How To Buy A Bra That Fits

How to Buy a Bra that Fits - A practical guide - Most women are wearing the wrong size bra.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves. Most women are wearing the wrong size bra and don’t even know it.  Today, with the help of Figleaves, I’m going to give you tips on buying a bra that fits. Gentlemen, all three of you who read, this is your time to [...]

No Smudge Eyeliner

Smudgeproof Eyeliner

Remember how I once mentioned the fact that average women spend $100 a month on beauty products? Well, I’m not one of those women.  I’m pretty minimalistic when it comes to skincare and my makeup lasts forever.  I’m sure it’s a petrie dish of bacteria, because I have some makeup that’s 7+ years old.  I [...]

WIWW: Shaking off Lazy

WIWW: Shaking off lazy

Welcome to What I Wore Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy’s fashion event of the week. If you’re new around here, taking pictures of my daily outfits may seem insane.  I mean, who cares what I wore last Monday? I get that.  I don’t care much myself, however, I absolutely love the hundreds of women who are [...]

Down with The Pantone Purple

WIWW: Pantone Color of the Year - Radiant Orchid

It’s What I Wore Wednesday with The Pleated Poppy and I have one outfit, only one. My wardrobe is in crisis mode.  If this winter drags on too much longer, I may be reduced to a paper sack. Where did all my clothes go?  That’s what I want to know. I cleaned out my closet [...]

Skinny Jeans – I’m Eating Crow

WIWW: Blue blouse, scarf, necklace

Remember the time I waxed eloquent on the horrors of skinny jeans?  Well, today I’m joining The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and I’m eating crow. It’s quite the funny story, but it involves a Mexican mama with a big butt.  I fear someone will take this story wrong and think I’m prejudiced, [...]

Beauty Box Review

BeautyBox 5 - a beauty subscription service review

  Beauty Box Five is a subscription-based beauty service.  The cost is $12 per month.  The goal is to introduce you to new brands and great products.  This service helps you navigate the masses of cosmetic and beauty products available. Beauty Products – In My Box Jean Pierre Cosmetics – Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues Coolway [...]

Affordable Fashion – Be Inspired, Be Creative with Your Clothes

Affordable Fashion: Be inspired! Buy InStyle and People StyleWatch Magazines and recieve a $5 gift card from Target - Details in link

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and People StyleWatch and InStyle magazines, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PeopleInStyle   I am fully convinced that if women want to, they can wear clothes that are in style, trendy, and affordable. If ten women [...]

WIWW: All About The Shoes

WIWW: J. Renee Wedge Shoes in Snakeskin and Suede

Jacket & Pants: Kohl’s, Shirt: Hand-me-Down, Purse: Charming Charlies, Shoes: C/O J.Renee Let’s talk about shoes for a moment, shall we? I tend to wear cheap shoes.  This has never been a problem for me.  I don’t have health issues that involve my feet or back, so cheap shoes have worked for me, until recently.  [...]

eShakti – Polka Dots & Ruffles Sheath Dress

Polka Dot Sheath Dress Belted

I’ve had the privilege to work with eShakti for the last few years. I love their company and how they willingly go the extra mile to accommodate our uniquely shaped bodies and our preferences over the details. I don’t know of another company that will allow you to customize the length, sleeve, or neckline of [...]

WIWW: Clumsy Runs In Our Jeans

WIWW Printed Scarf & Sweater

Jeans: Kohl’s, Boots: Dr. Marten, Sweater (?), Scarf: Kohl’s Right after this picture, I proceeded to fall in a hole and get grass stains all over my knees. I was on my way out and didn’t have time to go back in and change.  Of course. I told you I had a hard time finding [...]

Mix & Match Outfits for Savings

Mix & Match - How to stretch your wardrobe and save money - part of the 31 Days of Cheap Tricks series to help you Live for Less

 The other day I had a conversation with a friend.  We talked about clothing and how we skimp in that area, because money is an issue.  We tend to wear the same things over and over again.  No big deal, but sometimes it gets old.  I’m sure you can identify. Mix & Match Outfits We’ve [...]

WIWW: Mother/Daughter Style

WIWW: Blue Lace Dress Collage

Please excuse the blurry cell phone pics.  I had my daughter snap these photos “just in-case”. If you’re new around here or haven’t visited in a while, October is a month of Cheap Tricks.  We’re focusing on Living for Less and saving money in creative ways, but I felt like I needed a little break [...]

Let’s Talk Shoes

Miz Mooz Shoes: Lacey in Taupe

This weekend, my husband and I got away for twenty-four glorious hours.  I’ll be honest, time really did kind of stand still.  We never checked a watch, clock, or even the cell phone, and that was oh, so relaxing. It’s the first time we’ve been away by ourselves in thirteen years.  Yes, it was way [...]

WIWW: Dresses and Jeans

WIWW: Leather Cuff Bracelet

I love this time of the year. As much as I love summer, I enjoy fall clothes – scarves and jackets and boots and dresses and jeans. Jacket: Kohl’s, Jeans: Target, Shoes: K-Mart, Scarf: GAP, Purse: Here   Dress:  Target, Leggings:  Kohl’s, Shoes: Famous Footwear This is my very favorite outfit. I bought it a [...]

A Date Night On The Town

InStyle: Fall Fashion Trend - Snakeskin

I am going away this anniversary for twenty-four slow and luxurious hours.  At least, I hope they go by slowly, because this is the first time I’ve gone away alone with my husband since we had children – thirteen years ago. Wait, I must auto-correct.  We went away overnight once, but it was 100% business.  [...]

What’s In Style?

InStyle: Fall Fashion Trend - Snakeskin

In honor of Fashion Week, let’s talk about what is In Style. The other day I did something that I never do.  Ever. I bought a magazine, InStyle magazine to be exact. Don’t even ask me why.  It was a lapse in good sense, because the thing cost six dollars, but my daughter was with [...]