Happy Tuesday to you all!!! And don’t forget to enter to win some boots from Justin!!!
Category Archives: Fashion & Beauty
I could go on and on and on about how fab the Stampede is.
But you all already know that.
So instead, I’ll do some “looks” for different events…
Sound like fun?!?!?
Tomorrow is kinda a big deal…
Well. To me.
I get to go to a fancy-smancy gala-type thing!
Ok, not that fancy. But still.
The Calgary Stampede Showcase Stir’Up (haha, get it!?) is a preview of all the western artists that will be showcasing their art during Stampede! I have never been before, and I heard that Kate and Will (you know, THE KATE AND WILL) were there last year! So I am really looking forward to it…Mostly because my friend, Shelagh Blatz will be there with her AMAZING jewelry!!! (check out her facbook and twitter pages!!)
Have you seen her pieces?!
Now, WHAT DO I WEAR?!?!? I know I want to break out my new red boots!! And I went shopping yesterday (yes, I left it to the last minute) and got a couple white dresses. Now, do I keep them white? Or dye them navy blue? (I already got the dye) Ack! I am soooo much better at dressing other people than I am myself!!! Help!
I put some ideas together (ignore the yellow dress, that’s just for fun!), what do you think?!
Today’s request comes from Jamie-Rae, she wrote me…
“ The event is an outdoors/country summer wedding, a “jeans only” wedding actually – fun right? Here’s the kicker, I’ll be approx 7 months prego at the time, right about the stage of pregnancy where I’m verging on feeling like a spectacle/wanting to kick the next person who asks if I’m carrying twins, haha! Looking forward to your advice! “
I have TOTALLY been there Jamie!!! (three times!!) so I 100% get it. My best advice is to pick clothes that will be comfortable. End of Story. And maternity clothes are SOOO fabulous (ugh) that there will be so many choices out there. Oh, who am I kidding. Unless you want to spend an arm and a leg, the choices are pretty limited and not at all fun. My style during pregnancy was to stick to basics (and only buy stuff that I would wear EVERYWHERE) and then add some fabulousness with accessories. And by accessories I mean earrings, boots and purses. Because there was no way rings were going to fit in the middle of summer, and I soooo did not want to wear necklaces to draw ANY attention to how GIGANTIC my girls were during pregnancy. (hahaha…maybe I’m not the best person to be replying to this request, I am starting to sound bitter!)
I threw a few looks together for you! Have fun with the accessories and be comfortable, everyone there is going to think you look adorable anyways!!
I am LOVING the Junk Gypsy series…
Like, I am starting to save my pennies so I can have them come up here and do my WHOLE HOUSE, kinda love!!!! (or maybe that would make for an AMAZING episode?!! HGTV are you listening?!)
But almost more than the decorating, I am DIGGING on the girls outfits!!! Check these out…
(sorry for the poor quality, I did some fancy photography with my iphone and laptop…not so hot…but the best I could come up with!)
And since I am a bit obsessed with stuff like this, I begged Jolie to let me in on their style sources! Most of the jackets they picked up DURING shooting, because they had to have new outfits for all episodes/moments…and in a pinch, they found most of their fabulous jackets on ebay and they are mostly Free People…leave it to the gypsy girls to find a fab deal even in a crunch! Inspired, I went on the hunt and found all of these fabulous deals…
Aren’t these amazing? And all from ebay…I am soooo hunting there more often!!! I am also going to attempt to do a post on my favorite parts of each of their rooms…wish me luck on the photography part. LOL
AND don’t forget to tune in to the JUNK GYPSIES every saturday night on HGTV!! 7pm PST/EST & 6CST
Upcoming episodes are gonna be fab!!
6/30 ASHER (a 11 year old boys room)
7/7 PARENTS (Amie and Jolie’s parent’s living room)
7/14 JOHN (a total rockstar-house of blues-type living room)
7/21 PROM (the reallllly amazing prom held ‘just for tv’)
Dear, dear Julia…she wrote me eons ago, and I lost her email in the shuffle of life. But, knowing how a mom’s life is, she re-emailed me to refresh my memory!! And I am SOOO glad she did!!! I haven’t slept longer than 4 hours in a row in a LONG time and have BIG TIME mommy brain, so I need reminders like this!!! So PLEASE, if I have missed or lost your email request…PLEASE resend!!! I didn’t ignore it, I read all of them!! It just got lost in my email inbox somewhere!!! I love all the emails, and all of you so much that I don’t want anyone to get missed!!!
But back to Julia! She wrote me…
I got this message from Carol this week on facebook…
Okay, I’m a tomboy. I’m more comfy in jeans, fitted tee and boots than anything. I own one skirt and I’ve never worn it. A friend told me I needed to stop being afraid to be a girl and wear a dress. I would love for you to guide me. Did I mention I’m also cheap? I would love to find some things and put him in his place!
This sounds like a challenge Carol!!!! I am sooo in! And I KNOW you will look fab!!!
My best advice is that when you go shopping, take someone with you that you trust to tell you the truth, and who’s fashion style you admire. That way, you know that when they tell you no, believe them, and when they say yes…BELIEVE THEM!! It will sooo not feel normal or comfortable trying on dresses or skirts, but like anything else, time fixes everything! You will get used to it eventually and then they will start to feel as normal as wearing your jeans! That said, I will be the first to step up and admit that I am not much of a dress or skirt girl either. I just feel more me in jeans, but I will totally break out the fabulousness when the occasion calls for it!
Start out slow, try looking for dresses or skirts for stuff like grocery shopping or running errands…that way you can ease into the whole skirt-thing in a casual way. Here are a couple of ideas for those kind of days…
Once you find a skirt or dress that you like, bring it home, and work with that fabulous friend to go through your closet and create some outfits together. Use what you already have and this will help you feel confident when you step out…If everything is new, then you won’t feel like you AT ALL. And that’s not good! Here are some ideas using the dresses I found above…not knowing your body type, I can’t recommend any specific style, so when you are out shopping, try on any and everything!! This is the fun part, don’t feel discouraged if things don’t fit or look good, it is the clothes not your body. Every designer cuts and styles clothes differently, you just have to do the homework and find that designer that works for you! I have LONG arms, and the majority of shirts and jackets don’t fit, but I am LOVING Tommy Hilfiger, Jacob and Banana Republic these days…but that took a LOT of trial and error!!! That is why you have your friend, don’t make any decisions on your own, put it on, come out and show them. Let them say yes or no! We all judge our bodies unfairly, trust in them to steer you in the fabulous direction!
Here are some outfits that I have thrown together for you. Again, these are just suggestions, don’t focus on any of the price tags, I just used items for their look…and there are TONS of stores that copy designer items at good prices!!