A Pop of Red….it’s the holiday season!

 

I love this scarf!!!  It’s sold out almost everywhere so most sellers raised the prices to something astronomical.  I came close to opening my wallet and punching in my credit card number….or even worse, signing into pay pal – one click and that scarf would be mine, all mine!  After clearing my head, I signed into eBay and purchased it for the very affordable price of $12.99 – then waited almost two months for it to ship from China, ha!
 
I’m still learning how to wear it around without it feeling like a neck brace.  Does anyone else feel a little restricted with their head movements?  It’s especially difficult to drive in – When I need to merge right, I try to turn my head, but my whole body moves instead, which also pulls my car to the right – watch out on those Columbus highways, people! Sooo, that’s dangerous…
 
Moving on….. Being the holiday season, I wanted to keep it neutral but play on the red in the scarf.  I wore this cream sweater and paired it with olive jeans which also match the scarf.  Add my favorite brown booties with the glitz and the glam on the heel and a red winter headband and red lips to complete the look!
 
 
 

Scarf – eBay
Sweater – H&M
Pants – Marshall’s
Booties – DSW
Headband – Forever 21

City Mouse Goes Country

If you know me, I think you’d find it hard to believe that I grew up on a farm.  It’s true.  My dad raised chickens, pheasants, guineas, and goats (I had a goat named Tabitha).  I wasn’t active in 4-H like most of my classmates,  and the most I did on the farm was help collect chicken eggs – and sold them to my teachers.  Once I left for college, I stayed in the city… for good!  They say Home is where the Heart is, and I think that will always be true.  Home is my place of escape.  Home is where I feel loved, relaxed, peace, and content.  Basically put, It’s where my heart is.  My parents moved from our farmhouse while I was in college, but we’re still surrounded by cornfields, farm land, and cow crossing signs.  No matter which house they live in, “Home is where the heart is”.

Chambray top – Abercrombie and Fitch
Midi skirt – EBAY
Necklace – Bauble Bar
Snakeskin Shoes – Target
Watch – Michael Koru

Maxi dresses for Spring!

 
 
I first laid eyes on this maxi via Pinterest!  Is it just me or does every girl wish she could turn their fashion Pinterest board into their actual closet?  I was determined to have this dress – two of my favorite things: Maxi dresses and chevron print!  This dress was kind of made for me…..and every other girl, for that matter!  It was SOLD OUT!  After performing several google searches, I finally found an online boutique that was restocking the black/mint chevron dress in just a week!  I set my calendar alarm so I would be prepared to purchase! I think that started the growth of my online shopping addiction…

 

Moving on…. This coral teardrop necklace (also an online purchase *ahem*) is a great pop of color with the maxi dress.  Coral and mint might be my favorite color combo.  Add this cropped jean jacket and black flops and I had the perfect sprint outfit!  My jean jacket is at least eight years old. I worked at American Eagle in high school and still have more than half of the clothes I bought back then.  I am a clothes hoarder – can’t even part with things I don’t wear.  Good thing jean jackets are back!

 

 

 

 

What are your methods to discarding clothes?  Someone teach me!
Chevron Maxi Dress – BUY on eBay
Sunnies – Forever 21
Necklace – Francesa’s
Jean Jacket – American Eagle
Flip Flops – Michael Kors

Watch – Michael Kors