Weekend wrapup – with a Joe Browns Fall wrap!

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I told you a little bit ago that I would have an item from the Joe Browns Fall line to review, and here it is:  The Sensational Chiffon Trim Top.  It has all those details that Joe Browns is known for – love the variety of antique-looking buttons, the soft fabric, the chiffon trim, the pretty softened navy color, the chiffon ruching at the neckline and the sleeves.  It is quite a bit longer on me than on the model of course, but I still love it.  The fit is also nice, fitted, but still comfortable (I got a size UK10/US6 for reference).  If I were to try to find a negative, it would just be that it is a little bit delicate – the buttons specifically you’ll just have to be careful with.  But this is just so pretty, I plan to hand wash it and be gentle with the buttons.  All the positives waaaay out number just that one minor negative.

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Details: grey t-shirt- LOFT; topper – c/o Joe Browns; jeans – Eddie Bauer via 10dollarmall; boots Beartrap Sheridan.  {I got these boots last year, and love them – I have thick calves and most boots don’t zip up quite, but these are wider calves and so they work.  They aren’t leather or anything, and they’re starting to really show wear, so not sure how long they will still last, but while they do I love them.

Here’s an idea of an outfit using more of Joe Browns Fall line – I love blue/gray/purple combination!

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This is just an aside, but I am no photographer… sometimes, when browsing blogs, especially ones that are fashion oriented, it can start to make you feel like you *need* to take outdoor professional photos.  Well, first of all, I love fashion and do quite a bit of fashion-themed posts, but that’s not all my blog is about.  Second, and most importantly, I just don’t have the ….everything you’d need to take professional-quality photos – my neighbors would think I’m nutso if I started taking photos in the yard, and I don’t have a photographer, so most of my photos are either selfies or on self-timer.  I figure this is just real life, ya know?  Usually, the best place in my house is in the bathroom – it gets good natural light, and so my grey shower curtain background will have to do as my “set”.  So never feel less than if what you do doesn’t seem to measure up to what others do…. we are all unique.  If everyone always did the exact same thing, what’s so special about that?  Just be yourself and have fun with it!

Since it’s officially fall now, scarves are making a big comeback (Truthfully, I wear scarves all year round basically, but fall is when you get to pull out the chunkier thicker warmer scarves.).  I had a few scarves that have hung on my scarf rack, lonely and longing to be worn, but they just seemed too bulky and overwhelming on me, and so they just hung unworn.  I don’t have a sewing machine, so I put off trying to do anything about it…until yesterday morning, when I decided to have at it with a pair of scissors.  I’m going to get some no fray seam glue, but it’s really not fraying much – I cut 3 in half the long wise, and now have 3 great scarves to wear again! (I can’t even draw a straight line, much less cut one, so I was really worried I would ruin them, but when you have it on, you don’t notice any slight crookedness). It’s amazing that just by reducing some of the bulk by cutting them in half really made me love the look of them so much more!   Soooo…take away?  If you have unworn scarves that you like, but for some reason just keep passing by, consider cutting them in half to see if the proportion of the scarf fits better!

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And finally, in random weekend wrapup news, I’ve begun doing Bar Method again – specifically the legwork section from the Advanced Dancers Body DVD.  It is so hard and so great at the same time.  I’m going to be doing it every day to every-other day through November… or that’s the plan at least.  It’s pretty short, so I think I’ll be good at keeping it up.  Also doing Oxycise at least once a day (really trying for 2-3 times a day, though) as well.

– Anything fun planned this weekend?

-What item from the Joe Browns Fall line would you most love to wear?

-Do you enjoy wearing scarves, and have you ever had to alter them?

-And finally, what exercise program are you currently working on?

*As part of being a fashion blogger for Joe Browns, I was sent product in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. That’s a great top, very different! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

  2. Love that outfit! I need you to be my personal shopper! 🙂

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