Have you just ever felt like this?

We all have days where we feel like the world is caving in on us, don’t we?  Sometimes,  I feel like I am the only one. To be honest, usually I am “happy-go-lucky” all the time. In fact, my husband always looks at me in times of trouble and says “you just don’t have a care in the world”!  Always perplexed with him looking at me like that, I just node, laugh and say no! I have always looked at things as if they were meant to happen and it is all in how you handle it. I am very good under pressure, I always have been but this week, I just want to pull my hair out.

Here, let me explain…

1. Leaving a house I grew up in since I was a child.

 2. Being self-employed, the bank is driving me crazy.

  3. A good friend will not speak to me and I don’t know

what I did?

4. My daughter is getting married…

5. Everyone wants something from me.

6. My house is a cluster f@%k with furniture, lighting

and accessories for the new house everywhere.

That is why I feel like this…

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But…

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These are all the great things that come out of the bad…

1. My daughter and her fiancé are moving into the house I grew up in…

2. We are blessed beyond belief to have what we have…

3. Maybe that friend is not worth the aggregation if they

do not have the time or patience to explain why… a blessing in disguise…

4. My daughter is getting married to her perfect guy…

5. At least someone wants something from you and you are not alone…

6. Well, that I need a magic wand, it is still a cluster f@%k…

There is always a silver lining in life. Don’t forget to remember that when your hands are in your hair and you want to scream and hit your head against the wall:)

Cant Get Enough Of This Fall Weather

Some of my favorite fall outfits! I try and mimic these outfits with some of my pieces of clothing and they always turn out so cute! Hope you like!!!

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Jackets Everywhere

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Fall is the time where jackets come out. Not your typical ugly puffy winter coats that are just needed to keep you warm, but the jackets that are there to keep the outfit extra stylish.

In my opinion, my favorite fall jacket would be my black leather jacket. It is not completely leather and has some different material accents, and it almost looks like a blazer because of how it droops down in the front. It is the leather jacket that you can wear with a T-shirt and vans during the day, and booties and a red lip at night. It is the first thing I pull out of my winter and fall clothes because I already have outfits planned in my head that will look perfect with it.

I got this jacket last year for Christmas and ever since it has been my go to piece.

What is your favorite fall jacket? Do you still rock your jean jacket with a fluffy infinity scarf? Or do you rock the military jacket from Urban Outfitters that you saved up your money for because it was a little too expensive? Or your black trench coat that you think makes you look super sleek and like you are walking out of a Cosmo photo shoot?

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I mean come on, jackets are wonderful. You can stay warm and continue to look fabulous. Who wouldn’t have it both ways? I know I hate it when it starts getting too cold outside because that is when my white puffy marshmallow jacket comes out and I look like I am ready to be roasted in the fire and put in between some chocolate and graham crackers. Yes, I look like I belong on a smore. A deliciously large smore.

Reasoning behind this post? I just really love my leather jacket and I wanted to share that with you wonderful people.

Fall C a n n o t Come S o o n Enough

 I don’t know about all of you, but I cannot wait for the fall season to come! Not only is it not too cold, and of course, not too hot…but the colors are absolutely beautiful. 

Fall fashion, in my opinion, is the best. You are at that in between mode where you can  switch it up with layers. Shorts and a sweater, jeans and a long sleeve shirt, boots, leggings…and best of all, no puffy jackets. My favorite things to wear are oversized sweaters because not only are they super conformable, but they are really adorable, and can be dressed up or dressed down. 

You can take a simple sweater and dress it up by putting on some black skinny jeans, heels, and a statement necklace. For a completely different occasion, you can take that same sweater, and pair it with some leggings and ked sneakers for a more conformable look! 

Here are some examples to show you exactly what I mean!

In this first picture we have a girl wearing some leggings with an oversized sweater for a more casual look. As you can see, the outfit is still adorable but completely comfortable. 

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In the next picture, you will see a sweater that is close to the same style as the one above, dressed up with some leather leggings, and some booties! I absolutely love this sassy yet comfortable outfit for a night out with the girls. 

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Both of these pictures were provided from interest under “fall fashion”. 

What Does Beauty Mean To You…

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You don’t have to try so hard…

I myself, have a perfection problem that I deal with on a daily basis. It is not so much that I want to be beautiful, young again or even the most liked. I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin and be happy with that.

We live in a cynical world made up of outward appearance, the clothes you wear or even plastic surgery pressures. I just turned 47 this past June and I really noticed all of the fine lines on my face. At first, it was a rush to the store to find the creams that would take it all away, make my skin that of a 22-year-old girl. I have even tried Botox, twice. Which, I admit, I like and trust me it works. A little embarrassing to admit this to all of you, but the truth is the truth.

But, will I go to far I ponder?

Am I setting a bad example for my two girls that are so beautiful just being themselves?

We all struggle, even men have bad hair days we all feel fat in everything we put on at times. Is this because we feel the need to impress our friends, friends of friends or worse than that a boy or girl, man or women?

Last night, I could not sleep and a video of Colbie Collait’s “try” came on.  As I watched this sincere, reality of what women go through on a daily basis including me, the flood of emotion was overwhelming. I thought to myself, why do I try so hard? Why do all women and men try so hard? Physical beauty will fade but the beauty of your soul will always be the legacy that you leave, not how you looked or how skinny you are or even the clothes you wear.

So, for the month of September we will be featuring women, men and children’s opinions of “what beauty means to them”. I think it will be fun and also interesting to see the different perspectives of different generations, gender and variations of beauty.

PLEASE join us. We want your opinions. 

What we need.

Please send us a photo of you.

2-3 paragraphs of what beauty means to you.

That’s it. Simple.