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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Little Fashion Fun





I'm a little late on the fashion love train.

 I have a beautiful sixteen year old daughter who has a love for all things to do with fashion - clothing, jewelry, and shoes.  I have been fascinated by how she can take a handful of things into the dressing room and come out looking so beautiful. She often scours the racks and finds things on clearance. She knows what she likes and can put things together in the most unique ways. She has the knack. It is just something that never clicked for me at her age, although I wish it had. But now it's something I enjoy doing with her.


My youngest daughter...she is just wearing a sweatshirt and jeans here, but she is my fashionista.


Way back in high school, I was always kind of tall and lanky, with long arms and legs, and unmanageable hair - kind of like the girl in Princess Diaries. I actually looked very much like her back then, minus the glasses.  I just tried to survive in school! Fashion was just not my top priority. I also had minor scoliosis- you get the picture. lol

But now, after all these years, I have developed a liking for fashion thanks to my daughter and  blogs such as Pinterest Told Me To.  I've purchased some of her recommendations and have been so pleased and delighted when they have come in the mail. If you get a chance to read her blog, please do. I laugh and smile all the way through her posts. She is very entertaining and has so much knowledge about fashion and things that every woman should have in her closet. She finds photos on Pinterest for inspiration and then duplicates that look from things she already has at home.

Here I am now. A mom to six kids and have been married almost 25 years! But that's okay.  Fashion can be a lot of fun! I hope to grow in this area even more. Who knew I would be enjoying it so much?

Here is the inspiration picture from Pinterest. I love anything ruffle-y!  I have a similar shirt from Target and a navy blazer. I didn't have a necklace that big, but gave it a shot.






A bigger necklace would definitely work better.










And since I'm finally getting on board the fashion train, I thought I'd post 2 different photos. The Pinterest pics are below.

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I really like the green and black combination, so I came up with something I had in the closet already.







I keep laughing at my hands in these photos. The famous words "man hands" from Seinfeld keep coming to mind, although I'm pretty sure this is just an optical illusion. Let's hope.

I told you this was fun! Poke around on Pinterest and pin some things that strike you as being pretty. Then check out your closet. You probably do have something very similar and can put an entire outfit together that you didn't even know that you had.


P.S. This is my most meaningful photo of all.



13 comments:

  1. LOVE your last outfit! Green skinnies and polka dots are so cute. You look crazy good for 6 kids! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Val, you are so kind! I just saw your blog and like it a lot. Thanks so much for taking the time to write!

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    2. You look great! I especially love the polka dots and green pants! Perfect for fall!

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    3. Hi Jenna! Thanks so much. The top was from Kohls and the pants from TJ Maxx. I was just reading your blog and you have so many great tips. I'm glad to have found you! Blessings - Kathy

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    4. You're so sweet! I'm glad to have found you, too! I just sent you an email! :)

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  2. Thanks so much, Marci! It was fun to do!

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  3. Hi Kathy, Your daughter is adorable and I love your outfits.
    Take care,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you! I found those at TJ Maxx. My husband likes them, too, and wants me to get another pair.

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  5. Fab post, lady!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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