ModCloth Layered Style

I am by no means a fashion blogger, but I definitely enjoy looking cute.  This year, it’s all about the bohemian style.
We just got our trailer back yesterday…it looks super cute, and we hit the road tomorrow!  We are making our first RV trip to New Mexico.
This is an outfit I put together using pieces from ModCloth.  Each piece has its own unique style, but together it’s greater than the sum of its parts.
The t-shirt is a relaxed, comfortable fit that flatters all.  The military green vest adds some masculinity and a more streamlined feel to the flowy top.
The awesome cardigan is relaxed, yet uber stylish.  Check out the amazing selection of bad-ass cardigans.
For the colder desert weather, I’ve added a cute mustard colored knit scarf & wool hat.
I’ve accessorized with a rocker-inspired fringe bag and silver bangle.
 Lastly, on the feet, either the suede cut-out boots or chunky black heeled boot will do the trick.
Happy Thursday & follow our inaugural RV adventure on my instagram:  @aquahaus
ModCloth Layered Style

Black top

Sleeveless waistcoat

Leather shoulder bag

Deco bracelet

Vintage style hat

Elastic belt

Round scarf

Are you the same person on and off the internet?

Yesterday, my One Room Challenge deck makeover was featured on Apartment Therapy.


I read AT a lot, so I knew the commenters can be mean.

Anyone can be mean when there’s anonymity.

But I thought the deck was cool. And didn’t expect to see rude comments.

Some people did leave really sweet comments. Thank you!!!!

But others posted solely to be rude.

That was weird enough but then this morning, I found the story posted on the AT Facebook feed with oodles of comments about the flag.

The flag that usually hangs off the deck, towards the street.

People got angry when talking about the flag.



I couldn’t believe it.




It’s a before picture and to me, it was obvious the wind had blown it up and backwards.

This especially pains me because I freaking love America.

I’m one of the most patriotic people I know.  I have family in the military and my husband works at the VA!


Here we are in flag sunglasses and my America beanie.



Even my pool house has a flag.  (displayed correctly in the vertical position for all those flag etiquette crazies)


I even have a flag helmet!


Sadly, I felt the need to stand up for myself and posted this pic to the feed.


One person called me an “asshole” and told me to”have an ounce of respect”.


I noticed she later deleted her comment.

Point of all of this is:

We shouldn’t presume to know everything about every situation on the Internet.

I’ve done it and now I see how wrong people (and I) can be, and how bothersome and hurtful words can be.

I have to give some respect to celebrities because it is hard to read/ hear/ see criticism.

When we write or say something, even with the cloak of anonymity, maybe we should ask ourselves “Would my mom be proud of this? Will I look back at this and feel good about myself?”

So much negativity in the world. We need more love!

The answer can be found in any kindergarten class- the golden rule.

Happy hump day!




Shower pan re-do

Hope you had a nice weekend. The weather has been fantastic here.

Fantastic for lounging on patios or

Re-epoxying a shower pan!

I took advantage of the nice weather and worked outside in the Airstream.

First order of business- the bathroom and shower pan.

Yes, usually we take a shower when we want to get clean.

However, the shower pan in our airstream was gross.



So I did my research.

Bought Homax tub and tile spray.

I spent almost 2 hours taping and prepping the surface. I also donned my painter coveralls and $20 respirator mask. Worth every cent.


And then voila!


Brand new shower pan!

Side by side:


Woo hoo!!!

Now we don’t have to clean our feet after we shower!

Still lots more to do, but making progress!


Golden Globes 2015 Fashion Digest

Hi all!

I guess Pantone’s Marsala color of the year sorta rubbed off on this year’s GG fashion because most of the dresses were red- hued.

Like always, there was the good, the bad, and the mediocre- fashion wise.

(all images from Us Magazine and E Online)

Sorry for the wonky sizing!


-The opening monologue of Tina and Amy.


I always love how they rip on people, especially George Clooney.

Speaking of Clooney, we’re gonna get right into the mediocre- Amal Clooney.


I know, how could I? But how could she?  She hit the high notes all year, and tonight, it was just boring.  Don’t get me wrong, she still looks beautiful, but I like when she takes more risks and wears things with more color and pizzazz.

Okay, onto the good…

The good seemed to be mostly white/ neutral hued dresses.

Dakota Johnston


I was shocked, but she looked really pretty. Except her face still looks aged.  I can finally sorta see her as Anastasia Steele.

Kate Beckinsale


I don’t know how old she is, but she looks beautiful, and the lines are all right!

Diane Kruger


Not the most adventurous dress, but the fit is perfect, and she looks like a movie star.

Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper

Perfect boho look.

Reese Witherspoon

reese witherspoon

I mean, she looks really fantastic, despite the semi resting bitch face.

Kate Hudson

kate hudson

She looks like a woman who just got divorced and wants to make her ex jealous.  Oh wait.

She looks hot!

J Lo


I mean, she is just such a movie star.  And did you see her in that Booty video? Wowsa.

Anna Farris

anna farris

Beautiful detailing on the dress. She looks ethereal.

Lupita Nyong’o


I  love this dress because it’s fun.  It’s pretty and age appropriate.  I like that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

And now the reds….

Heidi Klum

heidi klum

She knows how to dress for her figure.  And lucky for her, her figure ain’t shabby.

Helen Mirren


Now red is not really my favorite color, but she looks fantastic, and I can only hope to look this good when I’m her age. Plus, I like how she dresses appropriately to her age.

Jane Fonda


Again, another red red, and she looks fantastic.  She is still in great shape.  I’m not super into the sheer side panel, but I guess it’s a good way to spice up the dress.

But then we saw some beautiful dresses in other hues.

Katie Holmes

katie holmes

So much better sans Tom.  She looks hip and cool again.

Kerri Washington

kerri washington

How cute does she look post- baby??

Julia Tellis

julia tellis

Easily one of my favorites, the color is incredible, and so is the cut.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Fantastic, beautiful, fun dress.  Great fit.  Probably my favorite.

Lastly, there were some beautiful citrus hued dresses.

Naomi Watts

naomi watts

Love the dress.  Hate the necklace.  That’s okay.

Leslie Mann

leslie mann

I like the color, not the sheen.  But it’s still good.

Jenna Dewan Tatum

jenna tatum

I like that soft yellow.

And finally this super fun one by Emma Stone.

emma stone

I would look ridiculous in that, she looks adorable.

The mediocre-

Cindy Crawford


I definitely give her points for wearing a color totally different from others’ dresses.  But that dress looks so Macy’s homecoming collection.

Amy Adams


Now I don’t hate this.  The color is pretty, but not on her.  The fit is good. She is pretty, but I feel like she has a tendency to pick colors that do not flatter her skin tone.  She needs to wear green!  Everyone knows that gingers looks the best in green.

And now the bad.

Maggie Gyllenhaal


I really don’t like the color, nor the sheen of the dress. The darts don’t hit the right place for me.  Ugh.

Lana Del Rey


WTF.  This is absolutely awful.  Like an 80’s mermaid.

Okay, that’s my take.  What say you?

Have  a great week!