Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What I Wore In Paris


Bonjour!

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for What I Wore!  It's simple - take pictures of your daily outfits, and share them with The Blended Blog on IG or through our weekly Wednesday link ups.

I'm back from Paris, and it was beautiful and inspiring.  There aren't enough words to describe how wonderful this trip was.  However, I'll give it my best shot, because there's so much to share.  Come back on Friday for day one, where we explore our neighborhood while trying to stay awake!

I had a hard time packing for Paris, but thanks to the advice of some in-the-know friends, I filled my suitcase with dresses.  The weather was sunny and hot, and I fit right in with the lovely Parisian ladies.  I had expected a lot of black and white, so I was surprised to see so much pattern and color.  I'm not sure if it was due to the weather, or their extended summer, but the locals were definitely embracing feminine prints and bright palettes.



This dress was perfect for a day visiting the palace and gardens of Versailles.



Next week I'll share some of the many pictures I took of Parisian Style.  We spent many hours people watching, and it was easy to pick out the chic locals.

Linking up  with The Pleated PoppyThursday Fashion FilesFashion FridayFabulous FridayPumps and PushupsHow I Style ItNot Dead Yet StyleMy Refined StyleThursday ModaI do DeclaireAgeless StyleWednesday's Wardrobe

In the meantimebe sure to link up with us below, or follow along on IG with #theblendedblogstyle. 



Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy Weekend


Happy weekend!  Today I'm on my way back from a week in Paris.  I've heard that East to West jet lag isn't as bad, so fingers crossed.  I'll be back next week to share some of our adventures and lots of pictures.

In the meantime, I wanted to remind you that today is the last day to head over to The Blended Blog to enter our blogiversary Scavenger Hunt and $150 gift card giveaway.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

What I Wore Part Deux


Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for What I Wore!  It's simple - take pictures of your daily outfits, and share them with The Blended Blog on IG or through our weekly Wednesday link ups.

I'm on my very first trip to Paris this week, and hopefully I'm taking lots of pictures of what the lovely ladies in France wear.  Next week I'll be sharing Paris fashion as well as what I wore each day.

In the meantime, head over to TBB to see last week's most clicked links and find out what the other ladies wore.

And while you're there, don't forget to enter day three of our blogiversary Scavenger Hunt and $150 gift card giveaway.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Behind The Blogger


Today I'm featured over at The Blended Blog for our Behind The Blogger series.  Be sure to hop over and learn a little more about me, behind the scenes.

And while you're there, don't forget to enter day two of our blogiversary Scavenger Hunt and $150 gift card giveaway! 




Monday, September 12, 2016

The Blended Blog: Happy Anniversary


This week marks the one year anniversary of The Blended Blog, and what a year it's been!

In June of 2015, on a trip to Texas, Deena presented the idea of a collaborative blog to Carrie and me.  I said yes immediately, because I love these ladies, and I knew it would be a great success.

Fast forward, and we've changed and grown.  It's so much fun working with a group of women who are creative, smart, and supportive.  I've made friendships to last a lifetime, and I'm constantly inspired by Deena, Carrie, Shaunacey, Sarah, Alison, Sheila, AndreaChristyAbbieNicoleWhitneyLisaKatie and Leslie.

To celebrate, and to thank you for your support, we've got a fun anniversary scavenger hunt and giveaway planned.  Head to TBB each day this week for a chance to enter and win a $150 gift card.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Friday


Bonjour and happy Friday!  As you're reading this, we've just spent our first day in Paris! It's a loooong 10.5 hour flight from Seattle, so we chose to leave in the afternoon and arrive here first thing in the morning.

Paris' morning was our midnight, so....jet lag.  I did lots of research before we left, trying to figure out some tips and tricks.  Flying West to East and crossing multiple time zones really messes with your body's circadian rhythm.  Staying hydrated, sleeping on the plane, and staying up until bedtime in the new time zone are supposed to help.  I also read about wearing sunglasses on the plane and until about 3pm local time, then getting plenty of light for the next four hours.  I'll let you know if anything worked.

Packing for Paris was a challenge.  Normally when I go somewhere with warm temperatures and lots of walking, I wear shorts and comfy tennis shoes.  Not in Paris.  My friends Whitney and Suzanne, experts on all things Parisienne, pointed out that shorts and flip flops are a big no.  So I bought some cute Keds and packed my summer dresses.  I can't wait to share the Paris fashion with you when I get back.

We have a loose itinerary and a miles long list of things we want to do and see. I really appreciated all the suggestions and tips.  My buddy Alison shared the most wonderful blog with me, called World of Wanderlust.  There is an entire category on France, and I took pages of notes from her suggestions.

Wi fi may be spotty, but I'll post as often as I can to my Instagram account.  I hope you'll follow along.

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On another note, next week is the one year anniversary of The Blended Blog. To celebrate, we have a fun scavenger hunt and giveaway going on all week. There's also a beautiful new design, thanks to Deena, Lisa and Nicole.  Head over and check it out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What I Wore


Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for Summer Style!  Summer is coming to an end, but the fashion shall go on!  During the month of September, the ladies of The Blended Blog will be sharing What We Wore.  I hope you'll jump in!  Take pictures of your daily outfits, and share it with The Blended Blog on IG or through our weekly Wednesday link ups.  I'm excited to see how everyone is transitioning to fall.

Having said that, I was a total failure this week.  Every single day I forgot to take a picture of what I was wearing.  As I climbed into bed, I would remember. So it was either pj shots, or none at all!

I did manage one picture.  I've had this leopard print off the shoulder top in my closet for months, and finally got it out for date night on Saturday.  I'm still searching for the perfect strapless bra, so I wore a black tank top underneath. Any strapless bra suggestions?



Linking up  with The Pleated PoppyThursday Fashion FilesFashion FridayFabulous FridayPumps and PushupsHow I Style ItNot Dead Yet StyleMy Refined StyleThursday ModaI do DeclaireAgeless StyleWednesday's Wardrobe

Be sure to link up with us below, or follow along on IG with #theblendedblogstyle. 


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