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I love our homeschool bowling on Wednesday, but dressing for it is always about keeping warm! 

The bowlers are moving so they are fine, but us mother’s who watch are another story.  

It is so funny to head out the door with my son in shorts and short sleeves and myself always in pants, short sleeves and a cardigan or jacket in my hand.  

My tunic is actually one from the Amelia James line I sell. 

I have a huge wardrobe and won’t wear my line every day on the blog, 

but quite frankly I really love these new pieces so darn much!  

Every woman should own a great pair of boot-cut jeans and these are ones,

that I must wear with 3-4 inch heels,  are a girl’s best friend.  

If you read my blog, you probably already guessed that these are by 

Diane Gilman!   

I belted this Milan ( all of our Amelia James pieces are named after cities)

because as a petite I wanted to make my legs look as long as possible.

Proportions is the one thing blogging and taking photos taught me.

This can be worn as a dress as well when unbelted and I intend to style it

with black tights, ankle boots, and a leather jacket when temperatures cooperate. 

This may be too short for some women to wear as a dress, but the younger women love it!  

I have this $50  Milan in Size Small – 3x if anyone is interested you can email me @ KTStylists@gmail.com and you can check out videos and albums

on my Facebook page to see other Amelia James styles, eventually, I will get a website together.  

Gratitude 

I am grateful for getting back on track and not craving any sugar these last two days! 

I am grateful for homeschool bowling on HUMP DAY to break up the week. 

I am grateful my daughter is helping my son study and get ready for CLEP testing for Biology, 

I am grateful for this business and the community of supportive women and for finally answering the question, 

“What am I going to do when mothering minor children for 31 years comes to an end?”    

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve been out for a few days with a painful stye, 

nursing the swollen mess with hot cloths .

Four days and that’s now gone, but yesterday the huge 

swings in our temperatures from the storm messed up my 

sinuses leaving me with a sore throat and low-grade fever.

Not much getting dressed going on these past few days…

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I wore this outfit last Friday night when I went out with 

a friend to dinner and a play. 

I joked with my teen son about wearing white shoes before memorial day, 

when I explained that use to be a hard and fast rule for my mother and grandmother’s 

generation, he laughed and said it sounded ridiculous.  

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I wore my new necklace, I bought recently from Jane.com 

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My white shoes I bought new for this season from Amazon

You can find them HERE

Gratitude

I am grateful that despite my not feeling very well, that I have managed to continue my pilates exercizes every other day,  and in fact it helped me get rid of the kink in my shoulder.  

I am grateful that after one very painful day , that the remaining two days of the stye were better. 

I am grateful that I felt well enough despite my sore throat and sinus issues today to get my winter items packed away and out of site, although I still have to put all my boots away.  

I am grateful that my bank gave back the money from the stupid website that hijacked onto my reservations for my daughter’s graduation.  

Today’s Challenge was Pinterest Inspiration 

and I had just recently pinned this Jennifer Aniston one.  

 

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I adore her style and have quite often admire outfits on Pinterest.

It’s fun to actually put one together, finally…

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I’ve had this scarf for a few seasons and love it against the all black background. 

If you are regular reader, you may notice I am not much for dressing all over in black.  

I quite often love all black looks but don’t feel like they are me, so having the purple scarf was 

just enough color to still feel like myself.

My Faux leather moto jacket , can be found here in several colors.  

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I could have gone with a black purse, but

why would I when I own this fabulous Joy & Iman one?  

It comes in several colors, but I think this Purple one is incredible!  

One of the easiest ways to bump up a look is in a fabulous handbag and I think 

I have more than made up for my past of not carrying a purse. 

You see as a mother of four who spread her kids out 4 1/2 years apart, 

I carried a diaper bag around for many years and gave up a purse….

My Dear Husband put up with my lipsticks and Id in his pockets

on many a date night back in those days, lol 

Self Care

I think taking double dose of sinus meds and making it out to homeschool bowling counts as self care.

I had spent the past several days with headaches and actually am pinching myself that I had relief today… 

I also planned our next Parent’s Night Out Event and Let me tell you that is definitely self care as we all need those nights

and have come to look forward to it… 

Gratitude

I am beyond grateful that my son got out of his funk today and had a wonderful time bowling today, he even got a better score than he’s had all this season ….

I am grateful that my brother stopped by last night and I got to hug him before he went to coincidentally spend his birthday in Cancun for a work reward trip.  

I am grateful for a phone call with my son away at college and that he talked to his younger brother as well. 

This week, I am Getting Outfit Inspiration from a spin off, 

Private group of my style challengers and today’s oufit called for 

THE COLOR RED

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I had this outfit hanging together in my closet as I often have a few, 

so knew exactly what I was going to use for the Day of RED…

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In my youth, I steered away from red, believing it wasn’t a good color for me…

My husband loves it and over the years I tried it and lo and behold , deeper reds work well for me!  

So my Dear Readers, What’s Your Shade of RED?  

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I added this red leather motto, late summer on clearance.  

It’s actually a faux leather or I should say , Vegan Leather, as it sound better, lol

Its a Marc Bouwer via Qvc and sold out now…

Sweatshirt dress (F21), grey boots( Issaac Mizrahi,QVC) , handbag ( just Fab) and scarf (Kroger-my grocery store, lol)

 are all pieces I’ve had previous seasons. 

 

 

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I got these red fleece lined leggings in a set of 6 colors last year and never 

wore them, so thought why not for today on a day of being home, with maybe a quick walk to the grocery store. 

I am not sure I’d wear them on a regular basis, but I don’t hate them, so who knows?  

Self Care

I had a meditative morning with no electronics or noise, lit a fire in the fireplace and enjoyed the silence while sipping my morning smoothie.  I treasure the quiet in the morning with my late sleeping husband and son…. 

Tomorrow’s color inspiration is Orange, if anyone wants to join me! 

Gratitude

I am grateful for a beautiful sunny day, I kept making excuses to go out to take out trash in every room in the house , etc, just to bask in the sunlight. 

I am grateful that my husband was able to change out the turtle tank before he left, it need it! 

I am grateful that yesterday after existing on only 3 1/2 hours sleep that I went to bed at 7:00, woke up at 10:30 pm, went back to bed at 12:30 and slept another 7 hours!   It was nice to feel well rested!  

I am grateful that we got just a dusting of snow and had the romantic pleasure of snow , without the clean up.  

When I put together this peplum and lace top I purchased from Jane.com

and my wonderful striped Target skirt, 

It looked too prim and proper…

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Adding my Kate & Mallory Moto vest took it  a less lady-like

silhouette and created that wonderful juxtaposition of opposites

that are so much a part of my style.  

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This striped skirt has been one I’ve worn a lot over all seasons

because it’s the perfect casual type that works well for my life

as a homeschooling. SAHM

The fact that I scored it at Goodwill , New with Tags feels wonderful 

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Here is one way I wore it last Summer.

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And here is a winter version.  

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And this was a Fall Version 

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I loved adding the mint accents with my new accessories for the season.

I found the shoes on Amazon in April and unfortunately they are no longer available

I am holding my leather, Isaac Mizrahi wallet which is what I carried 

for my short walk to the grocery store.

Gratitude

I am grateful that my husband came home early enough (10:30pm) that I felt up to going for one of our late night walks.

I am grateful that this morning my knee is pain free after the first long walk!  

I am grateful for a phone call yesterday from my oldest friend.

I am grateful for all the hard work my husband puts forth as the sole provider of this family and how successful he is in doing so.  

I am grateful that as a 1099 employee that my husband can schedule days off when needed with no trouble, like tomorrow when we take our son to college!  

What a Very Busy Day…

It all began with my Hair Appointment..

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I love the color and can’t wait to play with styling the cut…

It will only look like this when my stylist does, it!  

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Here is what I wore for my hair appointment.  

A lace tunic top with an A-line shape, perfect to hide my back brace, lol…

After, my hair appointment, I went to my son’s private bowling lesson.

 I love watching him take instruction and apply it successfully.

I changed into white straight leg jeans for my evening activity of Parent’s Night Out dinner.  

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I liked this as a fun Mom on the Go look.  

Dear Readers, I love going to the hair stylist, because the people who work there are all very creative, artist types and I love seeing how they all dress… Today I saw everything from Maxi dresses to a look close to mine black and white look from yesterday… I also noticed two girls wearing fun Kimonos.   One girl was wearing her’s with black Palazzo pants similar to ones i bought recently.  It struck me as so funny since I had tried mine on yesterday and paired them with a kimono style jacket.  

What can I say, it felt good to see such a similar look on a girl at the salon?  

Do you have a favorite place to look at outfits of people in your area?  If so, share where and what you’ve seen recently that excited or inspired you.  

Gratitude

I am grateful for a fun new haircut just in time for the Season!  

I am grateful for the pain relief I am getting from the Tens Unit for my sciatica. 

I am grateful for a phone call from my daughter, who is so ready to come home this weekend, as she is finishing her semester and only sleeping 3 hours a night due to completing her final assignments(papers instead of exams). 

I am grateful that my husband liked my haircut, he wishes I had longer hair, so a compliment is a good thing…

I am grateful for Parent’s Night Out and coming home to an empty house, since my husband had come home early and taken our youngest out for dinner and a movie!  

After seeing so many looks with sneakers and maxi dresses on Pinterest, 

I knew it was something I wanted to try and when I found this grey striped skirt, 

on a grocery run to BJ’s , I knew it was the one I would try first.  

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I am not standing straight in any of the photos, but can say with confidence, 

that I walked several places that day and it was not dragging the ground. 

It was a fun look to wear as I saw so many mothers wearing the Mom uniform of jeans 

and white sneakers or yoga pants and knew I was just as comfortable. 

That’s why I fully embraced the Sporty Chic trend last year and will continue to do this Season. 

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This time I chose my white Grasshopper slip-ons. 

I’ve had mine for a few years, but they are very similar to this version.

I bought mine when I began Weight Watchers as a good walking shoe because I walked to meetings. 

That’s been about four to five years now… 

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I really liked popping this with a bright scarf and can see myself recreating this with other colors and switching the sweater for a t-shirt as weather warms up.  

I am loving the Just Fab white bucket bag.  

There is nothing I love more about Spring than ditching my boots and wearing wedges, flats , sneakers and sandals.  

Dear Readers, Beginning Tomorrow I will start posting my Get Your Pretty On Spring Challenge , outfit inspirations.

It’s a wonderful program with 10 days to shop for items suggested (not that I needed much) and last night began the 21 days of suggested ways to put the pieces together.  The best part of the process is the private Facebook group where everyone posts their finds and their outfits daily.  It’s a wonderful group of supportive women and what I love about it is seeing women who were like the old me, who were mother’s who took care of everyone else and took a back seat, stepping up and wanting to embrace fashion and self-care.  

Not only does Alison help so many women she recently did a bootcamp for the man in your life, and let’s face it, that is a much needed area and I will definitely join in on that one in the near future with my husband, though he listens and lets me help him a lot with his style. 

Gratitude

I am grateful that although my 19 year old was hit in a rear end accident, that he and his friends were fine and so was the car. (gotta love it happening when he was stopped at a light, so slow speeds!) 

I am grateful for all the phone chats I’ve been having with my daughter lately!  

I am grateful for Quality time together this weekend with my husband and son, we are just getting use to being a trio, and the two away at college will be home in just a few weeks!!!  We made it year one! 

I am grateful for sunshine, Spring and walks with my youngest.  

I am grateful for a fun Sunday afternoon, bowling with the competition team and I had a new high score!  


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