Monday, July 27, 2015

Out of my Comfort Zone with Fashion {Wearing Patterned Florals}

Hey Lovies!

I ordered me some new clothes from Old Navy and Woman Within, I love the length of their tops.
I've tried Walmart but they just don't have the length and I am completely self conscious about my tummy hump.

The first post is some of the clothes from Old Navy. This outfit was COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone for many reasons. First, it's a tank top. Second, it's a patterned floral, well technically I think that's two things. Thirdly, the shorts are HOT PINK.

First, the no sleeves thing, I'm a big girl and with that comes big upper arms which I normally hide with sleeves.

Second, floral and patterned, reference the big girl thing above and you HAVE to be careful with florals. You don't want to look like you're wearing your grandma's moomoo. Depending on the type of pattern, the busyness of pattern and the amount of fabric needed for the size it can be overwhelming like your grandma's moomoo.

Thirdly, the HOT PINK shorts, enough said. I normally wear dark colored or neutral bottoms, helps camouflage the bum.

I love Cassie over at Hi Sugarplum, and her fashion sense, so I decided to take the plunge. I thought, 'what the heck? I can always return it.' So I ordered enough for free shipping, I mean seriously that's like an extra shirt on clearance, why wouldn't I order enough for free shipping.

I love it! I think the secret is to get medium sized florals with a neutral background, it's not too busy and isn't competing with itself. The hot pink shorts are really what surprised me. I really thought I'd be returning them, but it's almost a neutral in itself being one whole solid color!

I paired it with my Havianna's from Nordstrom, I love them!

I am so not a model, I don't know how to look and feel like a complete dork. Does anyone else feel like that?

Much Luv,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kitchen Spruce Up {or I FINALLY found my antique tins for the backsplash!!}

Hey Friends!

So to continue on with the Kitchen Spruce Up, I knew I wanted a back splash (other than the 3" lip of the formica counter tops). Andrea over at Queen B & Me gave me this idea many moons ago (this momma is a gem of shabby chic decorating you must check her out!). So for years now I've been on the look out for AFFORDABLE architectural salvage tin, umm, yea Shell I don't think those words go together  AT ALL. But I finally hit the jack pot at a shop in Galveston I always frequent when we are there, $3 per tin! I really wanted thirty six pieces for the future "big update" but they only had enough for twenty one, so I'll figure out something when that time comes.

All I'm going to do is wipe it down, clear coat it and then we'll attach them to the wall. As I posted on my Instagram I love the rust and patina #rusthasmyheart LOL!

I never really thought I would be able to find the tins without using majority of my budget for them. After the paint job, I knew something would have to be nixed as it was more expensive than I thought. But thanks to my new found patience and not jumping the gun for a "it'll work for now" back splash I was able to get these beautifies. I just wish I knew their stories.

Now how long will it take us to get them up? #procrastinators

Much Luv!