If you could see me at this very minute, you would see me doing a happy dance. Maybe I will try to take a video for you, it is one silly dance. Why am I dancing? My baby girl is coming home today!!!! I usually only get to see her a couple times a year, so this is a BIG deal! Big, Huge, Monstrous! She will be going to one of her BFF’s wedding later next week in Charleston, WV, but for the biggest part of the time, she will be just vegging with the family.If you are a new reader, you may not know that my daughter lives in Alaska. I have only visited there once, the 15 hour trip is just so tiring, but it is a real adventure. Seeing bald eagles everywhere was just crazy! My daughter is somewhat of an adventurer. If you would like to see some beautiful Alaskan sights, check out her Instagram, it is beautiful. She is a Marine Biologist, so there are lots of pictures dealing with the marine life. She also travels back and forth to work on a boat, so seeing Orcas and Humpback Whales is a common occurrence. Can you imagine???I am stepping out of “MY” comfort zone today, and I am styling black. Well, to be accurate, I am styling black and gold. I like black, but it is not my go-to pick. I know the theory is that black makes you look thinner, but I don’t really buy into to that. It really depends on the placement of the black panels, not just the fact that it is black.This cute Umgee top has a lace hem at the bottom. The problem with black, is that it doesn’t photograph well. Did you know that black dogs and black cats are adopted less than other animals at the shelters. It is because they don’t photograph well for ads. At least black cats have witches to be thankful for, what about those poor black pooches? Anyhow, I bought this top earlier in the summer at a little boutique in Richlands, VA, but this is the first time I have worn it. My DIL, Kayla, liked it so much that she bought one in cream.
Umgee Top: Similar | Similar | PlusThe black and gold bangle bracelets were some I picked up at vintage fashion shows. The black Atlas cuff bracelet is from Chloe & Isabel. And, the gold necklace is one that was in my initial startup kit from Plunder Design. I even carried a black and gold Emma Fox purse that I bought years ago at TJ Maxx. I LOVE Emma Fox purses, but beware, they are great quality which equals = heavy.
Emma Foxx Purse: Similar | Similar | SimilarToday’s pants are black and white gingham check. I loved these Old Navy Pixie Pants from the very beginning, but they have proven a little difficult to style. Just like yesterday’s post, I have worn these pants three times. Here and here, which way do you like the best?
Gingham Pants: Similar | Similar | PlusSince I was going with the black and gold theme, I grabbed these sandals by Marc Fisher. What would Stacey & Clinton say about all this matchy, matchy? I don’t care, they live in New York, and I doubt seriously if they read my blog. Hahahahaha That is really funny.
Black & Gold Sandals: Similar | Similar | Similar
I did’t mention my earrings, and after this post you may not ever see them again. These are a pair from Chloe & Isabel that I have had since last November. I love them, but I dropped one of them on my tile floor in the bathroom. The quartz dangle broke in three parts. I am going to try to super glue them back together, and I hope it turns out better than when I glued my nail back on. Lol!I hope you liked my stepping outside the zone. Feel free to tell me how much weight it looks like I have lost, because I am wearing black. I have been pretty content these last few months, and you know what that means. Yep, I am gaining weight like crazy. Some people eat when they are stressed, but not me, I eat when I am happy. I think I am wired up wrong! With fall and winter coming soon, this could be a disaster. I think everyone tends to gain in the winter months.
I haven’t posted a youtube song for a day or two, so I thought I would bring you a little Sara Evans.
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