Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What I Wore: Feminine Floral Tank Dress

Hailey is wearing the Torrid Ruffle Floral Challis Tank Dress and Catherines Harborside Shrug. - #torrid #torridinsider #catherines

I adore the outfit in today's post!  You may remember this dress from my Torrid dressing room post at the end of May.  I snatched up a few items from my try-on session right away - this floral dress, the white embroidered dress, and chevron soft pants.  The pants should be up on the blog in the next couple of weeks, but today I wanted to show off this beauty! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What I Wore: Wine Tasting in Comfort

Hailey is wearing the Soft Cargo Pant from Lane Bryant, Striped tee from Avenue, and Flare Thongs by FitFlops. -  #lanebryant

I've spent my morning today in a rare burst of productivity.  I managed to fold laundry from five different loads, run two more loads of my clothing and hang those to dry, start the dishwasher, distribute supplements into my vitamin container, make breakfast, and get dinner going in the slow cooker.  It may sound like a typical Tuesday evening to some of you, especially to those of you who have kids, but I was pleasantly surprised by my burst of energy.  I have more good days than bad days since my thyroid surgery, but the productive days always surprise me.  I'm too hard on myself sometimes.

So I'm just gonna think about my leisure day of wine tasting with friends.  I talked about the day trip on the blog last week, and this week I can focus on my outfit!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Star Wars Inspired

Star Wars Inspired: Hailey took inspiration from Han Solo and Princess Leia to create wearable looks inspired by these characters and costumes. -

I'm really excited about today's post!  Janeane of Designing From My Closet and I teamed up to celebrate our love of Star Wars!  For our collaboration, we each chose a look or two from characters from the movies and used those costumes to inspire real-life looks.  I've been obsessed with Star Wars for as long as I can remember.  As an eight-year-old, Return of the Jedi was my absolute favorite movie ever.  I watched it countless times, even pouring over a storybook that outlines the entire plot of the movie.  Certainly, I loved the Ewoks and was smitten with Luke Skywalker, but there were so many other aspects of the film that drew me in.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wine Tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Wine Tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley with Backroads Wine Tours -

My friend Nigel and I graciously share our birthday month of May with each other.  It is really an excuse to do as many fun things in one month as we possible can while blaming it on our birthdays.  This year, because Sean and I are trying to save money for our fall trips, we decided not to throw me a birthday party and kept it low key.  Because Nigel also didn't have a party planned this year, we thought about looking into a wine tasting tour.  It is something that has been on our mutual "To Do" lists for a while and something we've talked about planning for a few years.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What I Wore: Anniversary Dinner

Hailey is wearing a Torrid Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Dress and Nine West Seahorse Sandals. - #Torrid #TorridInsider

As you may remember, Sean and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary on May 31st.  Per tradition, we like to go back to the hotel/winery/golf course/brewery/restaurant/distillery where we were married and have dinner.  Sometimes we stay overnight and hang out in the garden where we got engaged, sipping wine and reminiscing and taking tons of pictures.  Because we are planning two trips this fall, we are trying hard to rein in the spending.  So this year was just dinner; and it was so tasty!

This is the first time I've worn white in a long, long time.  I just never thought it looked that good on me.  My wedding dress wasn't even white - it was champagne-hued.  So imagine my surprise when I tried this dress on a whim and loved it so much that I just had to have it!  My mother-in-law bought it for me for my birthday and I've been so excited to finally wear it!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Makeup Stash: ColourPop Swatchfest!

 ColourPop Swatchfest: Super Shock Eyeshadows, Super Shock Cheek Blushes, Highlighters, and Lippie Stix -

I've been meaning to do more and more Colourpop swatch posts as I have added to my collection in the last six months or so.  But every time I was ready to post about a recent order, I had another order on the way and decided to wait.  I am a total makeup junkie and definitely a huge fan of Colourpop.  In a previous post, I reviewed the brand and swatched the ten eyeshadows and three lip pencils and lippie stix that I owned at the time.  You can check that post for more about the brand and formulas, but I think it is a testament to how much I like them that I now own twenty-two shadows, eight lippie stix, five blushes, and three highlighters. (They also now carry bronzers as well.)  At $5 to $8 each, this brand is extremely affordable for quality products that provide long wear and great pigmentation.  This post is not affiliated with or sponsored by Colourpop in any way.  I just wanted to take the time to share my stash and swatch my Colourpop collection at present.  Check out all the pretties below:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What I Wore: A Scoop of Sorbet

Hailey is wearing the Catherines Sorbet Maxi Dress and Staple Shrug, and Isotoner Pippa Sandals. -

During one of my recent shopping trips to Catherines, prior to my run as their May Style Ambassador, I tried on lots of dresses in various styles and colors.  While I found a ton of items I thought were fabulous, I was still drawn to the maxis more than anything.  Maxis have been a common recurrence on the blog lately as I've posted four in the last month.  But I mean it when I say that they are a summer staple and an easy way to look pulled together, stylish, and feel comfortable with very little effort.

ShareThis post!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...