Vibrant and Layered

Vibrant and Layered

So, when it comes to layering I have a huge selection of goodies. There are a mix between old and new in my closet. This is great as some things are always in season and can blend right in with the current trends.

Take my Navajo vest. Is this not gorgeous? The colors, texture, and design are all top notch. I bought this earlier this year at Canton Trade Days. If you have never heard of Trade Days you need to check it out. Once a month (First Monday) the town of Canton opens up their outdoor space to hundreds of vendors. They come out starting the Thursday before the first Monday of each month and setup for four days of sales. They easily see thousands of customers during those days. Anyway, there is a darling boutique that sets up a pop up here and I happened to snag this beautiful vest. Next time I visit the booth I will pull their information to share with you all. In the meantime, I linked some other options for vests.

My top is from Target. I tell you every time I wear one of their pieces they are doing great things with their buyers and brands. I received so many compliments on my top. It is soft, great quality, light weight, and the color is amazing. Bell sleeves are totally in and there is a slit at the wrist for more flows movement. Take it from me, buy this top in every color. It is great on its own and layered.

The rest of the look is casual with the jeans and riding boots. Speaking of the boots. I have a larger calf than the average woman. These boots from Easy Street (bought at DSW) offer the perfect space and fit for my body. I can wear over jeans that are bulky, which is amazing. Thank you so much for the industry and designers that are catering fantastic pieces for the curvier woman. I appreciate you!

Enjoy these wonderful colors this season and don’t shy away from the bold!

XO,
Vanessa

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Blanket Inspired

Blanket Inspired

Part 2 from the weekend miniseries…

Denver inspired me and hopefully it inspired the weather too. If I dress for cooler weather it will come. Right?! I love this look. It is happy, colorful, and easy to wear.

I am so cozy in this blanket scarf. I bought mine last season, but have no fear. It is still available. Linked the exact one below. Hurry and buy though as the cold season is here and they are selling out fast. There are other options available too.

I must confess. I own two red pea coats. Sorry not sorry. They are very similar, but offer different fit and details. For my look today I went for a more loose fit and flare with the black buttons. It is a great option for colder weather. Don’t shy away from color. I know it is easy to stick to the neutrals, but color is our friend and will always impress. The scarf looks incredible with the red too!

My pants are HUE and can be worn with everything. Let me tell you, you will not go wrong with a thicker legging that can double as dress pants or casual attire. HUE makes several styles and they are not all black. Check them out!

These shoes are new and fun. I found them at Old Navy and bought as I was not sure how often I would wear this lighter color. Well, yea for me because that are a fabulous price and I have worn them three times in the past week. Haha! The lighter color is a great alternative to the standard black. It adds a slight edge and has youthful flare to it.

Ok, I am off. Happy shopping and I hope your cold weather game is coming together. I would love to see some of your favorite staples for the season.

xo,

Vanessa

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Tan Blazer

Tan Blazer

Part 3 of the weekend miniseries:

Ok, I love clothes and this season I have been shopping all over town. I have hit high end retailers and the everyday retailer. Fashion is not about cost. It is about cut, style, fit, and the confidence you gain when wearing a piece of clothing. Price does not make a look desirable. You do and they way you shape your style.

This look is brought to you by Old Navy. Typically I do not shop here for myself. The pants don’t always fit right for my tiny waist and bigger leg. It happens with a curvy body. It does not mean I don’t like the clothes. I just am normally in there like a tornado buying for my four littles and darting back out. I was pleasantly surprised when I popped into the women’s department. They just received a new delivery and the products were amazing. Most of the look is from Old Navy. How is that for success.

This look is so beautiful. The wool blend pea coat is a perfect length and the material is soft and comfortable. The shirt is sleeveless and has a pretty flow and bunching at the neck as it lays. It comes in a couple of colors too. The jewelry is fun and colorful with the long necklace. The pants are HUE leggings again and I have on zip booties from DV for Dolce Vita.

I really like this outfit. I feel beautiful, confident, and elegant. Take a chance on retailers and own this products when you wear them.

Until next time!
XO,
Vanessa

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Pop of Pink

Pop of Pink

A quick mini series from this past weekend. Sorry for the delay, but life and the kids come first!

Earlier this year I found this great Zara top. I love this top. It is a mix between sweatshirt and sweater and is so comfortable. The color is amazing and the sleeve is extra long, which is perfect for that cold weather. I wish it were still in inventory, but sadly it is not. Great news is I linked some other great pink options. I will also keep my eyes open for the new Winter Collection at Zara.

This look is super cozy. The top really makes the look. The rest is just icing. I have my trusty HUE leggings my with a great long cardigan/vest. Don’t forget my Minnetonka boots. I know UGGS are the typical go to boot and I own two pair, but my Minnetonka is so great. It is shorter which is better for my calf and it very durable. The custhion is also unreal. If you have never owned one of these shoes or boots you are missing out. They also offer a super cute kids collection too!

The is simple and sweet. The pink really pops the outfit. I say if you are going to wear color, make it pop. Have fun this season with the beautiful colors that are out. If you have more spring like colors and tops you want to wear throw those into the mix. You can layer anything right now and make it work.

Have fun playing with color!

XO,
Vanessa

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Warm from Head to Toe

Warm from Head to Toe

Good morning!

Guess what?! The weather is turning and has me so excited. I am heading back to Dallas and get to wear my hat and layers. Yea!

Of course it is chilly in Colorado. In the 30s to be exact. I can’t tell you how wonderful that cool breeze and fresh air is. Such a great recharge for Chris and I. I’m glad we made the trip, but will be happy to be home to love on my babies. Thanks mom and dad for watching them!

When we touch down in Dallas it will be in the low 50s. Perfect weather for Fall. I know you aren’t supposed to wear whiter after Labor Day, but I have never been one to follow the rules. I am my own person and will dress how I feel and you should too! I busted out my furry white page boy hat in honor of the turning weather. I love this hat. It is warm, cute, and can be worn forward or backward. I ain’t scared, 😉

I kept the look casual with a great navy legging and long sleeved knit shirt. Layered with a beautiful brown cardigan by Hinge. You know I love my layers. I added two pashminas for warmth and color, olive green and brown! My loafers are super comfortable and work great with all colors.

I am set and ready to hit the airport. Dallas here we come!

Have a great Saturday! I will be in touch soon!

XO,
Vanessa

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Weekend Travel

Weekend Travel

Travel Bag: Blvd. East

My family loves to travel. I was so excited to take this last minute trip to Denver with my hubby. He has work and I have socializing and shopping! Yes! You can’t be that for a fun getaway.

I told you before that my husband went to the Air Force Academy and we have several friends that live in Colorado from his time in the military and all of our assignments. Colorado was home almost ten years ago. We sure do miss it and try to get back as often as possible. Tonight is not only about work, but friendships and we can’t wait to connect with our friends!

Because our trip was a short one I got to debut my new weekender. I love this barrel bag. It is made from the finest leather and is two toned. There is a double zipper, a shoulder strap (optional), and it comes in two color options, signature Windsor hunter green or navy blue with a tan accent. Guys and gals – you have to pick one of these up. They are spacious and offer appeal for a day bag or a weekend bag. The hubs and I are already fighting over whose bag it is – honestly, doesn’t he know that everything is mine. JK!

The company behind the bag is Blvd. East. They are a local Dallas company with a great story. All items are handmade in Dallas and LA. Their philioshpy is Find Your Journey. You know what? Your bags make it that much easier to take on life.

Here’s to finding your journey! Happy weekend!

Xo,
Vanessa

BTW, exciting things are coming soon. Make sure to check back often!

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