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Straight jeans in 2023

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wearing: golden hoop earrings (under $100) / polka dot top / G buckle belt / black puffy coat (on major sale!) / straight leg jeans / spring nail polish / black handbag / lug sole boots /

Well, now that skinny jeans have been declared over, I have been on the hunt for an alternative denim style. Many straight leg jeans on the market right now are on the verge of being wide leg jeans. While I love a good pair of wide leg jeans, or flare jeans, I wanted to update my denim wardrobe with something closer to skinny jeans, without being a skinny jean. I am so happy I found this pair!

This pair of straight leg jeans isn’t too wide, and they offer the unfussy feel of a skinny jean. Love that! Plus, they were priced under $100, love that too!

I paired my new pair of straight leg jeans with a polka dot tee and my go-to puffy jacket; which happen to be on major sale if you are still looking for a puffy jacket. Since it was raining outside, I chose to wear my lug sole boots and of course, topped it all off with my new handbag! You can check out my review here.

umai hot dogs valley fair chicken sandwich

We are in need of a new sofa, so I wore this outfit to go sofa shopping. We found the perfect sectional sofa for our family room! Love! After picking a new sofa, we tried the new food counter in the food court at Valley Fair, Umai Hot Dogs. I wasn’t in the mood for a hot dog, so I got the chicken sandwich and french fries. It was really yummy! My Mom had a hot dog and loved it. We will go back!

I am excited to wear these straight leg jeans throughout the rest of the winter season and into the upcoming spring season. They are comfortable, and the perfect replacement for my skinny jeans. Love!

Are you a fan of skinny jeans? Have you found an alternative to them yet?

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Viva Magenta sweater and flare jeans

wearing: blue and silver earrings / magenta sweater (under $100) / G buckle belt / flare jeans (under $100) / nail polish / black shoulder bag / black boots (water resistant, lug sole) /

Viva Magenta! How fun is the color of 2023! Love! I am so happy I found this sweater in magenta for the new year. Not only is it cozy and comfy, but it is also magenta; and under $100. Love that!

Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun and I, went to Valley Fair last week to grab a bite to eat and hang out while we were both still on vacation. If you have been following the weather, you know we had a series of storms last week, which are continuing into this week. So, we snapped a few photos around the mall! Valley Fair has a ton of Instagram-worthy backdrops; especially in the new wing, on the second floor! How fun are all these backgrounds!

Now, you might be looking at these photos and wondering why my legs look super long in one photo. Well, if you have an iPhone, you can toggle the distance on the photo setting. It is interesting that the .5 setting snaps photos which elongate your legs! So, there isn’t any photoshop tea here, just the .5 camera setting on the iPhone. It is fun to make legs really long! haha

We originally tried to pop into Bamboo Sushi for lunch, but they were closed due to the storm, so we wandered over to King’s Seafood, which is equally delicious! If you haven’t been to King’s yet, they have really good clam chowder; I highly recommend it! Dawn and I also shared a couple of sushi rolls. Yum!

The restaurant selection at Valley Fair keeps growing, and there are so many good places to eat! I still have a list of places to try in the near future. Do you have a favorite restaurant at Valley Fair?

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I hope you are enjoying the new year and living Viva Magenta!

XOXO

Cathy


Cozy sweater coat and flares

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wearing: large hoop earrings (under $100) / sunglasses / long sleeve stripe tee / black sweater coat / holiday nail polish / classic bucket bag / G buckle belt / flare jeans (under $100, avl in short, reg, tall) / golden boots (on sale!) /

When the weather behaves, it is nice to be able to wear a cozy sweater coat instead of a bulky coat. I love this cozy sweater coat since it is really soft and comfortable. It makes it so easy to wear while running errands, shopping, or grabbing lunch with the girls. I definitely plan to live in this sweater coat during the winter season! As it gets colder, this sweater coat will look fabulous with a scarf and thicker shirt underneath. Love!

If you have been following along, you are aware that these jeans are under $100 and available in short, regular, and tall lengths. I am wearing the short length. I love being able to find flare jeans in my length. It is really freeing to not have to shorten them!

I wore this cozy outfit the other day while Christmas shopping with my Mom. We enjoyed a warm lunch at Maggiano’s and then strolled around Santana Row getting ideas for Christmas gifts.

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I love Maggiano’s classic pasta with meat sauce. It is an oldie but a goodie! Since I had a classic pasta dish, I was able to bring home another pasta dish, which I gave to my husband so he could enjoy baked ziti during lunch at work. Love!

What is your favorite comfort food when the weather starts to cool off during the holiday season? Mine is definitely pasta and soup!

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a fabulous holiday season!

XOXO

Cathy

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