Monday, January 28, 2013

Pinterest Told Kelly To!...and a Stella and Dot Giveaway!

 You guys.
Kelly from Kelly's Korner is guest posting today! Somebody pinch me. ;)
As Kelly would say, I am CHAWED.
If you want to learn a little bit about Kelly, you can read her end of year 2012 post HERE or go to her About Me page HERE to learn a little bit about her story.
And if  you have a heart to pray for others, click HERE to see her prayer request post from yesterday.
I've never actually met Kelly, but I think I can sum her up for you super quickly:
She LOVES Jesus, her family, her friends, and Sonic.  :)
Plus, she's super cute...and from the videos I've seen I can tell you she has the cutest accent ever.
Do you kinda want to be her friend already? 
 I mean, just look at this precious picture of Kelly with her girls!
 Kelly has a family blog that is wildly popular.  Like CRAZY popular!
Lots of my girlfriends and I have followed her blog for years (they are all so excited about her guest posting today!), and we kind of feel like we know her.
Totally weird how that works. 
And as you can see, she has two of the cutest girls you've ever laid eyes on.
Hollis and Harper
(don't you LOVE the names?)
I started reading Kelly's blog when Harper (on the right, now 4) was born.
Kelly had a normal pregnancy, and then there were complications the day Harper was born.
To be honest, I don't remember any of the details, but she was a very sick little girl and wasn't expected to make it.
   Kelly and her family clung tightly to their faith and trusted in God.....
 people all over the world were praying for little Miss Harper...
 and look at her now!
Click HERE if you need a good cry.  Like a bawl your head off kind of cry (but in a good way). :)
FAITH IN ACTION is a powerful thing.

Well, I told Kelly what I do over here, and Kelly was sweet enough to agree to come over today and show us what Pinterest told her to do!
She's like me in that we are just regular ol' moms trying to look cute when we walk out the door.
I've just started using Pinterest to help me do it....and Kelly decided to give it a try too!
Take it away Kelly!
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So Sheaffer asked if I would do a guest post - dressing like outfits I pinned on Pinterest.  
I had to giggle because once again - I'm not a Fashion Blogger  - I'm a "pushing 40 years old with two little kids Mommy blogger".  
I seem to wear a wardrobe of yoga pants, razorback tees and pony tails these days.  But I do love clothes and when I actually find an hour in the day to take a shower, fix my hair and wear real clothes - I love to try and look somewhat stylish.  So I thought this might be fun.  Besides the awkward part of taking pictures of me in the outfits.  Or the awkward part where I tried to explain to Scott why he needed to take pictures of me in these outfits.  
He might have laughed.  
And rolled his eyes.

Look #1
So one of the first things I saw on Pinterest was Drew Barrymore wearing a jean shirt and a maxi skirt. And I really liked this look.  (I also think it's so crazy how much Harper looks like a young Drew Barrymore.)

I had a jean shirt I had bought this year and several maxi skirts.  I didn't have a white one but I have this leopard one that I love but rarely wear because I'm not sure about it. ha! I felt like I needed to put my hand on my hip if I was taking a fashion picture. ha! I might have never worn a jean shirt with this skirt but I really liked it after I put it on.

My shirt I bought this year at Riffraff.
I bought the skirt last year at Maude. (both of those are local stores)
My belt is from Francesca's a few years ago.  I love it.
My boots I bought last year at Dillards and they are my ultimate favorites even though you can't see them.

Look #2:

I had a hard time finding outfits that would match up to things I actually had in my closet.  Then I found this little girl and knew I had a similar outfit. Which is either weird for the little girl or for me. Not sure.
 I didn't put white tights/leggings with mine because that is just not a good idea if you aren't 20 or 95 pounds. (In my opinion).  But I have this cute cream dress/tunic I LOVE.  I've been wearing it with a cream long sleeved tee underneath because the flowers at the top are really cute and I want them to be seen but I kind of liked pairing it with a cardigan.
The dress/tunic came from ModCloth (which has the CUTEST clothes)
The cardigan I've had forever and honestly I don't remember where it came from.
I wore my suede boots - same with my sweater - no idea where they came from.
Leggings from wal-mart. :-)

Have you ever matched an outfit to Pinterest????

Thank you Sheaffer for asking me to guest post - it was fun!

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Kelly!  You look GREAT!
I love both looks for different reasons, but the 2nd is my favorite.
What can I say?  I am a sucker for a long top with black leggings and brown boots.
Speaking of boots, I LOVE LOVE LOVE both of your pairs of boots (although I do want to see more of the ones in the first picture!).
I shared this sale with my readers last week, but thought your readers might want to know too.
There are TONS of boots on sale anywhere from 30-50% off at Nordstrom right now.
Like THIS Jessica Simpson pair at 50% off!
The varying colors in this one are great (remind me of your pair in the first pic), and I love the scalloped detail at the top.
I'm telling you, if any of you ladies need a pair of boots, NOW is the time to buy them.
Just go to Nordstrom by clicking HERE, and search "boots on sale" in the search box on the top right hand corner.  5 pages of boots appear! 

Yep, I'm kind of a boot girl.
And I have to say I totally laughed out loud when I read that
Scott might have laughed and rolled his eyes. 
I hear ya girl.
Chris (my hubby) used to laugh every time he saw me taking my cell phone pictures of myself.
Now he's just used to the crazy. :)
Anyway, thanks so much for playing with us today Kelly and taking
the Pinterest Told Me To challenge!
And let me just say, you absolutely ACED it.
You were able to use your own clothes in different ways because of a
picture that inspired you on Pinterest which was 100% the point!  
Using Pinterest as my personal stylist has really enabled me to stretch my wardrobe,
and you showed today that it helped you do the same!

Now, for all of Kelly's readers who are over here at Pinterest Told Me To for the first time,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!
But before you go, I have several things I would love to tell you about before you go....and one is a GIVEAWAY!

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If you want to know more about me and what this blog typically looks like, click HERE to see some of my favorite outfits and posts.  With each post, I hope to give you ideas for how to use your clothes in different ways.  And in addition to recreating outfits that I've pinned on Pinterest, I also like to point all of my readers towards good sales and great deals.  I mean, we might be stretching our wardrobes, but we also need to shop some!  Am I right? ;)
If I find something I love, I share it with everybody!

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I also want to let you know about an amazing Stella and Dot giveaway that ends this
Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m.!
The new spring line from S & D is AMAZING, and my sweet friend Jenny is giving away one piece of jewelry (up to a $50 value).
All you have to do is click HERE to enter the contest.
You don't have to do anything but just leave a comment saying what you would like!


Also, if you want to shop, Jenny has opened a virtual catalog show for me!
All you have to do is.just click HERE and shop away!
There are several pieces that I am dying for!!!!

Those turquoise and navy earrings (#7) will be mine for sure!



awesome collage image found at www.myvintageromance.com


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If you are a fan of The Bachelor,  click HERE to read all of my recaps!  And if you're a fan, you will also want to click HERE to see what my friend Shay has to say about it.
Why do you care what Shay has to say?
Well, because Shay is Sean's big sister!
(She also has an awesome food blog with easy and yummy recipes called Mix and Match Mama!)











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One last thing before you go...
 I am launching a new linky party this Friday, February 1st!
If you want to do what Kelly did today and recreate a Pinterest outfit, here is your chance!
Click HERE (and scroll to the bottom of the  post) if you want to read the rules.
It's going to be a lot of fun, so I hope you link up!
I'm joining forces with Mel at The Larson Lingo and Shay at Mix and Match Family.
You can grab a button on my sidebar.
And as always....
 you can follow me on facebook HERE.
you can follow me on Pinterest HERE.
and you can follow me via GFC on the bottom right hand of my sidebar.

See you tomorrow friends!!!
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17 comments:

  1. I'm super excited to see Kelly on your blog today! Who doesn't love Kelly's Korner?!?! She's just precious and her Pinterest remakes were spot on! Woohoo for a Kelly Monday!

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  2. There is no way Kelly is pushing 40. She looks great. I loved her second outfit.

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  3. What cute outfits! I totally love how Kelly copied a little girls outfit and it turned out so friggin' cute. Oh, and I finished a fashion DIY for Friday's link up. My first ever!

    Alison
    www.getyourprettyon.com

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  4. Gosh, Kelly is so super adorable! :) She did a great job with both outfits!!

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  5. I'm in love with those suede boots Kelly has on! I'm a boots girl too :)

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  6. The boots looks awesome and also all the pictures are great.

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  7. I love your blog & the name of it! I could be on pinterest at least half of the month! If I didn't have two little one's!
    So glad you did this post with Kelly!
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  8. So cute! I'm now following you - goodness knows, I need some styling help! :)

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  9. I am now obsessed with your blog!!! New follower and I will be participating in the linky for sure

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  10. Love Kelly & her blog! So fun she guest posted!! She always wears fun outfits! LOVE that she copied a kids outfit....so awesome!!! Can't wait for the linky on Friday!!!!

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  11. Sheaffer I've heard you talk about Kelly before and I've never actually made it to her blog. Gonna click there now through your link! And she looked awesome in both outfits! I love the first one cause its really a perfect combo and a look he pulled off so well, and not something I'd have ever tried without her pin-spiration. But the second look is BAM cute! And I'm cracking up that her pin-spiration for that one was a preschooler ; ) such moms we are. But cool ones! And any time her Harper wants to send any monogrammed hand-me-downs to my Harper I'm all in
    Thanks for introducing me to her. I love me a cool Jesus and sonic lovin mama!

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  12. Hi Sheaffer! I found your blog through Kelly's guest post today. I just wanted to tell you that I am also a part time SLP. I love "running into" other speech therapist bloggers. It's so fun. I am also mom to a 5 year old boy and a 1 year old boy. Hope you are having a great week!

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  13. I had heard of your blog but kept forgetting to look it up. Tonight I saw you featured on Kelly's blog. I've given you a shout out on ours. Have a great week!!

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  14. Visiting from Kelly's Korner. Love your blog! I had honestly never heard of it before reading Kelly's post, but what a great idea! I know I need all the help I can get when working out a wardrobe these days. Looking forward to following your posts!

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  15. THOSE BOOTS ARE JESSICA SIMPSON?! I thought for sure they were frye boots. I WANT THEM.

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  17. Hi I'm from Kelly's too. The funniest thing she ever did (or not did) was when she realized she had promised to take supper over to some family in her church and totally forgot to do it. She is so real and sweet. Nice blog here too!! KathyL

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I would of course love to hear what you think! As long as it is super sweet.....and maybe a little sassy. Sheaffer :)

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