Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Mountains are calling, a little John Muir, Pebby Forevee and Smoky mountains

Hello from the Smoky Mountains! We are here on our annual spring family vacation and posted the other day a quick post, wanted to throw another quick post together while I am sitting out on the porch rocking in my chair and enjoying our view of the mountains. Today we went hiking in the Smoky mountain park at Deep Creek. We took a 3 mile hike through the mountains on a loop with three gorgeous waterfalls. We got to see some deer, chipmunks and lots of scenery. Below are some amazing photos I captures with my iPhone. I will post more photos from my dslr Nikon D610 once I arrive back home but for now wanted to share a couple shots I got today. 

When we got back from the hiking and a late lunch, early dinner, we all took a nap then started up the fire pit to make s'mores. It really has been such a relaxing and amazing vacation. It is times like this I get a little emotional and my heart is filled with joy watching my daughters make memories and have fun adventuring through the amazing mountains. 

I wouldn't be me if I didn't throw in a little fashion as well, so got a couple cute outfits from my trip. I think for tonight I am going to share my outfit from today. I wore a pair of camouflage leggings I got awhile back at Marshall's for under ten dollars, with my super cute off the shoulder, black Pebby Forevee tee. I have always been a fan of John Muir so when one of my favorite tee shirt designers came out with a tee with one of his quotes I didn't hesitate to scoop it up. I paired it with a white sports bra and some super cute matte black Hunter rain boots. Call me crazy but when we hike or like yesterday we went mudding on ATV's and horseback riding, I always wear my Hunter boots. They are great because if they get dirty they wash right off and you can get down in the creeks, and rivers no problem. You don't have to worry about soaking your jeans. 

Here are my photos and usually I caption them all but for tonight just going to post them quickly to get back to my family. Have a fabulous week and hope everyone is having an amazing spring break. ✌️❤️

And ended the day with a little s'mores and firepit action. Have a good evening and thank you for stopping by. As always love to hear from everyone. Thank you for all the amazing comments, feed back and views. Excited to launch my new blog this summer... 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Away on vacation

Hello everyone wanted to do a quick post to let you know I am on vacation. Thank you again for always passing by to view my blog and remaining supportive. Have been tested over and over lately but refuse to let anyone bring me down. I continue this blog with only the best intentions to share my love for fashion, decor for the home and sharing my deal tips. I love talking to everyone and enjoy all your amazing and kind feedback. Ty and hope to have some amazing new content when I return. Below a few photos of our cabin and view. Have a fabulous spring break ✌️❤️�� 

The mountains were calling and we had to go. We always enjoy and annual family trip to the mountains. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring must have Jacket trends: Kimono

Last up for tonight for my top jacket styles for Spring is one of 
my personal favorite wardrobe pieces. I have been obsessed
with the Kimono jacket. I love these jackets whether a floral 
pattern, Aztec, striped, or solid, with or without tassel 
detail, crochet or lace, I love them all. I have over ten in 
my closet. Where I live it doesn't get cold often but 
everywhere you go it goes from 80-90 degree heat
outside to freezing cold indoors with the AC. I always have a 
cardigan or kimono on hand.  I even found these cute scarfs
at Maurice's online that have a tassel bottom and can be 
worn over your shoulders to look like a kimono. They
are only $20 and they had a bogo sale last week, so I
picked up a few. I really like these because you can throw 
one in your purse or wrap one around your neck like a scarf 
then if you get cold unfold it for a kimono look. Maurice's
also has a lot of cute kimono style jackets for great prices. 
You can find these kimono jackets everywhere right now. 
A lot of my favorite stores in my links on the side bar carry 
them, then I found several super cute styles on EBay 
for under $10 from China.

One of my favorites is from Fashion Junkee which is in
my favorite shops link. 

Cream floral kimono from FashionJunkee.com

Black floral kimono from Fashionjunkee.com

This cute kimono is from 
www.fashionjunkee.com and I 
have the black. It fits amazing 
and goes with everything. It
is on sale for $19.99. I plan to 
order the cream when I get 
back from vacation. They have 
a few cute styles in stock for
under $30. 

This kimono I found at 

Below are a few styles I found 
on the Polyvore site, as you 
can see they are inexpensive
and you can add several
colors and styles to your closet
for very little money. I highly 
recommend this piece for 
every closet this spring. 
You can wear it with everything 
and it looks great with all the 
bohemian inspired pieces that 
are on trend right now. 

I just got a few catalogs in the 
mail this week from Pacsun, 
Tilly's and Anthro that have
many outifts paired with kimono 
style jackets. These look great 
with cut off shorts and a tank 
top, jeans and a tee, over a 
sundress or maxi dress, with 
cute skirts and tees, basically 
every style. You can't go wrong
for sure. 

Hope my posts for this evening 
were informative and helped 
give you some ideas for jackets
that are in for the season. I read
a lot of magazines and articles 
online, even style icon and
designer Rachel Zoe has a 
article with the top jacket styles
for Spring and she included 
several of these styles along 
with some other cute styles.
I have highlighted my personal 
favorites but you can also take 
a look into replacing your 
military style jackets with the 
kimono style jacket which is 
different then the Kimono
jackets I have here, it is a solid 
jacket with a open front and 
sash tie waist. Then they are 
recommending replacing 
leather motorcycle style jackets
with suede, I mentioned in my 
prior post. Denim jackets are 
still in along with the denim
vest, and I have seen a lot of 
embroidered pattern jackets. 
It's all about our personal 
style and what each of us are 
drawn to. I also try to purchase 
pieces that will go best with the
style of clothes I already
have. I like to add a few trendy 
pieces each season to my 
wardrobe to dress up pieces I 
already own. Otherwise I would 
break the bank every season 
purchasing all new clothes. 

Thank you for passing by and 
hope you have enjoyed my top 
three jacket style must haves
for Spring 2015. Xoxo, ✌️❤️

Spring must have Jacket trends: Kimono

Must Have Jackets for Spring: Double Breasted Blazer

Next up for the must have Spring jackets
is another favorite of mine, the Double
Breasted Blazer. I have chosen a couple
style on Polyvore that are in different price 
ranges and colors.  

My favorites are by JCrew. 

This blazer is the JCrew double breasted
blazer and retails for $198. Below is the 
link to this jacket. 

I love the double breasted blazer and think
it is a must have for all closets. It looks 
great with a pair of slacks or a skirt for a 
office look or you can pair it with jeans
and tee shirt for a more casual look.

I also love the JCrew Thomboy blazer.

This has a more fitted look and is cut right 
at the waist. This blazer retails for $178.
I recently purchased this jacket for my 

Below are my Polyvore picks and be sure 
to check out Target for some trendy and
well priced blazers. I posted a white and 
navy striped blazer I purchased back in
January for $34.99 and have seen many
cute style for under $35. You don't always
have to spend a lot to get the latest styles
and trends.  

Thank you for checking out my favorite 
Double breasted jackets for spring. I 
always love to hear readers feedback on
what styles and trend are your favorites. 
Xoxo, ✌️❤️
Must Have Jackets for Spring: Double Breasted Blazer

Top Must Have Jackets for Spring: Suede Jacket

Tonight I am going to highlight my favorite
trends for jackets for spring. 

First up is the Suede jacket. 

Suede and fringe are both big trends
for spring. 

My personal favorite style is this Kendall & 
Kylie jacket from Pacsun.

It has both the suede and fringe. I love the 
style and shape of this jacket. This would 
look amazing with so many pieces in my 
wardrobe. Everyone is different so you of
course you have to find the style that is 
best for you. 

Photos are from www.pacsun.com

Jacket retails for $60 

Below are a few of my other favorites
from Polyvore. 

Suede jackets are the motto jackets of 
spring. They will look amazing with your 
favorite ripped jeans and tee shirts. Then 
you can dress them up with a dress or 
skirt. Suede looks great with the trendy
boho style that is huge for this season. 
You can't go wrong with suede for spring. 

Hope you enjoy my favorites and would
love to hear what you love for spring. 
Do you like the suede and fringe look? 
Or do you prefer the more classic motto
style suede jacket. Either way you will 
look fabulous and trendy with a suede
jacket in your wardrobe this season. 
Top Must Have Jackets for Spring: Suede Jacket

Target gift card winner is

As you all may know I had a contest on Instagram for a $25 gift certificate to Target. After going through all the tags at #cr8tivetarget and giving everyone who entered correctly along with following all the directions five entries, I then went back and gave each of those followers one extra entry for tagging friends. I then had my daughter draw one name from the bag and our winner is, Carolyn Bonucatti. Thank you all for entering and keep posted, next month I am giving away a $50 JCrew giftcard and two graphic tops. One tank top and one tee shirt, both from two of my favorite brands. You will be able to select your size. It will take 2-3 weeks to receive the tee and tank as I will order them after the winners are announced so I know what size to get. Rules and entry info will be posted here and on my instagram. Trying to decide whether to host the contest with raffle copter like I use to with my older contest or do the same style on Instagram. 

Congrats again to Carolyn and thank you to all 32 people who entered. Your kindness and support means so much to me. Be sure to always read the rules and steps to enter to make sure you do everything needed to guarantee your entry. A few people didn't so some of the steps and I had two I only gave four entires to instead of five because they didn't leave a comment on the blog and had no way to prove you visited the blog, but they both had tagged multiple friends so they got bonus entries also. I always try to keep it fair for all. 

Have a great week. ✌️❤️

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's day

Happy St. Paddy's day my fellow Guiness lovers and those who are Irish even if just a lil' bit. I just recently was told it isn't Patty's day it's Paddy's day in a class I am taking online. Working on getting better with my grammar and spelling. Like I have said before not a professional blogger but stepping up my came. I always loved to write and was great in school and college at writing but been many years. I have honestly slacked off lol. 

Back to St. Patrick's day, I have always joked with my friends that I am Polish and that ends with ish so I can qualify for Irish. I am sure somewhere in my roots there is some Irish. My father was Polish and my mother'a family is Russian, German and French. I see the Polish genetics in myself because I feel I take more after my father than my mother but at the end of the day who knows what else we have in our blood line. It's a fun holiday to celebrate and being a ex bartender I have always enjoyed the festivities. We attend the local parade every year with the kids, then usually go to a couple local Irish pubs and bars, along with the renaissance festival. We always enjoy the themed weekends they have at the renaissance festival, we love dressing up as a pirate, wench or gypsy. My kids even love it. 

Here are a couple outfits I wore over the weekend and my basic outfit for today since I don't want to offend anyone when I pick the kids up from school lol. Enjoy and have a beer for me, cheers xoxo. 


This outfit I wore out with my hubby over the weekend to enjoy some beers and start the festivities early, they have a parade downtown and we missed the parade, but made it to join our friends for some beers. Was sad to miss the parade but mom duty came first and had to take my youngest to a birthday party. 

This top I purchased around six years ago, I am 97% sure I got this one at Spencer's in the mall. Love the lucky b@*ch caption. It's a tube style green top with ruched sides and a white bottom. It has white letters with gold foil shamrocks/clovers. I wore it with a basic white linen button down top and white linen shorts from Roxy. I also have on green shoes you can't see here. Have my green beads on and my Guiness necklace. Also wearing my Juicy Couture lucky lady necklace and Leslie Danzis clover medium hoops, in silver. I got the earrings from a online boutique. It was either Posche or Revolve. Just noticed I have on a Brighton silver bracelet with clover and lucky love written around it. 

My St. Patty's outfit for today is a Victoria Secret Pink cropped, off the shoulder tee with a white basic tank. Also wearing some American Eagle cropped jeans and green havaianas with a blinged out clover leaf I added. Again we celebrate every year so I have tons of green graphic tops with different cute sayings, green shorts, pants, skirts and dresses. Then of course lots of beads, light up rings and necklaces, bags and shoes that match. I even have body tattoos and glitter for the occasion. 

I will be partaking later today in a few Guiness beers and some Shepard's pie or potatoe soup. Be safe and enjoy the holiday everyone. ✌️❤️

I even switch my purse and wallet to green for the day. 

Above is my MK wallet and have a matching hobo style purse that can be worn cross body style or over the arm. It's smaller not as large as some of my bags like to have enough room to carry the basic stuff. Also some more beads from the many parades and a body glitter tattoo for my daughter to wear when she gets home later. I even dress her up and my oldest has lots of cute stuff as well. My hubby is Cuban and he even gets dressed up with a funny graphic tee usually and some beads. What can I say I have rubbed off on him lol.