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Fashion on Friday – January 17, 2014

A couple of catch up outfits today from our cold snap a while back. I’m not sure what happened to our winter, it seems to have passed us by for now, but I’m hoping it will come on back and stay for a spell.

I love this dress I got from ASOS. I love ASOS as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before. They have quality, fun, stylish clothes. Anyway, this is a very comfortable dress that will work right into Spring.

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Outfit details: Dress – ASOS, Tights and shoes – Forever 21, Headband – ?

This outfit is a bit of a uniform for me. I love a cute dress, a cardigan and some fun leggings. I wear a lot of variations on this outfit. And this dress – I seem to always have a little, black, casual dress in my wardrobe that I wear a lot. At the end of last Summer, my previous dress gave up the ghost and I found this dress. I’m not sure this one will last as long and it’s got me a bit worried.

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Outfit details: Dress – Torrid, Shrug – Ross, Leggings – Forever 21, Boots – Lane Bryant, Brooch – Vintage/thrifted, Ring – made by me from a vintage, clip on earring.

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Fashion on Friday – Party Frocks

One of the things I love about the Christmas season is works dos. Both Colin’s company and my work have fun parties that are suitable for dressing up. We live in a very casual town so there aren’t a lot of opportunities to truly dress up.

Both of the dresses that I wore are from ASOS. The first one that I wore to my work party I wasn’t too sure about when I saw it – it’s not a color that I gravitate toward, but it was on a super clearance so I thought I’d give it a go. I love it!

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It’s super comfortable, easy to wear and has a lot of whimsy. I loved wearing the vintage style, three-quarter sleeve jacket with it as well. I felt very early 60s glam. The brooch is blue aurora borealis and totally gorgeous.

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Outfit details: Dress – ASOS, Jacket – Ross, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – Target, Brooch – vintage/thrifted, Ring – made by me

The next outfit I wore to Colin’s work party and I am so totally sad that I didn’t take more photos of it. I don’t know how it slipped my mind, but there you go. I’ll get more photos when I wear it next. I feel like it’s a dress that I can wear not just to fancy events.

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This is one of those dresses that I saw and absolutely fell in love with. The silhouette, the fabric, the whole design. I was smitten. It wasn’t particularly cheap, though not outrageous either, but I bided my time until ASOS had a sale and then I snatched that baby up. I am so glad I did. This is a garment that truly brings me joy.

Sadly, in this photo that was taken with my phone, I look like I’m in a lot of pain and you can’t see my amazing shoes! And apparently Colin has a light shining out of the top of his head. Nonetheless, I love this dress!

Outfit details: Dress – ASOS, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – Torrid


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Fashion on Friday – November 15, 2013

I’ve been laying low today. My youngest and I are both fighting colds. Bleh. I’m thankful that I had nothing official on the calendar today so that we could rest and watch Project Runway!

Here’s a few outfits from this last week.

Top knot buns are easily one of my favorite hairstyles. Mostly because they’re easy. I finally got to wear this top. I’ve had it for ages, but I actually took the time to do some ironing this week (It’s an annual thing). I don’t like to iron, at all. I do like having more clothing choices though.November 2013 166 November 2013 168 November 2013 170 November 2013 172I got lots of comments from the kids in Jude’s class about my ear cuff. They couldn’t figure it out, but they thought it was cool!

Outfit details: Top – Torrid, Skirt – Ross, Shoes – Payless, Ear cuff – Forever 21

I felt very ladylike in this outfit. A bit twee perhaps, but I hopefully offset it with my funky shoes and tights!November 2013 151 November 2013 153 November 2013 158 November 2013 160 November 2013 163Outfit details: Dress – Ross, Cardigan – Ross, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – Dirty Laundry, Belt – Forever 21, Ring – Made by Me (Vintage Earring)

I love it when I can talk Colin into taking my photos. My smile is much more natural. There’s a lot of goofiness going on too.November 2013 015 (2) November 2013 014 November 2013 011 November 2013 013 November 2013 029 (2)Outfit details: Dress – Forever 21, Leggings – Forever 21, Shoes – Payless, Necklace – Vintage/Thrifted, Headband – I can’t remember where I got this head band, but I love it!


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Fashion on Friday – November 8, 2013

I’m back. Just took a wee break from blogging. OK, so it was a really long break, but who’s counting? All is well here in Lamppostings Land. Life is busy and full – mostly with good things. I’ve missed blogging though and it’s important for me to find the time to do it! So I will work at posting more.

I’m back on a Friday so that means fashion. I do so love the Autumn – it means so many more outfit and style options. Here’s a few outfits I’ve worn recently…

Stars in my eyes. I love clothes from ASOS – so amazingly comfortable and fun.

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Outfit Details: Dress – ASOS, Cardigan – Ross, Boots – Lane Bryant, Earrings – from a friend, Fascinator – from the Halloween section of Walmart!

Mega Stripes! Horizontal stripes – I laugh in your face! (Ok, so it’s more that I sort of giggle in your face, but I still love these stripes!)

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Rainy days… My two favorite things about this outfit – the necklace which was a gift from my sister and these amazing booties that I happened to have bought while I was with my sister – she’s my fashion good luck charm apparently.

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Boho…

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Outfit details: Tunic – Alloy, Jeans – Torrid, Boots – Ross, Lace boot toppers – made by me, Hat – Ross, Earrings – Forever 21

That’s it for now, I’m running late to go pick up my son from school! Have a stylish week!


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Fashion on Friday – July 5, 2013

We’re having some blessed relief from our recent heat wave. It’s lovely. Only 70F in our house.

It’s been a mostly shorts and t-shirts kind of week so I am pulling an outfit from before it got super hot.

I love the lace on this cardigan – the color, the design.

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Outfit details: Dress – Target, Cardigan – Ross, Shoes – Dollhouse, Necklace – Forever 21, Earrings – ?


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Fashion on Friday – June 28, 2013

This is my favorite kind of outfit. Comfortable, cool, functional. It’s an outfit that I feel super confident in. That’s the thing about clothes, at least for me, they can either help you go through the day with confidence or struggle through the day with regret.

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I’m not big on wearing belts, but I’m good with it in this ensemble.

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I’m wearing my absolute favorite skinny capris – lovely and tight through the legs and not tight in the waist.

And these shoes, they are fabulous – the colors, the unusual bow.

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I love the bright blue lace on this dress.

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Outfit details: Dress – Ross, Cardigan – Ross, Belt – ASOS, Capris – Torrid, Shoes – Ross

We’re building a shed, it’s taking forever. We bought a super cheap one so that apparently means you have to do more work yourself. We’re talking thousands of screws.  I’m not a big fan of DIY house projects. I’ll enjoy it when it’s done.


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Fashion on Friday – June 7, 2013

I’m still catching up on some older outfits from slightly cooler weather.

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Outfit Details: Shoes – Ross, Tights – Forever 21, Shorts – Torrid, Shirt – Torrid, Earrings – Walmart, Hair Flower – Ross

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March 2013 391Is there a secret to tying bows? This bow is a complete hack. I wanted it to be a pretty little bow, but it kept going lopsided. I had to do a funny little knot to make it somewhat straight. Surely there is a secret?

And apparently this outfit is a walking advertisement for Target!

Outfit Details: Shoes – Target, Dress – Target, Leggings – Target, Cardigan – Ross, Earrings – ?