Oufit: Green and Leopard

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Check out those pasty gams! This is the first time in many, many years that I have bought shorts that are shorter than knee length. Mainly because I hate my knees. I realize it’s a funny body part to hate and I’m not sure there is anything that I could do to change it but what can I say, they are something I prefer to hide. But when I saw these Drew cut shorts from The Limited, I decided to be brave and add some variety to my summer wardrobe. The color is fantastic (I also got them in red) and I felt ok about my legs as long as I was wearing heels – of course!

Now, let’s talk about these shoes. A year or so ago, I was hesitant to add leopard to my wardrobe. So instead of making a large price commitment, I opted for a pair of Mossimo leopard heels from Target. As I found myself wearing them more and more, I was keeping my eyes open for a nicer pair. DSW came through! I got this pair for a steal – $32 and love the silhouette. So sharp.

The horse property I looked at last week was pretty great. The home is in good shape and would mostly need some cosmetic changes to suit my style. The arena and barn will need some love before they would be workable. My insides get all jittery just even thinking about it! I should know this week whether or not it is even a remote possibility. Here’s hoping no one else snatches it up. And further hope that it’s something that we can make a reality.

Linking up with: Visible Monday, Monday Bloom and Manic Monday.

Office: Bold Office Stripes

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Here it is! The new hair. I’m having fun figuring out different ways to style it and even though I thought I was getting too old for platinum blonde, I’m glad to have it. It’s hard to see but there are fun purple and pink pieces throughout. I’ve added some images below from the actual show.

Bold hair makes me feel like wearing bold clothes. Well, I guess most things make me want to wear bold clothes but do you think this is too far into the realm of circus performer? I’m not quite sure.

Finally got around to tackling a project I’ve had on my list for several months. I’ve been using some large hard cover books as my monitor stand for several years now. Since I’m dreaming of a dedicated home office space, full of girlie details and chuck full of organization, I’ve been meaning to paint them in my new black and gold theme. I need to get some spray sealant and then I’ll share with you the after picture.

In other exciting news, I found a local horse property for sale. We are not planning to sell and buy but it seems like a great fit so we’re exploring the possibility. I’m off to see it this morning and then starts all the fun lending paperwork – maybe.

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and What I Wore to Work.

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Outfit: Blushing Stripes

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Bold black and white stripes with demur blush jeans – heck yes! A stunning combination that was perfect for coffee with a good friend. Don’t you just love coffee dates?

678 Jeans from The Limited / Pleone top from Nordstrom / Steven heels c/o Shopbop / Silver Branch necklace c/o Blue Nile

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Outfit: Out of Focus

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Do you ever have one of those days when logically you know how good you have it but in your heart you still yearn for more? That is how I’m feeling today. I know it is in part due to a lack of clear focus. I know I can fix it but just once, I’d like a fairy godmother to *poof* in and take care of everything for me. Damn you Disney for putting that into my head.

Outfit: A Dash of Halloween

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Halloween is my favorite holiday but I’ve gotten lazy about it the last couple of years. We haven’t put out our decorations (mainly because we don’t get many trick-or-treaters) nor have I gone full tilt with dressing up. So sad. I recently got this delicious orange tank and it seemed like a great start to Halloween inspired attire. We’ll see if I actually dress up this year (no plans to do so yet) but in case I don’t at least I paid a little homage to the season.

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.