Thursday, January 27, 2011

I little show browsing and something new in the bedroom....

Yesterday I did a little browsing at Target and thought I'd share what I saw didn't buy shoes they weren't on the list and since I'm sticking to my budget I just took pictures instead and thought I want new shoes that are not waterproof and warm!

Okay it's been said time and time again that you need a nude neutral heel and I am in agreement. The catch is that you must update, we are seeing the wedge is still in but the platform is is taking a breather and coming a bit down to earth. These are totally reminding me of the pumps of the 80's.

I still haven't decided if I like these or not, it's a low wedge in a suede neutral it is cute but not sure if I'd actually wear it but I do see it with some casual work pants maybe they are growing on me. 

Part of me says NO but then another part of me says well maybe with the right outfit but I'm not sure if I could find the right outfit because all I can think of is a Fredrick's of Hollywood catalog outfit for a skin tight floral print mini-dress and she's holding a picnic basket and some lube and the caption reads "summer scandals".

I normally try to post an OOTD but I have been very uninspired in my wardrobe as of late which means it's time for a closet revamp and since warm has been my only motivator it's not enough to keep me looking cute and picture worthy so on to the bedroom.....

Okay so it's not what you might think, I got a new shelving unit to help store my stuff, my Avon catalogs and Travel brochures. It's like a storage unit for my 2 at home businesses and also for my journal writing, art and otherwise it's what I bought at Target yesterday.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to enjoy?

                                                  What do you wish to enjoy? SUCCESSS!!

It's that simple, I wish to enjoy success this year. Success in my relationships, in my spiritual life, in my financial life and my career choice and in my health. I am launching a travel business and selling Avon (on the side I always say) and I would like to enjoy success in both. My family is very supportive and loving and I am very blessed to have them and wish to continue to enjoy success in my relationships. Success in weight loss is something I truly wish to enjoy!! Thank you Jamie Ridler for the wishcasting prompt. Thank you so much for all of this Jamie!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Weekly Intention: Loving Kindness

Loving Kindness

I intend to be kind to myself, not push myself too hard. Special treatment is on the roster for the week. At home spa treatments lots of time for meditation and yoga and pampering. I can feel the need, this winter I have pushed myself hard and I need to slow it down and refresh and treat myself to some kindness.

Thank you Andrea Abc Creativity  for the weekly prompt and meditation. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, January 21, 2011


In honor of the upcoming snow predicted to get 8+ inches over night and the 100+ inches of snow we've already gotten here in Syracuse NY. My Friday5 is all about the warm winter accessories. My favorite hats scarfs and gloves.

Starting from the top my green mittens bought at a head shop don't ask, I'm a closet deadhead. My all time favorite scarf given to me for Christmas 2 Christmas's ago by my mom (she seriously has the best taste) It's gorgeous cashmere and Coach, it is the warmest scarf I own and I love it to death. Seriously in this order, if there was a fire Dog, Camera, this scarf, my blackberry and my laptop everything else can burn. Oh and my son and BF will probably be out before me anyways. I know I'm kidding but hey, this scarf rocks. Next up the striped wonders those mittens are waterproof and over 10 years old from Target I have a matching scarf but it's in the car and it's 10degrees and I don't feel like going out to get it. Next up my furry black hat from Target it's just so cute and it's very warm, yes fake fur and it goes w/everything. Last but not least my matching set. It's the only matching set I own. My son gave it to me for Christmas this year and it's from Wal-Mart I had been eyeing it every time I went there I thought it was so cute and low and behold I got it!! So here is my Friday5 in honor of our upcoming winter storm. Here is to Lake effect snow, I'm ready for you!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday is book club day!

Okay new book added to the reading pile. I actually joined a real live book club my 1st meeting is this coming Sunday. Lots of reading on the horizon so I can catch up. I'm still reading the other books I posted about last week but they are on hold while I catch up w/the book club. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe is the book. I'll let you know and I will blog next week about my other reads. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

OOTD and flying like 1000%

Okay here I am on my way to 2 meetings, it seems everything happens Tuesday night in my life. I had an Avon district meeting 1st and then a Syracuse Crunch Booster Club meeting right after. This is what I wore since it's Avon I had to look put together.

Here is the breakdown
1. Purple cotton blouse Tommy Hilfiger from Macy's I got it on clearance for $7.98
2. Jeans Old Navy Diva cut
3. boots Target
4. Gold and Rhinestone Earrings Rachel Zoe QVC
5. Gold Watch DKNY from Nordstroms

Have I mentioned how much I miss Nordstroms ? I really do I miss shopping there w/my mom and our shopper Sophia. Sometimes you just don't appreciate what you have till it's gone. I miss you Sophia!! This was me Tuesday night I felt great like 1000% some days you just knock it out of the park and I was feeling it then.

Full Wolf Moon Dreamboard

Here is my Full Wolf Moon Dreamboard, I see adventure but also relaxation, like I want to experience new things but in a way that I can rejuvenate. Independent Women on the verge with lots of motivational text. Like a woman on her way to her dreams.

Wishcasting Wednesday: What Hunger do you wish to Feed?

                                                      What Hunger do you wish to Feed?

 The hunger I wish to feed, is Success. I am at the beginning of starting 3 businesses, 1. a home based Travel Agency, 2. Avon, 3. housekeeping. I am hungry for success, I would love for all 3 businesses to hit the ground running. It's a new turn for me to be an entrepreneur but I think it is very fitting it feels right for me. I am feeding this hunger for being my own boss trying it on for size. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekly Intention: Gratitude

I have a lot to be grateful for I tend to forget that when during times of stress, I worry about this or that when I should not worry. This weeks intention is Gratitude for all that I do have which is plenty. I have a family who loves me and a boyfriend who adores me. I have a beautiful home plenty of food and warm clothes a newish car that runs and great close friends who want nothing more then for me to be happy and give them style advice. I have season tickets to the local hockey team I have HBO and Showtime and I am resourceful and happy when I stop fussing about things that just don't matter. I am GRATEFUL for the gifts I've been given. Thank you Andrea at ABCcreativity for the weekly prompt.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday is book club day, oh and an OOTD.

Yes I've decided it's book club day, too bad I don't have a book club but I have ton of books but no club. Yeah I really need friends.

Here is what I'm reading.

The first one is Hand Wash Cold care instructions for an ordinary life by Karen Maezen Miller reading for my soul. I discovered this book from an ecourse The Tranquility Project I took with Kimberly Wilson this past fall. She is fantastic I hope I can work another one of her courses into my budget I love her and really admire what she is doing she is my Traquil hero.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson this is for my leisurely mind. I'm just starting this book so I'll let you know what I think. Or better yet send me your opinions on it. I would like to be in a book club my problem is always scheduling so maybe a ebook club. Hey there is a thought.  

Prevention Magazine for my body, I enjoy their take on health not crazy or extreme and one of the few age appropriate things I enjoy. Every month I look forward to my subscription. It's not like as awesome to me as National Geographic magazine but really what is. More importantly it helps me on my continued weight loss. 27lbs and counting!!

Okay enough with the reading here's my OOTD its born out of necessity. You know with all that shoveling needing to be done and dishes to be washed and vacuuming to be done and with no errands on the schedule. I didn't need to really think about being fashion forward since I'm not leaving the house.

Frankly I can't believe I'm posting this but the last 3days I haven't been motivated to put together an outfit beyond t-shirt and pants that are warm so here I am posting it sorry to my fellow fashionistas but sometimes I have one of those weeks.

My outfit breakdown.

Fitness Fleece pullover LL Bean, I love this like I love my camera over a year old and still looks brand new and it has a arm pocket for your Ipod and no pilling yet. YEAH!!! I heart LLBean!
Pants Old Navy they are the skinny cropped perfect khaki's major clearance purchase like $7.00
T-shirt not pictured is Mickey mouse from Walmart and socks are Smart Wool also LLBean
So yes that is me today with no plans to go out my outfit definitely not fashion forward but functional.

Time to get to my meditation and then back to reading! Hope to hear from you all soon, leave a comment.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What do you Wish to Renew? Faith

                                      Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to Renew?

It's been snowing a lot lately and I love it, snow and me are simpatico. How can you not love the beauty of it? I also love the cold, wearing layers to me is a treat. I guess I'm just a winter girl. Winter, Wednesday and Wishcasting some of my favorite things. Thank you Jamie Ridler for the prompt. I love how your questions are always so timely.

On this Winter Wednesday Wishcasting day, I wish to Renew my faith. I set a weekly intention of Faith and I already need to renew it. I want to have faith that everything will be okay. Faith that I can start my own travel business. Faith that the Universe wants the best for me. Faith that I can be successful. Faith in me, faith in a financial miracle. I wish to renew my faith. Lots and lots of Faith, PLEASE!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Time to Streamline

I made a decision tonight, that I will condense my blogging to just one blog. My other blog will be sticking to it's original purpose and that is photography i.e. photographs exclusively. The type that I work on and purposefully plan. This blog will have photographs but more on the line of OOTD and this is what I'm doing right now or can you believe that. This blog will no longer be my OOTD blog this will be more my everything blog. In the upcoming weeks you will see different types of posts such as Wishcasting Wednesday and Weekly Intentions and Friday5. I will of course continue to post my outfits and shopping finds because that's such a big part of me. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for reading and following.

Refusing 2 dress my age! Okay I totally have been dressing my age lately but hey it's hard sometimes when well your tastes lead you to do it.

Outfit breakdown
Jacket DKNY from Lane Bryant
T-shirt DKNY from Lane Bryant
Scarf Target w/sequins (of course)
Leggings Target
Boots Target
It's kind of a repeat but I like it and it's really comfortable which is not normally a word I like to use when describing outfits. The jacket is like wearing your most comfy sweatshirt w/out looking like it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2days of snow = 2days of OOTD!

Okay my wit is gone but I'm posting away because I really liked both of these outfits so I thought I'd share them with you.

Okay this was my relax around the house after the house work and inspiring me to start my art work. I love this outfit, I felt thin and frankly that is like a first for me. Here is the break down.
Black Cardi/shawl  with 3/4 button sleeves 7.99 yes 7.99 at TJ Maxx ( I know right)
T-shirt Seven7 from Lane Bryant it says Choose Peace Love and Me w/small rhinestones
Jeggings Pure Energy Target bought beginning of fall 09 yes before the big jeggings they are knit w/denim side stitching.

Boots Target Dark Grey but looks like Army Green suede love them so much.
Earrings are dangle w/black, crystal and rhinestone beads from Lane Bryant. 
I was comfortable all day long and loved wearing this I felt great, so great in fact it inspired my next OOTD.

Okay this was today the cardigan is a little dressier and I added more jewelry. Here is the break down.

Cardigan Red from TJ Maxx for $14.99 bought at the same time as the last one this one is dark gray.
Sweater turtleneck coldwater creek my mom didn't have enough room in her suitcase so she left it for me darn! I love it it's warm and comfortable.
All jewelry is lane bryant and the jeggings and boots are both Target. I can't stress how much I love Target.
A little closer detail
I really loved this outfit I felt great again which is nice 2 days in a row. Oh the sweater carditgan has a double ruffle down the front as you can see in this close up. It's very warm and comfy. It was 21 degrees and I scraped my windshield and wasn't freezing I was good. Of course I have sweater tights under my jeggings and 2pairs of socks and I didn't include a photo of my gloves they are black above the ankle w/sequins totally cute and warm what more do you need in a glove. Did I mention I have 12 pairs of gloves and 19 scarves. Yeah that's a lot. Well here's to the weekend may it be fashionable for us all, cause remember we all have to see you.

Monday, January 3, 2011

It warmed up a little so I wore this...

Okay it's been awhile since I've posted, you know the Holiday's and all. My mom leaves today and it's been a great 2 weeks and I'm sad to see it end but I'm also exhausted and kind of sort of looking forward to getting back to my schedule.

I wanted to post this outfit the day I wore it for my weight Watchers weigh in. I admit it I play the games wear the lightest articles of clothing possible I take off my boots jackets all accessories. I know probably doesn't matter but well even if it doesn't jeans weigh more than a dress and tights. I know I checked. So here is my Target dress from a year ago, it always fit me weird so I only wore it once till now. I love it the price was right and it's different. Different cut different print not your everyday type of dress. I paired it with a nude fishnet which I love, love,love and I bought at the same time and my brown leather DSW boots, a long doubled up wood and bead necklace that I got for 5 bucks from some cart. I have a wood bracelet that I couldn't find that really would have worked on this but still looking.  After a cross country move it's still hard to remember what is still at my moms and what was sold and what I actually brought with me.

Close up details below.

print pattern
 Happy New Year and lets make this one as stylish, original and as fashion forward as possible. May all your fashion related dreams come true.

Yolanda @ Refuse to dress my age!