at the mission, san luis obispo

san luis obispo, what I'm wearing By October 21, 2015 9 Comments

Now that we’re downtown, there are so many beautiful places to take pictures. The mission is just a couple blocks from our shop. Just one little problem {that I may have mentioned before} I feel like a complete nerd taking pics of what I’m wearing. But we did it and I lived. Hooray!

This gorgeous kimono was sent to me from Fancy Free shop and it’s flowy and lovely. Everything else is super basic and easy–but the kimono steals the show. fancy free san luis obispo lisa leonard-01 fancy free san luis obispo lisa leonard-02 fancy free san luis obispo lisa leonard-03 fancy free san luis obispo lisa leonard-04 fancy free san luis obispo lisa leonard-05
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Outfit details: Jeans, Target. Tank, Old Navy. Kimono, Fancy Free. Sandals, Miz Mooz. Sunburst ring, My shop. Birthstone bezel cuff, My shop.

 

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Outfits from 80’s to reborn {leather jacket}

what I'm wearing By October 7, 2015 10 Comments

Last week I came across this 80’s leather jacket at one of my favorite thrift stores. I love the color and the style clean lines–but I wanted to make sure the fit was right. Also it has shoulder pads–and I wasn’t sure about that. I tried it on three different times. It was only $20–so I wasn’t worried about the price, I’m just trying to only buy things I truly love. I don’t want to clutter my closet with things I don’t want to wear all the time.

So, I got the jacket. I wore it and I think I love it. Still debating about the shoulder pads–I could remove them, right?

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Outfit details: Leather jacket, Thrifted. Jeans, Target. Tank, Old Navy. Sandals, Miz Mooz. Dainty birthstone bracelet, My shop. Stacked rings, My shop. 

I say we bring back the 80’s. Who’s with me?

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cream and white

what I'm wearing By September 30, 2015 8 Comments

There was a time when I wouldn’t wear cream and white together. I wouldn’t wear black and brown together. I wouldn’t wear pants without a belt. I wouldn’t wear a bracelet and a necklace {I would pick one}. I wouldn’t really take risks. I tried to follow the rules {or at least what I thought the rules were}. Then I got bored and figured–who cares? Now I just wear what I like. If someone else doesn’t like it, that’s okay with me. It’s just clothes. It’s just fun. And I’m just me–and I’m okay with that. Most days.

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This flowy kimono is from Stitch Fix. I love it! I don’t have a cream tank, but white works just fine. At least, it’s fine with me.

Outfit details: Cream kimono, Stitch fix. White tank, Target. Jeans, Target. Sandals, Miz Mooz. All jewelry, My shop.

Do you try to follow fashion rules or are you a rule breaker? Any rules you just can’t break?

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oversized embroidered top

what I'm wearing By September 23, 2015 3 Comments

My sis and I stopped by Ruby Rose a couple weeks ago. I fell in love with this top when our eyes met across the room. It’s a large–so it’s a bit big on me, but I don’t mind. It’s perfect. Sometimes I wear it for days in a row. Don’t tell anyone.
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Outfit details: Jeans {$30 is insane for these jeans!}, Target. Embroidered top, Ruby Rose. Sandals {half price!}, Miz Mooz. Swing free earrings, My shop. Swept away necklace, My shop. Rings {love love love!} My grandmother’s vintage ring and the others from my shop.

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give me fall {please!}

what I'm wearing By September 16, 2015 10 Comments

Friends, we had a couple cool days–the mornings were even chilly. A few raindrops fell. It was glorious! It’s been such a hot summer and a dry year. We’re ready for fall around here. It’s supposed to warm up this weekend but we’re soaking up the fall weather while it lasts. I didn’t totally need a scarf but it was cool enough to wear one, so I did!

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These are my favorite jeans right now. So easy, so comfortable. Love them. I want to get another color.

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I think I’ve had this chambray top for 5 years or so! I think I found it at Chicos? It’s a good one.

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See the breeze blowing my hair into my face–fall weather, I tell you!

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Rings–love them! The sunburst ring is on my hand every day.

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I wear my grandmother’s ring every day and I layer a think stacking ring and a chevron ring on that finger too. On my ring finger I have a passage ring, X marks the spot ring, and two birthstone rings. Stacked rings, in my humble opinion, are awesome.

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These sandals were on sale and still a splurge but I wear them all the time. So worth it.

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And the bag is big enough to hold my computer and lots of other junk, I mean, important stuff!

Outfit details: Jeans, Target. Chambray top, Chicos. Sandals, Miz Mooz. Bag, TJ Maxx, Scarf, FashionABLE, Stacked Rings, My shop.

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nerdiness and leopard print heels

what I'm wearing By September 9, 2015 3 Comments

I took these pics on this little pathway behind our local Target. I set the timer on my camera. As I was setting up a lady walking her dogs greeted me and said hello. Can I tell how completely NERDY it is to take outfit pics? I have to laugh. I try to embrace my nerdiness on a daily basis.

I’m pretty sure you can’t wear leopard print heels and be blue. They put a skip in my step! These have been my go-to jeans lately. They’re so comfortable and the bigh waist is flattering with a flowy top.leopard heels lisa leonard-01 leopard heels lisa leonard-02 leopard heels lisa leonard-03 leopard heels lisa leonard-04 leopard heels lisa leonard-05

Outfit details: Flowy top, Plenty Boutique {Santa Ynez}. Jeans, Target. Camisole, Thrifted. Leopard print heels {similar}, Target. Bag, TJ Maxx. Jewelry, My shop.

Sending out big hugs and encouraging you to embrace your nerdy side today. Nerds rock!

 

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over jeans outfit or how to wear plaid dress

what I'm wearing By September 2, 2015 No Comments

I found this plaid dress at Target, brought it home and was unsure about it. Then I tried it unbuttoned over jeans and I liked it a lot better! It has simple lines and I love the plaid print.

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It’s a busy week full of travel, meetings and to-do lists. I need my most comfortable shoes for weeks like this one. I’m loving these booties that Steve got me for my birthday last month. They are crazy comfortable and very neutral.

And I’m also loving high-waisted jeans these days. No muffin top, super stretchy–it’s awesome.

Outfit details: Plaid dress, Target {in stores}. High waisted jeans, Target. Black tank, Old Navy. Booties, Frye via Zappos. Half full necklace, My shop. Sunburst ring, My shop. Swing free earrings, My shop.

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completely NUTS life! {big hair, don’t care}

what I'm wearing By August 26, 2015 10 Comments

This morning I overslept a bit. I rushed to get ready–black top and jeans–whatever is easiest. A little mascara and red lipstick go a long way. When I got to David’s school I realized I had forgotten his backpack–so I had to run back home and grab it. Then the school called to say I mixed up the boy’s lunches {David eats a special diet} so I had to go to two different schools and swap their lunches back. Then I ran to the workshop, was late for a meeting and we quickly took some ‘what I wore’ pics. My first thought when I saw them? Wow, I have BIG HAIR! It goes right along with my crazy day. Woohoo! This is my life.

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Feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t have it all together? We should hang out. Life is so imperfect and sometimes completely NUTS! I need to take a deep breath and get myself an extra large iced tea.

Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos {similar}. Sheer tunic, K-la {I got this on my trip to North Carolina with Incourage}. Sandals, Miz Mooz {similar}. Sunburst ring, My Shop. Tiny initials necklace, My Shop {LOVE!}

Did you see we have a BIG end of summer sale happening?! Take 20% off the entire shop with code ‘sunset’. It’s a good day to treat yourself to a special necklace or a couple stacking rings. Click here to shop. 

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all day meetings {what i wore}

what I'm wearing By August 12, 2015 1 Comment

Yesterday I had an all day marketing meeting. Our team was out and about, brainstorming, dreaming and planning. I wanted to be comfortable but put together. Nothing is better than jeans–and this sheer top was funky and fun. Here are the details…

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Outfit details: Jeans, Big Star via Zappos {similar}. Black tank, Old Navy. Sheer top, local boutique {similar here}. Sandals, Miz Moos. Next step necklace, My shop. Bag, H&M

Tomorrow I’m in meetings again all day. So fun and so exhausting. This weekend I’m getting away with my sisters. I can’t wait. I’ll have pics to share next week.

 

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drapey vest and boots

what I'm wearing By August 5, 2015 No Comments

after I snapped pics of this outfit, I realized almost every piece is from Target. Crazy! I find some great stuff there–and I love mixing it with higher end stuff like really good boots that last for years or a special piece from Anthropologie.

It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration.

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Outfit details: Gray distressed jeans, Target. Black tank, Old Navy. Drapey vest, Target {in store}. Booties, Target. Swing free earrings, My shop.

We’re enjoying some cooler weather this week {around 70*} so I slipped on my booties. We’re buying backpacks, school supplies and starting to think about going back to school. Are you in back to school mode yet?

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