Good Things Come in Pretty Packages


The older I get, the more I appreciate the finer things in life. And by things, I mean material things. I’ve never been a brand name girl, mainly because I couldn’t afford it. And then when I could afford it, I couldn’t escape the idea of value. I couldn’t imagine paying $100 for a purse when […]

Eternally 30


If you could freeze time at one certain age, what would it be? Or have you not reached it yet? I can remember reading one of Sylvia Browne’s books (yes, for whatever it’s worth, I’ve read many of her books) where she described what she knew heaven to be like. I can’t remember the specifics […]

Well, I went to a garden party


You’re probably way too young to remember the sounds of Ricky Nelson singing about going to a garden party. But anytime I’m invited to something that even remotely resembles a garden party, this theme song echoes through my head. Ironically, the song isn’t so much about a garden party but about the price of fame. […]

Aventura Clothing Spring Style Challenge (or how I scared my fashion sense)


If you were to look in my closet at any given time, here’s what you would typically see: black, white, brown, gray, and jeans (you know, for color). I have the occasional red or purple shirt but they’re guaranteed to get pushed to the back of the closet. I go with my standby. My norm. […]

As I Get Older


A few months ago, I was hopping on an airplane to fly somewhere and I took my aisle seat. I looked over and saw a rather good looking guy sitting in the window seat. I was feeling pretty put together. Hair was done, makeup applied, and my best jeans on. I’ll admit, I wondered if […]

Blogmas 2013: Don’t Fence Me In

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It’s the last day of Blogmas! That’s right. It’s Day Five of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, […]

Live the Look with a few fashion basics

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If I had to describe my entire wardrobe with just a few words I could do it: That’s it. I have a few stripes and prints and the occasional red or purple but generally I’m not a complicated girl. On any given day, you’ll find lots of jeans (skinny and bootcut), white and black shirts […]

Walk A Mile in My {Dansko} Shoes


Sometimes, I receive something so awesome for review that I know exactly how I want to tell the story as soon as I receive it. Like the time I received my first pair of Dansko shoes and discovered my shoe motto for life: cute, but comfortable. Or the time I received my second pair, a […]

Why You Should Wear a Bracelet in the Winter


I love jewelry. In fact, the bigger and bolder, the better. I mean, I’m not talking about a Dallas socialite or successful real estate agent kind of jewelry. That’s a little over the top for me. But here are my general rules for jewelry. Must be silver in color. Preferably sterling silver or silver plated. […]

The Perfect White Shirt (for all the ladies)

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I’m no fashion maven but occasionally I like to dress up and pretend that I am. And I’ll admit that I’ve found a scarf and some hoop earrings can make just about any outfit look just right. Even the dreaded white shirt. I say dreaded because when you think of a white shirt, you think […]

Why BlogHer Makes Me Feel Beautiful

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I have to admit that right this very second, I don’t feel beautiful. I was up oh-so-late last night and up early (for me) this morning. My face is showing the signs of pre-conference stress. A few blemishes, bloodshot eyes, and heavy bags. And no, I wasn’t drinking last night. BUT… My nails look FABULOUS! Here’s why. […]