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 [...]

WIWW: Polka Dots & Stripes

LOVE Shirt with Arrows

After I downloaded the photos for this week, I almost scrapped What I Wore Wednesday.  Let’s just say it wasn’t a stellar week for me.  But in the spirit of realness and honesty, here we go. Denim Skirt:  Kohl’s, Shirt: GAP (old) I call this my bat shirt, because when I put out my arms, [...]

WIWW: Looking Like Fall

WIWW Water Park Fun

Jeans: Old Navy, Shirt: K-mart, Jacket: Thrifted (many moons ago) Gap Today I’m at a water park. It’s not my favorite place to be, but it’s our one big super-fun event of the summer. My kids are very happy about it. This is me saying, “Are you crazy?” “There’s a 500 foot drop on that [...]

T2 Videos – Women helping Women

T2 Videos - Women helping Women

A couple of years ago, I was asked to speak at a women’s fellowship in Maine.  I am not speaker by any stretch of the imagination.  If given the choice, I would have been much more comfortable writing out a talk and mailing it up. Growing up, my family told me I talked and talked [...]

WIWW: Parisian Chic on A Budget

WIWW: We've been framed

This Wednesday, I am wearing the same old thing.  You see, we’re in the third month of summer and every week is like a rerun.  The other day my son said, “You always wear that LOVE shirt!” “That’s because I L-O-V-E it.”  I said. He rolled his eyes and walked away. It’s not that I’m [...]

Ways to Wear A Chevron Striped Maxi Skirt

Ways to Wear a Chevron Striped Maxi Skirt @ thedomesticfringe.com

You may remember me saying that I wanted to try and get some more use out of this maxi skirt.  Although I bought it in Walmart and did not pay much money for it, I still wanted to wear it more than one way. That’s when someone suggested I pair it with a tank top.  [...]

WIWW & The No-Makeup Makeup Look

Wearing Makep without Looking Made up

I tried to get dressed this week, despite the ridiculous flooding in our area.  Naturally I missed a few days, because I doubt you wanted to see my oldest clothes soaked with muddy water and other gunk (we’ll leave it at that, because I prefer not to think about what else could be in the [...]

WIWW – My Husband likes My Ugliest Outfit

multi-strand necklace from Kohl's

I’ve skipped WIWW twice, but this week I remembered to take pictures, almost every day.  If you’re new around here, I attempt to participate in What I Wore Wednesday each week, not because I’m delusional and think I’m a fashionista, but for simple motivation.  It embarrasses me into getting dresses and looking decent every day. [...]

Summer Style Alert

Easy, Breezy Summer Fashion: The Dress

  I bet you didn’t know this, but a “Summer Style Alert” is kinda like those weather alerts that run across the bottom of your TV screen.  Sometimes they tell you what you already know – wind and rain coming.  Meanwhile, it’s been down-pouring for the last hour and a half.  You look at the [...]

Thinking Outside the Gym Box

Health & Fitness: 5 Tips for Exercise

I’m thinking outside the gym box (and outside the Oreo box, but let’s not bring that up) and talking about some creative ways to get moving this summer. You see, I’ve always wanted to substitute liposuction for exercise, but I can’t get my insurance company to believe liposuction is necessary for my health and well [...]

Cheap & Trendy – Neon Stripes

Cheap & Trendy - Neon Stripes from Kmart

  I don’t like to pay a lot of money for trendy items of clothing.  Heck, I don’t like to pay a lot of money for classic items of clothing that I will wear for the next ten years. I guess I’m cheap.   Last week I took my son out shopping for shorts.  Our [...]

Fashion Essential: Mustard Colored Cardigan

Fashion: Jeans, Polka Dots, & A Mustard Cardigan - inspired by Lisa Leonard

6 Ways to Wear A Mustard Colored Cardigan   One of my favorite go-to items is a mustard colored cardigan sweater. I know we’re approaching summer, so it probably seems crazy to talk about a sweater; however, we’ve still been having some unusually cool days where I live.  It’s always a good idea to have [...]

Printed Pants – Take a Walk on The Wild Side

Wedge Sandals Target

  This is an exceptionally weird What I Wore Wednesday.  It’s not so much the clothes, but the actual photos that make these pictures freaky. I wish they were outtakes, but they are not.  I have one shot of each outfit and I’m talking in most of the photographs, with my hands.  Let’s just agree [...]

My New Favorite Outfit – Chevron Striped Maxi Skirt

Chevron Maxi Skirt from Walmart

It’s What I Wore Wednesday time again, the day I show you what I wore all week. I participate, along with hundreds of other women, in this weird phenomenon called WIWW. We don’t take photos to be self-absorbed or because we think we look great. We do it for motivation, so we’ll be aware of [...]

Mullets & Bobs – Unintended Hair Adventures

straight bob / curly bob - women's hair

Many of you read about my hair adventure earlier in the week, the one where I walked into a salon for a trim and walked out with an updated version of the mullet. Never thought I’d have to relive the mullet, but a nice young girl, who has no idea what kind of permanent psychological [...]

Neon is A Gateway to The Mullet – A Haircut Story

I love the 80's. Child of the 80's neon sign.

If a woman’s hair is her crowning glory, then a bad haircut is akin to being dethroned for twenty-five dollars. No more crown. I’ve had my fair share of bad haircuts in this life.  The first, and possibly most dramatic cut that comes to mind is the time a woman from my church turned me [...]