Saturday, July 30, 2011

I *heart* shoes!!

Day #5 of Beige World was adding a silk top to your wardrobe.  I haven't found the silk top yet but these shoes are super cute!  They are shiny like silk so I think that counts :)  

Day #6-Beige World

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston


I shop everywhere.  I love thrift stores to high end boutiques.  Yesterday I went shopping with my BFF and here are my thrift store scores! Sorry in advance for the bad cell phone pics.  I can't find my camera :(

Loved the little detail around the neck.  $2.50!


I believe she who dies with the most cami's wins :) $3.00!

My fav score!  Not sure the brand but I fell in love with this jacket.  Loved the light color, chunky buttons and cute inside material. $6.99!

I have just started following some fashion blogs but here are a few of my favorite thrifty chicks!



Take a peak at these ladies blogs.  All of them are great!  None of these gals are living in a beige world :)


Friday, July 29, 2011

Day #5- Beige World

From "Before You Put That On"  Lloyd Boston

JULY 29TH- GO SILK- Silk blouses offer a dose of power, balanced with the perfect hint of femininity and frailness in its fabric.  Marry the top with pants or a skirt that has an obvious modernity.  

A silk blouse is now on my shopping list for this weekend :) But here are some great silk blouse outfits I found on

So relaxed and cute.

I love a gorgeous ribbon blouse. So chic!

Id love to wear this to the office!

Be Different, Act Normal

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day #4- Beige World

From "Before You Put That On", Lloyd Boston

JULY 28TH- Take an expert style cue from Naima Turner, A noted NY personal shopper/stylist.

In the book there is a brief interview with Naima Turner.  She stated that most women today shop for one of two reasons, 1- pleasure 2- necessity.  I love to shop.  I always watch for sales and browse thrift stores almost every weekend.  I love to sew and I am learning to tailor my clothing.  Like 90% of women in the US I am a weird size.  I am a plus size girl.  I have large "assets" but no tush.  I am also only 5'2".  Finding clothing to fit both areas can sometimes be frustrating but as I have gotten older I have embraced my "flaws".

I want to be the woman who shops out of pleasure :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day #3- Beige World

from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

July 27- Make the best use of candlelight. 

We have tons of candles around our house.  My favorite is a candelabra we have in the back yard over our dining area.  I agree with Lloyd, Candlelight is a girls best friend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day #2- Beige World

From "Before You Put that On" by Lloyd Boston

July 26th- Build an outfit around a crisp white shirt for a clean and stately look all day long.

I just took note that I need to add some white to my wardrobe.  I think in order to implement this idea today I will wear my new up-cycled capri's, a white cardigan and a fun colored cami.  Can't forget the fun colored heels too! Picture to follow this afternoon.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Day #1-Refusing to Live in the Beige World

From "Before You Put That On" by Llyod Boston

July 25th-  Add fresh flowers to your hair instead of a typical hair accessory and celebrate the warm weather, with all its romantic possibilities.     

I have actually started my hair for today and a fresh flower will not work.  I do think fresh flowers liven up your home tho.  I think on Mondays I will stop and get some fresh flowers on my way home from work.  :)

Its official.  Its in my calender.  Mondays, 04:30 PM, Weekly, Pick up fresh flowers

So long beige world!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shut the Front Door!!

We have the most boring entry porch ever! When we first bought our house it looked like this (2008):

As of July 24, 2011 it looks like this:
Don't get excited. It didn't rain :(  The water is from my sprinklers :(

Our front door is towards the rear of our home.  This means you have to walk around the side of our home to get to the front door. 
Usually my flowers look amazing this time of year but importunately it has been so hot and dry in New Mexico I just gave up.  I have already pulled the dead flowers out and I am just calling it a year.  We liked the idea of lining our walk way with pots of flowers to made the long walk to the front door a pretty one.  :)  

Now.... for the most boring entry EVER!  Brace yourself... This will get ugly....

Are you ready?  

Cover the kids eyes please....

To jazz up this entry I want to paint my front door.  Now I have a HOA and need to be careful with my color choices.  Below are some of my ideas from

I love this blue!  I was thinking about adding tile to my walk way.

I think a soft blue like this would help to add softness and brighten up the dark area.  What do you think?

Yellow would defiantly bring some life to the space.  

Aaahhh..... the drama of a beautiful red front door (Hubby already says no)

Hmmm... I do not think we have any purple front doors in my neighborhood.  I like to be different :)

Hubby hates green but I am posting it anyways :)  

I think a beautiful front door and entry area set the tone and mood for your home.  That is why I am on a mission to jazz mine up.  I refuse to live in a beige world!!! 

  • Paint the Front Door
  • Tile Entry Area
  • Clean All Pots
  • Replant Dead Shrubs
  • Add Flower Baskets Under Window
  • New Door Mat
  • New Light Fixture
  • Privacy Gates 
Now for some more inspiration from
Must get these numbers!

Love the potted plants and symmetry
The faux bricks are super cute!!

So to wrap this blog post up.  What color door do you like??  What ideas do you have to jazz up my entry??

New Nostalgia
Goodbye City, Hello Suburbs
Saved By Suzy

Book Review-Before You Put That On and Blog Challenge!

As I posted yesterday I am on a mission to fix my boring wardrobe.  Everything I had consists of solid colors, knits, pants, etc.  ALL BORING!  I refuse to live in the beige world!  I am coming out!  I refuse to be boring!

Last night I was cleaning my bookshelves out and found one of my favorite fashion books, "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston.  This book is great!  He takes 365 fashion tips and breaks them down day by day.  I decided I will start breaking down his tips everyday and seeing if I can implement them into my new wardrobe.   Don't worry to all my home DIY friends and readers I will still blog about my home.  I have 3 interests in life... Mt. Dew, Fashion and Home Decor.  :)

If you are interested in buying his book you can purchase it on Amazon.  The book was printed in 2005 but I think most if not all the concepts are still modern.
Before You Put That On: 365 Daily Style Tips for Her