Again With The Culottes

I can’t stop them, please help me. But, for real in the summer these are going to be a wonderful alternative to shorts. Europe is always ahead of the game in regard to fashion and I wasn’t the only one wearing culottes over there. Okay, maybe I was. But, they’ll catch on soon.

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Heavy Metal

In my heart I’m a little girl with a bedazzle gun. I want spikes, studs, chains and metal on everything. Maybe I should get braces again.

Oy! These pull on skinnies with the split ankle! I am so in love. I was skeptical with the pull on factor. But they are fantastic, and the best part is the detail on the ankle. I included a more affordable pair in the links below, so check those out too. And I have to give props to my friend, Karina Halle. You may know her as author Karina Halle, writer of fabulous books. I texted her awhile back about edgy flats and she pointed me to ASH. Karina knows shoes, what can I say? I landed up buying several more pairs in Italy because I was such a fan of their design. So, thanks Karina. I like your cheekbones.

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Roma Jumpsuit

Hey! Hey!
Got this cool jumpsuit. It’s very lightweight. Perfect for warm weather. I linked you to some plus size jumpsuits too. Guess what? I ate gelato all day and I don’t even regret it. Then for dinner we walked into the less touristy area of Rome and found this pizza joint down a side alley. Wowza. First off all the owner was wearing an American flag tee, and had a beer belly, two missing teeth, and tattoos behind his ears. He was surprisingly handsome. I want to write him into a book. The place was so popular with the locals that you basically sit banquet style against the brick wall outside. Right next to strangers. Then when someone has to go to the bathroom they squeeze along the wall behind you basically knocking your chair up and not apologizing. It’s just how it is, and I loved it. So much jug wine on my shirt. Also, I had a bufala pizza which is buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil. Oh my god. You guys, I don’t even like pizza and I think I could eat bufala pizza every day of my life. Italians are so fashionable. I am learning so much. They are ahead of the game and everyone looks like they stepped out of a magazine. It’s beautiful, and graceful, and…European. Anyway, I hope you all get the chance to see this beautiful world. I am forever in love with Europe.

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So, here’s a story…

I went to a very, very strict private college. We had a girl’s basketball team, a girl’s volleyball team, and A girl’s soccer team. We had cheerleaders. They wore culottes. You can imagine my mortification when I pulled what I thought was a skirt off the rack and they turned out to be culottes. I was frightened. More so when I carried them to the dressing room and tried them on. I questioned my sanity when I walked them to the register and bought them. Culottes. Like they wore at my strange college, the same college that made us wear panty-hose, and group date. Anyway, here I am…in culottes.

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All the Saints

Soooo, Ellen Degeneres has a shoe line. Maybe you knew this, I did not. What the what? Comfy flats with cute words across the toes? Yes please. There are three word options, and three color choices. I wish they said hate…or death…or…Gross. Alas, mine say LOVE. Ewwww (so cute). They’re great, but everything Ellen does is great.

 My purse is the softest leather and I’m in love with it. It’s perfect for spring/summer because it’s not… black. Also, have you met Lenny&Eva cuffs? They’re mix and match.

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The Shoes

The shoes everyone has been asking about. The shoes, the shoes, the shoes.  I was looking for something different and fun for this spring and summer and happened upon these. Yes, they are exceptionally comfortable. Yes, I want you to buy them. As for the plaid dress I’m wearing- it’s currently 65% off! It’s under $35.00 and have I told you that Nordstrom is excellent about returns? If you don’t like it ship it on back. Hey! Hey! Happy shopping.


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Red Ryder

That’s his nickname. Surprisingly he’s the one who volunteers to model for my fashion blog. Scarlet, is mostly disinterested. She spends most afternoons in a strict classroom atmosphere, wearing fake plastic reading glasses, and teaching her dolls to read.

Ryder likes clothes. He will wear anything with insects or animals on it, so these shorts were a hit. I linked you below.


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Flats & Blazers

Ripped jeans, ripped jeans. ripped jeans. Shit up with your ripped jeans, Tarryn. Mmkay. I tried to look a little bit professional since some of you asked for outfits you can wear to work? My suggestion is always flats with print and lightweight blazers. And adding a statement piece necklace can change the whole look of an outfit. I don’t wear them because they look too happy. Lucky for you my blazer is on SALE for under $27.00! And so are my Michael Kors leopard flats. I included some other leopard flat options. Just so you know the Crocs are SO comfortable. Yes, Crocs! Happy Shopping. When in doubt, be edgy.


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Tulip Town

Sup, y’all! All the pretty colors. We took a day trip down to Tulip Town with my mom, step dad and kids. It was perfect…except my puppy…and my son…and….

Ryder was grouchy. Sometimes he wakes up in the morning and you just know it’s going to be one of those days. He accused people of not caring about him, made awful grunting noises, whined about everything, punched his sister, demanded new toys, and told us over and over that he was having the worst day of his life. Not even the tulips could cheer him up. The rest of us had a really great day. It’s a pretty magical things to see an ocean of flowers. Outfit details below.


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