Mar 4, 2015

Winter White Girl

Sweater: Old Navy (last year I think), Skirt: Thrifted - no tag, Boots: Thrifted- Dolce Vita

I absolutely adore wearing all ivory or winter white or whatever you want to call it! This is the second time I've worn this outfit but I didn't get around to photographing the first time. My sweet and wonderful husband agreed to go with me to the Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show. Each designer had a color palette they chose to work with and then they shopped the Goodwill and reworked each item of clothing into a new design. It totally satisfied my obsessed with Project Runway and fashion shows in general all in one night! I mean, half of my outfit was thrifted from the Goodwill so I should've just ran a quick run down the runway to show everybody right? Wink wink. It's no surprise that my vote for the winning design came from the Black & White team.

I even surprised myself by styling my hair a little differently and actually getting it to work. It is a cross between a faux hawk and something from the 60's. It was a Tim Gunn make it work moment! 

Oh and yes I know I need to dust. My dad is installing a skylight right where I take photos so my house is covered with an inch of dust....on EVERYTHING. That's ok. It lets beautiful, beautiful sunshine in and I will do anything for sunshine!




Feb 20, 2015

The Oscars 2015

Since we all know that I am nominated for an Academy Award, I wanted to share with you what I would be wearing. Oh and I also won the lottery yesterday and I'm trying to figure out what to do with $450 mil. So, there's that too. 

The Academy Awards is one of my most favorite things (hey Oprah!) and I love it equally for the movies and the fashion. You may already know, if you know me in real life, that I am addicted to movies and dissecting them, loving them or hating them. I haven't seen all of the movies that have been nominated YET. I'm hoping to get some in this weekend. Boyhood - I just can't. It's too close to my heart and I don't think I would come out the other side in a very good mood. But the idea of sticking to one cast over the course of 12 years. Amazing. Clearly thinking outside of the box and that's just plain awesome.

To get you in the mood, here is what I would want my stylist to pull for me to try on! I would lean towards that beautiful white one. Trending this year (per the experts) are sequins, sheer and pants (like Emma Stone at the Golden Globes)! We'll see if anyone is brave enough to rock the pants. Personally, I love the good ole' classics like white and black. You can just never go wrong with that combo.
The Oscars 2015
Onto the nominees! Oscar.com has the entire list HERE


BEST PICTURE:
  • American Sniper 
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
  • Boyhood 
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything 
  • Whiplash
BEST ACTOR:
  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher 
  • Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS:
  • Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Oh this looks like fun times ahead! Play Can You Guess the Oscar Winner!


And fuel your fashion addiction by checking out the BEST of Oscar Red Carpet. Get reminded that Brad Pitt went with Juliette Lewis back in '92. Corn rows anyone?


Sit back, relax and get your snark on Sunday night!

Who do you think will win?

Feb 11, 2015

Hazel Twenty @ Asheville Grit

Check out my article over at AshevilleGrit.com today! Talking about Hazel Twenty: Asheville's mobile fashion truck! 

See what piece I couldn't live without and ended up going home with!



Feb 10, 2015

Watercolor Aztec Girl



Outfit details:
Tank: Target (similar)
Tunic & Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Seychelles

Maybe I've got spring fever or something because I dipped into my tank top drawer and saw this bright top and just had to wear it. I added some orange beads and a long tunic underneath so as to not be scandalous in my leggings. 

Have a happy week everyone!

Feb 9, 2015

One Flannel Lots of Ways


I have gotten some excellent mileage out of my trusty Woolrich black and red checked flannel. I don't see this guy going anywhere soon!

Feb 8, 2015

Weekend Getaway Girl

Outfit details 
Flannel: Woolrich, Jeans: Lee, Camp Socks: Eddie Bauer (stolen from my hubby), Scarf: Christmas gift, Boots: L.L.Bean

The hubby and I went on a weekend getaway a few weeks ago to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We had a great time just taking in the sights, eating junk food and big breakfasts and taking tiny adventures. Just by stroke of sheer luck we visited Cades Cove on one of the sunniest and warmest days. We did the auto tour which is something I have never done - until now! I want to go back and do the biking tour sometime.








 The snowiest day was spent up at Ober Gatlinburg watching the skiers from the warm ski lodge. We're heading back to Ober to take our son to snow tube in a few weeks. I'm looking forward to that. He will really love riding this tram up the mountain.


I loved watching the skiers and snowboarders. We'll be back here next weekend with my son and I'll join him snow tubing. I can do that at least!


I'm probably the worst ice skater in the world so we sat on the side lines and watched everyone else instead.


It was all about comfort and lots of layers on this adventure. I wore two pairs of leggings, a skirt, thick socks and tall boots. I had two layers on top and a warm scarf. It worked! I stayed toasty.


On the last day we ate whatever we wanted (donuts and cupcakes), did a little shopping and finished it off in the heated pool a the hotel. Our hotel wasn't fancy but it did the job. We could walk to wherever we wanted to go and we needed that after stuffing our faces with all.the.foods. 


Breakfast!!! WHAAAAT?


A victorious weekend getaway!



Feb 5, 2015

Kimono Girl


I have had this kimono for a while but just haven't gotten around to wearing it yet. Do not ask me why. Actually, ask me. It's because my closet is a mess. It needs major help but I'm being lazy about it and rationalizing with myself that I am going to switch over to a spring wardrobe soon so why bother? Why bother cleaning up all the sweaters and scarves right now when I'm just going to be packing them up soon. But really, it's not going to be soon. Winter is here to stay for a few more weeks thanks to that pesky groundhog.

Let's see...what else. I'm still addicted to sugar. Paleo is still going strong for me. I've been posting recipes and meal photos over on Instagram. The hubby and I went to Gatlinburg last week end and I binged on bad, bad (super tasty) food and felt like crap. My skin suffered, my belly hurt, I was bloated beyond belief and felt like a whale. Was it worth it? I can't decide. Probably so. I don't know. The skin thing is what kills me because it's not like a tummy ache that goes away the next day. When my skin flares up it takes forever to get it back to normal. I was also super lazy on washing my face on vacation too. That definitely contributed to the disaster.

I am trying to make February the month I focus on fitness. My BIGGEST barrier in overall health. I have found a great hip hop dance class on Thursday nights that only costs $1 to attend. I LOVE it. I get great cardio and after an hour of dancing I feel like I have done something really fun. Fun, cheap exercise! I also have a Denise Austin Amazon Prime video that I do. I need to buy the Jillian one because she kicks my butt. Denise's is one I can do almost by memory and it hurts in just the right places at just the right amounts.



Outfit Details:
Kimon: Ebay
Leggings: Dollar Store
Tunic: Walmart
Necklace: NY&Co
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