Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Sweater-dress and Inspiring Bloggers Link up

I picked up this cute sweater dress (tunic maybe?) from our local consignment store last week.

Not that I needed another tunic/sweaterdress per se but it was so comfy and unique - and I just loved the little dog print on the bottom.

I'm always excited to find a piece that's got a classic shape but some really interesting details. The zippers at the shoulder, the print shirt hem and the 3/4 length sleeves all make this go from basic and boring to chic and cool.

I put on my purple ponte leggings and originally had this on with black boots - but I changed it up to flats instead, and I'm glad I did since I wore this to a family Christmas party in the afternoon - and flats are easier to take on and off than the boots would have been.

I wore some funky earrings, a great necklace that was passed down to me from The Hubs' grandmother and pinned my (copious amounts of) hair over to one shoulder.

Sweater dress - Thrifted
Leggings - Ricki's
Necklace - Passed down
Earrings - Handmade by Me

I'm also very excited to be co-hosting the Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up with Rachel from
Garay Treasures today!

Rachel is a hip, young Mom and fashion blogger - and I love her easy, classy style. She is also very open about her faith and her family and I admire her candidness and her faith.

Now on to the link up:

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog: rachmakeover1
Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your co-host Tea of What Mama Wears teaofwhatmamawearheadshot Tea is a Canadian, plus-size Mom of 2 boys (and one furboy) who loves fashion. She tries to show how to look stylish on a budget and how to remix what you've already got in your closet. From running errands, to going to church, to taking the kids to school - there's no reason to look frumpy! You can follow Tea via the following links: Instagram & Pinterest.

Now on to the featured five from last time and link up: brittany
I loved this winter pattern mixing work outfit and Lee's tips for wearing a pencil skirt. See look here.

I have really enjoyed getting to know and collaborate with Grace this year and was delighted to read her one year blogiversary post. To celebrate I am featuring her today and am so proud of all her accomplishments. You are beautiful Grace!

How cute is Betsy's wreath picking outfit, see what she picked up here.

 sheela Sheela presents her side of faux and real fur on her blog, find out which side she is on here. I just love her outfit too.

I loved getting a glimpse into Ada's home for Christmas décor, and was inspired to add more décor to my own home someday.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1) Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2) Please follow your host Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3) Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4) Depending on how many link up I will feature 5 bloggers and their posts for my next "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link-up or series.

5). Have fun! Thanks for linking up!

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:
Garay Treasures

Hope you have a great day!

Link ups!

Elegantly Dressed & Stylish // Garay Treasures // I Do DeClaire // Myriad Musings // Sandy A La Mode // Style Elixir // Walking in Memphis in High Heels // A Little Bit of Cheer // Two Peas in a Blog // A Lovely Little Wardrobe


  1. That looks like such a great dress and I love the cute print at the bottom! And those purple ponte leggings... love!

    1. Thanks Shea! I do love these leggings - they're nice and thick too!

  2. Such a cute, casual look! And I'm happy to see someone wearing leggings the right way....with a shirt that covers the butt, and not as pants. Thanks for co-hosting!

    1. LOL Amy - I have very few fashion rules that I must live by but the two that stand out most are 1) Leggings are NOT pants and 2)It's either warm enough for shorts or cold enough for UGG boots - but it CANNOT be both. Ha. I see young girls break both these rules on a regular basis.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That sweater dress is so cute! It looks adorable with leggings!

    1. Thanks Laura! I do so love a good thrifting find!

  4. Looks such a lovely dress :) love how you have styled it.

  5. I'm always a fan of a black and gray outfit! Great look
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