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Fashion on Friday – November 28, 2014

I figured I better get these Autumnesque photos out there before Winter gets here. Ha! We’ve had heaps of snow already and I’m loving it!

These outfits are from earlier in the season. My boys and I have a tradition of going to Drake Park in the Fall to take photos. We really live in such a beautiful place and I feel blessed to live in Bend.

So I thought I would share a few photos of them – proud Momma moment. After I took their pictures, I had the bright idea of having my seven year old take my outfit photos on this particular day. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before. He’s been getting into photography so it’s been a good idea for both of us. He’s learning and I’ve got a new photographer!

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This is another eShakti dress. Love it! My sister and I both fell in love with it and got it on sale. Amazingly comfortable, great fit and pockets of course! And I think it’s pretty darn cute – a great Fall maxi dress. The fabric is pretty light weight and with the short sleeves, I can probably wear it in the Summer too.

Outfit Details: Dress – eShakti, Boots – Ross

I really do love dressing for cooler weather. I feel like I have so many more options. I’m going to work on not being a hot weather hater though. But seriously, when the weather is cool, I get to wear coats like the one below…

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This is a vintage coat I got at a thrift store. I love it so very much. The fabric is amazing. I think I may have actually worn this coat most of the day – I wanted to make sure everyone saw it!

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This is a dress from Target from a few years ago. I paired it with some vintage and modern accessories. This necklace was another thrift store find – love it! I think it looks like a mid-century wall hanging. My ring is another vintage earring that I made into a ring.

Outfit Details: Coat – vintage/thrifted, Dress – Target, Belt – ?, Boots – Ross, Leggings – Walmart, Necklace and Ring – vintage/thrifted.

If you are in the States, or if you celebrate Thanksgiving anywhere else, I hope you had a great day. I am so thankful for my life – with its many imperfections and challenges – it truly is a wonderful life. If you are into Black Friday shopping – I hope you find some amazing deals – be kind, have fun, be safe. I will not be venturing out to the shops, but I may have a look around at the online deals.

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Fashion on Friday – February 14, 2014

It’s been a while since I did a Fashion on Friday post so hold on to your hats, I’ve got several outfits to post. I can’t actually remember when I wore any of them. It was definitely before we had 2 feet of snow visit us last weekend!

These first photos are only of some accessories I wore with one outfit. I just thought it was funny because I was wearing a bunch of forest animals. Owl, Bumble Bee and Fox. Fun Fact: Melissa means Honey Bee in Greek.

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Outfit Details: Necklace – Vintage/Thrifted, Earrings – Old Navy, Ring – Torrid

I’m always a fan of a fun dress and a shrug. I love the pattern on this dress. Geometric and spacey and great colors. Since the dress is the focus, I went easy on the accessories.

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Outfit Details: Dress – Forever 21, Shrug – Ross, Earrings – ?, Leggings – Walmart, Belt – Torrid, Shoes – Blowfish, Ring – Made by Me (Vintage Clip On Earring)

Decided to take a break from dresses and went with a top and skirt.

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Outfit Details: Skirt – Old Navy, Shirt – Torrid, Tights – Forever 21, Boots – Lane Bryant, Ring and Earrings – ?

Last outfit. You can always tell when Colin takes my photos for me. I’m usually trying not to laugh and it’s all a bit rushed. I’m thankful though when he does it. The boys were also running around.

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Outfit Details: Dress – ASOS, Leggings – Target, Shoes – Payless, Earrings – Forever 21, Ring – Made by Me (Vintage Clip On Earring)

It’s Valentine’s Day! Our little family usually doesn’t do anything commercial for Valentine’s Day – usually a meal at home and homemade valentine’s for each other. Jude’s school is having pajama day at school, plus he has his Valentine’s Day party in class that I’m helping out with. I am actually wearing a Valentine’s outfit today – I took some photos, but they are inside photos since it’s been raining all day. I’ll have a look at them later and see if they are worth posting. I’m also have a mega-amazing hair day and I can’t get a decent photo. Sigh. Life sure is tough! 🙂

Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day –  surrounded by the love and friends and family.


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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!