As soon as I became a foster-mommy (and first time mommy), I went through culture shock. I went from a professional-career-oriented-power-suit-female to a stay-at-home-eat-more-dress-up-less mommy. While I would consider it the most joyful time of my life, it was also a bit depressing. I found it so easy to get into a mommy-rut, and just stay in my pjs or sweats, all day. My life was more hands-on and active. Then, one day, I went on a Hardtail Forever shopping spree. This is, hands down, my favorite line of active wear.
I’ve been a happy blonde for almost two years, now. It took a while for me to achieve blonde, in the first place. I eventually gave up on the salons after five attempts that barely produced blonde highlights. Realizing I’d risk losing my hair ~ along with the fact that my hair grows quickly, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Overall, I’m glad I did. But, come to find out, achieving blonde is one thing. Mastering how to maintain blonde hair, is quite another.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Holiday Shopping time! I don’t know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with physically shopping at department stores. In spite of the twinkling lights, the joyful music, and the festive decor, it can be stressful.
I know we are gearing up to start our Holiday shopping, if we haven’t already begun, yet. Something Scott and I like to do, that makes our shopping a lot less stressful, is to provide one another with a bunch of ideas on what we would like. I highly recommend for you, ladies, to consider this. We can just call it, A Fashionista’s Dream Christmas List. Unless of course, your husband, is amongst the 2% of men who are able to buy gifts for their wives, that will actually be used and not returned! (I made up that statistic, but I bet I’m close.)
The holiday season is quickly approaching. If you think you’ll be attending any holiday parties, I don’t want you to stress about finding the perfect dress without spending a fortune. I searched high and low and did the homework for you. Here are ten extraordinary cocktail dresses, under $50.
LOFT is one of my top five retailers for fashion. Their clothes are not only comfortable and moderately priced, I feel good wearing them!
Yesterday, I visited a LOFT nearby. With the help of one of their resourceful associates, I was able to try on all of my top pic pieces from their newest Fall 2017 arrivals. Some I already owned, and a few I just had to snag. They are running a great sale, right now. I hope you can find some great deals, as I have.
So, you want to go blonde. And, you’re considering doing it yourself. Are you absolutely certain you want to do this? If so, read on, my friend. I’m going to share with you the WHY, WHAT, and HOW to achieve the perfect blonde hair, at home.
This is my favorite time of the year! I love the colors of fall. The smell of the crisp air. The boots, scarves, and hats that come out of my cedar closet. And, of course everything pumpkin! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin martini’s, pumpkin scented candles…
I’ve been experimenting a lot with makeup, lately. I recently created my ideal Fall makeup look. Especially since I have recently gone blonde, and my “tan skinned” days are over. In other words, I keep a more pale complexion, these days. I think it’s important to reevaluate our “look” every 6 months, because a subtle change in just the color of our skin (say, from summer to fall) can clash with our makeup products.
I really enjoy getting dolled up and going out. I do NOT do this often which is probably why I enjoy it so much. Whenever I have a special occasion, such as a wedding, I appreciate having a reason to spend a little extra time doing things I don’t normally do.