Stripes and ruffles

I love stripes. And polka dots. And leopard print. But today we’re talking stripes with this little striped peasant blouse. Super cute with the little ruffled sleeves. I think I wore this once on set as an extra, but was so covered over with other stuff, you couldn’t really see it. Let alone me. Life as an extra…

Peasant blouse, Ross; denim jacket, given to me; Jeans-not-jeans, TJ Maxx; rose gold purse, Marshall’s; rose gold sunglasses, Ross; earrings, Kohl’s; gray bow boots, Kohl’s

I’ve been meaning to take a trip down to Edgefield in Troutdale. I finally made it down there earlier this month. Caught the last of the fall colors. I should have gone earlier, but I’m glad I went before all the pretty autumn leaves fell off the trees. I still have yet to get some cajun tater tots while there. If you haven’t tried them, you’ll have to try them at one of the Mcmenamins in the Portland metro area that makes them. They are the bomb!

 

Thank you for stopping by, and keep praying for my mom. She is done with radiation but still in a lot of pain. They are trying to get the trial drug approved through a patient assistant program so she hasn’t started that yet. Prayers that everything goes smoothly during this new phase of her cancer treatment and her pain starts going away. We are not sure what shape her lower ilium bone is in now that the tumor is gone. That will just have to start the healing up on it’s own. They’ll do another cat scan a month after radiation treatment ended so we’ll get a better idea then what we are dealing with still.

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What to wear to a holiday get together

What do you wear to these holiday gatherings where family or friends come together for a holiday feast or party? The weather is getting colder so you want to keep warm but look festive at the same time.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

I got these slacks a couple of years ago and have only worn them once or twice because they are a bit much for normal day time wear. But when I stumbled across this tweed jacket for half off at Shop Girl Consignment shop in Gresham, I thought they would be perfect paired with the tweed jacket.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

I am so into the tweed trend going on right now! Tweed? Yes please! Plus throw on a solid black colored ruffled blouse and metallic flats. So cute and trendy. If you don’t like tweed, we can’t be friends. Just kidding. Really. I am capable of living and letting others live. This is the only tweed item I own right now, so if you don’t like tweed, it can all come my way instead.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

More on Shop Girl Consignment. I just happened to stumble in there a couple of weeks ago when she was having a tape cutting ceremony from the Gresham City Council. The owner had just taken over the shop in August and the city of Gresham was welcoming her as a new business in the Gresham area. How cool is that?

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

There were cute little sugar cookies with her logo on them made by Sugar Cubed Cakes – so delish! – and everything in the store was half off just for that day. I may have gone a little crazy. By the time I had even a few things I wanted to buy gathered up, I knew I needed to get out of the store before I bought out the store in my size. The owner only takes really nice clothes, shoes and accessories that are only a few years old, so the items are currently in trend. She also only takes good quality items, so everything was in nice shape. Seriously, this was one of the best consignment shops I’ve ever walked into!

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

If you are looking for some cute small businesses to hit up for Small Business Saturday this weekend, I would highly recommend her shop if you are anywhere near the Gresham area. Sugar Cubed Cakes is also right nearby and doing a free decorate your own cupcake event from 3-5pm, while Gresham icandy is doing a free cookie decorating event from 3-5pm on Saturday November 24th as well. There are a whole bunch of things going on this Saturday. You can get more info here.

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

Tweed jacket, shiny blue pants, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, black ruffled top + metallic flats

For anyone who doesn’t live nearby, check out the small businesses in your town this weekend. Shop locally and support small businesses! For those of you in other countries who don’t do Small Business Saturday, at some point during the holiday season, try to stop by a small shop and buy presents there. Help our small businesses out this year. And no, I do not get paid any commission from any of them to say that. And I only get a free cookie or cupcake if I go participate in the events on Saturday leading up to the tree lighting at 6pm.

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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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