Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Dress 'Work It' 3 Ways

Three simple ways to wear summer dress.  This is definately a "Look for Less" piece due to its versatility.

"Put ya thang down flip it and reverse it." ~ Missy Elliot
Look #1 Dress

 Look #2 Hi-Waist Skirt

Fritz stealin the spot light...

Sleaveless Top: via PV Thrift
Skirt: Xhileration (Target) via PV Thrift
Brown Belt: Payless (2011)
Sandals: Embellished Rivets Payless (Spring 2011) <This was my half off>
Jewelry: Cookie Lee

Look #3 Low-Waist Skirt

Top: Tilly's (2010)
Skirt: Xhilration (Target) via PV Thrift
Sandals: Embellished Flip Flops Payless (2011)
Earrings: Cookie Lee
Bracelets: Cookie Lee
Necklace: Key to My Heart, DIY by me
Belt: Thrifted
Do you have a versatile wardrobe piece you can work several ways? Share the link to it below and inspire us!

Today's Theme Song is 'Work It' by Missy Elliott.   (Fun fact: This was one of my favorite songs the year I graduated high school.)

Batik Dress: Xhileration (Target) via PV Thrift
BeltROSS (2011)
Sandals: Embellished Flip Flops Payless (Spring 2010)
Necklace: Vintage via PV Thrift
Earrings: Cookie Lee
Bracelets: Cookie Lee
Purse: Guess via yard sale

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Outfit of the Day 7/16/11- Night @ the Races

The Eye Makeup
(Sorry for the picture quality lately- I've been relying solely on my cell phone for blogging pictures)

What I wore to the races in Placerville... My uncle owns a Sprint Car... and since we were going out to support his team and driver, I wanted to stay with the black & white color scheme in support of the car colors. I went red on my nails.

Outfit Details:
Shirt: ROSS
Belt: ROSS
Jeans: Old Navy
Bracelets: Cookie Lee
Earrings: Cookie Lee
Necklace: Juicy Couture via PV Thrift 
Sandals: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Grocery Store Cheapies*

*It is essential that you wear proper eye protection and earplugs at a race of this nature. It is not uncommon for "Cheeto" sized dirt clods to come flying your way. Once the dirt clods have ceased the track usually has dried out enough for copious amounts of dust clouds to form.  Either way do yourself a favor and bring along the necessities-even eye drops for the rogue dirt partical that has claimed residence on your eyeball.

Past Races:

Marysville Raceway 7/9/11 with my sister and Shawnee

Marysville Raceway 7/9/11 ~ First Place Win!! With my sister and Shawnee

Placerville Race 7/2/11 with Shawnee


Friday, July 15, 2011


What I wore to see the final installment of the Harry Potter series...

I've been so verrrry excited to watch the final installment of the Harry Potter series.

Outfit Details: black short sleeved dress (ROSS), lace trimmed tweed skirt (thrifted), belt (ROSS), shoes (ROSS), bracelet/earrings (Cookie Lee Jewelry), necklaces (thrifted)

Tip: Layer a skirt over a dress
So I went with an ensemble a young hip professor McGonagall might have worn...

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I took my brother to see the movie. I feel old when I reflect back to him- then a small 6 yr old seeing it the very first time and loving it. My love for this literary series began in high school when my sister and I were given book 4 for Christmas. To be honest, I didn't know that there were already 3 books written prior, so I'll admit I was a bit confused when I began reading it, but I was hooked and wanted to finish it. Later, I discovered the first 3 books so I read those. And each time a new book was released, I re-read the previous books just for fun.

Can you believe I thrifted this the week before?  How perfect!

  Below are some inspiring looks for my fellow HP fans without having to dress in full costume. I say if you want to wear your round-rimmed Potter frames, lightning bolt on forehead, wand in hand, and cloak- be my guest. I won't judge. I will excitedly oogle your costume and tell you how fabulous you look and maybe even ask to take a picture with you- that is if I don't embarrass my husband with my new obsession in photographing everything.

 Photo via SnitchSeeker

(Photo via Cosmetic Cupcake)
Love these awesome nails!! She has tons of cute nail looks on her blog- it's really worth checking out. 

Gryffindor: Red and Gold

Check out the tutorial {HERE}

Alice + Olivia Silk Ombre Dress

 Photo: Courtesy of Etsy
The Golden Snitch necklace, lovespelljewels via Etsy, $9.

Hufflepuff: Black and Yellow

Check out the tutorial {HERE}

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers
Harry Potter 9 3/4 Junior’s T-shirt, $25.

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Photo by RazaelsLair, {Shop Here}

Ravenclaw: Blue and Bronze

Photo via

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Slytherin: Green and Silver
Photo by TiffanyD
Check out TiffanyD's Tutorial {HERE}

Photo: Courtesy of Hot Topic

Photo: Courtesy of Etsy
Deathly Hallows earrings, FanaticAlley via Etsy, $25.

Just a few HP funnies...

Is it bad that I saw this as a Lennon Kitty and I'm under 30?

Did you see the movie? Was it everything you'd hoped it'd be?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Outfit of the Day

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

At the Races...

What I wore to the races...

It was a toasty 103 in Placerville today. The fam and I braved the heat to support my uncle and his racing team.

I opted for a tiered gray jersey skirt, a black v-neck sleeveless top and black flipflips and belt to stay comfortable.

Please excuse the lack of clarity in the photos recently. I'm having trouble with my camera and had to rely on my cell phone camera.

Outfit details:
Top: Charlotte Russe
Skirt: thrifted
Flip Flops: Payless 2010
Jewelry: Cookie Lee
Belt: Ross

Monday, July 4, 2011

Feelin' Patriotic

Not Your Typical Independence Day

Wishing all of my lovely followers and blogger friends a happy and safe July 4th! Hope your day is wonderful.

The hubby and I spent our day on a hilltop with friends and their family overlooking the lake, sippin' our cheap beers, tossin' horseshoes, shootin' clay pigeons, and BBQ-ing to the sound of country music and all before sundown. Did I mention the 3 redneck jacuzzis aka "hick-cuzzis" ? In all, it was and evening of good friends and good food and a spectacular fireworks show.
Shootin' Clay Pigeons Until Sunset

Sunset Over the Lake

Moon Rise Over the Lake

Hick-cuzzi: A truck bed lined with a tarp and filled with water to the brim. Like a jacuzzi but one Jeff Foxworthy might rig up. 

She's Country