An Unconventional "Fashionista"?

I love fashion and beauty but I'm not a slave to either. I sometimes wonder how many other people are like me. I love looking through fashion magazines (So happy when a new issue of InStyle arrives =)). I get excited for the previews of the new designer collections. I love fashion and beauty on Pinterest, Polyvore, Facebook, etc. However, I'm not opposed to leaving the house in jeans and a t-shirt. I don't feel as if I'm going to die if I'm seen in public with a make-up free face. I know how to put together an outfit to die for but sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) I just want to wear good old fashioned, back to basics - jeans, t-shirt, hoodies, sneakers, etc. That's just who I am and more than anything else I think it's important to stay true to yourself. I realize you never get a second chance to make a first impression and I know we're judged on our appearances but I still don't really care. I've completed courses to be a color consultant, a "stylist", an image consultant, etc. but truthfully, I think we should get away from always basing how we think about ourselves and others on appearances. I know that's a silly dream of mine and that it will never happen in the real world... Of course people like to look their best! I totally agree with proper grooming and hygiene but if you feel like leaving the house without priming, primping, and all the added prep, do it. Brush your hair, pull it up or leave it down, brush your teeth, wash your face, put on CLEAN clothes and GO for God's sake!

Fall Sweaters and Scarves

I love Fall!

Well, I know it's been a while since I've actually written anything but hey, I've been busy... you know how it goes. I'm well into my junior year in college, LOVING my classes this semester. My youngest has started preschool so for the first time in 20 years I'm home alone. (Don't know what to do with myself either). I guess I have a little more time to do things like, oh, I dunno, blog maybe? And waste a little time on Polyvore. (Lord I love Polyvore. lol)

Now that we're getting into my favorite time of the year, I just have to say "Thank God it's hoodie weather again!". Seriously, I can't wait for the temps to drop down low enough to wear a comfy hoodie or a soft, snuggly sweater. Not to mention it's beautiful in West Virginia this time of year with all the leaves changing color - the yellow, gold, amber, reds and purples. Nature's color palette is the absolute best because EVERYTHING MATCHES. Always remember, if you see the color combo in nature, it definitely goes together so you're safe mixing those same colors in your wardrobe. I haven't even started searching for new clothes for fall but I did pick up a few new hoodies so I suppose that counts for something, right? In honor of Autumn, I'm going to hunt down some awesome sweaters on Polyvore. It is hunting season, after all... so I'm hunting sweaters. (Why do I feel just a little like Elmer Fudd?)