Elder J was transferred to Jerome. He describes it best. "there's like a 7 to 1 cow to people ratio here, and it smells bad, like cows and dairy farms, but whatever. i guess we cover a town called hazelton. we get 1575 miles so it's the biggest area i've been in. and has the least amount of people. about 10,000 so that's 70,000 cows. Holy cow!"
You've been asking where I get my clothes so I will do a few posts to break it down. pink tank-downeast outfitters grey tee-the loft white cardi-old navy jeans-Gap flats-Coach Nordstrom skinny pink belt-urban outfitters earrings-brass plum Nordstrom bracelet-savvygirl
Nothing is new. Most of it was purchased this past year except for the bracelet and belt which are from the archives. It really is about the concept. You can find these items at any price point. Give it a try. Link back so I can see how you interpret this formula.
I love fashion blogs. You look fab is a good one although there are not enough pictures for my taste. Last week she shared her fool proof formula for fall. I took the challenge and have been sporting a different version all week.
Today we will focus on a tried and true mom uniform.
Here is the formula-
Embellished t-shirt+cardigan+jeans +flats=cute
It will take you just about anywhere, lunch with friends, errands, even just hangin out at home.
Sequins for day. Yes please.
This navy blue tee has sequins and beads at the neckline. With embellished tees you can skip a necklace and just add earrings a huge ring and a bracelet or five...if you are me.
I'm trying to mix up my color combos. cobalt blue with black. It looked better in person with the washed out jeans.
Super dark denim straight leg jeans. They look black in the picture. I may inherit this super cute tee I stole from Brynn. She's creeped out that I added it to my mom outfit. Go me.
"I'm glad to go back to the city. I love being around people. Mom, you’re gonna be in shock when I get home because I almost talk as much as you now. I have to make up for quiet comps that say 20 words a day so it's all good."
Let's just say that before his mission Elder Jordan did not waste his words. There was a lot of grunting. He's not shy, more like the strong silent type...I'll believe it when I hear it. Only two more months until we talk to him.
In other news, I got a phone call from his Dr in Idaho. Elder J has weekly allergy shots to help keep him healthy. He has asthma too. We discussed his health and it was so nice to get a report from his allergist. He has had the same Dr his entire mission and he has helped to keep Jordan well which is no small feat. Now if he can make it through this stinkin flu season...he is like a walking petri dish.
Here's the skinny... My answer to leggings, which I refuse to wear. Skinny jeans. They work well with flats and will be easy to tuck into boots. I bought a pair two years ago that are a bit different. If you are afraid of this look just buy a size bigger and you can ease into this style.
I figured it was time for a little health update. I am feeling great, seriously great. When we went away for our staycation weekend I walked all over the place. I've gained almost 10 pounds which helps. I am vertical more often and I have even started "working out" on my grand people pedals. I'm up to 30 minutes. Thanks to new Dr's and drug protocol I am making progress.
I still require lots of sleep and need to stay hydrated but I haven't landed on my butt in months. I am able to go on outings and make dinner...if you count heating stuff up in the oven which I totally do.
We did bring the wheelchair for a stroll down the boardwalk.
Here is Elder Jordy's take on General Conference. Last week he was hoping to watch conference on a sweet TV. "Nothin like old men in high def." He does have a spiritual side but his irreverent side is so delightful.
I often take outfit inspirations from single items. A belt, cool shoes or a great sweater. This week I was inspired by a package in the mail. My friend Tawnyasent me some great earrings she designed. She is young and hip. I like her style. My outfits were planned around earrings. I give you...pink. The middle bead is sparkly silver like a disco ball.
Black is not my color. Man, I look tired.
I spilled water on my sweater. I adore big earrings. There is a little wooden bead on the bottom and the wire is copper.
These cool copper beauties are being worn by my teen today. I've gotta keep my eye on them.
Don't you love how I hung them on my lamp shades. I created a new home decor item. I may just leave them there. I take really bad pictures of myself.
Tom asked why I've been looking so cute lately and do I have a boyfriend?
Amazing what a new pair of earrings will do.
Here is my boyfriend...
jeans. I'm falling in love.
I look like a giant. My photographer is sick of me.
One more pair of earrings that I'll wear this weekend. Pink and brown perfection.