Archives for July 2012

What I Learned This at #BlogHer

July 31, 2012: My friend Kim asked me where the post was from last here that gave the advice about the notebook and business cards. I told her I'd repost it for her. She really thought everyone should know about "the notebook" (see #2 below). Instead of pulling it out of this post I thought I'd just repost this post with the notebook in it because there are other things you may want to think … [Read more...]

Makeup Musts For BlogHer12

Leaving for BlogHer on Wednesday? I'm sure you've started packing, but do you know what your makeup must haves are? There are a lot of people who are not into makeup, and don't know where to begin when it comes to packing for the conference. Now I'm going to help get you with those basics in your beauty kit, without feeling overdone. Firstly, I'll say that I'm not going to do any … [Read more...]

#StyleMeChic My Pinspiration

This week's Style Me Chic is to take a pin off of Pinterest and use it as inspiration for an outfit. So Pin + Inspiration  = Pinspiration. When I saw this green outfit it was love at first site. I decided there is no better inspiration then a gorgeous pair of slacks. I always think that trousers are the ultimate in classy sexiness. However, adding a pop color to that great cut is a perfect way to … [Read more...]

Statement Necklaces Make The Outfit

Here's the one piece of advice you should remember me saying: Statement Necklaces Make The Outfit. A beautiful dress cannot be beat that's for sure a classic black suit is chic no matter up, but take any of those and add a statement necklace, and you've elevated your outfit. What's a statement necklace? Well it's exactly what you think it is. It's a necklace so amazing it can only be described as … [Read more...]

Turquoise Peep Toe Pumps

So I saw these shoes yesterday on T.I.L. Darling- the newest (and most affordable, in my opinion) in the boutique-brands-for-less websites - and I fell, well, head over heels.   Turquoise Peep Toe Pumps from T.I.L. Darling by mizz-maddox on Bow Peep Toe Mary Jane Heels   They're chic, they're in my favorite color and … [Read more...]

justWink To Send Cards From Your Phone

I know I've said this before but I'm a closet [not so much anymore] tech geek, and love all my tech gadgets. When I was told about this new app for my Droid phone called justWink I had to try it out because you can send greeting cards from your phone to someone via text, Facebook or e-mail. It just so happens that I downloaded justWink on my phone the day of my friend Kelly of The Centsible … [Read more...]

Revealing My Backyard Makeover

As I promised last month in part I of my backyard makeover I would have a huge reveal. I'm about to reveal what has been a life changing transformation. We've lived in this house for 3.5 years and having a useable backyard has made everyone so happy. As part of the Lowe's Creative Ideas Blogger Network I was challenged to do a backyard makeover with $300 to buy what I needed at Lowe's. After I've … [Read more...]

Shold-It A Scarf and Purse in One

If you really think about it the only thing you need these days is your phone. The hard thing is that if you aren't wearing something with deep pockets you have to take some sort of bag. However, Shold-It is a Scarf and a Purse in One. You read that correctly. When I saw the Shold-It I couldn't believe that those beautiful scarves would hold my phone too. However, when my Shold-It, in Twilight, … [Read more...]

#StyleMeChic Adding Pieces to Andrea’s Outfit #BlogHer12

Do you have an outfit that's halfway there, but you just don't know how to finish it? Andrea of Lil Kid Things needed help finishing an outfit for BlogHer '12. I've joined this fantastic group of bloggers called Chic Blogger Network, and today we are starting a new carnival called Style Me Chic. I took Andrea's outfit and gave her 2 options to finishing it to bring the wow factor to her already … [Read more...]

#BlogHer12 Packing Made Easy: #FashionFriday

This would be my 3rd year going to BlogHer, but that's a BIG IF!!! The thing is that my sponsorship options have not come through, and due to financial restraints I'm hoping for life to come through. Having said that there's no reason for me not to share some of the amazing things I've learned over the past 2 years that I feel I must share. Today I'm going to talk about the simplicity of … [Read more...]

Bejeweled! Gem-Colored Items to Inspire Your Wardrobe

Amethysts.  Emeralds.  Rubies.  Sapphires.  Fashionable ladies have been loving and rocking these semi-precious stones since days of the Cleopatra.  But you can add these gorgeous colors to your wardrobe even if you don't own the jewels these rich and royally-colored pieces are inspired by.   Bejeweled by mizz-maddox featuring high heel shoes Jewel tones are a sophisticated way … [Read more...]

Back To School Essentials at Sears

I always loved back to school shopping, and quite frankly still do. However, the transitional years are always the ones that are most exciting and scary all at the same time. In not-so-technical terms the transitional years I'm referring to are: Preschool to Kindergarten, elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school and probably the most daunting high school to college. As … [Read more...]

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