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Fashion on Friday – October 17, 2014

Another eShakti dress. It’s so comfortable and fun to wear. It’s lined with a cotton lining which will be great for summer. The pattern is quite Fall-like, but the color is light and bright which makes it another great transitional dress. It was raining the day I wore this which is a bit unusual around these parts and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

October 2014 159 (2) October 2014 157 (2)I wore a hat all day! I love hats, but they’re not always easy to wear all day. This hat was super comfy on a cool day. My other issue with hats is just that it can sometimes feel a bit costumey to wear a hat. I try not to let what other people will think affect my choices too much though so I hope to wear more hats this Fall and Winter. October 2014 163 (2) October 2014 162 (2) October 2014 160 (2)

I wore one of my favorite vintage owl necklaces – he’s articulated so he moves a bit. I always feel like I have to add a disclaimer when I talk about my love of owls – I loved owls before it was cool to love owls! This was a necklace I picked up in a thrift store years ago. I shall not let the popularity of owls dissuade me of my love for them!

Outfit Details: Dress – eShakti, Cardigan – Ross, Hat – Target, Necklace – Thrifted, Boots – Ross

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I’d like to talk about heels. I love shoes. I love all the wonderful varieties of shoes that exist. I love heels. I also have a closet full of shoes, particularly heels that I love, that I never wear. Some people can wear heels for long periods of time and not suffer too much. I am not one of those people. I do have some heels that I can wear all day as long as I’m not on my feet all day. In the interest of simplifying, I am going to try to wear every pair of shoes in my closet and if I can wear them all day and I love them, I will keep them. If I can’t, then they will be passed on to someone who will hopefully love them and wear them. I’ll have a few exceptions for shoes that I am willing to suffer wearing for special occasions, but they have to especially special. October 2014 150 (2)

These shoes – I’ve had good luck with wedges so I had high hopes for these shoes that I picked up at Goodwill. They’re denim as well which I thought would be great to be sort of casual, but still be well-heeled. I didn’t have too much walking to do on the day I wore these, but I did work at the school for a bit. Sadly, these lovely shoes will be making an exit from my closet. They just weren’t comfortable enough and when I went to pick the boys up from school at the end of the day, I was not wearing them. They’re so cute though!October 2014 155 October 2014 149 (2)

So if I’m not going to wear these heels, I’ll at least keep my very long earrings! I felt like I was wearing a necklace, they’re so long.

Outfit Details: Dress – Lane Bryant, Cardigan – Target, Jeans – Torrid, Earrings – Forever 21, Shoes – Qupid via Goodwill


Am I Blue? Nope – I'm Having a Giveaway!

I am pleased to present my first giveaway! Anika Burke of Anika Burke Boutique is offering a super cool 12 Piece Mystery Pack to one of my readers! Thanks Anika!

I received my pack recently & it was like going through my stocking on Christmas morning. So many fun things. I am excited to work all these pieces into my wardrobe. If you want to purchase a 12 Piece Mystery Pack, you can go here to order. I think it’s a great value – you get 12 fun pieces for a great price. The quality is similar to what you would find at Claires or Forever 21. I love that a stylist picks the items for you – you can include special requests as far as style goes. Anika had a look through my blog & chose items she thought I would enjoy. She did great!

Have a look at my fun items – hair things, necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings…

Contest Details:

1. You must follow Anika Burke on Facebook or Twitter & leave a comment here. If you follow on both, be sure to leave two comments so that you will be entered twice.

2. For additional entries, follow Be Your Own Adventure via Bloglovin, email subscription or Twitter. Each follow counts as a separate entry – be sure to leave separate comments.

Please submit your entries before June 30th at midnight. I’ll pick a winner at random on July 1st & let you know!

Contest is open to US Residents only – sorry!

I also wore an outfit recently that featured a couple of the items that I received. I love the vivid colour! The day I wore this outfit was crazy – we had so much going on. I knew I needed to take my pics before we headed out for the day & my sister called me while I was taking them & I can’t pass up a conversation with her, so that’s why I’m on the phone.

Love me some big hair!

Dress: Target
Jeans: 2BWY
Shoes: Torrid
Accessories: Anika Burke Boutique

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Challenge #6 Outfit #15

Simple outfit today. Comfortable.

I will take some time to rave about my shoes. I love them! They are cute, a bit edgy looking, they add some height & they are comfortable enough to wear all day. I found a pair of them at Ross – they are a grey/green color & I loved them so much I hunted them down & bought a black pair on Amazon.

Outfit #15

Love these shoes!

Shirt: Ross
Trousers: Ross
Shoes: Tsubo
Necklace: Kohls
Ring: World Market

For details of this challenge, click here.