Vintage Love… Style or Wine?

I totally forgot to write a post earlier this week! Sorry about that! I’m going to chalk it up to the heat and to my kids making me crazy.  There was a thing yesterday where they had water, covering the bathroom floor and counters. Ya’ll is it time for them  to go back to school yet?!!!?

 

It looked similar to this….but you know, it was inside, not a pool and they weren’t wearing swimsuits.

 

 

Anyways, my post this week over at Fredericksburg Parent, is all about my love for vintage stuff.  I do love me a good vintage wine, but, this is a style blog, so I’ll stick to style talk… and type while I drink my wine.  Ha!  This vintage bag made its glorious arrival to my closet recently, and it makes me so happy!  I look at it and for a second, I forget all about the water incident… but then there was a marker incident……quick, where’s the happy bag?!?

 

 

That’s better.  LOL.  I really feel like you must have things in your closet, actually not just your closet but your entire house,  that simply bring you joy.  I don’t care if it’s a crazy dog shaped purse, or a Christmas sweater, or a well loved beaten up old chair, just something that makes you smile.

 

 

For me it’s,  anything vintage.  Head on over to Fredericksburg Parent and read up on my vintage love affair.  And, it’s not just limited to clothing, Have you noticed that I love me some old buildings and walls???

 

 

In the meantime, I will be sitting on my antique couch, drinking a vintage wine, and hugging my adorable vintage bag.  Lol.

 

P.s. More info on those red shoes (they aren’t vintage but they are a wow piece), and floral dresses in another post.

-xo

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Let’s Wear Swimsuits!

Ha! I bet no one ever says that.  Ok, well maybe some people do, but not me.  I haven’t been excited about swim suits since college. And that, my stylish friends, is what I talk about over at Fredericksburg Parent this week.  The dreaded, sometimes even hated… swimsuit.

 

Now, we all know that I’m no stranger to short and tight clothing…

I’m perfectly confident in anything short and tight, I’m even ok in crop tops, but I always keep my lower stomach area covered.  Hidden  from the world.  It’s not my favorite piece of me.  In fact, my face here, pretty much sums up how I feel about it …

LOL. Yes, I’m that hard on myself. My post at Fredericksburg Parent, takes a hard look at why women feel so disheartened when wearing or shopping for swimsuits, and why we put so much pressure on ourselves to be “swimsuit ready”.

 

So, put your swimsuit on, head on over to Fredericksburg Parent and check out my post. I’d love to know if you are a cover-up person, a no way person, or a let it shine person.

 

As for me, I’m going to be a let it shine person, that’s my goal for next summer.

 

-xo

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Sending a Little Love to Athleisure

What’s that? You didn’t know that I like athleisure or that I even know what tennis shoes are? LOL.  Well surprise! I do.  I wrote a guest post this week for my sister in law, over at Mom to Mom Nutrition, find it here. Katie is a great inspiration for all things cooking and mommy related, a lot of her recipes are in my monthly rotation for meal planning.  And, apparently, I have been inspiring her to branch out a little bit as far as style goes.

 

Ya’ll know this version of me…

(More on this dress in a future post). I don’t do athleisure often. So when she asked me to write about her go to style, I was at first a little lost.  Because, while I like the style, I don’t have much of it in my closet.  So what did I do? I took to my latest style ap obsession, Polyvore. Don’t know it? You should try it!!! I call this, Athleisure in Pink.

 

It’s so cute, I am trying hard to be good and not by every single piece. Here’s the links to them though if you want to buy them. But really, you can find similar pieces wherever you normally shop.  I tried to find affordable, and easy to find pieces. So no worries about needing to buy the exact things.  You can achieve the same look with similar pieces.

 

Jacket

tank

leggings

Shoes– these are pink  Adidas superstar and they are sold out on this site, but I’m going to keep searching for them.

necklace

earrings

sunglasses–  these are also out of stock, but similar can be found anywhere.

 

I also worked up an outfit idea for her, inspired by athleisure, so go on over to Mom to Mom Nutrition to read all about it. I just might have bought the Adidas shoes that I feature in her flat lay…and possibly also the clutch.  #sorryhusband.

 

How do you do athleisure? I’d love to see inspiration to help get me moving with this new to me style.

 

Be sure to follow Katie at Mom to Mom Nutrition, here.  Also find her on Facebook and her Instagram!

 

Stay tuned later this week for my post about swimsuits! It’s a theme for the week, first athleisure then swimsuits!

 

-xo

 

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