Versatile Style by Tracey

 

Closet Staple are those basic pieces that you build Outfits from,

those pieces that get a lot of use.

It doesn’t get more basic than a striped top.

This is one I picked up at Burlington several years ago

I love the button details which are perfect for my more maximal style

On that note, my jeans embroidery nods to that too.

This entire look is pieces I have had for a while.

Just a note, my dear readers,

I will be doing just my photos by my favorite tree because

I am so outside my comfort zone with my current weight.

I am heading back to Weight Watchers meetings tomorrow!

Today is Shirtdress day and I will be styling it two ways

There are definitely more than two ways, but alas 

more will have to wait for our temps to become cooler, lol 

My Gratitude for Today is this sweet, Mini-Lop, who I got for 

Mother’s Day and who has definitely brought me joy 

and helped me stop my daily crying over the loss of my sister! 

Introducing the best therapy pet, ever!

My Sophie, Mini-lop!

I may have to do an entire post on this precious baby.

She is 6.5 months old and today I made her vet appointment

to be spayed for October 15.

This date ensures she will be healed when I go in for eye surgery to remove these

spots from my genetic rarity of Cornea Dystrophy in November!

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 As a lover of Skirts that swish when I walk,

I have to say wide leg pants offer that same sense of fun!

After seeing one of my Style Sisters with leopard print ones,

I began my search for a pair, literally dreaming

about the endless ways to style them!

I found them on eBay, Ralph Lauren new with tags!

I love eBay for brands I know and have

had success with searches like this.

Once my temperatures arrive I will do a post

with several ways to style them!

In playing with them, I have found so many colors I love \with them including mustard, navy, orange, and burgundy. 

Have you tried wide leg pants, do you like them?

If the idea of leopard pants appeal to you for versatility,

Perhaps try googling Jogger style as I saw those more.

My new Fall Nail Color!

Both Navy and Grey are on trend for the season.

These are a fabulous blue-grey with gold glitter.

Gratitude

Grateful that my sinus issues improved!

Grateful for my mini- lop bunny who is very sociable and sweet!

Grateful for my husband who is working very hard!

Grateful for a fun family night to go see Illuminate!

Grateful to see my oldest going back to his love of theater with Improv and Karaoke and his recording himself practicing and sharing it with me!

Lots of other bloggers to see at this link this link up 

Thanks for Stopping By, Have a Wonderful Day! 

 

I was playing around on Pinterest and came across these two looks 

as trends for Fall 2018. 

I had recently purchased a floral print maxi dress to style for the season 

ran to my closet to play around with it and find ways to style it. 

I have to say the buffalo plaid with floral is very appealing!

It hits that ying/yang vibe of masculinity and femininity perfectly!

You can find my dress Here, I read that it ran small, 

so I ordered a small instead of a medium and it was the right call. 

I have lost inches from doing Intermittent fasting

and my bustline went from 42 inches to 38.5! 

The inspiration look with 3 patterns was a bit much for me, 

and I don’t think I would have tried it with leopard print on my own.

Definitely will give this a shot.

A break from pattern mixing,

but with the fabulous element of texture!



A floral bomber jacket

in a larger scale print works well.

Add of course we cannot forget a classic jean jacket.

Last up, spicing it up with zebra print, lol

There are other ways I could wear this as well,

because like most floral prints

there is green to play off of with an olive

jacket or cardigan.

This is my outfit for the day.

Using 2-3 shades of one color is on trend and an easy outfit formula 

These Plum shade Jeans are by Diane Gilman, found here. 

Available in Petite, Regular and Tall. 

Please note that the color looks red or burgundy on HSN Site. 

Next week I vow to be more consistent with blogging, 

my sleep patterns are horrendous lately, but I think I have it 

under control now,  

 

September 1st began the Calendar of Prompts

I made for a group of my Style Sisters.

Of Course I invite my dear readers to follow along too.

september style c0l0rYou may post pictures on Versatile Style By Tracey Facebook Page

of your outfits and even include them on off days if you missed one you like

or if it fits better with activities of the day.

I think this embroidered kimono is my favorite.

I was really pleased when I saw this photo as my weight gain had been

making me feel less than and this photo shows my cheekbones,

pond of my favorite assets and a rush of healing came over me.

   This is the necklace I was wearing, one handmade by my sister,

and one she wore quite often.

The next Prompt was all about accessories and again I featured

pieces from my sister. In fact the fish necklace posted below

was among the very first she made many years ago.

The blue fish one , even has a darling fish clasp, lol.

The fun blue glass star was among my sister’s beading supplies ,

I have worn it on every length of silver chains I own.

Florals is Today’s prompt.

I love printed pants as we all have so many

solid tops as ones with several colors like these

gives plenty of options.

Wearing a sweater despite this heat because I was inside

cold AC, so book-ended it with my white slip on Sneakers.

Neclkace made by a friend and two vintage bracelets I got from a lot

I purchased on EBay a few years ago.

Happy Labor Day !

Thanks for Stopping By, Tomorrow’s Prompt 

Shades of Blue! 

I love capris with  a loose top in hot weather. 

This top is actually looser than it appears, the wind was nice for the heat of 92 degrees, but of course with light weight fabric changed it’s appearance. 

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In cleaning out my closet, I happened upon these capris ,

which did not fit me last Summer, but I tried them on and alas with 

my recent weight loss, they did and were not even tight, lol 

I love using a handbag or shoes to pop another color into an outfit,

hence the choice for my yellow one.  

I thought I would share my weight loss journey with Intermittent Fasting today! 

The most important thing to note about fasting is that it is not about deprivation, you must get in your calories during the eating window.  

I chose the 16: 8 version where you fast for 16 and eat for 8, I also extend it , by mixing it up daily sometimes fasting for 16-19 hours and adjusting the eating window to what equals 24 hours. My general fasting hours start at 6pm and eating at 10am. 

Lately I have changed it to 5pm and eating at 11am for 18 hours of fasting.   

Another important thing to note is that I drink more water than every before, 32 -48 ounces in the morning before eating and another 32-48 after dinner until a hour or so before bedtime.

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This is a typical breakfast, notice the word break fast….

A yogurt/strawberry smoothie is great as some people have constipation with fasting.  

The Kiyani Sunrise is a supplement of super-foods for added nutritional benefits.  

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I alternate with a smoothie with these ingredients blended with a frozen banana. 

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I typically eat only two meals a day, but some days I add 

in apple, because I figure the added fiber is good and that whole

an apple a day comes to mind. 

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This is one dinner I had last week of chicken with mushrooms, onions,

artichoke hearts , diced can tomatoes, cooked with Italian Seasoning 

and topped with Feta.   

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I had this last night and was worried it wouldn’t be enough to hold me for 16 hours

but I lasted for 17 ,lol.   It will actually last me 3 nights as my family doesn’t like

eggplant.  It brings back memories of my father who loved it and made it a lot. 

IF is by far the easiest method I have found and has the added benefit of curbing all my cravings in addition to a clarity of mind and increased energy.   

Losing 11 pounds in 5 weeks, along with a few inches of loss has been encouraging as well, but truth be told the other benefits make this a method I will make it to a lifestyle!

If you want more information on Intermittent Fasting, I suggest starting with 

This Video from Dr. Fung and he has many others too.  

There is also a Facebook Group called : Intermittent Fasting for Women 

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Have a Great Day and Thanks for Stopping By!  

 

 

I was so excited to get back to blogging and doing an Outfit Post that I 

Laid out my Look last night , including the jewelry, lol 

Check out this blog : https://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/my-afternoon-at-charlottes-soft-surroundings-beauty-products/

This look is very much my style for a few reasons, 

Color, Pattern, Cute Jeans and Wedges!  

Of course, I had to add in a layered necklace

look to finish off my maximal style!  

My shorter necklace is actually one my sister made, 

she made jewelry to sell and wear herself as a hobby. 

The Jeans are my favorite jean designer, Diane Gilman  ( I may be addicted) 

are a fun cropped flared version.   

I haven’t tried them with booties yet, but 

will in the future to extend their wear- ability . 

The Babydoll Tunic, I picked up from Jane  is a great style, fitted in the bust with

the empire waist and perfect flair to help camouflage the menopause tummy. 

I will be posting soon about my weight loss method that has resulted in 11 lbs 

and inches off in the past 5 weeks!  

I now have several of these wedges that I picked up over last few years

at TJMaxx by different makers.  I unfortunately have been stuck in 

flats this Summer after twisting my ankle at a Cemetery in July, 

when in Boston to say farewell to my husband’s Aunt Jane.  

*Note I took photos too early when sun was bright, was excited to get back to outfit post! 

As my past readers know I am really big on third completer pieces , 

and right now I am adoring these fun vests.

This one is one of the samples I have been trying out. 

In fact I am looking into selling these. 

I started an Amelia James clothing boutique business 6 months after my sister passed on, 

big mistake and never got it fully off the ground.  I have to sell my inventory and move on as I love the company and clothes , but not the mlm business culture . 

The good news is 

 it taught me was that I want to sell 3rd Completer Pieces!

 

I created this September Calendar for a group of Style Sisters for 

Facebook group that had not been very active to get us back to posting 

pictures and to hep me get back to blogging. 

I invite any of my readers to join in if they wish.

Please if you have not joined my

Versatile Style by Tracey Facebook Group

do so, and post pictures of your outfits!  

 

 

 

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