Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Final Days of Fall

I spent some time at the end of October picking grapes, making fresh preserves and steaming them for juice.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This bag!

If you are wondering why I would post these outfit pictures looking pretty rumpled and crumpled...

There is a reason....even though I do like these clothes...

This outfit post was brought to you to highlight this like new bag I bought from a resale store* for $30. 

The Longchamp Le Pilage bag, navy with leather accents. In the store I did a quick over view of the bag and was pretty confident it was authentic before laying down my money. Personally and ethically I have a problem with counterfeit goods, to me it is plagiarism and fraud and I wouldn't want to support either.  Once I got home I went online and found a website that had a very comprehensive detailing of fake vs. authentic and everything was perfect. I think I have a good eye and can spot quality and workmanship whether I know the brand or not; this bag had all the hallmarks of quality.

Shirt: J.Crew-fall 2012
Pants: Joe's-thrifted
Leopard belt: Target
Bag: Longchamp-thrifted*

*I have been having an internal dialogue of whether or not something is thrifted if you buy it second hand at a used clothing resale store...more thoughts on that would warrant a full post.

Friday, October 18, 2013

All things pink

This past weekend was an all breast cancer awareness weekend for me, so I spent the days in pink T shirts and athletic wear. Saturday, my daughters' youth soccer program held a "Pink-out" for breast cancer and on Sunday I ran a 5 K to support a fund for breast cancer research.

Some highlights:

"Team Christine"

Click here for the run I sponsored and watch on You-tube a video clip from a story posted on the CMB Breast Cancer Research fund main website.

"Christine and Kelly"

"Grace and Lexi"

Soccer "Pink Out"

You can watch a story about the day with highlights from the Soccer "Pink Out"

Friday, October 11, 2013

Perfectly Fall

I literally threw this outfit together on Tuesday morning and was pleasantly surprised on the very fall-ish vibe it evokes.

The grey of the tree bark, the burnished orange color of the leaves, it all coordinated with this outfit. 

I've had all these items for 5+ years, except the shoes, and it is always great when you can take classic items from your closet and make it look modern with a great pair of new shoes!  

Oh, these ankle strapped heels, I splurged and I LOVE them!

Scarf: (no tag)-Thrifted 
Silk shirt: J.Crew (2007)
Minnie Pants: J.Crew (2008)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (Okala) via Zappos-here they are full price but I was lucky to get them at $85.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pink for October

You may have seen this coming...I switched up my background color for the month of October, PINK!

I do this all in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer and hopefully help women prevent this disease.

If you'd like to support breast cancer research in New York state, I am running a 5K race on Sunday, October 13th organized the Carol M. Baldwin foundation and you can become a member of my team, "Team Christine" as an actual or virtual runner.  Click here for the main website or click on "Team Christine", I'm in the top 5 fundraisers so I get my name on the main page of the site!
As always thank you for all the support and prayers from my friends and readers; together we will find a cure.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Peplum and Stripes

I finally thrifted a top to join all of blog land on the peplum trend.

This is the outfit I wore to be interviewed for a story on young women, binge drinking and breast cancer.

If you want to check out the story, click here 

Shirt: Ann Taylor-thrifted
Skirt: Wolford- thrifted
Shoes:  bamboo-thrifted

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gingham and Anchors

I love navy blue, this was a fun outfit for fall that would probably work well for spring.

My hair is really growing in and in certain light it is a full head of hair!! These pictures are a few weeks old so the changes now are really amazing!

Touches of gold help to tie everything together.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support and prayers, my radiation is done and I a recovering and regaining strength every day.

Shirt: J.Crew-thrifted
Sweater: F21-thrifted
Pants: J.Crew
Belt: J.Crew
Shoes: Target