Friday, May 29, 2015

Mother & Daughter Style #Passion4Fashion Linkup


The kids take 99% of my outfit shots. They're great sports and not bad photographers either... *wink*
I thought it would be fun to get Ruby in on the action this week too. She's a bit of a ham and loves being in front of the camera.

Kid goes through more clothes in a week than I ever thought possible. She gets up, gets dressed, goes to school, comes home, changes, has a snack, plays outside, changes again... I swear it's not unusual to see her in 3 or 4 different looks each day.  This Ramones tank is one of her favorites. She loves that her middle name, Ramona, was named after one of our favorite bands. Plus, she's a total punk rocker. Girl is effortlessly cool.

I'd like to think she gets that from me... but I was sooooo shy at her age, and hated being 'noticed.' I'm still uncomfortable being the center of attention... Which is kinda weird when you think about it because I get my kids to take pictures of me to post on my blog for the world to see...  

My outfit this week is pretty simple. Bits & pieces of things I've had in my closet forever. The skirt is from Old Navy  & the sunglasses are from Forever 21... the rest, I'm not sure! Perfect example of shopping my own closet!

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Again, another quick shout out to Casey Snyder Design for designing a cute new logo for us:

Lena B, Actually



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pattern Mixing & New Wedges


This was an "A-Ha!" type outfit. I knew I wanted to be comfortable, and I wanted to wear a dress. This floral swing dress from Urban Planet was perfect... but the thin spaghetti straps were too revealing for work. Then I realized I had this striped crop top ad when I put it together... ta-da!  I added my new zippered wedges from Payless and mission accomplished! Cute & comfy.

I love, love, love stripes and floral together. It's the perfect way to mix 2 of my favorite patterns!


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Monday, May 25, 2015

Beach Bodies

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I love shopping for bathing suits... if it means not actually having to try it on. I'm the biggest I've ever been and I'm still getting used to my "new" body.  I wish I would have thought to check out Modcloth's selection of retro-inspired suits last year when I vacationed in Punta Cana... No doubt I would have had more confidence in strutting down the beach sans-coverup.

It's a pool party over at ModCloth, and you're invited! With so many bikinis and one pieces to pick from, you're bound to find a standout look that suits your style. And while you're at it, check out ModCloth's exploration of so-called "ideal" beach bodies in their new Swim-fographic! It's an intriguing look at how arbitrarily beauty standards have changed over time. Of course, ModCloth knows that every body is a beach body -- the only requirements are a beach, your bod, and a swimsuit you can't wait to flaunt!


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Romper Love #Passion4Fashion Link Up


I'm obsessed with rompers this year. I own a few already and definitely want to get more! The best part about this Forever 21 romper is the back which I totally forgot to take a picture of... oops. And I can't even find a picture of it online, must be sold out.

The worse part about this romper is trying to get it off to go to the bathroom. Sorry if TMI, but it's quite the procedure! Take off the cardigan, unbutton the romper, wiggle out of romper... then wiggle back in, button the romper, put the cardigan back on... it's not impossible just annoying. But it's so cute, it's worth it!

Are you loving rompers this year as much as I am?

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Again, another quick shout out to Casey Snyder Design for designing a cute new logo for us:

Lena B, Actually



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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fashion Throwback Thursday : pink & green

Time for a #ThrowbackThursday outfit post!
This cute pink & green number first appeared on Lena B, Actually last May.
 
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Sunnies: Kate Spade via Winners // Cardigan: Joe Fresh // Bag: Point Zero via Giant Tiger
White Tank: Old Navy // Skirt: Stylish Surprise via ModCloth // Sandals: Old Navy
I'm thinking I should definitely revisit this look! I'm pretty sure I haven't worn the skirt since...

Don't forget to link up with me & Rachel tomorrow for our #PassionForFashion linkup! Anything fashion goes!

Happy Thursday!

 
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Friday, May 15, 2015

#Passion4Fashion Link Up : really, really orange pants

''But first... let me take a selfie!''

Hey guys! Happy to be back co-hosting #Passion4Fashion with Rachel!
Now that the weather is warmer and life has slowed down a bit {for now} I'm excited to be able to share my outfits with you again.  Can't wait to get back to blogging mor, I've really missed it!

A quick shout out to Casey Snyder Design for designing a cute new logo for us:


This is the second outfit post this week AND it's another pair of slacks! Imagine!  The weather has been just a bit too cool to go bare-legged this week and these fun pants were just begging to be worn! I paired them with a periwinkle top and nude pumps. My husband said the 'purple/orange' combo reminded him of Daphne from Scooby-Doo... not sure if that's a bad thing!?
Lena B, Actually



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

wear: @ the office


Sometimes I actually kinda sorta look like I work at an insurance company.
Luckily, the dress code at work is "flexible" enough for me to get away with my fun prints, dresses and skinny jeans on Fridays... I do like to look professional of course, but I want to feel like "me" too.

When I don't feel like wearing a dress, which isn't often, I do have a few pairs of comfortable dress pants that I can put on in a pinch. I actually just bought these ones a few months ago and a co-worker has the exact same pair. Great minds think alike because we usually end up wearing them on the same day.

outfit details:
pants: Ricki's top: Giant Tiger shoes: Payless necklace: imprintalish

And some exciting news! In an attempt to blog more regularly, I will be back co-hosting #Passion4Fashion this Friday! Be sure to link up with me or Rachel... anything fashion goes!

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