Current trend I’m loving

Do you ever see a fashion trend you love right away while others may take some time to warm up to? Well this trend is one I’ve liked right from the get-go.

 

Burgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties and cat eye sunglasses

 

I’m talking about racing stripes on the side of clothes. Mostly I like them on the sides of pants, but they could also be on the sleeves of a top or the sides of a dress as well. Super cute.

 

Burgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties and cat eye sunglasses

 

I found the pair I’m wearing in this photo at Old Navy. I had a $5 Verizon Up reward, searched through the clearance racks for something I liked in my size and found this for $10.50. So I got them for $5.50. Whoohoo! I love a good deal.

 

Burgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties and cat eye sunglasses

 

I paired my new pants with the racing stripe down the side with a white button up shirt, black wedge booties, a black faux fur cardigan, black leather jacket for extra warmth on a cold day plus a retro white purse and my cat ear Betsey Johnson sunglasses. (Still love these sunglasses the most out of all my sunglasses!)

 

Burgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties and cat eye sunglasses

Burgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties, white retro purse,and cat eye sunglassesBurgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties and cat eye sunglasses

Burgundy pants, white button up shirt, black faux fur collar cardigan, black booties and cat eye sunglasses

 

What are some current trends you’re loving right now? And which ones are you still on the fence about? I’m still trying to decide how I feel about snakeskin print. I think that is one trend where a little bit goes a long way, and is kind of fun in unexpected colors. But definitely don’t wear it head to toe. Way. Too. Much. Snakeskin.

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

Just a touch of gold for the holidays

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that I love me a little sparkle, shimmer and shine. So, when I ran across this black cardigan with gold metallic threads woven in at the Shop Girl Consignment store in Gresham, of course, I had to have it. I tried to put it back, but it was calling my name. I also found these cute over-the-knee boots at the same shop. I was looking for a pair and they were just a half size bigger than what I usually wear. With a thick pair of socks, they fit just fine. And at consignment shop prices + half off, I couldn’t resist. Score!


Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

 

I paired it with this faux leather skirt from Express, a red bejeweled top, black fleur de lis patterned stockings and my rose gold purse and sunglasses, plus fingerless gloves and a smashing red knit beret on top!

 

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, red top & red beret

 

Right now it is still warm enough to just wear the cardigan as a coat. It is a pretty thick, good quality knit piece, so it’s quite warm. Soon, the temperatures will drop and the wind will pick up and I’ll have to wear a coat over top of it as well. I’m enjoying it not being quite that cold just yet, but I know it’s coming.

 

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

Black sweater with gold metallic threads, faux leather skirt, fleur de lis tights, otk boots, rose gold bag, rose gold sunglasses + red top & red beret

 

What are your favorite looks for the holiday? Do you like all the glittery, sparkly, shimmery items that come out during the winter months? Are you, like me, also wondering why we don’t wear as much shimmer and sparkle during the warmer months? Is it because we’ll blind the whole world with our stunning radiance when the sun comes out from the clouds? And, furthermore, my sparkly friends, do we care?  Metallic shimmering bathing suit, I’ll take one! Maybe even two…

 

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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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