Dark florals

Hello lovelies! Today I’m back with a gorgeous red and black floral A-line swingy top straight from Ross. Yep. I love that place. New clothing for less, what’s not to love? …The lines, actually. They don’t hire enough cashiers, so the lines are always long as everyone else wants to go there to save money as well. Le sigh. There always has to be that one thing you don’t like about your favorite place to shop…

Swingy A-line top, Ross; black skinny jeans courtesy of Mott & Bow, Betsey Johnson bow bag, also Ross; blingy flip flops, Marshall’s; earrings, made for me by a relative, similar kit here. (They have tiny photos of my mom as baby wearing a hula skirt. Squeee.)

I don’t know if you can see the detail in the earrings, but that is a photo of my mom in a hula skirt on the earrings.

It’s been nice to start venturing out into the world without a mask again now that Oregon has lifted the mask mandate except for health care settings. Which is where I work. I realize there are new variants of the coronavirus out there to watch out for and one can never be too careful. Still, it is nice to see people’s faces again, instead of just their eyes.

I hope you all stay cool out there. Oregon recently hit new high temps of 115 degrees. Yikes. Leave those temps for the states down south of us, please.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

How to wear camo in the holiday season and beyond

For those of you camouflage lovers wondering how to wear camo in the holiday season, here are some tips:


  1. Wear camo that has a bit of sparkle in it. Like the top I’m wearing below. Or just a touch of glitter here and there. 
  2.  Add bling to make it more festive.
  3.  Try mixing up the colors to match the season. I also have a blue t-shirt in camo and a colorful camo jacket for spring.
  4.  Mix it with something more formal, like a camo top with a dressy skirt or vice versa.
  5.  Don’t wear it head to toe.
  6.  Try a touch of camo in unexpected places, like shoes or an accessory.
  7.  Pick camo with an embroidered embellishments on it, like a rose or flower patch.
  8.  And by all means, make it fun to lighten it up a bit!


Brown puffer vest + sparkle camo top


Fall style


Copper booties, brown puffy vest, sparkly camo + skinny jeans


Brown Vest + Camo Top


Sparkle camo sweater, brown puffer best, skinny jeans & copper booties




Fall style


Glittering camo + brown puffer vest


And a Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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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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