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Thursday, May 25, 2017

How To Stylishly Mix Dressy and Casual Clothes

How to Stylishly Mix dressy and casual clothes

Photography: Missy Palacol.

Hey Friends!

I was hoping to share a Memorial Day outfit guide, but life has been quite busy with teaching and blogging, so I am sharing an outfit shoot from a few weeks back.

I am so excited for my trip to LA coming up soon.. I'm traveling there for a blogger event, I will share more about that later! Isn't this L.A tee just the cutest?!?


How to Stylishly mix Dressy and Casual Clothes

How to Stylishly Mix Dressy and Casual Clothes


How to stylishly mix dressy and casual clothes


How to stylishly mix dressy and casual clothes

How To Stylishly Mix Dressy and Casual Clothes

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Anyway, today I'm sharing how you can style a chic look by mixing dressy and casual pieces. Putting this look together was somewhat out of my comfort zone. My old school brain says- ya don't wear a fancy skirt with a t-shirt!

 However fashion these days, is about being unique and throwing all  the rules out the window.
Anything goes, and I love being  creative and out of the box with style. So if you love it, and it makes you feel fabulous and beautiful-by all means wear it!

Oh and I almost forgot to mention: looks from my previous posts are now available to shop via the shop tab. It's taking awhile to get them all added.

Alright lovelies, what do you think about styling casual and dressy pieces together?

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing weekend! I'm headed a few hours south for a collaboration. I hope everyone takes a few minutes on Monday to remember all the fallen heroes of the military.

Until next time, stay stylish!


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Portland Oregon: The Ultimate Glamping Getaway



* This is a collaboration post. I received a complimentary stay from Glamping Hub, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Hey Friends,

As I mentioned in a previous post, I try to avoid camping at all costs! The only camping I do is "Glamping" in the nearest Holiday Inn! I recently featured Glamping Hub and some of the fabulous properties they offer as alternatives. This past weekend, we headed to Portland to stay at this darling cottage nestled in the woods. It was the perfect mother's day gift!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Sleeveless Trench: Why It's Perfect for all Seasons

*This is a collaboration post. I received complimentary clothing items in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog.


 Photography: Missy Palacol

The Sleeveless trench:Why its perfect for every season

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Learn To Sew: Interview with Anita By Design

Hello Friends! If you've  followed my blog from the beginning, you know I started out blogging about fashion and sewing.  It was my plan to share sewing tips and guides. Unfortunately with working full time, blogging, and the technical challenges involved, the sewing part went mostly by the wayside. Instead, I focused on another love of mine: travel.

I have been inspired to make time for sewing again, by this lovely lady: Anita of
 Anita by Design!  What an inspiration she is! Anita has only been blogging since Jan 2016, and she is becoming an internet sensation!  She is an amazing seamstress or should I say sewist: that is the buzz word now!

Learn to Sew: Interiview with Anita by Design

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

5 Spectacular Spots to go Glamping

* All photos in this post are courtesy of the Glamping Hub site. 
*This is a collaboration post, all opinions are my own.

Summer time and travel season is coming up quick!  As you know from many of my blog stories:  I travel whenever possible, and love to share the latest trip ideas here when I can. Many like to take their vacations by kicking back in a lovely hotel or resort-  ahh that is my idea of a vacation.  For others, camping is a very popular choice for a getaway.

Glamping site in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Day at the Washington State Capitol


A day at the WA State Capitol


Last September around Labor Day, I visited the grounds of the WA State legislature. Everything was in bloom so beautifully. It has taken until now to get this post up, I've been backlogged with fashion events etc.

Spring has finally started showing up here in the northwest, and it's warming up! This is a perfect time  of year to make a visit to the capitol.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chico's: The Ultimate Boutique Experience

Chicos The Ulitmate Boutique Experience
Visual Stylist for Chico's Stores Northwest

* This post is sponsored by Chico's Boutiques.  All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting
the brands that support this blog.

A few weeks ago, I had the most amazing style experience ever! I was invited to work with Chico's boutiques on their Best Girlfriends Campaign. Chico's sure knows how to make a girl feel special! Chocolate covered strawberries, make up do overs, excellent customer care, and pampering to the max. The event was to promote the spring style campaign and to celebrate best friends everywhere.