Monday, April 24, 2017

With a Little Luck: ootd

Clover NecklaceClover Earrings, and Ireland Travel journal from Etsy.com
    It seems that everywhere I look, the world is green and full of life and I must be out in it.  So, I'll be brief today and leave you with a little poem and lots of pictures:

 The World is very old;
But year by year
It groweth new again
When buds appear.
~Cicely Mary Barker

Shop the Look:
Lucky Clover Dress from The Other Sparrows 
Lauren Conrad LC Poplin Blouse from Kohls
Nila Anthony Peach Purse
Similar Gold Knot Sandals from ModCloth
Gold Sandals from ThredUp
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Make Great Rides Dress

My home isn't terribly far from a gorgeous secluded lake.  I decided to take my daily stroll here today and it's the perfect morning for it.  This Make Great Rides dress from ModCloth just arrived, so I decided to wear it today.  It is an absolutely perfect fit and well made.  I am so happy with it; I wish I had a cute little bike with a basket on the front to ride around while wearing this cutie :D


Shop the Look:
Make Great Rides Dress from ModCloth
The Zest is History Heels in Burgundy
Forever 21 Mint Purse from ThredUp
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ree & Me

    I've never really been on a girls' weekend, but catching up with old friends over dinner led to a revelation of our shared love of all things made by Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.  Someone suggested a trip and plans were tentatively made.  Often someone will cancel at the last minute, but this time everything worked out and after a wonderful night of girl talk, Mexican food, an amazing bottle of Villa Jolanda coconut moscato, we were on our way to a town I never thought to visit--Pawhuska, Oklahoma.   
    Even though we arrived at the cafe at 8:15 a.m., we spent an hour waiting in line.  Breakfast was a wonderful, rich southern meal with biscuits, bacon, eggs, and gravy on the side.  So, good!  Then we spent some time browsing The Mercantile and buying a few pastries from the bakery upstairs.  While I wish there had been a little more to do on the way, it was a wonderful scenic drive with hardly another car in site for several hours of the trip, and best of all it was the perfect day with friends.  
    I picked up souvenirs for everyone I'd left at home for the weekend, and for myself I grabbed a strand of these lovely turquoise beads that all the ladies in the shop were wearing.  They are well made, and I have already worn them with several outfits and I am planning a second trip this summer with other friends who heard about my trip and were a little angry that they'd been left out.   I know it's only spring, but my summer is shaping up nicely already.
    Since I'm in an old mercantile kind of mood, I decided to visit the one nearest my home.  It's full of flea markets and antique stores now, but they've remained favorites and are one of the first places I visited when I got back to the States.  If it were possible for me to buy one of these old buildings I'd restore it and make it into a working mercantile too.

Shop the Look:
Turquoise Necklace from The Mercantile
Darling Lace Dolly Dress from Chicwish
Turquoise Ring available in my etsy shop BlueSunEmporium.etsy.com
Fervour Cardi From ModCloth
My Stroll Mate Flats by Rocket Dog from ModCloth


Monday, April 17, 2017

Smitten Kitten

Purrmaid pin, Ceramic Chubby Cat, and Cute Cat Pin from Etsy.com

Eeesh, coming up with titles for my posts either happens instantly or is a real trial.  Today's was a trial.  Moving on.
Out and about on this beautiful day, enjoying the sunshine at one of the many parks in the area. Nature is donning all her bright colors, so I will do no less, and since I'm feeling playful, I'm wearing my kitten tights.



Shop the Look:
Charter School Cardigan from ModCloth
Wherefore Art Thou, Ro-Meow? Cat tights from ModCloth
Forever 21 dress from ThredUp

Friday, April 14, 2017

Boho Rose

Out for a stroll down the lane by the nectarine tree on this beautiful spring day, and not much to say about this outfit.  It's a combination of old and new to me with some of my hand made necklaces in the mix.  I love to layer them in twos or threes.

Shop the Look:
Victoria's Secret Dusty Rose Boho Dress from ThredUp
Necklaces are handmade
Nila Anthony Grapefruit purse
 Gem Gladiator Sandals from Target are old

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It's Spring; Think Pink!

Pink Rose Photo, Chanel Print, Tulips Print available on Etsy.com

    Yeah, sometimes it's hard to think up a good title for a post and it shows.  This is one of those times.  Ahhh, but what's in a name as the Bard said.  So, weirdo title aside, I finally ran out of room on my memory card and went back through all the folders to delete old pics.  I stumbled across three or four outfits that I never got around to posting to the blog before we made the long journey back to the States.  And rather than wiping the memory card, I saved a few of them to post occasionally.  This pink dress seems spring appropriate, but it seemed a little boring on its own.  I layered it with a sheer Peter Pan blouse to give it some visual interest and then added black and gold accessories.  I'm much happier with it now.
 Shop the Look:
Dress from ThredUp
Perfume Bottle Purse from Ebay
Forever 21 flats and blouse

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spreading the News

Quick Update on the Flash Sale:  Remember this upcoming ModCloth flash sale I told you about? A few things have changed! Now, it's one day only (April 14th), running from 12 a.m ET to 11:59 p.m. ET. So hurry - you only have 24 hours to grab select spring favorites at 40% off—no coupon required.

Psssst.  Hey, Mod-Lovers, right now ModCloth is having a Spring BOGO event on dresses .  I just picked up these two beauties in the sale:


And, a little birdie told me that ModCloth's got another 40%  off flash sale up their sleeves!  Get ready to stock up for spring, because starting April 14th at 12 a.m. ET, you can grab select spring favorites at 40% off, no coupon required.  Ends April 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Happy shopping :)