I was reminded via Bobbi Brown Cosmetic’s twitter that it was National Lipstick Day. I don’t own a lipstick by her makeup line, but I hope to remedy that someday with those beautiful art sticks, but here is what I am wearing today. Josie Maran’s Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating lipstick in Berry Bliss. This is one of my favorites because I can just slather it on and it never gets to heavy.
When I started this blog many years ago, I did not write a lot on it. I have always enjoyed writing (well at least on topics that is not for school). I was one of those people that always kept a diary and wrote in it frequently, almost daily. It’s always been a blog of my personal thoughts and feelings. In January, one of my goals was to write regularly and this is one of the goals I have managed to keep and LOVE. It has been a joy to do updates once or twice a week. One day, I hope to have much more to write about and have the ability to write about it well! Sometimes, I have ideas of something that I would like to talk about but I just feel that it will not come across well, so I pass that post up. I absolutely love blogging about fashion, beauty, and just every day life. So, thank you to all of the readers who have subscribed and gotten some enjoyment out of reading or viewing my posts. Whatever the reason is that have caused it to be somewhat entertaining to you, I hope that I am able to continue on that path.
Thank you, and I will talk to you all soon!
I bought a new skirt from Belk for 60% off this weekend. I originally planned on wearing this skirt as a dress because it’s so long, so I figured that people may not know the difference. I changed my mind this morning after I found a pretty yellow flower necklace at Charming Charlies. So, I decided to wear a yellow tank and a white, knit shrug jacket instead. I got the shrug from Belk at 75% off. I was out getting bargains last Friday. Anyway, here is today’s work attire.
Oh yes. I saw Tati of Glam Life Guru on YouTube talking about this product and I figured this might be something that I wanted to try. Now, I remember her mentioning how expensive it was, but I had no clue that it would be $69! However, if you know me, you know I caved and purchased it anyway. My skin is not bad, but it is always very dry. Most of the time, moisturizers just make me feel and look oily. I still use them, but I have always had my eyes out for something that I may like more. Well, this is it! I don’t know if it’s all in my head about how soft my skin feels, but there was a little rough patch on the bottom, right of my chin that is no longer there. My face feels so amazingly soft, and the results were quick. Because my face does not look so dry, it seems to have a little bit of a glow. My face was super soft even after the first use. I put just a little bit of the treatment on my face (want to be to careful not to be overdoing it with this expensive stuff), and leave it on for about 15 -20 minutes at night before I go to bed. I am very excited about this find. Have you tried it? What were your thoughts?
Talk to you all soon!
This past month, I have decided to get out and experience more things. I just felt like I have been getting in such a rut, and becoming so boring. Most weekends, I would just sit in the house or go shopping. Now, of course, there is nothing wrong with shopping! Let’s not go crazy, but I just wanted to get out of my comfort zone a little bit. Sometimes when people would ask me to go places, I would just say no because I can be a little anti-social. I do have a little bit of social anxiety, nothing to huge but sometimes being around new people make me uncomfortable. So, yesterday, I went out with friends to a tea room. It was interesting.
My friends and I went to Tea Leaves & Thyme in Woodstock, GA. It’s a tiny little place, but we went there for the experience, and they even have a dressing room where you can choose a gown and hat to take pictures of your “British” experience. I passed on the gown and hat since I dressed for the occasion anyway. This was another dress day for me. I can’t believe how many dresses I have purchased in the last few months, I purchased this cream and white belted Jacquard skater dress from boohoo.com. I was not sure of the sizes so I went up a size in this one and got a size 22 (good choice, in my opinion). At first, I thought the dress was too short, but my friend thought it was fine. The was to my knees all the way around. There is nothing, I hate more than seeing someone with the front of a dress hanging low, and the back hiked up to reveal the butt cheeks! That was my fear, but I was given the thumbs up that all private body parts were far from being exposed. I made special effort to gloss and shine the legs up since I was wearing a shorter dress. Oh I also used a sample of a Glamglow Thirsty Mud hydrating mask, but I will have to save post of my new found love of that product for later. Unfortunately I chose to wear practical flat beige and tangerine sandals instead of pulling out a pair of the MANY wedge sandals that I have in my closet. I knew that somehow, we would end up doing a lot of walking and we did. We left for lunch at 12:30pm and ended up making a day out of. I returned home at 9pm. However, back to lunch.
We ordered the afternoon tea which came with tea (of course), a savory dish, in which I chose a chicken salad croissant, and a tower of desserts, fruits, and mini hand sandwiches. I finally got to see what a cucumber sandwich was about. Hmmm, it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. We had pimento cheese sandwiches, which I thought was alright and another mini sandwich that I have no idea what it was. Now, these sandwiches were miniature, except of course the chicken salad croissant. They were just giving you a taste of them. Then they had fresh watermelon and cantaloupe and scones. The scones were served with cream and jam. They were pretty good. For desserts, we had chocolate covered strawberries, mini muffins (well everything was mini), and a few other little bits. It was a nice little sampling of things, but I felt like I was starving a few hours later.
Now, for the tea. It was delicious. I had what I felt was probably a dessert tea, but it was so good. It was one of their teas of the day, I believe. It was a chocolate hazelnut tea. It was so yummy. I drank my entire pot and shared none. I had a really nice experience at Tea Leaves and Thyme. They have a a cute little gift shop as well where they sell their teas, tea cups, tea pots, etc. I ended up buying a little heart tea cup and saucer because I have some heart shaped Alessi spoons that goes perfect with it. I had to have one. If anyone is ever in Woodstock, GA… try them out. Anyway, a fun Saturday was had by me and my friends.
Talk to you all soon!
***Tea Leaves & Thyme http://www.tealeavesandthyme.com
This past weekend was wonderful. Of course, I did a little shopping at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. It was not my intent to purchase anything, but I had to exchange two items that I bought in the wrong size. After making my exchange, I did my normal route of stopping in a few stores to look in their clearance section and had a little lunch at Taqueria Tsunami. I had been wanting to try this place for a while and it was fantastic. I had the garden shrimp quesadilla which was so darn good that I debated getting another to go for dinner. Since it started to get busier with the lunch crowd, I passed on waiting for that. After leaving there, I passed the Converse store and went in there for a look. I have never owned a pair of Converse. I have always seen girls with them on and they look so cute sometimes. I had never seen a pair that I thought looked as cute on my feet until now. Yes, I purchased my first pair. See, I almost made it out of there without one single purchase. They are cute little grey/pink/yellow/white shoes. Of course, I nabbed them out of the junior section. My friend got a laugh out of that. She says whenever shopping for me, she just looks at what the teeny boppers are wearing. Ha!
After getting home, I was being super lazy after 8pm and laying in bed watching television. I decided that I did not want to miss the super moon. So as soon as it got dark, I threw something on along with my new pair of converse and went outside to see the moon. I walked out to my patio and could see nothing through the trees in the back of my house. Determined not to miss it and not to blow it off, I grabbed my car keys, hopped in the car to head toward the park near my house where certainly I would see it. Well, I didn’t have to go far. As soon as I turned south off my street, there it was. It was big, bright, beautiful. Honestly, it looked as though I could drive right up to it and touch it. Magnificent. I took pictures, but they hardly do it justice. I was just in awe at how big it actually looked. Funny enough, the further south I drove, the further it started to look. Eventually, I found myself not at the park, but in the parking lot of a Target just staring at it. Not surprisingly, there were other people doing the same thing.
Sunday was a day of cleaning, although I really should have been working on my final paper for school. I have four weeks to complete that so I had better hop on it. Anyway, that was my weekend. I hope you all enjoyed yours!
Talk to you soon.
This shirt is so summery with all of the blues, greens and yellows in it. I don’t wear it nearly enough. This is the first time pairing it with blue pants since I normally wear it with yellow ones, but it was screaming to be worn this morning as I was going through my closet this morning looking for something to wear. These colors has definitely perked me up for the day ahead.
I also got a new nail polish yesterday, actually six new nail polishes, but this blue was a great pairing to pull the entire ensemble together along with the white and gold accessories. I don’t think I have ever had a wet and wild polish before, but after three coats, this color is beautiful. I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Talk to you all later.
I recently posted on Facebook that I kinda miss my 24 year old self. It’s true. I miss that girl. She had so many dreams and was fearless about what was to come. At 24, I made the decision to leave home and drive 800+ miles to live in Georgia. I had such plans. I was going to become successful! Now, I did not have those dreams of singing, acting, etc. I just wanted to become this great business woman that would provide me with the ability to take care of my mother. That was my dream. I wanted to be an entrepreneur. Thinking back to it now, I realize why it did not happen. I did not have a plan. I had no clue what I wanted to do. All I knew when I got here is that I needed a job to be able to pay bills and keep food on my table. Not a bad goal. After all, my mother didn’t raise someone show shirks responsibility. I had to be level headed and needed to know how I was going to make it in this big city.
Unfortunately, due to that feeling of being responsible, I got caught up on the normality of a decent paying job and lost sight of my real goal that caused me to leave Wisconsin. So, now I am asking myself “what happened to that 24 year old girl?” I need to get a hold of her again and we need to talk so that we can get back on track with our dreams.
I am loving this blue and white skater dress from Lane Bryant. This morning, I was running a little late and needed to throw on something quickly for work so here I am along with a few items that I am loving recently. The dress has pockets which definitely comes in handy when I am walking around the office.
Oh, I recently purchased a new Dior Fluid stick. I really like it. It does not feel extremely glossy, but it gives a decent shine. It is somewhat like a stain, but it does not last as long as a matte lipstick such as Ruby Woo, but it lasts a decent amount of time. I wore it all morning and it didn’t fade until lunch. I am loving my Anastasia brow wiz. I completely underestimated the power of filling in my brows. I don’t think I will ever go back to not doing that.
Striped Skater Dress from Lane Bryant $74.95
Black Nine West Sandals $39.99
Kate Spade Silver bow bracelet $19.00
Love Necklace – Gift from a friend
Talk to you all soon!
I woke up feeling all pretty and girly this morning, so I decided to finally wear my last new dress that I purchased a while ago. It is a black and white hi-lo dress from Lane Bryant. It can be worn with the optional straps or strapless. I decided to add the straps since it was pretty early in the morning and I wasn’t doing much but running errands and of course heading out to the malls. Originally, I envisioned myself wearing this with a bright yellow shrug and yellow wedge sandals, but I could never find the shrug and just got tired of staring at the beauty in my closet.
So, I threw it on along with a few silver accessories and silver thong sandals to further casual it down, and off I went. I made sure to use my Bathina body balm by Benefit so that I could be a bronzed goddess. I felt beautiful. The weather was perfect for it. It was about 75 degrees, sunny, with a slight breeze.
So, here are the pictures of my lovely outfit this morning, along with a picture of some Kate Spade heels that I would have liked to wear with it if I could manage to walk in a heel that high that isn’t a wedge.
My make up was pretty much the same that I wore for yesterday’s barbecue. I think it is becoming my summer look. Let me know your thoughts. I am truly enjoying wearing dresses for the first time in my life.
Talk to you all soon!