Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Faux Furry

Try and guess what I bought on my trip to Chicago?



STREET STYLE LEOPARD PRINT COATS FASHION WEEK INSPIRATION VERSATILE PIECE FOR ANY WARDROBE COLLARLESS COAT JACKET  BLACK TOP CROPPED BLACK PANTS PATENT BLACK LOAFERS SQUARE OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES CAROLINES MODE STOCKHOLM STREET STYLE




Oh, good guess! I have been looking for a leopard faux fur jacket for years. I really wanted a vintage coat but that is like finding a leprechaun riding a unicorn..probably not going to happen.So when I walked into Topshop and saw this...

**Faux Fur Animal Print Coat - Brown


I knew I had to have it!! It was the only one in my size and I only had to wait in line 15 minutes to try it on so I knew it was meant to be. 
I am so excited and can't wait to wear it. 
Don't you think it will go with everything? 
Little black dress, jeans and a t...the options are endless. 
I know it is not for everyone...but it is perfect for me.
What about you?
Faux Fur Coat Here

pics here, here, here, here



Monday, October 20, 2014

Let's Talk

Have you read Me Before You? If not stop whatever you are doing and go get a copy. Get a real book, not a Nook book. This is one you will want to share. Several friends had recommended it but I just couldn't get excited about it. For one thing the cover didn't appeal to me. I know, "you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover" but come on...


This cover looks like a fluffy, Victorian love story. 
I'm not going to say too much about it except, Will Traynor you broke my heart but I still love you. I am not a big crier but I had a little sob fest after I finished this book. I was dying to talk to someone about it and literally had to chase Bill around the house yelling out the plot but he just wasn't interested...go figure. So please, go read and then let's talk.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Back From the Big City

I am back from Chicago and I LOVED it!!!
Thanks to y'all's suggestions we saw a Second City Comedy Show and took an Architecture Boat Tour. And of course did a lot of eating and shopping.


And speaking of shopping I found a Frye Store - it smelled like leather heaven (Or a barnyard depending on your love of animal hides).
Here I am deep in thought trying to decide between two pairs.
After a long struggle a decision was made and I will show you what I got when the boots arrive. They shipped them for me so I didn't have to drag them home on the plane and also didn't have to pay tax: win-win.
Hope you had a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Country Come to Town


I am off to Chicago....
Packing was a challenge. Have you ever pulled out your fall/winter clothes and wonder what in the hell you wore last year? Me too!


But I am excited about some stripes and beads...
I am going to try to post some pictures on Instagram if you want to follow along...
my.blue.hydrangea

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It Shouldn't Be This Hard

Now that it is officially fall, it is time once again to begin the long, often painful, search for the perfect boot.


Some people might call this a problem...
I call it options.
I would have taken a better picture but I was exhausted after trying on all these boots...several times.



I did however commit to these.
More for fashion than exercise...
Thoughts? Recommendations?

pic here






Monday, September 22, 2014

Pile It On

I love accessories....especially jewelry.
There has rarely been a silver necklace or bracelet I haven't felt a little love for.

love chunky tuquoise

And my motto has always been "Why wear one when you can wear three or four?"

Them ore the merrier

The only problem is keeping all that silver clean. I have a strand of large vintage silver beads that are so heavy they give me a neck ache when I wear them. My feelings of joy over-ride the discomfort but cleaning those beads is an even bigger pain.


stacks of bracelets. Hello!! I want to hang with these girls.

But now thanks to the Internet I have found the answer to my tarnished silver...a simple cleaning trick with water, salt, baking soda and vinegar. You have got to try it. It works like a charm.
You can watch the video here
Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Clothing as Entertainment

Had to share this video that Mary Duke posted yesterday....
So clever...


And of course like a good monkey I had to try it myself. 
It really works except those sleeves on her shirt must be freakishly long, while she was wrapping and fluffing I had two small sleeves and lots of cuff...


So I decided to get creative and make my own design. I took the ends and put a rubber band around them to make a bow/flower.


It almost looks like a real skirt, don't you think?


Would I wear it in public? Probably not but trying all the different styles did bring me a good 10-20 minutes of entertainment.
Bill? Not so impressed and if you see him in a blue and white striped shirt that is a little wrinkled..well, now you know why.
Want to try it? Hit up your husband's or boyfriend's closet or get your own over-sized shirt here or here