Winter style

This winter weather’s got me like – meh – so how do you keep up your winter style when the weather’s got you down? I mean really? So much gray lately! We did the photo shoot for this outfit over a week ago. The weather was colder and windier, but sunny. I must say, it is so much easier to function when the sun is shining, even if it’s colder out. I was trying to get myself to get this post out for the past two days and just can’t even do it. No motivation whatsoever when the skies are gray and my back is aching.

Today, however, was less gray in the morning and my back is finally settling down and feeling better after my last chiropractic visit. Most of the problems with my car insurance are taken care of for last month, just trying to figure out what needs to be done for the current month, and also figure out what is covered this month until I get in for an Independent Medical Exam set up by the car insurance company to see if they think I still need to keep going to a chiropractor.

On those awful gray days, it’s hard to get motivated to wear anything but sweatshirts and sweatpants. Then bundle up in a big old warm shapeless coat and walk out the door. Right? Why look cute when the day looks drab and gray? It’s hard. I managed to put jeans on today, but I am wearing a big old sweatshirt to keep warm. And am trying to resist the urge to jump back in bed under my nice warm down comforter and take a long winter’s nap. Like for the rest of winter. Bears have the right idea, I say! Just hibernate the winter away. I wish I could…

On to winter style though! I have some fun new earrings and rose gold tassel necklace I got for Christmas + a fun winter outfit with a nice warm sweater dress and leggings and knee high boots. It’s all about layering to keep you warm. On sunny days in the winter – we look cute. Gray days, zero s*%#’s given…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Black Lace Bathing Suit Cover-up – #fashionfriday

I had the opportunity to review this black lace bathing suit cover-up for a discounted price on Amazon last month. Loving this bathing suit cover up! If you want to add a touch of sexy to your beach wear, this black lace bikini cover up will do it! It’s big and flowy made out of sheer floral mesh lace. It is comfortable to wear, but also looks hot on. Temperatures were so hot that day, where I live, that I was walking around the house with my bikini top and a pair of shorts on underneath mine. Couldn’t bring myself to change out of it when temps were around 100 degrees! This made a nice cool outfit to wear when temperatures were soaring. You can find the cover-up here: Beach Wear

We went to photograph this at the pool at my parents apartments. A few kids were hanging out. We waited around, hoping they would leave, but they just kept goofing around. Finally, their mom calls out to them. We hoped she wanted them to go home. But, no, she was just checking in, not asking them to come home. My son was looking super uncomfortable about photographing his mom in a bikini cover-up with those kids looking on, (can you blame him?), so we finally gave up and left. On the way home, we spotted this wonderful wrought iron fence behind a retirement center and decided to catch the last rays of sunshine and do our photo shoot there – minus the boys at the pool. Worked out pretty good and the lighting was fun once we figured out if I stood in the soft beams of sunshine, the photos looked better than if I was in the ever darkening shady areas.

 

Black lace bikni cover-up

Black lace bikni cover-up

 

Side view of bikini cover-up

Side view of bikini cover-up

Back view of bikini cover-up

Back view of bikini cover-up

 

Front view of bikini cover-up

Front view of bikini cover-up

 

Black lace bikini cover up with denim shorts

Black lace bikini cover up with denim shorts

 

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

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