Relaxed Look at the Sundial Bridge

Good morning dear reader! Hope you had a good productive week and are ready for a little weekend relaxation. I definitely am, even though one day this week I used a floating holiday and we went for a short drive to the Sundial Bridge.

I’ve been here before but I am totally amazed at the innovation of man every time I see it. Actually a working sundial it spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River and reaches 217 feet into the sky. Surrounding it are all kinds of hiking trails, a botanical garden, and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park that has all kinds of educational and fun displays that are ever changing throughout the year. Of course I still wanted to look stylish and be warm so I wore a black rib-knit v-neck sweater with a classic white shirt underneath and my dark jeans and black booties.

The sweater is 50% off right now at Old Navy, comes in four other colors and sizes XS to XXL. It has a high low hem and side slits with rib knit detail on the collar, hem and cuffs.

Underneath I wore a classic white shirt also from Old Navy just for a little extra warmth even though it actually turned out to be a beautiful warm day.

These Everflex skinnies from Maurices have quickly become my go to jeans. They have a high rise waist and are so soft and stretchy. They don’t bag out like some jeans do and are such an affordable price. Right now you can buy one get one 50% off and Maurices carries them in regular and plus sizes.

My booties are from Glamour Farms and are no longer available but I think these peep toe booties are really cute. I’ve ordered several pairs of their booties and shoes and they have all been great quality.

If you enjoy nature, the Exploration Park is definitely a fun place to visit. Aquatic adventures, a parrot playhouse, and all kinds of animals, including a striped skunk (with it’s scent glands removed of course) that have been rescued and are non-releasable. just to name a few of their attractions. We have a great time and learn something new every time we go!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your Saturday morning to stop in and let us share a little about our neck of the woods with you. If you’ve enjoyed your time and would like to follow us and receive our posts in your inbox regularly just click on the link below then be sure to check your email for a confirmation link. Feel free to tell your friends about us – everyone is welcome here! And if you have any comments those are always welcome too. Have a super weekend!!

What I’m Wearing to a Fall Wedding!

Happy Friday everyone!! Sorry for the late post this morning. My internet has been in and out since last night. It drives me nuts ha ha. And, then I realized my husband still had my atm card so on my way into town to finish this post I ran out of gas and my step-dad came to my rescue. What a morning, but I’m back on track now and ready to face the day and so thankful it’s Friday!! Does anyone else ever face these crazy circumstances? Life is definitely a ride sometimes:)

This time of year love is in the air! Fall weddings are some of my favorite to attend. Of course, I’m partial because September is my anniversary month. My husband’s boss is getting married this month to the love of his life and I’m excited that my whole family has been invited. It’s sure to be a fun time. I tend to take the semi-formal approach when shopping for a wedding guest dress unless the invitation says black and white attire required. Even then I never want it to look like I’m part of the wedding entourage yet I still want to feel pretty and confident especially when going out with my husband.

I chose this Ralph Lauren cap sleeve wrap dress. It’s not available in the exact color I’m wearing but this pretty navy color is available in sizes 0 through 18 and comes in petite sizing too.

Wrap dresses are universally flattering and the length is what caught my attention in the store. I love figure hugging dresses while still being movable and not skin tight.

These d’orsay wedges in this pretty leopard print had just the right amount of edginess I love and since leopard is a neutral they were the perfect match. The heel is low and they are extremely comfortable and easy to walk in. They have a padded footbed and the pointy toe helps to elongate your leg. Use code SAVENOW at checkout for extra savings.

The wedding is taking place in this pretty clubhouse in the countryside. I love that this dress and shoe combination are great if you’d like to go for a walk to take in the beauty of nature. The material has a stretch to it and I wore my shapewear underneath for a smooth appearance.

The cap sleeves have a few ruffles to make them girly and they fall in the most flattering way.

I love a wrap dress to give structure to your waistline. Paired with the knee length, I think it makes for a very hourglass silhouette.

If you are going to be attending a fall wedding, I would highly recommend this dress. If you’re tall, short, petite or plus size, this dress would look amazing on you:)

To keep the focus on my dress and shoes, I chose simple jewelry of gold tassle earrings and a gold bracelet. My exact earrings are sold out but I love these and these. I love a smoky eye for an evening or late afternoon wedding. I chose a blue smoky eye using these colors, Mary Kay candlelight shimmer, Mary Kay sand castle matte and Mary Kay navy matte. I paired them with this Mary Kay steely eyeliner. The cc cream I’m wearing is going to be part of my week 5 skincare series. It’s paraben and phthalate free with spf 15. I’m in love ha ha. It has just the right amount of coverage with enough moisturizing creaminess to keep our skin looking healthy and picture ready:) which is a big plus at weddings because many pictures will be taken. I always take advantage of getting some pics of my whole family during this time. They make great Christmas cards which is fast approaching. I love Thanksgiving though as I love to eat and am so thankful for all I’ve been given.

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Staying on Trend Comfortably

Good morning and happy Thursday! You may have heard that there are massive power outages here in California as our state’s largest power company, Pacific Gas & Electric, is trying to avoid wildfire risk. Before dawn yesterday they flipped the electricity switch off across 20 counties and more shutoffs are possibly scheduled for today effecting more than 2 million people. Stiff dry winds had been forecast and last year’s heavy winter rains followed by extreme dryness and summer heat have created dangerous amounts of natural fuel. Winds can bring down lines, sparking wildfires that are nearly impossible to contain and after being blamed last year for the deadliest fire in California’s history, PG&E is taking this extreme precaution.

My heart goes out to anyone who is without electricity this morning and I hope you were able to get the needed supplies to ride this out! We have a generator at work so it’s business as usual for us.

Today I’m styling what could be work wear or even a fun night out with friends, plaid ultra stretch skinny pants from Kohl’s with this twist front top from Macy’s.

These Simply Vera Luxury Ultra Stretch skinny pants are so comfortable! They come in 7 other prints, XS to XXL and are buy one get one 1/2 off right now. They pull on, have faux pockets and are a high rise that sits at the waist. You can get them in short, average and tall lengths too.

This INC twist front button up top from Macy’s is a little different for me. I rarely wear black but I thought maybe with my silver hair I could try it. I really like the twist front detail and it can be dressed up with these stretch pants and dressier shoes or would look equally stylish with a pair of jeans and loafers. It does come in 6 other colors if black isn’t your taste.

I thought this Vera Wang snake print satchel I found at Kohl’s would add a fun element and snake print is really on trend right now. It’s 20% off right now with code AGAIN20. It has a lot of compartments and at this price point is great quality.

I always like a purse that has long enough handles that I can throw is over my shoulder so both hands are free.

I think it’s important to add trending items to our wardrobe to stay looking current but still stay within our own comfort zone too. The subtle plaid print of these stretch pants and the snake print accent of the satchel are a fun statement without being too over the top for me.

How about you? Do you like to add trends to your wardrobe each season? I’d love to hear what fun things you’ve added if you would leave me a comment. And if you’d like to follow us and receive our posts in your inbox each morning just click on the link below, then be sure to check for a confirmation link to get started. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope it’s a great day!

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Happy Monday morning, hope everyone had a restful weekend and are refreshed to face this brand new week. Time sure is flying:) This last Saturday I went with my mom and daughter to our local pumpkin patch. It was so much fun.

When I’m trudging along looking for the perfect pumpkins, I like to look put together but comfortable at the same time. I also want to wear something that will wash well if I get a little dirt on my boots as they sing ha ha. I wore a simple outfit of embellished black skinny jeans, a longer white tank top and a simple pink cardigan. My exact jeans are no longer available but I love these and these from Macy’s. The leggings come in sizes xs-xxl and have great reviews for comfort and wash & wear. With a cute longer sweater, I think they would be perfect.

These from New York & Co are very cute too. They come in sizes 0 through 18 and the simple cheetah detail is what drew me to them. It makes a fun on trend statement without going overboard. They have buy 1 get 1 50% off all new arrivals plus free shipping over $50.

I even found a new boyfriend at the pumpkin patch. Shh, don’t tell my husband:) My simple white tank top is from Kohl’s. I love the price, quality and length. I’ve had mine for a few months and it washes well. The neckline is good too, flattering yet it covers. It’s available in sizes xs-xxl.

Fun things for the kids to do is always a plus. My son still loves to see how tall he is. I always laugh because he will be 22 soon and I’m pretty sure he is full height. None the less, he likes to see and get his picture taken when we go every year.

My kids also love animals. I think we all just love to be outdoors.

I love that this tank top is long enough to show under my cardigan. It’s also long enough to wear with the cute leggings I linked to above.

I chose a simple pink cardigan but you could virtually wear any color of your choosing as long as it matched the embroidery in your jeans. I like this one and this one. Maurices has a buy 1 Get 1 50% off sweaters right now. The open front cable knit cardigan comes in 3 fall colors and sizes xs-xxl. Color blocking with a light gray on top with a darker gray on bottom would be flattering to your hip line along with the waterfall open front style. It’s $34 and available in sizes xs-xxl and comes in plus sizing as well.

I love to visit the little stores at the pumpkin patch. They always have a lot of goodies to eat and we found some cute fall decor. Plus, I love the pumpkin cookies and spice lattes.

I took this picture while waiting on my mom and daughter while they were taking the pumpkin wagon back. I wore my cross heart necklace that my daughter got me last Christmas and some simple small diamond studs. I’m also enjoying my Mary Kay appleberry lipstick and lip gloss.

Does anyone have plans to visit their local pumpkin patch soon? We’d love to hear what you wear when you go there. I’m off to run some errands and hope you all have a great start to your week.

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Praise the Lord it’s Friday, Can I get an Amen!! What I wore to my son’s college concert:)

Skirt/Black Tights

Fall is the beginning of a lot of fun activities and performances. This truly is my favorite time of the year starting now till New Year’s. You can honestly feel the excitement in the air. Although my kids are now grown, I coordinate times and we all meet to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. One of our favorite items besides pumpkins is the pumpkin syrup. Then they always have to twist my arm ha ha and I make them french toast for dinner that day:)

October and November bring all the fall concerts. My son has been playing guitar since he was 10 so I’ve always enjoyed dressing up to watch his performances. He is now performing with many talented individuals at his college and the concerts are thoroughly enjoyable. I like to feel cute and modest. My exact shirt has sold out but I love this one from JC Penney. Both the striped and sundrop are cute patterns. It’s available in tall so if you like your shirts a little longer to cover the tummy area it would be perfect. I did a front tuck with mine. Use code GOSTYLE for a 20% savings. Or 25% off $100 and over order. This one from Express is a great option too. I love the ruffle around the collar and the buttons. It comes in sizes xxs-xl and is 30% off.

I would also wear this to a meeting with one of my clients during a makeup consultation. I’ve always loved Mary Kay’s motto. Not just the fact that she always said to put faith first, family second and then to work very hard third but the example she left us by her fashion choices. She always said to look professional, feminine and modest. I feel this outfit follows that to a tee.

I added black control top pantyhose and black booties for a slimming appearance. Of course, this girl needs a little sparkle on her booties but solid black would work just as well. The ones I’m wearing are no longer available but these are cute and I also like these. Vera Wang boots are always comfortable and offer the extra little pizazz I love. These Dr. Scholl’s are super cute and with a padded footbed and both medium and wide widths available they look to be a perfect option also. The exact brand I’m wearing is Madden at Kohl’s. The ones available come with this cute wooden heel making them great if you’re looking for something you can dress up or dress down for a more casual look.

Red is one of my favorite colors so I added this lightweight red cardigan for a pop of color. Mine is sold out but I love this one from Kohl’s. The detail at the top is pretty and the vertical detail on the back would be slimming. I also like that it’s a bit brighter red. It’s an otherwise neutral outfit and although I love black and white it’s not the best near my face. I am a cool winter in my natural coloring so a bit of color brings out the pink in my complexion which is more flattering. Makeup tip-pinch your cheeks and see what your natural color is. That is the color blush you should be using:) Rosy Nude is my color.

Take your pointer and middle finger and place them right beside your nose looking in a mirror. That is where your blush should start along your natural cheek bones. Your natural cheek color will always make you appear more youthful. If you see young children running around playing without a care in the world they usually have a flushed glow to their cheeks. Freckles are also in right now. So while we love a perfect matte complexion, don’t cover up those youthful freckles too much.

My black leather wrap bracelet with small crystal details along with my simple silver hoops with a sparkly sheen were the perfect accents. I love Alison + Aubrey for jewelry but I’m going shopping today with my mom and am going to try to find some pretty options to share with you all next week.

You could also choose red heels to bookend your red cardigan and still achieve that slimming look. The straps across your foot should be small and if you can cross them in a way that makes an X it will slim your leg. A pointed toe will also help with this.

This pair has a block heel that is fairly low and the toe isn’t too narrow making them comfortable. I love these and these. I love the scallop edging. Use code FRIENDS at checkout for savings.

What kind of outfits do you all like to wear to your children or grandchildren’s recitals and school festivities? Mom, my daughter and I are headed to the pumpkin patch this Saturday. We are picking out pumpkins for them to make homemade pumpkin pie, yummy! I am their taste tester as this girl usually burns everything ha ha. It’s a good thing I married a cook:)

If anyone’s interested in following along we will put our pumpkin patch experience on our Insta stories. It’s always a fun adventure with us girls. A lot of laughter in our house. We are very glad you’re here with us and you are welcome to leave your email below to never miss a post. We’d love to have you join us.

P.S. On Fridays we’ve been linking up with Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. She’s very sweet and if you’re interested in joining her I know she’d love to have you:)

It Rains, It Pours

Good morning, what a weekend!! I had a fun family adventure picking up our new puppy, a chocolate lab whom we’ve named Rocky. And, the weather has turned to freezing temps almost overnight it seems. I am definitely not used to this type of weather this early in September. I told my husband if I must get a whole new wardrobe to help me adjust then I must ha ha!! I do what I’ve got to do:) Is anyone else experiencing cooler than expected temps this time of year??

I pulled out my raincoat yesterday and my cute rain boots as we were braving the weather to go grocery shopping. To my dismay, the internet was not cooperating and my beloved Wal-mart e cart would not load, so trekking through the rain we went. I love having a cute raincoat with a hood. This exact one is sold out but I love these from J Crew. There is a lot of pretty colors, and a cinched waist to keep us from looking frumpy, yes please:) It’s available in sizes xxs through 3x. Made of a fabric that’s machine washable is a plus and J Crew has 30% off right now using code MONDAY.

Having a raincoat that’s long enough to cover your backside so you can wear it with leggings, skinny jeans and your bulkier sweaters is a great option. I also love these raincoats from Macy’s. The first one is from London Fog and the second is Ralph Lauren. The Jackie O vibe they give off is what drew me to them. The cheetah hood on this Via Spiga is a great way to add animal print this season without going overboard. If you’re looking to incorporate this trend then I think this is a great option. Macy’s is giving 15% off right now with code DEALS.

One more raincoat option I wanted to mention is from Amazon. It is the brand Fisoul. It comes in a lot of great color options and isn’t that striped lining so cute. The detachable hood is convenient and also has the cute striping on it. It’s also a very affordable option. All of these raincoats come with many great reviews and were listed in the Today Show’s top ten coats.

Of course, with raincoats comes rain boots and umbrellas so you can have fun playing with your new puppy while starting to potty train. These matte Chelsea rain boots from J Crew are cute and get good reviews for comfort. They also come in a pretty green and are included in the 30% off sale with code MONDAY. I also like these Sam Edelman Tinsley rain boots. They are super cute and have a padded foot bed. In the $50 price range with many color options and free shipping they are a perfect option.

If you’re looking for a taller option like I’m styling here, I really like these UGG Shaye rain boots. They come in four different color options and I love them all.

Last but definitely not least, umbrellas are a must. My daughter and I picked this up at Wal-mart and I’m so glad she insisted we get it. It was during the end of summer and we had some thunderstorms so she was wanting one, but I was thinking on it and so happy with my decision to purchase it. Boy, have I definitely used it a lot now only a few months later.

Shopping online last night I found this totes umbrella with the colored dots that I thought was so cute and perfect to match many outfit choices. It also comes in clear. I love bubble umbrellas to keep my hair looking perfect and they help block the wind in my opinion. If you’re looking for just one of the cutest umbrellas ever then Kate Spade is always a fun option. I also love this one from her.

To keep things simple as I would be moving around a lot, I wore a simple bar longer necklace and my pearl earrings. And I’m loving my new Mary Kay True Dimensions chocolate lipstick with Mary Kay red lip liner for these dreary days:)

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to help you enjoy this rainy weather that is sure to come if it hasn’t hit where you live yet or if you’re like me and it’s already here then you can be confident you look cute while trying to avoid all the puddles. I used to love jumping in puddles as a kid. Oh the memories:)

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Looking Cute & Comfy While Golfing With My Man

Tassel Top/Button Frayed Hem Jeans/Red Jacket

Ever since I can remember the golf course has been one of my favorite places to go to. As a little girl, my dad would take us to the driving range weekly. Or we would visit the putting greens. It is one of my fondest childhood memories with him. When I was around 12 we moved to Arizona and lived right on the golf course. My sister and I were allowed to drive the golf carts and oh what mischievous fun we had driving them ha ha. We would make food and drink runs for my dad and his friends. While my dad is now in heaven with Jesus, I still love to go golfing with my hubby. He also loves golfing and I once again find myself living in a golf course community.

I loved visiting the golf shops at the club house. I found some of the women’s clothing to not be quite as cute and fashion forward as my tastes preferred. So, I’ve always tried to find cute & comfy clothing that I could move around in but still feel girly and find flattering.

With the weather being unpredictable sometimes, I love that I found a comfortable jacket in one of my favorite colors. It is available in sizes extra small through extra large. The fabric content includes spandex making it comfortable. I also love the vertical seams running down the front from the pockets to the waistband and the fact that it’s not boxy which is a problem with a lot of jean jackets. Red is one of my favorite colors, so at a $30 price point I just couldn’t resist.

The longer length of this v-neck tassel top was the perfect pairing with this jacket. Moving my arms was easy as I couldn’t let my husband beat me:) Of course, no matter how hard I try, he always comes out on the winning side.

I’m pretty good at keeping up with the guys and making it to the green in just a few more swings than them, but my putting needs more practice. I try to bend down and pretend I know how to read the greens as they say. I always usually come up short though. It’s all about having fun and getting some fresh air and exercise to stay healthy. And my husband is a blast to be around. He buys me treats and encourages me and a lot of times teaches me. I love how the buttons on this jacket coordinate perfectly with the buttons on these dark frayed hem skinny jeans. Even if I can’t beat the guys, I’ll sure look cute trying!

The details on this shirt along with the pretty muted floral pattern are what I admired most. Pleating across the shoulders and the stitching detail with tassels and a modest v-neck were my favorite features. I paired it with a red jean jacket but you could easily pair it with a navy, green or black blazer.

I’ve had these golf shoes for a while now but they are excellent quality as all Nike products usually are. I love the neutral tan stripe across the top as well as the coordinating red Nike swoosh:) They are very comfortable and I would highly recommend if you are interested in playing golf that you invest in a pair. I like these and these.

Pearls are just timeless and the length of these filled in the neck line of this top. It’s between 18 to 22 inches in length. The gold matched the buttons of the jacket along with my diamond bracelet. That was an anniversary gift from my husband years ago but I like this bracelet and this one. Pearl stud earrings topped off the look.

Well, we’ve made it to the weekend! Praise the Lord!!! Tomorrow we are headed on a fun family outing. I’m going to try to post to our insta stories. If you’re interested you can check it out and we’d love to have you follow us here at Sizable Fashion. Have a restful and blessed weekend!