Monthly Archives: June 2014

Always Remember

I haven’t wandered very far from where I grew up.  Even so, sometimes I forget who I wanted to be when I was 13.  And sometimes I forget to be thankful for all I’ve been blessed with in my life.

I thought of these words to help me remember.


Better minds than mine have said it before and said it better.  It’s just a thought I had today to keep me grounded.  And on the right path.

Who did you want to be?  Are you becoming that person?  Are you on the right path?

Do you remember your roots?  Are you thankful for the good things that’s already come into your life?  Do you honor the memory of those who’ve come before you?

Do I?

Let’s live our Lemonade Lives with authenticity and thankfulness.

Until next time,


Bright Floral + Zebra

What are some of your favorite color combinations to wear?  Denim and white?  Pastels with silver?  Cream with tan?  Green with pale pink?  Hot pink and orange?

One of my favorite combinations is brights with graphic black and white.  The contrast of the black and the relief of the white seems to make the brights even bolder.

bright floral with zebra


bright floral plus zebra

bright floral with zebra

What I’m wearing:  Vintage Cotton Sundress, Goodwill.  Pink shrug, Burlington Coat Factory.  Zebra scarf, Rite Aid.  Zebra shoes, Shoe Show.  Felt Flower and Plastic Bead Necklace, Goodwill.

This goes along with the question, “Where Do You Find Your Fashion?”  These pieces came from a second-hand store, a drugstore and two chain stores.

I’ve got two questions for you to think about this week…

  1. What are some new color combinations you could try?
  2. Where are some unusual places that you might find unique clothing items?

Readers, I appreciate and thank you for your thoughtful comments!  That’s one of the things that keeps a blogger blogging!  I have been slow in replying this week, but I will get there!  We’ve had a good, but busy week, here in the Springs.

I wish you a good week and I hope you…keep on living your Lemonade Life!


Link Love:  Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style

Twenty Year Old Skirt

I regularly purge my closets, but there’s this one item I have held onto for years.  It’s a blue and white midi length cotton button up skirt with these huge side pockets.  I was packing the other day so I had declared all my regularly worn items off limits since I would need them for my trip.  I was wondering what I was going to wear to run errands in town and meet my mom for lunch.  I pulled out my twenty year old skirt and thought, hmmm…


What I’m wearing:  Skirt, Eddie Bauer.  Top, Thrifted.  Shoes, Shoe Show.  Earrings, Gift.  Belt, Thrifted.  Headband, Gift.

Do you have items in your closet that you’ve had for decades but still wear?  I bought this skirt from Eddie Bauer when my kids were little and now they are all grown!


I’ve always been a “long hair” loving girl, but I’m glad I took a chance and did something new with my hair.

head shot

Old clothes, new hair…a little of this and a little of that…

Until next time!

Live your lemonade life!


Link Love:  Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday

Fruit Pie Making Time


When Sacramento says to wear fruit, I go looking in my closet for fruit.  Unfortunately, my graphic strawberry top went the way of a closet cleaning and there was no fruit to be found. But I did find my tee from Otakon 2012 and the theme that year was food.  I believe she’s stirring up a fruit pie!  I hope it’s blueberry because that’s my favorite.



I did a post recently asking, “Where do you find your fashion?”  This outfit was rounded up from an outlet store (Eddie Bauer skirt), a thrift store (Striped cardigan which I wear constantly now…I have it on now, in fact, while I’m typing this.  It’s become my wear out / wear around the house favorite item), a retail store (shoes), a home jewelry sales party (earrings) and an anime convention (tee shirt).

It’s always interesting to me how such far flung pieces end up together.

Until next time…

Live your lemonade life,


Link Love:  Share-in-Style,

Vintage Dotted Dress

I found this vintage style dotted dress at my local Goodwill.  It has a “one-size-fits-all” fit, a square neckline and attached self-tie which you can tie in front or back.  This navy cotton dress is super comfortable and forgiving thanks to it’s roomy style. The only tag in the dress says “Made in India.”  I’ve worn this several times already and it seems like the sort of dress you could hang onto forever.  Did I mention it was only five dollars?!?  Ahhh…thrifting!


What I'm Wearing:  Thrifted Dress, Goodwill.  Red shoes, Shoe Show.  White plastic button earrings, Claire's Boutique.

What I’m Wearing: Thrifted Dress, Goodwill. Red shoes, Shoe Show. White plastic button earrings, Claire’s Boutique.

It’s always fun to find that one (or ten!) special items at your local thrift store!  And by local I mean scouring the thrift stores of whatever city you find yourself in.

Do you make thrifting a part of your trip when you visit new places?

Live your lemonade life,


Link Love:  Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.  Secondhand First.  Spy Girl:  52 Pick-me-up.