Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thrifted top that truely rocks - with a bow and pleats

Blouse: Thrifted (1 <3 thrifing!)
Pants: Fairweather
Heels: Payless
Grey V-neck: Urban

Love the side bow on the blouse - how cute?

Blue Nail Polish  in the honor for cheering for Vancouver! Go Team!

This marvelous top also has pleats - how can someone ever not LOVE this top?

Outfit Analysis:
What worked: the blouse print -and all of its features, I am in love with it. I also liked the contrast in the outfit.
What didn't: nothing in particular. I liked this look.
Hope you all are having an awesome week! thanks for taking the time to stop by! Really appreciate it! I REALLY DO :D

Is there any thrifted item in your closet that you love much more than something you paid full price for?

Spreading Some Blogger Love...

Happy tuesday everyone! We are taking a little break from Tippy Tuesdays and hosting Shana today. Shana and I decided to do a swap post today, a chance for our followers to get to know more awesome fashion bloggrs out there.. Shana is so sweet and funny :) I call her the Thrifting queen, this girl can rock casual, office fashion, and all glammed up looks with thrifted goodies. How freaking cool is that? She inspires me with her personal life stories and makes me feel better on my not-so-good days. Now, onto the interview to get to know her more :)

P.S. You can check my guest post over at here blog  - BLOG LINK

1.) When and why did you start your blog?My first blog post was September 26, 2008. I initially started it to update Husbands family on our lives in Vegas. I was able to post pics and tell a little about our days. Except, I realized it wasn’t really effective and I wasn’t motivated to do it. So the blog just sat around for about 2 years until November 2010 when I found myself surfing through blogs and getting so inspired I couldn’t break away from my computer. I began rummaging through my closet and getting so excited to wake up and put something new together… my first camera phone outfit post was submitted and ColorBlind was born.

2.) Where do you get a lot of your fashion inspiration from?My mom inspires me every day when it comes to fashion. She wasn’t scared to take risks and she never held back. I have a massive collection of magazines and I tear anything out that inspires me, colors, patterns, textures. I stuff them in a small envelope in my purse and pull them out when I am thrifting, this helps you focus on what really inspires you so that you don’t get overwhelmed!

Other bloggers inspire me, how I am feeling often determines my fashion inspiration. In a way, I inspire myself sometimes…though it seems like it is on accident…I will put things together and walk around the house doing my makeup and getting ready, often replacing belts, jewelry…I surprise myself sometimes… taking pictures everyday has really helped me see what looks good on me, and maybe what doesn’t. Blogging has actually helped me see myself in a new light, and that, my friends, is why I have finally decided to try things I never thought I could pull off..i.e. skinny jeans! All of my blogger friends comments help too…everyone really inspires. I have found myself wanting to experiment with what I thought was “my” style..I have finally learned that “my style” will continue to evolve and change…I have learned to really love my body thanks to the blogger world!

3.) What does a typical Sunday afternoon look like for you?Husband and I are usually at my dad’s for dinner and sometimes a movie. Before my mom passed, Sunday afternoon’s were reserved for family dinner, even after I got married! If we are not there, then we are going for a walk with our two labs Sophie and Sampson and getting ready for the week ahead oh and more than likely at the movies. Husband really likes movies and well the popcorn too.

4.) Do you find blogging challenging? How do you organize your time to find time to post outfit posts every day?Blogging is not so much challenging as it is time consuming. I mean..when I am inspired I have a tendency to ramble...haha and I can’t wait to look at the outfits I have put together and photographer extraordinaires mad skills on the camera. While my blog has really turned into a fashion blog, I wish I had more time to talk about my fitness journey and time as a dancer (ballet…in case you were wondering..I mean I was born in Las Vegas) and life in general. Organizing my time is exactly what it is. It is a priority because I made it one. I’m an Aquarius so as you know, I love projects and this is my creative outlet and MAJOR project of the moment. I can’t get enough and posting every single day is really important to me. I really do love every minute of it. My next priority is visiting other blogs that inspire me and responding to everyone who stops by.

I usually grab the laptop after I get home from the gym or after I have made dinner. Luckily, I have the best husband in the world and we take turns…that’s right folks…he cooks 50% of the time…Posting outfits everyday is challenging but I work every day so getting dressed is naturally going to happen..haha  I find myself holding back since I do work in a business environment..but that is what keeps me challenged and I will take risks every once in a while…but usually it's on casual Friday! If it wasn’t for one of my best friends "photographer extraordinaire’s" skills I would not have any outfit posts. We take 15 minutes at the end of the day, find a fun location near the office and snap away. The less time you have the better. I may not be able to do this forever but I sure am enjoying it while it lasts!

5.) What are your goals for 2011, bloggy or otherwise?
I hate answering this question since I feel like my goals are all over the place, in no particular order… but here it goes….I want to be successful at work, that’s a given, I hope to continue to be inspired by other bloggers and hopefully inspire others. I would like to have a massive Thrifters Anonymous Meet up here in Vegas!

I would love to do some fashion consulting, helping friends and strangers take “A Second Look” at their style, their closet, and their choices, and show them how to be a little more thrifty.  I want to star in a short film where I am kicking butt and taking names…preferably produced by Husband. I hope to start a family (2012) haha By next year I would like to have completed all of the furniture projects in our home…I hope to be playing the viola again, dancing on a consistent basis, I TOLD you I had a lot, and this isn’t even half of them…I want to look as fit as I am…hard to explain..I mean I am pretty strong…but I have a ways to go to get my six pack back…yes..I said back..cuz I actually had one…now it’s more like a 4 pack…I WILL get there… These are just a few goals..I try to set new ones every week, when it comes to fashion I just want to keep an open mind and take risks when I can.

I hope you enjoying getting to know this fab lady! Now go visit her on her blog. Have a great day folks! Thanks for stopping by! =]

xoxo Nav

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend in Pictures

Saturday was super lazy - Slept in and ate, rested again, watched Hangover 2 and ate again and slept - perfect Sat

On Sunday bright morning, this vehicle took us.....

to here.. Ryan helping dad with the luggage above - Dad was flying to For McMurray to work in Oilsands - I already miss him.

My lovely family

Mom and I - pretending to be in front of marigolds (mom's fav flowers) - dandlines make the perfect substitute :)

Ryan presenting a flower to Mom

                               Came home to do some yardwork, took ALL the dandilines out.

Polka Dots - Forever 21
Jeans - H&M
Red Belt - Thrifted
Cardigan - H&M

Now, I am off to watch THOR2  - 2 movies in one weekend but I dont mind =]

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Which movie have you seen recently?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Black Belt

Check out my amazing floral flats!

I like this flower in my hair :)

Happy Friday everyone!!! :D

Outfit Analysis:
What worked: I like to wear this color - teal green lots but I am always skeptical to wear it on blue jeans - its too matchy matchy. So I chose to wear this rocking long necklace to break up the matching colors. And ofcourse, I love the floral flats!!

What didn't: I think the big black belt kinda of is out-of-place, no? What do you think?

Happy Weekend everyone! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Outfit Analysis

Pants: Fairweather
Flats: Payless
Grey T-shirt: Urban Planet
Cardigan - RICKI's
Scarf - H&M

Hello Beautiful people. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Outfit Analysis: (something new I am starting from this post on)

What worked - I like that there is some color in the outfit - green cardigan and wore the floral scarf around my neck to keep me warm on this very cold May day. No I am not kidding you, It is COLD in MAY.

What didn't work - I really don't like the grey long sleeve underneath. I think it might have looked better with a dark sweater or with a blazer on top of the cardigan or could have belted the scarf with a black/brown skinny belt.

Have you checked our love story feature yet? If you missed it, be sure to check it out :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You Make Me Happy When Skies are Grey

Printed Top: Thrifted
Pants: GAP
Nude Leather Jacket: GAP
Flats: Payless
Purse: ALDO

Don't you just love the pattern on the blouse?

"You make me happy when skies are Grey" - I love you are my sunshine song. I am dedicating this song today to blogging. I am a bit under the weather, but blogging for you guys makes me happy :)

 I thrifted the blouse for $3.99, even though it was Large size (I wear small), I bought it. I will get mom to fix it for me or just sinch it with a belt! ;)

Question: BLOGGER is not letting me post comments on other's blogs. I am signed in to my account, and it keeps asking me to log in. Is anyone else having problems?Any Bloggy Techies out there -please help!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our Love Story Got FEATURED!

Happy Tuesday. I am particularly happy today because folks at Love with Katie featured our love story today. I had found their blog few weeks ago and am love reading everyone's stories. She featured our story today and its amazing to hear everyone's best wishes and support. Sometimes I go through such hard time at home and loose track if this is really worth fighting for but hearing your comments really helps keep my chin up. Thank you all very much!

CAUTION: Grab Some Tissue before you head over :]

You can check it out here -  http://loveiseverywhere.blogspot.com/2011/05/sharing-love-story_24.html

Monday, May 23, 2011

My Weekend in Pictures!

On Sunday, my family and my uncles family got to attend the yealy sikh parade in Millwoods Edmonton. It was so much fun :) I love spending time with family.

Me and My Brother - big posers we are! haha

Look at the CRAZY crowd!

My Cute Niece - all dolled up in her Indian dress :)

Mom, Bro and moi minus Dad bec he was the photographer
In Canada, we had long weekend! So Ryan and I decided to take full advantage of an extra day off and got together early to send out as many resumes as possible because we are tryin to get him a job since he is done his masters now.

Since it was kindy of rainyout and making me feel cold inside, we decided it was time to sip on some warm tea

The person who makes the tea gets the BIG cup - haha

Now the post wont be complete w/o some outfit posts - now would it? Look at the vintage chair - its REALLY old but looks so NICE :) and I love ALL vintage stuff :)

Seriously guys, this is my go-to outfit on the days I have no energy to dress. Jeans with a full-sleeve shirt, hair bun, no makeup, and a random scarf around the neck. I wasnt sure whether I should blog about this outfit, But I did it anyway! What do you think I pass the weekend outfit lazy-outfit test??

Ah! What beautiful flowers!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

What is your go-to-outfit for those lazy days? Let us know down below :)