Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Social

It's been a while since I linked up with Neely, but since I actually have a few quiets moments this morning I thought it would be fun!

This week's questions are...

1. What do you hate doing?
I'd say housework... but that would be a lie. When I'm alone, I can go at it for hours and I love tidying up and rearranging stuff.  But I do hate doing dishes and putting away laundry.

2.  What is the one thing you hate shopping for?
Nothing usually. I love shopping! ha!
However, I do hate shopping for other people. When someone else asks me to pick something up for them, whether it be groceries or something at the hardware store or whatever, I'm always stressed out that I won't pick up the right thing.  It's not that I don't want to help out... it just stressed me right out!

3.  What is one thing you love doing?
Taking pictures!  You can follow me on Facebook for sneak peeks and I'm trying to keep up with my photography blog (Lena B Photography) since my hobby is keeping me quite busy!

newborn session: miller
4.  What is one place you love going?
I love visiting old book stores or thrift shops.  I always find a little treasure and the whole process is always exciting and enjoyable!

5.  What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?
Getting dressed up and ready for the day! It always feels good to get out of a hot shower & pick out a cute outfit!

If you link up, let me know so I can be sure to check out your post!
Happy Sunday, friends!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Passion For Fashion #68 : Lips

 

Lip Printed Tee (Choies) / Wide legged jeans (Gap) / Sunnies (Forever 21) / Shoes (Steve Madden via Sears)
This is a more casual, running errands type outfit for me.  My version of the classic "jeans & tee" mom look.  These jeans are my favorite! The high waist & cut just fit so well and I feel really put together whenever I wear them!  My husband actually calls them my ''mom jeans'' and I don't think he means it in a good way... BUT he just doesn't understand the importance & comfort of a good HIGH waisted pair of jeans.  Mom jeans for the win!

I received this awesome lip print tee earlier this year from Choies.  I love the softness of it... it's "boxy" but flowy at the same time. Extremely comfy and super cute.  I could easily tuck it into a slinky black pencil skirt, add a light leather jacket and little black booties and it would be perfect for a fun date night with the hubs!  Gotta love a tee that transitions from day to night, right?

If you're looking for a cute top, be sure to visit Choies... the price is right & they offer free worldwide shipping! It can take a bit longer to receive your parcel BUT considering the affordability of their product, it's totally worth it!

I was gifted some of the pieces in today's post, but all thoughts & opinions are my own.

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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!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mother Daughter



Earlier this year I supported an online silent auction by bidding on and winning (yay!) a photography session of my choice from an amazingly talented local photographer, Cindy Lottes Photography.  Since we just did family pictures last Summer, I thought it would be fun to do a mother daughter photoshoot with Ruby!  

It was *weird* being in front of the camera for something besides "outfit photos"... but it was so much fun! Ruby had a blast and felt pretty special in her new dress!  I think the photos turned out great and I would recommend Cindy to any locals looking for a friendly & professional photographer!

You can also keep up with Cindy on her Facebook page!

What We're Wearing:
Me: Emily & Fin "Too Much Fun Dress" in the Popsicles print (Modcloth) & yellow wedges (Walmart)
Ruby: Coral Cami Dress (Forever 21) & Madden Girl wedges (Zulily)


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

(End Of) Summer Romper

Read It and Steep Romper via Modcloth
I bought this romper at the beginning of Summer assuming I'd probably have to return it.  I hadn't been able to find a single romper that fit right.  I'm tall-ish, curvy and I have a pretty long torso... I thought finding one just right for me would never happen.  I loved the retro print of this particular one so much I took a chance... and it paid off!  I've worn this romper numerous times already and I'm always pleasantly surprised at how well it fits. The print is surprisingly forgiving & flattering!

Although I bought this as a "summer" romper... I'm thinking I could probably pair it with warm tights & a cardigan for the Fall!  Yay!  Can't beat transitional pieces, right?


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Passion For Fashion #67 : Striped Dress

Dress: Old Navy (similar) / Sunnies: Kate Spade (similar) / Shoes: Old Navy
I totally forgot I had this dress! I found it at the bottom of my closet, all wrinkly & covered in dust bunnies... must have fallen off the hanger at some point & I didn't notice.
Isn't it great, though!? Such a casual, comfortable dress... props to Old Navy! They do cheap & comfy best!!


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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!


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!
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lena's Awesome Mix Vol. 1

I recently saw Guardians of the Galaxy and LOVED it!  Great movie and even, dare I say it, even better soundtrack?  I was inspired by GOTG's Awesome Mix vol. 1 and decided to share a few of my current faves!  These are the ones you might catch me blasting in my little Kia Soul or singing & dancing along to in the kitchen while I tidy up after supper...


I didn't realize unti I was about to hit publish that these are female acts!  Let's hear it for the girls!
What are you listening to lately!?
 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Key Print


 

 



I love  good print, as you probably already know, so when I stumbled across this vintage key print blouse at Smart Set earlier this summer, I couldn't pass it up!  I think it'll transition well throughout each season.  I can easily pair it with a pair of skinny cords & a cardigan or even jeans & a blazer for a sophisticated (& fun!) "casual Friday" look in the cooler months.

Speaking of "seasons" it's REALLY beginning to feel like Fall.  I mean, I love Fall usually... but it really feels like we've been cheated out of Summer.  We've had strange weather this year... and after what seemed like an eternal winter, it would have been nice to be bare-legged a wee bit longer.  Almost too cold to leave home in sandals now... and this morning I actually had to reach for my denim jacket! Brr!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Passion For Fashion #66 : The Shorts Have It!

 Happy Friday, friends!
I hope everyone had a fabulously fashionable week!  The weather here has been WHACK! Cold & rainy... so no new outfit post for me this week, unfortunately!  I hope the warm weather comes back... I still have a few cute summer outfits I want to share with you!

In the meantime, I thought I could share a few of my favorites from last week's linkup!

Love the way Lindsey of High Heels and Training Wheels styled these shorts! So pretty!

How cute is Arena of Always, Arena?  Adorable!

Both these lovely ladies put together fresh & fun casual looks.  Shorts for the win last week!

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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!


Lena B, Actually
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Passion For Fashion # 65 : #ModSummer Memories Contest

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

While the end of Summer is fast approaching, ModCloth is taking a moment to celebrate all of the fun that’s been shared this season with their #ModSummer Memories Contest! Entering is simple -- just upload your best summer outfits to their Style Gallery and jump over toSubmittable to tell them why your outfit is perfect for your summer adventure. One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift card and a #modsummer essentials kit, and there will also be prizes for the runner up and the most-loved image. Check out the ModCloth blog for full details and share your summer stylings before the contest ends on 8/10. Good luck!

Here's an outfit I've already loaded onto my style gallery... you can follow me here!


Good luck!
ModCloth is my favorite online shop and I would be sooooo jealous if you won the $200 Gift Card!!

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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!


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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