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. […]

The Oil on My Face


The oil on my face is intentional.  I put it there. You see, I’ve been hoping that this is the life-changing skincare regime I’ve been looking for. And you know what? It might be. Sometime last year (or was it the year before?), I wrote about skincare and anti-aging and wondering how to keep that youthful […]

What to Wear for Yoga Sunday


If you’re looking for a Father’s Day post, I already did one! Please take the time to read my post about how you can head to Wendy’s this weekend and help other kids at the same time. And I even have a Wendy’s gift card giveaway that ends tomorrow! *** I’m pretty excited about this […]

A Hit and Miss for your Own Skin Health


I can’t tell if I get a disproportionate number of requests to review skincare items or if I’m just more apt to say yes to all of these promises of magical skincare. Or maybe it’s because I’m “of a certain age” and still looking for that fountain of youth. It’s not that I’m totally unhappy […]