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How to Make Denim Work for the Office

Everything is turning up blue these days. Every wardrobe item that you can imagine is available in denim: skirts, jackets, dresses, shoes, boots, and even swimwear. "Jeans" doesn't describe just pants anymore.  Most employers allow casual Friday, a day to dress down and wear your favorite pair of denim pants.  Some employees love to sport the comfy casuals everyday.  There are many options for dressing up your blues.  Staying comfortable and maintaining a professional look can sometimes be challenging.  Just how do you make denim work for the office on a daily basis? Try to stick with a dark wash- stay away from distressed, faded, or torn jeans. Choose styles that are not too trendy. Straight leg jeans, or boot cut are timelessly versatile. Denim on denim is too casual, wear only one denim item at a time Rich browns and silver accents elevate the casual Friday staple Skinny jeans work, as long as they are worn right. Pair them with a stylish tunic,

Bohemian Street Style

A few weeks ago I made a trip to my favorite shopping place: Bellevue Square on the east side of Seattle. I love Bellevue!  It is very classy city with a very "Califoniaish" feel to it. I would love to live there, but I would probably need 6 jobs to survive! While I was there I met up with another blogger Lara of PepperandStyle . You will love her lifestyle themed blog! We have been conversing online for several months, it was so awesome to finally meet her in person!  She offered to take my pictures in the park just a few blocks from the mall. I love the versatility of this bohemian top from Charlotte Rousse. It is a great piece for all seasons.  When I was in Hawaii this summer I wore it as bathing suit cover up.  You can also dress it up with a leather skirt as I did here.  For a total seventies look, pair the top with a short suede jacket and some flare jeans. The weekend is here, do you have any exciting plans?  SHOP:| Bohemian top (similar)| Mich

D.I.Y Color Block Dress

Hello friends,   I 've been working on this color block dress awhile, and finally finished it.  The many days of hot  weather are to blame for my slacking. It's hard to glue yourself to the sewing machine when it's so nice out!  I saw this trendy color block dress on the runway at the NW sewing expo last Feb.  It definitely has a retro flavor and I fell in love with it!  The model looked fabulous in the orange color scheme, so I chose it as well.  Fabrics that work great for this pattern are linen blends, ponte knits, and crepe.  Although this color combination works best for spring and summer, it works for early fall too. The old rule about not wearing white after labor day no longer stands.  A jean jacket or blazer would pair great with this dress too. Have you started making plans for your fall wardrobe yet?  Which trends are you most anxious to shop for?  I bought a few things already and am looking forward to layering up for the cooler temps.

10 Reasons to Own a 2015 GMC Terrain Denali

I had a very exciting weekend, and am anxious to share it with you! I just finished a GMC vehicle loan try out with  Page One and Weber Shandwick . These agencies target clients in the media industry for advertising and marketing purposes.  I am very happy I was chosen, and would like to thank them for the collaboration.  It was a very fun experience! I was given the choice of  4 different GMC vehicles.  I chose the smallest available, a 2015 Terrain Denali ,: compact luxury SUV.  It was the perfect size for me, and I maneuvered it well.  What an amazing ride it was. I totally fell in love with this car and now I want one!  The Denali makes a bold statement with its unique design features. This powerful machine  "owns the road" in every sense of the word.   It is luxury defined to the max, and has all the bells and whistles you would ever need or want.  I highly recommend getting one if you in the market for a new vehicle.    Some of the Feat

Blogger Spotlight: Jewels Wandering

Happy Wednesday Friends!   As mentioned recently, I've met some really amazing peeps in the blogging community.  Making connections and promoting other bloggers is so rewarding!  Today I 'm doing my first blogger Spotlight. I met Julie of Jewels Wondering  in one of my facebook blog groups. She is lovely, and I'm happy to share her fabulous blog with you.  Enjoy and have a great week!        Hi! I’m Julie. I am currently “living the dream” as an expat in sunny Singapore – although having a full time job keeps me honest! I am originally from Brazil, but my dad moved us around every couple of years primarily around the US and we also even lived in Brussels.  Soo, I have a bit of a hard time committing to living in one place, can’t shake the urge to keep moving. I am a lover of adventure and good wine, preferably with good friends and good laughs! 1)  What is your blog about? Currently my blog focuses on my adventures in Singapore as this is sadly the last y

How an Aha Moment Can Change Your Life

I should've jumped in, sizzling temps in the NW! High in the sky scenic ride on the monorail!   A pit stop at Pike Place Market for some refreshing peach tea Last week I was invited by   Mutual of Omaha video tour to come over to Seattle Center and share my aha moment.  It was a beautiful sunny day and I enjoyed the sites.  I was a little nervous, but it was a super fun experience and I'm thankful they contacted me.  One video from the nationwide tour will be chosen  to feature on an upcoming commercial, that would be so cool! For those who have been following my blog, I thought I would share the inspiration for starting this journey. For most of us there is usually a defining "aha moment" that sets the course for a new adventure in life.  Last summer is when my aha moment came.  I was networking on Linked In to find a new job, and had hopes that a new career would be on the way soon.  It was there I connected with a entrepreneu