Fall Styles to love from Trendz & Trinkets

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Allow me to introduce myself to my new followers.   I’m a fashion blogger, and fashionista on Instagram and Facebook.  Fashion has been my love for as long as I can remember.  I started posting a couple years ago on Facebook and Instagram showing my outfits of the day (OOTD) and my account has evolved organically.  And for my loyal followers, I’ve got an update…I’ve just started to partner with Trendz & Trinkets in Littleton, Colorado as their Fashion Influencer.

My last blog was all about new Fall fashion at Trendz & Trinkets.  This blog is more of the same….more fun fall fashion.  You can shop at Trendz & Trinkets online or in their store.  They also take phone orders!  Check out their store at 10143 W. Chatfield Avenue #14A, Littleton, Colorado.  Call them at (303) 972-6615  or shop online at https://www.shoptrendz&trinkets.com/

Perhaps you think shopping at a boutique means high prices.  I’ve included prices on many of the items I’m wearing, so you can see how affordable this store is.  You find unique styles you can’t find anywhere else and the prices won’t give you sticker shock!

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I’m wearing the cutest grey plaid dress and a grey sweater.  The dress is stretchy and oh so comfortable…and it has pockets. The dress is $64.00.  It can be dressed with thigh high boots or worn with chunky tennis shoes.  Add a scarf or a statement necklace, like the one I’m wearing. The grey sweater is so wonderful. I love how it covers the full length of the dress.  The sweather is $74.00.  The sweather is comfortable and very versatile, I’ll be wearing it with leggings and jeans.   It is the perfect Fall item to wear since it is not too heavy.

Comfort is really important to me.  I just refuse to wear anything that isn’t comfortable.  This outfit is effortless and as comfortable as pajamas! The black leggings are super sassy with the lace cut out knees.  Black leggings are a basic that I can’t live without!  These have style and sass!  The black sleeveless tunic has lace trim. I can wear this year round as a layering piece in the Fall and Winter.  Wear it without layers in the Spring and Summer.  The burgandy asymetrical hem cardigan is super comfy too. It’s a lightweight tee material that is so comfortable to thrown on. These three pieces are around $75.00 total.  Each piece is extremely versatile.  The black and silver tassel necklace is approximately $20.  I’m also showing this outfit with a chunky scarf.  Trendz has so many scarves to choose from.  Scarves are the perfect transitional item – they really keep you warm!  I’m wearing this outfit with black sock boots, but any boots would look great.

Are you seeing stars? Everybody will be when you wear this sweater! Stars are so much fun to wear. This sweater has a banded hem so you can  blouse it out or enjoy a french tuck. The sweater is $54.00 and the perfect statement sweater.  It’s so comfy and soft. The dark skinny jeans have the perfect amount of stretch and they are made by Liverpool,  and only $89.00.  I say only $89,00 because you will wear them all year round and the cost per wear will be pennies! I’m finishing this outfit with silver star earrings, a burgundy scrunchy and a burgandy floppy hat.

Looking for a Fall Festival outfit?  Or even a Thanksgiving outfit?  This Pumpkin colored cardigan just says Fall doesn’t it?  The cardigan is a one-size-fits-all with a little pucker detail at the shoulders. Super soft tee material, would look equally good with leggings.  I’m wearing a tan spagetti straped tunic with lace cut out at the hem. A great layering piece and extremely versatile. The jeans are making the statement in this outfit with the embroidery trim with tassels. The jeans are $64.00. You can wear the jeans year round with sweaters or with tees/tanks in the summer.  The tassels just make me smile! Isn’t is fun how fashion can lift your mood?

This outfit is soooo adorable!  I love it!  The button down shirt is tencel and has that luxious feel of silk.  It has the best print – skulls, bones and stars. Of course you could wear this blouse for Halloween festivities, but you could also wear it year round. The top would look great with white jeans as well as black pants/jeans. These grey pants have a draw string so they are kinda like a jogger and kinda like dress pants. They have a silver sequin stripe down the sides – adding just the right amount of bling! They have a crinkled appearance and they are also made of tencel so you are sure to be the most comfortable possible! This outfit is unique. You will stand out in the best way possible.  I’m wearing grey tassel earrings that finish this outfit off just right.  I’m also wearing white boots.

You will be ready for dates, festivals or concerts in this tunic outfit.  Boho chic at it’s finest. The plaid and floral mixed print is right on trend, as well as the bell sleeves.  It has a tie collar that I left untied.  It’s soft, light and so fun!  I’m wearing it with the black leggings with the lace knee cut outs. I love this tunic with the floppy hat to complete the 100% boho sytle. Comfort and style come together perfectly again!

I love camo and this jacket is perfection!  It’s lightweight, has pockets, a drawstring waist, zipper and snaps.  It’s light enough to wear over a sweater and the cut is generous. I’m wearing a medium. The camo jacket is $54.00.  It goes great with these jeans by Kut.  The jeans have olive stripes on each side and a distressed hem.  I’m also wearing an olive camisole and brown boots. Thsis outfit is so on trend and I personally can’t get enough of it!

Trendz & Trinkets in Littleton, Colorado has a Fall Fashion Show this Friday, 10/18/19. Come see all the new Fall styles. It’s free! Models (including me) will be showing you some of the great styles. It’s an open house agenda, so come anytime between 3:00 – 8:00 pm. I’d love to meet you! Plan to stop by and check out this boutique, you’ll be pleased I’m sure!

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Tag me when you post your new Fall styles, I’d love to see you!

xo, Cindy

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It’s the first day of Fall and I have the perfect transitional styles to show you!

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Hello! Allow me to introduce myself to new followers! I’m Cindy, a over 50 fashion blogger, and fashionista on Instagram and Facebook.  Fashion has been my love for as long as I can remember.  I started posting a couple years ago on Facebook and Instagram showing my outfits of the day (OOTD) and my account has evolved organically.  And for my loyal followers, I’ve got an update…I’ve just started to partner with Trendz & Trinkets in Littleton, Colorado as their Fashion Influencer.  Since it is the first day of Fall, I thought I’d show you some of their wonderful transitional styles in the store now!  You can shop at Trendz & Trinkets online or in their store. I’m also pretty sure they will take phone orders!  Check out their store at 10143 W. Chatfield Avenue #14A, Littleton, Colorado.  Call them at (303) 972-6615  or shop online at https://www.shoptrendz&trinkets.com/

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Last week, I attended my first event as a Trendz & Trinkets Influencer by modeling at their Liverpool Jeans event.  I was definitely feeling the love for Liverpool Jeans.  I loved each and every pair I tried on.  In this picture, I’m wearing their high waisted skinny jeans. They have the right amount of stretch and I love the dark rinse. So comfy! And I’m all about dressing comfortable.  This plaid button down shirt is so perfect for the transitional season – it has the cutest button detail in the back. The colors are simply scrumptious.  I’m wearing a lavender half camisole underneath.  The perfect finishing touch is this gorgeous statement necklace.  If you buy a pair of Liverpool Jeans you’ll get this awesome Feel the Love bag too! Supplies are limited so stop by soon and get yours!

Next up are these fabulous rust colored, skinny Liverpool Jeans!  OMG, I am so in love with this pair!  They are high waisted and had the right amount of stretch.  And, can we talk about this color?!  Colored jeans are so fun and unexpected!  Rust is THE perfect color pant for Fall.  I’m wearing a cream over-sized tee and leopard boots, but honestly this color goes with so much.  Rust is trending right now and you will be too in these jeans!

Next are these ahhhhmazing camoflauge Liverpool leggings.  You have never worn anything so comfortable in your life!  They are super cute in a gray/black camoflauge color. They look great with this black blouse with a side tie.  Honestly, however you style them, they are so flattering!  You could wear them with white, black, red, pink, or any other of your favorite colors.  Like leopard, camo is practically considered a neutral.  It goes with so much.  They would also look so good with a black/white stripe for a little print mixing. You could wear them with heels, boots or tennis shoes.  So fun and versatile!  Needless to say, I had to have them!  You’ll bee seeing these on me all through the year.  Follow me for style inspiration!

This skirt is the sister to the Liverpool camoflauge leggings.  It’s a camoflage pencil skirt and it is equally ahhhmazing.  Think…scuba fabric, but not as thick.  This skirt is super flattering and fun to wear.  I’m wearing the same black side tie blouse as in I did with the camo leggings.  It is such a great blouse – seriously went with everyting I tried on!  This skirt would look so good with a graphic tee and black blazer or with over-size sweater and tall boots.  You could easily wear it with a sweatshirt hoodie and tennis shoes too.  Camo is here to stay – are you wearing it yet?

Oh snakeskin, you have my heart.  Snakeskin is the newest, coolest print on the scene since camoflauge.  Snakeskin just screams style!  Don’t you agree?  These pants are so comfortable and just like camoflauge and leopard, it is so easy to wear.  Just add any solid color top, or stick with a black and/or white and add a pop of color with your shoes. How fun!  We think these would look great with over-the-knee boots and an over-sized sweater!  I’m wearing it in these pictures with the oh so flattering black side tie blouse. As I mentioned before…it goes with everything! The top is a must have! Just saying.

Now these are the grooviest jeans!  They are so comfortable and definitely make a statement…don’t you agree?  They have a big statement fringe at the ankle and also all down the sides!  The pin stripes add a nice touch too!  If you love jeans, you’ll love having this pair!  I’m wearing them with a super versatle and comfortable white blouse with a v-neck and tie collar and white boots.  You could wear them with tennis shoes, boots, or sandals.  These are all weather jeans in my opinion, not just for fall. You could wear them just as easy with a tank top and sandals as with a sweater and boots.  This blouse is a nice staple to have for work or fun.  Who doesn’t need a white blouse?

Ready to make a statement with your sweater?  This eyelash navy sweater is soooo pretty!  It is lady like and so unexpected.  Of course you could wear it with just about anything…over a dress, with jeans, dress pants or skirts.  I’m wearing this sweater with a navy camisole underneath which is perfect for this transitional time…when it’s not too cold.  I love the grey dress pants, they are a comfortable classic pant that could easily be styled up or down.  You could wear them with a blouse, a sweater and heels or with a graphic tee and boots or tennis shoes.  A real closet staple!

Perfect transitional outfit here…a soft, green, v-neck sweater with black trim down the arms (isn’t that the best detail?) and a classic black skirt.  Best of all…the skirt has pockets!  Yay!  I’m accessorising this outfit with the prettiest statement necklace and black floppy hat. Each piece can be worn so many ways and both would be a staple in your closet for years to come!

Ready to have some fun? This is THE perfect black graphic tee for a date night or girls night out!  “Tequilla, I’d give it a shot”   Wear this tee out and you’re definitely styled for FUN!  I’m wearing it with the camoflauge leggings and black floppy hat (both pictured above).  This tee is really a must have for your next night out! Graphic tees are so popular and fun to wear.  You could wear this tee with leggings, jeans, or shorts. Wear it with boots, tennis shoes or sandals.  Add a jean jacket when the temperature drops a little.  This is a year round fun top…and who doesn’t want to have fun?

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Fall transitional syles from Trendz & Trinkets.  They have many more styles to check out, so stop by and prepared to be amazed with these items and new styles arriving all the time!

Remember to mention me or this blog and get an additional 10% off  your purchases!

Tag me when you post your new transitional styles, I’d love to see you!

xo, Cindy

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What I wore this week 5/13 – 5/19/19

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Monday:  Feeling the Spring Blooms.  I’m by the Crab Apple tree in our yard and it’s at it peak in blooms!  I’m wearing a dark floral dress by Free People and a black hat from H&M.

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Tuesday:  Still got these blooms on my mind!  I’m wearing a burgundy swing dress from TJ Maxx with a pink floral kimono.  The two bracelets are from my sister’s cafe/gift shop in Tate, GA they are by Simbi Clay Braclets.

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Wednesday:  Wearing Stripes!  I’m wearing a striped kimono from H&M with baby blue pixie pants from Old Navy and a tan tee and tan suede open toe sandals.

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Thursday:  Earth tones.  I’m wearing a Free People top from Nordstrom Rack with a Free Peopled linen paperbag waist skirt from Daisy’s Boutique in Jasper, GA.  The two necklaces I’m wearing are also from Daisy’s Boutique.

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Friday:  Feeling silly and happy for the weekend.  I’m wearing a Free People white, soft top from Daisy’s Boutique in Jasper, GA along with Jag jeans from Daisy’s.  The silver and white saddle oxfords are adorable and super comfortable by Eastland from Marshalls.

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Thank you for reading my blog – I took the last month off as I was not working and I’m getting back to work now and finding my mojo again!  I appreciate you following and any comments.

xo, Cindy

Sentence a Day – April, 2019

On the first Tuesday of the month, I join other bloggers with a recap of the previous month with a sentence (or two) every day!  I hope you enjoy this “sentence a day” blog for April.  And yes, I’m a week late!  I’m struggling to stay on top of my hobbies (blogging) while starting a new job.  I’ll get a balance soon.  But at this time I’m so far behind on reading others blogs and blogging.  Check out the pictures and enjoy the month with me…it was a different month for me.  I lost my job the first week! I made exercising a priority and I was lucky enough to get in some travel and family time.

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4/1:  April Fool’s Day.  I worked from home watching my step-son, he has cerebral palsy. He is a true joy.  He had the giggles almost all day. 🙂 You may remember from previous blogs – he is 21 and the size of a 5 year old.  We call him the baby because mentally, he is a baby.  Went to body pump after work and went to bed with super sore shoulders from the class work.

4/2:  The company where I work owes money to an investment firm and we defaulted on a loan payment.  The investment firm filed foreclosure and the notice went public.  A lot of uncertainty about our future at this company.

4/3: Body pump class after work.  Dray (hubby) went with me to the class! yay!

4/4: We celebrated my step-son Jordan’s 16th birthday (a little early) after work.  You may also remember my friend’s daughter is staying with us for 6 weeks.  This is Kaitlyn in the picture with Jodan.  They quickly started actling and feeling like brother/sisters.

4/5: Last day of work.  We sent all employees home because of our company’s economic uncertainty. We know we cannot continue to pay employees due to our finances.

4/6: Dray took his 2 younger boys back to Georgia.  His oldest son, Graham, lives with us.  Kaitlyn and I went to body pump class first thing in the morning.  Then we went to the Boulder’s Farmer’s Market and to Boulder Flat Irons to take pictures. We ate lunch at Foolish Craig on Pearl Street.  Overall, a very nice day – saw flowers blooming for the first time this year!

4/7: Cleaned the house – being doing laundry 24/7 since the boys left. Dray took me, Kaitlyn and his son Graham to dinner with the Brewmaster at The Post restaurant and brewery in Boulder.  Before dinner we walked around and enjoyed the Tulip Festival on Pearl Street.

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4/8:  First work day not working.  I walked to my friend Cathy’s house, then we attended Gentle Yoga class.  It was warm enough to wear a tank top!  67 degrees.  I went to body pump class later in the day.

4/9: I went into work to process the last payroll for employees.  Ran into troubles – looks like NO ONE will get paid for the last two weeks of work.  This makes an bad situation even worse for everybody! It feels awful to not be able to pay employees for their hard work – mine too!

4/10: Since I’m not working I was able to stay downtown at the Westin with Dray while he attended a Beer Festival (for work).  It was fun to explore downtown – even in the rain and then snow!  Ball Corp (hubby’s employer) sponsored Stringdusters concert at the Filmore Auditorium.

4/11:  Dray is back at the festival.  Kaitlyn came downtown to join me and she and I went shopping (mostly window shopping) before heading home. I love seeing signs of Spring mixed with snow!   I played Mahjong with the neighbor ladies in the evening. I won 1 game of 3.

4/12:  I had a telephone interview with McGuckin Hardware in Boulder.  Fingers crossed this is my next job opportunity.  I made gumbo for dinner.

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4/13:  I went to body pump class.  It snowed again and then within an hour it was sunny and all the snow melted. Dray and I watched The Masters Golf Tourney.

4/14: We watched history being made at The Masters!  I went for a 4.2 mile walk/jog.  It felt great to get out and run again.  It’s been months since I ran.

4/15:  I cleaned up around the house, did laundry, etc.  I went to body pump class in the evening.  I baked pork chops and roasted veggies for dinner.

4/16: I ran/walked 4.2 miles.  I met Dray for lunch.  Dray, Kaitlyn, Graham and I went to Injoy for dinner – a local restaurant.  Today would’ve been my parent’s 66th wedding anniversary (mom died 3 years ago).

4/17: I had an morning interview with McGuckin’s Hardware.  I think it went really well!  Body pump class in the evening.

4/18:  I went into my old office to process some unemployment documents for employees (guess I’m a volunteer HR Manager now).  It was a spur of the moment decision for me to join Dray on a business trip – since he gets a companion pass for me (due to his Southwest Airlines status). We flew out of Denver at 5:30 pm to Grand Rapids, MI.

4/19:  Dray and I slept in a little, then walked to Founder’s Brewery Tap  Room and had a wonderful lunch.  Dray had a few afternoon appointments at the Brewery so I explored downtown Grand Rapids.  We walked to/from Sovengard Restaurant. and enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

4/20:  Dray and enjoyed a nice breakfast at the hotel – free due to his Marriott status.  We went to the Black Beer Festival at Founders’s Brewery all afternoon.  Listened to good bands and met lots of employees and their families.

4/21:  Dray and I woke up at 3:30 am and flew back to Denver on an early flight.  Once I got home I went back to bed for 4 more hours!  We enjoyed a relaxing day. We watched If Beale Street Could Talk movie – it was very good.  Dray’s son, Graham, made spagetti for dinner.

4/22:  I had a 2:30 interview at McGuckin’s Hardware. Again, I feel good about it!  Dray and I went to body pump class that evening.  Today is the 3rd anniversary of my Mom’s death.  Two of my sisters are spending the day with Dad.

4/23:  I ran/walked 4.2 miles. I cut some grass/bushes around the house – preparing for spring growth.  I made shrimp scampi for dinner.

4/24:  I booked my trip to Fierce Con 2019.  I made shepard’s pie for dinner and packed for my trip to see my Dad.

4/25:  Up at 3:30 am to make a 6:00 am flight to Atlanta.  I take a shuttle from the Altanta airport to Cartersville, GA (about 50 miles north of Atlanta).  My dad met me at the shuttle and we had a nice lunch, and planned out day of my 7 day visit.  I went to the grocery store and got food to cook for him while I’m there.  I made spagetti for dinner.

4/26:  I painted the trim in his two bathrooms white.  You may remember, last month I painted his kitchen.  The trim painting is slow work – took about 7 hours.  Check out the before/after pics!  In between painting, we went for a pedicure.

4/27:  I pressure washed Dad’s house.  It took about 5 hours to do 2 sides of his house.  One side was really dirty from pollen, mold and spider webs.  I made pork chops, yellow rice, gravy and a salad for dinner.  Then I got back out and finished the other two sides of the house.  I was all done by 8:00 pm.  Feels so good to be done!  This was a big job!

4/28:  I went to church with Dad.  Then we drove about an hour to Tate, GA to see the house my neice and her husband are planning to buy.  Then we went to both of my neices and my sister’s shops in Tate, Mimi’s Eats & Treats (my sister’s cafe/gift shop), Bell’s Pharmacy (my neice is the Pharmacist/owner) and 53 Market (my other neice’s home decor shop).  It was so good to see everybody!  I love their shops too!  Notice my 2 year old grand neice, Charlee, sitting amongst the bread.

4/29:  I drove about an hour to Jasper, GA to model for Daisy’s Boutique.  I modeled from 11-4, 8 outfits.  Then I went to Mimi’s Eats & Treats/Bell’s Pharmacy to see the family again.  I received a verbal offer of employment from McGuckin’s Hardware in Boulder for the Human Resources Generalist position!  We all went out to celebrate with a mexican dinner and margarita’s!

4/30: Today would’ve been my Mom’s birthday.  I drove me and Dad 3 hours to Crossville, TN to visit my sister Karen and her husband.  We had a nice dinner and explored her property.  It was a beautiful day.  Then I drove 3 hours back home to Cartersville, GA.

4/31: Today I pressure washed Dad’s screened porch (ceiling and walls) and wiped down the patio furniture from pollen.  I also pressure washed his shed in the backyard.  We got the screen porch all set up again after lunch.  Then I painted 2 bar stools for Dad’s kitchen and scrubbed his bathroom shower with an electric scrubber, Dray ordered for him from Amazon.  It works!

The next day I flew home.  Time to start a new chapter – a new job!

Overall, it was a good month – a month of change, reflection and productivity!

I hope your April was wonderful!  Thank you for reading my sentence a day blog for the month.  I appreciate your comments.

xo, Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I wore this week 3/31 – 4/6/19

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Sunday:  Spring bouquet.  Wearing black bike shorts from Amazon Black bike shorts from Amazon with a top from Zara.

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Monday:  Sweat session.  Since I worked from home – I got a picture of my exercise outfit! Nike running shoes from Amazon. Nike running shoes at Amazon.

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Thursday:  White on White.  Wearing white distressed jeans from Express with a white sweater from Free People.  White boots are from Target.  Shell necklace is very old.

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Friday:  Which way to the Eiffel Tower? I’m wearing a black/white turtleneck with a black poncho.  Jeans are from Target.  White combat boots are by Steve Madden from DSW.  Beret is from H&M.

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Saturday:  Farmer’s Market ready!  I’m wearing a dress by Free People with white converse tennis shoes and a straw hat.

Hope you had a good week and you are enjoying Spring.  We are getting our first signs of Spring here in Colorado – saw some daffodils in Boulder.

xo, Cindy

Sentence a Day – March, 2019

On the first Tuesday of the month, I join other bloggers with a recap of the previous month with a sentence (or two) every day!  I hope you enjoy this “sentence a day” blog for March.   It’s a great way to get to know me…by getting an insight into my every day.  Check out the pictures and enjoy the month with me…I started the month in Trinidad for Carnival!

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3/1:  We are in Trinidad celebrating Carnival with friends! Unfortunately, upon arrival Dray is sick with a fever.  😦   While Dray rested, I went with my friend to pickup our costumes for Carnival.  It took hours and I didn’t get what I ordered – but close enough to not stay and try to work it out!  To say the pick up place was a mad house is an major understatement.  U N O R G A N I Z E D !  Hundreds picking up costumes – small place – hot temps – and they were not ready at all!

3/2:  The ladies went shopping at a couple local bazaars.  Dray is still home resting, feeling feverish.

 

3/3:  Local friends came over to our friends home and we really enjoyed their company.  We talked and talked for hours outside on the patio.  Beautiful weather and constant breeze.  So tropical!  Dray is feeling better (yay!) and starting to eat a little.  We all took a nap in preparation for an all night party/parade.

 

 

3/4:  We danced in the streets from 1:00 am – 9:00 am.  It was a blast!  Everybody is in groups (called bands) and we following the music semi-truck (see in pic 3) and behind is us is the drink semi-truck (see in pic 4) with a dozen bartenders in blue tees.  And this goes on for miles all thru Port-of-Spain – one band after another. Thousands out celebrating in different bands of about 250 people each.  One ticket for the event gets you a band tee, some food to start the evening and unlimited drinks.  Each band is uniquely dressed.  Our band was called Coco-Devils – so you’ll see us with cocoa (and paint) all over us and devil horns. Everybody is having a blast and it feels like a big family.  After we got home (around 9:30 am) and napped a little and took it easy all day.

 

3/5:  Carnival began at 7:00 am and ended around 2:30 pm.  We danced in the streets again all dressed in elaborate feather trimmed costumes – locally made.  Trinidad’s carnival celebrates the spirit of their people.  Everybody is warm and happy, so many smiles.  It feels very safe and welcoming.  It was a hot day, but thankfully we had a nice breeze.  We still got so sunburned. We went swimming after we got home and that was so refreshing.

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3/6:  Dray went golfing.  I went shopping with the ladies. Notice the parrot at one of the shops.  Parrots are all over the island.

3/7:  We had such a wonderful visit!  We departed Port of Spain, Trinidad just after midnight and arrived in Houston at 5:30 am.  After a couple of hours of layover we got on our flight and arrived in Denver around 9:30 am.  Both Dray and I are feeling the effects of a cold (yes, I caught what he had), so we are tired and not feeling great.  We relaxed and napped all day.

3/8:  Back to work to get caught up.

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3/9:  We are still not feeling good – so we didn’t work out today.  We did pickup Dray’s nephew (11 years old) at the airport.  He is staying with us for a few days while he is on spring break from school in Florida.  His first flight and first chance to see snow!  I took a nap for a couple hours.  Kaitlyn, my friend’s daughter,  came me over, we had a nice dinner, we all watched a movie and got in the hot tub.

3/10: Relaxing Sunday.

3/11:  Busy day at work.  Starting to feel better, so it back to Body Pump class after work. First class this month!

3/12:  Dray’s nephew flew back home.  Grocery shopping after work. Sore from Body Pump!

 

 

3/13:  Bomb cyclone!  Left work early due to white out conditions.  Our house windows and doors were covered with snow we basically lived in an igloo for the day! Just look at my hair when I braved the wind and cold!  I made homemade chili.

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The Housewives of Vista Ridge (Vista Ridge is our subdivision) had our monthly Skype call.  Two of the group moved (to Hawaii and San Diego) so we keep up with monthly Skype calls.  You’ll see I’m with Kaitlyn.  Her mom is bottom right friend in Hawaii.

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3/14: What a difference a day makes!  Today was sunny and we enjoyed the most beautiful sunset over the Rocky Mountains.  Went to Body Pump class after work.  Then to a neighbors house to enjoy a piece of pie on Pi day!

3/15: After work I got busy packing for my weekend getaway.

 

3/16:  Early morning flight to Phoenix.  I met my cousin at the Denver airport and we both flew to Phoenix to meet up with 4 cousins.  Our DNA, via 23 & Me website, just identified that our Mom’s were sisters.  Look at the poster they greeted us with at the airport!  They are so funny!  Yes, she is my cousin – not my wife!  🙂  Upon arrival we went to Morning Glory Cafe at The Farm at South Mountain for brunch.  We spent the rest of the day at one of our cousin’s homes getting to know each other.  We loved the warm weather and sitting outside.

 

3/17: We all met for breakfast and then spent the afternoon talking and laughing.  We all celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with (temporary) green hair and dinner out.

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3/18:  We shopped in Carefree, Phoenix before my afternoon flight back to Denver.

3/19:  Work and then home.  Went to bed early – tired from a fun weekend full of laughter.

3/20: Work and then to body pump class.  Tough work out tonight!

 

 

3/21:  After work we went to eat Mexican and celebrate a big day of earnings with the stock market. We believe in celebrating! The margarita was delicious! Especially when my chest and triceps are so sore from body pump!

3/22:  Left work early – company is potentially closing – filed foreclosure documents.  We just relaxed and enjoyed the evening – listening to music.  Still so sore from body pump class.

3/23:  Early body pump class.  Got my hair trimmed and highlighted.  Then we met with a Tax Accountant. 😦  BTW, we are not happy with the new tax laws! We had plans to go to a friends house for a get together, but our mood was totally ruined by having to pay so much in taxes.  We did nothing different from last year (when we got  a refund) and this year we owe BIG!

3/24:  Got busy cleaning the house and doing laundry. Got in some relaxation too!

3/25: Worked from home.  Body pump class after work.

3/26: Work and then home.  My friend’s daughter, Kaitlyn, is spending the week with us, so we talked and talked catching up!  Oh the life of a 20 year old! 🙂

3/27:  Work and then body pump class.

3/28:  Met Cathy, the only other local housewife of Vista Ridge, for happy hour. Fun time catching up!

3/29: After work I went to see Five Feet Apart with my step-son and Kaitlyn.  It was good…and sad.

 

3/30:  Woke up to a couple inches of snow.  The second pic above shows a coyote during his morning hunt.  Can you see it?  I went to morning body pump class and then home.  Dray’s boys arrive for a week of Spring break.  I went shopping with Kaitlyn in Boulder later in the afternoon.

 

3/31:  I cleaned house and spent some time relaxing.  We watched Eat, Pray, Love after dinner.  We asked Kaitlyn to live with us until she moves to Hawaii (Mid-May) to be with her Mom and Step-dad.  They used to be our neighbors and her mom is one of my best friends from the Housewives of Vista Ridge.

Hope your March was one to remember!  Thank you for reading my blog.  I appreciate any comments and/or suggestions.  I so appreciate your follow! xo Cindy

 

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What I wore this week 3/24 – 3/30/19

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Sunday:  Photo shoot at the local laundry mat.  This tulle skirt is from Amazon. Tulle Skirt from Amazon

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Monday:  Sunshine on shoulders makes me happy! Mixed plaid linen dress I won on Instagram from Eva Trends!

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Tuesday:  I wasn’t born in a barn, but I do love them!  Navy over-sized cardigan from Free People, white tee with mustard trim around the neck from Target.  Democracy denim with spicy mustard sneakers from Old Navy.  Mustard sneakers from Old Navy

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Wednesday:  Love this combo!  Wearing a pink tee from Zara with a jean jacket from Stitch Fix.  Black leggings from H&M.  Black booties and black floppy hat are both years old.  Necklace is from an Art Festival.

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Thursday:  Beautiful day to be outside!  I’m wearing a new corduroy jacket from H&M Corduroy jacket from H&M with 1822 denim and a new rust sleeveless sweater from Marshall’s.  My rust booties are from Fly London from Daisy’s Boutique in Jasper, GA.

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Friday:  Freezing.  I’m not dressed warm enough for the cold today.  There was no way I could take my hands out of my pockets.  A Spring snow is coming!  I’m wearing black distressed ANA denim from JC Penney with a black puffer vest by Calvin Klein.  My white turtleneck is from Amazon.  The white combat boots are a favorite by Steve Madden from DSW.

Hope your week was wonderful and you are enjoying the first signs of Spring.  Here…not so much yet…but I’m never disappointed with a Spring snow!

xo, Cindy

 

How We Style Spring!

I’ve joined 10 friends, all over 50 years young, to show how we style Spring.  Take a look and let me know what you think – check out their blogs and follow them on instagram to get your daily inspiration for style.

I’ll start with me.  I’m wearing the super hot trending bike shorts in black with a black blazer and a bright yellow sweater underneath.  The secret to pulling off this trend is to wear something longer on top – like a blazer or a long shirt untucked.  The way I styled the bike shorts is a little more business-like so you could wear them to work if you are ready to brave this trend.  I’m finishing off the look with a black belt bag.  Belt bags are also trending big!  If you haven’t tried them – they are wonderful for shopping and traveling especially, since you keep your hands free. I like the look and I wear it all the time.  Sometimes I wear the belt bag over my shoulder – across the front of my body when it doesn’t feel right to have a belt around my waist.

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If you can’t do a belt bag – I’m showing the same outfit with a wide belt. 

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Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish is wearing a floral dress and a crossbody bag.  Cross body bags, especially smaller ones, are also trending.  Florals are always perfect for Spring.  Jess is also wearing a statement earring – which is the trend in jewelry!

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Emma from Style Splash is wearing neon pink and the hot animal print trend – zebra! Neon is trending big as well as animal prints!  This is a win-win!

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Julie from Fashion Trends and Friends is looking so on trend in her snakeskin pants with the hot new color for Spring – Coral.  Snakeskin is having is BIG moment this Spring.  Get something in snakeskin to try it out!

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Michelle from Seechele Style is wearing a polka dot dress in yellow with a white jean jacket.  Dots are trending as well as white jean jackets!

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Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style is looking on trend in her dark floral skirt with a bright orange top.  Dark floral is a great transitional piece to wear into Spring.  The bright orange really updates the look!

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Nicole from High Latitude Style is showing us that even if there is still snow – you can look on trend in white boots and a dress.  Pearls are also trending big in jewelry for Spring so layer them on!  Such a pretty and classic trend!

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You know April showers bring May flowers and Nina from Sharing a Journey is wearing a pastel pink trench coat to show you how to look on trend in the rain.  No one would notice the rain in the pretty outfit!

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Andy from Pearls and Pantsuits is wearing a white denim jacket with blue denim jeans.  So fun to mix it up and denim is always trending.  White denim is a hot Spring trend.

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Robin from Hello I’m 50ish is looking extra classy in her Chanel cross body black leather handbag.  Cross body bags are trending!

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And last but not least, Suzanne from Ask Suzanne Bell is wearing a denim trench coat over a striped linen skirt.  Trench coats are trending and a denim one will definitely get lots of wear.  Stripes are also trending!

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I hope you liked seeing my friends in their Spring trends.  Did you check out any of their blogs?  Follow my friends – you’ll be so inspired!

Drop a note and let me know what you think of these trends and which ones you are planning to try out!

xo, Cindy

What I wore this week 3/17 – 3/23

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Tuesday:  Gray base.  Striped Sweater from Express with a gray turtleneck underneath.  Gray pants from Banana Republic (old) with burgundy combat boots from DSW (last year).

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Wednesday:  New trend!  Wearing a dark floral maxi shirt dress from Zara.  I unbuttoned it at the waist to show black bike short.  Bike shorts are trending for Spring! Wearing black Doc Marten combat boots with socks.

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Thursday: Poncho Dayz.  Olive green hooded poncho (can’t remember where I bought it – I think Amazon).  Dear John distressed denim from Daisy’s Boutique in Jasper, GA.  White boots from DSW. White boots from DSW

Hope your week was good!  xo, Cindy

What I wore this week 3/10 – 3/16/19

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Sunday:  Golden.  Wearing a swimsuit cover up from Free People.

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Monday: Mixing it up!  Wearing camo joggers from Marshall’s with a striped cotton shirt from H&M.  The black wrap bustier is over the striped shirt to add in a little fun!  Black combat boots from Amazon. If you follow me – you know I wear these ALL the time! Black Combat Boots at Amazon

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Tuesday:  Leopard & flowers.  Dark floral dress from Zara.  Leopard scarf from Amazon.  Leopard booties from Walking Cradle. Black lace socks.  Leopard bracelet from Cracker Barrel – a gift from my sister.

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Wednesday:  Blizzards are hair raising events!  Seriously…..   Gray leather jacket from Stitch Fix (a few years old).  Necklace from Modern Sage Designs.

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Thursday:  Early St. Patrick’s Day.  Dark green dress from Zara (in Seattle).  I got it for $19.99.  I love that it is such a different style.  I really love the belt closure! Leopard booties from Walking Cradles. I’m wearing gold disc earrings from Modern Sage Designs and a black and gold chain bib necklace. I also have on lace black socks.

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Friday:  Casual day!  Wearing loose jeans by Hollister from Marshall’s with a color block sweater from TJ Maxx.  Red sock boots are from Zara.  Tri-color diamond bobby pins aren’t from Macy’s but these are similar (link).  Tri-color bobby pins from Macy’s

Hope you had a wonderful week. Thank you for reading my blog!  Xo, Cindy