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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Getting dressed is fun again :: wiww

Well. what do ya know.....come to find out, getting dressed is something I enjoy doing again.
When nothing fits it's kind of a drag.  But lately I've been having fun making outfits.

Here are a few I've come up with...
 tank: Hello aparel
skirt: tjmaxx (3 years ago)
flip flops: jcpenny's (2 years ago)

Same skirt, different look...

denim shirt: stienmart
cuff: farmgirlpaints

This past year I bought my first cross body bag at a thirty-one party.  I don't know if I can ever go back to a regular purse now.  I feel so liberated!  Anyhow, I stumbled across this beauty and fell instantly in love.  The leather smells so good and the colors are perfect.  I found it a Burke's for a really sweet price.
 I moved into it 5 minutes after I bought it then took a pic in a dressing room to show my girls.   We do stuff like this throughout the day.  I love it. 

 top: dkny (but I got it at Dirt Cheap for $1)
skinny jeans: Old Navy
Sandels: Target via Dirt Cheap
Earrings: Target via Dirt Cheap

I love the detail of this shirt!

The occasion:  picking up Lauren's wedding gown from alterations in Shreveport with my mom!

 Maxi Dress:  Ross (last year)
vintage beads:  antique store
Shoes: Belk wearing your favorite vintage beads and glitter platform wedges.

My new favorite thing to wear....
Besides making me feel super sassy when I wear them, they also are super comfy!

Top: Dirt Cheap for $1!
Pants:  Edna Grayce's
Necklace:  gift
Humungous ring:  Target via Dirt Cheap
 (I get more conversations started with total strangers when I wear this ring!)
Bangle bracelets:  Burke's

The Occasion: Lauren's graduation from the cosmetology program at Meridian Community College.
We are super proud of her. Not only did she graduate with highest honors, she was also asked to open in prayer for the invocation.  God's grace is amazing. 

 I'm tickled pink to tell you a little bit about where I got these pants.
 A talented and precious young woman in our church has started her own online boutique.
It's called Edna Grayce's.  She named the shop after both her grandmother's!  SO sweet.  It's such a delight seeing her pursue her dream after she graduated from college.  This girls got some great ideas and I can't wait to see how she makes her mark on the world. You can check her shop out here.
This awesome statement necklace Lauren is wearing is also one of her pieces.
I'll be sharing more about this shop real soon.  We've collaborated on a couple of wedding projects that I'm dying to share!  Eeep!

I'm stepping out and of my comfort zone and trying all kinds of new looks these days. I've totally fallen in love with skinny jeans, which I swore I would never wear. I had to eat my words. I hit jackpot at Dirt Cheap and was able to get several different colors that came from Target.
The other new look I tried today was the scarf wrap in my hair.  My girls do it all the time but I've never attempted it myself.  However, today I was running late and had no time to wash my supa dirty hair.  So I tried out their trick.  I loved it!

Shirt:  Target via Dirt Cheap
Skinny Jeans:  Target via Dirt Cheap
Earrings, braclets, and ring:  Target via Dirt Cheap
Sandels:  Target actually bought from Target. Gasp!
Scarf:  Talbots via Dirt Cheap

(this pic makes me look like an oompa loompa!  I promise I'm not orange.)

 Feeling like Lydia today!
And totally needing my eyebrows waxed!  wow. 

The occasion:  hanging out with our girl before she gets married one month from today. Gasp! Her daddy snapped this in the walmart parking lot.  I love that it was his idea and he is celebrating the little things right along with us. (and it only took us two tries!)

Now I'm off to finish up a wedding project!
Hope your Wednesday is wonderful.


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  1. YOU, my sweet friend, are smokin!!!! I'm so proud of all of your hard work and it sure is paying off. What an amazing feeling to FELL's definitely what God intended.

  2. You are seriously GORGEOUS!! Love all of these looks!!

  3. GIRL! YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I mean, you were beautiful before, but the confidence that radiates now makes you all the more beautiful! Great job on your hard work! AND! I love the scarf in your hair! You totally look like Lydia in that picture! I can't believe Lauren't wedding is in A MONTH! HOLD ME JESUS! I can't wait to see it all come together! She will be stunning!

  4. You are looking so great! I know what you mean about getting dressed being fun again... a couple years ago we revamped majorly the way we eat. And I lost 20+ pounds. Not a huge amount, but enough that I went down 2-3 pants/dress sizes. I love going thrifting and finding new stuff to wear. :)

    Yikes... only a month! We're only starting the kids leaving nest phase... oldest moved 2,000 miles away a year ago, second oldest will be probably doing the same in a year. And we still will have 3 at home after that. I'm glad we get to ease into it. :)

  5. you are adorbs. i love every single outfit.and you had me at "dirt cheap," which is right in my budget. going to check out your links now!
    pop by my blog if you get a chance. we were recently in the South, and I have a funny BBQ post up now that you might get a kick out of.

  6. Look at you! I need to come and shop with you. I cannot believe the $1 deals you get. My goodness, you can throw them away rather than wash them for that price. :o)

    You are so cute and sassy and congratulations on your commitment to the weight loss.

    Enjoy this last month of wedding fun. Much happiness!

  7. You're beautiful! Love those pants so much!

  8. Super adorable outfits! I need that hello tank!

  9. loving all those cute outfits!!!

  10. Look at you! You're a fashionista, girl! I need a Dirt Cheap run with you. We don't have one around here. One month until the wedding? No way.

  11. First off, I have to say that I absolutely adore your blog and your family. Y'all seem so genuinely happy and loving. Second of all, you are absolutely gorgeous! You were gorgeous before you started the weight loss competition with your daughters and you are gorgeous now. I love your style. What is Dirt Cheap? Is it a website? Would love to know more about this place you are getting Target stuff for even cheaper!

    Chels @ Red Velvet Rooster

  12. You are too stinkin' cute!! You look fabulous!!! Hot momma!!!

  13. awww super cute! love your outfits! i really need to get out of yoga pants more than just on sundays lol

  14. You are seriously so so BEAUTIFUL!!!! ah!!! could just stare at you aaaaaall day long! love you!!!!!


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