Roses In Winter #ootd


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*Thank you to Zevrez for discounting me the grey sweatshirt dress. This post may contain affiliate links*

We have a cold front settling in and while it is sunny outside it’s in the 30s today. So you know what that means, It’s time to break out the gloves, hats, and scarves!

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It’s been since I’ve had anyone take pictures of me and well I was extremely awkward and I did not know what to do with my hands. Also, how do you pose? Do you look at the camera? I found myself looking down or away.

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I really love this new grey sweater dress (although I really wore it like a tunic instead, it was way too short to wear as a dress). The embroidering on the side is so beautiful It made me so sad that I had to wear a jacket over it. some of the flowers are double embroidered and layered which gives a bit of oomph to an already beautiful design. I really wish there was some embroidering on the pocket in the front though as it would have it stand out a bit more. It’s so cozy too! It’s made to be baggy so though don’t look for any body definition. This is a cozy everyday wear item and it’s surprisingly warm. I like it because since it is baggy you can layer under it to provide extra warmth

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I wore some warm black tights and black heeled boots to complete the look. If your interested in this look you can shop the sweatshirt dress HERE.

OOTD; Colorful Flowers!

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It is going to be a while before I start taking pictures of outfits with me in it. Mostly because of the whole house thing. Once we move and get settled in I do plan to wear the outfits and take pictures. For now, I hope you can deal with my flatlays.

I was feeling pretty and girly today so I wanted something to match my mood. This dress absolutely does. The flowers are so pretty and colorful that I needed to wear it. The one thing though is that this is completely a summer dress since the material is so thin. I wasn’t drawn away from it though.

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Seriously isn’t this such a gorgeous coloring? I felt really feminine in it. This dress would be perfect for a summer date night. I paired the dress with some brown booties

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and a wooden pink deer necklace that I have been wanting to wear and I felt the coloring matched perfectly.

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The one thing I will say is that with this dress if you order it you really have to size up as it runs about 2 sizes too small.

If you want to purchase the dress you can do so HERE

Fashion is important no matter where you go!*


I like clothes, I think we’ve established that in the years I’ve been blogging. Gym clothes are no exception. I need to look stylish while being comfortable and sometimes that is a super hard thing to do. No only do the clothes have to fit, but they have to absorb sweat, not be see through (surprisingly this is hard to find.  So when offered to try these black Dawn Raid Capri workout pants I sort of jumped at the opportunity.

This capris do run small so it was a little discouraging when I had to order a size up and it still being slightly smaller than expected. The one pleasant thing I will add though is that the pants are not see-through so squatting and yoga will not be a problem! They are a magnet for lint and hair so if you are particular about being lint free you may want to bring a roller. With 2 cats and a dog I am quite used to having some sort of hair on me at all times (sometimes I is my own sooo…)

The pants are a very dark black that has yet to fade from washing, I am able to stretch in the pants despite them being tighter than I am used to. They are actually super comfortable and softer than I expected. Despite them being advertised as high waist, I found them to be more of a medium waist. This annoyed me a bit, but I got over it. Overall, these are comfy, stretchy and opaque, exactly what workout pants should be.

If you would like to order the pants you can do so HERE

Romwe Clothing Haul

So now that I have a full time job, I can finally buy some new clothes (on sale of course!). Romwe is a inexpensive clothing site that offers deals daily.

* Bird Mesh Top / Pink $5.60

I love the way this top looks, the only problem is that the fabric has zero give. It’s not really tight, but it’s not loose either which makes me wish I ordered a size larger than I wear. Either way the bird details are pigmented and I love wearing this with some blue jeans and pink flats.


* Black Coffee Cup Long Sleeve Top / Black $6.99

Yes, I am a coffee addict, so of course I need the shirt to go with it.
* Petal Sleeve Chiffon Top / Olive $8.40

I purchase this chiffon top because I actually have a skirt that this would perfectly match too. Plus I love the sleeves, they are a cute and stylish.
* Dragonfly Embellished Flats / Blue $27.60

As you can see my flats were the most expensive thing I purchased, they were also the reason I ordered from Romwe. While slightly narrower than I like, they are not too bad. I love the dragonfly embellishment.

What do you think of my haul?

Jewelry of the Day; Handmade Amethyst Necklace*


*Special Thanks to BoutiqueLovin for sending me this necklace at a discounted price*

Amethyst promotes healing, bringing calm, peace, balance and patience to the body. This is perfect for me especially since my fast pace summer classes have gotten me into a bit of a tizzy. This combined with a full time job and the extreme heat I really need some of that healing right about now. So when offered to purchase at a discounted price I immediately said yes.

The possible healing isn’t the only reason I wear the necklace, the amethyst gemstone color pops so any drab office clothes I wear, this gives it a bit of life. I am really trying to toss out the blacks, grays and whites that seem to dominate my wardrobe and easiest way to start are by wearing colorful accessories.

The pendant is handmade, with wire wrapped around the stone, so your focal point is on the stone itself. No extra foufou here. The actual necklace that comes with the pendant is really short and the quality is not so good. Plus it catches on any loose hair or threads so I suggest you replace it as soon as possible if you can.

Boutiquelovin sells other Gemstones and styles too! In fact I have my eye on the Rose Gold Quarts pendant as well, as that one helps open your chakra for your heart to accept love. Even if you don’t believe in gemstones being used for healing, There’s nothing stopping you from just wanting to wear pretty things. The gemstone is lightweight, you almost don’t know your wearing it.

If you would like to purchase the necklace you can do so HERE

Have you purchased any pretty gemstones lately?


 

 

July Golden Tote

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a Golden Tote and I am so happy I am able to get one now. I really love the bag, it reminds me of my hometown, which sort of gives me a bit of homesickness but it’s okay. I ordered the Mini Tote since it was in my price budget

I picked this shirt because of the bright green color, I love wearing green and so this caught my eye. It’s perfect for work. It is a little boxy on me but not enough for me to return it.

Haha, sorry you could see my foot but I was a bit rushed in taking these pictures. I am not sure how I feel about the dress, the material is light and perfect for summer but it is a bit see through and kinda long for my height. I think I will keep it though since I do really like the pattern.

I’m thinking about getting a mystery tote next time, it’s slightly more money but I like to be surprised

What do you think about the Golden Tote.

Let’s Go Get Some Shoes!

I’ve been pretty into flats lately, plus with my new job I really wanted shoes that I not only would be comfortable in but also I feel is stylish. Now that I am older I sometimes prioritize comfort over fashion however I feel like flats are stylish. I still love heels don’t get my wrong but wearing them 8 hours a day is killer. I’ll start trying to look for comfortable heels (oxymoron).

My favorite are the yellow flats, I love wearing yellow, it’s one of those colors that I feel goes really well with me. I will say the most comfortable (besides the Polo shoes) are the black H&M flats. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some OOTD posts so you can see how I style them.

May you always have Serotonin in your life


I am a huge science and chemistry nerd, I even contemplated Chemistry as my major for college. So seeing this necklace made me so excited. Another reason I wanted this necklace is because I suffer from depression. I have to take medication everyday just to feel normal.

Serotonin Necklace

It runs in my family so I knew there was a chance I could experience depression. When Rosa Vila Boutique offered me a chance to work with them I immediately zeroed in on this necklace. This necklace helps me to remind myself to be positive and think of happier Serotonin filled times.

The only thing I find a fault in was the chain length I wish it was a inch or so longer.

If you would like to view or purchase the necklace for yourself you can do that HERE

*This product was discounted to me for a fair and honest review

Jewelry of the day: Holding my heart in my hands*


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I have always had a bit of a soft spot for hearts and necklaces. I’ve been in such a Necklace mood lately, it’s so silly that It’s been all I want to wear recently. Earrings just have been a bother and Bracelets get caught in my long sleeves (The AC is always cold at work). Rings have just been Meh, but I’ve been in love with necklaces. This necklace is Sterling Silver with Swarovski Crystal (I’m on a budget do you think I can afford diamonds?). While the necklace is low price (under $20) It certainly doesn’t feel cheap. The pendant has some heft to it, plus it makes me feel romantic and with my anniversary here I should get myself into that mood. The chain itself isn’t too great, and I will eventually replace it later.

Want to check out the pendant? You can do that HERE.

Five Friday Favorites

So in hopes of trying to be more positive and Look at what I have rather than what I want or has lost, I’ve decided to start doing Five Friday Favorites. Hopefully it will let me look at what I have and be able to be happier and content with everything. Will I do this every friday? Maybe, maybe not. I’m trying not to micromanage my life as much!

Wheaten Sweatshirt
My Wheaten sweatshirt. Tesla is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix. It’s not a really big breed as most people actually have never heard of it so imagine how excited I am to find a sweatshirt that can represent where she is in my life

bridal Set

So guys, I’m a horrible person. I lost my wedding ring. I fell horrible and I have not been able to find it. I went insane looking around my house and pretty much went into a depressed despair when I could not locate it. Not having my wedding ring on my finger feels so foreign and strange. I’ve gotten so used to having my gorgeous ring on my finger that without it… I finally broke down and got a bridal set. Having something on my finger that helps show how much love my husband I am have for each other has really increased my mood.

Tennis shoes

Did you know I’ve never owned a casual tennis shoe. All my tennis shoes are for running, weightlifting or playing tennis. Honestly I never knew that casual sneakers exsisted (I know sounds like I  have been living under a rock). I love these shoes! They are oh so comfortable, they are stylish and I feel cool wearing them. Plus I love the hightops!

Instanatural micellar water

I love Micellar water. It’s helped keep my face refreshed and hydrated with the summer heat, I don’t know how I went so long without using it! It cleans make up off my face, while cleansing and keeping my face looking great. I seriously cannot stop boasting about this!

NYX wonder stick

Last but not least my NYX Wonder stick. I’ve been trying my hand at contouring and highlighting, while I am not the best at it and still learning the tricks this is so easy to use. The ease of which I can use the wonderstick helps with my less then knowledgeable skills in this area. I’m still debating if I want to do a in depth review. Let me know if you want and I will definitely whip one up for you all.

What are you Five Friday Favorites?

xo,

Kimberly-3