Thursday, November 25, 2010

Say Thank You To Your Stylist, Help Save The Environment and Get a Free Sample of Biolage

As today is Thanksgiving and a day to give thinks, I thought is appropriate to post about promotion by Matrix Biolage as by giving thanks to your stylist, Matrix Biolage returns the thanks by donating $1 to The Conservation Fund, a group that goal is conservation of the environment.  As an added bonus they also thank you by offering free samples of their products.  

To participate click here.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

OUTFIT CHALLENGE POST - CASUAL FRIDAY

This is part of a challenge posted by Carly at Chic Steals For more information click here.

The sweater is one that I have had since my son was young and got it because he has always been crazy about cars and I did literally forgot that I still had it until I stared pulling from the back of the closet for this challenge.  It is a Lisa Nichols that I purchased at resale garment shop for around $5.

The jeans are Old Navy "The Diva" boot cut jeans which are still sold here.   I don't wear them often as they sit about an inch lower than the natural waistline and are bit big.

The shoes are Kenneth Cole Reaction from a few years back.  They are bit plan, but very comfortable and have lasted up very well.

The necklace is my DIY Silly Bands necklace with the tutorial here.

The shirt underneath the sweater is at St. John's Bay T-Shirt from K-Mart. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

OUTFIT CHALLENGE POST

As I wrote in this post,  this is part of an outfit post challenge by Carly at Chic Steals  to wear a previously forgotten outfit and throwing in a DIYed item.

As she has commented, and I agree, it does get you out a comfort zone to wear the tried and true favorites, but it also can open up new possibilities - it has made me realize that I basically graze the first foot of my closet for an outfit wear and it has made me dig out clothes I had truly forgotten that I owned.

The blazer is a Karen Scott (Macy's)that I had forgot I owned and had not worn in about 6 years.

The Phillip Lim nautical inspired top is my DIY'ed item made using an old white t-shirt, beaded rope trim and decorative stones from the dollar store.   It turned out very pretty, but the stones are a bit heavy - getting plastic jewels like the project that inspired me Carbon Couture  is a better long term option.

The skirt is "Requirements" - do not recall exactly where I got it - I think it was from a consignment shop several years ago.  

The shoes are "Kathy Lee" from Walmart from over 10 years ago - after the "sweatshop" scandal was cleaned up and - still think of when I wear them so don't wear them often even though the are comfortable.

I have never worn all of these pieces together before and while the skirt will be stored for he Winter, the blazer for sure is going into future outfits.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and being thankful for what you already have, I would encourage other to push their comfort zone, even if just for one day, and wear a "rediscovered" wardrobe item; if you find it is just not your style anymore, donate it to charity for someone else to enjoy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CHIC STEALS 30 DAYS OF OUTFITS CHALLENGE

Carly at Chic Steals and has challenged herself during the month of November to wear a previously forgotten outfit and also include 1 project she made herself in the post and has invited other to join her for whatever period of time that they would like .  For more information click here.

I know I won't be able to with any degree of consistency, but I will try to see what I can come up with during the rest of the month.  This outfit was one I wore running errands and grocery shopping today.

The sweater is an overly large one from Fashion Bug from a few years back.  It is very long and baggy and could almost be a dress.  I do wear this all the time during the winters, but usually just around the house. 

The pants are a maroon stretch velvet that I bought on Ebay about several years ago as part of an outfit with cutouts at the neck and hemline. 


The shoes are Basic Editions from K-Mart.  They are not the most fashionable, but they are comfortable if you are going to be on your feet all day.  I wear 10W and it is hard to find shoes that fit.

The scarf was from a thrift store find and it didn't have any tags. 

The headband was a DIY that I made here with items from a dollar store headband and fabric leaves using a hot glue gun.



Although I wore this nail polish last month, I don't have a lot of orange and not likely to wear it often in my wardrobe I wore that today also.   It is Sinful Colors in Courtney Orange and they sell it at Walgreen for $1.99, but sometimes they will have it on sale for .99 cents.






I also wore a lip gloss I had not previously worn from the "Girls Just Want It" from Bedhead and it is the 5th shade over from the left called "Gossip".   While the set does have a nifty little mirror inside so you can apply the lip color, it did not come with a lip brush and I am usually too rushed in the morning to try to dig another one I have out and I don't want to use my finger and have it end up on my clothing.

If you would like to participate and challenge yourself to expand your wardrobe boundries, click here 
for more info.