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Spring stripes and cargo pants

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wearing: gold and white door knocker earrings / spring lipstick / oversize stripe top (sold out, also love this one) / Gucci bag / spring nail polish / Fendi ring / black cargo jeans / western style boots /

This has been a cold spring! The weather hasn’t allowed me to move into sandals, skirts, and the like. Therefore, this thin, long sleeve top paired with cargo jeans, has been the perfect solution to our chilly spring weather.

I always have a love/hate relationship with cargo pants. There is something fun about them; making cargo pants a nice alternative to jeans. That being said, the pockets always seem to add weight to my 5’4″ frame. This was the first time I tried a pair of cargo pants made out of denim. There is something different about denim. The thicker fabric seems like it would add more weight than traditional twill found on cargo pants. For some strange reason the opposite happened!

These denim cargo pants fit like baggy jeans. Although the pockets add girth near my knees, they didn’t seem to make me look heavier than I already am. The loose fit is cool on a warm day, and I like how look with this oversize tunic. The hi-lo hem on the tunic is flowing, and made from a thinner cotton fabric which is ideal for warmer days. The two pieces together make a great early spring outfit. Of course, I am still in my winter, western style boots! haha, looking for those warm temperatures still!!

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What are your thought on cargo pants? Do you love them, or do you tend to shy away from them like I do?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Casual spring stripes

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wearing: clear plastic hoops / spring lipstick / red/navy stripe boxy tee / jeans / train case / black jade bracelet (bought in Chinatown) / spring nail polish / western style boots /

This has been an interesting spring season so far! We will enjoy high 70’s one day, and then the next day, we have a grey sky with temps down in the 60’s and 50’s. It’s a bit cooler than usual! April usually bring us a steady stream of high 60’s and 70’s!

My go-to, casual look in the spring season is typically jeans, tee, boots or espadrilles, and a cute bag. I thought this go-to look would work perfectly the other day, but alas, I was freezing in my tee! It’s April, and I need a jacket? Whaaaaat?

Despite the chill, I gutted it out and enjoyed a fun little morning stroll with my girl Dawn from FashionShouldBeFun.com. We walked in downtown Los Gatos and then grabbed some brunch at Southern Kitchen on Main St. in Los Gatos. It was really yummy, and so much fun to catch up! I enjoyed the churros waffles with fresh strawberries, and Dawn had a delicious make-your-own omelette. If you’re local, give it a try!

Although I was a bit chilly, I know the weather has to warm up very soon. It’s just plain science! So, I am thrilled to be prepared with this comfy tee, and my favorite pair of jeans. If you’re looking for a classic meets edgy tee, this striped boxy tee is perfect! Plus, it’s at a great price!

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How is the spring weather shaping up in your next of the woods? Are you having cooler temps this year too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Boho flow

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wearing: bold golden dangle earrings / lipstick / blue boho tunic / brown train case (see review here) / spring nail polish / jeans / black high heel sandals /

Hello spring! While spring doesn’t officially start until this weekend, these beautiful days with high’s in 70’s, have put some spring in my step!

My kids had a teacher-in-service day on Monday, so I brought them up to Stanford Shopping Center for a yummy lunch at the Neiman Marcus Cafe. In addition to lunch, we made a pit stop at the American Girl store. My youngest daughter loves American Girl. She has a couple of dolls, and every book the company has written. She also enjoys their movies!

In the middle of last year, my daughter set her sights on a new doll from the American Girl store. Since she already had two dolls, I felt like she did not need another one. So, she decided to save up her allowance so she could buy the doll herself. I have to appreciate the financial planning and resourcefulness! She cleaned out a jam jar, and began collecting her cash inside the jar. She kept a sticky note with a tally of how much cash she needed for both the doll and the sales tax. Once she had the cash, I promised her we would visit the store so she could buy the doll.

I had no idea how many coins and pennies she had saved! I would have brought her to the bank to exchange the coins for bills, had I known how many she had. There was roughly $30 in coins in that jar! Oooops! She dumped the jar into her purse before we left the house, and when we arrived at the counter to purchase the doll, she dumped out the purse. I was a little embarrassed at the amount of coins. The sales assistant who helped my daughter was unfazed, and spent time counting out the coins for my daughter. My daughter was so proud of herself for saving up the money! She ended up being $0.21 short, so I threw in a quarter so she could buy the doll. I was so happy she saved up! I was also thankful the American Girl sales assistant was patient with my daughter and her coins!

Although she now has three American Girl dolls, which seems excessive to me, I am happy she learned a lesson about saving money for something she really wanted. Hopefully this lesson will continue throughout her life, so she understands saving money is more important than spending it for instant gratification. Always keep your eyes on the financial prize.

For our shopping excursion, I wore this fun and flowy boho top with my favorite pair of jeans, which my daughter photographed for me. It was perfect with the 75-ish degree weather, and glowing sunshine. What a beautiful day! I love spring!

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Have you ever scrimped and saved for what you really want? What types of financial lessons have you taught your kids?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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