FBFF: Where the magic happens

29 Jul

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Daily outfit and style tips, wearing big blond earrings, vintage floral shirt

Good people, I bring you the debut of my “big blondes”, the hand-carved earrings that I bought before the honeymoon. They didn’t fit until this past weekend. Fortunately they’re incredibly light. I love the bold ethnic feel. One could say they’re my statement earrings. I’ve always been a big fan of big bold jewelry. In fact, I only started wearing lighter, more feminine pieces in the past year or so. I’ve embraced being girlie in my forties. Personal evolution is always cool.

Daily outfit and style tips, wearing big blond earrings, vintage floral shirt, jeans, pink sandals

I’m feeling the seventies vibe with this shirt. I picked up this 100% pure genuine polyester a few months back and rediscovered it yesterday. The lapels are ready for take-off, I like a shirt that can fly. By the way, did you notice that my canna just got its first flower this summer? I’m so proud of my little garden.

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing steampunk and flower neckalces, vintage floral shirt

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A few days ago I received a comment about excessive accessorizing. I’m mostly in agreement, one can’t go wrong quoting Coco Chanel, she’s one of my style idols after all. I say I’m mostly in agreement because I also believe in pushing boundaries, breaking rules and taking chances. My style would never have evolved had I never taken chances. You win some, you lose some. But if you don’t try, you don’t find out.

I’m experimenting with the balance of wearing multiple pieces and how they can relate to each other.

This is my attempt at combining edgy and feminine. It worked for me because I wore the steampunk necklace lower into the neckline so that it was only partially visible every so often and I dug the juxtaposition.

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Daily outfit and style tip, wearing vintage floral shirt, jeans, working on laptop

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday has evolved the schedule of the question and answer series from weekly to bi-monthly so that we may have more time to ruminate on each topic. The gap in the schedule provided an unforeseen opportunity. FBFF members can suggest any type of blog event for that week. For this week’s event we’re sharing where the magic happens, where our natural blogging habitat truly lies. It is brought to you by Suze of Miss Vinyl Ahoy. If you haven’t yet paid her blog a visit, I highly recommend doing so. She’s fantastic, has great style and does amazing things with color.

As you can see, mine is my bedroom. Though I share it with my husband, it is the designated girlie room of the house. Our bed has a memory foam topper and is unbelievably awesome, the pillows make it extra cushy. Normally my laptop lays on a big wooden cutting board, it makes the perfect platform. And yes, that’s Hami, the hamster in the corner.

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for encouraging this topic. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

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Vintage floral shirt/thrifted, jeans/Calvin Klein, pink patent leather sandals/Dankso, big blonde earrings/Braindrops, silver and mother-of-pearl cuff/Lois Hill, purple flower necklace/gifted, steampunk dragonfly/gifted.


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  1. Kirstin Marie

    July 29, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I LOVE your earrings!! They are super awesome. You look so comfy in your blogging space!! :)

  2. Kimberlee

    July 29, 2011 at 7:19 am

    What a lovely spot to blog from!

  3. Fashion Confessions of a Mommy

    July 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Very cool outfit and blog. Visiting from FBFF.
    I love the bedroom decor from what I can see.

  4. Rebecca

    July 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Those earrings are gorgeous!

  5. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    July 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Your new earrings are fabulous! As is your cool vintage shirt.

  6. Courtney

    July 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I love your makeup in these photos. Have you ever done a tutorial on it? You look glowing!

  7. Casee Marie

    July 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Gorgeous earrings! I love the dual necklaces, too. I always love the look of layering jewelry but just never know quite how to go about it.

    And your room is charming! Love seeing where everyone blogs from!

  8. Colleen

    July 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Do you only blog in bed and only blog with a laptop?

  9. For Those About To Shop

    July 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for letting us into your bedroom. It’s very bohemian; I like it.


    July 30, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Thanks for letting us get a little peek of your work station! I adore this outfit, especially the accessories, of course. Lovin’ the hamster!

  11. Terri

    July 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    What wonderful earrings! And please do not stop experimenting with accessories. I think you are the first blogger I’ve seen who works from her bed!

  12. Ofelia

    July 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Lovely earrings!
    I’m all into mixing necklaces and bracelets as well as piling them up as much as I can.
    Have a great weekend,

  13. Katie

    July 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    It just makes sense to blog from somewhere so nice and comfortable :)

  14. Alex Elizabeth

    August 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Your earrings are so fab! I definitely get the 70s vibe of this outfit and I think the two necklaces go great together.

  15. Magdalena

    August 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Nice background. I really like your accessories especially earrings. Perfect as always ;)

  16. Shea

    August 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I love your accessories–I don’t think they’re excessive at all. They actually bring everything together I think. And I’m so jealous of all you gals who have laptops and can blog from their bedrooms! When my desktop dies, it’s going to be a laptop for me!

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