Dinner For Witches

I hope you all had a wonderful Friday night.  Whether you relaxed at home after a long week, or ventured out with friends and loved ones to dance the night away, I hope it helped you recharge.  I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s dinner party with a fun Halloween theme.  The food was fantastic as was the company.  I was finally able to wear a Boohoo dress I purchased.  It’s black and white with long sleeves.  It was perfect for last night since it was so cool out in my neck of the woods.  I paired it with my black Jessica Simpson stilettos and statement jewelry worked out well.

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The dress is black and white and the sleeves are actually long enough! Usually when I buy a dress the sleeves never fall long enough.

 

An up close look at my jewelry. I love this necklace and wear it as often as I can.
An up close look at my jewelry. I love this necklace and wear it as often as I can.

 

Whatever you are getting into today, make it beautiful! 

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Let’s Get Moving!

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We always hear about how Suzie Sunshine found an extra 1000 hours in her day to run 50 miles a week and has it all tracked in her app – but what about the rest of us?  How exactly are we supposed to find time to fit in a productive workout in our already busy lives?  Yes, it is possible to wake up early and hit the gym or morning run before work, but most of us want that hour of sleep or we are using that hour to get our family ready for their day.  What are some realistic ways to fit in proper fitness through our days?

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Fall Fashion Transitions

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Black maxi style dress paired with a gray and white floral pattern cardigan, colorful floral scarf with silver and white jewelry.  The most expensive item in this set is the scarf.

You may hear the phrase being thrown around now Fall Fashions  and feel like everyone is jumping the gun when it’s still too hot outside to do anything.  Let me guide you through some easy fashion transition tips that will help unclutter your closet, but also re-use a lot of your Summer favorites for the rest of the year.   This is the time of the Summer when most, if not all Summer items are going on sale.  Not just a 10-20% savings, we’re talking almost 50% off the retail price.  Most stores are getting their Fall items now, and will get their Winter items at the end of August here in the states.  What does this mean for us?  Aside from a bathing suit, you can stock up on a lot of great items that can turn into great layering pieces as the weather cools down.

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So Awesome!

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I’m so glad this is being printed in a major magazine as Sports Illustrated.  I plan on buying the magazine as a keepsake.  I’m not concerned that she’s not being featured by SI because they could have rejected the ad.  They could have told the company that she is not “attractive” and that she “does not fit their standards” or something similar that a lot of magazines already say when presented with similar material.  The presence of “no” and “you are not good enough” is strong in this industry already – but this time they said yes. 😀

Ashley Graham looks fantastic and is wearing a bikini.  We need more models like her on magazine covers, advertisements, TV, film, and so on.  Beauty comes in many more forms than what is shoved down our throats.  I hope this is the first of many changes!

Topical Tuesdays – High Cost of Brasier Living

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We all have that drawer or space devoted to our bras.  Whether they are fancy, high end, or barely being held together by the last bit of elastic and cheap wire, we rarely feel right in them, and tend to have so many that parting sometimes can be a sweet sorrow.  Each store has numerous styles, names, and fits to hold up two friends of ours that barely get along.  They don’t even look the same, let alone want to be held up all night by a sometimes constricting torture device.  They make us feel sexy, scared, supportive, yet most of us have no clue what we are doing in the lingerie department.  I know some women wish they came with instructions, or at least let there be more of a standard across the board when it comes to fits and sizes.

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Money Mondays – Why Small Business Matters

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Part of the conversations I have had lately all revolve around how someone I know has lost their job, or they know someone who was laid off or fired from a job they thought was their golden ticket to retirement age.  The sad reality is most employers do not care about their employees, they only care about their wallets.  This includes not wanting to pay Uncle Sam (taxes) or pay their employees what they are worth.  This goes for both big corporations, and the small business that sells the stuff you love but complain is too expensive.  So what gives?  Should we revolt?  Should we march on Washington?  Actually in some cases we definitely should, but in this instance, it is important to remember why small businesses matter.  They matter not only to your paycheck, but to your communities around the US, and globe.

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End of Summer?

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We are approaching the end of Summer, so I’m getting the most out of my maxi dresses before it gets too cool. I love the color and fit of this dress. I could wear it every day. It’s from Target and was under $35. You can not beat that!
I paired it with simple makeup and hair.

What is your weekend go-to outfit?