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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Colorful Christmas


Looking for something different this Christmas? Not a red and green girl? 
Thankfully, there are now a lot of options for adding some merry and bright to your holiday decor.

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Oversized Living Room Decorated



Holiday Family Room


Pink Playroom With White Christmas Tree


Colorful Christmas by sissy-mebane-schoettelkotte on Polyvore featuring interior, interiors, interior design, home, home decor and interior decorating


So what are you? More traditional or ready to add some hot pink to the mix?

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Fall Fashion

 Time for some fall fashion updates. 
I LOVE a good pair of cropped flare jeans. In fact I have been living in my white cropped jeans since this summer (thank you Cats B. for the tip) I loved them so much I also bought them in black and may go back for the blue denim. They look good with flats, boots and heels. I have spent a pretty penny on jeans lately but my most favorite pairs are from Old Navy. Surprising, right??

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I have to warn you, if you follow the link below to Old Navy you will be disappointed. Dreadful styling. Don't let the red pumps - why oh why - scare you away. And the awkward stance in the picture with the black denim might make you want to pass these by...don't!! My sister has gotten two pairs and several friends have purchased them as well. I promise you will like them...or at least I am pretty darn sure. Check them out and let me know what you think!!

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PS When I was typing this up yesterday afternoon the white was sold out but I am hoping they might have some in stores or even restock them. I do have a thing for white denim mixed with black for winter. 

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Macrame Regret

You know how they say that when you look back on your life it's the things you didn't do that you will regret the most? Well, that is so true!! I so regret not buying these Zara Pom Pom Macrame shoes when I had the chance. 


I thought they weren't practical. That they may be a little too much. What has happened to me? Impractical and over the top used to be music to my ears.  I used to take risks. I have got to step up my game....
While looking at some fall clothing I realized the Macrame shoes would have taken any of these pieces from nice to dynamite. 


OK, the wide leg denim needs more than fabulous shoes. You would need to add something better than the mom tee, but you get my point.

And they would have been the perfect shoe for my Oompa Loompa Jumpsuit.

I have found several pairs on Ebay but so far not in my size...I'll keep searching and in the meantime, learn from my mistake and get while the gettings good. 
Anything you regret lately??









Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Christina Juarez in Elle Decor

I am obsessed with Christina Juarez's home in the October issue of Elle Decor. Her fabulous home shows that the more risks you take the bigger the pay off. Room after room of color, patterns and textures makes me want to move in!! And borrow her clothes! 




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Something else I love about her home is her ability to mix high and low. Her living room is a perfect example. The lamp, black and white pillow and cocktail table are available online and can be yours with a click of the button. 

Purple and green living room

Black and white pillow,

Have your heart set on the Margarita wallpaper in the first picture? See it here
I need to have about 6 things recovered at my house and this may have motivated me to go bold....what about you?


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Clay's Room

Last weekend we took Clay to school. He handled it better than I did. It's his second year so I should be used to it, right? But he's only in 11th grade, a mere junior in high school. I thought I would have him at home for a few more years. He's happy so I am trying to be a big girl about it. 

But one of the things that really bugs me is his room. I get that he doesn't care how it looks, but I care! I tried to explain to Clay and Bill how much joy one decorative pillow would bring me. You won't even see it, they said. But I will know it's there, I replied. They rolled their eyes and we left without one damn decorative item except for a sad rug. You can only argue for so long in the aisles of Target before you have to give up. 

I wasn't even going to do that much. One pillow, a great rug, beanbag chair for lounging, better desk chair and a few knick knacks. No big deal.

So based on the duvet cover he has from Ikea I came up with a few items I would like to use to fix up his sad little room. The pillow I really like sold but I found another good one!

That's not so bad is it???

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My Goldilocks Dress


I have a favorite new dress. The Sorell dress
from Doen.
I call it my Goldilocks dress. By accident I ordered an XS. Have you seen me lately? I'm NOT an XS. Sure I could have worn it, but I would not have been able to lift my arms. No problem, I jumped online to order a S and they were out. Hmmmm, at this point I knew I had to have this dress so I decided I could make a M work. A few days later it showed up and yes, it was too big. So I did what any good shopper would do and stalked their website until a S showed up. And guess what? It wasn't too small or too big..it was just right. 


SORELL DRESS -- INDIGO


SORELL DRESS -- GOLDEN

It is a wonderful light weight cotton that comes in two colors. And it comes with a matching slip!! Perfect for summer and down here in the south it will be great into the fall as well. I feel terrible for being a difficult customer so hop on the Doen site and buy yourself something cute. You will feel better and so will I. I wore mine all over New York and loved it!!




My only regret is not wearing the matching belt. In my defense I looked half this size in my mind - and other lies I tell myself :)
Similar dresses include this, this, this, this 
Next on my want list is this fabulous top
Now I have to decide if I should get white or black...thoughts?

My necklace is by Twine and Twing and I swear it goes with every outfit I own. My other necklaces are getting jealous. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Reading


Happy Summer!! Can't believe it is August. I start to feel anxious around this time of the year because it means summer is slipping away. 

It's been awhile since I did a book post so I thought I would share a few of the books I have been reading. 
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1. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Oh, how I loved this book!! I read it to the twins when they were young and I have pulled it out again to read with Locke. One of my all-time favorites and a must read. Through his adventures the china rabbit learns to love. Sniff, sniff. For those of you who loved The Velveteen Rabbit this will be right up your alley. 

2Wonder Also on my must read list is Wonder. I think it should be required reading for all teens. The story follows a young boy with facial deformities as he enters middle school. This one will choke you up too and I hope you can read it before you see the movie.

3. The Orphan Keeper This is a wonderful book based on the true story of a young Indian boy kidnapped and sold to an orphanage. He is later adopted by a family in the US. It is very similar to the movie Lion but is based on different events. While I really enjoyed this book I thought 4. The Rent Collector  by the same author was even better!! My suggestion? Read them both!

And a few more that I have really enjoyed. Click on the link for more info!!
(PS Just because I wrote less doesn't mean I don't like these books as much, it just means that I'm tired....)
5. Salt to The Sea One of my favorites!! A misfit group comes together to escape a war torn country. Please read and let me know what you think. 

6. The Widow of the South  A quiet book that sucks you in. 

7. The Pearl That Broke It's Shell A fascinating look at another culture.

8. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Lisa See once again takes you into the lives of a Chinese family and their journey to give up their old ways and accept the modern world. 


What have you read lately?? I would love some recommendations. 

Sissy


And I still haven't found a book I loved as much as The Nightingale







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