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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!)

November 2013 018 November 2013 020 November 2013 026 November 2013 027 November 2013 030 November 2013 029Outfit details: Dress – Forever 21, Leggings – Walmart, Vest – Old Navy, Necklace – Forever 21, Headband – Disney (girls department at Target.), Shoes – Payless Dexflex by Dexter (My sister told me about these shoes at Payless – they are out of this world comfortable. If you have problem feet like mine, you will want to get a pair!)

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 – ?


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Fashion on Friday – May 31, 2013

It has been so long since I’ve done a fashion post. So I have several outfits to share. Hang on to your hats – lots of images!

This is what happens when your husband takes your pictures for you, but he’d rather be playing with his boys.

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Outfit Details: Top – vintage/thrifted, Vest – vintage/thrifted, Skirt – Old Navy, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – ASOS

More husband-taken photos.

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Outfit Details: Shoes – Blowfish, Tights – Forever 21, Dress – Torrid, Shrug – Ross

I wore this outfit when we visited the Oregon Zoo. Super comfy!

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Outfit Details: Top – Torrid, Shorts – Torrid, Shoes – Doc Martens, Tights – Forever 21, Spaghettios Bag – Fat Fancy, Super Hero Sunglasses – Target

OK – I have more outfit photos, but I’ll save them for later. We’re heading into warm weather and that’s when I start to dress more boringly. I’ll try not to live in the same outfit everyday for the next couple of months.


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Fashion on Friday – Easter Edition

We got to spend the Easter holiday with my sister and her family in Tacoma, Washington. We used the Spring Break time to go to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle – riding public transportation which is one of the boys favorite things. Colin took them to the Tacoma Children’s Museum one day while my sister and I had a day out shopping – he’s a great husband and Daddy!

My sister’s church had services on Saturday and Sunday. We attended as a family on Saturday evening so that my Mom and I could work on the Easter Feast on Sunday morning while my sister and her husband could do the singing and sound engineering thing at church. This meant that I got to wear two Easter outfits! Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. Both of my Easter outfits were brought to you this year by eShakti. I love this place/online store. I could just sing their praises. They have super cute clothes in so many sizes and they have the option to completely customize to your own measurements. I bought two dresses and because of a promotion they were having and an additional promo code I got from blogger Pieces of My Earth – I got both dresses with customization for less than the price of one dress originally. I will say to drop at least one inch on your measurements as they do tend to run a bit big.

On to the looks.

Saturday night…

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This dress is so comfortable and has a retro vibe. Very easy to wear and did I mention comfortable? Oh, and it was a gorgeous, Spring day.

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I jazzed it up with some coral tights and for both my Saturday and Sunday outfits I wanted bows in my hair. I looked around in stores and couldn’t find what I was looking for so I raided my sister’s ribbon stash, found an easy tutorial online and whipped myself up a couple of bows.

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My ring is a cheap plastic thing, but I love it. Colin got creative taking pictures.

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Sparkly crystal earrings to match my ring.

Outfit Details: Dress – eShakti, Tights – Forever 21, Ring and Earrings – ?, Shoes – Blowfish, bow – Made by Me.

On to Sunday…

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This dress! There’s not just a retro vibe with this dress – it’s full on retro. The pattern is amazing. This dress is also very comfortable – I suppose that comes from having a dress made to measure.

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Accessories.

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My homemade bow.

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Jude and I kind of rocked in the shoe department.

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There are so many reasons I love Easter – the first and foremost being Jesus – thank You! Other reasons include Spring, Easter egg hunts, Cadbury Mini Eggs, family, and Easter outfits!


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Happy Spring

It’s been a bit quiet around these parts. March has been and continues to be a very busy month. I’ll get back into the swing of things soon.

In the meantime, I thought I’d talk about the first day of Spring here in Central Oregon. Wednesday, March 20th was the first day of Spring. We had wind, rain, sunshine and snow all in one day. It was wonderful. This amazing rainbow also showed up.

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I celebrated by wearing my floral flats and bright blue tights with some stripes. I totally blanked on getting outfit photos, but I grabbed this shot of my shoes.

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It was also my 14th wedding anniversary. Yay! It was very low-key as we had taken a trip to Ashland, Oregon in February to celebrate. We had a fun evening with our boys eating Mexican food and shopping for a new washing machine – ours went kaput a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t terribly romantic, but we really did have fun together as a family and that’s one of the best things about our marriage – the laughter and the fun. A good celebration.

Here’s our lovely new washing machine that we got a great deal on!

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Fashion on Friday – March 8, 2013

I think I need some skinnier jeans. I love my skinny jeans – wearing them under dresses is one of my favourite looks, but they are a bit baggy in the legs. Must add to wish list.

The following outfit is the only one I’m posting today that I’m not wearing skinny jeans in!

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I made this necklace out of a Scrabble tile and added an “I Love Colin” pendant that I found at Claires years ago when Colin Farrell was particularly popular. I really do love Colin, a lot, just not Colin Farrell. I love My Colin!

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Outfit details: Shrug – Ross, Dress – Torrid, Leggings – Walmart, Shoes – Blowfish

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Another guest appearance by my youngest. I originally altered this dress for a fashion blogger lace challenge.

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Outfit details: Shrug – ?, Dress – Old Navy with lace added by me, Jeans – Old Navy, Shoes – Ross

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This is one of my favourite outfits. I think it’s fun and comfortable. Still loving these shoes that I waited for. March 2013 010 March 2013 003Outfit details: Shrug – Torrid, Dress – Target, Jeans – Old Navy, Shoes – Blowfish

I wore the next outfit for a day out with my sister in Portland. It was such a lovely day. Full of good food, lots of walking, fun shops, great talks, and city time! So thankful for my sister.

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One of the vintage shops we went to was called Fat Fancy. It’s a vintage clothes shop with clothes in sizes 12+. We had a great time and both found some amazing clothes. March 2013 015 March 2013 013Outfit details: Dress – vintage kaftan/robe altered by me, Jeans – Ross, Shoes – Blowfish, Earrings – Vintage

Wishing you a fashionable weekend!


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Fashion on Friday – February 8, 2013

It’s been a bit of a short week for me. My husband and I went away for a few days to Ashland, Oregon as an early anniversary getaway. Next month we’ll have been married 14 years! I’m pretty excited about that. I’ll say something about our time away and those 14 years in another post.

Here’s a look at a few outfits I’ve worn recently…

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When I wore this outfit, I felt tall and willowy. Looking at the photos, I realise I will never be tall or willowy, but I do love this outfit. So comfortable.

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I love my flats – I have quite a few pairs and I wear them year round. I was in need of a pair of black flats and have been looking for ages. I am trying hard to be intentional about my purchasing – not just getting something because it’s on sale, but waiting to find something I love. I’ve passed up heaps of black flats waiting for a pair that I really wanted. I wanted them to have a cool detail. Finally, I came across this pair of Blowfish flats with an amazing bow. I love the Blowfish brand and these were in Ross for a great price. Score!

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Not sure where I got this ring – I think it might have been a gift from my sister. Super fun.

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Details: Shirt – Torrid, Skirt – Old Navy, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – Blowfish

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Shorts and tights – one of my favs!

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I love this necklace/collar.

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Details: Sweater – Old Navy, Shorts – Torrid, Tights – Forever 21, Shoes – Torrid, Collar – Glint and Gleam

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Let’s talk for a moment about taking outfit photos. I usually take my own photos using a tripod and remote. I am definitely NOT a model and have a hard time channeling my inner Tyra. I feel silly trying to come up with poses. I should work on that. Anyway, these photos were taken in Ashland by my husband. It’s much easier to take fun photos when you’re with someone.

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Fun print. Oh, these sunglasses. So fun. My youngest son, who often dresses up as superheroes, calls them my superhero sunglasses. I’ll take it!

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I love the last photo. It’s me and a lamp post! Lamp post!

Details: Dress – Target, Shrug – Torrid, Leggings – Walmart, Boots – Ross, Sunglasses – Target

Hope you’ve had a lovely week.