Monday, February 19, 2018

On Winter Break


I am going to Chicago to visit my children and grand baby for a week!  One entire week of cuddles and kisses!  I'm so excited!  I will back to a regular blogging schedule on Wednesday,  February 28th!
I will still be posting to Instagram and sharing our Chicago-land adventures to Instastories!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

Friday, February 16, 2018

A Pearl Embellished Sweatshirt

 Did everyone have a Happy Valentine's Day?  My husband and I love this holiday and because it landed on a Wednesday this year we decided to celebrate twice.  We first went out the weekend before for a day-date!  We went out to lunch and then went to see the latest Thor movie.  Oh my goodness, it was so funny.  I just about bust a gut when Thor saw "The Incredible Hulk" and said "Yes! I know him!  We work together!".  Then, because my husband has a 60 hour week week plus commutes 10 hours a week, we had a romantic candlelight dinner at home on Wednesday.  You may have seen pictures of our inexpensive sirloin sizzler meal and my decorations on my Instastories.  I had so much fun decorating the table and deciding what to serve.

This is what I wore on our first Valentine date.  It was such a bitter cold day I thought I would die just wearing this wool coat and not my parka.  We knew there was no way I could take pictures outside in this cold, so we walked down the street a bit hoping there was a cute lobby somewhere...and there was.


If I had known how bitter cold it would be that day, I wouldn't have worn this coat.  I just wanted to wear red for Valentine's Day and this coat seem perfect.


Underneath the red wool coat, I wore white skinny jeans, a grey pearl embellished sweatshirt, and grey booties.


Even though the lighting wasn't the best, I was so happy to find a spot indoors with some interesting architecture to take pictures.  This is a recently remodeled hotel in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin called The Lismore.  We had never been here before.  They had the coolest coffee shop in the lobby that would have perfect for taking pictures, but there were way to many college students inside.  I was so bummed!  The lighting and atmosphere was perfect for fashion photography.  I'll have to find out when it's not quite so busy.


My pearl embellished sweatshirt is by Liz Claiborne and my jeans are from Charlotte Russe. 





I was thrilled to find this top but I was mad because when I bought it, it was on sale for $27.00 and I used a $10.00 coupon on it.  Now it's already on clearance for only $13.20!  UGH!  Oh well, that happens sometimes!  If you like it, scoop it up!  Because it super cute and comfortable!  I like that the pearl embellishments are so small.  Some of the pearl embellished tops I've seen have really large pearls on them, and I don't like that at all.


The top also has these unique tie sleeves.  I knew pearl embellished anything was totally trending;  how could you miss it?  You can't walk into any store anywhere without seeing pearls covered all over everything!  But I had no idea these cute ties were back.  I started seeing these adorable ties on a lot of tops as well.


For jewelry, I accented with silver and more pearls!  I wore three silver bracelets, silver rings, and pearl earrings.


I continued with the grey theme by wearing grey booties by Blowfish (old, similar).


I really loved the modern architecture and feel of this newly designed hotel.  I did not however like the black and white mural you can catch a peek of in some of my photos.  Lets just say it is not family-friendly.  My husband and I couldn't believe this ugly mural was even in the lobby.  I wonder what someone was drinking when they decided to put it on the wall.  haha!  Now, if your an Eau Claire native don't drive right over and check it out.  It's not that obscene or anything, it's just gross.  It's more of a obscene suggestion.  Now I probably got all my readers curiosity up.  haha!  Sorry.  I'm not going to tell!  :)


I love that this top is a sweatshirt material because it's so soft and comfortable to wear.  Yet, the pearls and ties glam it up a bit!  I love clothes that look dressy but are super comfortable to wear.


I've fallen in love with these high-waisted jeans as well.  I loved them so much I bought another pair in the exact same style but in a different color.  I also bought a pair of dark high-waisted denim as well.  Charlotte Russe is having a jean sale right now:  all their jeans are only $25.00!  I couldn't have been more pleased as I am trying to weed out all my low-rise jeans so I have nothing but high-rise or mid-rise in stretch denim.


I don't know if it's the high-rise or what, but I thought these jeans made my legs look super long and thin.  Who doesn't want that?


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I've Been "Grilled" on "Grilled Grandmas"!

I'm been "Grilled" On "Grilled Grandmas"!  


I'm so happy to be featured on Grandma's Briefs today!  Lisa does a "Grilled Grandmas" feature on her blog.  Here is her description of this feature:

A Grilled Grandma is a grandmother on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions and she's graciously responded with answers and photos.


It was so fun answering Lisa's questions and picking out which photos to include in the feature.  And I especially love that Alethea and I were featured on Valentine's Day!  She is my little Valentine after all!

Check out the post HERE!