Thursday, January 19, 2012

A race against the sun

Once again I found myself taking outfit photos just before sundown. Hubsters comes home and before he's even had a chance to take a breather I've run him back outside to take pictures before the sun sets. And he's such a good sport about it too. He really is such a sweetheart! It's a miracle that I was able to put together a decent outfit. We've been putting down laminate hardwood throughout our house which means really late nights. Hopefully we'll be done tomorrow because I am exhausted!! I'll make sure to post the big reveal on here so you guys can see how it turned out. I can't wait!!! When I was a kid I couldn't wait for Christmas, now I can't wait to get my house back. Who am I kidding, I still can't wait for Christmas. How many days are left before Christmas?

Top and Vest: Old Navy; Jeans: JCP; Flats: Target

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well hello there friends! I've finally got an outfit post for you. For some reason today I just don't have that much to say. I barely got these shots in before the sun finally bid adieu. Not that I mind too much. So I'm still trying to figure out what style I like best for my hair. Not sure it's this one. I'm sure it will be something different next time. Well I guess that's all for now. Told ya I didn't have much to say today. See ya'll again soon and g'night!

Jacket: JCP (American Living); Top: Target; Jeans: Express; Boots: Kohls

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Year

Lots has happened since last I posted something. Some of which include that little holiday where everyone goes crazy at the mall and kids wait for impatiently. You know the one! This year Grandma surprised the kids with a trip to Disneyland. It was awesome and a lot of fun. But boy was I pooped afterward.

The fun didn't stop there though. Next we took a trip to Sedona and then on to the Grand Canyon. God's beauty is unparalleled. It was breathtaking.

We've just gone on non-stop and now I finally have a chance to just breathe! Whew!

It took me some time, I mean it is January 11th after all, but I finally came out with some New Year's Resolutions. I thought I'd share some of them:

1. Spend more time building my relationship with my Father and Savior. There is nothing without him, he has given me everything I have. I want to dedicate more time to my Bible studies and I plan to do this everyday, no exceptions! He should and will come first in my life.

2. Spend more time with my kids and husband. This seems like a no brainer but I feel I never get to spend as much time as I should. I want to plan more crafts, activities, and weekend trips this year. Oh yeah, and more game nights. Those are so fun!

3. No shopping until April 15th. I mean it! I am blessed and my Lord has provided everything I need. It's so easy to get caught up in it all. I found myself thinking "just one more thing". But its never enough. You get it and you just want more. I plan on taking this time to appreciate what I have. To be creative and to truly figure out what my closet really needs. All to often I find my closet stuffed with crap I could care less about. I want a closet I love 100% and I plan to use this time to get going in the right direction.

4. Exercise at least three times a week. 'Nuff said!

5. Give myself a mani-pedi at least once a month. A little nail polish on my hands and feet make me feel a little more confident. And what woman doesn't want to feel more confident in who they are?

6. Less takeout and more cooking at home. It's healthier and more budget conscious. Not only that, I suck at cooking. Hopefully this will be the year when I finally gain an interest and improve my skills (lack thereof).

And lastly: Smile more, be more appreciative, never take anything for granted and always lend a helping hand.

And I'll leave you with one more thing: a quick pic of my new 'do.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Sweater: Loft; Top: JCP; Jeans: JCP; Flats: JCP Belt: Express

Every time I wear this shirt I have to laugh. You see while the current trend is to wear blouses printed with kittens, elephants or even horses, I have a shirt with eyelashes all over it. Yes, you read right, creepy eyelashes. When I purchased this top, I loved the color and what I thought was an abstract print. The ruffles across the shoulders were cute and sassy. I bought it for a wedding and had decided to wear it with a pencil skirt. I got dressed and felt all snazzy in my smart pencil skirt and ruffly blouse and then in walks the husband. "How do I look?" I say and his response "Why does your shirt have eyelashes all over it?" What?! I am outraged. My shirt does NOT have eyelashes on it. What's he talking about. And then I look down. Yup, my shirt has eyelashes all over. I am creeped out, its one step away from eyeballs if you ask me! Well I kept it, you see the overall outfit concept was sound and I had no time to start changing outfits. A year later and I still wear my creepy eyelash shirt but now I wear it proudly!

Monday, November 21, 2011


There's something about a lake, it automatically makes your pictures looked a thousand times better. I wanted to take my girls to feed the ducks and decided to make it an impromptu photo shoot. The weather was perfect, not too cold, not too hot and for once there were some clouds in the sky so we weren't being baked to death by the sun. Arizona in the fall is lovely! Okay so enough about the weather. I would have been superb at polite conversation had I been born in Regency period England. When all else fails, talk about the weather!! Romance readers will know to what I'm referring. And yes I'm one of those ladies!

On a side note, I just managed to post two outfits, two days in a row. Yay! Shall we go for three days in a row?? (And by we, I really mean me!)

jacket: thrifted; top: Gap, thrifted; shorts: Limited (diy cutoffs); socks: Christmas gift; boots: Kohls; belt: NY& Co

The wind would not quit and its very noticeable in this picture. My poor hair!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Copy-cat Style

Today's outfit is literally a complete replica of Kendi's outfit. For those of you who may not of heard of Kendi (what??), she has her own very successful and endearing fashion blog. If she's worn it, then its guaranteed to be a great outfit. Incidentally when she posted this version of the outfit, I gasped because I had the same skirt. Then the wheels began turning and my first thought was, "I have a plaid top too. I can totally do this!" So here it is, Kendi's outfit, Lory's way. Basically all I added was the colored tights. So thank you Kendi for the inspiration!

Top: Target; Skirt: Gap; Tights: JCP; Boots: Kohls

Another thought occurred to me! I had so much fun copying Kendi's outfit, I thought that maybe I could make this a segment of mine. I know I'm still new I think it will be cute. Every so often, I will find a favorite fashion blogger and pick an outfit of her's to copy-cat. After all, we all get help on our outfits from others from time to time, right? RIGHT?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More to come...

I know that I have been on hiatus for a while now and I’m sorry! It has been a super crazy time and it always seems that way this time of year. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Ya know what I mean? I plan on being more focused about this blog and I am going to have to learn to find the time to get it done. It’s just like going to the gym. A convenient time will never just pop up, you have to make it work. There! It’s officially on the internet for everyone to see, so now I have to follow through!! Because I don’t want to leave you all with nothing to look at, I thought I’d list my current cravings. I would like to preface that these items are not extravagantly expensive but rather reasonably priced and in some cases CHEAP. After all I am on a budget, no point in pining for something that will never be. I go for the attainable! Enjoy!

Old Navy at ShopStyle

Gap at ShopStyle

Gap at ShopStyle

Banana Republic at ShopStyle

Aldo at ShopStyle