wore it to work on Monday also and got a ridiculous amount of compliments on it. Kind of makes me want a few more dresses in this style. I recently read some blogs that were talking about a label called Hell Bunny, similar styles and in plus size too. I may end up placing an order with them at some point. I was on a shopping ban, as of lately it has turned more into a shopping binge really. I kind of rationalize it that pretty much everything I've purchased has been at least 40% off and the fact that my birthday was coming up. It may not be super logical, but hey, I'm still sticking to it. 

Blazer, Dress, Shoes: Torrid. Necklace: real pears gifted from my little brother. Bracelet: Walmart.

This blazer is definitely one of my favorite pieces, a staple really. It's always my go-to when I need to add a little more 'modesty' or warmth to an outfit. I have no issue with sleeveless clothing, my job does however. They actually sent a girl home one day for wearing a sleeveless shirt, now we're not talking about spaghetti type straps either, I'm meaning some big thick straps just exempt of an actual sleeve. I don't take the chance, and this blazer always works.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


It was such a beautiful day that my daughter and I decided to hit the park up again. This has pretty much been our regular outing on my days off lately. I don't know what it is, but I've definitely been having a thing with red lately. I think I've seriously worn it at least 3 of the last 5 days. We also stopped at Sally's Beauty Supply and I bought a new Jilbere flat iron and a curling wand since they were having a buy one get one free. I finally got a hair cut too, nothing too extreme (that was after these pictures were taken).  

Dress and Lace Blazer: Torrid. Shoes: Lei.  Necklace and Earrings: Old Navy.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Feel Drapey

 I was super tired when these pictures were taken even though it was my day off! Which is also why I opted for something super comfy. Next time I wear these pants I think I am going to wear a dressier shirt. It was such a nice day that we decided to head out to the park and later to the theater to see Mr. Peabody, which was super cute by the way. And the park had these gorgeous trees in bloom, I could of died they were so pretty, especially when the wind started blowing and the florets were flying everywhere. These shoes, oh these shoes, definitely some of my favorites but I gotta say they have seen better days. It will be time to retire them soon, so sad.

Drapey Pants and Shirt: Old Navy. Necklace: Target. Black Bracelet: Walmart. Red Bracelet: House of Key. Wedges: Kmart. Bag: TJ Max.

"Mommy, the sun is in my eyes!"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Faux Wrap Dress

Even though I WAS on a shopping ban, I ended up breaking it. I was shopping one day (for groceries) at Fred Meyer and saw this faux wrap dress. was love at first site and I HAD to have it. The coloring is so me; and the ruching right above the hip is super flattering. While the neckline is higher than what I normally go for, I think it's a refreshing change, a little more grown up looking. I intended this to be my Easter dress, so do expect to see it again. Looking at these pictures makes me realize that I for real need to do something about my hair. I haven't had a professional haircut in probably about 2 1/2 years. I really don't have the energy to deal with doing anything special with my hair. It's long and think, so ends up taking me an hour at least to actually style it, so I'm really thinking that I need to get a cut that will work for an easy wash and go style. 

Dress: Fred Meyer's. Shoes: Fashion Bug. Necklace and Purple Bracelet: Walmart. Bracelet: Icing.