Friday, August 30, 2013

Passion For Fashion #18 : Color, Color, Color :

 
 
Dress: Maurices // Shoes: Giant Tiger // Necklace: Ardene
 The only thing I worry about when I wear this dress is if it's maybe a tad too colorful?
But then I remember that's EXACTLY why I love it!

p.s. It's been a CRAZY week here and I haven't had a chance to get through all of last week's Passion For Fashion linkups, but don't fret... I WILL get through them!  I LOVE looking at all your posts!


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Fashion is for everyone
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mom from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Rachel & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup! 

Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be! 

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favorite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find my board HERE

Best part, there are no rules!
We only ask that you link back to us via text link or button!
(this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word!)

Lena B, Actually
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 Of course, it would be awesome if you would visit the other fashionistas that are linking up too!  Be you... Be an inspiration!  Style is everywhere!



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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Man Crush Monday { on Thursday } EVAN PETERS


Evan Peters stole the show & my heart (hee hee) the moment he made his first appearance on American Horror Story.  I may be behind the times, but early this Spring the hubs & I finally jumped on the AHS bandwagon.  We watched the entire 2 seasons in a matter of weeks.

First as Tate (season 1) and then as Kit (season 2)... Evan Peters was the quirky, kinda creepy, hunk next door type of boy.  Boy.  Yeah, is he even legal?  I feel like such an old lady, but from what I hear he is happily dating Emma Roberts (or not so happily) and I am definitely 100% married, so... it would never happen anyway, duh.

hang on... I just chekd IMDB and he was born in '87... so we're all good.

With the third season of American Horror Story right around the corner, I can't wait to get another little dose of Mr. Peters... how 'bout you?



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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Clutch & Cuties

Dress: Forever 21 // Shoes: Walmart // Clutch: Shop Hello Lovely // Ring & bangles : old
Today is officially the last day of summer.
Today we celebrate Ruby's daycare graduation in the morning, and then we celebrate a new school year with a BBQ before meeting the kids' teachers tonight... a whole new chapter is starting for our little family.

Both my babies are "in school."  Ruby is starting kindergarten in the french immersion class and Memphis will be in the second grade.  I can't believe I'll only have 1 stop every morning now before work. Heck! We'll probably just walk or bike to school when the weather is nice (it's THAT close)... BUT this also means two lunches to prepare every day. And homework.  Eek.

I'm not going to lie... I'm excited, but feeling a little anxious & overwhelmed too.  Can't wait to get the first day of school under our belt!

Have your kids started school yet?  How is it going so far?

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What My Camera Wears

Last month, I shared a little phone fashion with you - remember my cute little VW phone case??
Well, I just got two adorable camera straps from iMo and I thought I'd share a little camera fashion with you too...

 

iMo is a fantastic camera strap shop from Hong Kong.  These straps are extremely well made and the patterns available are adorable!  PLUS, I love how easy it is to switch from one to another... the quick release straps are great (and can handle up to 120lbs!).  This is important for those times I want to match my camera strap to my outfit. *wink*

Looking for a little fashion for your camera?  Follow iMo on Facebook for updates, sales & giveaways!

Have you entered to win a $15 Starbucks Gift Card yet?


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Monday, August 26, 2013

Dress Over Jeans + Starbucks Giveaway

Dress: Forever 21 // Jeggings: American Eagle // Clutch: Thrifted // Wedges: Payless

The dress over jeans look is one I've admired forever... but every attempt made me kind of sad.  I just wasn't "feeling" any of the pairings I tried and I just couldn't understand why Pinterest and other bloggers made it look so easy. 
Throw on a cute dress over a pair of jeans and go.... ugh!  It just didn't work for me.  So I gave up.

When Catherine linked up THIS look for Passion For Fashion, I knew it was time to try again.

These American Eagle distressed jeggings were PERFECT under my short & sassy Forever21 dress!!  The color of the denim went great with the color & pattern of the dress and because they were SO skinny, it was almost like wearing a pair of leggings (jean leggings = jeggings!! seriously awesome invention!)... so comfortable!

My first instinct was to go with a pair of nude flats, but I'm happy I decided to go with these cute wedges instead.  It was a bit harder to run after my kids... but at least I looked cute trying to keep up with them!!

Hey! So, it's also Monday... and we all know Mondays can be tough!
My lovely sponsor, Jennifer, of Spry On The Wall is back with another giveaway...
how does a $15 Starbucks gift card sound?

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Hi, it's Jenny here from Spry On The Wall!
"I'm a wife, Mom to a 5 year old girl, Textile Designer and blog about fashion, style and occasionally post an outfit or two.  I track the runway trends from each season and let you know about what colors, patterns and silhouettes you will want to keep on the lookout for.  I like to post my take on looks from designer's collections each season, taking what was shown on the runway and translating it into more affordable (and relatable) options.
I also write about other things I love and find interesting or inspiring.  If you are looking for a good book (or two) to read, make sure you check out my "Books I've Read" page.  I keep track of all the good (and sometimes, meh) books I've read.  One of my intentions for last year was to try at least one new-to-me recipe a week, which I then post on the blog's Facebook page with a link and what I thought of it.  So please stop by, leave a comment or just say hi, I would love to meet you! "
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 Isn't she the best!?  Thanks Jennifer!
Have a great week everyone!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday Sillies

Thought it would be fun to do a little roundup of the stuff I'm finding amusing on the internet this week...
Actually, it's only going to be 3 photos... BUT they all made me laugh. Out loud.  For real.

 


Ahhh... that last one just kills me.
Happy Saturday, friends!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Passion For Fashion #17 : Shorts :


These photos were taken earlier in the summer... obviously, since I still had hair!
I was nervous about wearing shorts.
It's been a long time since I found a pair I felt comfortable in.

These ones are so much, though.  Perfect for busy weekends with the family!
I love the pattern and the rise & length were just right!

It's a very casual look, even for me.  But you can definitely still feel & look put together without really having to put much effort into it... and that is exactly what a busy mom of 2 needs!

********************
Fashion is for everyone
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mom from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Rachel & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup! 

Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be! 

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favorite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find my board HERE

Best part, there are no rules!
We only ask that you link back to us via text link or button!
(this linkup is very NEW we would love for you to help us spread the word!)

Lena B, Actually
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.lenabactually.com/" title="Lena B, Actually"><img src="http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p226/bairdlaroche/newPassionForFashion200.png" alt="Lena B, Actually" style="border:none;" /></a></div>


 Of course, it would be awesome if you would visit the other fashionistas that are linking up too!  Be you... Be an inspiration!  Style is everywhere!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nerdy

So cool to be here visiting Lena.  Love stopping by.  I'm Joanna from ModaMama - where I talk about life and random thoughts, as well as share daily outfits. My goal is to show that you can be fashionable as a Mama with limited time, and even fewer resources.



And today I'd like to talk about another huge aspect of me that you'd see on the blog:  my nerdiness.  I'm a huge sci-fi, boardgame, and science nerd.  Like quote Star Trek, argue Doctor Who, watch the podcast commentary of BSG twice, laugh at schrodinger's cat jokes kind of a nerd.


I wanted to come here today and share some of my more nerdy outfits with you.  I think that personal style is just that - personal.  So, of course my love of all things nerdy comes out in my fashion choices as well.



In my opinion you have to be proud of who you are. Even if who you are would've earned you a wedgie or two back in grade school.

Hope to see you on ModaMama, or hear from you on Twitter or Facebook.  Also, I'm going into production on my feature film, Synchronicity, so maybe follow me on Instagram for all the behind the scenes.  Thanks so much! Currently working on SYNCHRONICITY, a smart sophisticated sci-fi that needs your support! http://igg.me/at/synchronicity/x/4024023. 

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  Joanna is one of my favorite nerds, by far!
I love having her stop by... she's definitely a fashion inspiration and I love the confidence she has in just being herself!  Be sure to stalk follow her wherever you can, she's a hoot!

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