Pinned & Tried

I have wanted camo pants like forever.  Well, for a few years anyway.  I’ve pinned them, followed bloggers who wear them, and tried on a few pairs, too.  But I wasn’t able to find the right pair.  Until recently.

An unexpected stop in a Gap Factory Outlet and what to my wondering eyes should appear?  Two different styles of camo pants!! It didn’t take long to figure out that the skinny boyfriend pair were the pair for me.  The other slimmer pair were a perfect match for my tall slim friend. Lucky us!

I had pinned this image just before I found my pants: f8705a77858fc3899d59835ebb37450d

It was Lindsay from The Pleated Poppy and I thought to myself, “Hey, this is one look you can totally do.” So, I did.

camo skinny boyfriend

I’m wearing a top from TNA, Stella & Dot necklace and Converse.  My Converse definitely need a wash, or maybe I need a new pair?  Hmm…

Either way, this was one easy and successful Pinned & Tried.

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50 Shades Update

So, it’s been a while since I posted about my progress on my 50 shades days of no grey.  The challenge started on April 1st and will end on May 20th.  Next week.

I have to say that this year, I was not nearly as successful as I was last year.   I’ll blame the weather, the clothes in my closet and the clothes in my closet.  But really, it was me.  I was feeling lazy and blah.

However, the past couple weeks have been a little bit more successful as you will see by these photos:

Cute plaid shirt in blue and Hudson jeans.
Lucky t-shirt, TNA coloured denim and sad grey cardigan
TNA coloured denim and cute floral flats from DSW
Tshirt from Macy’s, necklace from Stella & Dot, J Brand jeans, sad grey cardigan (again), New Balance runners and walking boot for my broken toe 😦


So, just a quick update to show that colour has returned and to let you know that my sad grey cardigan will soon be banished to the upper shelves of my closet.

I will try to make the last 5 days of my challenge worthwhile and way more interesting for both you and me.


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To wear, or not to wear…

Jewelry, that is.

In addition to trying to kick up my style a little bit, I have also started wearing more jewelry.  I actually have a lot of fun pieces, but I get lazy and forget to accessorize.  So, in order to encourage more of this good behaviour, I hosted a Stella & Dot trunk show.

If you haven’t heard of them, or been to a show, you should!  They are a lot of fun for you and your friends.  At my party, the engaging stylist displayed all the fantastic jewels, bags and scarves and all my friends had to do was eat, drink and shop! It was just that easy!

Here are a two of my favourite and well worn bracelets from Stella & Dot:


The Nugget Wrap Bracelet


The Clover Single Wrap Leather Bracelet

I wore both of these bracelets with this:


Yes, I am wearing those Hudson jeans (again) and a great plaid shirt from J. Crew and my Splendid flats.

Thanks to the The Pleated Poppy for what I wore wednesday that keeps me focused on what I’m wearing for at least part of the week!