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fringe fashion trend 2015—real life version

Fringe fashion trend 2015—Real life version

Fringe fashion trend 2015---Real life version
Fringe fashion trend 2015—Real life version

Trends come and go. This year the 70s looks are right on point. I am not sure I am going to wear giant flare pants. I had some embarrassing memories about them since I fell a few times after I stepped on my own pants. 😉 But I am willing to try other 70s looks. One of the 70s vibes that I always set my heart on is fringes. Today’s look is a fringe on fringe outfit. Let me know how you wear fringes!

Fringe fashion trend 2015---Real life version
Fringe fashion trend 2015—Real life version

Like my driving stories? Here it continues…

Fringe fashion trend 2015---Real life version
Fringe fashion trend 2015—Real life version

I don’t think it’s supposed to do that!

Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style

After that long drive to get to my in-law’s house in northern Michigan I was ready for a nice relaxing weekend. My husband’s mother was a typical mom. She always fed us a lot! That was ok with me, her cooking was pretty delicious. We had arrived on Friday evening. I drove the last hour and 20 minutes or so of the 4 hour drive and got to experience a whole list of different types of driving. I was on the freeway for my first time so was going faster than I ever did behind the wheel. I also got to drive for my first time in a snow storm. All in all, I had had enough for this trip and told my husband/driving teacher that he was in control of the car for the rest of the weekend. We had a nice home cooked dinner and spent a couple hours visiting with Mom and Dad. It was getting late by then so we all went to bed. The next morning we had another nice meal. On weekends Dad usually took over the breakfast cooking duties. His specialty was often pancakes and that was on the menu for this day. We tried to visit my in-laws at least once a month or so but didn’t always stick to the schedule. We would go up north and help them get ready for the different seasons. In spring we would help plant the flats of bright colored flowers that Dad would always get, and take out the outside furniture and get it ready for the summer. In summer usually there would be some weeds to pull or maybe some bushes to trim. In autumn the outdoor furniture went back into the garage for the winter and things would get wrapped up. In winter usually we’d help out inside the house if they needed something worked on.

Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style

On this trip we were sort of in between the big work weekends. It was just the beginning of winter so the lawn furniture had already been put away. We didn’t have much to do, so planned to just chill and relax a bit. We had our breakfast then, went to get ready for the day. In my in-law’s house we pretty much had one end to ourselves when we visited and had our own bedroom and bathroom. That’s where we were after breakfast. I was working on my makeup and my husband was washing his face and shaving. During the cold weather the houses in this part of the country often get pretty dried out. It’s because of the hot air from the furnace. Most of the water in the air is taken out by heating it so unless you have a humidifier in your house it can get pretty dry. Sometimes you will even get a small electric shock when you touch some metal in the house because of this. My husband has a bit of trouble this time of year with an occasional bloody nose. The dry air also dries out your skin and even your nose. It’s never very serious and after a minute or two with some tissue paper put in place it stops. Well, I should have said almost never. We were just about to experience the exception.

Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style

He grabbed a tissue and blew his nose. Then he grabbed another tissue, and another. Then he said that something wasn’t right and this time there was a lot of blood. That’s when I took a look and saw that there wasn’t just a lot of blood. There was a LOT of blood! And it didn’t seem to be stopping. He didn’t want to get blood on his clothes or Mom’s towels so I went out to let Mom and Dad know what was going on. Dad came to investigate and also brought some older towels to use. It was pretty clear that the bloody nose wasn’t going to stop on its own like usual so we started talking about plan “B”. The town my in-laws lived in was quite small but it did have a hospital. And that’s where Dad thought we should go. So Mom stayed home while Dad, my husband and I got into Dad’s car and drove the several blocks to the hospital. My husband was trying not to bleed all over the car so held his nose tightly to stop it leaking. But the blood was coming with so much pressure that it started coming out other areas! Our faces have all kinds of passages connecting your nose to your mouth and to your eyes and after these sinus openings filled up there was even some blood coming out of my husband’s eyes! It was a bit scary. I remember Dad taking a look and telling him it looked fine. My husband was a grown middle aged man and his Dad was still trying to make sure he wasn’t scared! I guess you never stop being a parent! Anyway, we got to the hospital shortly and a doctor was able to take a look. It was just as we thought; he had broken a blood vein. In order to stop the bleeding the doctor put a special balloon inside my husband’s nose and blew it up. This put pressure exactly where the leak was coming from and stopped it from bleeding. He suggested that my husband see his own doctor in a couple days when we went back home but for now everything was under control. There was one other thing; the doctor suggested that my husband shouldn’t drive for a day or two. Wait. What? But that means I would have to drive all the way home! Now all of a sudden I didn’t feel too well!

Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style
Fringe fashion trend 2015 street style

SHOP MY LOOK:
Sunglasses @Coach
Necklace @The Shopping Bag
White jacket @The Limited
Light pink fringe crop top @Nordstrom Rack
Grey shorts @Nordstrom Rack
Teal fringe sandals @Just Fab
Light pink bag @Express
Flower bracelet @My Arm Charms

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Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

As you all know, I love colors! For spring, I love to use bright yellow, teal and pink to brighten up my day. please see here for Spring must haves 2015

Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

Below my driving story continues…

This hour has 300 minutes!

Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

This was a day of “firsts”. My first time driving on an Interstate Highway or “freeway”; My first time almost being crushed by a huge truck; My first time going 70 miles per hour and even a bit faster when I had to get out of the way; AND now my first time driving in snow! Oh, and not just snow, but snow and dark. And the crazy thing was I had only been driving for about an hour! Some hours are definitely longer than others! There wasn’t much snow on the ground thank goodness. That would come soon enough as the winters in northern Michigan were known for lots of the cold white stuff. But it started coming down a bit heavier as I drove along. Where my in-laws lived was not too far from Lake Michigan. This was one of the 5 huge “Great Lakes” and was big enough to affect the weather nearby. It added water into the air which meant that it often snowed more than areas only a few miles behind me. The roads were still clear and I could see the lines telling me where the side of the road ended and the dirt and gravel “shoulder” began. I also saw the line in the middle of the road. This line of white paint was the only thing keeping those cars going the other direction at 55 miles per hour on their side of the road. I actually sort of missed the freeway now! There people were going faster and there were more lanes but everyone near me was at least going the same direction. The cars going the other way were far away and we were separated by trees and grass and a lot of room.

Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

Now, with the snow coming down it was making it a bit difficult to see sometimes. And when a car would go by me the other direction the wind he made would throw more snow and water onto my windshield. I’d done a bit of night time driving around our home. Usually out in the long straight roads that went through the farmland just outside our small town. These roads didn’t usually get much traffic so when it got dark I was able to turn on our car’s high beam headlights. You could see a very long way when these were on and they lit up the road quite nicely. When a car would come towards me, I had to turn them off because they were so bright you would pretty much blind the other drivers. Once the line of cars coming the other way passed me I thought these high beams would be just the thing so I pushed on the hand lever that turned them on. All I could see in front of me was a wall of moving white! What the HECK was going on? Well my husband explained that when it’s snowing and you turn these bright lights on they reflect off the snow flakes and pretty much come back at you and all you see is the snow directly in front of your car. Instead of helping you see further down the road they make it so you can’t see at all! All I could think of is what other “surprises” did I not know about? So I quickly turned the high beams off and grabbed the steering wheel a bit tighter. We only had probably another 15 minutes to go. At least that would be how long at the normal speed. But by now the snow was actually starting to stick to the road so my new normal speed was a lot slower than usual.

Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

Of course the people who lived in this part of Michigan were used to this weather and a lot of them also drove big four wheel drive trucks that could pretty much go through anything. And just to add to my nervousness one of these was behind me and wondering why this little car was going so slow. These trucks sit a lot higher than most cars so that means their headlights are higher too. In fact they were just the perfect height to line up with my rearview mirrors and blind me that way. So if I turned my high beams on I would be blinded from in front of me and now if I didn’t go fast on snowy slippery roads I would be blinded by the truck behind me. We were going up and down hills so the truck didn’t have a chance to pass me and just sat there right on my back bumper. But just then there was an extra lane on our road just for this situation. I was able to move over and that truck and a few others behind him who also didn’t mind going fast in bad weather roared by and went off into the distance. After another hill or two the extra lane ended but by this time the crazy drivers had gone by me so it was much calmer and darker when I got back into the main driving lane. By now all you could really see on the road were a couple dark lines where the cars had been driving. The painted lines had disappeared beneath the snow. So I kept our car heading on those tracks and we got closer to my in-laws. Finally we went down one more big hill. and then I could see some lights up ahead. This was the beginning of the small town they lived in and I was very happy when I saw that the speed limit was dropping from 55mph to a more reasonable 35 and then a very comfortable 25 miles per hour. We turned onto a side road, went to a stop sign and then I turned onto the street my husband’s parents lived on. And I didn’t even stall at that sign! I was never so relieved to stop a car as I was when we pulled into their driveway and I turned the key to shut off the motor. I took the keys out, dropped them in my husband’s hand and told him I was FINISHED driving for this trip. On the way home I was staying in the passenger seat where I belonged! Please come back to see how THAT works out!

Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015---teal trench coat
Spring must haves 2015—teal trench coat

SHOP MY LOOK:
Teal trench coat @old from China
White Tee @New York & Company old
Pants @Old Navy old
Shoes @Nordstrom Rack
Bag @Kate Spade
White Sunglasses @Fendi
Watch @Movado
Bracelets @My Arm Charms

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