Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hey, Surprise Me! & The NEW Sunday Showcase Link Up


Happy Sunday! Can you tell by my smile that I find the sunshine to be glorious? After days (you may relate) of dreary rain, the sun made a dazzling appearance and once again the world looked clean and bright. Motivated by the sun's rays, I decided to style this shirt not one, but two ways and just in time for our first Sunday Showcase link up with Ada at Elegance and Mommhood, KellyAnn at This Blonde's Shopping Bag and myself, with special guest and co-host, Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge. Eeek! Sunshine AND a link up!!

What is the Sunday Showcase and why am I so delighted to take part in it? Well, it's a fun link up held once a month, that's open for TWO weeks and invites you to feature or shall I say "showcase" anything you like! These ladies are part of my blog support system; encouraging, challenging and wonderfully inclusive. I met them through a link up and it's an honor to know Ada, Kellyann and Shelbee! Linking up changed the world of blogging for me!!



So what am I "showcasing" this month? A silly story on how I acquired a pretty top...some nonsensical fun with what I consider to be a mini-fashion adventure/surprise that I instigated on Corrie LeeAnn's Facebook page. 

I received a notification on Facebook that Corrie LeeAnn's was hosting a flash sale, so I hopped on over like the good little clearance hound I am to see what was available. Waiting for me there were 3 to 5 shirts in my size at the same price and I struggled to choose between them! After clicking through the shirts several times an idea formed; albeit a presumptuous one, but I went for it anyway. Check out my comment on the link below...


As you can see she agreed to play along. From there I eagerly awaited for my package to arrive and when it did, I had it opened in a matter of seconds. Corrie did not disappoint! 


Also included in the package was a sweet note and a pair of surprise earrings by Plunder Jewelry - my first pink pair (See how I styled them with plaid and grey here.)! This mini-adventure added a small thrill in anticipation and the gift of delight in the little things. Corrie, if you're reading this, THANK YOU!  


And now back to this this outfit styled with a green theme!

The jeans have a cost per wear of about $1 now and I was happy to wear them free from tights or leggings. From the jeans, I added the green scarf and green shoes from WHBM. They are from fall and winter clearance sales. I told you. I'm a clearance hound.



The Aldo purse is from DSW and it's the perfect size for a planner, ipad and even a bottle of water!



The jewelry is from Premier Designs, with the exception of the earrings, which are from Ernesto de Barcelona.

Styled With Pink





Of course I wanted to style the earrings that came with the package so I grabbed a couple more pink accessories and got ready to meet a couple friends at a coffee shop! The adorable cupcake purse was recently featured in the Spread the Love post, and the scarf was featured on the Valentine's Post here

Well, my friends. I am one tired momma tonight, so I'll close this post with a big smile on my face and gentle nudge for you to add a little adventure in your day by doing something silly! Go ahead, you'll be so glad you did!

Now be sure to visit the hosts,  link up your post below and then go check out the others!




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Linking up with Spread the KindnessThe Blended BlogClassy Yet TrendyStart the Week StylishThursday Fashion FilesShelbee on the EdgeFashion Should Be FunFabulous FridayStyle WiseWeekend WearFancy Friday,
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25 comments

  1. Chrissy, I of course always love your style, but this may be one of my favorite outfits ever of yours! Well, because, green! And pink! Corrie really hit the nail on the head by choosing this top for you...you are rocking it. And those shoes...I am green with envy! Love, love, love the entire outfit and your happy energy! And all of the little details and accessories in both ways you have styled this outfit! This was super fun to be a co-host for a brand new link party! Rock on, my friend, and enjoy the sunshine!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. I agree with every single word you said!!

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    2. Thank you so much Shelbee! I hope things are calming down to the normal crazy at your house and that everyone is feeling better. You have such great feedback and attention to detail AND you're one of the best at getting the word out. Keep it up Shelbee...you rock at this blogging thang. ;)

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  2. Chrissy that outfit is perfect both ways - love that pink scarf and the cupcake bag - so cute and sweet! Those green pants are spectacular on you - I need a pair like that. That top is awesome too - perfect length and great details! How sweet of Corrie!
    I'm glad your weather is better - I hope it stays that way!
    Happy Sunday sweet friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. The green pants are pretty great, though I don’t know how much longer before they become cut offs. Seriously though, I may just try it. Lol! And as always, thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

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  3. I am so glad you met me through my Thursday Moda #linkup and how fast-forward 9 months later or so we have become such good friends and I share with you so much of my life, too. You are a gem. I love doing this with you and Kellyann.

    I actually read your post first thing in the morning (3 somhething AM) when I was still working on mine lol and i smiled because 1] gorgeous outfit ✔ it is 100% you and one of your best. I love olive so much especially when paired with black. Love it even more with blush pink. Your shoes, pants and both scarves are great!! 2] I love that you let them pick a top for you and they did well. 3] I love everything you wrote because it came from your heart. And more and more...

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    1. Yes! I’m so glad. You’ve helped me grow as a blogger in many ways. And you are so sweet and have a wonderful way with words. Love your attention to detail and fabulous memory! Have a wonderful week my friend. ☺️

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    2. I read this comment when you posted it originally but I wanted to say YOU ARE WELCOME. You are very sweet for writing this too. I am always here to help and support you, of course. Though you are doing great on your own and look WE KILLED IT on our very first Showcase! Thanks to you and Kellyann, of course.

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  4. Chrissy, your story as to how you settled on which top to buy was a delight to read and I can see why you were not disappointed. You’ve done a marvelous job of styling it. Congratulations on this new collaboration and I hope that you’ve had a wonderful weekend.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you Rena. I truly appreciate your kind words. It’s silly but the writing can be tough so someone taking time to actually read the post (I know. We can’t always!) is so sweet.

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  5. Such a cute look! I love that top!

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    1. Thank you Amy. I need to wear this top more!

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  6. We used to do that at restaurants all the time....surprise me!! It's a fun way to get anything!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Well. I hadn’t thought about trying it at a restaurant! New adventures to come. Haha!

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  7. Wow! I just love both ways that you styled it, maybe the pink is my favorite, tho... I do love that fluffy pink scarf! That black top is just so perfect!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you Carrie. I love the top but because it’s solid black I may not have picked it, so I’m glad I let her choose! 😊

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  8. I absolutely love this outfit on you! Probably because khaki is one of my favourite colours to wear. You look beautiful!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you Suzy! How nice to wake up to encouraging words such as yours!

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  9. I really love those shoes! They look so cool. And I had that bag last week on my wishlist! So fun!

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    1. Oh yay! So wish list...does that mean it’s coming soon??

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  10. Eek love seeing the purse earring and scarf again. I just wore my scarf again this weekend. I adore the olive and that is literally the perfect flowy black top! Pretty babe....everyday!

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    1. Aww thank you sweet Andrea! I’m having fun with some of my first pink accents! The purse brings me a lot of joy knowing it was sent with 💗! Did you take a picture of when you were wearing your scarf this weekend?? You’re the best!

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  11. Oh how I love those pants! And the fluffy pink scarf is such a perfect finishing touch.💗 Love a good link up so I’m happy to have a new one to look forward to!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Hey Debbie! I was so happy to see you "here". ;) And thank you. I'm taking a trip to this boutique on Friday to look for a pair of spring-worthy pants! Until next time, beautiful fashionista!

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  12. Aww, what an adorable top! She did you right with that choice. It looks great with your distressed jeans and scarf. I am drooling over your olive peep toe booties... :} Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

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