Purple layered tank top + Blue lace edged shorts – #fashionfriday

I found this purple layered tank top and the blue lace-edged shorts both at Kohl’s on their clearance racks. With another $5 off savings card + an additional 20% off, I got both items for just under $5 bucks! If you like to spend full price on stuff, this is not the fashion blog for you. I love, love, love a good deal!

The tank top is actually really well made – two layers of material – t-shirt material on top and a lightweight chiffon material on the inside in a complimenting shade of purple, creating a bit of a ruffled look on the bottom edge. The sequins at the neck are a nice touch, too, because who doesn’t love a little bling?

The shorts are super cute, but I almost wish they made a smaller size than small so they would feel like they fit me better. They look a bit like a skirt on me. Still cute, but a bit baggy for a skinny person like myself. I love the lace cut-out on the bottom edge. Details like that always make an outfit stand out.

The combat boots are from Sole Society – but from a few years ago so you won’t find them on their website any longer. The tights I got a Marshall’s a year or so ago – on clearance, of course!

 

Layers of blue and purple

Layers of blue and purple

 

Feelin' funky

Feelin’ funky

 

Purple layered tank top + blue lace edged shorts

Purple layered tank top + blue lace edged shorts

 

Purples & blues - oh my!

Purples & blues – oh my!

 

Fall style

Fall style

 

Last photo by Calvin Hodgson. You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

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Blue cross strap nightclub off-shoulder top – #fashionfriday

This week’s Fashion Friday pick is a gorgeous royal blue cross-strap backless off-shoulder nightclub top. Yeah. That’s a mouthful to say. But, if you try to find the item on Amazon, that is what it’s called. Only I think they had even more words to their description than I did. Like ‘sexy’ – which it is. And they tried calling it a tank top – which it’s not. Also they called it a tank top blouse. A little repetitive in the words ‘top’ and ‘blouse’, same dif. They may not have called it ‘cross strap’, but I liked the way the straps criss-crossed in the back and thought I’d call attention to that because it’s a nice little detail.

I believe there are four different colors for this top, but the blue just really jumped out for me. Loved it! It is a wonderful lightweight chiffon top. Perfect for breezy summer evenings. At first, I kept trying to pull the dropped sleeves up onto my shoulders before I realized I was supposed to just let them drop. Yeah… Took me a few attempts at pulling those sleeves up before I remembered they were ‘drop’ sleeves.

You can find this item here: Blue top 

One Year Anniversary!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week this week! I decided to take the week off from my regular post because I have just hit the 1 year mark with my blog (Whoohoo!) and realized the longest gap I’d had in not posting on here was a week and a half. I felt like I needed and deserved a little break from my ordinary posts, but had so many items lined up for Fashion Friday, and didn’t feel like I needed a break from that – cause that’s something new for me, so I went ahead and posted that. Next week I’ll go back to posting my regular non-fashion post as well.

Just remember, you are allowed to take breaks from things you normally do. It helps refresh your body, mind and soul and keeps things you like from becoming things you are sick of – that have become an obligation or something you feel like you have to do. Someone I know keeps posting the saying on Facebook “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

I understand where the person who first said this is going with this statement, but I disagree with it. If you don’t take a break – even from things you love doing, they can become drudgery. I know. I have a hard time taking a break even from things I love. After a couple of years of doing something I loved doing. It was becoming something I had to do. Every day. It became something I didn’t love doing because I wouldn’t take a break. I was forced to take a break this past year and didn’t realize how nice it was to take that break and just stop and breathe and not do the thing I loved doing Every. Single. Day.  I had to stop what I was doing for months, and by the time I was able to get up and going again I realized the importance of taking a break even from things you love doing. There’s no shame in that. It’s a refreshing and renewing of spirit that helps you continue loving what it is you love to do. So by all means, allow yourself time to take a break from things you love in your life if you feel like you need one – whether it’s family, job or even hobbies. It will only help you to love those things more.

 

Backless cross-strap top in royal blue

Backless cross-strap top in royal blue

 

Blue off-shoulder top

Blue off-shoulder top

 

Backless cross strap off-shoulder top

Backless cross strap off-shoulder top with a cool orange hot rod in the background!

 

Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

 

Off-shoulder cross strap top - up close

Off-shoulder cross strap top – up close

 

 

All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

 

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