Monday, July 28, 2014


Earrings: Gift from a Friend
Butterfly Opal American Indian made Necklace: New Mexico
Heart Necklace: Gift from a Friend
Cameo Ring: French Quarter, New Orleans
Gloves: Self Made
Blouse: The Limited (old)
Skirt: Thrifted
Heels: Dillards (clearance)

My blouse and skirt are both made of silk.  Aaah, silk.  I swished around all day feeling quite pleased with myself. :o)  When I got home from church, I couldn't bear to take off the swishy-ness, so I simply swapped my blouse for a graphic tee.  Most.comfortable.afternoon.ever!


PS: This is the most horseback riding I've done since I was a teen. :o)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pixie Cut

Kitty Earrings and Yellow Stretch Bracelet: Burke's Outlet
Pearl Ring: Gift from Hubby
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Vintage Necklace, Vintage Blouse, Vintage Heels: Thrifted
Skirt: Made from a tablecloth

I've been planning this haircut for a looooooong time.  I love it. :o)

Know what else I love?  This blouse!  This is the first time I have been able to wear it all buttoned up.  I bought it while I was pregnant with Rocket.  I've worn it a couple of times half buttoned, see here, but now I can finally get the ones at the chest done up without gaping.  Woohoo!

Did you get a look at the Kitty Earrings?  I have been wearing lots of earrings lately, especially small ones like these.  They would've been hidden with my long hair and wearing my hair up all the time was a pain.  Literally, a pain,...I would get headaches.

Last time I wore this skirt, here, I layered my Yellow Tulle Skirt (as seen here and here) under it for extra poof.  This time I went with my less fluffy petticoat.  I like both options. :o)


Linking up with Passion for Fashion

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Red White and Blue

Rose Earrings: Maternal Great Grandmother's
Bead Necklace: Paternal Great Grandmother's
Ruby Ring: Gift from Hubby
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
Vintage Designer Dress: Grandmother's
Red Heels: Marshall's

This dress is soooooo special.  It belonged to my Grandmother, the most stylish lady ever.  She is the reason I dress the way I do. :o)  Not that I dress just like her, but she inspired my love of fashion.

I really need to have the dress cleaned as it's a bit yellowed on one side of the collar, but I'm afraid to trust it into just only old cleaner's care.  It is silk.  Normally I just hand wash silk, but I'm afraid to touch this dress!  Usually, I go straight home and change out of it after church, but this time we ate with friends before heading home.  I was sooooooo nervous.  I had napkins across my lap, and just barely ate for fear of dropping anything on it.  Thankfully, I made it home with no stains.

We tried to get a shot of the back detail.  We were so pressed for time, that when the first attempt didn't look good we had to cut our losses and dash.  Sorry.  The top of the dress is made to look like a bolero jacket, but it is attached.  It comes to a cute point in the center of the back, complete with covered button.

The pictures below are a peek at our 4th of July. :o)


Lena B, Actually 
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Watercolor Flowers

Purple Czech Glass Bead Necklace: DIY
Rhinestone Necklace: Burke's Outlet
Antique Jelly Opal Ring: Gift from Hubby
Belt: Commissioned from Local Leather Shop
Top: Target
Skirt: Thrifted
Wedges: Dillards (clearance)

After seeing watercolor prints in magazines and stores, I finally came across one while thrifting.  This skirt was the bottom half of a vintage suit set.  I had absolutely no use for the jacket, so I left it at the thrift shop.  The skirt is quite sheer so I wore orange bike shorts underneath for modesty.


PS:  I got to check one off my blogger bucket list.  Photos under a bridge. :o)  Don't be surprised if we shoot here more often, the lighting is great during the blazing Summer.

Linking up with Passion for Fashion

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