Ok not to be cheesy but todays outfit kinda reminded me of something. Life isn’t always Black or White… Im not talking about right or wrong because there are definitely lines in the sand there, Im thinking more about how we feel. (I was thinking about the verse where God says he’d rather we be Hot or Cold just not lukewarm) I have to admit my attitude about almost everything has been so bleh lately. Think about it coffee is great Hot or Iced Cold just not room temperature. Although I’ve let somethings get to me Ive not been angry but I’ve not been happy go lucky either. I am so very blessed and I have the ability to choose my outlook no matter the circumstances. Today I choose happy.
I think I fit every possible trend in this outfit (Tweed, Lace, Velvet, Leather, and Suede!!!)
This Jacket is my favorite purchase this fall I love the quality and how versatile it is, Talbots really hit it out of the park. The velvet trim on this lace top is very sweet (currently 25% off)! The leather skirt is from a few years back but current version is linked.
These Kate Spade shoes also come in vintage rose. I love anything with cute details like these pearls and ties.
I absolutely love bright pink, so when I saw this dress pop up on the Nordstrom Anniversary sale I knew I had to have it! Everyone that knows me knows that I love Kate Spade, but Ted Baker carries very similar styles and colors. This dress also comes in black. My shoes are old Stuart Weitzman but here is the style and I think these sandals would look great as well. My earrings were a very special gift a couple years ago from Leo Alfred (they make a lot of custom pieces) but here and here are similar styles for less. Finally, you can’t have a good work look without a pretty computer case, similar style here.
In other news I bought this kit for my nails and I love it! With a business and 3 kids it’s hard for me to go get my nails done so it’s nice to be able to be able to knock it out myself at home!
Paint your Lemons Pink today!
It’s been a long week as usual! My poor Father in Law broke his hip but through much prayer he had surgery and is recovering! It’s amazing that less than 24 hours ago we were worried he wouldn’t make it.
I bought these Hudson Krista crops last week at Nordstrom rack for 75% off!!!! and they may be my new favorite! My top is from last year but Classiques Entier brought it back just a tad different it’s a really great staple piece that you can dress up or down.
So lets talk about natural hair! I had big bouncy curls as a child and then when I was 10 I was taken to get my first relaxer….BIG MISTAKE! I continued getting relaxers till about 7 years ago when I met Becky at the Kenneth’s in Dublin. She convinced me to grow the relaxers out and I am so glad that I did because honestly I still had to flat iron my hair when I wanted it straight but now I don’t have all of the chemical damage. I don’t think I have the best curls but thats what the good Lord gave me to work with so I have just learned to embrace it.
The only downside to going natural is that when the humidity is high there is no keeping my hair straight….it just gets puffy. July is usually super hot in Ohio so I was on the hunt recently for a new curly product to use. I am mixed so typically products for Caucasian hair don’t work that great for me but on the flip side some Black hair products are too heavy. Whats a girl to do! I saw Ouidad at Ulta and instantly the Marketing compelled me because of the diversity they showed in the models! I walked out with these three products as well as a shampoo sample pack just incase I didn’t like it. I have kinky curls but I also bought the beach wave foam.
Wave Create, Curl Immersion, Melt-Down Extreme Repair Mask, and The Trial Kit
My process was to wash and apply the Melt Down Mask for 30 min. Then I rinsed with cold water and applied the Immersion section by section and dry with a defuser attached to my GHD Dryer . Here is the finished look, I will say that if I do curls for a week usually the curls get better after a couple washes. The pic makes them look a little frizzy but they really aren’t its just back lit.
Old Kate Spade Dress, my shoes are Classic Salvatore Ferragamo Kala pumps in Navy which are fairly hard to find but I did see that Zappos has some right now. Usually Bloomingdales restocks them.
Here is a pic from today all I did was put a tiny bit of water in to reform the curls on top but Im really happy with this because usually I can only get one day out of my curls.
How cute is the Zara top and it is on Sale!!!! Lip stick is Chanel Le Rouge Crayon in Cassis
If you get Lemons today paint them pink!