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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tiny Bathroom Makeover

Bright and modern tiny bathroom makeover.
Hi Ladies,
The picture below is what I started with...even though it's teeny-tiny, I love the fact that it has a window. You only get that in old buildings. (I think my building used to be a motel in the 60s...it's got a Palm Springs, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack kinda vibe.) Also, did you notice the cute, little vanity? (It's completely useless for doing anything other than washing hands, but it's adorable.) :)

Before
 My process: I started off with the turquoise towels and bathmats (I had them from before I moved). Then I happened to be in Target and saw all the cute orange bathroom accessories and fell in love! I walked out with the shower curtain, waste basket and toiletry basket. I didn't want to spend $7 on hand towels from Target, so I got these for about $3 at ROSS. Finally, I liked how everything looked, but thought I still had a lot of white wall. That's when I snatched the turquoise clock and yellow mirror from Target's clearance section.

What do you think?
 

 Bright and modern tiny bathroom makeover. 

Bright and modern tiny bathroom makeover.

 Bright and modern tiny bathroom makeover. 

Bright and modern tiny bathroom makeover.

Bright and modern tiny bathroom makeover.


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Navy and Stripes (Nautical) Outfit

Hi Ladies,
I'm sharing one of my favorite work outfits today: stripes, color blocking and collars...I love! How was your weekend? I spent mine at the local farmer's market and organizing my closet. I was hot as Hades in the Bay area this weekend...97 degrees!! I felt like I was back in Phoenix. Anyway, take care and have a great next week! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Limited, LOFT & BR Factory Petite Shopping Haul



Hi Ladies,
I've finally got to the point where I can stop decorating and start shopping! It's also almost Fall, so this is the perfect time. I started with a big order from The Limited, LOFT and BR Factory's petite line. (If you didn't know, Banana Republic Factory is now offered online, similar to J. Crew Factory. I've heard that it's only in select markets, but everyone I know has access to it.)

P.S. Yes, I do realize that I look about 14 years old in all of these pics. LOL! I hurt my foot and have been wearing flats to work every day and I have a large collection of flair skirts - one of my co-workers said I looked like a catholic school girl. :)

The Limited, LOFT & BR Factory Petite Shopping Haul
 Cardigan
 I bought M Petite, my normal size. I love the cropped length.
Shoe
Love these, got a 8.5. I think the run a little small though.
Dress
I bought a L Petite, it was a little loose in the waist, but overall it fit normally. I love the drapey jersey material...so easy to throw on.

 Dress 
(same dress as above)

The Limited, LOFT & BR Factory Petite Shopping Haul
 Skirt
 Sigh...I really wanted to love this skirt. It so cute with the red dots. I ordered a L Tall, because I figured it would be longer. Unfortunately, it fit tight in the waist and was REALLY short. This picture doesn't tell the whole story...it's obscene in the back.
 Blazer
This blazer is made out of a great material and includes a little stretch. I bought a L Petite and I found that it fit normally. My only issue was that the arms were a little tight when I flexed them. 

Top 
Nice stretchy top. It was right at the border of feeling a little tight under the arms, so take that into consideration if you get it. I bought a L Petite.
Skirt
(same skirt as above)

Skirt
Are you noticing my burgundy theme yet? This trumpet skirt is a great length and fit for work. Plus, the Loft seems to always put it on sale, so I got it 50% off. (It comes in 3 colors.) I bought a 16 Regular which is what I would've expected to wear. (I don't usually buy petite skirts, because I like my work skirts to hit my knee.)
Top
(same as above)

 Blazer
I loved the menswear print of this jacket. It was really cool, but the color didn't do anything for my skin tone. It also fit really snug in the stomach area. I bought a L Petite but wound up returning it. 
 Skirt
(same as above)

Skirt
 (same as above)

Verdict - I kept everything but the 2 blazers. :)
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