Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bugs & Stripes


Everyone knows I love a good print, so it's no surprise I couldn't pass up this cute buggy blouse I found at Reitmans this weekend. The print is subtle but definitely satisfies my need to wear something fun. The day started off cool, so I paired it with black leggings and a pair of fun striped flats. 

The best part about the blouse might not even be the print... but the price! It was marked down to $22 with an additional 50% off. Love it!

Oh, and Happy Last Day of June!! Can't believe July is right around the corner... finally feels like Summer!!

Be sure to come back on Friday for the #Passion4Fashion linkup I co-host with Rachel The Hat

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Lotsa Color #Passion4Fashion Linkup

 

I adore color. Whenever I look at my closet I can't help but smile. Pink, blue, purple, yellow, green... I got it all! I actually should be investing in more neutrals to pair all these colors with. OR.. I can just wear them all at once! Like with this outfit. *wink*

I've worn this H&M skirt before (here), and these awesome yellow wedges from Old Navy are an old fave! The shirt is from Modcloth and has a funky animal cracker type print all over it.  I got it ages ago and don't wear it nearly enough!

Really looking forward to checking out all your fashion posts this week! Be sure to grab a button for your sidebar & spread the word!  Feel free to tag me on Twitter & Instagram (@lenabactually) and use hashtag #Passion4Fashion so we can find you!

Lena B, Actually


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Currenty" + Pretty Polka Dots

 

READING 
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland. I just finished Finding Me by Michelle Knight and had to read the story of the other 2 survivors, Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus. The horrors these girls lived through is almost unimaginable, but their stories are inspiring.

WATCHING
Game of Thrones, Season 5. Trying to avoid spoilers all season has been tricky. I think I know how it ends, but I'm on episode 6 now so I'll find out soon enough.

DRINKING
Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng & Honey... seriously, I'm addicted. It's becoming a problem, I think. 


LOVING
My new polka dot dress! I got it for a steal from Bootlegger recently... under $20 (retails for nearly $60!). The polka dots are even brighter in real life. Almost neon pink. Amazing. And it has an exposed zipper in the back and... pockets. It's perfect.

WANTING
A new tattoo, of course. Too broke to get one right now, but I do have a few ideas for "smaller" pieces I could maybe afford by the end of the summer... 


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Cool Culottes #Passion4Fashion Linkup


Culottes. Now there's a word you probably don't use every day...
Basically a pair of pants that hang like a skirt. A trend I've been seeing but wasn't sure was for me.
That changed after I slipped on this great khaki pair from Joe Fresh.

Talk about comfortable! And versatile too! Great for the office or a weekend outing with the family. I paired this one with a funky tank (with great studded detailing on the shoulder!) and my new favorite wedges (styled here as well).

Are you digging the culottes trend too? I'd love to see how you've styled them... so you have a fashion post sporting a pair of your own, share it in the comments!

Really looking forward to checking out all your fashion posts this week! Be sure to grab a button for your sidebar & spread the word!  Feel free to tag me on Twitter & Instagram (@lenabactually) and use hashtag #Passion4Fashion so we can find you!

Lena B, Actually


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Joe Fresh Shirt Dress


What drew me to this Joe Fresh Shirt Dress in the first place was the retro style & print. Sure enough, the first thing my husband said when he saw it was "Cool dress. My grandma had the same one..." *insert sarcastic tone here*

It definitely is a fun print which we all I know I can't resist... but I haven't worn a shirt dress in a really long time. To be honest, I thought they seemed kind of frumpy. But I paired it with cute burgundy booties, big sunglasses & a bright pink lipstick to make it a tad more "hip." I can already picture half a dozen more ways to style it! 
How would you like to see me style it next? Comment below and you might just see me bring your style suggestion to the blog this summer!

Be sure to come back to the blog on Friday for the #Passion4Fashion linkup!


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Monday, June 15, 2015

A Different Kind of Cheetah Print

 

Cheetah print... get it?! Not like in an actual animal print, but an actual cheetah print! So clever!
I'm so easily amused!

Obviously, these photos were taken last week before my new haircut. You can see my new 'do here! (and be sure to link up for #Passion4Fashion - still lots of time!)

I got this dress really cheap from Maurices at the end of last Summer so I only had the chance to wear it once or twice before I packed it away for the Winter. I'm happy to say I love it as much now as I did when I put it away. Does that ever happen to you? You buy something on impulse or near the end of a season and totally LOVE it, but by the time you pull it out of the closet again, it's only just ho-hum? It doesn't happen often, but it is a bit of a bummer when it does. 


When it comes to clothes I don't wear anymore... I have a few such "pieces" for sale on Instagram right now. Just search #lenabclosetsale! Most are brand new or barely worn. My loss, could be your gain!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Chunky Punk Barbie #Passion4Fashion Linkup


First of all... how do you like my new 'do? It's similar to what I seem to do every summer... shaved & long on top. Such an easy style... it's my fave! The color is a blue-ish grey, I think. The name of the color is not important, I just know it's awesome! Anybody local looking for a fun new summer style should definitely visit Trish at Hollywood Salon & Spa!

Funny thing about this particular outfit is the first thing Ruby said to me was "Mom! You look like a barbie... except they have long hair!" and then at work someone said I was giving off serious Cyndi Lauper vibes... then, when my husband saw me at lunch he said "You look like a chunky punk barbie..." don't worry, he totally meant it as a compliment! 

So, what do you think? Does this look remind you of anything?

Really looking forward to checking out all your fashion posts this week! Be sure to grab a button for your sidebar & spread the word!  Feel free to tag me on Twitter & Instagram (@lenabactually) and use hashtag #Passion4Fashion so we can find you!

Lena B, Actually


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