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, [...]

The High Price of Beauty

The High Price of Beauty - the average woman spends $100 a month on beauty products. I am so far behind.

The other I day I read (and I can’t remember where) the average woman spends $100 a month on beauty products. Whaaaat? How did I not get this memo?  You’ve all been shopping without me.  It’s no wonder I look so pale and forlorn, and here I thought it was the arctic weather and lack [...]

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  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO   I am fully convinced that if women want to, they can wear clothes that are in style, trendy, and affordable. If ten women [...]

Dye Job – Mama Never Prepared Me for This

Beauty and vanity are old campanions

Being a woman isn’t easy. It’s mostly the hair.  It’s a part-time job keeping up with the hair.  A thankless job, I might add.  We’re overwhelmed by hair and most of it needs to be removed.  The rest has to be dyed. Nobody ever compliments us on how well we shave our legs or how [...]

T2 Video on Marriage

T2 Video - Women helping Women

Friends, there’s a brand new T2 video with Danielle Peters, marriage writer over at Fancy Little Things and founder of the 72 Hour Club. It’s 17 1/2 minutes long and it’s a little better than first video.  We’re learning! We’re not learning too much though, because in the video, I look like I’m part of [...]

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 [...]

Build Your Wardrobe

Build a Wardrobe, so you love what you wear - Steps to help you clean out your closet and love your clothes

  I don’t have a well-built wardrobe, I have a haphazard mish-mash of print and color.  It’s true.  My closet looks more like a candy shop than a women’s collection of clothes.  I never saw the need to build my wardrobe.  I liked to shop and bought what I liked, especially if it came off [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Crunch Challenge

Christmas Crunch Challenge

Jillian tried to kill me with a squat. I don’t even know if they were squats, but everything becomes a squat of death when you have four gallons of sweat in your eyes and every muscle in your lower body is trembling. “Ramp up your workout.”  Says everyone. “Walking is for sissies and old lady’s.” [...]