Friday, August 28, 2015

Mom & Me Style #Passion4Fashion Linkup

Ruby: Dress via Old Navy  Boots via The Children's Place
Me: Cardigan via Giant Tiger (really old!), Romper via Old Navy (& my sister's closet), Shoes via Payless (old!) and Purse is Roots via Winners
Ruby often comes out and helps me with my outfit photos, and every now & then I like to get her in on the action too... I mean, how cute is she!?

The weather is a tad cooler this week... even though they are calling for more really hot weather next week, you can feel Fall coming. It's time for layers.
I borrowed this cute romper from my sister. She is currently holding a dress of mine & a pair of shoes hostage, so I think I'll hang onto this until I get those back. ;) 

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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Friday, August 21, 2015

What My Shirt Says #Passion4Fashion Linkup

 
Shirt: Winners Skirt: Old Navy Shoes: Walmart

When all else fails. Listen to the shirt, right?
I mostly love that it says to never give up. I mean, it would be so easy to just throw my hands up in the air sometimes and call it quits... but I'm much to stubborn for that.
I haven't talked much about it on the blog, but my husband has been off work since late January. He's battling a tough fight against his depression and was recently diagnosed as bipolar. It hasn't been easy but I'm proud that he recognized he was spiraling out of control and is seeking help. We're managing to get by on my salary in the meantime. I'm considering getting a part time job this winter if he doesn't get back to work... I wish I could figure out something to do from home, if you have any suggestions, let me know!

All this to say, I firmly believe that the best thing I can do for myself and my family every day is to 
Get Up
Dress Up
Show Up
Never Give Up

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, August 18, 2015

Summer Of The Maxi


Summer 2015 will definitely go down as the Summer of The Maxi in my fashion books. I used to be all about the cute fit & flare dress with whimsical prints (and I still am!) but more than ever I was drawn to the classic & practical silhouette of this longer length!

I featured one here just recently, and a few weeks back here too. These don't count the numerous times I wore one and didn't document it! At least once or twice a week for sure!

Initially I stocked up on them because I was shooting lots of weddings this summer and I like to be dressed up enough that I blend in with the guests but have room to move, bend over or lay on the ground (it's happened!) without exposing any of my lady bits. They've also proven handy at the office where the A/C is constantly cranked up! 

So cheers to the maxi! My favorite dress this summer!


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Buffy Style #Passion4Fashion

So, it's Thursday night, I just realized another week has gone by and I've totally spazzed on taking outfit photos for this week's #Passion4Fashion linkup. Oops.

I'm writing this as we are watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix. I watched it when it originally aired on TV, then I searched high & low for the best prices on Ebay to acquire the entire series on DVD... now that it's on Netflix, my husband and I were excited to introduce the kids to it! As expected, they love it! We're about to start season 6...

Anyway, before I ramble on any more about the greatness of BTVS, the reason I bring it up is I used to drool over Buffy's style. She had these wicked pair of red pleather pants that I just had to have... and I did! If you're a fan, you KNOW which pants I'm taking about:


And the fashion inspiration didn't stop there, for example: 



Anyhoo, I dare you to go back and watch and if you can imagine yourself as a fashionably vulnerable  young lady of the 90's, you'll know what I'm talking about!

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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Friday, August 7, 2015

Black Maxi #Passion4Fashion


You guys! I got this dress for less than $20! And it was regular $80!
I shot a wedding a few weeks ago and I spotted a guest wearing it... I didn't have the nerve to ask her where she got it, but when I spotted it at the mall last week and saw that it was on sale, I knew it was fate! It'll be easy to dress up or down. Throw on a statement necklace and pumps and I'm ready for a night out! Add a denim jacket and a cute pair of flats, and it's perfect for running errands in or going out for lunch!

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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